There are 4 candidates running for 2 seats on the Ellsworth City Council in the November 2nd election. You have the opportunity to meet them, and submit questions in a candidate forum that will be held at The Grand Theater on Tuesday, October 12th from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Running for election are Casey S. Hanson, Edward Mathias Kamin III, John D. Linnehan, Steven E. O’Halloran

Cyndi Wood, the Managing Editor of the Ellsworth American will moderate the event.

You are welcome to attend in person, masks required, or you can watch the event HERE

You can submit a question in advance HERE

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The deadline to request an absentee ballot is October 28th.

The General Stores Of Downeast Maine

These are the long-time general stores that are spread throughout downeast Maine. The stores that your grandparents picked up milk, beer, and that night's dinner at. For years they had been filled with things like fly paper, clothes, beef jerky, and that morning's newspaper. Now, you stop by for that slice of breakfast pizza, a tasty fried chicken sandwich for lunch, gas,and a handful of lottery tickets.


They're an important part of Maine's heritage, and their numbers are starting to dwindle. But we still frequent them to pick up the day's necessities and to keep up on town gossip.


They may not be owned by the original owners, and they may not look the same as they did years and years ago. But that same hometown feeling is there, the minute you set foot on their wooden floors. More than likely the same wooden floors that your grandparents set foot on.