Category Archives: Politics

‘Alt’ NPS campaign spreads to federal Maine properties

What started as a few (but now-deleted) tweets from the official Twitter account of Badlands National Park has turned into a nationwide online campaign that has spread into eastern and northern Maine. Scores of “alt” — or alternative — social media accounts pegged to various federal agencies have been multiplying over the past several days in opposition […]

Maine woman starts viral celebration of Clinton’s wardrobe

Known as a place where rugged plaid shirts, Carhartt pants and the fashion-challenged (but much loved) L.L. Bean boot dominate the state’s signature wardrobe, Maine seems like an unlikely to a place to launch a national celebration of the women’s professional pantsuit. But a ‘secret’ invite-only Facebook page dedicated to Hillary Clinton and her wardrobe of […]

Hancock County primary results

With 88 percent of polling precincts reporting their primary election results, It looks like Scott Kane may become the next sheriff of Hancock County. J ust before midnight, Kane led fellow Republican Alan Brown (and fellow current officer in the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department) by 176 votes, enough to give him an edge of more than a […]

Hancock County and national security

This post has been corrected to clarify the distinction between the positions of National Security Advisor and director of the National Security Agency. If President Obama’s latest nominee to run the National Security Agency and U.S. Cyber Command gets approved by the Senate, he will be one of a handful of high-level national security officials […]

Prosecutor Hopes to Replace His Boss

This post has been updated since originally being posted to reflect that a Democrat also has announced his candidacy for District Attorney of Hancock and Washington counties. It looks like Hancock and Washington counties are going to have a new district attorney next year. Paul Cavanaugh, first assistant district attorney, released an announcement Friday (Jan. […]