WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2012
VOL. 20 NO. 176
Seven new city councilors were sworn in Monday night at Berlin’s Inauguration. (BARBARA TERTREAULT PHOTO)
Grenier celebrates successes but still difficult road ahead BY BARBARA TETREAULT THE BERLIN DAILY SUN
BERLIN – Despite the successes of the past two years, Mayor Paul Grenier reminded the city that there is still a difficult road ahead as Berlin seeks to regain the prosperity it enjoyed fifty years ago. In his Inaugural Address Monday night, Grenier mentioned the groundbreaking of the Burgess BioPower biomass plant, the revitalization of Gorham
Paper and Tissue, and the opening of the federal prison. “As we celebrate the successes of the last two years, we need to remind ourselves of the difficult road that lies still ahead for our city,” he said. Grenier noted there are laid off mill workers facing the loss of unemployment benefits. He said the bankruptcy of Isaacson Steel companies could result in more lay-offs. The mayor pledged the city
will do all it can to assist Isaacson in resolving its bankruptcy and preserving the jobs there. Grenier said the city’s greatest strength lies in its honest hard-working blue-collar roots. He said the expansion of the Gorham paper mill and the staffing of the federal prison will allow the city to again boast of being a great place to raise a family. He pledged Berlin will continue to be tough on see GRENIER page 14
Tuition rates, wind farm, police Gun powder manufacturer coverage on commission agenda indicted on manslaughter charges BY BARBARA TETREAULT THE BERLIN DAILY SUN
LANCASTER – It will cost more for Coos County to send three students from the unincorporated places of Millsfield and Wentworth Location to the Errol Consolidated School. At the monthly county commission meeting, Coos Administrator Sue Collins reported that the Errol school board last December voted to increase its tuition rate
incrementally to reflect actual costs. For the current school year, Coos County is paying 75 percent of actual costs. The tuition rate for the 2012-2013 school year will increase to 85 percent of actual costs or $23,631 per student. In comparison, Collins noted Milan Elementary School charges $12,641 per student. She said changing schools, however, would mean an increase in transportasee AGENDA page 15
BY BARBARA TETREAULT THE BERLIN DAILY SUN
LANCASTER — The Coos Grand Jury was in session on January 6 in Lancaster and handed up felony indictments for offenses ranging from drug smuggling to manslaughter. Arraignments in the following cases are scheduled for Jan. 19 in Coos Superior Court. The former owner of a gunpowder manufacturing plant in Colebrook was indicted on two counts of manslaughter and two counts of negligent homicide.
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States take a gamble
(NY Times) — It has been more than four decades since states first began putting numbers runners out of business by starting their own legal lotteries, which now yield them about $18 billion a year. Now several states are thinking about trying to plug budget gaps by profiting again from the optimism of their residents — by legalizing, licensing and taxing Internet gambling. Nevada and the District of Columbia have already taken steps to authorize online poker, and state officials in Iowa have been studying the issue closely. Lawmakers in New Jersey and California are redoubling their efforts to legalize it, bolstered by a recent Department of Justice decision that reversed the federal government’s long-held opposition to many forms of Internet gambling. But as desperate as states are for new revenue, after four years of often-painful austerity, there are questions about just how big a jackpot they can expect from online gambling. The state of Iowa released a study last month that found that legalizing online poker might net the state between $3 million and $13 million a year, far less than private companies had estimated. The American Gaming Association, a casino industry trade group, has estimated that legalizing online poker would net roughly $2 billion a year in new tax revenues, a fraction of what states get from their lotteries.
Don’t gamble on the future, act now, without delay.” —Simone de Beauvoir
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Romney says his effective tax rate is ‘probably’ 15%
Indictment for man accused in White House shooting
FLORENCE, S.C. NY Times) — Under new pressure to release his tax returns, Mitt Romney on Tuesday acknowledged that he pays an effective tax rate of about 15 percent because so much of his fortune comes from past investments. “It’s probably closer to the 15 percent rate than anything,” Romney said. “Because my last 10 years, I’ve — my
income comes overwhelmingly from investments made in the past, rather than ordinary income, or rather than earned annual income.” The vast majority of the income Romney reported over 12 months in 2010 and ‘11 was dividends from investments, capital gains on mutual funds and his post-retirement share of profits and invest-
ment returns from Bain Capital, the firm he once led. And Mr. Romney also noted that he made hundreds of thousands of dollars from speaking engagements. “I got a little bit of income from my book, but I gave that all away,” Romney told reporters after an event here. “And then I get speakers’ fees from time to time, but not very much.”
Cruise ship captain rebuked in transcript GIGLIO, Italy (NY Times) — Rescuers pulled five bodies clad in sodden life vests from the partly sunken cruise ship Costa Concordia on Tuesday, bringing the death toll in the disaster to at least 11, as Italian media published transcripts of a tense screaming match between the coast guard and the ship’s captain, who fled to a life boat after he smashed the vessel on a reef. Publication of the transcripts added a dramatic new dimension to the accounts of the accident Friday night, when Capt. Francesco Schettino, 52, apparently tried to show off the gleaming $450 million vessel to residents of this
island off the coast of Tuscany, and in the process ripped a hole in its hull. The ship quickly began to list heavily to starboard as panicked passengers and crew made pell-mell escapes, evoking images of the Titanic’s final moments. “Go up on the bow of the ship on a rope ladder, and tell me what you can do, how many people are there and what they need — now!” Gregorio Maria De Falco, a coast guard officer, said to Captain Schettino by telephone as the captain bobbed in a lifeboat Friday night, as revealed in audio recordings published by Corriere della Sera, a leading Italian newspaper. “All right, I’m going,” Captain Schettino is heard to reply.
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(NY Times) — A federal grand jury in Washington on Tuesday indicted the man arrested after shots were fired at the White House in November, charging him with attempting to assassinate President Obama along with 16 assault and firearms counts If convicted he could face life imprisonment under federal sentencing guidelines. The man, Oscar Ramiro OrtegaHernandez, 21, of Idaho Falls, was arrested in Pennsylvania on November 16, five days after shots were heard and his car and gun were found abandoned a few blocks from the White House. Bullets were found at the White House, including one in a window. In addition to the attempted assassination charge, he was charged with assaulting federal officers with a deadly weapon, damaging federal property, and related firearms charges. The charges appeared to be structured to ensure that Ortega-Hernandez faced significant penalties on federal charges even if he is not convicted of the most serious offense.
