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CAHS Executive Director Stepping Down

by Tony on March 19, 2019

Soon to be former Executive Director of the Conway Area Humane Society Virginia Moore has announced her resignation of the non-profit. Moore made first mention of the decision in a social media post this past Saturday saying, “The shelter and I have decided that we are going in different directions and it is best to part ways.” She also made note of all the people she wanted to thank for the 14 year journey and stated that she wished the best to all the staff who, “dedicate their lives to walking, cleaning up after, feeding and loving the cats and dogs who end up in the shelter’s care through no fault of their own.” Today the Conway Area Humane Society’s facebook page made its own announcement thanking Virginia for her tireless dedication and explaining they didn’t announce her resignation until now so that she could make the announcement on her own in her own way.

 

 

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Conway Resident Shuts Down I-93

by Tony on March 14, 2019

New Hampshire State Police report a Conway man accidentally crashed a dump truck into an overpass on I-93. Police say the man was southbound on Interstate 93 around Exit 17W when the dump truck he was driving lifted the dump body into the upright position. The reason for it lifting into the upright position remains unknown. The raised dump body then struck the Hoit Road Bridge and scattered debris, including the dump body, across the road. Three other vehicles were impacted by the incident. No serious injuries were reported but several people were taken to the hospital as a precaution and the Interstate was shut down for bridge repairs. The event remains under investigation and the Conway Driver has been issued a summons for negligent driving.

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Chocorua Fire Closes Route 16

by Tony on March 14, 2019

Firefighters worked to combat a fire at 11 Runnells Hall Road in the early afternoon today. Route 16 had to be temporarily shutdown so that firehoses could be run across the road. The building appears to be the former location of Mari’s Treasures in Chocorua. American Red Cross New Hampshire and Vermont reported having trained volunteers on scene to assist and promised to provide food, shelter, clothing, mental health counseling and referral services as needed.

Picture Contribution from local resident and Innkeeper of The Farmstand: Kimball Packard.

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Daylight Savings Time

by Tony on March 7, 2019

Daylight savings time begins this Sunday bringing back the recurring discussion: Why do we even do this? The concept of daylight savings can be observed going back into ancient times in various forms to address the fact that with the shifting seasons comes different lengths of daylight. Livescience reports that modern daylight savings was first suggested by Benjamin Franklin to merge the changing daylight hours with mechanical clocks that always kept the same schedule. Today’s daylight savings time goes back to the Uniform Time Act of 1966 but as everyone’s sleep becomes disrupted twice a year in a time when electric lighting is available at any hour, people debate the necessity.

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Executive Order on Veteran Suicide

by Tony March 6, 2019 Front Page News

Yesterday President Trump signed an Executive Order called the ‘National Initiative to Empower Veterans and End Veteran Suicide.’ It creates a task force to identify ways the government can help cut down on the number of veterans committing suicide every day. The transition from being in the service to being a civilian can be a […]

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Prevent Government Shutdowns Act

by Tony March 1, 2019 Front Page News

US Senator from New Hampshire Maggie Hassan has sponsored a bill to end government shutdowns. Hassan, and Senator James Lankford of Oklahoma, have introduced a bill called the, “Prevent Government Shutdowns Act,” which does one thing: requires all appropriations bills to be completed by both the House and the Senate and signed by the President […]

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