Stories about Newry

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...

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.

Canadian man injured in Newry crash

NEWRY — A Canadian man was injured when he totaled his 2003 Jaguar, rolling it over and hitting a tree on Route 26 on Thursday afternoon, according to the Maine State Police. Jin Woo Jang, 46, of Quispamsis, New Brunswick, was traveling north on Route 26 at approximately 2:20 p.m. an...

Board to discuss proposed 13-lot subdivision at ski resort

NEWRY — Planners will continue work on Sunday River Ski Resort's proposed 13-lot single-family residential subdivision at their 7 p.m. meeting Wednesday, May 4, in the town office. Barring any unforeseen permitting problems, the resort has proposed to start construction in August on ...

Historic Newry schoolhouse roof, chimney need replacing

NEWRY — Selectmen will soon seek estimates to replace the roof and chimney on the historic one-room Sunday River Schoolhouse on Sunday River Road, Administrator Loretta Powers said on Wednesday morning. That was the consensus at Tuesday's board meeting. Built in 1895, the scho...

Maine deputies, Canadian police to conduct safety checkpoints April 22

NEWRY — Oxford County Sheriff's deputies will conduct safety checks on roads from Newry to Coburn Gore during a joint operation with Canadian law enforcement officers at Coburn Gore on April 22. The safety awareness operation is also being conducted by law enforcement officers across...

Maine sap tappers enjoying banner harvest

Co-owner Marty Elkin empties an overflowing sap bucket Thursday at A Wrinkle in Thyme Farm in Sumner. "The sap is still nice and clean and not bitter," Elkin said. "We've collected as much sap this year from 200 taps as we collected last year from over 400 taps."

Thrillseeker reality show to air Sunday River segment

NEWRY — Tapping into one's inner child is the premise of a popular and rollicking Travel Channel program that debuted last year. “Bert the Conqueror,” featuring the exploits of Bert...

Mutual aid helps firefighters raise funds for Maine Handicapped Skiing

NEWRY — Like it does in real life, mutual aid helped some of the 15 fire departments competing Saturday in the 21st annual Firefighters' Race at Sunday River Ski Resort. Livermore Falls and ...

Newry brook trout ecology study a success; more time needed to monitor effects

NEWRY — A three-year project designed to test the addition of coarse woody debris to area streams to curb erosion and restore brook trout habitat is considered a success. However, more time is needed to study the effects of the “chop and drop” method, project participant ...