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    November 29, 2018

    Greenwood looks to form conservation commission

    GREENWOOD — Greenwood selectmen at their Nov. 20 meeting heard from resident Betsey Foster about starting a Conservation Commission. The commission’s purpose in Greenwood specifically would be to help maintain town recreation trails, perform roadside cleanup and clean the town beach. Right now a few people in the town help clean up the sides of roads […]

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    November 29, 2018

    Newry sets date for withdrawal termination vote

    NEWRY — At the Nov. 13 board meeting Newry Selectman Jim Largess made the motion to set a secret ballot vote to stop the withdrawal process for Monday, March 4. The motion was approved unanimously. It came after the Newry Withdrawal Committee recommended the town should hold a vote to terminate the withdrawal process. A public […]

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    November 21, 2018

    Telstar to hire athletic trainer

    BETHEL — Superintendent Dave Murphy announced the hiring of Abbie Richardson as Telstar’s new Athletic Trainer at Monday’s School Board meeting. Richardson is a recent graduate of the University of New England (UNE). “From a personal point of view as your superintendent I have really thought that an athletic trainer is an essential position for our […]

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    November 15, 2018

    License plates for a cause

    BETHEL—Team Hailey Hugs, a six-year-old non-profit charitable organization that gives money to Maine families affected by childhood cancer, is looking for more people to apply for a childhood cancer license plate. The idea, which came to life in 2017, is nearing the end of its two-year window for promotion. Hoping to get 2,000 applicants by June […]

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    November 15, 2018

    Newry debates SAD 44 funding formula question wording

    NEWRY — At last Thursday’s Newry Withdrawal Committee meeting, members discussed the difference in wording between what the SAD 44 School Board voted for on Feb. 12 for the Nov. 6 district cost-sharing formula referendum and what the NWC approved on Dec. 19, 2017. The approved SAD 44 cost-sharing formula change will only go into […]

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    November 8, 2018

    SAD 44 approves new cost-sharing formula

    BETHEL — SAD 44 voted Tuesday 1,522 to 1,117 in favor of a proposed change to the district’s cost-sharing formula. All four towns voted in favor, with Bethel 738-623, Greenwood 258-133, Newry 185-65 and Woodstock 341-296. This year’s proposal carried a major change from another one that was defeated last year: For the approved formula […]

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    October 18, 2018

    School Board discusses future of sports teams

    BETHEL—At Monday’s SAD 44 School Board meeting, items discussed included the future of Telstar Middle and High School sports programs. Telstar has recently had issues fielding a sufficient amount of players for its athletic teams. Currently, close to only 20 percent of Telstar High School students play an after school sport. One of the resolutions […]

  • Published
    October 11, 2018

    Public hearing held on SAD 44 cost-sharing formula change proposal

    BETHEL—On Oct. 3 about 45 people attended a public hearing regarding a proposed SAD 44 cost-sharing formula change. District voters will decide on the proposal at a referendum Nov. 6. Some officials and residents of School Administrative District 44 hope the proposed formula, which is more favorable to Newry, will encourage those residents to remain […]

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    October 4, 2018

    Newry selectmen review broadband plan

    Newry selectmen discussed the town’s current broadband plan and future changes that could happen at their meeting October 1. Town Administrator Amy Bernard asked if there would be any interest in extending broadband coverage to the rest of the area. Currently, some residents of Newry have little to no phone service depending on where they […]

  • Published
    September 27, 2018

    Newry selectmen endorse SAD 44 school funding change

    NEWRY — Last Tuesday Newry selectmen unanimously approved a resolution in support of the proposed SAD 44 cost sharing formula change. A SAD 44 public hearing on the formula change takes place Oct. 3 at 6:30 p.m. at the Helen C. Berry Auditorium at Telstar. There will also be a district-wide referendum vote Nov. 6. […]

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