Local News

Healing Old Wounds: Vietnam Marine warriors coming to Conway…

26-05-2017 Hits:131 Local News

By Tom Eastman Maj. Frank McCarthy (fourth from left, holding child) wants to give recognition to former Marine Corps veterans of the Vietnam War. (COURTESY PHOTO)CONWAY — In an effort to give long overdue recognition to those who served in the Vietnam War, state Rep. Frank McCarthy (R-Conway), a retired Marine Corps major, plans to honor three surviving veterans of a nine-man patrol who bravely fought in Southeast Asia 50 years ago. McCarthy plans to have his account of their story read into the State House Journal on June 1 as part of his personal observance of Memorial Day. He will be driving...

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Teletalk

Tele-Talk Responses: Is Carroll County doing all it can to p…

22-05-2017 Hits:124 Tele-Talk

There were 12 responses to last week’s Tele-Talk question: “Do you believe Carroll County is doing all it can to prevent substance abuse at a young age?” A few responses were yes, the county is doing all they can. Four people were certain that there is more work to be done, but not necessarily by the county. The remaining responses brought up other contributing factors to consider or question, including who is really at fault, processed foods and the changing times. We can never do enough to prevent substance abuse in young adolescents. Yes, it takes a village, and until this...

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Valley Voice

Valley Voice: The unofficial start to summer

26-05-2017 Hits:48 Valley Voice

By Tom Eastman HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND — welcome to the traditional start of summer here in this tourism-dependent, beautiful (but somewhat soggy) part of the Granite State. The state Office of Tourism and Travel is predicting the state will see 625,000 visitors this travel weekend, and that they are expected to pump $100 million into the state's economy — up 4 percent in visitors and a 5 percent increase in visitor spending compared to a year ago. Likewise, Marti Mayne, public relations director for the Mt. Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce, says an informal survey of local lodging properties indicates that Memorial...

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Outdoors

National forest encourages visitors to plan ahead

17-05-2013 Hits:28408 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: Open house for restored cape in Freedo…

25-05-2017 Hits:60 Real Estate

This 4,493-square-foot home located at 39 Old Portland Road in Freedom and is a home ready to fulfill your every interest. The main home is a well-documented restored cape with three bedrooms and four baths, fireplace, large screened porch and second floor sun room which overlook the well landscaped back yard.

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Business

New venue for Expo 17 hailed by many

23-05-2017 Hits:133 Local Business

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Upcoming Events

Scott Grant: I strongly disagree on school vacation cuts

26-05-2017 Hits:50 Letters

To the editor: After reading Lloyd Jones' article on school vacation, I feel that I must respond. The School Administrative Unit 9 school calendar for next year is already set and includes a February and April vacation. Children that attend public school in the state of New Hampshire must go at least 180 days. That is just under half a year. Conway, thankfully, just passed a three-year teacher contract. In this contract, teachers cannot start before Labor Day if it occurs at the end of August. So, starting school earlier is out, and why would you? It is hot in August, just like...

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Calendar

Ongoing Calendar - Thursday (2)

04-07-2012 Hits:7258 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

Northeastern Ballet Theatre to hold auditions for 'Dracula'

26-05-2017 Hits:45 General

WOLFEBORO/DOVER — Northeastern Ballet Theatre, New Hampshire's premier ballet company and training school, will be holding   open auditions for it's upcoming production of the Edra Toth original ballet, "Dracula." Auditions are open to dancers of all abilities and ages, 4 through adult. and will take place on the following days and times: Saturday, June 10, in the Wolfeboro studio, located 26 Glendon St., across from Rite Aid, from 1 to 1:30 p.m. for 4 to 5 year olds; 1:30 to 2 p.m. for 6 to 8 year olds; 2 to 2:30pm for 9 to 11 year olds; 2:30 to 3 p.m...

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Opinion

Scott Grant: I strongly disagree on school vacation cuts

26-05-2017 Hits:50 Letters

To the editor: After reading Lloyd Jones' article on school vacation, I feel that I must respond. The School Administrative Unit 9 school calendar for next year is already set and includes a February and April vacation. Children that attend public school in the state of New Hampshire must go at least 180 days. That is just under half a year. Conway, thankfully, just passed a three-year teacher contract. In this contract, teachers cannot start before Labor Day if it occurs at the end of August. So, starting school earlier is out, and why would you? It is hot in August, just like...

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Sports

Winter Sports Preview: Fryeburg girls eye deep playoff run

11-12-2015 Hits:11208 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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