Author Archives: ngx

Three hunters rescued from Intervale by NGFR

Three hunters got stuck in a bog in New Gloucester on Monday evening and were “cold and wet up to their hips” when they were later rescued, a fire official said.

Capt. Scott Doyle of the New Gloucester Fire and Rescue Department said the hunters became stuck in a bog off 495 Intervale Road, which is also Route 231. Keep reading in PressHerald.

How we voted

See the New Gloucester election results on the town web site:

 

Orders OK’d for New Gloucester public works building

NEW GLOUCESTER – Selectmen on Monday approved two change orders for the $4.6 million public works facility at 611 Lewiston Road.

Ganneston Construction of Augusta plans to begin this week with a logging operation at the 25-acre site shared with the New Gloucester Fire and Rescue Department. Keep reading in the SunJournal.

Sheriff identifies Maine 18-year-old severely injured in crash involving deer

WMTW reports:

A New Gloucester teenager was flown to the hospital with life-threatening injuries after a crash in Castine on Thursday night.

Two other men in the car were also taken to the hospital with injuries. The crash was reported around 8:30 p.m.

Thomas Spurling, 18, was heading south on Castine Road when he hit a deer, went off the road and struck a tree, the sheriff said. Spurling was flown by medical helicopter to a Bangor hospital.

A man from Rhode Island and a man from Massachusetts were passengers in the vehicle and suffered non-life-threatening injuries, the sheriff said.

According to the sheriff, all three were wearing their seat belts.

Nephews of British pilot killed in 1943 New Gloucester crash visit memorial with his name

Special to the Sun Journal by Ellie Fellers

Read in the Sun Journal

Espling, Claxton vie for District 20 Senate seat

A key House Republican and former family physician-turned Democratic candidate are competing for the open District 20 Senate seat this fall.

Voters in Auburn, Mechanic Falls, Minot, New Gloucester and Poland will choose between Rep. Ellie Espling, R-New Gloucester, and Democrat Ned Claxton of Auburn on Nov. 6 when they elect a new state senator.

Current District 20  Sen. Eric Brakey is challenging U.S. Sen. Angus King in November. Keep reading

Saving seeds for next year’s garden?

Fall is a busy time of year for farmers who need to harvest the last of the season’s crops and work on preparing the soil for next year. But Roberta Bailey of Seven Tree Farm in Vassalboro is occupied with something else, too: saving seeds from this year’s crop.

Keep reading

Tim Reimensnyder video

Tim Makes Chairs follows New Gloucester artist Tim Reimensnyder through the process of making a greenwood oak chair from felling the tree to steam bending the seat back. Watch on YouTube.

Merribrook Farm fields to Maine Farmland Trust


On September 11th, a portion of our family farm on Intervale Road, New Gloucester was sold to Maine Farmland Trust to be forever farm fields. Our parents Lowell (“Brookie)” and Barbara Brookings bought the farm on Intervale Road in 1944. Dad had a herd of Holstein cows that he milked up until the summer of 1979 and sold the milk to Oakhurst Dairy. They also raised vegetables and Mom took them to the Portland Public Market until 1950.  Many of the neighborhood boys and a few girls, worked in the summer helping to bring the hay in. After the milking herd was sold to an Amish farmer in Lancaster County Pennsylvania, Dad still had young stock for a while. Dad hayed the fields up into his late 80’s, and sold the hay to people with horses, sheep, cows etc.  We 6 “kids” all helped with the haying, the gardens, the cows and whatever else needed to be done. Our brother Gary, the youngest and only boy, worked the farm with a Dad for many years. Some of the grandchildren also had the experience of helping on the farm, especially with the haying. One of our parents wishes was that it stay a farm forever if at all possible. By selling to Maine Farmland Trust, that is going to be possible on a good portion of the land. Some is going to be kept in the family which they had also wanted. The fields can now be enjoyed by the people that pass by Merribrook Farm forever.

Barbie Seaver

Flora Katherine (Rideout) Drouin, 1948 – 2018

Flora Katherine (Rideout) Drouin, 70, passed away unexpectedly at CMMC, Sept. 10, 2018, in Lewiston.
She was born in Gardiner on Jan. 28, 1948. She was married to the love of her life, Robert J. Drouin Sr., for 53 years. Keep reading