Final Maine Legislative Recount Set to Begin 

State election officials will conduct the final recount of ballots for Maine legislative races from the Nov. 6 election. Officials on Monday were holding a recount in the Piscataquis County commissioner’s race between Democrat Donald Crossman and Republican Frederick Trask. Trask was 10 votes ahead of Crossman on Election Day. A recount had also been scheduled Monday afternoon in the House District 51 race between Democrat Michael Devin and Republican Alan Pinkham, but Pinkham withdrew his request for a recount. Devin was 91 votes ahead of Pinkham on Election Day. District 51 covers Bristol, Damariscotta, Edgecomb, Newcastle, South Bristol and Monhegan Plantation.