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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A citizen-initiated petition to reconsider a town vote last month to build and fund a new public works facility failed to get the 283 valid signatures needed, according to officials. A total of 279 was required.
At their Monday meeting, selectmen voted 3-2 against the petitioners’ request for another town meeting on the issue. Keep reading
New Gloucester’s results mirror the rest of the state, with the casino going down to serious defeat, and the other three referendum questions passing. As reported on the town’s web site, here are the tallies of yesterday’s votes.
TOTAL VOTES CAST- 1467
By Matt Junker
NEW GLOUCESTER — Carl Wilcox has wanted to hike the Appalachian Trail for decades, and this year, the 54-year-old from New Gloucester checked it off his list.
His 6½-month journey began in Georgia on March 7, and finished Sept. 21 at the top of Mount Katahdin. Wilcox took time away from his job as a wastewater engineer at Woodard & Curran to complete the trek, which wasn’t without its challenges.
Wilcox spoke with the Lakes Region Weekly about his hike of more than 2,000 miles.
For the interview, go to: http://news.keepmecurrent.com/qa-with-carl-wilcox-new-gloucester-thru-hiker-fulfills-decades-old-dream/
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The type of storm that hit New England hard early Monday morning and knocked out power to nearly half a million Mainers is an unusual meteorological event sometimes referred to as a “bomb cyclone.”
The unusual, “Sharknado”-like nickname stems from from a phenomenon called “bombogenesis,” in which atmospheric pressure drops relatively quickly (technically, 24 millibars in 24 hours), whipping up the kind of sudden strong winds that toppled countless trees throughout the region late Sunday and on Monday. More than 80,000 customers of Maine’s two largest electricity utilities still did not have power as of Friday morning.
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!
Controversy over the proposed new public works facility continued at the Oct. 23 Special Board of Selectmen’s meeting. You can watch it as video on demand at https://newgloucester.viebit.com/