Category Archives: News

‘Cute but ferocious’: When weasels invade

SABATTUS — John W.L. Berry had nothing against the weasel personally. “It was cute,” he said. “But it was in my house.”

The weasel, a pure-white creature with a black-tipped tail, got into Berry’s house early Wednesday, but it was not there long. The ermine was caught and killed by Berry’s cat, Polly, a coon Berry had just taken in from the cold in December.

Meanwhile in New Gloucester, Ellie Fellers was home having supper Friday night when a weasel made its way into her house and introduced itself. Keep reading Mark Laflamme’s story in the Sun Journal.

Gray-New Gloucester High School teacher turns midterm into ‘escape room’

GRAY-NEW GLOUCESTER (WGME) — Lots of high school students are going through midterms this month.

It can be a stressful time, but at Gray-New Gloucester High School there’s a teacher who has implemented a creative and fun way to find out how much her students learned in the first semester. Keep reading on WGME’s web site.

Quilt Raffle for New Gloucester Public Library

The New Gloucester Public Library is currently having a quilt raffle.   The quilter, Brenda Cookson, is the grandmother of a couple of our young library patrons.  That may be why the colors are so bright.  (Good bright colors for a dull February).

The tickets (on sale at the library) are now on sale at the library and will continue to be sold until our Cabin Fever Book and Bake Sale, February 9 (or February 16 if we have a blizzard).  The tickets are selling  $1 for one or six for $5.  The quilt is about the size of a large twin.

Hearing on protecting Maine’s lakes and rivers

We know you value Maine’s clean lakes for the health of your family, your community and Maine’s thriving economy. But the future of our clean lakes is at risk.
You are invited to join us for a citizen’s hearing on the proposed “Dirty Water Rule” that, if passed, could undermine the strong protections Maine lakes enjoy today.
Thursday, Feb. 7, from 6 – 8 p.m.
Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square

Arata takes on school use of obscene novel

NEW GLOUCESTER — A recently-elected state representative is seeking to prohibit the dissemination of “obscene materials” in public schools after reading a book that was assigned to her son in high school.

Rep. Amy Arata, R-New Gloucester, who was elected in November, read Haruki Murakami’s 2002 novel “Kafka on the Shore” when her son brought it home as a senior. Keep reading Jane Vaughn’s article in the Lakes Region Weekly.

New wireless broadband service planning to come to New Gloucester

ROCKLAND, MaineJan. 25, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Redzone Wireless, a Maine-based broadband services company, announced that it has selected 26 Maine communities for new wireless broadband networks delivering 25 Mbps broadband across the state. Keep reading press release in Business Insider.

Mother-Daughter with New Gloucester Ties Launch Online Teas – MaineBiz

Barbara Soley, who helped her mother run Jacqueline’s Tea Room in Freeport, has launched a curated line of sustainably sourced teas from around the world: Jacqueline’s TeasRead more in Mainebiz about the new online business and the Soleys’ experiences as entrepreneurs steeped in enthusiasm and expertise for all things tea.

Press Herald: Rare Father-Daughter Legislative Duo – Richard Bradstreet and Amy Arata

Newly elected to represent New Gloucester and part of Poland in the Legislature, Amy Arata shares an unusual distinction with her father Richard Bradstreet: they are thought to be the first simultaneously serving daughter-father legislators in Maine history.   Read Marina Villeneuve’s full story in the Jan. 18 Portland Press Herald

SPECIAL ALERT — Worship and Budget Session Cancelled

Due to the impending snowstorm, there will be NO Sunday Morning Worship Service at New Gloucester Congregational Church on January 20.
The budget presentation that was scheduled after worship will also not be held.

For more information, go to http://www.ngucc.org/

 

 

PPH: New Gloucester lawmaker seeks to ban ‘obscene’ material from public schools

AUGUSTA — When her teenage son came home from school toting a book titled “Kafka on the Shore,” Amy Arata of New Gloucester decided she ought to give it a read.

What she found within the pages of the 2002 novel by Japanese author Haruki Murakami appalled her.Keep reading in the Portland Press Herald.