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Bear Complaints Rise During Pandemic

by Gino Devaney on August 3, 2020

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department says the coronavirus pandemic is contributing to an increase in problems with bears. Bear project leader Andrew Timmins says complaints have increased in part because dry weather reduced natural food sources for bears, driving them into residential areas. But the pandemic also is playing a role in several ways: More people are staying home, which means more garbage bins full of food waste to attract bears. And bird watchers kept their feeders up longer into the summer. Timmins is reminding residents to secure trash receptacles and garbage cans, remove bird feeders and bring pet food inside at night.

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Fire on West Side Road in Conway

by Gino Devaney on July 31, 2020

On July 30, 2020 at 5:36pm, Conway Fire received a call on the business line at the fire station reporting a house fire at 384 West Side Rd. Conway Fire responded immediately and found a fire in a second floor bedroom. The fire was quickly knocked down confining flame damage to that room only. There is smoke and heat damage to the second floor. The house will be unlivable for some time as it gets repaired.

Mutual aid was received from Center Conway Fire while Madison Fire provided an Engine to cover the Conway station.

The cause of the fire was failure of a lithium battery that was being charged in the bedroom.

The house was occupied by one of the Conway Fire’s Deputy Chiefs and his family. They have been displaced by the fire and will be seeking housing at least until repairs can be made.

Source: Conway Fire Press Release

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The Fryeburg Fair is Going Virtual!

by Gino Devaney on July 30, 2020

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CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire’s attorney general’s office has announced that a state trooper has resigned after he was accused of twice falsifying records. James Callahan was first accused of falsifying information on a form following an incident in Madison, New Hampshire, earlier this year. During the course of the investigation, the attorney general’s office found Callahan had also falsified information on his official report. Specifically, he allegedly made false statements about where the K-9 drug-detection search had occurred. Rather than charge Callahan, the attorney general’s office accepted his resignation. Callahan also agreed to forfeit his certification as a police officer in New Hampshire.

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Suspicious Death in Wolfeboro, NH

by Gino Devaney July 29, 2020 Front Page News

Concord, NH – Attorney General Gordon J. MacDonald, New Hampshire State Police Colonel Nathan A. Noyes, and Wolfeboro Police Chief Dean Rondeau announce that officials are investigating the suspicious death of William Murray (52) of Meredith. On Monday, July 27, 2020, officers from the Wolfeboro Police Department responded to Pine Hill Cemetery.  Upon arrival, the […]

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An Audio Tribute to Regis Philbin

by Gino Devaney July 27, 2020 Front Page News

Regis Philbin Audio Tribute:   Regis Philbin, a legendary television personality who co-hosted Live With Regis and Kathie Lee for 15 years on ABC, has died at age 88. In a statement, his family told People: “We are deeply saddened to share that our beloved Regis Philbin passed away last night of natural causes, one month […]

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