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Robbery suspects apprehended, arraigned BY MELISSA GRIMA THE BERLIN DAILY SUN
BERLIN — Two suspected bank robbers may have used a portion of their ill-gotten gains to pay their back rent in order to avoid eviction. Daniel Ray Hufstetler, 32, and Sheena Craig, 29, both of 36 High Street, Berlin, were apprehended early Wednesday evening on Route 16 in Gorham. Police stopped the blue Chevy Cavalier the couple were traveling in with two children age 7 and 13, and took the pair into custody without incident. A search warrant for the couple’s home was executed minutes after the motor vehicle stop. After appearing in court on
Thursday, Hufstetler, who has felony convictions for assault, burglary and theft in Georgia and Pennsylvania, is being held on $75,000 cash bail. Craig, who has no prior record according to police, was released on $500 cash and $50,000 personal recognizance bail. Huftstetler is charged with armed robbery for the Nov. 14 robbery of the Guardian Angel Credit Union on Coos Street in Berlin. He faces up to 20 years in prison on the Class A felony. Craig was charged with conspiracy to commit armed robbery, for allegedly driving Hufstetler see SUSPECTS page 6
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Coos commission recommends The widow-bago tour, moving Randolph into District 1 a journey of healing BY BARBARA TETREAULT THE BERLIN DAILY SUN
LANCASTER -- The Coos County Commissioners are recommending moving the town of Randolph from District 2 to District 1 as a mean of evening out the population among the three county commissioner districts. Randolph is currently in District 2 with Gorham, Jefferson, Carroll, Dalton, Lancaster, and Whitefield. The 2010 Census places the total population of the district at 11,833. District 1, which includes Berlin, Shelburne, and Success, currently has a population of 10,423. District 3 covers the northern section of the
county and includes the towns of Dixville, Clarksville, Colebrook, Columbia, Dummer, Errol, Milan, Millsfield, Northumberland, Pittsburg, Stark, Stewartstown, Stratford, and Wentworth’s Location. It currently has a total population of 10,799. In a letter to the commission, Rep. Gene Chandler, R-Bartlett, chair of the House subcommittee on redistricting the Coos County commissioner districts, said the ideal population is 11,018 per district. He asked for any suggestions from the commission on how to equalize the population among the districts. At the commission’s November meeting, Comsee COMMISSION page 11
Prison funding expected on Obama’s desk today BY MELISSA GRIMA THE BERLIN DAILY SUN
BERLIN — “The light just flipped green on the Berlin Prison.” That was the word late yesterday afternoon from Congressman Charlie Bass. Bass reported that the House of Representatives had passed the appropriations bill that provides funding of $6.6 billion for the Bureau of Prisons and language that prioritizes spendHarvest Soup Supper Sat. 11/19 • 4-7 p.m. Dummer Town Hall - 75 Hill Road, Dummer Soups, stews, “chowdah”and desserts Donations at the door!
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STARK -Margaret Cowie, of Stark, New Hampshire, has produced her eagerly awaited second book. The title, “The Widow-bago Tour, a Journey of Healing” is a sequel of sorts to the first book, “No Regrets, My Love” – published in December 2009. Fans can purchase both hardcover and paperback locally through the author by emailing: noregretsmylove@hotmail. com or at the Gingerbread Bazaar at the Stark Village School on December 3, from 10 a.m to 3 p.m. Look for future book signing events to be announced. Join Cowie, her three Siberian Huskies, a cat, and personal assistant, as they venture down a road frequently but silently traveled. A distinctive Winnebago transports her through three New England states on a unique book signing tour as she exhibits hope.
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(NY Times) — Could the iPad someday supplant the voting machine? Oregon last week became the first state in the country to use iPads to allow people with disabilities to vote, and it intends to use them again for another election in January. Several other states are expected to follow suit with iPads or other tablets, possibly as early as for next year’s presidential election. In a special primary election in five counties in Oregon, 89 people with disabilities marked their ballots on an iPad. They did not actually cast their votes online — Internet voting is an idea whose time has not yet come, several elections officials said. Rather, these voters used iPads, brought to their homes or nursing homes by election workers, to call up their ballots, mark them onscreen and print them out on a portable wireless printer. The voters or assistants then either mailed in the printed ballots or dropped them off at election stations. One woman, who has impaired vision, was able to enlarge the print on her ballot so that she could see the names of candidates. A man with arthritis who could not hold a pen was able to touch the screen with his finger and mark his ballot.
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longer brook the bloody crackdown. On Thursday, the civilian toll mounted. The Local Coordination Committees, an opposition group, said that at least 11 people were killed across Syria, including four army defectors, seven civilians and two minors. In Moscow, Foreign Minister Sergei V. Lavrov said that the international community should call on all sides in Syria to stop the bloodshed.
Occupy protesters clash with In Shooting at White House, attempted assassination charge police in lower Manhattan WASHINGTON (NY Times) — Federal authorities charged a 21-year-old Idaho man on Thursday with trying to assassinate President Obama. They said he had told friends that he believed the president was “the Antichrist” and that he “needed to kill him,” according to a complaint filed in federal court. The man, Oscar Ramiro OrtegaHernandez, of Idaho Falls, who is accused of firing a semiautomatic assault rifle at the residential floors of the White House last week, was also “convinced the federal govern-
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NEW YORK (NY Times) — Nearly a thousand protesters took to the streets of Lower Manhattan on Thursday, clashing with the police and tossing aside metal barricades to converge again on Zuccotti Park after failing in an attempt to shut down the New York Stock Exchange. Organized weeks ago, the so-called day of action came two days after the police cleared the Occupy Wall Street encampment from Zuccotti Park in an early-morning raid. Removed from the park that had become their de facto headquarters, protesters looked to Thursday — two months to the day after the demonstrations began — to gauge the support and mettle that the movement still retained. By Thursday afternoon, about 175 people had been arrested, many after rough confrontations with the police. “We failed to close the stock exchange, but we took back our park,” said Adam Farooqui, 25, of Queens. “That was a real victory.”
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Expert says N.H. economy on ‘thin ice’ CONCORD — New Hampshire’s economy is growing faster than the regional average but is in danger of stalling due to not enough jobs being created, according to a forecast released Thursday by the New England Economic Partnership. Economist Dennis Delay, the partnership’s New Hampshire forecast manager, gave that assessment to reporters as a preview of the organization’s fall conference Friday in Manchester. “This is an economy on thin ice and all of the things that go along with that metaphor,” said Delay. “The economy seems to have hit a stall speed both locally and nationally.” Delay said New Hampshire’s unemployment was little improved last summer and that any acceleration in private-sector job creation appears to be partially offset by public sector job losses. New Hampshire’s rate in October was 5.3 percent. “We’re still adding jobs, just not as fast as we did in the summer,” he said. He estimates job growth in 2012 will be less than this year, creating the risk for a recession. Delay projects that at the current growth rate, New Hampshire will have regained all the jobs lost in the recession by the second quarter of 2013. He said problems for the state’s economy include government job cuts acting as a drag on the economy and poor real estate sales. Before the recession, New Hampshire was on track to have 680,000 jobs now, but only has 630,000, said Delay. “We’ve lost a potential for 50,000 jobs in the New Hampshire economy. We don’t expect to get back to that level of jobs in the state until well beyond 2015.” Delay estimated 2,000 government jobs would be lost from 2010 to 2012. He said the weakest sector
is construction, hurt largely by a weak real estate market. Delay said he does not expect to see much of a recovery in the real estate market soon. He said prices seen now are 20 percent lower than in 2004 and 2005 and probably won’t reach those levels again until well beyond 2015. The median home price in September was $217,000 -5.5 percent below the price for the same nine months in 2010. Ross Gittell, partnership vice president and New England forecast manager, said Delay’s “thin ice” metaphor for New Hampshire’s economy holds true for the nation and the rest of New England. Gittell, an economist and University of New Hampshire professor, said that is due to conditions beyond U.S. control, such as the European debt crisis. “We’re really looking at a continued period of economic stagnation,” he said. Gittell said New Hampshire is expected to be one of the strongest performing New England states. Massachusetts and Vermont also are expected to do well. He said Connecticut’s economy is predicted to be the weakest in the region because of its proximity to the New York financial markets and Wall Street. Maine also is expected to experience low growth, and Rhode Island will have high unemployment for some time because it suffered most of the states during the recession, he said. Gittell said forecasters believe Rhode Island’s unemployment rate will be about 8 percent in 2015; it’s currently 10.5 percent. He said most economists believe a 1 percent growth in employment is needed just to keep unemployment at existing levels. He said the region’s rate is about half that, which means the economy is stagnant. —Courtesy of WMUR
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Support, advocacy appreciated To the editor: I’d like to take a moment to thank all of the people who expressed an outpouring of support for me to the New Hampshire Police Standards and Training Council. I’d especially like to thank Sheriff Gerald Marcou, who has been a staunch advocate, and his assistance has been immeasurable. After hearing the “other
side” of the story originally presented in this publication on October 4, the council voted unanimously that no sanctions were in order. Thank you once again, to everyone who got involved. Your efforts are greatly appreciated. Gordon Alan Lowe Jr. Chief of Police Randolph
Community night at Subway To the editor: On Tuesday, November 22, Subway in Gorham will be hosting a Community Night to benefit The Gorham Community Learning Center (GCLC). Subway will generously donate 15% of its total sales from 4-8 PM that evening to the GCLC. The GCLC is a nationallyaccredited, non-profit organization which provides child care, preschool, school age and toddler programs to children between the ages of 18
months and 12 years from Gorham, Randolph, Shelburne, Berlin, and Milan. Consider stopping by Subway on the evening of Tuesday, November 22, for a quick, healthy, inexpensive dinner, while supporting the GCLC and the children it proudly serves at the same time! Thank you and Happy Thanksgiving! The Gorham Community Learning Center Board of Directors
Lost wallet returned after Riverfire To the editor: On October 22, here in Berlin we had the RiverFire. I just want to thank the people that found my wallet, car, and house keys and turned them into the police department. I appreciate it very much there is not many honest people around anymore. I am really grateful
