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Alton School Board approves calendar for next year

ALTON — The Alton School Board met for just over an hour in public session on Monday, April 14, and approved accepting nearly $300,000 in unanticipated funds, approved the school calendar for the 2014-2015 school year and approved school board meeting dates for next year. Business Administrator Kathy O'Blenes explained that the board needed to accept a total of $296,717.56 in grants and a public hearing was held, with no public comments. The grants included: $23,495.93 from E-Rates, $37,665 from the Rural Education Action Program (REAP), $90,093.26 from Title I funding, $8,069.88 from a Special Education IDEA grant and $4,786.74 from the same grant for pre-schooling and $22,607.25 for Title II funding. Following the public hearing, the school board accepted the unanticipated funds....more>

Residents voice concerns over snowmobile right-of-way

ALTON — The Alton Board of Selectmen spent an hour during its Monday, April 21, meeting hearing complaints and reasoning regarding a right of way issue on Rand Hill Road. A public hearing was held and people for and against keeping a right of way open for the Mount Major Snowmobile Club spoke to the board and relayed their opinions....more>
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Timber Wolf girls net first win

ALTON — It wasn't easy, but the Prospect Mountain tennis girls got into the win column for the first time. The Timber Wolves were slated to travel north to Lancaster to take on White Mountains Regional, but because of the overnight snow in the North Country, the Spartans agreed to make the trip south, traveling with the boys' team for a doubleheader in Alton. Coach Joe Derrick's girls started first, with the first four matches hitting the courts just after 3:30 p.m....more>
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