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Few show up for hearing on proposed SB-2 form of town meeting BY GAIL SCOTT THE BERLIN DAILY SUN

GORHAM—Not even the petitioners who have placed an article on the Gorham town warrant to consider the so-called SB-2 form of town meeting showed up for a public hearing on the subject at the Gorham Town Hall Monday. With no one to defend the petition, Gorham Town Manager Robin Frost stepped in to briefly explain what SB-2 is all about. “I’m disappointed that the petitioners aren’t here to talk to their petition,” Frost said, in introduction

before an audience of about 15 people. “We’ll talk about it and we’ll try to answer questions.” “The SB-2 form of town meeting changes the way you vote on all of the issues,” she said. “You don’t vote on some by ballot and some at town meeting on the floor. With the SB-2 form of town meeting, you would have a deliberative session where you discuss the articles and you can make amendments to amounts and such, and then those articles go onto an official ballot and in March, April, or May—whichever time you go to the voting booth— you vote on all of the articles.”

She said that to institute the SB-2 form of town meeting in Gorham, the article would require a three-fifths majority of those voting and would take effect the following year, in this case—2013. Under SB-2 “The only time to talk about the articles in their entirety would be at the deliberative session and there would also have to be budget hearings like we had last week,” she said. “The operating budget is a little different, too,” she said. “There is a fall-back position—the default. What happens is the operating budget is developed see SB-2 page 6

Biomass construction ahead of schedule BY BARBARA TETREAULT THE BERLIN DAILY SUN

A tour of the Burgess BioPower biomass site last week reveals some of the construction underway. This picture show a sound wall being built while the foundation is being poured for the Selective Catalytic Reduction building (BARBARA TETREAULT PHOTO).

BERLIN – The warmer than average winter has allowed work on the Burgess BioPower biomass plant to advance ahead of schedule. Cate Street Capital Vice President Richard Cyr said the mild weather has allowed more on-site activity than originally anticipated. Local reporters were given a tour of the 75-megawatt biomass project last Thursday by Burgess BioPower site manager Carl Belanger. When work got underway in December just over a hundred people were employed on-site. Cyr said the number of people employed has fluctuated as work gets completed and new work begins. He said there are currently about 90 employees on site. That number is expected to increase dramatically this spring when the see BIOMASS page 9

City council continues to discuss ways to increase recycling BY BARBARA TETREAULT THE BERLIN DAILY SUN

BERLIN – The city council continues to discuss ways to increase recycling by residents to reduce the volume of solid waste that goes to the regional landfill. The city recycles about ten percent of its solid waste – a figure fall below average rates for other towns in the county and state. Mayor Paul Grenier said the goal is to save money by reducing what the city sends to the landfill at a tipping fee of $67 per ton. In 2010, the city paid $265,000 in tipping fees for 4,000 tons of solid waste

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Model finds stardom via YouTube (NY Times) — Unlike the many little-known beauties now on view at New York Fashion Week — women seldom identified by more than one name (Agata, Hanaa, Frida, Joan) — Kate Upton, just 19 and resembling a 1950s pinup, but with the legs of a W.N.B.A. point guard, has arrived on the scene as a largely self-created Internet phenomenon. It is not just that she has a respectable Twitter following (170,000 people at last count), or a YouTube video with over 3 million viewers, or marketing potential perhaps best measured by her rocketing from obscurity to No. 2 on a list of the world’s 99 “top” women compiled by, an online magazine with 15 million readers. Less than a year after Ms. Upton, curvaceous and rambunctious, posted a video of herself at a Los Angeles Clippers game doing the Dougie, a dance popularized in a hiphop tune by Cali Swag District, she finds herself in one of the most coveted positions in the modeling business. Joining an elite club of modeling powerhouses, Upton was announced Monday night on David Letterman’s show as the latest cover girl for Sports Illustrated’s annual swimsuit issue. “We all know that social media now creates its own reality,” said Wayne Sterling, the publisher of


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WASHINGTON (NY Times) — China’s vice president, Xi Jinping, held a day of highlevel meetings here on Tuesday to open a visit billed as a get-toknow-you exercise for the man widely seen as the next leader of China. But he was welcomed with pointed criticism from his host, Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., who declared that the United States and China could cooperate in a mutually

beneficial manner “only if the game is fair.” In a day of heavily scripted encounters, Xi met President Obama in the Oval Office, lunched with Biden and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton at the State Department, and will be saluted by an honor guard at the Pentagon, talk to captains of industry at the Chamber of Commerce and join Biden and his wife, Jill, for a dinner at

the vice president’s residence at the Naval Observatory. Biden spoke in blunt terms when he delivered a speech at the start of the State Department lunch, where more than 300 people were seated in the Ben Franklin reception room at tables brimming with Valentine’s Day decorations: pink and red tulips and roses, red candles and tablecloths with fuchsia flower patterns.

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Lawmakers consider fragrance ban CONCORD — Lawmakers are considering a bill that would ban state workers from wearing fragrances. It’s a common workplace problem: coworkers who wear too much perfume or cologne. And lawmakers said that can be a problem for those seeking state services. “I think everyone knows when someone is wearing too much perfume, and we don’t have to tell anybody it,” said Rep. Seth Cohn, R-Canterbury. “The nose knows.” Rep. Michele Peckham, R-North Hampton, is drafting a bill that would ban state workers from wearing fragrances, calling it a health matter. “There’s one in five persons who are

sensitive to the chemicals that are in fragrances,” she said. It’s unclear how much support the bill will have. “I think we ought to listen to and see how substantial a problem it is and see if we ought to legislate,” said House Speaker Bill O’Brien. Other lawmakers said that in some cases, it’s not the manufactured fragrance that’s the problem. “I know there are some people who are against having people wearing perfume, but some should wear more of it and we’d all be a lot better off,” said Rep. Pete Silva, R-Nashua. —Courtesy of WMUR

Man tracks down stolen items on Craigslist MANCHESTER — Manchester police said a man tracked down his stolen items on Craigslist and confronted a man in the parking lot of a Dunkin’ Donuts on Monday. The man told police the items, including a GPS unit and DVD player, were stolen out of his wife’s car in Nashua. He found a similar GPS unit for sale on Craigslist shortly after and suspected it was his. The man arranged a meeting, pretending to be an interested buyer, and met the seller in the parking lot of the Dunkin’ Donuts on Candia Road at about 5 p.m. Monday, police said. The man was able to identify the GPS unit by the serial numbers.

Police said he confronted Kyle Ramalho, 24, of Hooksett, and the two began struggling. Ramalho attempted to back his car out of a parking space, and police said the victim was forced to jump in the passenger seat to avoid being run over. The victim was able to wrestle Ramalho out of the car and pin him on the ground, when State Police Capt. John LeLacheur arrived on scene. The victim’s DVD player and more electronic items were found in the car, police said. Ramalho was charged with reckless conduct, receiving stolen property and violation of bail conditions. —Courtesy of WMUR

Manchester mom who left baby in tub convicted of manslaughter MANCHESTER — A woman who left her 1-year-old and 2 1/2-yearold sons in the bathtub and spent 40 minutes online while the youngest drowned was convicted of manslaughter, negligent homicide and reckless conduct by a Hillsborough County Superior Court jury Friday. Hillsborough County Attorney Dennis Hogan said Jessica Botelho, 24, faces sentences of 15 to 30 years at the New Hampshire State Prison on the manslaughter conviction and an additional two to five years for reckless conduct. Police said she left the children unsupervised in the tub the afternoon of July 13, 2010, while she used her computer on the porch of her Hayward Street apartment. When the older boy got out of the tub and told his mother the baby was “sleeping,” Botelho returned to the bathroom and found the 1-year-old not breathing.

She took the baby to a neighbor, who told her to start CPR, and a friend took her to Elliot Hospital. The infant was not breathing and had no pulse, but after 15 minutes, medical personnel were able to get his heart beating. But he suffered from “minimal brain function and severe neurological devastation” and was removed from life support. He died July 20, 2010. Deputy Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Jennie Duval listed his cause of death as “complications of near-drowning.” Botelho initially said she left the children alone only for a few minutes, but a computer analysis showed she was actively online for 40 minutes while the children were alone in the tub. Assistant Hillsborough County Attorney Jennifer Sandoval prosecuted the case against Botelho. —Courtesy of The Union Leader

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Walpole eighth grader used shotgun in cafeteria shooting WALPOLE — The eighth-grader who shot himself Friday in the Walpole Elementary School cafeteria used a shotgun, according to investigators. State Police Lt. Jerome Maslan said police are still trying to determine how Hunter Mack obtained the gun and got it into the school. “We know that he acted alone; there were no other people involved,” Maslan said. The teen was taken to DartmouthHitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon in serious condition, where he remained hospitalized Monday. Saturday, a family member said Hunter had undergone surgery for his head injury and was expected to be have a long recovery. On Monday, family members said they did not want to discuss Hunter. Cheshire County Attorney Peter Heed confirmed that police are investigating whether a relationship problem led to the shooting. “There’s some evidence that it may have had to do with a relationship ... It’s obviously a complex issue,” Heed said. Maslan said police are still compiling information from interviews with students and staff members, as well as from social media sites such as Facebook. About 70 students and a handful of staff were in the cafeteria about 11 a.m. when the shooting took place, including school Principal Sam Jacobs. On Saturday, the school was open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. to offer crisis counseling to students, said Debra

