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Charter Misconceptions

There are a number of misconceptions being circulated regarding the Tuesday, June 11, 2019 vote on whether New Gloucester should create a charter commission.

  1.  Misconception:  New Gloucester citizens are voting on a town charter.

      Fact:  The question on the New Gloucester ballot is whether to create a charter commission.  It is not a vote on the specifics of the structure, ordinances or procedures to be used by our town government.

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Have breakfast, learn about Town Charters

A reminder that there will be a hearty St. Patrick’s Day Community Breakfast held this Sunday, March 17, at the Eagles on Sabbathday Road in New Gloucester from 8AM till 11 AM. The cost for a full breakfast from a menu of eggs, toast, English muffins, homefries, bacon, ham, orange juice, and coffee is $8, and tickets will be sold at the door. The bar will be open for those who want to add a Bloody Mary or some Irish libations to their meal. Proceeds will go to support New Gloucester Citizens for a Town Charter, and information about the Charter process will be available at the breakfast.

Will a Charter Benefit New Gloucester?

Opinion by Peter Bragdon – Board of Selectmen Candidate

As you have probably seen there is a push in New Gloucester by a group of citizens to form a Charter Commission.  I am involved in this diverse group which includes Democrats, Republicans, Independents, a retired town employee, past selectmen, current selectmen, retired Maine Municipal leaders and a retired town manager.   I want to share why I think a Charter will benefit the town.

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