Friday, November 16, 2018

"Built In 1871" The Maine Windjammer Project


"Built In 1871" by Doug Mills
Built in 1871, the Lewis R French sailing downeast in the morning fog.


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Thursday, November 15, 2018

WEATHER ALERT: Winter Storm Warnings Issued For Most Of Maine Tonight-Friday Afternoon

Pink Area = Winter Storm Warnings
...Coastal storm to provide first widespread snowfall to the
area...

.A coastal low will move rapidly northeast and track near the
Gulf of Maine later tonight into Friday, bringing heavy snow to
the area. Along the southeast coast of New Hampshire the snow will
mix with sleet and rain, bringing the snowfall totals down. The
storm will move away quickly by Friday evening.

Interior York-Coastal York-Southern Grafton-Sullivan-Merrimack-
Belknap-Strafford-Cheshire-Eastern Hillsborough-
Interior Rockingham-Western And Central Hillsborough-
Including the cities of Hollis, Alfred, Lebanon, Sanford,
Goodwins Mills, Buxton, Limington, Berwick, Biddeford, Saco,
Old Orchard Beach, Kittery, Lyme, Ashland, Ellsworth, Holderness,
Plymouth, Rumney, Claremont, Cornish, Unity, Croydon, Goshen,
Grantham, Lempster, Newport, Charlestown, Boscawen, Canterbury,
Concord, Dunbarton, Loudon, Hooksett, Laconia, Gilford, Meredith,
Barrington, Rochester, Dover, Rollinsford, Somersworth, Durham,
Madbury, Gilsum, Keene, Marlow, Sullivan, Surry, Jaffrey,
Manchester, Pelham, Nashua, Salem, Atkinson, Newton, Plaistow,
Chester, Derry, Hampstead, Exeter, Amherst, Milford, Mont Vernon,
Goffstown, Peterborough, Sharon, and Weare

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO 1 PM
EST FRIDAY...

* WHAT...Heavy snow tonight possibly mixing with sleet late. Plan
  on difficult travel conditions. Total snow accumulations of 5
  to 8 inches with a light glaze possible toward the end of the
  storm.

* WHERE...Portions of, central, northern and southern New
  Hampshire and southwest Maine.

* WHEN...From 7 PM this evening to 1 PM EST Friday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Be prepared for significant reductions in
  visibility at times.

Northern Oxford-Northern Franklin-Central Somerset-
Southern Oxford-Southern Franklin-Southern Somerset-
Interior Cumberland-Androscoggin-Kennebec-Interior Waldo-
Northern Coos-Southern Coos-Northern Grafton-Northern Carroll-
Including the cities of Upton, Wilsons Mills, Andover, Byron,
Middle Dam, Roxbury, South Arm, Coburn Gore, Davis, Oquossoc,
Rangeley, Avon, Kingfield, Phillips, New Portland, Brassua,
Long Pond, Moosehead, Pittston Farm, Seboomook, Bingham, Jackman,
Bethel, Bryant Pond, Hanover, Locke Mills, Milton, Newry,
Rumford, Norway, Fryeburg, Oxford, Farmington, New Sharon,
New Vineyard, Temple, Wilton, Chesterville, Jay, Athens,
Cornville, Skowhegan, Palmyra, Pittsfield, Embden, Madison,
New Gloucester, Gray, North Windham, Gorham, Bridgton, Greene,
Lewiston, Sabattus, Wales, Minot, Turner, Auburn,
Livermore Falls, Augusta, Sidney, Windsor, Vassalboro,
Waterville, China, Palermo, Brooks, Jackson, Knox, Liberty,
Montville, Morrill, Waldo, Winterport, Unity, Errol, Millsfield,
Colebrook, Berlin, Dummer, Milan, York Pond, Lancaster,
Bethlehem, Lincoln, Littleton, Sugar Hill, Thornton,
Waterville Valley, Woodstock, North Conway, Albany, Conway,
Chatham, and Crawford Notch

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM TO 4 PM EST
FRIDAY...

* WHAT...Heavy snow expected. Plan on difficult travel conditions,
  including during the morning commute on Friday. Total snow
  accumulations of 4 to 8 inches are expected.

* WHERE...Portions of northern New Hampshire and, south central,
  southwest, west central and western Maine.

* WHEN...From 1 AM to 4 PM EST Friday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Be prepared for significant reductions in
  visibility at times.

Coastal Cumberland-Sagadahoc-Lincoln-Knox-Coastal Waldo-
Including the cities of Portland, Cape Elizabeth, South Portland,
Westbrook, Yarmouth, Brunswick, Arrowsic, Bath, Phippsburg,
Bowdoinham, Topsham, Bowdoin, Whitefield, Dresden, Alna, Bremen,
Bristol, Damariscotta, Newcastle, Boothbay Harbor, Wiscasset,
Waldoboro, Owls Head, Rockland, Appleton, Camden, Hope, Rockport,
Thomaston, Belfast, Northport, Searsmont, and Lincolnville

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM TO 4 PM EST FRIDAY...

* WHAT...Heavy snow expected. Plan on difficult travel
  conditions, including during the morning commute on Friday.
  Total snow accumulations of 5 to 7 inches are expected.

* WHERE...Coastal Cumberland, Sagadahoc, Lincoln, Knox and
  Coastal Waldo Counties.

