Local News

Avalanche alerts, advice and added awareness

24-02-2017 Hits:146 Local News

By Rachael Brown An avalanche in the making at the crown line low on the slope below Chute. (MOUNT WASHINGTON AVALANCHE CENTER PHOTO)It may come as no surprise to learn that Mount Washington, the "Home of the World's Worst Weather," is avalanche-prone. What may come as a surprise is the number of avalanches. According to Justin Preisendorfer of the Mount Washington Avalanche Center, "For the first time this season, a week and a half ago, we used the extreme rating (black) for avalanche danger. "You could actually pick out evidence that in the 14 or 16 forecast areas, all but one avalanched. We probably...

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Teletalk

Tele-Talk: Does the new law that eliminates the need for a l…

24-02-2017 Hits:13 Tele-Talk

Gov. Chris Sununu this week signed into law SB 12, which abolishes the requirement to get a license to carry a concealed firearm. Sununu said it ensures citizens have the right "to carry a firearm in defense of themselves and their families." Granite State Progress, an advocacy group, said it "jeopardizes public safety by allowing sex offenders and other dangerous individuals to legally carry hidden, loaded weapons." This week's Tele-Talk question: Does the new law that eliminates the need for a license to carry a concealed weapon make you feel safer? Call 733-5822 Saturday and Sunday and leave your comments on our...

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Valley Voice

Getting Trumped ...

19-01-2017 Hits:719 Valley Voice

By Tom Eastman
AND SO THE TRUMP ERA begins. With today's inauguration in Washington, D.C., the focus of the nation — and the world — is all on what's happening down there in Malfunction Junction, a story that is bound to be captivating for at least the next four years.No matter our political leanings, we should all be Americans first on this day — not Republicans, Independents or Democrats. It's about celebrating our democracy. I wish the country and the 45th president well, but like so many others, I have my fingers crossed. And that's not "Fake" news: that's the truth. Among...

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Outdoors

National forest encourages visitors to plan ahead

17-05-2013 Hits:24838 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

Jason Robie: Finally family focuses

09-02-2017 Hits:276 Real Estate

By Jason Robie Well, we have finally decided to grow our family. We have arrived at that point where the 32-ounce French press coffee maker is not quite big enough for those weekend mornings. We have upgraded to the 50-ounce coffee maker so we can both enjoy a second mug of coffee on those lazy Saturdays. OK, in reality she now gets three mugs and I still just have one. While we are very fortunate to live in this amazing part of the country, it turns out there is more to buying a home than hundreds of miles of hiking trails. I...

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Business

Two conservation groups join forces as Wentworth Watershed A…

23-02-2017 Hits:74 Local Business

The organization is known as the Wentworth Watershed Association. "The decision to join the two organizations was the result of careful consideration and reflects the view that a combined organization can work more effectively for the benefit of the watershed and the broader Wolfeboro community," said Anne Blodget, president of the new association. "Having one organization allows for better use of resources and lets our valued volunteers have more impact. "The new group's mission is to protect and preserve the community, natural resources, water quality, and scenic beauty of the Lake Wentworth-Crescent Lake watershed, as well as to promote knowledge of the enduring...

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National Perspective: The Great Disrupter

24-02-2017 Hits:46 Columns

By David M. Shribman If the early controversies of the Reagan administration are any indication — the contretemps over whether the Agriculture Department should count ketchup as a vegetable in school lunches and whether Interior Secretary James Watt's view that Americans should "occupy the land until Jesus returns" was national policy — the current furors swirling around the Trump administration are mere distractions. It will not matter a decade from now whether Education Secretary Betsy DeVos believes pupils need guns to protect them from grizzly bears at school or whether Donald J. Trump believes his 304 electoral-vote majority is bigger than Barack...

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Calendar

Ongoing Calendar - Thursday (2)

04-07-2012 Hits:3971 Ongoing Calendar

THURSDAYS Conway Area Lions Club. Club meets the first Wednesday and third Thursday of each month. The Thursday meetings are socials at various locations. For more information, visit www.conwayarea.org. Mount Washington Valley Arts Exhibit. An exhibit entitled "Radiance" will be in two locations on Mondays through Fridays in January and February. The Main Street Gallery is open for business in the lobby of the Mount Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and the Met Coffee House and Gallery is open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.. Both venues are on Route 16 in North Conway Village. High-Intensity Aqua...

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Community

Winners announced of 2017 Cupcake Battle

24-02-2017 Hits:54 General

Seretta Spaulding claimed the prize for best display in the Child Baker category of the 2017 Cupcake Battle. (LISA DUFAULT PHOTO)CONWAY — The seventh annual Cupcake Battle, to benefit Mount Washington Valley Promotions, was held Feb. 18 at the North Conway Community Center. Sixteen bakers competed in four categories, and while some champions fell, others repeated their previous triumphs. Riverstones Bakery of Fryeburg, Maine, retained the title of Best Professional Cupcake Baker, with a treat called "Which Came First." It consisted of hollowed-out chocolate cupcakes filled with dark chocolate, then filled with caramel mousse and caramel, topped with chocolate mousse and caramel...

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Opinion

National Perspective: The Great Disrupter

24-02-2017 Hits:46 Columns

By David M. Shribman If the early controversies of the Reagan administration are any indication — the contretemps over whether the Agriculture Department should count ketchup as a vegetable in school lunches and whether Interior Secretary James Watt's view that Americans should "occupy the land until Jesus returns" was national policy — the current furors swirling around the Trump administration are mere distractions. It will not matter a decade from now whether Education Secretary Betsy DeVos believes pupils need guns to protect them from grizzly bears at school or whether Donald J. Trump believes his 304 electoral-vote majority is bigger than Barack...

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Sports

Winter Sports Preview: Fryeburg girls eye deep playoff run

11-12-2015 Hits:7850 Sports

By Lloyd Jones FRYEBURG — "Tougher, Faster, Smarter" — that's the mantra of the Fryeburg Academy girls basketball team this season. With no seniors on last year's team, the Raiders return a full cast of characters from last year's playoff team, and are out to make their mark on the hardwood this winter. Coach Sean Watson is looking forward to his season and eager to see his troops play to their potential. "I think we may have played the most competitive preseason schedule in the state," he said. "We played all Class AA teams that are all playoff contenders and three might be legitimate...

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