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Tele-Talk question: Do you think students should be allowed to use their cellphones during school lockdowns?
Last Monday, School Superintendent Kevin Richard updated board members on meetings held in the wake of last week’s false-alarm lockdowns at Kennett High and Middle schools. On Dec. 5, many KHS students, who were sequestered in the gym, called or sent panicky texts to their parents, many of whom late
Gone but not forgotten: 80th anniversary of Skimobile lift
CONWAY — Once earning Cranmore Mountain the moniker of “Kiddie-Kar Hill,” the colorful Skimobile was for a time as synonymous with skiing here as Tuckerman Ravine. Eighty years ago this month — specifically, on Dec. 27, 1938 — the Lower Skimobile opened at Cranmore, ushering in a new era in skiing.
H.S. Wrestling: Franklin Savings Bank tournament in photos
Dirigo’s Logan Morris pins York/Traip’s Parker Blair at 106 pounds during the Franklin Savings Bank Classic wrestling tournament at Mountain Valley High School in Rumford on Saturday. (Submitted photo courtesy of Sue DeGroot)
Sun readers share their own Skimobile memories
CONWAY — The Conway Daily Sun this week on its Facebook page asked readers to share memories of the Skimobile. The posting as of Thursday had received 43 comments and 53 likes, showing that while the Skimobile may be gone, it’s not forgotten.
Added school support staff days axed
CONWAY — The Conway School Board believes its family support liaisons do an incredible job and fill a real need, but the board balked at a request to expand their schedule by 11 days into the summer months.
M&D Playhouse to hold auditions for 'The Shadow Box'
CONWAY — M&D Playhouse will be holding auditions for “The Shadow Box” by Michael Cristofer, as directed by Rich Russo, at 1857 White Mountain Highway in North Conway on Sunday, Jan. 6, and Monday, Jan. 7, at 7 p.m.
Clash over McMillan Lane ends up in Superior Court
CONWAY — The North Conway Grand Hotel’s lawsuit against Conway and Settlers Green was heard in Carroll County Superior Court on Dec. 6 in a bench trial presided over by Judge Amy Ignatius.
Man hurt in three-vehicle crash with school van in Meredith
MEREDITH — A three-vehicle accident that involved a school van resulted in snarled traffic on Route 104 and one driver being hospitalized with a broken ankle late Friday afternoon.
Lessons learned from the lockdown
CONWAY — Wednesday marked a week since Kennett High School went into lockdown for more than two hours. Fortunately, the lockdown at KHS and later that day at Kennett Middle School turned out to be false alarms. But school and police officials say there were no end of lessons learned that day, things
Library Connection: Reading to babies makes a difference
A patron came to the children’s room of the Conway Public Library today and picked up a brochure about infants and early literacy. It sparked a conversation about his recent experience of gifting and reading a book to a new infant in his family. The infant’s well-educated and well-meaning parents ex
Eugene M. Long, Jr.: Lockdown debacle proves incompetence of board
The recent Kennett High and Middle School lockdown debacle by administrators hired by the incompetent Conway School Board serves only to alert students, parents, teachers and taxpayers that adding another million dollars to an unsustainable budget will not improve competency.
Kennett High School to perform holiday concert Dec. 19
CONWAY — The Kennett High School Music Department will present the 2018 holiday concert “The First Noel” on Wednesday, Dec. 19, at 6:30 p.m. in Kennett High School’s Loynd Auditorium in North Conway.
Bylaw change to reduce airport membership passes easily
FRYEBURG, Maine — After multiple delays, the Eastern Slope Regional Airport Authority voted “yes” on proposed bylaw amendments at its Dec. 6 airport membership meeting. The new bylaws would slim the authority board from dozens down to 11 members, of which three would come from Conway, two from Fryeb
No budget hike until schools tackle health care
“I don’t think it’s affordable,” said Conway School Board member Joe Mosca, referring to the schools’ proposed budget, which would add $300 to annual taxes on a $200,000 home.
Planning board to address subdivision, warehouse, gravel pit
CONWAY — The agenda for Thursday night’s Conway Planning Board session at town hall includes three projects. According to Town Planning Director Tom Irving, the first is an excavation review by Cedar Stump LLC to develop an 870,700-square-foot ledge pit with an estimated material volume of 1,661,500
How Much New Hampshire Households Make Per Year: Census
For those who can never stop comparing, the Census released an early Christmas gift. The 2013-2017 American Community Survey issued by the Census last week disclosed a mountain of data, including how much household income is reported in each community.
Community forum participants identify behavioral health as top priority in valley
CONWAY — Behavioral health issues topped the list of priorities identified by participants in a health needs assessment forum put on by Memorial Hospital in November. Within that broad category, participants’ votes indicated a strong and continuing concern with substance use disorders, with 23 peopl
State police say child suffered 'significant injury' in Tamworth
TAMWORTH -– The State Police Major Crime Unit was on scene Tuesday at a residence at 196 Deer Hill Road investigating what was described as a “report of a minor child who had received a significant injury.” Lt. James Fogarty, commander of State Police Troop E in Tamworth, issued a statement Tuesday
NH police investigating after child suffers ‘significant’ injury
TAMWORTH, N.H. (WHDH) - Authorities in New Hampshire are investigating after a child was seriously injured in Tamworth on Monday, officials said. Troopers responding to Deer Hill Road for a report of an incident involving a minor about 8:20 p.m. found a child suffering from a “significant” injury, a
Conway Fire’s ladder truck fails test
CONWAY — Conway Fire’s ladder truck is out of service — permanently. In a statement he released to the press Monday, Fire Chief Steve Solomon explained: "Each year, Fire Department ground ladders and ladder trucks have a series of tests performed to ensure they are safe to operate.