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Stratford woman critically injured in crash STRATFORD -- A Stratford woman was critically injured yesterday, November 1, when her vehicle collided with a tractor trailer on Route 3 in North Stratford. According to a NH State Police report, a preliminary investigation

has shown that at approximately 11:35 a.m. a 1995 Oldsmobile Cutlass driven by Donna Malone, 49, of Stratford, was southbound on Rte.3 when it crossed the center line and struck the unloaded trailer see INJURED page 11

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Bill funding Berlin prison passes Senate

BERLIN -- The U.S. Senate yesterday passed an appropriations bill that would fund opening the federal prison in Berlin. U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen reported the Senate voted 69-30 to pass the Commerce, Justice and Science appropriations bill. The bill includes $6.6 billion in funding for the Bureau of Prisons and specifically prioritizes funding for the Berlin prison and two others that are completed but awaiting funding to open. The bill now goes to the House of Representative. “I am pleased the Berlin prison is one step closer to finally opening. It will provide good jobs for the economically distressed area of Berlin and ease prison overcrowding,” Shaheen said. “Keeping a completed prison empty at the cost of

$4 million per year just doesn’t make sense. I urge the House to pass this bill quickly.” Shaheen had testified on the Senate floor in favor of the bill on Oct. 19. In her testimony, she noted the 1,280-bed Berlin prison was completed last November at a cost of $276 million. At the same time, Shaheen pointed out the federal prison system is becoming increasingly overcrowded. She said 7,541 inmates were added to the system since she spoke on the floor about the matter last spring. She said the entire system is now 39 percent overcrowded and medium security prisons, like the Berlin prison, are 51 percent overcrowded. In addition to safety concerns, Shaheen said the prison would create see FUNDING page 17

Job Fair aims to recruit for biomass project BY BARBARA TETREAULT THE BERLIN DAILY SUN

BERLIN -- A job fair for people interested in working on the Burgess BioPower biomass plant will be held at city hall auditorium on Thursday, Nov. 10, starting at 6:30 p.m. The job fair is being held by the New Hampshire Building Trades Council which will be providing union workers for the construction of the facility.

Mayor Paul Grenier, who is facilitating the job fair, explained that the general contractor on the project, Babcock and Wilcox, has signed a project labor agreement with N.H. Building Trades Council. The agreement requires the contractor and subcontractors to use the NHBTC to hire workers for the project. “It is a union job,” confirmed Cate Street Capital spokesman Scott Tranchemontagne. see FAIR page 19

Budget cuts cause personal tragedy Cast members of the BHS Players prepare to create musical mayhem this Friday and Saturday when they present “Nonsense in the Wood” at the BJHS auditorium. See story page 11.

Craig Lyons The Eagle Times CLAREMONT -- The sister of a Claremont woman who took her own life this week said the loss of a job at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center wasn’t the only burden in her life, but may have been the one that was more

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Dissenting or seeking shelter? LOS ANGELES — Robert Gaffney, who came here from Oklahoma 10 years ago, settled on a scrap of burlap the other day on a grassy hill outside City Hall, surveying the tents and crowd that make up Occupy Los Angeles. For many of his neighbors at City Hall Park, this is a center of protest and political grievance. For Gaffney, it is the latest piece of land that he calls home. It is, he said, more comfortable than the sidewalk in Hollywood that he has been living on for the last few months. It is safer and less sketchy than Skid Row, the homeless colony a few blocks away. “It’s different here,” said Gaffney, 31. “I find myself getting sleep. Interesting conversation.” He held up a pair of dirty socks. “But I haven’t figured out how to do laundry.” Gaffney is hardly an unusual presence in the Occupy demonstrations across the country these days. From Los Angeles to Wall Street, from Denver to Boston, homeless men and women have joined the protesters in large numbers, or at least have settled in beside them for the night. While the economic deprivation they suffer might symbolize the grievance at the heart of this protest, they have come less for the cause than for what they almost invariably describe as an easier existence. There is food, as well as bathrooms, safety and company.


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would not only render the referendum plan moot but could also scuttle — or at least delay — the debt deal that European leaders agreed on after marathon negotiations in Brussels last week. That, in turn, could put Greece on a fast track to default and raises the prospect of the country’s exit from the monetary union of countries sharing the euro currency.

The political instability in Greece has long dismayed European officials, who fear that it could touch off a financial market panic that could cause a damaging run on other shaky European economies like that of Italy, which is mired in its own political crisis. Indeed, European markets plunged on Tuesday on the news from Greece, in most cases by at least 5 percent.

(NY Times) — The New York Police Department, already saddled with corruption scandals, saw its image further tainted on Tuesday with the conviction of a police detective for planting drugs on a woman and her boyfriend. The bench verdict from Justice Gustin L. Reichbach in State Supreme Court in Brooklyn stemmed from acts committed in 2007 by the defendant, Jason Arbeeny, a 14-year veteran of the department who worked in the Brooklyn South unit. Before announcing the verdict, Justice Reichbach scolded the department for what he described as a widespread culture of corruption endemic in its drug units. The case against Detective Arbeeny was rooted in a far larger tale of corruption in Police Department drug units: several narcotics officers in Brooklyn have been caught mishandling drugs they seized as evidence, and hundreds of potentially tainted drug cases have been dismissed. The city has made payments to settle civil suits over wrongful incarcerations.

Syria accused of kidnapping four in Lebanon BEIRUT, Lebanon (NY Times) — The Lebanese police have accused Syria of orchestrating the kidnapping of Syrian dissidents in Lebanon, a country that has served as a haven for them since the uprising against the government of President Bashar al-Assad began nearly eight months ago. In a related development on Tuesday, The Associated Press quoted a Syrian official and witnesses as saying Syrian troops had begun to sow landmines along parts of their border with Lebanon, apparently to prevent the smuggling of weapons to fuel the revolt. The full extent of the planting of landmines was unclear, but the report added to suggestions that Syria is working against dissidents using Lebanon

as a safe haven. The newest allegations of kidnapping, moreover, seem to demonstrate Mr. Assad’s determination to prevent Lebanon from becoming a staging ground for plots against his government. In one case, Shibli al-Aisamy, 89, a founder of Syria’s governing Baath Party who has become a leading voice of dissent against Mr. Assad, disappeared in late May while visiting his daughter outside Beirut. He went out for a walk and was picked up by people in a black sport utility vehicle, who spirited him across the border, the Lebanese police said. In another case, the police said, three Syrian brothers, the Jassems, were kidnapped in February by rogue members of the Lebanese security forces using Syrian Embassy vehicles, again black S.U.V.’s.


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Frustrations mount as more than N.H. to get $14.7 million in heating aid, far below last year 140,000 remain without power BY DENIS PAISTE THE UNION LEADER

MANCHESTER — New Hampshire is getting $14,699,808 in federal heating aid for low-income households, a little more than half the $29 million paid in benefits last heating season. “The President’s budget would be a significant cut,” State Office of Energy and Planning Director Joanne O. Morin said. Last year the state distributed $29 million in benefits to 45,000 households. To date this fall, 13,811 households have been certified by the state as eligible for heating aid. Income eligibility is capped at 200 percent of the federal poverty level. With the newly announced funds and a carryover from last winter, the state could distribute about $17 million, Morin said. “People are still encouraged to contact their community action agency to apply,” Celeste Lovett, fuel assistance program manager, said. “It’s important to us to know how many households are in need of assistance.” The fact that the House and Senate have each proposed higher funding levels than President Obama gives hopes that the state will eventually get benefits closer to what was paid out last year, Morin said.

If benefits aren’t raised, her office will have to look at options including cutting benefits, adding a waiting list or capping eligibility at a lower income level. Other local assistance options are very limited, she said. U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., said in a statement that the president’s decision to release a lower amount of money “makes no sense.” “As heating costs rise and temperatures drop, LIHEAP continues to be crucial for low income families who rely on the help to heat their homes and keep their families warm,” Shaheen said. “New Hampshire has just been hit by our first snowstorm and it is only October. More LIHEAP funding needs to be released quickly because the families who rely on the assistance can’t afford to wait.” The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) funds are part of $1.7 billion earmarked for states, tribes and territories. “We are releasing these funds now to ensure low-income families are able to meet their heating cost expenses this winter,” Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said in a statement Monday. “This program helps to offset seasonal energy costs for those families, leaving them with more opportunity to use their income for other necessities,” she said.

NASHUA — Public Service Co. of New Hampshire said Tuesday it’s doubling the number of line crews working to restore power to tens of thousands of customers still in the dark after the weekend nor’easter. About 143,000 customers were still without power across the state. PSNH said 137,737 of its customers didn’t have power, while National Grid reported 3,822

without power, Unitil reported 2,151 without power and New Hampshire Electric Co-op had 57 without power. Unitil and National Grid said most of their customers should have power restored by the end of the day except in a few isolated pockets. New Hampshire Electric Co-op said all of its customers should have power by Tuesday afternoon. —Courtesy of WMUR

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Horrorfest at RiverFire a terrific success To the editor: Horrorfest at Riverfire this year was an amazing success. We, the cast and crew of that attraction, feel as though we are doing our part in making Riverfire a signature event for our community, and we would like to take the chance to thank the following people and organizations for making all of this possible: Theatre North, Riverfire Committee, Northern Forest Heritage Park, Dave and Jill Dubey, Plymouth State College and Tau Omega, Berlin City

Council, Berlin Fire, Police, and EMS, The Main St. Program, Anderson Pyrotechnics, Better Buildings, Jan from the Razors Edge, all of the contributors, cast and crew, But most notably, we want to thank each of you that bought a ticket. Making you scream for your lives in the great Halloween tradition is as enjoyable for us as it is for you, so in the spirit of our undying and undead optimism. We’ll see you next year. The Horrorfest People

RiverFire is something we can all be proud of To the editor: For weeks leading up to this year’s RiverFire there was a “buzz” in the air. People were talking about it on the streets and on social networking sites. The area’s “signature event” held on Saturday October 22, did not disappoint! An estimated crowd of 5,000 attended and celebrated the best that our region has to offer. With a full schedule of events starting at 1 p.m. through the evening, there was truly something for everyone!. Activities included a bouncy village to accommodate all ages and sizes, Bobo the Clown, book sale, face painting, Halloween cookie decorating, Halloween costume parade, duck race, hay rides, jack-o-lanterns on the bridge, Horrorfest and food vendors offering every type of food imaginable. Zombies made an appearance during

the daylight hours to remind all in attendance that the best was yet to come. As the sky grew dark, the gates for Horrorfest opened, the carved pumpkins were lit on the bridge, the torches were lit along the river walk, and the boom pier fires were lit to bring the day’s events to a climax. Screams were heard as visitors wandered through two acres of the Heritage Park. Hundreds of people could be seen wearing glowie glasses, hair and teeth in the darkness of the night. RiverFire is the type of event that has put our region on the map. Many tourists visited and vowed to return to next year’s RiverFire. This year’s RiverFire was made possible because of many people who have been meeting and planning for months. Thanks to these volunteers and those who joined see RIVERFIRE page 5

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Theresa Farewell Theresa Sterling left town the other day. She arrived here about two and a half years ago to become the minister of the Gorham Congregational Church. The church, which had been served by an interim minister for a couple of years welcomed Theresa with open arms. The search committee was elated to have found a candidate who seemed ready and willing to meet their criteria, She was young enough, fresh enough and eager to fulfill the goals of revitalizing the church, recruiting new and younger members and bringing the church into the modern world. Her early days seemed ideal. The church greeted her warmly and responded to her efforts. While she was a new minister newly ordained and maybe a little unsure, she put forth a real effort to begin making the changes the search committee was seeking.. There were new things being discussed and even some new faces around. The new experience seemed to be off to a good start. It wasn’t until November that trouble surfaced. Just before Thanksgiving, Theresa scheduled an activity which left some members unhappy. After an opening service, most of the members departed the church to go to Berlin too process much of the food that had been collected for distribution to the less fortunate. The members sorted and packed the

items and delivered them to the various distribution points. For those who took part it was a worthwhile and satisfying effort. While the worship service that day was somewhat shorter then normal, the activity had seemed worthwhile. But some church members were unhappy and their unhappiness was soon made well known. These folks called meetings to discuss their unhappiness. The folks who had participated by leaving the worship service early had to defend themselves and defend the new minister. It was not pretty and it left scars. Those scars may have been deep and lasting. For Theresa the message was delivered loud and clear. Yes, we want new effort to revitalize the church and go forth in the community. She has done that. But no we want all the good and regular stuff too. She has done that also. The Thanksgiving business was gone but not forgotten. Ever! Anyway Theresa Sterling left town the other day. A huge moving van was parked in front of the parsonage packing her stuff. The next stop for Theresa will be a church in Scottsdale, Arizona, near Phoenix. It seems like a great move for her and we wish her well. It was an interesting experience for the church too. Let’s wish them well also.

