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Proposed state Senate redistricting Town Manager plan moves Shelburne out of District 1 offers mea culpa BY BARBARA TETREAULT THE BERLIN DAILY SUN

NORTH COUNTRY – Under the proposed redistricting plan for the state Senate, Shelburne would no longer be part of Senate District 1. Instead, the small town of 372 would become part of District 3, which includes North Conway and much of Carroll County. Senate District I currently includes all of Coos County, four towns in Carroll County, and eight

towns in Grafton County. Under the proposed plan, District I Senator John Gallus, (R-Berlin) said the district would gain towns along the western side of the state in Grafton County and shed the towns in Carroll County. It would retain all of Coos County except for Shelburne and the unincorporated place of Bean’s Purchase. Specifically, District I would gain the Grafton communities of Bath, Benton, Easton, Landaff, Monroe, see SHELBURNE page 7

Gallus will vote for HB648 barring use of eminent domain BY BARBARA TETREAULT THE BERLIN DAILY SUN

CONCORD – The state Senate is scheduled today to take up the controversial House bill that would prohibit the use of eminent domain by public utilities for transmission projects. Spurred by opposition to the proposed Northern Pass power line project, House Bill 648 bars the use of eminent domain to take private land to construct or operate a transmission facility except to

address power system reliability. District I State Senator John Gallus (R-Berlin) Monday told the Berlin Daily Sun that he will vote for the bill. The bill passed the House last spring. Its prime sponsor was Rep. Laurence Rappaport, (R-Colebrook) with Coos representatives John Tholl, (R-Whitefield), William Remick, (R-Lancaster), and Duffy Daugherty (R-Colebrook) joining as sponsors.


GORHAM — Gorham’s Town Manager Robin Frost acknowledged on Tuesday that she had erred last week in stating that the town’s proposed 2012 budget was down 10.9 percent. The statement had been made at a budget committee work session last Wednesday, during a contentious exchange between town leadership and the committee. “I own the mistake,” Frost said, adding that it was not intentional and she was not trying to mislead the board. “My message was a response to an accusation that the selectmen and town manager did not do their job,” she explained. In crafting that response, she said, she used the bottom line figure on the budget worksheets to formulate the percentage. Her error was in neglecting to remove the capital outlay funded by capital reserve funds from the equation. “She didn’t mislead or lie, it was misinterpreted (by the board),” said Budget Committee Chairman Bruce Lary, who said that many in the committee had assumed that Frost was talking about the operating budget. He said that committee member Jeff Schall had gone over the numbers and brought the see MEA CULPA page 7

Androscoggin Headwaters Conservation Project gets $5M BY BARBARA TETREAULT THE BERLIN DAILY SUN

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Longer, pricier trip for bananas

(NY Times) — The journey of a banana from Ecuador to Brooklyn is a precisely timed affair, from the moment it is sliced off a stalk and then packed onto a ship for a seven-day refrigerated cruise to the Red Hook Container Terminal. From there, the banana has one week to make it from container to distributor to grocery store. Now that journey is about to get a bit longer. Customs officials intend to shut down their inspection station at the Red Hook terminal; the closing would force companies to unload thousands of containers a year and deliver the cargo by truck to another terminal equipped with a customs inspection station, either in New Jersey or on Staten Island. Port operators and shippers say the extra trip over the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge will raise banana prices by a couple of cents a pound and squeeze a little more time from the bananas’ short ripe life. Jerrold L. Nadler, who has long supported an expansion of Brooklyn’s ports, said that two-thirds of the population in New York City and its suburbs lives east of the Hudson River. But residents often depend on goods to be driven by truck from New Jersey. “It’s a tremendous incentive for these shipping companies to say, ‘Why bother with Red Hook?’ ” the congressman said. “It’s imperative to the economy that we have a port on both sides of the river.”


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(NY Times) — Mitt Romney’s campaign released hundreds of pages of tax documents on Tuesday morning, providing an inside glimpse into his sprawling investments, both in the United States and abroad, in an effort to dampen the attacks on his wealth that have become a central focus of the Republican presidential nominating battle.

Romney and his wife, Ann, had an effective federal income tax rate in 2010 of 13.9 percent, paying about $3 million in taxes on an adjusted gross income of $21.6 million, the vast majority of it flowing from a myriad of stock holdings, mutual funds and other investments, including profits and investment income from Bain Capital, the

private equity firm Romney retired from in 1999. That rate will rise to 15.4 percent for 2011, when the couple expects to report an adjusted gross income of about $20.9 million. Both rates are much lower than the rates paid by either President Obama or Newt Gingrich who released his tax returns last week.

GIGLIO, Italy (NY Times) — Salvage and rescue workers reported the first sign of a significant contaminant slick beginning to ooze from the partly submerged Costa Concordia on Tuesday as divers recovered the sodden body of the 16th victim from the Jan. 13 shipwreck. Samples of the slick, described as a “very thin film” by officials and residents of this Tuscan coastal island, were being analyzed, said Adm. Ilarione Dell’Anna. The precise origin of the slick was unclear but Italian officials said absorbent booms placed around the 950-foot hull and beyond were trapping it. Smit, a Dutch salvage company, has been hired to extract the ship’s half million gallons of fuel, which has become a pressing priority to avoid an environmental disaster from the shipwreck. The United States ambassador to Italy, David Thorne, visited the island on Tuesday, telling reporters he had come to support the family of the American couple among the 22 passengers still missing.

Chaotic start to Egypt’s first democratically elected Parliament CAIRO (NY Times) — As Egypt’s first freely elected Parliament in six decades held its opening session on Monday, the Muslim Brotherhood received a lesson in the unwieldiness of democracy when a dispute over choosing a speaker degenerated into a shouting match that overshadowed the day. It took until nightfall for the Muslim Brotherhood to decisively beat back the challenge to its choice of Saad el-Katatni, a Brotherhood stalwart, by a vote of nearly 400 to fewer than 100.

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Lawmakers to discuss Somersworth woman charged gay marriage legislation with distracted driving after CONCORD — People could refuse to provide accommodations, goods or services to gay couples getting married in New Hampshire under legislation being considered by the House. The Judiciary Committee is scheduled to hold a hearing Tuesday on the bill that allows the discrimination if a business owner, an employee or anyone else felt providing the services would violate

his or her conscience or religious faith. The bill also would bar civil lawsuits against people denying services to the couples. New Hampshire’s gay marriage law exempts churches and religious groups from being forced to officiate at gay marriages or to provide services, facilities and goods of any kind to participants. —Courtesy of WMUR

Pair of bills links gifts to school choice tax credits

MANCHESTER — Legislators introduced companion bills Monday to provide a state business tax credit for contributions to scholarship organizations that help students move from public schools to private schools. “Rich people already have school choice. The School Choice Scholarship Act helps bring that choice to all New Hampshire families,” said Charlie Arlinghaus, president of the Josiah Bartlett Center. The Bartlett Center, which supports HB 1607, sponsored by House Majority Leader D.J. Bettencourt, R-Salem, and SB 372, sponsored by Sen. Jim Forsythe, R-Strafford, released a study of similar programs in states from Pennsylvania to Arizona. The School Choice Scholarship Act would give New Hampshire businesses credit against the Business Profits Tax for donations to organizations that provide scholarships to school-age children, including those who are home-schooled. Julianne Cooper, president and dean of Liberty Harbor Academy in Manchester, said businesses are yearning for competent workers and this would give them an opportunity to directly affect the education of future workers. “I see an enormous amount of flexibility within the system and basically it costs no one anything,” she said. Sponsors said the bill will be revenue-neutral because each student who leaves the public system to attend an independent school will lower the state’s per-student contribution to local public school education.

