Accident closes down Route 16 near Madison

By Daymond Steer

ALBANY — Route 16 from Chocorua to Route 113 in Madison was closed for hours because of a wreck late Monday that knocked out power to hundreds of people.

At 10:22 p.m., Madison police were dispatched to 1724 White Mountain Highway for a reported single-vehicle accident with wires down across Route 16.

Math teacher shortage hits home for school board

By Lloyd Jones

CONWAY — The Conway School Board hired a new math teacher at its meeting on Monday.

While the new hire, Nikolaus Nutting, is not a certified teacher, nor does he have a degree in mathematics, the board and school officials believe he is the right candidate to teach middle school math this fall.

Sentencing of ex-Bartlett Police Chief postponed

By Daymond Steer

OSSIPEE — The sentencing of former Bartlett Police Chief Tim Connifey — who was facing nearly two dozen charges for allegedly attempting to cover up a romantic relationship he had with a woman he met while investigating a car accident — has been postponed until next month.

Police warn of home and vehicle burglaries in Jackson

By Lloyd Jones

JACKSON — Police are asking citizens to keep their cars and homes locked following a series of burglaries this month, particularly in the Carter Notch Road area.

The burglaries occurred during daylight hours, according to Jackson police.

Officer Andrew Koplin said Tuesday that over the past month, there have been two home burglaries and three vehicle thefts — all in the vicinity of Carter Notch Road.

Burger King manager accused of throwing sauce at customer

By Daymond Steer

CONWAY — A manager at the North Conway Burger King has been charged with assault for allegedly throwing sauce at a disgruntled customer.

Douglas Waterman, 32, of Conway was released on $1,000 personal recognizance bail on one charge of simple assault.