and to say the least nothing was missing. Thank you. I also want to thank the officer who helped me locate them and be kind enough to listen to the problem I had. Not all officials are that respectful. Once again whoever you are, thank you. Paula Fournier Berlin
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Counting My Blessings
It’s that time of year again. And, as is always true at this time of year, a certain song keeps insisting its way into my head. Some of you may remember it. Perhaps, some of you may have sung it yourselves. It was always a part of the repertoire I used when I was performing my holiday programs here, there, and everywhere. Have you guessed what the song is by now? Did I hear someone say “Count Your Blessings?” If so, I hope that person will take some time to give himself or herself a special treat of some kind today. And keep the song fresh in mind as we approach next Thursday – Thanksgiving Day. Russian-born, but always 100% American, Irving Berlin (1888-1989) wrote the song for the beloved 1954 movie musical “White Christmas,” which starred Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney. The song was runner-up that year to “Three Coins in the Fountain” at the Academy Awards ceremony. So, once again, as I settle in after a feast fit for a king, for what I hope will be a good night’s sleep, let me count my blessings, instead of sheep, as the song’s lyric so well recommends that we all do. Perhaps, as I recall mine, you will recall yours, too. Here goes. Among the very most important things one can have in life is good health. I have been truly fortunate here. Oh, yes, this year brought the loss of vision in my right eye and a cancerous growth on my left forearm had to be removed. As with most of us, I suppose, some of the body parts that used to bend quite easily don’t bend quite as easily anymore. But, overall, I am in very good health for a man of my age, so I have little cause for complaint. Some forty-nine years ago, an attractive young woman was preceding me up the stairs to the choir room of the East Liberty Presbyterian Church, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I gathered up enough courage to ask her for a date. She said, “Yes.” Less than a year later, I asked her to marry me. She said, “Yes!” And for forty-eight years now, she has somehow managed to put up with me, bear us two fine sons, and be as
fine a life’s partner as a man like me could ever hope to have. Early in life, as a young lad in elementary school, I discovered that I had been born with a fine singing voice and a fine speaking voice, and that I had the understanding and the desire to use both of them in the most beautiful and expressive ways I could imagine. I do not mean that to be boastful. Far from it. I feel extremely fortunate that I had some wonderful teachers early on who recognized my particular gifts and guided me in the best ways of using them. They introduced me to the finest music and literature and art that the human mind has conceived over the years, and thus given me a life of riches beyond imagination. In that regard, I have been fortunate enough to accomplish much of which I think I can be justly proud. Travel has always been an important part of my life, and from the time my wallet allowed me to do so, I traveled. The woman enjoys travel, also; and, over the years, we have seen much of this country and of the world. We have become more emboldened with the passing of the years, taking journeys now that would have been unthinkable a decade ago. And our bucket list grows. We have already booked one of our adventures for next year, and a second is just about ready for calling our travel agent. One of my favorite poems begins, “You must always be intoxicated.” It then asks, “But on what?” For Barrie and me, it is on travel, on seeing the world and the rich diversity of its peoples, the beauties of nature and the habitats of wildlife. That is what intoxicates us. And that is why we will continue to travel as long as health and finances allow us to do so. At the Thanksgiving table then this year, there will be much for which to be truly grateful. I hope that all of you are able to say the same. May you, too, fall asleep after a Thanksgiving feast counting your blessings. (Ithaca Bound is the pen name of Dick Conway. His e-mail address is: email@example.com.)
White Mtn. Livery out of business To the editor: To all our customers: White Mt. Livery (formally Dependable Taxi) is out of business as of this week. Back in August I switched our taxi business to a livery service (due to the high insurance requirements, not being able to be insured for the amount the city wanted, economy, declining population and restrictions of city ordinances on taxi’s) to better serve our customers and to offer service further than our insurance restrictions of 25 miles. Also competing with the two illegal taxi’s (you know who you are) really put a dent in our business I’d like to explain the events leading to my decision to close. I was set up in September by the Berlin Police Department (they we’re just doing their job as directed by the city)
and issued a ticket for $100 going by city ordinance on taxi’s, which states that a taxi is a used for “the call and demand of transportation of passengers to and from points chosen by the passenger” is considered a taxi, which is very vague and general in meaning. Basically if you take gas money from your mom to drive her to the store you are considered a taxi and can be fined. The difference between a taxi and livery service by definition is quite lengthy but the city only went “word for word” by the ordinance and not the difference between the two types of service. I am tired of fighting the city over something as silly as this which I believed would benefit the area in a better way than a taxi would. This is why I decided to close and see LIVERY page 5
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Make a difference in the life of a child To the editor: With the New Year fast approaching, it’s time to start thinking about New Year’s resolutions. I, like so many others, have made, broken and made again my New Years resolutions. Losing weight, getting into shape, paying off debt, and “giving back” all top the list, as they do year after year. 2012 will be a different year for me, as I choose to give back to one of New Hampshire’s most vulnerable populations: it’s children. I am the North Country Training and Recruitment Coordinator for CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of New Hampshire, a statewide, non-profit agency that recruits, trains, and supervises volunteer Guardian ad Litems to represent the best interests of abused and neglected children in the court system. CASA has several regional offices. I work out of the office in Colebrook and cover from the Lakes Region North. Each year, approximately 1,000 of New Hampshire’s children will end up in the court system through no fault of their own. They are victims of abuse, neglect or abandonment by their parents and their future is decided by the court. CASA volunteers are assigned to one family and independently evaluate information pertaining to their cases and the best interest of the children they represent and report this information back to the court. This role is crucial in
helping to determine a child’s future and creating positive and lasting change. I am amazed at how much our CASA volunteers give to our children. The time, energy and determination demonstrated by our volunteers seems boundless. In this emotionally charged work, they forge ahead and don’t give up. In doing this work, I am reminded of The Starfish Story (adapted from The Star Thrower) by Loren Eiseley (1907-1977). In this story, a young man is throwing starfish back into the ocean after they have washed up on shore. He is asked why he is even bothering, since there are far too many for him to make a difference. He responds that it makes a difference to those he does reach. This often quoted story reminds us all of the power we each have to impact the lives of others, no matter how small it may seem, no matter if the difference seems insignificant. If you would like to make another resolution, one that you’d like to follow through on, give CASA a call and truly make a difference in the life of a child. To learn more about CASA of NH, please visit www.casanh.org, or call the Colebrook Regional office at (603) 237-8411. Stacia Roberge NC Training & Recruitment Coordinator CASA of NH
There’s wonderful youngsters in the area To the editor: We have some wonderful youngsters in our community! We hear so much about the kids who use bad judgement or make unwise decisions, but we don’t always hear about the good that a lot of good kids do. Recently the Gorham High School Humanitarian Group went door to door in the Gorham, Randolph and Shelburne area to collect food for the Ecumenical Food Pantry. And just last weekend, a number of Boy Scouts went door to door in all communities and collected food for the three pantries plus St. Vincent de Paul Society for their Christmas food baskets. The Milan Village
School children also participated in a “Stuff ’ the Bus” collection. So many people depend on our local food pantries to help feed. their families, It’s so gratifying to have these good kids to help out in this way. So “Thank You” to all those in the Humanitarian Group, “Thank You” to the Boy Scouts and “Thank You” also to those who helped the Scouts - Scout leaders, patents, friends, volunteers and Knights of Columbus who also helped. Thank you also to all those who donated food and personal care items. Without the generosity of our local communities, these drives would not be successful. Judy J. Rheaume Ecumenical Food Pantry
Gorham Recreation Department news Instructional basketball — no practice this week. 2nd grade basketball will be on Tue., Nov. 22, at 5 p.m. (SUNS vs. BUCKS) and also at 5 p.m. (HEAT @ MILAN). 5th & 6th grades basketball will be on Wed., Nov. 23, at 5 p.m. (REBELS LIVERY from page 4
that I will no longer run this type of business again in Berlin. I feel sorry for the handicapped, elderly and people who can’t afford cars that have relied on our service and to the two employees who have joined the rank
vs. SPARKS) and at 6 p.m. (BULLS vs. CELTICS). Visit the recreation departments’s new web site, http://www.gorhamnh. org/Pages/GorhamNH_Recreation/ Index for information, schedules, news and forms for all programs. of unemployed. I would like to thank all who have supported our efforts to continue our business and to our customers who used us regularly. We wish anyone good luck who tries to do business in Berlin. Dan Millet Owner, White Mt. Livery
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The Berlin City Council will hold a public hearing Monday, November 21, 2011 in the City Council Chambers of City Hall beginning at 7:30 p.m. to receive public opinion regarding the following subject matters: • Ordinance 2011-10 Amending the Code of Ordinances, Chapter 15, Traffic & Vehicles Article III. Stopping, Standing and Parking by amending Sec. 15-66 Prohibited on narrow streets ( fire lanes on Francis Street) • Resolution 2011-36 Authorizing an application to the Neil & Louise Tillotson Fund of the NH Charitable Foundation for Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000) for the purchase of plants and supplies for the Berlin City Gardens • Resolution 2011-37 Authorizing an application to the US Environmental Protection Agency for a Brownfields Clean-up Grant for the sum of Two Hundred Thousand Dollars ($200,000) to provide for the clean-up of the river’s edge land situated behind the new District Court House located at 650 Main Street • Resolution 2011-38 Authorizing an application to the US Environmental Protection Agency for a Brownfields Community-wide Assessment Grant for the sum of Two Hundred Thousand Dollars ($200,000) to provide for Phase I and Phase II assessments of potentially contaminated properties.