* WHEN...From 1 AM to 4 PM EST Friday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Be prepared for significant reductions in
  visibility at times.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow, sleet
and ice are expected. This will make travel very hazardous or
impossible. For a more precise forecast for your specific
location...go to www.weather.gov/gray.

"Early Morning Fog" The Maine Windjammer Project


"Early Morning Fog" by Doug Mills
Schooners Mercantile and Grace Bailey in the early morning fog near Castine Maine.


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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Coast Guard Rescue Four Off Rockland.


BOSTON — The Coast Guard rescued four fishermen Wednesday after abandoning their boat off the coast of Rockland, Maine.

The captain of the 76-foot fishing vessel Aaron & Melissa II radioed watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Northern New England at approximately 7:45 a.m., reporting the fishing boat was taking on water.

An HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft and MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrews launched from Air Station Cape Cod and located the raft and fishermen.

A rescue swimmer deployed from the helicopter and hoisted all four fishermen to the helicopter.

The aircrew landed at Brunswick Executive Airport in Brunswick, Maine, where they were met by emergency medical service personnel and transported to Mid Coast Hospital.

The fishermen were reported to be in good condition.

The weather was reported to have 20-foot seas, 30-knot winds, and the water temperature 50 degrees.


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WEATHER ALERT: Winter Storm Watches Issued For Maine Thursday Night-Friday

...Coastal storm to provide first widespread snowfall to the area...

.A coastal low that will move rapidly northeast up the east coast
will potentially bring widespread heavy snow to all of the region
Thursday night into Friday before winding down later Friday.

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Northern Oxford-Northern Franklin-Central Somerset-
Southern Oxford-Southern Franklin-Southern Somerset-
Interior Cumberland-Androscoggin-Kennebec-Interior Waldo-
Sagadahoc-Lincoln-Knox-Coastal Waldo-Northern Coos-Southern Coos-
Northern Grafton-Northern Carroll-Southern Grafton-
Southern Carroll-
Including the cities of Upton, Wilsons Mills, Andover, Byron,
Middle Dam, Roxbury, South Arm, Coburn Gore, Davis, Oquossoc,
Rangeley, Avon, Kingfield, Phillips, New Portland, Brassua,
Long Pond, Moosehead, Pittston Farm, Seboomook, Bingham, Jackman,
Bethel, Bryant Pond, Hanover, Locke Mills, Milton, Newry,
Rumford, Norway, Fryeburg, Oxford, Farmington, New Sharon,
New Vineyard, Temple, Wilton, Chesterville, Jay, Athens,
Cornville, Skowhegan, Palmyra, Pittsfield, Embden, Madison,
New Gloucester, Gray, North Windham, Gorham, Bridgton, Greene,
Lewiston, Sabattus, Wales, Minot, Turner, Auburn,
Livermore Falls, Augusta, Sidney, Windsor, Vassalboro,
Waterville, China, Palermo, Brooks, Jackson, Knox, Liberty,
Montville, Morrill, Waldo, Winterport, Unity, Arrowsic, Bath,
Phippsburg, Bowdoinham, Topsham, Bowdoin, Whitefield, Dresden,
Alna, Bremen, Bristol, Damariscotta, Newcastle, Boothbay Harbor,
Wiscasset, Waldoboro, Owls Head, Rockland, Appleton, Camden,
Hope, Rockport, Thomaston, Belfast, Northport, Searsmont,
Lincolnville, Errol, Millsfield, Colebrook, Berlin, Dummer,
Milan, York Pond, Lancaster, Bethlehem, Lincoln, Littleton,
Sugar Hill, Thornton, Waterville Valley, Woodstock, North Conway,
Albany, Conway, Chatham, Crawford Notch, Lebanon, Lyme, Ashland,
Ellsworth, Holderness, Plymouth, Rumney, Wakefield, Bridgewater,
Brookfield, Ossipee, Tuftonboro, Wolfeboro, and Moultonborough

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH
FRIDAY AFTERNOON...

* WHAT...Heavy snow possible. Plan on difficult travel
  conditions, including during the morning commute on Friday.
  Total snow accumulations of 5 to 8 inches are possible.

* WHERE...Portions of northern New Hampshire and, south central,
  southwest, west central and western Maine.

* WHEN...From late Thursday night through Friday afternoon.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Significant reductions in visibility are
  possible.

Interior York-Coastal York-Coastal Cumberland-Sullivan-Merrimack-
Belknap-Strafford-Cheshire-Eastern Hillsborough-
Interior Rockingham-Coastal Rockingham-
Western And Central Hillsborough-
Including the cities of Hollis, Alfred, Lebanon, Sanford,
Goodwins Mills, Buxton, Limington, Berwick, Biddeford, Saco,
Old Orchard Beach, Kittery, Portland, Cape Elizabeth,
South Portland, Westbrook, Yarmouth, Brunswick, Claremont,
Cornish, Unity, Croydon, Goshen, Grantham, Lempster, Newport,
Charlestown, Boscawen, Canterbury, Concord, Dunbarton, Loudon,
Hooksett, Laconia, Gilford, Meredith, Barrington, Rochester,
Dover, Rollinsford, Somersworth, Durham, Madbury, Gilsum, Keene,
Marlow, Sullivan, Surry, Jaffrey, Manchester, Pelham, Nashua,
Salem, Atkinson, Newton, Plaistow, Chester, Derry, Hampstead,
Exeter, Greenland, Portsmouth, Rye, Hampton, Hampton Falls,
North Hampton, Seabrook, Amherst, Milford, Mont Vernon,
Goffstown, Peterborough, Sharon, and Weare

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY EVENING THROUGH
FRIDAY AFTERNOON...

