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Election and Absentee Voting

Voting will take place, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 6 a.m.-8 p.m., at the New Gloucester Fire Station, 611 Lewiston Road. The state referendum election ballot will consist of five citizen initiatives and one bond issue question. The general election ballot will contain candidates for county, state and national offices. View the ballots online at www.newgloucester.com or see print versions posted around town.

Absentee ballots are available at Town Hall during regular office hours: Monday 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; and Friday 9 a.m.-2 p.m. An absentee ballot application can be printed from the town website and be mailed or hand-delivered to the town office or you can go to the State Election Website www.state.me.us/sos/cec/elec. Another option is to vote in person at Town Hall prior to the election during regular office hours. The last day to request an absentee ballot is Thursday, Nov. 3, without special circumstances. A reminder: The New Gloucester Town Hall service window will be closed on Tuesday, Nov. 8, to allow staff to be at the polls on Election Day.

 

Legalizing Marijuana to be Discussed, Oct. 6

Sheriff Kevin Joyce will be providing insight into the legal and social ramifications of legalizing recreational marijuana at a community presentation entitled, “What Legalizing Recreational Marijuana Looks Like.” Representatives from “Yes on 1”  will also be on the panel.

The discussion will take place during a New Gloucester Public Safety Committee meeting on Thursday, Oct. 6, 7 p.m., at the New Gloucester Meetinghouse, 389 Intervale Road. The program will be telecast live on NGTV community access Channel 3 and will be available as video on demand at www.newgloucester.com shortly thereafter.

Patti’s June 10 “Inside New Gloucester” Column

Town election

Polls will be open from 6 a.m.-8 p.m., Tuesday, June 14, for the town election, which will be held at the Fire Station, 611 Lewiston Road, New Gloucester.

There are two SAD 15 bond referendum questions, a school budget validation vote, and state primary candidates on the ballot. Additionally, there are four candidates for two openings on the New Gloucester Board of Selectmen, three candidates for three openings on the SAD 15 Board of Directors, and one candidate for one opening on the New Gloucester Water District Board of Trustees. Note that only citizens who reside within the town’s water district may vote for water board candidates. See www.newgloucester.com to view sample ballots.

For Patti Mikkelsen’s complete column in the Lakes Region Weekly, go to http://news.keepmecurrent.com/inside-new-gloucester-29/

Shortest town meeting ever??

In record time — just 90 minutes — roughly 75 voters passed 33 warrant articles at the annual town meeting Monday, May 2nd. Keep reading

Patti’s May 13 “Inside New Gloucester” Column

Selectmen candidates forum

Four certified candidates are competing for two open seats on the New Gloucester Board of Selectmen. They are Lenora Conger, Steven Libby, Nichole Stevens and Kathleen Potter. A televised candidates forum, open to the public, will be held Tuesday, May 31 at 7 p.m., at the New Gloucester Meetinghouse, 389 Intervale Road. Tamilyn Wayboer will serve as the moderator.

Citizens are encouraged to send questions to be asked by the moderator by email to ngcabletv@gmail.com before noon Monday, May 23. The format also will include an opportunity for audience members to ask questions.

The forum will be telecast live on local access cable Channel 3 and will be rebroadcast on June 3-5 and June 10-12, at 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Also, the program will be available as video-on-demand at www.newgloucester.com.

For Patti Mikkelsen’s complete column in the Lakes Region Weekly, go to http://news.keepmecurrent.com/inside-gray-new-gloucester-2/

Candidates for Local Offices

Elections for Selectmen, SAD #15 School Board Members, NG Water District Trustee, and School Budget referendum along with State Elections, will be voted on Tuesday, June 14th, at the New Gloucester Fire Station, 611 Lewiston Road.

VOTING HOURS CHANGE: Polls will open at 6:00 a.m. and close at 8:00 p.m.

