8-5-19 Freedom Old Home Parade

Freedom Friends of the Library clowns smile while enjoying the Freedom Old Home Parade during the 121st Freedom Old Home Week celebration Aug. 3. The Old Home Week celebration concludes this weekend. (JAMIE GEMMITI PHOTO)

Saturday, Aug. 3

• Omni Mount Washington Resort is marking the diamond jubilee of the Bretton Woods Conference, held in 1945 to set an economic outline for the world to follow after World War II, by hosting history talks by Carl Lindblade of CEL Associates of Stow, Maine. Bob Dunn, 91, of Rye, also looked back on his job as a 16-year-old bellhop at the hotel during the conference.

• The Bartlett Historical Society was scheduled to go before the Bartlett Zoning Board of Adjustment Tuesday seeking an exception to allow the group to turn the old St. Joseph’s Church into a museum.

Tuesday, Aug. 6

• After months of planning, American Legion Post 46 in Conway was set to welcome the arrival of “The Wall That Heals,” a three-quarter-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington.

• A public hearing on a proposed water extraction ordinance was to be held Wednesday in Brownfield, Maine. Residents will vote on the ordinance at a special town meeting Aug. 20.

Wednesday, Aug. 7

• The Roman Catholic Diocese of Manchester published a list of 73 priests accused of sexually abusing children during a period that extends back to 1950; nine of them served at the Our Lady of the Mountains Parish in North Conway.

• Eliot Steele, 33, of Tamworth was convicted of possession of carfentanil, a tranquilizer used on large animals like elephants, on July 31.

• Conway Scenic Railroad celebrated its 45th birthday on Sunday by surprising Dwight A. Smith, one of the railroad’s founders, by renaming the recently restored No. 7470 steam engine after him.

• The Chatham Historical Society, located in the old schoolhouse in Chatham Center, planned an ice cream social and stories of Old Chatham for Friday. The former schoolhouse was recently added to the New Hampshire Registry of Historic Places.

• Griffin Hill, 18, of Center Conway was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout with Palm in a ceremony June 2. For his Eagle Service Project, he planned and organized a group to replace the plank “bog bridges” on the Pudding Pond Trail in North Conway.”

Thursday, Aug. 8

• The intersection of Route 302 and East Conway Road where a Massachusetts couple on a motorcycle died in a collision with a pickup truck last summer will be improved in four years, if not sooner, a state Department of Transportation staffer told selectmen Tuesday.

• Democratic presidential candidate Seth Moulton campaigned in North Conway on Wednesday. The former Marine says he’s the one candidate who can unseat the current commander in chief in 2020.

• Charles King, 62, was arrested early Wednesday after he discharged a gun and then barricaded himself in his home in Brownfield, Maine.

• Robert King, 39, of Madison has become the new Madison police chief. King takes over from Ted Colby, who stepped down Aug. 1 due to health issues.

• Bartlett Fire Department responded to a chimney fire at Unit 7 in the Sugarwood On the Saco condominium development in Glen on Wednesday.

• Both parties in the negligent homicide case against Volodymyr Zhukovskyy have agreed to extend the 90-day deadline to take the case to grand jury. Zhukovskyy, 23, of Westfield, Mass., has been charged with seven counts of negligent homicide in the deaths of the seven motorcyclists on Route 2 in Randolph on June 21.

Friday, Aug. 9

• Presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), has scheduled a town hall meeting in the North Conway Community Center for Monday at 7 p.m. as part of a two-day campaign tour of the North Country.

• Mark Butterfield of the Gibson-Woodbury Foundation made a surprise, $100,000 donation at the ground breaking for the soon-to-be-built Vaughan Community Services’ food pantry and clothing depot in North Conway Village.

• Local roads, including Route 16 from Burger King into North Conway Village, were covered with at least a foot of water Wednesday evening, as heavy rainfall caused flash flooding in the area. The flooding quickly subsided as the rain let up.

• State Sen. Bob Giuda (R-Warren) is pushing for the House and Senate to override Gov. Chris Sununu’s Friday veto of House Bill 183 that would have helped six wood chip-burning electricity plants in New Hampshire, including Pine Tree Power in Tamworth.

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