NEW GLOUCESTER – Selectmen on Monday evening dedicated the 223rd annual town report to Avis Thurston Ford, a founding member of New Gloucester Rescue in 1975 and longtime community volunteer.
“Avis is truly a gift to New Gloucester in so many ways,” New Gloucester Historical Society President Beverly Cadigan said during the dedication ceremony. “In the early 1970s, there was no New Gloucester Rescue. Avis was one of the 12 residents who took classes and qualified to become a basic EMT responder.” Keep reading Ellie Fellers’ piece in the Sun Journal.
New Gloucester’s search for a new fire chief to replace former chief James Ladewig will continue this week with additional candidate interviews scheduled for February 8, according to Town Manager Carrie Castonguay. To learn more about the status of the search and its background, read Ellie Fellers’s full story in the Sun Journal.
All are welcome to our annual New Gloucester Fire & Rescue hunter’s breakfast!
This Saturday, Oct. 27th at 5:30 AM – 9:30 AM
All you can eat!
Kids 5 and under $2
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Thank you for your support we appreciate YOU!
Rupert Watson, left, Tom Blake, Phil Blake and David Watson, along with others, met Sept. 19 at the New Gloucester Veterans Monument to see the inscription for the Watsons’ uncle, a British WW II pilot in the Royal Navy who perished over the skies of New Gloucester during training maneuvers in 1943.
1943 air crash memorialized
Tragedy struck over the skies of New Gloucester’s Intervale region 75 years ago.
On Oct. 3, 1943, British pilots Lieutenant Commander Alfred Jack Sewell and Sub-Lieutenant David James Falshaw Watson took off from Brunswick Naval Air Station to practice training maneuvers. Apparently one plane came up under the other, causing a collision that resulted in the deaths of both pilots.
The plane crash occurred over the meadow behind Everett Stinchfield Blake’s farm on Penney Road. Blake’s son, Phil, presented this story to his fellow members of the New Gloucester Veterans Monument Committee, who decided that the two WWII British allies deserved to be recognized on the town’s Veterans Monument.
Rupert and David Watson learned about the tribute to their uncle through internet research. When Rupert and his wife, who are from New Zealand, were visiting his brother David in New York, they decided to visit the Veterans Monument. They contacted Jean Libby from the Veterans Monument Committee in advance.
On Sept. 19, Phil Blake’s son, Tom, presided over a gathering of the three members of the Watson family, plus 20 New Gloucester Historical Society members and local dignitaries to honor pilot David James Falshaw Watson and present the trio with memorabilia from the monument’s dedication ceremony in 2014.
For Patti Mikkelsen’s complete column in the Lakes Region Weekly, go to http://news.keepmecurrent.com/inside-new-gloucester-152/
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Don Densmore of New Gloucester, a member of a volunteer construction team, works on the roof of the pavilion at the New Gloucester Fairgrounds on June 2. The pavilion is perched at the highest point of land in the area to afford parents a sentry post to keep an eye out for their children participating in recreational activities at the playground and athletic fields.
Fire-rescue open house
New Gloucester Fire-Rescue will be sponsoring an open house from 5-7 p.m. on Monday, June 18. All community members are invited to attend. Complimentary food will be served, demonstrations will be performed, and a baseball hat for each of the first 50 kids will be given out.
For Patti Mikkelsen’s complete column in the Lakes Region Weekly, go to http://news.keepmecurrent.com/inside-new-gloucester-144/
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FIRE WEATHER / FIRE DANGER site has been upgraded, please visit their site for everything you need to know for a safe burning season this year.
The color coded fire danger map is here >>
Towns listed alphabetically with “new zone numbers.” New Gloucester used to be zone 1 & 3, we are now “zone 9”
On days when burning will be allowed permits MUST be issued either by obtaining one directly from the New Gloucester Fire Rescue or online for your connivence at
Recent wildfire training conducted by New Gloucester Fire Fighters.
Recently the New Gloucester Fire Rescue visited with area MSAD 15 elementary schools, educating them about fire safety & ways for them to protect themselves in the event of a fire. This community outreach program takes place every year during or near National Fire safety week. Please visit the MSAD 15 website for pictures!
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Anne Gass of Gray discussed her book, “Voting Down the Rose,” as the guest speaker at the New Gloucester Historical Society’s meeting on Oct. 19. The book is about her great-grandmother, Florence Brooks Whitehouse, who helped win women’s voting rights in the U.S. about a century ago.
NEW GLOUCESTER FIRE RESCUE invite everyone for our annual HUNTER’S Breakfast! Saturday, October 28th
All you can eat delicious hot cooked breakfast, beginning at 5 am for all you hungry hunters!
If you are not a hunter no problem! Please bring your family, neighbors & friends to our once a year home cooked breakfast!
Menu: Eggs, Pancakes, Sausage, Bisquits & Beans, OJ, Milk, Coffee, Water.
(Get there early & we’ll have a few special items on the menu, served until they’re gone! Mmmmm…cinnamon rolls!)
$7.00 ages 5 & up
Free ages under 4
Great price for all you can eat!!
Your support for this annual fundraiser will help us purchase life saving equipment!
Please join us the New Gloucester Fire Rescue for our annual chicken BBQ!
Saturday, September 23, 2017
276 Gloucester Hill Road
Thank you to Thompson’s Orchard for teaming up with us again. We’ll be set up with the hot coals burning as the amazing BBQ aroma wafts through the apple orchard while you, your friends & families are having a fun day of picking apples. Plan on a delicious hot meal with all the fixin’s when you’re done.
Your support will help us buy life saving gear & equipment & we truly appreciate “YOU” our community!
Bring the family , friends it is sure to be a great day!
Serving noon until the chicken is gone, ( hint) it sells fast!
$8.00 ages 12 & up
$4.00 ages 4-11
See you on Sat. Sept 23 @ 12 noon!