* WHAT...Heavy snow possible. Plan on difficult travel
  conditions. Total snow accumulations of 5 to 8 inches are
  possible.

* WHERE...Portions of, central and southern New Hampshire and
  southwest Maine.

* WHEN...From Thursday evening through Friday afternoon.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Significant reductions in visibility are
  possible.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant
snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue
to monitor the latest forecasts.

Northern Piscataquis-Northern Penobscot-Southeast Aroostook-
Central Piscataquis-Central Penobscot-Southern Penobscot-
Interior Hancock-Central Washington-Southern Piscataquis-
Northern Washington-
Including the cities of Baxter St Park, Chamberlain Lake,
Churchill Dam, Mount Katahdin, Millinocket, East Millinocket,
Patten, Medway, Houlton, Hodgdon, Sherman, Smyrna Mills,
Greenville, Monson, Blanchard, Lincoln, Howland, Springfield,
Bangor, Brewer, Orono, Old Town, Amherst, Aurora, Dedham,
Eastbrook, Great Pond, Orland, Calais, Grand Lake Stream, Wesley,
Perry, Princeton, Dover-Foxcroft, Milo, Guilford, Danforth,
Vanceboro, and Topsfield
316 PM EST Wed Nov 14 2018

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH
LATE FRIDAY NIGHT...

* WHAT...Heavy snow possible. Total snow accumulations of 6 to 8
  inches, with localized amounts up to 10 inches, are possible.

* WHERE...Northern Piscataquis, Northern Penobscot, Southeast
  Aroostook, Central Piscataquis, Central Penobscot, Southern
  Penobscot, Interior Hancock, Central Washington, Southern
  Piscataquis and Northern Washington Counties.

* WHEN...From late Thursday night through late Friday night.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Plan on difficult travel conditions,
  including during the morning commute on Friday. Significant
  reductions in visibility are possible.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant
snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue
to monitor the latest forecasts.

Meet The Victory Chimes New Owners


From the new owner operators of the Victory Chimes, Captain Sam Sikkema and Cara Lauzon
"I would like to introduce myself, to those I haven't yet met, as the new owner of the Victory Chimes and welcome you all back in the coming seasons. My name is Captain Sam Sikkema and I am honored to be the new caretaker of this incredible vessel. Working with me to run the business and joining us for a few trips throughout the season to play music for us will be my partner Cara Lauzon.

I would like to convey what an honor it is that my sea going career has led me to this, having started sailing dinghies on Lake Michigan as a kid with my father. In my career I have been fortunate to sail all around the world and sailed on every ocean in Schooners, Square Riggers, Training Ships, Yachts, Fishing Vessels and Commercial Vessels, as well as worked with Maritime Museums and Shipyards as a Carpenter and a Rigger. Over the years I have sailed as crew in Niagara, Bounty, Sorlandet, Denis Sullivan, Californian, Red Witch, Nina, Robert C Seamans, Spirit of Bermuda, Alabama, Highlander Sea, Columbia, Victory Chimes and the 1841 Whaling Ship Charles W Morgan (where I met Captain Kip, working as his Chief Mate)I have also been Captain of the sailing vessels Friends Good Will, Lynx, Tole Mour, Harvey Gamage, and the Training Ship Picton Castle, taking her across the North Atlantic Ocean four timesOf all the places I've sailed, my favorite place to sail is right here on the coast of Maine!


Cara is from upstate New York and took to the seas when she was seventeen, moving to Maine to work on the Schooner Stephen Taberout of Rockland. She has played violin since she was seven, her wish to travel soon became insatiable and she set out with her fiddle on her back. She has traveled and lived in over thirty countries in the last ten years, playing and touring throughout Europe, South and Central America, the Middle East, and the South Pacific. Her love of the sea was never quite lost and she had several sailing adventures in the South Pacific and other warmer climes. Most recently she was living in Israel studying Turkish music, playing Indie Rock and living by the sea. However there came a point that she “just missed home” so she packed her bags and returned to the states.
As the new owners of Victory Chimes, we hope to offer you the warm hospitality and familiar relaxing vacation you enjoyed before, with a few of our own twists and flavors. We are very excited that our new website has launched, check it out and peruse the 2019 schedule to see what new and exciting things we will be offering. There are quite a few talented musicians sailing with us this year as well as some workshops and wellness trips. All the details will be on the new schedule for you to pore over at your leisure or you can give us a call and we'll tell you all about it.
We can't thank Captain Kip, Captain Paul and Loraine enough for helping us with this transition and wish them well in their hard-earned retirement!
The both of us are truly honored to be the new caretakers of this vessel and hope to bring new life to her while holding true to the authentic nature of the experience you have enjoyed in the past. Please consider joining us for a another trip and continuing on as a link in the vessel's history while she continues her journey into the future.
All the best,
Captain Sam Sikkema and Cara Lauzon
And don't forget;
Check out our new website!
https://www.victorychimes.comKeep an eye on Facebook and our new Instagram page for updates on next season's events!"

