Stories about Steve Woods

Steve Woods, president and CEO of TideSmart Global and a gubernatorial hopeful, explains his vision for bolstering Maine's economic future at in his office in Falmouth. His plan would involve eliminating 108 Maine towns that consume five times as much state resources they are able to contribute.

Gubernatorial candidate Steve Woods says 108 Maine towns ‘basically insolvent’

By Seth Koenig on March 12, 2013, at 7:16 p.m.
FALMOUTH | Gubernatorial hopeful Steve Woods unveiled an economic strategy Tuesday that could result in the closure of more than 100 small Maine towns and redirect their state dollars — and potentially their residents — toward more urban centers. Woods said the state now invests too much maintaining infrastructure …
A dock on the Royal River sits in the mud during a low tide last year. Yarmouth is in line for money to dredge its harbor, although it's unclear if the funding will come through.

Sandy relief funds could help Yarmouth dredge its diminishing harbor

By Will Graff on March 08, 2013, at 1:46 p.m.
In the warmer months, low tides leave docks and boats sitting cockeyed in what looks like a giant mud pit, not a marina. The harbor’s mooring field is supposed to be 6 feet deep at low tide, according to federal navigation standards, while the navigation channel should …
FILE - These 2012 file photos show Maine candidates for U.S. Senate in the November 2012 general election, Democrat Cynthia Dill, left, Independent Angus King, center, and Republican Charlie Summers.

Eight months after political shakeup, Maine’s Senate race draws to a close

By Matthew Stone on Nov. 06, 2012, at 6:17 p.m.
AUGUSTA | Eight months after U.S. Sen. Olympia Snowe shocked Maine’s political establishment by announcing she wouldn’t seek another term, the race to replace her is coming to a close. It was an election contest that, at the start of the year, political observers didn’t think would happen and …
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Independent Steve Woods leaves Senate race, endorses King

By Matthew Stone on Nov. 04, 2012, at 8:08 a.m.
Steve Woods, one of four independents in the race for Maine’s open U.S. Senate seat, said Saturday he’s dropping out of the race and throwing his support behind independent former Gov. Angus King. Woods, the Yarmouth Town Council chairman who owns a collective of six businesses in Falmouth, made his …
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‘Don’t forget us!’ say the other Senate candidates

The Associated Press on Oct. 28, 2012, at 2:01 p.m.
PORTLAND | In the race for U.S. Senate, three leading candidates get virtually all of the attention: independent former Gov. Angus King, Republican Secretary of State Charlie Summers and Democratic state Sen. Cynthia Dill. There are three other candidates, however. None are given much of a chance in the …
Cynthia Dill (from left), Andrew Dodge, Angus King, Charlie Summers and Steve Woods line the Gracie stage on the Husson University campus on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012.

Senate candidates trade barbs on independence, balanced budgets, negative ads at forum

By Matthew Stone on Oct. 17, 2012, at 9:56 p.m.
BANGOR | Five of the six candidates for Maine’s open U.S. Senate seat sparred over solutions for ending Washington’s polarized atmosphere, raising taxes as part of balancing the federal budget, reforming financing for federal campaigns and a range of other topics Wednesday night during a debate sponsored by the …
Independent Angus King (left) and Republican Charlie Summers shake hands following the debate at the Franco-American Heritage Center in Lewiston on Monday, Sept. 17, 2012.

Watch the full debate: Senate candidates meet in Bangor

on Oct. 17, 2012, at 6:24 p.m.
Maine businessman and independent candidate for U.S. Senate Steve Woods

Senate candidate submits FOAA request to Falmouth in escalating dispute over business sign

By Amber Cronin on Sept. 11, 2012, at 12:03 p.m.
Town officials say there are no immediate plans for legal action against Yarmouth resident Steve Woods in the continuing disagreement over his company’s compliance with the town sign ordinance. But they also remain determined to have TideSmart Global comply with the law. Woods, meanwhile, has delivered Freedom …
Steve Woods, an independent candidate for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Sen. Olympia Snowe, R-Maine, set up shop at a Portland park Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012 in a 42-foot mobile health screening vehicle that belongs to the company he owns. Woods, president and chief executive officer of Falmouth-based Promerica Health, said workers on the mobile unit spent five hours providing free cholesterol, glucose and blood pressure screenings to 93 people in Deering Oaks park Saturday.

Maine candidate for Senate takes pulse of electorate with health-screening vehicle

By Robert Long on Aug. 13, 2012, at 7:14 p.m.
As the owner of a business that specializes in preventative health care, Wood said he’s best qualified among this year’s U.S. Senate candidates from Maine to understand the relationship between business and health care reform.
Supporters of President Barack Obama's health care law celebrate outside the Supreme Court in Washington on Thursday, June 28, 2012, after the court's ruling was announced.

Maine Democrats cheer Supreme Court decision; Republicans attack health care law as tax hike

By Jackie Farwell and Matthew Stone on June 28, 2012, at 11:27 a.m.
AUGUSTA | Democrats in Maine hailed the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision Thursday to uphold the Obama administration’s landmark health care law as a victory for consumers, while Republicans sharpened their attacks on the federal law by calling it an unprecedented tax increase. State political leaders on Thursday were starting …
Maine businessman Steve Woods, U.S. Senate candidate. Photographed at the U.S. Senate candidate bipartisan forum at the University of Maine in Orono April 25, 2012.

Yarmouth councilman takes a truly unconventional approach in bid for U.S. Senate

By Christopher Cousins on June 20, 2012, at 9:28 p.m.
Steve Woods knows he’s a long shot in the race for Olympia Snowe’s U.S. Senate seat, but is confident that if voters study him closely, they’ll realize he is the best person among the current candidates for the job. For Woods, being unique and truly independent in …
Maine businessman Steve Woods, U.S. Senate candidate.

Fellow independent Senate candidate Steve Woods issues challenge to Angus King

By Matthew Stone on June 14, 2012, at 6:11 p.m.
AUGUSTA | One of the four independent candidates in the race to replace U.S. Sen. Olympia Snowe is endorsing former Gov. Angus King, though he plans to stay in the race and is challenging King to step aside if it appears he’s going to be a spoiler in the …
"The world’s foremost mentalist," The Amazing Kreskin, with independent candidate for U.S. Senate Steve Woods.

Jesse Ventura, the Amazing Kreskin offer Maine Senate endorsements

By Matthew Stone on June 14, 2012, at 3:20 p.m.
Two celebrities have weighed in with endorsements in Maine’s U.S. Senate campaign, with former wrestler and Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura throwing his support to former Gov. Angus King and the Amazing Kreskin, described as “the world’s foremost mentalist,” supporting independent candidate Steve Woods. Jesse Ventura, who served as governor of …