The Town of Dedham will be holding a Special Election to fill two Selectman positions with unanticipated vacancies. As allowed by 30-A M.R.S.A. Subsection 2528(4)(E), the timeframe is as follows:
– Nomination Papers Available: November 3, 2017, 8.00AM
– Nomination Papers Due Back: November 22, 2017, 4.00PM
– Absentee Ballots Available: November 23, 2017
– Polls Open: December 12, 2017 from 3.00PM until 8.00PM

Open positions include:
Selectman, term expiring June 2018
Selectman, term expiring June 2019



Persons desiring to run for the office of District Supervisor for the Hancock County Soil & Water Conservation District should contact the District Office at 192 State Street, Suite 11 in Ellsworth, (207) 667-8663, to obtain nomination papers.  Completed nomination papers must be received at the District Office no later than November 29, 2017 by 8 a.m.Persons who desire to run for the office of Supervisor must be a registered voter residing within the boundaries of the Hancock County Soil & Water Conservation District.  Additional information may be obtained by contacting the District.Persons wishing to vote in the election of District Supervisor must contact the District in order to receive a ballot or stop in the District office at 192 State Street, Suite 11 to vote.  Voting begins November 29, 2017 at 8 a.m. and ends at 8 a.m. on December 13, 2017.  All registered voters within the boundaries of the Hancock County Soil and Water Conservation District are eligible to vote.


Harold MacQuinn, Inc. will be blasting in our Hancock Quarry on the Henderson Road for the month of November, 2017, Monday through Friday between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Access: the “Henderson Road” is gated at Route 1 and before and after the “MacQuinn Quarry.”
Three whistles – blasting in five minutes
Two whistles – blasting in one minute
One whistle – blasting is complete – all clear
No home(s) within one-half mile.
Any questions can be directed to the office of Harold MacQuinn, Inc. at 667-4653.



A special meeting of the Ellsworth City Council will be held on Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 8:00 AM. The meeting will be held in the Ellsworth City Hall Council Chambers.

1. Call to Order.
2. Council Order #111700, Discussion and action on the acceptance of a bid for installation and equipment in connection with the High Street Pump Station Upgrade project.
3. Council Order #111701, Review and acceptance of the November 7, 2017 City of Ellsworth Election results and to direct the City Clerk to notify in writing the persons who have been elected to serve on the City Council, Library Trustees Board, and Ellsworth School Board.
4. Adjournment.


Project Based Vouchers (PBVs) from the
MDI/Ellsworth Housing Authorities
Combined Notice of Finding of No Significant Impact
and of Intent to Request a Release of Funds
Date of Notice: November 2, 2017
Grantee: Families First Community Center
Address: P.O. Box 951, Ellsworth, Maine 04605
Telephone: (207) 460-3711
On or about November 20, 2017, the Families First Community Center will submit a request to the MDI/Ellsworth Housing Authorities for the release of PBV funds for HUD-assisted projects, to undertake the project known as Families First Community Center: Ellsworth Community Housing Residents, 41 North Street, for the purpose of renovating the property into six single family units with supportive services for homeless families with minor children. Total estimated funding is $52,056 per year.
Finding of No Significant Impact
The City of Ellsworth has determined through an environmental assessment that the project will have no significant impact on the human environment. Therefore, an Environmental Impact Statement under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 is not required. Additional project information is in the Environmental Review Record (ERR) on file at the City of Ellsworth, One City Hall Plaza, Ellsworth, Maine. Tel. (207) 669-6608. The ERR may be examined or copied weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Public Comments
Any individual, group, or agency disagreeing with this determination or wishing to comment on the project may submit written comments on the ERR to the City of Ellsworth, att. Michele Gagnon, at One City Hall Plaza, Ellsworth, Maine 04605. All comments received by November 17, 2017, will be considered by the City of Ellsworth prior to authorizing Families First Community Center to submit a request for release of funds. Comments should specify which Notice they are addressing.
Release of Grant Funds
The City of Ellsworth certifies to the MDI/Ellsworth Housing Authorities that Michele Gagnon in her official capacity consents to accept the jurisdiction of the Federal Courts if an action is brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to the environmental review process and that these responsibilities have been satisfied. The MDI/Ellsworth Housing Authorities acceptance of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and allows Families First Community Center to use PBVs.
Objections to Release of Funds
MDI/Ellsworth Housing Authorities will accept objections to its release of funds and the City of Ellsworth certification for a period of fifteen days following the anticipated submission date or its actual receipt of the request (whichever is later) only if they are on one of the following bases: (a) the certification was not executed by the Certifying Officer of the City of Ellsworth required by 24 CFR Part 58; (b) the ERR indicates omission of a required step, decision or finding; (c) the grant recipient or other participant in the development process have incurred costs or undertaken project activities not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before approval of a release of funds by the MDI/Ellsworth Housing Authorities; or (d) another Federal agency acting pursuant to 40 CFR Part 1504 has submitted a written finding that the project is unsatisfactory from the standpoint of environmental quality. Objections must be prepared and submitted in accordance with the required procedures (24 CFR Part 58.76) and shall be addressed to MDI/Ellsworth Housing Authorities at P.O. Box 28, Bar Harbor, Maine 04609. Potential objectors should contact the MDI/Ellsworth Housing Authorities to verify the actual last day of the objection period.
Michele Gagnon, Ellsworth City Planner
Signature of Certifying Officer
One City Hall Plaza, Ellsworth, Maine 04605


Town of Sullivan

Attention Voters

You are hereby notified that a Special Town Meeting will be held at the Sorrento Sullivan Recreation Center on Thursday, November 2, at 7:00 PM to act on three articles regarding taxes, the purchase of a new fire truck and adopting an Ordinance Prohibiting Retail Marijuana Establishments and Retail Marijuana Social Clubs. A full copy of the Special Town Meeting Warrant is available at the Town Office.