Stories about Newry

Fans, extreme sports racing legend Travis Pastrana return to New England Forest Rally

Brandy Chadwick, right, of Portland, and her sister, Haley Cox, and Cox's best friend, Emily Burns, both of Limerick, were ecstatic on Friday morning at Sunday River Ski Resort in Newry prior to the start of the two-day New England Forest Rally. Cox holds a picture taken with extreme sports legen...

More mud added to Sunday River's popular Tough Mountain Challenge

NEWRY — Sunday River Ski Resort has been keeping whetted the appetites of 3,500 athletes taking on its Tough Mountain Challenge on Saturday, July 26. Or perhaps keeping them on edge, by posting several "top secret" photographs on the event's Facebook page for the wildly successf...

SAD 44 withdrawal petition presented to Newry board

NEWRY — Selectmen on Monday received a petition asking for a town vote on whether to pursue creating a withdrawal plan from SAD 44. The petition, with 22 signatures, was submitted by resident Jim Sysko. The board must schedule a public hearing and a referendum vote on whether ...

Newry board sets tax rate at $9.05

NEWRY — Approximately 3,500 tax bills were mailed Wednesday morning, following the  selectmen setting the tax rate Monday evening. The new rate is $9.05 per thousand dollars of valuation. Last year's rate was $8.97, Administrator Loretta Powers said Wednesday morning. Unl...

Newry board schedules special meeting June 30 to set tax rate

NEWRY —  Selectmen have called for a special board meeting at 5 p.m. Monday, June 30, in the Town Office. Administrator Loretta Powers said Thursday that the only two agenda items are to commit the 2014 taxes and discuss employee vacation time. Next month's board meetings...

Newry group starts withdrawal petition from SAD 44

NEWRY — Residents who have been exploring ways to reduce what the town pays to educate its children have abandoned — at least for now — an effort to change the local school funding formula in favor of an effort to withdraw from SAD 44. About two dozen people attended a me... 2

Newry board to set tax rate in July

NEWRY — Town Administrator Loretta Powers said Tuesday night that she hopes to have information together by the next selectmen meeting so they can set the tax rate. At Tuesday night's board meeting, she told selectmen the assessor will visit the Town Office on Wednesday morning to fi...

This week's agenda

Tuesday Bethel: Bethel Water District Board of Trustees, 7 p.m., Town Office Mexico: Mexico Sewer District Board of Trustees, 4:30 p.m., Town Hall Newry: Selectmen, 5 p.m., Town Office Paris: Oxford County Commis...

Trek riders pay tribute to fallen cyclist

HANOVER — Early-morning drivers traveling Route 2 on Friday past the site of last year's fatal Trek Across Maine accident couldn't help but notice a heavier than usual police presence. With blue and yellow lights flashing on cruise...

SAD 44 budget approved

BETHEL — SAD 44 Superintendent David Murphy said Tuesday night that the five towns in the school district approved a $10.56 million budget by a vote of 611-386. Voting for the budget were Bethel, 295-137; Greenwood, 57-19; and Woodstock, 91-27. Newry voted against the budget 6...