Stories about Newry

Bethel Citizen

Trucks to hit slopes in 'Frozen Rush' this weekend at 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 wll go head-to-head in pairs as they race their 900-horsepower trucks through giant slalom gates on So...

Bethel Citizen

Newry ponders fate of former Grafton library books

NEWRY — Selectmen in Newry are considering what, if anything, should be done with the several hundred books that once comprised the public lending library of the former town of Grafton, just north of Newry. Town Administrator Loretta Powers said, “Since there’s no town of... 1

Bethel Citizen

Newry grapples with tax collection issues

Newry selectmen discussed several issues relating to property taxes at their Dec. 17 meeting. Town Administrator Loretta Powers informed the board that there are currently 18 condominium units in town with tax bills in arrears. She said most of the properties are quarter-shares, with multi...

Sunday River to host Red Bull Frozen Rush on Jan. 10

NEWRY — Every Super Bowl Sunday, millions of Americans flock around the television to watch the two top football teams in the National Football League face off against each other. However, prior to the football game, viewers will have the chance to watch the Red Bull Frozen Rush, a s...

Sunday River Resort to hold Children's Festival Week Jan. 13 to 17

NEWRY — Sunday River Resort will be hosting its annual Children's Festival Week starting Jan. 13 and ending Jan. 17, resort spokesperson Darcy Morse said. Morse said that Children's Week has been “one of their most popular holiday events” over the years and that it has &l...

Sun Journal

Sunday River Ski Resort offers Winterfest Weekend

NEWRY — Snowmaking and low temperatures have helped Sunday River Ski Resort prepare for this weekend's two-day Winterfest Weekend. The resort expects to have 50 or more trails open across eight peaks, with sk...

This week's agenda

Tuesday Newry: Selectmen, 7 a.m., Town Office Wednesday Bethel: Board of Assessors, 8 a.m., Town Office Mexico: Mexico Water District Board of Trustees, 4 p.m., Town Hall Mexico: Region 9 School of Applied Technology, 6:3...

Newry board fields concerns about condition of Sunday River Road

NEWRY — Four residents sought information and offered advice Tuesday night during an informational meeting on reconstructing 1,200 feet of Sunday River Road. The project, 1

Face Time: Jon Pasternak, for the love of snow

Firefighter Jon Pasternak moved to Maine in 1993 for what was initially a fleeting career as a snowmaker at Sunday River. "I lasted a month; it was a year we had all kinds of snow so I was laid off," he said. In 2001, he saw an ad — the mountain was hiring again — and ju...

Purple hats raise crying awareness

NORWAY — A statewide campaign, Click for Babies, is underway to help prevent infant abuse and raise awareness of the Period of Purple Crying, a normal period in an infant’s development when they cry more than any other time and are often not able to be soothed. Knitters and cro...