Local News

Abby's return remains a mystery

By Daymond Steer CONWAY – As of Tuesday afternoon, law enforcement was still trying to piece together how formerly missing teen Abby Hernandez came home on Sunday night after being missing for nine months. Abby Hernandez, 15, disappeared after leaving Kennett High School on Oct. 9 at the end of the school...

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Teletalk

Tele-Talk: How should schools handle tardiness?

There were almost 13,000 student tardies at Kennett High this past school year. In response, the Conway School Board voted 5-2 to add guidelines and penalties to the student handbook. Only two unexcused tardies per quarter will be allowed, and one excused tardy for family emergencies. Excessive tardiness will result...

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Letters

Gibson/Woodbury Charitable Foundation Reaches Milestone

Gibson/Woodbury Charitable Foundation Reaches Milestone The private Gibson/Woodbury Charitable Foundation (GWCF) is pleased to announce that it has provided over $1 million in grants to area non-profits and municipalities in its first 3 1/2 years of operation ending on June 30th, 2014. As chairman of the board and executive director of...

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Opinion

National Perspective: The Choice of Cleveland

by David M. Shribman WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Republicans have made a choice, and it's the last easy one they will have for the next 23 months. They will hold their national political convention in Cleveland. The last time they went to Cleveland, the Republicans faced a small insurgency. The establishment candidate...

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Community

Bartlett Community Preschool welcomes executive director Ann M. Auger

BARTLETT – Bartlett Community Preschool is pleased to announce Ann Auger as the new Executive Director/Lead Preschool Teacher. The community is invited to meet Auger at an open house on July 17 from 1 to 6 p.m. at Josiah Bartlett Elementary School. Ms. Auger is excited to continue the Preschool's reputation for...

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Calendar

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

'Toad of Toad Hall' hops across the Barnstormers stage July 29 to Aug. 2

Badger (Robert Bates), Toad (Ryan Malyar), Mole (Jean Mar Brown) and Rat (Tony Edgerton) return to The Barnstormers in A.A. Milne's family classic "Toad of Toad Hall." July 29-August 2. (COURTESY PHOTO)TAMWORTH — A.A. Milne's enchanting tale "Toad of Toad Hall" will grace The Barnstormers stage in Tamworth July 29...

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Sports

Football Eagles win first ever Granite State Lineman Challenge

CONWAY — Preseason may be several weeks away but several members of the Kennett High football team are already in mid-season form. Seven Eagles competed July 12 in the first ever Granite State Lineman Challenge held at Pembroke Academy. The challenge consisted of 10 total events: a farmers walk; a 3-cone drill; a ball toss; a quarterback sack course; a bench press; a sled drive; an obstacle course; tire flips; tire pulls; and a team tug...

Real Estate

Home of the Week: Privacy by the pond

EATON — "Waterfront serenity." That's what you get with this three-bedroom contemporary on Thurston Pond Road in Eaton, says listing agent Lisa Brouillette, of Bean Group in Wolfeboro.

Business

James MacMillan named manager of local TD Bank offices

CONWAY — TD Bank has promoted James A. MacMillan to assistant vice president, store manager for TD Bank offices at 2561 Main Street in North Conway and 769 Route 16 in Glen. He is responsible for new business development, consumer and business lending, managing personnel and overseeing the day-to-day operations at the bank branches serving customers throughout the Mount Washington Valley area.

Outdoors

Discovering a magical place

Mud Pond and Mount Moosilauke from the Tunnel Brook Trail. (ED PARSONS PHOTO)By Ed Parsons Recently, a visiting friend and I drove west across the mountains and hiked up to the small and spectacular ponds located on the Tunnel Brook Trail. This hike, located just west of Mount Moosilauke, is unique.This...

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Valley Voice

All across the universe, valley style

Hoot Night host Jonathan Sarty was joined on stage by Steve and Ann Frost of Jackson's three young granddaughters (Lilah, Natalie and Mia) on “Country Road” at Tuesday's Hoot, held at the Wildcat Tavern in Jackson. Quipped Jonathan, “I've gotta say: It's too bad for all the other performers, because...

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