Abundance of talent displayed at Arts Abound

ALTON — Arts Abound Night at Alton Central School (ACS) on April 21 was an experience of images. The evening showcased the best of students' work from the school's Unified Arts classes, and hallways were lined and rooms filled with examples. Known as "specials" to the children, the disciplines of music, physical education, library, technology education, computers, art, Spanish, and family and consumer science form a foundation for life-long learning. They also provide a creative outlet, and the images of the evening attest to that....more>

TDS forum brings out a large crowd

ALTON — Residents in the Baysider's tri-town coverage area are deeply concerned about their media connectivity, as suggested by a vocal, standing-room-only public forum on April 20. TDS, or Telephone and Data Systems Inc, partnered with the Alton Business Association to hold last week's discussion where folks crowded in to learn how their local cable, internet, and phone services may change under a new franchise agreement. TDS recently negotiated terms with Alton, Barnstead and New Durham to deliver the new products. Parts of Farmington and Gilmanton are also included in the agreement....more>

Burley no-hits 'Toppers, Prospect moves to 3-1

ALTON — The Prospect Mountain softball team continued its strong start to the season with a pair of shutouts last week, including a no-hitter from Brianna Burley. Burley took to the pitcher's circle on Wednesday, April 20, at home against Somersworth and kept the 'Toppers from connecting on a single hit as the Timber Wolves rolled to an 9-0 win. "Bri obviously had a great game," said coach Rick Burley, noting that Leah Dunne had a diving catch in left field and Julie Frenette had a nice play at third base to help preserve the no-hitter....more>
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