Saturday, Nov. 9
• Retired four-star U.S. Air Force Gen. Lori Robinson planned a trip home to the Mount Washington Valley, where her father, Col. George Howard (USAF-Ret.) still lives, in order to participate in local Veterans Day observances.
• John Swanson, 53, of Ossipee was shot during a confrontation with police when they came to his home to serve him legal documents and arrest him.
• A public hearing and information session was scheduled for Nov. 13 at the North Conway Water Precinct on a proposal to replace the existing North Conway Fire Station.
Tuesday, Nov. 12
• Hundreds of people turned out on Monday for the Veterans Day ceremony in North Conway’s Schouler Park, where Gen. Lori Robinson was the guest speaker.
• Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford, a Republican candidate for president campaigned in North Conway, hoping to bring attention to the $23 trillion national deficit. Sanford folded his campaign the next day.
• Democratic candidates for governor Executive Councilor Andru Volinsky and state Sen. Dan Feltes were keynote speakers at the Carroll County Democrats’ annual Grover Cleveland Dinner.
Wednesday, Nov. 13
• The first snowstorm of the season hit Monday into Tuesday, making driving a challenge for some, causing a two-hour delay for schools in MSAD 72, and bringing a smile to the faces of skiers and snowboarders. Several car accidents were reported.
• The Conway Police Department sought the whereabouts of “armed and dangerous” man and woman, Paul Smith, 27, and Michelle Harris, 32, of Conway, who were suspected of having stolen several guns.
• Conway police arrested a homeless man, Nathan Cox, 20, charging him with theft of a motor vehicle and theft of a firearm.
• Mark Guerringue, publisher of The Conway Daily Sun, will be the recipient of the 2019 Bob Morrell Award for civic entrepreneurship at the annual business meeting/dinner of the Mt. Washington Valley Economic Council on Nov. 21.
• Local ski areas were making snow and getting ready to open. Bretton Woods opened Wednesday. Wildcat was slated for a Friday opening and Cranmore Mountain was set to open on Saturday.
Thursday, Nov. 14
• Some Conway residents may get an unpleasant surprise when they open their tax bills because short-term rentals have caused an upswing in the residential market, town officials said Tuesday.
• A STEM Aviation program is being developed and could be added to the curriculum at Kennett High’s Mount Washington Valley Career and Technical Center as early as the 2020-21 school year.
• Following a meeting with Ellen Farnum of the Tamworth Recycling Project Nov. 6, Carroll County commissioners said they will be seeking ways to enhance recycling efforts in the region.
• A majority of Carroll County commissioners Wednesday refused to budge on their stance on medication-assisted treatment even after about 20 people showed up to try and change their minds. Chairwoman Amanda Bevard (R-Ossipee) insisted the group had wait until the end of the meeting to be heard.
• Conway school officials were bracing for a 10 percent increase in health insurance. The first draft of the proposed 2020-21 budget reflects a $708,272 increase over last year, or a 1.93 percent jump from 2019-20, up to $39,122,221.
• The Kennett High Sports Hall of Fame welcomed seven new members: Sut Marshall, Class of 1959; Mandi Manoogian, ’01; Sarah (Martin) Keyser, ’01; Jennifer (Luoma) McCracken, ’02; Ricky Gaudreau, ’10; Allison Wagner, ’11; and coach Phil Haynes, a member of the Class of 1970 in an induction ceremony Nov. 9 at the Red Jacket Mountain View Resort in North Conway.
• The former Rafferty’s Restaurant & Pub in North Conway was torn down this week to make way for an unspecified project.