Livingston, Fall Mountain Regional School District superintendent. School resumed Monday morning with more counselors on hand, she said. Since the shooting took place in the cafeteria, all students are eating lunch in their homerooms for the time being, she said. “All of the students will be eating with their teachers in the classrooms for the rest of the week and next week is winter break, and then the principal and the staff will decide when to change that,” Livingston said. “And by having them eat with their teachers in their homeroom, it provides an adult with them for a while.” Livingston said she was at the school Monday morning to greet patents. She had asked for a police officer to conduct traffic, since she expected a large number of parents to drive their children to school Monday. The school district is reaching out to parents, Livingston said. “They may have some questions that we haven’t answered yet and that’s why we feel it’s important to answer them,” she said She praised parents for how they handled themselves Friday. “They stayed calm and patient; in a situation like this, a really terrible situation, it helps focus on the children,” she said. In the near future, the school district plans to take a closer look at safety procedures already in place and whether they would need to be modified, she said. —Courtesy of The Union Leader

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Berlin Mites thank BHS varsity hockey team To the editor: A special thank you goes out to the Berlin High School Varsity Hockey Team for taking time out of their very busy schedules and practicing with the Berlin Sabre Mites hockey team. The kids had so much fun with the varsity team and admired the many “moves” they

showed them. The BHS boys worked on all aspects of the game and to hear the admiration in the Sabres voices at the end of practice was great. Many thanks from the Mite hockey players to the BHS Varsity team, you are an inspiration. Berlin Sabres Mites Hockey Team 2011-2012

Nansen Ski Club thanks its supporters To the editor: The Nansen Ski Club wishes to thank our many loyal and generous supporters in the community, for all their contributions to our annual fundraiser dinner/ dance, held at the White Mountain Chalet on Saturday, February 11, 2012. This event was a great success due to the generosity of numerous local businesses and sponsors, as well as the many people in attendance that evening. It was wonderful to see a lot of familiar faces and old friends who have been long-time members of the ski club, along with many young people and new friends to the club. We greatly appreciate your coming out to support us. We were very proud to honor three of our hardest working volunteers who helped to keep the Ski Club active and vital for many years: Emma Wight, Romeo Labonte, and Armand Theriault. We were amazed by the great generosity of many local business people who donated raffle items, food, and services for our event

We especially extend our thanks to Lloyd Murray and Shelly Beaudette of the White Mountain Chalet and Steve Tardiff of the Berlin IGA, not only for their generous donations but for their kindness and attention to detail in helping us plan and carry out this event. A variety of exciting raffle items were donated by Top Furniture, Greetings Jewelers, Caron Building Center, the Town & Country, White Mountain Lumber, Labonvilles, Northern Forest Heritage Park, and the Yokohama, Tea Birds, and Northland Restaurants. Additional Berlin Main Street merchants who graciously donated to our raffle included Maureen’s Boutique, Hot Bodz, Scene Street Consignment Shop, Gill’s Flower Shop, Middle Earth, Rumorz Boutique, and SaVoir Flare. From Gorham we received wonderful donations from Jay’s Quick Lube, Lydia’s Golden Touch Hair Salon, White Mountain Café & Bookstore, and Gorham see NANSEN page 5

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By Frank Bruni The New York Times

The Do-Over Derby

To “the dog ate my homework,” we can now add “my wife wrote the chapter.” That’s the excuse, more or less, with which Rick Santorum is distancing himself from a snippet of his 2005 book, “It Takes a Family,” in which “radical feminists” are disparaged for giving women the idea that they might find greater fulfillment outside the home. By using the passive voice in the last stretch of that sentence, I’m cutting him a break. I could have said “he disparaged” those feminists, because he’s the only author listed on the book’s cover, and there’s no acknowledgment of literary assistance from the hard-typing, home-schooling, house-tethered missus. So even if he’s not a troglodyte, he’s something of a credit hog. You gotta love politics, and you gotta love Santorum. For much of this campaign, he has been content to occupy the rightward extremes of social issues, where he obviously felt he would best find traction. For most of last week, he stood there proudly and loudly, championing the Roman Catholic bishops in their archaic — and, let’s be clear, irresponsible — antipathy to birth control. He even came up with perhaps the most ridiculous hyperbole in a political season thick with it. He said that “the path of President Obama and his overt hostility to faith” would lead the country to “the guillotine,” an apparent assertion that for Obama, hope and change are the smokescreen, deficits and decapitation the real agenda. Given all of Santorum’s regressive bluster, why should he suddenly evince alarm over seeming to be out of touch with the aspirations, emotions and rights of women? What’s changed? The polls, for one: two new Michigan surveys show him ahead of Mitt Romney there. And his tally of victories rose last week from one (Iowa) to four (if you count Missouri). Once preposterous, his candidacy is newly plausible, giving him fresh motive to blunt some of his divisive edges. Nothing rewrites the past like pumped-up designs on the future. That has been a vivid leitmotif of the Republican contest so far. It’s the Do-Over Derby, in which the only candidates not asking for a mulligan are the ones demanding dozens of them. While Newt Gingrich’s romantic history makes the Hamptons of “Revenge” look like the Sunnybrook Farm of Rebecca, he implores us to focus instead on his ostensibly devout Catholicism today and his marriage to Callista, who stands so snugly and immovably

at his side that their connection seems less intimate than umbilical. Watching him on TV recently, I noticed that the camera couldn’t press in close enough to edit her Newt-riveted profile out of the frame. She — or at least the tip of her nose — kept poking into it. In the 1990s Ron Paul’s name bedecked pamphlets spewing racist sentiments, which he now disavows. “My letterhead did it” is his excuse. He’s the hapless victim of a stenographic hijacking. And then there’s Romney, whose primary campaign is one long quest for a clean conservative slate on which “Romneycare” and “Obamacare,” for instance, have little in common. To understand voters’ bottomless cynicism, look no farther than politicians’ boundless revisionism. Republicans have no monopoly on it, but they occupy center stage at the moment, shedding culpability for past deeds even as they ask us — as leaders do and should — to take responsibility for our own. Santorum’s appearance on the ABC News show “This Week” on Sunday was just the latest example. Questioned by George Stephanopoulos about that “radical feminists” lament, he professed unfamiliarity with it, saying, “That’s a new quote for me.” But as Brian Knowlton noted in the Times, it couldn’t have been, because Stephanopoulos had asked him about the same lament back in 2005. What’s more, it came under fire the following year, during Santorum’s failed bid for reelection to the United States Senate. On Sunday he told Stephanopoulos that his wife, a nurse and lawyer who became a stayat-home mother, had “co-written” the “radical feminists” section of “It Takes a Family.” This dodge was curious on several fronts. Wouldn’t it still leave him as the other co-author? Isn’t it an ungallant bit of blame shifting? And if he and she weren’t on the same page, why was she at the keyboard? Besides which, there’s some truth to the charge that, in the past, women who opted out of the work force were at times put wrongly on the defensive, and that feminism is rightly about access to all opportunities, not adherence to one script. But it’s also true that Santorum, hammered for recent remarks that women should be barred from front-line combat, must now seize chances to maneuver toward a more enlightened aura, integral to general-election viability. And that apparently takes a family of fall guys (or gals), along with a highly selective memory.

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To the editor: Your front page article about the birth control thing reads like an ad for the religious right. I’d like to put in a plug for the religious left I believe that opponents of the president’s birth control regulation are deliberately misinterpreting the rule. Churches are exempt from this regulations. Religious affiliated institutions are not. Just because a church owns a business does not make that business a religious organization. An example would be Catholic Medical Center in Manchester. Yes, it is owned by the Catholic church. However there is no religious

requirement for receiving services from the hospital, nor is there a religious test for the people who work there. While I have no proof, I’m willing to bet that contraception is both prescribed and distributed at CMC. Why then should they be exempt from a rule which other employers must follow? There was much talk about abortion in that article, too, although it is not a direct part of this issue. No law requires any institution to provide abortions. In fact it seems to me that anyone opposed to abortions should be in favor of birth control. see BELIEFS page 5

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and Cimbria Badenhausen were very helpful volunteers in our fundraising efforts. We also thank the band Straightaway for their generosity and excellent classic rock performance throughout the night. So much community support helped to create a fun-filled, memorable occasion on behalf of the oldest Ski Club in America. Thank you again and we hope to see you all out on our trails at Milan Hill State Park. There’s still plenty of winter ahead for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing! Nansen Ski Club Board of Directors

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issue. It should also be noted that thirty seven states already have similar rules on their books. If your conscience tells you that abortion is wrong, don’t have one. If your conscience tells you that birth control is wrong, don’t use it. But you do not have the right to impose your belief’s on others. John Henne Shelburne

Hardware & Sports. Some novel gifts donated by Murals by Shelly, Northern Oasis, and North Woods Rafting rounded out our very large and diverse selection of raffle items. We also extend our thanks to the Great Northwoods Journal and Bob’s Variety Store. We want to thank local artist Daniel Roberge for donating his time and talents for our poster design. The very professional services of Seventh Street Graphics and Corrigan Screen Printing were much appreciated. Special thanks go out to Rita Dube for all of her support to the ski club. Diane Gilbert, Cindy Ross,

Please notice that nothing in this regulation requires that someone use birth control if they do not want to. It only says that birth control should be available as part of basic health coverage. It is a proven fact that the availability birth control improves the overall health of women and their children, and that is why the federal government has an interest in this