Victory Chimes, 
P. O. Box 1401 
Rockland ME,
04841 
1-800-745-5651


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"In The Fog Downeast" The Maine Windjammer Project


"In The Fog Downeast" by Doug Mills
Schooners Lewis R French and Heritage in the fog downeast near Deer Isle, Maine.


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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

"Inbound To Rockland" The Maine Windjammer Project


"Inbound To Rockland" by Doug Mills
The Isaac H Evans passing Rockland Breakwater Light inbound to Rockland Maine.


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Monday, November 12, 2018

"Ghost Ship In The Fog" The Maine Windjammer Project


"Ghost Ship In The Fog" by Doug Mills
Like a ghost ship in the fog schooner Isaac H Evans glides into the harbor at Rockland Maine.


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Sunday, November 11, 2018

Maine 7 Day Forecast


Veterans Day
Sunny, with a high near 39. West wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
Tonight
Clear, with a low around 23. West wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Monday
Sunny, with a high near 42. West wind around 5 mph.
Monday Night
A chance of rain and snow between 1am and 3am, then rain likely. Increasing clouds, with a low around 32. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

Tuesday
Rain. High near 48. South wind 5 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%.
Tuesday Night
A chance of rain before 7pm, then a chance of showers between 7pm and 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 31.
Wednesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 17.

Thursday
Sunny, with a high near 36.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 26.

Friday
A 50 percent chance of rain. Partly sunny, with a high near 43.
Friday Night
A chance of rain and sleet. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Saturday
A 30 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 41.


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"Maine Windjammers" The Maine Windjammer Project


"Maine Windjammers" by Doug Mills
Maine windjammers Stephen Taber and Nathaniel Bowditch outbound from Rockland, Maine.


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Saturday, November 10, 2018

"The Angel of Penobscot Bay" The Maine Windjammer Project


"The Angel of Penobscot Bay" by Doug Mills
"The Angel of Penobscot Bay" Angelique off Rockland Maine.


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Friday, November 9, 2018

FIRST LOOK: Lettie G Howard Haul Out


Rockland, Maine- First look at MAINE POSITIVE TV's newest short.

Schooner Lettie G Howard Haul Out At North End Shipyard in Rockland, Maine.
Built in 1893 at Essex Massachusetts as a Grand Banks Fishing Schooner. Sails now out os South Street Seaport Museum in New York.




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"Rounding The Marker" The Maine Windjammer Project


"Rounding The Marker" by Doug Mills
America's first purpose built windjammer Mary Day rounding the marker off Rockland Maine during The Great Schooner Race.


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Thursday, November 8, 2018

"On A Stiff Breeze" The Maine Windjammer Project


"On A Stiff Breeze" by Doug Mills
Mary Day and Stephen Taber fly into Rockland on a stiff breeze during The Great Schooner Race.


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Wednesday, November 7, 2018

RSU 13 Superintendent John McDonald Honored with Commissioner’s Award

Superintendent John McDonald of Rockland Public Schools in Regional School Unit (RSU) 13 has been honored with the Maine Department of Education 2018 Commissioner’s Award from Commissioner Robert G. Hasson, Jr.

As part of a celebration and recognition of Maine’s educational leaders during the annual Commissioner’s Conference held in the spring, the Commissioner awards an outstanding Maine superintendent who has gone above and beyond in his or her duties as a leader in their community.

“John is an extraordinary leader. He is very focused on students and the needs of the whole child,” said Commissioner Hasson. “His success in helping to develop school boards by holding workshops that allow them to set achievable goals for students is a testament to his vision for the success of all students.”

John McDonald has held various roles during his multi-year career and service to public education, including teacher, technology and assessment director, school board member, assistant principal, principal, assistant superintendent and now in his current role as Superintendent of RSU 13. He holds Master’s degrees in both educational leadership and elementary education, and Bachelor’s degrees in both anthropology and writing.




“John is a quiet person. He does not promote his own success as an educational leader, but he is truly deserving of this recognition for his many years of service to Maine students,” added Commissioner Hasson.
The 2017 recipient of the Commissioner’s Award was Michael Felton, Superintendent of Schools in neighboring St. George Municipal School Unit.

Auburn Election Results

Auburn, Maine - How residents in Auburn on Tuesday, November 6th, 2018.

United States Senator
Candidate Name Party Ward 1 Ward 2 Ward 3 Ward 4 Ward 5 Absentee TOTAL
Brakey, Eric L. Republican 548 556 582 508 633 986 3813
King, Angus S., Jr. Independent 629 769 651 515 625 1756 4945
Ringelstein, Zak Democratic 147 157 100 95 129 234 862
Write-in 2 0 0 0 1 4 7
Blank 13 18 16 12 13 56 128

Governor
Candidate Name Party Ward 1 Ward 2 Ward 3 Ward 4 Ward 5 Absentee TOTAL
Caron, Alan Independent 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hayes, Teresea M. Independent 111 105 88 94 112 190 700
Mills, Janet T. Democratic 581 768 540 465 583 1641 4578
Moody, Shawn H. Reoublican 608 596 699 549 669 1111 4232
Write-in 12 3 0 2 2 15 34
Blank 27 28 22 20 32 79 208

Representative to Congress ( District 2)
Candidate Name Party Ward 1 Ward 2 Ward 3 Ward 4 Ward 5 Absentee TOTAL
Bond, Tiffany L. Independent 90 75 61 77 83 207 593
Golden, Jared F. Democratic 641 805 607 511 642 1632 4838
Hoar, William R.S. Independent 19 29 34 21 24 61 188
Poliquin, Bruce Republican 571 565 626 505 633 1074 3974
Write-in 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Blank 22 26 21 16 19 62 166

