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Patti’s Nov. 9 “Inside New Gloucester” Column

Channel 3 becomes 1302

Effective Nov. 13, local access NGTV Channel 3 will be changed to Channel 1302.
Gray Community TV Channel 2 will be Channel 1301, and Portland’s Community TV Network Channel 5 will be Channel 1303. These channels will be carried in the basic service tier.

Spectrum is converting TV service to 100 percent digital format. Customers will be required to have a Spectrum receiver on each TV. If you have an existing set-top-box, digital transport adapter (DTA), or retail device with a CableCARD on each TV, you will be unaffected by this change. Otherwise, to order your Spectrum receiver(s), go to or call 1-844-278-3409 and a self-installation kit will be shipped to your home at no additional cost. You can also visit the Windham, Saco, Lewiston or Portland Cable Stores to pick up your equipment. Customers are eligible to receive a converter at no additional charge for a limited period of time. If customers have TV(s) without equipment issued by Spectrum, they will lose the ability to view channels.

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Event Roundup – Week of 11/5

Here are events happening in New Gloucester this week. Check our events calendar for more details: Don’t forget to vote!

Monday, Nov. 5

  • Water District Monthly Meeting (5pm)
  • Parks & Recreation Committee Monthly Meeting (5:30pm)
  • New Gloucester Board of Selectmen Meeting (7pm)

Tuesday, Nov. 6

  • Election Day at the Fire Station (6am-8pm)
  • Butter Making at Pineland Farms (10am)
  • Girl Scout Signup Night at Memorial School (6pm)
  • Planning Board Monthly Meeting (7pm)
  • Adult Rec Volleyball at Memorial School (7:30pm)

Wednesday, Nov. 7

  • Veteran’s Adaptive Sports & Training (VAST) Weekly Programming (9am-12pm)
  • Blockhouse Stitchers (9:30am)
  • School Board Meeting (6:30pm)
  • Royal River Riders Snowmobile Club Monthly Meeting (7pm)

Thursday, Nov. 8

  • Boys Scouts Troop 135 Meeting (6pm)
  • Dunn School Patriot Parent Meeting (6pm)
  • New Gloucester Comprehensive Plan Update Committee Monthly Meeting (6:30pm)
  • Adult Rec Volleyball at Memorial School (7:30pm)

Friday, Nov. 9

  • Friday on the Farm at Pineland Farms (10am)
  • Story Time at New Gloucester Public Library (10am)
  • Movie Night Hosted by Dunn School Patriot Parents (6pm)

Saturday, Nov. 10

  • Food Pantry Distribution (8am)

Sunday, Nov. 11

  • Championship and Finals for New Gloucester Recreational Mens’ Flag Football League (9am)

Event Roundup – Week of 10/29

Looking for something to do that’s close to home? Here are events happening in New Gloucester this week. Check our events calendar for more details:

Tuesday, Oct. 30

  • Handicrafts at the library (7-8pm)
  • Public Hearing and Planning Board Meeting (7pm)
  • Adult Rec Volleyball at Memorial School (7:30pm)

Wednesday, Oct. 31

  • VAST weekly programming (9am-12pm)
  • Blockhouse Stitchers (9:30am)
  • Pumpkin Carving at Pineland (10-11:30am)
  • Trick or Treat in the Lower Village (4:30-8pm)

Thursday, Nov. 1

  • Adult Book Club at New Gloucster Public Library (10am)
  • GNG High School Fall Sports Banquet (6-7:30pm)
  • Boy Scouts Troop 135 Meeting (6pm)
  • New Gloucester Public Safety Committee Meeting (7pm) cancelled
  • Adult Rec Volleyball at Memorial School (7:30pm)

Friday, Nov. 2

  • Story Time at New Gloucester Public Library (10am)
  • Friday on the Farm at Pineland (10am)

Saturday, Nov. 3

  • Holiday Craft Fair at Memorial School (9am-2:30pm)
  • History Barn Open House (9am-12pm)
  • Fall Cider Tasting at Norumbega Cidery (2-6pm)
  • Wine Tasting at Village Store (5:30pm)
  • Seagrass at Village Coffeehouse (7:30-9pm)
  • Ragged Jack at New Gloucester Eagles (7:30-11:30pm)

Sunday, Nov. 4

  • Mens’ Flag Football Semifinals at New Gloucester Fairgrounds (9-11am)

Multiple Dates

  • Patriot Soccer Club at New Gloucester Fairgrounds (Mon-Fri, 4-8pm)
  • Open House at Country Craft Shop (Fri-Sun)
  • Lizziesraggs Farmhouse Primitives Christmas Open House (Fri-Sun)

Annual Hunter’s Breakfast

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!
Adults $8
Kids 5 and under $2

Click on the photo you will be directed to our Facebook page for more info.

