Residents celebrate New Durham at annual event

NEW DURHAM — Event organizers estimate that about 150 folks turned out on Saturday, July 24, to herald in the 2015 Celebrate New Durham Day, which kicked off with a 9 a.m. 5k race and a children's fun run. Forty-nine runners, aged six to 71, ran the 5k, 18 children aged two to 12 participated in the fun run. Resident runners were joined by others from as far as Maine and Michigan. Dozens of other townsfolk turned out later for a barbecue supper held at the town firehouse, as well as a mid-day set of activities for youth organized by the Recreation Commission....more>

Life among the bears

Ben Kilham talks about his unique work

ALTON — Getting up close and personal to our life's work for most of us does not mean being outside more than in and establishing relationships with animals that weigh 150 pounds or more. Ben Kilham is an exception to this, as he is in most other things. Kilham has studied black bear behavior for more than 20 years, and he recently brought his observations, slides, videos and humor to the Alton Bay Conference Center for a lecture. He did not bring one of "his" bears, but he might as well have, as those who attended left with the feeling that the burly subjects of his research were part of their families, too....more>

Morin Insurance wins two, heads to tournament

ALTON — In a pair of midweek games, the Morin Insurance Alton Junior Legion earned a split heading into a big final game of the season over the weekend in Jaffrey. Alton took care of business against Contoocook on Monday, July 20, beating Post 81 for the second time in less than a week. Drew Nickerson was the star of the game on Monday, as he went the distance on the hill, scattering six hits over the seven innings and allowing just one earned run, walking none and striking out six as Morin Insurance got the 6-1 win....more>
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