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Executive Councilor Joseph Kenney Visits The Valley

by Christian Mower on November 24, 2015

joseph_kenneyConway, NH – Executive Councilor Joseph Kenney came into the valley today (November 24) and stopped by the Radio Station to talk about the current state of the District. During our interview he talked about what it is the Council does, the 10 year highway plan, the newly created state drug task force, as well as other issues the council is concentrating on that effect the valley and the state. You can hear the interview below.




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You can contact Executive Councilor Kenney by email him at [email protected] or calling him at (603) 271-3632



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(Manchester, NH) – Today, Senator Jeanne Shaheen, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced emergency funding legislation to address the heroin and opioid abuse epidemic that is devastating communities in New Hampshire and across the country. Senator Shaheen’s legislation would provide supplemental appropriations totaling $600 million to programs at the Department of Justice and the Department of Health and Human Services.

From 2002 to 2013, opioid-related deaths have quadrupled nationally according to the latest data from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. In New Hampshire last year, there was a 76 percent increase in opioid-deaths. In most states, more people are now dying of fatal overdoses than vehicle-related deaths.

Senator Shaheen’s legislation would provide additional emergency funding to the following federal programs:

Department of Justice

  • Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program – $200 million increase to fund state and local initiatives on drug treatment and enforcement programs, law enforcement, and prevention and education programs.
  • Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Anti-Heroin Task Force Grant – $25 million to assist state drug task forces deal with particularly high rates of heroin abuse.  Established by Senator Shaheen, this program targets resources to support police operations on the ground.

Department of Health and Human Services

  • Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant- $250 million in additional funds to distribute to states for programs related to prevention, treatment, recovery support and other services.  For many states, including New Hampshire, this is the primary source of federal programs to address the misuse of alcohol and drugs.
  • Prescription Drug Overdose Prevention for States- $50 million to support the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s work on prescription drug monitoring programs, community or insurer and health system interventions, and rapid response projects.
  • National Institute on Drug Abuse- $35 million for targeted research on drug addiction and efforts to disseminate the results to improve prevention and treatment.
  • Strategic Prevention Framework Partnerships for Success- $20 million to address underage drinking and prescription drug misuse and abuse among 12 to 25 year olds.
  • Capacity Expansion for Medication Assisted Treatment for Prescription Drug and Opioid Addiction – $10 million to help improve access in high risk communities to medication assisted treatment services for treating heroin and prescription opioids.
  • Safe Schools/Healthy Students- $5 million to support school and community partnerships in efforts to create safe, drug-free and respectful environments for learning and to promote the behavioral health of children and youth.
  • Recovery Community Services Program- $5 million to assist community organizations and develop organized statewide network for peer–to-peer recovery support including activities such as peer coaching, peer support groups, life skills workshops and peer-led housing and employment connector programs.

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Lockout At Fryeburg Academy

by Christian Mower on November 19, 2015

Fryeburg, ME – There was a lock down at Fryeburg Academy this afternoon. According Fryeburg Police they responded to a lockout procedure activated by the staff at around 10:30am.

Students were locked-in place for approximately 2 hours while police investigated a hand written threat of a gun reported by a student on a bathroom stall. Fryeburg Police were assisted by Maine State Police, Conway Police, Fryeburg Fire, and Fryeburg Rescue to close nearby streets while officers investigated the incident, interviewed students, and forensically processed the scene.

After 2 hours the school was re-opened for normal school activities once investigators determined the threat to be low level and non-credible.

Fryeburg Police Chief Joshua Potvin said “We take these incidents very seriously and fortunately my staff practices lockout/lockdown drills with our schools on a regular basis. Staff, students, and responders acted swiftly and brought this incident to a peaceful conclusion.”

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Record Breaking Year for the Mount Washington Radio Food Drive

by Christian Mower on November 19, 2015


Conway, NH – Yesterday (November 18)  was Mount Washington Radio’s 14th Annual Radio Food Drive. A live radio broadcast took place at the Vaughn Community Center in North Conway from 6am to 6pm on both 93.5 WMWV and Magic 104.5 as volunteers collected frozen turkeys and non-perishable food items to be distributed across the various Mount Washington Valley Food Pantries.

We collected non-perishable food, toiletries, pet Items, and of course cash donations. People and business from all over the valley came to donate with some dropping off turkeys by the truckloads, which were then stored in a freezer trailer generously lent to us by the Moat Mountain Brewery.


Some of the Highlights included Stan Szetela who donated 50 turkeys and Buzz Coleman who donated 60. Each year the two of them compete to see who can donate the first large amount of turkeys the earliest with Szetela taking the win this year at 6am.

Infinger Insurance donated over 100 turkeys. The local employees at Home Depot pooled their money together and worked with Walmart to purchase 76 frozen turkeys to donate. One family even anonymously donated $5,000 cash!

This years goal was 500 turkeys and I’m happy to say we not only beat our goal but also set a record for donations received. The final count at the end of the night was 522 turkeys and $10,470 in cash donations collected which is the most cash ever collected for this event. Even better is that for every dollar donated The New Hampshire Food bank said they would donate $4 worth of food from the food bank meaning that they will be donating over $40,000 dollars worth of food from the New Hampshire Food Bank to be distributed throughout the Mount Washington Valley!

For more information about how you can help our neighbors in need this holidays season you can contact the Vaughn Community Center at (603) 356-2324. You can also contact your local food pantry at the numbers found below

Agape Ministries (539-4456) of Ossipee;

Bartlett/Jackson Food Pantry (383-6408)

Center Conway Breadbasket Food Pantry (447-6633)

Brownfield Food Pantry (207) 935-2620)

Community Food Center, St. Andrew’s in the Valley Church of Tamworth (284-7778)

Conway Village Congregational Church (447-3851)

Freedom Food Pantry, First Christian Church (539-6484)

Madison Church Food Pantry, Madison Church (367-4705 or 367-8352)

White Mountain Community Health Center (447-8900).

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Police Release Images of North Conway Bank Robber

by Christian Mower November 16, 2015 Front Page News

More Details have been revealed about the bank robbery in North Conway Friday. According to the Conway Police at around 11:34 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 […]

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New North Conway Community Center Facility’s Grand Opening Is This Weekend

by Christian Mower November 13, 2015 Front Page News

  Conway, NH – We’ve all watched it form from the ground up and the time has finally arrived for the new North Conway Community Center facility to be introduced to the people it will be serving. The $1.42 million dollar building was funded with the help of nearly 300 donations and built by L.A. […]

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