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Revolving Closet bursting at seams, seeks new space

CONWAY — The Revolving Closet, the popular free clothing store for teens and tweens in North Conway, has become a victim of its own success, its organizers say. North Country Cares — the non-profit enterprise helmed by Emily Smith-Mossman and a board that includes Holly Sares, Louisa Gagnon, Amy Edw


Lisa Wilkins: I was not popular speaking out against our school

Kudos to William Marvel; it’s true, popularity trumps around here in Conway. I appreciate your educational editorial on Feb. 12. Because I have spoken my mind several times concerning the wrongdoings that concern the alleged embezzlement of millions by the Food Service Department while I worked for


Drunk Driver Side-Swipes Cruiser, Tow Truck in Hit-and-Run: New Hampshire State Police

A New Hampshire State Police cruiser and tow truck were responding to a motor vehicle stop when they were side-swiped in a hit-and-run crash by another vehicle driven by an alleged DWI driver.


Juvenile Arrested Following Death Of 42-Year-Old NH Woman

MADISON, NH -- Police arrested a juvenile in connection to a suspicious death in Madison, NH. Police found the body of Melissa Hatch in a home at 15 Burgdorf Drive in around 6:40 pm Friday night. The juvenile, whose identity was not released, has been charged with second degree murder. An autopsy is


Conway budget committee narrowly supports school

CONWAY — The Municipal Budget Committee Wednesday voted to support the school district's budget by one vote despite pleas that the district's proposed spending is just too much for many residents to afford.


NH police respond to suspicious death in small town

MADISON, N.H. (AP) — Authorities in New Hampshire say they are responding to a suspicious death in the small town of Madison. New Hampshire Attorney General Gordon MacDonald and New Hampshire State Police Col. Christopher Wagner say the state police and the attorney general's office responded to the


Eagles shine in final NHNCA Series race

CONWAY — North Conway’s Whitaker Woods played host to more than 400 high school and middle school ski racers for the second and final New Hampshire Nordic Coaches Association Series 5K classical race on Saturday in windy conditions. Kennett High was the host school for the meet, which was used to de


Love in the Sun: William Abbott and David Paige

CONWAY — Proud parents of two young children, Conway Public Library trustee David Paige and husband William Abbott, executive director of the non-profit Upper Saco Valley Land Trust, have built a marriage based on love and mutual respect for one another’s considerable talents in their respective fie


Karen Umberger: Services available for veterans in Conway

Veterans, do you need help making your way through the VA system? Do you think you might not qualify for help? Does a family member need help?. Assistance is available here in Conway. Every Thursday at the American Legion Post 95 on Kearsarge St. in North Conway, the Vet Center out of Berlin is here


Maine man accused of assaulting Walmart employees; cops

CONWAY — A Maine man was arrested on a slew of charges at North Conway's Walmart last week, including that he assaulted employees and police and possessed LSD. David Cottrell, 41, of East Stoneham, Maine, is charged with felony-level possession of drugs (for allegedly having LSD). He also is charged


Sen. Cory Booker Kicks Off First Visit to New Hampshire

Sen. Cory Booker is kicking off his first visit to New Hampshire with a personal touch, sharing his family's story with about 100 voters in the Democratic-leaning town of Portsmouth.


Bruce, Bradley offer thoughts on 'sanctuary city' bill

CONWAY — Sen. Jeb Bradley is sponsoring a bill prohibiting municipalities and other entities in the state from declaring themselves sanctuaries for people in New Hampshire illegally, but Sun opinion columnist Susan Bruce maintains that the bill is fueled by xenophobia.


Man arrested after Jackson, Bartlett pursuit

JACKSON — A Massachusetts man was arrested Tuesday evening after leading an officer on a chase that ended in Bartlett, Jackson Police Chief Chris Perley said Wednesday. The incident began about 6 p.m. Tuesday, when Patrol Officer First Class Ryan McDonald observed a commercial box truck being driven


Through their grief, one family makes lake safer

MOULTONBOROUGH — Mark O’Connell’s year-round residence was in Massachusetts but – as much as could be said about anyone who vacations in the Lakes Region – Lake Winnipesaukee was his home away from home. When he died two years ago in a snowmobiling accident, his family could have sold the lakeside h


Valley Voice: Gearing up for Vacation Week No. 1

HOPE ALL YOU CUPIDS had a wonderful Valentine’s Day and that the arrows found their mark, on and off the slopes. It was heartwarming to read the messages of love expressed in the Sun on Valentine’s Day as well as in the days leading up to the holiday Thursday.


Raider boys gain some payback with win over Lakers

FRYEBURG — Maybe Oscar Saunders has a little Michael Jordan in him. Being a “little under the weather,” Fryeburg Academy’s senior point guard put on a show with the game on the line Tuesday night, scoring nine straight points to squash a third quarter Lake Region rally as the Raiders rolled to a 55-


Fryeburg girls hoop team closes the book on the regular season

FRYEBURG — It may seem like a bit of a let down to lose on Senior Night, but it sure did not seem to be watching the Fryeburg Academy girls’ basketball team play on Feb. 6. Over the past two years these girls have taken full advantage of the learning experience Fryeburg provides. This team is aware


International Book Launch Party to unveil Lisa Gardner's latest thriller

CONWAY — It’s that time of year again, when Mount Washington Valley resident Lisa Gardner releases her latest thriller, with a party for her fans here in the valley. “Never Tell” is the new book and the first place in the world to see Gardner and get your signed copy is on Monday, Feb. 18, at the Wh


Girls’ hockey: ‘Blue line’ of Conley, Landry, Robert a boost for Blue Devils

LEWISTON — Once Madison Conley left the blue line for a forward spot, the Lewiston girls’ hockey team’s “blue line” was born. Even if Conley and her two other linemates weren’t Blue Devils yet.


Raider girls advance in Class A South playoffs

FRYEBURG — On paper, this was the playoff matchup the Raiders hoped to see. Now, Fryeburg Academy needs to take care of business tonight at Wadsworth Arena at 6:30 p.m. The Raiders (4-14) will host the Class A South prelim against ninth-seed Leavitt (5-13). The game was moved to tonight due to Wedne