According to the Bartlett Center report, states with similar programs have from as few as one scholarship organization — Florida — to as many as 247 — Pennsylvania. The Berks County Community Foundation is based in Reading, Pa. , which its president Kevin K. Murphy said has the unwanted distinction of being the poorest city in the country. The Berks County Tax Credit Fund, created in 2002, distributed $24,230 for the benefit of 52 students last year. “Our donations have typically been in the range of $5,000 to $20,000 per company,” Murphy said. Scholarship funds go directly to the school. In Reading, that meant mostly Catholic schools, including the John Paul II Center for Special Learning for disabled youth, he said. “To the extent that it opened an alternative, that’s fantastic,” Murphy said. “The Reading School District is a deeply challenged school district.” New Hampshire Department of Revenue said in a fiscal note it was too early to predict costs of administering the tax credit program. Revenue Commissioner Kevin A. Clougherty estimated about 64,000 state business tax returns were filed last year; of those about 44,000 had a tax liability they owed the state. About 10,000 to 15,000 businesses had a tax liability of $500 or less, he said. The Senate Education Committee holds a hearing on SB 372 at 1 p.m. today in Legislative Office Building, Room 103. The House held a hearing Monday afternoon. —Courtesy of The Union Leader

PD: Man finds kids home alone, mother gone PORTSMOUTH — The father of three children under the age of two came home from work to find his children home alone and their mother missing, police said. A warrant has now been issued for the mother, 25-year-old Miranda Rifenburgh, for three counts of endangering the welfare of a child. The father told police Rifenburgh,

his fiancée, sent him a text message on Jan. 14 saying she was leaving him and the children. He returned home from work to find Rifenburgh and all of her belongings were gone, and the children were alone, police said. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 436-2145. —Courtesy of WMUR

hitting three teens in crosswalk BY GRETYL MACALASTER THE UNION LEADER

DOVER — Police say a Somersworth woman was sending a text message on her cell phone and playing with the radio when she struck three siblings crossing Portland Avenue in a crosswalk. The victims were identified as Alyssa Wilson, 16; Zachary Wilson,14; and Caleb Wilson, 10, all of Dover. Alyssa Wilson and her brothers were crossing at the Rogers Street intersection to their bus stop around 6:48 a.m. on Jan. 10 when they were hit by a vehicle driven by Tina Conlon, 35, of 15 Spruce St. Capt. Bill Breault said Monday all three were injured, but are expected to make a full recovery. Conlon is now facing charges of negligent driving and failure to yield to a pedestrian within a crosswalk. Both are violation-level offenses carrying a $250$500 fine and a $59 fine, respectively.

“She should have seen these children. Had she been paying attention, this accident would have been avoidable,” Breault said. Breault said based on the injuries and evidence in the case, the appropriate charge is the violation-level negligent driving. “We couldn’t charge it any other way,” Breault said. “We estimate her speed to be about 30 miles per hour (the speed limit) and that most likely played a role in their injuries not being as critical,” he said. Breault said the investigation also showed that lighting conditions, road conditions and mechanical defect were not factors. A phone number for Conlon’s listed address was disconnected. Breault said she was cooperative after the accident, and immediately pulled over. Conlon is scheduled for arraignment Feb. 27 at the 7th Circuit District Court in Dover.

Strong solar storm hits Earth MANCHESTER — The strongest solar storm in more than six years is bombarding the Earth and may cause brighter and farther-reaching auroras than usual. The sun erupted with a strong solar flare on Sunday, and a coronal mass ejection was aimed at the Earth, according to NASA. There was also a burst of fastmoving, highly energetic protons known as a “solar energetic particle” event. The protons were responsible for the strongest solar radiation storm since September 2005, according to NOAA’s Space Weather Prediction Center. The radiation can disrupt satellites and be risky for astronauts in space. It can also cause communication problems for airplanes traveling

polar routes. Strong solar storms can cause surges in power lines and disrupt radio and TV signals. The coronal mass ejection is made up of particles launched into space at slower speeds than the burst of protons. As those particles hit the Earth’s magnetic field, they interact with the atmosphere and create auroras, or the northern and southern lights. Bright auroras were reported in the skies above Scotland, northern England and northern parts of Ireland on Tuesday. The storm is big enough that it could last into Tuesday night for North America and possibly create auroras visible in clear, dark skies. —Courtesy of WMUR

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If you want to complain, do so vertically To the editor: I moved away from Berlin in 1997 but have never lost touch with the area and the people. Over the last couple of months, I’ve been reading letters in the paper about about Wal-Mart and felt that an outside view might be helpful. I’d like to thank Kathleen Malloy and Sandy Clayton for their letters as they seem to have hit the nail right on the head. Wal-Mart is not the problem; it’s the current manager. I have several friends who work at Wal-Mart in Gorham and have heard a lot of complaints about falling morale, poor management and inappropriate managerial conduct. From customers we hear about a gratuitous lack of customer service. Both Malloy and Clayton mentioned a manager named Terry Bunch and how he worked with employees and tended to their needs. This all seemed to change when Travis was brought in. From what I’ve read, he seems to be the quintessential “bosswho-has-no-business-beinga-boss”. He does not support his employees. He abuses managerial authority by firing people whom he him-

self places in unwinable situations. What would you do if you were placed in a position where you will be fired for not helping a customer just so you can clock in on time or helping the customer and be fired for clocking in late? Then I read Travis’ letter and that sealed it. All he wrote were talking points as though he were nothing but a corporate crony and we were uneducated, uninformed readers. Not once in his letter did he address the problems he was faced with. The bottom line is this; the problem isn’t Wal-Mart. The problem is Travis. Unfortunately, as important and visible to the community as the “Berlin Daily Sun” is, writing letters to it complaining about WalMart’s management is not going to resolve the problem. If you want to complain, do so vertically, not laterally. Send some letters to the district or regional offices. Send them to their corporate office. Suggest that they dump Travis or transfer him to another store (like no-where, Alaska, for example) and promote someone currently there. Joseph Audette Surry, Me.

