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State trooper shoots suspect during confrontation, officials say

BROCKTON, Mass. — A Massachusetts state trooper shot a suspect Saturday morning during a confrontation in Brockton, according to state police officials. State police said the shooting occurred just before 9 a.m., next to a building that is part of a residential complex on Colonel Bell Drive. The sus


Prolific children's author talks books at Conway El

CONWAY — It’s not every day a best-selling children’s author drops by Conway Elementary, but the Cougars were ready and rolled out the red carpet for Andrew Clements on March 29.


Naples suspect charged with drug trafficking

A 37-year-old man from Naples was arrested and charged with trafficking drugs and possession of drugs during a routine traffic stop at 4:25 p.m. Thursday in Naples, the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office reported Friday.


Cannabis is legal in states around New Hampshire, but it’s not easy to actually get some and consume it legally

New Hampshire’s status as an island of cannabis crackdown in a sea of marijuana acceptance continues to be the topic of debate, including an annual 420 smoke-in at the State House in Concord that was rained out on Saturday.


Conway emergency management warns of possible flooding

CONWAY — The Saco River is predicted to reach 14 feet this weekend and if that happens West Side Road might be at risk of flooding, the town of Conway Emergency Management Facebook page warned Thursday afternoon.


Paid parking coming to North Conway?

CONWAY — The Conway Planning Board heard a proposal last Thursday from property owner Brian Fram and son Richard to do a test run of paid parking during daylight hours at their lot at the old Movie Gallery/former IGA property on Kearsarge Road in North Conway.


Little Dog Paper Co. to be featured at Patrick’s Pub 'Connect' April 25

GILFORD — Patrick’s Pub and Eatery will host Little Dog Paper Co. at their networking event 'Connect, on Thursday, April 25, from 5-7 p.m. Nicole Ayers, owner of Little Dog Paper Co., started the company six years ago as an online greeting card and scrapbooking business. Ayers quickly gained notorie


Tree blown down onto N. Conway Burger King

CONWAY — No one was injured when high winds toppled a tree down on North Conway's Burger King early Tuesday. High winds blew through the area early this week, with peak gusts of 133 mph recorded Monday and 142 mph Tuesday on the summit of Mount Washington. It was also windy in the lower elevations o


Despite rain, big crowd turns out for Discover Wild New Hampshire Day

CONCORD, N.H. — On the day the state celebrates life outdoors, Mother Nature didn't cooperate. But that didn't stop thousands from coming to New Hampshire Fish and Game's biggest community event of the year -- Discover Wild New Hampshire Day. This is the 30thyear of the event.


7th annual New Hampshire VegFest brings crowd to Manchester Community College

MANCHESTER, N.H. — The 7th annual New Hampshire VegFest drawing a crowd to Manchester Community College on Saturday. The plant-based event features local vendors with vegan-friendly offerings.


Missing man found in Bridgton

BRIDGTON — Rescuers say a man lost in the woods behind his home was found in the nick of time. Ralph Knight, 79, was suffering from advanced hypothermia after spending hours in a steady drizzle and 38-degree weather Thursday night, according to a news release from the Maine Department of Inland Fish


Land conservation project completed in Ossipee Mountains

TAMWORTH — The Lakes Region Conservation Trust is proud to announce the completion of a major land conservation project in the northern Ossipee Mountains of central New Hampshire.


A family tradition for some, taking ice-out records grows in importance in warming climate

For six generations, the men in the Bacon family have recorded the ice-out date for Messalonskee Lake on the barn wall of their farm. Today, Kevin and Shelley Bacon, the owners of Bacon Farm Maple Products, continue the 98-year-old tradition, walking a quarter mile to the boat landing each spring to


Flooding closes part of road in Fryeburg

FRYEBURG, Maine — Flooding is a concern as rivers and streams across Maine continue to rise after the snowmelt and rain in the forecast this weekend. The flooding already left part of a road in Fryeburg closed on Sunday morning.


Swim bill to be voted on Tuesday

CONCORD — A bill that would create a pilot program to allow swimming at car-top boat launches was heard by a House committee April 17 and will be voted by that committee on Tuesday, April 23.


Library Connection: Conway Public Library to host touch-a-truck event

Gather your kiddos and come down to the Conway Public Library on Tuesday, April 23. It’s time for the annual touch-a-truck event. The friendly town crew members park their heavy equipment vehicles in the library lot, and children scramble on to them to explore and pretend to be part of the work crew


Wardens, K-9 locate missing man with dementia

BRIDGTON, Maine — Maine game wardens, with the help of their K-9 Breezy, helped find a missing Bridgton man with dementia Thursday night. Ralph Knight, 79, was reported missing at 5 p.m. He was located at about 10 p.m. about a half-mile from his home.


A.C.T.S. dog placed at Children Unlimited

CONWAY — Assistance Canine Training Services (A.C.T.S.) has placed a facility therapy dog with Kelley Marcello, a children’s mental health counselor at Children Unlimited Inc. in Conway.


WMCC’s vet tech program receives national approval

CONWAY — The White Mountains Community College veterinary assistant program, located in North Conway Village, has received approval by the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America.


Hounsell: Kids need bigger school lunches

CONWAY — Are Conway's elementary school students getting enough to eat in their school lunches?. That's a question outgoing Conway School Board member Mark Hounsell hopes the board will take up at its next meeting Monday night at 6:30 p.m. in the Professional Development Center at Kennett Middle Sch