A public workshop will be held on Monday, June 27 to provide information and answer questions regarding the new public works facility being planned in New Gloucester. The workshop will be held at 7 pm at the Fire and Rescue Station, at 611 Lewiston Road.
Since last August, a Public Works Design Committee has been meeting to plan for the construction of a new facility that can meet current and future needs. With the help of Oakpoint Associates, a consultant hired with support from a CDBG planning grant, the committee has moved forward on site selection and development of conceptual plans. Based on a site assessment from the consultant, the Board of Selectmen last November selected the 25-acre town-owned parcel at 611 Lewiston Road – the location of the Fire and Rescue Station – as the location for the new facility. The current concept plan for the facility calls for a 10-bay 16,800 square foot garage and a new salt shed.
At the public workshop, staff will give a short presentation aimed at providing background information and project details. The committee will then take comments and questions from the public. Besides committee members, a representative from Oakpoint and a hydrogeologist retained by the Town will be present to field question and provide additional information. A series of handouts, including a Frequently Asked Questions sheet and conceptual plans, will be available at the workshop. These materials can also be downloaded from the Town’s websites at www.newgloucester.com (go to “Boards and Committees” sidebar and click on Public Works Design Committee), and are also available at the Town Office. Questions regarding the workshop can be addressed to Will Johnston, Town Planner, 929-4126 ext. 4, or email@example.com.
The New Gloucester Fire Rescue was dispatched to a woods fire that was spreading to a garage at approximately 5:30pm on Friday May 27, 2016. Fire officials first on scene reported heavy fire from the rear of the 25′ x 60′ structure. The structure contained an oversized 2 car garage with a partially finished second floor used as an office. It took fire fighters over two hours to contain all the flames. The fire was difficult to extinguish due to the access of water and a partially collapsed metal roof. The collapsed roof contained some of the fire until fire fighters could make access. Fire Fighters used foam to help suppress the hot spots and also used over 25,000 gallons of water. The New Gloucester Fire & Rescue responded with 14 Fire & EMS. New Gloucester was assisted by Poland Fire Rescue Department, Gray Fire Rescue, Pownal Fire & Rescue Departmentre , @Durham Fire & Rescue, and North Yarmouth Fire Rescue. The cause of fire will remain as unknown. No one was hurt on the emergency scene. The building was a complete loss and it is estimated at a value of $150,000.
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Homeowners Escape Blaze
New Gloucester, Maine – On Friday April 1, 2016 at 6pm, the New Gloucester Fire & Rescue was dispatched to 454 Morse Road for a reported garage fire. The emergency call was placed by neighbors and passer-byes. Upon New Gloucester’s arrival, the fire had spread from the two car garage to the Cape style home. Fire Crews had the bulk of the heavey fire knocked down within 30 minutes of arrival. The fire had consumed the garage upon arrival and had entered the home’s first and second floors. Approximately 15,000 gallons of water was used to extinguish the fire along with 25 gallons of fire suppressing foam. The water was trucked in from the Pineland Campus’ fire hydrant system. New Gloucester was assisted by Gray, Windham, Auburn, Poland, Durham, North Yarmouth and Pineland Security. The home, garage and contents are a complete loss with an approximate value of $450,000.
“The homeowners were credited with closing the door that separated the garage and home, and evacuating as soon as they knew the garage was on fire,” stated Captain Scott Doyle with New Gloucester Fire & Rescue. “People are encouraged to close doors as they exit a burning building, as long as life safety is not at risk, this can prevent further damages and contain the fire,” added Captain Doyle.
No one was injured during the incident. There were no pets in the home.
Saturday… October 31st, Halloween morning!
All You Can Eat Hunters Breakfast, All are WELCOME. Bring the family!
Check out this video from our very own “Chummy & Dear” for all the details! https://www.facebook.com/newgloucesterfirerescue/videos/vb.144916162307427/733364593462578/?type=2&theater
Cost $7 Ages 5+ Breakfast will include: Eggs, Pancakes, Home Fries, Biscuits, Beans, & Beverages.
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Please join us for an All You Can Eat Hunters Breakfast! Breakfast will include: Eggs, Pancakes, Home Fries, Biscuits, Beans, & Beverages. Cost $7 Ages 5+ We hope to see you there for the BEST, all you can eat breakfast in town! Please visit & “LIKE” us on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/newgloucesterfirerescue
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The New Gloucester Fire Rescue would like to extend a huge THANK YOU to the community for attending & supporting our annual EMS Open House! It was a wonderful evening celebrating the past with some of the people who had originally started the rescue 40 years ago, as well as how far we have come today with our present EMS personnel. Door prizes from L.L.Bean & Hodgman’s Frozen Custard, along with a drawing for one lucky child to win a free bike were handed out. A delicious BBQ enjoyed by all & a special cake for dessert rounded out the evening!
At this years EMS open house the department recognized Pat Vampatella, Dr. Harold Bartlett, Barbra Bartlett, Peter Bryant, Avis Ford, Beverly Grenier, Linda Ledger, Roger Levasseur, Lloyd Morrison, Elaine Verrill, Dick Wilde, Joanne Wilde, & Joyce Wotherspoon for starting the New Gloucester Rescue Service forty years ago. A plaque was presented that will be displayed at the station. Please visit & “LIKE” us on Facebook, to see more photos & stories from the open house! https://www.facebook.com/newgloucesterfirerescue
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Just a reminder the annual New Gloucester Fire Rescue EMS Open House is tonight! 5-7 p.m. Please come & celebrate 40 years of the rescue service with us!
NEW GLOUCESTER EMS OPEN HOUSE
Join us May 20 th from 5-7pm as we celebrate 40 Years of New Gloucester Rescue! Come meet some of the folks who started the service back in 1975 as well as meeting the people who continue to serve today! We will have an amazing history area set on display as well as the all the wonderful displays from various vendors.
Free BBQ WHILE IT LASTS!
RAFFLES ~ FACE PAINTING ~ DEMONSTRATIONS!
This is sure to be a fun filled event, you don’t want to miss it!
See you on Wed. May, 20 th 5-7 pm
At the New Gloucester Fire Rescue
611 Lewiston Rd.!
With all the dry timber throughout the fields & forest lands this spring, first responders of the New Gloucester Fire Rescue hone in on their skills on handling & extinguishing wild land fires, during a controlled burn. EMS were on site as well. For several weeks now burning has been terminated by the Maine Forest Service until we have some significant rainfall. Please dispose of cigarettes & matches properly.
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Images copyright of Vicki Lund Photography 2015