Stories about Newry

Newry town meeting March 3; potluck supper precedes it at 5:30 p.m.

NEWRY — A proposed road project and improvements to the Town Office and Bear River Grange are two items up for discussion at town meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, March 3, in the Grange Hall, administrator Loretta Powers said Tuesday afternoon. Excluding the county assessment of $344,983 an...

Newry board proposes $829,475 municipal budget for 2014-15

NEWRY — Selectmen finalized their 2014-15 municipal budget Tuesday night and approved taking $346,000 from surplus for two paving projects and to lower the tax rate. Now it's up to voters on Monday, March 3, to decide if they want to accept the board's recommendations, administrator ...

Newry budget work nearly done

NEWRY — Selectmen will convene an emergency board meeting at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, for final review of the Town Report prior to printing, Administrator Loretta Powers said Thursday by email. The board will finish work on the 2014 municipal budget at its regular meeting at 4:30...

Feb. 18 deadline dropped for Newry road fix package

NEWRY — Selectmen decided late Tuesday afternoon to revisit the Letter S road project timeline at the board's budget meeting at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, in the Town Office. Last month, officials sent out engineering requests for proposals to a list of identified firms to reconstru...

Auditor tells Newry selectmen town's books in great shape

NEWRY — Prior to starting work Tuesday night on the 2014 budget, town officials learned their financial books were in great shape. Town auditor Vernice Brooks, a senior accountant at RHR Smith & Co. of Buxton, spent all day Tuesday going over Newry's books, Administrator Loretta ...

Thieves strike building sites in Newry

NEWRY — The Oxford County Sheriff's Office is investigating the theft of construction tools from building sites near Sunday River Ski Resort.  According to Chief Deputy Hart Daley, Deputy Peter Casey was called to home sites near Vista Road, on the side of Mt. Will last wee...

Woman injured last week at Sunday River still in critical condition

LEWISTON — A woman seriously injured Wednesday in a skiing accident at Sunday River Ski Resort, remains in critical condition Monday at Central Maine Medical Center, according to a family spokeswoman. Sandra Bastinelli, 56, of Westminster, Md., was skiing with her husband, George T.R...

Rain, ice storms hamper Nordic ski centers in Western Maine

NEWRY — Tuesday's rain that began at noon at The Outdoor Center, a Nordic ski and snowshoe nonprofit, didn't hinder public recreation.  But across Western Maine, several Nordic centers closed due to inclement weather and recent ice ...

'This is wild, really wild'

Red Bull Frozen Rush race a hit with fans at Sunday River

Red Bull brings Frozen Rush to Sunday River

NEWRY — Off-road trucks with half-inch spikes in their tires will take to the ski slopes at Sunday River on Friday in a unique competition called Frozen Rush. Eight pro-tour drivers will go head-to-head in pairs as they race their 900-horsepower trucks through giant slalom gates on S...