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Eclipse Enjoyed at Conway Public Library

by Chris on August 21, 2017

Conway, NH – Residents and visitors alike gathered on the lawn of the Conway Public Library for the viewing of today’s solar eclipse.

A viewing party was organized by Tara McKenzie, the Head of Youth Services at the Library.  Bob Cottrell, from the History Room, also gave a short talk about the total eclipse back in 1932, and what occurred by those watching in the fields of Conway Village.  Unlike today’s partial eclipse, Cottrell said Conway was actually located in the Center of Totality for the eclipse in 1932.

Today’s event seemed to draw more people than viewing glasses, some even arriving with their own gadgets. Everyone was happy to share.

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SARGENT’S PURCHASE — Conservation officers say a hiker from New York was airlifted from the base of the Mount Washington Auto Road after suffering an undisclosed medical emergency Sunday afternoon.

Sgt. Mark Ober of the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department’s Region One office in Lancaster said a man identified as Mark Winkler, 60, of Pleasantville, N.Y., had been hiking with a group of companions when he became ill around 1 p.m. Sunday.

According to Ober, the group had hiked in from the Pinkham Notch Visitor Center, on the Old Jackson Road, to Lowe’s Bald Spot, located about two-tenths of a mile off of the Auto Road. When the group stopped at Lowe’s Bald Spot, Winkler started exhibiting signs and symptoms of suffering a possible medical emergency, prompting members of his hiking group to call 911 for help.

Gorham Ambulance service responded, sending two medics to the location and providing immediate medical support. Additional rescue efforts were provided by volunteers from the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC), Androscoggin Valley Search and Rescue (AVSAR), Fish and Game, and members of Winkler’s own hiking party.

Winkler was stabilized on scene, then placed into a rescue litter and carried out to the Auto Road and into an ambulance. According to Ober, from there Winkler was brought down the mountain, to a Central Maine Med Life Flight helicopter that landed in a field adjacent to the entrance to the Auto Road.

Winkler was loaded into the helicopter and flown to Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston, Maine, for treatment.

No further information was available Sunday night.

Story courtesy of Paul Feely, New Hampshire Union Leader…

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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 August 10, 2017 Front Page News

  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 […]

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Keeping Your Dog Safe During The Dog Days Of Summer

by Christian Mower August 9, 2017 Front Page News

Photo Courtesy of 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 […]

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