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Bailey quietly reflects on his years in Alton

ALTON — Town Administrator Russ Bailey has been a quiet, calming influence on Alton for almost 13 years, but it's time for a change. "I'm looking to something different in the future," he said. "I'm going out in a positive manner." A private man who is not one to share his personal life, Bailey takes his job seriously, right up to the end. Although his last day was to have been in January, he is "sticking around" in a part-time capacity until his successor Elizabeth Dionne starts up in mid-February, and has even offered to stay into March "depending on what's needed" to aid in the transition....more>

Selectmen, school board races draw competitive fields

REGION — Filing period for local town and school district offices ended last week and there will be a few contested races on the ballot in March. The largest race in Alton is for two three-year seats on the board of selectmen. Steve Miller, Raymond Howard Jr., Tim Macdonald, Virgil Macdonald (incumbent) and John Markland have all filed to run for the positions....more>
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Gilbert leads Timber Wolf girls to fourth

GUNSTOCK — The Prospect Mountain alpine boys and girls took to the slopes of Gunstock for the annual Winnipesaukee Alpine Race on Friday, Jan. 29. The race featured teams from around the lake, including Kingswood, Gilford, Laconia, Newfound, Moultonborough and Belmont, along with non-Lakes Region school Trinity....more>
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