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Peter B. Sawyer, 79

Peter B. Sawyer, of Gray, passed away unexpectedly on Oct. 14, 2017, at home, at the age of 79. He was born in Portland on Oct. 3, 1938, to the late Elbert C. Sawyer and Hazel J. Pankhurst Sawyer.Keep reading

School district had been urged not to hire coach

Duane Greaton was hired as Gray-New Gloucester High School’s football coach despite the objections of a parent who said he had an abusive style and a warning from the school’s previous coach that Greaton was unqualified. Keep reading

GNG coach resigns after allegedly telling players to taunt opponent

The varsity football coach at Gray-New Gloucester High has resigned after allegations arose that he instructed his players to taunt a Yarmouth player about having two mothers as parents.

The parents, Lynn and Stephanie Eckersley-Ray, say Gray-New Gloucester coach Duane Greaton told his players to taunt their son every time he was tackled during a game last Friday by saying, “Who’s your daddy?” Keep reading

 

Student help at the New Gloucester Fairgrounds

GNG Students help at the New Gloucester Fair Grounds

On Saturday October 14th, students from the GNG High School Community Service Club worked with members of the New Gloucester Environmental Resources Committee for several hours clearing brush and invasive plants in an area near the playground and shelter. They also helped plant forsythia in another area. They were hard workers and most enjoyable with which to work. The committee thanks them very much.

Below is a list of the names of these wonderful workers.

David Arata
Jeremy Mazur
Jacob MacCallum
Michael Sutherland
Andrew LaCerda
Abigail Michaud
Carson McEvoy

“Vote Yes” signs stir ethics controversy

An Augusta construction company paid for 150 signs urging New Gloucester residents to vote yes on building a controversial public works garage — a $4.6 million building the company had a contract to build if the voters approved the project. Keep reading

Voters OK funds for new garage

Residents on Monday night narrowly voted to fund a new six-bay town garage and salt shed at 611 Lewiston Road. The secret ballot vote was 168-138.The thirty-vote margin came after voters argued about safety, site location choice and impact to taxes. Keep reading Ellie Fellers’ story in the Sun Journal.

Patti’s Oct. 13 “Inside New Gloucester” Column

Callie Kimball

Callie Kimball, a longtime member of The Friends of the Shakers, volunteers at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village’s Harvest Festival by serving barbecue pulled pork sandwiches to the throngs of visitors in attendance on Oct. 7. Kimball is a resident of Cape Elizabeth.

Women’s suffrage talk

Family historian Anne Gass will speak on “Women’s Suffrage in Maine and the USA” at the Thursday, Oct. 19, meeting of the New Gloucester Historical Society, beginning at 7 p.m. The talk, which is free and open to the public, will take place at the New Gloucester Meetinghouse, 389 Intervale Road. Refreshments will be served.

For Patti Mikkelsen’s complete column in the Lakes Region Weekly, go to: http://news.keepmecurrent.com/inside-new-gloucester-126/

Harvest Homecoming at Wayfinder Schools

Harvest Homecoming poster PNG

Salt pile raises concerns

Resident Dennis McCann told selectmen at their meeting on October 2nd that he’s concerned that a salt pile and truck-washing outside the town garage is leaching salt into the ground. Keep reading in Sun Journal

Improved fish passage insures brook trout return to Brandy Brook

The town of New Gloucester is restoring fish passage into cold water habitat in the Collyer Brook watershed, due to support from a partnership with state agencies and local nonprofit organizations. Keep reading in Sun Journal