Lumberjack Festival a big success thank to all who participated To the editor: On October 2, Northern Forest Heritage Park held the 12th Annual Lumberjack Competition and Festival. In spite of the continuous rain it was a very good turnout. The day started out at 6: a.m. with an absolutely delicious Lumberjack Breakfast prepared by Bing Clark, head chef at Friendship House, and his crew. The Friendship House is a program of Tri-County Community Action Program, Inc., located in Bethlehem. The Lumberjack Show set a record this year with 76 registered competitors. These axe swingers travelled from California, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Rhode Island Vermont, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. Our Canadian neighbors were well represented as well with competitors coming from New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island and Quebec. They all came to compete and have some fun. Although the weather was wet and gloomy the competition was very exciting and entertaining! Amazingly, there were approximately 300 people on hand to cheer on their favorite log buster. New for this year was the Standing Block Chop. This is a very popular event among the axe swingers. Women’s events were separated from the men’s and for the first time in 12 years there was an overall winner’s award for women. The privilege of winning the first Overall Winner’s title at Northern Forest Heritage Park went to Nancy Zalewski from Manitowoc, WI. The overall winner for the men was Mike Sullivan from Winsted, Conn. To get a complete listing of event winners please call 603752-7202 or send an email to heritage@ncia. net. Regardless of the weather, all lumberjacks and lumberjills who commented provided positive feedback about the event and the venue. Thank you for that, we sure do appreciate it.

Donald Quigley, professor of forestry at UNH did a great job as emcee and we thank him very much for being here for us once again. He is truly a special person and his love of the sport is obvious. There is no way to measure the value of our volunteers that helped with the success of the festival. Their help is priceless! We sincerely want to let them know they are dearly appreciated. The following were on hand for the Lumberjack Festival; Dona Larsen, Shawn Costello, Jim Wagner, Barbara Couture, Rachel Couture, Bob Moody, Paula, Linda and Kim Huot, and Joan Merrill. Timers who volunteered their day and braved the pouring rain were, Sue and Ricky Coy, Curtis and Karen Roberge, Toni Pierce, Troy Menier, Rusty Scott, Carl Huot and Jon Boozan. I also want to say thank you to RSVP volunteers Warren Johnson, Theresa Lessard, Vivian and Amie L’Heureux, Sandra Lemire, Fred and Julie Smith, Jeannette Morrissette, Cecile Poulin, Georgette McCosh and Pauline Robinson for manning the ticket booths. Your help is always greatly appreciated. Thank you also to Kathy McKenna and Nancy Malone for organizing the RSVP volunteers. Janice Gingras, a special person to the Lumberjack Festival, consulted with us, provided her wisdom of the event and worked hard on her own time making many phone calls for the Lumberjack Festival. Her efforts are sincerely appreciated! And how can anyone say thank you enough to Jean Boucher for all the unrelenting and exceptional work he’s done at the park and to Dick Merrill and for all his spirited and compassionate attention to details! All of us at the park extend a huge thank you to the sponsors of the festival. They are; A. R. Couture Construction, Inc., Brookfield Renewable Power, Chapman Scrap Metal and Recysee LUMBERKACK page 5 To the editor:


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6 p.m. 11 p.m. Admission price is $12 per person. Admission price includes hors d’Oeuvres, silent auction bidding from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. including New England sports memorabilia, live auction beginning at 8 p.m. New this year, White Mountain Distributors Brew Crew will be there with prizes and samples from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and our local favorite band PLAN B will be playing from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Please call 752-6060 for more information or find the Androscoggin Valley Chamber of Commerce on Facebook.

RIVERFIRE from page 4

dumping the ducks in to the river. Lauren Letourneau for making the Halloween costume parade possible. Thank you to Berlin PTO for running the bouncy houses and book fair. The Harvest Christian Fellowship for receiving and lighting the pumpkins on the walking bridge. Thank you to those who worked in the admissions booth and those who worked on the hay rides. Thank you to Great Northwoods Container Service for helping get the pumpkins and for donating a container for cleanup. Thank you to all those who helped make Horrorfest such a success. Last and not least, a big event leaves a big mess! Thanks to everyone who showed up the next morning to help clean up. RiverFire brought out the best our community has to offer. The spirit of collaboration to make this event successful has never been stronger. RiverFire is truly something we can all be proud of! Riverfire Committee Androscoggin Valley Chamber of Commerce Berlin Main Street Program City of Berlin Northern Forest Heritage Park Theatre North

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interpret and celebrate the history of the working forest; convey its importance to this region and the nation and honor the multicultural heritage of the Northern White Mountains.” Thank you for your continued interest and support! I’d like to add a special thank you to the newspaper that you are reading for printing this letter! Mark your calendars for the 1st Annual Christmas Dinner with Theatre North. It will be held December 10. More details will follow. Please call 752-7202 or send an email to for more information. Look for us on Facebook too! Dick Huot Director NFHP

us on the day of the event, thousands of people were able to enjoy a day to remember. More than ever, it is important to thank our sponsors who support our community by sponsoring worthy community events such as RiverFire. Our Sponsors were: AutoNorth Pre-Owned Superstore, Couture Construction, Brookfield Power, Berlin BetterBuildings, Aerial Site Communications, Guardian Angel Credit Union, Laconia Savings Bank, Northway Bank, Personal Touch Homecare, Great North Woods Container Service and Remax. Your generous sponsorships allowed us to make this year’s event the best ever! We also need to thank those of you who supported us with acts of kindness to make things come together. Proquip, Morty the Mover, Roland Berthiaume for letting us use their generators for the bouncy village; The Mt. Madison Motel for allowing us to hang our banner to promote the event. Thanks to those who helped load the pallets on the boom piers. Thanks to those who helped scoop up the ducks. Thanks to those who lit the boom pier fires. The Berlin Recreation Department for helping us with logistics and

cling, city of Berlin, Cooper Cargill Chant Attorneys at Law, Greetings Jewelers, H.E. Bergeron Engineers Inc., Jericho Motorsports, Plum Creek Timber Co., Public Service of NH, Sappi Fine Paper North America, Town & Country Motor Inn, TriCounty Community Action Program Inc., Wagner Forest Management LTD and White Mountain Lumber Co. Inc. Your support is critical in assisting Northern Forest Heritage Park to continue its mission of; “preserving and perpetuating the rich heritage of the Northern White Mountains and to share it with visitors and generations to come. The park will preserve,

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I Fall HOME Improvement

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Berlin BetterBuildings is a program to promote energy savings using deep retrofits and energy efficiency solutions for both Berlin homeowners and businesses alike. To participate in Berlin Better Buildings, you must own a home or operate a business in Berlin. Berlin BetterBuildings energy analysts are certified by the Building Performance Institute to perform home energy checkups and diagnose building problems. Your local Better Buildings staff will share an estimate of the

federal, state, and local incentives that my be available for your project, and help you find a local bank to finance the rest with a rate as low as 1 percent for residential projects, and low interest rates for commercial projects. Contact Cimbria Badenhausen, community manager at 603-3266166, email CimbriaB@NHCDFA. org. their web site address is www. You can also stop at their office at 151 Main Street in Berlin.

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This fall, consider getting your computers and networks renovated as part of your home improve- ment. Genesys Computer Services offers onsite and in-shop computer repair, upgrades, sales and service, networking, virus removal/prevention and much more to Residential and Business. The North Country Flea Market has added an addition. We now have a full fledged GUN SHOP located in the same store. The gun shop offers a selec- tion of Shotguns, Rifles and Handguns. We also offer a few accessories along with Ammunition • We can also order that special gun that you have always dreamed about and will accept consign- ments to insure that you receive the best dollar possible for your gun. And as always we Buy, Sell, and Trade weap- ons. You may also like to check out our self defense items that we now have

in stock. Wanna put a gun on layaway?, come talk to us. We offer the best terms around. The Flea Market is packed with savings everyday. We still offer the lowest prices on everyday items and our venders continue to select some of the best values for our customers. We carry a little of everything and continue to receive more items each day. So you never know what you may find in our store. Since winter is just around the comer. Don’t get caught up in those winter blues. Come on down to 161 Main Street in Gorham, NH. Have a cup of coffee, Meet our new manager. Ken Moreau. Relax, let Mom and the kids look thru the store while you look thru the Gun Shop. We are still open 7 days a week from 10 am to 5 p.m Monday thru Saturday. And 12 to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Phone 466-1140 for more iinformation.

Aubuchon Hardware

There’s a store in Berlin where you can get everything to fix up your home, be it paint and hardware to weather proofing it for our harsh New Hampshire winters. Window kits or plastic and expanding foam to block heat loss are ready for you to winterize. Saving money by replacing those old thermo- stats and light bulbs with energy star efficient ones are a common fall pracice in Berlin.

You can repair your faucets, paint your home for the holiday company and decorate it too. October is time to replace the batteries in you smoke debtors and change them is they are 10 years or more. All the things for your home can be found at any time of the year at Aubu- chon Hardware; “We’ll fix you right up.”

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The Market Place at 101 has “a little bit of everything” is what I hear my customers say most often. We have antiques, sporting goods, Libby’s Bistro food, cards, gift bags, New Sun vitamins, homemade

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ing walls and high out-put heating systems. Also, we now will be offering building maintenance for commercial and residential property’s to include SNOW removal as well. So, give us a call if your in need of quality workmanship and service you can depend on.

Northern Dreamscapes Northern Dreamscapes is a full service, year round landscape construction and maintenance company offering everything from lawn and hardscape installations, to fall cleanup and snow plowing. Our commer-

Did you know Aubuchon Hardware now carries a wide variety of Pet Foods and Treats? You can find several varieties for everyone’s needs and price point too. We also have a huge variety of Wild Bird Seed and Feeders to help our feathered friends make it through our tough New England months.

