Alton elections moving to Pearson Road center

ALTON — The Alton Board of Selectmen met on Aug. 15, removed the ACO Ordinance Reaffirmation from the agenda (not ready for the board), approved the balance of the agenda and went briefly into non-public session. The board announced the NH primary election on Sept. 13 and the general election on Nov. 8 will be held at the Pearson Road Senior Center. Old Home Week events continued through Aug. 21. Labor Day on Monday, Sept. 5 means town offices will be closed that day and the board of selectmen will postpone their meeting to Tuesday, Sept. 6, at 6 p.m....more>

Kids get hands-on at Camp Invention

NEW DURHAM — It's not often famous dignitaries are spied around extremely small towns. It's not often that young children have the opportunity to tear apart old computers. Combine the two and you have inspiration on both ends. That's what happened recently at New Durham School (NDS) when 35 lucky second through sixth graders chose to return to school during the summer for a week of intensive STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) activities at Camp Invention....more>

Dylan Tuttle leads the way in Alton 5K

Amy Babeu tops for women in Old Home Week race

ALTON — The Alton Old Home Week 5K took to the roads of Alton on Aug. 13, and it was a familiar last name at the top of the podium. Dylan Tuttle, who's dad and brother have won the race in past years, took the overall title with a time of 18:35, beating fellow Alton resident Hudson Ingoldsby, who finished in 19:23 for second place. Tommy Howlett of Barnstead finished third overall in 19:38. Among women, the top finisher was Amy Babeu of Guilderland, N.Y., who finished 10th overall in a time of 21 minutes. Karen Blackwood of Portsmouth was the second female and 12th overall in 21:10 and Mariah Cleveland of Gilmanton finished as the third female finisher in a time of 21:34 for 16th overall....more>
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