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Charter group hosts breakfast on March 17th


Have you bought your tickets yet for Saint Patty’s Day breakfast?
Charter is local control!
I’ll be more than happy to come to you to deliver your tickets. They are $8 each for breakfast. If you’re not hungry we’d still like you’re donation. Funds raised will be used for educational purposes.
210 5423 Stephen hathorne.

Way to Go, New Gloucester!

Sometimes you gotta’ talk about what’s going RIGHT in a town! There are plenty of things in New Gloucester to get citizens riled up – but there is a lot to be really proud of. What brought this to mind was two weekends with great events.

The first weekend was the double-shot of fun provided by the wine tasting at the Village Store, followed by the Coffee House created and hosted by Michael and Julie Fralich at the Congregational Church, a short walk away. Continue reading

Patti’s Dec. 21 “Inside New Gloucester” Column

Participants at a previous VAST Nordic/Biathlon Camp at Pineland Farms enjoy a sense of camaraderie with fellow veterans. A four-day Nordic/Biathlon Camp free to any veteran with a disability will be held from Feb. 28 to March 4.

Winter sports for veterans

A veterans’ adaptive cross-country skiing/snowshoeing program will be held every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to noon, Jan. 2 through March, weather and snow conditions permitting. It is free to all veterans with physical disabilities, traumatic brain injury and post traumatic stress. No experience is necessary. Ski instruction and equipment for skiing and snowshoeing are provided free of charge. All veterans who are interested in volunteering are welcome.

There is also a four-day Nordic/Biathlon Camp free to any veteran with a disability from Thursday, Feb. 28, to Monday, March 4. Experienced skiers are still needed and encouraged to volunteer for this event.

For Patti Mikkelsen’s complete column in the Lakes Region Weekly, go to http://news.keepmecurrent.com/inside-new-gloucester-158/

Update from the Comprehensive Plan Committee

Thank you to everyone who took the survey!  The Comprehensive Plan Committee will be review the results at their meeting tonight.  A summary of the results has been posted to the town website on the committee’s page.  Take a look!

Tonight the committee will look at these results and work on a draft vision statement for the plan.  They will also be discussing scheduling in 2019 and the possibility of having a few more meetings as we start digging into the various topic areas we need to cover.  Keep an eye on these emails for more information on which topics we are talking about when and how you can provide input to the committee!  

If you are interested in the committee’s meetings they are open to the public, broadcast on the local TV channel, and the videos are archived on the town website.  Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions, comments, or other input you have to give.

Happy holidays!
Scott

 

Scott Hastings, Town Planner
Town of New Gloucester
385 Intervale Road
New Gloucester, ME  04260
207-926-4126, Ext. 4
shastings@newgloucester.com

Patti’s Nov. 23 “Inside New Gloucester” Column

Decorated balsam wreaths and many other Christmas seasonal decorations will be for sale at the annual Shaker Christmas Fair on Saturday, Dec. 1.

Shaker Christmas Fair

The annual Shaker Christmas Fair at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, 707 Shaker Road, will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1.

Specialties include Shaker baked goods – wheat bread, beer batter bread, cinnamon-raisin bread, Sister Frances’ famous fruitcakes, fresh-baked herbal biscuits, cookies and more. A wide selection of gifts and holiday items will be available, including Shaker cooking herbs, herbal teas, pickles, jellies, old-fashioned candy, maple syrup, pickles, cheese, woodenware, furniture, antiques, baskets, knit goods, toys, ornaments, decorated balsam wreaths, hot cider and  homemade doughnuts.

Proceeds from the popular White Elephant Room rummage sale benefit local food pantries.

A 50/50 raffle will be held and lunch plates will be available while supplies last.

For Patti Mikkelsen’s complete column in the Lakes Region Weekly, go to http://news.keepmecurrent.com/inside-new-gloucester-156/

 

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!

https://www.facebook.com/newgloucesterfirerescue/

NG Rx: An Occasional Column About New Gloucester Governance

THEY SAID YES, BUT…

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.

ARE YE FOR OR AGIN?

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

Candidates forum videos available online

A forum for State Senate and House candidates was held at the Meeting House on October 9th, in two back-to-back sessions.Organized by the New Gloucester Candidates and Referendum Issues Committee in consultation with the candidates, each moderated session included a series of questions that had been submitted by community members, and a “voters’ voices” segment in which attendees posed questions from the floor.

The first session with House District 35 candidates Amy Arata and Misty Coolidge was moderated by John Salisbury. See the video: House District 35

The second session with Senate District 20 candidates Ned Claxton and Ellie Espling was moderated by Anne Gauthier Maurice. See the video:
Senate District 20

 

Volunteers repair Shakers’ hayfield

About 40 volunteers from as far away as Georgia spent the wet morning filling in ruts caused by vandals driving an automobile in circles two weeks ago.

“It’s a cold, wet day and we have a field full of people,” said Michael Graham, curator of the Shaker museum. Keep reading

New Gloucester Comprehensive Plan Update Survey

The Town of New Gloucester is updating their comprehensive plan.  This is a plan that looks to set goals and direction for the town.  The current plan is from 1990 and a lot has changed since then! In order to update the comp plan we need to hear from you.

The town has a short survey available online that will give the update committee a sense of what is important to the people of New Gloucester.  This will help guide the committee through the process and prioritize different elements.  Click here and let us know what you think!

Keep an eye on the Comprehensive Plan Update Committee’s page on our website for materials generated by the committee and town staff.

Let other people know about the survey!  Have your kids fill it out.  Tell your friends. The more responses we get the better!  Hard copies are available at the town office.  IF you have any questions please contact the New Gloucester Town Planner, Scott Hastings (shastings@newgloucester.com, (207)926-4126Ex4).