Local News

Fryeburg seeks $34,000 for aquifer study update

31-07-2017 Hits:131 Local News

By Daymond Steer Fryeburg, Maine, selectmen meet with town attorney Robert Hark (right) on July 27. (DAYMOND STEER PHOTO)FRYEBURG, Maine — Fryeburg selectmen voted last week to update a 2005 study of the Ward's Brook aquifer — if $34,000 can be raised to pay for it. Resident Dick Krasker, who had raised the money for the original study, was put in charge of that effort at the July 27 selectmen's meeting. It was 12 years ago that Emery & Garrett Groundwater of Meredith produced a study of the aquifer that serves both the Poland Spring water company and town residents. That report forms the...

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Teletalk

Tele-Talk Responses: What type of upgrades should take place…

31-07-2017 Hits:31 Tele-Talk

Last week’s Tele-Talk question, “What type of upgrades should take place at the Conway Community Building?” called for responders to think critically, to craft an answer other than ‘yes’ or ‘no’, and they delivered. The responses were split: seven for rebuilding the center; four for renovating the current building; and three other responses that ask more questions of their own. Why not use the middle school and upgrade that gym, put air conditioning in, use those extra rooms for summer camps, and offer kids more options? Then the improvements help more kids year-round. Having multiple buildings owned by the town for...

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Valley Voice

How time flies: A decade in The Sun

28-07-2017 Hits:135 Valley Voice

By Tom Eastman TEN YEARS IS an exceedingly long time when you're a kid; not so much as an adult, as the years seem to fly by in a nanosecond! It seems like yesterday when I first came here to The Conway Daily Sun, but the truth is that after 28 years for The Mountain Ear with my late brother, Steve, who had co-founded that paper in 1976, I made the big change 10 years ago this month and made the big cross-valley trip a few miles north to accept friends Mark Guerringue and Adam Hirshan's invitation to come work for the...

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Outdoors

National forest encourages visitors to plan ahead

17-05-2013 Hits:30643 Outdoors

As Memorial Day weekend approaches, you may be planning to visit the White Mountain National Forest. Whether you are thinking about a get-away-from-it-all camping experience, your first hike of the season, or a scenic drive along the Kancamagus Scenic Byway, forest officials encourage you to plan ahead.

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Real Estate

Jason Robie: Are you real estate ready?

26-07-2017 Hits:127 Real Estate

By Jason Robie When I built my home over in Lincoln I had a decent job, had been there almost seven years, had good credit and I had a sprinkle of money in savings. That said I still did not feel ready to jump into the deep end of the real estate pool. It is one thing to find a home you like and buy it. It was a bit more than I expected having to "GC" the construction of the home, wriggle the finances for three lots of land (split from a single lot), work with the town, banks, construction companies...

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Business

7-26-17 Camping World of Conway holds open house

25-07-2017 Hits:250 Local Business

"We had several hundred attendees to our store. There were thousands of participants throughout the 30 participating stores," said Sparks. "We are having our best year, so yes, I believe lower gas prices are getting people back into RVing." Camping World of Conway has been in business for 5 1/2 years. It sells new and used towable and motorized RVs, including travel trailers, fifth wheels, toy haulers, pop-ups, truck campers, Class A gas, Class A diesel, Class B and Class B campers. It also features an RV service center and sells camping accessories. The company was founded in Bowling Green, Ky., in 1966...

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Community

Linda Hefner to be featured at Gladys B. Brown Memorial Art …

31-07-2017 Hits:36 General

EFFINGHAM — The work of painter Linda Hefner will be on display during the fifth annual Gladys B. Brown Memorial Art Show on Saturday, Aug. 5, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Effingham Preservation Society, located at 6 Town House Road in Effingham Hefner is one of the artists who warmly remembers Gladys Brown's words of encouragement, "Are you painting?" Hefner finds her inspiration by driving the back roads of Carroll County. She paints on birch board that has been sanded smooth. "It is like painting on an egg shell," Hefner said. "I can get hairline details because there isn't any...

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Opinion

Fred Pittenger: Rec path would be an asset to entire valley

31-07-2017 Hits:25 Letters

To the editor:We just returned from Prince Edward Island, Canada, and were surprised and pleased with how extensive their bike paths are.It just underscored how lacking we are here and how useful and important it would be to extend the rec path from Fryeburg to North Conway. It would certainly be an asset to the entire Mount Washington Valley.Fred PittengerJackson

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Sports

Time is running out to enter the 2017 N.H. Moose Permit Auct…

02-08-2017 Hits:1 Events/Competitions

CONCORD — There's still time to enter the Wildlife Heritage Foundation of New Hampshire's 2017 Moose Permit Auction, which is the Foundation's primary fundraiser to support the programs of the state Fish and Game Department. Official bid guidelines and documents can be downloaded from the Foundation's website at www.nhwildlifeheritage.org or by calling (603) 496-2778. Sealed bids are due by Aug. 11. The successful bidder in the 2017 auction will be able to harvest one moose of either sex in most Wildlife Management Units during the moose hunt, which takes place October 21-29, 2017. The exceptions are Units H2N, H2S and K, where...

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