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.

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


Don’t miss this fun summer series featuring local musical acts at Ledge Brewing, Town Hall Road, Intervale, NH the 3rd Friday of the month 6-9PM. Music is FREE. Beer for sale and the Tin Can Co. food truck will be on site. WMWV’s Roy Prescott talked to Adam Bellanger of Way Of The Headband to learn the details.