Stories about Newry

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Newry ordinance proposal would effectively ban wind projects

NEWRY — The Planning Board is proposing ordinance amendments that would effectively ban the construction of commercial wind power projects in the town. A public hearing on the proposal will be scheduled in October. Planners have hammered out changes to the Unified Development ... 2

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51 couples to compete in Oct. 8 North American Wife Carrying Championship

NEWRY — Fifty-one couples from the Eastern Seaboard will compete against each other on Saturday, Oct. 8, in the 12th annual North American Wife Carrying Championship at Sunday River Ski Resort.

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Bethel native to throw ceremonial first pitch at Fenway

NEWRY — Bethel native Simon Dumont will throw the ceremonial first pitch at Fenway Park at 7:10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, at the Boston Red Sox vs. Tampa Bay Rays game. A professional skier sponsored by Sunday River Ski Resort, Dumont is also an eight-time X Games medalist, world record...

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Registration starts Sept. 1 for Wife Carrying Championship

NEWRY — Registration begins at noon Thursday, Sept. 1, for the 12th annual North American Wife Carrying Championship at Sunday River Ski Resort.

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1,000 athletes take 'tough' challenge

NEWRY — One thousand runners from across the country tested their mettle Saturday in the second annual Tough Mountain Challenge by flinging their bodies through obstacles on a 3-mile course. Sunday River Ski Resort's “boot camp”...

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Obstacles announced for Sunday River's second annual Tough Mountain Challenge

NEWRY — More than 800 racers are currently signed up to compete in Sunday River Ski Resort's second annual Tough Mountain Challenge on Saturday, July 23. Last year's grueling debut course attracted 197 racers and had 12 obstacles. Th...

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Mt. Abram lodge burns as storm wreaks havoc

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Sunday River Bike Park opens June 24, debuts new trail Rock Star

NEWRY — In its fourth year of continuous operation, Sunday River Bike Park will open Friday, June 24. New this summer is the addition of Rock Star, a newly-constructed advanced/intermediate single-track t...

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Down Home program to feature Bhutan trip

NEWRY — The next Down Home Maine program sponsored by the Western Mountains Senior College will be from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 12, at the Mahoosuc Mountain Lodge. Featured will be Polly Mahoney, Registered Maine Guide and co-owner of Mahoosuc Guide Services. Last year Polly journ...

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Ski resorts say goodbye to season: Heavier than usual snows blanket two Maine areas this season

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Western Maine's three large ski resorts recorded whopping amounts of natural snow from a long, cold season that ended Monday for Sugarloaf when it closed. Additionally, spokespeople for two resorts raved about this season being one of the better ones on record.