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Suspected North Conway TD Bank Robber Arrested

by Christian Mower on December 5, 2016

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Police have arrested a man for robbing the North Conway TD Bank last year. According to Conway Police Lt. Christopher Mattei after a yearlong investigation into the armed robbery 21-year-old Andrew J. Gray Jr. turned himself in on Saturday (December 3rd).

According to the Conway Police at around 11:34 on November 13th 2015 a suspect walked into the bank from the south side carrying a semi-automatic handgun and proceeded to point it at the tellers and customers. He demanded and received an undisclosed amount of money before exiting the bank and fled on foot towards the North South Road on Grove Street. Witnesses described the suspect as a man wearing a blond wig, sunglasses, a white hooded sweatshirt and dark Ugg style boots.

The investigation was lead by Conway Detectives Ryan Wallace and Ryan True and involved anonymous tips from concerned citizens, witness interviews, grand jury subpoenas, and the seizure of physical evidence. Gray is being charged with Robbery and faces up to 20 years in prison because he used a gun to commit the crime. Gray appeared in court on December 5, 2016 at 10:30 am and was held on $10,000.00 cash only with a probable cause hearing set for December 13, 2016 at 1:00 pm.

The Conway Police Department considers this case to be ongoing until a conviction has been reached and asks any individual(s) with additional information on Gray or the TD Bank robbery to contact the Conway Police Department Investigative Services Division at 603-356-5715.

The following agencies assisted in this joint investigation; Carroll County Sheriff’s Department, New Hampshire State Police, Bartlett Police Department, Madison Police Department, Oxford County Sheriff’s Department, Carroll County Department of Corrections, Laconia Police Department, Nashua Police Department, Peabody Police Department, Lynn Police Department, Beverly Police Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation. Without their assistance an arrest would not have been made.

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Cancellations And Delays For December 5th

by Christian Mower on December 5, 2016

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SARGENT’S PURCHASE — In time for its 150th anniversary, the Cog Railway has announced plans to build a hotel and restaurant about a mile below the Mount Washington summit.

There will be a preliminary discussion of the plan at the Dec. 8 meeting of the Coos County Planning Board.

The new facility, according to Wayne Presby, the Cog’s president, and Joel Bedor, one of the owners, would be built in an area known as Skyline, a former rail siding. The complex would be entirely within the 99-foot-wide tract of land the Cog owns from its base to the summit. The resort would operate from May to November, in keeping with the train’s schedule.

As envisioned, the complex would straddle the tracks.

Presby said the hotel would include about 35 “well-appointed” rooms and a full-service restaurant that would cater to hikers and tourists alike.

The building would be engineered “to withstand the weather extremes of Mount Washington and would be designed to fit into the natural surroundings and reflect the architectural elements of the original summit hotels,” Presby wrote. The footprint of the new hotel would be similar in scale to that of the Sherman Adams Building on the summit, which houses the Mount Washington Observatory and is part of the 60.3-acre Mount Washington State Park. Mount Washington is New England’s highest peak at 6,288 feet.

The hotel and restaurant would create 20 new jobs, Presby said, and provide an economic boost to the North Country through the use of local contractors. The project also requires construction of a sewer line down the mountain and a septic system at the base. If all goes well, the hotel and restaurant would be completed in time for the Cog’s sesquicentennial on July 3, 2019. The new, privately funded facility is a successor to the former Summit House Hotel, which welcomed guests from 1852 until it was destroyed by fire in 1908. Acquired by the railway in 1873, the Summit House boasted 91 rooms. The hotel was rebuilt after it burned and in 1951 the Cog and the hotel became the property of Dartmouth College.

When the college offered to sell both to the state of New Hampshire, lawmakers instead purchased just the acreage at the summit and tore down the Summit House to replace it with the Sherman Adams Visitor Center, which doesn’t accommodate overnight guests and offers only limited cafeteria-style dining.

