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New Gloucester Community Fair is returning

Press Release….

We are proud to announce that the New Gloucester Community Fair will be returning on Saturday August 17, 2019 with a Rain Date of August 18, 2019.   The event will be held 9am-3pm at the Fairgrounds on Bald Hill Rd in New Gloucester.

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New Gloucester selectmen adopt fees for using facilities

The Board of Selectmen on Monday adopted fees for using town buildings and recreational facilities, and added stipulations for their use.

It’s the first time the town has set fees, and they take effect immediately.

The amount charged varies according to whether the user falls into one of three categories: community groups, such as softball and baseball teams, from Gray-New Gloucester; community groups from outside Gray-New Gloucester; and groups such as private individuals, organizations or commercials enterprises. Keep reading Ellie Fellers’ report in the Sun Journal.

Public information Meeting on Charter Process

A public meeting about the process by which New Gloucester residents may create and institute a town charter will be held this coming Thursday, March 21, at 6:30 PM in the vestry of the Congregational Church in the Lower Village.

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Richard W. Penniman

Rick Penniman passed suddenly on March 12, 2019, at his home. He was born in Cornwall, Vt., and grew up in St. Johnsbury, Vt., where he graduated from St. Johnsbury Academy. He spent the last 32 years of his life at his home in New Gloucester. Rick leaves behind his wife, Deborah Weaver Penniman; his sons, Richard E. Penniman and his love, Sherry; Scott W. Penniman and his love, Melissa; Timothy Jon Weaver and his wife, Meredith, and all of their respective families. Keep reading obituary in Portland Press Herald.

Claxton bill to help victims of assault receives unanimous support

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 15, 2019
Contact: Lisa Haberzettl [Claxton], 251-3548

Sen. Claxton, “Current definitions of ‘strangulation’ limit our ability to help victims.”


AUGUSTA — Legislation from Sen. Ned Claxton, D-Auburn, LD 779, “An Act To Improve the Definition of ‘Strangulation’ in the “Aggravated Assault Laws” received an unanimous vote from the Legislature’s Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee on Wednesday. The bill would remove the requirement to prove intention from strangulation in aggravated assault cases. Continue reading

Rep. Arata’s March 16th newsletter

Representative Amy Arata’s latest newsletter includes information about Maine Maple Sunday, lost or unclaimed property, the Maine Moose Permit Lottery and the Legislative Memorial Scholarship.  Read her newsletter here.

Why you should experiment with hugelkultur in your garden

Most gardeners are accustomed to using a single method of gardening, maybe a plot or a raised bed. There are so many different gardening methods around the world, though, and some of them may help you grow better where you are.

One such method is hugelkultur, which translates to “mound culture” or “hill culture” in German, is a method of planting that involves growing plants on a mound of decaying material. Keep reading Sam Schiapani’s article in the Bangor Daily News.

Have breakfast, learn about Town Charters

A reminder that there will be a hearty St. Patrick’s Day Community Breakfast held this Sunday, March 17, at the Eagles on Sabbathday Road in New Gloucester from 8AM till 11 AM. The cost for a full breakfast from a menu of eggs, toast, English muffins, homefries, bacon, ham, orange juice, and coffee is $8, and tickets will be sold at the door. The bar will be open for those who want to add a Bloody Mary or some Irish libations to their meal. Proceeds will go to support New Gloucester Citizens for a Town Charter, and information about the Charter process will be available at the breakfast.

Will a Charter Benefit New Gloucester?

Opinion by Peter Bragdon – Board of Selectmen Candidate

As you have probably seen there is a push in New Gloucester by a group of citizens to form a Charter Commission.  I am involved in this diverse group which includes Democrats, Republicans, Independents, a retired town employee, past selectmen, current selectmen, retired Maine Municipal leaders and a retired town manager.   I want to share why I think a Charter will benefit the town.

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Former GNG bus driver pleads “no contest” to slapping student with autism

A bus driver accused of slapping a student with autism returned to court Wednesday.

Raymond Files is a former bus driver from MSAD 15, which includes Gray and New Gloucester. He was fired last August after a witness and a security camera caught him striking Bradley Seavey, a 19-year-old non-verbal boy with autism.
Keep reading and view video on NewsCenterMaine.