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Mexico High Class of 1961 DIXFIELD —  Classmates and guests from the Mexico High School Class of 1961 will meet for breakfast at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, at Ellis Variety, Weld Street. SeniorsPlus at Town Hall RUMFORD &mdash...

Mahoosuc Land Trust to offer Androscoggin River paddle, hikes, mine tour, trail work to celebrate autum

BETHEL —  To celebrate autumn, the Mahoosuc Land Trust will host a paddle on the Androscoggin River and area hikes this month. The second annual Fall River Paddle will start at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, at the Hanover Boat Ramp and travel 12 miles to the Rumford Boat Ramp next...

Newry military mom leads soldier bandana project

“I’m trying to make it a little easier for our boys across the pond,” said Deborah Rafford, a stay-at-home wife and mother of three sons in the military. “I want our guys to know they are not being forgotten.” In her Newry home, surrounded by hundreds of books...

School withdrawal vote set for Tuesday in Andover

ANDOVER — Townspeople will decide in a referendum Tuesday, Sept. 18, whether to start the withdrawal process from SAD 44. Voting will take place from noon to 8 p.m. at the Town Hall.

Tips, burglar lead police to marijuana grows in Oxford County

BETHEL — Oxford County deputy sheriffs have seized 152 marijuana plants and processed pot at four sites in Bethel, Albany Township, Newry and Canton recently. Other than the Newry marijuana, the pot seized was worth several thousand dollars in estimated street value, Cpl. Chancey Lib...

Two dead; two hurt in weekend motorcycle crashes

NEWRY — The holiday weekend kept authorities throughout the state busy handling multiple motorcycle crashes on Maine roads, including fatal crashes in Somerset and Aroostook counties. A Bryant Pond man was transported to Central Maine Medical Center in Lewison with life-threatening i...

Mile-long zip line connects Newry homes

NEWRY — “Mandy and Phil live up there,” said Jim Sysko, pointing up a hill in Newry. “I live down here. I started thinking about how to get from there to here without a car.” When Sysko – the civil engineer behind Bethel’s world’s tallest sno...

Sunday River and Sugarloaf to host premieres of TGR’s “The Dream Factory”

NEWRY — Sunday River and Sugarloaf ski resorts' personnel will travel to Maine and New Hampshire locations this fall to host a movie showcasing the world's top big-mountain skiers. Filmed primarily in Alaska, "The Dream F...

Newry residents oppose Byways management plan

The three dozen people who turned out for a Newry public hearing Monday were skeptical of pursuing a management plan for the Route 26 Scenic Byway, and some, going a step further, said they want to eliminate the 40-year-old byway designation altogether. Townspeople will vote Aug. 20 on whe...

Newry selectmen stand firm on subdivision, back taxes

Newry selectmen Monday decided to require a developer to either pay a bond for an uncompleted road or sell back a lot that had changed hands within the development ownership. The board also decided to pursue collection of personal property taxes for two businesses in small claims court.