Emilia Dahlin at Village Coffeehouse on Saturday May 5

Emilia Dahlin combines her strong storytelling sensibilities with her raw, rootsy folk and jazz vocals to create a truly original American sound.

Stop by the Village Store for a wine tasting from 5:30 to 7:30. Head over to the vestry of the First Congregational Church and enjoy an evening of friends and community.
Show starts at 7:30. Tickets at the door: $10. FMI  call 207.653.4823.

Day One back to Board of Appeals

A youth substance abuse treatment facility proposed by non-profit Day One is heading back to the Zoning Board of Appeals.

One of the nearby residents objecting to the planned 12-bed facility at 934 Intervale Road in New Gloucester has now filed a request asking the Board of Appeals to reconsider an April 10 decision that denied several appeals to the project. Keep reading

Warrant for town meeting

The warrant for town meeting has been posted on the town’s website.
New Gloucester’s town meeting for 2018 will take place on Monday, May 7th at 7 PM at Memorial School on Intervale Rd. Voters are asked to arrive at 6:30 to check in.

Please review the warrant before the meeting, it’s your opportunity to participate in our local legislative process.

Pineland Farms Dairy moving to Bangor

Two 65-foot-long tractor trailer trucks maneuvering the tight turn from Hammond Street into Bangor’s Hildreth North Business Park in early April had folks buzzing at nearby Chase’s Family Restaurant.

Each truck carried a silo that could hold 30,000 gallons of milk. Keep reading

Police seek person who dumped 90 plus tires on road

The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department is looking for the person who dumped more than 90 used tires on a road in New Gloucester.

The vehicle tires were dumped on Quarry Road sometime overnight Thursday and reported to police around 6:30 a.m. Friday. The tires took up a large portion of the travel lane and extended into vernal pools and the wood line along the road, police said. Keep reading

How to Get Rid Of Brown Tail Moth Nests

How to Get Rid of Brown Tail Moth Caterpillar Nests

This is the time of the year to check your yards and surrounding areas for brown tail moth webs. Destroy the webs now. At this stage, they do not cause an allergic reaction as they will later in the season.
A video on how to destroy the nests at this time of the year may be viewed on the internet at the Maine Forest Service web site. Enter Brown tail moth in the search box.

Environmental Resources Committee of New Gloucester 4/28/2018

BROWNTAIL MOTH
Euproctis chrysorrhoea (L.)

The browntail moth is an insect of forest and human health concern which was accidently introduced into Somerville, Massachusetts from Europe in 1897.  By 1913, the insect had spread to all of the New England states and New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.  Since that time, populations of this pest slowly decreased due to natural controls until the 1960’s, when browntail moth was limited to Cape Cod and a few islands off the Maine coast in Casco Bay. Browntail moth populations persist on islands and in coastal areas in southern Maine, extending up the river valleys.
Browntail Moth Risk Map (pdf | 2MB) The larval stage (caterpillar) of this insect feeds on the foliage of hardwood trees and shrubs including:  oak, shadbush, apple, cherry, beach plum, and rugosa rose.  Larval feeding causes reduction of growth and occasional mortality of valued trees and shrubs.  While feeding damage may cause some concern, the primary concern is the impact on humans from the browntail moth is the result of contact with poisonous hairs found on the caterpillars.  Contact of these hairs with human skin causes a rash similar to poison ivy that can be severe on some individuals.

Patti’s April 27 “Inside New Gloucester” Column

These volunteers are getting ready for a day of sprucing up the grounds at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village during an annual Spring Work Day hosted by the Friends of the Shakers. This year’s work day is scheduled for Saturday, May 12.

Shaker’s spring work day

Brother Arnold and Sister June invite you to put your hands to work and give your hearts to God because Spring Work Day is just around the corner. Join the Friends of the Shakers on Saturday, May 12 at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, 707 Shaker Road.

Lend a hand working at various tasks suitable for all ages and abilities, including sweeping away the winter sand, cleaning out the hay barn, helping in the herb department, prepping the Shakers’ gardens, clearing brush, and so much more. Work days bring lots of hard work as well as much fellowship, too. Everyone shares the noon meal, conversation and laughter.

Participants are asked to bring a potluck dish or dessert and drop it off at the registration check-in table located on the lawn at the back of the Brick Dwelling House. Chores start at 9 a.m. and last until 3 p.m. All necessary tools and supplies will be furnished but if you have a favorite pair of work gloves, feel free to wear them. Pre-register at www.friendsoftheshakers.org or by calling 926-4597.

For Patti Mikkelsen’s complete column in the Lakes Region Weekly, go to http://news.keepmecurrent.com/inside-new-gloucester-141/

 

 

Burn Permits Required

We hope this information provided will help you, if more info is needed please call us here at the station with any questions, tips or concerns.
Non emergency: 207-926-4962
Thank you!

The MAINE FOREST SERVICE
FIRE WEATHER / FIRE DANGER site has been upgraded, please visit their site for everything you need to know for a safe burning season this year.

The color coded fire danger map is here >>

http://mainefireweather.org/index.php

Towns listed alphabetically with “new zone numbers.” New Gloucester used to be zone 1 & 3, we are now “zone 9”

http://www.maine.gov/…/Fire%20Weather%20Zones%20by%20Town.p…

On days when burning will be allowed permits MUST be issued either by obtaining one directly from the New Gloucester Fire Rescue or online for your connivence at

https://www13.informe.org/burnpermit/public/index.html

Recent wildfire training conducted by New Gloucester Fire Fighters.

Candidates set for Lakes Region local races

(Note: This is the section of Matt Junker’s story that pertains to New Gloucester.)

By Matt Junker

In New Gloucester, there are three candidates on the ballot for two Selectboard seats: Council Chairwoman Linda Chase, board member Stephen Hathorne and Budget Committee member Karen Gilles.

Chase was initially set to be termed out under an ordinance passed at last year’s town meeting, but the Selectboard recently voted 3-2 to find the ordinance is legally invalid. Chase voted to overturn the term limits ordinance and Hathorne voted against the measure.

Town Manager Carrie Castonguay said Gilles is the daughter of Selectboard member Lenora Conger, but there is no prohibition on a mother and daughter serving together on the board.

New Gloucester also has two available SAD 15 school board seats. Jason Hart is the only candidate on the ballot for a full three-year term, and Laura Sturgis is the only candidate for a partial term. Water District Chairman Dan Bannon is the only candidate for the water district’s one available seat.

LMPC to Review Zoning Related to Community Living Arrangements

At its next meeting on Wednesday, April 25, the New Gloucester Land Management Planning Committee (LMPC) will begin reviewing how the town’s zoning ordinance deals with community living arrangements and other live-in treatment facilities with the potential to propose changes to the ordinance.  Here is a handout compiled by Scott Hastings, Town Planner, covering the state law on community living arrangements and a review of how some other Maine municipalities address these uses in their ordinances. 

All LMPC meetings are open to the public. The April 25 meeting will be from 5:30-7pm in the Meetinghouse (389 Intervale Rd).