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Mayor’s inaugurual address WREN offers entrepreneurial training in North Conway
“I want to welcome everyone to this very special evening. Tonight we all witnessed history in the making as four very talented and dedicated women took their oaths of office. It marks the first time four women will serve on the Berlin City Council together at one time. We are all very lucky to have these ladies willing to serve our proud city and again want to thank all of our newly sworn in councilors, from the bottom of my heart for your eagerness and passion to serve. I also want to thank Councilor Rozek for your words of encouragement and unconditional support while we worked through some very difficult issues. You all are very gifted and your diversity will serve the city of Berlin very well. As we celebrate the successes of the last two years, we need to remind ourselves of the difficult road that lies still ahead for our city. There are many mill workers who have not yet gone back to work and time is running out on INDICTED from page one
of safety standards.” He contested the citations and fines and in a settlement reached with the Department of Labor last year, Sanborn agreed to surrender his explosives manufacturing license and “permanently refrain from employing workers in any explosives-related business enterprise.” A Gorham man was indicted on seven counts of felonious sexual assault. Michael Martinez, 19, is accused of having a number of sexual encounters with a 14 year old girl in Gorham in June and July of 2011. James Lawrence Merchant, 26, of Berlin, is accused of stealing a gun from a vehicle and then pointing the gun at the man who owned it when he was caught in the midst of stealing it. He was indicted on a charge of theft of a firearm, and a second charge of reckless conduct following the Oct. 14 incident in Berlin. Erik Newton, 43, of Peabody, Mass., was indicted on a charge of reckless conduct. He is alleged to have pointed a gun at a teenager on August 28, in Success, and fired the gun in the direction of the teen. A 20-year-old Lancaster man is accused of having sex with a 15-year old minor in Northumberland on August 16. Gary T. Vermette, 20, of Lancaster, was indicted on a charge of felonious sexual assault. Kevin Bresette, 22, of North Stratford, was indicted on a charge of second degree assault. He is accused of kicking Darcie Kenison in the head so badly that the right side of her face required surgery to repair. A trio of alleged burglars were indicted following a May break-in in Jefferson. Ryan Collins, 27, of Lancaster, Corey Hudon, 22, of Jefferson, and Tracy Quigley, 40, of Lancaster were each indicted for crimes relating to the burglary of the garage of Glen Falkenham on Starlight Drive. Collins and Hudon are each charged with burglary and Quigley is charged with accomplice to burglary for providing transportation to and from the victim’s garage. Nine people were indicted on charges relating to drugs being smuggled into the state prison in Berlin. In one case, three inmates, a Belmont
their unemployment benefits. One of New Hampshire’s most stable and well respected employers, the Isaacson group of companies, faces a very uncertain and difficult future. There are already a number of skilled people who have been laid off from their jobs, and that number could increase dramatically. As your mayor, Berlin will stand shoulder to shoulder with the present owners of Isaacson and assist in any way we can to resolve this very difficult situation. Even though BIDPA stands to loose hundreds of thousands of dollars no matter how Isaacson exits bankruptcy, it is very important that the city of Berlin do all it can to keep all of these honest hard working members of our community working. They deserve no less effort than what was put forth for the mill workers, and we will carry the day. As we explore and encourage new employment opportunities, we must remind ourselves of who we are. Berlin is a honest, hardworking blue collar city.
woman and a Franklin woman are all implicated in a conspiracy to bring the drugs into the prison. Christopher Michael Kelly, 34, and Philip Ronald Bryson, 52, are both charged with conspiracy for allegedly agreeing to plan to get the drugs by persuading or directing the women to obtain the drugs and bring them to Berlin to drop at or near the grounds of the Northern Correctional Facility on East Milan Road between June 15 and June 20. The women, Melissa Brewster-Lurvey, 34, of Belmont, and Alisha Morgan, 30, of Franklin, are each charged with two counts of delivery of articles to prisoners for allegedly delivering controlled substances to Edwin Herrera, 51, an inmate at the prison on June 20 and 29. Herrera is charged with five counts of acts prohibited for being in possession of marijuana, cocaine, and the controlled drugs Mestanolone (an androgenic steroid), Methandrostenolone (an anabolic steroid), and Oxymetholone (an anabolic steroid). Bryson was also indicted on a charge of tampering with a witness for allegedly threatening Brewster-Lurvey in an attempt to get her to withhold information from investigators. In an unrelated case, also taking place in June of last year, an inmate and a Gilmanton woman are alleged to have worked together to bring drugs into the prison. Joshua Gary Pike, 25, was indicted on a charge of conspiracy to deliver articles to prisoners. He is accused of directing or persuading Heather Daigneau, 24, of Gilmanton, to bring the prescription narcotic Suboxone to the prison. Daigneau was indicted on a charge of delivery of articles to prisoners, and a second charge of acts prohibited for being in possession of Suboxone. A Nashua woman and an inmate of the Northern Correctional Facility also face charges for smuggling drugs into the prison. Tia Neri, 25, of Nashua and Ulysses McMillan, 25, were both indicted following a March 6 incident. Neri is charged with delivery of articles to prisoners after she was caught with a powdered substance, orange pills, and a green vegetative substance. McMillan is charged with conspiracy to deliver articles to prisoners.
NORTH CONWAY -- Are you ready to BYOB (Be Your Own Boss)? Start the new year by starting your own business. Beginning Monday, February 6th, WREN will be offering their popular BETA (Business and Entrepreneurial Technical Assistance) program in the Conway area. Taught by Betsy Gemmecke, formerly of Granite State College, this 8 week course integrates the nationally known, award-winning Core Four® business planning curriculum with WREN’s own brand of business coaching and networking. Appropriate for both new and existing business owners, the course covers successful strategies for business including marketing, financial management and operations planning. It provides students with a clear understanding of the marketplace, as well as techniques for staying focused on personal and entrepreneurial goals. Since 2007, over 200 women and men have graduated from BETA programs held throughout northern New Hampshire, from Plymouth to Colebrook. “In these uncertain economic times, everybody needs a plan B,” says Marilinne Cooper, Executive Director of WREN. “The BETA program can help you get started or give you the tools to grow your existing enterprise.” The program runs on Mondays, from February 6th through March 26th, 9am to noon, and will be
located at the Mount Washington Valley Arts Association at 16 Norcross Place in North Conway village. The cost of the course is $95 for members of WREN or members of the Mt. Washington Valley Arts Association and $145 for non-members, and includes a $50 training manual. Scholarships are always available; no one is ever turned away from the opportunity to participate in the BETA program. Starting with a pilot program for 12 entrepreneurs in 1994, today WREN’s membership has grown to over 1100 members, men and women, half of whom own their own businesses. WREN’s store, Local Works Marketplace, currently provides market access opportunities to 230 member vendors and has recently expanded to offer a unique selection of local wines and foods. The Gallery at WREN exhibits a new art show every month of the year and the Local Works Farmers Market connects local entrepreneurs and food growers with the greater community, and has been a catalyst for spotlighting Bethlehem as a cultural and commercial destination for both locals and tourists. In 2010 WREN expanded their reach to Berlin, where they now operate a second farmers market and a satellite office. Those interested in registering for the BETA program or needing more information can call WREN at 603-869-9736 or email email@example.com or sign up online at wrencommunity.org.
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What would you do without Walmart? To the editor: I have been reading all these letters about Walmart. I have never worked there and can have sympathy for those people who have concerns about this, but I have another concern. Are all these complaints potentially run Walmart and other businesses out of our community. So let’s say Walmart walks away…. next year where will you buy Christmas toys, so where will all the $4 perscription buyers go, where would you buy anything related to sports
and camping. Last summer we looked in every store in Berlin on a Saturday afternoon for fishing hooks to take my six year old nephew fishing….did we find any… no! Would you want to tell that six year old, sorry no fishing because we can’t buy a hook. I can’t drive to North Conway anymore so for me Walmart matters for some of things I need. You may not love Walmart, but for the basics it helps when you need something. Laura Viger Berlin
Walk in these people’s shoes and see how they are being treated To the editor: I would like to take you back to the letter that WalMart Store Manager Travis put in the paper. I think it was very generic. He spoke mostly company-wide, not about this store. Why have 30, maybe more, associates been terminated or forced to quit most of which were full time, long term associates since you have been here, not to mention the people who have been coached and/or have had their judgment day? Due to this I believe is a large reason why this store got a bonus check on behalf of these people. Payroll was down so in turn profits were up. I would like to challenge that there are 200 people working in this store, I find that hard to believe. I too am very friendly and still smile; it is not the customer’s fault that this is happening. Although I
would not want to be a customer shopping in this store and knowing I got someone fired because of something faulty with a cake/order or because of these carousels at the registers, I left behind a bag of groceries. I would consider shopping elsewhere instead of feeling that guilt. It is easy for you to say work hard and do what is expected of you when you sit there in your office. Yes I know you work in the dairy cooler and other parts of the store at times. I just would like to see all of the office people, management, and associates writing in to the paper on behalf of Wal-Mart to walk in these people’s shoes for a while and see how they were treated and how others are being treated and hope it does not happen to you. Tony Edwards Berlin
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By Nicholas D. Kristof The New York Times
Why Is Europe a Dirty Word?
