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Election June 2010
  • Published
    June 10, 2010

    Camden approves funding for development post

    In a town meeting June 9 that lasted about one hour, Camden voters approved a warrant that offered little controversy. Approximately 50 people attended the meeting. Questions were raised during the discussion of the budget for general government regarding the recommendation by both the Budget Committee and the Select Board to appropriate $95,770 for planning and development. That figure included $85,000 to fund ...

  • Published
    June 5, 2010

    Hope passes school budget, keeps elected road commissioner

    Incumbent Tim Pearse will keep one of two three-year seats on the Hope Board of Selectmen after receiving 329 votes in the June 8 election. Eric Campbell will take the second seat, with 217 votes. Lewis Merrifield received 202 votes. William Pearse Jr. and John Jensen were elected to serve three-year terms on the Budget Committee and Brian Powers Jr. won a two-year seat on that committee.. Incumbent Judith ...

  • Published
    June 5, 2010

    Union elects officials in uncontested races

    Union voters re-elected two incumbent selectmen in uncontested races June 8. James Justice was re-elected to another three-year term on the Board of Selectman with 586 votes. Gregory Grotton was also re-elected for a two-year term as selectman with 583 votes. Town Treasurer Linda McAllister received 655 votes for another one-year-term. Sherrie Clark received 578 votes for a two-year term on the Maine School ...

  • Published
    June 5, 2010

    Five Town voters approve CSD budget

    The Five Town Community School District 2010-2011 budget passed June 8 at the Camden, Hope, Lincolnville, Appleton and Rockport polls, where voters turned out all day long to cast ballots. In total, 1,178 voters, or 46.5 percent of the town's voters, went to the polls in Rockport. Voting 743-326, Rockport voters approved the article that asked if they wanted to approve the proposed $11.1 budget that was ...

  • Published
    June 5, 2010

    Camden-Rockport voters approve elementary, middle school budgets

    Camden and Rockport voters turned out at the polls June 8 and approved the 2010-2011 Maine School Administrative District 28 budget. Camden voted 1,212-348 to approve the budget, while Rockport voted 734-327 in favor of the article. Camden voted 1,023-468 to continue the current budget validation process and Rockport agreed, voting 756-313 for the measure. The SAD 28 budget rests at $11.9 million, down ...

  • Published
    June 5, 2010

    Midcoast supports tax veto, state bonds

    Voters in Midcoast towns showed overwhelming support for the Act To Implement Tax Relief and Tax Reform through a people's veto question that read: "Do you want to reject the new law that lowers Maine's income tax and replaces that revenue by making changes to the sales tax?" Question 1 Yes No Appleton 296 162 Camden 781 910 Cushing 251 158 Friendship 278 119 Hope 3...

  • Published
    June 5, 2010

    Midcoast voters favor LePage, Mitchell in governor’s race

    With seven Republicans and four Democrats jostling for position to lead their parties as the designated gubernatorial candidates, Midcoast voters predominantly favored Elizabeth Mitchell, D-Vassalboro, and Paul LePage, R-Waterville. The seven candidates running on the Republican side were: Steven Abbott of Portland, William Beardsley of Ellsworth, Matthew Jacobson of Cumberland, Paul LePage of Waterville, Peter ...

  • Published
    June 5, 2010

    Democrats renominate Dennison for sheriff

    Incumbent Knox County Sheriff Donna Dennison won her party's nomination June 8 for a second term. Dennison will face Republican Michael Phillips and independent Jeffrey Gallagher in the Nov. 2 election. Phillips was uncontested in his party's primary and independents don't appear on the ballot until November. Dennison won by nearly a three-to-one margin against Democrat Tim Hoppe. Dennison received 2,989 ...

  • Published
    June 5, 2010

    Murphy to replace Duke on Rockport Select Board; voters reject tax shift plans

    Rockport voters replaced two incumbents when they voted by secret ballot June 8. For the single three-year position of Select Board member and overseer of the poor, voters chose Tracy Lee Murphy over incumbent Chairman Robert Duke in a vote of 614-439. The Maine School Administrative District 28 and Five Town Community School District boards will see Gretchen Richards replace incumbent Geoffrey Parker. The ...

  • Published
    June 5, 2010

    Camden goes with Cates, Manzi; approves ordinance amendments

    Camden voters cast ballots at the June 8 polls approving all municipal amendments and electing an incumbent school board member. Martin Cates ran unopposed for selectman and received 1,300 votes. Incumbent Anita Brosius-Scott, running as a write-in candidate, received 24 votes. Camden voters re-elected Victoria Manzi to the Maine School Administrative District 28 and the Five Town Community School District ...

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