AUGUSTA – With the Maine governor’s election two weeks past and Democrat John Baldacci set for another four years in the Blaine House, the losing candidates are setting their sights on what’s next on their personal agendas. Republican Chandler Woodcock, who came in second, said… Read More
    Election results printed on Page B2 in the Nov. 8 Coastal edition contained an error. For Isle au Haut, the senatorial race should have read: Olympia J. Snowe (R), 29 votes, and William H. Slavick (U), 1 vote. Read More
    AUGUSTA – Republican John McDonough and Democrat Peggy Pendleton were confirmed as the winners of two Maine House of Representatives seats after recounts of votes Tuesday for seats in Scarborough. The recount of ballots in District 127 showed McDonough the winner over Democrat Shawn Babine,… Read More
    AUGUSTA – Maine election officials have scheduled 13 recounts starting today in disputed elections for state House of Representatives seats. More recounts could be added, officials in the Secretary of State’s office said Monday. Also requested is a recount of votes in the Knox County… Read More
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    NEW HAVEN, Conn. – New England’s Democrats are suddenly in a position of power and influence after Tuesday’s midterm election, signaling a reversal of fortune for a region out in the cold for years. Democrats who dominate New England but were the minority party for… Read More
    BANGOR – Despite concerns about long lines and voter confusion, the city’s consolidated voting procedures seem to have resulted in few problems, a city official said. Tuesday marked the first major election since the consolidation took effect. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes… Read More
    The longest-running sheriff and district attorney in the state both will hold his post for another four years, voters decided on Tuesday. Michael Povich, the district attorney in Hancock and Washington counties for the last 32 years, was re-elected for the eighth time. googletag.cmd.push(function ()… Read More
    BELFAST – A couple of incumbents were ousted from the state House of Representatives, and a popular two-term state senator was returned to office by a comfortable margin when Waldo County voters went to the polls Tuesday. Three-term incumbent House District 43 representative Walter Ash… Read More
    District Attorney Geoffrey Rushlau squeaked through re-election Tuesday, winning another four-year term as top prosecutor in Waldo, Knox, Lincoln and Sagadahoc counties. “It was a long night,” Rushlau said Wednesday. “I’m certainly happy and gratified by the results.” googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var… Read More
    AUGUSTA – With control of the U.S. Senate having swung to Democrats, Sen. Olympia Snowe of Maine said the clear message from voters is they are tired of partisanship and want cooperation, not confrontation. The election results also mean a role change among members of… Read More
    The outcome of one House race in Knox County remained uncertain Wednesday after 50 ballots were inadvertently locked and sealed in a tamper-proof box before they could be tallied, according to town officials. As it stands, a mere 10 votes separate Republican Robert Walker and… Read More
    AUGUSTA – Maine’s Election Day turnout was higher than the official prediction of 45 percent to 55 percent as compelling issues and races lured voters to the polls and more people took advantage of a less-restrictive absentee voting system. Based on incomplete and unofficial tallies… Read More
    U.S. Sen. Olympia Snowe easily outpaced her two opponents on Election Day, racking up 73 percent of the vote and securing a third term. According to unofficial results compiled by the Bangor Daily News, the Republican incumbent pulled away from Democrat Jean Hay Bright of… Read More
    Incumbent Democrat Tom Allen easily won his sixth term Tuesday, besting a pair of challengers for the 1st Congressional District seat, according to unofficial results compiled by the Bangor Daily News. Allen, 61, an attorney and former Portland city councilor and mayor, had about 61.3… Read More
    AUGUSTA – Partisan vote watchers settled in for a long night Tuesday with State House control widely believed to be too close to call. In the statewide voting for Maine’s 35-seat Senate and 151-seat House of Representatives, this year’s story line was familiar. Democrats were… Read More
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    The race for House District 46 – Camden and Rockport – pits a Democratic challenger against a two-term Republican incumbent who is a rising star in his party. The Democrat is David Miramant, 51, of Camden, a retired Delta Air Lines pilot who has served… Read More
    ROCKLAND – Three City Council candidates. One open seat. Incumbent Mayor Brian Harden is hanging on tight to his council spot, while candidates E. James Thompson and Anne Haggar are angling to unseat him. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var… Read More
    PRESQUE ISLE – Three local university students are saying it’s time for some new blood in the state Legislature, and they’re on the campaign trail to make it happen. Charles “C.J.” Bernard, Tyler Clark and Zachary Smith are all students at the University of Maine… Read More
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    AUGUSTA – Republican gubernatorial nominee Chandler Woodcock crossed the million-dollar mark in clean elections funding this weekend, courtesy of the Maine Democratic Party. “The money allows us to implement different aspects of the campaign that we weren’t able to before,” said Chris Jackson, Woodcock’s campaign… Read More
    BELFAST – Two political and community newcomers with similar ideas are campaigning to represent Ward 1 on the City Council. Both Larry Theye of Northport Avenue and Ryan Otis of Salmond Street moved to the city at the beginning of the decade. googletag.cmd.push(function () {… Read More
    LEWISTON – The newspaper in Maine’s second-biggest city has decided not to endorse any of the five candidates for governor in next week’s election. In an editorial in its Sunday edition, the Sun Journal said endorsements must be earned and no one in the field… Read More
