Take care of business

Summer – that went quick. Council has been on hiatus since July 5 and although I welcome the break from the late-night Monday meetings, there are few things that need attention.

One in particular I am sure Newcastle residents would like to see resolved; the state of Brookhouse Gate.

On May 19 word got out that the condo board and the developer were working on resolving their outstanding issues. Fabulous. At the time they were to report to the municipality the following week. The municipality would then ask for proposals on timeframes to get the work done. Finally, there was a glimmer of hope shed on the issue.

A little shade was cast in June – the municipality was engaged but things were moving slowly. Yet another meeting was held that entertained more discussion on the matter. A meeting was held on June 11 and although some progress had been made, residents were seeing no results forthcoming.

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Happy 99th to Jean Rickard

Jean Rickard’s friends at the Newcastle Wednesday morning coffee club helped her celebrate 99 years of living – in Newcastle. Jean was congratulated by Councillor Margaret Zwart and Mayor Adrian Foster.

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End the summer with a bash at NGCC

With safety protocols in place, the musical/comedy duo Two for the Show entertained at Newcastle Golf and Country Club on July 28 celebrating the next stage in reopening. Two for the Show is returning on September 22 for an End of Summer Bash from 5-9 p.m. Tickets are on sale now for $10 each.

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Archives: Election records set during the 1950’s

As Canadians prepare to head to the polls in a federal election next month, the Orono Times is looking back at past elections. The 1950s were a see-saw decade in Canadian politics, with a majority leadership for one party at the turn of the decade completely overturned by the end of the decade. It also saw increased interest in emerging parties.

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Orono Fair Talent Competition

This year’s event is virtual to showcase our community’s talent! Calling All Magicians, Comedians, Singers, Rappers, Musicians, Dancers, Jugglers, Impersonators, and more. This event is open to amateur talent only.

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