Local News

State may pick up tab for Conway intersection fixes

22-06-2017 Hits:115 Local News

By Daymond Steer An aerial photo shows the Four Corners of Conway Village. (JAMIE GEMMITI PHOTO)CONWAY –— The good news is the state of New Hampshire will probably pick up the tab for proposed intersection improvements in Conway Village. The bad news is the traffic project could be delayed until 2019 instead of starting next year. Conway selectmen believe the state should pay for proposed fixes in Conway Village, noting that the lane changes they have in mind would be much cheaper than the "dogbone roundabout" that is in the state's 10-year transportation plan. The dogbone — basically, two connected traffic circles — was...

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Teletalk

Steven Connolly: Flying Yankee streamliner train is nuisance…

19-06-2017 Hits:214 Tele-Talk

To the editor: The state needs to scrap the Flying Yankee. This is the historic streamliner train that sits mostly abandoned at the Hobo Railroad in Lincoln. It once ran with great prominence across Boston & Maine rail lines in New England. Those days are long gone. The Flying Yankee needs a half a million dollars in rehabilitation plus a realistic plan to operate it under state ownership. Neither of these is feasible which are reasons why this train has been sitting in Lincoln for years. It sat in Glen before that. There was a recent proposal to move this train to Concord as a...

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Valley Voice

Happy 50th to our friends at 93.5 fm

22-06-2017 Hits:47 Valley Voice

By Tom Eastman SUMMERTIME, AND THE LIVING is finally green and sunny, and perhaps getting easier here in the blooming Valley of Big George W, also known as Agiocochook to Native Americans. Topping the agenda today is a big Happy 5-0 to our friends at Mt. Washington Radio, as they are celebrating 50 years of the local FM radio station, 93.5 FM, as Skip and Joan Sherman — who had bought WBNC, the AM station in 1959, started the FM station on that frequency in 1967. In the early days, WBNC used to go off the air at sundown. Eventually, with the FM...

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Outdoors

National forest encourages visitors to plan ahead

17-05-2013 Hits:29821 Outdoors

As Memorial Day weekend approaches, you may be planning to visit the White Mountain National Forest. Whether you are thinking about a get-away-from-it-all camping experience, your first hike of the season, or a scenic drive along the Kancamagus Scenic Byway, forest officials encourage you to plan ahead.

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Real Estate

Property of the Week: Waterfront living in Fryeburg

22-06-2017 Hits:48 Real Estate

Whether you are looking for awesome family vacations or a fabulous year-round home to raise a family, this property located at 142 Rapputak Road in Fryeburg Maine, will meet your every need. A quality-built home with windows galore and water views to Rapputak's unique lakefront setting. Many recent upgraded features are enhanced by a spacious three-story floorplan. Upgraded kitchen, gorgeous fireplaces and first and second floor master en suites, plus plenty of other bedrooms, den/office and living room options complete with a lower level that boasts of a separate entrance in-law with all the bells and whistles. There are also decks, screened...

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Business

PetSmart to join Michaels at North-South Road store/Both sto…

20-06-2017 Hits:168 Local Business

The website (kgiproperties.com) notes that KGI Properties is the developer of the 6.36-acre parcel across from Hannaford North Conway, Lowe's and JC Penney at the Mountain Valley Mall, which is listed as tax lot of record PID 246-51, owned by Fairways LLC, a subsidiary of KGI. Mountain Valley Mall was built in 1980 by Arliss Hill, and purchased and redeveloped by KGI approximately a decade ago. In a posting on the KGI website, Richard Bornstein, CEO of The Koffler Group and KGI Properties, said, "I am thrilled to welcome PetSmart to our new development and look forward to PetSmart and Michaels opening...

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Community

Crawford Notch pioneer's photographic work part of exhibit

23-06-2017 Hits:12 General

Samuel Bemis featured in "East of the Mississippi" exhibit in Washington, D.C. By Tom Eastman CONWAY — You can see a bit of New Hampshire in Washington, D.C., this summer at the prestigious National Gallery of Art if you get there before July 16 — but if you don’t make it before that, or you want to read up on it before your visit, you can check out the Conway Public library’s copy of the exhibit catalog, “East of the Mississippi,” according to Library Director David Smolen and Henney History Room Curator Bob Cottrell. “At 276 pages this is both a beautiful ‘coffee...

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Opinion

Lou D’Allesandro: Remembering President John F. Kennedy

22-06-2017 Hits:29 Letters

To the editor: John F. Kennedy would be 100 years old this year, and had he survived, I believe we would be living in a different world. When I was a student at the University of New Hampshire in 1960, I met John Fitzgerald Kennedy. He was something special. He looked like a president and spoke to the crowd in a way that captured the audience. When he spoke, the country took notice. He was a true hero. His service in World War II won him the admiration of the nation. The way he saved his crew was a true test of...

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Sports

Joe Soraghan: Snead and the LPGA

21-06-2017 Hits:39 Sports Columns

"There is no king of golf. Never has been, never will be. Golf is the most democratic game on Earth ... It punishes and exalts us all with splendid equal opportunity." — Arnold Palmer, professional golfer This past weekend, golfers were treated to some great golf thrills when the U.S. Open was played at Erin Hills, Wis. Prognosticators were predicting that the "bombers" had a distinct advantage over the short hitters. Brooks Koepka proved them right, though many of the favorites were not around after Friday despite their long-hitting ability. Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy (my pick to win) and Jason Day...

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