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Three men indicted for sex Hearing on crimes against children city seal set BY MELISSA GRIMA THE BERLIN DAILY SUN

LANCASTER – Three men were indicted last week by a Coos Grand Jury on charges they sexually assaulted young children. Randall Whiting, 39 of Stratford, Wade Lawrence, 46 of Berlin, and Nathan Wert, 41 of Lancaster, were all indicted on numerous charges related to inappropriate interactions with youths. Lawrence is accused of assaulting a child

in Berlin over a period of four years. He is charged with six counts of aggravated felonious sexual assault, one count of attempted aggravated felonious sexual assault and a misdemeanor charge of simple assault. The indictments allege that between 2002 and 2006, he engaged in a pattern of various sexual acts with a child who was between the ages of 12 and 15 at the time. Whiting was indicted on four charges of see INDICTED page 14

Council considers tax incentive for commercial/industrial development BY BARBARA TETREAULT THE BERLIN DAILY SUN

BERLIN - The city council is considering a tax incentive that it hopes will foster commercial and industrial construction in Berlin. City Manager Patrick MacQueen said there are interested parties looking at both industrial and commercial development in the city. Kestrel Aircraft is still considering locat-

ing a facility on the former mill site near the Burgess BioPower biomass plant being constructed. Mayor Paul Grenier reported that demolition of the block of Rite-Aid-owned buildings on Main Street is scheduled to get underway next week. At the urging of the city, Rite-Aid has agreed to remove the four buildings that remain from the block it purchased back in see COUNCIL page 12


BERLIN -- The city council Monday night approved two grant applications to the federal Environmental Protection Agency and held a first reading on a resolution to bring back the old city seal. Two weeks ago, a majority of the council voted to restore the original city seal with the smoke stack in the background. The public will now have an opportunity to weigh in on the issue with a public hearing scheduled for the Dec. 5 council meeting. The council is expected to take a final vote on the resolution after the hearing. Under then Mayor David Bertrand, the council voted to redesign the seal to eliminate the smoke stack to project a new image of the city, different than that of a smelly mill town. The change had been strongly opposed by Mayor Paul Grenier who argued the smoke stack represented the city’s paper-making heritage. Councilor Mark Evans, who voted for the redesign, said he had changed his mind because of the work involved see HEARING page 19

Major Irene repairs expected to start next week BY MELISSA GRIMA THE BERLIN DAILY SUN

Time Warner Cable personnel, recently assisted the Berlin Main St program in preparing for the holiday season.Ron Doyle of the company’s maintenance department was one of the Decorating Main Street in time for tonight’s Parade of Lights festivities. Time Warner has volunteered to do this project every year for over 30 years.


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GORHAM -- Repairs to the major damage from Tropical Storm Irene are expected to begin as early as next week. That was the message from the Gorham town office after the Selectmen awarded the bid for work to a North Conway based firm. At their Nov. 21 meeting, the board of selectmen awarded the job to Nelson Company to complete road and riverbank repairs at two locations on White Birch Lane and one at the soccer field at Libby Pool. All three work sites require repair to damage caused by the rising Moose Brook during the late August storm. The bulk of the cost of repair is being covered by FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency). Nelson Company was the low bidder out of nine bids sent in at a cost of $448,340. FEMA will pick up 75 see REPAIRS page 12

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Pepper spray’s fallout

(NY Times) — Some women carry it in their purses in a pink, lipstickshaped container. Hikers use it to deter bears. People in most states can buy a small canister of it on a quick-release key ring on for $7.07. As pepper spray has become ubiquitous in this country over the last two decades, it has not raised many eyebrows. But now, after images of the campus police at the University of California, Davis, spraying the Kool-Aid-colored orange compound on docile protesters on Friday, pepper spray is a topic of national debate. It has become the crowdcontrol measure of choice lately by police departments from New York to Denver to Portland, Ore., as they counter protests by the Occupy Wall Street movement. To some, pepper spray is a mild, temporary irritant and its use has been justified as cities and universities have sought to regain control of their streets, parks and campuses. After the video at Davis went viral, Megyn Kelly on Fox News dismissed pepper spray as “a food product, essentially.” To the American Civil Liberties Union, its use as a crowd-control device, particularly when those crowds are nonthreatening, is an excessive and unconstitutional use of force and violates the right to peaceably assemble.


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CAIRO (NY Times) — The Egyptian military moved Wednesday to end a fifth day of clashes between police and protesters that left at least 31 dead, in a confrontation that has plunged the Arab world’s most populous country into crisis and underscored the divide between demonstrators in Tahrir Square and the country’s military rulers. The army dispatched armored vehicles and troops to separate the two sides, in a bid

to halt clashes that wounded hundreds and cast a haze of tear gas over the iconic square. The attempt worked for a time, but after 90 minutes of relative calm, the mayhem resumed. In the chaos, it was unclear which side returned first to the fighting that has pitted police armed with tear gas and guns against rock-throwing protesters. “They are thugs,” shouted one protester after a new round of tear gas canisters was fired. “I swear to God, they are thugs.”

The demonstrators who took to the square again last week have demanded that the country’s de facto ruler, Field Marshal Mohammed Hussein Tantawi resign, and the military council he heads turn over power in the country to a civilian government. “The only thing that’s going to end this is the field marshal stepping down,” said Karim Ahmed, a pharmacist helping at a makeshift clinic near the clashes on Wednesday.

Yemeni leader signs deal 7 arrested in hair-cutting to end his 33-year rule attacks on Amish in Ohio SANA, Yemen (NY Times) — After months of street protests calling for his resignation, President Ali Abdullah Saleh signed an agreement Wednesday that Yemeni officials said immediately transferred power to his vice president. If the agreement holds up, it would end Mr. Saleh’s 33 years of authoritarian rule and make him the fourth leader forced from power in the uprisings that have shaken the Middle East and North Africa. But the deal is unlikely to

restore calm anytime soon to a country that has become increasingly important to the United States as Islamist militants have gained a stronger hold. The unity government that is expected to take over in the coming days or weeks will face not only insurgencies that have grown more entrenched during months of turmoil, but also festering tribal divisions and the likelihood of continued protests from young demonstrators unsatisfied with Wednesday’s deal.

OHIO (NY Times) — Federal agents arrested the leader of a renegade Amish group and six others in eastern Ohio on Wednesday and charged them with hate crimes for a series of beard- and hair-cutting assaults against Amish men and women. Five of the men were arrested last month on kidnapping and other state charges, and were out on bail. At the time of those arrests, officials said that the founder of the breakaway group, Sam Mullet, 66, had not taken part directly in the nighttime assaults against his perceived enemies, and he was not initially charged. But at 6 a.m. on Wednesday, the F.B.I. and local sheriffs raided the splinter settlement near the village of Bergholz, arresting Mullet, three of his sons and three other followers on federal hate-crime and conspiracy charges. “We believe these attacks were religiously motivated,” Steven M. Dettelbach, the United States attorney for the northern district of Ohio, said in a telephone interview.

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Thousands lose power in storm CONCORD — Thousands of New Hampshire residents lost power Wednesday when a powerful winter storm cut across the state. About 25,000 people lost power Wednesday morning, but utility crews had reduced that number to about 13,000 by noon. The state’s emergency operations center was open to provide help to any communities that needed it. The storm dumped snow in northern New Hampshire, which was expected to get a total of 6 to 12 inches. In central areas, snow accumulated quickly overnight, but it changed to sleet and freezing rain by morning. Some southern areas got a few inches of snow before it changed to rain. Conditions were expected to improve rapidly through the afternoon and evening. In northern areas, the heavy, wet snow brought down tree limbs and power lines. Utility companies moved crews into position to get them ready to deal with problems. “We have over 60 crews system-wide, and a lot of them stationed here in Concord,” said Alec O’Meara of Unitil. “We essentially doubled our normal crew contingent for this event.”

This was the second significant snowfall this season, but unlike October’s storm, Unitil said its outages were confined mostly to the capital area. “That’s because we’re seeing more snow here,” O’Meara said. “It’s more of a sleet, slush event in our other service territories. Right here, we’re seeing the heavy, wet snow.” Plows were out trying to clear the roads, but highways and secondary roads remained slick. Residents broke out snow shovels to clear driveways and sidewalks. Matt Walker, of Sunapee, was digging out his car, something he said he’s going to have to get used to after moving to New Hampshire from the South. “It’s very different when we get snow in Texas,” he said. “It’s a dusting, but when you all get snow here, it’s genuine.” Utility companies said they are still in the process of assessing damage to power lines, so they can’t say when they expect to have all power restored. Report an outage: Unitil: 800-5827276 (Seacoast area) or 800-8523339 (Capital-area) National Grid: 1-800-465-1212; PSNH: 1-800-6627764;NHEC: 1-800-343-6432. —Courtesy of WMUR

Fish and Game officers find 88-year-old woman LINCOLN — Authorities have found an 88-year-old Lincoln woman who disappeared from her home on Tuesday. Agents said Barbara Henry was last seen about 1:30 p.m. at her home on Mansion Hill Drive. Police said she was last seen in her front yard raking

leaves. Fish and Game officers found Henry Tuesday night. She was discovered in a wooded area in Lincoln. She was cold but safe, they said. Fish and Game officers carried her out of the woods to safety. —Courtesy of WMUR

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Guest Column

by Mayor Paul Grenier

Mayor’s Report November 25

Well if you didn’t think snow would ever get here, it’s back!! It seems every year the first storm is always the most difficult. Our Public Works Department does a great job cleaning up after major events, a testament to the experience our crews have amassed over the years. With the Thanksgiving holiday behind us, we are entering the busiest time of the year for our local retailers. When putting your Christmas list together, please, shop downtown Berlin. Our downtown merchants are our neighbors, friends and fellow taxpayers. Many of our Main Street merchants carry the brand names and much of the same merchandise as the big box retailers, and at competitive prices. When you factor gas at $3.40 per gallon, how much are you really saving by traveling 100 miles or more. Remember, “It’s Better in Berlin”!! Speaking of Main Street, you will soon see the wrecking ball on the upper area known as the Rite Aid block. Since Penny’s closed a year ago, the city has been negotiating with Rite Aid to dismantle the area. You will soon see a big empty space with which we can bring in developers to improve the

upper Main Street area. There are two very interested developers, and City Planner Pam Laflamme as well as Sylvia Poulin are burning the midnight oil to keep the process moving forward. Many thanks also go to Berlin Fire Chief Randy Trull for his dogged pursuit of finally bringing this long overdue demolition to it’s conclusion. The Burgess Biopower Plant project is beginning to gain some real momentum. There are about 50 construction employees on site with much more to follow once frost leaves the ground. Gorham Paper and Tissue is now burning natural gas instead of #6 bunker oil, a savings of about $800,000 per month running two paper machines. It has been difficult securing enough orders to keep one flat machine running full time, but great progress is being made. There are realistic expectations that in early first quarter 2012, there will be enough tonnage to run one flat machine full time and perhaps even running a second flat machine with increasing frequency. Mill management from the very top down are 100 percent committed to bringing

