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.


The Conway election was held yesterday and the turnout was better than ever despite the delay caused by COVID-19.  A normal election held in April attracts from 1,200 to 1,500 voters and this year there was a total of 1,457 ballots cast.  In general most of the capital improvements were turned down which will help Conway financially.  Mary Seavey and David Weathers will return to the board of selectmen.  Rodney King is police commissioner and new to the planning board are Earle Sires IV and Ailie Byers.  Elected to the budget committee are the familiar faces of David Jensen and James LeFebvre.  Erik Corbett and Peter Donohoe also won their seats.  Jess Whitelaw, Michelle Capozzoli and Joe Mosca return to the school board unopposed.

For more information on election results please visit: conwaynh.org

Plans for 2020 graduations are on hold due to the lack of information about the states reopening for large gatherings but Mount Washington Radio Group’s stations Magic 104.5/98.1 and WMWV have come up with an innovative way for friends, family members and school faculty members to reach out to their graduates and celebrate with them.

Knowing how strong of a medium radio is to get messages out, the team at Mount Washington Radio Group saw a positive way they could serve their community.   With several high schools and many elementary schools, pre-schools, and colleges in Carroll County, Berlin and Gorham and Western Maine, there will be thousands of students graduating this spring in the WMWV and Magic listening area.

As soon as schools adopted the remote learning model for the rest of the year, the Mount Washington Radio Group’s team reached out to the community for their support.  Without hesitation, RWN Property Services, Profile Subaru, Grants Shop n Save, Mountain Center Physical Therapy, Northeast Credit Union, Zebs General Store, Veno’s Specialty Foods and Meats, Farm to Table/Yankee Smokehouse and Tyler Ryan Design/D J Graphyx answered the call to help.

The stations then set up a dedicated voicemail number where messages for graduates can be left.  Graduates themselves are also encouraged to leave messages for those who have helped them through the years.  The programming department will then take those messages and put them on WMWV and Magic 104 for everyone to hear as well as play song dedications.   On June 13th there will be a special, commercial free 3 hour party from 6-9 with a custom music playlist put together by DJ Graphyx.

If you would like to leave a voicemail for your 2020 graduate or have a special song dedication, please call 913-356-9145.  Messages will be aired between 6 am and 10 pm.