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North Conway, NH – Participants in the Atticus M. Finch Walk for the Animals came from far and wide to take part in the newly named fundraising event to benefit The Conway Area Humane Society. Walkers came from California, Texas, Kentucky, Indiana, New York, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts to honor the memory of Atticus M. Finch of “Following Atticus” fame who passed away this past May. Atticus was the canine hiking partner of author Tom Ryan. There were, of course, many participants from our own Mt. Washington Valley.

The Walk took place on Saturday, September 24 under sunny skies and in cool temperatures. The Blessing of the Animals by Mary Edes kicked things off, followed by a few words from Tom Ryan in memory of Atticus. Tom lead the walk with his dog Samwise, and following the walk the pair met with many friends and fans at White Birch Books. The walk alone raised $34,000, a new record and nearly $10,000 more than in past years. Top team fundraisers were Four Your Paws Only in third place, Friends of Furries in second and Team Atticus in first place. Top individual fundraisers were Aly McAllister in third, Stacy Sand in second, and Sandy Kurtz in first place.

The Bark in the Park Pet Expo followed the walk with vendors, games, food, raffles and more fun than any dog could ever have in one location. Two quilts were raffled off with themes of Atticus and Ryan’s elderly dog Will, who passed away one year ago. Thank you to Badger Quiltworks for crafting these for the event.

At press time funds were still being calculated but sources say they expect the overall net for the event to surpass $40,000, an all-time record.

The Conway Area Humane Society would like to thank all event sponsors, including the main event sponsors Adventure Suites and Settlers Green OVP, and many thanks to Tom Ryan and his many followers. Kudos also to all CAHS volunteers, walk participants, vendors and event attendees.

~ Courtesy of Virginia Moore Conway Area Humane Society Executive Director

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Employees Foiled Attempted Armed Robbery In Madison

by Christian Mower on September 22, 2016

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Madison, NH – Store employees foiled a robbery in Madison this morning. Lt. Ted Colby from the Madison Police Department said that at around 10 am police responded to a report of a robbery at the Community Market and Deli in Madison. Lt. Colby said that Michelle Harris of Conway had allegedly attempted to steal from the store with what turned out to be a bb gun. A couple of brave employees were able to disarm the suspect, of what they believed was a firearm, and then held the suspect down until police arrived.

Freedom Police Chief Josh Shakford was the first on scene and, after a brief tussle with the suspect, was able to arrest her. Thankfully no one was hurt during the incident.

Harris is charged with resisting arrest and Robbery. She had a bail hearing this afternoon at 2:30. Freedom Police, Tamworth Police, New Hampshire State Police, and the Carroll County Sheriff’s Department all assisted with the arrest.

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Conway Man Arrested For Allegedly Giving Drugs To Kids

by Christian Mower on September 22, 2016

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Conway, NH – According to Conway Police 46-year-old Ivan Felder of Center Conway was arrested Wednesday after he allegedly giving marijuana to a ten year old and an eleven year old while they were under his care.

He is being charged with charged with three counts of Sale of Controlled Drug which is being charged as a Class B Felony with enhanced penalties due to prior convictions. Felder is also charged with three counts of Endangering the Welfare of Child and Criminal Threatening, which are being charged as Class A misdemeanors.

 

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New England 300 Ticket Give-Away!

by Chris on September 19, 2016

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Second Race in the Chase for the Sprint Cup!

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The New England 300 returns to Louden, NH this coming Sunday, September 25 and WMWV has your shot at grabbing tickets to the big race all week long! Just listen for the cue to call, and dial (603) 356-9930!

The race will again serve as the second race in the Chase for the Sprint Cup, where it functions as a stepping stone for aspiring champions.  The playoff-style NASCAR Chase Grid will feature 16 championship hopefuls in the second race of the Challenger (First) Round of the Chase.

About New Hampshire Motor Speedway – On November 2, 2007, O. Bruton Smith, founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Speedway Motorsports, Inc., agreed to purchase New Hampshire International Speedway from Bob and Gary Bahre. Closing documents were completed on January 11, 2008, finalizing the purchase of the newly renamed New Hampshire Motor Speedway (NHMS).

The speedway, which opened in 1990 and hosts two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series events each year, is located about one hour north of Boston in Loudon, N.H. According to the latest census numbers, the population within 200 miles of the speedway is more than 18 million people. The venue is easily accessible via Interstate highways from all metro areas in the northeastern United States and eastern Canada.1528hh5062-carl-edwards-leads-start-copy-lg

Located on approximately 1,200 acres, the multi-use complex is the largest sports facility in New England and features a 1.058-mile oval speedway, with a seating capacity of 88,000, and a 1.6-mile road course.

The speedway hosts the only NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR XFINITY Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series events held in the six-state New England region.  In addition to the major NASCAR races, the track hosts several regional professional racing series, including the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour, and the American-Canadian Tour.

It also features monthly race weekends with the Loudon Road Race Series and U.S. Legend Cars International legends and bandolero divisions.  Amateur series events include the Sports Car Club of America, Vintage Racer Group, U.S. Classic Racing Association, and the World Karting Association.  Racing schools are conducted throughout the year by the Richard Petty Driving Experience, Rusty Wallace Driving Experience, NASCAR Racing Experience, and Penguin School (motorcycles), among others.

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Former Assistant Track Coach At Fryeburg Academy Arrested For Sexual Assault Of Westbrook High School Student

by Christian Mower September 19, 2016 Front Page News

Arrest Photo of Timothy Even Courtesy of the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office   Westbrook, Maine – A Fryeburg Academy Graduate and former assistant Track Coach has been arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a 17-year-old student at Westbrook High School. 27-year-old Timothy Even was arrested at 10:45 this morning for three counts of gross sexual assault […]

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Loon Echo Land Trust’s 16th Annual Trek a Huge Success

by Christian Mower September 19, 2016 Front Page News

(Bridgton, Maine – September 19, 2016)  A cool, foggy early fall morning turned into a day perfect for hiking and cycling for the nearly 250 enthusiastic Trekkers who participated in the 16th annual Loon Echo Trek held on Saturday, Sept. 17 at Shawnee Peak Ski Area in Bridgton to benefit Loon Echo Land Trust. Organizers […]

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