Cigarettes in Dillingham are about to get more expensive. The city expects the new tax to generate $120,000 for the general fund initially. It hopes that over time higher prices will discourage tobacco use.
It’s the last Friday of the school year, and this morning, it was also the last music Friday at Dillingham Elementary. Teresa Duncan runs these weekly musical mornings for elementary students. This year, she’s retiring.
Sophie Woods has worked at Dillingham Elementary longer than anyone else at the school. Over her 50 years as a teacher’s aide, she has taught students a variety of skills, from reading to native dancing. Now, she’s retiring.