SUSPECTS from page one
from the scene. She faces up to 15 years in prison. According to a police affidavit, a disguised Hufstetler, wearing sunglasses, white cotton gloves, and a black hat, entered the credit union shortly before 2:52 p.m. on Monday, went up to the teller and pulled out a pistol while making a demand for the money. Berlin Police prosecutor Lt. Dan Buteau said that Hofstetler allegedly made off with $3,450. Witnesses in the area of Rockingham Street were able to tell police that the robber got away in a dark blue Chevy Cavalier, driven by a “dark haired, heavy-set female driver in her 20s to 30s,” Buteau said. Police personnel who later viewed the surveillance footage from the bank suspected it may be Huftstetler, who they had arrested in July as a fugitive of justice on a warrant out of Georgia. Georgia declined to extradite at that time, and he was released. Working with the FBI, the BPD suspicions were confirmed by tips from the public of people who provided information that they believed the man in the surveillance images was named Dan, had a girlfriend who matched the description provided by the witnesses and had a car that also matched that description.
• Resolution 2011-39 Carrying over Seventy-Nine Thousand, Fifty-One Dollars and Seventy-Eight Cents ($79,051.78) of grant funds for the year ended June 30, 2011 which are not yet expended from the previous year.
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Public Hearing Notice City of Berlin USEPA Cleanup Grant
The City of Berlin will hold a public hearing on Monday November 21, 2011 at 7:30 pm at Berlin City Hall to hear public comments on the following: 1. The City’s proposed submittal of an application for a USEPA Grant for $200,000 for the cleanup of City owned land located behind 650 Main Street along the Saint Lawrence and Atlantic Railroad Line. 2. The intent of the cleanup is to make the area safe for the continuance of a Riverwalk/walking trail along the Androscoggin River. 3. A DRAFT copy of the application can be viewed at the City Clerks’ Office located at Berlin City Hall 168 Main Street or on the City website http://www.berlinnh.gov . 4. A DRAFT copy of the analysis of brownfield cleanup alternatives (ABCA) and the source document; Site Investigation and Remedial Action Plan can be viewed at the City Clerks’ Office located at Berlin City Hall 168 Main Street or on the City website http://www.berlinnh.gov 5. Written comments will be taken until November 25, 2011. Interested persons are invited to attend and comment on the proposed application and ABCA documents at the public hearing. Please contact the City Manager’s Office at 752-7532 in advance if you have a disability and need assistance to attend or participate in the hearing. Anyone wishing to submit written comments should address them to the City Manager, City of Berlin, 168 Main Street, Berlin, NH 03570. This notice is also posted in the following four places Berlin City Hall Berlin City Library Berlin Fire Station Berlin Code Enforcement Office
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The City of Berlin will be accepting proposals through 4:30 PM Friday December 9, 2011 from qualified firms for the replacement of the telephone system located at the Berlin City Hall, 168 Main Street, and the old Berlin Courthouse, 220 Main Street which is served off premise from City Hall. The full RFP may be obtained by contacting the City Manager’s Office at 603-752-7532 or taking it from the City web site www.berlinnh.gov . All proposals must be addressed to the City Manager’s Office, 168 Main Street, Berlin, NH 03570 in an envelope marked “City Hall Telephone System”. References will be checked and interviews may be conducted in an effort to determine the best proposal for the price quoted as part of the evaluation process at no cost to the City. The City, through its City Manager, reserves the right to reject any or all proposals where it may serve the City’s best interest to do so and to request additional information or clarifications from proposers. Bidders may further acquaint themselves with the work to be done by attending an onsite preproposal meeting at the Berlin City Hall auditorium, 168 Main Street on Monday November 28, 2011at 2 pm.
“The significance of the assistance of the general public cannot be overstated in bringing the investigation to this point,” Berlin Police said in a press release announcing the Wednesday evening arrests. Buteau said that the landlord who owns the couple’s residence on High Street had been in contact with police earlier asking for information on eviction. Hufstetler was recently laid off from a job at Steel Elements, where he had worked since mid-summer. The landlord told police that at 3:09 p.m., on Monday — just 17 minutes after the alarm for the robbery was raised — Hufstetler and Craig deposited $925 in back rent in his account at Northway Bank. At an arraignment in First Circuit Court-District Division in Lancaster, on Thursday, both entered no plea on the felony charges. Probable cause hearings are scheduled for Nov. 23 in Berlin. The investigation into this robbery is ongoing, according to police. The Berlin Police Department was assisted in the investigation and arrests by the NH State Police, Coos County Sheriff ’s Department, Gorham Police Department, NH Drug Task Force and the FBI.
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Laugh, cry, and witness courage and strength in finding life again. Take an enchanting stroll down memory lane; get a glimpse of how tragedy changes her, experience the mystical gifts from loved ones on the Other Side, walk with a group that has been continually told to get over it. Then, embrace the spiritual growth you receive while traveling along this inspirational journey. Healing is still taking place, even three years after losing her husband to a tragic highvoltage accident at White Face Mountain, New York. said Cowie. Her initial memoir was a catharsis for healing. However, it ended up not only helping Margaret, but many others who were also on a similar path. This second story is based on experience, but a stage had to be created to share it with others. The book tour was suitable for this, and reaches others far beyond what she ever imagined. “I had to lose my husband, Will, in order to experience the unimaginable pain, and in turn do something positive with it and help others,” she said. Cowie has a strong spiritual faith. With that, and some courage added into the equation, and a bond she shares with her dogs, she has survived her inconceivable loss. Today she still fights tears on many occasions. Her message to others that are grieving is to allow the process to occur. Blocking it simply puts it off to the future, a date not revealed, and knocks you down even easier due to the element of surprise. As far as tears go, she says, “Let them spill, as I believe they are the cleansing waters for your soul.” Her sincere hope for readers of this new title, and her first one, is that they do the work required of grief. For those not on a journey of loss – you will become enlightened and inspired by “The Widow-bago Tour, a Journey of Healing” – and gain a new perspective and compassion for others while doing so.
AVH art exhibit hosting quilt display
BERLIN -- The Androscoggin Valley Hospital Auxiliary has announced that a quilting exhibit by quilters Karen Flint and Donna Gagne, residents of Milan, is on display at AVH, as part of the on-going Rotating Art Program. This is the second year in a row that they have had their work on display at AVH. All the quilts that are here this year are all on viewing at the hospital for the first time. Donna and Karen are sisters and both are employees of Androscoggin Valley Hospital in Berlin. Both have been quilting since 2004 and have quickly mastered their craft. They are also members of the Berlin Quilting Guild. A third sister, Beth Lorden, also joins in on some of the quilting sessions. All three are involved in making quilts for their family. They often give quilts to their families as gifts for graduation, weddings, baby showers and other special events. Karen Flint is the AVH Infection Control Professional while Donna Gagne is a part-time AVH education assistant. Both have made quilts that were donated to different charitable causes including the AVH Relay for Life Team, Make a Wish Foundation, and the Berlin Rotary. Last year, they donated a quilt that helped kick off the fall 2010-2011 Relay for Life AVH Fund Drive. The quilt display in the hospital cafeteria will be on display until the end of November. Each month, the AVH Auxiliary Rotating Art Program features an artist and his/her respective works for public viewing inside AVH. The display is located
Donna Gagne (l) and Karen Flint (r) proudly display their handiwork.