38 Glen Ave., Berlin 752-1449

cial fleet and equipment, and our knowledgeable staff make any project with Northern Dreamscapes a breeze. Check out our facebook page for a part of our portfolio. Call to get a free estimate today.

Genesys Computer Services

This fall, consider getting your computers and networks renovated as part of your home improvement. Genesys Computer Services offers onsite and in-shop computer repair, upgrades, sales and service, networking, virus removal/prevention and much more to Residential and Business. Established in 2001 by local owner/operator Elvis Houle, Genesys Computer Services continues to be the leading computer service provider in the area. Elvis Houle, Genesys Computer Services, 400 Hillsboro St., Berlin, NH 03570; 603-752-8159; ehoule@

Roger Villeneuve Heating Oil Roger Villeneuve Heating Oil opened his business on May 1, 2007 and has been servicing since 1984. He delivers quality products and service quickly and courteously. Villeneuve specializes in heating oil delivery, furnace repair, installation, tank installation and spill clean-ups. They have the lowest cash prices and his service technicians are available 24/7. Roger Villeneuve Heating Oil is located on 10 Unity Street in Berlin. His hours are Monday

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Accounting Connection

Local bookkeeping business in operation since 2000 specializing in QuickBooks, 603-752-2575 or 603-631-1900. The Accounting Connection is owned and operated by Brenda Stone of Fifth Avenue, Berlin. Originally she operated out of her home in Lancaster and then moved to Berlin six years ago offering her services to a new circle of businesses. She is a bookkeeping professional with over 30 years of experience in Northern New Hampshire and Vermont. Her customers usually are sole proprietorship’s, non-profits, LLC’s and small businesses needing a bookkeeper a few hours or a day each week, or on a monthly or project basis. Brenda brings her expertise directly

to her customer’s offices or works from her home office depending upon each individual clients needs. Brenda recommends QuickBooks for conversions and start-up companies. She will also help clients that are already using QuickBooks with questions and setting up or revamping their chart of accounts. As a member of StarsNorth, a Professional Services Network, she can refer clients to an array of profession experts in tax preparation, financial planning and consulting. The network is an affinity group of WREN-Women’s Rural Entrepreneurial Networkbased in Bethlehem and having a satellite office here in Berlin. FMI call or e-mail at

E&S Rental Sales and Service

E&S Rental Sales and Service is your local headquarter for Toro snowblowers and lawn mowers. E&S also services most other brands, and is located at 29 Bridge Street in Berlin, and has been in business in the same location for over 35 years. We are trained in servicing: Toro, Briggs and Stratton, Tecumseh, MTD, Desa (Reddy) Heaters, as well as several other brands. Winter is on the way so this is the ideal time to have all your summer and fall equipment serviced so it is stored clean and Ed Solar, owner, is recognized by Briggs and Stratton as a Master Service Technician. This title

ecognizes technicians nationwide who have shown excellence in diagnostics and repairs. E&S is also the home of Ed’s Artworks; offering hand engraved personalized items such as gunstocks, wine bottles, decorative baking pans, or any metal, glass or wood item. We also create hand-turned pens and pencils that make great gifts for any time. New snowblowers are in stock and ready to go. Also last call for 2011 left over lawn mowers priced to sell!. For unique gifts this holiday, or to have your equipment serviced E&S is currently open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 752-3625

Gosselin’s Hot Tubs/Spas Hot Tubs - Spas - Pool Supplies Chemicals - Saunas - Whirlpool Baths - Pools. The Gosselin’s have 26 years of experience in the pool and spa industry. Roland and Ann have managed their BioGuard Authorized Dealer Pool & Spa Care Center for 25 years. Gosselin’s Hot Tubs/Spas/Pools’ staff can perform free, on the spot comput-

erized water analysis for customers, and the store provides a complete line of pool and spa maintenance and specialty products. Gosselin’s also carries a line of Been Pod and Bridgewater soy candles, gourmet salsas and BBQ sauce. Gosselin’s Hot Tubs/Spas, 122 Wight Street, Berlin, 603-752-4209.

iPod Fix It

Did you drop your iPod? Stop! Don’t throw it away! We specialize in Apple products from iPods, iPhones, and iPads, to Apple laptops and desktops. We also repair digital camera and cell phone screens,

Kindle, Nook, and most game systems. We not only repair we also teach about the Mac OS and can do so in your home. Call us at 603-752- 9838 or visit our website www.iPod- FixIt. com.

603-466-1047 • • “Quality Workmanship & Service you can depend on”

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I Fall HOME Improvement

Brian Lang Home Remodeling & Construction

For over 25 years Brian has focused on having happy customers no matter what the cost. His customer service is above many others in the remodeling field. Kitchens, bathrooms additions and complete renovations are what he does best. “Thank you for a great job, we were very impressed with your professionalism” wrote one customer in June 2011, another wrote “Thank you for the great job you and your crew have done. It was a pleasure to work with you.” If you want to have a pleasant experience on your proj- ect and see great work done on your home. Call Brian 603-752-7847.

Nordic Hot Tubs Turn your day around •Simple •Therapeutic •Affordable •Reliable Available At

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Great North Woods Container Services

Fall is here and time to think about fall cleaning and projects around the house. Great North Woods Container Services is available 24/7 offering three sizes, 6, 10 and 12 yard. Coming soon; larger containers are on order for al your needs. At this time we would like to thank our loyal customers and are looking forward to meeting everyone’s needs. “No job is too small.” Also offering trash containers, all metal with slid- ing doors and locks and new bear proof features. Call Normand Thibodeau for quotes at the office at 603-752-4288 or cell phone at 603723-3257.

Caron Building Center

Do you think your windows are saving you money on your heating bills? Seriously? get serious about your windows with “Serious Energy” Windows available at Caron Build- ing Center, yes, lower your bills up to 49 percent with true maintenance free vinyl, non-rotting, non-fading, Serious Energy Windows. Serious Energy are American made and will help keep American jobs too. Replace your old windows with serious energy available at Caron Building Center on Union Street in Berlin. Serious Energy...Save more energy than any other window.

Be Local. Buy Local.

122 Wight St. · Berlin, NH 03570 • 752-4209

TM Handyman Services, L.L.C.

We are your comprehensive repair/remodel- ing solution. We bring the patience, attention to detail, and professionalism associated with differ- ent industries to this business. We specialize in Custom Carpentry. Do you need a new deck put on? Does your current deck need a ramp for a family member with accessibility needs? Did Hur- ricane Irene leave a path of destruction? We can help!. I seek the lowest cost to every issue in your home. There is no job that is too small! Call me at (603) 723-3079 to make an appointment. New for this fall/winter season, TM Handyman Services, L.L.C. is offering Snow Removal. We have a variety of packages available. Please call for details! The snow will be flying soon! Again, please call (603) 723-3079 and leave a message. We return all calls within 24 hours! We look forward to serving you!

TechPros Computer Sales & Service

Store now open! 700 Lancaster Street (Burgundy/ Tan Building) Mon, Tue, Thurs., & Fri .Hours By Appt. (603) 723-0918 Wed 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m.- 2 p.m. Come check us out, lower prices than the competition! We Carry InStock Laptop/Netbook AC Adapter/ Charges $38; Headphones $4, Laptop Bags $10-$20, HDMI & USB Cables $8; Wireless N Routers $38, AntiVirus/AntiSpyware; SurgeProtectors, Ipad-Ipod Chargers $8, Wireless Mice, Mouse Pads and More!

“We Clean With Care At A Price That’s Fair”



carpets / upholstery *plus* floors & more.... call today for an appointment!!!

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Sales & Service Snowblowers Authorized Sales Lawnmowers & Service Servicing most other brands Renting Carpet Cleaners, Floor Sanders, Hammering Drills - Most everything under the sun!

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Absolute Powersports NH 461 Main St. Gorham, NH 03581 603-466-5454

North Country Flea Market and GUN SHOP Hunting season is fast approaching. Now is the time to be getting ready. We are proud to announce the new addition to The North Country Flea Market, Our GUN SHOP is now open. We are a fully licensed Gun Shop. Now is the time to order that special weapon that you have been dreaming about. We can and will save you money on Ammo, Rifles, and Hand Guns plus other hunting and fishing supplies. We also buy used weapons and other hunting and fishing items.

161 Main Street, Gorham, NH

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I Fall HOME Improvement

Mountain Dove Cleaning Co.

Residential and commercial; Mike Fodor, 7528180. Hello to all! We are once again get- tingbackintototheresidentialsideof cleaningindustry.We reoffering the following; Carpet cleaning/upholstery cleaning/carpeted stair-cases and scatter rug cleaning and deodorization! We are also offering hard wood floor care and cleaning! Our hard wood floor care and cleaning includes the following: stripping and waxing/ machine washing and waxing of kitchen linoleum floors (wax or no-way floors and VCT Tile floors) along with tile and grouted floor care. Call our office today for an appointment 7528180.

Be Local. Buy Local.

Gateway Gallery

Mats come in a wide range of colors, styles and surfaces. While most applications are fine with paper surfaces. There are times when something more dramatic is desired a fine oriental painting may call for a silk mat, a sailing image may want a mat that resembles a piece of sail. Mats come in wider ranges of color in paper of course, but silks, linens, denims, suedes, hides and grass cloths all offer interesting alternatives. You should expect to pay more for these specialty materials. Mats can also be added in multiples giving more dimension and visual interest to your art. Remember these are added to enhance

your special pieces not to overpower it, if you see the framing first, simplify! Frames should pleasingly set off your art or treasured memories. While your decor may dictate a particular style never let it dominate the piece you wish to display, You want the item(s) to be the center of interest after all it is the art itself or the memories that you wish to preserve. The maxim “when in doubt do without” clearly works when framing. It is important to keep in mind the environment the art will live in is it going into a bathroom steam, into a kitchen - cooking oils, is there a smoker in the house, let your framer know.

