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MWV Leadership Nominated For Rising Star Award

by Christian Mower on August 15, 2017

Mount Washington Valley Leadership Class of 2017 ~ Photo courtesy of MWV Chamber of Commerce

Manchester, NH – The Leadership Mount Washington Valley is a finalist for a Rising Star Award. The Rising Stars Awards are an initiative of Stay Work Play to celebrate and recognize New Hampshire’s remarkable young workers, entrepreneurs, and college students, initiatives to keep them here, and the businesses and programs that go the extra mile to recruit and retain them.

Leadership Mount Washington Valley is among three nominated for the Leadership Development Program of the Year.

Jessie Wright from MWV Leadership said “I think the thing that attracted someone to nominate us for the award was probably how our student debt relief program tries to help encourage people to stay in the Valley, even though wages might not be as high as somewhere else.”

The Leadership Development Program of the Year award honors an innovative program initiated and conducted by a NH organization aimed at a young audience to propel their personal and professional growth. The other nominees are Leadership After City Year (LACY), an initiative of City Year NH and New Teachers Retreat.

The finalists, selected by 35 judges (on individual award-specific panels from throughout the state), represent individuals, businesses and programs making a contribution to their industry and the Granite State for seven award categories: ‘Shire Story Video of the Year, Civic Leader of the Year, College Student of the Year, Coolest Companies for Young Professionals, Leadership Development Program of the Year, Young Entrepreneur of the Year and Young Professional of the Year.

The winners will be presented at the 2017 celebratory event on Monday, October 2 from 5:30 to 7:30pm at Fieldhouse Sports, 12 Tallwood Drive, in Bow.

If you are interested in join Mount Washington Valley Leadership contact the Mount Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce.

About Stay Work Play
Stay Work Play is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is “To work collaboratively across New Hampshire to support ongoing economic, workforce, and community development by promoting the state as a favorable place for young workers and recent college graduates to stay, work and play, when considering employment and lifestyle opportunities.” Additional information on the organization can be found on the website, or by contacting President & CEO Kate Luczko, [email protected] or (603) 860-2245.

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New Hampshire Ranked 3rd Best State To Have A Baby

by Christian Mower on August 14, 2017

New Hampshire has been named the 3rd best state to have a baby in. With August being one of the most popular months for newborn arrival and Americans paying the highest birthing costs in the world, the personal-finance website WalletHub released today its report on 2017’s Best & Worst States to Have a Baby.

To determine the most ideal places in the U.S. to have a baby, WalletHub’s analysts compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 20 key measures of cost, health care accessibility, as well as baby- and family-friendliness. The data set ranged from hospital conventional-delivery charges to annual average infant-care costs to pediatricians per capita.

New Hampshire ranked third behind Minnesota and Vermont. According to the study the granite state ranked second when it came to lowest hospital cesarean-delivery charges, third for conventional delivery charges, and first for lowest infant mortality rate.

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Settlement Reached In Fatal Maine Hayride Accident Lawsuit

by Christian Mower on August 10, 2017


Mechanic Falls, ME – The lawsuit over the death of a Maine teen involved in a hayride crash has been settled.

A lawyer representing the family of 17-year-old Cassidy Charette who died in a 2014 hayride crash at Harvest Hills Farm says they have settled their lawsuit against the farm owner who operated the attraction. The settlement amount in the wrongful death lawsuit wasn’t disclosed.

The family says the money from the settlement will support the charity they established two years ago in honor of Cassidy. The ShineOnCass Foundation encourages young people to get involved in volunteering in their communities.

Charette lost her life and more than a dozen others were injured when the hay wagon on went out of control after a brake failure, causing the jeep towing the hayride to jack-knife and flip over. Prosecutors said the 1979 had numerous safety problems. The farm has since filed for bankruptcy and been sold at auction.

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Keeping Your Dog Safe During The Dog Days Of Summer

by Christian Mower on August 9, 2017

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As hot temperatures and sunny weather continues so do the increase in calls to local authorities, social media misinformation, and in some case the loss of beloved pets. News Director Christian Mower looked to separate fact from fiction when it comes to how to keep canine friends safe as well as when and when not to act when you see a car in a vehicle on a hot day.

He spoke with local experts Lt. George Walker from the Conway Police Department, Dr. Rachael Kleidon and Dr. Amanda Flagg from North Country Animal Hospital, and Brian Ahearn from Four Your Paws Only.

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Wolfeboro Man Arrested For Allegedly Leaving A Child Alone In A Vehicle

by Christian Mower August 8, 2017 Front Page News

27-year-old Jonathan Lopez was arrested for allegedly leaving his child in a running vehicle unattended. ~ Photo Courtesy of Wolfeboro Police Wolfeboro, NH – A Wolfeboro man was arrested after leaving his child in a car Sunday. According to Wolfeboro Police an officer was flagged down while on patrol in downtown by two citizens at […]

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Cost Of Caring For Seized Great Danes Expected To Hit Half A Million Dollars

by Christian Mower August 8, 2017 Front Page News

Photo by Meredith Lee/The HSUS Wolfeboro, NH – The Cost of taking care of the seized Great Danes from a Wolfeboro mansion is expected to reach half a million dollars. According to NH-1 News the cost for caring for the dogs is estimated at $500,000 if the case is wrapped up by Oct. 25 as […]

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