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By virtue of the Power of Sale contained in a certain Mortgage Deed given by ROBERT J. BOLASH (the “Mortgagor”) to MONIQUE P. BOLASH (the “Mortgagee”) dated April 19, 2011 and recorded in the Coos County Registry of Deeds at Book 1326, Page 164, the undersigned holder of said Mortgage Deed, pursuant to and in execution of said powers, and for breach of the conditions of said Mortgage Deed (and the Note secured thereby of near or even date, and related documents), and for the purpose of foreclosing the same, shall sell at PUBLIC AUCTION On Thursday, March 8, 2012, at 12:00 in the afternoon, pursuant to NH RSA 479:25, at the mortgaged premises located at 30 Hubbard Grove, Town of Shelburne, County of Coos, State of New Hampshire, being all and the same premises more particularly described in the Mortgage Deed. TERMS OF SALE AND DEPOSIT: The property will be sold to the highest bidder who complies with the terms of sale. To qualify, bidders must register and present to the Mortgagee or its agent the sum of FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($5,000.00) by money order, bank check, or other form of payment acceptable to the Mortgagee or its agent prior to the commencement of the public auction. The balance of the purchase price shall be paid in full by money order, bank check, or other form of payment acceptable to the Mortgagee upon tender of the Mortgagee’s Foreclosure Deed within forty five (45) days after the sale, TIME BEING OF THE ESSENCE. The successful bidder shall also execute a purchase and sale contract with Monique P. Bolash immediately after close of bidding. If the successful bidder fails to complete the purchase of the Mortgaged Property within forty five days, the Mortgagee may, at its option, retain the deposit as liquidated damages. Deposits of unsuccessful bidders shall be returned at the conclusion of the public auction. The premises will be sold “AS IS, WHERE IS,” without any express or implied warranties of any kind, and subject to: (a) any condition which a title search would reveal, (b) all unpaid real estate taxes and liens therefore, whether or not of record, (c) any facts which an inspection or survey of the premises might show, (d) mortgages, tax or other liens, attachments and all other encumbrances and rights, title and interest of third persons of any and every nature whatsoever which are, or may be entitled to precedence over the Mortgage Deed, and (e) subject to any existing tenants, tenancies or persons in possession. The Mortgagee reserves all rights, including, but not limited to, the right to bid at the sale, to continue, postpone or cancel the sale, to reject any and all bids, and to alter, amend or modify the terms, conditions or procedure for the proposed sale, either orally or in writing, before or at the time of the proposed sale, in which event such terms as altered, amended or modified shall be binding on all bidders and interested parties, and to convey the mortgaged property to the next highest bidder should any successful bidder default. ORIGINAL MORTGAGE DEED: A copy of the Mortgage Deed may be examined by any interested person at the offices of Cooper Cargill Chant, P.A., 2935 White Mountain Highway, North Conway, New Hampshire, during normal business hours. TO THE MORTGAGOR AND PERSONS HAVING A LIEN ON THE PREMISES OF RECORD: YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT YOU HAVE A RIGHT TO PETITION THE SUPERIOR COURT FOR THE COUNTY IN WHICH THE MORTGAGED PREMISES ARE SITUATED, WITH SERVICE UPON THE MORTGAGEE, AND UPON SUCH BOND AS THE COURT MAY REQUIRE, TO ENJOIN THE SCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE. Failure to institute such petition and complete service upon said Monique P. Bolash, or her undersigned attorneys, prior to the sale shall thereafter bar any action or right of action of the mortgagor based on the validity of the foreclosure. Reference is made to the provisions of RSA 479:25 (II). For further information respecting the aforementioned foreclosure sale, contact Tom McGlauflin, The McGlauflin Group, 99 Fairgrounds Road, Plymouth, NH (03264), (603) 536-6099. Other terms to be announced at the sale. Dated at North Conway, New Hampshire this 8th day of February, 2012. MONIQUE P. BOLASH By and through her attorneys, COOPER CARGILL CHANT, P.A. Rebecca J. Oleson 2935 White Mountain Highway North Conway, NH 03860 Phone: (603) 356-5439

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as it is now. When it is put on the warrant, there is a default budget in case that budget fails (in the vote). That (the default budget) would be the previous year’s budget and any contractual obligations and with any one-time obligations taken out. The default could be higher but typically it is lower.” She said the timeline under SB-2 would move everything up so that the budget hearing would have to be posted by January 10, petition articles would be due January 10, collective bargaining would have to be completed by January 10, and so on. The first deliberative session would have to be about the same time as the budget hearing was this year, she said. Reuben Rajala remarked that he believed that the towns using SB-2 tended to be bigger communities— populations of 1,700 or larger. “The smaller tend to do town meetings,” he said. Frost said that one of the reasons SB-2 had been proposed in New Hampshire (in 1995) was that “it was hard to find a place that would hold enough voters that wanted to come to town meeting. In larger towns, maybe it’s appropriate to do this.” She said her experience with the system was in a school district where participation appeared to be better at the voting booth. “The concern is that they have people in the voting booth who have not listened to the explanation of the warrant articles in the deliberative sessions. They don’t understand what the articles mean to the school district. They are not informed voters,” she said. Former Gorham Town Manager Bill Jackson remarked, “In many cases they have found that SB-2 towns have shown a drop in the people who attend the deliberative session visa vis the people who vote, as you pointed out. Not being knowledgeable voters is a serious concern. The second thing is that in small towns, it’s difficult to get people out to meetings. If you have difficulty getting people to come to town meeting, getting them to two meetings poses a problem.” Tad Michaud said that a system that didn’t require people to get up and state their opinion might be good since some people are fearful of speaking up in public. Jackson commented that he had been to town meetings for 15 years and had not found that people are shy about voicing their opinions. Jackson said that there are number of bills before the legislature that might change SB-2 by the time it would be in force, if approved by Gorham voters this year. Among these proposed bills, House bill 1376 says that the 10 percent rule would no longer apply and that voters in deliberative sessions would be prohibited from

voicing their opinions. “This would disenfranchise voters,” said Jackson. He said another bill, 1292, would amend the (New Hampshire Revised Statutes Annotated) RSA to require a 2/3 majority to approve bonds in school districts, up from the 60 percent requirement now in force. Another bill, 1176, would insert into the official ballot statute that no petition warrant article shall be amended, he said. “This is a crazy form of government for a small town, under the guise of allowing people to have more say in government. They are actually taking it away. I hope people will vote down this proposition and continue with the town meeting we have,” he said. Library trustee Rufus Ansley noted that there are 1,738 voters in the town at present and not all of them show up to vote. “This legislation creates a much more complex process,” he said, “and it seems plain that the town meeting works pretty well and suits the town. I would vote against it (SB-2).” Former selectman Glen Eastman said he had talked with two other towns about SB-2. “The biggest problem is lack of attendance at town meetings,” he said. “People don’t like to go to a series of meetings and many times there are not just two meetings, there are preliminary hearings on the budget and people feel under SB-2 they should attend the meetings more diligently than they do under the current system.” He added that it would be expensive, too. “People want to save money, but that is one way to spend money such as on the increased printing costs,” he said. “It’s my feeling that it (SB-2) may be appropriate for bigger towns but we have a small town and I think the current system works pretty well.” “If we’re talking about people being afraid to speak up,” said Michelle Lutz, “that won’t change. If you are afraid of town meeting, you’ll be afraid of a deliberative session. “If the petitioners (who put SB-2 on the warrant) aren’t here, do they really know what they were petitioning for?” she added. The group discussed whether if Gorham approved the SB-2, would the cooperative school district also be committed. The response appeared to be that it would not, unless the cooperative also chose to change its annual district meeting. Rajala remarked that he would rather see the district meetings on Saturdays and starting earlier in the day. “If people would like to see greater participation, I would rather see something like that tried before going to SB-2,” he said.

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the violator would be issued a citation carrying a $300 fine. If violations continue, the city may discontinue pick-up service to the property, forcing the property owner to hire a private hauling company to handle their garbage. The revised ordinance also called for a $15 weekly fee for commercial and industrial property owners including residential buildings with three or more units. Remillard noted the fee was minimal and said it would be cheaper for those property owners than a PAYT system. But the council did not favor the weekly fee. Councilor Diana Nelson said many of the city’s retail businesses are struggling to get by in this tough economy. Grenier said the goal is to save money by encouraging more recycling and not to raise money by charging for service. He said the fee would punish those landlords who do recycle as well as those who don’t recycle. “Our goal is compliance,” said Grenier. Several councilors suggested the city order additional recycling bins to give to residents. Councilor Mike Rozek said the city could at least order recycling decals to give out. Grenier said the city can seek out a grant to buy recycling bins to provide to residents. The original ordinance actually requires residents to sort glass, plastic, and aluminum cans into separate bins. MacQueen said most residents, himself included, put the recyclables in one bin. Grenier said he thought the city should allow the practice to continue since most residents are used to that arrangement. The mayor indicated the city is also working to educate Public Works employees after reports of incidents where employees have thrown recyclables in with regular garbage. The council agreed that the ordinance will be revised to reflect the discussion and come back for further review. In other business: • The council reviewed proposals for a new three-year contract for auditing services. City Manager Patrick MacQueen said the city advertised the contract and sent out a request for proposals to 17 firms. Only two submitted bids. The low bid came from the city’s current firm, Vachon & Clukay for $33,358 for 2012, $36,241 for 2013, and $37,141. The other bid, from

