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max-abramsonTony Zore got a chance to speak with Representative Max Abramson who is running for Governor of New Hampshire. You can listen to the interview below.



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Conway, NH – The New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources is proud to announce that the Bolduc Block in Conway has been honored by the United States Secretary of the Interior with placement on the National Register of Historic Places. The building is significant both for its architecture and as an example of an early 20th century mixed-use commercial space.

A long-standing local landmark that replaced several buildings destroyed by fire in 1923, the Bolduc Block was designed to have four shops and a theater on the first floor and offices on the second. It was home to the first purpose-built movie theater in Conway.

Bolduc Block’s Art Deco and Art Moderne features include a flat brick exterior, a stepped parapet and projecting storefronts. The theater entrance is easily identified by a prominent marquee, echoing the original, that extends over the sidewalk and gold-painted wooden frames designed to hold movie advertisements.

The New Conway Theatre – which was later renamed the Majestic Theater – opened on June 24, 1931, showing a cartoon, a short comedy, a Technicolor geography lesson and the MGM comedy “Stepping Out,” starring Charlotte Greenwood and Reginald Denney.

Throughout its history, Bolduc Block’s storefronts were occupied by a variety of businesses, including a pharmacy, grocer, department store, sewing store, telephone business offices and post office.

The building’s exterior is largely unchanged. Despite a fire in the theater in 2005, the interior still has many features from the 1930s, including light fixtures, cast iron radiators and cushioned brocade fabric wall panels in the lobby.

Administered by the National Park Service, which is part of the U.S. Department of the Interior, the National Register of Historic Places is the nation’s official list of cultural resources worthy of preservation and is part of a national program to coordinate and support public and private efforts to identify, evaluate and protect our historic and archaeological resources.

Listing to the National Register does not impose any new or additional restrictions or limitations on the use of private or non-federal properties. Listings identify historically significant properties and can serve as education tools and increase heritage tourism opportunities. The rehabilitation of National Register-listed commercial or industrial buildings may qualify for certain federal tax provisions.

In New Hampshire, listing to the National Register makes applicable property owners eligible for grants such as the Land and Community Heritage Investment Program or LCHIP ( and the Conservation License Plate Program (

For more information on the National Register program in New Hampshire, please visit or contact Peter Michaud at the New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources at 603-271-3483.

New Hampshire’s Division of Historical Resources, the “State Historic Preservation Office,” was established in 1974. The historical, archaeological, architectural and cultural resources of New Hampshire are among its most important environmental assets. Historic preservation promotes the use, understanding and conservation of such resources for the education, inspiration, pleasure and enrichment of New Hampshire’s citizens. For more information, visit or call 603-271-3483.


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ar-161009438CONCORD — An improving economy and state marketing initiatives are expected to draw record visitors to New Hampshire for the Columbus Day weekend, according to state officials.

While some suggest that the historic drought could cause a duller-looking foliage season, the Department of Transportation has reported high traffic counts for the past several weekends leading up to peak foliage season.

The Great North Woods is at peak and the White Mountain region is very close to that point, according to the state’s foliage tracker.

The Department of Travel and Tourism Development has projected that for the entire fall season, the state should receive 9.5 million visitors and $1.42 billion in direct spending.

“Last year, New Hampshire saw more than 39 million visitors, which marks a 5 percent increase over the previous year. And those visitors spent $5.5 billion, a 7 percent increase over the previous year,” said Jeffrey Rose, commissioner of the Department of Resources and Economic Development.

“The fall season is a significant contributor to New Hampshire’s tourism economy.”

Traditionally, Columbus Day weekend is one of the strongest periods of tourism for the entire year.

In a typical year, the weekend draws more than 625,000 visitors who can spend up to $100 million, according to past reports of the Institute for New Hampshire Studies at Plymouth State University.

To drive continued visitation with key target audiences, the state tourism office launched an advertising effort to highlight the vast array of activities and backdrops available throughout New Hampshire.

In addition to its online foliage tracker, the agency has a blog “Leaf It To Kris,” written by New Hampshire native and office staffer Kris Neilsen.

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Fryeburg Police Officer Struck By Car

by Christian Mower on October 6, 2016


Fryeburg, ME – A Fryeburg Police officer is ok after being struck by a car while on Patrol Tuesday. According to the Fryeburg Police at around 1:35pm Officer Joshua Grzyb was patrolling on Bicycle along with another Officer near the main gate of the Fryeburg Fairgrounds when he was struck by a vehicle failing to stop for a stop sign.

Police say the Range Rover, being driven by a 49-year-old female from Byron, Maine, was going approximately 15 miles per hour while making a right hand turn onto Main Street from Ballard Street when she failed to stop for the stop sign and struck officer Grzyb.

Fryeburg Rescue responded to the scene and transported Grzyb to Memorial Hospital and where he was later released with minor leg and arm injuries. He is expected to return to work soon.

Police Chief Joshua Potvin said “The driver has been charged with failing to stop at a stop sign. Further criminal charges may be forthcoming in the near future.” Adding “I am thankful my officer was not seriously injured. When motorists disregard traffic control devices such as stop signs it makes for extremely dangerous conditions for other motorists, cyclists, and pedestrians.”

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Multiple Motor Vehicle Burglaries and 1 Vehicle Theft In Casco

by Christian Mower October 6, 2016 Front Page News

Casco, ME. – A truck containing the uniform and badge of a corrections officer was stolen Wednesday. According to the Cumberland County Sheriffs Office at around 6 am yesterday the corrections Officer’s blue 2004 Ford F-150 with the license plate 981 ASY was stolen right from his driveway. He reported last seeing the vehicle at […]

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Ayotte, Hassan face off in first Senate debate

by Chris September 30, 2016 Front Page News

CONWAY, N.H. —Republican U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte and her challenger, Democratic Gov. Maggie Hassan, faced off in the first of their six debates in the hotly contested race. The debate Friday morning took place at the North Conway Grand Hotel in Conway. Polls continue to show the race in a dead heat and roughly $100 […]

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