Local News

Zenya and Abby 'overwhelmed with joy,' says friend

By Daymond Steer CONWAY – Zenya Hernandez sends everyone a big thank you for helping to find her teenage daughter, said Zenya's friend Amanda Smith, adding Abby and Zenya are enjoying their time together after Abby went missing for nine months.

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Teletalk

Tele-Talk: How should schools handle tardiness?

There were almost 13,000 student tardies at Kennett High this past school year. In response, the Conway School Board voted 5-2 to add guidelines and penalties to the student handbook. Only two unexcused tardies per quarter will be allowed, and one excused tardy for family emergencies. Excessive tardiness will result...

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Letters

Maynard Thomson: Should rid ourselves of employer-sponsored insurance

To the editor: In his July 18 column, "Rethinking the 'Hobby-Lobby' Decision," Jon Burroughs is right: the decision bears further reflection and discussion. Reading the opinion would be a good start. "Hobby Lobby" is actually a pretty ho-hum, statutory construction decision, hardly justifying the apocalyptic rhetoric with which it's been mischaracterized by...

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Opinion

National Perspective: The Choice of Cleveland

by David M. Shribman WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Republicans have made a choice, and it's the last easy one they will have for the next 23 months. They will hold their national political convention in Cleveland. The last time they went to Cleveland, the Republicans faced a small insurgency. The establishment candidate...

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Community

Bartlett Community Preschool welcomes executive director Ann M. Auger

BARTLETT – Bartlett Community Preschool is pleased to announce Ann Auger as the new Executive Director/Lead Preschool Teacher. The community is invited to meet Auger at an open house on July 17 from 1 to 6 p.m. at Josiah Bartlett Elementary School. Ms. Auger is excited to continue the Preschool's reputation for...

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Calendar

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

'Toad of Toad Hall' hops across the Barnstormers stage July 29 to Aug. 2

Badger (Robert Bates), Toad (Ryan Malyar), Mole (Jean Mar Brown) and Rat (Tony Edgerton) return to The Barnstormers in A.A. Milne's family classic "Toad of Toad Hall." July 29-August 2. (COURTESY PHOTO)TAMWORTH — A.A. Milne's enchanting tale "Toad of Toad Hall" will grace The Barnstormers stage in Tamworth July 29...

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Sports

Football Eagles win first ever Granite State Lineman Challenge

CONWAY — Preseason may be several weeks away but several members of the Kennett High football team are already in mid-season form. Seven Eagles competed July 12 in the first ever Granite State Lineman Challenge held at Pembroke Academy. The challenge consisted of 10 total events: a farmers walk; a 3-cone drill; a ball toss; a quarterback sack course; a bench press; a sled drive; an obstacle course; tire flips; tire pulls; and a team tug...

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...

Business

James MacMillan named manager of local TD Bank offices

CONWAY — TD Bank has promoted James A. MacMillan to assistant vice president, store manager for TD Bank offices at 2561 Main Street in North Conway and 769 Route 16 in Glen. He is responsible for new business development, consumer and business lending, managing personnel and overseeing the day-to-day operations at the bank branches serving customers throughout the Mount Washington Valley area.

Outdoors

Discovering a magical place

Mud Pond and Mount Moosilauke from the Tunnel Brook Trail. (ED PARSONS PHOTO)By Ed Parsons Recently, a visiting friend and I drove west across the mountains and hiked up to the small and spectacular ponds located on the Tunnel Brook Trail. This hike, located just west of Mount Moosilauke, is unique.This...

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Valley Voice

All across the universe, valley style

Hoot Night host Jonathan Sarty was joined on stage by Steve and Ann Frost of Jackson's three young granddaughters (Lilah, Natalie and Mia) on “Country Road” at Tuesday's Hoot, held at the Wildcat Tavern in Jackson. Quipped Jonathan, “I've gotta say: It's too bad for all the other performers, because...

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