Stories about Newry

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Finns win Wife Carrying Championship

NEWRY — Not everybody trained all year for the North American Wife Carrying Championships the way Dave Castro and his wife Lacey did, but most of the 50 couples that participated Saturday at the annual e...

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North American Wife Carrying Championship this weekend

NEWRY — Fifty-two couples are competing this year in the 2012 North American Wife Carrying Championship on Saturday, Oct. 6, at Sunday River Ski Resort. The bulk of the competitors are from Ne...

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Local events planned for Great Maine Outdoor Weekend

STATEWIDE — Events are planned throughout the state for the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend, to take place Sept. 28-30. This is a series of low cost or free introductory-level outdoor events designed to encourage Mainers to get outside and active and enjoy new places and meet new organizations....

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Pinning ceremony for USM occupational therapy students

LEWISTON — The Master of Occupational Therapy program at USM’s Lewiston-Auburn College recently graduated 21 students. A pinning ceremony was held on campus where each student was recognized for his or her unique contributions and received a pin identifying the profession of occupatio...

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Veteran recognition day set for Oct. 14

GREENWOOD — On Oct. 14, the Jackson-Silver American Legion Post 68 will host a Veteran Recognition Day for Oxford County veterans and their families at the Gore Road post. Members will recognize the service of local veterans who served in any war including but not limited to Desert Storm, I...

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Shuttered restaurant to be reborn as Inman's Diner and Dairy Bar

Brian Inman was a student at Telstar 17 years ago when he started working as a dishwasher at the Matterhorn restaurant in Newry. He worked his way up to kitchen manager, where he has served for the past five years. Now Inman and his wife, Erica, are making the leap to their own busi...

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Selectmen approve potential uses for Bingham parcel

As a trails consultant begins preliminary assessment of "trail opportunities" on Bethel's new 2,300-acre Bingham land, Bethel selectmen Monday accepted a list of allowable activities on the parcel, including the construction of recreational trails, bridges, roads, rest rooms and other structures....

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Mahoosuc Land Trust to offer Androscoggin River paddle, hikes, mine tour, trail work to celebrate autum

BETHEL —  To celebrate autumn, the Mahoosuc Land Trust will host a paddle on the Androscoggin River and area hikes this month. The second annual Fall River Paddle will start at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, at the Hanover Boat Ramp and travel 12 miles to the Rumford Boat Ramp next...

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Briefly

Cemetery group program, meeting HIRAM — The Maine Old Cemetery Association will hold its third 2012 program day and annual meeting on Saturday, Sept. 29, at the Great Ossipee Museum, 20 Historical Ridge (off Schoolhouse Road, off Route 17). The public is invited. Lun...

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Household hazardous waste collection set for Sept. 22

BETHEL —  On Saturday, Sept. 22, between 9 and 11:30 a.m., residents in the Bethel area will be able to bring their unwanted poisons, pesticides and oil-based paints to the Household Hazardous Waste Collection at the SAD 44 Bus Barn.  It is located at the corner of Main and Cross ...