Saturday, July 6
• Jackson residents Thom Pollard and Mark Synnott talked about their experiences climbing Mount Everest this spring, a busy and deadly season on the world’s highest peak.
• Conway town officials said Fourth of July celebrations in Schouler Park in North Conway this year may have been the largest yet in the village.
• Bartlett Historical Society members were on the agenda to meet with the Bartlett School Board on Tuesday to discuss septic plans needed to go ahead with renovating St. Joseph’s Church to become the society’s museum.
• Local state representatives Anita Burroughs (D-Bartlett), Harrison Kanzler (D-Conway) and Stephen Woodcock (D-Conway) shared their thoughts on their freshman terms in Concord.
Tuesday, July 9
• Thousands of bikers from as far away as Texas flocked to the Granite State last Saturday to take part in the “Memorial Ride for the Fallen 7” that was organized in a grassroots effort to honor the seven people who were killed in a collision in Randolph on June 21.
• Democratic presidential hopeful Kirsten Gillibrand spoke to a standing-room-only crowd at Tamworth Distilling on Saturday afternoon.
• For a second time, the owners of the North Conway Grand Hotel are preparing to appeal Conway Planning Board’s approval of plans for a Market Basket grocery store in North Conway.
Wednesday, July 10
• The new Conway Parks and Recreation Department at Kennett Middle School was unveiled on Monday morning along with the announcement it will be called the Marshall Gymnasium in honor of Sut and Margaret Marshall.
• Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar campaigned at Tuckerman’s Brewing Co. in Conway Village on Sunday.
• Federal courts recently ruled that drug addicts are entitled to medication-assisted treatment (MAT) while incarcerated, and Carroll County officials are updating their policies and budget in order to accommodate inmates at the county jail who would be affected by that decision.
• A crime podcast from Quebec is taking a fresh look at the unsolved 2001 murder of Canadian hiker Louise Chaput in the White Mountains.
Thursday, July 11
• Tyler Olisky, 23, formerly of Ossipee, pleaded guilty to two counts of felony reckless conduct in relation to an incident in which he led police on an “incredibly dangerous” 11-mile police chase, in which a Conway officer was dragged 20 feet and was sentenced to 1½ to six years in prison.
• Ed Furlong, who owned Lil’ Man Snowmobile Rentals Abenaki Inn & Cabin Rental at 1455 Route 302 in Bartlett, is suing the town for $2 million and is being evicted from his properties.
• After a delay of approximately five weeks, work is slated to restart “some time this week” on the stalled Home2 Suites by Hilton construction project at the former Fandangle’s restaurant site on Route 16 in North Conway.
• Forest fires in Quebec and north of the Upper Peninsula in Michigan, combined with heat and humidity, have caused it to be hazier than the typical summer day in Mount Washington Valley. Skies were expected to clear Friday.
Friday, July 12
• After an intruder entered their Bridgton, Maine, home Wednesday, a local car dealer Robert Macdonald and his wife, Margaret, both 77, were hospitalized at Maine Medical Center. Michael Holden, 37, of Bridgton was arrested and charged in the attacks.
• Conway selectmen this week discussed selling the old Conway Community Building in Center Conway now that town recreation programs have been moved to Kennett Middle School.
• Five new coaches are needed for fall sports at Kennett High School, with two needed for volleyball.
• David Ochoa-Servellon, 20, of Everett, Mass., was charged with negligent driving in connection to an accident on the North-South Road on July 4. David Lucas, 26, of North Conway whose Jeep was hit by Ochoa-Servellon’s car, was taken to Memorial Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and released.