Morin sisters make the UNE dean’s list B I D D E F O R D / P O R TLAND, ME -- Mallory and Megan Morin, daughters of Michael and Michele Morin of Berlin have been named to the dean’s list for the 2011 fall semester at the University of New England. Dean’s list students have attained a

grade point average of 3.30 or better out of a possible 4.0 at the end of the semester. Mallory is a 2008 graduate of Berlin High School and is majoring in psychology. Meagan is a 2011 Berlin High School and is majoring in dental hygiene.

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Is Our Economy Healing?

How goes the state of the union? Well, the state of the economy remains terrible. Three years after President Obama’s inauguration and two and a half years since the official end of the recession, unemployment remains painfully high. But there are reasons to think that we’re finally on the (slow) road to better times. And we wouldn’t be on that road if Mr. Obama had given in to Republican demands that he slash spending, or the Federal Reserve had given in to Republican demands that it tighten money. Why am I letting a bit of optimism break through the clouds? Recent economic data have been a bit better, but we’ve already had several false dawns on that front. More important, there’s evidence that the two great problems at the root of our slump — the housing bust and excessive private debt — are finally easing. On housing: as everyone now knows (but oh, the abuse heaped on anyone pointing it out while it was happening!), we had a monstrous housing bubble between 2000 and 2006. Home prices soared, and there was clearly a lot of overbuilding. When the bubble burst, construction — which had been the economy’s main driver during the alleged “Bush boom” — plunged. But the bubble began deflating almost six years ago; house prices are back to 2003 levels. And after a protracted slump in housing starts, America now looks seriously underprovided with houses, at least by historical standards. So why aren’t people going out and buying? Because the depressed state of the economy leaves many people who would normally be buying homes either unable to afford them or too worried about job prospects to take the risk. But the economy is depressed, in large part, because of the housing bust, which immediately suggests the possibility of a virtuous circle: an improving economy leads to a surge in home purchases, which leads to more construction, which strengthens the economy further, and so on. And if you squint hard at recent data, it looks as if something like that may be starting: home sales are up, unemployment claims are down, and builders’ confidence is rising. Furthermore, the chances for a virtuous circle have been rising, because we’ve made significant progress on the debt front. That’s not what you hear in public debate, of course, where all the focus is on rising government debt. But anyone who has looked

seriously at how we got into this slump knows that private debt, especially household debt, was the real culprit: it was the explosion of household debt during the Bush years that set the stage for the crisis. And the good news is that this private debt has declined in dollar terms, and declined substantially as a percentage of G.D.P., since the end of 2008. There are, of course, still big risks — above all, the risk that trouble in Europe could derail our own incipient recovery. And thereby hangs a tale — a tale told by a recent report from the McKinsey Global Institute. The report tracks progress on “deleveraging,” the process of bringing down excessive debt levels. It documents substantial progress in the United States, which it contrasts with failure to make progress in Europe. And while the report doesn’t say this explicitly, it’s pretty clear why Europe is doing worse than we are: it’s because European policy makers have been afraid of the wrong things. In particular, the European Central Bank has been worrying about inflation — even raising interest rates during 2011, only to reverse course later in the year — rather than worrying about how to sustain economic recovery. And fiscal austerity, which is supposed to limit the increase in government debt, has depressed the economy, making it impossible to achieve urgently needed reductions in private debt. The end result is that for all their moralizing about the evils of borrowing, the Europeans aren’t making any progress against excessive debt — whereas we are. Back to the U.S. situation: my guarded optimism should not be taken as a statement that all is well. We have already suffered enormous, unnecessary damage because of an inadequate response to the slump. We have failed to provide significant mortgage relief, which could have moved us much more quickly to lower debt. And even if my hopedfor virtuous circle is getting under way, it will be years before we get to anything resembling full employment. But things could have been worse; they would have been worse if we had followed the policies demanded by Mr. Obama’s opponents. For as I said at the beginning, Republicans have been demanding that the Fed stop trying to bring down interest rates and that federal spending be slashed immediately — which amounts to demanding that we emulate Europe’s failure. And if this year’s election brings the wrong ideology to power, America’s nascent recovery might well be snuffed out.

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To the editor: The Salvation Army would like to thank the entire community for the assistance given during the Christmas and holiday season. The generosity we saw towards our organization and towards the members of the community that we assisted through various programs has touched us deeply. Many of the activities and programs we hold throughout the season would not be possible without the individuals who volunteer their time; during such a busy time of year it is appreciated. We wanted to specifically thank those who stood ringing bells and collecting

donations in our Red Kettles. We would also like to thank all those who put money into a kettle, whether a dollar or a dime, every cent helps to keep our organization and its programs running throughout the year. We are pleased to announce that because of the generosity of those in our communities we not only reached, but exceeded our red kettle goal this year! Without a place to stand our efforts would not count, so we would like to say thank you to the businesses that allow us to stand kettles at their locations. We would also like to say thank you to those who contributed to us through see THANKS page 5

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Writer’s group to meet Feb. 6 BERLIN -- The monthly meeting of the North Country Writers’ Night Out Group will take place on Monday, February 6, in the kitchen of the Brown Company House, from 5 to 7 p.m. The Brown Company House is located directly across from the south parking area of the Northern Forest Heritage Park, on Main Street, in Berlin, New Hampshire. Entrance to the kitchen is from the small parking lot next to the house itself. This month’s agenda will include updates and discussions on the Second Annual Writers’ Workshops and Book Festival to be held on Saturday, May 19, other discussions on writing and THANKS from page 4

mail donations. One of the biggest projects we undertake during the Christmas season is the Angel Tree program. This program would not be possible without the members of the community who go out to local stores and banks, collect tags, and shop for that special gift for a specific child. Your generosity makes it possible to help these children and their families have a Merry Christmas. To the businesses, organizations, and individuals that sponsor entire

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Frances M. Kelly

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BERLIN, NH -- Mrs. Frances M. (Bergquist) Kelly, 72, of 601 Lancaster St., Berlin, NH, passed away on Tuesday January 24, 2012 at her home. She was born in Berlin on November 9, 1939, the daughter of the late John and Thelma (Goddard) Bergquist, and was a lifelong resident of the BerlinMilan area. She enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren, knitting, sewing, gardening and flowers. Members of the family include her children, Richard Adams and wife Agnes of Waterford, Vt., Cynthia O’Connor and husband Kevin of Charlotte, NC, Lisa Ryan and companion Chris Bowden of Middleboro, Mass., and Michael Kelly and wife Cathy Elcik of Winthrop, Mass.; seven

grandchildren, Jason, Alan, Gary, Erika, Kelli, Brittany Lee and Tucker; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. She was predeceased by her husband, Michel Kelly, in 1995 and a sister, Marlene Paker. Funeral services will be held on Saturday January 28, at 1 p.m. at the Bryant Funeral Home, 180 Hillside Ave., Berlin. Interment will be in the Hillcrest Cemetery in Milan. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday from 12 to 1 p.m., prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to AVH Home Health and Hospice, 59 Page Hill Rd., Berlin, NH, 03570. To sign the on-line guestbook, please visit www.bryantfuneralhome. net.

