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Unified Timber Wolves tie home opener

ALTON — Last spring the Prospect Mountain community got into the unified sports program offered by the NHIAA. The success that the volleyball team had last spring sparked the creation of a couple more unified teams at Prospect Mountain, with soccer on the pitch this fall and basketball coming this winter. The Prospect unified soccer team played its first home game on Thursday, Sept. 22, hosting Dover with members of the varsity and JV boys' soccer teams taking in parts of the contest....more>
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A night she will never forget

Alton resident recounts surviving Andrea Doria sinking

ALTON — As 14-year-old Madge Young was strolling the deck of the luxury liner shortly before she and her family retired for the night, she remembers her father, Robert, making a comment that was not only prophetic but would stay with her the rest of her life. He observed, "If they don't slow these things down in the fog, one of these days something's going to happen." Just a few minutes later, at 11:11 p.m., on July 25, 1956, the westbound Italian steamship Andrea Doria, considered one of the most beautiful superliners ever built and due to dock in New York at 6 a.m., was rammed by the Swedish motorship Stockholm traveling east, the smallest liner in regular service, but with a prow built to follow in the wake of ice breakers. The collision occurred about 45 miles south of Nantucket and 180 miles east of Ambrose Lightship, the main entrance to New York Harbor....more>

Local voters make their choices in primary

REGION — Elections in the local communities took a bit different turn than throughout the state, though like the statewide election, there were some close results. Alton In Alton, 1,009 voters cast their ballots, with 789 of those voters casting ballots in the Republican Primary, which saw more races for locals to choose from. In the race for governor, State Rep. Frank Edelblut, who eventually finished just a few hundred votes away from winning the statewide nomination, won Alton with 260 votes, while Executive Councilor Chris Sununu, who took the nomination, received 218 votes. State Senator Jeanie Forrester garnered 150 votes, while Manchester Mayor Ted Gatsas finished with 146 votes....more>
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