The Week in Review: Oct. 6-12, 2018

October 13th, 2018 by admin Leave a reply »

Saturday, Oct. 6

• Four medical marijuana caregiving businesses were approved by the Fryeburg (Maine) Planning Board before voters passed a moratorium on such storefronts last week at a special town meeting. Those businesses are either open or in the process of opening. The moratorium bars new medical marijuana retail stores in Fryeburg and will likely last at least until next year.

• Local Democratic  state representative candidates Harrison Kanzler of Conway and Edie DesMarais of Wolfeboro received the endorsement of former President Barack Obama on Oct. 1.

Tuesday, Oct. 9

• The New Hampshire Department of Transportation was seen making safety improvements Monday at the intersection of Route 28 and 171 in the wake of both a deadly crash there Sept. 26 and massive outcry from local residents and officials to take action before more lives are lost.

• There was bumper-to-bumper Fryeburg Fair traffic on Route 302, and eager leaf peepers slowed normal traffic to a crawl around Mount Washington Valley Columbus Day weekend. Fair attendance was down about 3 percent from last year; 165,392 people attended, which was 5,222 fewer than last year.

• Carol Shea-Porter, the District 1 congresswoman from Rochester who is stepping down after six terms, was feted at the historic Governor’s Inn in downtown Rochester on Saturday afternoon.

Wednesday, Oct. 10

• Described by some as the “Cowboy of the Mountains” for his unabashed style, legendary mountain man Al Risch — the colorful, patriotic founder of Friends of Tuckerman Ravine and other non-profit organizations in the area — died Sunday at age 85.

• Electronic cigarettes — vaporizers, or

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