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AG asks for patience but says answers to questions about Abby will come

By Daymond Steer CONWAY – Associate Attorney General Jane Young knows there are lots of questions surrounding the reemergence of Abigail Hernandez, the teen who had been missing about nine months. On Friday. she said the man in the sketch, who Abby told authorities she drove away with, is in his late...

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TELE-TALK: Beyond paying higher salaries what else can the high school do to attract and retain quality teachers?

Kennett High principal Neal Moylan is frustrated he is losing teachers to school systems that offer higher salaries. "We had a very strong candidate with a master plus 10 years (experience)," Moylan recently told the Conway School Board. "I was able to offer her in the $39,000-$40,000, but I lost...

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Jimmy Oliver: The town and water district are separate

To the editor: For the past nine years the Town of Fryeburg has been most helpful to the Fryeburg Water District by permitting its staff to distribute papers and absentee ballots from the town office, and to permit the district to hold its elections at the same time and location as...

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National Perspective: Salem's Secret Treasure, Hidden Even from the Locals

by David M. Shribman SALEM, Mass. — For four generations, members of my family have walked through the doors of the Hawthorne Hotel here on Washington Square, attending meetings of Rotary or the Chamber of Commerce, stepping downstairs into the basement for teen parties, mingling in the lobby after Thanksgiving morning...

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Brownfield Community Church and the Brownfield Historical Society will both be holding yard sales July 26

The Brownfield Community Church and the Brownfield Historical Society will both be holding yard sales, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, July 26. The Brownfield Community Church is located across from the Monument and the Brownfield Historical Society is close by on Main Street.

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Barbara Ray: Gibson Gleanings: Dining room closed on Friday, May 16

  Barbara Ray: Gibson Gleanings: Dining room closed on Friday, May 16 Some people are born gardeners. In the summer, you see them out in their yards watering and fertilizing their plants. No weed dares land in their flower beds. The displays are both beautiful and breath-taking. I am truly envious of...

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Upcoming Events

Voice of the Valley returns after six-year hiatus

CONWAY — Warm up your singing voices because, after a six-year hiatus, M&D Production is bring back their "American Idol"-style singing competition, Voice of the Valley, offering a whole new group of singers the opportunity to showcase their talent and win cash prizes. Audition day for the competition is Sunday, Aug....

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Golf: The ‘It’ factor

By Joe Soraghan“More matches are lost through carelessness at the beginning of the match than any other cause.” — Harry Vardon, Pro golfer.By now, most people have heard of the wager Rory McIlroy’s dad, made when “The Open Champion” was only 15 years old. Gerry McIlroy and three of his friends bet about 400 pounds ( US dollars) that the teenager would win the British Open by the age of 25. As a result of...

Real Estate

Jason Robie: I said you said

By Jason Robie I'm not going to bore you with the details of my interpersonal life over the past three weeks, but suffice it to say there has been a bit of a communication breakdown. Communication, or the ability to express our thoughts into a manner in which another person (or being) can understand, is a vital skill to possess and practice — one that I don't believe many of us has or use today. I...


Fryeburg PD teams with business community on KIDZ TIX Program

FRYEBURG — Fryeburg Police Department has teamed up with the Fryeburg Business Association and developed the KIDZ TIX Program. KIDZ TIX is a rewards program through which children will be given 'tickets' by the Fryeburg Police officers for choosing safe behaviors or providing services to the community. Collaboration with the Fryeburg Business Association has been a critical part in gathering donations for the KIDZ TIX program and many of the local businesses are participating. The tickets will...


A bike/hike to Bondcliff with close friends

A dramatic rock on the edge of Bondcliff, located just after the trail emerges from the trees. Franconia Ridge in the distance. (ED PARSONS PHOTO)By Ed ParsonsOn a beautiful Friday last week, six of us biked/hiked into Bondcliff (4,265 feet) in the Pemigewassett Wilderness. It is 9.1 miles one way,...

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Valley Voice

A valley sighs its relief

British funnyman Jimmy Keys (above) impersonated Sir Elton John and others in his comedy show at the Shannon Door Pub in Jackson this past Tuesday night. He will be at Hobbs (539-2000) in West Ossipee Aug. 17 and back at the Door Aug. 18. (TOM EASTMAN PHOTO)By Tom Eastman CONWAY —...

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