The Granite State has once again been named the best state in which to raise a child. A Report recently released by the Annie E. Casey Foundation listed New Hampshire as the top state when it comes to top overall child well-being.

Massachusetts and Vermont took the second and third spots on the list.

The study measured 2015 data from the private Population Reference Bureau by combining data in the areas of economic well-being, education, health, and family and community to derive a composite index of overall child well-being for each state.

The study found that nationally children experienced gains in the Economic Well-Being and Health domains, but setbacks in the Education and Family and Community domains. T

he Annie E. Casey Foundation is a nonprofit group focused on improving the well-being of American children.

The Full Report can be found by clicking here.

Success, NH – A sick hiker was rescued in the White Mountains yesterday. Officials with New Hampshire Fish and Game said that at 4pm 55-year-old Eryc Christofes of Pennsylvania was hiking a portion of the Appalachian Trail near the summit of Mt. Success when he had struck by an undisclosed illness. The thru hiker who reported the incident and three of his companions stayed with Christofes, giving him liquids and support until rescuers could arrive.

Conservation officers and members of the Androscoggin Valley Search and Rescue had begun hiking up the Success Trail near Success Lake to Christofes when they were informed that Christofes had recovered enough to attempt to close the distance between them. At 5:56pm the thru hikers called in reporting that Christofes had reached the junction of the Mahoosuc Trail and Success Trail and would be starting down.

Rescuers made contact with the hikers approximately 1.5 miles from the trail head ,where Christfes was given a medical assessment on the trail and after re-hydrating and rest was able to hike out under his own power making it down at 8pm.

He was then transported to Androscoggin Valley Hospital (AVH) in Berlin for further medical treatment and evaluation.


After the tragic loss of a Fryeburg Police Officer and a canoer on the Saco River Memorial Day Weekend, WMWV News Director Christian Mower spoke with Conway Fire Chief Stephen Solomon, who is also Chief of the Swift River Rescue Team in Conway, about how to stay safe while enjoying the rivers in the Mount Washington Valley.  Listen to the full interview below.


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Photo courtesy of Ossipee Police

Ossipee, NH – The driver involved in a fatal accident in Ossipee last Friday has died. This morning Ossipee Police announced that 20-year-old Logan Tyler Dunn of Wakefield Massachusetts succumbed to injuries he sustained when his Jeep Grand Cherokee crashed off of Route 16 near the intersection of Route 171.

Authorities reported that Dunn had failed to negotiate a turn leaving the road way, striking several trees, and rolling the vehicle. Dunn’s Passenger 18-year-old Danielle Benedetto, also of Wakefield Mass., died at the scene of the accident.

A passerby discovered the vehicle early Friday morning, however, the exact time of the accident has yet to be determined.

Speed and alcohol are possible factors in the accident, however, the accident remains under investigation. Anyone with information is requested to call the Ossipee Police Department at 603-539-2011.

Fryeburg, ME – The Fryeburg Police Officer who was injured while searching for a missing canoer has died. According to Fryeburg Police Chief Potvin 20-year-old Fryeburg officer Nathan Desjardins passed away on June 6th at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston.

On May 27th Desjardins suffered intensive head trauma when he and another officer where thrown from their boat when it struck something in the water. The officers were headed to join the Maine Warden Service on a search for 38-year-old Jennifer Bousquet of South Berwick Maine, who had gone missing that day while canoeing. Bousquet’s body was recovered about 300-400 yards from where she was last seen on May 30th.

The Other injured officer Dale Stout was released from Central Maine Medical Center a few days after the accident.

In a press release sent out yesterday Chief Potvin said “In the course of a police officer’s responsibilities, they expose themselves to very real risks and dangers every day. Members of the Fryeburg Police Department are deeply saddened by the tragic death of our colleague. We offer our deepest and most heartfelt condolences to the family, fellow colleagues and friends of Nathan.”

The Chief continued saying “During this extremely difficult time of mourning the loss of one of my own, I have to find the words and strength to inspire my officers, to motivate them and reassure them that together we will be okay and still have a job to do. I ask that you keep Officer Desjardin’s family in your thoughts and prayers as well as our law enforcement and first responder community during this extremely difficult time.”; ”

On behalf of your fellow brothers and sisters at Fryeburg Police; rest in peace buddy, we’ll take it from here.”

Photo by Melissa Emerson via the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page.

Albany, NH – A truck caught fire on Route 16 in Albany Sunday. According to the Conway Fire Department at 1:38 in the afternoon, crews were called to Route 16 just north of Monkey Trunks where a 2001 Chevy 1500 that had caught fire on.

The owner of the vehicle told authorities that the truck caught fire and he attempted to put it out with 4 extinguishers to no avail. He then moved the vehicle away from his garage and it was left under the power lines off the side of the road. Luckily the wires were only slightly damaged.

Fire crews were able to quickly extinguish the flames and clear the scene by 2:15pm. The North Bound Lane of Route 16 was closed while crews worked on the fire.

The driver of the vehicle was evaluated by EMS crews for smoke and dry chemical exposure.