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Former Berlin School system teachers and administrators and their spouses get together to celebrate birthdays throughout the year at various restaurants located in the Androscoggin River Valley. Bottom row: from l-r: Stan Ouellette, Sylvia Poulin, Joanne Mackay, Sharon Kolinsky. Middle row: Janet Halvorson, Nancy Pickford, Gerry Poulin, Bruce Mackay, Joyce Melanson, Gregg Kolinsky. Top row: Brett Halvorson, Edgar Melanson, Tom Pickford.
Gorham Emergency Medical Services to hold Thanksgiving bake sale BERLIN -- Gorham Emergency Medical Services will hold its annual Thanksgiving Bake Sale on Wednesday, November 23, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Gorham Fire Department Station on Main Street in Gorham. Proceeds from this bake sale will go toward the Maurice Boiselle Memorial Scholarship Fund. The Maurice Boiselle Scholarship Fund was created in honor of former ambulance director Maurice Boiselle. Maurice, who always had a smile for everyone, served as director of
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Coos County Commission tackles full agenda BY BARBARA TETREAULT THE BERLIN DAILY SUN
LANCASTER -- The Coos County commission had a packed agenda at its November monthly meeting with everything from economic development, the Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge, UNH Cooperative Extension, and workers compensation rates coming up for discussion. Christopher Diego, president of Coos Economic Development Corporation board of directors, updated the commission on its reorganization efforts and requested funding for a revolving loan fund and to hire an executive director. Diego said the board has put a lot of work into reshaping the organization and developing its next steps. Last December, he said the board voted to expand its membership to include representation from all existing economic development entities in the county. He said that has been completed and there is now a 16-member board with broad representation. Coos Commissioner Tom Brady sits on the board as does Rep. Bill Hatch of Gorham from the county delegation. CEDC does not currently have an executive director and Diego said the position has been redefined and clearly outlined in a job description. He said the organization is asking the county for $60,000 to partially fund the position. He said another $40,000 to $50,000 will be required to cover wages, benefits, office space, and expenses that CEDC expects to raise. Diego said the board is working to keep operating expense at a minimum. Diego said the board has found there is a need for small loans or bridge funding throughout the county. He said as a result they have adapted their revolving loan fund and are working to expand awareness of the fund. He asked for any amount of money the
county and delegation deem appropriate to help build the fund. Commissioner Burnham Judd told Diego money is going to be a tight issue for the county. Commissioner Tom Brady said he is not opposed to the request but agreed that coming up with the money will be tough. Tri-County Community Action Program Economic Development and Housing Director Max Makaitis came in with a 2012 budget request for $15,000 in to help fund his position. He also requested the $15,000 allocated for his position in the current budget. Judd asked if Makaitis is working on economic development in the entire county. He said he has not seen him in Pittsburg and complained that economic efforts seem to stop at Colebrook. Commissioner Paul Grenier asked if there were any specific projects in Pittsburg. He said Makaitis has been spending a lot of time working on the redevelopment of the Groveton mill property which would benefit the entire northern region of the county. Makaitis said he needs to spend some time in Pittsburg and promised to do so. Judd said he is not against paying the $15,000 appropriation for 2011 but wants to see some effort made north of Colebrook. The commission will present its 2012 budget at a hearing on Saturday, Dec. 10 in West Stewartstown. Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge Manager Paul Casey and Deputy Manager Ian Drew attended the meeting to open up a dialogue with the commission. Casey apologized for doing a poor job of outreach with the commission and said he was there to clear up some misconceptions that have arisen about the refuge. Commissioner Burnham Judd said he is concerned that the refuge keeps buying land and has
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FUNDING from page one
Once opened, the Berlin Prison is expected to house over 1,000 medium and minimum security adult male offenders and its day-to-day operation is estimated to create over 300 jobs. The project is estimated to have a $40 million annual impact on the area. “This is tremendous news for Berlin and New Hampshire’s North Country. This prison has been sitting empty for too long at a huge cost to taxpayers,” Bass said. Bass has advocated for opening the federal prison in Berlin. Earlier this summer, he worked with the House Appropriations Committee to help author the language prioritizing funding for federal prisons that have been constructed but not yet activated, such as the Berlin Prison, which was included in the bill.
COMMISSION from page one
follow that route, Grenier said Coos County would face taking apart the three districts and totally realigning them. District 2 Commissioner Tom Brady said he supported Grenier’s suggestion. He said Randolph has ties to Berlin. The Coos commission voted unanimously to recommend the change to Chandler. The House Special Committee on Redistricting hopes to come up with a draft plan for House, county commission, executive council, and U.S. House seats by early next month.
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in services by the Extension Service. Noting Coos County’s distance from the rest of the state, Stan Knecht said he fears that will limit the service provided. “We’re going to get the short end of the stick,” he said. County Administrator Sue Collins said the public needs to speak to the county delegation and state senators about the impact of the budget cut.
Year 2012, meaning as soon as the BOP could arrange it the prison could open. Senator Jeanne Shaheen, who has also advocated for the prison funding approval, announced on Wednesday that she also expected the measure to pass the Senate and be approved by the President before the week was out. “I want to thank Congressman Bass for really working with me and the rest of the North Country since he came back to Congress. He’s been up here about once a month, I speak to him on a regular basis, and he knows how desperately important the Berlin Prison project is to the city. He has played an integral role in marshaling this project through the House and I thank him for that,” said Berlin Mayor Paul Grenier.
missioner Paul Grenier, who represents District 1, suggested moving Randolph with its population of 310 into his district. He noted that would bring the population of District 1 up to 10,733. The population of District 2 would drop to 11,523. Grenier said all three districts would be close to within five percent of the ideal 11,018 population figure. He noted Randolph is contiguous to Berlin on its northern boundary and said Gorham has historically been part of District 2. If the House subcommittee does not A draft proposal calls for creating a mix of state specialists/faculty, field specialists, program coordinators, and support staff. Field specialists will be located in county offices but will be travel more to do programs around the state in their area of expertise. Members of the Coos Farm Bureau expressed concerns about the reduction
A surprise 35th Anniversary party for Roger and Sandy Laverdiere was given by Roger’s family on October 29. The Eagles Hall was decorated in emerald green, symbolizing the 35th anniversary year, and also the color the couple had for their wedding. Music was provided by Paul “Blueberry” Deblois. The beautiful cake was made by the couple’s sister-in-law Brenda Lauze and a delicious meal was put on by Rudy and Midge Deblois and their team. A special toast was made by Debbie Fortier, who was their ‘maid of honor’. Many family and friends attended and a good time was had by all. The couple was married on September 25, 1976 at St. Kieran Church.
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––––––––––––––––– DAILY CALENDAR ––––––––––––––––– Friday, November 18 “Backstage”: a somewhat murder/mystery, comedy, in two acts presented by Gorham Players, GMHS cafe, $5 for students and seniors, $8 for adults. Doors open at 6:30. Saturday, November 19 Harvest Soup Supper: 4 to 7 p.m., Dummer Town Hall, Hill Road, Dummer. Donation will be accepted. 19th Annual Arts and Craft Fair: Gorham Public Library, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Raffle tickets are now available at the library at $1 each or 6 for $5. “Backstage”: a somewhat murder/mystery, comedy, in two acts presented by Gorham Players, GMHS cafe, $5 for students and seniors, $8 for adults. Doors open at 6:30. Holiday Sale: First Baptist Church, corner of High and School Streets, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Christmas crafts and decorations. baked good (some gluten free) books. toys, plants dishes white elephant table and much more. Homecoming Dinner: 5 to 9 p.m., VFW Post 2520, Berlin. RSVP by Oct. 29, 440-2000 or 752-4276. Donation Turkey Dinner: Milan Methodist Church, 4:306:30 p.m. at the church. Take outs will be delivered to those who are unable to come to the dinner. Call to make your reservations for delivery in the Milan, Dummer, West Milan area by calling 449-2026, please leave name and phone number by 12 noon Sat, Nov. 19. Someone will get back to you. Sunday, November 20 Berlin Jazz: St. Kieran Arts Center, 155 Emery St., Berlin, 2 p.m. Benefit concert for the arts center. Tickets are $12 and $6 603-752-1028.
