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Section Of Champney Falls Trail Closed

by Christian Mower on July 25, 2016

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Campton, NH -Part of the popular Champney Falls Trail on the Kancamagus Scenic Byway is temporarily closed for trail reconstruction work. According to Forest Service spokeswoman Colleen Mainville the section of the trail that provides access to the scenic Champney and Pitcher Falls, as well as trails leading to the scenic Champney and Pitcher Falls is closed to access by hikers. The trail leading to the summit of Mt. Chocorua will remain open. Maineville said the section of trail is closed due to extensive use and erosion, causing some areas along the trail to become unstable. Reconstruction work is being performed to make the trail more sustainable. The trail leading to the summit of Mt. Chocorua is open. The trail is expected to reopen on August 5th.

For a map of what section is closed Click Here.

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Connecticut Man Struck By Lightning On Crawford Path

by Christian Mower on July 25, 2016

lightning-strikes-con-manJackson, NH-A man was struck by lightning on Crawford Path this weekend. Fish and Game Officials reported that 51-year-old Glen Rowland of Newtown Connecticut was hiking the trail Saturday when he was struck, but did not want to call for help so he slowly made his way down off the ridgeline into the scrub brush to spend the night. He continued his slow and painful hike down Crawford Path the next day refusing the aid of multiple hikers.

A group of unidentified Windham NH Firefighters came across Rowland and refused to not help him. The group assisted Rowland hand in hand down Crawford Path for quite a distance. Rowland and the Fire Fighters eventually met up with the Twin Mountain Resue crew approximately one half mile up the trail from Mt. Clinton Road in Beans Grant. Rowland was assessed on the trail and subsequently packaged up into a litter to be carried down the trail.

Rowland was checked out by Twin Mountain Fire, Rescue and Ambulance and was recommended further aid at the hospital however Rowland again declined and received a ride, from the Conservation Officer, to his vehicle parked at the Cog Railway.

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Deadly Hit And Run In Freedom

by Christian Mower on July 21, 2016

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[Update] The Driver involved in a fatal hit and run as been located. State Police the 2011 Chevy Silverado was being driven by 63-year-old, David Clancy of Freedom when it crossed the center line on Route 153 striking a Chevy Malibu being driven by 46-year-old James Monroe of Cornish Maine head on. A short time after clearing the scene Clancy was located by Freedom Police visibly injured walking along NH Route 153 in the area of the crash. He was detained on scene and subsequently arrested and charged with one felony count of Conduct After an Accident.

Freedom, NH – There was a deadly hit and run in Freedom yesterday. State Police say a Chevy Silverado headed southbound on Route 153 crossed the centerline striking a Chevy Malibu in the opposite lane head on. When Freedom Police arrived on scene they discovered the driver of the Silverado had fled and the driver the Malibu had died. The identity of the deceased is being withheld at this time pending notification of next of kin.

Authorities conducted an extensive search using k-9 units from the State Police and Carroll County Sheriff’s department but were unable to locate the driver of the truck.

At this time the crash investigation is being handled by the State Police Collision Analysis & Reconstruction Unit (C.A.R. Unit) with assistance from the New Hampshire State Police Troop E and the Freedom Police Department. Several agencies responded and assisted with the investigation including but not limited to the Freedom Fire Department, the Tamworth Fire Department, CarePlus Ambulance Service, Wakefield Police Department, and the Ossipee Police Department.

The collision remains under investigation and all factors including speed, distraction, and/or impairment are being considered. Anyone with further information is encouraged to contact state police at 603-223-8677.

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Several homes in Madison damaged in Storm

by Chris on July 20, 2016

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MADISON, N.H. — Intense storms damaged several homes Monday in Madison.

Fire Chief Jeff Eldridge said the short storm that hit the town was likely a microburst.

“Upon the deputy’s arrival, he found multiple trees, either on cars, on houses,” Eldrige said. “Wires were down. Services from houses were ripped down.”

Joanna Lucy and her husband watched the storm come in, and she said it looked pretty ordinary at first.

“And then we had hail, and it was hitting the windows, and then it was more than a fire hose,” she said. “You couldn’t see anything out the windows.”

Witnesses said the wind and rain picked up quickly.

“I was cranking the windows shut, and it was like somebody just threw a bucket of water at the house,” resident Gordon Hodne said. “I thought the lake had come up onto the house.”

“We looked out the window and saw everything blowing — the recycling bins and the lawn chairs,” resident Michelle Schmidt said.

A huge pine tree smashed onto the roof of Schmidt’s lakeside home.

“It was like an explosion, and then we saw the tree coming,” she said. “It was like a 70-foot white pine coming right at us.”

Crews were busy Tuesday cleaning up after the storm. Town officials said the storm covered a 5- to 6-mile area of Madison, with much of the damage along East Shore Road. Officials said five homes were significantly damaged.

 

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Tuckerman Brewing Company Concert Series

by Chris July 19, 2016 Front Page News

Simon Crawford / Lifters!   Tuckerman Brewing Company, and 93.5fm WMWV are proud to announce the next installment of the Tuckerman Concert Series! Catch great live music with bands from all over the region, one Sunday per month located right at the brewery…show-times are 4-7pm each night! This Sunday, July 24 it’s a double bill featuring the […]

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Conway Police Searching For Man Suspected Of Home Invasion

by Christian Mower July 15, 2016 Front Page News

Conway, NH – Conway Police are looking for a man they suspect took part in a home invasion at Brookside Apartments yesterday. According to Conway Police Jared Silva and 23-year-old Charles “CJ” Thomas were allegedly seen assaulting a man outside the apartments at around 10:30 am. The suspects fled in an early 2000 silver four […]

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