Thank you for your support we appreciate YOU!

NG Rx: An Occasional Column About New Gloucester Governance


So on October 15 the New Gloucester BOS voted to send the question of whether or not the town wants to start the process of creating a Town Charter to the voters.


One thing everyone agreed on at the meeting was that there will have to be a lot of education done on what a town Charter is before New Gloucester voters decide next June whether to start the process.

Peter Bragdon, one of the town residents who asked the BOS to put the question to the people rather than require the original interested group to collect 600+ signatures to force the issue, explained that he himself had been against a town charter for years – till learning more about what that meant. “I had incorrect information,” he told the BOS. “Now I am for a charter.” Continue reading

Day One Open House on Oct. 23

Day One’s new residence at New Gloucester OPEN HOUSE is today, October 23 from 3 – 6 p.m. with Welcoming Remarks at 4 p.m.

Check out the newly opened residence in New Gloucester. Come learn more about Day One’s work to improve the health of Maine by providing substance use, mental health, and wellness services to youth and their families.

Event Roundup – Week of 10/22

There is a lot happening this week in New Gloucester! See the list of events below, and visit our calendar for more info:

Tuesday, 10/23

  • Pumpkin Carving at Pineland (10-11:30am)
  • Dunn School Red Cross Blood Drive (2pm-7pm)
  • New Gloucester Democratic Committee Meeting (7pm)
  • Lions Club Meeting at First Congregational Church of Gray (7pm)
  • Adult Rec Volleyball at Memorial School (7:30-9pm)

Wednesday, 10/24

  • Veteran’s Adaptive Sports & Training (VAST) Weekly Programming (9am-12pm)
  • Land Management Planning Committee (5:30-7pm)
  • 3/4 Book Club at New Gloucester Public Library (6:30-8pm)

Thursday, 10/25

  • Adult Rec Volleyball at Memorial School (7:30-9pm)

Friday, 10/26

  • Story Time at New Gloucester Public Library (10-11:30am)
  • Friday on the Farm at Pineland (10-11:30am)

Saturday, 10/27

  • Annual Hunter’s Breakfast Hosted by New Gloucester Fire & Rescue (5:30-9:30am)
  • Food Pantry Distribution (8-9:30am)
  • Library Craft Supply Sale (9am-12pm)
  • Rollerski Cross Country Cross Agility Sprint Festival (10am-1pm)
  • Halloween Party at Pineland YMCA (5:30-7:30pm)
  • 5th Annual Haunted Woods Walk at Pineland Farms (6-7pm)

Sunday, 10/28

  • Disc Golf Tag Challenge at Pineland (5pm)
  • Kids Trunk or Treat and Kids Halloween Party (6-7:30)
  • 5th Annual Haunted Woods Walk at Pineland Farms (6-7pm)

Multiple Dates

  • Corn Maze at Pineland Farms (Daily from 10am-3:30pm)
  • Patriot Soccer Club at the Fairgrounds (Mon-Thurs from 4-8pm)

Red Cross Blood Drive

There will be a blood drive in the gym at Burchard A. Dunn School, 667 Morse Road on Tuesday October 23rd from 2 to 7 PM. Please call 1-800-RED-CROS (1-800-733-2767) or visit and enter Dunn School to register.


Farm to Beer Dinner Hosted by Gray New Gloucester Development Corporation

Gray New Gloucester Development Corporation is hosting a Farm to Beer Dinner Oct. 20, 2018, from 5 PM – 9 PM, at Coolidge Family Farm featuring MANE Catering and Event Services and Battery Steele BrewingNicholas Orgo of MANE Catering is back to deliver a knock-out fall menu with Jacob and Shane from Battery Steele Brewing. Tickets are $70.

All proceeds from the event will help the Gray New Gloucester Development Corporation – GNGDC, a local non-profit, continue their work within the GNG business community with efforts such as their Grow GNG Challenge, The Grow GNG Challenge is a shark tank like event that awards the winning startup with a $10,000 forgivable loan and many other in-kind services such as a year of free phone and internet.

More info and discussion:

New Gloucester Library Hosts Craft Supply Sale on Oct. 27

The New Gloucester Public Library will hold a craft supply sale on Saturday, October 27 from 9am-12pm. Come buy some craft supplies. Yes supplies, not completed projects. Want to do relief? Come buy just the navy blue crayons. Want to put hair on a doll you just made? Come buy a partial skein of yarn. FMI call 926-4840.

More info and discussion:

Craft Supply Sale Flyer 2018