State Senator (District 20)
Candidate Name Party Ward 1 Ward 2 Ward 3 Ward 4 Ward 5 Absentee TOTAL
Claxton, Ned Democratic 732 900 682 555 734 1870 5473
Espling, Eleanor Republican 570 576 639 562 631 1069 4047
Write-in 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Blank 37 24 28 13 36 97 235

Representative to the Legislature (District 62)
Candidate Name Party Ward 1 Ward 2 Ward 3 Ward 4 Ward 5 Absentee TOTAL
Melaragno, Gina M. Democratic 525 159 153 181 313 606 1937
Write-in 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Blank 169 23 42 49 110 159 552

Representative to the Legislature (District 63)
Candidate Name Party Ward 1 Ward 2 Ward 3 Ward 4 Ward 5 Absentee TOTAL
Bickford, Bruce A. Republican 0 0 618 566 596 623 2403
Carrier, Brian Democratic 0 0 368 324 362 591 1645
Write-in 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Blank 0 0 30 10 20 39 99

Representative to the Legislature (District 64)
Candidate Name Party Ward 1 Ward 2 Ward 3 Ward 4 Ward 5 Absentee TOTAL
Sheats, Bettyann Watson Democratic 331 809 75 0 0 681 1896
Travers, Michael C. Republican 296 460 58 0 0 312 1126
Write-in 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Blank 18 39 5 0 0 25 87

Judge of Probate
Candidate Name Party Ward 1 Ward 2 Ward 3 Ward 4 Ward 5 Absentee TOTAL
Dubois, Michael L. Republican 1041 1160 1114 921 1137 2256 7629
Write-in 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Blank 298 340 235 209 264 780 2126

Sheriff
Candidate Name Party Ward 1 Ward 2 Ward 3 Ward 4 Ward 5 Absentee TOTAL
Samson, Eric G. Democratic 1067 1250 1132 933 1145 2494 8021
Write-in 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Blank 272 250 217 197 256 542 1734

District Attorney, District 3
Candidate Name Party Ward 1 Ward 2 Ward 3 Ward 4 Ward 5 Absentee TOTAL
Carey, S. Thomas Republican 506 493 581 480 627 924 3611
Robinson, Andrew S. Democratic 746 935 694 596 706 1928 5605
Write-in 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Blank 87 72 74 54 68 184 539

County Commissioner (District 5)
Candidate Name Party Ward 1 Ward 2 Ward 3 Ward 4 Ward 5 Absentee TOTAL
Michael, John M. Independent 404 493 286 218 521 733 2655
Starbird, Bonney L. Democratic 338 409 240 216 409 875 2487
Writein 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Blank 102 97 46 44 98 202 589

County Commissioner (District 6)
Candidate Name Party Ward 1 Ward 2 Ward 3 Ward 4 Ward 5 Absentee TOTAL
Dalton, Shannon M. Democratic 197 217 267 215 143 592 1631
Lafrance, Raymond J. Libertarian 71 83 128 96 45 147 570
Stankiewicz, Terri Kelly Republican 199 159 328 308 157 425 1576
Write-in 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Blank 28 42 54 33 28 62 247

Question #1 - Citizen Initiative
Ward 1 Ward 2 Ward 3 Ward 4 Ward 5 Absentee TOTAL
Yes 480 527 386 385 505 1367 3650
No 835 959 953 736 887 1601 5971
Blank 16 15 10 8 9 59 117

Question 2 - Bond Issue
Ward 1 Ward 2 Ward 3 Ward 4 Ward 5 Absentee TOTAL
Yes 668 790 656 544 677 1779 5114
No 647 689 666 569 704 1173 4448
Blank 25 22 27 16 20 75 185

Question 3 - Bond Issue
Ward 1 Ward 2 Ward 3 Ward 4 Ward 5 Absentee TOTAL
Yes 800 940 796 657 825 2095 6113
No 515 539 530 455 557 860 3456
Blank 25 22 23 17 19 72 178

Question 4 - Bond Issue
Ward 1 Ward 2 Ward 3 Ward 4 Ward 5 Absentee TOTAL
Yes 648 824 639 528 644 1678 4961
No 665 656 676 577 721 1272 4567
Blank 27 20 34 24 36 77 218

Question 5 - Bond Issue
Ward 1 Ward 2 Ward 3 Ward 4 Ward 5 Absentee TOTAL
Yes 820 999 802 683 855 2024 6183
No 497 488 524 435 530 939 3413
Blank 23 14 23 11 16 64 151

Portland Election Results

Portland, Maine - How residents in Portland on Tuesday, November 6th, 2018.

