Local News

Umlah leaves Ham Arena post with pride and high hopes

By Tom Eastman CONWAY — The ice was taken out of the Ham Arena last Wednesday, April 16, for the annual eight-week layoff, the end of yet another season of thrilling goals scored, figure skating moves accomplished, curling matches completed, and hours of public skating enjoyed. It was also the last day...

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Teletalk

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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Letters

Kim DeFranza: Cornerstone collecting used shoes for micro enterprise

To the editor:   This spring Cornerstone Christian Academy of Ossipee has been collecting used shoes for micro enterprises in emerging nations. This keeps old shoes out of landfills and it's a fundraiser for the school as well.    Thanks to amazing community response, we've collected more than 6,250 shoes so far!   If anyone still...

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Opinion

National Perspective: Races to Watch in 2014

by David M. Shribman It happens every four years. The political party on the defensive tries to portray the gubernatorial, House and Senate races in off-year elections as individual races without a unifying theme. The party with the whip hand tries to portray these races as a national referendum on an...

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Community

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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Calendar

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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Sports

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.

Business

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...

Outdoors

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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