Participating in a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new headquarters of the Gray Republican Committee are, from left, David Reed, April Russell, Rep. Amy Arata, Jennifer White, Fran Monroe, Greg Foster, Peter Falkenberg Brown, Cliff Foster, Pastor Darwin Vail, Rep. Sue Austin, and Councilor Marty Meaney. Contributed / Jack Wibby

New HQ for GOP

The Gray Town Republican Committee officially opened a temporary headquarters at 13 Main St. on Sept. 24.

The office, located in the small shopping plaza across from Cumberland Farms, will be open until just after Election Day, Nov. 8, from 4-8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and from noon to 3 p.m., Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.  For more information, go to, call 619-0240 or email [email protected]

Pantry needs diapers
The pantry needs diapers sizes 3, 4 and 5, empty dishwashing bottles of 20 ounces or less, and empty liquid hand-soap bottles.

A donation bin is alongside the first pantry shed at the First Congregational Church parish house parking lot behind McDonald’s. Call or text Donna at 671-4458 if you leave items in the bin or to make an appointment to leave perishable items.


The pantry also is accepting monetary donations, with checks payable to “Gray Community Food Pantry” and mailed to Jan Nowinski, 55 Westwood Road, Gray, ME  04039.

It’s showtime
Movie Time is back at the Gray Public Library. Free screenings will be shown and snacks will be offered. Coming up are “Elvis,” at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, and “Disaster at the Bar Harbor Ferry” at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8. For more information, call 207-657-4110 or go to [email protected]

Queen of Hearts
The Queen of Hearts jackpot at the American Legion Post is growing. Drawings take place at 7 p.m. Thursdays, and you must be a member to play. Call 657-4884 for more information.

Marilyn Keating-Porcaro can be contacted at [email protected]

22nd Annual Crossroads Challenge
It’s that time of year again. The 22nd Annual Crossroads Challenge U9-U14 soccer tournament takes place Oct. 8-9 at Gray-New Gloucester High School on Libby Hill Road, hosted by Patriot Soccer Club. Go to for more information.

Halloween treats sought
A Very GNG Halloween is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 29, at New Gloucester Fairgrounds, and they need lots of candy. Donation bins can be found at all recreation programs and in both Recreation Department offices.

Wreaths for veterans 
If you want to help the American Legion Post 86 honor local heroes, you can sponsor a wreath to be placed on a veteran’s grave this December at the Gray Village Cemetery. American Legion Post 86 will help Gray Village Cemetery remember and honor veterans by laying remembrance wreaths on their graves at noon, Dec. 17.


 GNG Youth Basketball Association
The GNG Youth Basketball Association will hold assessments at the middle school Saturday, Oct. 1, for the 2022-23 season. Specific times for each age group were unavailable at press time.

Boys and girls grades 3-6 must be registered for the upcoming season at

Volunteers are needed to help coach and to serve on the board. Coaching volunteer forms are available during the registration process. To join the board, email [email protected]


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