QUELLE horreur! One of the uglier revelations about President Obama emerging from the Republican primaries is that he is trying to turn the United States into Europe. “He wants us to turn into a European-style welfare state,” warned Mitt Romney. Countless versions of that horrific vision creep into Romney’s speeches, suggesting that it would “poison the very spirit of America.” Rick Santorum agrees, fretting that Obama is “trying to impose some sort of European socialism on the United States.” Who knew? Our president is plotting to turn us into Europeans. Imagine: It’s a languid morning in Peoria, as a husband and wife are having breakfast. “You’re sure you don’t want eggs and bacon?” the wife asks. “Oh, no, I prefer these croissants,” the husband replies. “They have a lovely je ne sais quoi.” He dips the croissant into his café au-lait and chews it with zest. “What do you want to do this evening?” he asks. “Now that we’re only working 35 hours a week, we have so much more time. You want to go to the new Bond film?” “I’d rather go to a subtitled art film,” she suggests. “Or watch a pretentious intellectual television show.” “I hear Kim Kardashian is launching a reality TV show where she discusses philosophy and global politics with Bernard-Henri Lévy,” he muses. “Oh, chérie, that reminds me, let’s take advantage of the new pétanque channel and host a super-boules party.” “Parfait! And we must work out our vacation, now that we can take all of August off. Instead of a weekend watching ultimate fighting in Vegas, let’s go on a monthlong wine country tour.” “How romantic!” he exclaims. “I used to worry about getting sick on the road. But now that we have universal health care, no problem!” Look out: another term of Obama, and we’ll all greet each other with double pecks on the cheek. Yet there is something serious going on. The Republican candidates unleash these attacks on Obama because so many Americans have in mind a caricature of Europe as an effete, failed socialist system. As Romney puts it: “Europe isn’t working in Europe. It’s not going to work here.” (Monsieur Romney is getting his comeuppance. Newt Gingrich has released an attack ad, called “The French Connection,” showing clips of Romney speaking the language of Paris. The scandalized narrator warns: “Just like John Kerry, he speaks French!”) But the basic notion of Europe as a failure is a dangerous misconception. The reality is
far more complicated. What is true is that Europe is in an economic mess. Quite aside from the current economic crisis, labor laws are often too rigid, and the effect has been to make companies reluctant to hire in the first place. Unemployment rates therefore are stubbornly high, especially for the young. And Europe’s welfare state has been too generous, creating long-term budget problems as baby boomers retire. “The dirty little secret of European governments was that we lived in a way we couldn’t afford,” Sylvie Kauffmann, the editorial director of the newspaper Le Monde, told me. “We lived beyond our means. We can’t live this lie anymore.” Yet Kauffmann also notes that Europeans aren’t questioning the basic European model of safety nets, and are aghast that Americans tolerate the way bad luck sometimes leaves families homeless. It’s absurd to dismiss Europe. After all, Norway is richer per capita than the United States. Moreover, according to figures from the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, per-capita G.N.P. in France was 64 percent of the American figure in 1960. That rose to 73 percent by 2010. Zut alors! The socialists gained on us! Meanwhile, they did it without breaking a sweat. The Bureau of Labor Statistics says that employed Americans averaged 1,741 hours at work in 2010. In France, the figure was 1,439 hours. If Europe was as anticapitalist as Americans assume, its companies would be collapsing. But there are 172 European corporations among the Fortune Global 500, compared with just 133 from the United States. Europe gets some important things right. It has addressed energy issues and climate change far more seriously than America has. It now has more economic mobility than the United States, partly because of strong public education systems. America used to have the highest proportion of college graduates in the world; now France and Britain are both ahead of us. Back in 1960, French life expectancy was just a few months longer than in the United States, according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. By 2009, the French were living almost three years longer than we were. So it is worth acknowledging Europe’s labor rigidities and its lethargy in resolving the current economic crisis. Its problems are real. But embracing a caricature of Europe as a failure reveals our own ignorance — and chauvinism.
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Merrowvista Group thanks stores for their support To the editor: Gorham High School’s Merrowvista group would like to express its utmost appreciation and thanks to Vashaw’s Variety, Moe’s Variety, and Wal-Mart for allowing us to spread awareness against the distribution of alcohol to minors. The Merrowvista group is a group of students that assembled after attending a leadership conference
focusing on drug and alcohol awareness. Earlier this winter, our group went to these three businesses and placed warning stickers on beer cases, notifying the buyer of the fine for distributing alcohol to minors ($2,000). Again, we earnestly thank you for your support!Jonathan Chabot Merrowvista Group Gorham High School
Harry Corrigan basketball tournament upcoming To the editor: Saturday, January 21, and Sunday, January 22, is the 39th Annual Harry Corrigan Basketball Tournament. Teams from Berlin, Bethlehem, Colebrook, Gorham, Lancaster, Littleton, Milan and Whitefield will be attending. Games will begin each day starting at 8 a.m. at the Gorham Middle/ High School. Local girls’ games begin with Gorham taking on Bethlehem at 8 a.m. and the Berlin girls’ will see action against Milan at 8 40 a.m. Local boys’ action begins Saturday with Gorham going head to head with Lancaster at 1:20 p.m. and the Berlin boys’ will battle Whitefield at
2:40 p.m. Good luck everyone! Admission for the tournament is adults $4, students/seniors $2, family pass (weekend) $15 and children five under are free. This tournament is run with 100 percent volunteers. The Parks & Recreation Department and Booster Club would like to thank everyone for their help and dedication in making this tournament a success; the referees, concession table attendants, timing and scoring table attendants, Gorham Middle/High School for letting us use their facility and you the fans! Jeff Stewart Gorham Recreation Dept.