Get your taxes done for free at the FRC GORHAM -- It’s Earned Income Tax Credit Awareness Week and The Family Resource Center (FRC) in Gorham is celebrating with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Saturday, January 28, at 10 a.m. The event will mark the start of the FRC’s popular Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. The goal of the program is to help families keep more of their earned income by saving on tax preparation fees and by helping them to take advantage of special credits such as the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). IRS certified volunteers will prepare tax returns free to taxpayers with incomes under $58,000. Returns

are e-filed and refunds can be direct deposited into the taxpayer’s savings or checking account in just seven to 12 days! Last year, VITA volunteers helped to bring more than $576,000 to North Country taxpayers in refunds and tax credits – that’s over half a million dollars added to our local economy! Free tax preparation is available by appointment at locations in Berlin, Gorham, Conway and Colebrook. The Family Resource Center wants to help you keep more of your money. Get your refund fast! Call 466-5190 ext 323 or ext 320 today for more information or to schedule your appointment.

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it was awarding a total of $52.2 million in Forest Legacy funds to 17 conservation and working lands projects across the country. One of the recipients was the Androscoggin Headwaters project, which will receive $5 million to protect over 12,000 acres. “It’s great news,” said J.T. Horn, of the Trust for Public Lands (TPL), which is overseeing the project. “It will fully fund that phase of the project.” Horn said the grant will be used for what is identified as Phase IV of the project. A conservation easement prohibiting future development will be placed on 12,637 acres of timberland in the unincorporated place of Cambridge. Plum Creek will retain ownership and the land will remain in commercial timber production and on the local property tax rolls. Horn said TPL received a $4.1 Forest Legacy grant last year that is being used to purchase an easement on 10,208 acres in what is Phase III of the project. He said the TPL is working on the language of the easement, getting an appraisal, and completing the due diligence required to close on the transaction. “There’s still some more work to do,” he said. Horn pointed out that when completed, Phase III and IV, will ensure that over 22,000 acres in the headwaters will remain as working forest. The easements will be held by the state of New Hampshire and overseen by the Division of Forest and Lands. The land will remain open for hunting, fishing, and snowmobiling. Phase I of the project was completed last year. Using $3.24 million in federal Land and Water Conservation Funds and Migratory Bird Con-

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Filing Applications for the following offices will be accepted during regular Town Clerk office hours beginning January 25, 2012, until February 3, 2012. Town Clerk will also be available to accept filings February 3, 2012, from 3 to 5 pm. Selectman (1) Selectman (1 ) Town Clerk (1) Moderator (1) Trustee of the Trust Funds (1) Library Trustee (1) Planning Board (1) Supervisor of the CheckList (l) Supervisor ofthe Checklist (l) Cemetery Commissioner (1) Cemetery Commissioner (1) Zoning Board (1)

servation Funds, 2,920 acres of land were purchased and added to the Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge. Phase II would add another 4,532 acres to the Umbagog refuge. Horn said the TPL is working with the Fish and Wildlife Service to obtain funding for Phase II in the fiscal 2012 federal budget. Completing the project is Phase V, which calls for purchasing 938 acres containing Greenough Pond and Little Greenough Pond. Ownership of the two wild trout ponds would go to N.H. Fish and Game to protect the fishery and prevent the four miles of water frontage from being divided into camp lots. Horn said TPL has raised about $1 million of the $3 million needed for that phase. The total cost of the project is estimated at $19 million. Horn said TPL is aware that there is some local opposition to any additional land for the federal refuge. He said the organization worked hard to strike a balance between competing interests. He pointed out that of the total 31,000 acres that will be protected by the project, 22,845 acres, or 73 percent, will remain in private ownership and as working forest. Another three percent will go to the state and the Greenough Ponds will remain open for fishing. Horn noted the project actually curtails the growth of the refuge since 11,600 acres of the land conserved in Phases III and IV falls within the refuge’s acquisition boundary. If that land were not being protected as working forest with ownership retained by Plum Creek, it could be added to the refuge. “We feel like this is a balanced project,” said Horn. “We’ve got a lot of support for achieving that balance.”

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matter up at Monday night’s work session. “I applaud Jeff for doing his actual work. It was in our book the whole time. Any budget member could have looked,” Lary said. Town Finance Administrator Denise Vallee explained that capital outlay funded by capital reserve is money appropriated in prior years and then spent in a single year, much like saving for a vacation for four years and then taking that vacation in the fifth year using the money you saved. Those expenses do not affect the amount of money to be raised by taxes or offset by revenue in the budgetary year and are therefore not considered part of the increase or decrease in a total budget. With the capital reserve spending included the budget had appeared to drop $497,589. In fact it had gone down $286,889, according to Vallee, a difference of $210,000. That puts the 2012 budget down 6.3 percent from 2011, not close to 11 percent as Frost had stated earlier. The budget committee has closed that gap through recent changes. In work sessions last week and this week, the budget committee recommended cutting an additional $33,560 from the budget. The bulk of that figure reflects that committee’s recommendation to cut $20,000 in personnel benefits and the entire appropriation of $13,260 from the building inspection line. The budget SHELBURNE from page one

Hadley’s Purchase, Thornton, and Woodstock. Those would be added to Bethlehem, Franconia, Lincoln, Lisbon, Littleton, Livermore, Lyman, and Sugar Hill, which are already part of District I. Waterville Valley, currently part of District I, would become part of District 3. On the easterly side of the state, District I would no longer include the Carroll County communities of Albany, Bartlett, Bean’s Purchase, Hale’s Location, Hart’s Location, and Jackson. Those towns would become part of District 3. Gallus said it is always hard to lose communities you have represented in exchange for new ones. Under the proposed plan, he would lose eight communities he has represented since his initial election in 2002 and pick up

committee also voted against recommending $152,000 in capital reserve spending, meaning they recommend the town does not appropriate placing those monies in capital reserve (saving) accounts for future capital outlay use. This further reduced the 2012 budget proposal by $142,000 beyond what the selectmen had recommended. With the capital reserve recommendations and the additional budget cuts from the budget committee so far, the proposed 2012 Gorham budget is down $462,449, or 10.1 percent. “What we’re doing right now is what is supposed to be done,” Lary said. He explained that historically the selectmen’s proposed budget has been presented at the annual hearing prior to town meeting, and then budget committee recommendations followed. “It’s never been done the way its being done this year, where the budget committee votes to recommend before the budget hearing,” said Lary, who has been involved in overseeing or forming local budgets for nearly 30 years. He said prior practice didn’t violate any laws, but now the committee more closely follows the recommendations of the Department of Revenue Administration. Gorham’s budget committee will meet again on Thursday evening, Jan. 26, at 6:30 p.m., at the Gorham Town Hall. The Gorham public budget hearing is scheduled for Feb. 8, at 6:30 p.m., also at the Gorham Town Hall. eight new communities. The senator said he knew District I would expand south because Coos County has lost population. While the district retains the same number of communities, they would all be in Coos and Grafton Counties. Gallus noted that currently District I is spread over three counties. Gallus said his main concern with the plan is the proposal to put Shelburne in District 3. “That makes no sense,” he said, arguing that Shelburne is part of the Androscoggin Valley. The proposal, developed by Senator Russell Prescott, (R- Kingston) was released Jan. 5 and is scheduled to come up for a vote in the Senate this week. Gallus said he believes the Senate will pass the measure.

