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Local Areas Preparing for 2016-2017 Season!

by Chris on October 26, 2016

ar-161029462The snow has been flying at Bretton Woods and Wildcat Mountain, with both alpine ski resorts running their snow guns since Monday.

Others in the White Mountains are looking to do the same in the race to open the new season.

At Bretton Woods, the largest ski area in New Hampshire, Alexa Bernotavicz, assistant director of ski operations, got to make some turns Tuesday on what the snowmaking team began laying down Monday afternoon.

“Ski season will be here before you know it,” said Jennifer Huntoon, assistant marketing director at Mount Washington Resort, which includes the Omni Mount Washington Hotel and Bretton Woods.

Last year, according to Jessyca Keeler, executive director of Ski NH, the industry’s trade association, skier visits at the 16-member alpine resorts were down more than 25 percent compared to both the year before and the 10-year average.

Wildcat, in a news release Tuesday, said the impending start of its 59th winter season was made possible by recent cold temperatures “and even some measurable natural snow mostly above 3,000 feet.” Snow was made Monday on the Pole Cat and Upper Lynx trails.

“Our goals continue to focus on offering a superior top-to-bottom skiing experience on opening day,” which could be sometime in early November, said Brian Heon, Wildcat’s general manager.

At Loon Mountain in Lincoln, Greg Kwasnik said snowmaking will start after Nov. 1 and will continue “as temperatures allow.” Loon has no “firm opening date,” Kwasnik said, but it has typically opened in mid-November.

While New Hampshire ski resorts were making snow Tuesday, Killington Resort in Vermont was allowing select guests to ski on two trails, with plans to open to the general public today.

Keeler is hopeful that all Ski NH members will have a successful season.

“This,” she said, “is already better than last year.”

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max-abramsonTony Zore got a chance to speak with Representative Max Abramson who is running for Governor of New Hampshire. You can listen to the interview below.



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Conway, NH – The New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources is proud to announce that the Bolduc Block in Conway has been honored by the United States Secretary of the Interior with placement on the National Register of Historic Places. The building is significant both for its architecture and as an example of an early 20th century mixed-use commercial space.

A long-standing local landmark that replaced several buildings destroyed by fire in 1923, the Bolduc Block was designed to have four shops and a theater on the first floor and offices on the second. It was home to the first purpose-built movie theater in Conway.

Bolduc Block’s Art Deco and Art Moderne features include a flat brick exterior, a stepped parapet and projecting storefronts. The theater entrance is easily identified by a prominent marquee, echoing the original, that extends over the sidewalk and gold-painted wooden frames designed to hold movie advertisements.

The New Conway Theatre – which was later renamed the Majestic Theater – opened on June 24, 1931, showing a cartoon, a short comedy, a Technicolor geography lesson and the MGM comedy “Stepping Out,” starring Charlotte Greenwood and Reginald Denney.

Throughout its history, Bolduc Block’s storefronts were occupied by a variety of businesses, including a pharmacy, grocer, department store, sewing store, telephone business offices and post office.

The building’s exterior is largely unchanged. Despite a fire in the theater in 2005, the interior still has many features from the 1930s, including light fixtures, cast iron radiators and cushioned brocade fabric wall panels in the lobby.

Administered by the National Park Service, which is part of the U.S. Department of the Interior, the National Register of Historic Places is the nation’s official list of cultural resources worthy of preservation and is part of a national program to coordinate and support public and private efforts to identify, evaluate and protect our historic and archaeological resources.

Listing to the National Register does not impose any new or additional restrictions or limitations on the use of private or non-federal properties. Listings identify historically significant properties and can serve as education tools and increase heritage tourism opportunities. The rehabilitation of National Register-listed commercial or industrial buildings may qualify for certain federal tax provisions.

In New Hampshire, listing to the National Register makes applicable property owners eligible for grants such as the Land and Community Heritage Investment Program or LCHIP ( and the Conservation License Plate Program (

For more information on the National Register program in New Hampshire, please visit or contact Peter Michaud at the New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources at 603-271-3483.

New Hampshire’s Division of Historical Resources, the “State Historic Preservation Office,” was established in 1974. The historical, archaeological, architectural and cultural resources of New Hampshire are among its most important environmental assets. Historic preservation promotes the use, understanding and conservation of such resources for the education, inspiration, pleasure and enrichment of New Hampshire’s citizens. For more information, visit or call 603-271-3483.


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ar-161009438CONCORD — An improving economy and state marketing initiatives are expected to draw record visitors to New Hampshire for the Columbus Day weekend, according to state officials.

While some suggest that the historic drought could cause a duller-looking foliage season, the Department of Transportation has reported high traffic counts for the past several weekends leading up to peak foliage season.

The Great North Woods is at peak and the White Mountain region is very close to that point, according to the state’s foliage tracker.

The Department of Travel and Tourism Development has projected that for the entire fall season, the state should receive 9.5 million visitors and $1.42 billion in direct spending.

“Last year, New Hampshire saw more than 39 million visitors, which marks a 5 percent increase over the previous year. And those visitors spent $5.5 billion, a 7 percent increase over the previous year,” said Jeffrey Rose, commissioner of the Department of Resources and Economic Development.

“The fall season is a significant contributor to New Hampshire’s tourism economy.”

Traditionally, Columbus Day weekend is one of the strongest periods of tourism for the entire year.

In a typical year, the weekend draws more than 625,000 visitors who can spend up to $100 million, according to past reports of the Institute for New Hampshire Studies at Plymouth State University.

To drive continued visitation with key target audiences, the state tourism office launched an advertising effort to highlight the vast array of activities and backdrops available throughout New Hampshire.

In addition to its online foliage tracker, the agency has a blog “Leaf It To Kris,” written by New Hampshire native and office staffer Kris Neilsen.

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Fryeburg Police Officer Struck By Car

by Christian Mower October 6, 2016 Front Page News

Fryeburg, ME – A Fryeburg Police officer is ok after being struck by a car while on Patrol Tuesday. According to the Fryeburg Police at around 1:35pm Officer Joshua Grzyb was patrolling on Bicycle along with another Officer near the main gate of the Fryeburg Fairgrounds when he was struck by a vehicle failing to […]

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Multiple Motor Vehicle Burglaries and 1 Vehicle Theft In Casco

by Christian Mower October 6, 2016 Front Page News

Casco, ME. – A truck containing the uniform and badge of a corrections officer was stolen Wednesday. According to the Cumberland County Sheriffs Office at around 6 am yesterday the corrections Officer’s blue 2004 Ford F-150 with the license plate 981 ASY was stolen right from his driveway. He reported last seeing the vehicle at […]

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