Kennett Middle School runner is state cross-country champ. Page 13 TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2011 We have a Great Selection of Blaze Orange & Reflective Pet Safety Wear! Don’t Forget Your Pets… • Pets Welcome! • Gourmet Biscuits & Pet Bakery! • Blaze Orange Reflective Pet Safety Wear • NEW Winter Coats & Hoodies! • Gifts for Pets & Pet Lovers! • Lupine Guaranteed Collars & Leads and Pet ID Tags! • Full Line of Pet Supplies! VOL. 23 NO. 195 CONWAY, N.H. MT. WASHINGTON VALLEY’S DAILY NEWSPAPER FREE Budget committee pushes for study on closing an elementary school But Conway School Board wants to see what voters think of the idea first BY ERIK EISELE THE CONWAY DAILY SUN CONWAY — The budget committee is pushing to pay an independent consultant to assess whether Conway should close an elementary school, while the school board wants to ask the voters. The dispute is causing a rift that could worsen already tense board relations. The budget committee voted to ask the school to turn its non-binding referendum on closing a school into a request for funding to hire a consultant to study the ques- tion and provide a clear recommendation. “When we’re going to build a new school we spend $100,000 on a report,” budget committee member Bill Marvel said at the meeting earlier this month. “Why not for closing?” see SCHOOL page 9 Congressional conference Rt. 16, N. Conway, NH 603-356-7297 Congressman Frank Guinta spoke with seniors, like Josephine Bisbee, of Tuftonboro, at Ossipee Concerned Citizens last week. Also pictured is Jeannee Brochu of Tamworth. Major topics of interest were taxes, energy prices, and even the ongoing protests on Wall Street. The freshman congressman said he supports a federal tax plan that lowers the rate, closes loopholes and widens the tax base. Of the protesters, Guinta said they have the freedom to express themselves. Although he says what the protesters want is unclear, he’s believes part of it has to do with the lack of jobs. Guinta says he’s doing his best to create and environment to foster job growth. That includes holding a job fair for veterans and armed forces service members and their families Manchester Community College Nov. 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (DAYMOND STEER PHOTO) www.fouryourpawsonly.com The Entire Conway Daily Sun, Laconia Daily Sun, Berlin Daily Sun, and our newest... Portland Daily Sun papers are now ON-LINE! conwaydailysun.com berlindailysun.com laconiadailysun.com theportlanddailysun.me 356-3456 Town developing buyback programs for Transvale Acres property owners BY ERIK EISELE THE CONWAY DAILY SUN CONWAY — The town released more information on Tuesday about two buyback programs it’s developing for property owners impacted by Irene. Details are still sketchy, but town manager Earl Sires told selectmen what he knew thus far at their meeting on Tuesday night. “One is a short horizon program that will provide just over $30,000 to some residents,” he said. It should be up and run- ning within the next several weeks. The other will provide owners market prices for their property, but it is far more complicated and will take up to two to three years to make happen. DRY FIREWOOD $300/cord- 2 Cord Min. • $325/cord- 1 Cord Cut Split 12+ Months Immediate delivery 323-8658 see IRENE page 8 Country Cabinets, etc. Ca5bDays in e t & Gra n ite S AL E! 603-356-5766 Left!