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Herr the overall winner of the 2nd. annual Nansen/Milan winter festival

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MILAN -- The Nansen Ski Club 2012 Nordic ski race at Milan Hill State Park, located just north of Berlin in picturesque Milan, was a resounding success this past Sunday according to organizers. Despite an unusually low snow season leading up to the race date, and even a grooming equipment breakdown late on the prior day, club and state park volunteers rallied to prepare near perfect ski conditions for the morning races. Forty three racers participated in the festival. White Mountain Regional High School joined this year’s race

and were happy to be on the snow. The morning events included a men’s 14K race with Dave Herr from Canaan, VT the overall winner with a time of 51:31. In the 14K women’s race Sue Thompson from Randolph, was the overall winner with a time of 1:09. The 5K race was won by Monique Gassek from Jefferson, with a time of 24:35. The kids race included Tristan Roberts, Amira Roberts, Abe Backler, Silas Backler, Lily Rexford, Lena Caouette, Danielle Caouette, Cora Treiss and Bridget Wilson. All kids receive medals for their participation. Three dog sled teams were at the trails, Home Buyers: Visit and Sign-up Now to take including Faith Kimadvantage of all that My Home Finder has to ball’s team from Milan offer to help you find your next home. and Sally Manikian’s Home Sellers: Ask about MATTS MARKETING ADVANTAGE team from Shelburne, giving rides and sled2012. Learn more at ding was enjoyed by area children. M att M artel  723-0521 A ssociate Brok er -Realtor Afternoon events C ertified Relocation A gent   were at the Milan M attM -M attM Village School with RE /M A X N orthern E dge Realty nostalgic Nansen 232 G len Avenu e Berlin N H 03570 memorabilia and films provided by the Moffett House museum. Local vendors were also at the school selling their wares. Everyone enjoyed a lasagna lunch provided Milan Variety with awards and raffles following. Ice skating followed at the Milan ice rink behind the municipal building. Club president Leane Rexford and Phoebe Backler, primary organizer, stated: “The club wants to thank the more than 40 racers who traveled from near and far, our local volunteers, as well as the NH Division of Parks & Recreation, for a memorable day. They hope to see you at the park for some of the best cross-country skiing in the North Country throughout the rest of this winter, as well as for next years activities.”

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Three dog sled teams were available for rides during the festival. (RITA DUBE PHOTO)

Area children join in the Nansen/Milan Winter Festival activities at the Milan skating rink. (RITA DUBE PHOTO)

Bob Cochran and Bob Morin from Berlin are the reason the trails are so perfectly groomed at the Nansen Ski Trails. (RITA DUBE PHOTO)


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By Holiday Mathis SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You have the capacity for outlandish imaginings, the likes of which will put you in the class of exceptional visionaries. Mental audacity will be followed by daring expansion. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). The coming days will be a festival of friendship, camaraderie and teamwork. Today you’ll learn how best to communicate with partners. Your superb listening skills will pave the way. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You’ll feel like a wizard trying to find your place in the normal world. The more you try to fit in with the “muggles” the better you understand your gifts, qualities and, yes, peculiarities. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Your job or home responsibilities will seem to clash with your ambitions and desires. The conflict won’t be resolved in a day, but by acknowledging the reality of it, you’ll make considerable progress. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Someone sees a different you from the one reflected in your bathroom mirror. You may glimpse how this person views you as you listen to his or her compliments and take them to heart. TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Jan. 25). You respect your elders and appreciate all that can be gained in time, though you don’t accept that you are aging! In the next 12 months, you get younger through fitness and lightness of being. A love interest will help the process. Financial luck rewards the hard work you do through February. A deal will be signed in July. Aries and Leo people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 39, 1, 22, 30 and 14.

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ARIES (March 21-April 19). The emphasis will be on preventive action, doing your homework and researching to learn what has been effective in the past. Make a case for yourself before you are put “on the stand.” TAURUS (April 20-May 20). A problem may be “stressing you out,” but it also is potentially energizing once you realize it is solvable. The three small steps you take today will get you halfway there. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Dive right into what’s bothering you. By the end of the day, you’ll feel pleased with how you dealt with your challenges and you’ll know that you have grown from the experience. CANCER (June 22-July 22). You will find tricks to managing your emotional state. For instance, you can reduce anxiousness by doing a mental simulation of the events that lead to anxiety. Imagine yourself feeling calm as you process each mental image. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Creating a good vibe at home and having a bit of fun with your family will be top priorities. This will be made more challenging when others aren’t getting along. Being together should improve things. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Your soul searching will lead you to make a to-do list of concrete actions. You know that things change on a spiritual level when you work for a tangible result. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You don’t seek knowledge just so you’ll be smarter than the next guy. You learn because it’s fun and often quite profitable for you to do so. Your education will reflect your lightness of heart.

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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. Holiday Center Activities: 27 Green Square, Berlin. toast and coffee 8 -10 a.m.; yarn crafter’s 9-11 a.m. (always looking for knitters); turtle bingo 10-11 a.m.; bingo 12:15-1 p.m.; card party 1-4 p.m. (Pitch and Whist); Zumba 5:15 -6:15 p.m. FMI 752-1413. 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 @ 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, MondayThursday 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:// . FMI call 466-2525 or email 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 752-4315 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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Help Wanted by Abigail Van Buren


