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Board backs land acquisition

Ellie Fellers, Special to the Sun Journal

The Gray-New Gloucester Little League and the Royal River Conservation Trust want to secure an option on 180 acres connecting the Lower Village to the Little League ball fields on Route 231.

Selectmen on Monday night unanimously endorsed an effort by the Gray-New Gloucester Little League and the Royal River Conservation Trust to secure an option on 180 acres connecting the Lower Village to the Little League fields on Route 231. Keep reading

New Gloucester voters reject tax-relief, public safety ordinances — Sun Journal

By Ellie Fellers — Sun Journal – June 19, 2019

The Property Tax Assistance Ordinance would have helped residents at least 70 years old who have household incomes of no more than $40,000 and have lived in town for at least 10 years.

It failed by a vote of 25-21.

“I want to support someone poor, but the ordinance doesn’t impact one’s net worth,” resident Carleton Wilcox said. “If you can’t afford to live in your home, then live in a smaller place.”

Laura Jane Sturgis, 79, said she lies awake at night wondering how she will pay her taxes.

“I feel like I’m giving to my town and I just don’t have a lot of money,” she said. “I will be 80 in July and can’t get another job.” Keep reading Ellie Fellers’s article in the Sun Journal.

Board Increases Rates for Emergency Services

The Board of Selectmen on Monday adopted new fees for emergency medical services and transportation provided by the Public Safety Department, effective July 1.

The cost of providing basic life support will go from $420 to $600; advanced life support level 1 from $510 to $900; advanced life support level 2 from $685 to $1,200; responding to a scene in town from zero to $150; and meeting up with an out-of-town service from zero to $300. Keep reading Ellie Fellers’ story in the Sun Journal.

Town Election

Polls will be open from 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Tuesday, June 9, for the town election, which will be held at the New Gloucester Fire Station, 611 Lewiston Road.

There are two MSAD 15 referendum questions. Question 1 is a budget validation vote. Question 2 pertains to funding county sheriff services for the 2015-2016 school year.

There are two openings on the New Gloucester Board of Selectmen, two openings on the MSAD 15 Board of Directors, and 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.

Click on the “Elections” sidebar at www.newgloucester.com to view sample ballots and obtain an application for an absentee ballot.

Public Safety Committee

Planning Board

Water District Meeting

Selectmen Meeting

Selectmen Candidates’ Forum

Land Management Planning Committee

The Land Management Planning Committee meets regularly on the 4th Wednesday of every month in the New Gloucester Meeting House located at 389 Intervale Road. Committee meetings are open to the public – we encourage you to attend and share your thoughts with us.