Stories about Newry


Sunday River is gearing up for skiing Santas

NEWRY (AP) — Nearly 300 skiers and snowboarders decked out in red and white are preparing to hit the slopes at Sunday River. This weekend, the ski resort in western Maine is hosting its annual skiing Santas event. Spokeswoman Darcy Morse says 292 of them have pre-registered for Sunda...


Maine Adaptive donates 300 winter jackets to Sandy storm victims

Prior to departing for New York late Wednesday morning to deliver 300 Karbon winter jackets to storm victims, Maine Adaptive staff member Diane Barras takes a break at the van after the jackets were placed inside at Monument Square in Portland.


Telstar renovation project wins by a 2-to-1 vote

BETHEL — Voters in four of the five SAD 44 towns gave the go-ahead for a $2.5 million renovation project at the Telstar Regional  Middle/High School during Tuesday’s balloting. The vote was 2,042 to 1,183. Towns voted as follows: Andover, 177 yes, 332 no; Bethel, 999 yes, ...


Sunday River Ski Resort opened Tuesday

NEWRY — Thanks to a cold spell and a million-dollar investment in snow-making equipment, Sunday River Ski Resort opened for the season Tuesday. Sugarloaf Ski Resort in Carrabassett Valley began making snow  Sunday. Sugarloaf intends to open  Nov. 16, spokesman Ethan ...


Selectmen listen to presentation regarding Bingham Forest

BETHEL — Selectmen listened to a presentation by a private land consultant Monday night at the Town Hall as part of a workshop discussing the Bingham Forest Management Plan for the town's new 2,300-acre Bingham land. Jerry Bley of Creative Conservation presented a comprehensive plan ...


Cold weather expected to increase deer-vehicle collisions

DIXFIELD — Now that the regular firearms season for deer is under way and temperatures are getting colder, drivers should expect to find more deer crossing roads. Dixfield police Sgt. Jeff Howe said Saturday afternoon that it's been his experience that colder temperatures and not hun...


L. Twitchell: Stand up for the children

I was appalled when I read about the third-grader in a New Hampshire school who claimed he is transgender and wants to be able to use the girls' bathroom. What is wrong with the boy's parents? How low has this world sunk when a child is able to dictate his wants to an entire school ... 3


Rustic Overtones, Mallett Brothers will play Newry

NEWRY — Rustic Overtones, with guests The Mallett Brothers Band, will headline a Halloween bash on Saturday, Oct. 27, at the Phoenix. Opening the 21+ show will be local band Shut Down Brown. From its humble beginnings 20 years ago playing in basements and garage...


Public hearing on energy, ventilation upgrades set by SAD 44

BETHEL — The SAD 44 board set a public hearing Oct. 22 on a proposed $2.5 million project to update air quality and energy efficiency at Telstar Regional High/Middle School on Route 26.