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FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 2012 VOL. 21 NO. 20 BERLIN, N.H. FREE 752-5858 City’s boil water order catches AVH responds Berlin boil GOLD many residents by surprise to water order PRO! $$$$$$$ BY MELISSA GRIMA THE BERLIN DAILY SUN 4 Days Only To Get Paid Highest Cash Prices • • • • • • BERLIN — Many residents in Berlin were surprised to learn they were under a boil water order on Thursday morning. The order was issued by the Berlin Water Works late on Wednesday, April 18. WMUR was notified Wednesday and had posted the information on their website by 9 p.m. Local news outlets, including this paper, were not notified until Thursday morning. Wal-Mart employees said they were experiencing steady sales of bottled water throughout the day on Thursday. The store had been made aware of a potential increase in demand on Wednesday night after some workers saw the order posted on Facebook. According to a representative at the customer service desk, the store’s supply got low but was re-stocked by Thursday afternoon. Other businesses saw effects from the ban as well, with Dunkin’ Donuts remaining closed on Thursday and no coffee for sale at many local convenience stores. Restaurants along Main Street remained open. Some who were open took to Facebook to advertise, with Savoir Flare posting that they used bottled see BOIL page 5 Gold Silver Platinum Coins Watches Jewelry VFW, Berlin, NH 603-380-8064 Tues, Wed, Thurs, & Fri April 24-27 10am-6pm $$$$$$$ BERLIN– In response to the recent boil order for water of the Berlin Water Works water system, Androscoggin Valley Hospital has instituted a number of steps to help protect our patients, employees, volunteers and guests from the potential exposure to E. coli bacteria. All AVH staff were sent communication of the order the evening of Wednesday, April 18, shortly after a staff member was notified by the Berlin Water Works. Hundreds of gallons of bottled water were brought on-site. AVH has a one week supply of bottled water and has added supplementary capacity given the boil order. Numerous ice chests were purchased, as was a significant amount of ice not originating from Berlin. All ice machines, drinking fountains and basins within the hospital and its off-site locations within Berlin were disabled and clearly marked see AVH page 6 Car-Freshner employees saddened by plant closing BY BARBARA TETREAULT To celebrate Sr. Pauline Sauvageau’s 60 years of service to the Church, some 90 friends gave her a big surprise party Wednesday, including a beautifully decorated cake, created by Rachel Delisle, of Gorham. Admiring the cake with Sr. Pauline, who is third from the left, are, l to r: Sr. Anne Beausoleil; Sr. Suzanne “Sue” Bourret, the Provincial of Sisters of the Presentation of Mary, Manchester; Sr. Pauline; and Sr. Helen of Notre Dame. With modest cheers, the assembled crowd welcomed the nuns as they led Sr. Pauline—all unsuspecting—into the back room of the Northland Dairy and surprised Sr. Pauline with a gathering of nothing but warm smiles and good wishes. Many of the welcomers are members of the Berlin Marie Rivier Association, which Sr. Pauline reawakened when she returned to Berlin in 1994, to serve again where in the late 1950s she taught English, Business Math, Religion and Driver’s Ed at Notre Dame High School. After leaving Berlin, she served in the Phillippines for 11 years, then returned to Woonsocket, R.I., to the convent of Our Lady of Victories, which closed in 1994, freeing Sr. Pauline to come back to Berlin to revive the Marie Rivier Association. Members of the Association are challenged to live their Christian vocation, deepen their faith by reading and praying the Word of God, and accept their apostolic task, being concerned with the poor and supporting with prayer and faith those who suffer, according to the Presentation of Mary website. They form a spritual bond without the reciprocal obligation of a legal, financial or canonical nature, according to the website. When Sr. Pauline is not working with the Marie Rivier Assocaition, she is visiting the sick at the Androscoggin Valley Hospital for Communion three days a week, or visiting the homebound to bring them Jesus and encouragement, according to Paul Croteau, of Berlin. “Her zeal knows no bounds,” writes Croteau. “She could keep an army in motion.” (GAIL SCOTT PHOTO) BANKRUPTCY or CRIMINAL DEFENSE Free InitialM eeting S m all& Lyons A ttorneys 1-800-373-1114 (a debtreliefagency) Boutique at 101 101 Main Street Gorham, NH 603-466-5811 PLUS SIZE COOBIE BRAS WHITE OR NUDE BUY 1 GET 1 @ 1/2 PRICE!– SPRING FASHIONS ARRIVING DAILY – THE BERLIN DAILY SUN BERLIN – Employees of CarFreshner yesterday said they were broken-hearted over the closing of the local plant they viewed as more of a family than a business. “Car-Freshner is our home,” said Diane Duchesne, who said she is grieving over the company’s decision to close the Berlin plant and move its production to its other two manufacturing facilities. 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The Berlin Daily Sun, Friday, April 20, 2012

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