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Wolfeboro, NH – Police have arrested the person responsible for the overdose death of a Wolfeboro man last fall. The New Hampshire Attorney Generals Office announced today that Wolfeboro police arrested 26-year-old Tanya McCormack, of Effingham for allegedly selling fentanyl to 22-year-old Cole McMahon which caused his death in September of last year. McCormack is being charged with Acts Prohibited relating to the sale of the controlled drug fentanyl. The Wolfeboro Police Department has been actively investigating this case since McMahon’s death. The charge carries a possible maximum sentence of life in state prison with the possibility of parole.

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15th Annual Mt. Washington Century Ride Is Saturday

by Christian Mower on July 29, 2016

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Conway, NH -On Saturday, July 30, hundreds of cyclists that are passionate to support environmental education are gearing up to ride in the 15th annual 2016 Mt. Washington Century Ride, a benefit of Tin Mountain Conservation Center.  Cyclists depart from the Tin Mountain Nature Learning Center on Bald Hill Road in Albany, NH between 6 and 8 AM to begin one of the most challenging Century Rides in New England.  Like-minded cyclists, gathered from distances as far as California, Texas, and Florida, will challenge themselves to a 100, 80 or 40 mile ride looping the base of Mount Washington with breath taking views of forest, stream and mountain.mtncenturyride

Motorists in the valley this weekend are advised to drive with added caution.  The 100 plus mile route around Mt. Washington whines through the Kancamagus Highway, over Bear Notch Road to Bartlett, following Route 302 through Crawford Notch to Route 115 in Twin Mountain, along Route 115 to Route 2 past Jefferson Notch and into Gorham before heading south on Route 16 past the Mt. Washington Auto Road and over Pinkham Notch.  From Pinkham Notch, the route drops into Glen and back to the Conway area via Route 16 and the scenic West Side Road.

The natural beauty of Mt. Washington and the Presidential Range is without equal.  Cyclists are supported by five aid stations, ham radio operators, Quad Cycle repair van.  A therapeutic sport massage is onsite for returning Mt. Washington Century riders, and a marvelous meal awaits all returning riders.

Thanks to numerous Tin Mountain volunteers and sponsors the ride is extremely well received.

If you missed the online registration, no worry you can still register the morning of the event on Friday evening, July 29 from 6 to 7:30 PM, and on Saturday, July 30 between 6 and 7:30 AM at the Tin Mountain Nature Learning Center in Albany, NH. Interested cyclists can call 603-447-6991, or visit www.tinmountain.org for more information. The first 325 registered cyclists receive an event T-shirt and all cyclists and fundraisers who collect pledges can earn fabulous prizes. All registered riders have an opportunity to win a variety of door prizes.

At the Nature Learning Center, returning riders and their families can relax in the library, stroll on the 138-acre sanctuary, or tour the beautiful “green” facility built with local materials by local craftsman.

Tin Mountain bike event sponsors include: Cadence Wealth Management, L.L.C., Quad Cycles, BikeReg.com, Destination Cycling, Pearl Izumi.

Media Sponsors include WMWV 93.5 FM, Magic 104 FM, The Conway Daily Sun, The Portland Phoenix, and WPKQ 103.7 FM.

Food sponsors The Valley Originals, Bagel’s Plus, Green Thumb Farms, Weston’s Farms, Memorial Hospital, Sap Hound Maple CO., White Mountain Oil and Propane, and the Hohenboken, Hoyt, and Marshall family.

Special thanks to road support: the Mount Washington Bicycling Club, Coos Cycling Club and White Mountain Radio Amateur Club, Scarecrow Pub, Ragged Mountain Equipment, Bretton Woods Irving Gas Station, Grande View Lodge and Cabins, Mount Washington Auto Road; and, special thanks to the many trustees and volunteers that make this event possible and a great success.

For more information, visit the Tin Mountain Conservation Center website www.tinmountain.org and click on Mount Washington Century +Ride.  The Century homepage provides detailed information about routes, registration, pledge sheets, and other useful information.  You may also call the Tin Mountain Conservation Center for more information at (603) 447-6991.

