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.
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.
There are some positives to humans isolating, staying at home, consuming less and polluting less. On this, the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day we find ourselves in the middle of a pandemic. However in the midst of it, studies show that the earth is repairing itself and species are allowed to thrive. This is a good thing for us, for our children, for our future.
This year we have to celebrate either at home or at a distance from one another but there are many ways to do this. Here are a few ideas:
- Spread some earth love online with home made projects, poems or songs. There are plenty of ideas on Pinterest of age appropriate crafts you can make. Pinterest also has some great starter lines for stories and poems… When you’re done, post them online for your friends and family to see what the earth means to you today. It’s guaranteed to bring awareness and smiles. We all miss each other and love the positive posts.
- Learn something new. Learn about endangered species, how you can help them, volunteer or donate to organizations dedicated to saving them. Learn how the earth is healing because it’s less impacted by humans. Learn how to plant a tree, a garden, a flower, anything living. Find out what it takes to make a bat house or a bird house.
- Take the Earth Day Challenge: a 22 day series that gives you action items to protect the environment. They’re all online at the Earth Day Network. You can add your own actions with the hashtag #earthday2020
- Join Columbia University’s webinar Saturday, April 25th “Understanding Environmental Justice and Community Health in light of Covid and Climate”.
- Get on the NASA website for resources from across the agency sharing their wealth of knowledge through games, books, images, posters and programs. These are free to everyone.
- Watch environmental films. For younger kids or kids at heart there’s The Lorax, Schoolhouse Rock, March of the Penguins, Bears and Wall-E for example. Other favorites include Our Planet, Food, Inc. as well as an Earth Day celebration on Turner Classics.
- Check out the Smithsonian’s Earth Optimism Digital Summit– today through Sunday. It’s packed full of information, virtual workshops, video competitions, and panels on everything from sustainable food to protecting biodiversity.
- Take the earth into consideration when you’re voting.
- Hug a tree or just put your bare feet on the ground or your hands in the earth or your favorite river, stream or lake and listen quietly to the world around you.
Whatever you do today, it’s a celebration of the planet that houses us all. And just like we’re taking precautions now to protect one another, our families, our friends, our co-workers, strangers… let’s watch the affect and bring some of our care out of this and forward in the future to our Mother Earth.
“The earth is what we all have in common”. ~ Wendell Berry