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Conway, NH – Residents in the Mount Washington Valley will have a chance to share their concerns about transportation in the area today. The Governor’s Advisory Commission on Intermodal Transportation will be holding 2 public hearings in the Mount Washington Valley on the 2019-2028 Ten Year Plan.

The first will be at 2pm in Berlin at the City Hall Auditorium then at 7pm the committee hosts another hearing at the Conway Town Hall. Conway’s meeting will be led by District 1 Executive Councilor Joe Kenney. Feedback gathered at the hearings will be used to make changes in the state’s Ten Year Plan, which would be completed in June 2018 and adopted into law.

Projects up for discussion include the Main Street Project, which involves ripping up Route 16 through Conway Village and replacing a water main that has leaded joints. As well as enhancements at the intersection known as the four corners in Conway, including light enhancements.

Those not able to attend the meetings can submit written testimony within 10 days of the completion of the Public Hearings, which conclude on October 26th.

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Hiker Dies On Mount Washington

by Christian Mower on September 18, 2017

Sargent’s Purchase, NH – Authorities say a 66-year-old Maine man died after becoming ill while hiking up Mount Washington. The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department says Rolf Diamon, of Windham, Maine, was hiking up the Lion Head Trail with his son Saturday morning when he became sick and collapsed approximately 2 ½ miles from the Pinkham Notch Visitor Center.

The son and other hikers began performing CPR immediately while emergency crews were called. A call for help was made and rescue personnel from Fish and Game, Androscoggin Valley Search and Rescue (AVSAR), Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) and Gorham Ambulance were mobilized and responded to the emergency call.

Due to the nature of the medical emergency, air support was requested from the National Guard unit from Concord. A Black Hawk helicopter responded to the request and was able to extract Diamon from the mountain by hoisting him up into the aircraft using a winch.

Unfortunately, despite all the exhaustive efforts by the many hikers who provided constant resuscitation for over an hour; the arrival of 1st Responders with an AED; and the use of a helicopter to get him quickly off the mountain, he did not survive.

The medical condition he was suffering from wasn’t immediately known.

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North Conway, NH – Conway Police are seeking information about a road rage incident where a woman was allegedly egged. Conway Police posted on their Facebook page that on September 2nd following a road rage incident a man in a maroon full sized pick up truck drove to a local store and purchased eggs.

Photo Courtesy of Conway Police

 
He then covered his license plates with paper and drove back toward the woman’s vehicle, which was in the area of the L.L. Bean store in North Conway, and proceeded to throw eggs at the woman and her vehicle. The suspect then drove off.

Pictures of the suspect and his vehicle can be found on our website wmwv.com anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the Conway Police at 603-356-5715.

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North Conway, NH – The Mount Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce is looking to recognize individuals and businesses that go above and beyond the call of duty. The Mt. Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for the 2017 White Mountains Treasures Award.

The White Mountains Treasures Award honors individuals in Mt. Washington Valley who have given a “‘lifetime’” of “time and talent” to the Valley and exemplify that success is not measured by what they accomplish in life for themselves but by what they do for others and the community. Nominations are also being sought for 2017 Employer of the Year and Entrepreneur of the Year awards.

Awards will be presented at the Chamber’s Annual Meeting, Dinner & Awards event, Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at the Red Jacket Mountain View Resort in North Conway. Award nomination are due by Friday, October 7.

The Annual Meeting of the Chamber of Commerce is a wonderful evening of business and social networking where Chamber members, elected officials and guests gather to review how the Chamber has advanced the local business environment and impacted the community during the previous year. A cocktail hour and silent auction follow the meeting, and lead into the dinner and the awards ceremony. Tickets to the event as well as sponsorships are available for purchase.

“We look forward to our Annual Meeting every year as a way of recognizing how far our community has come in the past year” says Janice Crawford, Executive Director of the Mt. Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce. “One of the best ways to do that is by acknowledging those who have made a tremendous impact in helping our valley move forward. The awards presentation is our way of saying “thank you,” and providing much deserved appreciation to those individuals.

Award nomination forms, criteria, and more information can be found at www.MWVCC.org or contact [email protected].

 

Story Contributions by

Paula Sullivan Jones
Marketing & Communications
Mt. Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce

2617 White Mountain Highway, PO Box 2300, North Conway, NH 03860

603-356-5701 Ext. 304

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Settlers Green Celebrates Street Side Opening By Matching Funds To Mountain Top Music

by Christian Mower September 13, 2017 Front Page News

(L-R):  Nancy Devine, Mountain Top Music Exec. Director  George Weise, and Laura Riggs Mitchell join Settlers Green General Manager Dot Seybold at Settlers Green Streetside. ~ Photo courtesy of Laura Tuveson.   North Conway, NH – It’s an exciting time at Settlers Green, the area’s largest regional outlet mall.  Settlers Green Streetside is now open […]

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Rhode Island Man Arrested For Allegedly Killing His Mother At Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center

by Christian Mower September 13, 2017 Front Page News

  LEBANON, N.H. (AP) — A Rhode Island man accused of fatally shooting his mother in the intensive care unit of New Hampshire’s largest hospital is set to be arraigned on murder charges. Authorities say Travis Frink signed into the visitor center at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon on Tuesday and went to the intensive […]

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