Ephrem Paraschak

Greet Paraschak at historical society meeting

New Town Manager Ephrem Paraschak will attend Gorham Historical Society’s annual membership meeting at 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 30, in the multipurpose room near Shaw Gym at the municipal center, 75 South St.

Paraschak began duties as town manager on Sept. 1, succeeding David Cole who retired after 23 years.

Historical society membership fees, $10, will be collected at the meeting, which is  open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Candidates’ Night

North Gorham Public Library, 2 Standish Neck Road, is hosting a candidates’ night at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 26, for residents in North Gorham and White Rock.

It’s an opportunity to meet municipal candidates in the local election on Tuesday, Nov. 7. For the School Committee, five candidates are competing for three, three-year terms and two are seeking a single-year seat.

Four candidates are vying for two seats available on the Town Council.

For more information, call Jennifer Plummer, library coordinator, at 892-2575.

Metro to hold expansion workshops

Metro, the Greater Portland transportation service, will hold a series of workshops beginning this week about its Transit West Project. The project, beginning in 2018, expands transportation into Gorham, links University of Southern Maine campuses and upgrades service in Westbrook and Portland.

Workshops are set for 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, in the Maine Mall (near the former Bon Ton), South Portland; 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 28, Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium, 5 Monument Square, Portland; 12-2 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 7, Brooks Dining Hall, USM, Gorham campus;10 a.m.-12 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 9, Luther Bonny Hall, USM, Portland campus; 5-7 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 15, Gorham Municipal Center, 75 South St.; and 5-7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 16, Westbrook Public Safety Building, 579 Main St.

Church gala reminder

The Redeemer Lutheran Church, 410 Main St., Gorham, is hosting a fall gala from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 28, in honor of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.

The event includes a giant yard sale with books, crafts and baked goods in addition to a multimedia living history exhibit. Free food and refreshments will be provided to the community.

For more information, contact The Rev. Timothy Sandeno at 839-7100 or email [email protected]

U.S. taxpayer debt

The Bureau of the Fiscal Service reported on Oct. 19 that the U.S. public debt was $20,433,416,014,983.44.