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Patti’s May 26 “Inside New Gloucester” Column

New route for parade (Please note correction in boldface text.)

The route for New Gloucester’s annual Memorial Day parade has changed due to road construction. The parade route will begin at the Amvets Post #6 Hall, 1095 Lewiston Road, heading south on Route 100. The procession will stop at the New Gloucester Veterans Monument Park for memorial services with a wreath-laying and brief remarks by several dignitaries. Afterward, the parade route U-turns heading north, and goes right onto Peacock Hill Road, left onto Gilmore Road to proceed past the post office, then left onto Route 100 to go back to the Amvets Hall.

Parade participants are to arrive at the start location by 8:30 a.m., Monday, May 29, for a step-off time of 9 a.m. In case of inclement weather, the memorial service will occur inside the Amvets Hall. For more information or to sign up your organization to participate in the parade, call Willy Danforth at 777-4759.

For Patti Mikkelsen’s complete column in the Lakes Region Weekly, go to: http://news.keepmecurrent.com/inside-new-gloucester-103/

“Rooting for Democracy” Plant Sale

Beth and customers

Beth Birch, left, of the New Gloucester Democratic Committee, helps shoppers select plants at the 2015 Rooting for Democracy sale.

The 10th annual “Rooting for Democracy” Plant Sale, hosted by the New Gloucester Democratic Committee, will be held on Saturday, June 3, from 9 a.m.-noon, at Lil’ Mart, 1026 Lewiston Road, Route 100, New Gloucester. Plants of all varieties including perennials, annuals, house plants, vegetables and herbs will be offered at bargain prices. Arrive early for the best selection. The rain date is Saturday, June 10.

A raffle to win a lobster of the month club membership at the Fishermen’s Net in Gray, a $68 value, is being held in conjunction with the plant sale. Tickets cost $3 each, or $5 for two tickets. The drawing will be held at noon that day; you need not be present to win. For more information, or to donate plants, contact Nichole Stevens at 807-7694.

New Route for Memorial Day Parade

The route for New Gloucester’s annual Memorial Day parade has changed due to road construction. The parade route will begin at the Amvets Post #6 Hall, Lewiston Road, Route 100. The procession will stop at the New Gloucester Veterans Monument Park for memorial services with a wreath-laying and brief remarks by several dignitaries. Afterward, the parade resumes by proceeding left onto Peacock Hill Road, left onto Gilmore Road to proceed past the post office, then left onto Route 100 to proceed back to the Amvets Hall.

Parade participants are to arrive at the start location by 8:30 a.m., Monday, May 29, for a step-off time of 9 a.m. In case of inclement weather, the memorial service will occur inside the Amvets Hall. For more information or to sign up your organization to participate in the parade, call Willy Danforth at 777-4759.

New Gloucester Tree Lightings

Upper Village Christmas Tree Lighting (Upper Village Street, New Gloucester) is held the first Saturday after Thanksgiving, November 26th, at 5:00 p.m.

Historical Society and Public Library Annual Tree Lighting (385 Intervale Road, New Gloucester) is held the first Sunday after Thanksgiving, November 27th, at 4:30 p.m.   The lighting of “Tiny Timber” is one of the highlights along with music of the season, refreshments and open houses at the Historical Society and Public Library.

Amvets Post 6 Auxiliary Flea Market

Amvets Post 6 Auxiliary will be having their annual flea market on Saturday, July 30, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., at the post home on Route 100, New Gloucester (across from Hodgman’s Frozen Custard). New and used items, unique crafts and collectibles will be available for purchase. Table rentals cost $15.

The flea market will be held rain or shine. Call Joyce at 926-4693 or Helen at 576-7189 to reserve your table for this event. The proceeds will benefit the auxiliary’s yearly projects.

