The Saco River Bridge on Route 16 in Conway is going to be down to one lane starting next week for construction. Beginning next Wednesday September 9th the northbound lane of the bridge will be closed as part of the Conway Village Fire District Sewer Waste Water Interconnect Project. The bridge will be closed Monday through Friday with free flowing traffic on the weekends until October 2nd. The southbound lane will be alternating traffic but commuters are encouraged to find alternative routes.
A local Conway family is looking for help from their community after what should have been a joyous occasion turned into a tragic one. Bryan and Elizabeth Rocco welcomed their baby boy Bryson Ernest-Aaron Rocco, or B.E.A.R as they affectionately call him, into the world on August 26th. On the 27th they were notified that their son had begun having seizures and he was being rushed to Maine Medical Center.
Bryan Rocco said that their baby B.E.A.R. was having trouble breathing and suffered multiple small seizures while at Maine Medical. Bryson underwent multiple tests including a lumbar puncture, EEG and MRI in addition to medication to help control his seizures and antibiotics to fight infection.
Then just 3 days after their little boy was born Bryan and Elizabeth got some news no parent ever wants to hear. Their son had suffered two strokes one in each hemisphere of his brain. A neurologist told them that Bryson may have problems with his motor skills growing up and will need a neurologist and a physical therapist to follow him and help him throughout his life.
Since Aug 30th Bryson has been improving but still needs to be fed through a feeding & breathing tube because he hasn’t learned how to swallow and has had some issues with his breathing. The Doctors also found that he may have a non life threatening heart condition.
The Rocco family lives on just what Bryan makes at his job in Conway, which he has taken a few weeks off from in order to be by his wife and baby’s side. They are looking for help through a go fund me account they have set up. Anyone who wishes to donate and help out the Rocco Family can click here to learn more about Brysons condition and to donate.
Conway, NH – Republican presidential hopeful Rand Paul will visiting the North Country and the Mount Washington Valley today. The Kentucky Senator Paul will be doing meet and greets at the Water Wheel Breakfast & Gift Shop in Jefferson at 9:30am, The Northland Restaurant & Dairy Bar in Berlin at 11:00am, and at Zebs General Store in North Conway at 1:30 pm. Tomorrow he will be Meet and Greets in Wolfeboro, Freedom, and Laconia. Tony Zore got a chance to speak with the presidential hopeful earlier this morning click the links below to listen to what he had to say.
Tamworth N.H. – [According to The Carroll County Sheriffs Office Holly Coulter has been found!] Authorities are on the lookout for a missing teen who was last seen in Tamworth. The Carroll County Facebook page announced that 16-year-old Holley Coulter left her parents vacation home in Chocorua either late Monday night or early Tuesday morning. The Tamworth Police Department said that the case is being considered a juvenile runaway and that girl lives full time in China, the country, with her parents and does not want to go back. Authorities believe she is headed towards western Maine on foot. Coulter is described as 150 pounds with green eyes and dyed reddish brown hair. She was last seen wearing black jacket, black jeans, and carrying a green backpack with camping supplies and a black tent. Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Tamworth police via the Carroll County sheriffs office at 603-539-2284.