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Friday, September 21, 2018
  • Following a petition drive to include a proposed ordinance on single-use bags on the November 6 ballot, the Camden Select Board on Tuesday agreed to do so. A motion to approve the citizens’ petition and add the Single-Use Bag Ordinance . . .
  • Two of the three available Belfast City Council seats will be contested in the general election on November 6. Belfast City Clerk Amy Flood released the names of candidates who filed completed nomination papers by the September 4 deadline . . .
  • We Asked the Candidates for Governor: What Will You Do About Childhood Hunger & Poverty?—
    With child poverty on the rise in Maine, we reached out to the four candidates for governor to find out what they would do to reverse this trend. Currently, one in five Maine children struggle with hunger, according to the nonprofit Feeding America. . . .
  • Jessica Falconer Launches Belfast City Council Campaign
    Ward 5 is separated from the rest of Bel-fast by the Passagassa-wakeag River and Belfast Bay, but Jessica Falconer hopes to change what she believes is more than a geographic partition. “I would like Belfast east side to be more connected with the rest of Belfast”. . .
  • Eye on Augusta: Election news roundup — Moody Wins It, RCV Prevails, but the Dem Primaries? ¯\_(?)_/¯
    On Tuesday, 54 percent of Maine voters said yes to preserving ranked-choice voting. Republican Shawn Moody easily defeated his three opponents in the GOP gubernatorial primary with 56 percent of the vote. And while Democrat . . .
  • Independent State Rep Challenging Pingree for Congress
    Independent state Rep. Martin Grohman of Biddeford just announced he is running for Maine’s 1st Congressional District against Democrat incumbent Chellie Pingree of North Haven and Republican Mark Holbrook of Brunswick. . . .
  • Arruda Running for House District 131
    Democrat Nathalie Arruda of Orland is challenging incumbent Rep. Karl Ward (R-Dedham) in House District 131, which comprises the towns of Dedham, Orland, Otis, Penobscot, Prospect, Stockton Springs and Verona Island. Arruda currently . . .
  • Wiscasset Democrat Running for House District 87
    Democrat Jason Putnam of Wiscasset has filed to run against incumbent Rep. Jeff Hanley (R-Pittston) in House District 87, which comprises the towns of Alna, Pittston, Randolph and Wiscasset. A self-employed carpenter, Putnam . . .
  • Matlack Running For House District 92
    Democrat Ann Matlack of Spruce Head has filed to run for House District 92, which comprises the towns of Thomaston, South Thomaston, Cushing, St. George and Matinicus. Matlack has previously worked as the assistant to the . . .
  • Fisherman Running for House District 92
    Republican Justin Thompson of Port Clyde has filed to run for the Maine Legislature in House District 92, which includes the towns of Thomaston, Cushing, South Thomaston, St. George and Matinicus. A 1988 graduate of Georges . . .
  • Belmont Selectman to Challenge Zeigler for House District 96
    Republican Robert Currier has filed to run against Stanley Paige Zeigler for House District 96, which comprises the towns of Belmont, Liberty, Lincolnville, Montville, Morrill, Palermo and Searsmont. Currier serves as the . . .
  • “Critter Catcher” Running for Rockland/Owls Head House Seat
    Republican Maynard Stanley, Jr. of Owls Head has filed to run against incumbent Rep. Pinny Beebe-Center (D-Rockland) in House District 93, which includes Owls Head and Rockland. A self-described born-again Christian and . . .
  • Two Democrats Running for House District 99
    Democrats Abigail St. Valle of Brooks and April Turner of Freedom are running for House District 99, which comprises the Waldo County towns of Brooks, Burnham, Freedom, Jackson, Knox, Monroe, Thorndike, Troy and Unity. . . .
  • Two Dems Vying for Belfast Area House Seat
    Belfast residents Caitlin Hills and Janice Dodge are running for the Democratic nomination for House District 97, which includes the towns of Belfast, Northport and Waldo. Incumbent Erin Herbig is prevented from running again due . . .
  • Climate Activist Running for House District 88
    Democrat Chloe Maxmin of Nobleboro has announced her candidacy for House District 88, which includes the towns of Chelsea, Whitefield, Jefferson, and part of Nobleboro. Rep. Deb Sanderson (R-Chelsea) is term limited, but Republican . . .
  • Lobsterman Files to Run for House District 134
    Democrat Genevieve McDonald of Stonington has announced her run for House District 134, which comprises the towns of Cranberry Isles, Deer Isle, Frenchboro, Isle au Haut, North Haven, Southwest Harbor, Stonington, Swan’s Island . . .
  • Kresge Running for Searsport/Winterport Area House Seat
    Republican Brian Kresge of Winterport will succeed Rep. James Gillway (R-Searsport) in a run for House District 98, which includes the towns of Searsport, Frankfort, Swanville and Winterport. Gillway is prohibited from running . . .
  • Cuddy Running Again for House District 98
    Democrat Scott Cuddy of Winterport has announced his candidacy for House District 98, which comprises the towns of Frankfort, Searsport, Swanville and Winterport. Cuddy previously ran for the seat in 2016 when he lost to . . .
  • Eye on Augusta: Camden Democrat Announces Run for State House
    Democrat Victoria Doudera of Camden announced Tuesday that she will run for House District 94, which includes the towns of Camden, Rockport and Islesboro. “As a realtor, I see firsthand the issues around rising property taxes . . .
  • Eye on Augusta: Organic Farmer Challenging Sutton for House Seat
    Independent Bill Pluecker of Warren has filed to run for the State House against incumbent Rep. Paula Sutton (R-Warren) for House District 95, which comprises the towns of Warren, Appleton, Hope and part of Union. Pluecker and . . .
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