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––––––––––––––– ONGOING CALENDAR –––––––––––––– Friday Cholesterol Clinic: Monday through Friday, Berlin Health Dept., city hall. By appointment only, Call 752-1272. All area residents welcome. Fee $15. AA Meeting: Discussion Meeting, St. Barnabas Church, 2 High St., Berlin. Discussion Meeting, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Weekly “Luck of the Draw” Cribbage Tournament. Gorham American Legion, 6 Androscoggin St., Gorham, $5pp: registration 5:15 to 5:45; play starts 6 p.m. Call Legion for more info 466-2433. Bingo: St. Anne Hall, 5:30 p.m. Sponsored by Theatre North. Senior Meals: Guardian Angel School, noon. Suggested donations for 60 and over $3; under 60 $6. All are welcome. (FMI 752-2545) Berlin Area Head Start Accepting Applications: For children between the ages of 3-5 years old. This is an income eligible program. Call 752-5464 to schedule an appointment to enroll your child. Gorham Public Library: Open M-F: 10am6pm, Saturdays: 10am-Noon. Story Time is 1:30 p.m. every Friday View On-line Catalog at https:// gorham.biblionix.com/ FMI call 466-2525 or email email@example.com. Men’s Breakfast Meeting, Congregational/UCC in Gorham on Main Street. Meeting held the second Friday of each month at 7 a.m. Artisan Gift Shop: 961 Main St., Berlin. Open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Foot Care Clinics: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Friday at the Androscoggin Valley Hospital Home Health and Hospice Department. For an appointment, call 326-5870. Serenity Steps Peer Support Center: 567 Main St. Berlin, Providing peer support services to local area residents challenged by emotional or mental difficulties. Open Monday through Wednesday 11-4; Thursday and Friday 11-7 p.m. FMI 7528111. Salvation Army: Music Arts — drama/singing company/sacred dance/timbrels (for all ages), 3 to 4:30 p.m. Dinner — 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Jr. Soldiers/ Jr. Soldiers Prep/Corps Cadets — 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Youth Horizons: (ages 13 and up), 7 to 9 p.m., 15 Cole St., Berlin. (FMI 752-1644) Coos County Adult Learner Services: Offers free, confidential, one-to-one instruction in basic reading, writing, math, English for speakers of other languages and preparation for high school equivalency exam (GED). Available Monday through Friday at 166 Main St., Berlin. To schedule an appointment, call 752-1927 or 1-800-268-5437. Berlin and Coos County Historic Society Moffett House Museum: Open five days, Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. Can also be opened by appointment. Call 752-4590. Available are historical documents, school yearbooks, Berlin/ Gorham directories, annual city reports, city and county reports, Brown Bulletins, old books, artifacts and more. Also accepting artifacts. Saturday NC Big Book Step Study: AA meeting, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Tea Birds Restaurant conference room, 151 Main St., Berlin. Shelburne Library Schedule: Thursday - 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturdays - 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Salvation Army Bible Study: 10 a.m., 15 Cole St., Berlin. Genealogy Library: First Saturday of every month, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Gorham Hill Road, Randolph. Milan Public Library: Monday, 1:30 to 7:30 p.m.; Tuesday and Wednesday’s 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday AA Meeting: Big Book. Discussion Meeting, 7 to 8:30 p.m,. AVH. Compline: Every Sunday, 8 p.m. St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, a short evening prayer service, sung every Sunday, 2 High Street, Berlin. FMI 7523504. Monday Senior Meals: 12 noon every Monday, Family Resource Center, Main St., Gorham. Suggested donation $3, under 60, $6. Call 752-2545 to reserve.
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$1-A-DAY CLASSIFIEDS • CALL 752-5858 by Abigail Van Buren
BRIDE-TO-BE IS FEELING BLUE BECAUSE FIANCE HATES ORANGE
DEAR ABBY: My fiance, “Todd,” and I have been together for four years. He proposed this summer and our wedding is planned for next year. I thought planning our wedding would be fun, but it has turned out to be a nightmare. I want orange as our primary color, but now Todd is saying he “hates” the color orange, although he never mentioned it before. I tried to get him to agree to pair it with a color of his choice, but he refused. Todd is being unreasonable and will not agree with me on the color. Since it mainly affects the bridal party, I feel it should be my decision. He says it isn’t, and that he won’t even wear an orange tie or anything like it. What is your opinion? -- STUCK ON THE COLOR IN GEORGIA DEAR STUCK: This isn’t just “your” wedding; it’s Todd’s wedding, too. If he would find standing at the altar opposite a line of bridesmaids clad in orange to be a turnoff and dislikes the color so much that he refuses to wear a tie or boutonniere that’s orange -- then agree on some other color. This is only one of the many compromises that lie ahead for you, so start practicing with this one. DEAR ABBY: Two months ago, my brother and his wife asked me to move in with them. It’s beautiful here, they have a lovely home and have been extremely hospitable for the most part. The problem is they fight like cats and dogs. It gets so bad sometimes that the neighbors have to call the police. Once a week without fail, they have a huge spat about one thing or another and argue at all hours of the day and night. They break things, curse and call each other names I wouldn’t
call my worst enemy. If I had known they were this unhappy, I would never have moved in. They’ve been together for so long, this may just be their way of communicating, but I can’t put up with the long days and sleepless nights. It’s beginning to wear on my sanity. How do I tell them I appreciate them for letting me stay, but I can no longer take the constant fighting? -- THANKS, BUT NO THANKS DEAR T., B.N.T.: Thank them for their hospitality and for offering to share their lovely home with you, but that you will be moving to a place of your own. If they ask you why, tell them that you love them both, but the long days and sleepless nights when they argue are preventing you from getting the rest you need. It’s the truth, and it probably won’t be the first time they’ve heard it. DEAR ABBY: I am a middle-aged woman who is Baptist by faith. I believe that when I die I will go to heaven. My problem is, if going to heaven means being reunited with my parents and other family members, then I don’t want to go! The idea of spending eternity with them is more than I can stand, but I don’t want to go to hell, either. Any thoughts? -- ETERNALLY CONFUSED IN MISSISSIPPI DEAR ETERNALLY CONFUSED: Yes. When you reach the pearly gates, talk this over with St. Peter. Perhaps he would be willing to place you in a different wing than the one your parents and other family members are staying in. And in the meantime, discuss this with your minister.
Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at: Dear Abby, c/o The Conway Daily Sun, PO Box 1940, North Conway, NH 03860
by Gary Trudeau
DOLLAR-A-DAY: Ad must run a minimum of 5 consecutive days. Ads over 15 words add 10¢ per word per day. REGULAR RATE: $2 a day; 10¢ per word per day over 15 words. PREMIUMS: First word caps no charge. Additional caps 10¢ per word per day. Centered bold heading: 9 pt. caps 40¢ per line, per day (2 lines maximum) TYPOS: Check your ad the first day of publication. Sorry, we will not issue credit after an ad has run once. DEADLINES: noon two days prior the day of publication except for Monday’s paper when the deadline is Thursday, 11 a.m. PAYMENT: All private party ads must be pre-paid. We accept checks, Visa and Mastercard credit cards and of course cash. There is a $10 minimum order for credit cards. CORRESPONDENCE: To place your ad call our offices 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, 752-5858; send a check or money order with ad copy to The Berlin Daily Sun, 164 Main Street, Berlin, NH 03570 or stop in at our offices on Main Street in Berlin. OTHER RATES: For information about the professional directory or classified display ads call 752-5858.
BERLIN Apartments: 1 bedroom $450 and $500/mo- 2 bedrooms. $575 and $625/mo W/D hook ups, parking. No smokers. 723-7015.
GORHAM- 2nd Floor 3 bedroom in Cascade Flats. $750/mo includes heat /HW, stove and fridge W/D connection. Also 2 Bedroom Bell St. 1st floor $650/ 2nd floor $625/mo includes heat, stove, fridge. W/D connection, storage. No smokers please 723-7015.
BERLIN Houses 131 Jolbert: 3 bedroom, 1.5 baths. Garage, deck, yard. $775/mo No utilities. 252 Wight St: 2 Bedroom, 1 bath. Large yard, garage. $675/mo No Utilities. 723-7015. BERLIN large 1 bed 3rd floor apt. Refrigerator, stove, hot water, shed inc. Inexpensive monitor heat. $395/mo plus security. 717 2nd Ave. (207)571-4001. BERLIN large 2 bdrm apt. 2nd floor. Heat, hot water, appliances & shed inc. $595/mo plus security. 717 2nd Ave. 207-571-4001. BERLIN- Spacious 2 bedroom 1st floor of duplex w/ heat, hw, w/d hookups; yard & garage; stove & frig incl., no pets; $700 + sec dep. 560-3481. BERLIN: 1, 2, 4 bedroom apts., heat, h/w, wd hook-ups, first & security, HUD accepted, 752-2607, 723-4161. BERLIN: 2 bedroom house, plus utilities, $700, security, references, 603-817-4398. BERLIN: 2 bedroom, enclosed porch, heat, h/w, all applianced, security, first month, no pets, smokers, 342-9995. BERLIN: 2 bedroom, heat, h/w included, HUD accepted, $550/mo. 802-388-6904. BERLIN: 3 bedroom, heat, h/w, stove, refrigerator, w/d $725/mo. 723-2807. BERLIN: 3rd. floor, 4 rooms, heat, no pets, references, $750/mo. 752-7650.
