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Fryeburg Domestic Disturbance Arrest

by Tony on September 17, 2019

Police in Fryeburg say they’ve arrested an armed suspect following a domestic disturbance. Sidrick Thurlow of Chocorua was arrested following a domestic disturbance call. Police say the 54-year-old New Hampshire man arrived at the residence of a 50-year-old female, had a loaded gun, and was threatening the life of a 56-year-old man from Brownfield. Fryeburg Police say they seized a 38 caliber handgun from Thurlow at the scene. Thurlow is currently being charged for Aggravated Reckless Conduct, Criminal Threatening with a Dangerous Weapon, Threatening Display of a Dangerous Weapon, and terrorizing. Fryeburg Police Chief Joshua Potvin said he was pleased that the incident was ended peacefully, giving credit to his officers for the resolution. He says, “Whenever weapons are involved in emotionally charged events such as domestic violence situations it poses additional risks to all those involved.”

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September 11th, 2001

by Tony on September 11, 2019

The Attack and Reaction

18 years ago a coordinated attack by al Qaeda took the lives of 2,977 people and changed the American landscape forever. A week later, then-President George W. Bush signed into law a joint resolution authorizing military force against unspecified nations, organizations, or persons involved in the attack. The result was the War in Afghanistan after the Taliban refused to surrender Osama Bin Laden and other leaders of al Qaeda involved in the terrorist attack.

Motivations behind the attack remain debated. Bin Laden had been responsible for a number of attacks against the United States with, according to al Qaeda, a specific goal of coaxing America into war with the Middle East. Separate reports cite Bin Laden’s goal as wanting to make the United States less supportive of its allies in the Middle East. Whether we believe that Bin Laden wanted to weaken American resolve and get the nation to withdraw support, or we believe that the purpose of the attack was to create a common “crusader” enemy to unite the Middle East’s Islamic population against, al Qaeda failed. The United States became more involved in the region and terrorist factions of the middle east continue to have infighting including the creation of the infamous Islamic State group. Lesser known affiliates of al Qaeda, such as al Nusra, also continue to splinter off despite fighting common enemies.

Local Events

A Commemorative Service was conducted in Schouler Park at 8:46am, the moment the first hijacked plane crashed in the North Tower of the World Trade Center.

The “America Supports You – Freedom Walk” will be at 5pm starting at the Jackson Covered Bridge off Rt. 16.

“Putting 9/11 into Perspective,” will be a talk presented by American Legion Post 95 Commander Jim Lefebvre at the Lobster Trap Restaurant off West Side Road at 5:30pm.

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Unexpected Package

by Tony on September 6, 2019

The Conway Post Office was closed down around noon on Friday (9/6/19) after a car was driven through one of the Post Office’s walls. Initial reports cited possible injuries but a Conway Police officer on scene said everyone was ok. Police scanner audio seemed to indicate the driver had to be helped from their vehicle. Conway Police, Fire and Ambulance stood by and kept the area clear while determining how to safely extract the vehicle. A call to the Post Office indicated that they have reopened.

 

 

 

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US Rep. Chris Pappas in Conway Today

by Tony on August 30, 2019

US Representative from New Hampshire Chris Pappas is in Conway today. The Representative is holding a Coffee with Chris event at 11:00 this morning at the Gibson Senior Center in N. Conway. At 11:40 he’ll be at a “Reading with your Rep” event at the N. Conway Library during which, staffers say he’ll be donating books from the Library of Congress Surplus Book Program. At 1:20 Representative Pappas will be swinging by Albany to meet with the Armed Forces Conservation Corps; and finally at 3:00, Pappas will be meeting supporters at the Hemlock Lane Trailhead for a Ride-a-Long event along the rail trail.

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Senator Hassan Town Hall

by Tony August 27, 2019 Front Page News

US Senator from New Hampshire Maggie Hassan is meeting with local business owners in Conway, Bethlehem, and Littleton before a town hall this Thursday. Hassan’s staffers say the town hall will involve taking questions from constituents and providing an update on her efforts on key priorities including lowering health care costs and expanding middle class […]

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Boat Out of Water

by Tony August 26, 2019 Front Page News

New Hampshire State Police’s Marine Patrol recently arrived at the scene of a boat that was completely out of the water. Authorities were notified of the accident this past Saturday shortly after 7 in the morning. The 1976 23′ Chris Craft powerboat was stuck on a rock breakwater near Lockes Island on Lake Winnipesaukee in […]

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