Tin Mountain Conservation Center is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit environmental education program that promotes an appreciation of the natural environment among children, adults, and families through hands-on programs in the schools, at camps, and in the community and demonstrates responsible stewardship of natural resources through land protection, research, sustainable forestry, agriculture, and energy.

~ Donna Marie Dolan: PR/Communications Manager Tin Mountain Conservation Center

Photo courtesy of Tin Mountain and Katelyn Dolan

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[Update] Man Dies In Hit And Run In Conway

by Christian Mower on July 28, 2016

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UPDATE: The man who was killed has been identified as 35-year-old Jesse Fulcher of Conway. New Evidence revealed that the suspected vehicle continued south on West Main Street.

Conway, NH – A cyclist was killed in a hit and run last night in Conway. According to Conway Police Lieutenant Christopher Mattei at around 5:52 pm yesterday authorities received a report of a man who had been hit by a car while riding his bicycle on West Main Street. The vehicle involved in the incident was not on scene when witnesses and officers arrived.

During the evening West Main Street was closed till 9pm so authorities could reconstruct and document the scene. The name of the male bicyclist will be withheld pending notification of their family members. Police are still attempting to identify the vehicle and driver involved in the accident, and asks that anyone with information about the accident contact the Conway Police at 603-356-5715.

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New Hampshire Made Beef Recalled

by Christian Mower on July 27, 2016

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North Haverhill, NH –  8,800 pounds of raw beef products made in New Hampshire are being recalled after officials say they may be contaminated with E. coli. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service said on Tuesday that the recall affects ground beef, ground beef patties and other sub-primal cuts produced by North Haverhill-based PT Farm produced between June 6 and June 16

The items were shipped to retail locations in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont. People who bought these products are urged not to consume them.

The following products are subject to recall:

  • Various weights and various sizes of raw intact and raw non-intact “Chestnut Farms” beef products packed in cardboard boxes
  • Various weights and various sizes of raw intact and raw non-intact “PT Farm” beef products packed in cardboard boxes
  • Various weights and various sizes of raw intact and raw non-intact “Miles Smith Farm” beef products packed in cardboard boxes

Various weights and various sizes of raw intact and raw non-intact “Robie Farm” beef products packed in cardboard boxes

There have now been 14 cases of illness associated with tainted ground beef in this outbreak investigation. These individuals became ill between June 17 and July 16, 2016 after consuming ground beef at a number of different locations. Among the 14 cases, 5 hospitalizations and no deaths have been reported.

Due to the potential for this ground beef to be frozen for later use, it is important for consumers to check their freezers for any recalled product. Ground beef should be cooked to a temperature of at least 160°F or 70˚C. It is best to use a thermometer, since color is not a very reliable indicator of ‘doneness.’ People should also prevent cross contamination in food preparation areas by thoroughly washing hands, counters, cutting boards, and utensils after they touch raw meat.

Symptoms of an E. coli infection include severe stomach cramps, diarrhea, fever, nausea and vomiting.

Any consumers concerned about an illness should contact their healthcare provider. For further information about E. coli visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website at http://www.cdc.gov/ecoli/, or to report a suspected case contact the DPHS Bureau of Infectious Disease Control at 603-271-4496. For more about the recall, visit www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.

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Section Of Champney Falls Trail Closed

by Christian Mower July 25, 2016 Front Page News

Campton, NH -Part of the popular Champney Falls Trail on the Kancamagus Scenic Byway is temporarily closed for trail reconstruction work. According to Forest Service spokeswoman Colleen Mainville the section of the trail that provides access to the scenic Champney and Pitcher Falls, as well as trails leading to the scenic Champney and Pitcher Falls […]

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Connecticut Man Struck By Lightning On Crawford Path

by Christian Mower July 25, 2016 Front Page News

Jackson, NH-A man was struck by lightning on Crawford Path this weekend. Fish and Game Officials reported that 51-year-old Glen Rowland of Newtown Connecticut was hiking the trail Saturday when he was struck, but did not want to call for help so he slowly made his way down off the ridgeline into the scrub brush […]

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