$1-A-DAY CLASSIFIEDS • CALL 752-5858 Animals BOXER puppies ready, 12/1/11, $500, 5 fawn females, 1 brindle females, one/fawn male, 603-348-1256, 207-357-6152. COCKATIELS, price negotiable FMI call 752-2166. DACHSHUNDS puppies 5 months, all shots, health and temperament guaranteed. $250. (603)539-1603. HAVE to move, need home for cats, 3 are fixed, 2 are not, please help, 603-348-2372.
Low Cost Spay/ Neuter Cats & dogs Rozzie May Animal Alliance www.rozziemay.org 603-447-1373
Antiques ANTIQUES, glass, furniture, & collectibles of all kinds wanted by Bob Gauthier, 449-2542. Specializing in Estate and Business liquidation. Bonded.
Due To The Thanksgiving Holiday There will be EARLY DEADLINES for CLASSIFIEDS and DISPLAY ADS on Mon. 11/21, Tues. 11/22 & Wed. 11/23 Deadlines are at 10:00 AM instead of Noon.
FORGIVE someone today. Make God happy! GOT a problem? Pray the Rosary. THANKS life.
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Autos 1994 GMC Jimmy 4x4, 4dr, new tires, exhaust and more $1950 (603)466-2427.
Autos 1999 Chrysler Sebring Convertible, 2 door, asking $1500/obo. Call (603)466-1136. Can see it at 500 Main St. Gorham, NH #21.
BUYING JUNK CARS and trucks. Paying in cash. Honest pricing. No gimmicks. Kelley’s Towing (603)723-9216. BUYING junk cars and trucks ME & NH. Call for price. Martin Towing. (603)305-4504.
Child Care LOCAL Mom, w/ home daycare has opening for kids 1 & up, M-F, 7:30-5:30, Sat. 7:30-12:30, meals incl. 342-9120.
Crafts GREAT Glen craft fair on Sat. Nov. 26th, 9am-3pm. 33 crafters, demonstrations, bake sale, raffle. Great Glen Trails outdoor center, Rt.16 Gorham, NH.
For Rent 3 apartment rooms: $100 weekly, utilities included. Separate rooms: $50. Pit-lab puppies read! (603)348-5317. 3 room apartment, $400. Utili ties included. Room owner’s residence- $50; Shihtsu puppy, all shots! 603-348-5317. BERLIN 1st floor, 2 bedroom apt. heated. Call 978-609-4010.
For Rent Are you visiting/ working in the area or working on the Burgess PioPower Biomass Plant and need a room by the night, week or month? Stay at DuBee Our Guest B&B in Milan, eight miles north of project. Fully furnished, including paper goods, full use of kitchen, wireless internet, Direct TV, barbecue grill and cleaning service. $35/night, or $140/week. Owners have separate living quarters.
FMI call 603-449-2140 or 603-723-8722. BEAUTIFUL, one bedroom, big back, nice neighborhood, yard, frig, stove, heat, h/w, w/d, hook-up paking, no pets, sec. deposit, references, $525, 723-3856. BERLIN (2) 4 room 2 bedroom apartments heated. Call (978)609-4010. BERLIN 2 bdrm home 1 acre $650/mo. 3 bdrm home $650/mo 2 bdrm apt 1st floor, $600/mo heat included. No pets. 1 year lease. Call (603)714-5928. BERLIN: 1 bedroom, $450/mo. heat, h/w included, security, f.m.i. call 348-0016.
BERLIN: one bedroom, first floor, $600/mo.; studio, first floor, $500/mo. includes electriciy, heat, h/w, 603-723-4724. BERLIN: One bedroom, York Street, $525/mo. heat, h/w included, first month, security deposit required, no pets/ smoking, 617-771-5778.
GORHAM: 13 Exchange St, (white bldg w/ black trim) 2 br, first floor, fridge & stove, h/ hw, w/d hookup, w/ shed, parking spaces, no pets. Sec. dep. Call: 466-3378 (8am-4pm, M-F or leave a message). GORHAM: 2 bedroom, partly furnished apt., 2nd floor. Parking, snow removal included. Heat & utilities not included. No pets, no smoking. Security deposit & reference required. (603)752-7096. HOUSE: Nay Pond, 2/3 bedroom home, 2 full bathrooms, open kitchen concept, all appliances, hot tub, jacuzzi, fireplace, huge sun room, boat dock and more, $2000/mo. call 723-2828 or 752-6826. MILAN: Mobile home trailer, 2 bedroom, own lot, FMI, 752-1871. NEWLY renovated apartments, hot water included, electric heat, HUD approved: 3 bedroom $650; Large 2 bedroom, $500; 2 bedroom $450; 2 studios $375/each, no dogs allowed, call Rich 326-3499. ONE Bedroom furnished, security deposit, background check, heat, h/w, electricity included, no pets/smokers, 752-7190.
For Sale 4 tickets Pats vs. Cheifs, Mon day night Nov. 21. $100/each (603)548-8049. AMAZING! Beautiful pillowtop matress sets, twin $169, full or queen $249, king $399. See AD under “Furniture”.
BERLIN: Spacious 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2nd floor, recently renovated, w/d hook-up. 50% heat included, pets considered, no smoking, references required, $695. plus security, 603-986-5264.
Custom Glazed Kitchen Cabinets. Solid maple, never installed. May add/subtract to fit kitchen. Cost $6,000 sacrifice $1,750. 833-8278
COMPLETELY renovated 3 bedroom & 1 bedroom apartments. Call H&R Block, great landlord (603)752-2372.
ROSSIGNOL ski equipment- skis 76”, as well as poles & boots $75 (603)752-1324.
COTTAGE: 3 bedroom, one bath, living room, dining room, kitchen, FMI $750/mo. call 723-2828, 752-6826. FIRST floor, 315 High Street, 4 rooms, w/d connection, enclosed porch, Mt. Washington view, shed, heat, h/w, $700/mo. senior discount 50+, 752-5633.
GORHAM HOUSE 3 bedroom, $795 completely remodeled, no utilities included, 84 Lancaster Road, 466-5933, 915-6216. GORHAM- 1 bedroom apt, new carpet, large closet, big yard, off street parking, utilities not included. $535/mo (603)986-5800. GORHAM: 2 bedroom, heat, h/w, newly renovated, off street parking, snow removal, 723-6310.
Steel Buildings Reduced Factory Inventory 30x36 – Reg. $15,850 Now $12,600. 36x58– Reg. $21,900 Now $18,800. Source# 1IB, 866-609-4321 VIDEO Poker Machine. Full size. Plays quarters. Great Xmas gift $395/obo. 723-6276, 752-6276. WE have all types of ammo on special. Along with other gun accessories. Visit us at The North Country Gun Shop, 161 Main Street, Gorham, 466-1140.
Found SET of keys at Ward 4 election day. Can be picked up at City Hall.
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Furniture AMAZING! Beautiful Queen or Full-size mattress set, Luxury Firm European Pillow-top style, Fabulous back & hip support, Factory sealed-new 10Yr. warranty. Cost $1095, sell $249. Can deliver
TWO homes to choose from in central North Conway park. New 2012 model Skyline, 14x72, two bedroom, 2 bath, workshop/ shed, gas heat, big lot $49,900. 1994 Astro, 14x56, two bedroom, 1 bath, washer dryer, new appliances, new furnace, new roof, new hot water heater $24,900. Both homes ready to be lived in! No dogs. Financing available, affordable living right in North Conway. Walk to shops, outlets, trails, river. Call 603-986-3991.
HANDYMAN Services, property maintenance, snow plowing, roof shoveling, ect. call Rick 915-0755.
NEED to sell your snowmobile or ATV? Appraisals and consignment sales, 466-5211.
T&B Appliance Removal. Appliances & AC’s removed free of charge if outside. Please call (603)986-5506.
2000 Harley Davidson, Ultra Classic, metallic green & black, new motor, many accessories, asking $7950 Paul 603-752-5519.
BUY • SELL • T RADE www.motoworks.biz
(603)447-1198. Olson’s Moto Works, RT16 Albany, NH.
