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Arata, Coolidge run for House District 65 seat

Only one of the candidates for House District 65 says she is related to a former U.S. President, but the two women squaring off this November have at least one thing in common: their birthday.

That’s not where the similarities end with Republican Amy Arata and Democrat Misty Coolidge, both of New Gloucester. They both own small businesses, both are originally from central Maine, both are married with three children, and both joke about being mistaken for one another by voters.

But in their race to replace Rep. Ellie Espling in a seat that represents New Gloucester and part of Poland in the Maine House of Representatives, the two candidates differ on whether they’d follow in Espling’s footsteps.  Keep reading

GNG Girl Scouts lead effort to establish parking spaces for veterans

Two local Girl Scouts have earned a scouting award and praise for their work on a project to create veterans-only parking spaces at several public buildings in Gray and New Gloucester.

Abby Ladd and Charlena LaVallee, both 13 and eighth-graders at Gray-New Gloucester Middle School, got the OK from officials in both towns to put several signs up reserving town parking spaces for military veterans or their families. Keep reading

GNG sports previews

Previews for GNG cross-country, field hockey and boys and girls soccer here.

GNG fall sports schedule

See the schedule for fall cross-country, field hockey and football here.

NG public works garage gets planning board’s OK

The Planning Board has signed off on the town’s new public works facility, nearly a year after voters approved a $4.6 million bond proposal for the building.

Town Manager Carrie Castonguay said she hopes for construction to start in November.

The project, including a more than 19,000-square-foot garage and a 12,800-square-foot salt and sand shed, will be located behind the town’s existing Fire & Rescue building at 611 Lewiston Road. Keep reading

Community Fair to make come back next summer

The New Gloucester Community Fair will be held on August 17, 2019. (Rain date August 18th). A small group of volunteers have teamed together to bring the fair back. It will be located at the Fairgrounds on Bald Hill Road. Additional volunteers are needed. We will also be looking for vendors, civic groups, crafters and artists.
Follow us on Facebook or More information will be coming in near future. Watch for our contest to come up with a new slogan for the fair!

Peter Bragdon

Local man injured in serious single car crash

A single-vehicle crash Friday night on Cambell Shore Road in Gray ripped the car into two pieces and trapped the driver inside, the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office said Saturday.

Upon arriving at the crash scene about 10:20 p.m., personnel from the sheriff’s office and Gray Fire and Rescue found a 2008 Honda Civic in the woods off the south side of Cambell Shore Road. The car had hit a tree and split in two, Chief Deputy Naldo Gagnon said in a statement. Keep reading

A New Issue for New Gloucester – A Town Charter

An Occasional Column About New Gloucester Governance
By Penny Hilton
August 26, 2018

There are around 70 towns and cities in Maine governed by town charters, according to John Salisbury of the Sabbathday Lake area of New Gloucester. New Gloucester to date is not one of them, but maybe it should be – so let’s ask the voters.

That was the thrust of Salisbury’s comments at the microphone during the Audience Participation segment of the August 20 New Gloucester Selectmens’ Meeting.

But First, an old issue – Who really did what?
Actually, it wasn’t quite that simple. Continue reading

Farmers Market at Fairgrounds starts September 1

A new farmers market is coming to the updated New Gloucester Fairgrounds next month.

Parks and Recreation Committee member Kathleen Potter has taken the lead on  the new market, with help from Town Manager Carrie Castonguay. Keep reading

Garrett Russell Drew, 30

NEW GLOUCESTER – Garrett Russell Drew, 30, passed away early August 25, 2018, as the result of a car accident in Oxford. Keep reading