New Gloucester – Joyce I. Hodgman 81, of 1108 Lewiston Rd. New Gloucester died Wednesday May 17th 2017 at C. M. M. C. with her family by her side. A lifelong resident and icon of New Gloucester she was born March 19, 1936 a daughter of the late Foye and Ada Morrison Wescott. She graduated from Mechanic Falls High School . Her family own and operate Hodgman’s Frozen Custard in New Gloucester and was an active member of the New Gloucester Congregational Church, Fireside Club, Amvets, Senior Citizens of Cumberland County and was a volunteer at the Androscoggin Hospice House. Keep reading
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Selectmen welcomed Town Manager Carrie Castonguay to her first meeting with the board Monday, the day she started her new job. Keep reading in Sun Journal.
Saturday, May 20th
215 Gloucester Hill Road (big red barn at the top of the hill)
9 AM – 1PM
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Charlotte E. (Aldrich) Hammond, a longtime resident of New Gloucester, passed away in her sleep on Thursday, April 13, 2017, at Ledgewood Manor in Windham, one day after her 95th birthday. – See more at: http://obituaries.pressherald.com/obituaries/mainetoday-pressherald/obituary.aspx?n=charlotte-e-hammond-aldrich&pid=185207078&eid=sp_ommatch&eid=sp_ommatch#sthash.f0IszuE3.dpuf
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New Gloucester’s annual town meeting will take place on Monday, May 1st at 7 PM in the gym at Memorial School. In addition to the usual roster of budget articles, there are several that deal with new or revised ordinances. Article 21 would ban retail marijuana businesses, (apparently a placeholder until the state gets its act together); article 22 would apply term limits to the Board of Selectmen; and several articles (23-27) that seek to modify zoning ordinances.
You can download the warrant on the town’s website: www.newgloucester.com
Edward Christopher Lowe, 86, died April 12, 2017 in Auburn.
Born in New Gloucester Sept. 27, 1930, the son of Edward C. Sr. and Elsie Gay Lowe and graduated New Gloucester High School. – See more at: http://obituaries.pressherald.com/obituaries/mainetoday-pressherald/obituary.aspx?n=edward-christopher-lowe&pid=185179656&fhid=15589&eid=sp_ommatch&eid=sp_ommatch#sthash.L8x8igLz.dpuf
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The chance to talk with State Representative Ellie Espling drew some twenty New Gloucester residents to the Congregational Church vestry in the early evening on April 5. State Senator Eric Brakey, newly announced candidate for U.S. Senate, was able to join the gathering, a lively ninety-minute exchange of views and concerns.
Healthcare concerns dominated the conversation. Residents shared personal experiences and expressed a wide spectrum of viewpoints about alternative approaches, costs, and coverage issues. In particular, community members wanted to know whether the two legislators support Medicaid expansion in Maine, a likely ballot initiative this fall. On the matter of citizen ballot initiatives generally, residents asked how the representatives typically approach citizen-approved bonds and ballot measures and how they weigh the expressed will of the voters. Other questions sought the legislators’ positions on proposed cuts to Clean Election funding, whether campaign funds from PACs should be spent within Maine, and what the state should increase spending on.
Briefly stepping back from specific issues to offer a broader view, Representative Espling and Senator Brakey acknowledged partisan differences in Augusta but noted considerable cooperation as well, with many bills enjoying unanimous support in committees and on the floor. Their New Gloucester meeting concluded on a similarly positive note. Attendees thanked Representative Espling and Senator Brakey, and the legislators expressed appreciation and plans to convene additional community listening sessions.
Carrie Castonguay of Jay was hired by the Board of Selectmen to replace Town Manager Paul First, who resigned from his post on April 2. She will begin her duties May 15 at a salary of $68,000. Keep reading in SunJournal
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The next meeting of New Gloucester’s Cable TV Committee will feature a public workshop on candidate forums that are televised on NGTV community access Channel 3. Citizen input is being sought to evaluate past practices and apply changes, if any, to the protocol of future forums.
The public workshop will take place at the Meetinghouse, 389 Intervale Road, on Thursday, April 13, 7 p.m. For those who cannot attend the workshop, suggestions and comments may be emailed in advance to email@example.com.