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East Side Fire

Hello fellow Berlinites. Believe it or not, it has been almost forty years since what was called the “Berlin Holocaust” in the local papers, took place on the corner of East Mason and Champlain Streets. I, like many other local citizens can remember this night on May 22, 1972 vividly. I happened to be driving up the Berlin-Gorham Road and saw a huge glow emanating from Berlin’s East Side. There was no Cleveland Bridge at the time, so the quickest way to that side of the city was up Main Street to the Mason Street Bridge. As I approached Berlin, I could see that a major disaster was taking place. After crossing the Mason Street Bridge, one had to park and then walk towards the fiery scene. Like many other curious Berlinites, I did just that and witnessed a fire like I had never seen before. As entrapped residents screamed and cried out for help; firemen, police and volunteer fire fighters courageously halted one of the most disastrous fires in Berlin’s modern history. One woman, Mrs. Doris Girard, perished in this huge inferno, which demolished four buildings and left sixty-five people homeless. This fire was coming off the heels of another devastating one that had completely destroyed the Choo Choo Donut Shop on Main Street two days before. This explosion and

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fire left ten people homeless and destroyed the business of Lionel “Choo Choo” Caron. So, needless to say, Berlin’s emergency teams had a busy couple of days. As for the fire on Berlin’s East Side, those who watched were horrified as propane tanks exploded and fed the growing flames. They all said that it had to be a miracle that more casualties were not reported. Sometime around 11 p.m., the fire department rushed to the volatile scene at 563 Champlain Street. It was an apartment building owned by Mr. and Mrs. Armand

The inferno raged for hours.

Nolan. Apparently, a fire had started near some propane gas tanks under some porch steps. When these tanks started exploding, the flames went on their path of devastation. Once there, it did not take long for firemen to call for extra help and they were soon joined by firemen from Groveton, Gorham, Lancaster and many young volunteers who immediately jumped in to fight side by side with the emergency personnel during the ordeal. Before the conflagration was brought under control, it had spread next door and destroyed the corner building of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Guerin. It also wiped out the fourteen unit apartment building to the west of Guerin’s that was owned by Leo Guitard. The exploding fire jumped across the street as well and caught fire to a smaller rental unit that was adjacent to the restaurant. Both were owned by Ed Sinibaldi. The rental unit went up in flames, but his restaurant was saved. The intense heat that was created also imperiled other dwellings and caused damage to Babe’s Market and the Silver Dollar Restaurant across East Mason Street. It was here that front windows were shattered by propane explosions. Even display signs melted in the extreme heat, along with three nearby automobiles that were also completely destroyed. As the word of this ongoing disaster spread through the community, the hospital became busier and Doctor Israel started treating victims. Notified that there was a fire of major proportions taking place, the evening shift of the hospital asked to remain on duty with the night shift. The whole hospital emergency plan was activated, getting everyone, including the maintenance crew involved. Berlin police gave the hospital a two way radio and there was constant contact between police, fire, medical and hospital staff. The hospital was prepared for all patients that were being injured and transported to the emergency room. There were also many acts of heroism that were taking place and reported to the news media, as the fire was being battled throughout the night. One of these heroes was Officer see FIRE page 5

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Cooperating & Compensating With All Area Realtors As Always! The Enrichment Program students were at Rotary Park recently working on clearing brush for the new boat ramp. The boat ramp is a state project and the funds were provided by a grant. Front row, from l-r: Dakota Galono, Jeremy Lavelle, Jacob Porter. Back row: Tyler Reynolds, Robert Douglass, John McBride, John Morton “Morty”, Eric Tonkery, Remy Arnold, Nick Ridowski and Brendo Churbonneau. (RITA DUBE PHOTO) REPORT from page 4

back all laid off employees as soon they can. Now that the Bureau of Prisons has received their appropriation for FY 2012, we will be seeing a fairly rapid ramp up to operations. With $25-30M of new economic activity in the Berlin area and the 340 jobs tied to staffing, we will begin to see new folks relocate from other parts of the nation. Remember, we are all ambassadors of our great city. We should embrace our new neighbors with the same positive and friendly interactions that we share among ourselves. Many of these folks will be Cal Ripken League and Berlin Youth Hockey coaches, attend the same churches we go to, and partake in the same outdoor recreational activities we enjoy. If there are any BOP employees new to Berlin who might be reading this, a big Berlin Welcome! Many thanks to Senator Jeanne Shaheen and Congressman Charlie Bass for really supporting the Berlin/Gorham area when it truly counted. Unlike Senator Ayotte, who voted NO and tried to FIRE from page 4

Don Vallis. Vallis seemed to have no fear, as he smashed in doors and commanded tenants to evacuate immediately. As people were shouting and screaming from third and fourth floors to help them get out, Vallis climbed an aluminum ladder that wasn’t long enough to reach the fourth floor. He jumped from the ladder onto the third floor porch railing and grabbed youngsters as they were handed down to him from the fourth level. Vallis then took each child halfway down the ladder and handed them to Arthur “Joe” Lemelin. All this was being accomplished as Officer Bob Ouellete held the ladder steady. To make matters worse, the heat was very intense and the porch beneath where the officer was standing was totally engulfed in flames. Also, the last child that Vallis carried was very frightened by the height and the oncoming flames. The child kicked and screamed as the officer tried to calm and protect him by cradling his head against his chest. Although successful, the police officer was almost knocked off the ladder. I am sure that all the people that

have it both ways, Sen. Shaheen and Congo Bass supported compromise. Judging by what is happening in Washington, we need more people like Shaheen and Bass. The negotiations between Cate Street Capital, George Bald of DRED, and Kestrel Aviation are still ongoing. There are many factors that will ultimately decide where Kestrel will set up shop, but everyone involved with the Berlin team are doing everything we can. Yes, Governor Lynch is personally involved, that usually bodes well for Berlin. Finally, with the last municipal election behind us, Berlin made history of sorts. This was the first time four women were elected to Berlin’s City Council at one time. And what a talented group these ladies are. Diana Nelson, Lucie Remillard, Dori Ducharme and Denise Morgan Allain bring solid resumes to their respective positions. Berlin should be very proud of these gals and they are really itching to get to work! Have a safe holiday season, drive carefully, and we’ll be back right before Christmas ... were trapped and saved can tell their own stories to this day, if they are still with us, but some may not want to talk about it. This account will surely spark their memories, good and bad. As officers, firemen and volunteers worked to save lives; electrical wires were exploding and flashing sparks all around, making things more dangerous. Transformers ignited and flashed, causing a huge display of blue dangerous colors. Conditions were certainly getting worse at this fire on Berlin’s East Side and more heroes were coming onto the scene to lend a hand. Another man who risked his life to help others was Norman Chaloux of 566 Champlain Street, as he was one of the first volunteers to arrive on this tragic scene. I will continue with his story and the other heroism that took place on the corner of East Mason and Champlain Streets over thirty-nine years ago, with my next edition of the East Side Fire. Questions or comments email poof@ Also, join the many fans of “Once upon a Berlin Time” on Facebook and guess at the weekly mystery picture.

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facial has many benefits and is appropriate for all skin types. Don’t forget to browse the retail area. One resounding phrase I hear is I never knew you carried this or that. You never know what you might find if you come in and browse. As always gift certificates are available. To view services you may go to Stay informed by following Skinplicity on Facebook.

The holiday season is upon us. Get a jump start on your shopping by heading down to Berlin’s Main St. and picking up all that is fresh with flair. SaVoir Flare is a certified Best of NH Grand business. Stop in and see what all the buzz is about. New music in stock: Chickenfoot I & II, Tori Amos goes classical, She & Him, Michael Buble, IL Divo, Breaking Dawn soundtrack and the most awesome album of the year ROME by Danger Mouse,Jack White & Nora Jones. New books in stock: Steve Jobs, Last Flight Out by WMUR Channel 9’s Jennifer Vaughn, Beyond the

Notches, The Berlin Dictionary, Queen of the Falls by Chris Van Allsburg and the infamous Elf on the Shelf. Make it a sock monkey holiday...get your funky on by stopping in and checking out the retro toy table that is sure to put a smile on that special someone’s face. On the flip side: don’t forget about the man cave. It is an adventure into all that is machismo. From mudflap girl belt buckles to f-bombs. For stocking stuffers that will be talked about well after the tree gets put to the curb.....there is SaVoir Flare. 52 Main St. Berlin, NH

Greetings Jewelers has what is hot for Jewelry this Holiday season. Come in and check out our new line of interchangeable jewelry! Kameleon Jewelry is the new sterling silver interchangeable Jewelry system that is taking the market by storm! Available in Bracelets, Earrings, Pendants

and Rings with over 250 JewelPop inserts to choose from. We have a full-time goldsmith on the premises and also pay “cash” for your unwanted gold jewelry. Looking forward to seeing you soon as you prepare for the holiday season!

Market Place at 101

Rumorz Soon snow will fall and we will all be dreaming of a white Christmas. In the meantime what’s on our mind? Christmas presents! So why not come on down to your local Main Street and get them for a heck of a deal? Be sure to clip the coupon to receive fantastic specials at all the participating merchants! Rumorz will be having early bird specials with 40% off from opening to 12, 30% off 12 to 2 and 20% off from 2 till closing. Also 10% off gift certificates all weekend! Hours for the weekend will be Friday 11-7, Saturday 10-4, and Sunday 11-4 with these specials running all weekend. Stay close to home this holiday season and shop your block!!

