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PPH: New Gloucester lawmaker seeks to ban ‘obscene’ material from public schools

AUGUSTA — When her teenage son came home from school toting a book titled “Kafka on the Shore,” Amy Arata of New Gloucester decided she ought to give it a read.

What she found within the pages of the 2002 novel by Japanese author Haruki Murakami appalled her.Keep reading in the Portland Press Herald.

Press release: Cole Farms closing for renovations

Press release: Starting on January 22, 2019, we will be closing the restaurant for approximately eight weeks to renovate the interior of the building and redesign our kitchen. We plan to reopen the restaurant on or about March 15.

Parts of this building are over 60 years old and need to be updated, as does the building’s infrastructure, which will be addressed during the renovation. As part of the renovation, we will be making some changes to our menu, which we are excited about. We’ll be adding a brick oven to our kitchen and will be adding brick oven pizza to our menu. We also intent to add a small market to the first floor where you’ll be able to purchase local foods, craft beers, wine and spirits.

When we are open, things will look a bit different and there will be changes, but we’re confident that the changes will be positive. Cole Farms will still be the place you go to join friends and family for a great meal of coffee and dessert. We’ll still be your go-to place for family get-togethers and celebrations.

Change is a normal part of our lives and can sometimes feel uncomfortable. But the reality is that the world never stops changing and new opportunities arise all the time. The time is now to grab onto some of these new opportunities that are blowing our way.

As always, thank you for your patronage and support. We are nothing without our loyal customers! We ask for your patience during the renovations and look forward to introducing you to the new space and offerings when we reopen in March. See you soon!

Brad Pollard, Owner of Cole Farms

(This is reproduced here in its entirety as the Cole Farms website was not working correctly at the time.)


Charlie Herrick, 66, formerly of New Gloucester

Charles “Charlie” F. Herrick passed away on Jan. 2 and life will never be quite the same.

A partner at Schooner Landing in downtown Damariscotta, husband to his adored and adoring bride Katrina, and father to three girls who gave him a run for his money, Charlie was the life of the party. This phrase is used all of the time, but for people who knew him, this could not be truer for Charlie. Keep reading in Lincoln County News.

Update from the Fishermen’s Net

Coming in for the weekend…
Fresh Sea Smelt $6.99/lb

Plus all of the regular goodies!!
Hope to see you soon!

About the Great Falls Preserve

Thanks to the generous gift of Michael and Julie Fralich, 40 acres with a trail along Meadow Brook will be preserved for all to enjoy into the future by the Royal River Conservation Trust. Read about the Great Falls Preserve on the Trust’s website, especially Michael’s narrative about the property.

New Gloucester couple donates 40 acres for trail system

A New Gloucester couple has donated 40 acres to the Royal River Conservation Trust to establish a trail system on the New Gloucester-Auburn line.

The donation by Michael and Julie Fralich establishes a permanent owner for a scenic, waterfall-laden, 1 1/2-mile hiking loop along Meadow Brook in the Royal River watershed. Keep reading Ellie Fellers’ article in the Sun Journal.

Practicality, in life and craft, drives Maine’s most famous furniture maker

Christian Becksvoort’s new book speaks to the philosophy behind his work. Read Bob Keyes’ article in the Portland Press Herald.

NG Pizza joint one of best in US

When you consider food in Maine, you might automatically conjure up images of buttery lobster and fried-to-perfection seafood. If you do that, you wouldn’t be wrong. In fact, you’d be very, very right. But, your food dreams don’t need to end there. There are so many other options for great food in Vacationland, that you could easily create a multi-stop, internationally inspired food road trip here. In fact, maybe we should do that! But, while you’re waiting for that journey go for something tried-and-true…pizza! This one is a bit out-of-the-way, but it rivals anything larger you might find in Portland, Bangor or the touristy spots in the state. Keep reading in Only in Your State

Another trooper injured in rear-end crash on turnpike in NG

For the second time in just over a week, a Maine State Trooper has been injured when his cruiser was struck from behind while parked in a breakdown lane of the Maine Turnpike.

Trooper Ryan Keller was parked at mile 70 in New Gloucester, on the northbound side of the highway, when the crash happened around 5:30 p.m. Friday, said Stephen McCausland, spokesman for the Maine Department of Public Safety. Keep reading in Portland Press Herald

Peter Bragdon, from near death to full of hope

AUBURN — He stood on the stage at East Auburn Baptist’s Christmas show with a poster board. It read: “Body shut down, three weeks to love. Gave up. No hope.” Peter Bragdon turned over his board to show God helped him. It read: “Liver transplant. Full of life, and hope.”

Keep reading in SunJournal.