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Abby says man drove her away

  Police say they don't know if she was enticed, detained or concealed  By Daymond Steer CONWAY – CONWAY – Police are looking for the man who last fall apparently drove away with 14-year-old Abby Hernandez, but they say they don’t know if she was taken against her will. The teen returned Sunday after...

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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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Jimmy Oliver: The town and water district are separate

To the editor: For the past nine years the Town of Fryeburg has been most helpful to the Fryeburg Water District by permitting its staff to distribute papers and absentee ballots from the town office, and to permit the district to hold its elections at the same time and location as...

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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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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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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

Psychic/medium Olivia Ducasse at Your Theatre July 31

CONWAY — Internationally acclaimed psychic/medium Olivia Ducasse will take center stage at M&D Productions for A Living From Within Production, Friday, July 31, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Your Theatre located at 1857 White Mountain Highway in North Conway. Ducasse, a graduate of Trinity School of Natural Medicine and Saint...

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Golf: The ‘It’ factor

By Joe Soraghan“More matches are lost through carelessness at the beginning of the match than any other cause.” — Harry Vardon, Pro golfer.By now, most people have heard of the wager Rory McIlroy’s dad, made when “The Open Champion” was only 15 years old. Gerry McIlroy and three of his friends bet about 400 pounds ( US dollars) that the teenager would win the British Open by the age of 25. As a result of...

Real Estate

Jason Robie: I said you said

By Jason Robie I'm not going to bore you with the details of my interpersonal life over the past three weeks, but suffice it to say there has been a bit of a communication breakdown. Communication, or the ability to express our thoughts into a manner in which another person (or being) can understand, is a vital skill to possess and practice — one that I don't believe many of us has or use today. I...


Fryeburg PD teams with business community on KIDZ TIX Program

FRYEBURG — Fryeburg Police Department has teamed up with the Fryeburg Business Association and developed the KIDZ TIX Program. KIDZ TIX is a rewards program through which children will be given 'tickets' by the Fryeburg Police officers for choosing safe behaviors or providing services to the community. Collaboration with the Fryeburg Business Association has been a critical part in gathering donations for the KIDZ TIX program and many of the local businesses are participating. The tickets will...


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

A valley sighs its relief

British funnyman Jimmy Keys (above) impersonated Sir Elton John and others in his comedy show at the Shannon Door Pub in Jackson this past Tuesday night. He played there Monday as well. He will be at Hobbs (539-2000) in West Ossipee Aug. 17. (TOM EASTMAN PHOTO)By Tom Eastman CONWAY — “Abby's...

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