Stories about Newry

Proposed SAD 44 budget up 2.69 percent

BETHEL — The SAD 44 Finance Committee presented the full board Monday with a proposed $9.98 million budget that is $261,969 more than this fiscal year. The 2012-13 spending plan is 2.69 percent higher than this year,  Superintendent David Murphy said. There is addition state aid...

Ski season ending with a bang at Maine's big three

NEWRY — After an unusually warm winter with little natural snow, the last three open ski resorts are close to shutting their doors for the season. Sunday River in Newry, Sugarloaf in Carrabassett Valley and Saddleback in Rangeley are looking to close soon, but not before big event we...

Newry selectmen deny homeowner abatement for third time

NEWRY — For the third year in a row, selectmen have denied a tax abatement request from Sophia Bilinsky on her vacation home and property that's assessed for $2.8 million. Bilinsky, of Kennett Square, Pa., claims it should be assessed at $1.7 million. Monday’s denial was...

Maine Forest Service continues efforts to contain mountainside fire in Gilead

GILEAD — A fire that was apparently caused by a person and burned about 5 acres on Tumbledown Dick Mountain on Wednesday and Thursday was Maine's 150th wildlands fire, Lt. Jeffrey Currier said Thursday. Many have been small, "but we jump on them very quickly," said Currier, Southern ...

Ski-A-Thon expected to raise $300K for Maine Adaptive

NEWRY — The 27th annual Ski-A-Thon is expected to raise $300,000 for Maine Adaptive Sports and Recreation. The Ski-A-Thon took place March 24 at Sunday River, and pledges totaling $270,000 were reported during the weekend. There were 89 fundraising teams, each with five members, part...

Maine resorts launch late-season snow-making effort

RANGELEY — Wrestling with a weak-snow winter and premature summer temperatures in March, the trio of ski resorts still open in Maine are taking advantage of the recent dip in temperatures and have fired up their snow-making systems. Saddlebac...

Ski resorts hurting

NEWRY — Skiers stripped down to shorts and bikini tops to keep cool Wednesday as they got in a few final sun-drenched, slushy runs, bidding what could be an early goodbye to a season that has disappointed all around.

Jay firefighters in ski race for Maine Handicapped Skiing program

JAY — The skis are waxed and ready to go. So are two teams from Jay Fire and Rescue. Once again they'll compete with other fire departments from around Maine and New England in the 22nd Annual Firefighters' Fundraising Race slated for 10 a.m. Sunday, March 25, at Sunday River in Newr... 1

Ready to ski

The 27th annual Ski-A-Thon to benefit Maine Adaptive Sports and Recreation will be held Saturday, March 24, at Sunday River Ski Resort in Newry. More than 80 five-person teams are signed up. Above, “Taylor’s Tetherers” is led by Maine Adaptive participant Taylor Grant and includ...

New Gloucester, Newry game wardens sworn in

AUGUSTA – The Maine Warden Service swore in four new game wardens in January. Emily Bastian from New Gloucester, Sarah Miller from Newry, Clifford Littlefield from Morrill and Troy Thibodeau from Augusta successfully completed an intensive hiring process as well as the 18-week basic law enf...