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Perley leaving police department to become Ham Arena executive director

By Tom Eastman CONWAY — The Conway Police Department's loss is the Ham Ice Arena's gain. Chris Weiss, president of the Ham Arena board of directors and general manager of Crest Auto World, announced Wednesday that 29-year veteran Lt. Chris Perley of the Conway Police Department is the unanimous choice to replace...

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Tele-Talk Responses: Should New Hampshire ban the hand-held use of cellphones and other electronic devices while driving?

There were 28 responses to this week’s Tele-Talk question: “Should New Hampshire ban the hand-held use of cellphones and other electronic devices while driving?” Twenty-two people said yes; six people said no. I say absolutely yes. There are people texting and driving and you can see them on the road. They’re...

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Kimberly Bahre: What Vaughn Community Day Care has meant to me

To the editor: North Conway Daycare has always been such a wonderful place for children to grow and learn. I can vouch for this from my direct experiences with the day care. The staff is wonderful and I have known Jackie since before I started taking my first son there. One...

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Tom McLaughlin: Mandating Political Correctness

  One must consider context with bumper stickers. One sticker is a hint. A cluster offers a clearer indication of what the vehicle's owner thinks. "Question Authority" is often found next to "Obama/Biden," and "Love Your Mother" with an earth for the O, and "COEXIST" with the Islamic crescent for the...

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Tamworth area bird walks begin Wednesday

  TAMWORTH — The bright birds of spring are back! Since the 1980s, the Tamworth Conservation Commission has offered free weekly bird walks five Wednesday mornings during peak bird migration. Originally, they were led by Peg Damon, then Betty Steele. The tradition continues in 2014, beginning this Wednesday, April 23. Meet at 7...

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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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Young Eagles hope to find their stride on the diamond

By Lloyd Jones CONWAY — With a completely new pitching staff and having to replace eight seniors it might take a little while for the 2014 Kennett High baseball team to hit its stride, but head coach Brian Day is "cautiously optimistic" that the Eagles can make a playoff run. A late start to the spring hasn't helped the Eagles, who as of Monday still had not been able to get out onto a field to practice. "We've...

Real Estate

Home of the Week: Mountain views and sunsets

FRYEBURG — Gorgeous unobstructed mountain views from Mount Chocorua to the top of Mount Washington peeking above Baldface Mountain will be enjoyed from this 1,300-square-foot cape with award-winning landscaping. Located just a half mile from Fryeburg Academy this lovely home sits on a plateau overlooking the ever-changing Saco River Valley intervale into the mountains beyond.


Michael Kline: Turning problems into opportunities, part two

By Michael KlineIn our last article, we discussed how attitude, responsibility and feedback relate to turning problems into opportunities. As promised, today we will discuss resources, collaboration and problem solving.You don't have enough money, people or time — neither does anyone else. If you think about the great stories of accomplishment, most are about heroes who accomplished something in spite of their tangible resources; they overcame adversity using their resourcefulness. Stop complaining and blaming. Be...


Country Ecology: Neonicotinoid pesticides

By David EastmanLately, I have been running into newsletter articles and attending lectures on the threatening issue of neonicotinoid pesticides. They are used to coat seeds before planting and it seems that their toxic qualities can move up through the plant's vascular system and also pollute water bodies, becoming lethal...

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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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