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Graham & Graham, was considerably higher at $60,200 for 2012, $64,500 for 2013, and $64,500 for 2014. MacQueen said since the city has been with Vachon & Clukay for years, it would be nice to change auditors to get a different perspective. But given the difference in the price, he said he was recommending staying with Vachon & Clukay. Grenier said he thought Bob Vachon, of Vachon & Clukay, has done a good job for Berlin. He noted Vachon grew up in Berlin. Councilor Dori Ducharme asked if the city had looked at the peer review report for Vachon & Clukay. MacQueen said he was not aware of such reviews but said he will request it. The council postponed a decision to allow the city to check the peer review report. • The council approved its upcoming fiscal 2012 budget schedule. The city manager is scheduled to present his budget to the council on March 5. The council will hold meetings throughout March with department heads and outside agencies requesting money. The body is scheduled to come up with a preliminary budget on May 7 for the May 23 public hearing on the budget. The budget is scheduled to be finalized on June 18. Recognized that times are tough, Councilor Mike Rozek said he would like to see the council commit to passing a budget that does not raise property taxes. Councilor Diana Nelson said she appreciates Rozek’s position but noted the city can only flatline the budget for so long without impacting the ability of employees to do their jobs. Grenier said he does not agree with the way the previous mayor and council handled the budget preparation. He said it is the city manager’s job to present a budget that he believes needs the city’s needs. Grenier said he does not think it is appropriate for the mayor and council to direct the city manager to present a budget that meets certain objectives such as holding the line on taxes. He said it is the council’s job to review the budget and make cuts. Grenier reminded the council, however, that he has a reputation as a budget hawk. * The council will meet next Monday, Feb. 20, even though it is a holiday.


By virtue of the Power of Sale contained in a certain Mortgage Deed given by ROBERT J. BOLASH (the “Mortgagor”) to MONIQUE P. BOLASH (the “Mortgagee”) dated April 19, 2011 and recorded in the Coos County Registry of Deeds at Book 1326, Page 157, the undersigned holder of said Mortgage Deed, pursuant to and in execution of said powers, and for breach of the conditions of said Mortgage Deed (and the Note secured thereby of near or even date, and related documents), and for the purpose of foreclosing the same, shall sell at PUBLIC AUCTION On Thursday, March 8, 2012, at 11:00 in the morning, pursuant to NH RSA 479:25, at the mortgaged premises located at 19 Hubbard Grove, Town of Shelburne, County of Coos, State of New Hampshire, being all and the same premises more particularly described in the Mortgage Deed. TERMS OF SALE AND DEPOSIT: The property will be sold to the highest bidder who complies with the terms of sale. To qualify, bidders must register and present to the Mortgagee or its agent the sum of FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($5,000.00) by money order, bank check, or other form of payment acceptable to the Mortgagee or its agent prior to the commencement of the public auction. The balance of the purchase price shall be paid in full by money order, bank check, or other form of payment acceptable to the Mortgagee upon tender of the Mortgagee’s Foreclosure Deed within forty five (45) days after the sale, TIME BEING OF THE ESSENCE. The successful bidder shall also execute a purchase and sale contract with Monique P. Bolash immediately after close of bidding. If the successful bidder fails to complete the purchase of the Mortgaged Property within forty five days, the Mortgagee may, at its option, retain the deposit as liquidated damages. Deposits of unsuccessful bidders shall be returned at the conclusion of the public auction. The premises will be sold “AS IS, WHERE IS,” without any express or implied warranties of any kind, and subject to: (a) any condition which a title search would reveal, (b) all unpaid real estate taxes and liens therefore, whether or not of record, (c) any facts which an inspection or survey of the premises might show, (d) mortgages, tax or other liens, attachments and all other encumbrances and rights, title and interest of third persons of any and every nature whatsoever which are, or may be entitled to precedence over the Mortgage Deed, and (e) subject to any existing tenants, tenancies or persons in possession. The Mortgagee reserves all rights, including, but not limited to, the right to bid at the sale, to continue, postpone or cancel the sale, to reject any and all bids, and to alter, amend or modify the terms, conditions or procedure for the proposed sale, either orally or in writing, before or at the time of the proposed sale, in which event such terms as altered, amended or modified shall be binding on all bidders and interested parties, and to convey the mortgaged property to the next highest bidder should any successful bidder default. ORIGINAL MORTGAGE DEED: A copy of the Mortgage Deed may be examined by any interested person at the offices of Cooper Cargill Chant, P.A., 2935 White Mountain Highway, North Conway, New Hampshire, during normal business hours. TO THE MORTGAGOR AND PERSONS HAVING A LIEN ON THE PREMISES OF RECORD: YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT YOU HAVE A RIGHT TO PETITION THE SUPERIOR COURT FOR THE COUNTY IN WHICH THE MORTGAGED PREMISES ARE SITUATED, WITH SERVICE UPON THE MORTGAGEE, AND UPON SUCH BOND AS THE COURT MAY REQUIRE, TO ENJOIN THE SCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE. Failure to institute such petition and complete service upon said Monique P. Bolash, or her undersigned attorneys, prior to the sale shall thereafter bar any action or right of action of the mortgagor based on the validity of the foreclosure. Reference is made to the provisions of RSA 479:25 (II). For further information respecting the aforementioned foreclosure sale, contact Tom McGlauflin, The McGlauflin Group, 99 Fairgrounds Road, Plymouth, NH (03264), (603) 536-6099. Other terms to be announced at the sale. Dated at North Conway, New Hampshire this 8th day of February, 2012. MONIQUE P. BOLASH By and through her attorneys, COOPER CARGILL CHANT, P.A. Rebecca J. Oleson 2935 White Mountain Highway North Conway, NH 03860 Phone: (603) 356-5439

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course includes subjects such as workplace communication, team building, conflict resolution, problem-solving, meeting etiquette, customer service and workplace safety. During this instructorled course, participants take an active role in the operations of a simulated business, putting their new skills into action. “They went in as individuals and came out as a team,” said Program Coordinator Judy Woodward. “They really learned the concept of team work,” she said. Graduate Nancy Seguin of Berlin said the program stressed the team structure and was a nice reminder on how to treat people in the work place. Crystal Godin of Berlin said the program helped her brush up on her skills while Martha Bennett of Groveton said she liked the teamwork. Graduates were Martha Bennett of Groveton, Preston Flynn of Shelburne, Claudette Gagne of Stark, Crystal Godin of Berlin, Nancy Seguin of Berlin, Marletta Maduskuie of Chocorua and Diane Cooney of Ossipee. The WorkReady NH program is open free of charge to New Hampshire residents over the age of 18 who are unemployed or working less than 30 hours per week. For more information about the WorkReady NH program at White Mountains Community College visit or contact Judy Woodward at 603-752-1113 ext. 3206 or email at

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the boiler building’s interior work. That includes continuing with modifications and installing new furnace wall panels, new lower furnace water walls, and the gen bank outlet manifold headers. Engineering and design work will continue. Cyr said the progress made on the project now will provide a buffer if problems arise later. He said the overall construction schedule takes into account the project might get ahead of schedule during some periods and experience delays at other times. “We are taking advantage of the mild weather to get ahead as much as possible – and it has helped us create a potential buffer in the event we hit some challenges later,” Cyr said. He said the schedule remains to have the plant “producing clean, renewable power in early 2013.”

work ramps up. At the peak of construction, the company expects to have over 300 people on-site. At the site, workers have excavated the rubble left by North American Dismantling when it dismantled the old pulp mill and are at work setting foundations for various buildings and structures. One pleasant surprise of the mild winter is that work pouring foundations has continued rather than shutting down as expected in late November. Workers last week were pouring a foundation for the Selective Catalytic Reduction building and construction of a sound wall to reduce noise traveling off-site was underway. Crews had also excavated the site of the turbine room. Cyr said there has been extensive boiler modification Milan All Weather Riders work, including the removal and installaCOOK OUT AND POKER RUN tion of new water wells Saturday, Feb. 18th • 10AM-2PM and tubes. He said a lot of effort has been Old Skatey Cat Building spent demolishing and in Milan scrapping old, unnecon French Hill Road essary equipment and structures as well as Groomer Rides Available painting ones that will remain. FMI call Doug Young The old pulp dyer 449-2442 warehouse has been renovated to include break rooms for both the boiler workers and the cement workers. The building also provides warehouse space for the current operation. Local contractor Vaillancourt’s Electric was present on-site Thursday and while Cyr said he did not have figures on the number of local subcontractors and employees involved, he said EPC (engineer, procure, and construct) contractor Babcock & Wilcox is aggressively trying to utilize local workers whenever possible. Off-site, Cyr said a massive amount of engineering and design work has been underway as well as ordering and procurement of equipment. For the rest of February and March, Cyr said efforts will focus on

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An overview of the Burgess BioPower site where work is underway to convert the old pulp mill chemical recovery boiler into a 75-megawatt biomass plant . The smoke stack is 320 feet high. (BARBARA TETREAULT PHOTO).

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By Holiday Mathis crave new experience. At the same time, you are tied to your responsibilities. You’re so convincing, though, that you just may be able to charm those who need you into joining you on a madcap adventure. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You may start off the day feeling at odds with those around you. But once you adjust your attitude, your day fills up with the qualities of harmony and union. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Scattered efforts are still efforts. There is an apparent lack of predetermination to the day’s events, and yet your actions will be like dandelion seeds, riding on the wind and taking root wherever they land. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You like it when the ball is in your court. It means it’s your chance to shine. However, it may feel today like dozens of balls are being hit back to you at once. Take it easy. All balls can be returned in due time. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Your head is filling with fanciful ideas. There is so much delightful influence around you, and you are extraordinarily receptive to the best of it. Ask for guidance through your imagination. TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Feb. 15). Your opportunities multiply as they are seized. In March, choose your focus and stay with it. April turns friendships into love. You’ll earn your money differently in May. Your personal life will shift to accommodate new priorities in the summer. Make fun important, and see more of the world in August. Scorpio and Sagittarius people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 6, 20, 31, 33 and 14.

