Two Congregational, an Episcopal, two Baptist, a Unitarian, a Methodist, a German Lutheran, and three Roman Catholic churches (one French Catholic), have church edifices of their own, and are well supported.

The public schools are and always have been liberally maintained. Almost all the school buildings are new, spacious, and of approved construction, and compare favorably with those of any city of moderate size in the State. A graded system is carefully pursued, and young men annually pass from the High School to the best New England colleges, without other training. Evening schools are also provided by the city, and are greatly appreciated by the working class.

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