Tempted to send a quick text while stopped for construction? A new Maine law taking effect on Thursday prohibits drivers from holding a cell phone to talk while driving, to text when stopped at a red light or for construction, and more. The law also details drivers’ hands-free options and restrictions for drivers under 18, among other provisions.
NEW GLOUCESTER – George Lewis Carman, 53, died of a longterm illness on Sept. 10, 2019, in Auburn, Maine. He was born on March 21, 1966, in Portland, Maine, to Paul and Shirley Goodale Carman. Despite restrictions caused by his illness and against doctor’s orders, George was a firefighter for 27 years. He was a member of Yarmouth Fire/Rescue from 1992-1995. He was a safety officer and now, Lifetime Member of New Gloucester Fire/Rescue 1994-eternity.
LEWISTON – James “Jim” Sawyer passed away on Sept. 10, 2019 at St. Mary’s D’Youville Pavilion, Lewiston, with family members at his side. Jim was born on Feb. 6, 1931 in Auburn and went to school at Edward Little and Hebron Academy.
Orders are now being taken for apple pies made from scratch to benefit the New Gloucester Historical Society. Thompson’s apples will be transformed into culinary classics created by local bakers.
Pie pickup will be between 2 and 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, at the Congregational Church Vestry, 19 Gloucester Hill Road. Pre-orders for this annual fundraiser are required, so call Avis Ford at 926-4561 to reserve your pie(s) and specify baked or unbaked. Both freeze well. The suggested price is $9 per pie.
Applications for a new single-family home on the east side of Gloucester Hill Road just below the Opportunity Farm barn, a two-lot subdivision and home on the west side of Gloucester Hill Road, and expanded facilities at Cunningham Farm on Intervale Road were the focus of Planning Board meetings in late August and early September. All three projects were ultimately approved with conditions.
Of greatest public interest was Warren Gerow’s application for a single-family home in the Opportunity Farm field across from the Morrison Center. Because the location is within the Historic District, more-stringent site and design requirements apply and the project must be reviewed by the Historical Society as well as the Planning Board. Gerow was before the board seeking waivers of requirements for a close-contour site map, an erosion and sedimentation plan, and a stormwater runoff plan.
/ Friends of the Royal River Conservation Trust/ Interested in learning more about the Lower Village Conservation Project? Please join us for a walk, Saturday, September 21 at 9 a.m. that will include parts of the 180 acres of land connecting the Lower Village to the Little League fields on Route 231. The initial vision for this project includes preserving areas of historical significance and high value habitat, exploring the potential for trail and recreational areas, improvements to the GNG Little League ball field facilities and more. Meet at the Congregational church parking lot in the Lower Village at 9 a.m.
Safety Officer George Carman’s health had been steadily declining over the past year, according to New Gloucester Fire-Rescue Capt. Scott Doyle. A statement Tuesday said that Carman was diagnosed with cancer last November.
| News Center Maine – Liam Nee, Vivien Leigh |
NEW GLOUCESTER, Maine — A New Gloucester firefighter, who notably received a double lung transplant eight years ago, has died.
Safety Officer George Carman, who was the focus of a huge fundraising campaign, died on his way to hospice, according to a fellow firefighter.
Safety Officer Carman passed away Tuesday, Sept. 10, as family members were transporting him to a hospice facility, Capt. Doyle said.
was born with cystic fibrosis that slowly attacked his lungs and made
it harder and harder to breathe. But that didn’t stop him from serving
the town of New Gloucester for 25 years as a firefighter and safety
officer, and before that, the Yarmouth Fire-Rescue Department in the
Writer’s aim is less than true, but the rewards are great for a day on the archery range.
| By Mark LaFlamme Sun Journal |
I mean, what were we talking about here? A bunch of bored vacationers
picking up bows and arrows just to kill some time before dinner? Surely
I’d be better than all of them. I’m no Daryl Dixon, it’s true, but I
know my way around a quiver well enough, yessir. I’ve shot my share of
arrows, let me tell you, and I even made my own bow out of PVC pipe and
I’ll be honest with you. I expected to be among the best archers on the range, second only to the instructor herself.
Firetrucks and ambulances were part of the funeral procession for John Whittier today. Whittier served as an emergency medical technician in Lewiston and volunteered with the New Gloucester Fire and Rescue Department.
He died at the age of 37 from a long-term heart condition.
Instead of flowers, the family is asking that donations be made to Boston Children’s Hospital Heart Center.