I’m so happy I could poop on some shiny car “Really” A littlebird told me Middle Earth is now fully loaded and outrageous... and the goodies keep coming in. Scarves, Stained Glass, Frames, Fragrances, Signs, Silver Jewelry, Gargoyles & Garden Decor, Windchimes & Wild Delights, etc., etc.

and the Tweet on the Street is this: This Black Friday, You Can Take 25% OFF any one item (your choice)

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Steph’s PawPals

Five Top Reasons for Your Pet to Visit Steph’s PawPals .. *Professional trained Pet Stylist with 13 years’ experience. I am able to remove undercoat and clean skin thoroughly to decrease shedding and dander. *Full Grooming includes: shampoo, plucking ears, check ears for infection and mites. *Clipping long nails if left too long can cause problems. * Steph also can identify parasites such as fleas, ticks, and other problems that may transmit to human. *Working for a Vet prior to becoming a professional pet groomer gave me experience in identifying illnesses such as fatty tumors, cancerous tumors, growth warts etc. early detection is critical. *There is nothing like relaxing with your sweet smelling pet companion

A.V. Home Care

Every year, the promise of a peace-filled, joyous holiday season eludes the best of us as we race to decorate, shop, bake, cook, clean, wrap and get ready for our holiday guests. Stress! A. V. Home Care Services has the perfect solution, the perfect gift too, with helping hands for you or your loved one. Our Homemakers are ready to make light work of every holiday preparation you have on your list. We can also help during your holiday festivities and/or afterward as you take down decorations and clean. Call 752-7505 to arrange for your holiday gift certificates or purchase them online at We just love making life easier for you! Let peace reign.

Tea Birds

Tea Birds Cafe and Restaurant is family owned and operated restaurant located inside the Winterland Market Place on Main Street in Berlin NH. We pride our selves on excellent service and finest quality fresh homemade food. We are proud to be one of the very few “Scratch Kitchens” around today. This means everything from our Breads, Soups to our Chianti Braised Short Ribs are made here, by us! Our food has no preservatives. It’s fresh! We offer gluten free choices including Boars Head cold cuts and cheeses. We can accommodate special dietary needs. We are proud to offer you a casual elegant atmosphere for you to enjoy your friends, family, business associates or to just escape to. We offer a full breakfast and lunch menu loaded with unique choices. In a hurry or want to relax, please just let your server know. For Dinner. Lanterns come out, chandeliers go on and it’s time to relax and let us pamper you.

We offer a fine wine and excellent beer selection including Dog Fish. Our homemade desserts are delectable. There is always something special going on, Wednesday Night is “all you can eat pasta” Choose from over twelve different entree’s. Thursday night is dinner for two includes appetizer, two entree choices and a specialty dessert. Friday and Saturday is slow roasted prime rib, build your own surf and turf and full of “in house” specials. Sunday night from 4-6 p.m. is all about “Early Birds”. All dinners include cracker and dip station, choice of soup or salad and homemade rolls and butter. We offer specialized catering. Catering designed just for you and your event. Meat and cheese trays using the best available, Boars Head cold cuts and cheeses. Our homemade pies are 9-inch deep dish and made with the freshest ingredients.

Morin Shoe Store Four generations of retail service on your Main Street. From the necessities...dansko conform, Merrell utility, waterproof boots, warm Smartwool socks for the guys and gals and Kamik boots for the kids, as well as waterproofing and maintenance products for all that quality footwear, to the thoughtful nice-

ties, warm fleece slippers and boots, comfy Springstep clogs and shoes, versatile Propet, and Skechers for the entire family. A wide variety of holiday gift possibilities to consider and of course gift certificates and lay-a-way are always available.

Scene Street

Scene Street recently re-openend under new management and is pleased to offer the authentic big city styles, of Tripp NYC clothing for teenagers and the young at heart all clamor for these unique styles now available are Pop culture, t-shirts, body jewelry and a wide variety of music CD’s. Stop early for best selection. Scene Street is located opposite of Tea Birds Restaurant, inside Winterland Market Place,

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David Lee Mountain

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“It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” The excitement of the hustle and bustle of the season’s shoppers. The sound of bells ringing and carolers singing. The beautiful lights against the background of freshly fallen snow. You can almost picture an old fashioned Christmas right in the middle of our quaint little town. Take time this season to reminisce and rekindle the emotions and elations of Christmas’ pasts. Whether you are a party of one stopping in to reenergize with a freshly made lunch, hot soup or hot chocolate to get you through

the rest of your day of shopping and wrapping or you are a party of twenty family members snuggled up in front of the fireplace in our “lodge” feel dining room, let Mr. Pizza help you make new memories this holiday season. Maybe swing by after a full day of preparing, shopping, mailing and wrapping for a little Christmas “spirit” and an appetizer while watching your favorite New England sport’s team on any of our seven big screens. A Mr. Pizza gift card is always the perfect stocking stuffer! Happy Holidays from our family to yours!

David Lee Mountain has made lots of changes. Sheila Hayes the general mgr. brings many years of retail experience to David’s. We have added women’s apparel in sizes, small to 3X also scarfs and jewelry. Did you know we have the largest selection of Yankee Candles and accessories, north of the notch! Also,

a great supply of art supplies, canvases, brushes, acrylics, oils, charcoal. Watercolors plus more. We just received lots and lots of DMC floss in yummy colors. So please come in and browse. We are open Wed. Thur. Fri. 9 a.m. till 5:30 p.m. and Sat. 10-4. We will up our hours for holidays soon.

Hot Bodz

Hot Hot Hot at Hot Bodz are our Miche Bags and Tanning Specials. If the person on your list is wild about handbags...then Hot Bodz is the place you want to be... Check out the new Miche Bags and make it a Miche Merry Christmas! Or, send her to a breezy sunny place

that the sun always shines. Ten minutes, no sweat piece of heaven on a hectic busy day. Customers who have had previous tanning specials at old location can still be redeemed till end of year. Call Hot Bodz at 752-6TAN, sales, gift certificates, jeans, tops and more.

Jericho Motorsports Well, it’s that time of year again shopping, getting the sled ready for winter and so on. When you’re out shopping or on line shopping don’t forget your local shops they

stand behind what they sell, help support our local clubs and trail systems. Happy Holidays! The crew at Jericho Motorsports.

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TechPros Computer Sales & Service

Eighteen pluse years of experience providing onsite computer repair, Store now open, 700 Lancaster Street (Burgandy/Tan Building), Berlin, NH Mon, Tue, Thurs, & Fri Hours By Appt. Wed 8a.m.-4p.m. Saturday & Sunday 9a.m.- 2p.m. Call (603) 7230918 Closed the last weekend of each month! Come check us out, Lower

Prices than the competition! We Carry InStock, Laptop/Netbook AC Adapter/Charges $38, Headphones $2, Laptop Bags $10-$20, HDMI & USB Cables $8, Wireless N Routers $38, AntiVirus/AntiSpyware , SurgeProtectors, IPAD-IPOD Cases & Chargers $8, Wireless Mice, and More!

North Country Photo Scenes Claire Bergeron has now opened up a photography studio at her home on 479 Norway Street. North Country Photo Scenes will be opened Friday, Saturday and Sundays, now till Christmas from 2 to 8 p.m. and by appointment. Claire and her late husband Roland would travel the North Country and take beautiful photos of places like ‘The Old Man of the Mountain’, Shelburne Birches, Mt. Washington, photo from the 12th Street bridge,

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moose pics and lots of foliage pics. Some photos are framed and some are not. Claire also has frames in all sizes, postcards of the area and key chains of Berlin as well as craft and yard sale items A photo from North Country Photo Scenes would make a perfect Christmas gift for someone who lives in the North Country or used to live here. Give Claire a call at 723-1006 or 752-2895 for a appointment or drop in Friday, Saturday or Sunday from 2 to 8 p.m.


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Before (or after) you “shop ‘til you drop,” how about stopping in at Morin’s Shoe Store and Inner Glimpse where Lise Grondin-Danault of OSMOSIS will be there all day to treat your feet to marvelously relaxing and therapeutic mini-foot

reflexology sessions. Purchase your Gift Certificates there and save 20% (does not apply to already discounted pre-paid packages.) Don’t forget about Cyber Monday--find your special deal by going to www.osmosisnh. com.

The Inner Glimpse

The Inner Glimpse has been serving the people of this community for 30 years, changing and evolving with the times. WE carry a wide variety of gifts, home decor such as Bistro decorations, wine racks and wall art depicting the beauty of Nappa Valley, table top decorations, full of Whimsey. Wonderful garden accessories such as stepping stones, wind chimes and

of course Fairy Glen Fairies. Scented Beanpod soy candles, fragrant and soot free, Made in the USA. Long enduring Willow Tree, remembrances of family figures as well as angels bring pleasure to young and not so young a welcome dust collector. “Shop downtown Berlin”

Main Street’s love child/bad boy is now forty years old or more (it was the 60s, who remembers?) Way back then, we carried bell-bottoms, beads, tie-dyed shirts, incense, posters, waterbeds and unmentionables, the public was unsure if we were a cultural threat or simply amusing. We’ve aged, yet remain unmoderated, unpredictable and unrepentant in our bold selection of gifts. The list is long.

Good thins are: Silver, jewelry, home decor, candles and oils, fairies, gargoyles and dragons, ethnic, stained glass, tapestries, art prints, men stuff and lingerie, women’s home companions and unmentionables! Unusual varied gifts to please a nun to a pole dancer, a stoner to a banker! In short, we’re a fun shop with a flavor of a country store on acid. And the public seems to like it! 752-7400 Happy Holidays to all!

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Coping with holiday stress

The holidays are a time for family, fun and festivities. So why are you so stressed? Actually, stress is associated with positive life events as much as nega-

tive ones. It’s normal to feel overwhelmed when planning family meals, shopping for gifts, decorating the house or figuring out what to do

This Holiday Season bring in your Santa list and we’ll fill up your stocking with tools to get the job done. Gift cards are available or shop on Line at www.caron-building. com and receive free shipping from

Do It Best. With sincere appreciation for your valued business, we extend our very best wishes for a Happy Holiday Season. Health and Prosperity to you and yours in the New Year.

Everyone loves to look great throughout the holiday season when your looking good your feeling good. We have botanically based products that are healthy for your hair and skin! If its colour you’re looking for,

we’ve got high shine, long lasting allergen free coulour. You will Love! We also offer aromatherapy pedicures, manicures, acrylics and shellac. Happy Holidays from the girls at the The Beauty Room at 101!

