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Conway, NH – Three people have been arrested in connection with a Conway burglary and a stolen car from Maine.  According to the Conway Police on April 21st a home on Quint Street in Conway was burglarized, with electronics, cash and alcohol being taken from the residence. A witness reported that two males had been in the area acting suspicious and were operating a dark colored sedan.

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(Photo Courtesy of Conway Police Right: 27-year-old Roxann Cook Left: 20-year-old Derek Grenier)

 

Later that day Police investigated the report of a suspicious vehicle parked in the area of 6 Main Street in Conway and located a Mecedes Benz that had been stolen from Saco, Maine. Inside the vehicle was 20-year-old Derek Grenier of Biddeford Maine, and 27-year-old Roxann Cook of North Conway. Derek Grenier was taken into custody and charged with being a minor in possession of alcohol and Cook was transported to Memorial Hospital to be treated for being under the influence of alcohol.

lyons,corey(Photo Courtesy of Conway Police 26-year-old Corey Lyons)

 

After Further investigation Police discovered that 26-year-old Corey Lyons of Saco Maine had picked up Grenier in the stolen vehicle and drove to Conway. Corey Lyons and Derek Grenier are also believed to be the two males responsible for the burglary that occurred on Quint Street later that same day.

Corey Lyons was not located that night and warrants were granted for his arrest. He will be charged with Felony (A) Receiving Stolen Property for being in possession of the Mercedes and Felony (B) Burglary for the residence on Quint Street. He was taken into custody by the Biddeford Maine Police Department on Tuesday April 26. He is awaiting extradition back to Conway, NH. Lyons had been arrested by the Conway Police Department on March 31, 2016 for the theft of a motor vehicle and was out on bail for that charge.

Derek Grenier was personal recognizance bailed on the charge of Minor in Possession. A warrant has been issued for his arrest for the charge of Conspiracy to Commit Burglary.

Roxann Cook ultimately left Memorial Hospital on foot and unlawfully entered into a residence on River Road in North Conway, approximately ¾ of a mile from the hospital. Roxann was found inside the residence by officers and charged with Misdemeanor (A) Criminal Trespass. She is currently being held at the Carroll County House of Corrections.

 

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Fryeburg Police Investigating String of Vehicle Burglaries

by Christian Mower on April 25, 2016

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Fryeburg, ME – Fryeburg Police are investigation a rash of motor vehicle burglaries which occurred over the weekend. Sometime between the hours of 11pm Friday night and 4am Saturday morning 7 unlocked vehicles were entered, rummaged through, and items were taken. Vehicles entered were on Smith Street, Stuart Street, and Portland Street.

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Police are looking to speak with a white male in his early twenties approximately 6 feet tall wearing baggy jeans, blue shirt, white sneakers, and a ball cap. This person was seen on foot in the area of the vehicle burglaries. Items taken include prescription medication, change, flashlight, and food.

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Fryeburg Police are asking anyone who may have seen anyone on foot in the area between those hours to call 207-935-3323.

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Fryeburg, ME – A North Conway man is under arrest for allegedly robbing the Mobil on Main Street in Fryeburg this weekend.

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According to Fryeburg Police 36-year-old John Chilafoe allegedly walked into the On The Run gas station at around 1pm yesterday and demanded money from the clerk.After the clerk refused the suspect proceeded to go behind the counter and help himself to the register. Sometime during this the clerk was able to trip the panic alarm alerting police, but the robber fled in a silver SUV towards Conway before they arrived.

Thanks to the security camera footage and the clerks description Police were able to identify the suspect as Chilafoe. Just a few hours later they located the vehicle used in the robbery and arrested Chilafoe at his Conway home. He is being charged with Class B Robbery and being a Fugitive From Justice. Chilafoe is currently being held without bail and awaiting extradition to Maine.

Fryeburg Police Chief Joshua Potvin said “I am pleased we were able to bring the suspect to justice so quickly. I credit the arrest to excellent police work between Conway and Fryeburg Police officers.”

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Happy Earth Day!

by Chris on April 22, 2016

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A brief history of Earth Day…

Founded in 1970 as a day of education about environmental issues, Earth Day is now a globally celebrated holiday that is sometimes extended into Earth Week, a full seven days of events focused on green awareness. The brainchild of Senator Gaylord Nelson and inspired by the antiwar protests of the late 1960s, Earth Day was originally aimed at creating a mass environmental movement. It began as a “national teach-in on the environment” and was held on April 22 to maximize the number of students that could be reached on university campuses. By raising public awareness of air and water pollution, Nelson hoped to bring environmental causes into the national spotlight.

