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Conway Celebrate It’s 250th Anniversary

by Christian Mower on October 1, 2015

20151001_130322Conway, NH – The people of Conway celebrated the 250th anniversary of the founding of the town today. Sunny skies were overhead at the event taking place just outside the Conway Police station at Founders Park, which Master of Ceremony Brian Wiggin said was once thought to be the center of Conway.


The festivities began with and Wiggin and his Co-Master of Ceremony Jill Reynolds introducing the Conway Police Honor Guard for the presentation of colors while the Kennett High Stage band played the Star Spangled banner. 20151001_130716

Pastor Gill Healy from the First Congregational Church preformed an opening prayer and noted that Founders Park use to be home to the first church of Conway and the Meeting House.

Chairman of the Town of Conway Selectmen Dave Weathers spoke for bit. Then Recognition of the guests was given to current and past Conway Selectmen as well as to the 250 Steering Committee.

Guest speakers included New Hampshire Executive Councilor Joseph Kenney, Conway native Chuck Henderson reading a letter from U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Mike Scala speaking on behalf of U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte, and New Hampshire Sentate Majority Leader Jeb Bradley who showed up fashionably late after tending to a personal matter.

A beautiful new plaque was the unveiled followed by a Christening and ribbon cutting.


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The ceremony came to an end with a blessing from Pastor Erick Ness, a Ribbon Cutting, and the Kennett High School Stage Band playing God Bless America as members of the crowd sang along.

After the Ceremony the crowd was invited to enjoy refreshments and viewing the various art and items on display representing the history of Conway.20151001_125322

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Early Morning Fire In Center Conway

by Christian Mower on September 30, 2015

Conway-FireA Conway woman lost not only a home but also a business in a major fire this morning. The early morning Fire in the Center Conway Village had authorities shutting down a section of East Main Street, the Intersection of Route 302 and 113 in Conway, as well as a part of Mill Street around 5:30am. The roads were reopened around 9:30am. The cause of the blaze has yet to be announced.

The home is owned by Kathie Veno according to a Go Fund me page created to help her after her loss. She, her two young sons and pets were able to get out safely. Though the extent of damage isn’t assessed yet, it appears quite significant.

The Go Fund me page also says that Kathie ran a Day Care Facility out of her home, which was her only source of income. The page has already raised $425 of their $5,000 goal. If you would like to donate you can find a link to the go fund me page by clicking here.

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Concord, NH – The State Attorney’s Office has launched an investigation into the marketing practices of pharmaceutical companies when it comes to opiods. Attorney General Joseph A Foster said that preliminary information indicated that drug companies might have minimized the actual risk of addiction from long-term use of narcotic painkillers and exaggerated their benefits for treating chronic pain. If the allegations are proven to be true, then fraudulent marketing could have misled doctors and patient and prevented them from making informed decisions about whether, or not to use the drugs.

The Attorney General Said “As is evident to medical professionals, law enforcement, and families across the State, we have an opioid crisis in which overprescribing of opioids has created a corresponding wave of abuse, diversion, and addiction, with tragic results for individual patients, their loved ones, and communities. The increased and widespread use, abuse, and misuse, of opioids has had a corresponding impact on the rise of the use of heroin, to which users turn when they can no longer obtain or afford prescription drugs. The cost in individual suffering and to health care and law enforcement has been, quite simply, overwhelming. We have a responsibility to understand and address its causes.”

The Attorney General’s office is currently working with a committee established by the Governor to create new rules with the goal of adopting protocols that all practitioners must follow when prescribing opioids.

Governor Maggie Hassan said, “”The growing heroin and opioid crisis is the most pressing public health and safety challenge facing our state, and it stems in part from the overuse, misuse, and abuse of addictive prescription opioids. As we work to improve provider training and to develop stronger, more explicit and more up-to-date rules on the prescribing of opioids, this investigation will help us better understand and combat the causes of the heroin and opioid crisis. I thank the Attorney General and the Department of Justice for launching this investigation, and I will continue to work with stakeholders at all levels to strengthen our ongoing efforts to address heroin and opioid abuse.”

The law firm of Cohen, Milstein, Sellers & Toll is assisting in the investigation. Working under the direction of the Attorney General’s Office, the law firm will bring needed additional resources to handle an investigation of this size.

New Hampshire has launched a number of initiatives aimed at tackling drug addiction, including a plan to distribute naloxone an opiod overdose combatant drug for free to those in need. Governor Maggie Hassan and other Officials discussed details of that program this afternoon at a press conference in Concord.

Individuals who have information that might assist this investigation – medical providers, patients, or others – are strongly encouraged to contact Senior Assistant Attorney General James T. Boffetti at 603-271-0302.

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Conway Fire Department Has a Busy Weekend

by Christian Mower on September 29, 2015

Conway-FireConway, NH – There was a fire in Lamplighter Trailer park this weekend. According to Conway Fire Chief Steven Solomon they received a call to a fire on Buckingham Drive at around 3:55am Sunday.

When Fire Crews arrived the trailer was fully engulfed in flame. The occupant of the home was able to escape the flames uninjured after being woken up by his smoke detector. Authorities said it appeared that the fire began in the Car port then spread to the living room.

The fire was under control by around 4:30am and the scene was cleared by around 9:20am. The building was a total loss and the cause of the fire was ruled indeterminate.

Tamworth, NH – A man in his 70’s spent the night on Mt Chocorua after injuring his leg this weekend. According to NH Fish and Game the man was hiking on the Mountain Saturday when he injured his leg and ended up having to spend the night.

Conway Fire Chief Stephen Solomon said they located the man about 3 miles from the trail head Sunday morning. Though the man’s injuries were non-life threatening he couldn’t make it down the trail on his own. After assessing the victims injuries rescue crews called for assistance for a carryout. The Chief said that since the terrain was too steep to use a liter they needed more manpower in order to carry the victim out.

With the assistance of NH Fish and Game Conservation Officers, the Tamworth Fire department, and others they were able to carry the man down making it to the trail head around 3pm Sunday. He was taken to a hospital from there for treatment.

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[Update] Missing Conway Man

by Christian Mower September 23, 2015 Front Page News

*He has been located and was said to just needing some time to himeself Conway, NH – Police are looking for help locating a missing Conway Man. According to the Conway Police 49-year-old Patrick Nealon was last seen in Conway last Tuesday the 15th. He is believed to be driving a Silver 2013 Toyota Tundra […]

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Driver In Crash That Killed 4-Year-Old Missing

by Christian Mower September 21, 2015 Front Page News

Casco, ME – The Cumberland County Police are looking to the public’s help in locating a missing Casco man. Michael Sean Minson was reported missing by his mother. He was last seen on September 9th when he left his mothers home with some friends for the night. He is said to have been upset and […]

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