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05/01/2018

A tragic image. This past week, a young man killed a Somerset County sheriff’s deputy, and a huge manhunt took to the streets to capture him. This happens all the time in cities throughout this country with little notice, but in Maine, a manhunt is big news. This particular hunt was featured on...

04/28/2018

FARMINGTON - More than 150 people filled Lincoln Auditorium at the University of Maine at Farmington on April 4 to hear the four Democratic candidates for the 2nd Congressional District seat air their views and differences, in a forum hosted by the Franklin County Democratic Committee and the...

04/25/2018

Good morning from Augusta, where the secretary of state’s office has released what ranked-choice voting ballots for the June primaries will look like. Designing ballots is usually a routine exercise that goes unnoticed by the general public, but the implementation of the new voting system this...

04/23/2018

LePage spokeswoman Julie Rabinowitz said Monday that LePage reversed course on his previously stated ban. The reasons: U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke opted to keep the monument intact ― against LePage’s wishes ― and Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument Superintendent Tim Hudson...

04/19/2018

Head’s up, Aroostook County – we’re coming your way this weekend! Lucas St. Clair, Democratic candidate for Maine’s Second Congressional District, will be holding events across Aroostook County this coming weekend, April 21-22.

04/17/2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. – April 17, 2018 – Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) today released its Outdoor Recreation Economy report for Maine’s 2nd Congressional District, the first report of its kind that comprehensively captures the power of a vast multi-billion dollar economic engine in our local...

04/16/2018

The four Democrats jostling in a primary for the opportunity to challenge U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin in the general election collectively raised 25 percent more campaign cash this year than the Republican incumbent.

04/13/2018

To the Editor; Despite having reached out to him numerous times over the past 16 months, Rep. Bruce Poliquin has failed to represent me in Washington, D.C. I will be supporting Lucas St.Clair to take his seat.

04/12/2018

Salmon farm an ecological risk. When Penobscot Bay was in fair health, in the decades after the Civil War, it provided a seasonal income to several hundred fishermen from more than a dozen towns around the bay. In the 1880 census, a segment described the bay’s yield and the number of people...

04/11/2018

BAR HARBOR — Four candidates who will be on the ballot in June in a Democratic primary for Maine’s 2nd Congressional District, along with two independents hoping to run for the seat in November, gathered for a forum hosted by Indivisible MDI at Mount Desert Island High School on Friday.

03/29/2018

A political action committee aligned with House Speaker Paul Ryan is seeking to bolster the re-election bid of two-term U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin in Maine’s sprawling 2nd District. The Congressional Leadership Fund, a Republican super PAC, announced this week it was opening five offices in hotly...

03/09/2018

Dear Editor:

Lately, powerful industries are successfully taking revenge against “inconvenient” environmental protection laws passed over the past half-century. Thanks to White House appointments, coal, oil, natural gas, uranium mining and other extracting corporations have their own “...

03/05/2018

In Belfast, 69 Democrats registered for the caucus March 4 at Troy Howard Middle School, and another 15 or so guests attended, according to organizers.

Other Waldo County caucuses the same day had much smaller turnouts, but events took place in each of the county's 26 towns.

In...

03/04/2018

To merit the goodwill of folks on both sides of the aisle, a representative of the people ought to be comfortable speaking with those who disagree with him. Lucas St. Clair, Democratic hopeful for U.S. House of Representatives from Maine’s second congressional district, possesses this ability in...

02/28/2018

BAR HARBOR — Tim Rich has dropped out of the Democratic primary race for U.S. House of Representatives in Maine’s second district, he told the Islander this week, and is endorsing Lucas St. Clair in the race. The two appeared together at a campaign event at Choco-Latte on Monday.

Rich,...

02/28/2018

We are supporting Lucas St. Clair for representative to Congress in Maine’s Second District.

St. Clair grew up in Dover-Foxcroft (a very rural part of the district), was home-schooled and then came to Gould Academy for high school. He is well-remembered by his classmates and teachers....

02/26/2018

Good morning from Augusta. We’ve been talking about the 2018 governor’s race for a long time, but it now feels like the campaign to replace Gov. Paul LePage is taking off in earnest, with two Democrats leaving the race since Friday and a Republican debate tonight in Waterville.

The two...

02/26/2018

The month of November in Maine will consist of elections for several different positions, including seats in Maine State Congress. The election will take place on Nov. 6, 2018.

Lucas St. Clair is a Maine native from Dover-Foxcroft, located in Piscataquis County. He has spent most of his...

02/20/2018

In the wake of the mass shooting Wednesday at a high school in Florida, members of Congress who have received campaign contributions from the NRA have come under harsh criticism.

Campaign finance data from the Federal Election Commission show that federal and state candidates from both...

02/18/2018

Like many in Maine’s Second Congressional District, I have felt consistently let down by U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin’s lack of leadership on key issues. Whether it’s health care, tax reform or Maine’s economy, Poliquin seems to run from his constituents more often than answer them.

Maine...

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