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“Stress causes an unhealthy ‘high alert!’ response that wears down the body,” says Ashley Davis Bush, author of the book “Shortcuts to Inner Peace: 70 Simple Paths to Everyday Serenity.” “Through intentionally summoning a feeling of inner calm, we literally change the chemistry of our bodies.” If you’re looking to keep a calm head in the midst of visiting relatives and busy shopping malls, try some of Bush’s favorite shortcuts this holiday season: • Play It Again, Sam: When you find yourself grumbling over a nagging task (hanging lights, preparing the guest room), play or sing a specific song. It doesn’t have to be holiday-related; any upbeat tune will help! • Remember This: When waiting in line to purchase gifts or groceries, ask yourself “What do I need to remember?” Keep asking yourself this question until you start to get

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substantial answers like “I need to remember what really matters in life.” • Stop ‘N’ Smell: Before you being cooking a holiday meal, take time to smell your ingredients. Or pull a fragrant item from your pantry that triggers positive emotions (e.g. coffee, vanilla extract, rosemary). Close your eyes and inhale. The smell should ground you in the present, allowing you to savor your time in the kitchen. • My Sunshine: Family dynamics are complicated and can get strained during the holidays. If you find yourself getting annoyed with a loved one, consider humming the song “You Are My Sunshine” and remember that your time together is limited. If your buttons really get pushed, excuse yourself and throw cool water on your face or place a wet towel on your neck. Cool relief to the body brings relief to the mind as well. • Touch Tank: It’s easy in the hustle and bustle of the holidays to forget to appreciate all the beautiful decorations, not to mention the beauty of the season. Consider keeping

a small box or basket of seasonal treasures — pine cones, smooth stones, mistle toe and chestnuts. Whenever you feel tense or overwhelmed, take a few moments to finger each object. Simple appreciation tends to restore inner calm. “We often think we need to change our circumstances to feel peaceful or that we need to be immersed in spa-like surroundings to find tranquility,” says Bush. “But inner

peace requires no extra time or money — just a shift in attention.” You can find more ways to cope with stress at www. Let peace on earth begin with you this holiday season. © StatePoint Media

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COUNCIL from page one

New industrial property would receive a 50 percent exemption the first year and the exemption would decrease by 10 percent annually. At end of the five year period, the commercial and industrial property would be taxed at full market value. The tax incentive is similar to one the city had in place for a couple of years but repealed last year on the recommendation of assessing consultant George Sansoucy. At the time, the city had two biomass projects under development and was looking at negotiating payment in lieu of tax agreements with the plants. Sansoucy said he feared the plants would qualify for the exemption. He said renewable energy projects are already heavily subsidized by a variety of tax and production credits, pollution exemptions, and renewable energy credits. A first reading was held Monday night on a proposed ordinance to allow the partial tax exemption. The measure was tabled for a public hearing at the Dec. 5 council meeting.

REPAIRS from page one

and was comfortable working with them. Frost said that work could begin as soon as the bond for Nelson Company was secured, which she anticipates could happen as early as next week. Work is expected to be completed on the three projects, which will be repaired simultaneously, by the end of January.

1998. Grenier said he believes that once the buildings are down and the lot cleared, the property will be attractive to developers. “There are some varying degrees of interest in that lot once it has been cleared for development,” he said at Monday’s night’s council meeting. Grenier noted he had made redevelopment of the downtown the top priority of his second term. The incentive would provide property owners with a partial tax abatement on new construction or renovations. The five year exemption would be from municipal and local school property taxes. The property owner would still be liable for the full county tax and the state education tax. For commercial property, the exemption would start at 25 percent of the assessed valuation attributed to the new construction and drop by five percent each year until year five when the abatement would be five percent. percent of that cost, with the town responsible for the rest. The high bid came in at close to $1 million, and while selectman David Graham expressed concern about such a large span between the high and low bidders, Town Manager Robin Frost said that the oversight firm, HE Bergeron, had vetted Nelson

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The School Administrative Unit #20 Board will meet on Thursday, December 8, 2011, at 6:30 PM at the Gorham Middle High School Cafeteria in Gorham, NH to conduct and hold a public hearing on the proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2013. A regular meeting of the Board will be held following the hearing. BUDGET 2011-2012

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Community Services.......................................................$ 1,000...................$ 1 ,000 Professional Services (Pre-school/Speech)....................79,225......................68,528 Instructional Staff Development Services......................31,037......................31,102 Network Administration..................................................84,769......................85,041 School Board ........................................................................7,168........................7,366 Administrative Services ...................................................41,730......................46,213 Superintendent Services ................................................165,249.....................158,115 Special Education Services ............................................162,043....................159,203 Support Services-Business ............................................234,335.... ................223,970 Building/Custodial ............................................................5,700........................5,700 TOTALS: ..................................$812,256..................$786,238 Revenues Interest ...................................$ 150.00 Serv to LEA ......................$ 20,000.00 Wellness Grant ...................$ 1,000.00 Speech Services ................$ 68,528.00 SPED Services ................$ 111,012.00 Fund Balance ...................$ 60,000.00 ..........................................$ 260,690.00

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Gorham police log

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Thursday, Nov. 10 8 p.m. Sally Edmondson, 22, of Gorham, was arrested on a bench warrant and held pending a bail hearing. Friday, Nov. 11 6:04 p.m. Erica Killaby-Drew, 35, of Gorham, was arrested on a bench warrant and charged with conduct after an accident. She was released on $225 cash bail and is scheduled to appear in court on Dec. 9. 7:22 p.m. As a result of a routine patrol, police checked on a parked vehicle on Jimtown Road and arrested Jamie Letarte, 40, of Gorham. Letarte was arrested on a warrant for violating probation. Saturday, Nov. 12 10:18 p.m. After responding to a fight at the Town and Country, police arrested Nicholas Trush, 48, of Barrington. He was charged with resisting arrest or detention and released on $350 personal recognizance bail. Trush is scheduled to appear in court on Jan. 17. Sunday, Nov. 13 10:19 a.m. A theft was reported at the Royalty

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Athletic Club. Clothing articles were stolen from a gym bag. 4:15 p.m. A caller reported two suspicious vehicles on Wilson Street. 7:10 p.m. A caller reported two suspicious people looking at a parked vehicle on Exchange Street. Monday, Nov. 14 9:43 a.m. Police received a report that a quantity of unprepared food was stolen from Icy Gulch restaurant. The matter is under investigation. Tuesday, Nov. 15 7:29 p.m. A motorist reported seeing a woman hanging out of a vehicle on Route 2. The caller said the woman was screaming and the driver was actively trying to pull her back into the car. Police were unable to locate the vehicle. Wednesday, Nov. 16 10:48 a.m. A business owner reported receiving a bad check. 11:08 a.m. Matthew Attarian, 23, of West Ossipee, was issued citations for misuse of plates and driving an un-inspected vehicle.

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INDICTED from page one

aggravated felonious sexual assault and one count of attempted felonious sexual assault. He is accused of fondling and engaging in various sexual acts with a child between January 2008 and October 2010 at locations in both Stratford and Lancaster. The child was between the ages of 9 and 12 at the time. Wert was indicted on a single charge of felonious sexual assault, two counts of indecent exposure and lewdness and a misdemeanor count of indecent exposure and lewdness. He is accused of touching a child and touching himself in front of that same child, between May 2009 and July 2011. The child was between the ages of 9 and 12 at the time. Miguel Martinez, 37, of Gorham, faces four felony charges and two class A misdemeanors after a Sept. 9 incident in Gorham. Martinez is accused of holding a woman in her home, threatening her with a knife and strangling her. He was indicted on two charges of second degree assault, criminal threatening, and criminal restraint. He is also charged with simple assault and obstructing the report of a crime.

Dominic Gilbert, 27, of Columbia, was indicted on a single charge of second degree assault. He is alleged to have strangled a woman in Colebrook on Oct. 1. Daniel Ouellette, 26, of Berlin, is accused of breaking into the home of Ted and Wanda Lacasse in Berlin between Oct. 6 and 15. He was indicted on a single charge of burglary. A Vermont man is charged with receiving stolen property and drug charges as a result of allegedly being found in possession of a Saturn Vue belonging to Kevin Volz, in Gorham on Sept. 23. Timothy McGuire, 42, of Rutland, Vt., was indicted on charges of receiving stolen property, and two counts of possession of a controlled drug (Vicodin and Codeine). He is also charged with misdemeanor receiving stolen property for allegedly being in possession of stolen Vermont license plates and a stolen checkbook. Five men were charged for crimes that occurred at the Northern Correctional Facility in Berlin. Two NH State Prison inmates housed in Berlin

were indicted on charges of conspiracy to deliver articles to prisoners. Philip Ronald Bryson, 52, and Christopher Michael Kelly, 34, are both accused of conspiring with each other and two women in June, to smuggle drugs and tobacco into the prison. A Dover man is accused of assaulting a corrections officer while housed at the State Prison in Berlin on June 8. Rashad Cooper, 22, was indicted on a single count of assault by prisoner. Also accused of assaulting a corrections officer is Jonathan Stafford, 20, of Berlin. He is alleged to have pushed, punched and kicked an officer at the prison on Sept. 9. Stafford was indicted on three counts of assault by prisoner. Jeffrey Hayes, 31, of Berlin, was indicted on a charge of acts prohibited. He is accused of possessing the drug Suboxone while at the prison on June 26. A Gorham man is facing five counts of writing bad checks after being indicted last week. James Durdan, 48, is accused of passing five checks, each for see INDICTED page 15

Gorham Rec. Dept. news Instructional basketball (session #1) will be Wed., Nov. 30, from 3-4 pm. 2nd grade basketball will be on Wed., Nov. 30 at 5 pm (MILAN @ BUCKS). 5th & 6th grades basketball will be on Mon., Nov. 28, at 5 pm (MILAN @ REBELS) and at 6 pm (CELTICS vs BULLS). 5th & 6th grades basketball will also play Thur., Dec. 1, at 5 pm (MILAN @ SPARKS and at 6 pm (BULLS vs CELTICS). Please visit our NEW web site, http://www. GorhamNH_Recreation/Index for information, schedules, news and forms for all of our programs. Friend us on Facebook. INDICTED from page 14

for more than $1,000 at the Family Dollar in Berlin during the months of June and July. Merissa Couture, 23, of Berlin, was indicted on a charge of acts prohibited. She is accused of attempting to obtain the drug Oxycodone in Lancaster on March 10, by using a forged prescription. Patrick Cooney, 43, of Berlin, is accused of being in possession of cocaine on June 17 in Berlin. He was indicted on a charge of acts prohibited, possession of a controlled drug. A Berlin man is accused of being in possession of crack cocaine in Gorham on June 3, and trying to dispose of the evidence. John Iannace, 52, was indicted on a charge of possession of a controlled drug and falsifying physical evidence. Police alleged that Iannace threw a pipe containing the cocaine over a bridge in an attempt to discard it. Jonathan King, 22, of Berlin, was indicted on a charge of driving after being certified as an habitual offender. He is alleged to have been driving on Mason Street in Berlin on Oct. 12, after being certified as an habitual offender on May 11. Arraignments in the above cases are scheduled for Dec. 2 at 10:30 a.m., in Lancaster.

