Local News

Zip lining into summer adventures

23-06-2017 Hits:211 Local News

By Miranda Piedra Krystina Vizard (left) and Lexi Poirier look on as Quinn Marnich (left zip liner) and father Eric Marnich reach the end of the second zip line, Attitash Aerial Zip. (REBEKAH BLIZZARD PHOTO)BARTLETT — Recently, I was given the opportunity to test out the longest zip line in New Hampshire. Last Thursday, members of the local media were invited to do the Ziptour at Attitash Mountain Resort before it opened for daily summer operations last Saturday. (Of course, Attitash is only one of many summer adventure attractions in the area. For more, see accompanying story.) Coming from Texas, this is my...

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Tele-Talk: Do you think New Hampshire animal cruelty laws ne…

23-06-2017 Hits:108 Tele-Talk

  Recently, a Wolfeboro woman was charged with two misdemeanor counts of animal neglect. Investigators believe that there were 84 Great Danes from Wolfeboro and Bartlett that were kept in filthy conditions, not properly treated for disease and fed infested food. In New Hampshire, a dog owner suspected of animal neglect is automatically charged with a misdemeanor for a first offense. Last year, after 21 counts of animal cruelty were brought against an Ossipee woman who allegedly kept 59 dogs in filthy conditions, a judge dismissed the charges because the criminal complaints didn't match the wording of animal abuse laws on...

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Valley Voice

Happy 50th to our friends at 93.5 fm

22-06-2017 Hits:158 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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National forest encourages visitors to plan ahead

17-05-2013 Hits:29891 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:136 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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PetSmart to join Michaels at North-South Road store/Both sto…

20-06-2017 Hits:268 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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Crawford Notch pioneer's photographic work part of exhibit

23-06-2017 Hits:102 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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Jerry Knirk: We all need access to health care

23-06-2017 Hits:93 Columns

A lively discussion of what type of healthcare system people would like to have occurred at my town hall meeting in Tamworth on June 7 and in this week’s Tele-Talk. In Tele-Talk there was a broad range of responses, some thoughtful and some ideological. A basic question that should underlie any discussion about health care is: What is the responsibility of society to help those in need? We are a species that cares for our fellow beings. If we find a person hit by a car lying along the side of the road, we do not leave them to become roadkill. We...

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Joe Soraghan: Snead and the LPGA

21-06-2017 Hits:123 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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