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FRIDAY, NOVEMBERR 18, 2011 VOL. 20 NO. 142 BERLIN, N.H. 752-5858 FREE 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 Sheena Craig 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 Daniel Ray Hufstetler 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! Berlin City’s GM Superstore is the ONLY Factory Authorized/Warranty Installer in the area. 603-752-3700 x 314911 Bring this ad to your appointment and receive a 10% discount ing for completion and activation of prisons that are constructed or under construction but not yet activated. The measure passed the house 298 to 121. “It’s likely to pass the Senate tonight,” Bass said on Thursday, and should receive the President’s signature by the end of the day Friday. If that all happens with no hiccups, the funding would be accessible for the remainder of Fiscal see FUNDING page 11 STARK -Margaret Cowie, of Stark, New Hampshire, has produced her eagerly awaited second book. 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The Berlin Daily Sun, Friday, November 18, 2011

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