THE BERLIN DAILY SUN, Friday, November 25, 2011— Page 15


by Lynn Johnston by Scott Adams


By Holiday Mathis done. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You’ll hear kind words of support, and you’ll mentally speak to yourself in an encouraging way, as well. All the positive reinforcement will help you make this day truly memorable for you and yours. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). It has something to do with the way you dig into life with a sense of whimsy and fun. By the end of the day, you’ll be even more popular than you were at the beginning. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You approach the day with some degree of solemnity, and there’s an atmosphere of importance around you. The respect you give to loved ones comes like a fast boomerang back to you. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You understand what it means to have an attitude of gratitude, and you’ll teach those who are younger, or those who are for some reason less aware of their blessings, how to show and feel appreciation. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You’ll ignore the little glitches and change the plan as often as necessary. You’ll let nothing keep you from your goal of creating a shared experience with the people you love. TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Nov. 24). Relationships will be healed this year. In the weeks to come, you’ll spend gleeful quality time with those who are most dear to you. You’ll buzz with electric insight into matters of business in January. You will be wiling to take greater risks because you have a prescient sense that the return will be high. Cancer and Libra people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 4, 15, 44, 31 and 30.

Get Fuzzy

ARIES (March 21-April 19). You feel driven to spread your love of humanity to everyone with whom you connect. Your conversation hovers around the most interesting and uplifting news you’ve heard. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You will know on a deep level that you’re an integral part of what’s happening in your group. You’ll get the sense that you’re leading the action in a way that never could occur without you. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You’ll exercise your creative muscles and express yourself with flair. There will be more options available to you than you could possibly sample in one day, though you’ll certainly try! CANCER (June 22-July 22). You’ll be among a mix of loved ones and strangers, and you’ll feel that in many ways the world is one big community in which you feel quite welcome. People around you will be thankful that you were part of their day. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Counteract the day’s heightened level of excitement with moments of deep breathing, fresh air and solitude. Ten minutes to yourself every so often will ensure that your mood is consistently wonderful. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You’ll take extra measures to make sure that everyone is comfortable. In an effort to see things the way your loved ones see things, you’ll put yourself in different positions, figuratively and, wherever possible, actually. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You’ll be inclined to hustle all day if you let yourself, but don’t. Your enjoyment will be amplified if you relax into moments of chitchat and fun instead of constantly noticing all the work there is to be

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Fill in the grid so that every row, every column, and every 3x3 box contains the digits 1 thru 9.

For Better or Worse

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ACROSS 1 Place for a watch 6 Incite 10 Curved bands of sparks 14 __ over; remain fluttering above 15 Take apart 16 Type of moss 17 Thrill 18 Computer screen image 19 __ oneself; work steadily 20 Snail antenna 22 Actor Don __ 24 Review text 25 Swollen 26 Defensive plate of armor 29 Passion 30 Ms. Ullmann 31 Hair-raising 33 Bursting at the __; overly full 37 Above 39 Less common 41 Sword fight

42 Surround and assail 44 Relinquished 46 FBI crime lab evidence, often 47 Thin coins 49 Salt contents 51 Still wild 54 Acceptable 55 Sent via USPS 56 Threatening 60 __ one’s time; wait patiently 61 Notion 63 Leg bone 64 Hardly __; seldom 65 Feels poorly 66 King’s order 67 Nap 68 Home of twigs 69 Office furniture 1 2 3 4

DOWN Make sharp __ model; one imitated __ the Terrible Type of sofa

5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 21 23 25 26 27 28 29 32 34 35 36 38

Old sewing machine pedal Culpability A single time Fuss & bother Mr. Trump Came into view Respond to a stimulus Hidden supply Spirited horse Apple juice Cow comments Dog __; collies or poodles, e.g. Messy one Bee colony Actor and singer Burl __ Buenos __, Argentina Went quickly German auto List of dishes Grand __; bridge coup Imminent danger warning

40 Ingredient in varnish 43 Magazine title 45 Gave alms 48 Road divider 50 Make one’s mind up 51 Brown shade 52 Innocently unaware

53 Movements of the waves 54 Banquet 56 Diner on “Alice” 57 Wading bird with curved bill 58 Mr. Nolte 59 Guns 62 Perish

Yesterday’s Answer

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––––––––––––––––– DAILY CALENDAR ––––––––––––––––– Monday, November 28 Milan School Board Meeting: 6:30 p.m. at the Milan Village School Library.



NOVEMBER 25, 2011



The Elf on CSI: NY “Do or Die”

10:00 10:30 11:00 11:30 Blue Bloods Å

FOX 4 WPFO Movie: ››› “Iron Man” (2008, Action) Robert Downey Jr. ABC 5 WMUR Movie: ››‡ “Shrek the Third” (2007)




The Office The Office News


NBC 6 WCSH Movie: ›› “National Treasure: Book of Secrets” (2007) Nicolas Cage.


Jay Leno

Thursday, December 1 Berlin Board of Education: Meeting 5:30 p.m., school library. Berlin Water Works Commission: Meeting 12 noon, 55 Willow St., Berlin. Free Blood Pressure Screening: Walmart, 1-3 p.m., all welcome. Sponsored by the nursing services from City of Berlin Health Department of Health.



Saturday, December 3 Holiday Sale: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., St. Paul Lutheran Church, corner of Norway and 7th Street (use 7th street entrance). Crafts gift baskets, etc., and Norwegian baked goods. “The Nutcracker Ballet”: St. Kieran Arts Center , 155 Emery St., Berlin, 3 p.m., Berlin Junior High Auditorium. Advance tickets $12/$6. Call 752-1028


20/20 (In Stereo) Å

fifth estate


CBC 9 CKSH Paquet voleur (SC)

Une Heure sur terre


PBS 10 WCBB Wash.



Great Performances Il Postino From LA Opera

PBS 11 WENH Antiques


Great Performances Il Postino From LA Opera (N) Å

CBS 13 WGME Hoops &

The Elf on CSI: NY “Do or Die”

Blue Bloods Å


IND 14 WTBS Payne



Movie: “Last Holiday”




Monk (In Stereo) Å

Law Order: CI


Life on the Rock


Hill of Redemption



Ungodly Discipline

Piers Morgan Tonight



Movie: ›› “A Christmas Carol: The Musical”



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College Football California at Arizona State. (N)



College Basketball

College Basketball






Heartland Poker



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Roseanne Roseanne Raymond
















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King of Hill King of Hill Amer. Dad Amer. Dad Fam. Guy



“A Boy-Charlie”

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“Indiana Jones”

Movie: ››› “Elf” (2003) Will Ferrell. Å



Movie: ›››‡ “Forrest Gump” (1994) Tom Hanks, Robin Wright. Å



Top 20 Country Countdown (N)



WWE Friday Night SmackDown! (N) Å



Say Yes

Say Yes

Say Yes

Say Yes








Hairy Bike Hairy Bike IRT Deadliest Roads



Gold Rush Å

Gold Rush (N) Å

Flying Wild Alaska (N)

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Swamp Wars Å

Swamp Wars Å

Swamp Wars Å

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Ghost Adventures

Ghost Adventures

The Dead Files Å

Ghost Adventures



Rednecks Rednecks Rednecks Rednecks Rednecks Rednecks Rednecks Rednecks






Movie: ›‡ “Scary Movie 2” (2001) (In Stereo)



Saturday Night Live in the 2000s



Gabriel Iglesias: Fat

Gabriel Iglesias: Fluffy Movie: ››‡ “Jackass: Number Two” (2006)





Tuesday, December 6 Social Club Card Party: 1 p.m. St. Anne lower hall, School Street, Berlin.






105 Movie: ›››‡ “Ivanhoe” (1952) Robert Taylor.

The X-Files Å

The Green Hornet

Thursday, December 8 Foot Clinic: City of Berlin Health Dept-City Hall 168 Main Street, 8:30-12:00 and 1:00-3:30. By appointment only. Call 752-1272.


201 “Shrek Forever After”


Lady Gaga Presents the Monster Ball Tour


221 “How to Lose”

Movie: ›› “Faster” (2010) Dwayne Johnson.


231 Movie: ››› “The Ghost Writer” (2010) Å


248 Movie: ›››‡ “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring”


SportsNet Patriots Football


SportsNet Outdoors

Movie: ››› “Freaky Friday” (2003) Å

Fam. Guy

The 700 Club (N) Å

Good Luck Good Luck Good Luck Random


“Indiana Jones” “Shawshank R.” Backstory “LeAnn Rimes”


Sanctuary “Fugue” (N) Brides


Fact or Faked Say Yes

Say Yes


Movie: ›› “Star Wars: Episode I -- The Phantom Menace” (1999) Movie: ››‡ “Beauty Shop” (2005) (In Stereo) 25th Anniv. Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Concert Storage





E! News

The Walking Dead

YOUTO 110 Your Com Koldcast

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Answer: Yesterday’s



The Soup

Find us on Facebook



Cliff Diving Sports

King of the Cage


Movie: ›› “Secret Santa” (2003) Jennie Garth.

Movie: ›››‡ “Jurassic Park” (1993)

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Cops Å

The Last Heart Attack

Movie: ›› “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective” (1994)





Ungodly Discipline


Unscramble these four Jumbles, one letter to each square, to form four ordinary words.





Independ. Letterman


Sunday, December 4 Annual Christmas Scholarship Auction: Shelburne Town Hall, 1 to 3 p.m. Spaghetti Dinner: Philbrook Farm Inn, 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sponsored by Shelburne Union Church. Contact Kimberly Landry, Phone: 603-466-5353; e-mail: Includes Saladino’s spaghetti and meatballs, garden salad, fresh bread and homemade desserts. Adults $10, Children 12 and under $5.

