Three hunters got stuck in a bog in New Gloucester on Monday evening and were “cold and wet up to their hips” when they were later rescued, a fire official said.
Capt. Scott Doyle of the New Gloucester Fire and Rescue Department said the hunters became stuck in a bog off 495 Intervale Road, which is also Route 231. Keep reading in PressHerald.
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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 www.Spectrum.com/digitalnow 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.
For Patti Mikkelsen’s complete column in the Lakes Region Weekly, go to http://news.keepmecurrent.com/inside-new-gloucester-155/
WATCH FOR THESE DESTRUCTIVE INSECTS AND PROTECT
During the month of November the Environmental Resource Committee of New Gloucester has a display in the library about four insects that damage and sometimes kill your trees.
Information and photos of these killers are available .
Winter Moth : Actively laying eggs NOW at the base of trees until a hard frost.
Brown tail moth : This one that causes intense irritation from Spring until fall
Emerald ash borer: This one is destroying ash trees across the midwest and other regions in the northeast and has recently been seen in Maine.
Asian Longhorned beetle : Destroys many variety of trees
Many of these may look similar to other insects so try to note their identifying features.
The following websites have photos that can help with identification.
IF YOU SEE ANY OF THESE, PLEASE REPORT YOUR SIGHTING TO THE MAINE FOREST SERVICE BY COMPLETING THE ON LINE FORM THAT IS ON THE SECOND WEBSITE OR BY CALLING 207-287-2431
Environmental Resource Committee
See the New Gloucester election results on the town web site:
NEW GLOUCESTER – Selectmen on Monday approved two change orders for the $4.6 million public works facility at 611 Lewiston Road.
Ganneston Construction of Augusta plans to begin this week with a logging operation at the 25-acre site shared with the New Gloucester Fire and Rescue Department. Keep reading in the SunJournal.
To help families vote, the Pineland YMCA is offering free short-term child watch services on Election Day, Tuesday November 6, from 7 am to 7 pm.
The Y is located at 25 Campus Drive in New Gloucester. For more information, contact the Pineland YMCA at (207) 688-2255.
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A New Gloucester teenager was flown to the hospital with life-threatening injuries after a crash in Castine on Thursday night.
Two other men in the car were also taken to the hospital with injuries. The crash was reported around 8:30 p.m.
Thomas Spurling, 18, was heading south on Castine Road when he hit a deer, went off the road and struck a tree, the sheriff said. Spurling was flown by medical helicopter to a Bangor hospital.
A man from Rhode Island and a man from Massachusetts were passengers in the vehicle and suffered non-life-threatening injuries, the sheriff said.
According to the sheriff, all three were wearing their seat belts.
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