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ARIES (March 21-April 19). This day will be touched by unusual happenings, idiosyncratic people and strange experiences that seem to come from out of the blue. You enjoy the shakeup. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). It will be so challenging to establish consistent practices in your personal and professional life that you may give up, deciding instead to move with the whims of the moment. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). There will always be those “Chicken Little” types who, with the slightest provocation, will run around saying the sky is falling. You know better. The sky, in fact, will never fall. If anything, it will rise. CANCER (June 22-July 22). Hit the pause button for perspective. When you take a breather, you’ll be able to rise above your situation and give some thought to the mark you’d like to leave on the people and situations you encounter. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You may not feel like your usual powerful self. Instead you realize you’re someone who is just trying to get through a situation -- to slog it out with the rest of the players. Knowing you’re not alone may help you soldier on. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You may jump toward the sun, but your point is not to land there. You just want to get off the ground. Your reasonable aims will be successful, and a few of your unreasonable ones will also triumph. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). There are more than a billion organisms in a teaspoon of soil. Everything you encounter, even only for a brief moment, will be changed by you. The very ground is changed because you walked on it. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You

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Wednesday, February 15 Berlin Water Works Commission: meeting 12 p.m., 55 Willow St., Berlin, Public welcome, handicap accessible. Androscoggin Valley Retired Educators Association (AVREA): Meeting at the Yokohama Restaurant, Gorham, NH. Guest speaker will be Betty Gosselin discussing Reiki. Business meeting at 11:30 a.m. Members and guests are welcome. FMI call Louise Estrella 752-7118.



CBS 3 WCAX Survivor: One World


FEBRUARY 15, 2012


Criminal Minds (N)

10:00 10:30 11:00 11:30 CSI: Crime Scene



FOX 4 WPFO American Idol “Hollywood Round, Part 3” (N)

News 13 on FOX (N)

The Office The Office

ABC 5 WMUR The Middle Suburg.


Revenge “Chaos” (N)



NBC 6 WCSH Whitney

Rock Center

Law & Order: SVU


Jay Leno



CBC 7 CBMT Dragons’ Den Å

Republic of Doyle (N)


CBC 9 CKSH Les Enfants de la télé

Les Rescapés (N)


PBS 10 WCBB Nature Å (DVS)


PBS 11 WENH Antiques Roadshow

Slavery by Another Name (N) Å

CBS 13 WGME Survivor: One World

Criminal Minds (N)

IND 14 WTBS Fam. Guy

Fam. Guy

IND 16 WPME Burn Notice Å

Fam. Guy

Fam. Guy

Stroumboulopoulos Sport

Cave People

Big Bang

Burn Notice Å

Law Order: CI Saints



Conan Curt Schilling. Local






Anderson Cooper 360

Piers Morgan Tonight

Anderson Cooper 360

Erin Burnett OutFront



Wife Swap Å

Wife Swap Å

Wife Swap Å

Wife Swap Å



College Basketball North Carolina at Miami. (N)

Thursday, February 16 Finding Focus: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Workshop at WREN in Berlin. Berlin School Board: Meeting 6 p.m. in the Berlin High School Library.



College Basketball



NBA Basketball: Pistons at Celtics



College Basketball



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Cleveland The Exes





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Movie: ››› “Pretty Woman” (1990) Richard Gere.

Saturday, February 17 Sledfest: Firehouse breakfast, 7:30 to 10 a.m., adults $7, children $3. Bacon, hash browns, sausage, eggs, pancakes with all the fixings. A 50/50 raffle. Proceeds go towards purchase of equipment.



Shake It

Movie: › “Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam” (2010)



NCIS “Short Fuse”



Law & Order

Law & Order

Law & Order

Southland “Legacy”




GAC Hits

GAC Collection

GAC Late Shift



Ghost Hunters Å

Ghost Hunters (N)

Face Off (N)



Hoarding: Buried Alive Untold Stories of ER

My 600-lb Life (N)

Untold Stories of ER




Larry the Cable Guy


Mudcats Å



Beast Tracker Å

Beast Tracker (N)

Collision Course (N)

Beast Tracker Å



Property Brothers



Property Brothers




Gator Boys Å

Gator Boys (In Stereo)




Extreme Pig Outs Å



Big Beef Paradise



Lockup Down Under

Drugs, Inc. “Cocaine”



The Ultimate Fighter (In Stereo)

UFC Unleashed

UFC Unleashed



Challenge Teen Mom 2 (In Stereo)

The Challenge: Battle

The Challenge: Battle



The Women of SNL (In Stereo) Å

Women in Music

Pop Up





South Park South Park South Park South Park Daily Show Colbert





Dog the Bounty Hunter Dog the Bounty Hunter Dog the Bounty Hunter


True Hollywood Story

Saturday, May 5 Jefferson Fireman’s Association’s annual Soup, Chowder and Chili Cook Of: Jefferson Fire Station, 5 to 7 p.m. Open to all cooks from beginners to professional. We welcome business to enter their specialties. FMI contact any member of the Jefferson Fire Department or Bill Jones 603837-2264 or



NCIS “Broken Arrow”

Kitchen Amazing

Movie: ››‡ “Eraser” (1996) Arnold Schwarzenegger. Å

The Soup

Shake It

Fam. Guy Shake It

Covert Affairs Å

Ghost Hunters Å American Hunters Vegas

Drugs, Inc. “Ecstasy”




Lockup Down Under



E! News

Movie: ›› “Commando” (1985) Movie: “Casablanca”

The X-Files Å

The X-Files “Dod Kalm” Å


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Luck (In Stereo) Å

Real Time/Bill Maher


221 Shameless Å



Paul Mooney


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Movie: ››› “Wake” (2010) Å


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Movie: ›› “Mortal Kombat” (1995) Robin Shou.

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” (Answers tomorrow) Jumbles: YEAST FABLE BOTHER EMBLEM Answer: His Valentine’s Day lunch was this — A HEARTY MEAL

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Law Order: CI

The 700 Club Å Jessie

Royal Pains (N) Å


YOUTO 110 Say Yes



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


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SportsNet Dennis

Snapped “Kelly Ryan”

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NBA Basketball: Trail Blazers at Warriors

College Basketball Oklahoma State at Missouri.

Bad Girls Club


The Saints Faith

Law CI


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Charlie Rose (N) Å

Underground Railroad Sebastian

CSI: Crime Scene Big Bang

Les Lionnes (SC)




Movie: ››› “Bitten”

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


––––––––––––––– ONGOING CALENDAR –––––––––––––– Wednesday Cholesterol Clinic: Monday through Friday, Berlin Health Dept., city hall. By appointment only, Call 752-1272. All area residents welcome. Fee $15. Holiday Center Activities: 27 Green Square, Berlin. toast and coffee 8 -10 a.m.; yarn crafter’s 9-11 a.m. (always looking for knitters); turtle bingo 10-11 a.m.; bingo 12:15-1 p.m.; card party 1-4 p.m. (Pitch and Whist); Zumba 5:15 -6:15 p.m. FMI 752-1413. Carving Club: Meeting every Wednesday, 5 p.m., E&S Rental, 29 Bridge St, Berlin. All welcome, prior experience not necessary. Open to all. Instructions to those new to carving. We hope to provide a wide range of carving experiences. FMI call Ed at 7523625. NAMI (National Alliance for Mental Illness) Group: Held the second Wednesday of each month from 6 to 8 p.m. at Crossroads, which is on the corner of Willard and School St. FMI Robin Blanchette at 752-1005. NAMI is for family members who are dealing with a loved one with mental illness. Harvest Christian Fellowship Soup Kitchen: Free community dinner every Wednesday night, 219 Willow St., Berlin. Doors open 4 p.m., dinner 5-6 p.m. FMI 348-1757. PAC Meeting. Child addicted to drugs? You’re not alone. Join us for the PAC (Parent of Addicted Children) meeting, 6 p.m., 151 Main Street, Berlin. FMI call 603-723-4949 or e-mail @ Bible Study: 6 to 7 p.m., Seventh Day Adventist Church, Mt. Forist St., Berlin. Weight Watcher’s Meeting at the Salvation Army, Berlin—9 a.m. meeting, 8:30 a.m. weigh-in Senior Meals: Guardian Angel School, MondayThursday Noon, Friday 8 a.m.-10 a.m. Suggested donations for 60 and over $3; under 60 $6. All are welcome. (FMI 752-2545). Gorham Public Library: Open M-F: 10am6pm, Saturdays: 10am-Noon. Children’s Story Time: Fridays, 1:30pm. View On-line Catalog at . FMI call 466-2525 or email Artisan Gift Shop: 961 Main St., Berlin. Open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Reiki Sharing Gathering: Third Wednesday of each month, 7 to 9 p.m., Pathways for Thursday’s Child Ltd., 3 Washington Street, Gorham. Open to anyone who has at least first-level Reiki training. No charge. (FMI 466-5564) Awana Children’s Club - 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM. Grades K-6th. Games, Worship, Bible Lessons, Workbook Time, Prizes, Fun. Community Bible Church. 595 Sullivan Street, Berlin. Call 752-4315 with any questions. Step Book/Discussion Meeting, Tri-County CAP, Step I, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., 361 School St., Berlin. Women’s Relationship Support Group: CCFHS sponsoring. Group meets 6:30 to 8 p.m. every Tuesday. CCFHS will provide transportation as needed. Limited space available. Call Carolyn at 752-5679 for more information. Milan Public Library: Monday, 1:30 to 7:30 p.m.; Tuesday and Wednesday’s 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. VFW Post 2520: Monthly meeting third Wednesday of every month. VFW Ladies Auxiliary: Meets every third Wednesday of the month, 7 p.m., post home, 1107 Main St., Berlin. All members encouraged to attend. Foot Clinics: Every second and fourth Wednesdays of the month, Berlin Health Department, Berlin City Hall, 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon and 1 to 3:30 p.m. By appointment only. Call 752-1272. All area residents welcome. Fee: $15. Al-Anon Meeting, 7 p.m., Salvation Army, 15 Cole St., Berlin. Serenity Steps Peer Support Center: 567 Main St. Berlin, Providing peer support services to local area residents challenged by emotional or mental difficulties. Open Monday through Wednesday 11-4; Thursday and Friday 11-7 p.m. FMI 7528111. Free Legal Hotline: Lawline is a free legal hotline sponsored by the New Hampshire Bar Association on the second Wednesday of each month. Volunteer NH attorneys will take calls from the public and answer brief legal questions from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Call 1-800-868-1212.

