Posted onJuly 16, 2019byngx|Comments Off on New Gloucester board urged to follow Upper Village master plan
Ellie Fellers, Special to the Sun Journal
The town garage at 1036 Lewiston Road is being vacated once the new garage at 611 Lewiston Road is finished.
Planning Board Chairman Don Libby told selectmen Monday night to be proactive on the Upper Village Master Plan once the town garage vacates the property at 1036 Lewiston Road.
“Please don’t put a for sale sign up there and see what happens,” he said.
Libby, who also chairs the New Gloucester Land Use and Comprehensive Planning committees, urged selectmen to use the blueprint of the Upper Village Master Plan adopted by voters several years ago. Keep reading
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Posted onJuly 9, 2019byngx|Comments Off on Veterans Monument Committee seeks funds for granite fence posts
After a December 21, 2018 automobile accident broke one of
the granite fence posts, and a few snowmobiles riding across the Monument and almost
hitting one of the front Monument lights, the New Gloucester Veterans Monument
Committee is very concerned that there could be more damage to the Monument.
(1 of 4) At the special town meeting in June, voters narrowly defeated two proposed ordinances: one aimed at property tax assistance for elderly townspeople, and the other directed at changes in the current town ordinance regarding public safety. Many of the public comments before the ordinance votes were impassioned or highly personal.
In response to these failed proposals,
NGX has received opinions from a few townspeople indicating either their displeasure
or support for these ordinances. In order to present a balanced view of the
issues, it seemed appropriate to revisit the actual ordinances for information
as a background to publishing the opinion pieces.
To that end, I interviewed Town
Manager Carrie Castonguay and reviewed the two ordinances, as well as the
existing town ordinance regarding fire and rescue operations. Both proposed ordinances seem relatively
straightforward in their origin and intent at the onset.
Posted onJuly 7, 2019byngx|Comments Off on It’s time for the Library Players
We are nearly half way through the summer, and that means it is
time to start up the Library Players again. For those of you who are new
to the area, the Library Players perform a play at the end of the Summer
Reading Program. They are the kick-off event for the evening. This
year we are lucky enough to have another JobiN Terranova original script.
This is a kid’s production, and all kids are welcome. There are speaking and non-speaking rolls, and large roles and small roles. If your youngster doesn’t aspire to be an actor, we could always use help with props and PR.
Casting call is July 31, then rehearsals are August 6, 13, 19 and
the play is presented on the 20th. Rehearsals are at 6:30 pm
If you have any questions, please call 926-4840 and we will willingly answer any question.
Suzan Hawkins & Carla McAllister New Gloucester Public Library
Would you like to show off your beloved animal and meet other interesting pets? Come to the New Gloucester Public Library, 379 Intervale Road at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 9, for their 17th annual Pet Show.
All pets are welcome to attend for socializing with other friendly pets and their owners. Light refreshments will be served. A representative from the GNG Animal Hospital will be on hand for a fun presentation. An additional exciting canine visitor will be in attendance to provide entertainment and education. Registration is appreciated. For more information, call Carla at 926-4840.
Posted onJuly 4, 2019byngx|Comments Off on Reading of the Declaration of Independence
The annual reading of the Declaration of Independence was held at the History Barn on the morning of July 4th. Lenny Brooks welcomed the audience, reading from a 1776 letter from Henry Aline, Jr., a Boston notary and clerk, describing the publication and public reading of the Declaration from the balcony of the Boston Town House, and the removal and burning of the King’s Arms from the courthouse and other places.
The Declaration was read by three readers: Steve Rogers, Amy Fryda and Rev. Linda Gard. Lenny led three cheers at the end.
Happy 4th everyone!
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