Keep the money local: boycott the big oil, gas dealers To the editor: Well my sleeping friends, in case you haven’t noticed, the last three weeks has produced some of the lowest gas prices that the North Country has seen in some time. But it’s time to wake up! The dream is over! It took months to get gas prices down to $3.27 here in the north above the notch, when the rest of the state has been enjoying those prices for quite some time. Government subsidies on ethanol used in our gas ended January 1. We the people of the notch above the rest must not only make up that 5 cents a gallon but you might have noticed gas in the last two days jumped 11 cents a gallon. Mobil/Exxon and the other oil giants should be able to buy you not only a bunch of Easter Eggs but the rabbit also. I tried to warn you, but you hear nothing, see nothing and do nothing! I hope you were at least smart enough to fill your oil tanks last
week at last summer prices, CN Brown was at $3.36, not too bad, I did. You can thank Manchester channel 9 (5 on the cable) for helping on gas prices going up. Every day they tell us gas will be $5 a gallon by summer. Who made them God? Can they now read the future? I have one last thing to ask you, it’s nothing new. Listen to me, please, and you will get your gas and fuel oil prices down. In plain English, boycott your big dealers in gas and oil, buy from the little dealers. I hate to say this, but it’s something the North Country is known for, helping your local people. Well Butch Munce is a local neighbor, call him for a price, it may have to be paid in cash or 10 days, but your money will stay local and help out an old friend. Don’t kick a horse while he’s down, because you might need him some day. Think about it. Dan Marcou Gorham
Thank you to Jeff Scarinza and Berlin City Auto Group To the editor: The Berlin High School Athletic Department would like to thank Mr. Jeff Scrarinza and Berlin City Auto Group for the generous opportunity to have one of our lucky fans win a 2011 Jeep Wrangler at our boy’s varsity hockey game on Jan 7. Paul Arguin came within inches of winning the grand prize. The event made it a very exciting evening. Along with the chance to win a
jeep Berlin City Auto Group donated a car starter, a vehicle detail and a years worth of oil changes. From the Turkey Bowl our athletic department will be able to make a donation to a local food pantry and also purchase new equipment for our weight room. On behalf of the BHS Athletic Department thank you for your continuous support of our athletes. Craig Melanson BHS Athletic Department
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Laura D. Duchesne
BERLIN -- Laura D. Duchesne, 88, a former longtime resident of Lancaster Street died Saturday Morning (January 14, 2012) at St. Vincent de Paul Nursing home in Berlin where she had resided for the past six years. Born on June 17, 1923 in Canaan, Vermont, she was the daughter of Joseph and Albertine (Bergeron) Duranleau. Laura was raised and educated in West Stewartstown, NH. She was a homemaker and worked for several years at Granite State Rubber Company in the stitching department. Laura was a communicant of Guardian Angel Church Berlin, now known as St. Anne Church of Good Shepherd Parish, and was a member of the Ladies of St. Anne. She enjoyed knitting, playing cards, and canning vegetables from the family garden. She is pre-deceased by her husband Lucien Duchesne (1998), brothers, Romeo, Armand, Dennis, and Josephat Duranleau and sisters Geraldine
Lecour, Armande McHenry, and Lucy LaDuc. She leaves two sons, Marcel A. Duchesne and his wife Linda of Berlin and Raymond Duchesne and his wife Donna of Fort Kent, Maine; a daughter, Colette Lavoie and her husband Gerard of Berlin; a brother, Anatole Duranleau of Barre, Vt.; six grandchildren; six greatgrandchildren; several nieces, nephews, and cousins. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday, January 17, at St. Anne Church of Good Shepherd Parish in Berlin. Rev. Mark A. Dollard officiated. Burial followed at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Berlin. Memorial donations may be made to either St. Vincent de Paul Nursing Home, % Activity Fund, 29 Providence Ave, Berlin, NH, 03570 or Alzheimer’s Association, 10 Ferry St, Suite 419, Concord, NH 03301. Online guestbook at www.fleurypatry.com.
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Theresa M. Pouliot
BERLIN -- A Mass of Christian Burial for Theresa M. Pouliot, 81, was celebrated on January 16, 2012 at St. Anne Church of Good Shepherd Parish. Father Mark Dollard officiated. The pall was placed by her daughters Carol Pouliot and Joanne Legare. Theresa’s mother’s Rosary was placed on the pall by her son Gary Pouliot. Gifts were presented by her grand-
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daughters Abby Batchelder and Grace Pouliot. Readings were done by her grandchildren Kate Pouliot and Tim Losee. Remarks and remembrance were made by Colette Haywood. Pallbearers were, Tim Losee, Don Boucher, Jim Therriault, Robert Roy, David Haywood and Andre Belanger. Burial followed in St. Kieran Cemetery.
Veterans and military appreciation days to be held at Bretton Woods CARROLL -- Bretton Woods Adaptive and the Omni Mount Washington Resort will host Veterans Appreciation Day on Saturday, February 4. The Omni Mount Washington Resort and Bretton Woods Adaptive, Inc., would like to thank all of our servicemen and women for all that you have given to our country. Disabled veterans and members of the military from the North Country of New Hampshire and Vermont will receive free skiing, adaptive ski and winter sports lessons and use of adaptive equipment through the Bretton Woods Adaptive Program. Families of the disabled veterans receiving lessons will receive lessons, free skiing and equipment rental as well. Lunch will be provided for disabled veterans and military members and their families. All veterans and members of the military will be able to alpine ski, snowboard or cross country ski or snowshoe for free. Rentals and lunch will not be provided with free skiing or riding. Just show your military I.D at any ticket window for your free day pass and enjoy your time at Bretton Woods. Advanced reservations are required for adaptive lessons and family member passes and rentals. Space is limited so reservations must be made no later than January 31. Please e-mail your requests to: info@ brettonwoodsadaptive.org or
call 603 278-3398. Bretton Woods Adaptive instructors are skilled in teaching adaptive sports regardless of abilities or injuries. They offer lessons and equipment for alpine skiing and riding and Nordic skiing and snowshoeing regardless of ability or previous experience. The Veterans Center in White River Junction, Vt., will be bringing their Mobile Vet Center to the Bretton Woods ski area for both days from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. One of a fleet of 50 new Mobile Vet Centers in the United States, the Mobile Vet Center program travels throughout New H ampshire and Vermont to reach underserved veterans. Services through the mobile unit are open to all North Country veterans. The 39- foot motor coach, operated by V. A. Readjustment Counseling Service, carries Vet Center counselors and outreach workers to provide high quality non-medical readjustment counseling to address the social and economic dimensions of post-war issues. This also includes counseling for traumatic, military-related experiences and family counseling in an accessible, welcoming, trusting atmosphere. The Vet Center Van provides free service to all veterans. The Mobile Van is also open to the public for tours of the van.
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Berlin Mayor Paul Grenier delivers his Inaugural Address Monday night. This is Grenier’s second term as mayor. Out-going Councilor Mark Evans was recognized for his service. Evans also served on BIDPA and chaired the council traffic and safety committee.
Councilor Russell Otis, Debbie Sheehan, and their son Maxwell posed for a photograph after Otis was sworn in for a full term on the council. Otis was initially appointed to fill a vacancy and then choose to run for re-election.
Out-going Councilor Tom McCue was recognized for his service. In addition to serving on the council McCue was a member of the planning board, solid waste district, and the Berlin Main Street Program.
Councilor Russell Otis, Debbie Sheehan, and their son Maxwell posed for a photograph after Otis was sworn in for a full term on the council. Otis was initially appointed to fill a vacancy and then choose to run for re-election.
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Councilors Lucie Remillard and Dori Ducharme share a moment prior to the start of Monday’s Inaugural Ceremonies. For the first time in the city’s history, women hold half of the council seats.
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ARIES (March 21-April 19). There will be progress on the relationship front. You recognize the value others bring to your life, and you know how important it is to keep good people around you. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Your creative and intellectual powers will be highlighted. You could be responsible for beginning a tradition or inventing something that will be of great use to your loved ones for years to come. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You’ll be an excellent judge of just how another person would most like to be acknowledged. You will show your appreciation in a purposeful manner, either in public, in private or in writing. CANCER (June 22-July 22). You’ll know you’re surrounded by good people when you find yourself thinking of them when they are not around. You’ll look forward to seeing them again and will enjoy making plans to do so. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You will feel a strong connection to a fellow fire sign (Aries or Sagittarius), and you will be enriched by what you give to this person. Offer your support, share information and be a good listener. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You will be instrumental in helping another person to grow. You’ll connect this person to people and projects that are out of the ordinary. You’ll build links and a strong sense of community. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You’ll actively seek new input from the world. For a certain time frame, you’ll open the floor to anyone who wants to communicate with you. Think about what you want to learn and the teacher will appear.
