Saturday, July 16
• Julia Ruth Stevens, daughter of baseball legend Babe Ruth, celebrated her 100th birthday. Stevens has a home in Conway.
• Charles "CJ" Thomas, one of two suspects in a home invasion incident on Grove Street in North Conway, was charged with second-degree assault, vandalism and criminal trespass.
• Husband and wife portrait and wedding photographers Jay and Vicki Philbrick were selected by New Hampshire Magazine as Best of N.H. for photography.
• Ham Arena purchased a new Zamboni, partially funded by grants from the Ham Foundation, Gibson-Woodbury Foundation and Goldberg Foundation.
Tuesday, July 19
• After months of delay while historic preservationists tried and failed to find someone to relocate the former Homestead Restaurant, the 1793-built structure was torn down on Monday to make way for an auto parts store.
• Jay Silva, the second suspect in a home invasion incident on Grove Street in North Conway, turned himself into police Sunday evening. On Monday, he appeared from the Ossipee jail via video for his arraignment in Conway Circuit Court. Silva was alleged to had a 9-mm pistol in his possession and threatened a Grove Street resident with it. The police prosecutor said the gun was found under a tree not more than 50 yards from a playground.
• Melissa and Jason Carr appeared before the Bartlett School School, asking that their daughter, eighth-grader Mackenzie Carr, be allowed to take summer math classes online to make up for any classroom time she misses due to her alpine racing schedule. MacKenzie Carr is considered one of the top young ski racers in New England.
• Sonya McInnis, who was indicted on about a dozen burglary charges last week, was ordered by a judge to be release from jail, put on electronic monitoring and allowed to seek residential drug treatment before her trial.
• Two people were hospitalized following a three-car accident on East Main Street on July 15. Police determined the crash was due to "driver inattention."
• Two people, Fletcher Wilson and Diane Hanson, were arrested in Bartlett on drug-possession charges.
Wednesday, July 20
• A video of Conway Area Humane Society staff member Chrissy Ireland curled up next to a mixed-breed dog named Prissy, who was recovering from surgery, went viral on the internet and was even featured on TV's "Good Morning America."
• Approximately 20 homes and properties in the vicinnity of East Shore Drive and Lead Mine Road in Madison suffered damage during a severe storm that blew in Monday afternoon.
• Republican candidates for state and local offices pledge to combat the opioid crisis and vowed to defend the Second Amendment (the right to bear arms) at the annual Lincoln Day Dinner in Bartlett.
• The new Taco Bell opened for business on Monday.
Thursday, July 21
• An officer-involved shooting in which a reported former client of Summit Achievement in Stow, Maine, was killed in Peterborough last month was ruled justified on Wednesday. The New Hampshire Attorney General's Office said Lane Lesko, 19, had what looked like a handgun and shot at the officers. The gun turned out to be a BB gun.
• Andrew Drummond, 36, of East Madison, has embarked on a "direttissima" adventure, hoping to become the seventh person to traverse all 48 4,000-foot Mountains in New Hampshire in one trek, carrying on his back all the supplies needed to accomplish the weeklong journey.
Friday, July 22
• A Freedom man, David Clancy, 63, was charged with a felony after allegedly leaving the scene of a fatal head-on accident July 20 on Route 153 in Freedom.
• Agricultural expert Andy Kendall told a group of about 35 people that modernizing the Carroll County Farm may mean turning it into a local food hub so lower growers can better market and distribute their goods.
• Walker International Events was indicted on one felony and seven misdemeanor criminal charges in the collapse of a circus tent last August at the Lancaster Fair grounds.
• The Conway School Board said Rick Biche and Todd Lamarque are the two finalists for the Kennett Middle School position.
- Category: Week In Review