The power outage in Conway that effected 5,900 Public Service of NH customers was the result of equipment failure. According to PSNH equipment they were replacing at a substation failed. The Majority of the customers who lost power were rerouted and had power returned to them within 10 minutes. About 150 customers remained without power till about 11:30 this morning.
Looking at the election results from last night many incumbents got to keep their seats, though we have not received all of the results some elections showed clear winners. Gene Chandler of Bartlett, Ed Butler of Harts location, Karen Umberger and Tom Buco kept their seats in The NH House of Representatives. Frank McCarthy got his seat back representing district 2. Looking at the winner for Carroll County Tom Dewhurst beat incumbent Robin Gordon for Carroll County Attorny, Lisa Scott is the New Registrar of Deeds, incumbent Dave Babson kept his seat as Commissioner, and Dominic Richardi will keep his position as Sheriff after running unopposed. The State Wide Results are showing Jeanne Shaheen beating Scott Brown, Maggie Hassen a clear winner in the race for Governor. Frank Guinta beat out Carol Shea-Porter and Ann Kuster winning over challenger Marilinda Garcia by over 20 thousand Votes. Looking Across the border Paul Lepage will be occupying the Blain House once again, Susan Collins won in a landslide against Shenna Bellows, and question 1 regarding the banning of trapping, baiting, and using dogs for hunting bears has failed. Voters in South Portland and Lewiston have split over ballot initiatives on legalizing possession of marijuana for recreational use. Voters in South Portland approved the measure yesterday, but Lewiston voters rejected it.
The Construction on River Road in East Conway has been completed and the road reopened to commuters. Crews started Monday working on the road in order to allow traffic to utilize both lanes of the road during the upcoming winter season. The road was originally not expected to be reopened until Friday.
The Mount Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce’s annual Meeting filled the Attitash Grand Summit Hotel with laughter and community spirit. During the event Emily Smith-Mossman and John Colbath were presented with this years White Mountains Treasure Awards for their outstanding community service and commitment to the Mt. Washington Valley. The two were congratulated in statements sent by Governor Maggie Hassan, Senator Jeanne Shaheen, and Senator Kelly Ayotte. Guests dined on their choice of several delicious entrées as they enjoyed a chance to network with the multitude of influential people from throughout the valley, including a quick visit by Governor Maggie Hassan. Comedian Juston Mckinney capped the night off perfectly leaving the audience roaring with laughter.