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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

 

“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.

Harvest Homecoming at Wayfinder Schools

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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

“You took my vote away:” BOS hears from “four old ladies”

Selectmen on Monday night unanimously approved a special town meeting to vote on a $4.6 million garage and sand shed, after four “old ladies” spearheaded a petition drive. Keep reading Ellie Fellers’ report in the SunJournal

Wayfinder Schools seeks overnight staff

Wayfinder Schools’ New Gloucester campus seeks a night owl for an overnight awake staff position. For job description and to apply see:

https://www.indeed.com/cmp/Wayfinder-Schools/jobs/Overnight-Awake-Staff-Member-e687bf0aa703cef9?q=wayfinder+schools