Municipal Referendum
Question No. 1
Referendum Question
Formation of Regional
Service Center for Greater
Sebago Education Alliance
Yes 17562 64.93%
No 9487 35.07%

Question No. 2
Referendum Question
Approval of Charter
Amendment to Article IV
Section 11 / 42 Day
Preelection report filing
Yes 20229 75.34%
No 6621 24.66%

State Referendum
Question No. 1
Citizens Initiative
Universal Home Care
Program providing home
based assistance
Yes 16872 50.66%
No 16435 49.34%

Question No. 2
Bond Issue
Improve water quality,
planning and construction
of wastewater treatment
facility
Yes 25741 77.84%
No 7330 22.16%

Question No. 3
Bond Issue
Construction, reconstruction
and rehabilitation of
highways and bridges
related to ports, piers,
harbors, etc.
Yes 26750 81.11%
No 6231 18.89%

Question No. 4
Bond Issue
Modernize and improve the
facilities and infrastructure
of ME's public universities
to expand workforce
development
Yes 23948 72.61%
No 9033 27.39%


Question No. 5
Bond Issue
Improve educational
programs by upgrading
facilities of all 7 of ME
community colleges
Yes 26915 81.22%
No 6225  18.78%

United States Senator Brakey, Eric L. 4,195 12.77%
King, Jr., Angus S. 21,777 66.27%
Ringelstein, Zak 6,890 20.97%

Governor
Caron, Alan 172 0.51%
Hayes, Teresea M. 1,363 4.08%
Mills, Janet T. 26,197 78.43%
Moody, Shawn H. 5,668 16.97%

Representative To Congress,
District 1
Grohman, Martin J. 2,489 7.48%
Holbrook, Mark I. 4,425 13.30%
Pingree, Chellie 26,360 79.22%

State Senator (District 27)
Canney, Crystal 4,949 25.19%
Chipman, Benjamin M. 14,700 74.81%

State Senator (District 28) Sanborn, Heather B. 11,072 100.00%

Representative to the
Legislature (District 36)
Brennan, Michael F. 2,605 77.53%
Ledue, Samuel P. 755 22.47%

Representative to the
Legislature (District 37)
Farnsworth, Richard Ransom 2,961 72.95%
Frey, Jane E. 709 17.47%
Pollard, Justin B. 389 9.58%

Representative to the
Legislature (District 38)
Moonen, Matthew W. 4,184 100.00%

Representative to the
Legislature (District 39)
Doyle, Peter I. 659 13.52%
Sylvester, Michael A. 4,215 86.48%

Representative to the
Legislature (District 40)
Ross, Rachel Talbot 3,113 100.00%
Representative to the
Legislature (District 41)
Jorgensen, Erik Clark 3,984 100.00%

Representative to the
Legislature (District 42)
Abercrombie, Susan M. 943 22.39%
Collings, Benjamin T. 3,269 77.61%

Representative to the
Legislature (District 43)
Crockett, W. Edward 2,840 100.00%

City Councilor (District 1)
Coffey, Matthew W. 1,589 29.65%
Ray, Belinda S. 3,770 70.35%
Rheault, George 0

City Councilor (District 2) Thibodeau, Spencer R. 4,081 67.52%
Torsch, Jonathan D. 1,963 32.48%

Councilor-At-Large Three
Year Term
Brunelle, Joseph M 14,134 48.79%
Mavodones, Jr, Nicholas M. 14,836 51.21%

School Board (District 1) Bondo, Abusana M. 4,786 100.00%

School Board (District 2)
Figdor, Emily J. 3,763 63.87%
Swanton, Jeanne M. 2,129 36.13%

School Board-At-Large Thompson, Sarah J. 25,206 100.00%
Portland Water District Olson, Wayne P. 7,974 31.97%
Rich, Kimberly A. 16,970 68.03%

Peaks Island Council 3 Yr
Term
Kelly-Rosenberg, Andrea H. 451 88.61%
Kraft, Devon 58 11.39%

Casco Bay Lines Director
Chebeague Island
Wentworth, Polly F. 467 100.00%

Casco Bay Lines Director
Great Diamond Island
Luedke, James 468 100.00%

Casco Bay Lines Director
Peaks Island 3 Yr
Doane, H. Daniel 571 100.00%

Casco Bay Lines Director
Long Island
Overlock, William A. 476 100.00%

Casco Bay Lines Director at
Large
Clark, Robin A. 579 100.00%

County Commissioner -
District 4
Coward, Thomas S. 2,069 60.36%
Holmes, William R. 1,359 39.64%

County Commissioner -
District 5
Cloutier, James F 24,666 100.00%

Judge of Probate Aranson, Paul 28,011 100.00%

Sheriff
Joyce, Kevin J. 28,263 100.00%

District Attorney
Bates, Randall J. 1,787 6.18%
Gale, Jon C. 19,130 66.15%
Sahrbeck, Jonathan T. 8,003 27.67%

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Windjammers Angelique and Mary Day sailing side by side off Rockland Maine.


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Governor LePage Congratulates Election Winners





AUGUSTA--Governor Paul R. LePage has issued the following statement on the election results.

"I thank all the candidates for stepping up to serve the people of Maine and congratulate all the winners of yesterday's election," stated Governor LePage. "Mainers have entrusted you with the future of our state and to represent all of the people. Please hold that trust sacred. In addition, I specifically wish Governor-Elect Janet Mills well in her new role."

Overnight: Independent Angus King Wins Another U.S Senate Term

Overnight: Independent Angus King has won another term in the U.S Senate on Tuesday, November 6th, 2018.

BREAKING NEWS: Democrat Janet Mills Maine's First Female Governor

BREAKING NEWS: Democrat Janet Mills has won the governorship, making her Maine's first female governor on Tuesday, November 6, 2018.