Bertin Concrete and Construction

Bertin Concrete and Construc- tion has been in business for 37 years. They started their business in 1974 and have done commercial work as well as residential buildings. Bertin Concrete and Construction can handle any

phase of home construction, excavating, foundations, walls, slabs, new home construction, additions, garages as well as repairs. They have actually poured foundations under existing houses. see BERTIN page 11

TM Handyman Services, LLC Construction • Remodeling Maintenance • No Job Too Small

Tom Mooney, Owner

Tim Murphy Proprietor 8 Normand Avenue Gorham, NH 03581

391 Goebel Street #2 Berlin, NH 03570 Serving Coos County and Surrounding Areas

Master Lic. #4428 Cell: 603-723-3777 Home: 603-466-1079

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36 Exchange Street Gorham, NH • 466-9900 Wednesday & Thursday 12:30-5 Friday 10-5:00, Saturday 10-4:00

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Sm all B usinesses can “account” on us Specializing in N on-P rofits & Q uickB ooks New Lower Prices. Call For Details

Norman Roy Plumbing & Heating Radiant Heat Certified Full Line of Propane Heaters, Boilers and Furnaces Specializing in Radon Removal, Water Pumps & Conditioners Complete Home Plumbing and Heating Sales & Service

Call 726-6832 or 1-800-513-3252 203 Wight St., Berlin • email: NH Mas. Lic. #1321 • Pump Installers Lic #1414 ME. Mas #MS 90009972

Come in and let us show you the most energy On Sale efficient window Now! on the market today. 39 Union St., Berlin, NH • 603-752-1500




Roger Villeneuve’s Heating Oil Located at the Eastern Depot • 24 Hour Service 752-5100 • 449-7324 • 723-5171

General Contractor Excavation • Construction • Replacement Foundations Foundations • Slabs • Walls • Concrete Driveways Siding • Additions • Home Repairs • Garages Robert Bertin, 603-752-3605, 110 Jasper St., Berlin, N.h. 03570 For All Your Home Needs

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I Fall HOME Improvement The importance of a good night’s sleep We’re not here to sell you on a new mattress, but we can’t underesti- mate the importance of getting solid sleep. In today’s over-worked, caf- feine-fueled society, proper sleep can help reduce stress levels, increase productivity and keep you healthier. To get better sleep, maybe you need a new bed or just better habits at night. See the back of this guide for some important sleep tips. First things first. Do you need a new mattress? That’s the big question. Be sure that your bed is to blame for your sleepless nights. Chances are if a couple of these signs

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apply to you, it’s time to start shopping: You often wake up with stiffness, numbness, aches and pains. Your bed hasn’t aged well. It sags, has lumps or, on those occasions when you change the sheets, you can see stuff you shouldn’t, like strands of wire. You often think to yourself, “I need a good night’s sleep. I better stay on the couch.” Your mattress is older than the term “Hanging Chad.” Regarding the age of your bed, you might think seven years or so isn’t very long. But it’s important to remember that as you grow older and become a bit

creakier, your bed has to keep up with your body’s needs and still give you proper support. Lesson One: Know thy mattress. As you’ll soon learn when you shop, there are many types of mattresses to choose from. A little homework can help you in the store. Innerspring mattresses, the most traditional type of mattress set, typically use systems of open coils or metal springs layered between padding. When shopping, you’ll hear the term “coil count.” Typically, the higher the count, the more support you’ll get. Encased coil spring mattresses, such as the original Pocketed Coil® spring

mattress created by Simmons, feature an advanced innerspring system. The coils are individually wrapped in soft fabric. This allows each coil to adjust independently to your body. Memory foam mattresses are constructed of high-density polyure- thane and conform to the body to reduce pressure points and provide natural body alignment. Memory foam is temperature-sensitive and conforms as your body warms it. Latex foam is not sensitive to tem- perature and is available in many different densities. When you research, be on the lookout for new and better types of foam, such as Advanced see TOP page 11

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440 Glen Ave., Berlin, NH 603-752-5510

Join the BHS Players for some Nonsense in the North Woods

BERLIN -- Musical mayhem comes to Berlin as the Berlin High School Players present “Nonsense in the North Woods”, a musical comedy based on a book written by Andrew Ross. Music and lyrics were written by Bill Francoeur. How do you keep an inept congressman with ludicrous ideas, like turning the Grand Canyon into a giant lake, from speaking out in public? Bring him to an out-of-the-way location like the lodge at Moose Bottom Lake and fabricate a story about a kidnapping by Bigfoot himself. Or maybe it wasn’t a fabrication. Join some lunatic guests in hot pursuit of Bigfoot and some camera-wielding reporters on the heels of the Congressman, as they try to find out the truth about the kidnapping, and…was that really Bigfoot?

The cast of wacky characters is being filled by an equally wacky crew of Berlin students including Miranda Brazier, Brianne Morneau, Monica Gillis, Kenzie Macdonald, Tiffany Howick, Mario Molina, Jane Burdick, Kelly Stock, Jason Sederquist, Brendan Bergeron, Amelia Kendall, Delaney Macdonald, Alexander Therriault, Matthew Landry, and Sam Roux. Backstage crew includes set designer, O’Brien Murphy; producer, Jean Bouchard; and director, Amber Donato. Performances will be held on Friday, November 4, and Saturday, November 5, at 7 p.m. in the Berlin Junior High School Auditorium, 200 State Street, Berlin. Price of admission is $8/adults, $5/students.

TOP from page 10

mattress will mold to body contours. Some models come with adjustable air chambers, so you can change your bed’s firmness when- ever you like— a great feature for the comfort-challenged among us. Water mattresses come in several varieties but are all designed to conform to the body to reduce pressure points. Built for stability, today’s beds feel nothing like their groovy, wavy ancestors from the late 70s.

BERTIN from page 9

brook. Their motto is to perform the highest quality construction at today’s best prices. To be responsive to customer needs and provide the best solutions in a timely manner. Bertin Concrete and Construc- tion is owned by Bob Bertin of 110 Jasper Street, Berlin, their phone number is 603-752-3605 or 603- 723-7204.

NxG® Memory Foam in ComforPedic® mattresses. Hybrid mattresses feature layers of foam and coils. These beds give you the comfort and support of both technologies. If you’re not sure about buying an allfoam mattress, it makes for a nice compromise. Air mattresses use air chambers as their primary support. A qual- ity air

In the years of business they have done specialty work such as stamped concrete, a walkway or patio with a cobblestone look. They have also poured concrete driveways. Some of the commercial businesses they have done work for are: Isaacson Structural Steel, Berlin City Ford, Wildcat and the Post Office in ColeINJURED from page one

of a 1994 Kenworth tractor trailer truck, driven by Raymond Primo, 67, of Pittsburg, NH. The report stated that Malone suffered critical injuries that required her to be air lifted by DART to Dartmouth Medical Center in Lebanon, NH.

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Primo sustained no injuries in the crash. The cause of the crash is still under investigation by Trooper First Class Paul Rella of Troop F, who was assisted at the scene by members of Troop G as well as the Stratford Hollow Fire Department and the Groveton Ambulance.


A new face is on the beat in Gorham. Officer Eric Benjamin, right, is the latest hire of the Gorham PD. Benjamin, a Berlin native and 2008 grad of Berlin High School, has a degree in Criminal Justice from White Mountains Community College. He is currently undergoing a 14 week in-house field training program, alongside FTO Corporal Brad Willey, left. Benjamin will attend the 157th Police Academy at the NH Police Standards and Training Council in Concord starting on January 9. Standing between the two officers is Gorham Chief of Police Paul “PJ” Cyr. (MELISSA GRIMA PHOTO)


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By Holiday Mathis SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You still may be reacting to the painful aspects of your past. Your relationship with someone special will help you work through these issues in a lighthearted and positive way today. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). There are buried memories and past heartbreaks you’d rather not recall. And yet, if you have the courage to dredge up such a recollection, you’ll have a different take on it, which is a sign that you really have healed. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). The scene that unfolds is almost too funny to believe. It feels like you’re the only one who gets the joke, though. You wish someone would wink at you so you would know that you’re not alone in seeing the humor. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Though you like to know you’ve made a good impression, it’s far more important that you be true to yourself. Otherwise, you’ll be acting out a part to gain favor, which after a while will be exhausting. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). A joint venture will work out well for you, but only because you take initiative and your partner follows suit. Ultimately, it’s your willingness to take action that will save the day. TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Nov. 2). You’re willing to move with the times, and so the future favors you. Your powers of concentration will be augmented. Furthermore, your attention is like magic in January. A new relationship blossoms in your nurturing sunshine. Financial improvement happens in February. June brings a move. Invest in September. Pisces and Virgo people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 4, 1, 35, 41 and 17.

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ARIES (March 21-April 19). External things have never defined you. Some say what’s inside defines you, but that doesn’t quite fit now, either. You’re much bigger than your thoughts and feelings. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Organizing yourself well is a talent. You’re pretty amazing at this now. You’ll leave the house knowing that you are prepared for every important occurrence and some of the unimportant ones, as well. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You will do something nice just because it feels good to do it. You probably won’t give a thought as to what this will do for your karma, so the major karmic boost that results will be an unexpected bonus. CANCER (June 22-July 22). When you face a challenge, you’re not just facing it for you. You’re facing it for everyone who has ever and will ever be challenged in a similar way. Hopefully, this knowledge will give you the courage to continue. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). It’s wide open for you right now. It’s as though destiny hasn’t put anything on the agenda for you, so do your thing. The only thing that is inevitable is what you decide upon. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). There’s someone you feel you can rely on in times of trouble, but it’s important to you that you reach out to this person in the good times, as well. The relationship is built one phone call at a time. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Just when you thought you couldn’t possibly be more in love with someone than you already are, a new surge of feeling swells up in you. Your capacity to love is endless.

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––––––––––––––––– DAILY CALENDAR ––––––––––––––––– Wednesday, November 2 Coos County Commissioners Budget Work Session: 9 a.m., North Country Resource Center, Lancaster. Thursday, November 3 Free Blood Pressure Screeening: Walmart 1-3 p.m All welcome. Sponsored by nursing services, city of Berlin Health Department. Friday, November 4 “Nonsense in the Woods: presented by BHS Players, 7 p.m. , Berlin Junior High School Auditorium, 200 State Street, Berlin. Admission $8/adults, $5/students. Cholesterol Clinic: 9 a.m. to noon, AVH ENT office, second floor of the hospital. Complete lipid and sugar profiles available. For an appointment or more information, call 3265870. Saturday, November 5 “Nonsense in the Woods: presented by BHS Players, 7 p.m. , Berlin Junior High School Auditorium, 200 State Street, Berlin. Admission $8/adults, $5/students. Yard Sale: to benefit Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post 2520. From 9 a.m. to12 noon at post home, 1107 Main St., Berlin. Sunday, November 6 Josee Vachon: Quebec Heritage singer-songwriter, returns to St. Kieran Arts Center, 2 p.m. bringing her high-energy traditional style to the stage. Tickets $12 adults and $6 for students. FMI 752-1028. Monday, November 7 Social Club Card Party: 1 p.m., St. Anne lower hall. School Street, Berlin. Tuesday, November 8 Berlin and Coos County Historical Society: meeting 6:30 p.m., Moffett House Museum, 119 High St. Berlin, N.H. Public welcome.


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Inside the NFL (N)

The Green Hornet

Batman (Part 2 of 2)

Boardwalk Empire

Real Time/Bill Maher


Inside the NFL Å


Movie: ››‡ “Camilla” (1994)

Movie: ›› “Marigold”

Movie: ›› “Nine Months” (1995)

TWC - 23, CNN2 - 30, C-SPAN - 99, PAY-PER-VIEW - 59, 60, 61, 62

Blues Bros

––––––––––––––– 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 7523625. 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 . 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. AA Meetings: 12 to 1 p.m., Discussion Meeting, St. Barnabas Church, corner of Main and High Streets, Berlin. 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 7528111. Thursday Community Bible Church Free Meal: Doors open 4 p.m. for coffee and conversation, Dinner at 5 p.m., close up around 630. There is live music and complimentary Dunkin Donuts coffee for all. Anyone wishing to make a donation to this service can contact Developmental Play-Group: FCESS, 9:30 to 11 a.m. every Thursday, St. Barnabas Episcopal Church. Contact person is Sheri Goyette at 603-662-2331 or email Meet every Thursday, 5:30 p.m., meeting room of the Gorham Public Library on Railroad Street, Gorham. FMI Call Carolyn at 348-1416.

