Governor Maggie Hassan has directed flags to half-staff in honor of James Foley on Sunday, August 24, 2014. The Governor said “James Foley exemplified the best of our journalistic ideals, fearlessly going to some of the world’s most dangerous places to expose the horrific consequences of war and the beautiful humanity of those innocent civilians affected by it. An unconscionable act of terror took him from us far too soon, but his unyielding commitment to advancing our cherished First Amendment right across the globe and the truths he unveiled will live on forever. As Granite Staters and people around the world mourn, our thoughts and prayers remain with the Foley family and their loved ones.”
The Islamic militant Group ISIS or ISIL released a video Tuesday of the execution of Rochester native Journalist James Foley, who was captured nearly 2 years ago. His family confirmed on the Web, the same day, that the 40-year-old videographer had been slain.
In a speech Wednesday afternoon President Obama commended the bravery of Foley and commented on ISIS/ISIL saying “Their ideology is bankrupt”.
A memorial service will be held Sunday 2 p.m. at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary on 189 North Main St. in Rochester. Instead of a Funeral a memorial Mass will be held at the church for Foley on Oct. 18, on what would have been his 41st birthday.
Tamworth – Yesterday at approximately 12:33 PM the New Hampshire State Police, Troop E and Tamworth Police Departments served an arrest warrant at 54 Depot Road in the town of Tamworth to arrest Ryan Daly, for Fugitive from Justice from the State of Maine. This case stemmed from an investigation in Sanford, Maine, where Mr. Daly removed two children against a lawful court order from the Springvale District Court and subsequently concealed those children at the Tamworth address. The arrest was made without incident and the two children were returned to the custody of the State of Maine. Mr. Daly will be arraigned in the 3rd Circuit Court in Ossipee on Friday, August 22, 2014, at 1:00 PM. Agencies involved in this day’s events included New Hampshire State Police, Troop E, Tamworth Police Department and Tamworth Fire and Rescue.
2014 Mud Bowl poster, designed by Mud Bowl and Conway Daily Sun graphics wiz Patty Tilton.
The Mt. Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce, with the White Mountains Treasure Awards sponsor, Memorial Hospital, is seeking awards nominations. Each year at the Chamber’s Annual Meetings two awards are given out recognizing individuals in the Mt. Washington Valley who have given a lifetime of “time and talent” to the Valley. If you know of an exceptional Mt. Washington Valley community member who has made a difference in the lives of others and who has benefited the Valley, fill out the nomination form, found atwww.mwvannualmeeting.com.
Nominations are due by October third and can be sent to Event Director, Mary Seavey, Mary@mtwashingtonvalley.org.Award winners are recognized at the Annual Meeting dinner, held on October 28th at the Attitash Grand Summit. Dinner tickets are $50.00 and include a four course dinner as well as live entertainment. Dinner reservations can be made at www.mwvannualmeeting.comor through Mary Seavey. Together, the Mt. Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce and White Mountain Treasures Award sponsor, Memorial Hospital, invite you to show your support to this year’s winners.
“Memorial Hospital is pleased to be the sponsor of the Chamber’s White Mountain Treasures Award. We appreciate and value the many contributions of the Valley’s residents to the benefit of the entire community. We look forward to honoring this year’s White Mountain Treasure honorees.” Said Memorial Hospital Director of Public Relations, Kathy Bennett”
As one of the Chamber’s signature events, the Annual Dinner provides a unique forum for business and community leaders to share an evening of networking and business-building. Chamber members, elected officials and guests gather to review how the Chamber has advanced the local business environment and impacted the community during the previous year as well as celebrate the White Mountains Treasures Award winners.