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Conway board still mulling salary range for next superintendent

By Lloyd Jones CONWAY — After having two months to come up with a salary range to recommend for the next superintendent, the Conway School Board is seeking more time and data. The board met last week to discuss the salary in order to bring a figure forward to the full...

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Tele-Talk responses: What recreational uses would you like to see for the Marshall land?

There were 10 responses to this week’s Tele-Talk question: “What recreational uses would you like to see for the Marshall land?” One person suggested it should be a replacement for other recreational facilities. Three mentioned equine facilities, two suggested a swimming pool/aquatic center and one the development of a swimming...

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Peter G Boucher: Staff should pick up trash dumped at park

To the editor:On Monday, July 21, I notified the staff of Echo Lake State Park by phone that someone had dumped a load of garbage on a down sloping stretch along the shoulder of Cathedral Ledge Road, and that I saw a bear at that site picking through the mess....

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William Marvel: The Lost Summer

  It was just last week, or the week before, that I caught a drowsy bear wandering between my chicken pen and woodshed and chased it away with snowballs scooped from one of the shrinking snowbanks. It can’t be more than a few days since my wife mapped out a 2000-square-foot...

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White Mountains Community College offers a variety of learning options to fit any learner's needs

Early in the online education initiative, White Mountains Community College began to offer a small list of 100 percent course offerings. As interest grew, so did the offerings. Today, online learning is said to be the future of higher education. While this may be true nationwide, online learning is much...

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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

Denmark Arts Centers presenting Maine-made movie 'Bluebird' Aug. 24

DENMARK — The Denmark Arts Center located at 50 West Main Street in Denmark, Maine is showing "Bluebird," a made-in-Maine movie, Sunday, Aug. 24, at 7:30 p.m. A beautifully shot film, created by Maine native Lance Edmands in Millinocket, Maine in the depths of winter and starring John Slattery of "Mad Men," "Bluebird" is...

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Gordon Clapp to play in Vaughan Community Service/North Conway Day Care Golf Scramble Sept. 4

By Lloyd Jones CONWAY — Would you like to play golf with an Emmy winner? Emmy Award-winning actor Gordon Clapp, 64, formerly of Kearsarge, is looking for three teammates to play with him in the annual Vaughan Community Service/North Conway Day Care Golf Scramble at the North Conway Country Club on Thursday, Sept. 4. We're thrilled to have Gordon willing to play and help promote our tournament," Denise Leighton, of Vaughan, said and explained how the tournament landed...

Real Estate

Home of the Week: Wake up at the beach!

MADISON — Imagine waking up and looking out at your own sandy beach on a crystal clear New Hampshire pond. Spend your summer on the water's edge relaxing, swimming, sunbathing, fishing, boating and barbecuing. This will be where your best memories are made!


Badger is new governor of Key Club for New England and Bermuda

By Lloyd Jones Malcolm Badger is the newly elected Key Club district governor for all of New England and Bermuda. (LLOYD JONES PHOTO)CONWAY — It's already shaping up to be a busy school year for Malcolm Badger, and classes haven't even started yet at Kennett High School. The senior from Jackson, who participates in three sports for the Eagles, will also have a major role in Key Club this year — he's the newly elected Key...


Escape the stress of work at Nash Stream State Forest

By Ed ParsonsKim Nilsen's book "50 Hikes North of the White Mountains" has increased awareness of some good hikes up north. When my friend Carl from New York came up this summer for his vacation from running a biochemistry lab at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, he needed to...

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Valley Voice

Adaptive athletes make their mark on Mou…

Adaptive Sports Partners of Franconia celebrated at the summit after they ascended the Mount Washington Auto Road in the fourth annual Bank of New Hampshire Sunrise Ascent. Chester Eastwwood of the Eaton Village Store was among the ascenders. (COURTESY PHOTO)By Tom EastmanMOUNT WASHINGTON — Many personal milestones were recorded on...

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