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For Rent by Abigail Van Buren


DEAR ABBY: I’m a 15-year-old girl who has never been in trouble, but my mom treats me like I’m a criminal. She makes me go to church every Sunday. She makes me go to Catholic school, and I have to wear an ugly uniform. She won’t help with my homework. She says, “I already did 10th grade.” I can’t wear halter tops, short shorts, a bikini or much makeup. If I tell her it’s the style, she says, “Modesty is always in style.” When I go out with my friends, she wants to know where I’m going, who I’ll be with, what we’ll be doing, when we’ll be back and their phone numbers. If I have a date with a new boy, she makes him come into the house and tell her what school he goes to. Then she makes him show her his driver’s license and car registration. I can’t keep my computer in my room. When I’m using it in the den, she looks over my shoulder and won’t let me go to chat rooms. I have to set the table even if we don’t have company and sit down and have dinner with her EVERY night. If I can’t afford something, she tells me to save up or budget better. She won’t let me drive until I can pay for my own insurance. It’s not like my mom’s poor. We go to Hawaii and Lake Tahoe, and we’ve been to Europe and on cruises. But she won’t even pay for cable TV. She says it’s an idiot box and I should read a book instead. She also makes me do my own laundry and keep my room and bathroom clean. She makes me do unfair chores like clean the guest bathroom even though I never ever use it. She wants to teach me to sew and cook, but I have no interest in those things. She makes me visit Dad every week, and if I complain about anything, she says (very calmly and quietly, which I hate more than if she’d yell), “You can always choose to live with your dad.”

She told me as long as I live under her roof, I have to abide by her rules even if I’m over 18. And I have to go to college, and if I don’t, I’ll have to get a job and support myself. I could go on and on. Have you ever heard of a mother so unreasonable? I’m afraid to run away, but I don’t know how much more of this I can take. -- EMOTIONALLY ABUSED IN CALIFORNIA DEAR EMOTIONALLY ABUSED: Wow! Your letter should be posted on every refrigerator in the country. Rarely do I hear about a parent who tries as hard as your mother does to do a diligent job. One day you will look back and thank her. PS. And if by chance this letter was written by your mother -- congratulations for a job well-done. I would like to nominate you for Mother of the Year. DEAR ABBY: I would like to know who gives singers the right to change the melody of “The Star-Spangled Banner” and “America the Beautiful”? Some of them who are featured on national TV don’t even get the lyrics right. Many of us would love to hear our national anthem without the additional flourishes. Isn’t anything sacred anymore? These so-called singers can add their individual squealing to their own songs, but I wish they would leave Francis Scott Key’s version in its original format. Am I alone on this issue? -- NOT TONEDEAF IN WASHINGTON STATE DEAR NOT TONE-DEAF: You’re far from alone in feeling as you do. Our national anthem is notoriously difficult to sing, and the lyrics difficult to remember. However, performers are, to a greater or lesser extent, artists. And some artists can’t resist the temptation to add their personal interpretation to the classic, which has proved embarrassing for the singer and the listeners. It proves the truth of the old saying, “Sometimes less is more.”

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 Laidlaw Biomass Project 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. BEAUTIFUL: Large, one bedroom, big back yard, frig, stove, heat, h/w, w/d hook-up, parking, no pets, sec. deposit, references, $625, 723-3856. BERLIN (2) 4 room 2 bedroom apartments heated. Call (978)609-4010. BERLIN First floor 2BR, $675/mo heat included- First Floor 1 BR $475 heat included. Yard, parking, storage, stove, fridge. W/D hookup. No Smokers Call 723-7015. BERLIN large 1 bed 3rd floor apt. Refrigerator, stove, hot water, shed inc. Inexpensive monitor heat. $395/mo plus security. 717 2nd Ave. (207)571-4001. BERLIN large 2 bdrm apt. 2nd floor. Heat, hot water, appliances & shed inc. $595/mo plus security. 717 2nd Ave. 207-571-4001. BERLIN- 3 Bedroom house- Jol bert St. Hardwood floors. Livingroom, diningroom, family room, Stove/ fridge, dishwasher. Yard, garage, deck. $800/mo plus utilities. No smoking Call 723-7015. BERLIN- Spacious 2 bedroom 1st floor of duplex w/ heat, hw, w/d hookups; yard & garage; stove & frig incl., no pets; $700 + sec dep. 560-3481. BERLIN: 2 & 3 bedroom apt: spacious, w/d hook-ups, storage, garage, heat, hot water, sun porches, centrally located (must see) 752-5034, 387-4066. BERLIN: 2 bedroom, heat, h/w included, HUD accepted, $550/mo. 802-388-6904. BERLIN: 3 bedroom, heat included, 2nd. floor, available immediately, $525/mo. 802-579-6553.

$1-A-DAY CLASSIFIEDS • CALL 752-5858 DOLLAR-A-DAY: Ad must run a minimum of 5 consecutive days. Ads over 15 words add 10¢ per word per day. REGULAR RATE: $2 a day; 10¢ per word per day over 15 words. PREMIUMS: First word caps no charge. Additional caps 10¢ per word per day. Centered bold heading: 9 pt. caps 40¢ per line, per day (2 lines maximum) TYPOS: Check your ad the first day of publication. Sorry, we will not issue credit after an ad has run once. DEADLINES: noon two days prior the day of publication except for Monday’s paper when the deadline is Thursday, 11 a.m. PAYMENT: All private party ads must be pre-paid. We accept checks, Visa and Mastercard credit cards and of course cash. There is a $10 minimum order for credit cards. CORRESPONDENCE: To place your ad call our offices 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, 752-5858; send a check or money order with ad copy to The Berlin Daily Sun, 164 Main Street, Berlin, NH 03570 or stop in at our offices on Main Street in Berlin. OTHER RATES: For information about the professional directory or classified display ads call 752-5858.



COCKATIELS, FMI call 752-2166.

Low Cost Spay/ Neuter Cats & dogs Rozzie May Animal Alliance 603-447-1373 PUPPIES small mixed breed. See website for more details: (207)539-1520.

Antiques ANTIQUES, glass, furniture, & collectibles of all kinds wanted by Bob Gauthier, 449-2542. Specializing in Estate and Business liquidation. Bonded.

DEADLINE for classifieds is noon 2 days prior to publication

North Wood MHP 1 Arlington Street Berlin, NH 03570 off E. Milan, Road Needs bids on plowing parks roads. Must have liability insurance. Call 752-6179 Bob, 752-7374 Chip

Autos 1995 F-150 XLT $4195 auto, 4X4, 752-4443. 1998 Ford Ranger, ext. cab, 4.0 engine, 5 speed, 4WD, high mileage, runs great, $3900, 466-5933, 723-3986, 915-6216.

Autos 1998 Subaru wagon, all wheel drive, 5 speed, great winter car! Inspected, $2000, 752-9838. 2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport, 101,000 mi. very good condition, $4250/OBO, 603-915-6057. 2000 Toyota Camry, aut., 4 cyl., 4 door, studded snows on, passed inspection, $4300, 752-9838. 2001 Chevy Malibu- 4 door, auto, inspected until 8/2012 150k, $2000/obo (603)969-3717. 2006 Ford Focus ZX3 5spd, 95k miles, white, new tires, 4 extra wheels, Thule with roof rack, clean. $5295. (603)466-5911. BUYING Junk Cars and Trucks. Paying in cash. Honest pricing. No gimmicks. Kelley’s Towing (603)723-9216. BUYING junk cars and trucks ME & NH. Call for price. Martin Towing. (603)305-4504.

Autos Junk Car Removal Best Local Prices ROY'S TOWING

348-3403. For Rent

2+ bedroom, first floor, heat, h/w included. 1st and security, references a must (603)723-8455. A+ apartments of all sizes, homes and commercial rentals. Your one stop shop for rentals, call 348-2000. BERLIN 2 Bedroom houseWight St. large yard, garage, full basement. Stove and fridge. W/D hookup $675/mo plus all utilities. No smoking. Call 723-7015.

BERLIN: 3 bedroom, w/ heat, 1st. floor, laundry room, off street parking, all appliances and dishwasher, porches, $750/mo. 603-247-0471. BERLIN: 5 rooms, 2nd. floor, heated, h/w, 752-3765. BERLIN: First floor, 2 bedroom, heat, h/w, included, large storage included, w/d hookups, $650/mo. small dog O.K., no cats, 603-348-5186. BERLIN: one bedroom, first floor, $600/mo.; studio, first floor, $500/mo. includes electriciy, heat, h/w, 603-723-4724. COMPLETELY renovated 3 bedroom & 1 bedroom apartments. Call H&R Block, great landlord (603)752-2372. ERROL 2 bedroom 1.5 bath. Ap pliances, private yard newly renovated. Ref. (603)482-3402. GORHAM Two- 2 BR apartments in town. W/D hookup, yard, parking, storage. $725/mo.- $625/mo Heat included. Both have stove and fridge. No smokers. Call 723-7015.

GORHAM HOUSE 3 bedroom, $795 completely remodeled, no utilities included, 84 Lancaster Road, 466-5933, 915-6216. GORHAM- 3 bdrm, large yard, great location. Utilities not included. Parking. $725/mo. Call (603)986-5800.

For Rent GREAT, 3rd, floor, 2 bedroom, dining room, deck, storage, off street parking, $500, includes heat, first, last references, 508-888-7869, 508-274-6512. NEWLY renovated apartments, hot water included, electric heat, HUD approved: 3 bedroom $650; Large 2 bedroom, $500; 2 bedroom $450; 2 studios $375/each, no dogs allowed, call Rich 326-3499.

For Sale AMAZING! Beautiful pillowtop matress sets, twin $169, full or queen $249, king $399. See AD under “Furniture”. Custom Glazed Kitchen Cabinets. Solid maple, never installed. May add/subtract to fit kitchen. Cost $6,000 sacrifice $1,750. 833-8278 DRYER, washer, range, hi-boy bureau, SXS Fridge, pellet stove, 348-3213, 466-5087. FOUR studded snow tires, 205/55 R16, $125; Craftsman tools, 3/4 H.P. reciprocating saw, $60; all-in-one cutting tool, $65. (603)466-5099. FREE VW studded snow tires after the season (moving). M&S205/55R16. (603)752-3561.

FRESH CHICKENS Butchering this week. Raised in Dummer, pastured on grass, fed organic vegetables and quality grains. 5-7lbs. dressed. $3.50/lb. 21 available. (603)449-2333 IGUANA Cage, custom madesuitable for large reptile, 63”x26”x32” wood w/ glass front & screen top. (603)752-7525. KITCHEN Set table 4 chairs wood, $125; hot water radiators 15"&24", $50/each; 9" table saw with stand, $60, 752-1777. NIKON 35mm D60 10.2 mexapixels digital camera body with all cables, extra battery and good book $400, Tasco 675X telescope $250, HP Deskjet 812C printer $35. 723-8167.

Steel Buildings Reduced Factory Inventory 30x36 – Reg $15,850 Now $12,600. 36x58– Reg $21,900 Now $18,800. Source# 1IB, 866-609-4321

THANKSGIVING TURKEYS Raised in Dummer on organic vegetables and quality grains. 20-45lbs. dressed. $10 deposit holds your bird for pickup fresh any time Thanksgiving week. $3.50/lb. 14 available. (603)449-2333 WOODSTOVE: 1/4 diamond plate, $275/obro, FMI, 752-4443.

