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Alton’s Disgrace — Our NEGLECTED Historic Railway Semaphore.

by Anura Guruge


Alton Bay, New Hampshire.

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Attribution WILL be enforced.



I have been trying for 5-years to get the town, i.e., the Town of Alton, to take care of these historic railway semaphores.

They are in theory PROTECTED by some State statute but nobody enforces it.

The ‘Lady’ responsible for taking care of these just does NOT care. She has other, more amusing distractions.

I talked to an Alton ‘Parks & Rec’ employee, who I know, who happened to be there about it. He agreed it was a SHAME.

They should be painted and painted CORRECTLY — at least one red arm. The lens should be replaced.

This in unbecoming of Alton.


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2016 4th of July Weekend, Alton & Wolfeboro, NH: Fireworks, “Annie and the Orphans”, “Echo Tones” & Parade.

by Anura Guruge


2016 July 4th Weekend Schedule

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No Rain Saturday, Sunday or 4th of July
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Annie and the Orphans
at Cate Park, July 2, 2016.

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Alton, Sunday, July 3, 2106 Fireworks.

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by Anura Guruge

Lakes Region (NH) Economy Booming Per Local Builders.


Anura Guruge, laughing, picture November 16, 2011.

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by Anura Guruge


The economy around here, i.e., Lakes Region, NH,
must be booming per what I heard from
three local builders yesterday.

No wonder it is Romney country. The folks around here, us being the exceptions, must be making so much money that their taxes must be through the roof. And there was poor me (with the emphasis on ‘poor’) thinking that folks around here, especially those in the building industry, were not doing that well. Silly me. What doesn’t add up, per what Bill Clinton would say is ‘arithmetic‘, is how come all these people thrash President Obama and what he has done to the economy WHEN they are doing so well — better than they have ever done from what I can see, and I have had a place up here since 1991.

I am still agitating to get Old Railway Semaphore signals in Alton Bay painted — per this post in early August 2012. I happened to meet the young lady in charge of this at Alton Central School (ACS) yesterday and she said that she intends to get some estimates for the painting job from local builders/painters. Since I know a few, I decided to push things along a bit by approaching them and telling them to submit bids. I personally met with two yesterday afternoon and spoke with the third by phone. Boy, was I in for a surprise.

They laughed at me. They basically said that they MIGHT be able to get around to providing an estimate this time NEXT YEAR! That is how busy they are. One of them, who specializes in constructing crème de la crème waterfront houses said he was fully booked for the next few years! And they say that we have had a downturn in construction. The other two, both well known local contractors, said they were booked well into June of 2013!

I am delighted for them. They were all very chuffed themselves. Couldn’t stop going on about how good life was. That is great. So how come people claim that things are bad under poor President Obama?

Very confusing. I am still trying to find people to submit estimates. So, if you are interested contact me or Alton Parks and Rec.