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Former GNG bus driver pleads “no contest” to slapping student with autism

A bus driver accused of slapping a student with autism returned to court Wednesday.

Raymond Files is a former bus driver from MSAD 15, which includes Gray and New Gloucester. He was fired last August after a witness and a security camera caught him striking Bradley Seavey, a 19-year-old non-verbal boy with autism.
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Curator of Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village dismayed by vandalism

The hayfield destruction is the latest in a string of illegal dumping and vandalism that has plagued the historic 1,800-acre property over the past year. Keep reading in the Portland Press Herald.

Vandals damage Shakers’ hayfields

Vandals damaged a hayfield sometime late Thursday night or Friday morning at the Sabbathday Village Shaker Farm in New Gloucester.

A post on the Shaker’s Facebook page included photos of deep tire tracks left in the field.
“Authorities were contacted, but unfortunately very little can be done unless the perpetrators are caught,” the post read. “Repairs are extensive and will have to be done by hand.” Keep reading in the Portland Press Herald.

New Gloucester man pleads not guilty to manslaughter

A New Gloucester man whose car crossed the centerline and fatally struck a motorcyclist in 2017 pleaded not guilty Tuesday to a manslaughter charge.

Steven Primavera, 34, appeared in Androscoggin County Superior Court a month after a grand jury handed up an indictment for the felony, punishable by up to 30 years in prison.

Primavera remains free on $1,000 cash bail with special conditions of no possession of alcohol or illegal drugs. 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

Teen charged for making GNG Middle School bomb threat

A 13-year-old Gray-New Gloucester Middle School student was charged with terrorizing after allegedly writing a bomb threat in a school bathroom.

A threat about the school “getting bombed” was found written on a bathroom stall Wednesday afternoon, prompting an evacuation of all students and staff to the high school. The note left in the bathroom emphasized that the threat should be taken seriously, according to the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office.
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Elderly woman exploited by son and girlfriend

NEW GLOUCESTER — Maine State Police say an 87-year-old woman in New Gloucester was harassed and intimidated by her 55-year-old son and his 45-year-old girlfriend. The couple also allegedly stole from the woman. Keep reading

Bomb threat at GNG High School

A bomb threat written on a bathroom wall at Gray-New Gloucester High School Friday led to the school’s evacuation, according to the Cumberland County Sheriff’s office.

Lt. Donald Foss of the sheriff’s office said the word “bomb” on a boys’ room wall was discovered by a student at noon, and the student reported it to school officials.The students were taken to the nearby middle school until dismissal time, Foss said, and no one was injured.Keep reading


Two arrested for robbery at Rite Aid, one from NG

The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office announced two arrests late Friday in the robbery of the Rite Aid pharmacy on Route 202 in Gray on Thursday afternoon.

Shawn M. Small, 19, of New Gloucester and Sarah L. Leighton, 34, of Gray were arrested at an apartment on Court Street in Auburn about 2 p.m. Friday, the sheriff’s office said in a news release. Both were charged with robbery and taken to the Cumberland County Jail in Portland, where they were held on $25,000 cash bail. Keep reading

NG woman arrested after leaving son alone in car for hours

A 34-year-old New Gloucester woman was arrested late Saturday night in Gray and charged with endangering the welfare of a child, a Class D misdemeanor, after leaving her 7-year-old son alone in the car for several hours, police said. Keep reading