Fed up with a lack of civility in modern politics, more women in Maine are running for state office than ever before.
Patricia McCarthy has been a journalist for 36 years, starting in Charleston, S.C. She moved to Maine in 1985 to be a Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram reporter. In 23 years there, she had writing, editing, page design and marketing roles in the news, features, sports, business, online and marketing departments. McCarthy then served as publisher of The Cape Courier in Cape Elizabeth for 5½ years. She has done freelance writing, editing, design and marketing/PR work since 1978 and has a photography business. McCarthy lives in Cape Elizabeth and has three grown daughters and a 12-year-old black Lab.
Kylie Bragdon won’t object to being called driven – it’s quite obvious that she is. Bragdon is a principal, a lobsterwoman and she just completed her doctorate at the University in New England. Now she's running for a seat in Maine state House.
Republican Josanne Dolloff is for running for the Maine Legislature to improve her state and ensure her daughters and grandchildren remain close to home.
Reade Brower will buy longtime friend Alan Baker's award-winning weeklies in Ellsworth and Bar Harbor on Sept. 1.
Reade Brower has become many things along his unconventional path through life, from janitor to balloon seller to barefoot marathoner to husband and father to where he is today, owner of 25 Maine newspapers.