IND 16 WPME Monk (In Stereo) Å




(Answers tomorrow) Jumbles: FRONT BAGGY MINNOW PADDED Answer: Even with one, the thousand-dollar store was not going to be a success — GRAND OPENING



Movie: “Jurassic Park”

Movie: ››‡ “Quentin Durward” (1955) Å Batman (Part 1 of 2) “King of the Avenue”

Movie: ››‡ “Mercy” (2009) Å

The Job

“Lord of the Rings”

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––––––––––––––– ONGOING CALENDAR –––––––––––––– Friday Cholesterol Clinic: Monday through Friday, Berlin Health Dept., city hall. By appointment only, Call 752-1272. All area residents welcome. Fee $15. AA Meeting: Discussion Meeting, St. Barnabas Church, 2 High St., Berlin. Discussion Meeting, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Weekly “Luck of the Draw” Cribbage Tournament. Gorham American Legion, 6 Androscoggin St., Gorham, $5pp: registration 5:15 to 5:45; play starts 6 p.m. Call Legion for more info 466-2433. Bingo: St. Anne Hall, 5:30 p.m. Sponsored by Theatre North. Senior Meals: Guardian Angel School, noon. Suggested donations for 60 and over $3; under 60 $6. All are welcome. (FMI 752-2545) Berlin Area Head Start Accepting Applications: For children between the ages of 3-5 years old. This is an income eligible program. Call 752-5464 to schedule an appointment to enroll your child. Gorham Public Library: Open M-F: 10am-6pm, Saturdays: 10am-Noon. Story Time is 1:30 p.m. every Friday View On-line Catalog at FMI call 466-2525 or email Men’s Breakfast Meeting, Congregational/UCC in Gorham on Main Street. Meeting held the second Friday of each month at 7 a.m. Artisan Gift Shop: 961 Main St., Berlin. Open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Foot Care Clinics: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Friday at the Androscoggin Valley Hospital Home Health and Hospice Department. For an appointment, call 326-5870. Serenity Steps Peer Support Center: 567 Main St. Berlin, Providing peer support services to local area residents challenged by emotional or mental difficulties. Open Monday through Wednesday 11-4; Thursday and Friday 11-7 p.m. FMI 752-8111. Salvation Army: Music Arts — drama/singing company/sacred dance/timbrels (for all ages), 3 to 4:30 p.m. Dinner — 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Jr. Soldiers/Jr. Soldiers Prep/Corps Cadets — 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Youth Horizons: (ages 13 and up), 7 to 9 p.m., 15 Cole St., Berlin. (FMI 752-1644) Coos County Adult Learner Services: Offers free, confidential, one-to-one instruction in basic reading, writing, math, English for speakers of other languages and preparation for high school equivalency exam (GED). Available Monday through Friday at 166 Main St., Berlin. To schedule an appointment, call 752-1927 or 1-800-268-5437. Berlin and Coos County Historic Society Moffett House Museum: Open five days, Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. Can also be opened by appointment. Call 752-4590. Available are historical documents, school yearbooks, Berlin/Gorham directories, annual city reports, city and county reports, Brown Bulletins, old books, artifacts and more. Also accepting artifacts. Saturday Flea Market / Craft Fair: Gorham Common. Alternating Saturdays beginning June 11, and ending October 8, 2011. FMI contact the chamber office at 752-6060. NC Big Book Step Study: AA meeting, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Tea Birds Restaurant conference room, 151 Main St., Berlin. Shelburne Library Schedule: Thursday - 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturdays - 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Dummer Library Story Hour: First Saturday of the month at 11 a.m. (FMI 449-0995; E-mail: dpl@ncia. net) Salvation Army Bible Study: 10 a.m., 15 Cole St., Berlin. Genealogy Library: First Saturday of every month, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Gorham Hill Road, Randolph. Milan Public Library: Monday, 1:30 to 7:30 p.m.; Tuesday and Wednesday’s 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday AA Meeting: Big Book. Discussion Meeting, 7 to 8:30 p.m,. AVH. Compline: Every Sunday, 8 p.m. St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, a short evening prayer service, sung every Sunday, 2 High Street, Berlin. FMI 7523504.

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by Abigail Van Buren


DEAR ABBY: A while back you asked your readers to name their heroes. May I contribute? My heroes are nameless, often faceless and in most cases unsung. They will never have 15 minutes of fame. Their deeds won’t be recorded in history books, but their kindness inspires and their good deeds will forever affect the lives of others -- though some may not realize it. My heroes are parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, foster parents, teachers, playground monitors and crossing guards who teach others to have values and common sense, and to be ethical in their treatment of others. My heroes are young girls who spend a year grooming and conditioning their hair, then cut it off so it may be given to a child who has none; those who pick up trash along the highways and byways to keep America clean; police officers who stop you because you’ve done something stupid, then let you go because they know you made an honest mistake and you’ll be sure not to do it again. My heroes are the guys on the garbage truck who take a few extra seconds to pick up the items that didn’t make it into the truck and make sure your receptacle is upright and undamaged before moving on to the next house; grownups who hold children’s hands in parking lots to keep them safe; teachers who stay after school to help a student struggling with homework, a troubled home life or homelessness. My heroes are strangers on streets and in buildings who take a moment to ask if they can help you because of the uncertain expression on your face; every shelter worker who has ever cried when a homeless or abused creature was euthanized; my dear father, whose strong hands, often bruised and bloodied, made a living for his family, who gently held his frightened little girl and who often shared more than he

could afford with others less fortunate than he. These are my heroes. -- JULIE IN SCOTT CITY, MO. DEAR JULIE: Thank you for taking the time to describe your many heroes. On this day of all days, let us all give thanks for those individuals who have made -- and continue to make -- a positive difference in our lives. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! -- Love, ABBY DEAR ABBY: My boyfriend, “Louis,” is retired. I’m in school studying law, which means heavy reading assignments, tons of projects and a tremendous amount of homework. It’s like a full-time job. At night when I should be studying, Louis gets upset if I don’t knock off by 9 or 9:30. He also gets upset if I start before 9 in the morning. He has never asked me what I need from him to help me accomplish what I have to do. He also never asks what I’m doing in my classes without turning around and accusing me of doing the professor’s job. This pattern is repeated several times a week, his blowing up because I don’t spend more time with him and less on my studies. Abby, this man insists he has never been so much in love, and that’s why he wants to spend so much time with me. I think he should show his love by supporting me in challenging times. Your opinion? -- ROSE IN WASHINGTON DEAR ROSE: Your boyfriend is self-centered. He’s clearly less interested in your interests than in his own. Law school is challenging, even when a student doesn’t have someone trying to sabotage her efforts -- which Louis appears to be doing morning and night. You have an important decision to make about your future, because your law degree is likely to last longer than your relationship with Louis, and that’s what I think you should put first even if it means ending the “romance.”

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

For Rent

For Rent

BERLIN: 2 bedroom, heat, h/w included, HUD accepted, $550/mo. 802-388-6904.

MILAN: Mobile home trailer, 2 bedroom, own lot, FMI, 752-1871.

BERLIN: 3 bedroom, heat, h/w, stove, refrigerator, w/d $725/mo. 723-2807. BERLIN: One bedroom, 2nd. floor, heat, h/w, parking, $130/wk. 752-6459, 752-7693. BERLIN: one bedroom, first floor, $600/mo.; studio, first floor, $500/mo. includes electriciy, heat, h/w, 603-723-4724. BERLIN: One bedroom, York Street, $525/mo. heat, h/w included, first month, security deposit required, no pets/ smoking, 617-771-5778. BERLIN: Spacious 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2nd floor, recently renovated, w/d hook-up. 50% heat included, pets considered, no smoking, references required, $695. plus security, 603-986-5264. BERLIN: Two bedroom, first floor, heat, h/w, off street parking, clean, nice location, $650 no pets, 723-3856. COMPLETELY renovated 3 bedroom & 1 bedroom apartments. Call H&R Block, great landlord (603)752-2372. COTTAGE: 3 bedroom, one bath, living room, dining room, kitchen, FMI $750/mo. call 723-2828, 752-6826. FIRST floor, 315 High Street, 4 rooms, w/d connection, enclosed porch, Mt. Washington view, shed, heat, h/w, $700/mo. senior discount 50+, 752-5633.


COCKATIELS, price negotiable FMI call 752-2166.

GREAT Glen craft fair on Sat. Nov. 26th, 9am-3pm. 33 crafters, demonstrations, bake sale, raffle. Great Glen Trails outdoor center, Rt.16 Gorham, NH.

Low Cost Spay/ Neuter Cats & dogs Rozzie May Animal Alliance 603-447-1373

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

Autos 1999 Chrysler Sebring Convertible, 2 door, asking $1500/obo. Call (603)466-1136. Can see it at 500 Main St. Gorham, NH #21.

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.

For Rent 3 apartment rooms: $100 weekly, utilities included. Separate rooms: $50. Pit-lab puppies read! (603)348-5317. 3 room apartment, $400. Utili ties included. Room owner’s residence- $50; Shihtsu puppy, all shots! 603-348-5317. BEAUTIFUL, one bedroom, big back, nice neighborhood, yard, frig, stove, heat, h/w, w/d, hook-up paking, no pets, sec. deposit, references, $525, 723-3856. BERLIN Houses 131 Jolbert: 3 bedroom, 1.5 baths. Garage, deck, yard. $775/mo No utilities. 252 Wight St: 2 Bedroom, 1 bath. Large yard, garage. $675/mo No Utilities. 723-7015.

For Rent Are you visiting/ working in the area or working on the Burgess PioPower Biomass Plant and need a room by the night, week or month? Stay at DuBee Our Guest B&B in Milan, eight miles north of project. Fully furnished, including paper goods, full use of kitchen, wireless internet, Direct TV, barbecue grill and cleaning service. $35/night, or $140/week. Owners have separate living quarters.

FMI call 603-449-2140 or 603-723-8722. BERLIN (2) 4 room 2 bedroom apartments heated. Call (978)609-4010. BERLIN 1st floor, 2 bedroom apt. heated. Call 978-609-4010.

For Rent BERLIN 2 bdrm home 1 acre $650/mo. 3 bdrm home $650/mo 2 bdrm apt 1st floor, $600/mo heat included. No pets. 1 year lease. Call (603)714-5928. BERLIN Apartments: 1 bedroom $450 and $500/mo- 2 bedrooms. $575 and $625/mo W/D hook ups, parking. No smokers. 723-7015. SPECIAL- Berlin- 2 apt., Glen Ave., $595/mo. Heat, h/w 1st month and 603-345-1416.

