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Wood Middle School teacher Nga Nguyen sets off a rocket as his students look on. The launch was part of Nguyen’s bottle-rocket challenge on Oct. 30 and 31.

Students launch handmade rockets for design class

Wood Middle School teacher Nga Nguyen is introducing his students to more advanced levels of engineering, science and technology. Nguyen teaches a technology and design (TaD) course to get students interested in design and engineering. The TaD lab is part of the newly restructured Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) program at Wood School.

In a brief press conference in front of City Hall, Mayor Marie Gilmore conceded the mayor's race to Trish Spencer today at 11 a.m. She congratulated Spencer on her win and also congratulated Frank Matarrese and Jim Oddie on winning City Council seats.

She said that she would not ask for a recount.


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Spencer builds on slim lead

The Lincoln Middle School Band put on a "Westward Bound" performance on Wednesday, Oct. 22, to a packed crowd of families and community members. Those in attendance not only delighted in the musical performances of the talented young players but also feasted on a delicious barbecue dinner. A beautiful sunset treated the crowd just as the students struck up the first notes of the evening.

DNA tests have helped positively identify three Army airmen who perished aboard a Martin B-26 Marauder over Belgium in 1944. Two men who called Alameda home are among them.

First Lt. William "Billy" Parker Cook and fellow pilots of the 397th Bomb Group, called the "Bridge Busters," took off about 9:30 a.m. on Dec. 23, 1944, from Péronne France. They had their orders: take out the Eller railroad bridge, a vital link in the German military supply line across the Moselle River.