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 Daryl David Gushee, 54

Daryl David Gushee, 54, of New Gloucester, passed away suddenly on Friday, Dec. 29, 2017, at his shop on Route 100 in New Gloucester.
He was born in Portland, on Friday, Aug. 2, 1963, to David Allen Gushee and Beverly Ann Upham Gushee. Daryl resided with his parents in South Portland and Gorham; then settled in New Gloucester in August 1984. Keep reading

NG Democrats to meet on Tuesday, Jan. 23

The New Gloucester Democratic Committee will be hosting a meeting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 23 at the Community Building, 381 Intervale Road, located behind Town Hall. The March 4 biennial caucus and other business will be on the agenda. All registered Democrats are invited to attend. Note that this meeting is not sponsored by the Town of New Gloucester. For more information, contact Nichole Stevens at (207) 807-7694.

Photos by Sara Gray, Maine Barns in Winter

A collection of photos celebrating the beauty of barns in winter at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, Intervale Farm, Morgan Hill Farm and the Morin Farm by photographer Sara Gray appears in New England Today.

Pineland warns skiers about dive-bombing owl

Pineland Farms is warning cross country skiers about an aggressive, dive-bombing owl that appears to be protecting a nest near a groomed trail. Keep reading

Brewery approved in New Gloucester

Brewery approved for New Gloucester

Patti’s “Inside New Gloucester” Column

Sparks’ Ark

Meet Josh Sparks of Sparks’ Ark and the array of wild animals he rehabilitates. His talk is open to ages 3 and up in the Mount Washington Room of The Commons at Pineland Farms from 1-2 p.m., Monday, Jan. 15.

Buy tickets at The Market and Welcome Center, 15 Farm View Drive, New Gloucester, for $5 per person. For more information, call 650-3031 or email education@pinelandfarms.org.

History Barn closed Jan. 6

Due to the predicted extreme cold temperatures, the New Gloucester History Barn Open House scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 6 has been canceled

Help wanted

Check the town website for employment opportunities at http://www.newgloucester.com.

Winter sand

Winter sand is available at no charge to residents of New Gloucester. The sand pile is located beside the Sand and Salt Shed at the Public Works Garage, 1036 Lewiston Road, Route 100. Residents are limited to two five-gallon pails of sand. Bring your own shovel and containers. No commercial vehicles are allowed. Call Public Works Director Ted Shane at 926-4574 for more information.

For Patti Mikkelsen’s complete column in the Lakes Region Weekly, go to http://news.keepmecurrent.com/inside-new-gloucester-134/

 

Public Hearing in New Gloucester for Brewery and Tasting Room

The town of New Gloucester Planning Board will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at 7:00 pm at the New Gloucester Meetinghouse, 389 Intervale Road, on a site plan application for a brewery and tasting room at 437 Lewiston Road, Map 0003 Parcel 0098. The project will consist of renovations and re-purposing of the main building, reconfigured site access, parking, utilities, and other site improvements.
Testimony will be taken at the hearing or may be submitted in writing to the Planning office or by email to shastings@newgloucester by 4:00 pm the date of the hearing. Plans may be viewed at the Town Hall, 385 Intervale Road.

Join the newly-formed Candidates/Referendum Issues Committee

CANDIDATES/REFERENDUM ISSUES COMMITTEE

The Town of New Gloucester is looking for five residents to serve on a new committee – Candidates/Referendum Issues Committee. The task of this Committee is to work with candidates or referendum issue spokespersons to create an agreeable format for forums.

Applications are due by Monday, February 5th, at 6:00pm, at the Town Office or send via email to smyers@newgloucester.com.

For an application, go to http://www.newgloucester.com

 

 

Physician Edmund ‘Ned’ Claxton to run for state Senate seat being vacated by Eric Brakey

The Auburn Democrat will run against Republican Ellie Espling of New Gloucester for the open District 20 seat.

By Steve Collins – Sun Journal

AUBURN — A longtime physician hopes to win a state Senate seat this year in an open district that Republican Eric Brakey has represented for the past four years.

Edmund “Ned” Claxton, 68, said his familiarity with health care and the struggles of his patients give him a unique perspective that would benefit Mainers.

Read complete article at http://www.pressherald.com/2018/01/03/physician-edmund-ned-claxton-to-run-for-state-senate-seat-being-vacated-by-eric-brakey/ 

 

Grassholes at Village Coffeehouse Sat. Jan. 6

Start the new year and join us for a concert by the Grassholes, featuring New Gloucester’s Field Rider and other talented musicians. The Grassholes, a 5 piece band consisting of bass, rhythm guitar, lead guitar, fiddle and banjo has a sound that has been described variously as ‘slam’ bluegrass, and ‘edgy’ traditional.. The band performs regularly around Portland and has played in various concert venues and festivals around New England for over 15 years. The band’s music is half originals and half covers/traditional.  Audiences witness that the individual Grassholes enjoy performing.

First Congregational Church
7:30 pm
Tickets $ 10 at the door