If you think your vote doesn’t count, think again. At yesterday’s Conway Town Meeting voting, Article 22, seeking to appropriate $399,000 to build bathrooms ended in a TIE vote—581 to 581. No word yet on any possible recount. The closeness of vote was reflected in the vote for Conway Selectman, as incumbent Carl Thibodeau retained his seat, defeating Joe Mosca 591 to 512. Thibodeau had favored the restrooms, while Mosca has come out as anti-potty, noting that the bathrooms were a good idea, but not if taxpayers foot the bill. In the five-way race for Conway Planning Board, Bill Barbin and Mark Hounsell were the top vote getters.
An upset in the school voting. Longtime Conway School Board member Joe Lentini was defeated with 624 votes while Ryan Wallace and Cassie Capone got 707 and 708 votes respectively. For the two-year school seat, Barbara Lyons keeps her position, beating Jerry Goodrich 646 to 455
Sports betting and Keno in Conway both failed to pass. Sports betting and Keno in Conway both failed to pass. The vote was substantial against the two proposals. Sports betting going down 718 to 436 and Keno losing out again 799 to 365
Article 6 granting the planning board to grant conditional use permits for cluster housing passed.
CONWAY POLICE DEPARTMENT
On March 31, 2022 at 0015 hours officers from the Conway Police Department, along with members of Conway Fire Department, Conway Rescue and Conway Ambulance, responded to a report of a single vehicle crash into the Conway Library building located at 15 Greenwood Ave, Conway, New Hampshire. It was reported there was heavy damage and airbag deployment as well as injuries.
Police and rescue personnel arrived on scene and found the male operator and female passenger to be entrapped in the vehicle. The male operator, identified as
Harold C. Hill Jr, 31 years of age
was transported to Memorial Hospital in North Conway with serious but non-life-threatening injuries. The female passenger, identified as
Brooke Barron, 21 years of age
Conway, New Hampshire
was transported to Memorial Hospital and ultimately transferred to Maine Medical Center with life threatening injuries.
Immediately following the crash, the Conway Police Department Accident Reconstruction Team documented the scene. The roadway was shut down for approximately three hours.
Harold Hill Jr. was charged with felony level Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated. Hill was bailed on personal recognizance and transferred to Maine Medical Center for further medical care. The investigation is ongoing at this time. The Conway Police Department asks that anyone with information contact the Conway Police Department at 603-356-5715.