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Thursday, January 19 Berlin School Board Meeting: 6 p.m. in the Berlin High School Library. Saturday, January 21 Lasagna Dinner Fundraiser: at AVH Cafeteria. Sponsored by the AVH Relay For Life Team, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sit-down meal served by AVH staff includes Salad, Lasagna, Garlic Bread, Coffee/Tea/Punch and Dessert. Adults: $9; Children 12 and under: $5. Take out available, 50/50 raffle. Proceeds to benefit the American Cancer Society. FMI call Linda Laperle, event chairperson, at 326-5608. Randolph Town HallPot Luck Dinner: Get out your chef’s hat and come and share a “gourmet” French pot luck dinner at 5:30 and/or a film at 6:30. Wednesday, January 25 Berlin Zoning Board: Meeting 6:30 p.m., council chambers, Berlin City Hall.
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––––––––––––––– ONGOING CALENDAR –––––––––––––– Wednesday Cholesterol Clinic: Monday through Friday, Berlin Health Dept., city hall. By appointment only, Call 752-1272. All area residents welcome. Fee $15. Carving Club: Meeting every Wednesday, 5 p.m., E&S Rental, 29 Bridge St, Berlin. All welcome, prior experience not necessary. Open to all. Instructions to those new to carving. We hope to provide a wide range of carving experiences. FMI call Ed at 752-3625. NAMI (National Alliance for Mental Illness) Group: Held the second Wednesday of each month from 6 to 8 p.m. at Crossroads, which is on the corner of Willard and School St. FMI Robin Blanchette at 752-1005. NAMI is for family members who are dealing with a loved one with mental illness. Harvest Christian Fellowship Soup Kitchen: Free community dinner every Wednesday night, 219 Willow St., Berlin. Doors open 4 p.m., dinner 5-6 p.m. FMI 348-1757. PAC Meeting. Child addicted to drugs? You’re not alone. Join us for the PAC (Parent of Addicted Children) meeting, 6 p.m., 151 Main Street, Berlin. FMI call 603-723-4949 or e-mail @ shjam@ ne.rr.com. Bible Study: 6 to 7 p.m., Seventh Day Adventist Church, Mt. Forist St., Berlin. Weight Watcher’s Meeting at the Salvation Army, Berlin—9 a.m. meeting, 8:30 a.m. weigh-in Senior Meals: Guardian Angel School, Monday-Thursday Noon, Friday 8 a.m.-10 a.m. Suggested donations for 60 and over $3; under 60 $6. All are welcome. (FMI 752-2545). Gorham Public Library: Open M-F: 10am6pm, Saturdays: 10am-Noon. Children’s Story Time: Fridays, 1:30pm. View On-line Catalog at https://gorham.biblionix.com/ . FMI call 4662525 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Artisan Gift Shop: 961 Main St., Berlin. Open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Reiki Sharing Gathering: Third Wednesday of each month, 7 to 9 p.m., Pathways for Thursday’s Child Ltd., 3 Washington Street, Gorham. Open to anyone who has at least first-level Reiki training. No charge. (FMI 466-5564) Awana Children’s Club - 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM. Grades K-6th. Games, Worship, Bible Lessons, Workbook Time, Prizes, Fun. Community Bible Church. 595 Sullivan Street, Berlin. Call 7524315 with any questions. Step Book/Discussion Meeting, Tri-County CAP, Step I, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., 361 School St., Berlin. Women’s Relationship Support Group: CCFHS sponsoring. Group meets 6:30 to 8 p.m. every Tuesday. CCFHS will provide transportation as needed. Limited space available. Call Carolyn at 752-5679 for more information. Milan Public Library: Monday, 1:30 to 7:30 p.m.; Tuesday and Wednesday’s 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. VFW Post 2520: Monthly meeting third Wednesday of every month. VFW Ladies Auxiliary: Meets every third Wednesday of the month, 7 p.m., post home, 1107 Main St., Berlin. All members encouraged to attend. Foot Clinics: Every second and fourth Wednesdays of the month, Berlin Health Department, Berlin City Hall, 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon and 1 to 3:30 p.m. By appointment only. Call 752-1272. All area residents welcome. Fee: $15. Al-Anon Meeting, 7 p.m., Salvation Army, 15 Cole St., Berlin. 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 752-8111. Free Legal Hotline: Lawline is a free legal hotline sponsored by the New Hampshire Bar Association on the second Wednesday of each month. Volunteer NH attorneys will take calls from the public and answer brief legal questions from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Call 1-800-868-1212.
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For Rent by Abigail Van Buren
DAUGHTER JOINING OLD PROFESSION WILL BE ITS NEWEST CASUALTY
DEAR ABBY: My 18-year-old-daughter, “Olympia,” is a beautiful, intelligent young woman who graduated from high school last spring, was accepted to two universities and started her first job. When she lost it recently, she was devastated. Instead of trying to find another one, she decided to turn to prostitution. When I asked her why, she said she doesn’t want to work her butt off for peanuts. Other family members and I have tried to make Olympia see reason, but she’s determined to do this. I am extremely frustrated with her decision. I have warned her about the dangers she’ll face in that “occupation.” I know she’s of age now and needs to make her own choices, but I’m afraid for her and don’t want to lose her if we have a huge argument over this. What can I do? -- ANXIOUS MOM IN SACRAMENTO DEAR ANXIOUS MOM: For an “adult,” your daughter’s decision-making leaves a lot to be desired. Prostitution is illegal. It’s not a viable career option. Is she aware that her “line of work” offers no job security and the benefits will last only as long as her looks hold up? Regardless of the argument that may ensue, let her know that although you love her, you are worried sick about her, and disappointed and furious at her poor judgment because she has far more to offer than what she’s selling. Warn her she’s heading down a path that’s hard to come back from. If she won’t change her mind, then you must accept that your daughter will have to learn her lessons the hard way. But let her know your door will be open to her. DEAR ABBY: Are you supposed to ignore an acquaintance when you notice she’s in a doctor’s waiting room with you? (Especially if it’s a specialist’s office that makes a particular
condition obvious to an otherwise non-privy person?) This has happened to me twice recently. One time, I avoided the acquaintance; the other, I broke the silence and said, “Is that you, So-and-So?” Both times it was awkward. I can understand why someone wouldn’t want to be seen at certain doctors’ offices. Should I have played dumb? -- STRIVING FOR DISCRETION IN NEW YORK DEAR STRIVING: No, you should not have “played dumb.” In the future, you should acknowledge your acquaintance, but refrain from asking questions. Any questions, including, “How are you?” DEAR ABBY: I’m being married in a few months and there’s still so much to do. The only thing I have decided so far is the date and location. I have gotten so stressed that I have actually passed out. I keep asking my fiance to help me with decisions and particulars for the wedding, but he says, “It’s your job. You’re the bride.” Then he continues his lazy ways around the house. How do I get him to help me plan our wedding? -- BRIDE IN A PANIC DEAR BRIDE: How do I get YOU to realize you can’t change your fiance, and that this is the man he will be after your wedding? If you manage to pull this event together by yourself, you will still have a husband who is lazy around the house and refuses to help you even when you become so stressed that you pass out. Your fiance isn’t the last man on planet Earth. If he doesn’t have any good qualities -- you mentioned none -- you can do better than this.