DEAR ABBY: I’m 18 years old. I play two competitive sports, maintain a 4.0 GPA, have good friends and will be attending the college of my dreams. Yet for some reason I cannot get along with my parents. It seems like I can’t live up to their standards. We get into huge fights every day over insignificant things. My parents continually tell me they don’t think I will handle college very well because I “can’t get along with people.” But their lack of faith just frustrates me and we get into more fights. In reality, the only people I don’t get along with are my parents. This is unsettling to me because next fall I will be across the country from them and I feel they will be happy that I’m gone. I’m at a loss as to what to do to control my temper and fix my relationship with my parents before I leave. Your advice would be appreciated. -- CLIMBING THE WALLS IN CLEVELAND DEAR CLIMBING THE WALLS: It’s possible that your parents may be suffering from separation anxiety. You, their child, are about to leave the nest, and they may be dealing with conflicting feelings of pride in your accomplishments and sadness that you are about to fly from the nest. It may not be a lack of faith in you. Also, they may be having second thoughts about how they can afford the tuition and other college expenses beyond possible financial aid. Whatever their reasons are, you need some tools to help

you stay calm and not fly off the handle when your buttons are pushed -- regardless of who is pressing them. In my booklet, “The Anger in All of Us and How to Deal With It,” I offer suggestions that will help you gain control of your emotions so that you will lose your temper less often. It can be ordered by sending your name and mailing address, plus a check or money order for $7 (U.S. funds), to Dear Abby -- Anger Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. Shipping and handling are included in the price. Anger is a normal emotion. There are probably no human beings who don’t experience anger at one time or another. However, it’s important that you learn some techniques to handle your emotional reactions more constructively than you have been. Not only will these techniques help you with your parents now, but also they will help you when you’re away at college adjusting to new people and new situations. Remember, the average person may become irritated, angry or frustrated several times a day. The key is to deal with these emotions effectively. Talk to your parents about your feelings and explore what’s going on. By focusing on what is triggering your negative emotions instead of reacting with an outburst, you can not only defuse your anger but also retain your dignity, and possibly achieve a more informed understanding of how your parents may really feel. I hope that the outcome will be a rapprochement with your parents.

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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. BERLIN apartments available. 1 bedroom units $450- $550/mo. heat included, some include hot water and 2 bedroom first floor $600/mo. heat and hot water included, available immediately. 3rd floor, 2 bedroom $575/mo. No smokers. Off street parking. Call or text for detail (603)723-7015. BERLIN Houses available immediately. 131 Jolbert Street 3/4 br, 1 1/2 bath, yard and garage. $775/mo. No utilities included. Also 252 Wight St. 2 BR, 1 bath. Yard and garage $675/mo. No utilities included. Call or text (603)723-7015.

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.

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For Rent BERLIN, two bedroom, second floor, heat, h/w, off-street parking, w/d hook-up $625 no pets (603)723-3856. BERLIN- Spacious 2 bedroom 1st floor of duplex; heat, hw, w/d hookups; yard & garage; stove & frig incl., no pets; $700 + sec dep. 603-560-3481. BERLIN: 2 apts., furnished, 1&2 small bedrooms, heat, h/w included, no pets, $475, 752-1112. BERLIN: 2 bedroom, heat, h/w included, HUD accepted, $550/mo. 802-388-6904. BERLIN: 4 large rooms + storage room, 2 bedrooms, 3rd. floor, heated. All appliances, some furniture, no pets, parking, enclosed porch, close to downtown, 168 East Mason Street, 723-6276, 752-6276. BERLIN: one/ two bedroom, heat, h/w, storage, garage, 2nd. & 3rd. floor, 752-5034 or 387-4066.

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THE BERLIN DAILY SUN, Wednesday, January 25, 2012— Page 13

Bishop Guertin holds off Berlin/Gorham girls, 3-2 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– SPORTS –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––


TYNGESBORO, Mass. -- Bishop Guertin’s, Lauren Dupont, scored a pair of goals in the third period, igniting the Cardinals to a 3-2 victory over the Berlin/Gorham girls hockey team in Tyngesboro Sunday. The visiting B/G girls got on the scoreboard first at 6:48 of the second period. Sophomore Carly Perreault carried the puck from her own blue line into the Cardinal’s zone. Perreault got to the top of the face-off circle and unloaded a wrister that beat BG goal tender, Sabrina Dobbins, for the 1-0 lead. The goal was Perreault’s first of the winter. The home team Cardinals got the equalizer, just 49 seconds into the third period. Dupont got the unassisted tying goal, by going five-hole on Berlin goal tender Chelsey Caron. Bishop Guertin went a head for good at 3:20 of the third period. Bri-

anna Birmingham picked up a loose puck on the side of the Berlin goal and subsequently stuffed it home for the 2-1 Cardinal lead. It looked like things were coming to an end for the visitors at 9:01 of the final period. The Cardinal’s Dupont redirected teammate Mikayla Petrillo’s shot from the blue line, directing it top side for the insurance goal and a two goal advantage. The B/G skaters refused to go quietly. Just 51 seconds later Jenna Arguin scored to bring the visitors back to within one goal at 3-2. Perreault and Jensen Dandeneau got the assists. The goal was Arguin’s first of the year. The B/G coaching staff pulled their goal tender late in the game. During an offensive thrust in the Bishop Guertin zone, the B/G squad shot the puck off the post just missing tying the game. At the sound of the final horn, the

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BERLIN/GORHAM -- Monday, January 2 Women’s League: Top teams#1 The 3 L’s 37.5-30.5, #2 3 of a Kind 38-30, #3 Powerhouse 35-33, high game- Lisa Williams 211, Louise Tyler 204, Anita Vallier 180, high seriesTyler 553, Williams 524, Valliere 496. Wednesday, January 4th Olympians & Friends: Top teams- #1 Space Invaders and The

Monarchs both at 3-0, #3 Wild Hogs and the Bruins both at 2-1, high game- Cathy Woodbury 160, Jan Eichlar 157, high seriesWoodbury 289, Eichler 281. Thursday, January 5th Early Bird League: Top teams- #1 Blue Birds and Larks both at 5-3, #3 Doves 4-4, high game- Chris Lavigne and Margarett Frizzell 160, Flo Memelo 159, high series- Lavigne 447, Frizzell 432.

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Dame Arena. They host the Concord Crimson Tide at 6 PM. BHS 0 1 1--2 BGHS 0 0 3-3 Scoring BGHS- Dupont 2, Birmingham, BHS- Perreault, Arguin, saves: BGHS- Dobbins 23, BHS- Caron 29.

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Coos County Family Health Services has a 20 hour Receptionist position available. This position will float among our Page Hill, Pleasant Street and Gorham clinic sites. Flexibility and desire to work in a fast paced medical office a must (includes occasional Saturday mornings and occasional evenings). Computer skills required. Pro-rated benefits are available. Applications are available on the web at www.coosfamilyhealth.orgor the Human Resources office. Please submit completed application, cover letter and resume by January 27, 2012 to: Human Resources Department, Coos County Family Health Services, 54 Willow Street, Berlin NH 03570. For more information contact

Cardinals hung on to the 3-2 victory. Dobbins had 23 saves in net for Bishop Guertin, and Caron was solid stopping 29 shots in the Berlin/ Gorham goal. The B/G squad will be in action on Wednesday evening at the Notre

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GREEN firewood, delivered, 752-7468. packages, starting at $79.95. All sizes, used helmets $19.95 at Boarder Patrol (603)356-5885. WOLFF System sunquest 16RS tanning bed, $1200, 449-3474.