Republican Shawn Moody conceded around 12:14am.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

BREAKING NEWS: Democrat Chellie Pingree Wins 6th Congress District 1 Term

BREAKING NEWS: Maine - Democrat Chellie Pingree has won 6th term in Congress District 1 on Tuesday, November 6, 2018.

Lewiston Election Results

Lewiston, Maine - How residents in Lewiston on Tuesday, November 6th, 2018.

United States Senator
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 C-V Total
EligibleWards: All
King, Angus S., Jr. 678 828 545 653 343 706 578 2,660 6,991
Brackey, Eric L. 332 714 181 503 174 754 500 1,479 4,637
Ringelstein, Zak 321 141 314 112 206 129 134 584 1,941
Governor
Mills, Janet T. 851 679 735 537 466 581 523 2,680 7,052
Moody, Shawn H. 383 885 201 601 203 884 591 1,748 5,496
Hayes, Teresea M. 85 121 76 113 61 104 90 312 962
Caron, Alan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Representative to Congress District 2
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 C-V Total
EligibleWards: All
Golden, Jared F. 900 783 788 589 486 631 558 2,718 7,453
Poliquin, Bruce 360 787 190 573 180 818 558 1,629 5,095
Bond, Tiffany L. 56 88 48 72 50 100 70 331 815
Hoar, William R.S. 18 24 12 29 13 27 18 81 222
State Senator District 21
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 C-V Total
EligibleWards: All
Libby, Nathan L. 938 819 805 681 505 729 643 3,044 8,164
Peters, Nelson M.J., Jr. 393 860 216 586 213 850 563 1,685 5,366
Representative to the Legislature District 58
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 C-V Total
EligibleWards: Wards 4, 6, 7
Handy, James R. 0 0 0 469 0 488 170 878 2,005
Hurilla, Denise Mary 0 0 0 442 0 708 183 634 1,967

Representative to the Legislature District 59
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 C-V Total
EligibleWards: Wards 1, 2, 3, 4
Craven, Margaret M. 393 863 145 181 0 0 0 907 2,489
Reeder, John D. 240 818 23 173 0 0 0 541 1,795
Representative to the Legislature District 60
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 C-V Total
EligibleWards: Wards 1, 3, 5
Cloutier, Kristen S. 532 0 662 0 160 0 0 669 2,023
Dubois, Leslie T. 157 0 183 0 94 0 0 214 648
Representative to the Legislature District 61
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 C-V Total
EligibleWards: Wards 5, 6, 7
Brooks, Heidi E. 0 0 0 0 339 152 374 480 1,345
Lachance, Michael R. 0 0 0 0 91 181 404 328 1,004
Jensen, Luke Dylan 0 0 0 0 30 28 47 45 150
Pfusch, Kimberly K. 0 0 0 0 19 12 20 21 72

Judge of Probate
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 C-V Total
EligibleWards: All
Dubois, Michael L. 956 1,429 711 1,111 468 1,383 1,006 3,630 10,694
Sheriff
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 C-V Total
EligibleWards: All
Samson, Eric G. 1,161 1,414 918 1,102 659 1,315 1,032 4,085 11,686
District Attorney District 3
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 C-V Total
EligibleWards: All
Robinson, Andrew S. 929 904 778 667 497 763 625 3,044 8,207
Carey, S. Thomas 357 726 235 564 213 764 541 1,530 4,930
County Commissioner District2
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 C-V Total
EligibleWards: Wards 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Butler, John Thomas, Jr. 844 701 139 337 133 0 0 1,183 3,337
Landry, Melissa A. Simones 448 955 27 365 119 0 0 874 2,788

County Commissioner District 3
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 C-V Total
EligibleWards: Wards 4, 6
Ames, Brian Scott 0 0 0 349 0 1,108 0 821 2,278

Referendum Questions
Question No: 1 Question Description: Universal Home Care
759 576 521 1,172 678 354 424 850 452 293 476 1,113 457 764 2,425 2,361
YES 6,192
NO 7,483

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 C-V Total
Ward-Precinct
Question No: 2 Question Description: Bond - Water quality
892 420 852 836 814 210 638 625 502 228 730 852 644 568 2,834 1,904 

YES Votes: 7,906
NO Votes:5,643

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 C-V Total
Ward-Precinct
Question No: 3 Question Description: Bond - Highways, bridges, facilities and equipment
919 383 1,010 681 779 243 763 502 525 191 885 688 733 482 3,325 1,396 

YES Votes:8,939
NO Votes: 4,566

Question No: 4 Question Description: Bond - Maine public universities
849 458 811 874 728 288 613 643 468 253 705 873 602 606 2,682 2,040
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 C-V Total
YES Votes:7,458
NO Votes:6,035
Ward-Precinct

Question No: 5 Question Description: Bond - Maine community colleges
966 350 996 696 846 180 767 498 543 184 858 717 736 485 3,184 1,552
YES 8,896
NO 4,662

Boothbay Harbor Election Results 2018

Boothbay Harbor, Maine - How residents in Boothbay Harbor voted on Tuesday, November 6th, 2018.

