Saturday, August 23, 2014

The Windham Eagle welcomes Gray and New Gloucester - By Tracy Scheckel

Our country recently celebrated the 40th anniversary of the first manned moon landing; we all remember those words, “The Eagle has landed”. Well the Windham Eagle is pleased to announce that it will be landing in Gray and New Gloucester as plans to expand coverage into the two towns are in full swing.
Currently, in addition to a limited number of kiosks in the area, the Eagle is mailed to every home in Windham and Raymond and has a circulation of 21,000. The initial distribution in Gray and New Gloucester will be via kiosks at both the Gray and New Gloucester Town Halls and libraries. Other locations in Gray include Cook’s Hardware, Jess n’ Nic’s, and Shop ‘n’ Save at the Gray Plaza; also at Gray Family Vision, Di Santos, Gray True Value Hardware, and Hannaford. Business locations in New Gloucester include the Village Store, Link’s Variety, the Penny Store, Rosanna’s (formerly Mario’s) and the Pineland Farms Market and Visitors’ Center.

For residents of GNG, the Eagle will provide a much needed conduit providing news, features and information related to MSAD 15, municipal government, local businesses and people of interest. For our advertisers, Gray and New Gloucester combined will expand your market with the potential of 13,000 new readers.

Calendar events, announcements and letters to the editor should be submitted to editor, Michelle Libby,  Tracy Scheckel,, will be covering news, local government and features, and looks forward to reestablishing her network of contacts. Please feel free to contact her with potential story ideas, and other interesting tidbits.

The success of any news publication depends on a symbiotic relationship between readers, advertisers and the publisher. The publication provides an information pipeline for its readers as well as a mechanism for local business marketing. The advertisers provide the revenue to drive the publication. To that end, the Eagle will also expand its advertising efforts into the GNG business community. In Gray and New Gloucester, Account Manager, Melissa Carter can be reached at 894-3500 or She will be working with local businesses to develop customized marketing strategies with the Eagle.

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