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Materials for April 16 meetings now posted on town web site

Town of New Gloucester MEETING NOTICETuesday – April 16, 2019
6:00 p.m. Amvets Hall 1095 Lewiston Road, New Gloucester, Maine

Board of Selectmen Public Hearing
Property Tax Assistance Ordinance
Please click here to view the Proposed Ordinance

Informational Meeting Public Safety (Fire and Rescue) Budget

Budget Committee Public Hearing
FY2020 Proposed Budget
Please click here to view the FY2020 Budget 

Budget Committee Meeting to follow


Board of Selectmen Considers Budget, Reviews Warrant, Sets Special Meeting/Public Hearing for April 16

Deep into hour three of their April 8 meeting, the Board of Selectmen discussed the FY19 NG Fire and Rescue budget to be given to the Budget Committee for its April 11 meeting, and shed light on possible changes ahead for the department.  The Fire and Rescue budgets, now combined in a single “Public Safety” account, #117, have remained uncertain as the board considered options—and costs—for providing 24/7 emergency response coverage.  The board had previously set a placeholder amount of $700,000 while it deliberated.  The new FY19 figure will be $643,112.  The Fire and Rescue budget this year was $380,000. 

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Budget hearing/meetings April 16

To: Citizens of New Gloucester

From: Peter Bragdon, Candidate for Selectmen

A Marathon Night of Public Hearings/Meetings you should know about!  Please spread the word….

We need you!   At topic is your town budget with a proposed estimated / rough increase of 23% (per the selectmen meeting).

Please be advised there will be the following public hearings/meetings held on this coming TUESDAY at 6pm.  The meeting will be held at the AMVETS Hall, 1095 Lewiston Rd.

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Robert “Bobby” Chapman, 56

Robert “Bobby” Chapman 56 of New Gloucester, passed away on March 25, 2019, at his home in New Gloucester. He was born in Portland, the oldest of three children. Keep reading obituary in the Portland Press Herald.

Mainers invited to enter Worst Road in Maine contest

This year’s contest is focused on state highways, bridges and state-aid roads. Read more in the Portland Press Herald.

Rep. Arata’s April 3 Newsletter

Read about education tax benefits, well safety and testing, and a robotics competition in Representative Arata’s newsletter.

New Gloucester developer allowed dock on Sabbathday Lake

Allen Hamilton asked planners to change his subdivision approval to allow a marina.

The Planning Board voted 5-0 on Tuesday night to allow a subdivision developer to install a dock at the Sabbathday Lake beach, not a marina that would give all eight lot owners their own boat slips. Keep reading Ellie Fellers’ story in the Sun Journal.

Snowdrops!

Snowdrops by Kevyn Fowler, April 3, 2019

Sen. Claxton welcomes New Gloucester students to State House


Dunn School students with Senator Claxton at the State House.

AUGUSTA — On Tuesday, Sen. Ned Claxton, D-Auburn, welcomed third and fourth graders from the Burchard A Dunn School in New Gloucester to the State House.

Visits to the State House provide students with a real world, legislative learning experience. To learn more about visits to the State House or the Honorary Page program, please contact Sen. Claxton’s office at (207) 287-1515.

Gift allows NG conservator Tony Castro to continue restoration of historic painted ceiling

Readfield Union Meeting House has received a $10,000 gift to help restore its painted ceiling and complete Phase I of the conservation work this spring, according to a news release from the Meeting House’s Board.

The donation was made by Linda Bean, and her sister Diana Bean.

Like the painted murals on the walls of the sanctuary, the ceiling was highly decorated by the artist, Charles Schumacher, of Portland, from 1866 to 1868. Over the years, vibration and other factors have caused portions of the plaster ceiling to crack and come loose from the laths that support it. Continue reading article in Portland Press Herald.

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