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River Street in East Conway to remain closed

By Daymond Steer CONWAY – River Street/Route 113 in East Conway will be closed indefinitely because of damage sustained during this week's flooding, the town manager said on Friday afternoon. According to Town Manager Earl Sires, a large culvert, located just before the Maine state line, partially collapsed due to the rain...

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TELE-TALK: Should New Hampshire ban the hand-held use of cellphones and other electronic devices while driving?

The N.H. Senate this week approved a bill to ban the hand-held use of cellphones or other electronic devices while driving. The House had passed a previous version of the bill, but the Senate added a provision requiring safety agencies to conduct a public education campaign to alert drivers of...

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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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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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Cornerstone Academy shoe drive ends April 30

OSSIPEE — Cornerstone Christian Academy of Ossipee announces its used shoe drive will end Wednesday, April 30. Shoes can be dropped off at the school on Route 28 in Ossipee and at locations throughout the region. Over the course of eight weeks, communities from North Conway to Rochester, Parsonsfield, Maine to...

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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: 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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