Gorham Notes

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This sign at Dance Studio of Maine in Gorham Village refers to a student drop-off issue. Trish Moulton, studio owner, is unhappy because school buses starting next fall will not drop off students at her studio after school because she’s not a day care. The School Department policy change further impacts the area’s parking shortage that makes it difficult for parents, Moulton said.

Grads on the move

Stewart McCallister, vice chairman of the School Committee, told town councilors last week that 116 of the 202 Gorham High School graduates are going to four-year colleges; 40 others, two-year colleges; and five entering the military.

The kindergarten student population appears to be rising. McCallister said the kindergarten class for next fall numbers 230 with a projection for 245.

“We typically see between 8-15 percent growth over the course of the summer,” McCallister said. “This would mean we should expect between 18-34 additional students. Not only are we expecting to meet the projected target we most likely will be above our projections.”

Free gazebo concerts

The Common Ground Band at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 26, kicks off the schedule of free concerts at the gazebo on the lawn at the municipal center, 75 South St.

The summer concerts on Tuesdays continue through Aug. 7 with the excepti0n of July 3, according to the Gorham Recreation Department, which sponsors the concerts.

For more information, call Recreation Department at 222-1630.

Recycling caution urged

Due to global changes in the recycling market, the town of Gorham is asking residents to be extra vigilant about items they put into their recycling bins.

Some common forms of recycling contamination are all plastic bags including grocery, trash, bread and frozen food bags, along with bubble wrap and other plastic film products, polystyrene foam, toys, hoses and trash.

Both the Town Clerk’s Office and Public Works have recycling do/don’t flyers available for residents.

http://www.gorham-me.org/sites/gorhamme/files/pages/recyclingguidelinesfortheweb_0.pdf (direct link to the flyer mentioned above).

U.S. taxpayer debt

The Bureau of the Fiscal Service reported on June 7 that the U.S. public debt was $21,100,104,747,917.42.