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Let’s Get Funky MWV!

by Chris on June 27, 2016

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Mark your calendars for Monday, July 4, 2016…it’s Independence Day, officially funkified by Motor Booty Affair, returning to Schouler Park in Mount Washington Valley!

That’s right…the Town of Conway is putting on one of the funkiest, freshest celebrations it’s ever seen, and we want to see you and your entire family there! Get out those bellbottoms, shades, and dancin’ shoes right now, then check out the calendar below:

Conway Village:
1:30pm – Independence Day Parade

North Conway Village (Schouler Park):
3:45pm – National Anthem (Robin Croce)
4:00pm – Act One Dance Company
5:00pm – Abby Logan
6:00pm – The Starlight Honey’s (WMWV Song of the Year Winner)
7:30pm – Motor Booty Affair
9:30pm – Fireworks

This funkadelic day is presented by the Town of Conway and Mount Washington Radio Group (WMWV and WVMJ – Magic), and sponsored by Zeb’s General Store, Greg Gerard – Geico, and The Mount Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce!

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Governor Hassan Signs Ten Year Plan

by Christian Mower on June 23, 2016

State-houseConcord, N.H. – Governor Maggie Hassan signed the ten-year transportation plan today. The plan calls for road and bridge repairs and improvements all across the state within a span of 10 years. The plan also authorizes the completion of the widening of interstate 93.

 

The plan gives authorization to many projects in the Mount Washington Valley including the replacement of the 302 Bridge over the Conway lake outlet, the repair or replacement of the bridge carrying nh 113 over the bear camp river in Tamworth, and improvements to the roundabouts on route 16 at the intersection of route 153 and the intersection route 113.

Governor Maggie Hassan a statement after signing the House Bill 2016, saying “The Ten-Year Transportation Plan is integral to ensuring a solid, modern transportation infrastructure, which is critical to the success of our people, our businesses and our state. This plan advances several important transportation projects that will help build on the bipartisan progress we have made over the last several years, including maintaining and preserving existing roads and bridges, completing the widening of Interstate 93, accelerating construction of Exit 4A in Londonderry and Derry and beginning the first phase of widening the portion of Route 106, which is critical for access to the New Hampshire Motor Speedway. While there is still much more work to do to strengthen our transportation infrastructure – including bringing commuter rail from Boston to Nashua and Manchester – I am proud to sign this bipartisan transportation plan into law to support our people and businesses and spur economic growth.”

For a look at what work will be done as a part of the Ten Year Plan Click Here

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Major Drug Bust In Oxford County Maine

by Christian Mower on June 22, 2016

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Paris, M.E. – There was a major drug bust in Oxford County Maine as a result of an overdose death in September of last year.

According to Maine State Police the investigation began after an 18-year-old woman in Norway overdosed. Since then the Maine Drug Enforcement agency had been investigating associates of the woman and identified 4 as suspected heroin dealers.

During the investigation agents were able to make undercover purchases of heroin from 18-year old Jacolby Morrison of Norway earlier this year. Morrison was subsequently arrested for Trafficking Heroin and was out on bail for those charges at the time of his arrest last night.  In addition to the MDEA officers from the Paris, Oxford, Norway Police Departments and State Police, assisted in the investigation and the search of an apartment on High Street in Paris late last night.

Earlier Tuesday investigators conducted surveillance of the apartment at the Buck Hill Apartments in Paris. The apartment rented to 52-year-old Laurie Jones was a suspected location used to distribute heroin by Morrison and 27-year-old Jonathan Keefe of Wakefield Massachusetts. Morrison and Keefe are suspected of routinely traveling to Mass to purchase heroin that was later distributed in Maine.

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Seized in the apartment were approximately 80 grams of heroin worth an estimated $12,000, scales, packaging materials and $1,600 dollars of suspected drug proceeds.

Morrison and Keefe were arrested for Aggravated Trafficking in Heroin and transported to the Oxford County Jail. No bail was allowed for Morrison, Keefe’s bail was set at $25,000 cash. Laurie Jones and her son Jared Jones were arrested for possessing heroin and transported to the Oxford County Jail where bail was set at $500 each. MDEA agents will continue to work on the case and the aftermath of the death.

 

Photo Courtesy of Maine State Police

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Stepfather Of Celina Cass Arrested For Her Murder

by Christian Mower on June 21, 2016

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Berlin, N.H. – A New Hampshire man who was charged with killing his 11-year-old stepdaughter nearly five years after her body was found in a river is due in court.

Fifty-two-year-old Wendell Noyes, of Stewartstown, was arrested Monday on a second-degree murder charge in the death of Celina Cass. The girl was reported missing from her home July 26, 2011. Her body was recovered from the Connecticut River six days later.

Noyes is accused of killing Cass by submerging her body in the river. He was deemed unfit to stand trial in a 2003 case in which he was charged with breaking into an ex-girlfriend’s home and threatening her.

A phone number listed for Noyes is disconnected. He is set to be arraigned Tuesday in Berlin.

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56th Annual Mount Washington Road Race

by Christian Mower June 20, 2016 Front Page News

PINKHAM NOTCH, N.H. – The winners of this weekends 56th Annual Mount Washington Road Race are no strangers to the winners circle. Joe Gray of Colorado Springs, Colorado and Kim Dobson of Eagle, Colorado continued their winning streaks Saturday. Gray took the lead about a quarter mile in to the race and never gave it up finishing […]

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Authorities Search For Missing Man From Lake Umbagog Campground

by Christian Mower June 20, 2016 Front Page News

Errol, NH – On June 19, 2016 at approximately 3:14 AM, State Police Troop F Dispatch was notified of a missing/runaway, Lane Lesko, 19, of Ann Arbor, Michigan who was last seen at a remote camp site on Lake Umbagog. Lesko was at this camp site as part of a camping/canoeing trip organized by Summit […]

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