Water quality, service outsourcing and employee compensation top BOS agenda

NEW DURHAM — While things got a little testy at times, selectmen ploughed through a heavy agenda on Sept. 19, making a few key decisions and deferring others to future sessions. Volunteer Mike Gelinas reported on some testing he helped coordinate to monitor water quality in town waterways including Merrymeeting River, Jones Pond, and Downing Pond. The effort was borne of recent algae blooms and a visible increase in certain vegetation such as cattails....more>

Alton Historical Society takes trip on Abenaki Trail

ALTON — The Alton Historical Society, paired with the New Hampshire Historical Society, recently gave us a look at what went on in our own backyards 12,000 years ago. "On the Abenaki Trail" presented by NH Historical Society Director of Education and Public Programs Elizabeth Dubrulle, provided a before and after European contact overview of the Native Americans who lived in the New Hampshire area. ...more>

Unified Timber Wolves tie home opener

ALTON — Last spring the Prospect Mountain community got into the unified sports program offered by the NHIAA. The success that the volleyball team had last spring sparked the creation of a couple more unified teams at Prospect Mountain, with soccer on the pitch this fall and basketball coming this winter. The Prospect unified soccer team played its first home game on Thursday, Sept. 22, hosting Dover with members of the varsity and JV boys' soccer teams taking in parts of the contest....more>
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