New Gloucester board nixes loader for lack of money

| By Ellie Fellers, Special to the Sun Journal |

NEW GLOUCESTER – Selectmen voted 5-0 Monday night not to buy a loader for the transfer station because the price is nearly $30,000 more than what voters approved last May.

Public Works Director Ted Shane had recommended buying the machine, however when bids were opened this month the offer for a 1.8-yard Caterpillar loader was $127,500. It was the only bid for that machine, which officials believed would best meet the town’s needs. Keep reading