By the early 1960s Americans were becoming aware of the effects of pollution on the environment. Rachel Carson’s 1962 bestseller “Silent Spring” raised the specter of the dangerous effects of pesticides on America’s countrysides. Later in the decade, a 1969 fire on Cleveland’s Cuyahoga River shed light on the problem of chemical waste disposal. Until that time, protecting the planet’s natural resources was not part of the national political agenda, and the number of activists devoted to large-scale issues such as industrial pollution was minimal. Factories pumped pollutants into the air, lakes and rivers with few legal consequences. Big, gas-guzzling cars were considered a sign of prosperity. Only a small portion of the American population was familiar with–let alone practiced–recycling.

Elected to the U.S. Senate in 1962, Senator Gaylord Nelson, a Democrat from Wisconsin, was determined to convince the federal government that the planet was at risk. In 1969, Nelson, considered one of the leaders of the modern environmental movement, developed the idea for Earth Day after being inspired by the anti-Vietnam War “teach-ins” that were taking place on college campuses around the United States. According to Nelson, he envisioned a large-scale, grassroots environmental demonstration “to shake up the political establishment and force this issue onto the national agenda.”

Nelson announced the Earth Day concept at a conference in Seattle in the fall of 1969 and invited the entire nation to get involved. He later recalled, “The wire services carried the story from coast to coast. The response was electric. It took off like gangbusters. Telegrams, letters and telephone inquiries poured in from all across the country. The American people finally had a forum to express its concern about what was happening to the land, rivers, lakes and air—and they did so with spectacular exuberance.” Dennis Hayes, a young activist who had served as student president at Stanford University, was selected as Earth Day’s national coordinator, and he worked with an army of student volunteers and several staff members from Nelson’s Senate office to organize the project. According to Nelson, “Earth Day worked because of the spontaneous response at the grassroots level. We had neither the time nor resources to organize 20 million demonstrators and the thousands of schools and local communities that participated. That was the remarkable thing about Earth Day. It organized itself.”

On April 22, rallies were held in Philadelphia, Chicago, Los Angeles and most other American cities, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. In New York City, Mayor John Lindsay closed off a portion of Fifth Avenue to traffic for several hours and spoke at a rally in Union Square with actors Paul Newman and Ali McGraw. In Washington, D.C., thousands of people listened to speeches and performances by singer Pete Seeger and others, and Congress went into recess so its members could speak to their constituents at Earth Day events.

The first Earth Day was effective at raising awareness about environmental issues and transforming public attitudes. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, “Public opinion polls indicate that a permanent change in national priorities followed Earth Day 1970. When polled in May 1971, 25 percent of the U.S. public declared protecting the environment to be an important goal, a 2,500 percent increase over 1969.” Earth Day kicked off the “Environmental decade with a bang,” as Senator Nelson later put it. During the 1970s, a number of important pieces of environmental legislation were passed, among them the Clean Air Act, the Water Quality Improvement Act, the Endangered Species Act, the Toxic Substances Control Act and the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act. Another key development was the establishment in December 1970 of the Environmental Protection Agency, which was tasked with protecting human health and safeguarding the natural environment—air, water and land.

Since 1970, Earth Day celebrations have grown. In 1990, Earth Day went global, with 200 million people in over 140 nations participating, according to the Earth Day Network (EDN), a nonprofit organization that coordinates Earth Day activities. In 2000, Earth Day focused on clean energy and involved hundreds of millions of people in 184 countries and 5,000 environmental groups, according to EDN. Activities ranged from a traveling, talking drum chain in Gabon, Africa, to a gathering of hundreds of thousands of people at the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Today, the Earth Day Network collaborates with more than 17,000 partners and organizations in 174 countries. According to EDN, more than 1 billion people are involved in Earth Day activities, making it “the largest secular civic event in the world.”

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Fish and Game Rescue Hikers From 3 Different Mountains Over The Weekend

by Christian Mower April 18, 2016 Front Page News

Harts Location, NH – New Hampshire Fish and Game had a busy weekend rescuing hikers from 3 different Mountains. On Saturday 21-year-old Rebecca Brisson, of Charlemont, Mass., 21-year-oldYarai Mehiar, of Jordan and 21-year-old Kavyaa Rizal, of Nepal, all students at Colby Sawyer College hiked to the summit of Mt. Kearsarge and took a different trail […]

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Conway Business Owner And Employee Arrested After Heroin Dealing Investigation

by Christian Mower April 13, 2016 Front Page News

Conway, NH – A several month long investigation into the sale of Heroin in Conway has lead to the arrest of a local business owner. According to the Conway Police they had been working with the Attorney General’s Drug Task Force to investigate the alleged possession and sale of controlled drugs from JD Tool Repair/Conway […]

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