Candidates for selectmen (two open seats) are: Lenora Conger, Steven Libby, Nichole Stevens and Kathleen Potter.

Candidates for the MSAD #15 school board (three open seats) are: Amy Arata, John Cavanaugh and Barbra Thompson.

Candidate for the Water District Board of Trustees (one open seat) is: Vaughn Hardesty.

Bernie Wins Big in New Gloucester Democratic Caucus

Kimberly Sampson addressing group Opening remarks by convener Nichole Stevens

Top: Kimberly Sampson, candidate for State Senate District 20, addresses a large crowd at the New Gloucester Democratic Caucus on Sunday afternoon. Nearly 200 enthusiastic caucus-goers were in attendance.

Bottom: Caucus Convener Nichole Stevens conducts a smooth-running event at the Memorial School Gym, March 6.

The results of the voting:
Bernie Sanders  139 votes (73%) – 9 delegates
Hillary Clinton  54 votes (27%) – 4 delegates

New Gloucester Democrats to Caucus

Do you have a Democratic presidential preference? Here’s your chance to caucus in support of Hillary or Bernie. The New Gloucester Democratic Committee will host its biennial town caucus on Sunday, March 6, at the Memorial School Gym, 86 Intervale Road (Route 231), New Gloucester. Voter registration will open at 2 p.m., the caucus will start at 3 p.m., and doors will close at 4 p.m. for presidential preference voting.

All registered Democrats residing in New Gloucester are invited to attend. Additionally, 17-year-olds, who will turn 18 on, or before, Election Day (Nov. 8), will be eligible to participate in the caucus by registering to vote and enrolling prior to the caucus. New voters, or those not belonging to a political party, may register as Democrats at the caucus; however, enrolling beforehand at the town office is strongly recommended. New enrollees should bring identification and proof of residency (such as a utility bill with a street address).

Those who can’t come to the caucus but would like to vote for a Democratic presidential candidate, may do so by requesting an absentee ballot via an online form at www.mainedems.org. Completed absentee ballots must be received by Wednesday, March 2.

Other matters on the agenda include selecting delegates and alternates to the May 6-7 state convention in Portland, electing county committee members, and nominating election clerks. Coffee and baked goods will be available. The blizzard date is Sunday, March 13. For more information, contact caucus convener Nichole Stevens at 807-7694.

New Gloucester Republicans to Caucus

New Gloucester Republicans will caucus Saturday, March 5, at Greely Middle School, 351 Tuttle Road, Cumberland. There will be several towns caucusing at this location.

8:00 Doors Open

8:30   Registration for New Voters/Changes in Enrollment

9:30   Voter Registration Ends-Municipal Organizational Caucuses Begin- Presidential Voting Begins

10:30   Presidential Speeches

12:00   Other Speakers if present- Complete caucuses if they have unfinished business

12:30   Voting Ends

Ballots Counted

To register in the Republican Party, the requirements are as follows. Unenrolled voters can register the same day of any election. Democrats and Greens, or any other party, must be unenrolled for at least 15 days prior to an election before registering as a Republican. Contact George Colby at 577-5181 or gccolby@maine.rr.com for additional details.

 

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

2015 RRR Snowmobile Club pancake breakfast

Candi Taylor, left, and Andrea Segars grill up delicious fare to serve at the Royal River Riders Snowmobile Club’s pancake breakfast in 2015.

Pancake Breakfast

The Royal River Riders Snowmobile Club will be hosting its annual pancake breakfast, from 7-10 a.m., Sunday, Jan. 31, at Rosanna’s Restaurant, 1055 Lewiston Road, New Gloucester. The menu includes pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, beans, juice and coffee. The cost for adults is $7, $4 for children under 10.

For Patti Mikkelsen’s complete column in the Lakes Region Weekly, go to http://www.keepmecurrent.com/lakes_region_weekly/news/inside-new-gloucester/article_4ef81482-c070-11e5-a0da-939805f426dd.html