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State to trap mosquitoes to test for EEE

By Daymond Steer CONWAY – The State of New Hampshire will be bringing pest control contractors to Conway to trap mosquitoes and test them for EEE, said town manager Earl Sires, adding the contractors could be in town over the next week or so.

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Tele-Talk Responses: What issues and races are most important to you heading into the September primary?

  There were 13 responses to this week’s Tele-Talk question: “What issues and races are most important to you heading into the September primary?” I will vote Republican to vote against Scott Brown, that Massachusetts reject. He doesn’t belong in our state. It is my opinion that the county commissioners have been the...

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David C. Woodsome: Academy outsourcing — at what cost?

To the editor:Fryeburg Academy recently laid off eight longtime members of their cleaning and maintenance team. These individuals collectively devoted almost 115 years to the Academy (with three working for more than 20 years each), toiling in the background to ensure the school and grounds were safe, clean and ready...

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Kristen Miller: The New Standard

  Recent news has suggested a need for a new standard in post-secondary education. There is one, and it's closer to home than you think.Issues surrounding post-secondary education have recently appeared in the news; the rising tuition costs and the subsequent student loan debt have prompted colleges and universities to devise...

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Waukeela Camp for Girl’s ‘Service Exploration Project’ offers opportunity to grow and learn

EATON — Waukeela Camp for Girls in Eaton has developed an opportunity for girls ages 17 and older to grow and learn in very special ways. Seven years ago, Children Unlimited's executive director Jackie Sparks and Waukeela's director Phil Steele created the "Service Exploration Project" (SEP), a four-week program that...

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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

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of the Eastern Slopes hosting art exhibit, sale Aug. 29, 30

TAMWORTH — The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of the Eastern Slopes will be sponsoring an art exhibit and sale by members and friends of Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of the Eastern Slopes Friday, Aug. 29, from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 30, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the...

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Aquatic Foundation receives Ham Foundation grant

BARTLETT — The White Mountain Aquatic Foundation (WMAF) has recently been awarded a grant from The Kendal C. and Anna Ham Charitable Foundation. The grant will be used for the purchase and installation of a thermal shade to the west window, and the installation of a hand railing at the entrance to the Aquatic Center, located at the New England Inn in Intervale. The new shade reduces afternoon glare that can be challenging to swimmers and...

Real Estate

Home of the Week: Custom home is just a chip shot away from the eighth fairway at Hales Location

Hale's Location is one of the best places to own a golf home in the White Mountains. Just five minutes from North Conway Village, at the base of Whitehorse Ledge, this scenic community has gorgeous mountain views, the neighborhood is extremely well kept, owners get free membership in the country club, and the taxes are low!


Badger is new governor of Key Club for New England and Bermuda

By Lloyd Jones Malcolm Badger is the newly elected Key Club district governor for all of New England and Bermuda. (LLOYD JONES PHOTO)CONWAY — It's already shaping up to be a busy school year for Malcolm Badger, and classes haven't even started yet at Kennett High School. The senior from Jackson, who participates in three sports for the Eagles, will also have a major role in Key Club this year — he's the newly elected Key...


Revisiting a Christmas hike on Blueberry Ledge Cut-off

Wonalancet Brook on Christmas morning, 2013. (ED PARSONS PHOTO)By Ed ParsonsThursday was the first day of my two-day outdoor writing workshop called Woodland Sketches, sponsored by Sandwich's Yeoman's Fund for the Arts (the next and final day is today, Saturday, Aug. 23). It went very well. Six of us met...

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Valley Voice

Summer on the wane

Bruce Grubb (left) and Roy “The Skiing DJ” Prescott of WMWV 93.5-FM’s “Blues Summit” program are shown at the White Mountain Blues and Boogie Fest, held Aug. 15 through 17 at the Sugar Shack Campground in Thornton. Chicago blues man Nick Moss and his band (background) wowed ’em with their...

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