Stories about Newry

Racer proposed to at Sunday River's Tough Mountain Challenge

A heat of racers hits the first obstacle at the Tough Mountain Challenge at Sunday River in Newry on Saturday afternoon. The event drew a field of 3,000, up from 200 its first year in 2010. Heats of about 125 racers took off every 15 minutes from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Maine wardens going for gold July 20 in Sunday River's Tough Mountain Challenge

NEWRY — Four Maine game wardens will be shooting for gold Saturday during the 5K Tough Mountain Challenge at Sunday River Ski Resort. Silver just won't do. They're also going to be filmed doing the endurance obstacle course for ...

Tractor muffler ignites Newry hayfield

NEWRY — A hot muffler that fell off a tractor ignited farmer Les Robinson's hayfield late Tuesday afternoon on Bear River Road, Newry fire Chief Bruce Pierce said. He said the fire, which was extinguished quickly, burned an area roughly 100 feet by 50 to 100 feet. Firefighters...

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Stephens High Class of 1965 RUMFORD — Stephens High School Class of 1965 will hold a luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 19, at River Valley Grill. Classmates, spouses and guests invited. Stephens High Class of 1946 MEXICO — St...

Pottery Barn shoots catalog cover scene at Newry bridge

The Pottery Barn photography team spent several days at Artist’s Bridge in Newry last week taking photos for the holiday catalog. The team created a family reunion Thanksgiving scene by placing several large tables on the bridge, all set with tabletop items from Pottery Barn. The catalog is...

SAD 44 passes 2013-14 budget

BETHEL — Voters in SAD 44 passed a $10,371,000 operating budget Tuesday by a vote of 299-222. They also approved continuing the two-vote process for approving the budget for the next three years. “I’m very pleased to see the budget pass and I’m sure I can spe...

SAD 44 residents vote on $10,371,000 budget Tuesday

BETHEL — Residents of SAD 44 will go the polls on Tuesday, June 11, to act on a proposed $10.37 million budget for 2013-14. The overwhelming majority of residents from Andover, Bethel, Greenwood, Newry and Woodstock approved the figure at a meeting...

Some residents dissatisfied with Newry's school share

NEWRY — Selectmen and two residents last week discussed whether anything could be done to lower Newry’s share of the SAD 44 budget. Newry, which has about 30 students, is slated to pay nearly $2.8 million toward the school budget, slightly more than Bethel pays. The curr...

Newry makes deal on Bilinsky abatement

NEWRY — Selectmen and Sophia Bilinsky have reached a tentative settlement in their four-year battle over the assessment on her Powder Ridge home. As a result, the town likely will refund her $13,400 in taxes paid for 2011 and 2012, according to town officials. Her 2012 tax bil...

SAD 44 residents approve $10.37 million budget

BETHEL — About 50 voters overwhelmingly approved a $10,371,310 budget for SAD 44 on Tuesday night. Superintendent David Murphy said voters also overwhelmingly approved an adult and community education budget of $152,259, and agreed to move $500,000 from the undesign...