Published DateSaturday, Aug. 11
• There is a trend toward small-scale agriculture not only nationally but also locally in Mount Washington Valley and Western Maine. "People like to know where their food comes from," says John Weston, of Weston's Farm in Fryeburg.
• Local law enforcement officials are warning of a second possible case of animal rabies in Mount Washington Valley in the last two weeks. A fox in Freedom had to be shot and killed by police after it attacked people walking their dog.
• Redstone's Jeff Locke pitches 2.1 innings of perfect ball in his first relief appearance of the summer for the Pittsburgh Pirates.
• Lakefront Landing has been given more than a two-week extension to prove the docks it has been selling are properly permitted. If not, the docks may have to be removed.
• It will be at least Monday before Superior Court judge Steve Houran decides whether to grant a special meeting to vote on a new Bartlett teachers' contract.
• Friends of Tuckerman Ravine and the U.S. Forest Service are seeking volunteers to help them with three upcoming trail work days on Mount Washington.
Tuesday, Aug. 14
• Superior Court judge Steven Houran denies a request for a special meeting to vote on a Bartlett teachers' contract, saying the request did not constitute an emergency.
• County corrections superintendent Jason Johnson blasts one of his bosses, county commissioner Asha Kenney, for texting while the commission chair read a letter commending retiring nursing home administrator Sandi McKenzie. Kenney says she wasn't texting and that she was merely entering McKenzie's retirement date into her electronic calendar.
• Two local adaptive athletes — Chester Eastwood and Dick Altenbern — reach the top of the Mount Washington Auto Road in the second annual Sunrise Ascent of the highest peak in the Northeast.
• A county jail employee who demanded a public hearing for his grievance against county commissioners opts to keep the matter private.
• Susan Wiley, a Democrat from Sandwich, is running for state representative in the District VIII floterial district.
Wednesday, Aug. 15
• An Albany landlord accused of attempting to kill his tenant is found not guilty by a Carroll County Superior Court jury. Richard Moulton, 62, was charged with attempted murder and two counts of assault for allegedly stabbing Ronald Routhier in the head, hand and back on Feb. 7, 2011. He was also charged with witness tampering. Moulton was found not guilty of attempted murder and witness tampering, but jurors did not reach a unanimous verdict on the assault charges.
• The state is planning to repair a three-quarter-mile stretch of East Conway Road this fall. The road is more than five miles long, however, and town official doubt that residents will be totally satisfied just having three-quarters of a mile resurfaced.
• Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jackie Cilley says Republican budgets are hurting New Hampshire's ability to attract business.
• A 57-year-old Massachusetts man suffers a medical emergency and dies while hiking with his two daughters on Mount Washington.
• Disputes with Transvale Acres property owners in the wake of Tropical Storm Irene last summer are draining the town's legal budget.
• A newly-formed volunteer committee is seeking support in its efforts to create a memorial to late Cranmore skimeister and former general manager Herbert Schneider, who died in June.
Thursday, Aug. 16
• The two Democratic candidates for county attorney, Diana Bolander and Robin Gordon, show contrasting styles in a debate at Conway's Democratic party headquarters. But both go after the Republican contender for the office, Stephen Murray.
• The clock's ticking for candidates as the primary approaches. Democratic candidates for various county and state offices are given five minutes each to introduce themselves and state their positions in a forum at the Gibson Center.
• Nearly 160 teams log 16,160 miles in the 24 Hours of Great Glen mountain bike race.
• A University of New Hampshire study being unveiled in Tamworth next week shows a big cost savings from having a community nurse program in town. The final report will be presented at the Tamworth Community Nurse Association's annual meeting Aug. 22
Friday, Aug. 17
• After two years of planning and hard work by a group of determined parents, the Robert Frost Charter School will open on Sept. 4 with 44 students in grades one through four.
• The impact of a new charter school on enrollment in the Conway School District is not yet known, but the school board is hoping to set up a meeting with charter school trustees.
• Conway officials say they're willing to manage the ice rink in Schouler Park, but somebody else is going to have to pay the cost.
• After throwing 4.1 scoreless innings for the Pittsburgh Pirates in two relief appearances, Jeff Locke returns to Triple A Indianapolis. He is likely to return to the Pirates' roster in September.