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Fryeburg Stabbing Update

by George Cleveland on October 13, 2021

More information and an arrest in the fatal stabbing that took place early this morning at the Fryeburg Fairgrounds in Fryeburg, Maine.

At 1:05 am on October 13th, the Oxford Sheriff’s Department dispatch center received a 911 call from the Fairgrounds for the report of a male who had been stabbed and was unresponsive.  The Fryeburg Police Department was dispatched to that location along with officers from the Conway NH Police Department, Bridgton Police Department and deputies from the Oxford County Sheriff’s Department.  When officers arrived on-scene they discovered a deceased male on the grounds near the restroom facilities at the Fryeburg Fairgrounds.  The male was identified as 28 year old Anderson Gomes of Waterbury, Connecticut.

At approximately 12:00 noon detectives from the Maine State Police Major Crimes Unit – South arrested 46-year-old Carlos A. Negron of Connecticut.  Negron was brought to the Oxford County Jail and charged with murder.  Negron and Gomes were known to each other.  Authorities are confident that there is no on-going risk to public safety.

The Office of Chief Medical Examiner is expected to conduct an autopsy on the deceased individual in the coming days.

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Fatal Stabbing at Fryeburg Fairgrounds

by Clay Groves on October 13, 2021

Police say a man died early Wednesday morning after being stabbed at the Fryeburg Fairgrounds.
Police say they got a report of man who had been stabbed and was unresponsive around 1 a.m.
When officers arrived, they found a dead man near the restroom facilities at Fryeburg Fairgrounds on Main Street.
Detectives have identified witnesses and persons of interest and are conducting interviews and collecting evidence at this time.
Crime scene technicians and analysts from the Maine State Police Evidence Response Team continue to process the scene and are expected to be at the Fairgrounds into the evening.
The victim’s name has not been released.
Authorities say there is no risk to the public.
The Office of Chief Medical Examiner is expected to conduct an autopsy on the man in the coming days.

Photo courtesy WGME TV

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The 15th One Book One Valley community read program is underway. Sixteen public libraries throughout the region and White Birch Books are pleased to announce that this year the featured author is Paul Doiron, who writes the Mike Bowditch series of crime novels.

All are invited to an evening with Doiron, when he will talk about his books and writing, Thursday, October 28 at 7:00 p.m. at the newly renovated Majestic Theatre in Conway Village.* This event will also be live-streamed. To register for the livestream link, go to

Doiron is the former editor of Down East magazine and a registered Maine Guide. He now writes full time, and recently published the twelfth book in his crime novel series featuring the character Mike Bowditch, a Maine Game Warden.

*For those planning to attend the live event, wear a mask while inside, and please read and follow the recently adopted Vaccination Policy for the Majestic Theatre.

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by Roy on September 20, 2021

Pictured left to right: Assistant Director Haley Torrey, Library Director Andrea Masters, Capital Campaign Chair Sharon Wroblewski. (Courtesy Photo)

$200,000 Gift for the Pope Memorial Library!

Even far away in the Pacific Northwest people talk about North Conway’s Pope Memorial Library! When a philanthropist there heard about the Pope Library’s Capital Campaign and that the library has only $280,000 left to raise out of a 3.9 million expansion and renovation project, she was all ears. The philanthropist loves libraries and enjoys doing good things, so she had her financial adviser contact library director Andrea Masters to inquire about the project. Several phone calls and emails later, the library received a check for $200,000!

“This was an unbelievable stroke of luck,” said Masters. “This wonderful donor, who wishes to remain anonymous, was very impressed with the project and hopes that her donation can push us over the finish line of the capital campaign.”

Sharon Wroblewski, Chair of the Capital Campaign, added, ”We were most fortunate and thankful to have Lyman Pope as our major benefactor who gave a gift of $3 million. The Capital Campaign committee needed to raise about $1 million, no small task during these unprecedented times. We are so appreciative to our patrons who donated, outside donors, both individuals and businesses, as well as local foundations, that they have gotten us to this point. And with this incredibly generous donation, we are down to $80,000 to raise. Yahoo!”

Wroblewski hopes that ”announcing this gift will give the campaign a second wind and help to incentivize our community members to make a donation so we will reach our goal. And then we will have our grand opening reception/party/fete!”

Donations of any amount are appreciated and can be mailed to PO Box 409, North Conway, NH 03860 or given online at

For information, you can contact Sharon Wroblewski, Chair of the Capital Campaign, at 603-387-7224 or [email protected] Better yet, stop by the library and see for yourself!




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Injured Hiker on Mt. Potash Trail

by Lucia May 10, 2021 Front Page News

Waterville Valley:  On Sunday, May 9th shortly before 4:30 PM New Hampshire Fish and Game was notified that a hiker was injured on the Mt. Potash Trail. The hiker was Kenneth Winitzer, 65 of Conway, NH. Kenneth was hiking with his wife Jill when he fell and injured his hip while descending the trail.  A […]

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Wanted Fugitive Nabbed in North Conway

by Lucia May 6, 2021 Front Page News

On May 5, 2021 at approximately 9:55 pm, Conway Police Officers were made aware of a subject, wanted out of the State of Vermont who was believed to be armed and staying in a local hotel. The wanted subject was identified as Arthur Butler, 19 years of age, Topsham, Vermont. Conway Dispatchers confirmed the open […]

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