Local News

Project SUCCEED gets $300,000 grant for Pine Tree School

22-05-2017 Hits:28 Local News

By Lloyd Jones Project SUCCEED Director Clay Groves was ecstatic to learn about the grant. (FILE PHOTO)CONWAY — "No one was more surprised than me." That was the reaction of Clay Groves, coordinator for the Project SUCCEED after-school program, upon learning that Pine Tree School in Center Conway will receive a 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant for more than $300,000 for the next five years. Groves said he was first told by the state Department of Education that, for the second year in a row, the grant application came up just short. On May 9, he shared the disappointing news with the Conway...

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Teletalk

Tele-Talk: Is Carroll County doing all it can to prevent su…

19-05-2017 Hits:84 Tele-Talk

At the Carroll County substance abuse forum held in Sandwich earlier this week, several panelists gave anecdotal evidence that the average age of starting substance abuse (including marijuana and alcohol) in this county is 12 years old — compared with 15 years old in the rest of the state. This week's Tele-Talk question: Do you believe Carroll County is doing all it can to prevent substance abuse at a young age? Call 733-5822 Saturday and Sunday and leave your comments on our machine. You may fax your responses to 356-8360 or email them to news@conwaydailysun.com. Comments can also be posted on The...

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Valley Voice

The 'Best of the Valley' is all around us

18-05-2017 Hits:128 Valley Voice

By Tom Eastman AS THE NATION responds to all of the craziness going on down there in Malfunction Junction (aka Washington, D.C.) with the FBI, the Trump Administration and Congress regarding Russia and the election, we send out a hearty and fragrant spring at-long-last greeting to you and your favorite lilac blossom. The valley has truly come alive with the return of sunny skies and hot temperatures this week. It has always been a favorite time of the year, with the bright greens and blossoms set against the backdrop of snow-covered Ol' Agiocochook (aka Mount Washington) as you walk up the sidewalks...

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Outdoors

National forest encourages visitors to plan ahead

17-05-2013 Hits:28278 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: Brand new home at Royal View

17-05-2017 Hits:113 Real Estate

Just completed and ready for the market, this 2,000 square foot cape located at 17 Palace Court in Conway is loaded with custom features, designer fixtures and quality materials. Royal View is a newer community with beautifully paved roads, underground utilities, and fabulous views of the White Mountains throughout the neighborhood. The main level is open with hardwood floors throughout. The living room is bright and comfortable with cathedral ceilings, and sliders out to the deck.

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Business

Cranmore's Brian Fairbank receives lifetime achievement awar…

16-05-2017 Hits:226 Local Business

But Fairbank still maintained his ski teaching credentials, serving as a PSIA examiner from 1971-86 and as a member of the PSIA Demo Team. Fairbank became co-owner of Jiminy Peak in 1985 with Joe O'Donnell of Boston Culinary Group. In 2008, he launched The Fairbank Group with his son, Tyler, adding Cranmore Mountain Resort in 2010 and Bromley Mountain in Vermont in 2011. Throughout his career, Fairbank has been a leader in nurturing the ski industry. In 1997, he was the chief architect of Mountains of Distinction, an affiliation of 21 ski resorts in the Midwest and East that collaborated to expand the...

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Upcoming Events

Locke is one more rehab start away from joining the Marlins

22-05-2017 Hits:27 Personalities

By Lloyd Jones CONWAY — Jeff Locke is closing in on his debut for the Miami Marlins. The 2006 Kennett High graduate is scheduled to make his fourth rehab start of the spring on Wednesday when he takes to the mound for the team's Class AA affiliate, the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp. Locke, who came down with bicep tendonitis during the opening week of spring training with his new team Miami, said in an email he feels good and is ready to help the Fish. "I'm feeling much much better," he wrote. Locke, who signed with the Marlins this winter, has made three rehab starts...

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Calendar

Ongoing Calendar - Thursday (2)

04-07-2012 Hits:7103 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

Lovell Historical Society presenting Bertha Keniston exhibit…

22-05-2017 Hits:15 General

LOVELL, Maine — For the month of May, the Lovell Historical Society will present an exhibit on Bertha Keniston (1876-1964), a remarkable turn-of-the-century woman. Keniston grew up on a small farm in Stoneham, Maine, and married a Lovell man at the age of 15. When she was 32, she found herself widowed with six children and a large farm. Not to be deterred, she operated the farm, took in borders, wrote newspaper columns, and actively participated in the community. In order to ensure that her children received top-notch educations, she went on to serve for eighteen years as a matron at various...

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Opinion

Tom Moughan: President is no job for the mentally unfit

19-05-2017 Hits:83 Letters

To the editor: When will the focus of President Donald Trump’s behavior finally become his mental condition? Until then, any attempts to explain his bizarre behavior will be fruitless. You don’t need a couch session with Trump to see a serious personality disorder at play here. On a daily basis he demonstrates all the symptoms of a sociopath — narcissism being only one.   Others include chronic lying, paranoia, scapegoating his own failures, and — worst of all — his disconnect from reality. Examples of all have been legend from the day he descended his Trump Tower escalator to announce his run for president. ...

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Sports

Winter Sports Preview: Fryeburg girls eye deep playoff run

11-12-2015 Hits:11095 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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