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May 29, 2014

Saluting the force behind Carriage Towne

After 3 decades, Alessio readies to embrace next chapter, leaving the paper she nurtured in good hands

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For three decades — through the paper’s ownership changes to its evolution from a tabloid to a broadsheet — Alessio has remained true to her original mission of making Carriage Towne News the unifying thread than runs through the communities of Southern New Hampshire. She believes it epitomizes why people move to New Hampshire.

“It embodies that small-town comfort of being in a small community — and feeling like you belong,” she said.

Indeed, it has given Alessio that sense of belonging. She said she still loves the paper and will always advocate for it. But almost exactly one year ago, Alessio suffered a serious health scare while working at the Carriage Towne News office. The quick actions of her coworkers, especially advertising representative Donna Roberts, saved her life. And now, equipped with a pacemaker, she is ready to embark on a new challenge.

“I’ve been given a gift,” said Alessio, who turns 66 on Saturday. “I’m not going to waste it.”

Alessio will retire June 1. She will continue to lease the Carriage Towne News office to North of Boston Media Group, which with Andreas as publisher intends to continue the newspaper as it has been, focusing on all things local. Elisha Blaisdell has been named editor and Roberts will continue to lead the advertising effort.

“It’s a seasoned staff. They’re not rookies. They know the Carriage Towne way and have respect for small businesses ... they know how Carriage Towne thinks and feels,” Alessio said. “The paper is in a good spot.”

As for Alessio, she intends to focus on her health and to travel, with Australia and then Russia tops on her bucket list. A trip to Hong Kong with the Exeter Area Chamber is already on the calendar for 2016.

She will likely take a larger role with the New Hampshire Women’s Fund, which helps enable women to start their own businesses.

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