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Welcome home, Abby

Stunning return of missing teen sets off a whirlwind two weeks By Daymond Steer CONWAY – The past two weeks have been mind-blowing for the community and even the international press as Abby Hernandez returned home after being missing for nine months. A man is now being held on $1 million cash...

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Do you think the Conway School District should pursue a preschool?

School officials couldn't be happier with how full-day kindergarten has been received in the Conway School District. Implemented two years ago, the program is already showing a number of educational benefits. Conway School Board members are so pleased with the full-day program that they're floating the idea of creating a...

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Mark Hounsell: Welcome to the Dog Days of Summer — it’s Time to be ‘Sirius’

To the editor:The star Sirus is known as the “Dog Star.” It is the brightest star in the night sky.  It is also in the constellation “Canis Major” (Big Dog).  Both Canis Major and Sirius are best visible in the winter sky.In the summer Sirius (meaning scorching) rises and sets...

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National Perspective: Nixon shall live in infamy

by David M. Shribman Richard Nixon no longer walks among us, having departed this earth a full two decades ago. But the ghost of the enigmatic figure who 40 years ago this week resigned the presidency — a position described by Franklin Roosevelt, still the man against which all subsequent presidents...

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Bike for Books - Mountain Bike Adventure Rides in North Conway Sept. 27

  Bike for Books - Mountain Bike Adventure Rides in North Conway Sept. 27 Registration is now open for North Conway Public Library's annual fund-raiser The North Conway Public Library will host a day of mountain biking in the White Mountains at “Bike for Books Mountain Bike Adventure Rides!” on Sept. 27. The Bike...

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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

Mount Washington Valley Band presents 'Vocalist Invitational' Aug. 5

CONWAY — The Mount Washington Valley Band, under the direction of Russ Gage, presents "Vocalist Invitational" Tuesday, Aug. 5, at 6:30 p.m. in the Bandstand next to the North Conway Community Center on Main Street. The concert features Tracy Smith singing the hit song "Let It Go" from the animated...

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Biking: Bicycle-friendly hostel under new management

By Marty Basch In a sense, Tim Westwig has come home again.The native Mainer grew up in Portland frequenting the valley to hike and fly-fish. Entering the working world, in the mid-1990s he was the Boston-based executive director for the Eastern New England Council of Hostelling International and oversaw a half dozen properties including the former Albert B. Lester Memorial Hostel on Washington Street in Conway. In March, Westwig, who spent the past couple years as general manager...

Real Estate

Home of the Week: Country living package

EATON — Welcome to 385 Burnham Road in Eaton. This bungalow-style home offers what listing agent Nicole Martinez describes as a "country living package" that would be great as part-time retreat or a full-time home.


Michael Kline: One thing fixes everything. Not

By Michael KlineSo often, we think we have just the right idea to solve a problem. It seems so simple, if we could just get others to see our brilliance, we could solve all our problems!


'50 More Hikes in New Hampshire' improving with time

Ruth Doan MacDougallBy Ed ParsonsWhite Mountain hikers of the Baby Boomer generation remember well the publishing of the guidebook "50 Hikes in the White Mountains" by Daniel Doan, which came out in 1973, and was the seed that started a long list of 50 hikes books that span the country.By...

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Valley Voice

August kicks into gear

By Tom EastmanYet what another big week it has been here in this valley in the shadow of Mount Washington, with the arrest Monday of alleged Abigail Hernandez kidnapper Nathaniel Kibby, 34, of Gorham — a week after now 15-year-old Abby's arrival back home in North Conway Sunday, July 20,...

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