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  • Published
    November 4, 2015

    Rockland residents elect Jillson to council

    The city voters have spoken, electing William Jillson to three years on the City Council. Citizens favored Jillson over incumbent Mayor Frank Isganitis by a vote of 528 to 476 in the Tuesday, Nov. 3, election. It had been a three-way race for the one City Council seat, but candidate Debby Atwell dropped out of the race Oct. 25 and endorsed Jillson. During the race, Jillson, of Lakeview Drive, who describes ...

  • Published
    November 4, 2015

    City votes down plan to withdraw from school district

    Rockland residents voted by a wide margin Nov. 3 to stay in the Regional School Unit 13 school district. Residents defeated the proposal to start the withdrawal process by a vote of 919 to 310. The question on the ballot had asked: "Do you favor filing a petition for withdrawal with the board of directors of Regional School Unit 13 and with the Commissioner of Education, authorizing the withdrawal committee to ...

  • Published
    November 4, 2015

    Election Results: Question 1, bond issues

    The chart below shows how towns in the Midcoast are voting on the three statewide questions on the Nov. 3 election ballot. Question 1: Citizen Initiative An Act To Strengthen the Maine Clean Election Act, Improve Disclosure and Make Other Changes to the Campaign Finance Laws Do you want to change Maine law to allow publicly financed state candidates to qualify for additional funds under certain limits and rules ...

  • Published
    November 3, 2015

    Election Day is here!

    With the arrival of Election Day, residents are at the polls voting on whether to start the process of withdrawing from the RSU 13 school district and choosing a city councilor. Various groups seeking signatures for petitions and to inform about causes were also visible at the Rockland Recreation Center on Limerock Street. Rockland voters will decide between re-electing incumbent City Councilor Frank Isganitis ...

  • Published
    November 3, 2015

    Superintendent on withdrawal: 'Don't'

    Regional School Unit 13 Superintendent John McDonald said he has one word in response to the effort to withdraw the city of Rockland from the school district: "Don't." The Rockland City Council has voted to place a question on the ballot Nov. 3 that, if supported by the voters, will start the process of withdrawing the city from the school district. The council argues it essentially had no choice but to put the ...

  • Published
    October 27, 2015

    Question 1 ballot asks Mainers to consider money in politics

    Question 1 has been criticized as welfare for politicians and, conversely, touted as an initiative to keep so-called dark money honest in Maine elections. In the last election cycle, $14 million in outside money was spent in Maine, and it has a significant impact on the election system, said Republican Sen. Roger Katz of Augusta, a proponent of the initiative. The citizens’ initiative aims to strengthen penalties ...

  • Published
    October 26, 2015

    Jillson sees dictatorship in city government

    William Jillson of Lakeview Drive said the city of Rockland is being governed as a dictatorship and he wants to give the citizens of the city a chance to be heard. Jillson is running for a three-year term on the City Council in the Nov. 3 election. Also running for the same seat are incumbent Frank Isganitis and Deborah Atwell. Each of the candidates was asked to email answers to a series of questions. Here are ...

  • Published
    October 26, 2015

    Incumbent Isganitis focuses on need for development, zoning in run for council

    Mayor Frank Isganitis said the most important issue facing the city is the lack of development as he runs for re-election this fall. Isganitis is in a three-way race for one three-year term on the City Council, running against Debby Atwell and William Jillson. Isganitis was elected to the council Nov. 6, 2012, defeating longtime incumbent Brian Harden. In November 2014, he was elected mayor by the City Council. Is...

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