I received a Legislative update recently in which Senator Dow wrote “..we made the largest one-time investment in education in Maine history, putting the state’s share of funding for local public schools at 55%..” Sadly, there are two things very wrong with that statement. 1 - The truth is, state funding of education is not 55% in spite of a law requiring that passed in 2004 by Maine voters. The state law for the budget says “(13) For fiscal year 2017-18, the target is 49.14%. (14) For fiscal year 2018-19, the target is 50.14%.” It’s in the section on pages 631-632...

125 enthusiastic voters gathered at The Opera House at Boothbay Harbor on Thursday, Sept. 13, to meet Democratic candidates campaigning for the offices of Maine State Senate, Maine State Legislature, District Attorney, and U.S. Senate. CHECK OUT THE PHOTO GALLERY!...

All interested voters are invited to meet candidates on Thursday, Sept. 27, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the upstairs Oysterhead Lounge of the Newcastle Publick House on Main St....

Socializing, lawn games, trivia, and organizing for the coming election were the highlights of the Westport Island Labor Day Picnic, sponsored by the Westport Island Democrats....

Voters are welcome to an informative yet informal evening of conversation, music, food and libations on Thursday, Sept. 13, 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the upstairs historic bar room of The Opera House at Boothbay Harbor....

Democrats from throughout Lincoln County came together in rousing fashion during the annual Lobster Bake and Family Fun Day, Sunday, Aug. 12, at Waldoboro’s Cider Hill Farm. Eight local and statewide candidates joined nearly 150 fellow progressives for an afternoon of music, food, and lively conversation. ...

State House candidate, Holly Stover of Boothbay, and State Senate candidate, Laura Fortman of Nobleboro, will meet with voters for coffee at the home of Jo Cameron, 234 River Rd, Edgecomb, on Saturday, August 25, 10-11 AM....

The series of informal meetups with candidates continues on Thursday, Aug. 23, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Split Rock Distilling, Osprey Point Road and Route One in Newcastle. ...

Katherine Jacobs, director of the Center for Climate Adaptation Science and Solutions at the University of Arizona, will lead "Climate Change Impacts Assessment and Policy - Where we are Gaining and Losing" on Monday, Aug. 20, 7-8:30 PM at the LCDC Campaign Office at 521 Main St. in Damariscotta. ...

State House candidate, Jason Putnam of Wiscasset, and State Senate candidate, Laura Fortman of Nobleboro, will meet with voters for coffee at the Alna General Store, on Saturday, August 18, 10-11 AM....

“Brewing Democracy: a Night at The Opera House” is to be held on Thursday, Sept. 13. Democratic candidates for local and statewide offices will gather with supporters for an informative and fun evening of conversation, music, food and libations in the upstairs historic bar room of The Opera House at Boothbay Harbor. ...

Here in Lincoln County, Democrats had positive results to report. The overall good news is that Democrats came out to vote. If we do our work (canvassing, phone banking, and talking to friends and neighbors) in the next 16 weeks, that enthusiasm will grow even larger and more vibrant....