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Berlin Squirts hosts three weekend games

The Gorham Middle High School Ski Team. l to r: Front row: Jordan Neil, Max Mayerson, Bronson Leclerc, Emily York, Ava Jackson, Natalie Harmon, Libby Ouellette. Back row: Sherrill Tracy (coach), Ben Waddell, Eileen Kelley, Ryley White, Luke Kinney, Tyler Sanschagrin, Brady Fauteux, Kyle Fortin, Mark McGillicuddy, Kyle Lachance, Bobby Langlands(assistant coach) Missing: Sam Ouellette, Ryan Mayers. Unfortunately the team is about to be short one member: Eileen Kelley is leaving Gorham to become a student at Concord High School. (MARK KELLEY PHOTO)

GHS alpine ski team has a great day at King Pine BY GAIL SCOTT THE BERLIN DAILY SUN

EAST MADISON—The Gorham Middle High School Alpine ski team had a stellar day Friday at the King Pine ski resort in E. Madison. Racing an inter-divisional meet (2-run, combined time Giant Slalom in the morning and 2-run, combined time Slalom in the afternoon), hosted by Kingswood and scored in state-meet format with a total team score for the day, both boys and girls Gorham teams won the morning Giant Slalom event, said Coach Sherrill Tracy. Four schools competed—Division II powerhouses Kennett and Kingswood along with Moultonborough and Gorham from Division IV, Tracy said. This was the second GS win for the Gorham boys this season, and marked the first victory for the girls team. Kennett, short-handed in the morning (final exams) came back to dominate the slalom events in the afternoon. The Gorham girls finished second in the slalom while the Gorham boys came up just short in a tight race for second place with Kingswood, ultimately finishing 3rd in the slalom, just 2 points behind Kingswood, said Tracy. Total team scores (GS+SL combined): Girls: Gorham 742.5, Kingswood 735, Moultonborough 718.5, Kennett 593 Boys: Gorham 749, Kingswood 741, Kennett 691, Moutonborough 349 The girls team was again led by 8th-grader Ava


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Jackson who finished with a third in the GS, behind Molly Van Deursen and Brooke Lemerise, both from Kennett; Ava finished 8th in the slalom. Junior Eileen Kelley had an 8th place in GS and 9th in slalom; 7th grader Natalie Harmon 7th in GS and 17th in slalom; Senior Libby Ouellette, returning from a knee injury, was 10th in the GS and 19th in the slalom; 7th grader Emily York had a 19th and 26th. The Gorham boys continued their intra-squad competition, once again showing depth with eight skiers in the top 15 in the morning GS and seven skiers in the top 20 in the much larger afternoon slalom. Only the top 4 finishers from each team count toward the team score. Every week Tracy said she looks forward to seeing which of the boys will step up and make it “his” race day, and it keeps changing. Boys finishes: Kyle Lachance 4th in GS, 14th in SL Ryley White 6th and 16th Mark McGillicuddy 7th and 17th Tyler Sanschagrin 8th and 13th Kyle Fortin 10th and 11th Brady Fauteux12th and 20th Luke Kinney 15th and 18th Jordan Neil 13th in GS (unavailable in the afternoon) Ben Waddell 22nd and 26th Max Mayerson 24th and 33rd Ryan Mayers 29th and 35th Sam Ouellette 30th and 37th

BERLIN--Last weekend the Berlin squirts were host to three games here at the Notre Dame Arena, one on Saturday and a double header on Sunday. Saturday, Berlin suffered a 4 to 0 loss against Alex Weinman and his Hanover Wild, continuing Berlin’s losing streak. In the first period, Hanover struck first within the first 2 minutes of play on a goal by Alex Weinman. An assist on the goal going to Elias Zimin. Berlin’s Kurtis Grover faced a total of 18 shots on net for the first period. Second period would have Berlin back on its heals once more with Hanover lengthening their lead by two more goals coming of the sticks of Alex Weinman and Elias Zimin, ending the period with Hanover leading 3 to 0. Grover faced 12 shots on net to Hanover’s two. In the third period, Berlin tried to get some offense going. Berlin’s Austin Scarinza and Cameron Delisle had a shot each on net but could not capitalize. Late in the period Berlin would get a slashing infraction ultimately leading to Hanover’s 4th of the game. Berlin’s Grover faced a total of 45 shots on net to Hanover’s four. On Sunday Berlin hosted the Maine Breakers from Biddeford in a mid morning game. Striking first would be the Breakers, netting themselves a pair of goals in the first ending the period with Grover facing 11 shots to Breaker’s 0. Second period would remain scoreless with Grover making some awesome saves. The defense of Ricky Lambert, Austin Scarinza, Chet Johnston, and Tyler Rousseau, played well to keep the Breakers off the score board. Grover blocked 13 shots to Breakers three for the period. The Breakers scored three more goals ending the game at 5 to 0 in favor of the visiting team. The total shots on net were 37 to 8 in favor of the Breakers. A late afternoon game, Berlin faced the Gladiators from Lewiston, Maine. Lewiston scored the first two goals to lead 2-0. Berlin’s Cameron Delisle scored to shorten the deficit by one. Assists on the goal went to Haley Hamilton and Chet Johnston ending the period at 2 to 1 in favor of the Gladiators. Total shots on net were 9 for the Breakers and 6 for Berlin. Berlin tied things up with a goal by Austin Scarinza. However, the Gladiators would answer back see SQUIRTS page 14

Tune in to radio sports BERLIN --- Tune into WMOU AM 1230 and FM 106.1 for this week’s Berlin High School winter sports games: Wednesday, Jan. 25, Berlin/Gorham girl’s hockey vs Concord, 6 p.m.; Friday, Jan. 27, Berlin boys’ basketball vs. Somersworth, 6:30 p.m.; and Saturday, Jan. 28, Berlin boy’s hockey at Exeter, 1:35 p.m.

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Top ranked Bobcats fight off Berlin/Gorham girls hockey BY JEAN LEBLANC DURHAM--Oyster River players Marisa Biederman and Hannah Herz-Kahn were involved in all three goals scored, helping the Lady Bobcats to a hard fought 3-0 victory over a very scrappy B/G hockey team in Durham Wednesday. The only goal of the first period came with just twenty-two seconds left on the clock. The Berlin/ Gorham squad failed to clear the puck out of their zone and the Bobcats took advantage. Biederman got the goal with Herz-Kahn and line mate Haley Bisson getting the helping markers. The roles were reversed at 8:37 of the second period. This time Herz-Kahn got the goal past Berlin net minder Chelsey Caron to make it 2-0 for the home team. Biederman got the assist on the goal.