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by Abigail Van Buren


DEAR ABBY: I married “Andy” a year ago. He has three children from a prior marriage. He had a vasectomy eight years ago, but promised he’d have it reversed so we could have a child together. He didn’t get around to it, but I’m pregnant anyway. At first we felt it was our miracle baby. However, 15 weeks later, Andy is now “sure” the baby isn’t his. Things have gotten so bad that I moved out of our house. Abby, I have NEVER been unfaithful. A paternity test will prove he’s the father, but that can’t be done until after our baby is born. I have scheduled an appointment with a therapist, but I’m not sure I want to reconcile with him. Have other readers been in this situation? What was the outcome? -- PREGNANT AND ALONE ON THE EAST COAST DEAR PREGNANT AND ALONE: Yes, other readers have been in your situation. In those cases, the vasectomy had somehow reversed itself without surgery. (Perhaps it wasn’t done properly in the first place.) Your husband should consult a urologist and have his sperm levels checked. It could provide the “proof” he’s looking for a lot sooner than your due date. Because this has been emotionally devastating for you -which is understandable -- talking with a therapist will be beneficial regardless of what you decide about your marriage. DEAR ABBY: My stepson, “David,” lives with my husband and me and our 9-year-old son. He is 20 and has been with us since he was a child because his mother couldn’t control him. He had major problems in school -- detentions, failing grades, etc. -- and has been nothing but trouble. David is disrespectful, a chronic liar and a thief. He has even threatened to kill


David’s mother bought him a car and his grandmother gives him money to buy anything he wants -- including guns. He won’t get a driver’s license, refuses to get a job, won’t help around the house and lies to people, saying we don’t feed him. He has even said his dad beats him every day. I want my husband to give David a choice: Get his license, get a job and help around the house, or get out, but my husband refuses. His excuse is, where will he go? My husband works out of town occasionally, and when he’s gone I have our 9-year-old sleep with me and I lock the door because I’m afraid of David. What can we do? -- AFRAID OF MY STEPSON DEAR AFRAID: Because your husband is unwilling to assert his authority, there’s nothing you can do. Since he can’t or won’t get his son the help he needs, for YOUR son’s safety you should make other living arrangements. The situation you have described is dangerous because David has access to weapons. Was he ever given a psychological evaluation? If not, he should have one as a condition of continuing to stay with you and his father. It may provide you with some sorely needed insight because you need more help than I -- or anyone -- can offer in a letter. Without professional help for him, I predict that your stepson will wind up in trouble with the law. DEAR ABBY: At what point is a person considered to be addicted to prescription drugs? -- BORDERLINE IN SOUTH CAROLINA DEAR BORDERLINE: When the person increases the dosage beyond what has been prescribed, lies about it and/or tries to get the drugs by devious means.

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 Sale

BERLIN 3rd floor, 4 room, 2 bdrm heated. Call 978-609-4010.

52” projection TV floor model on wheels, works fine, but picture is dim. $200 (603)466-3826.

BERLIN, three bedroom, 1st floor, heat, h/w, washer dryer hook-up, off-street parking $795 no pets (603)723-3856.

AMAZING! Beautiful pillowtop matress sets, twin $169, full or queen $249, king $399. See AD under “Furniture”.

BERLIN, two bedroom, second floor, heat, h/w, off-street parking, w/d hook-up $600 no pets (603)723-3856. BERLIN- rooms for rent $87. week, includes all utilities (603)723-3042. BERLIN: 2 bdrm house on Cushing St. Heat included, 1st & sec required. $750/mo 617-771-5778. BERLIN: 3 bdrm home, garage; newer widows and heating system. 2 bdrm home. No pets. $675 to $700/mo. (603)714-5928. BERLIN: 4 lg rooms, storage room, 2 bedrooms, heated, Furnished or unfurnished, no pets, parking, enclosed porch, close to downtown. $550-$600/mo. 723-6276, 752-6276. BERLIN: 4 rooms, one bedroom, heated, furnished/ unfurnished, garage, shed, yard, all appliances, $575/mo. 603-752-3084. BERLIN: one/ two bedroom, heat, h/w, storage, garage, 2nd. & 3rd. floor, 752-5034 or 387-4066. BERLIN: Small cozy apt with heat & h/w included. HUD approved. $125/week. Call 603-752-1600. CLIMATE controlled rental space, 1800 sq. ft. call 603-752-4360 for details.




HIMALAYAN kittens one male one female $300 each, Shelty puppies $500 each, call 636-1349.

PELVIC/ Transvaginal Mesh? Did you undergo transvaginal placement of mesh for pelvic organ prolapse or stress urinary incontinence between 2005 and present time? If the patch required removal due to complications, you may be entitled to compensation. Call Johnson Law and speak with female staff members 1-800-535-5727.

BUYING junk cars and trucks ME & NH. Call for price. Martin Towing. (603)305-4504.

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

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

Announcement GOT a problem, pray the Rosary! THANKS Mom for choosing life.

Autos 1998 Toyota Avalon, 4dr, auto, new inspection sticker, 155k miles, runs very good. $2800. (603)986-3352.

Paying Cash for your unwanted or junk vehicle. Best local prices! ROY'S TOWING 603-348-3403

For Rent $95/weekly, 3 rooms, apartment. Under owner's residence. Furnished/ utilities, $65, private, locked room, 603-348-5317. BERLIN 1 bedroom, first floor, frig, stove, heat, h/w, off-street parking, no pets $525 (603)723-3856. BERLIN large sunny 2 bdrm. apt. 2nd floor, large porch & shed, heat, h/w & appliances included. $650/mo plus sec. 207-571-4001. Avail. March 1st. BERLIN 1,2,3 bedroom apts. renovated. Heat & hot water. HUD accepted. Robert Reed (603)752-2607, (603)723-4161. BERLIN Spacious second floor, two bedroom, full attic. Heat. $600/mo, $600 security deposit due at signing. 915-1746.

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 1-4 bedroom apts from $450-$750 month, great locations (603)723-3042. BERLIN 3 story, 6 bedroom, 2 bath house, huge lot, great location, 2300 sf (603)723-3042.

COIN-OP washer, top-load, pro pane dryer, 12 yrs old, $200/pair; apt. size fridge, electric stove, microwave, futon, dresser w/ mirror, coffee and end table, glass top; liquor cabinet, computer desk; TV's, stands, FMI and prices, Gorham 915-1484. COOK Healthy with a Black & Decker Food/ Rice cooker w/ instruction booklet, hardly used, $15, 723-4032. CUSTOM Glazed Kitchen Cabinets. Solid maple, never installed. Cost $6,000 sacrifice $1,595. (603) 833-8278 SOLID oak entertainment center. Fit up to 30” wide TV, plus shelves. Paid $300, will take best offer. All proceeds go to local food pantry. (603)466-5911. TORO Snowthrower, 8HP, $200, call 752-1321, leave message and phone number for a return call.

USED SKI & SNOWBOARD packages, starting at $79.95. All sizes, used helmets $19.95 at Boarder Patrol (603)356-5885.

GORHAM 1 bedroom effeciency apartment with loft. Cathedral ceilings. No utilities included. $575. Call 915-6216 or 466-5933


GORHAM: 13 Exchange St, (white bldg w/ black trim) 2 br, first floor, fridge & stove, h/ hw, w/d hookup, w/ shed, parking spaces, no pets. Sec. dep. Call: 466-3378 (8am-4pm, M-F or leave a message).


CLASSIC Wooden Motorola stereo phonic console LP and 45 player 44”X30”X18” with AM/FM radio from the 1950's still works, $100, 723-4032.

COTTAGE: 3 bedroom, one bath, living room, dining room, kitchen, FMI $750/mo. call 723-2828, 752-6826.

GORHAM, 2 bedroom, heat included, w/d hookup, no smoking/ pets. $650/mo. 466-3162.

