The Conway Daily Sun is a five-day (Tuesday through Saturday) free daily newspaper published in the town of Conway, New Hampshire, U.S., covering the Mount Washington Valley. It has been published since 1989 by Country News Club, and was the forerunner of three other Daily Sun newspapers in New Hampshire and Maine.
Mark Guerringue and Adam Hirshan, two of the three founders of Country News Club, were still serving as publisher and editor, respectively, of The Conway Daily Sun as of early 2012.
The Daily Sun circulates in several towns of Carroll County, New Hampshire, including Albany, Bartlett (including Glen), Conway (including Intervale and North Conway), Eaton, Freedom, Jackson, Madison (including Silver Lake), Moultonborough, Tamworth (including Chocorua), Ossipee and Wolfeboro; and two towns in Oxford County, Maine: Fryeburg and Lovell.
A complete PDF of the newspaper is also available for free online; for an extra subscription fee, readers can even access the online version the night before the print edition is distributed. Online subscribers also have access to newspaper's stories on web pages.
Lloyd Jones, Nate Giarnese, Casey Conley and Tom Eastman are The Conway Daily Sun's staff writers. Several stringers and part-time writers also contribute regularly. Margaret McKenzie is the managing editor, Terry Leavitt edits the letters pages and Berlin paper, and Bart Bachman edits community pages and calendar. Lloyd Jones also serves as the sports editor. Alec Kerr edits the wire pages and entertainment sections and serves as the paper's entertainment critic.
Citing advertisement revenue issues, The Conway Daily Sun printed its final Monday edition on October 26, 2009. The paper continues to be published Tuesday through Saturday.
Sisters and competitors
Conway was the first free daily to be launched by Dave Danforth, Mark Guerringue and Adam Hirshan. It was joined a few years later by The Berlin Daily Sun. In 2000, Guerringue and Hirshan partnered with Ed Engler to launch The Laconia Daily Sun in the neighboring Lakes Region of New Hampshire. In 2009, Guerringue and Hirshan teamed with Curtis Robinson to start The Portland Daily Sun in Portland, Maine.