Alton Central oil tank will need to be replaced

Board also discusses replacement for Carlos Martinez

ALTON — After a brief discussion during the July 21 meeting, the Alton Central School Board voted unanimously to approve the 2014-2015 personnel list. The board then heard from the Director of Building and Grounds, Donald Nichols, who informed the board that one of the underground oil tanks has "big question marks" as far as meeting 2015 standards according to the Department of Environmental Services. Nichols went through the process of planning for a new tank with the board. ...more>

Celebrate New Durham this Saturday

Annual celebration features 1950s theme

NEW DURHAM — Turn back the clock and head to New Durham on Saturday as Celebrate New Durham Day takes a trip back to the 1950s. Admission is free for New Durham residents, who are asked to get a ticket from the Parks and Recreation Department prior to the event or bring an ID with them. There is a small charge for non-residents. The day kicks off with the 5K road race, which will take to the road starting at the Farmington Fish and Game Club on Old Bay Road. Any racers bringing a non-perishable item for the food pantry will receive a discount on the race registration fee. Registration begins at 7 a.m. and the race begins at 8 a.m. Kids under 12 can register for the kids' fun run by bringing a can of food for the New Durham Food Pantry....more>

Alton clinches playoff spot with doubleheader sweep

Morin Insurance squad bests Plymouth, heads to playoffs on Friday

ALTON — With a spot in the state tournament on the line, the Morin Insurance Alton Junior Legion team and the Post 66 Durand-Haley Rangers Plymouth Junior Legion team squared off in a doubleheader at Prospect Mountain High School in Alton on Saturday. And in the end, it was Alton coming away with its first-ever playoff berth, as the Morin Insurance squad swept the doubleheader by 5-4 and 7-4 scores....more>
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