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and the fact the biomass plant stack will be part of the city’s landscape. The council approved two $200,000 grant applications to the EPA. Housing Coordinator André Caron said the city is requesting a grant to clean up three areas on a 4.7acre parcel the city owns behind the new state District Court facility on Riverside Drive. The property was given to the city by Berlin Falls Real Estate so Berlin could go forward with its plan to create a river walk on the east side of the Androscoggin River. The city has conducted Environmental Site Assessments of the property which identified three areas of concern - a coal ash dumping area, soil near some abandoned oil tanks, and the remains of a tank platform. The estimated cost to clean up the three sites is about $240,000. If the $200,000 grant is approved, the city would contribute $40,000 from its demolition fund. Caron cautioned that competition for the grant money is tough and it will be an uphill battle for the city. Housing Coordinator Linda White said the city is also seeking a $200,000 Brownfields grant from EPA. The money would be used to conduct environmental assessments on a number of potentially contaminated properties. Targeted sites include Dummer Yard, the former Bass Shoe building, the

Burgess treatment plant, the old Coos Courthouse, and the Cote Block south. White noted the assessment and clean-up planning is essential to redeveloping the sites. The city has been very aggressive in seeking out such funding and to date has received $600,000 in EPA cleanup grants. In other business: * City Manager Patrick MacQueen reported that the tax bills were being mailed out Tuesday with a tax rate of $31.70 per thousand dollars of assessed valuation. Payment is due by Dec. 27. * Charles Cotton, area director for Northern Human Services, thanked the council for its support of his agency. He provided an overview of the mental health, substance abuse, and development services his agency provides to the Berlin area. Cotton said NHS employs a staff of 120 and purchases goods and services locally whenever possible. Mental health services include counseling, psychiatric, vocational, case management, 24-hour crisis response, student assistance, and a range of specialized interventions for infants, children, residential, and prevention. He noted that timely and effective mental health services frequently help people stay employed and keep a home and family together. Cotton said statistics show that one in four adults experience a mental health disorder and one in 17

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Americans live with a serious mental illness. He said treatments are effective, with 70 to 90 percent of those treated reporting a significant improvement in their quality of life. He said most people with mental illness can continue to work. From Oct. 1, 2010 to Sept., 20, 2011, Cotton said 659 Berlin residents, or about seven percent of the population, received outpatient mental health services from NHS. Despite the recent budget cuts, Cotton said here is no waiting list and the agency has a goal of getting people an appointment within two weeks. During that same period, NHS clinician and psychiatrists also provided 24-hour crisis response services to 107 Berlin residents dealing with a mental health emergency. Cotton said the agency relies on fees to fund its basic services but stressed that no one is denied service because they are unable to pay. He said the city’s appropriation of $7,312 directly funds 97.5 hours of service that are used to ensure Berlin residents with insufficient funds have access to critical mental health services. The city’s appropriation is also used as a match to attract other funding. Current grant programs in Berlin include Victims of Crime Act services to child victims and Infant/Early Childhood Mental Health. Mayor Paul Grenier said the agency does a good job. Councilor Lucie Remillard said she has seen some of the excellent results of the agency’s work. “You guys are doing a fabulous job,” she said. * The council approved a resolution creating fire lanes on both sides of Francis Street. No parking is allowed in fire lanes and violates are subject to double fines and vehicles may be towed at their owner’s expense. A resident of Francis Street complained earlier this year that a neighbor was parking vehicles on the narrow street that prevent access by emergency vehicles. * Councilor Tom McCue congratulated Denise Morgan Allain for her victory over him in the race for the Ward II seat. McCue also congratulated the other winners in the Nov. 8 election. * Grenier reminded residents of the Parade of Lights and fireworks scheduled for this Friday, Nov. 25, starting at 7 p.m. in downtown Berlin.

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Life long North Country artist and musician Michael Eastman will be performing his original songs at the Acoustic Cafe Thursday, December 1. Michael will be playing some pre-requested pieces from his Balancing Stones CD, as well as a number of previously unheard pieces. This is a performance you won’t want to miss. Doors open at 6:30 with light refreshments and coffee available throughout the evening. Music starts at 7 p.m. The Acoustic Cafe is produced by Tim and Lynn Dion, and features a local performer the first Thursday of each month. It is located in the basement of St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, at the corner of Main and High Streets in Berlin. Great music in a friendly, mellow environment.

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Nurse practitioners help fill the healthcare gap BERLIN -- As the healthcare provider shortage crisis looms, nurse practitioners offer the high-quality, cost-effective, patient-centered services needed to help solve the increasing demand for healthcare in the United States. Nurse practitioners, recognized from November 13 - November 19, during National Nurse Practitioner Week are licensed, expert clinicians with advanced training who provide primary, acute and specialty healthcare services. They work as a partner with their patients, helping them make educated healthcare decisions and healthy lifestyle choices. Penny Kaye Jensen, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, FAANP is president of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. “Nurse practitioners have a proven

track record of success, and research has shown that they provide highquality primary care with outcomes that are similar to primary care physicians,” Dr. Jensen said. National Nurse Practitioners Week was celebrated last week. It’s a time to celebrate these unique healthcare providers. Nurse Practitioners at AVH include Karen C. Lovett, CFNP, CNM of the Ear, Nose, Throat/Allergy Clinic of AVH Surgical Associates; and Susan M. Lessard, ARNP, Occupational Health Coordinator. The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) is the oldest and largest national professional organization for nurse practitioners (Nps) of all specialties. AANP represents the interests of approximately 148,000 nurse practitioners in the country and

Left to right in photo: are Karen C. Lovett, CFNP, CNM of the Ear, Nose, Throat/Allergy Clinic of AVH Surgical Associates; and Susan M. Lessard, ARNP, Occupational Health Coordinator.

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‘Watch Me Grow’program available to determine child’s growth and development COOS COUNTY -- Are you a parent of a child between the ages of one month and 6 years? Have you ever wondered what your child should be doing and learning at each stage of growth? Have you ever been concerned that your child might not have the skills she/he should have at a certain age? Have you ever wished that you had some tips on how to best support your child’s growth and development? Well, now there is a program available throughout Coos County called “Watch Me Grow” that is there for you. Watch Me Grow is an easy screening program that provides parents with an age related questionnaire that they can fill out at home just by watching their child. The questionnaire is called “Ages and Stages”

and it is easy to complete and score. Parents can get a free ages and stages questionnaire from The Family Support Programs at the Family Resource Center and Mental Health, Early Supports and Services, Bright Beginnings at Weeks Medical Center, Child and Family Services in Colebrook and participating child care centers. The questionnaires are designed to be filled out by parents at home and staff from the participating organizations can help parents understand the scoring and also offer information and tips for activities that are helpful at different stages of your child’s first years. Research shows that an infant’s brain contains 25 percent of the synapses it will have as an adult

brain. Most thinking, reasoning and language skills are hardwired into our brains by the age of three, so providing a safe, nurturing and stimulating environment for young children is critical for their success later in life. The Ages and Stages questionnaire will help parents understand what their child needs and how their child is developing. Last year, the Coos Watch Me Grow program screened 395 children in the county and we plan to reach at least twice that number in the coming year. Watch Me Grow aims to work with parents so that every child in Coos is screened at least once a year. If you are interested and would like more information about the Watch Me Grow Ages and Stages questionnaire please contact, Sue Watson at the Family Resource Center (466-5190 ext. 303), Sue Chancey at Bright Beginnings/Weeks Medical Center (603788-4911 ext. 5094) , Ann- Marie Smith at Child and Family Services in Colebrook (237-4884), Rochelle Mulkern at Early Supports and Services (662-2233), Michele Santy, Infant Mental Health Berlin-Gorham (752-7404), Stacey Smith, Infant Mental Health Colebrook-Groveton (237-4955), Joanne Kawecki, Infant Mental Health Lancaster-Whitefield (4445358) or ask your child care provider if they are part of Watch Me Grow. Coos Watch Me Grow is a member of the State wide Department of Health and Human Services Watch Me grow program and is supported by the Early Childhood Development North Country Strategy, funded by the Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation. This five-year initiative is designed to help all children thrive by focusing services and information for parents on the early years of growth and development, supporting professional development and continued education for early childhood professionals, increasing access to infant mental health, and strengthening childcare and preschool services for all children, ages 0 – 6, in Coos County. We believe that investing early in families with young children will improve the future community and economic vitality and stability of the North Country. For more information about this project, please contact Catherine McDowell at or go to

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Berlin and Gorham students participate in leadership conference BY JONATHAN CHABOT THE BERLIN DAILY SUN

CTR. TUFTONBORO — Berlin and Gorham high school students took part in a youth leadership conference, empowering teens to make a social stand against drugs and alcohol, on November 10, 11, and 12. The event took place at the Merrowvista camp in central New Hampshire. The Merrowvista conference aims to steer adolescences away from substance abuse and create teenage leaders who will do the same. These leaders then bring what they have learned back to their schools. An “action plan” is brought back to their respective schools to display what they have learned, further emphasizing anti-substance abuse. During the weekend, campers break out of their comfort zone with group discussions and activities to socially open up, getting to their personality’s inner core and making complete strangers comfortable with one and another. Campers took part in a list of activities, including: group hike, talent show, and four family group sessions. Family groups were a collection of students from different schools that met and discussed topics like, how to handle friends that deal

IN R EM EM BR AN C E O F R AY M O N D C H APM AN W e the fam ily o fRaym o nd C hapm an w o uld like to thank m any friends and relatives fro m M aine and N ew H am pshire fo r all their suppo rt during o ur lo ss. M any thanks to all w ho m ade his service so great. So , m any thanks to all o fyo u.W e especially w o uld like to thank L inda W estleigh,M abel Bo iniskas and Brenda Bartho lo m ew w e co uldn’t o fm ade it w itho ut yo u. E xtra thanks to yo u all and everyo ne. W e love you all – Thanks so m uch, Chapm an Fam ily

with substance abuse, what it means to be a leader, and so forth. The camp was lead by adult and teen staff. Teen staff member Jaylan Parent-Ongel, senior of Gorham High School, noted, “I felt that my experience, just like last year, has broadened my horizons and opened me up to new ideas.” Parent-Ongel has been a staff member and participant for two years. The Berlin group was lead by Berlin High School SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) Advisor Carole Chabot. When asked about how her and her group felt about the conference, she said,

“All of my students have enjoyed going each year and look forward to going again the next year, if possible. This type of conference allows students to be who they really are by allowing them to express themselves freely without the fear of being ridiculed for their differences, beliefs or values.” The Gorham group advisor and middle school Guidance Counselor Matthew Saladino noted, “We are definitely planning to return to Merrowvista next year. Our group has planned several different school & community action projects that will be implemented in the next few months and we hope to build of these next year.”

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BERLIN -- The Women’s Services Department at Androscoggin Valley Hospital is teaming up with Believe in Books ( from North Conway and the Coos Family Support Project ( to provide all new parents delivering at AVH a baby book pouch. The pouch contains a soft baby book, information for parents on the importance of reading to your child, how to access local libraries and connection to the Reach Out and Read (www.reachoutandread. org) program being offered through well child visits at Coos County Family Health Services, Weeks Medical Center and Indian Stream Health Center. This collaboration is being created for parents in Coos County because research proves that children must be offered experiences that encourage learning before they reach school. One of the easiest and most effective ways to encourage a child’s learning and development is by reading to them. More than

CONTRACT DOCUMENTS may be viewed at the office of the Berlin Housing Authority located at 10 Serenity Circle, Berlin, NH or by calling Buffalo Energy at 1-290-5603.

