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Story Land gets ready to roll out the Roar-O-Saurus

By Daymond Steer BARTLETT – The Roar-O-Saurus roller coaster might not have hatched from Story Land yet, but it's already big news as CNN named it among the top 10 "most insane" new roller coasters in the United States. It has also gotten a good word from the American Coasters Enthusiasts...

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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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Carl Bergman: I welcome and support Senator Scott Brown's candidacy

To the editor: Changes in Latitudes / Changes in Attitudes ... once upon a time, New Hampshire was reliably Republican. In recent days, that political landscape has changed, as Southern New Hampshire has become a bedroom community for the Boston area. Having moved here from the North Shore, myself, perhaps it's only...

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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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Albany Town Column: Birdhouse prize winners announced

Twelve birdhouses were entered into the conservation commission’s April contest. Congratulations to the winners: Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Wilkewitz of Eaton Center earned the first prize of $50, and Maya, Bryone, and Carys Gove of Conway were the second prize winners of $25. Thanks go out to all who participated....

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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

Red Gallagher inspired by Michael Johnson

  Red Gallagher will be opening for Michael Johnson during a benefit concert Sunday, April 27, at 3 p.m. The concert will be held at the Medallion Opera House located in the Gorham Town Hall. Proceeds from the concert will benefit the North Country Veteran Committee. Red Gallagher began his professional music...

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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

A new tree for Steve

Back in the 1980s to the early 1990s, the late Steve Eastman (1949-2008) and others presented the Spring Shampage Stampede scavenger hunt in North Conway Village. It was just one of the many fun-spirited and community-minded events that Eastman produced in the valley.  April 25 marks the sixth anniversary...

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