Category Archives: Good News Gazette

Western, Mid-Coast Central Maine municipalities among Town Report Contest winners

AUGUSTA — Carrabassett Valley, Madison, Rangeley, Rome, Vassalboro, Thomaston and Waterville were recognized for their annual reports by the Maine Municipal Association.
MMA’s Annual Report Competition, held for more than 50 years, recognizes municipalities for producing reports for their residents that have excellent content, are well organized and are visually appealing.

Maine State Museum hosts Sukkot story and craft hour Sept. 29

AUGUSTA — The Maine STate Musem will host a Sukkot story and craft hour to celebrate the Jewish harvest-time holiday. The event, part of the exhibit “Maine + Jewish: Two Centuries,” will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at the museum, 230 State St.

MaineGeneral job fair is Sept. 29

AUGUSTA — MaineGeneral will hold a job fair from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 29, at the Alfond Center for Health, 35 Medical Center Parkway.
Opportunities are available in food and nutrition, housekeeping, boiler operations, lab, materials management, facilities, security, patient transport and more.

Germaine (Pare) Belanger obituary

Germaine (Pare) Belanger
1934-2018

WATERVILLE — Germaine (Pare) Belanger, formerly of Augusta, passed away Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, at Mount St. Joseph’s following a long illness. She will be met with open arms by her mother, father, sisters, and brother.
She was born in Augusta on June 9, 1934, the daughter of Albenie and Lauretta (Lessard) Pare.

SAM U14 skaters open season by raising national championship banner

AUGUSTA – Members of the Skating Association of Maine U14 Maine Moose were honored with a championship banner celebration on Sunday, Sept. 9 at the Camden National Bank Ice Vault in Hallowell.

Arnold Expedition to be commemorated with Augusta events

AUGUSTA — The Daniel Savage’s Company, Re-enactors of Fort Western, will host a Revolutionary War encampment from on Saturday, Sept. 29 and Sunday, Sept. 30, at Fort Western and other Augusta sites to commemorate Benedict Arnold’s march to Quebec, which began at Fort Western in September 1775.

Kennebec Savings Bank honored for community service

AUGUSTA — Kennebec Savings Bank was recently featured in Independent Banker magazine as a national award recipient for the 2018 National Community Bank Service Awards by the Independent Community Bankers of America. The award celebrates the outstanding and innovative ways community banks give back to the communities they serve.

Mainers urged to sign up for free disposal of unusable pesticides

AUGUSTA — Unusable pesticides, such as weed killers and bug killers, can be dangerous to humans, pets and the environment, and the state has set up free disposal in October in four locations.

Kennebec County retired educators grants available to teachers

AUGUSTA — The Kennebec Retired Educators Association, in an effort to give back to the schools where members spent many years, yearly awards two $150 grants to two educators in the county for classroom use.

Maine Luthiers Exhibition, Music Showcase will begin Oct. 12

HALLOWELL — Festival coordinators for Hallowell’s second annual Maine Luthiers Exhibition and Music Showcase have announced a diverse lineup of musicians and stringed instrument makers representing a broad cross section of the state.