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Water's rising; flood watch in effect

By Tom Eastman CONWAY — A flood watch was issued by the National Weather Service Tuesday into Wednesday evening as steady rain and melting snow was expected to raise levels of the Saco River to 11.5 feet, above flood stage of 9 feet at the river gauge near the Route 302...

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Tele-Talk Responses: What suggestions do you have for better managing activity on the Saco River?

There were 12 responses to this week’s Tele-Talk question: “What suggestions do you have for better managing activity on the Saco River?” I am a resident of Conway and we are blessed to have the Swift River to enjoy in our backyard.  The Mount Washington Valley is a beautiful place and...

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Kevin W. Straughan: Hope paper reconsiders April Fool’s ‘humor’

To the editor:I am writing in response to your “April Fool’s Day” edition of The Conway Daily Sun. On page 12 you chose to run an article which, in my view, violates the ethical and moral standards by which responsible journalists should abide. Although I suppose I may be in...

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Tom MacLaughlin: Corrupt Democrat Machine Calls Voter ID 'Racist'

Pull quote: I had no real expectation or preparation for the blood sport that American politics is.     "Vote early and often for Curley," was a lyric from one of Democrat mayor, congressman, and governor James Michael Curley campaign songs I heard often while growing up as a Boston-Irish-Catholic-Democrat in the 1950s....

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Toastmasters Club looking for new members

CONWAY — Toastmasters has come to the Mount Washington Valley. On the first and third Wednesday evenings of each month at 6:30 p.m., a diverse group of local residents gather at Granite State College in Conway. Among the club members are business owners, professionals, students and retirees, but they all have...

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Teen Center embodies community support

CONWAY — The Conway Teen Center enjoyed another successful year in the community. Coordinator Lynore Wagner was pleased with how 2013 went. She shared her thoughts on the year this week. "As 2013 is winding down I would like take a minute to thank all of the local businesses and families...

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Upcoming Events

Ellen Secci at the Corner House Inn's storytelling dinner program April 24

SANDWICH — Somersworth storyteller Ellen Secci makes her first-ever appearance at the Corner House Inn's storytelling dinner program this Thursday evening, April 24.

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Local power lifters shine in state championship

Amidst the loud clank of iron, the heady smell of ointment, the haze of chalk dust, and the supportive roar of the crowd, the Angel Power Fitness team garnered team honors and a handsome plaque at the Galaxy Gym in Moultonborough on March 29. Competing in the RAW division (no lifting suit), each team member won at least one trophy. Once again the Williams family brought home plenty of gold. And Fryeburg's Lucas Spencer — all...

Real Estate

Home of the Week: A perfect landing for pilots

OSSIPEE — Pilots, if you're looking for a place to land in New Hampshire, here's a perfect opportunity.


Wheels: Heed the warning

By Eric Meltzer Warning! That's what your car is saying to you when brightly colored lights on your instrument cluster illuminate. Listen to your car, it knows what it's saying. I know that sounds a little futuristic, science fiction-like but the systems in your car were designed to prevent bad things from happening to it if you look and listen. It's actually pretty simple unless you ignore the signs. And like most things in life, a...


Country Ecology: Apples and crabapples

By David EastmanThe old saw about "an apple a day" as the way to perfect health may have been overstated in the past, but the tasty apple is a great food as a nutritional bonanza and has fiber. Hereabouts, they were the only source of vitamin C in the old...

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Valley Voice

Great spring skiing — and great music

Originally from Montana, Erik Ray Gustafson (above) of Tamworth played at Wildcat Mountain's Blues and Brunch series Sunday morning, April 6. Ray placed eighth at the International Blues Festival in Memphis, Tenn., this past winter. He will play at the Chequers Villa April 11. (TOM EASTMAN PHOTO)IT WAS A WEEK...

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