Patti’s May 27 “Inside New Gloucester” Column

“Rooting for Democracy” Plant Sale

The ninth annual “Rooting for Democracy” Plant Sale, hosted by the New Gloucester Democratic Committee, will be held Saturday, June 4, from 9 a.m. to noon at Lil’ Mart, Route 100, New Gloucester. Plants of all varieties, including perennials, annuals, house plants, vegetables and herbs, will be offered at bargain prices. Arrive early for the best selection. The rain date will be Saturday, June 11.

In conjunction with the plant sale, a raffle will be held to win a lobster-of-the-month club membership at Fishermen’s Net in Gray, a $100 value. Tickets cost $3 each or two for $5. The drawing will be held at noon that day; you need not be present to win. For more information, or to donate plants, contact Penny Hilton at 926-4004.

For Patti Mikkelsen’s complete column in the Lakes Region Weekly, go to http://news.keepmecurrent.com/inside-new-gloucester-25/

First Responders Rescue Crash Victim

Press Release for Immediate Release

Serious Crash Injured One

New Gloucester, Maine – On Wednesday February 17, 2016 at 7:51PM the New Gloucester Fire and Rescue Department was dispatched to a motor vehicle accident at 1156 Lewiston Road (100/202). Fire & EMS personnel first on scene reported one vehicle with an occupant trapped with heavy damage to the vehicle. New Gloucester personnel closed Route 100/202. The vehicle in the crash was a 4 door sedan. Fire & EMS crews assessed the scene and patient, developing a plan of extrication. Due to the heavy damage to the vehicle and positioning of the occupant, the extrication of the patient took over an hour. Over a dozen of New Gloucester’s Fire & EMS members worked the scene. LifeFlight of Maine was requested to the scene due to the anticipated length of time for the extrication and the patient’s possible injuries.

“The Fire & EMS crews found the extrication very challenging due to the extent of the damage to the vehicle and injuries to the patient and positioning,” replied New Gloucester Captain Scott Doyle.” “Patient extrications require a true, methodical process in order to accomplish a safe and successful removal of a patient. Every action has a reaction when cutting vehicles,” added Captain Doyle.

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Special Town Meeting

The Town of New Gloucester will be holding a Special Town Meeting on Monday, November 16, 2015 at 7:00 pm at AMVETS, 1095 Lewiston Road.Voters will be asked to consider three warrant articles. Two of the articles involve the town’s ongoing efforts to revitalize the Upper Village area. One article is a resolution asking citizens to support efforts to promote a village orientation in the Upper Village by implementing strategies consistent with a master planning effort. The second article seeks to amend the zoning in the Upper Village to promote a viable village center there.

A third article asks citizens if they’d like to move the Annual Town Meeting from Monday evenings to Saturday mornings.

Copies of all warrant articles are available at the Town Office front desk and on the town website at http://www.newgloucester.com. Copies of the proposed zoning amendments are available on the Planning Department page on the Town’s website and at the Town Office front desk. For more information, contact the New Gloucester Planning Office at 926-4126 x4.

New Gloucester Special Town Meeting

The Town of New Gloucester will be holding a Special Town Meeting on Monday, November 16, 2015 at 7:00 pm at AMVETS, 1095 Lewiston Road. Voters will be asked to consider three warrant articles. Two of the articles involve the town’s ongoing efforts to revitalize the Upper Village area. One article is a resolution asking citizens to support efforts to promote a village orientation in the Upper Village by implementing strategies consistent with a master planning effort. The second article seeks to amend the zoning in the Upper Village to promote a viable village center there.

A third article asks citizens if they’d like to move the Annual Town Meeting from Monday evenings to Saturday mornings.

Copies of all warrant articles are available at the Town Office front desk and on the town website at www.newgloucester.com. Copies of the proposed zoning amendments are available on the Planning Department page on the Town’s website and at the Town Office front desk. For more information, contact the New Gloucester Planning Office at 926-4126 x4.

Special town meeting about Upper Village scheduled November 16th

Selectmen signed a warrant Monday for a special town meeting asking voters to support the town’s efforts to promote a village orientation of Upper Gloucester with revisions to the town’s zoning standards that support a master plan for the area on Route 100.Keep reading