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
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. BERLIN 1 bedroom, first floor, frig, stove, heat, h/w, off-street parking, no pets $525 (603)723-3856. BERLIN 3rd floor, 4 room, 2 bdrm heated. Call 978-609-4010. BERLIN, three bedroom, 1st floor, heat, h/w, washer dryer hook-up, off-street parking $795 no pets (603)723-3856. BERLIN, two bedroom, second floor, heat, h/w, off-street parking, w/d hook-up $625 no pets (603)723-3856. BERLIN- 2 bedroom, 1 bath house. Attached garage. Great neighborhood. Water/ sewage included. Recently renovated, all appliances included. Non-smokers/ no pets. 1st and security/ references. $775/mo. (207)608-0670. BERLIN: 1-4 bedroom apts., $475-$775; rooms for rent, $75/week, 723-3042. BERLIN: 2 bedroom, heat, h/w included, HUD accepted, $550/mo. 802-388-6904. BERLIN: one bedroom, $450/mo. includes, heat, h/w, and coin-op. No pets, FMI 348-0016. BERLIN: Renovated 2 bdrm with den for rent. Heat, hot water, shed & garage inc. $750/mo + security. Call (603)703-4661. COMPLETELY renovated 3 bedroom & 1 bedroom apartments. Call H&R Block, great landlord (603)752-2372.
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Animals DACHSHUNDS puppies. Heath & temperament guaranteed. $450 (603)539-1603. FEMALE Pomeranian Puppies. Will be available Jan 17th. 1st shots. $450 each. Great pet for loving family or single person. 752-2892.
Low Cost Spay/ Neuter Cats & dogs Rozzie May Animal Alliance www.rozziemay.org 603-447-1373 PUPPIES small mixed breed. See website for more details: www.mainelypuppies.com (207)539-1520.
Antiques ANTIQUES, glass, furniture, & collectibles of all kinds wanted by Bob Gauthier, 449-2542. Specializing in Estate and Business liquidation. Bonded.
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COTTAGE: 3 bedroom, one bath, living room, dining room, kitchen, FMI $750/mo. call 723-2828, 752-6826.
GORHAM HOUSE 3 bedroom, $795 completely remodeled, no utilities included, 84 Lancaster Road, 466-5933, 915-6216.
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, new kitchen, bath, hardwood floors, heated, garage, 466-2081. GORHAM: 2 bedrooms, heat, h/w, off street parking, newly renovated, no pets, 723-6310. HOUSE for rent: 2 bedroom house, single car garage in Berlin. Appliances furnished. Lawnmower and snow blower available. No pets, no smoking. Rent $700/mo. Tenant pays $700 security deposit, water, sewer, heat and utilities. References required. Call 466-9999 or 723-4166. 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. Large 2 bedroom, $500 at 331 Pleasant St., no dogs allowed, call Rich 326-3499. MILAN: Mobile home trailer, 2 bedroom, own lot, FMI, 752-1871. ONE Bedroom apt. 2nd. floor, remodeled bathroom w/ washer, dryer hook-up, $135/wk, call 752-6459, 723-6726. ROOMS, furnished, cable, laundry, wi-fi, parking included, $75/wk. 326-3286, 728-8486.
For Sale AMANA dryer, commercial size, white, great working condition, $75, 603-915-3338. AMAZING! Beautiful pillowtop matress sets, twin $169, full or queen $249, king $399. See AD under “Furniture”. BEDROOM-SOLID Cherrywood Sleigh bed. Dresser, mirror, chest, night stand. New! Cost $2,200 sell $895. 235-1773 CUSTOM Glazed Kitchen Cabinets. Solid maple, never installed. Cost $6,000 sacrifice $1,595. 833-8278 ELECTRIC Recliner: Men's Schwinn Mountain Bike; 2/portable DVD players, toys and tools, more, 348-2575, 348-1371. GREEN firewood, delivered, 752-7468.
GORHAM, 2 bedroom, heat included, w/d hookup, no smoking/ pets. $650/mo. 466-3162.
PICK-UP bed Toolbox, fits Dodge, Chev. Toyota, 2 yrs. old, $150/obo, 723-7555.
GROVETON, 2 bdrm, 2nd floor, heat & hot water included. No pets, references required. $550/mo, 1st month & sec. dep. required. (603)210-2043
USED SKI & SNOWBOARD packages, starting at $79.95. All sizes, used helmets $19.95 at Boarder Patrol (603)356-5885.
For Rent $50. weekly, private lock room, owner's residence, 3 room apt $100/week. Furnished/ utilities. 603-348-5317. 24-7. APARTMENT For Rent. 331 Prospect St, Berlin. Cul-de-sac, fantastic mountain and city view. Heated third floor apartment, hardwood floors, 2 bedrooms, living room, dining room/ office/ third bedroom, eat-in kitchen, washer and dryer hookups, closed in porch, large back yard, garage, additional parking, use of basement. Please provide references. Rent: $650. Call: 603-482-3831. 1 bedroom on York St., Berlin. 2nd floor, heat & hot water included. No smoking, no pets. $525/mo. 617-771-5778.
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Coaching Vacancies Gorham Middle High School 2011-2012 school year Varsity Baseball Junior Varsity Baseball Cross Country Please send letter of interest to: Dan Gorham, GMHS, 120 Main Street, Gorham, NH 03581 By January 31, 2012
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WHITE short haired male cat w/purple flee collar, found in the Winter Street area, call 723-3961.
Snow plowing, sanding, and roof shoveling loader service, fully insured 723-6990.
Furniture AMAZING! Beautiful Queen or Full-size mattress set. Luxury Firm European Pillow-top style. Fabulous back & hip support. Factory sealed - new 10-Yr. warranty. Cost $1095, sell $249. Can deliver 603-305-9763.
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BJHS honor roll students announced
BERLIN -- Beverly Dupont, principal at Berlin Junior High School, has announced the first trimester honor roll for the 2011-2012 academic school year. Any student with an average of 92.0 with no class average lower than an 88 in any subject is recognized for high academic excellence. Any student with an average of an 88.0 with no class average lower than 85 in any subject is recognized for Academic Achievement. High Academic Excellence – Grade 8 Meagan Accardi; Chelsey Caron; Samantha Crossland; Hunter Dagesse; Courtney Dumont; Kayleigh Eastman; Megan Guitard; Trevor Labrecque; Matthew Morin; Dylan Nett; Julianne Plourde; Emily
Tennis; Nathan Trull; Cassandra Valerino. Academic Achievement – Grade 8 Raul Aviles-Robles; Danielle Desilets; Cory Fauteux; Nicholas Lowe; Cody Miller; Caitlyn Reardon. High Academic Excellence – Grade 7 Cameron Batchelder; Brooke Caron; Audrey Coulombe; Melyssa Donovan; Julie Downs; Allison Gallagher; Kalee Hartlen; Samantha Mercier; Brianne Morneau; Robyn Parker; Emily Theriault; Shaeleigh Valliere. Academic Achievement – Grade 7 Rylie Binette; Julia Gray; Mariah Ramsay; Regan Boucher; Alex Mailhot; Noah Wyatt; Nikita Brazier; Renee Morrissette
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The supervisors of the checklist will be in session for additions and corrections to the checklist on January 24th, 2012 from 7:00 to 7:30 p.m. at the Milan municipal building on Bridge St. Change in party registrations will be accepted at this time. Supervisors: Cindy Lang, Ernie Miner, Matt Young
T&B Appliance Removal. Appliances & AC’s removed free of charge if outside. Please call (603)986-5506.
