White Mountain Hotel & Resort Lobby(Photo Courtesy of www.whitemountainhotel.com)
North Conway N.H. – Authorities are continuing to investigate the armed robbery of the White Mountain Hotel & Resort in Hale’s Location early Sunday morning. According to Troop E of the State Police the robber approached an overnight front desk employee at approximately 4 a.m., displayed a gun and demanded money, and then fled with an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspect was described as a black male dressed in dark clothing. He was reportedly wearing a dark hood, with a camouflage facemask and gloves. State Police believe a second suspect was present at the time of the robbery, but they haven’t released a description. Authorities said yesterday that a canine unit was unable to find tracks, so authorities believe the suspect or suspects left by a vehicle. The suspect(s) should be considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information is urged to contact the New Hampshire State Police, Troop E barracks, at (603) 223-8838.
Casco M.E. – A road is Casco Maine got an extra coating of sealant this weekend after a vehicle pulling a 500 gallon tank spilled the substance onto the road. On Friday around 5pm 35-year-old Paul Cricones of Casco was towing a trailer that had a full 500 gallon tank of asphalt sealcoating material north on Meadow Road when the tank ruptured near Plains Road and Meadow Road in the Town of Raymond. The thick, black oil type material used to seal asphalt surfaces was leaked in large amounts onto the road. Cricones, who is the owner of PRC Sealcoating realized the material was leaking and pulled over at the intersection of Leach Hill Road and Meadow Road where a Sheriff’s Deputy noticed the situation. The Deputy contacted the Casco Fire Department who responded and worked to contain the spill. The spill was estimated to be approximately 250 gallons. The Department of Environmental Protection was also contacted and made aware of the incident. At least one vehicle had traveled through the material, coating the vehicle’s exterior. Anyone who experienced a similar occurrence from this incident is encouraged to contact the Sheriff’s Office at 207-893-2810.
In North Conway the American Legion Post 95 and the Bartlett VFW Post willparticipate in a 9 a.m. parade in Jackson to the Jackson Cemetery where there will be a wreath-laying, rife volley salute and playing of taps. The units will then return to Jackson where they will have identical ceremonies at cemeteries in Intervale, Glen, and Bartlett. There will be lunch at noon at the Bartlett Post Home. Then a final ceremony at 2 p.m. at the North Conway Cemetery hosted by the American Legion Post 95.
In Madison the American Legion Post 46 will meet at 8 am at the Lyman Cemetery for a ceremony including the playing taps by Kennett High/Middle School Students. At 8:45 a.m. participants will be bussed to the Gilman Cemetery followed by a march to Veterans Monuments at Town Hall free breakfast at the Fire Station following the Parade.
In Conway At 11:30 American Legion Post 46 will hold a ceremony at the Conway Veterans Honor Roll outside Kennett Middle School followed by a noon ceremony at the Conway Cemetery Monument and a 1pm ceremony at the Mineral Springs.
In Tamworth at noon the Ceremony will be at the Veterans Memorial at the junctions of route 113, 113A and Main Street.
Lovell/Fryeburg VFW Post 6783 will lead a service at 11 am at the memorial next to Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library in Lovell. After the ceremony there will be a Memorial Day Parade in Fryeburg at the Legion Hall.
The Fryeburg Parade starts at 1 p.m. to be followed by a short ceremony at the Gazebo in Bradley Park.
With the Big Memorial Day Weekend upon us officials are warning that conditions are still rough for those looking to enjoy a smore by the campfire. The state tourism department is expecting over 500,000 people to visit the granite state this weekend with many of those visitors likely camping and hitting the trails. With a large area of the state in a drought the fire danger is high. Conway Fire Chief Stephen Solomon said, “Fire permits are currently day by day based on weather conditions. If you’re going to burn at home or you have a private campsite you definitely need to check before you start the fire.” The Chief added that those who are camping will be able to enjoy a campfire because “Commercial campgrounds are held to a higher standard then your average home owner is there for they area allowed to burn when the fire danger is higher” To check the fire danger in your area Click Here or contact your local fire official