Saturday, Jan. 11

• The Sun reviewed the top stories of the year and the decade. Among the top 10 stories of 2019 were: short-term rentals; the beating of a duck by Kennett High School student; the new rec center opening in Conway; Market Basket’s plans to build in North Conway; and the long winter of 2018-19.

• Ski mogul Les Otten came to the rescue of Dixville Notch’s midnight voting tradition by announcing he would be moving to the town in time for voting in the primaries on Feb. 11 after the unincorporated place’s population fell below the requisite five citizens.

Tuesday, Jan. 14

• Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang campaigned in North Conway, stopping at The Met Coffee House and the Conway Daily Sun office.

• The Jackson Planning Board planned to hold a public hearing on proposed zoning changes to regulate short-term rentals.

• Three large maple trees near the North Conway Community Center playground and the New England Ski Museum’s Eastern Slope Branch were removed.

• Ossipee Police Chief Joe Duchesne is asking voters to approve  $27,000 to buy body armor for his officers.

• Adam Jones, 41, formerly of North Conway, a former teacher’s aide at Kennett High School, was sentenced to up to 40 years in prison after pleading guilty to a series of crimes including manufacturing and distribution of child pornography

Wednesday, Jan. 15

• Settlers Green asked the Carroll County Superior Court to dismiss a third lawsuit filed by the North Conway Grand Hotel that has had the effect of holding up the planned construction of a Market Basket grocery store.  

• Jessica DellaValla was named as the new program director of Project SUCCEED for the Conway School District.

Thursday, Jan. 16

• Democratic presidential candidate and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders announced plans to campaign in Conway on Sunday. He is scheduled to hold a town hall meeting at the Tuckerman Brewing Co. at 66 Hobbs St. in Conway Village at 2 p.m., followed by an editorial board at the Sun at 3:30 p.m.

• John Swanson, 53, of Ossipee was indicted by a Carroll County Superior Court grand jury for felony reckless conduct relating to a shootout with police at his home on Nov. 7.

• The Conway School Board held a public hearing Monday night to accept a $13,780 grant from the state Department of Education that will allow Kennett High School to establish a drone club.

• State Sen. Jeb Bradley (R-Wolfeboro) plans to try to revise the short-term rental bill he co-sponsored, based on advice from Conway Selectman Carl Thibodeau.

• The Wildcat Inn and Tavern in Jackson was temporarily closed following an incident Sunday when a cracked boiler in the oil-burning furnace led to smoke filling the inn’s basement, which set off alarms.

• Fryeburg, Maine, selectmen agreed last Thursday to accept a bid for renovations to the town’s historic Registry of Deeds building, which the library hopes to use.

Friday, Jan. 17

• Experts at a public forum on Wednesday said there is more sexual violence in the greater Mount Washington Valley area than most people know, and they hoped to make victims feel more comfortable about coming forward.

• Conway Public Works Director Paul DegliAngeli updated selectmen on the Main Street reconstruction project for Conway Village, saying work on the western portion of the project may get underway in the fall.

• About 11 inches of snow fell on the Mount Washington Valley Thursday, leading to the cancellation of school by SAU 9 and SAU 13.

• U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster (D-N.H.), announced her endorsement of Pete Buttigieg for president of the United States on Wednesday. Local state Rep. Anita Burroughs (D-Bartlett) announced her support for former Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday.

• The Fryeburg Fire Department took delivery of a 2009 Ferrara Intruder pumper truck to replace a 33-year-old vehicle it has sold.

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