Antique tractors featured at Plow Days

Parsons Dairy Farm on Buck Street in Gorham is hosting the annual Plow Days on Saturday, Sept. 29 and Sunday, Sept. 30, sponsored by the Maine Antique Tractor Club.

This year’s event will officially open both days at 7:30 a.m. Camping space is plentiful but hookups are not available.

Special events include hay trailer tours of the farm; a variety of family, educational and “listen and learn” in support of the plowing event; and the barrel train for children; and tractors, parts and accessories auction Sunday at 1 p.m.

The Parsons family plans to provide a pancake breakfast with their own maple syrup on Saturdayand Sunday,7-9:30 a.m.

For more information and updates, contact event coordinators Dave McCullough at 839-4205, 712-8294 or email [email protected] or Bill Rust, 839-3946

Triad to meet

The Gorham/Westbrook Triad meeting will be held 9-10 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 5, in the Gorham Municipal Center, 75 South St.

The Triad is a coalition of law enforcement, senior citizens and community providers that promote safety and well being of seniors.

Genealogy group to hear Konitzky

Paul Doucette of Gorham has announced that Peggy Konitzky will speak when the Greater Portland Genealogy Chapter meets at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Cape Elizabeth Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 29 Ocean House Road, Cape Elizabeth.

The program is at 1 p.m. following a social time. A business meeting follows the program. Konitzky will give a presentation on two Wiscasset houses, both of which are icons in Wiscasset history and Maine architecture. She will tell the stories of buildings and the families who lived in them, especially the women who actively preserved them over the years.

The program includes some genealogical research on the families, particularly the Sortwell family.

A business meeting follows the presentation. All are invited to attend. For more information, contact Paul Doucette, 839-2593.

Land trust annual meeting Oct. 2

The Presumpscot Regional Land Trust is hosting its annual meeting 7-9 p.m., on Tuesday, Oct. 2, in Alfond Hall at Saint Joseph’s College, 278 Whites Bridge Road, Standish.

Colin Apse, senior freshwater conservation adviser for the Nature Conservancy’s Africa, Great Rivers, and Eastern U.S. Freshwater Programs, will present a program.

Light refreshments will be in a meet and greet 7-7:30 p.m.; land trust highlights and board elections, 7:30-8 p.m.; Apse, 8-8:45 p.m.

Free and open to the public. RSVP at 839-4633 or email [email protected] For more information, visit

U.S. taxpayer debt

The Bureau of Public Debt reported on Sept. 21 that the U.S. public debt was $16,016,101,949,370.06.

Tractors like this antique Farmall driven by Andy McCullough will be exhibited during the annual Plow Days on Saturday, Sept. 29, and Sunday, Sept. 30 at the Parsons Farm, 322 Buck St., in Gorham.    

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