Heavy Equipment ***NEED C ASH*** HEAVY EQUIPMENT WANTED Cat, Komatsu, etc. Blais Equipment will buy today! Call NH office at (603)765-8217, ask for Leo.
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Opening for experienced motivated and friendly waitstaff. Apply in person only. 4 Hillside Ave. HIRING: Assessing Data Collector for Coos County Area. DRA Approved and Mass Appraisal exp. preferred. Send Resumes to: Avitar, 150 Suncook Valley Rd, Chichester, NH 03258 or e m a i l t o : firstname.lastname@example.org QUALIFIED CDL drivers, along with helpers, FMI 603-781-0399 after 2 p.m.
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Services $300 and up for your unwanted car or truck, free pick-up call Rich, 978-9079. HYPNOSIS for habit change, stress, regression. Michael Hathaway, DCH, certified hypnotherapist. Madison michaelhathaway.com (603)367-8851.
RIDE South, Route 16, early Sunday morning, Berlin/Gorham to Wakefield. Consideration call 207-385-0152, leave message. WANTED used skis & snowboards for trade in on new gear. Call Boarder Patrol (603)356-5885.
Wanted To Buy ANTIQUES, individual pieces and complete estates. Call Ted and Wanda Lacasse, 752-3515.
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ZONING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The Zoning Board of Adjustment will hold a Public Hearing on Wednesday, January 25, 2012, at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers, City Hall, 168 Main Street, Berlin, NH, to hear the following case:
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The Public Works Department will be picking up Christmas Trees in Ward 1 and 4 on January 13th and in wards 2 and 3 on January 20th. Christmas Trees may also be brought to AVRRDD Transfer Station with the white permit anytime or Toundreau Parking Lot.
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Case #01-12 An application for Special Exception has been filed with the Berlin Zoning Board by CLD Consulting Engineers, of 540 North Commercial Street, Manchester, NH 03101, representing PSNH, PO Box 330, Manchester, NH 03105. The request for a Special Exception, if approved would allow the construction of an eight foot high fence around the proposed substation yard expansion, where a six foot high is allowed. The property is located on Berlin Tax Map 118, Lot 182, in an Industrial Business Zone. The request comes under Article XVII, Section 17-813 of the Berlin Zoning Ordinance. Posted by: Reverend Dana C Hoyt. Chairman, ZBA
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~ Alice Nicholas ~ No words can express our heartfelt thanks for the loving and caring staff of the Coos County Nursing Home. Our mother was blessed to have known the angels who made her last years filled with laughter, love and compassion. The staff is to be commended for their dedication and thoughtfulness, but most of all for their upbeat spirit that allowed our mother to shine. We cannot name all of you, in case we forgot one of you, so please accept our gratitude and know what you made a difference in our mother’s life. Thank you, Lucille & Fred Wiemer Lucien & Melinda Laflamme Public Hearing Notice
City of Berlin USEPA Multi-Purpose Pilot Grant The City of Berlin will hold a public hearing on Monday February 6, 2012 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 Multi-Purpose Pilot Grant in the sum of $400,000 for the assessment and cleanup of City owned land and buildings located at 218 West Milan Road (former Bass Shoe Industrial Site) bordering Route 110 and Atlantic Railroad Line. 2. The intent of the assessment and cleanup of this property is to present a safe site for the re-use/ redevelopment of this key industrial/business location. 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 www.berlinnh.gov . 4. Written comments will be taken until February 8, 2012. Interested persons are invited to attend and comment on the proposed application 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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slum landlords and tenants who don’t share the city’s values. Grenier noted the demolition of the Rite-Aid-owned block of buildings is underway after 15 years of standing vacant in the city’s downtown. He repeated his campaign pledge to focus on revitalizing the downtown. “We must capture the energy of this new opportunity,” he said. Grenier said he will ask the council to fund the $150,000 appropriation requested by the ‘Moving Downtown Forward’ initiative. He called it an investment in the city’s future and compared it to the housing initiative that took a lot of time and effort but has had a huge positive impact. Grenier identified some key business and political leaders for thanks
in his address – citing the contributions of Cate Street Capital officials John Halle and Alex Richie, Lynn Tilton of GPT, Gov. John Lynch, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen, and U.S. Congressman Charlie Bass. In closing, he recalled the early sixties in the city when unemployment was low, hockey rivalries dominated, and families were all connected. “The biggest thing I remember is the glowing pride we all felt when we told people we were from Berlin,” Grenier said. A small crowd gathered at city hall for Monday’s historic inauguration. Grenier noted for the first time in Berlin’s history, half of the councilors are women. The mayor called the old council into session one last time to handle
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some routine city business. Outgoing Councilors Mark Evans and Tom McCue were recognized for their contributions. “They both brought a lot to the table,” Grenier said. He noted that McCue served not only on the council but also on the planning board, the Androscoggin Valley Regional Refuse Disposal District, and the Berlin Main Street Program. “He’s done a lot of work for the city,” Grenier said of McCue. McCue said he was confident the city is moving forward and said it was an interesting time to serve. “This has been a very rewarding experience,” he said. Evans served on the Berlin Industrial Development and Park Author-
ity and also chair the council’s traffic and safety committee. Grenier cited Evans’ work cleaning and updating the city’s traffic codes. Evans said he was born in Berlin and then moved away when he was young. For the next 30 years, he said he lived in a lot of different places before deciding to return to Berlin. “I’ve never looked back,” he said. “I think Berlin is the best place in the world to live.” City Clerk Debra Patrick then sworn in the mayor and new council. Taking the oath were Councilors Lucie Remillard, Russell Otis, Dori Ducharme, Denise Morgan Allain, Peter Higbee, Roland Theberge, and Diane Nelson. The only councilor not up for election was Michael Rozek. Some of the new councilors offered
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brief remarks before Grenier delivered his inaugural address. The entire ceremony lasted just 45 minutes. Then the council and mayor mingled with friends and guests in a reception catered by Norm Small. Faces in the crowd included Executive Councilor Raymond Burton, state Senator John Gallus, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen’ North County representative Chuck Henderson, Rep. Gene Chandler representing U.S. Congressman Charlie Bass, and state Rep. Marc Tremblay. Also on hand were most of the city department heads.
King makes dean’s list
STANDISH, ME. -- Julianne King of Gorham, NH, was named to the dean’s list at Saint Joseph’s College of Maine for the fall semester. To make the dean’s list, a student must attain an average of 3.5 or better. Saint Joseph’s College of Maine is a Catholic liberal arts college located on Sebago Lake in Standish, Maine. The college serves an undergraduate enrollment of 1,000 students and offers 40 academic programs on campus. Saint Joseph’s also offers an online program for working adults. www. sjcme.edu.