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    The Bangor Daily News has endorsed Olympia Snowe because of her supposed willingness to take “principled stances” at odds with her party, and because of her “ability to develop bipartisan compromises on important issues.” (BDN, Oct. 23) Unfortunately, the facts do not support the conclusions… Read More
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    AUGUSTA – Maine’s spending limit ballot proposal known as TABOR was lagging in a poll released Thursday, while Democratic Gov. John Baldacci led his re-election challengers with less than two weeks left before the election. Critical Insights Inc. of Portland said 48 percent of the… Read More
    When Dexter Kamilewicz talks about the issues of the day – health care, federal debt, taxes, Social Security – his affable personality and intellectual, philosophical takes are what you would expect to witness during an after-dinner conversation over coffee in a suburban living room. But… Read More
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    The Bangor Daily News asked all of the congressional candidates their positions on several issues handled by Congress in recent years. The date in parenthesis indicates year Congress last dealt with the issue. In some cases, their answers have been edited or excerpted for space. For the complete… Read More
    BANGOR – The two challengers hoping to unseat U.S. Sen. Olympia Snowe took aim at the powerful Republican during a live televised debate Wednesday, criticizing her stance on the Iraq war and her reputation as a consensus building moderate. “Senator Snowe’s votes for bullying other… Read More
    PRESQUE ISLE – The Outdoor Adventure Program of the University of Maine at Presque Isle will host a haunted house 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, in Gentile Hall. The Physical Education Majors club will supervise other activities. The University’s PULL program will organize trick or… Read More
    FORT KENT – The University of Maine at Fort Kent and the Franco theater troupe Du monde d’ a cote will present the bilingual play “Les Sacres Monologues” 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, in the Fox Auditorium. The performance will include four monologues and a… Read More
    FORT KENT – The University of Maine at Fort Kent Student Nurses Organization will host a breast cancer awareness walk at noon Saturday, Oct. 28. The walk will begin in the parking lot behind Northern Maine Medical Center in Fort Kent and end at the… Read More
    PRESQUE ISLE – The University of Maine at Presque Isle will screen Al Gore’s documentary “An Inconvenient Truth” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1, at Wieden Auditorium. The movie examines the problem of global warming and climate change. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var… Read More
    FORT KENT – The Fort Kent Recreation and Parks Department will sponsor a girls’ basketball league for fourth through sixth grades this year. Registration will take place at the Recreation and Parks Department office at 416 West Main St. All players must register before Thursday,… Read More
    PRESQUE ISLE – The Maine in Motion program held a kick-off celebration at the University of Maine at Presque Isle on Wednesday. Maine in Motion is a statewide initiative to increase the daily level of physical activity for Maine citizens. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define… Read More
    The Bangor Daily News asked all of the congressional candidates their positions on several issues handled by Congress in recent years. The date in parenthesis indicates year Congress last dealt with the issue. In some cases, their answers have been edited or excerpted for space. For the complete… Read More
    The Board of Selectmen and school board have issued a joint statement unanimously opposing the statewide spending cap ballot initiative known as the Taxpayer Bill of Rights. “TABOR in general becomes a very cumbersome way to make changes for the community because of the whole voting process assigned… Read More
    Penobscot County officials have forwarded for state review requests of $823,201 for funding from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Maine has about $2.6 million available in federal funds that will be distributed through the Maine Emergency Management Agency. Topping the county list are two projects: $267,049 to… Read More
    The city was recognized this week for “loyalty and patriotism by proudly displaying the United States flag.” Mark Lovell of the Greater Bangor area detachment of the Marine Corps League presented the city with a citation to that end on Monday night during a City Council meeting. The… Read More
    BANGOR – Despite the fact that Election Day is less than two weeks away, the telephones at City Hall have been strangely quiet, City Clerk Patti Dubois said Wednesday. And after an initial rush, pre-election activity at the Bangor Civic Center also has slowed down. Read More
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    AUGUSTA – U.S. Sen. Olympia Snowe picked up a re-election endorsement Monday from the Bangor Daily News, which praised the Republican’s willingness to work across the political aisle to pass critical legislation. “A vote for Olympia Snowe on Nov. 7 is a vote for Maine’s… Read More
    Chandler Woodcock and Democratic Gov. John E. Baldacci both believe the best social service program in Maine is a job, but the Republican gubernatorial nominee maintains his opponent has done next to nothing to attract or retain new employers in the state. “Maine continues to… Read More
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    AUGUSTA – Almost nothing has changed for the self-proclaimed “people’s hero” since he ran for governor four years ago. Phillip Morris NaPier still wears his kilt and Scottish tam, accompanied by Belle, an extremely patient Great Pyrenees dog. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var… Read More
    WATERVILLE – The three contenders for the U.S. Senate seat squared off in a pointed public debate Sunday night, sparring over the war in Iraq and other issues. U.S. Sen. Olympia Snowe, a Falmouth Republican seeking a third term, spent much of the first half… Read More
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