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The self-named “Crazies for kids,” the well-meaning, anti-mask folks who have dominated recent school board meetings, are appearing to be a bit, well …  it’s not a good look. Passion is one thing; booing and rudeness quite another.

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A saying attributed to Mark Twain goes something like this: History doesn’t repeat itself, but it often rhymes.

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It's happened in a roundabout way, but the town’s decision to let the courts interpret its zoning regulations basically amounts to a grace period for short-term rental owners. The move also lets the town off the hook from enforcing what would have been a very unpopular and messy-to-enforce b…

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The deadline on the Conway selectmen's vaguely written notification to  owners of short-term rentals is coming up next week. So far, it’s anyone's guess as to when or if they will begin actual enforcement of the town zoning ordinance that prohibits almost all STRs.

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On short-term rentals, the town has progressed from a mess to a muddled mess. Town Hall on Friday sent out hundreds of letters to property owners informing them that only owner-occupied homes may be used for short-term rentals. Muddled because it doesn’t say when the owners have to stop rent…

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We know of a local housekeeper who had to have her teeth pulled a few weeks ago and was planning to pay for dentures with the money she earned from cleaning short-term rental properties. Without that work, she won't be able to afford them. 

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Some may recall the comedy team of Laurel and Hardy. Ollie famously would tell Stan something that could apply today to the Conway selectmen: “This is a fine mess you’ve gotten us into.”

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There are seven articles on Conway’s ballot that address housing. Articles 4 and 5 allow property owners, under special circumstances, to add long-term housing. Neither article would allow short-term rentals. We recommend voters approve both.Then there are Articles 2, 3, 6, 21, 22 and 23, wh…

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With an Auto Zone store five years ago replacing the Homestead Restaurant — a structure built by Revolutionary War veteran Amos Barnes — and the planned demolition of another 1700s-era home in Center Conway, it is understandable that the Conway Planning Board has gone on high alert when face…

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Polls show only about 7 percent of voters are undecided, perhaps the lowest ever in a presidential election this close to Election Day. 

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We wholeheartedly agree with the Conway and Bartlett school boards' decisions to start school with “face-to-face” learning and encourage other SAU 9 school boards to do the same. 

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The town meeting form of government, it is often said, is the “purest form of democracy,” and while SB 2 separated town and school meetings from ballot voting two decades ago, that notion remains fundamentally true.

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Challenging times bring people together and often brings out the best in them. That was certainly evident in Tuesday’s town election in Conway.