Saturday, Aug. 20
• "Clean water is essential," consultant and aquifer protection proponent Bill Hounsell said at a ceremony marking a long-await sewer interconnect between Conway Village and North Conway. "It's everything." Helping to advocate for water quality as well as to conduct research, educate the public and undertake land conservation through trusts and easements is the member-supported Green Mountain Conservation Group, based in Effingham.
• Maryanne Dunfey, 56, of Bartlett and Katrina Zalenski, 42, of Eaton took part in the first North American Merit SwimRun Race for Otillo held in Casco Bay in Maine on Aug. 14. They completed the grueling race in six hours, 42 minutes.
• A personal milestone was achieved by a Massachusetts hiker when 63-year-old Lothar Franke made his 50th ascent of Mount Washington on the 50th anniversary of his first climb to the summit.
• A Tuftonboro woman, Sarah Kelley, was indicted on multiple felonies related to a February crash that injured a woman and her 10-year-old child on Route 28 in Wolfeboro.
Tuesday, Aug. 23
• Well-known local athlete Jim Soroka, 69, of North Conway died in a cycling accident in Evans Notch on Aug. 20. Soroka competed in the legendary Iron Man Triathlon World Championships in Hawaii in 2012. He also was among the founders of the White Mountain Aquatic Foundation, serving as a director for the organization.
• A 2011 Kennett High School graduate and East Conway native, Jordan Valladares, is serving in the Navy aboard the guided missile cruiser USS Anzio.
• The Kennett High football team will face a few new schools this fall due to a Division II realignment. The Eagles open their regular season on Sept. 2.
Wednesday, Aug. 24
• Route 16 from Chocorua to Route 113 in Madison was closed for hours and power was knocked out to hundreds of people after a car driven by Joshua Button of Center Ossipee struck a utility pole late Monday night. Button was treated for minor injuries and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol.
• Jackson police are urging citizens to keep their cars and homes locked following a series of burglaries this month, particularly in the Carter Notch Road area.
• Conway School Board members said the recent hiring of a math teacher without certification underscored the shortage of math teachers nationwide.
• Ossipee police tracked down the man who offered a teenage girl a ride home on the afternoon of Aug. 18 but determined that there was "no criminal intent."
• Eneas Freyre of Norwalk, Conn., was the men's winner, and Victoria Di Savino of Buffalo, N.Y., was the fastest finisher among the women in the 44th annual Mount Washington Auto Road Bicycle Hillclimb.
• A manager at the North Conway Burger King, Douglas Waterman, was charged with simple assault for allegedly throwing sauce at a disgruntled customer.
Thursday, Aug. 25
• Conway selectmen are considering a proposal by Andrew Kellar, founder of Portsmouth-based NhSolarGarden.com, to place solar panels on municipal property, including the old landfill, the present landfill and behind the public works building. Kellar estimated that he could reduce the town's annual $37,900 power bill by $32,600.
• Although progress is being made toward preparing to start construction at The Balsams, the developer still has not applied for the key alteration-of-terrain permit from the N.H. Department of Environmental Services, required before any work can be done to expand the ski area.
Friday, Aug. 26
• Fryeburg Water District trustees, concerned about the lack of rain this summer, are asking constituents to fill out an online survey about how their wells are performing and also about their satisfaction with the local water company.
• Republican candidates at a gubernatorial debate Tuesday sparred over marijuana laws and how math is taught in the Common Core curriculum.
• A Berlin man, Randy Baillargeon, 32, charged with causing the death of 34-year-old Kristin Black was released from jail on $5,000 cash bail.
• A man and woman who were allegedly caught with drugs while trespassing on private land in July were caught again on the same land earlier this month. Fletcher R. Wilson, 54, and Diane Hanson, 56, were released on personal recognizance bail on the new charges.
- Category: Week In Review