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The Race for All Time: Celebrating Toni Matt's legendary schuss of the headwall 75 years ago

By Tom Eastman Tuckerman Ravine ski-history enthusiasts celebrated a milestone this past Wednesday, as April 16 marked the 75th anniversary of one of the greatest ski feats of all time: Toni Matt's legendary schuss of the 800-foot Tuckerman Ravine Headwall in the 1939 American Inferno.

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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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Jackson Public Library offering new film streaming service

JACKSON — The Jackson Public Library recently started offering a new film streaming service to their patrons called Indieflix (find the website at https://www.rbdigital.com/northernnewhampshirelibcoop/service/indieflix ) On Friday, April 25, at 6:30 p.m. the Library will offer a demonstration of the service and watch a few short films from the service to get...

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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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Roberts names Little East Conference Pitcher of the Week

GORHAM, Maine – Junior Whitney Roberts (Chocorua/Kennett) earned her eighth and ninth wins of the season Monday afternoon, pitching back-to-back games to lead the Plymouth State University Panthers to a Little East Conference softball doubleheader sweep of the University of Southern Maine Huskies, 4-3 and 11-2, at Towers Field. Roberts was named Little East Conference Pitcher of the Week. With the pair of wins, Plymouth State extends its winning streak to six games and improves its...

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

Valley Voice: Not so slow season anymore…

By Tom Eastman REMEMBER WHEN APRIL USED TO BE A TIME when anyone who could afford it, headed south out of the valley? Those who can, still do, as Florida is not hurting for vacationing visitors. But what's changed in recent years is that instead of heading south, more and more visitors...

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