Published DateSaturday, May 26
• Tourism officials are optimistic as Memorial Day weekend kicks off the summer season.
• From concerts to plays to barbecue festivals, the valley will be abuzz with activities this summer.
Tuesday, May 29
• Citizens last month said they supported doing a study into the educational and financial ramifications of closing an elementary school. The school board is now deciding whether to create a committee to develop questions for a request for proposal for the study.
• A helicopter plucks an ailing Penacook hiker off the summit of Mount Hale just north of Bretton Woods on Sunday.
• Federal and state environmental officials want public input on their plan to let Mother Nature clean the rest of the contaminants at Kearsarge Metallurgical Corp. Superfund site. The next public hearing on the issue will be June 19.
Wednesday, May 30
• A chain hotel may be built on the former Fandangle's restaurant site. Earle Wason, of Wason Associates Hospitality Real Estate Brokerage Group of Freedom and Portsmouth, says the 2.5-acre site is likely to developed for a three-story, 77-room Fairfield Inn and a chain restaurant.
• The Mount Washington Valley Ski Team is officially honored as the 2012 Alpine Club of the Year by the United States Ski and Snowboard Association.
• Norman Tregenza steps down as state representative from Madison because he is moving to Conway.
• Great weather, an improving economy and lower gas prices contribute to a strong three-day Memorial Day weekend for local businesses.
Thursday, May 31
• The trial of an Albany man charged with attempted murder resumed Tuesday after being postponed since winter. Richard Moulton, 62, is charged with attempted murder for allegedly stabbing Ronald Routhier, 52, in the head and back in February of 2011.
• Twenty-four students become the 10th class to graduate from Kennett High's Eagle Academy — and the first to graduate while the Granite State was under a tornado watch.
• Bob Burns, who will retire at the end of the season after 42 years at Kennett High, has been selected Division II Coach of the Year by the New Hampshire High School Baseball Coaches Association.
• Thunderstorms Tuesday drop more than three inches of rain on Mount Washington Valley and knock out power to almost 4,000 electric customers, but no major flooding is reported.
Friday, June 1
• Plans for a 56-seat Subway restaurant in Fryeburg Village receive conditional planning board approval.
• The victim in the attempted murder case against Richard Moulton is suing Moulton for $500,000.
• Vicki MacDougall, a special education program aide at Kennett High, has been chosen Kennett High Employee of the Month for March.