Midcoast towns reported the following results for Maine’s three referendum questions.

Question 1, which would have authorized the Gambling Control Board to license a casino in Oxford County was defeated at local polls. If approved statewide, this law would allow for the operation of table games and up to 1,500 slot machines at the site. The maximum number of slot machines allowed to be operated in the state would be increased from 1,500 to 3,000. Before it could be licensed by the state, operation of the casino would first have to be approved by the municipality where it is to be located in a local vote to be held on or before Dec. 31, 2011.

Local results on Question 1 are as follows.

Yes No
Appleton 275 402
Camden 855 1752
Cushing 304 336
Friendship 262 350
Hope 317 490
Isle au Haut 11 35
Lincolnville 474 719
Matinicus 19 28
Monhegan
North Haven 93 139
Owls Head 356 457
Rockland 1206 1412
Rockport 710 1153
St. George 547 859
South Thomaston 353 381
Thomaston 584 656
Union 504 636
Vinalhaven 289 291
Waldoboro 1009 1164
Warren 818 770
Washington 353 353
Totals 9339 12383

 

Question 2 called for a $5,000,000 bond issue to be awarded on a competitive basis to increase access to dental care in Maine, including a community-based teaching dental clinic and the creation or upgrade of community-based health and dental care clinics across the state.

Results for Question 2 in the Midcoast are as follows.

Yes No
Appleton 305 359
Camden 1584 971
Cushing 300 333
Friendship 269 335
Hope 355 441
Isle au Haut 35 9
Lincolnville 607 576
Matinicus 29 16
Monhegan
North Haven 151 73
Owls Head 403 398
Rockland 1447 1104
Rockport 990 862
St. George 763 623
South Thomaston 374 347
Thomaston 657 669
Union 490 635
Vinalhaven 361 212
Waldoboro 1051 1105
Warren 663 911
Washington 351 354
Totals 11185 10333

 

Question 3, which passed in Midcoast communities, called for a $9,750,000 bond issue to invest in land conservation and working waterfront preservation and to preserve state parks. Those funds would be matched by $9,250,000 in federal and other funds.

Local results for the Land for Maine’s Future and Working Waterfront bond are as follows.

Yes No
Appleton 365 305
Camden 1925 651
Cushing 386 249
Friendship 340 263
Hope 486 318
Isle au Haut 38 7
Lincolnville 737 452
Matinicus 36 11
Monhegan
North Haven 180 48
Owls Head 503 302
Rockland 1693 903
Rockport 1237 623
St. George 982 419
South Thomaston 464 269
Thomaston 787 440
Union 591 535
Vinalhaven 415 168
Waldoboro 1238 942
Warren 847 730
Washington 401 307
Totals 13651 7942

 

Results for Monhegan will be added when they are received.

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