Saturday, Oct. 15
• A 2011 report by the National Shooting Sports Foundation showed that hunting in New Hampshire generated $60.4 million in sales ($23 million from deer hunting alone), creating an estimated 923 jobs and $7.5 million in state and local taxes.
• Dave Gregory, program director and head coach of the Mount Washington Valley Ski Team for the past 30 years, has joined Mount Snow Academy in West Dover, Vt., as director of athletics and recruitment.
• Oil from a tipped-over fuel truck on Meadow Road in Stow, Maine, didn't make its way into the Cold River, thanks to quick response from fire crews, along with favorable weather and soil conditions.
• Porter Road in Brownfield, Maine, was reopened with the completion of a town project to replace two undersized culverts at Linscott Brook. The Sebago Chapter of Trout Unlimited worked with the town to obtain a Maine Water Bond grant to get the funds needed to replace the culverts.
Tuesday, Oct. 18
• The former site of Bittersweet Greenhouse just north of Memorial Hospital on Route 16 is being considered for a new North Conway Fire Department station.
• Josiah Philibert, 20, of Ossipee was sentenced to up to three years in state prison on charges of second-degree assault, receiving stolen property and resisting arrest. Philibert also was ordered to pay over $30,000 in restitution in exchange for not being prosecuted in connection with over a dozen stolen-car cases.
• The annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk in North Conway raised over $75,000 for American Cancer Society's research and awareness efforts.
• A 62-year-old Sanbornville man, Rick Libby, died of an apparent heart attack while hiking on the Caps Ridge Trail on Mount Jefferson.
• Jackson Police Officer Andrew Koplin, who was placed on paid administrative leave at the end of last month, left the police force after reaching a separation agreement with selectmen.
Wednesday, Oct. 19
• The Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant located off Route in Conway closed its doors on Oct. 14. Good Eats Hospitality of New Gloucester, Maine, owner of the property and is selling it for $329,000, closed the restaurant due to declining sales. KFC had resided there since the fall of 1996.
• An early morning fire Tuesday claimed two Albany apartments and the One Wheel Drive motorcycle shop on Route 16 in Albany. No one was injured in the blaze. Conway Fire Chief Steve Solomon said the fire appeared to be electrical in nature and nothing suspicious.
• Police are investigating at least three thefts at the Conway Area Humane Society's thrift shop — the Harrison House Resale Shop. Based on security footage, it appears that the two suspects are women.
• Robert "Michael" Lundrigan, 35, of North Conway was arrested Sunday on charges of possessing a drug/narcotic and possession a controlled drug/narcotic with intent to distribute. Lundrigan was arrested by Conway police after officers discovered about 70 doses of heroin on his possession, with a street value of approximately $1,400.
• The Mt. Washington Valley Economic Council announced Tuesday it will host a debate doubleheader on Oct. 31, featuring a gubernatorial debate between Democrat Colin Van Ostern of Concord and Republic Chris Sununu of Newfields in the morning, followed by a an afternoon debate between First Congressional District's Republic incumbent Frank Guinta of Manchester and two challengers, Democrat Carol Shea-Porter of Rochester and independent Shawn O'Connor of Bedford.
• The Mt. Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce has selected Russ Lanoie of Madison and Linda Walker of North Conway as this year's recipients of the White Mountain Treasure awards. They are scheduled to be honored at the chamber's annual dinner at the Attitash Grand Summit Hotel in Bartlett on Oct. 25.
Thursday, Oct. 20
• School Superintendent Kevin Richard intends to recommend to the Conway School Board that it hires Virginia Schrader, a former hospitality management and marketing teacher at Kennett High School, as the interim director of the MWV Career and Technical Center for the remainder of this school year. The board is scheduled to meet on Monday.
• Selectmen voted Tuesday to ask the state Department of Transportation to ban parking on both sides of West Side Road in the area of Diana's Baths.
• Thirty-two teams raised approximately $75,768 in the annual American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk on Sunday in North Conway. This year's walk attracted 375 Mount Washington Valley residents.
• A Maine man accused of attempted rape — Ricky Morin, 32, of Buxton — was arrested near the North Conway Home Depot by numerous law enforcement agencies, including a New Hampshire SWAT Team and a Maine task force made up of local and federal authorities.
• The Conway Scenic Railroad's annual Autumn Express fundraiser raised approximately $6,000 each for Mount Washington Valley Habitat for Humanity and the Kiwanis Club of Mount Washington Valley on Sunday.
• Democrat Chip Albee of Tuftonboro and Republican Amanda Brevard of Wolfeboro are running for a four-year term as District 3 Carroll County Commissioner.
Friday, Oct. 21
• Fryeburg resident Marion Brine is circulating a petition calling for selectmen to reconsider their decision not to fill a vacant seat on the board until next year.
• About 50 people turned out to the K.A. Brett School on Monday night at the Chocorua Community Association's candidates night. The war on drugs and the fate of Carroll County's farm were the hot topics.
• The Kennett High field hockey team defeated visiting Hanover 1-0 in the opening round of the Division II playoffs on Thursday. The Eagles are scheduled to travel to Windham for a quarterfinal match up this Sunday at 2 p.m.
• Republican incumbent Mark McConkey of Freedom and Democrats Jerry Knirk of Freedom and incumbent Susan Ticehurst of Tamworth are running for two District 3 state representative seats, which serve Albany, Freedom, Madison and Tamworth.
- Category: Week In Review