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tion costs since the county reimburses parents to transport their kids. She said sending the students to Milan would also be an inconvenience for the students and parents. Collins pointed out that National Forest Reserve Funds are expected to cover all the tuition costs for the three students. Collins said SAU 20 Superintendent of Schools Paul Bousquet has asked for confirmation that the county will continue to send the students to Errol for the 2012-13 school year. The commission approved sending the students to Errol. In other business: * The commissioners will require Brookfield Renewable Power to deposit funds for decommissioning the 33-turbine Granite Reliable Power wind farm annually rather than accept a letter of credit. Under the terms of its agreement with Coos County, GRP is required to annually set aside 10 percent of the estimated cost of decommissioning the wind farm. At the commission’s monthly meeting last week, County Administrator Sue Collins reported the agreement sets the decommissioning cost at $844,033. She said Attorney Jonathan Frizzell said Brookfield is asking if it can provide a $500,000 letter of credit instead of the annual payments. Collins said Frizzell is recommending the county require the $84,403 annual payments to be deposited in an account at a New Hampshire bank. Commissioner Paul Grenier said Brookfield acquired the agreement when it purchased Nobel Environmental’s share of the project and should honor the agreement. Commissioner Tom Brady agreed, saying he expects the money to be deposited annually as per the agreement. Brookfield will have until Dec. 31, 2012 to come up with the first payment. * The commissioners agreed to reimburse Colebrook for police coverage to the unincorporated places of Dixville, Millsfield, and Wentworth Location. County Administrator Sue Collins said the town of Colebrook advised it would no longer to able to provide police coverage to outside communities without payment. The Colebrook board of selectmen voted to assess a call out fee of $75 in addition to a charge of $75 per hour for a police officer and cruiser with a two-hour minimum. She noted that would mean a minimum charge of $250. Collins explained that state police handle police calls in the unincorporated places but three times last year, Colebrook police were called to respond by state police. Due to the large coverage area for the state police Troop F district and the response time for state police to respond, Collins recommended approving the request from Colebrook. She specified that Colebrook Dispatch first call state police for coverage. Commissioner Paul Grenier said he did not blame Colebrook selectmen for seeking reimbursement. He said the town should get paid if its police department is called for service in one of the unincorporated areas. The commission approved adding $2,500 in the Dixville budget and $1,000 in the Millsfield and Wentworth Location budgets for police service. * Pip Decker of Brookfield Renewable Power thanked county officials and the commissioners for their support of the Granite Reliable Power wind farm. Decker, who was project manager for the wind farm, completed his employment with Brookfield last week. He said the county’s support was integral to the project’s success. Decker said he was proud to have been part of the project and called it a model for other wind energy project. Decker introduced Paul Brenton who will be representing Brookfield Power. The commissioners wished Decker well and said it had been a pleasure working with him. * Coos Treasurer Fred King said there are 38 bills in the legislature that impact counties and ask if the commission wanted him to follow the legislation. He asked only that he be reimbursed for mileage if he needed to testify on any bill on behalf of the county. Commissioners Paul Grenier and Tom Brady said they did want King to follow legislation and agreed the county would reimburse him for testifying on its behalf. The commission and King discussed some specific bills that concern the county. * Collins reported that Berlin Nursing Home Administrator Louise Belanger contacted H.E.
Bergeron Engineering about the front entrance to the facility. Collins said the electric doors open and close spontaneously and present a safety hazard, especially to residents and visitors in wheelchairs. She said the firm provided an estimate of $2,600 to assess and evaluate the entrance. Collins recommended encumbering the
money from the 2011 budget. The commission agreed. * The commission is scheduled to hold its next meeting on Feb. 9 at 9 a.m. at the West Stewartstown nursing hospital. Commissioner Burnham Judd, who was on vacation last week, is expected to be back to chair the meeting.
RESPONSE is calling on Coos County cooks COOS COUNTY -- RESPONSE is once again compiling a North of the Notches Cook Book. We are looking for favorite, scrumptious recipes for salads, casseroles, breads, jams, pickles and deserts. Whether it’s a quick and easy family favorite or a generations proven classic, you will want to be included in this cookbook. Please contact us at 752-5679 for a recipe submission form. All forms need to be in by March 1. Books
will be available in early summer. RESPONSE to Sexual and Domestic Violence is a program of Coos County Family Health Services. Advocacy for victims, survivors and their families is provided throughout Coos County with offices in Berlin, Colebrook and Lancaster. Trained volunteer advocates provide information and support, 24 hours a day. This service can be accessed by calling 1 866 662-4220.
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In tough conditions, Gorham alpine ski team places third ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– –SPORTS –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
BY GAIL SCOTT THE BERLIN DAILY SUN
FRANCONIA—Rain, freezing rain, sleet, snow, and a couple of rainbows greeted the Gorham Alpine Ski team, Friday, at Cannon Mountain. In these challenging conditions, both the girls and the boys teams placed third overall in both morning and afternoon races. It was a tough day for the boys as several of the team's most experienced skiers fell, but Ryley White, Brady Fauteux and Luke Kinney came through with some welcomed consistency that kept the team in the competition. Highlight for the day was senior Kyle Fortin's first career podium finish with a second place finish in the morning slalom, right behind Ryan Clermont from Lin- Wood who won
the race. Kyle followed that up with a seventh place finish in the afternoon. Other top ten finishes included Kyle Lachance with a fifth place and Tyler Sanschagrin with a 9th place, both in the afternoon. The girls were without senior Libby Ouellette who sat out the week with a minor knee Gorham High School Senior injury, but be Kyle Fortin, heads for a should second place in the morning back soon. just slaloms at Cannon Mountain With Friday. (MARK KELLEY PHOTO) four com-
petitors, the girls did very well to have all finished on a tough hill. Eighth grader Ava Jackson lead the way with a 3rd and a 5th. Eileen Kelley had a 8th and 13th. Seventhgrader Natalie Harmon had a 7th and 10th, and classmate Emily York came in 14th and 15th. Girls' team scores in the morning: Profile, 392; Lin-wood, 371; Gorham,
369; Littleton, 177. Girls' team scores in the afternoon: Profile, 386; Lin-2ood, 379; Gorham, 368; Littleton, 176. Boys' team scores in the morning: Profile, 383; Lin-wood, 382; Gorham, 367; Littleton, 348. Boys' team scores in the afternoon: Lin-wood, 384; Profile, 379; Gorham, 371; Littleton, 346.
Vintage Snowmobile Race series holds first race PITTSBURG -- The Great North Woods Vintage Snowmobile Race Series sponsored by LaPerle’s IGA Plus held its first race of the five race series in Pittsburg, New Hampshire, on January 7, as scheduled. This was the first race of the five race series, the only race series of its type in the
Northeast. The remaining four races will be in Colebrook on February 4, in Errol on February 18, in Stratford on March 3, and in Pittsburg on March 17. The races started at 10 a.m. just off Farr Road in Pittsburg under cloudy skies with the temperature hovering around freezing to a crowd of over 350. The Pittsburg Ridge Runners race crew had worked feverishly during the preceding week to ensure that the race could be held safely. With over 450 tons of snow being trucked in and some snow squalls later in the week, the race course was ideal and the race went off without a hitch. Over 110 races raced around the course vying for a top spot in one of the 14 different classes available. The racers came from all the New England states with the furthest participant being from Ellington, Connecticut. The next race will in Colebrook on February 4, and will be located at Northern Tire which is located on Route 3 in Colebrook. For further information contact Keith Landry (603) 538-7702 or go to the race website at www.thegreatnorthwoodssnowmobilerace. com.
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