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Red Cross Blood Drive

There will be a blood drive in the gym at Burchard A. Dunn School, 667 Morse Road on Tuesday October 23rd from 2 to 7 PM. Please call 1-800-RED-CROS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org and enter Dunn School to register.

 

Calling Budget Committee Volunteers for New Gloucester

There are currently 4 openings on the Budget Committee. This is a very important committee that has a great deal of say In the budget that is sent to the voters. The committee will meet 4 or 5 times during the months of January and February. I enjoy serving on this committee and working with the department heads making sure the needs of the town are met. I hope there will be a full slate of volunteers. If you interested in serving applications can be downloaded or picked up at the town office.

Thanks,
Peter Bragdon

Candidates forum videos available online

A forum for State Senate and House candidates was held at the Meeting House on October 9th, in two back-to-back sessions.Organized by the New Gloucester Candidates and Referendum Issues Committee in consultation with the candidates, each moderated session included a series of questions that had been submitted by community members, and a “voters’ voices” segment in which attendees posed questions from the floor.

The first session with House District 35 candidates Amy Arata and Misty Coolidge was moderated by John Salisbury. See the video: House District 35

The second session with Senate District 20 candidates Ned Claxton and Ellie Espling was moderated by Anne Gauthier Maurice. See the video:
Senate District 20

 

Volunteers repair Shakers’ hayfield

About 40 volunteers from as far away as Georgia spent the wet morning filling in ruts caused by vandals driving an automobile in circles two weeks ago.

“It’s a cold, wet day and we have a field full of people,” said Michael Graham, curator of the Shaker museum. Keep reading

New Gloucester Comprehensive Plan Update Survey

The Town of New Gloucester is updating their comprehensive plan.  This is a plan that looks to set goals and direction for the town.  The current plan is from 1990 and a lot has changed since then! In order to update the comp plan we need to hear from you.

The town has a short survey available online that will give the update committee a sense of what is important to the people of New Gloucester.  This will help guide the committee through the process and prioritize different elements.  Click here and let us know what you think!

Keep an eye on the Comprehensive Plan Update Committee’s page on our website for materials generated by the committee and town staff.

Let other people know about the survey!  Have your kids fill it out.  Tell your friends. The more responses we get the better!  Hard copies are available at the town office.  IF you have any questions please contact the New Gloucester Town Planner, Scott Hastings (shastings@newgloucester.com, (207)926-4126Ex4).

Another chance to hear from gubernatorial candidates

The Portland Press Herald and the University of New England will host a gubernatorial debate on Wednesday, October 10 from 7 – 8:30 p.m., featuring candidates Alan Caron (I), Terry Hayes (I), Janet Mills (D) and Shawn Moody (R). The forum will be moderated by Carol Coultas, PPH Business Editor.
Bill Nemitz, PPH Columnist and Greg Kesich, PPH Editorial Page Editor, will serve as panelists.

Streaming live on pressherald.com

 

 

Profiles of candidates in Sun Journal

The Sun Journal is running a series of candidate profiles.

See profiles for our two House candidates, Amy Arata and Misty Coolidge:
http://www.sunjournal.com/amy-bradstreet-arata
http://www.sunjournal.com/misty-coolidge

And Senate candidates, Ellie Espling and Ned Claxton:

Ellie Espling

Ned Claxton

Candidates for governor meet in second forum

The four contenders are fielding questions on healthcare, the economy, Maine’s workforce and education at the Portland Regional Chamber event. Keep reading in Portland Press Herald.

House District 65: Small-business owners pursue New Gloucester seat

Republican Amy Arata and Democrat Misty Coolidge have ideas for addressing the opioid crisis, and both support Medicaid expansion. Keep reading in Portland Press Herald

Curator of Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village dismayed by vandalism

The hayfield destruction is the latest in a string of illegal dumping and vandalism that has plagued the historic 1,800-acre property over the past year. Keep reading in the Portland Press Herald.