Local News

Kennett tiny house takes second; Laconia wins with pro help

22-03-2017 Hits:168 Local News

By Lloyd Jones Crowds line up to see the tiny houses in Manchester. Kennett's is on the left, Laconia's on the right. (DAVE WARRENDER PHOTO)CONWAY — One hundred percent student-built. That's the claim the advanced building trades students in the Mount Washington Valley Career and Technical Center at Kennett High School can proudly make about their tiny house, which finished second in a five-school competition at the 50th N.H. State Home Show at the Radisson Hotel in Manchester over the weekend. The same cannot be said of the winning school, Huot Career and Technical Center of Laconia, which utilized a professional architect, a...

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Teletalk

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

20-03-2017 Hits:64 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:1264 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:25742 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:145 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:60 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

Ed Parsons: Cog hotel would commercialize hiking

22-03-2017 Hits:26 Letters

To the editor: In an article in Tuesday’s Conway Daily Sun, Cog Railway owner Wayne Presby remarked about Mount Washington: “I can’t think of a more commercialized place.” This is telling. It speaks to the possibility that he has never hiked the Gulfside Trail, part of the Appalachian Trail, which passes close to the Cog tracks above timberline toward the northern Presidentials. One important characteristic of trails in the populated Northeast is that it is possible to walk away from a developed spot, like the top of Mount Washington, and very quickly feel that you are back in the wilds. Considering the exposure...

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Calendar

Ongoing Calendar - Thursday (2)

04-07-2012 Hits:4729 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

Fryeburg Academy announces Principal's Award winner

22-03-2017 Hits:20 General

w/ art in comm genl FRYEBURG, Maine — Taylor Kruger, a senior at Fryeburg Academy, has been selected to receive the 2017 Principal's Award, Head of School Erin P. Mayo announced. The award, sponsored by the Maine Principals' Association, is given in recognition of a high school senior's academic excellence, outstanding school citizenship, and leadership. "Taylor has been an exemplary student throughout her career at FA. She distinguishes herself as a superb scholar, musician, and athlete. Her aptitudes and work ethic are remarkable, as is the example she sets for others," said Head of School Erin Mayo. "I am delighted to recognize a...

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Opinion

Ed Parsons: Cog hotel would commercialize hiking

22-03-2017 Hits:26 Letters

To the editor: In an article in Tuesday’s Conway Daily Sun, Cog Railway owner Wayne Presby remarked about Mount Washington: “I can’t think of a more commercialized place.” This is telling. It speaks to the possibility that he has never hiked the Gulfside Trail, part of the Appalachian Trail, which passes close to the Cog tracks above timberline toward the northern Presidentials. One important characteristic of trails in the populated Northeast is that it is possible to walk away from a developed spot, like the top of Mount Washington, and very quickly feel that you are back in the wilds. Considering the exposure...

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Sports

Winter Sports Preview: Fryeburg girls eye deep playoff run

11-12-2015 Hits:8666 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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