Local News

Hundreds participate in local women's marches

23-01-2017 Hits:116 Local News

By Margaret McKenzie and Barbara Tetreault   An estimated 300 people participate in the march in Jackson. (JAMIE GEMMITI PHOTO)JACKSON — Hundreds of people participated locally in women's marches in Jackson and Lancaster on Saturday, sharing a message of solidarity as well as hope for dignity, respect and human rights for all. In Jackson, organizer Betsey Harding said that when she arrived at the parking lot outside the Jackson Grammar School at 10:45 a.m. Saturday, "I had hoped for 50 people. There were already more than a hundred people there, and they just kept coming." The march was actually a demonstration, as the crowd...

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Teletalk

Tele-Talk question: Should Kennett High, Middle start later?

16-01-2017 Hits:166 Tele-Talk

Here are the responses to this week's Tele-Talk question: "Would you like to see a later start than 7:30 a.m. for Kennett High and Kennett Middle?":

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Valley Voice

Getting Trumped ...

19-01-2017 Hits:141 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:23895 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: Don't flail when you flip

19-01-2017 Hits:126 Real Estate

By Jason Robie You might think the house flipping "window" has closed since we're long past that wild market from a few years ago. But you'd be wrong. I firmly believe, regardless of the market, flipping homes is always a possibility. There are always opportunities if you are willing to do the homework and sleuthing to find them. Regardless of the market "temperature" house flipping can be a lucrative and, honestly, exciting project. I'm waiting for the right car (and a healthier budget) to restore my dream car, an early 70s beetle. You know, the "real" VW bug. Not one of...

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Business

Buying local: Retailers form White Mountain Independents

17-01-2017 Hits:160 Local Business

The group ran a full-page advertisement in the Conway Daily Sun's Christmas Eve edition and featured their new logo, showing a blue shopping bag with the message, "Shop Local." The group will hold a meeting Thursday at 8:45 a.m. at the Eastern Slope Inn, according to marketing manager Genn Anzaldi, who also serves in that capacity for the unaffiliated Valley Originals restaurant group. "We will be unveiling our website and a few other things at this meeting. We have Carla Schneider of Alpine Web doing our web design, and Laura Cummings of White Birch Books has done some of our public relations...

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Upcoming Events

Madison Town Column: Join the winter reading challege at the…

23-01-2017 Hits:25 Town Columns

Here we are, headed into February already. Hard to believe that the holidays are behind us and longer days are here. The Friends of the Madison Library want everyone to know that the used book sale schedule will change effective as of February. In the future, monthly book sales will take place May through October. There will be a book sale on Jan. 21st and that will be the last sale until May 20. So be sure to stock up for the rest of your winter reading. Join in the winter reading challenge: reading bingo. Adults and teens are invited to go...

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Calendar

Ongoing Calendar - Thursday (2)

04-07-2012 Hits:3193 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 'Seabird Research: What It Is and Wh…

19-01-2017 Hits:23 General

ALBANY — Tin Mountain avian bird intern Kiah Walker has conducted seabird research in the Northwest Hawaiian Islands, Calif., and throughout the northeast. Walker will be presenting the Tin Mountain nature program "Seabird Research: What It Is and Why It Matters" on Wednesday, Jan. 25, at 7 p.m. at the Nature Learning Center on Bald Hill Road in Albany.

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Opinion

Ted Sares: Budget committee correctly found red flags

23-01-2017 Hits:26 Letters

To the editor: I heartily applaud the Conway Budget Committee’s pushback associated with the three-year tentative agreement negotiated by the school board.

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Sports

Winter Sports Preview: Fryeburg girls eye deep playoff run

11-12-2015 Hits:7006 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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