CONWAY — David “Big Papi” Ortiz had his No. 34 jersey retired by the Boston Red Sox on Friday night. Gammons story titled “New Englander Jeff Locke and a personal David Ortiz moment,” is about Jeff and his relationship with Big Papi. Most of all, he is a small town Red Sox fan. ‘I was there for Pedro Martinez’s first win for the Red Sox in 1998, against Randy Johnson.
CONWAY — Mt. Washington Valley Arts Association's July/August art show in the upstairs gallery of the popular Met Coffee House in the center of North Conway will be opening on Friday, June 30, with a reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Local artists/photographers are offering a varied selection of their original creations from scenes which have inspired them. The public is invited to join artists at the reception where light refreshments will be served. Weekday hours are 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. and 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. The arts association can be contacted at (603) 356-2787 and the Met Coffee House can be contacted at (603) 356-2332.
(DAYMOND STEER PHOTO)FRYEBURG, Maine — Fire Chief Andrew Dufresne got an ovation at last Thursday's Fryeburg selectmen's meeting with the announcement that the Fryeburg Fire Department is the recipient of a $230,101 federal grant, which is the largest of its kind in Maine. Dufresne said that he got confirmation of 2016 Fire Act Grant award in calls from U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Sen. Susan Collins' Office and Congressman Bruce Poliquin's office. The grant covers the purchase of breathing gear, firefighter suits (known as turnout gear) and training. Selectmen thanked the chief, but he credited the members of the Fire Department for getting the grant application in five months ago. According to the congressman's office, it is awarded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
"We are looking to see how we can work with the DOT," Meier told Kenney. The Rec Path committee revised the project, agreeing that the bypass corridor was a better alternative, Meier said. "This is our announcement of this new route tonight," Meier told the Sun after the meeting. Of the $800,000 local amount, Meier told Kenney that the non-profit trails association has applied for a major grant from the Connie Davis Watson Foundation. He said he would invite the rec path group to meet with selectmen at their scheduled July 11 meeting.
By Terry LeavittAn estimated 1,200 ATVers plus their passengers didn't let a little rain stop them Saturday on the Auto Road. (JAMIE GEMMITI PHOTO)PINKHAM NOTCH — Despite a cloudburst that kept riders in their ponchos, the annual ATV ride up Mount Washington Auto Road went off without a hitch Saturday, with 1,200 all-terrain vehicles taking about 2,400 off-road enthusiasts up the 7.6-mile road to the summit of New England's highest peak. It was the 18th year for the Gerry Pomerleau Memorial Ride, put on by the Auto Road and the New Hampshire ATV Club. Despite the typically challenging Mount Washington weather, Auto Road Marketing Director Crispin Battles reported a successful event. He added that the Auto Road will consider expanding the ATV event to a second day next year but that no decision has been made at this point.
There were 37 responses to the Tele-Talk question: “Do you think New Hampshire animal cruelty laws need strengthening?” More than 30 people said that the current laws should be strengthened, with some saying punishments should be harsher and several calling for human and animal equality. I think that the animal cruelty laws need to be changed; they need to be strengthened. Slaughter houses are the best examples, which is why there are no cruelty laws governing them, and why G.W. The animal cruelty laws in New Hampshire should be strengthened. Yes, New Hampshire animal cruelty laws, or lack thereof, desperately need to be strengthened!
The Berlin State Office and Berlin District Court building is a beautiful, high tech, state of the art entity, a plus for the city. City Council could help with start up funds (as they did for farmers market), hire a pipe organ expert and go from there. The one-party monopoly in city hall and union monopoly of city employees equals the highest tax rate in New Hampshire. The present Main Street Program is doing a valiant job of keeping Main Street alive. A hundred years ago, most people could walk to Main Street; now they live miles away.
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It was the 18th year for the Gerry Pomerleau Memorial Ride, put on by the Auto Road and the New Hampshire ATV Club. For the one-day event, the road is closed to passenger cars so that masses of ATVs can safely go up and down the mountain. Despite the typically challenging Mount Washington weather, Auto Road Marketing Director Crispin Battles reported a successful event. Auto Road personnel vowed it would not happen again. He added that the Auto Road will consider expanding the ATV event to a second day next year but that no decision has been made at this point.
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GILFORD — Camp Resilience, the Lakes Region-based veterans support group, is seeking office space for one person effective August 2017. Ms. Kimmel’s work will include all the administrative functions of Camp Resilience as well as innovating projects to help grow the network Camp Resilience has started. “We’re turning to the community that has long supported Camp Resilience to help us locate suitable office space for Ms. Kimmel” said Camp Resilience founder, Kurt Webber, of Gilford. Any business with extra office space they are willing to donate to support veterans and Camp Resilience is urged to contact Don at 293-0276. This would be a one year commitment and any donated space would be furnished and maintained by Camp Resilience.
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GILFORD — Sound-Bites is an independent art magazine published by Bethany Clarke from Gilford. The magazine features the work of artists, photographers, and writers from around the country. Published on a quarterly basis, the 9th volume of the magazine will be released this Thursday, June 29 from 7-9 p.m. at the Wayfarer Coffee Roasters. All submissions to the magazine were created with a wholesome helping of nostalgia, and a doleful look back at each artist’s personal history. for more information about the party, the project, and submissions.
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