Furniture AMAZING! Beautiful Queen or Full-size mattress set, Luxury Firm European Pillow-top style, Fabulous back & hip support, Factory sealed-new 10Yr. warranty. Cost $1095, sell $249. Can deliver

Help Wanted LOOKING for a flexible, depend able and creative team player to provide PT personal care assistance with activities and personal care for a young student in the Berlin/Gorham area. 10 hrs/week. Experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities preferred. Send resume plus three letters of reference to Mary Ellen Cade, Northern Human Services, 87 Washington St., Conway, NH 03818 or EOE Position requires valid driver’s license, proof of adequate auto insurance, and driver’s and criminal background checks. (036)

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Help Wanted




2000 Harley Davidson, Ultra Classic, metallic green & black, new motor, many accessories, asking $7950 Paul 603-752-5519.

HANDYMAN Services, property maintenance, snow plowing, roof shoveling, ect. call Rick 915-0755.


HOME or small office cleaning services, 30 years exp. local references available, reasonable rates, 752-3950.

Friendly, energetic person to assist with housekeeping at 21 room Jackson inn. Weekends required. Attention to detail, immaculate housekeeping, dependability and team spirit are musts. Inn at Ellis River. 383-9339.

• Experienced CNC Setup Positions • Quality Control Supervisor • Machine Operators Looking for some well rounded CNC setup people, a Quality Control Supervisor and entry level Machine Operators to come join our team producing top quality gun barrels. Full benefits after 90 days. Two weeks paid vacation after 1 year service EOE

Apply in person to: Green Mountain Rifle Barrel Co. 153 West Main St., Conway P/T Assistant driver, must be dependable; P/T Mechanic, flexible hours. Apply to: C&S Vending, 595 Main St. Gorham. ROOFING and siding installer. Liability insurance, driver’s license and transportation a must. Call Ben (603)730-2521 Rocky Branch Builders.

Home Improvements FORTIER HOME REPAIR Old & New- One call, We do it All! (603)752-1224.

Mobile Homes GORHAM: 4 bedroom, Gateway Trailer Park, asking $15,000/BO, FMI, 603-723-1480. TWO homes to choose from in central North Conway park. New 2012 model Skyline, 14x72, two bedroom, 2 bath, workshop/ shed, gas heat, big lot $49,900. 1994 Astro, 14x56, two bedroom, 1 bath, washer dryer, new appliances, new furnace, new roof, new hot water heater $24,900. Both homes ready to be lived in! No dogs. Financing available, affordable living right in North Conway. Walk to shops, outlets, trails, river. Call 603-986-3991.

(603)447-1198. Olson’s Moto Works, RT16 Albany, NH.

Real Estate

Milan House for sale or lease. Private well & septic, 9 rooms, 2 full baths (603)466-5087.

WE buy houses, any place, con dition, price, 978-870-6438,

Services $75 Furnace Cleaning Special: Reliable, dependable for all your furnace needs. Repairs, cleaning and service. Call today for an appointment, 723-0729.

Andy's Electric

Residential/Commercial Licensed and Fully Insured

LAUNDRY service. Available 7 days wk 7am-7pm Same day service. Pick-up/ drop-off available 603-348-5442. MATT Christian Tree Care. Pruning, tree removal, stump grinding. Fully insured, free estimates. (603)476-3311.

MOWER MEDIC Snowblower tune-up special $40 in shop, $45 on-site, $50 picked up (Berlin prices). (603)723-7103. PAINTING: Top quality, interior, exterior, reasonable rates, free estimates, references, Don Guerin, contractor, 915-6119. SNOWPLOWING reasonable rates, Berlin, Gorham, Milan, Dummer, Shelburne, 348-3403. SNOWPLOWING: Gorham, residential, only. Dependable, reliable, and affordable. Discounts for neighbors and referrals, 915-1012.


603-466-2584 603-723-4888

1999 Ski Doo MXZ 670 HO 6635 miles, very well maintained, cover inc. $1500, 603-203-6584.

HYPNOSIS for habit change, stress, regression. Michael Hathaway, DCH, certified hypnotherapist. Madison (603)367-8851.

2001 Articat 2up Pantera, 580 hand warmers, reverse & extras, 6232/mi. $1800; 2004 Polaris Classic Edge, 700 Trail Lux, mid suspension, + extras, 1329/mi. $2800; 12ft enclosed alu. tryton trailer package $5000 603-449-6782.


Highest quality craftsmanship. Fully Insured. Lowest prices guaranteed. FMI (603)730-2521. CARPENTRY, handyman, property maintenance, no job too small. Call Dennis Bisson, 723-3393, free estimates.

Storage Space WINTER Storage for boat, motor home, auto, etc. indoors, 449-2542.


CHEAP and dependable fall leaf and lawn cleanup scheduling for Oct. & Nov. fully insured, free estimates. 728-9926. CLEANING indoor/ out, yard work, fall clean-up, painting, indoor/ out, carpentry, light maintenance, call 752-6526. EVER wonder what those 'old things' in the attic might be worth? Free appraisals, by Bob Gauthier, certified and bonded, 449-2542.

The Gorham Community Learning Center

Is looking for substitute teachers who are interested in working with children between the ages of 18 months and 12 years and with children with special needs. Candidates must be able to work cooperatively with other teachers in a busy preschool environment. An understanding of how children grow and develop is required. Training will be provided. Interested candidates should send a resume with references to the Gorham Community Learning Center, 123 Main Street, Gorham, NH 03570. GCLC is an EOE.

TRI-COUNTY CAP/ HEAD START HAS THE FOLLOWING OPENING FOR THE BERLIN PROGRAM ASSOCIATE COMBO TEACHER: Applicant must currently have an Associates or Bachelors degree or be enrolled in a program leading to one of these credentials. Applicant must also currently have 9 credits in ECE, 3 of which must be in Child Growth & Development. This is a full-time up to 33hrs/wk for a 37 wk/yr benefited position. Medical and dental benefits available after 90 days & paid school vacations and sick leave as accrued. Salary is $9.96-10.63/hr. depending on degree. If interested, please send a letter of introduction, transcripts and resume postmarked by November 5, 2011 to: Tri-County Head Start, 610 Sullivan St., Berlin, NH 03570. HEAD START IS AN EOE.

Wanted To Buy ANTIQUES, individual pieces and complete estates. Call Ted and Wanda Lacasse, 752-3515.

BUYING JUNK CARS AND TRUCKS Paying in cash Honest pricing No gimmicks Kelley’s Towing (603)723-9216. BUYING junk cars/ trucks, heavy equip- farm mach., scrap iron. Call 636-1667 days, 636-1304 evenings. PAYING CASH: for all old paper money from the Berlin National Banks for private collection. May purchase other non-Berlin currency, 603-723-1461.

Yard Sale INDOOR MOVING SALE. Sat Nov. 5th & Sun Nov. 6th. 10am-3pm. 58 Village Rd., Shelburne. Selling most everything. Call for details (603)723-6235.

Guns and Hoses is this weekend BERLIN — The ice is ready and the time is right. Next Saturday, Nov. 5, local law enforcement and firefighters will face-off in a battle of Guns and Hoses. The charity event will begin at 7 p.m., at Berlin’s Notre Dame Arena. The Guns and Hoses hockey game will not only entertain, but also raise money for a local charity. This year the Child Advocacy Center (CAC) of Coos County, a non-profit that provides a child friendly location and service coordination for child victims of abuse, will benefit from the event. All of the proceeds will go to the CAC, said Berlin Police Corporal Cory Riendeau who is coordinating the game. The players, all of whom are local law enforcement or members of Berlin Fire Department, pay $10 each

TRAGEDY from page one

the role that might have played in her death has been a topic of discussion among family members. Kelly Pageau was found at her home Monday on Bay Street, part of a residential neighborhood of Claremont not far from downtown. Kimbly Pageau said she knew Kelly was having a tough time. But she had no indication that suicide was on her sister’s mind and they had even talked about how they’d get through the tough times. “It was a shock,” she said. The big blow to Kelly, said Kimbly Pageau, was losing her job. “Dartmouth, I think, was the kicker,” she said. In the wake of the Legislature’s decision to cut $250 million over two years from the Medicaid uncompensated care reimbursement paid to hospitals, the state’s hospitals have been trying to accommodate an expected loss of revenue. Ten hospitals are contesting the Medicaid cut in federal court. DHMC officials have said that the impact to the medical center and its affiliates could be as high as $100 million. Faced with budget pressures, the hospital responded to the anticipated revenue shortfall by offering early retirement packages this fall to hundreds of employees. More than 300 took the medical center up on the offer. The hospital also reportedly asked all of its patient care technicians to reapply for their jobs. Some, like Pageau, didn’t get hired back. DHMC Rick Adams didn’t return a call for comment for this story. Yesterday, Shannon Shutts, a spokesman for New Hampshire House Speaker William O’Brien, rejected any suggestion that state budget cuts played a role in Kelly Pageau’s death. “I can’t attribute it to having anything to do with our budgeting decisions,” Shutts said. “Our Medicaid reimbursement rates did not change this year in this budget.” Asked if she could see how it might appear to some people that the suicide was part of the fallout from the Medicaid reimbursement tug-of-war between the state and hospitals like DHMC, Shutts said, “I can’t agree with that angle.”

to participate, Riendeau explained. There is no admission fee, but donations are accepted at the door. Raffles will also be offered inside. The game is meant to be lighthearted and friendly, Riendeau said, with bragging rights and a trophy on the line. Of course, Riendeau pointed out, that trophy currently sits at Berlin Police Department, after the boys in blue claimed it in the last contest. The Guns and Hoses game is held every two to three years and the last contest raised more than $3,000 for the local chapter of the Make A Wish Foundation, Riendeau said. Anyone who would like additional information on the Guns and Hoses game can contact Riendeau at Berlin PD, 752-3131, or Andrea Gagne, CAC executive director at 788-4633.

The hospital’s budgeting decisions, she said, are its own. Nursing had been Kelly Pageau’s career for a long time, said Kimbly Pageau. She first received her degree as a licensed nursing assistant when she lived in her hometown of Berlin. She moved to Claremont after getting a job at Dartmouth in the intensive care unit and received her 10-year pin last month, according to her sister. Kelly Pageau graduated from Claremont’s River Valley Community College in May with a degree in licensed practical nursing. She was also pursuing work in sleep studies through the New Hampshire Technical Institute in Concord. “She loved it and she was good at it,” Kimbly Pageau said. Kelly got a call from DHMC last week saying she was being laid off. Her sister said Kelly was told she was being let go because of the times she’d called out of work even though she had doctors’ notes to account for her absences. Kelly was told that her work and her skills were stellar but the hospital needed someone who was dependable and that the budget cuts had forced them into a tough spot, according to Kimbly Pageau. After Kelly’s firing, Kimbly Pageau said, several co-workers went to the hospital’s management and argued that, between her tenure and professionalism, she should have been spared. “That’s how much she was liked,” she said. But Kelly was still fired after 10 years of dedicated service, Kimbly Pageau said. “It was a big slap in the face for her,” she said. Attempts to contact DartmouthHitchcock officials last night were unsuccessful. Kelly Pageau is survived by her son, Stephen St. Germaine, her mother Christine Pageau, her sister Kimbly Pageau and her companion, Craig Moote, according to her obituary. She loved getting outdoors, mountain biking, shopping, going to the beach, spending time with her two dogs and being with her friends and family, according to her sister. Kelly Pageau’s funeral is Nov. 2 at 11 a.m. at Fleury-Patry Funeral Home in Berlin.

