NEW GLOUCESTER – Jane F. Wallace, 58, of New Gloucester, died Sunday Jan. 19, 2020 at home after a brief illness. She was born in Gardiner, on April 17, 1961 the daughter of Robert and Etta (Morgan) Wallace. Keep reading
Posted onJanuary 21, 2020|Comments Off on New Gloucester project aims to bring disabled Maine children back to state
|Jane Vaughn, Lakes Region Weekly|
Dozens of children with intellectual and development disabilities are being sent out of state for treatment, but the Morrison Center plans to change that with new residential, educational and therapy services at its Opportunity Farm campus.
The Morrison Center has launched a $14 million capital campaign to build out its 150-acre property on Gloucester Hill Road, starting with homes for 24 more children. It currently houses 12. Keep reading
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Posted onJanuary 21, 2020|Comments Off on What’s the story with the NG Fire and Rescue? It’s complicated
Smith, NGX |
Between the decline in volunteerism and the
increasing training and credentialing requirements, fire and rescue departments
across the state face challenging personnel issues, described in several recent
articles in the Portland Press
Herald and elsewhere. The situation is most acute in Maine’s
remote rural areas.
It would be easy to say that the recent loss
of several of New Gloucester’s Fire and Rescue’s long-time members is part of
this larger pattern. But according to current and former NGFR leaders, this is
not the whole story, and it didn’t need to happen as it has.
NEW GLOUCESTER – William “Bill” Bragdon, 75, passed away January 17, 2020, at CMMC in Lewiston, after a long battle with heart and kidney disease. Bill was born on June 11, 1944, to Charles and Myra Bragdon and lived in New Gloucester most of his life. Bill served in the U.S. Air Force, which he was very proud of. Keep reading
Posted onJanuary 20, 2020|Comments Off on Maine Municipal Association partners on town manager search
| Joanne Cole, NGX |
The job ad for New Gloucester town manager looks
straightforward: qualifications and responsibilities, a destination and
deadline for applications. Beyond the ad
and behind the scenes, however, David Barrett, Director of Personnel Services and
Labor Relations at the Maine Municipal Association, is helping guide the search.
Barrett describes MMA’s decades-long role as providing
professional assistance to town officials through the hiring process, from
initial advertising to “cutting a deal.”
In New Gloucester, the select board is responsible for hiring a town
manager. Following the resignation of
town manager Carrie Castonguay in November, the board hired MMA for search
support at a fee of $5500.
New Gloucester’s Economic Development Committee is hosting a spring party to showcase and promote local businesses. May 28, 2020 4:00 to 7:00 pm Shady Lane Farm 97 Cobbs Bridge Road
The event will be a relaxed, festive AND FREE opportunity for business owners to get to know one another, to meet new customers, and to share their knowledge and experiences of operating a business in New Gloucester. The Committee is inviting all business owners to participate in any of the following ways:
The Town of New Gloucester would like to thank the New Gloucester Fraternal Order of Eagles #4131 for their wonderful donation ($10,000) to the New Gloucester Fire & Rescue Department for the Lucas 3 Chest Depression System. The Department is fundraising for this device and the donation is a huge step towards acquiring the Lucas 3. Thank you!
Shirley Teresa Hartford Hotham, 81, died Jan. 10, 2020. Born in Calais May 27, 1938, the daughter of Eral and Mary Newell Hartford.She grew up in South Portland and attended Holy Cross Schools. Keep reading
NG Parks and Recreation offers lots of activities for residents of all ages. Sign up for the newsletterfor January updates and to learn about openings in the after school program, Mad Science, family cooking, adult rec volleyball, family craft night, group fitness and toddler gymnastics.