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Volunteers repair Shakers’ hayfield

About 40 volunteers from as far away as Georgia spent the wet morning filling in ruts caused by vandals driving an automobile in circles two weeks ago.

“It’s a cold, wet day and we have a field full of people,” said Michael Graham, curator of the Shaker museum. Keep reading

New Gloucester Comprehensive Plan Update Survey

The Town of New Gloucester is updating their comprehensive plan.  This is a plan that looks to set goals and direction for the town.  The current plan is from 1990 and a lot has changed since then! In order to update the comp plan we need to hear from you.

The town has a short survey available online that will give the update committee a sense of what is important to the people of New Gloucester.  This will help guide the committee through the process and prioritize different elements.  Click here and let us know what you think!

Keep an eye on the Comprehensive Plan Update Committee’s page on our website for materials generated by the committee and town staff.

Let other people know about the survey!  Have your kids fill it out.  Tell your friends. The more responses we get the better!  Hard copies are available at the town office.  IF you have any questions please contact the New Gloucester Town Planner, Scott Hastings (shastings@newgloucester.com, (207)926-4126Ex4).

Another chance to hear from gubernatorial candidates

The Portland Press Herald and the University of New England will host a gubernatorial debate on Wednesday, October 10 from 7 – 8:30 p.m., featuring candidates Alan Caron (I), Terry Hayes (I), Janet Mills (D) and Shawn Moody (R). The forum will be moderated by Carol Coultas, PPH Business Editor.
Bill Nemitz, PPH Columnist and Greg Kesich, PPH Editorial Page Editor, will serve as panelists.

Streaming live on pressherald.com

 

 

Profiles of candidates in Sun Journal

The Sun Journal is running a series of candidate profiles.

See profiles for our two House candidates, Amy Arata and Misty Coolidge:
http://www.sunjournal.com/amy-bradstreet-arata
http://www.sunjournal.com/misty-coolidge

And Senate candidates, Ellie Espling and Ned Claxton:

Ellie Espling

Ned Claxton

Candidates for governor meet in second forum

The four contenders are fielding questions on healthcare, the economy, Maine’s workforce and education at the Portland Regional Chamber event. Keep reading in Portland Press Herald.

House District 65: Small-business owners pursue New Gloucester seat

Republican Amy Arata and Democrat Misty Coolidge have ideas for addressing the opioid crisis, and both support Medicaid expansion. Keep reading in Portland Press Herald

Curator of Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village dismayed by vandalism

The hayfield destruction is the latest in a string of illegal dumping and vandalism that has plagued the historic 1,800-acre property over the past year. Keep reading in the Portland Press Herald.

NGFR BBQ at Thompsons a festive and delicious fundraising success

The New Gloucester Fire and Rescue hosted their annual barbecue at Thompsons’ Orchards on September 30th. A fundraiser for the NGFR, they hoped to clear $1,000 for various needs and projects. The weather was perfect and many stopped to enjoy chicken, burgers and hot dogs.  Gray Stop and Shop and an anonymous donor helped support this cause.

NGFR members Alicia LaFlamme (Advanced EMT), Jared Schwartz (Firefighter/EMT) and Auxiliary members Amy Carman and Avis Ford serve a delicious BBQ lunch at Thompsons on Sept. 30, 2018. Not shown: George Carman, Tim Joy and Peter Culver.

Misty Coolidge is ready to enjoy her lunch at the NGFR BBQ. September 30, 2018.

 

Interior firefighter Peter Culver takes a break at the NGFR BBQ.

Tim Joy barbecues chicken at the 2018 NGFR BBQ.

See these videos on NGX’s new YouTube channel.

Tim Joy on the history of the NGFR BBQ

NGFR fundraising and serving the community

Vandals damage Shakers’ hayfields

Vandals damaged a hayfield sometime late Thursday night or Friday morning at the Sabbathday Village Shaker Farm in New Gloucester.

A post on the Shaker’s Facebook page included photos of deep tire tracks left in the field.
“Authorities were contacted, but unfortunately very little can be done unless the perpetrators are caught,” the post read. “Repairs are extensive and will have to be done by hand.” Keep reading in the Portland Press Herald.

Fire & Rescue BBQ at Thompson’s on Sunday

The New Gloucester Fire & Rescue will host a chicken BBQ at Thompson’s Orchards on Sunday,  September 30th at noon. Have lunch and support our local heroes!