Unfortunately the video camera was not working for the Wednesday selectmen’s meeting. You can see last week’s meeting by going to albanytownmeetings.com. Albany has made it to the Wall Street Journal’s front page! Surveyor Paul King along with Wall Street Journal reporter, Ben Leubsdorf recently walked the line between Albany and Madison. The story is on the front page of May 23-24th WSJ’s weekend edition. You can access it by going to http://www.wsj.com/articles/some-devoted-new-englanders-went-for-a-stroll-in-1651-and-havent-stopped-since-1432308932?KEYWORDS=perambulation. Paul King reported to the selectmen that all is well along the line. Before he left, Paul, who lives in Wanalancet, suggested that the selectmen look into the river that runs along the roadway in his area. Curtis will be asked to deal with this. Steve Parker has been tentatively hired as the Animal Control Officer for the town. A contract must be drawn up and signed to complete the hire. Steve Solomon came by to discuss an issue brought before the selectman last week regarding World Fellowship. After a lengthy discussion it was decided to ask the state’s fire marshall to offer an opinion. Chief Solomon also mentioned that there was an electrical fire at Dick Wales’ home recently. All is well there, but the chief said the culprit was the Federal Pacific breaker. It appears this breaker used in homes built before 1980s is faulty. It has been recalled. To be safe have your electrician check your breaker if your house was built before 1980.
Gibson Center: On Sunday, May 31, the Masonic Lodge will host a charity breakfast buffet to benefit the Gibson Center. The lodge is above the movie theater in North Conway Village across from Schouler Park. Enjoy a great breakfast and help out the Center too. Breakfast is served from 8am to 11am. Tuesday, Ted Sares, motivational speaker and award winning weight lifter will speak after lunch. On Thursday, there’s Bingo after lunch. Bring a prize.
It looks like our cars are in for a break. Route 16 is being repaved as anyone using it the latter part of this week can attest. It’ll be great to have a smooth road finally.
It’s dry out there now that the weather has turned warm and there’s been little rain. Remember, a fire can start quickly when the grass and leaves on the ground are dry. Before starting a fire on your property, get a permit. The permit can be obtained from the Forest Fire Warden. Call Kathy at town hall for the phone number.
Congratulations to Gabrielle Croto on winning a prize for her drawing in the Daily Sun contest. Her prize? Two tickets to Kahuna Laguna. Enjoy yourself Gabrielle.
Story Land opened last week and there are some new things to see and do. There’s a new roller coaster, a new Dunkin’ Donut shop and a new ice cream shop with 20 different toppings. Story Land has been named the number two children’s park in the country. Time to check it out.
The Moose Lottery ends today, May 29. Only 105 permits are being offered. Enter by visiting www.wildlife.state.nh.us/hunting/moose-lottery.htnl today.
Home Run Sports Training Center has a program for children ages 3 to 18. Beginner class for 3-5 year olds is scheduled for June 10, 17, 24 and July 1 . Another session starts June 13, and continues June 20, 27 and July 11. All run from 2pm to 2:50 pm. The price for beginners is $60 for the four week sessions. Schedules for older children can be found at www.homerunconway.com.
Do you pedal? On August 15 you can participate in the Mount Washington Auto Road bike race. The top finisher in the male and female class will get a $1500 prize. The rider that sets a new course record will earn a $5000 prize. You can find more information at www.tinmtn.org.
Do get out and enjoy the good weather, but remember to cover up. The June bugs have arrived with a vengeance. Have a great week!