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A tale of two matriarchs: Dixon women next-door neighbors once again, after 50 years apart

After a 50-year hiatus, Alberta Duffy, right, and Belle Long are neighbors once again. After raising their families next door to each other on Fourth Street in Dixon, they now find themselves on the same floor of Heritage Square on the city’s north side.
Alberta, left, turned 102 on Aug. 16; Belle just turned 97.