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Tree of Memories focuses on celebration, not sorrow

Annual VNA-Hospice event remembers those that have passed

ALTON — It may not seem that an event centered on people who are no longer with us would be the most uplifting of the holiday season, but for those who attend the Tree of Memories ceremonies in local communities, it most definitely is. The brainchild of Shirley and the late Robert Richardson of Wolfeboro, the ritual of hanging white porcelain doves inscribed with the name of a deceased friend or relative on an evergreen tree had its 18th anniversary this past Saturday. ...more>

Selectmen re-open most roads to trucks

Coffin Brook Road still remains closed to vehicles six tons or more

ALTON — The Alton Board of Selectmen's Dec. 15 meeting began with a public hearing regarding reopening roads in town to trucks that are six tons or more. The board had temporarily opened most of those roads after hearing trucking complaints at the Nov. 17 meeting. The truck drivers, who are often also business owners, came to the board complaining about the hardship the road closures were causing them and stating it was no longer necessary since most of the roads had been rebuilt....more>
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Tigers tame Timber Wolves in opener

ALTON — The Prospect hoop boys struggled out of the gate and were never able to catch back up, falling to Farmington 58-42 in the season opener on Friday, Dec. 12. "I will chalk the first quarter up to nerves," said Timber Wolf coach Mike Joy. "I don't expect to see another quarter like that one again." The Timber Wolves scored just one point in the first eight minutes, allowing Farmington to get out to a 16-1 lead after one quarter....more>
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