Event Roundup – Week of 11/5

Here are events happening in New Gloucester this week. Check our events calendar for more details: http://ngxchange.org/events/. Don’t forget to vote!

Monday, Nov. 5

  • Water District Monthly Meeting (5pm)
  • Parks & Recreation Committee Monthly Meeting (5:30pm)
  • New Gloucester Board of Selectmen Meeting (7pm)

Tuesday, Nov. 6

  • Election Day at the Fire Station (6am-8pm)
  • Butter Making at Pineland Farms (10am)
  • Girl Scout Signup Night at Memorial School (6pm)
  • Planning Board Monthly Meeting (7pm)
  • Adult Rec Volleyball at Memorial School (7:30pm)

Wednesday, Nov. 7

  • Veteran’s Adaptive Sports & Training (VAST) Weekly Programming (9am-12pm)
  • Blockhouse Stitchers (9:30am)
  • School Board Meeting (6:30pm)
  • Royal River Riders Snowmobile Club Monthly Meeting (7pm)

Thursday, Nov. 8

  • Boys Scouts Troop 135 Meeting (6pm)
  • Dunn School Patriot Parent Meeting (6pm)
  • New Gloucester Comprehensive Plan Update Committee Monthly Meeting (6:30pm)
  • Adult Rec Volleyball at Memorial School (7:30pm)

Friday, Nov. 9

  • Friday on the Farm at Pineland Farms (10am)
  • Story Time at New Gloucester Public Library (10am)
  • Movie Night Hosted by Dunn School Patriot Parents (6pm)

Saturday, Nov. 10

  • Food Pantry Distribution (8am)

Sunday, Nov. 11

  • Championship and Finals for New Gloucester Recreational Mens’ Flag Football League (9am)

Pineland YMCA Offers Free Election Day Short-Term Child Watch

To help families vote, the Pineland YMCA is offering free short-term child watch services on Election Day, Tuesday November 6, from 7 am to 7 pm.

The Y is located at 25 Campus Drive in New Gloucester.  For more information, contact the Pineland YMCA at (207) 688-2255.


Sheriff identifies Maine 18-year-old severely injured in crash involving deer

WMTW reports:

A New Gloucester teenager was flown to the hospital with life-threatening injuries after a crash in Castine on Thursday night.

Two other men in the car were also taken to the hospital with injuries. The crash was reported around 8:30 p.m.

Thomas Spurling, 18, was heading south on Castine Road when he hit a deer, went off the road and struck a tree, the sheriff said. Spurling was flown by medical helicopter to a Bangor hospital.

A man from Rhode Island and a man from Massachusetts were passengers in the vehicle and suffered non-life-threatening injuries, the sheriff said.

According to the sheriff, all three were wearing their seat belts.

Seagrass at Village Coffeehouse Sat. Nov. 3

Join neighbors, bring friends and settle in to an evening of entertainment and good company at the Village Coffeehouse of New Gloucester. The setting in the vestry of the historic New Gloucester First Congregational Church is cozy, the acoustics are fabulous, the music is always lively, and the food and company can’t be beat. Seagrass specializes in upbeat traditional, classic rock and contemporary music.
Vestry of First Congregational Church
7:30 pm
Tickets: $10 at the door

Event Roundup – Week of 10/29

Looking for something to do that’s close to home? Here are events happening in New Gloucester this week. Check our events calendar for more details: http://ngxchange.org/events/.

Tuesday, Oct. 30

  • Handicrafts at the library (7-8pm)
  • Public Hearing and Planning Board Meeting (7pm)
  • Adult Rec Volleyball at Memorial School (7:30pm)

Wednesday, Oct. 31

  • VAST weekly programming (9am-12pm)
  • Blockhouse Stitchers (9:30am)
  • Pumpkin Carving at Pineland (10-11:30am)
  • Trick or Treat in the Lower Village (4:30-8pm)

Thursday, Nov. 1

  • Adult Book Club at New Gloucster Public Library (10am)
  • GNG High School Fall Sports Banquet (6-7:30pm)
  • Boy Scouts Troop 135 Meeting (6pm)
  • New Gloucester Public Safety Committee Meeting (7pm) cancelled
  • Adult Rec Volleyball at Memorial School (7:30pm)

Friday, Nov. 2

  • Story Time at New Gloucester Public Library (10am)
  • Friday on the Farm at Pineland (10am)

Saturday, Nov. 3

  • Holiday Craft Fair at Memorial School (9am-2:30pm)
  • History Barn Open House (9am-12pm)
  • Fall Cider Tasting at Norumbega Cidery (2-6pm)
  • Wine Tasting at Village Store (5:30pm)
  • Seagrass at Village Coffeehouse (7:30-9pm)
  • Ragged Jack at New Gloucester Eagles (7:30-11:30pm)

Sunday, Nov. 4

  • Mens’ Flag Football Semifinals at New Gloucester Fairgrounds (9-11am)

Multiple Dates

  • Patriot Soccer Club at New Gloucester Fairgrounds (Mon-Fri, 4-8pm)
  • Open House at Country Craft Shop (Fri-Sun)
  • Lizziesraggs Farmhouse Primitives Christmas Open House (Fri-Sun)

Day One open house held at new facility

Day One’s residence for boys at Fogg’s Corner.

Joanne Grant, right, Day One Director of Residential Services with Ellie Espling, State Representative for New Gloucester at the Day One open house on October 24, 2018.

New Gloucester fire chief placed on administrative leave — Sun Journal

By Ellie Fellers, Special to the Sun Journal – October 26, 2018

NEW GLOUCESTER — Town Manager Carrie Castonguay confirmed Friday that Fire Chief James Ladewig was placed on paid administrative leave Thursday, Oct. 18.

Castonguay said by telephone Friday that she is in the middle of an investigation on the matter that she hopes will be completed by next week. She declined to give details on the case.

She said Deputy Chief Roger Levasseur is in charge of the Fire Department, based on the command structure of the department.

Ladewig was named full-time chief Feb. 8, 2016. Prior to that, he was assistant fire chief of the Olmos Park Fire Department on the outskirts of San Antonio, Texas, where he had served for 25 years.

New Gloucester Fire Chief James Ladewig



GNG Community Service Club Carves Pumpkins to Benefit Camp Sunshine

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Every fall, the Gray-New Gloucester High School Community Service Club, with the amazing help of the majority of the student body, carves over 1000 pumpkins. These pumpkins are showcased in Freeport at LL Bean and are individually sponsored, with the … Continue reading

Annual Hunter’s Breakfast

All are welcome to our annual New Gloucester Fire & Rescue hunter’s breakfast!

This Saturday, Oct. 27th  at 5:30 AM – 9:30 AM

All you can eat!
Adults $8
Kids 5 and under $2

Click on the photo you will be directed to our Facebook page for more info.

Thank you for your support we appreciate YOU!


NG Rx: An Occasional Column About New Gloucester Governance


So on October 15 the New Gloucester BOS voted to send the question of whether or not the town wants to start the process of creating a Town Charter to the voters.


One thing everyone agreed on at the meeting was that there will have to be a lot of education done on what a town Charter is before New Gloucester voters decide next June whether to start the process.

Peter Bragdon, one of the town residents who asked the BOS to put the question to the people rather than require the original interested group to collect 600+ signatures to force the issue, explained that he himself had been against a town charter for years – till learning more about what that meant. “I had incorrect information,” he told the BOS. “Now I am for a charter.” Continue reading