The BHA reserves the right to reject any or all bids or to waive any informalities in the bidding or to reject any an all bids if deemed to be in the best interest of the Owner. No bid shall be withdrawn for a period of sixty (60) days subsequent to the opening of bids without the consent of the BHA. Liquidated damages for substantial completion will amount to 500.00 per day for each calendar day of delay from the date established for substantial completion. EOE/EHO Mary-Jo Landry Executive Director

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one-third (34 percent) of American children entering kindergarten today lack the basic language skills they will need to learn to read. Children who have access to books and pictures at home and who are read to during the first years of life are more likely to develop stronger reading abilities and are more likely to enter school prepared to succeed. Research shows that fewer than half of parents (48 percent) in the United States read to their children daily. The Books from Birth Program at AVH is designed to provide parents a book for their baby that they can begin using immediately. The nurses at AVH will work with each parent to emphasize the importance of reading in their child’s future growth and development. The information in the book pouch provided by Believe in Books will also encourage parents to go to their first well child visit where they can receive another new book for their baby

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Nov. 25th A graduation ceremony was held at St.Vincent De Paul Nursing Facility, Sunday, Nov. 20, for seven nursing assistant students. The ceremony was officiated by Clinical Career Training Instructor Bob Pelletier, RN. Friends and family of the graduates were on hand to show their support. The new licensed nursing assistants are from (l-r) front row: Jessica Nadeau of Gorham, Kelli Airey of Conway, and Meagan Royer of Berlin; Back row: Katelyn Kelsea of Pittsburg, Krysten Bisson of Berlin, Renee Genest of Berlin and Elnora Lawson of Milan. BELIEVE from page 22

through the Reach Out and Read Program. Reach Out and Read is an evidenced-based program that, at each well child visit up to age five, promotes early literacy and school readiness by giving new books to children and advice to parents about the importance of reading aloud. Children who participate in Reach Out and Read typically have larger vocabularies, stronger language skills, and a six-month developmental edge over their peers. Reach Out and Read

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• At 7:15 PM - Boundary line adjustment proposal between lots belonging to the Janet Peabody Revocable Trust Map 7 Lot 58D and a portion of Map 7 Lot 58 located on Leadmine Road. And the resulting lot will be merged with Map 7 Lot 32. • At 7:30 PM – Boundary line adjustment proposal between Thomas & Karen Moore, 219 North Road, Map 7 Lot 38 and Gerard Turcotte, Leadmine Road, Map 7 Lot 23. • At 7:45 PM –A minor, two lot subdivision proposal by the Estate of Russell Andrews, 52 Winthrop Drive, Map 4 Lot 15A. Upon a finding by the Board that the application meets the submission requirements of the Shelburne Subdivision Regulations, the Board will vote to accept the applications as complete, and a public hearing on the merits of each proposal will follow immediately, if deemed necessary, by the Planning Board. Should a decision not be reached at this meeting, this application will stay on the Planning Board agenda until such time as it is either approved or disapproved. Anyone needing assistance to attend this meeting should contact the Selectmen’s Office, 466-2262, one week prior to the scheduled date. Per order of the Shelburne Planning Board Jo Anne Carpenter Administrative Assistant Shelburne Planning Board

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Sgt. Elmer R. Sevier, Jr. (cc) with DOC Commissioner William Wrenn (l) and Executive Councilor Ray Burton (r).

Berlin resident recognized by Councilor Ray Burton and Gov. John Lynch CONCORD -- New Hampshire Governor John Lynch has formally commended SEA Chapter 255 Vice President Elmer R. Sevier, Jr., for his exemplary service to the community. The honor was awarded at the recommendation of Executive Councilor Ray Burton, and presented during the Governor and Council meeting on November 9. “Our public employees -- local, county, state and federal -- are very much a part of our culture in New Hampshire. From time to time, they should be honored, Councilor Burton said. “Elmer is a public employee citizen and contributing member of his community in Coos County.”

Sevier has lived in the North Country, Berlin, for 16 years. He is very involved in community activities, including the NH Law Enforcement Memorial Fund, the Sean Powers Memorial, Home for the Troops, Rolling Thunder, Toys for Tots and Androscoggin Valley Cancer Research. He is also a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles and the Blue Knights. Currently a sergeant in the NH Department of Corrections, Sevier has worked at the Northern Correctional Facility since it opened in 2000. He has served as a leader of the facility’s Special Emergency Response Team, and is now the regional training coorsee RECOGNIZED page 25

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Tyler Palmer, Phil Gravink join U.S. Ski Hall of Fame BY TOM EASTMAN THE CONWAY DAILY SUN

ISHPEMING, Mich. — Phil Gravink and Tyler Palmer joined some select company this month. Gravink, former Attitash general manager and president, and a resident of Jackson, and Palmer, a former Olympian, World Cup racer and past Men's Pro Tour racer, of Kearsarge, are among this year's inductees into the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame, both men learned earlier this month. “I am honored, and, of course, humbled,” said Gravink to a reporter, just before speaking at the annual BEWI Awards luncheon at the Boston Globe/BEWI Snowsports Expo in Boston Nov. 11. Palmer was equally modest. “[Former U.S. Ski Team coach] Bob Beattie once told me not to worry about money or winning and losing, that if you had your friends and family, that's what counted; that you were all set and everything would work out. So, for me to get this honor, which I never would have dreamed of, I thank all my friends, because they are getting this with me — I would never have made it without their friendship and support over the years,” said Palmer in a telephone interview from his Kearsarge home upon receiving the news. He had just bagged a five-point buck, taken within the same hour that son-in-law Tim Roden and friend Jackie Butler had also gotten their deer. Earlier in the fall, Palmer



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“I never had any inkling throughout my career, ski racing or coaching, or growing up, that I would get anything in this direction. For me, this means a lot,” said Palmer, 61. “Again, I thank my friends — because friends and family are really what is so important in life. I have lived off that mother's milk for 61 years.” In interviews with Ann Bennett, Karen Cummings and other reporters over the years, he has always been passionate about what skiing did for him. The 1972 Olympics were the culmination of Tyler's amateur racing career that began when he was 5 years old. “We skied at Cranmore, and in those days, there were a lot of European instructors, although when it came to racing, my brother and I were our own best teachers,” he related. He said he, brother Terry and fellow '72 Olympic teammate David Currier of Madison were always in friendly competition. “We never let it rest,” Tyler told Cummings. Known as the original New Hampshire "Bad Boy" on the American team, long before Bode Miller came around, Tyler's reputation preceded him when he went to Japan. “Staying out to 4 a.m. his first night at the Olympic site,” Cummings wrote, “did not please the team coaches. Tyler was put on curfew and confined to the Olympic Village for his entire stay.” “I was required to train hard every single day for 28 days,” he said, as

opposed to his own training regimen. All work and no play wasn't Tyler's style. “In Sapporo,” he told Cummings, “I was totally concerned with skiing and didn't get to savor the Olympics, but I guess I felt a little stale by the time I raced.” Other events also may have played a factor. The day before his Olympic slalom run, Tyler's competition skis were stolen, forcing him to race on his practice skis. In addition, while riding an empty lift servicing the practice hill, he and Terry had jumped off to ski a closed ski trail — causing the chair to bang into the tower, shearing the gears. "We were told we had to to pay $10,000 to fix it,” Tyler told Cummings. “I reminded them that I once went to Europe with only $20 in my pocket.” To avoid prosecution, Tyler continued to keep a low profile throughout the Games, even leaving Japan “with the New Zealand team, wearing one of their team jackets,” wrote Cummings. Interviewed this week, Palmer said he was not a “bad boy." Like Miller, he was a New Hampshire skier with a strong will. “They all know now that this is the New Hampshire way, whether with me or Bode. We do it our way, and we try to do it with some fun, too,” said Palmer. “It wasn't that I didn't like the coaching — I was just running in different miles than what they were doing and they didn't understand it.” see next page

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PHIL GRAVIN Gravink was a key player for 35 years at the national level in ski area management. After graduating from college he started out helping run his family’s farm in New York State before founding an area known as Peek N Peak. Such was his success that the state appointed him as general manager of Gore Mountain and later he held the same post at Loon Mountain in New Hampshire from 1977 to 1991 where, under his leadership, he developed Loon into a leading modern resort. He was also a key player in influencing the policies of the U.S. Forest Service. He was director of skiing for the state-owned Cannon Mountain and Sunapee in 1991-92, and became president and general manager of Attitash Mountain Resort in 1992. At Attitash, he worked for a board of directors that included the late Bob Morrell, Sandy McCulloch and Thad Thorne. After Sunday River's Les Otten purchased the area, he oversaw the layout of Bear Peak in 1994-1995. He retired in 1999. “Even though all of my ski career stops were enjoyable,” said Gravink this week, “because of the great board and staff I worked with I would consider the most rewarding my time at Attitash. The Nancy Clarks, Tom Chasses and John Urdis — it doesn't get any better than that.” He said he is proud to have overseen the layout of Bear Peak, which has wide meandering westernstyled resort trails, contrasted with Attitash's classic New England narrow trails that were laid out by Thad Thorne in 1965. “I loved to build ski areas — I added it up not too long ago, and as CEO I oversaw the building of six base lodges, 26 lifts of various shapes and sizes and three hotels, including the Grand Summit at Attitash. All the monument I would want is the Bear Peak trail system and the North Peak trail system at Loon,” said Gravink. He learned from many mentors, including the late Otto Schniebs,

former Dartmouth ski coach, who stayed with the Gravinks when he was well into his 80s, helping to lay out the design for Peek N Peak. “I had the fun of going into the woods before they were built on snowshoes and ribbons to set the first parameters,” he said. Gravink was on several key committees of the National Ski Areas Association, serving as a director for 18 years and then as its chairman in 1979-1980. In 1993, the NSAA presented him with its Sherman Adams Award for his contributions. Other honors have included the NSAA Lifetime Achievement Award in 2000 and the BEWI Award in 2006. He contributed significantly to several skiing safety innovations. For many years he was a senior associate with Sno-Engineering and continues to this day as a ski area consultant. Then U.S. Sen. Bob Smith, R-N.H., had this to say about Gravink in 1999, read into the Congressional Record: “Phil Gravink is one of the industry's most respected and experienced leaders. Phil is a resident of Jackson, and has devoted 36 years to operating ski resorts, 22 of which have been in New Hampshire. Phil Gravink has had a truly successful and distinguished career. Phil Gravink has been an integral part of New Hampshire's ski industry. I commend Phil for his critical role and unwavering dedication to the success and progression of the New Hampshire ski industry.” After his retirement from Attitash, he and wife Shirley embarked on a world cycling trip to raise funds for the New England Ski Museum and Northeast Passage, a disabled sports program that his daughter Jill has worked to develop. The Northeast Passage began as a way for post-trauma patients to become re-involved in skiing and has since expanded to involve other sports. He served as interim director of the Mount Washington Observatory, and remains active with the New England Ski Museum, the Mount Washington Valley Economic Council and several other organizations.

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