Selectmen on Monday evening held off awarding a paving contract until they get clarification on a 1 percent surcharge to contractors who participate in Greater Portland Council of Governments’ bid program. Keep reading Ellie Fellers’ report in the SunJournal.
According to numbers posted on the town web site, Joe Davis was elected to the Board of Selectmen, with 311 votes. Doug McAtee had 133 write-in votes, and 36 ballots were blank. Gary Harriman was re-elected to the MSAD 15 School Board with 55 votes. Laura Jane Sturgis recited 9 write-in votes. 416 ballots were left blank. For the Water District, 8 people each received 1 write-in vote, leaving no winner. The school district budget passed with a 303 to 170 vote. The state bond issue failed with a vote of 223 yes and 253 no.
Great way to start the Glorious Fourth! The 42nd Annual New Gloucester Historical Society Strawberry Festival will be held on Thursday, June 29th from 6 PM- 8PM at the Congregational Church Vestry, 19 Gloucester Hill Rd. (just off Route 231), New Gloucester, ME. New Gloucester berries with homemade New Gloucester biscuits and New Gloucester’s own Hodgman’s Frozen Custard. World renowned Berry Berry Good Band. Baked goods table laden with goodies of many kinds. Come one, come all!
At their June 5th meeting, Selectmen officially appointed Carrie Castonguay as town manager for the rest of this fiscal year, which ends June 30. Keep reading Ellie Fellers’ report in the SunJournal.
Robert Stewart passed away, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s, on May 20, 2017. He was born in Portland.
Robert was a graduate of Portland High School, Portland Junior College, and Gorham State Teachers College, where he was third in his class. He also attended Montclair State College on a National Science Foundation grant.
Robert taught for 34 years, two in Yarmouth and 32 in Gray-New Gloucester. He was recognized in “Who’s Who in Teachers” in 1992. – See more at: http://obituaries.pressherald.com/obituaries/mainetoday-pressherald/obituary.aspx?n=robert-stewart&pid=185639301&fhid=18577#sthash.wC8CyEkY.dpuf
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New Gloucester – Joyce I. Hodgman 81, of 1108 Lewiston Rd. New Gloucester died Wednesday May 17th 2017 at C. M. M. C. with her family by her side. A lifelong resident and icon of New Gloucester she was born March 19, 1936 a daughter of the late Foye and Ada Morrison Wescott. She graduated from Mechanic Falls High School . Her family own and operate Hodgman’s Frozen Custard in New Gloucester and was an active member of the New Gloucester Congregational Church, Fireside Club, Amvets, Senior Citizens of Cumberland County and was a volunteer at the Androscoggin Hospice House. Keep reading
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Selectmen welcomed Town Manager Carrie Castonguay to her first meeting with the board Monday, the day she started her new job. Keep reading in Sun Journal.
Saturday, May 20th
215 Gloucester Hill Road (big red barn at the top of the hill)
9 AM – 1PM
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