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TELE-TALK: Do you support a $5,000 article to have the town fund and operate the ice-skating rink in Schouler Park?

A petitioned warrant article is asking Conway taxpayers to allocate $5,000 for operation of the ice-skating rink in Schouler Park. Selectmen voted 2-1, with one abstention, against supporting the article. Voters will have the final say in April. Town manager Earl Sires said he believes passage of the article would essentially shift the operation of the skating rink from a public-private partnership to a town program. The rink was in danger of closing this winter because of liability concerns. The town took over management of the rink, but costs were covered by the North Conway Water Precinct and the local Community Celebrations Committee. Janice Crawford, a committee member and executive director of the Mount Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce, said it was her understanding that the town would assume the costs in the future. But Sires was under the impression that the public-private partnership would continue to be the method for funding and operating the rink.

This week's Tele-Talk question: Do you support a $5,000 article to have the town fund and operate the ice-skating rink in Schouler Park?

Call 733-5822 Saturday and Sunday and leave your comments on our machine. You may fax your responses to 356-8360 or e-mail them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Comments can also be posted on The Conway Daily Sun's Facebook page. Results will be published Tuesday.

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