Stories about Newry

Well done - Student achievements

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio —  Aubie Greenleaf of Auburn was inducted into the International Honor Society Chi Sigma Iota Alpha Chapter on March 22 at Ohio University Athens, where she is a graduate student. She graduated from Edward Little High School in Auburn. S...

Newry meetings announced

NEWRY — A public informational meeting to discuss the school funding formula and Newry building permit fees will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, May 19, in the Bear River Grange Hall on Route 26. The Board of Selectmen will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 20, in the Town Office, rather than...

Newry board hires Bethel firm to trim its trees

NEWRY — Selectmen unanimously accepted a bid Tuesday night for tree trimming from a Bethel tree-removal business. However, they accepted it based on the daily rate that the contractor included, even though that wasn't requested in the bid specifications. None of the other bidders pro...

Newry selectman at odds with administrator's duties

NEWRY — Selectmen discussed the town administrator's job description at length Tuesday night in the Bear River Grange Hall. Selectman Brooks Morton previously asked for the review, but when asked by Chairman Wendy Hanscom what he thought about it, Morton said he didn't think Tuesday'...

Newry board meeting Tuesday at Bear River Grange Hall

NEWRY — Selectmen will hold a meeting and workshop at 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 13, at the Bear River Grange Hall instead of the Town Office. Administrator Loretta Powers said Friday that the board wanted to examine the heating system in the grange hall to possibly change or replace it.

Newry board accepts selectmen resignations, approves June 10 election

NEWRY — It seemed weird late Thursday afternoon when Newry selectmen Chairman Wendy Hanscom read prepared statements about her resignation and that of Selectman Gary Wight from the board. Then, Hanscom and Wight and Selectman Brooks Morton accepted the resignations. But all three con...

Mineral conference introduces 'Education Day' for students

NEWRY — The 2nd annual New England Mineral Conference will be held May 9-11 at the Grand Summit Hotel & Conference Center at the Sunday River Resort. The conference is sponsored by the New England Mineral Association, a nonprofit that works through its education, scientific and r...

Newry board to call for special election

NEWRY — Selectmen will meet at 5 p.m. Thursday, May 8, to call for a special election June 10. Because Newry changed its method of voting by adopting the secret ballot method in August 2012, Chairwoman Wendy Hanscom and Selectman Gary Wight have to resign before May 8, Administrator ...

'Rock stars' expected at New England Mineral Conference in Newry

NEWRY — Details for next month's second annual New England Mineral Conference are fast becoming crystallized. The event will be held from May 9-11 at the Grand Summit Resort & Conference Center at Sunday River Ski...

Spring flooding closes several roads in Western Maine

RUMFORD — Heavy rain Tuesday afternoon into Wednesday morning has closed several roads across Western Maine due to flooding. But it's nothing unusual for this time of year... (Includes video and photos)