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The Portland String Quartet, Patrick Owen, left, Julia Adams, Ronald Lantz and Dean Stein, will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 25, at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village.

Public Works facility workshop

A public workshop will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, June 27, to provide information and answer questions regarding the new public works facility being planned in New Gloucester. The workshop will be held at the Fire and Rescue Station, 611 Lewiston Road.

Since last August, a Public Works Design Committee has been meeting to plan for the construction of a new facility that can meet current and future needs. With the help of Oakpoint Associates, a consultant hired with support from a CDBG planning grant, the committee has moved forward on site selection and development of conceptual plans. Based on a site assessment from the consultant, the Board of Selectmen last November selected the 25-acre town-owned parcel at 611 Lewiston Road – the location of the Fire and Rescue Station – as the location for the new facility. The current concept plan for the facility calls for a 10-bay 16,800 square foot garage and a new salt shed.

At the public workshop, staff will give a short presentation aimed at providing background information and project details. The committee will then take comments and questions from the public. Besides committee members, a representative from Oakpoint and a hydro-geologist retained by the town will field questions and provide additional information. A series of handouts, including a frequently asked questions sheet and conceptual plans, will be available. These materials can also be downloaded from the Town’s websites at www.newgloucester.com (go to “Boards and Committees” sidebar and click on Public Works Design Committee), and are also available at the Town Office. Questions regarding the workshop can be addressed to Will Johnston, town planner, 929-4126 ext. 4, or wjohnston@newgloucester.com.

Independence Day weekend
Two public events will take place at the New Gloucester History Barn, 383 Intervale Road, during Independence Day weekend. On Saturday, July 2, the New Gloucester History Barn Open House will take place from 9 a.m. to noon. On Monday, July 4, a reading of the Declaration of Independence will begin at 9 a.m. Both events are sponsored by the New Gloucester Historical Society.

Summer Reading Program
Help NGPL Guy get his powers back! Villain RedRay has stolen NGPL Guy’s powers, and NGPL Guy needs your help to get them back. What do you have to do? Just read. The goal is for all Summer Reading Program participants to read 4,301 books by Tuesday, Aug. 23. Sign up during library hours now through Saturday, July 9, at the New Gloucester Public Library, 389 Intervale Road, New Gloucester.

The Portland String Quartet, Patrick Owen, left, Julia Adams, Ronald Lantz and Dean Stein, will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 25, at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village.