Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 6, and the polls will be open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. If you cannot make it in to the town office on Election Day, please remember you can vote by absentee ballot. Absentee ballots must be returned to the town office by 8 p.m. on Election Day.
There will be a municipal ballot regarding the new land use ordinance. The proposed ordinance can be found online at hopemaine.org, or you may come into the town office to look at the copy in paper form.
Along with the general election there are several referendum questions on the state ballot. You may view the sample ballots on the town's website (above) or at Hope General Store, Pushaw's Trading Post, Hope Elementary School and Hope Town Office.
The candidates for public office are as follows: President/Vice President of the United States Gary E. Johnson and James P. Gray, Libertarian; Barack Obama and Joe Biden, Democrat; Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, Republican; Jill Stein and Cheri Honkala, Green Independent. Declared write-in candidates for President and Vice President; Ronald "Ron" E. Paul and Mark Willis, Republican; Jill Ann Reed and Thomas Cary, Unaffiliated; Ross "Rocky" C. Anderson and Luis J. Rodriguez, Justice Party.
United States Senator: Danny Francis Dalton, non-party; Cynthia Ann Dill, Democrat; Andrew Ian Dodge, Independent for Liberty; Angus King, Independent for Maine; Charles E. Summers Jr., Republican and Stephen Woods, Independent.
Representative to Congress (District 1); Jonathan T.E. Courtney, Republican and Chellie Pingree, Democrat.
State Senator (District 22); Edward J. Mazurek, Democrat; Christopher W. Rector, Republican.
Representative to Legislature (District 44); Lloyd S. Chase, Democrat; Jethro Pease, Republican.
Register of Probate, Elaine Dostie Hallett, Republican.
County Commissioner; Roger Moody, Democrat
Knox County Budget Committee (District 7); write in only.
Declared Write-in Candidates for Knox County Budget Committee (District 7); William L. Jones.
Time again to buy some goodies at the polls. Hope Historical Society will be holding one of their famous food sales. You are reminded that the polls open at 8 a.m and that is the time the food sales will start. You also know there is always something for everyone.
The John Street United Methodist Church crafters are busy working to complete projects for the Craft Fair to take place on Nov. 10 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The fair will be in the Fellowship Hall of the church and will host 17 crafters with many beautiful handmade items. Rentals for the tables and proceeds from the church craft table will be used for missions such as the Food Pantry.
Some of the items being offered by the Crafters are different types of jewelry, knit goods and quilted items, wreaths, handmade soaps, Christmas ornaments, small oil paintings, gift baskets, crocheted items, sea glass, wind chimes, handbags and herb and spice arrangements. They will look forward to seeing you on Nov. 10.
Blue Ribbon school celebration
On Friday, Nov. 16, at 1 p.m. the school will be having the official Blue Ribbon school celebration. The banner and plaque that will be received in Washington D.C. will be officially presented to the school. They are inviting local and state dignitaries, as well as parents and community members to share this event with the school. Students will be singing and reading essays as well. It's a great opportunity for everyone to share in this wonderful recognition that Hope School has received. Please plan to attend...and remember to wear blue.
Dear fourth- and fifth-grade chorus students and parents: "A Christmas Carol" is being preformed at Camden Opera House on Friday, Dec. 14. Our fourth- and fifth-grade chorus has been invited to perform before the play begins. This is very exciting opportunity and I have accepted for us.
A small group of parents and grandparents have agreed to create period costumes for the chorus to wear. We welcome any additional help.
On the evening of the performance, students should arrive at the Opera House at 6 p.m. We will rehearse and then perform at 7 p.m. Chorus members are invited to stay and enjoy "A Christmas Carol" free of charge. Family members would have to pay the admission, which is $10.
A few students have expressed the need to have a ride to Camden. I have room for three in my car. I will be leaving from Hope Elementary School at 5:30 p.m.
We need all of our chorus members to participate in order to sound our very best. Please make every effort to attend.
Sincerely, Mrs. Shelley Burcalow (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Class of 1958
The Camden/Rockport class of 1958 will be meeting Thursday, Nov. 8, at noon at Waterfront Restaurant for their monthly lunch.
Class of 1960
Once again it is time for the Camden class of 1960 to meet — Friday, Nov. 9, at the Off-Shore Restaurant for lunch at noon. Questions? Call 785-4316 or 763-3344.
Thursday, Nov. 8, will be the meeting of the Hatchet Mountain Sno-Riders snowmobile club. Everyone is to gather at 6 p.m at The Smokestack for supper. The club is just waiting for some snow.
Tuesday, Nov. 13, at fire station at 10 a.m. is the Ladies Club meeting. All members are requested to attend. Major plans are to be made. More details next week. Don't forget to bring items for silent auction.
People are reminded to remove all flowers from all cemeteries in Hope by Nov. 15.