Saturday, June 18
• June is the most popular month for weddings, and the Madison Historical Society unveiled a summer-long exhibit on "Wedding Dresses Through the Decades." The exhibit includes 37 gowns, six bridesmaid dresses and one tuxedo.
• The Bartlett B.E.A.R.S. (Balloon Engineering and Research Squad) won third place for photography among 407 clubs that competed in the Global Space Balloon Challenge. The B.E.A.R.S.' photo was of the sunrise along the Maine coast, taken from an altitude of 81,741 feet.
• Though confessing to misappropriating town funds, Dummer Town Clerk/Tax Collector Mariann Letarte denied that she ever forged signatures of selectmen or the town treasurer.
Tuesday, June 21
• In the world of municipal health insurance, Freedom is an outlier. Last fiscal year, the town of 1,500 residents spent $234,000 on health insurance premiums for its nine employees and their families. This fiscal year, Freedom selectmen said they expect to save $50,000 to $80,000 while keeping the same benefits — including a zero-deductible medical plan, a feature virtually unheard of in the private sector.
• Officer Jamie Sheehy was promoted to sergeant for the Bartlett Police Department.
• Mountain View Community, Carroll County's nursing home and rehabilitation center, was awarded a 5 Star Quality Rating by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
• Joe Gray of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Kim Dobson of Eagle, Colo., were winners of the Northeast Delta Dental Mount Washington Road Race. Gray reached the Mount Washington summit in 58:17. Dobson's time was 1:09:34.
Wednesday, June 22
• The 800-plus students across SAU 9 and SAU 13 closed their books, cleaned out their desks and said goodbye to their teachers and classmates on Tuesday, the last day of the 2015-16 school year.
• A 60-year-old Connecticut man died while tubing on the Saco River Tuesday. It was later determined that the death was due to a "medical event" and not a drowning.
• Nearly five years after the death of 11-year-old Celina Cass, her stepfather, Wendell Noyes, 52, of West Stewartstown, was arrested in connection with her death and charged with second-degree murder.
• Crews from Spears Bros. Building Salvage and Wrecking of Belmont began demolition work on the former L.L. Bean shopping plaza on Route 16 in North Conway to make way for the planned Settlers Green Streetside retail shopping complex.
• Work is progressing on a 590-square-foot enclosure to the former outdoor deck at the Deacon Street Restaurant/Martini & Whiskey Bar on Seavey Street in North Conway.
Thursday, June 23
• Fryeburg voters persuaded voters at annual meeting June 16 to cut $100,000 from the budget, but the planning board had less success getting zoning articles passed. Of the 45 spending articles, over a dozen were trimmed based on the advice of Town Manager Sharon Jackson along with selectmen and the budget committee.
• Local real estate investor Brian Fram, who owns several Dunkin Donuts franchises in the area, is buying the North Village Common retail complex, with plans to upgrade the property.
• The weather was ideal Kennett High's outdoor graduation ceremonies on June 18, but a few people did need medical treatment because of the sun. More than 200 students received diplomas during the two-hour ceremony.
Friday, June 24
• After serving two separate terms in the New Hampshire House of Representatives, Republican Frank McCarthy said he thought long and hard before deciding to seek another two-year term. McCarthy is one of 10 candidates for the District 2 seat.
• A Michigan teen, Lane Lesko, believed to have been involved in a series of thefts on Lake Umbagog over the weekend was shot and killed by police after a vehicle chase in Peterborough.
• Nine retiring teachers with a total of 207 years of service were recognized by the Conway School Board.
• Bartlett Historical Society signed a 25-year lease agreement with the Bartlett School Board to use the St. Joseph's Church property.
- Category: Week In Review