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Second and third graders who comprised the Yellowjackets team for the Berlin Recreation Department included, from left, front, Jacob Meunier, Brady Buck, Landon Boucher, Shaun Goyette, Ethan Ray; back row, Emile Morris, Ashlin Lozeau, Zachary Huntington, Dillon Labonte. The youngsters, along with players from the other two teams, were treated to a season closing pizza party and trophy ceremony at the Recreation Department last Thursday. (MELISSA GRIMA PHOTO)

Orange Thunder, one of the second and third grade soccer teams through the Berlin Recreation Department gathered for a group photo prior to some well-deserved pizza and trophies last week. The team includes, from left, front, Jenna Laflamme, Maria Frenette, Cameron Sloane, Jace Arsenault; back row, Devin Meunier, Adam Hodgdon, Jonah Berthiaume, Viggo Kardell, Hidalgo Kardell. (MELISSA GRIMA PHOTO)

Woodsville eliminates Gorham girls from playoffs BY JEAN LEBLANC THE BERLIN DAILY SUN

Celebrating the end of the soccer season were the Maroon Marauders, one of three 2nd and 3rd grade teams in the Berlin Recreation program. The team included, from left, front, Kyra Woodward, Zachary Demers, Hayden Munce, Brayden Landry, Andre Cole; back row, Coach Danielle Demers, Timothy Allen, Chloe Dagesse, Bryce Bernier, Cole Boewe. (MELISSA GRIMA PHOTO)

Request for Proposals- Cleaning Services

Coos County Family Health Services is seeking proposals for cleaning and janitorial services of its 3 Berlin locations and Gorham location; •59 Page Hill Road •133 Pleasant Street •54 Willow Street •2 Broadway Street, Gorham   A walk-through of all 4 locations will occur on Wednesday November 2nd at 10:30 am beginning at 54 Willow Street in Berlin.  Detailed information will be available at that time. Cleaning services are required 5 nights per week after closing hours Monday through Friday and includes cleaning all exam rooms and common spaces on a daily basis.  Proposals for services to begin January 1, 2012 through December 31, 2012 will be due by Tuesday November 8th at 4:00pm.  If you are unable to attend the walk through and would like more information, please contact Melissa Frenette, CFO at 752-2040.

Boater Safety Buoy Removal Notice Boating recreationists are advised that Brookfield is in the process of removing seasonal boater safety buoys at all their FERC licensed hydro projects on the Androscoggin River. Strong currents are present near dams, and boaters are reminded to avoid these areas. For more information, please call Brookfield’s Water Resource Manager at (603) 479-3566.

WOODSVILLE--The Woodsville girl’s soccer team got scoring from four different players and went on to defeat Gorham 4-1 in a girs’ Division IV quarterfinal playoff game played in Woodsville Saturday. The visiting Huskies had upset on their mind and got themselves on the score board first. Gorham sniper Lily Keenan made it 1-0 netting her 21st goal of the Fall.

Woodsville scored 2-1/2 minutes later to tie it up 1-1 by Sadie Matterson and Just three minutes later, the Engineers took a lead they would never relinquish on a goal scored by Taylor Morris to make it 2-1 by halftime. In the second half, Woodsville scored insurance goals at 5:20 and 8:31 by Louisa Noble and Corrie Kinder to make the final score 4-1. see WOODSVILLE page 17

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BHS winter sports meeting announced BERLIN- Berlin High School athletic Director Craig Melanson has announced the schools’ winter sports parent meeting for Wednesday November 9, at 6 p.m. at the Berlin high gymnasium. The meeting is for any parent whose child will be participating in a winter sport (boys and girls basketball, boys and girls ice hockey, bowling, and spirit) for Berlin High School. WOODSVILLE from page 16

“We played on the field near the school which is very large (biggest we play on),” said head coach Jeff Stewart. “The field doesn’t play into our game scheme of quick play and close contact. Woodsville plays a no nonsense kick and chase format which is very aggressive and worked very well for them on Saturday.” For the game Woodsville had 14 shots, made three saves, and took three corners. The Huskies had six shots, Casandra Poulin made seven saves and the Huskies earned two corners. “The Gorham girls never quit, never backed down and when the girls left the field for the last time this fall, I believe they understood they had accomplished more than anyone had FUNDINGfrom page one

needed jobs and provide an economic boost to one of the most economically distressed areas of New Hampshire. She said opening the prison would create 340 jobs and pump $40 million into the North Country. Shaheen said Berlin has spent $3 million so far to upgrade its water and sewer system to serve the prison. Shaheen has fought for opening of the prison since its funding became at risk. She has appeared on NBC

The purpose for the meeting is the following: To go over policy and procedures. Discuss the Athletic User Fee. Chain of command when you have any concerns with your child and the sport they are participating in. Meet your child’s coach to go over their program. The Berlin High School Backers, who are they and what do they do? Get upcoming schedules and paperwork. expected this season,” said Stewart. “This is my third season (in some capacity) with this team and I am very proud to have been their coach. I’ve enjoyed the time we spent at practice as well as standing on the sidelines watching them play. They gave everything they had to make Gorham successful and it did not go unnoticed by anyone who attended a game (especially the last five). It’s amazing to see how much they have grown, not only as players, but as a team! We will miss our seniors next year, but everyone should know that Gorham ladies soccer will be back and very strong next season!” GHS 1 0-1 WHS 2 2-4 Scoring: WHS- Matterson, Morris, Noble, Kinder, GHS- Keenan. Nightly News and the Today Show to discuss the issue, and has repeatedly pressed Congress and the Obama Administration to prioritize funding for it. In her speech on the Senate floor, Shaheen said there is bipartisan support for the Berlin prison which she noted was started under the Bush administration and continued under President Obama. She said the state’s Congressional delegation has fought for its opening.

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Improve Your Financial Picture During “Open Enrollment” Late fall marks the beginning of the holiday season, which probably means that you’ll have a lot going on over the next couple of months. However, busy as you are, you’ll want to take the time to review your employee benefits package, since November also is a popular month for employers to offer open enrollment. And the decisions you make now could have a big impact on your financial outlook for years to come. So, if you are in an open enrollment period, here are some steps you may want to take: •Boost your 401(k) contributions. It’s almost always a good idea to put in as much as you can, up to the contribution limit, in your 401(k) or similar retirement plan. After all, you typically contribute pre-tax dollars, so the more you put in, the lower your taxable income. Also, your money can grow on a tax-deferred basis, which means it has the potential to grow faster than an investment for which you paid taxes every year. At the very least, contribute enough to earn your employer’s match, if one is offered. For example, if you work for an organization that will match 50 percent of everything you put in up to, say, 6 percent of your salary, then you should contribute 6 percent of your salary — which is like getting a three percent raise. •Rebalance your 401(k) portfolio. You may have a dozen or more investment options in your 401(k). Ideally, you’ll want to spread your money among these options in a way that’s appropriate for your risk tolerance, time horizon and long-term goals. But over time, your 401(k) portfolio can become “unbalanced,” even if you made no changes. For example, if you’ve invested in a couple of aggressive-growth accounts, and these accounts have gained significantly in value, they may now be taking up a greater percentage of your portfolio than you had originally intended, exposing you to more risk than you’d like. Consequently, if your plan doesn’t offer an automatic rebalance option, you may need to rebalance your portfolio by moving some of your assets into less aggressive vehicles. •Be cautious about adding company stock. You may be loyal to your employer, but try not to hold too much company stock in your 401(k). After all, your company, like all businesses, may go through ups and downs, and if your portfolio is dominated by this single stock, you may experience considerable volatility. And if your company matches your 401(k) contributions with its own stock, you may want to invest all your own money in vehicles other than company stock. •Take all the insurance that’s offered. Typically, when employers offer life insurance as a benefit, it’s at little or no cost to you, so you’ll probably want to take all that’s offered. However, this amount may still be less than what you really need to fully protect your family, so you may well need to purchase an individual policy to supplement your employer’s coverage. And always be aware if your employer reduces or eliminates the insurance that’s offered as an employee benefit, because you’ll then need to adjust the policy that you’ve bought outside work. You can review and improve your financial picture during open enrollment — so take advantage of this opportunity. This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor.

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Berlin police log

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Monday, Oct. 24 11:22 a.m. A caller on Rockingham Street reported a loose dog. 2 p.m. A caller on Burgess Street reported hearing people outside their building last night. 6:03 p.m. A caller on Western Avenue reported seeing strange people on private property nearby. Police investigated and found the subjects were retrieving personal property. 6:17 p.m. A burglary was reported at a home on Fourth Avenue. Numerous personal items and medication were taken. 6:36 p.m. A caller on School Street reported their vehicle had been broken into. Personal items were stolen. Tuesday, Oct. 25 7:59 a.m. A case of littering was reported. Household items were left on the side of the road on First Avenue. 11:10 a.m. A vehicle backed into a Coca Cola truck in a parking lot off Main Street. No injuries were reported and the vehicles sustained minor damage. 3:40 p.m. Samantha Lam, 21, of Berlin, was arrested and charged with two counts of theft by unauthorized taking. She was released on $500 personal recognizance bail and is scheduled to appear in court on Nov. 4. 5:36 p.m. A student at White Mountains Community College reported that tools had been stolen from his toolbox.

10:53 p.m. A single car accident was reported on Jericho Road. Jonathan Goupil, 18, of Berlin, was subsequently arrested and charged with making a false report and aggravated driving while intoxicated. He is scheduled to appear in court on Dec. 2. Wednesday, Oct. 26 10:04 a.m. Autumn Lavoie, 23, of Berlin, was issued a citation for non-inspection. 12:19 p.m. A juvenile male was charged with three counts of criminal mischief. 1:37 p.m. Benjamin Bilodeau, 22, of Berlin, was issued a citation for speed. 2:12 p.m. Robert Howard, 25, of Berlin, was issued citations for non-inspection, possession of a license, and possession of registration. 4:42 p.m. Kyle Higgins, 17, of Berlin, was arrested on an electronic bench warrant. He was held on $350 cash for an Oct. 27 bail hearing. Thursday, Oct. 27 9:10 a.m. A two vehicle accident was reported when vehicle on Unity Street backed into a parked car. No injuries were reported and the cars sustained minor damage. 11:43 a.m. Scott Fortin, 31, of Berlin, was arrested and charged with two counts of violating a restraining order, disorderly conduct, and criminal trespass. He was held for an Oct. 28 bail hearing.

