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CONWAY, NH – A 76-year-old man was found after getting lost on south moat mountain last night. Fish and game authorities said that marvin schwartz of Conway went hiking on moat mountain trail yesterday (Thursday) at around 10 am with the expectation of being home around 1 that afternoon.

When he hadn’t returned home by 5pm his wife reported him overdue and conservation officers responded. Officers found his car at the moat mountain trailhead parking area and were able to follow his tracks locating him at around 9:30pm in the red eagle brook drainage less than a mile from Passaconaway Road.

He was in good spirits and unharmed. Conservation officers walked him to Hammond Lane where he was driven back to his vehicle.

He told conservation officers that he hiking to south moat mountain and he slipped on a slab of ice taking him off trail. He attempted to self-rescue by following a drainage that eventually lead to Passaconaway Road but became disoriented when it became dark.

Fish and Game officials said this is a good reminder to hikers to always carry appropriate equipment for unexpected situations and be prepared to spend the night if necessary.

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Governor Sununu To Senators “Do Your Job”

by Christian Mower on January 19, 2018

 

CONCORD, NH – New Hampshire’s Governor sent a message to Washington today in reference to the possible Government shut down titled “Do Your Job”.

In his letter Governor Chris Sununu said that the Senate has the opportunity to reauthorize the Childrens Health Insurance Program, which provides health coverage to eligible children, through both Medicaid and separate CHIP programs.

The program insurance close to 15 thousand young Granite Staters.

Governor Sununu said “Now is the time to put politics aside so that we can work towards a solution that gives New Hampshire’s children access to the healthcare they need, especially during their most vulnerable and formative years,”

The Governor continued “The Senate has the opportunity to reauthorize CHIP for six years – the longest reauthorization of health insurance for American children in history. I implore Senators Shaheen and Hassan to vote for today’s continuing resolution.”

He ended the letter saying “DACA is a serious issue that should be addressed, but not at the expense of shutting down the federal government and jeopardizing children’s healthcare. “

 

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Hiker Carried Off Of Boulder Loop Trail

by Christian Mower on January 19, 2018

 

ALBANY, NH -A hiker had to be carried out after being injured on an Albany trail. New Hampshire Fish and Game Officials said 71-year-old Kenneth Kolano from New Jersey was hiking the Boulder Loop Trail Wednesday afternoon when he fell injuring his leg.

He was with seven other hikers and they were able to call 911 for assistance.

The trail is a 2.8 mile loop and Mr. Kolano was about 1.2 miles from the trailhead when he was injured. He attempted to continue walking but his injury coupled with very icy trail conditions required rescuers to place him in a litter and carry him out to the trailhead.

Mr. Kolano reached the trailhead shortly after 6:00 PM and left with members of his group to seek medical attention.

Personnel from the US Forest Service, NH Fish and Game Conservation Officers and students currently enrolled at a SOLO EMT course participated in the rescue.

Fish and Game Officials cautioned hikers saying Trail conditions throughout the White Mountains are extremely icy after the warm weather and rain the area received last week. Recent snowfall covered the ice and made trail conditions more difficult. Microspikes and or crampons are a necessity. Also, in higher elevations or if hikers find themselves off trail snowshoes are also a must.

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CONCORD, NH – Governor Chris Sununu has submitted his recommendation for the ten year transportation improvement plan and it includes a lot of work on many Mount Washington Valley roads.

The ten year transportation plan is the culmination of multiple meetings between the Department of Transportation and the Governor’s Advisory Commission on Intermodal Transportation with additional input from over 20 public hearings throughout the state.

The Governors draft included plans for roundabout improvements in Conway at the intersection of route 16 and 153 as well as at the intersection of route 16 with construction starting in 2019.

Plans also include a reconstruction of Route 16 in the Conway Village stretching from Olympic Lane to Village Lane set to begin in 2019.

Valley bridge repairs and replacements are also in the drafted plans including Washington Street bridge in Conway, the Route 16 bridge over the Ellis River in Jackson, and three red listed bridges in Ossipee on Routes 16 and 25.

For a full look at the newest draft of the ten year transportation plan Click Here.

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Transgender Protection Bill Going Before House Committee

by Christian Mower January 18, 2018 Front Page News

Advocates for HB1319 gathered at the State House Legislative Office Building on January 17 to show their support for the bill. ~ Photo Courtesy of Freedom New Hampshire’s Facebook page.   CONCORD, NH -A bill seeking to protect transgender Granite Staters from discrimination is being heard by a House Committee. House Bill 1319 would prohibit […]

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Take One, Leave One Coat Rack In Conway

by Christian Mower January 18, 2018 Front Page News

Lisa and Mike O’Keefe created a take one leave one coat rack to help Conway residents who are without a winter jacket this season. ~ Photo Courtesy of Lisa O’Keefe CONWAY, NH – A local family is helping to make sure every one in the Mount Washington Valley has access to a winter coat. Lisa […]

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