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TUESDAY, JULY 5, 2011 VOL. 20 NO. 63 BERLIN, N.H. 752-5858 FREE Berlin Station project Ron Paul pays visit to Berlin scrapped by investors BY BARBARA TETREAULT THE BERLIN DAILY SUN BY BARBARA TETREAULT THE BERLIN DAILY SUN BERLIN – The proposed Berlin Station biomass project is dead after negotiations with the wood-fired Independent Power Producers failed to reach an agreement. A spokesman for Cate Street Capital said the company had a June 30 deadline to come to an agreement that would see the six smaller biomass plants withdraw their state Supreme Court appeal of the power purchase agreement between Berlin Station and Public Service of N.H. “The June 30 deadline was real,” said Scott Tranchemontagne. Tranchemontagne said Cate Street Capital needed to have the threat of litigation removed by that date so it could get its financing in place and meet its winter construction schedule. He said lenders will not get involved in the project without assurances that it won’t be delayed indefinitely. Tranchemontagne said negotiations between the parties have been going on for some time with Gov. Lynch and George Bald of the Department of Resources and Economic Development directly involved along with PSNH, and the Public Utilities see POWER page 8 BERLIN -- Republican Presidential hopeful Ron Paul made some brief stops in the Androscoggin Valley Thursday as part of a larger campaign swing through the first primary state. Making his third run for president, the U.S. Congressman from Texas landed at Milan airport and stopped for a short visit at the Milan Village Store. He made a quick visit to the Berlin Daily Sun office and then greeted a small group of supporters at the Northland Restaurant. From Berlin, Paul and his small entourage traveled to Conway for some meetings Friday morning. Paul noted the Berlin-Gorham area is not the only part of the country suffering from the recession. Other parts of the country are also in bad shape. “We have a very weak economy,” he said. Paul argues for limited government with fewer regulations and low taxes. He said the country must get control of the Presidential hopeful Ron Paul federal budget and stop spending. Government, he said, is suppose to create an environment to create jobs, not create jobs. He said China has a better see RON PAUL page 8 State police celebrate 74 years BY MELISSA GRIMA THE BERLIN DAILY SUN CARROLL — Members of the law enforcement community and dignitaries gathered at the NH State Police’s northernmost barracks on Friday to celebrate 74 years of that agency’s service to the citizens of New Hampshire. The event was commemorated with a few short speeches and a brief overview of the history of the state police as well as congratulations and accolades from elected officials and their representatives. Of course no birthday celebration would be complete without cake and this one was no different. Once the small ceremony was complete everyone in attendance was invited inside the barracks for refreshments. Joining the State Police to celebrate were members of various law enforcement agencies in the Troop F area, as well as retired NHSP Colonels Paul O’Leary and Lynn Presby, Standards and Training Director Don Viddum, Commissioner of Safety John Barthelmes, NHSP Commander, Colonel Robert Quinn, Executive Councilor Ray Burton, and Chuck Henderson from Senator Jeanne Shaheen’s office. The ceremony began with the presentation of the flags and Troop F Commander Todd Landry offered the greeting. Sgt. Robert Terhune shared the agency’s history, which includes roots in the North Country. The push for a state police division began in 1869, Terhune explained, in response to municipal departments picking and choosing which laws to enforce. A specific gap came in enforcement of drinking laws. The initial legislation failed to pass, but in 1931 the effort was renewed as the automobile became commonplace and a need for criminal investigators was realized. Legislation finally made its way through the governing body in 1937, creating the NHSP on July 1 of that year. Terhune noted that early troopers patrolled using Harley Davidson motorcycles and a few Chevy sedans and the agency’s first Superintendent was George Col- BANKRUPTCY or CRIMINAL DEFENSE Free InitialM eeting S m all& Lyons A ttorneys 1-800-373-1114 (a debtreliefagency) AAA Low Rates Fast, Professional Service SEPTIC 752-4767 see CELEBRATE page 8 Commissioner of Safety, John Barthelmes was on hand to celebrate the 74th anniversary of the NH State Police in Twin Mountain last week. Barthelmes said a few word to the assembled crowd of law enforcement and digitaries and commented specifically on his time as a trooper assigned to the state’s northern-most barracks at the start of his law enforcement career. 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The Berlin Daily Sun, Tuesday, July 5, 2011

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