Governor:
Janet Mills 644
Shawn Moody 493
Teresea Hayes 61

U.S Senator:
Angus King 739
Eric Brakey 380
Zak R. 90

Rep. To Congress:
Chellie Pingree 695
Mark Holbrook 437
Martin Grohman 76

State Senator:
Laura Fortman 609
Dana Dow 596

Rep. To Legislature:
Stephanie Hawke 611
Holly Stover 606

Register To Probate:
Catherine Moore 934

County Treasure:
Richard H. Newell JR 918

Register of Deeds:
Rebecca Wotton 921

Sheriff:
Todd B. Brackett 1,010

District Attorney (District 6):
Natasha Irving 647
Jonathan Liberman 516

Question 1:
NO 717
YES 486

Question 2:
YES 757
NO 443

Question 3:
YES 921
NO 280

Question 4:
YES 707
NO 478

Question 5:
YES 863
NO 338

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"Schooner Grace Bailey" by Doug Mills
Schooner Grace Bailey[Mattie] built 1882, anchored in Gilkey Harbor on Islesboro, Maine.



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Monday, November 5, 2018

BREAKING NEWS: USOC Statement Regarding Action To Revoke USA Gymnastics' Recognition As Member National Governing Body

BREAKING NEWS: United States - USOC statement regarding action to revoke USA Gymnastics' recognition as member National Governing Body:
The following statement is attributable to USOC CEO Sarah Hirshland:
“Today the United States Olympic Committee has filed a complaint initiating a Section 8 proceeding against USA Gymnastics, seeking to revoke USAG’s recognition as a member National Governing Body of the USOC. This is a situation in which there are no perfect solutions. Seeking to revoke recognition is not a conclusion that we have come to easily. In the short-term, we have to work to ensure that USAG gymnasts have the support necessary to excel on and off the field of play. We are building plans to do just that. In the long-term, it will be the critically important responsibility of the recognized Gymnastics NGB, whether the existing organization or a new one, to lead gymnastics in the United States and build on the supportive community of athletes and clubs that can carry the sport forward for decades to come. We are prepared to identify and help build such an organization.”

To all USAG gymnasts and the gymnastics community in the United States:
You began your journey in the sport of gymnastics for dozens of different reasons, but all of them trace back to gymnastics, and sport, being a positive influence in your life. It is supposed to be fun, to challenge you, and to teach you lessons about dedication, teamwork, excellence and overcoming adversity.
And while each of you has overcome adversity in different ways, some facing unimaginably terrible situations, everyone now faces the difficult reality of belonging to a national organization that continues to struggle to change its culture, to rebuild its leadership and to effectively serve its membership.
You deserve better.
So today I’m writing to let you know that the United States Olympic Committee has taken the first steps to revoke USA Gymnastics’ recognition as the National Governing Body for gymnastics in the United States and offered USA Gymnastics the option of surrendering its recognition voluntarily.
You might be asking why now? The short answer is that we believe the challenges facing the organization are simply more than it is capable of overcoming in its current form. We have worked closely with the new USAG board over recent months to support them, but despite diligent effort, the NGB continues to struggle. And that’s not fair to gymnasts around the country. Even weeks ago, I hoped there was a different way forward. But we now believe that is no longer possible.
You should know that revocation is subject to a process clearly outlined in the USOC Bylaws, and that process does not guarantee a particular outcome.
You’re no doubt wondering what this means for you and the gymnastics community. Until the process is completed and a final determination on USAG’s status is made, we will work to ensure that gymnastics training and competitions will continue as usual. I do not know how long the process will take, and we will make every effort to proceed quickly.
So I don’t have a perfect answer today. This is a situation in which there are no perfect solutions. Seeking to revoke recognition is not a decision that we have come to easily, but I believe it is the right action. In the short-term, we will work to ensure that America’s gymnasts have the support necessary to excel on and off the field of play. We are building plans to do just that no matter the outcome of the revocation process.
In the long-term, it will be the critically important responsibility of the recognized Gymnastics NGB, whether the existing organization or a new one, to lead gymnastics in the United States and rebuild a supportive community of athletes and clubs that can carry the sport forward for decades to come. We are prepared to identify and help build such an organization.
So, what’s next?
Strictly speaking, there is a process that must be followed based on the USOC Bylaws that lay out how we recognize, and revoke recognition, for an NGB. We have filed a complaint. A review panel will be identified, a hearing will be held, a report will be issued and a recommendation will be made. Then the USOC board will vote to continue to recognize USAG, or to revoke that status.
But that doesn’t really answer the meat of the question. You need to know what happens to gymnasts and your clubs if USA Gymnastics’ membership is revoked by the USOC. We are developing both a short- and longer-term plan and will communicate it as soon as we can.
The clearest answer I can provide is that gymnastics as a sport will remain a bedrock for the Olympic community in the United States. Young people will continue to participate, refine their techniques and have fun. Our Team USA athletes will continue to inspire us through their incredible accomplishments. We will ensure support for the Olympic hopefuls who may represent us in Tokyo in 2020.
And, over time, gymnastics clubs around the country may become members of a new organization that lives up to the expectations of the athletes and those that support them, their parents included. This would take time and a lot of hard work from many of us, and many of you. I know that collectively, we are up to the task should that assignment be given at the outcome of this process.
Today is only the beginning of an important process for gymnastics in the United States. The path is not crystal clear, but our motives are. So, we move forward, committed to ensuring the type of organization each gymnast and the coaches, trainers and club owners who support them, deserves.
Thank you for your support, and your contributions, as we collectively chart our path forward. And please don’t hesitate to contact me directly with your ideas and suggestions. I have set up an email address where you can reach me and my team. It is gymnastics@usoc.org.
Sincerely, 
Sarah Hirshland
Chief Executive Officer