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.
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.
At a workshop on March 27, 2019, the Land Management Planning
Committee (LMPC) heard from community members about development and regulation of
solar energy in New Gloucester According to Town Planner Scott Hastings,
members of the Comprehensive Plan Update Committee had recently suggested the
need to examine the town ordinances particularly as they relate to installation
of large solar arrays. Before proceeding with any such changes, the LMPC
decided to ask for public input and try to get ahead of the issue before any
large developers might approach the town
The Royal River Riders Snowmobile Club is hosting its annual fundraising dance Saturday, April 13, at the Gray American Legion, 15 Lewiston Road, Gray. The featured band is Something Stupid, a dance band made up of four self-proclaimed “weirdos,” who love to entertain people, whether it be musically or by making fun of themselves. Each show features a mixture of improvisational comedy and rehearsed music.
Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the dance will take place from 8 p.m. to midnight. Features include a cash bar, 50/50 raffle and a few door prizes. Tickets are $12 per person in advance or at the door. Call Andrea at 577-2563 or Candi at 831-0449, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Board of Selectmen on Monday adopted fees for using town buildings and recreational facilities, and added stipulations for their use.
It’s the first time the town has set fees, and they take effect immediately.
The amount charged varies according to whether the user falls into one of three categories: community groups, such as softball and baseball teams, from Gray-New Gloucester; community groups from outside Gray-New Gloucester; and groups such as private individuals, organizations or commercials enterprises. Keep reading Ellie Fellers’ report in the Sun Journal.
A number of paving projects, ditching, and bridge and safety improvements are proposed for New Gloucester and surrounding towns. See below for more information.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 6, 2019
Contact: Lisa Haberzettl [Claxton], 251-3548 Work plan for state bridge and road projects unveiled AUGUSTA – Sen. Ned Claxton, D-Auburn, is pleased to announce the details of Maine’s three-year transportation infrastructure work plan, and what it means for the state and region. The plan is released annually with an outline of the Maine Department of Transportation’s strategy for road, bridge and other transportation projects throughout the state. Continue reading →