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Potential mayoral challenger eyes council race instead

NEWMAN – A potential mayor’s race taking shape a week ago may not come to pass after all. Incumbent City Council member Don Hutchins, who had taken out nomination papers […]
July 30, 2014 | Posted in: News | 0 Comments | Full Story »

City, police officers reach agreement

NEWMAN – The city and its police officers have reached a one-year contract agreement. Council members voted last week to approved the contract, which had previously been ratified by the […]
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Katen honored as festival grand marshal

Ed KatenNEWMAN – Ed Katen has been cop and coach, mayor and school board member in his more than three decades in Newman. The long-time resident was recently honored for his […]
July 30, 2014 | Posted in: Community | 0 Comments | Full Story »

Wildland fires scorch hundreds of acres

Firefighters were able to save 32 duck club structures threatened in a blaze off Gun Club Road last week. Photo courtesy Gustine Fire Department.A series of wildland fires scorched more than 1,400 acres of remote property in the Newman-Gustine area over the course of the past week – including a Saturday blaze which […]
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Gustine, SN races drawing little interest

GUSTINE – Local races have garnered little interest among prospective candidates two weeks into the filing period for the November elections. As of Monday, races for Gustine mayor, two Gustine […]
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Gustine assessed values climb 14 percent

GUSTINE – The resurgent real estate market was reflected in Gustine’s assessment rolls for 2014. Merced County Assessor Barbara Levey recently released a report putting Gustine’s assessed value increase at […]
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Mandatory water conservation in the works

Mandatory restrictions in water use will be considered Tuesday night by the Gustine City Council. The city must adopt a mandatory conservation program to comply with newly-enacted state regulations.GUSTINE – Local leaders are weighing their options for complying with mandatory water conservation measures imposed by the state. Gustine has relied on voluntary conservation, City Manager Greg Greeson said, […]
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Obituary: John G. Fantazia Jr.

Fantazia obitJohn Gordon Fantazia Jr. of Gustine passed away July 23. He was 88. Mr. Fantazia was born in Volta. He was a lifelong resident of Gustine. He was a dairyman […]
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Obituary: Adriano Faustino

Adriano Faustino, a long-time resident of the Gustine-Newman area, passed away July 19 at 90 years of age. Mr. Faustino was born in Manadas, Sao Jorge, the Azores. He was […]
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Obituary: Cynthia Quill

Gustine native and Gustine High graduate Cynthia Quill of Aptos passed away July 21 at 60 years of age. Mrs. Quill was an instructional technician working with special needs students […]
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