Public Forum: Learn about Town Charters and Hear from Candidates for Select Board May 15 at 6:30 pm

In June, New Gloucester voters will elect two members of the select board and vote on whether to establish a town charter commission. Come learn more about who and what you’ll be voting on. On Wednesday May 15, the New Gloucester Candidate/Referendum Issues Committee and Maine League of Women Voters will host a forum with Select Board candidates and an information session about town charters, starting at 6:30 pm at the Meetinghouse. The League will moderate, and the public is invited.

The evening will begin with a discussion about town charters: what they are and can do, and what the charter process entails. A forum with candidates for Select Board will follow. The four candidates running for two open seats have been invited to participate: Peter Bragdon, George Colby, Tammy Donovan, and Stephen Hathorne.

If you have questions for Select Board candidates or questions about town charters for charter panelists, submit your questions by email to

Members of the public are encouraged to attend this informative meeting from 6:30-9 p.m. May 15 at the Meetinghouse, 389 Intervale Road.