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    September 10, 2014

    Paige Katharine Brown

    Paige Brown, a Green Party candidate for District 97, is looking to win a first term as a state representative who can focus on environmental issues. Brown grew up in Maine and comes from a long line of environmentalists. Her grandfather was proactive in implementing the Clean Water Act in Maine while serving in the legislature alongside Senator Edmund Muskie. She studied Classical Literature and Environmental ...

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    September 5, 2014

    Collins campaign bus rolls through Waldo County

    The re-election campaign of Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins rolled through Waldo County Friday morning, Sept. 5. Collins, riding across the state in her campaign bus, stopped at several local businesses on her way through the county to her final destination of Calais. She toured Robbins Lumber in Searsmont, Mathews Brothers in Belfast and Tozier's Family Market in Searsport. "It's a great opportunity to visit ...

  • Published
    September 4, 2014

    Republican Journal to hold candidates forum tonight

    The Republican Journal is sponsoring a candidates forum for the eight Maine State House of Representatives candidates currently running for election in Waldo County. The event will be held Sept. 11 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Waldo County General Hospital Education Center. Local attorney Lee Woodward will moderate the forum, which will pose questions submitted by readers to the candidates. If you have a question you ...

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    August 13, 2014

    Weston kicks off campaign for state representative

    Peter Weston, long-time Waldo County teacher and principal, has launched his campaign to represent District 96 in the Maine House of Representatives. Weston, whose wife, Carol, is a former Waldo County State Senator, kicked off his campaign with a platform of smaller, smarter government; welfare integrity and "student-centered" schools. “Our community is filled with hard-working folks of every age who are doing ...

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    May 30, 2014

    BAHS students heading into UMaine system

    Twenty-one members of the current senior class at Belfast Area High School will be attending one of the branches of the University of Maine System this coming fall. Those who will be attending the University of Maine in Orono include: Hannah Bailey, Peter Brunette, Madison Cummings, Kayla Davis, Allison DellaMattera, Ben Flood, Cassandra Howard, Ashley Keene, Larry Nickerson, Michael Schnetzer, Baxter Smith and ...

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    April 23, 2014

    Jonathan Fulford to Run a Clean Election Campaign in Waldo County

    State Senate candidate Jonathan Fulford (D-Monroe) submitted paperwork and qualifying donations that will certify him to officially become a Clean Election candidate for Waldo County’s Senate seat. Fulford met the criteria necessary to show support for his candidacy from the people of Waldo County submitting more than 20 percent more donations than was necessary. Fulford’s campaign reports that contributions were ...

  • Published
    April 7, 2014

    Christine Burstein announces candidacy for state representative, District 96

    Christine Burstein, a nurse, medical instructor, community leader and Lincolnville resident, has announced her candidacy in the race for Maine State Representative for 96th District, which includes the towns of Belmont, Lincolnville, Liberty, Montville, Morrill, Palermo and Searsmont. Burstein is an experienced Family Nurse Practitioner, who has worked for more than 35 years providing health services to families. ...

  • Published
    October 27, 2013

    Hills hopes to help district improve relations with public

    Before she moved her family to Belfast five years ago, Caitlin Hills worked in Washington, D.C. as an advocate for issues concerning children, animals and the environment. She said she wanted to lend a voice to those who did not have one. In her bid for one of the open seats on the Regional School Unit 20 board of directors, Hills said she wants to do the same for the residents living in the city and in the ...

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    October 27, 2013

    Hyk hopes to focus on quality education, rein in spending

    Belfast resident Christopher Hyk wants to give students the best possible education while striving to make sure taxpayers are also getting a fair deal. Hyk is one of three candidates vying for a spot on the Regional School Unit 20 board of directors to represent the city of Belfast. Speaking at his home Wednesday, Oct. 23, Hyk said taxes are a significant issue for him, and one that he has heard a great deal ...

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    October 27, 2013

    For Grey, protecting arts education is imperative

    Charles Grey has been a music teacher for more than 20 years and is seeking a place on the Regional School Unit 20 board of directors to advocate for a strong arts and music program, which he says are critical for a well rounded education. Grey has taught music at nearly all levels including training other music teachers at the college level and since coming to Belfast in 2004 he has substituted in many of the ...

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