Local News

Tamworth gets $350,000 grant to replace leach fields

27-03-2017 Hits:35 Local News

By Daymond Steer TAMWORTH — A Community Development Block Grant totaling $350,000 has been awarded to the town of Tamworth to fund emergency repairs to septic infrastructure. The repairs are now underway and going well, the Tamworth Village Association president reports.

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Teletalk

Tele-Talk responses: Should the law mandating town voting on…

20-03-2017 Hits:138 Tele-Talk

  Twelve people responded to this week’s Tele-Talk question: “Should the law mandating town voting on a certain date be abolished?” Seven people said the law is fine the way it is; five said some accommodation should be made for severe weather. No, the state should not change the law mandating town meeting on certain date. We live in Northern New England, it’s winter, we have one huge snowstorm in 20 some years that happened on Election Day and everybody freaks out. We have too many people from away that moved up here who don’t know how to deal with the snow...

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Valley Voice

Getting Trumped ...

19-01-2017 Hits:1352 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:25959 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: Move-in mastery

15-03-2017 Hits:230 Real Estate

By Jason Robie It's safe to say that we've all "moved in" about a dozen or more times in our lifetimes. Whether you were a kid moving with your parents or an adult getting your first apartment or buying your first home, moving into a new place is exciting, stressful and filled with anticipation. You would assume after a handful of these experiences, we would be awesome at it. In reality, there are still a few neat tricks we can glean from others' years of experience. Let's see if we can pick up a trick or two to make the move-in...

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Business

FRYEBURG BUSINESS ASSOCIATION WELCOMES LEMON & TULIPS

21-03-2017 Hits:147 Local Business

The Fryeburg Business Association was excited to visit the new floral shop and welcome Lemon & Tulips to Fryeburg as the first new business of 2017. Board of directors members Steve Chase, Jim Tyrrell, Kimberly Clarke, Holly Foster and Donna Woodward presented Regan with a one-year membership and a "Certificate of Welcome" to demonstrate the strong support of the business community. "I am so happy to be in such a supportive community," Regan said. Lemon & Tulips offers delivery to local areas. Walk-ins are welcome, with hours from 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, and on Saturday from 9 a.m.-noon. Call (207) 935-7700 anytime for information —...

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Upcoming Events

William Marvel: Gargantua

27-03-2017 Hits:19 Columns

Surviving a New Hampshire winter sometimes requires a little daydreaming, and a few weeks back I found myself browsing through houses for sale in warmer climes. In honor of my wife’s homesickness for the desolate plains of her childhood, I began my real-estate reverie in central Kansas, where I found a surprisingly attractive Victorian on the Smoky Hill River near Abilene. There was only one other house within a mile, and both were surrounded by hundreds of acres of wheat fields. That’s the kind of isolation on which I thrive, but my wife has upwards of a hundred relatives living...

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Calendar

Ongoing Calendar - Thursday (2)

04-07-2012 Hits:4928 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

Tin Mountain to present documentary 'The Messenger' March 29

27-03-2017 Hits:19 General

ALBANY — Tin Mountain Conservation Center will be presenting Su Raynard's documentary film "The Messenger" on Wednesday, March 29, at 6:30 p.m. at the Nature Learning Center on Bald Hill Road in Albany. Following the film, David Govatski and the Tin Mountain Bird Society members will be on hand for a lively discussion. "The Messenger" is an artful investigation into the causes of songbird mass depletion and the people working to turn the tide. This visually thrilling film reveals how the issues facing birds also pose daunting implications for our planet. Rynard's wide-ranging and contemplative documentary explores our deep-seated connection to birds...

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Opinion

William Marvel: Gargantua

27-03-2017 Hits:19 Columns

Surviving a New Hampshire winter sometimes requires a little daydreaming, and a few weeks back I found myself browsing through houses for sale in warmer climes. In honor of my wife’s homesickness for the desolate plains of her childhood, I began my real-estate reverie in central Kansas, where I found a surprisingly attractive Victorian on the Smoky Hill River near Abilene. There was only one other house within a mile, and both were surrounded by hundreds of acres of wheat fields. That’s the kind of isolation on which I thrive, but my wife has upwards of a hundred relatives living...

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Sports

Winter Sports Preview: Fryeburg girls eye deep playoff run

11-12-2015 Hits:8882 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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