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

BEDROOM-SOLID Cherrywood Sleigh bed. Dresser, mirror, chest, night stand. New! Cost $2,200 sell $895. (603) 235-1773

Furniture Beautiful Queen or Full-size mattress set. Luxury Firm European Pillow-top style. Fabulous back & hip support. Factory sealed - new 10-Yr. warranty. Cost $1095, sell $249. Can deliver 603-305-9763.


HOUSE: Nay Pond, 2/3 bedroom home, 2 full bathrooms, open kitchen concept, all appliances, hot tub, jacuzzi, fireplace, huge sun room, boat dock and more, $2000/mo. call 723-2828 or 752-6826.

Save oil & money, make hot water with a Fireplate "water heating baffle for wood stove". Restrictions apply, Email: or Call: 207-935-2502 for complete details.

ONE bedroom, heat, h/w, electricity included. $600/mo.; Studio, heat, h/w, electricity included, $500/mo. 603-723-4724.

T&B Appliance Removal. Appliances & AC’s removed free of charge if outside. Please call (603)986-5506.

Always Ready, Always There. Call your local Recruiter! SSG Matthew Hawkins 603.340.3671

Androscoggin Valley Chamber of Commerce to hold annual dinner meeting BERLIN -- The Androscoggin Valley Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner and Meeting will be held on Friday, February 24, at the Town & Country Motor Inn, Shelburne, NH. Reception and hors d’Oeuvres will begin at 5 p.m. A panel discussion, “The Big 3 of 2012” will begin at 6:30 p.m. The panelists are: John Halle, president/CEO, Cate Street Capital/Burgess Biopower; Willis

Blevins, general manager, Gorham Paper and Tissue; Deborah Schult, warden, Federal Correctional Institution Berlin; George Bald, Department of Resources and Economic Development. The moderator will be Charlie Sherman, executive director, New Horizons and Former WMURTV personality. For more information please contact the chamber office at 752-6060.

Jefferson soup and chowder cook off JEFFERSON -- Cooks of the North Country, get your recipes out and get ready for the Jefferson Fireman’s Association’s Annual Soup, Chowder and Chili Cook Off. The event is being held on Saturday, May 5, at the Jefferson Fire Station from 5 to 7 p.m. The cook-off is open to all cooks

Help Wanted LOCAL childcare center has job openings working with children 6 weeks- 3 years, Early childhood education a must. FMI call (603)752-5403.

from beginners to professional. We welcome business to enter their specialties. There is even a separate category for children. Come have a fun night and help a good cause. For more information contact any member of the Jefferson Fire Department or Bill Jones 603-837-2264 or

Help Wanted

St. Judes - $5


Motivated, flexible, self starter w/ creative problem solving skills. Enjoy teens, community service, PR. Recruit host families, supervise foreign high school students. Comp & travel perks! Part time, flexible hrs. Contact Annette at and see for info.

MILAN Luncheonette and Variety in need of an Experienced Breakfast/ Short Order Cook. Must be flexible and able to work in a fast paced environment. 21 to 28 hours. Nights and weekends a must. Pick up application at store. Please, no phone calls.

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PRINCIPAL Edward Fenn School, SAU #20, Gorham, New Hampshire The Edward Fenn Elementary School, a Kindergarten through Grade Five School in Gorham, New Hampshire, is seeking a highly qualified passionate educator to join their staff as the Building Principal on July 1, 2012. The school, which is located in the heart of the White Mountains, has a current enrollment of 194 students. The successful candidate will have: • administrative certification from the State of New Hampshire, or the ability to become certified in the State of New Hampshire. • A minimum of 3-5 years of elementary classroom experience. • A passion for education and the ability to lead, inspire, and challenge a team of dedicated, well-qualified, and enthusiastic teachers. • Demonstrative evidence of community based involvement within the learning environment. • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills. Responsibilities will include but are not limited to: • Analyzing, sharing, and using school and achievement data to develop and implement the school improvement plan. • Working with teachers, parents, students to ensure appropriate programming for all students. • Identifying and supporting staff training needs. • Attending evening and weekend student activities, parent and other meetings as required. For consideration as a candidate for this position, please submit a letter of interest, resume, NH certifications, administrative degrees, and three current letters of recommendation to Superintendent Paul Bousquet by March 16, 2012 Mr. Paul Bousquet, Superintendent of Schools School Administrative Unit # 20 123 Main Street, Gorham, NH 03581 Email: Phone: (603)466-3632 x5 • Fax: (603)466-3870 Applications are due by March 16, 2012 SAU # 20 IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

RESPITE Care Provider: I am looking for flexible people Who are interested in working in my home to provide personal care support for my sister. If you are a compassionate and caring person please give us a call for more information. Training will be provided. Minimum Requirements include: Valid drivers’ license and proof of auto insurance, Completion of driver’s and criminal background checks. Applicants may call Claire for more information: (603)752-3579.

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American Legion to hold fundraiser GORHAM -- American Legion Dupont Holmes Post 82, 6 Androscoggin St., Gorham will be hosting an all you can eat spaghetti supper this Friday, February 17, 2012 from 5 to 7 p.m. The meal will include spaghetti with homemade sauce and meatballs, salad, bread and assorted homemade desserts. It is open to the public with a price of $7 for adults and $3 for children under 12. A 50/50 raffle will be held throughout the evening. A dance from 7 to 10 p.m. will follow

in the legion clubroom with music by Bill & Denise. The dance is also open to the public (age 21 and over). Both of these events are part of a benefit fundraiser for the post home in association with the Presidential Range Riders and Sled Fest which takes place Feb. 17 -20. Please join us for an evening of delicious food and great entertainment while supporting our veterans and their post home.

Head Start to host Family Math Night BERLIN -- There will be a Family Math Night held at the Berlin Head Start building on February 29, at 4:30 p.m. This fun filled night featuring a visit from the Cat in the Hat and guest reader from Brown School, Principal Amy

Huter is open to all children attending kindergarten in the fall. Refreshments will be served and all children will receive a book from The Cat in the Hat! Please RSVP at or call 752-5068. Home Improvements



FROSTY Forest Ice & Snow Management. Will shovel your stairs, walkways, decks, roof, drives & provide some handyman services. Free estimates. Call (603)348-3139.

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CARPENTRY, handyman, property maintenance, no job too small. Call Dennis Bisson, 723-3393, free estimates. COMPUTER MAINTENANCE: Virus removal, performance upgrades, security software, wireless installations, data recovery, backups. Luc 603-723-7777. HANDYMAN: Snowplowing, property maintenance, carpentry, painting etc., best rates around, call Rick 915-0755.


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RIDE South, Route 16, early Sunday morning, Berlin/Gorham to Wakefield. Consideration call 207-385-0152, leave message.

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Cash for your unwanted or junk vehicle. Best local prices! Roy's towing 603-348-3403.

Responsibilities include operating and monitoring the landfill gas system including piping, valving, equipment and treatment system; data gathering and reporting using landfill gas management system and maintenance of all related filing systems.



BOOKS puchased; AMC Guides, White Mountains, regional town state histories, others. Cash paid now (603)348-7766.

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

BUYING JUNK CARS Cash for your unwanted or junk vehicle. Best local prices! Roy's towing 603-348-3403. BUYING junk cars/ trucks, heavy farm mach., scrap iron. Call 636-1667 days, 636-1304 evenings. BUYING silver, gold, JesStone Beads, 129 Main Street, Gorham, see us first for best price. (603)369-4549 LOOKING for video games and musical instruments. We pay cash 728-7757.


Position requires the ability to operate electro-mechanical equipment and valving, control systems equipment, VFD’s and computer skills; year round outdoor field work for part of most days, some lifting, possible emergency operations evenings and weekends. Successful candidate will be trained and will work on-going with the District engineering consultants and landfill management, reporting to the Executive Director. A Bachelor of Science Degree or Associates Degree in a related technical field is preferred but not required. Please forward resume to: Executive Director, AVRRDD, 15 Mt. Forist St., P.O. Box 336, Berlin, N. H. 03570. Resumes will be accepted through 4 p.m. on Tues., Feb. 21, 2012. Equal Opportunity Employer

SOMEBODY ELSE WANTS IT! Got something special you no longer use? Sell it in the Classifieds. It may just be the perfect item to fill somebody else’s need. Call us today!

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Bear Country Powersports LLC Come in and take a look at the 2012 ProCross F and XF or ProClimb M sleds. They’re lighter, stronger, and faster than ever. Built to a higher standard, these machines have the power and durability to dominate the mountain. All 2012

Arctic Cat Snowmobiles are at rock bottom pricing and great financing options. Don’t forget to stock up on Arcticwear because it is all on sale. Always wear a helmet and don’t drink and ride. For more information call 603-482-3370.

Lamoureux’s Mechanic Shop

We do everything from A to Z and are located behind Lamoureux’s Autobody. For all your mechanical

car care needs call Jim or Natasha at 752-6911 for an appointment today.

Wight Street Car Wash owner, Scott Bashore highly recommends starting every wash with the PRE-SOAK option. Pre-soak is a chemical specifically designed to dissolve the grey film AND soften any dirt on your vehicle. By applying pre-soak prior to soap you are allowing the chemical to loosen the

dirt on your vehicle. Then, when you switch to the soap function the dirt will lift off your vehicle faster and more effectively. He also recommends including the clear coat wax option towards the end of the cycle. Warm water is provided for ultimate washing results during the winter season.