Real Estate OPEN HOUSE
• Quality Control Supervisor • Machined Parts Inspectors Looking for some well rounded Machined Parts inspectors and a Quality Control Supervisor to come join our team producing top quality gun barrels. Full benefits after 90 days. Two weeks paid vacation after 1 year service. EOE
Apply in person to: Green Mountain Rifle Barrel Co. 153 West Main St., Conway
COOK wanted. Apply in person at Eastern Depot on Unity Street.
The Red Fox Bar & Grille is now accepting applications for part time experienced, Servers. Must be able to work weekends. Apply in person between 10-3pm. Or send an email inquiry to: firstname.lastname@example.org Jackson, NH (603)383-4949.
Instruction FRENCH TUTORING Experience certified/ MA teacher seeks to tutor French. For rates and FMI (603)466-1138.
11-2pm, Sat. Nov. 19th 748 Main Street Milan Village Private well & septic, 9 rooms, 2 full baths, 466-5087 WE buy houses, any place, con dition, price, 978-870-6438, email@example.com
Services $75 Furnace Cleaning Special: Reliable, dependable for all your furnace needs. Repairs, cleaning and service. Call today for an appointment, 723-0729.
Residential/Commercial Licensed and Fully Insured
HYPNOSIS for habit change, stress, regression. Michael Hathaway, DCH, certified hypnotherapist. Madison michaelhathaway.com (603)367-8851.
AFFORDABLE ROOFING & SIDING SOLUTIONS.
Highest quality craftsmanship. Fully Insured. Lowest prices guaranteed. FMI (603)730-2521. firstname.lastname@example.org CARPENTRY, handyman, property maintenance, no job too small. Call Dennis Bisson, 723-3393, free estimates.
LAUNDRY service. Available 7 days wk 7am-7pm Same day service. Pick-up/ drop-off available 603-348-5442.
Wanted SOMEONE to change some cas settes into CDs. Please call (603)752-3561.
Snowblower tune-up special $40 in shop, $45 on-site, $50 picked up (Berlin prices). (603)723-7103. ODD jobs, mowing and grounds maintenance, home repairs, painting, garage and attic cleanings, dump runs, roof shoveling and much more. Plowing Gorham and Shelburne only, no job to odd, 603-723-0013. PAINTING: Top quality, interior, exterior, reasonable rates, free estimates, references, Don Guerin, contractor, 915-6119. SNOWPLOWING reasonable rates, Berlin, Gorham, Milan, Dummer, Shelburne, 348-3403. SNOWPLOWING: Gorham, residential, only. Dependable, reliable, and affordable. Discounts for neighbors and referrals, 915-1012.
TECHPROS- COMPUTER SALES & SERVICE
18+ years experience! On-site computer repair, upgrades, wireless setup, virus removal, & more! (603)723-0918 www.TechProsNH.com
WET BASEMENTS, cracked or buckling walls, crawl space problems, backed by 40 years experience. Guaranteed 603-356-4759 rwnpropertyservices.com. ZIMMER Snowplowing, driveways, also shoveling, walkways, decks, free estimates, call 723-1252.
Snowmobiles 1999 Ski Doo MXZ 670 HO 6635 miles, very well maintained, cover inc. $1500, 603-203-6584.
Wanted To Buy ANTIQUES, individual pieces and complete estates. Call Ted and Wanda Lacasse, 752-3515.
BUYING JUNK CARS AND TRUCKS Paying in cash Honest pricing No gimmicks Kelley’s Towing (603)723-9216. BUYING silver, gold, JesStone Beads, 129 Main Street, Gorham, see us first for best price.
Yard Sale INDOOR MOVING SALE. Sat., Nov. 19th., 10am-1pm. 58 Village Rd., Shelburne. Prices reduced, still lots of items. Call for details (603)723-6235.
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The Mental Health Center has two openings for full-time Administrative Assistant 1’s to provide front desk coverage in its outpatient clinic and at the Community Services Center. Position requires experience and comfort with computer programs for data entry as well as dependability, organizational skills, attention to detail and the ability to interact with the public in a pleasant and mature manner. We are seeking a quick and enthusiastic learner who can work independently as well as function comfortably as a team member in a busy office environment. Previous experience with front desk work a plus. These are entry level positions ($10.55/hr). Both positions qualify for our full benefit package, including access to medical and dental insurance, flex plan, vacation (3 weeks first year) and sick leave.
Network Specialist Full Time Position Woodlands Credit Union in Berlin, New Hampshire is seeking a highly qualified individual to become our Network Systems Specialist. The successful candidate will be goal oriented, personable, professional and passionate about exemplary member service. Minimum requirements include: 3-5 years network experience with at least 2 years working with MS Active Directory. Associate Degree, or equivalent formal training from a certified university or technical school. 2-3 years experience with WAN, LAN and voice communication systems. Experience in troubleshooting and repair of Computer hardware and peripheral equipment. Microsoft certifications a plus. Woodlands Credit Union is the industry leader in Northern New Hampshire with a strong commitment to member service. We offer employees a professional working environment, competitive structure and a benefits package that includes an employer matching 401k, paid vacation and more.
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October 31 9: 10 a.m. -- State Police are investigating an allegation that a stalking order is being violated. 12:30 p.m. -- State Police responded to an accident on Rte 3 in Stratford. Philip Hurley, 60, of Columbia, was traveling north when he fell asleep, left the roadway and rolled over. He was not injured but his vehicle had to be towed from the scene. November 1 11:35 a.m. -- State Police responded to a report of a motor vehicle accident on Rte 3 in Stratford. Donna Malone, 49, of Stratford, was driving south when she drifted across the yellow line and struck the rear of a tractor trailer operated by Raymond Prehemo, 67, of Stratford. Malone was airlifted to DHMC for treatment of her injuries. Prehemo was not injured. 1:10 p.m. -- State Police stopped Brandon Bisson, 35, of Berlin, for a traffic violation in Berlin. He was subsequently arrested on an electronic bench warrant non appearance in court (criminal threatening). He will need to appear in the Conway District Court Nov. 29. 9:01 p.m. -- State Police took a report of burglary in Jefferson. The incident remains under investigation at this time. November 2 10:55 a.m. -- State Police served an emergency domestic violence order in the town of Milan. 1:25 p.m. -- State Police served a domestic violence order in the town of Milan. Novmber 3 11:10 a.m. -- State Police verified the address of a sex offender residing in the town of Columbia. 12:07 p.m. -- State Police are investigating a report of criminal threatening in Jefferson. 5:55 p.m. -- State Police responded to a report of a motor vehicle collision in Jefferson. A vehicle operated by Alina Westerlund, 32, of Berlin, struck a deer as it crossed in front of the vehicle. No injuries reported and the vehicle was driven from the scene. November 4 2:24 a.m. -- State Police are investigating a simple assault that took place in Stratford. 9:30 a.m. -- State Police stopped Jason Potter, 25, of Stratford, for a motor vehicle violation in the town of Stratford on US Route 3. He was subsequently arrested on the charge of operation after suspension. He will need to appear in the Colebrook District Court on January 5, 2012. 3:49 -- State Police took a report of theft in Columbia. The incident remains under investigation at this time. 4:56 p.m. -- State Police responded to a motor vehicle collision in Stratford. A vehicle operated by Lefty Marshall, 21, of Bloomfield, Vt., pulled out from a stop sign at Main Street onto Route 3. A vehicle operated by Cameron Tyler, 22, of Groveton, responding to a fire call struck Marhall’s vehicle. No injuries were reported. November 5 4:59 p.m. -- State Police took a report of a motor vehicle collision in Shelburne. A vehicle operated by Nathan Simard, 22, of Shelburne, was backing up to the loading dock at the Town and Country when he struck a vehicle operated by Luc Lemieux, 20, of Shelburne. No injuries reported and both vehicles were driven from the scene. November 6 5:58 p.m. -- State Police responded to a report of a motor vehicle accident in the town of Stewartstown. Anthony Hartwell, 39, of Clarksville, was subsequently arrested for DWI. He was transported to the Colebrook Police Department to be processed and will need to appear before the Colebrook District Court. 9:52 p.m. -- State Police are investigating an allegation of sexual assault in the town of Stratford.
