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Eagles donate $10,000 to Fire & Rescue for life-saving device

The Town of New Gloucester would like to thank the New Gloucester Fraternal Order of Eagles #4131 for their wonderful donation ($10,000) to the New Gloucester Fire & Rescue Department for the Lucas 3 Chest Depression System. The Department is fundraising for this device and the donation is a huge step towards acquiring the Lucas 3. Thank you!

Shirley Teresa Hartford Hotham, 81

|Obituary in Portland Press Herald|

Shirley Teresa Hartford Hotham, 81, died Jan. 10, 2020. Born in Calais May 27, 1938, the daughter of Eral and Mary Newell Hartford.She grew up in South Portland and attended Holy Cross Schools. Keep reading

Parks & Recreation January newsletter

NG Parks and Recreation offers lots of activities for residents of all ages. Sign up for the newsletterfor January updates and to learn about openings in the after school program, Mad Science, family cooking, adult rec volleyball, family craft night, group fitness and toddler gymnastics.

Important information on imminent Property Tax Relief payments

|Office of the State Treasurer|

The Office of the State Treasurer would like to thank you for your continuing support of “An Act to Return Funds to Maine Property Tax Payers”. Checks will begin to process January 8th and continue until all 310,000 checks have been issued.

Timing of check payments
Due to the large volume of payments, we will process 20,000 per day for 4 days each week. A full list of payment batches and what municipality will be impacted can be found on the State Treasurer’s website. Additionally, we will update the public daily through social media; our Facebook page

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Bid accepted for culvert, dam work

|Ellie Fellers, Special to the Sun Journal|

Selectmen on Monday evening accepted a bid of $715,555 from Shaw Brothers of Gorham to repair the culvert and dam on Stevens Brook.

The decision is contingent on funding approval from voters at the annual Town Meeting in May and approval of permits. Keep reading

New Year’s Ride

| photo: Michael Fralich |

| Michael Fralich, Norumbega Farm |

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

I went down to the barn at approximately 7:00 am. It was not quite day yet but it was also no longer night. As I neared the barn, the heady aroma of large animals came to me in the cold winter air. Mocha was bounding through the new eight inches of snow to keep up with me. Cyra and her barn mate, Teddy, were out in the pasture. They were standing in the small stand of pine trees at the far side of the pasture. I grabbed Cyra’s riding halter and trudged through the new snow to get to them.

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Conrad R. Wurtz, 93

|Obituary in the Portland Press Herald|

Dr. Conrad R. Wurtz, 93, died on Dec. 31, 2019 at home surrounded by family. He was born in Chicago, Ill. on March 26, 1926 to Henry G. and Elsie 1. Wurtz. Attending the University of Iowa, he graduated with a B.A. in psychology in 1948 and M. A. in special education in 1950. Keep reading

New Gloucester seeks town manager

The Town of New Gloucester, Maine, is currently accepting resumes for the position of Town Manager.  New Gloucester is a vibrant community of approximately 5,900 citizens.  New Gloucester has a Town Meeting/Selectmen/Manager form of government and municipal operating annual budget of $4.6 million and 58 FT and PT employees.

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Make something at the library

|Carla McAllister, NG Public Library|

Not too long ago we were thrilled to realize the addition of a Makerspace. This space is filled with mostly low-tech crafty stuff: crayons, coloring pencils, scissors, colored paper, markers, colored pipe cleaners, glue and all sorts of wacky doodads so that anyone (especially littles) can make stuff anytime they like. It is located in our meeting room/kitchen/quiet room area and can be used most anytime, unless there is a book club meeting or the like taking place there. This is also an area where visitors are free to snack and drink and often littles are very happy to nosh and craft at the same time. When the weather is disagreeable and you are feeling housebound, why not bring your little ones in to make use of this area. They might even end up with something worthy of being magnetized to your fridge afterward.

Maker space at the library.
Photo: Carla McAllister

Fifth in a series. Watch for more great stuff from the library.

Cole Farms ending nearly 70-year run in January

|Portland Press Herald|

Cole Farms, a popular family restaurant for some 70 years, announced Monday that it is closing.

Brad Pollard, its owner, said it has become “increasingly difficult” over the last few years to maintain the successful formula the business once had. Keep reading