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Senator Collins Will Not Run For Governor

Senator Susan Collins announced at a gathering in Rockport this morning that she will not run for Governor.

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Photo Chris Popper
Photo Chris Popper

Bar Harbor Council to Vote to Rename Columbus Day

The Bar Harbor Town Council met and took a vote 5-2 to draft a resolution renaming the 2nd Monday of October, now known as Columbus Day as Indigenous People's  Day. Following normal protocol, it would appear on the next meeting and be voted on. The next Bar Harbor Town Council Meeting is scheduled for October 17th

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Category: Bar Harbor, Politics
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Southwest Harbor Unanimously Rejects Cruise Ships

At the special Town Meeting on Tuesday Night, August 15th, the voters present in Southwest Harbor unanimously rejected cruise ships, voting to impose a 180 day moratorium on allowing cruise ships to anchor in Southwest Harbor's waters.

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Photo Credit - Chris Popper
Photo Credit - Chris Popper

Ellsworth Election Papers Available

Want to make the City of Ellsworth better? Nomination papers are now available for the November 7th municipal elections.

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Category: Ellsworth, Politics
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Photo Chris Popper

Bar Harbor Election Results

Voters went to the Town Hall in Bar Harbor on June 13th, with two questions dividing the town.. .Questions 12 and 13.

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Bar Harbor Town Clerk’s Office Closed June 13

The Bar Harbor Town Clerk's Office will be closed for regular business on Tuesday, June 13th because of Election Day.

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Category: Bar Harbor, Politics
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Brooks Seeks to Withdraw From Bar Harbor Council Race

Erica Brooks, who is on the ballot for the Town Council race  in Bar Harbor on Tuesday, June 13th is asking voters to NOT vote for her. This would leave Stephen Coston, Erin Early Ward and Judie Noonan  unopposed at the municipal elections.

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Category: Bar Harbor, Politics
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Bar Harbor Town Meeting Results

The gym at the Conners-Emerson School was packed to near capacity on Tuesday night, June 6th, for the Bar Harbor Town Meeting, with discussions and votes going on until almost midnight.

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More on Questions 12 and 13

Bar Harbor voters will head to the polls on Tuesday, June 13th. On the ballot are questions 12 and 13. Having previously spoken with Cornell Knight, the Town Manager of Bar Harbor , Citizens for Question 13 asked to meet with WDEA's Chris Popper to rebut some of Knight's comments. AJ Greif was interviewed by Chris Popper.

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Bar Harbor Council Candidate Debate [VIDEO]

Municipal elections will be held on Tuesday, June 13th in Bar Harbor, with citizens electing 3 new Town Councilors to the Town Council. There are 4 candidates on the ballot, Erica Brooks, Steve Coston, Erin Early Ward and Judie Noonan. On Tuesday, May 30th the Mount Desert Islander hosted a debate among the council candidates moderated by Earl Brechlin.

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Category: Bar Harbor, Politics

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