Category Archives: Politics

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. […]

Hardball in Hancock Co.

This ad appeared in the Ellsworth American, which is published weekly, on the afternoon of Wednesday, June 6, six days before the statewide primary elections were held. The ad escaped my notice until I wrote this story about Phil Roy, the chief financial officer of Hancock County who was hired by and reports directly to […]