The big insurance goal for Oyster River came at 10:37 of the third period. Biederman made it 3-0 off of a Herz-Kahn feed to complete the scoring. For the game, Caron was solid in goal making 18 saves. In the Oyster River net Jess Pitroff had 15 saves for the Lady Bobcats. “We played much better defensively as a team,” said Berlin head coach Gary Boucher. “We had chances to clear the puck a couple of times and tried to be too fancy and it cost us. Emily Landry and Carly Perreault played very well for us. It was a clean game with just a few penalties called. We need to play the same way this weekend, in a very big game against Bishop Guertin.” BHS 0 0 0--0 ORHS 1 1 1--3 Scoring: BHS- none, ORHS- Biederman 2, HerzKahn.

LANCASTER, N.H. -- What are those folks doing out there on the ice? Visit just about any frozen waterbody lately and you’ll see anglers enjoying some “hard water” fishing. Youth age 8 and older are invited to attend a free beginner ice fishing course on Saturday, February 4, in Lancaster. This educational workshop is sponsored by the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department and UNH Cooperative Extension 4-H. Participants should be accompanied by an adult, and should bring warm clothing and a bag lunch. We will spend a few hours in the classroom learning about fish biology, ice fishing equipment and safety, then travel to a top-secret ice fishing spot to try to outwit some fish! The course is being offered at the North Country Resource Center, 629 Main Street, Lancaster, N.H., from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on February 4. There is no cost

for the workshop, but pre-registration is required. To register, call Coös County 4-H at 603-788-4961. New Hampshire Fish and Game’s “Let’s Go Fishing” program has taught thousands of children and adults to be safe, ethical and successful anglers. Find out more at This program is federally funded through the Sport Fish Restoration Program, supported by the purchase of angling supplies and motorboat fuels. Find out more about this user-pay, user-benefit program at http:// The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department works to conserve, manage and protect the state’s fish and wildlife and their habitats, as well as providing the public with opportunities to use and appreciate these resources. Visit


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Free youth ice fishing class being offered February 4

Berlin Broomball League game results for week 13 BERLIN/GORHAM -- Week 13 Paul’s Auto Body 1 Berlin City Auto Group 1 Scoring:Paul’s Auto Body- Chrystal Fortier (Shootout), Berlin City- Alyssa Roy (Shootout) Saves: Paul’s Auto- Laura Langevin 5-5-6-2=18, Berlin City- Lori Henry 1-7-1-2=11. Isaacson Steel 0 AutoNorth 2 Scoring: AutoNorth Kim Allain @ 5:23 of the 1st Pd assisted by Tia Wilson and Missy Nolin, Kassie Couture @ 3:35 of the 1st Pd assisted by Ann Leblanc and Kim Allain. Saves: Isaacson’s- Melissa Provencher 3-53=11, AutoNorth- Keenan Carrigan 1-3-2=6. Nordic Valve 2 Munce’s Superior 1 (Shootout) Scoring: Nordic- Josh Fortier @ 6:33 of 1st Pd (unassisted),

Jun Law-as - Shootout goal. Munce’s- Al Martin @ 5:55 of 1st Pd assisted by Tony Valliere, Saves: Nordic- Greg O’Neil 8-4-6-3=21, Munce’s- Marc Theberge 4-5-22=13. Lamoureux’s 0 vs. P&L / Pub 0 Scoring: No Goals Saves: Lamoureux’s- Randy Girard 2-3-5-3=13, P&L / Pub- Scott Valliere 10-8-103=31. Next Week 14 - 29Jan12 5:00 - P&L / Pub vs Munce’s 6:00 - Lamoureux’s vs Nordic 7:00 - Berlin City vs AutoNorth 8:00 - Paul’s Auto vs Isaacson’s Online @

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left, Berlin pulled their goalie for the extra man advantage. Delisle stole a pass and moved to Scarinza. Scarinza skated the puck up ice and fired his shot top shelf and netted the tying goal with only 4 seconds left in the game. That big goal ultimately ended the game at 3 a piece, ending Berlin’s slump.

with a goal of their own for the 3-2 lead. Grover faced 14 shots to Lewiston’s three. The third period was a rough fought battle with penalties coming from both sides. Both teams relentlessly fought for possession of the puck. As the time dwindled down to just over a minute


Notice of Public Hearing School District and Town Budgets The Errol School Board along with the Errol Selectmen will be holding a Public /Budget Hearing pursuant to RSA 32:5 on their proposed budgets for the ensuing year. The meeting will be held on Thursday, February 9, 2012 at 6:30 P.M. at the Errol Town Hall, in Errol, NH. The school portion will begin at 6:30 p.m. with the town budget immediately following the school budget. The public is encouraged to attend. The Errol School Board Along with the Errol Selectmen

CITY OF BERLIN NOTICE OF PUBLIC PROPERTY SALE PCs, PRINTERS, FAX MACHINES The City of Berlin will conduct a SILENT AUCTION of its old PC’s printers and fax machines. ALL HARDRIVES HAVE BEEN REMOVED for confidentiality reasons. Operating software Windows XP licenses attached to PCs are still valid. All other equipment needs repairs or is being sold for parts. Minimum bids range from $1 to $10/ unit. ALL ITEMS SOLD “AS IS” Items can be viewed Tuesday from 1:00PM to 4:30 PM at the City Hall Auditorium and silent bidding will take place from 12:00PM to 5:00 PM Wednesday January 25, 2012. Items MUST be paid for and picked up Thursday between 8:30 AM and 5:00 PM.

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Candidates for any Town/School office can be filed with the Town/School Clerk on Wednesday, January 25th through Friday, February 3, 2012. Filing closes at 5:00 pm on Friday, February 3, 2012. The following positions will be open on the 2012 ballot. Town Ballot 1 Selectman 1 Moderator 1 Treasurer 1 Supervisor of the Checklist 1 Library Trustee 1 Library Trustee 1 Water & Sewer Comm. 1 Trustee of Trust Funds 2 Planning Board Members 2 Budget Comm. Members 1 Budget Comm. Members 3 Budget Comm. Members

for 3 yrs for 2 yrs for 3 yrs for 6 yrs for 2 yrs for 3 yrs for 3 yrs for 3 yrs for 3 yrs for 1 yr for 2 yrs for 3 yrs

GRS School Ballot 2 Gorham School Board Members for 3 yrs 1 At Large Randolph Board Member for 3 yrs 1 At Large GRS Coop Member for 3 yrs February 7, 2012 is the last day to petition the Selectmen to include warrant articles for the March 13th Town Meeting (RSA 39:3) and February 7, 2012 is the last day to petition the GRS School Board to include warrant articles for the March 8th School Meeting (RSA 32:5-a) Grace E. LaPierre Town/School Clerk

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