Local News

Budget committee not supporting teachers' contract

21-02-2017 Hits:82 Local News

By Lloyd Jones CONWAY — A proposed three-year teacher contract won't have the blessing of the Conway Municipal Budget Committee. Members voted 9-4-2 last Thursday not to support the first three-year agreement to come before it in more than three decades.

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Teletalk

Tele-Talk responses: Have you had your fill of snow, or are …

21-02-2017 Hits:40 Tele-Talk

There were 20 responses to this week’s Tele-Talk question, “Have you had your fill of snow, or are you ready for more?” Six people said they’ve had enough; 14 say they are ready for more. You people around here haven’t even seen snow. Back when I was a young guy, growing up on the farm in ’69, we had a 4-foot storm. We had a tunnel shoveled from the garage into the barn. Snow didn’t melt until the middle of August. So, I guess we’ve got a ways to go to catch up with that winter. Bring on the snow. This is...

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Valley Voice

Getting Trumped ...

19-01-2017 Hits:653 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:24700 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:216 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

Fryeburg Airport popular pit stop for Sikorsky

21-02-2017 Hits:37 Local Business

According to Eastern Slope Manager David Cullinan, the Sikorsky landings took place on Jan. 5 and 13. The crew consisted of the pilot, copilot and flight engineer. Cullinan said the pilot told him he had a great time in Fryeburg. The crew had lunch while Cullinan fueled up the chopper. The crew borrowed a car from the airport to get downtown, he said. Cullinan said the airport sold about 300 gallons of jet fuel during one stop and about 400 during another. He said that when commercial aircraft land at the airport and purchase fuel, the $25 handling fee is waived. He...

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Upcoming Events

William Marvel: Chionophobia

21-02-2017 Hits:37 Columns

Language has always intrigued me. As the child of a sailor and a former waitress with a penchant for literature, I picked up a lot of words at a relatively early age. Some of them must have been quite amusing, judging by the reaction of my mother’s bridge club the night she dropped me in my playpen and closed the door, to keep me out of the living room. The greatest short-term infusion for my vocabulary may have come on the winter evening when my father and I went off the road in his 1954 International Harvester pickup. It was snowing...

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Calendar

Ongoing Calendar - Thursday (2)

04-07-2012 Hits:3854 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

Believe in Books Literacy Foundation completes winter tour

20-02-2017 Hits:60 General

INTERVALE — Believe in Books Literacy Foundation's Books in Character Outreach Reading Program officially began for winter 2017. This tour ran Jan. 17 through Feb. 3, bringing Curious George to many excited children. The Books in Character program, which promotes literacy to all children by bringing their favorite characters to life in the classrooms, visited schools, Head-Start Programs and pre-schools from Wolfeboro to as far north as Berlin and Lancaster to as far west as Monroe and Piermont and reaching over 1,600 children.

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Opinion

William Marvel: Chionophobia

21-02-2017 Hits:37 Columns

Language has always intrigued me. As the child of a sailor and a former waitress with a penchant for literature, I picked up a lot of words at a relatively early age. Some of them must have been quite amusing, judging by the reaction of my mother’s bridge club the night she dropped me in my playpen and closed the door, to keep me out of the living room. The greatest short-term infusion for my vocabulary may have come on the winter evening when my father and I went off the road in his 1954 International Harvester pickup. It was snowing...

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Sports

Winter Sports Preview: Fryeburg girls eye deep playoff run

11-12-2015 Hits:7724 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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