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Top videos of 2011 on

At the end of the year, we take a look at the 10 most popular videos posted on in 2011:


Newry voters reject conservation commission proposal

NEWRY — It was standing room only at Monday night's special town meeting as one of the largest crowds in memory approved two proposed ordinances and defeated two others. “We had 81 voters and I think that's the most we've ever had, even at the annual town meeting,” Admini... 1


Wrong time

NEWRY — The special town meeting is at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 19. The time was incorrectly submitted for a story on Page C1 in Sunday's Sun Journal.


Unsigned handbill attacks proposed Newry Conservation Commission

NEWRY — A former longtime selectman has debunked sections of an unsigned handbill being circulated prior to Monday's special town meeting on four proposed ordinances. The handbill targets former Selectman Steve Wight's proposal to formally create a Newry Conservation Commission, sayi...


250 snow riding Santas return to Sunday River for 12th year

NEWRY —In an effort to raise money for Bethel Rotary Club's Annual Holiday Toy Drive Sunday River Resort will put 250 skiers and snowboard riders in Santa suits on the slopes again. It's the 12th year the resort has hosted this event and the pre-registration for the event took just e...


Sunday River to host Tin Mountain Round Up

NEWRY — Giving back to the community and helping those less fortunate is Sunday River's goal for this weekend. The resort will be hosting its annual Tin Mountain Round Up on Nov. 19-20. The event is part of the resort's corporate initiative to give back to the community through in-ki...


Newry officials dissatisfied with road work

NEWRY – Town officials Monday expressed their displeasure with a recent paving job on the Skiway Access Road. The work was done by Pine Tree Paving Inc., on a section of road that had been repaired by D.A. Wilson Co. Wilson had fixed areas along a .3-mile section where sink ...


Maine Handicapped Skiing: Volunteers wanted for expanded programs

NEWRY — To commemorate its 30th winter season in January and answer growing demand, Maine Handicapped Skiing will expand its program offerings at various alpine and Nordic venues this winter. That's why the nonprofit organization seeks additional ...


Ski resorts tout improvements as season gears up

NEWRY — Skiers and snowboarders have much to look forward to once the season starts in earnest at Western Maine ski resorts. Owners of Sunday River in Newry and Sugarloaf in Carrabassett Valley invested $8.3 million in capital improvements during the off season. Sunday River's...


Sunday River Ski Resort opening Saturday, Oct. 29

NEWRY — Colder temperatures this week prompted Sunday River Ski Resort snowmakers to fire up the snowguns. They've got enough snow now to open for the 2011-12 winter season at 10:01 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, spokeswoman Darcey Morse said Friday by email. She said this weekend&rs...