Class of 2017 leaves behind legacy at PMHS

ALTON — Friday may have been a drizzly seemingly dreary night, but the Prospect Mountain High School auditorium was a haven of optimism about the future, reflection on the past and plenty of wisdom as the class of 2017 was ushered into the world, post-high school. With recorded music playing, teachers and other staff members entered the auditorium, teachers in black graduation regalia....more>

Gravel pit delayed for now

Intended "industrial" use deemed inappropriate for proposed location

NEW DURHAM — A potential gravel pit proposed for the northern section of town was deemed to be an industrial use. As such, the Zoning Board of Adjustment deemed the application, as submitted, impermissible under the town's current regulations. The determination was made by a unanimous vote at the ZBA's June 12 monthly meeting. During a phone interview a few days after the hearing, committee chair Terry Jarvis said that the session lasted some five hours. She said much of the meeting was devoted to commentary from concerned stakeholders who were entitled to speak, according to state statute....more>

Post 72 wins opener, falls in doubleheader

ALTON — After opening the season with a convincing win, the Alton Post 72 Junior Legion baseball team dropped a pair of games in the Sunday heat at Prospect Mountain High School. Against Milford on Wednesday, June 14, Post 72 came out swinging, scoring four runs in each of the first two innings and then adding two more in the fifth to close out the 10-0 win....more>
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