Environment

New Gloucester ballfield project not a hit with some neighbors

The Royal River Conservation Trust and Gray-New Gloucester Little League are in the early stages of plans for their pending purchase of 180 acres off Intervale Road.

|Emily Bader, Lakes Region Weekly|

The Royal River Conservation Trust and the local Little League’s fundraising efforts are well underway for an ambitious conservation project and ballfield revamp in New Gloucester’s Lower Village, but not all residents are happy with the plan.

The Yarmouth-based nonprofit land trust and Gray-New Gloucester Little League partnered in 2019 to purchase the 180-acre parcel of land off Intervale Road from Don and Lynne Chandler, and they are working to raise $1.5 million by the end of this year.

Residents who have taken umbrage with the project say the proposed ballfield complex is too big for its surroundings and that it’s at odds with the goals of the Comprehensive Plan update that will go to New Gloucester voters this June. Keep reading