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Meet and Greet with Libertarian candidates

on July 25, 2017, at 2:40 p.m.
St.Peter For  Bucksport Town   Council

St.Peter For Bucksport Town Council

By Stephen St.peter jr on July 19, 2017, at 8:53 a.m.
Wiscasset Election Clerk Joan Barnes (left) and Election Warden Susan Blagden re-tally the results of Wiscasset’s annual town meeting by referendum at the Wiscasset town office on Thursday, June 22.

Election results unchanged following Wiscasset recount

By Abigail Adams on June 24, 2017, at 2:08 p.m.
There were minor variations in two warrant articles following a recount of Wiscasset’s annual town meeting by referendum Thursday, June 22, but the results remained the same.
Conceptual sketches for a new, $28 million elementary school approved by Brunswick voters on Tuesday. The school, to house 660 preschool through second-grade students, will be built on the former Jordan Acres School site. The school will be funded by local dollars only after voters supported foregoing the process to apply for state funding, which typically takes years.

Brunswick voters OK borrowing $28 million to build school without state aid

By Beth Brogan on June 14, 2017, at 4:25 p.m.
The bond, which passed 2,040 to 1,779, will fund a school to replace the 62-year-old Coffin School.
The Wells police and fire departments will get new buildings.

Wells votes for new public safety complex, ban on marijuana shops

By CBS 13 on June 14, 2017, at 10:02 a.m.
The Wells police and fire departments will get a new buildings.
Camden and Rockport voters approved a $25 million bond June 13 that will bring a new middle school to MSAD 28.

Camden, Rockport voters approve $25 million middle school bond

By Alex Acquisto on June 14, 2017, at 9:49 a.m.
Voters here and in the neighboring town of Rockport overwhelmingly approved Tuesday a $25.2 million bond to construct a new middle school for the two towns’ middle school students.

Portland voters overwhelmingly approve school budget

By Seth Koenig on June 14, 2017, at 9:41 a.m.
The education budget was passed by an unofficial count of 3,148 to 890, with 77.96 percent of votes in favor.
For the second time in three years, voters in Scarborough rejected a school budget.

Scarborough rejects school budget for second time in 3 years

By CBS 13 on June 14, 2017, at 9:28 a.m.
The budget failed by about 600 votes.
Richard Lyons, superintendent of Regional School Unit 22

How Bangor-area voters cast their ballots in Tuesday’s election

By Nok-Noi Ricker on June 14, 2017, at 9:22 a.m.
The superintendent said the question school officials have to answer is why residents were displeased with the budget.
Wiscasset Selectman Ben Rines (from left), candidate for selectman Bob Blagden, and Town Manager Marian Anderson await the results of Wiscasset’s annual town meeting by referendum Tuesday, June 13.

Wiscasset voters reject school energy project, town planner’s budget

By Abigail Adams on June 14, 2017, at 9:16 a.m.
The Wiscasset School Department’s proposed $1.75 million energy conservation performance contract, the town planner’s budget and two social service requests were voted down at Wiscasset’s annual town meeting by referendum Tuesday, June 13.
Jon Fishman, drummer in the band Phish, introduces U.S. Democratic presidential candidate and U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders at a campaign rally in Portland, March 2, 2016.  Fishman has been elected as a selectman in Lincolnville.

Phish drummer, filmmaker elected as Lincolnville selectmen

By Nick McCrea on June 14, 2017, at 8:33 a.m.
The drummer for the rock band Phish has been elected to public office in an unusually star-studded election for the town’s five-member selectboard.
A sea gull stands on a large rock on the sand bar in Bar Harbor, April 29, 2016. Bar Harbor voters approved taking over a defunct ferry terminal and turning it into a cruise ship terminal.

Bar Harbor to turn defunct ferry terminal into new cruise ship terminal

By Alex Acquisto on June 14, 2017, at 8:14 a.m.
In Bar Harbor, voters approved a proposal from the town to acquire a defunct ferry terminal for development into a new cruise ship terminal.
Brunswick voters approve multimillion-dollar plan to build elementary school.

Brunswick voters approve new elementary school

By CBS 13 on June 14, 2017, at 7:16 a.m.
Voters approved a multimillion-dollar plan by just a couple hundred votes.
The Pride of Madawaska Marching Band visited the offices of U.S. Sens. Susan Collins and Angus King during a trip this week to Washington, D.C., where they were among only 12 marching bands chosen to perform as part of the celebration leading up to the inauguration of Donald Trump.

This Maine marching band helped kick off Trump inaugural events

By Dawn Gagnon on Jan. 19, 2017, at 7:55 p.m.
A marching band from a small Maine town received some time in the national spotlight Thursday afternoon when it performed as part of the celebration leading up to the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump in Washington, D.C.

Executive actions ready to go as Trump prepares to take office

By Ayesha Rascoe and Julia Edwards Ainsley, Reuters on Jan. 19, 2017, at 6:42 p.m.
Donald Trump is preparing to sign executive actions on his first day in the White House on Friday to take the opening steps to crack down on immigration, build a wall on the U.S.-Mexican border and roll back outgoing President Barack Obama’s policies.

Trump wins Electoral College vote; some electors break ranks

By Eric M. Johnson and Jon Herskovitz, Reuters on Dec. 19, 2016, at 7:07 p.m.
VIDEO | POLL QUESTION
Maine electors of the Electoral College are sworn in before voting for president and vice president of the United States at the State House in Augusta Monday afternoon. The four electors cast three ballots for Hilary Clinton and one for Donald Trump. Pictured from left are Betty Johnson, Diane Denk, David Bright and Richard Bennett.

Sanders vote thwarted, but Maine still makes history with Electoral College vote

By Christopher Cousins on Dec. 19, 2016, at 5:35 p.m.
During Maine’s Electoral College voting Monday afternoon at the State House, Bright cast a secret-ballot vote for Sanders but was ruled out of order by Maine Electoral College President Betty Johnson.

Electoral College members vote in Maine

By Gabor Degre on Dec. 19, 2016, at 5:11 p.m.
President-elect Donald Trump speaks at a "Thank You USA" tour rally on Dec. 9 in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Bill would require presidential candidates to release tax returns in Maine

By Steve Mistler, Maine Public on Dec. 15, 2016, at 7:41 p.m.
Maine lawmakers could soon join an effort to force presidential candidates to release their tax returns.
Reflecting a national trend, more Mainers who voted on Nov. 8 left the presidential ballot box blank or voted for a third-party candidate than in past presidential elections. In at least one precinct, not one voter cast a ballot for either Republican President-elect Donald Trump or Democrat Hillary Clinton.

Shooting blanks: Where Maine voters were most likely to reject Trump, Clinton

By Darren Fishell on Dec. 14, 2016, at 5:53 p.m.
About 23,940 ballots came in blank, according to official results published by the Maine secretary of state’s office.