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4:22 p.m. A caller on Unity Street reported a juvenile female was writing on a swing set at Community Park. Friday, Oct. 28 1:23 a.m. A woman came in to the police station to report a possible assault. 8:32 a.m. A caller on Riverside Drive reported packages stolen from outside the home. 2:21 p.m. A Hillsboro Street resident called to report their vehicle was stolen by their son. 4:39 p.m. James Laplante, 37, of Berlin, was issued a citation for speed. 4:47 p.m. Jillian Paradis, 28, of Berlin, was issued a citation for non-inspection. 6:36 p.m. A car struck a moose on Milan Road. The impact caused moderate damage and no injuries were reported. 7:42 p.m. A caller on Burgess Street reported a dispute between roommates involving an eviction. Saturday, Oct. 29 12:52 p.m. A caller on School Street reported receiving threatening messages on Facebook. 1:34 p.m. A Milan resident on East Side River Road reported an unauthorized hunter in the backyard and the house and car were struck by shot pellets. 2:01 p.m. A caller on Denmark Street reported a lock on the residence was broken and a freezer was missing. 2:20 p.m. Cebra Ouellette, 55, of

Berlin, was issued a citation for speed. 3:54 p.m. A caller on Abenaki Lane reported a case of fraud. The caller had received a call saying they won free gasoline, but then was asked for their credit card information. 5:03 p.m. A caller on Abenaki Lane reported juveniles throwing rocks. 5:28 p.m. A caller on Guilmette Street reported juveniles throwing rocks. 6:29 p.m. A caller on Burgess Street reported receiving a threatening voicemail message. 7:22 p.m. Joseph Goodrich, 34, of Berlin, was issued a citation for speed. Sunday, Oct. 30 9:24 a.m. A rollover accident was reported near the prison entrance on East Milan Road. A pickup truck struck a utility pole and landed on its side. Travis Ouellet, 19, of Berlin, was issued a citation for speed. No injuries were reported and the truck was towed. 1:17 p.m. A snowball fight was reported on Champlain Street. 6:40 p.m A caller on First Avenue reported a diamond bracelet stolen. Monday, Oct. 31 6:58 a.m. Roland Martin, 43, of Berlin, was issued a citation for failure to stop at a traffic control device. 7:29 a.m. A caller on Kent Street reported a snowboard stolen. It was later returned.

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Sealed Bids for Contract # 2011-18 for the abatement of asbestos and lead contaminated materials and removal of hazardous materials found in a hazardous materials demolition survey for 49 Gilbert Street will be received by the City of Berlin at the City Manager’s Office at Berlin City Hall, 168 Main Street, Berlin, NH 03570 until 2:00 pm prevailing time Thursday November 17. 2011. Bids will be publicly opened and read aloud at 3:00 PM in any available office or conference room at the City Offices, City Hall, 168 Main Street, Berlin, NH. The City Manager reserves the right to waive defects in form and minor irregularities and to reject any or all bids as determined to be in the best interest of the City. Contract documents are available at no charge at the City Manager’s Office (603-752-7532), Berlin City Hall, 168 Main Street, Berlin, NH 03570, Monday thru Friday between the hours of 8:30 am and 4:30 pm or on the City website Bidders may further acquaint themselves with the work to be done by attending an onsite pre-bid meeting at 49 Gilbert Street on Wednesday November 9, 2011 at 1:00 PM.

Sealed Bids for Contract # 2011 -19 for the demolition and removal of debris for 49 Gilbert Street will be received by the City of Berlin at the City Manager’s Office at Berlin City Hall, 168 Main Street, Berlin, NH 03570 until 2:00 pm prevailing time Thursday November 17, 2011. Bids will be publicly opened and read aloud at 3:00 PM in any available office or conference room at the City Offices, City Hall, and 168 Main Street, Berlin, NH. Bids when opened shall be irrevocable for a period of fortyfive (45) calendar days following bid opening date. The City Manager reserves the right to waive defects in form and minor irregularities and to reject any or all bids as determined to be in the best interest of the City. Contract documents are available at no charge at the City Manager’s Office (603-752-7532), Berlin City Hall, 168 Main Street, Berlin, NH 03570, and Monday thru Friday between the hours of 8:30 am and 4:30 pm or on the City website Bidders may further acquaint themselves with the work to be done by attending an onsite pre-bid meeting at 49 Gilbert Street on Wednesday, November 9, 2011 at 10:00 am.

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State Police Troop F log October 18 10:45 p.m. -- State police investigated an accident on Route 3 in Pittsburg. Louis E. Degray was northbound on Route 3 and swerved to avoid a moose, going off the left side of the road and striking a utility pole. He refused treatment and his vehicle was towed from the scene. October 20 9:58 a.m. -- State Police responded to a report of a motor vehicle collision in Errol. A tractor and trailer operated by Matthew White, 33, of Baldwinville. Mass., swung around 360 degrees and rolled over. No injuries reported and the vehicle was towed from the scene. The accident remains under investigation at this time. October 21 6:44 p.m. -- State Police responded to a report of a motor vehicle collision in Martins location. A vehicle operated by Hillary Arenburg, 19, of Berlin, struck a moose as it crossed in front of the vehicle. No injuries reported and the vehicle was towed from the scene. 9:54 p.m. -- State Police stopped Jennen Tetreault, 28, of Groveton, for a traffic violation in Lancaster. He was subsequently arrested for possession of controlled drugs. He will need to appear In the Lancaster District Court December 7.



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The job fair is set up to recruit local people for the different unions that will work on the project. Representatives of the trade unions will describe the type of work they perform and the skill sets needed by their craft. Interested workers will then be able to fill out an application and set up an interview for future employment with the union. Diana Nelson of the N.H. Employment Security will be present to assist. Cate Street Capital has projected there will be over 300 people employed during the height of the construction which is expected to take about two years. Last month, Cate Street Capital President John Halle said while there is some work underway on the site now, he expects the project to gear up next spring. Grenier said he understands there are between 40 and 50 union trade members in Coos County. With NHBTC involved in other projects throughout New England, he predicted there will be a need for workers for this job site. “They are going to need additional labor from this local labor market,” he predicted. Grenier said the council will be able to hire off the street on an as-needed basis. Those workers would be hired under a permit basis which would require them to pay union dues. One path for unskilled workers is to apply for an apprenticeship to get trained on the job to be carpen-

ters, iron workers, millwrights, and pipe fitters. Grenier said generally apprenticeships take two or three years with some course work included. “I think it’s a great opportunity for young people to get into the trades,” he said. Grenier said out-of-town workers hired for the project will still help the local economy by spending money here on food, gas, accommodations, and other items. While a representative of Cate Street Capital will attend the job fair, a release issued by Council President Joe Casey and Grenier, emphasized that the company will not be taking applications for the Burgess BioPower facility at the meeting. Grenier said he is hoping for a large turnout at the Nov. 10 meeting. Tranchemontagne said Cate Street Capital is still in discussions with Kestrel Aircraft Company about having the company co-locate a plant on the former mill site in Berlin. “We’re doing everything we can to convince them that co-locating in Berlin is a wonderful opportunity for them,” he said. Kestrel, which is headquartered at the former Brunswick Naval Air Station in Maine, last month revealed it is looking at manufacturing its composite parts in Berlin. Since then, Maine officials had pledged to try and persuade Kestrel to keep the entire operation in Maine.

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Androscoggin Ranger station offers Josee Vachon celebrates Quebec limited services through Thanksgiving heritage at St. Kieran Arts Center

BERLIN -- The Visitor Center and district offices located at the Androscoggin Ranger Station of the White Mountain National Forest will offer limited visitor services due to building maintenance. The main building, located on Route 16 in Gorham New Hampshire, will be closed for an estimated two to three weeks, beginning November 1. During this time, some administrative services will remain available on site, including firewood collection permits, America the Beautiful Interagency Recreation Passes, and White Mountain National Forest

Recreation Passes. These will be available during our regular winter hours, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Recreation information, including maps, books, and recreation opportunity guides will be available at the Saco and Pemigewasset District Offices while the Androscoggin Ranger District Visitor Center is closed. Building maintenance will be completed and full services restored by Thanksgiving. For more information, please visit our website,, or call the Androscoggin Ranger District, (603) 466-2713.

BERLIN -- Josee Vachon, Quebec Heritage singer, songwriter and storyteller, returns to St. Kieran Arts Center on Sunday, November 6, at 2 p.m. bringing her beautiful voice and high-energy style to the stage. Tickets are $12 adults and $6 for students and are available at the door. Born in Quebec and raised in Maine, Josée Vachon has been sharing her Franco-American heritage and upbringing for over 25 years through traditional and contemporary folksongs from Quebec and Acadia as well as her own compositions. Growing up, she often happily entertained at family gatherings. She began singing publicly with the support of the Franco-American Center at the University of Maine, where she discovered others who shared the same, rich Quebeqois heritage. She quickly gained recognition as a new Franco-American voice at festivals and concert halls throughout New England and beyond. Josee enchants and delights audiences wherever she performs. Also, from March of 1987 to April of 1998, Josée Vachon hosted over 500 tapings of “Bonjour!”- the most widely-seen French-language television show in the U.S., airing on various cable and public television stations throughout the Northeastern U.S. and C Josee Vachon was awarded the 1999 National Culture Through the Arts Award from NY State Association of Foreign Language Teachers for her work in schools and her knowledge and appreciation of foreign languages and cultures. She has served as a Franco-American ambassadrice through musical presentations at Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C., as was honored as a member of the Women´s Singing Traditions of New England Tour of 1994. In announcing the upcoming concert, Arts Center Executive Director Joan Chamberlain states, “Josee is a wonderful artist and consummate entertainer who creates a program which can be enjoyed by both Frenchspeaking and non-French speaking audiences of all ages. Her singing and traditional music make you want to tap your feet, clap your hands and

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sing along!” This performance is sponsored by Cross Insurance, Croteau Agency and Tremaine Opticians with supported in part by grants from NH State Council on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, and the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation/ North Country’s Art Ventures Fund, an Anonymous Fund, Libby Family Fund, North Country Region Community Fund and the Stanton and Elizabeth Davis Fund. Doors will open at 1 p.m .and guests are invited to come early to view a new Group Art Exhibition by North Country artists Asa Brosnan, Paul Croteau, Fran Greenwood, Andre Belanger, Ernest Demers, Michael Eastman, William Scolere and Michael Pelchat. Upcoming performances include Berlin Jazz, Nov 20; The Nutcracker Ballet, Dec. 3 and North Country Community Chorus Christmas Concerts, Dec. 7, 9 and 11. Advance Nutcracker Tickets are now on sale at the St. Kieran Office and at businesses throughout Coos County. For more information call 752-1028 or visit 155 Emery Street, Berlin, NH, and view program updates at Facebook/ St. Kieran Community Center for the Arts.

Sen. Ayotte to open Berlin office WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) announced Monday that she will open a Senate office in Berlin next week to serve North Country area residents who need assistance interacting with the federal government. Ayotte said her Berlin location will serve as a resource for area residents and a key link between her Senate office and northern New Hampshire. “Opening a Berlin office reflects my strong commitment to working closely with North Country residents,” said Senator Ayotte. “This location will serve as a base of operations for my Senate office’s Coos County outreach efforts, with a staff member available to provide assistance to those who

need help on matters related to the federal government.” Senator Ayotte’s office will be located at 19 Pleasant Street, Suite 13B, Berlin, 03570. Starting Monday, November 7, a staff member will be available to meet with constituents regularly on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m., and during the rest of the week by appointment. At other times, Senator Ayotte’s North Country staff member will be traveling to communities throughout the region to meet with local officials, civic leaders, business people, and other constituents. This location joins existing Ayotte Senate offices in Manchester, Nashua, Portsmouth and Washington, DC.

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