The only places to stay overnight on Mount Washington are the Mount Washington Observatory, which rents space in the visitor center, and the Appalachian Mountain Club’s Lake of the Clouds Hut.

Presby said both of those options are spartan in their amenities.

The Cog operator says Mount Washington and the railway have seen a boost in tourism since the collapse of the Old Man of the Mountain in Franconia in 2003.

About 5,000 people a day make the trek to the top — more than 300,000 each season— arriving via the Cog, the Mt. Washington Auto Road, and on foot. Presby is betting more of them would like to spend the night than can be accommodated now.

Formerly the owners of the Mount Washington Hotel and Resort in nearby Bretton Woods, Presby and Bedor hope the new venture gives visitors a taste of the luxury of the historic summit hotels.

Presby said the new hotel would not compete with the future 65-room Glen House at the base of the eastern side of Mount Washington to be operated by the Auto Road. Nor does he see a renovated and expanded Balsams Resort in Dixville Notch as a direct competitor.

Story and photo provided John Koziol, Union Leader…

http://www.unionleader.com/business/cog-proposes-35-room-hotel-below-summit-of-mount-washington-20161201

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4th And 5th Grade Snowsports Passports Now Available

by Christian Mower on December 2, 2016

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Lincoln, NH – Parents of fourth and fifth graders have the opportunity to enjoy significant savings on their kids’ skiing in New Hampshire this year when they purchase a Ski NH 4th & 5th Grade Snowsports Passport for their child. Each passport includes a one-day lift ticket or trail pass voucher to each of Ski New Hampshire’s 34 ski area members, plus every voucher comes with an additional offer so that families can benefit even more from the passport.

The Passport is just $30 and provides 16 downhill options and 17 cross country options, making New Hampshire the perfect place for families to explore different ski areas this winter. The extra Passport offer provided by each ski area may include deals such as savings on first-time and beginner lessons, equipment rentals, or savings on lift tickets and trail passes for parents and siblings. Any 4th or 5th grader can apply, regardless of where they live.

A portion of the proceeds from each Passport also go to Make-A-Wish New Hampshire, with whom Ski NH has partnered on the Passport program for well over a decade. Make-A-Wish New Hampshire strives to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions, giving them hope, strength, and joy. Since the founding of the New Hampshire chapter in 1987, more than 1,399 wishes have been granted. See more at http://nh.wish.org.

Coupons from the Passport are valid every day of the 2016-17 season, except these blackout dates: December 26, 2016-January 1, 2017; January 14-15, 2017; February 18-20, 2017; and February 25, 2017. Limit one (1) Passport per 4th or 5th grade student. Ski NH is the statewide association representing 34 alpine and cross country resorts in New Hampshire.

For more information on ski areas, trail conditions, vacation planning, and updated winter events at Ski NH resorts, call Ski NH at 603.745.9396 or visit the Ski NH website at www.SkiNH.com.

For statewide travel info, visit www.visitNH.gov. For more information regarding this season’s Ski NH lift ticket deals and on the 4th & 5th Grade Snowsports Passport, visit www.skinh.com/deals.

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Fire Destroys Conway Home

by Christian Mower December 1, 2016 Front Page News

Conway, NH – A Conway home was destroyed and two people were hurt by a quick moving fire yesterday. According to reports fire crews were called to the fire at 70 Mountain View Drive at around 12:30pm and was escalated to a 2 alarm fire by 1pm. According to Conway Fire Chief Steve Solomon the […]

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Fifth Person Arrested In Connection To Errol Burglary

by Christian Mower November 29, 2016 Front Page News

Police Photo Zachariah Dambrosia-Shaw   The fifth person involved in the Errol burglary has been apprehended. According to New Hampshire State police Troop F 27-year-old Zachariah Dambrosia-Shaw was arrested yesterday near Bog Road in Stratford. Authorities said that following the consolidated media coverage of Dambrosia-Shaw’s disappearance, residents of Bog Road alerted State Police to his […]

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