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November 7 10:34 a.m. -- State Police checked the welfare of a resident in the town of Stewartstown. 10:50 p.m. -- Tabatha Cook, 25, of Greensboro, NC, was arrested for DWI subsequent to a motor vehicle stop in Colebrook. She was taken to Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital to have blood drawn and then to the Colebrook Police Department to be processed. She will need to appear before the Colebrook District Court. November 8 11:30 a.m. -- State Police is investigating the report of a car break in the township of Pinkham’s Grant. 5:02 p.m. -- State Police took a report of several camps that had been broken into in Stratford. The incident remains under investigation at this time. November 9 10:09 p.m. -- State Police responded to a domestic dispute in Stark. November 10
3:43 p.m. -- State Police are in investigating a report of theft of firearms from a residence in the town of Dummer. 10:55 p.m. -- State Police took a report of theft in Stratford. The incident remains under investigation at this time. November 11 2:48 p.m. -- State Police took a report of theft in Stratford. The incident remains under investigation at this time. 11:13 p.m. -- State Police conducted a welfare check on a subject in the town of Stratford. November 12 5:42 p.m. -- State Police took a report of assault in Stratford. Thomas Paglieroni, 23, of Stratford, was arrested for assault. He will need to appear in the Colebrook District Court Dec. 1. November 13 9:26 a.m. -- State Police is investigating the report of a theft in the town of Milan. 5:44 p.m. -- State Police are investigating an incident of criminal mischief in the town of Errol.
BERLIN -- The city of Berlin has contracted with Avitar to perform data verification on all properties. The data verification of properties is a needed step toward maintaining accurate information which will then result in fair assessments for all taxpayers in the city of Berlin. Avitar representatives will be in the city on November 28, 2011 thru December 2, 2011. They will be inspecting properties located on city tax maps 127, 128, 129, 130, 131. You can find out what Map your property is located on by looking at a tax bill. These properties include, but are not limited to, sections of the East Side; properties from Success Street to Ninth Street; properties from Spring Street up Hill-
side to Ramsey Street; also Ramsey Street, Jordan Street, Smyth Street, Highland Park & Landry Street to name but a few of the streets. All representatives will have a vehicle with an Avitar logo on the side of the vehicle and each will have identification showing who they are and that they are Avitar employees. The representative will knock on your door and ask to do an interior inspection. The purpose of the interior inspections is to assist them in determining the quality, grade and overall condition of your home. Please do not hesitate to ask for his identification or to call the assessors office at (603) 752-5245 to verify that they are authorized by the city to do data verification.
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Berlin Jazz to perform at St. Kieran Arts Center Berlin Jazz Band
BERLIN - St. Kieran Arts Center will present Berlin’s own seventeen-member “Berlin Jazz”, on Sunday, November 20, at 2 p.m. bringing their exciting Big Band Era sound to the stage in a benefit concert for the Arts Center. Tickets are $12 and $6 and are available at the door. True to its mission to preserve great American jazz music, Berlin Jazz will showcase a varied program of music from the 1927 “Stardust”, “Makin’ Whoopie” and “Sentimental Journey” to the 2006 “Blues Brothers Revue”, and will feature a selection in honor of our troops and Country. The audience
can expect a dynamic mix of all forms of jazz including swing, rock, ballads and fusion. Berlin Jazz has enjoyed over twenty four years of existence since its inception in 1987, and is proud to be the longest continuously performing band of its kind in the North Country and an active example of Berlin’s long music history and heritage. Berlin Jazz has been blessed over the years to have many talented North Country musicians join the ensemble. Currently, more than half of its members are from regional communities outside of the Berlin-Gorham area, who travel for weekly rehears-
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piano; Dave Arsenault, Guitar; Paul LaPlante, Bass Guitar; Matt Bowman, Drums; Saxophone section: Bruce and Faith Kimball, Clint King, Monique Lavertu, and Leslie Mossisette. Trombone section: Dave Glover, Kenyon King, Steve McCosh and Bill Spenser; Trumpet Section: Dave LeBaron, John McDowell, Steve Morrisette, Julie Shubert and sound support from Robin Laveru and Louise McCosh. This program is made possible through the sponsorship of A. R. Couture Construction and the generosity of Berlin Jazz members, with support from NH State Council on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, and the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation/North Country’s Art Ventures Fund, an Anonymous Fund, Libby Family Fund, North Country Region Community Fund and the Stanton and Elizabeth Davis Fund. This annual benefit concert will help to raise funds for the new 2012 Arts Series and the winter heating season. Season memberships are now available for $150 individuals, $125 for seniors, and $75 students/ children. Doors will open at 1 p.m. and guests are invited to come early to view a new Group Art Exhibition by North Country artists Asa Brosnan, Paul Croteau, Fran Greenwood, Andre Belanger, Ernest Demers, Michael Eastman, William Scolere and Michael Pelchat.
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Attorney Ed McBurney Free Consultation North Conway • (603) 356-9097 The Gorham Public Library 19th Annual Arts & Crafts Fair Saturday, Nov. 19th, 2011 10am – 2pm Raffle, Baked Goods, Handcrafts, Attic Treasures, Book Signing by Susan Ackerman, Fish Pond for the little ones & A Visit from Santa!!! (appearing 1-2pm) For info, please call 466-2525.
Curtis Arsenault (1st team) and Jake Drouin (2nd team) were selected to the Division III All-state teams recently. Curtis was selected to be on the NH Lions Cup squad in the annual game against Vermont scheduled for July 15th of 2012. (JEAN LEBLANC PHOTO)
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Mr. Pizza 3 Gorham Hardware/Pro Shop 0 Scoring: Gorham Hardware none, Mr Pizza2nd @ 9:47 Rich Vargus from David Woodbury and Pete Anderson, 3rd period @ 7:55 Jesse Tabor (unassisted), @ 10:22 Todd Frechette from Brian Frechette. Saves: Mr Pizza- Greg O’Neil 5+7+3=15, GH/ Pro Shop- Jarod Rodgers 10+5+12=27. Twin Maple Farm/Bud 10 Perreault & Navers 8 Scoring: TMF 1st period @ 3:59 Joel Carrier from Ben Hall and Travis L”Heureux, @ 4:35 Scott Blanchette from Hall and John Piet, @ 7:35 Hall (unassisted), @ 8:15 Rollie Poirier from Norm Fortier and Carrier, @ 8:36 Carrier from Hall and Fortier, @ 10:27 Hall from L’Heureux, 3rd period @ 8:40 Piet from Poirier and Blanchette, @ 9:29 Poirier from Piet, @ 10:55 L’Heureux from Poirier and Carrier, @10:58 Piet from L’Heureux. Perreault & Naves 1st period- @ 1:46 Josh Cascadden from Justin Soloman, 2nd period- @ :57 Matt Gauthier from Cascadden, 1:32 Devon Fauteux from Soloman, @ 2:12 Derek Patry from Soloman and Tyler Tremblay, @ 7:20 Soloman from Justin Jacques, 3rd @ 4:25 Soloman from Tremblay and
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Berlin High School announces alumni game schedule BERLIN--Berlin High School athletic director, Craig Melanson, has announced that the BHS winter Alumni will hold their games on the following dates: Basketball at the BHS gym- Friday, Nov. 25: Girls Basketball-3:30 p.m./ Boys Basketball- 5
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The Nansen Ski Club is accepting bids for plowing and sanding the road leading up to and including the parking lot of Milan Hill State Park (off of Rte. 110B) for the 2011-12 winter season. Please respond to P.O. Box 222, Berlin, NH 03570 or e-mail: email@example.com
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One-stop Christmas shop re-scheduled Spirit of Christmas decorating contest BERLIN -- Due to scheduling conflicts, Rudy’s Market Relay for Life Team has re-scheduled the One Stop Christmas Shop for Sunday, December 4th from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. at the Northern Forest Heritage Park. There is no admission charge for this unique shopping experience for adults, which benefits the American Cancer Society. Dozens of vendors, including Scentsy, Avon, Party Lite, Two Sisters Gourmet, Gosselin Soy Candles, Pampered Chef, Lia Sophia, Diana & Bonnie’s Homemade Goodies, Silpada Sterling Silver Jewelry, Betty & Gina’s Primitive Country Crafts, Thirty-One and more will be on-site and numerous area businesses will
have gift certificates available…the perfect stocking stuffer. There will be a silent auction, 50/50 and door prizes as well as great ideas for the perfect present or ideas to help preparing meals or snacks for the holidays. The 2011 Courage of Cancer Handmade Quilt, will be on display and raffle tickets available to purchase. The drawing is scheduled for December 12th. For more information, please contact one of the team: Midge Deblois752-2333, Sheri Goyette- 723-3405, Gail Baillargeon- 723-6964, Michelle Lutz- 466-2116, Linda Lamirande723-8493, Gisele McKenzie or Nancy Malone- 752-2641.
GORHAM --The town of Gorham will be holding a Christmas decorating contest during this holiday season. The contest is open to residents and businesses/non-profit agencies in Gorham, Randolph and Shelburne. Anyone interested in entering must fill out an entry form so our judges will know who is competing. Entry forms can be found at the Gorham Town Hall, Gorham Fire Station or may be printed online from the town’s website, www.gorhamnh.org. Completed entry forms can be returned to the town hall or to the fire station. The Gorham Fire Department/Emergency Medical Services are asking that an unwrapped toy be brought in with the entry form for donation to local families in need. Entry forms should
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