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You must protect you vehicle at all times. You can do this many different ways. A remote starter not only warms up your vehicle but warms up your engine and allows it to run more efficiently using less fuel.

And a rhino liner will protect your bed from all that yard work you do. Mud flaps protect your paint from all the sand and salt. Come down and see other ways to protect your vehicle.

Mr. Auto

Mr. Auto’s certified technicians with over 96 years of experience offer these winter car-care tips. Make sure wipers are clear of heavy snow and ice to do their job. Check coolant for proper protection and acidity. Check the state of health and charge of your battery. Change your oil at regular

intervals. Check to make sure your transmission fuel is clean and up to level; all exterior lights are working and clear of snow and dirt; and tires are at proper inflation. Have an emergency kit with shovel, flashlight, blankets and non-perishable food and water on hand.

Guy’s Auto Used Car Sales Guy’s Auto is now open. Located in the same building as Midas as Souper Sub. Guy’s Auto offers dependable and affordable used cars and trucks. They take trade-ins or will buy your used car. Owner Guy Poulin has over 20 years, experience

is the car field and is a name that can be trusted. When it comes to your next used car purchase give Guy’s Auto a chance you won’t be disappointed. They are located 416 Glen Ave. 7522223.

Pat’s Auto Sales

Pat’s Auto Sales would like to wish everyone a warm and safe winter. To prepare yourself for the cold and snowy season, we would like to share a couple of tips with you. Remember that your vehicle runs best when it is warmed up to operating temperature. Letting your vehicle warm up before a trip (short or long) will save you not only fuel, but major wear and tear on your vehicle. Also, remember to clear your windshield of any ice before turning on your wind-

shield wipers. This will not only save you the hassle of breaking a wiper blade, but possibly even more extensive damages to the wiper system. A good de-icing washer fluid will save time and help improve visibility on those slushy days. By taking a little time and some precautions, we can all make winter a little easier to bear. We here at Pat’s Auto Sales are always around to help you with all of your automotive needs. Call 752-1063 s


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Winter Powersports and Auto Care Guide Winter Car Care Tips

ARA) – In most parts of the country, winter can be the harshest time of year for your vehicle, so it’s important to take care of it both inside and out. Freezing temperatures, road salt, slush and snow can wreak havoc on all vehicle parts and systems. Keeping everything in tune can mean the difference between a safe, smooth ride and a trip to the repair shop. The car care experts at Jiffy Lube recommend the following tips for keeping your vehicle running and safe on the road through the cold winter months: * Check Your Antifreeze/Coolant Antifreeze helps control the temperature of a vehicle’s engine. Since it remains liquid and does not freeze in cold temperatures, antifreeze also helps protect the engine during extreme cold starts. Servicing your vehicle’s cooling system according to your vehicle manufacturer’s recommendations can help you avoid costly repairs down the line. Check your owners’ manual for how often it should be replaced. * Watch the Wiper Blades The normal life expectancy for most windshield wiper blades is six to 12 months. Check and clean the windshield wiper blades or replace them if necessary. Checking and replacing them as needed can improve visibility to help avoid a very dangerous situation on the road -- particularly in snowy and stormy conditions. * Make Sure the Battery is Strong A weak battery is less reliable and can take longer to start your car on cold mornings. In fact, a weak battery could lose about one third of its power or more in colder conditions (e.g. below 32 degrees Fahrenheit). Make sure that connections are tight


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and free of corrosion and have your battery tested to ensure it has ample power to withstand the cold. Start the car with the heater, lights and window defrosters turned off to minimize battery strain. * In Case of Emergency Maintain a vehicle emergency kit including a first aid kit, jumper cables, flashlight, bottled water, extra blankets, gloves and hat, granola/energy bars, duct tape, and a can of Fix-a-Flat. You never know when you will need these essentials. * Clean the Engine Air Filter The engine air filter is a vehicle’s lung. A clean air filter helps the engine combust an optimal air-tofuel mixture, making it run more smoothly and effi ciently. When your air filter is clogged, your engine has to work harder and therefore is not operating at peak performance. Check your vehicle owner’s manual to find out when it needs to be replaced. * Pay Attention to Oil Grade see TIPS page 18

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Winter Powersports and Auto Care Guide Potholes Pose Plenty Of Problems

Potholes pose plenty of problems for drivers. I hit one this year and bent my tire’s rim. The tire developed a slow link and cause quite a bit of trouble for me. Here are some tips to help you know when a pothole has hurt your car. (NAPSI)—They lurk on rural highways and city streets, ready to cost you time, trouble and money. They’re potholes, and they occur when water permeates the pavement—usually through a crack from wear and tear of traffic—and softens the soil beneath it, creating a depression in the surface of the street. While most drivers know immediately when they hit a pothole, what they often don’t know is if their vehicle has been damaged in the process. To help determine if hitting a pothole has hurt your vehicle, watch for the following warning signs: • Loss of control, swaying when making routine turns, bottoming out on city streets or bouncing excessively on rough roads. These are indicators that the steering and suspension may have been damaged. The steering and suspension are key safety-related systems. Together, they largely determine your car’s ride and handling. Key components are shocks and struts, the

steering knuckle, ball joints, the steering rack and box, bearings, seals and hub units, and tie rod ends. • Pulling in one direction, instead of maintaining a straight path, and uneven tire wear. These symptoms mean there’s an alignment problem. Proper wheel alignment is important for the life span of tires and helps ensure safe handling. • Low tire pressure, bulges or blisters on the sidewalls or dents in the rim. These problems will be visible and should be checked out as soon as possible as tires are the critical connection between your car and the road in all sorts of driving conditions. “Hitting a pothole can cause plenty of problems—damaging tires, wheels, steering and suspension, wheel alignment and more. If you’ve hit a pothole,” said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council, “it’s worth having a professional technician check out the car and make the necessary repairs to ensure safety and reliability.” The Car Care Council is the source of information for the “Be Car Care Aware” consumer education campaign promoting the benefits of regular vehicle care, maintenance and repair to consumers.

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K & S Fitness raises money for Special Olympics of NH

GORHAM -- K & S Fitness is going to hold a Club K & S Caring Hearts Zumba and Kickboxing Party on Friday, February 17, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. to benefit Special Olympics of NH. Participants will “kick and shake” under the black and disco lights in a dance club atmosphere to a wide variety of popular American, Latin, and International music. No need to have any kind of dance or kickboxing background to participate. The routines will be fun and easy to follow and geared toward all fitness levels. The proceeds will be donated to our local chapter (Berlin-Gorham area) Special Olympics of New TIPS from page 17

Motor oil lubricates the engine, keeping it cool and reducing the friction between moving parts. As motor oil circulates, it also cleans away harmful dirt and contaminants. In general, you should use the lightest grade of oil your vehicle’s manufacturer recommends for the conditions you drive in. During the winter, this may mean an even lighter grade than usual. Most vehicle owner’s manual specifies the correct grade of motor oil for your vehicle during certain driving conditions and seasons. * Keep an Eye on Tire Pressure Under-inflated tires create extra friction where the rubber meets the road. Improperly inflated tires also

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wear unevenly, which can impact your vehicle’s traction on the road and possibly lead to a dangerous blowout. Check your tire pressure regularly and make sure all of them are filled to the correct level -- and remember your spare tire, which can lose pressure in the cold. Proper tire pressure is vehiclespecific. Tire pressure information for a vehicle is found on a decal typically in the vehicle’s door jamb or in the vehicle owner’s manual. Do not follow the pressure listed on the sidewall of the tire, as this number is specific to the tire, not the vehicle. To take care of winter car maintenance, visit your neighborhood Jiffy Lube. Find the location closest to you at


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Hampshire. The money raised will help our local athletes with expenses related to training and competing in a variety of sporting events. There will be a variety of door prizes awarded from local vendors including K & S Fitness. They encourage buying the tickets in advance. The cost is $10 and they are available now at K & S Fitness Studio which is located at 55 Maynesboro Street in Berlin. Please call Kim at 723-0838 or Sue 723-3965 for more information. You can also visit their website to view pictures of our studio and classes or e-mail us at www.knsfitness@gmail. com.

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Jeannette M. Arsenault

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BERLIN -- Mrs. Jeannette M. (Robitaille) Arsenault, 90, passed away on Jan. 13, 2012 at the Coos County Nursing Home following a battle with dementia. Born on Sept. 1, 1921, she was the daughter of Simeon and Anna Robitaille of Berlin, N.H. Jeannette lived in Cascade Flats most of her life and attended St. Regis Academy and worked in various rectories and at St. Vincent de Paul Nursing Home. In her later years she moved to Birch Grove in Gorham and was a member of Holy Family Church. Jeannette enjoyed going on bus trips, playing cards and watching sports. She will be forever loved and missed by her daughter Rita Cabral and her husband Alfred,

grandson Scott, granddaughter Sarah Bates and her husband Timothy. She was predeceased by her husband, Armand Arsenault, sisters Marie Boulet and Lillian Bellavance and her brothers Robert, Albert and Gedeon Robitaille. Fleury Patry Funeral Home is in charge of the funeral arrangements with internJeannette M. Arsenault ment at a later date. To sign the online guestbook visit.

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Squirts take down top seeded Stars, 3-2

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BERLIN--The final goal of the game came with just 24 seconds left in game, helping to secure Berlin’s second place position for the regular season defeating Dover 3-2. Last Sunday Berlin hosted the Dover Stars for their final game of the regular season,which turned out to be a very rough and fast paced game. The first period started with Dover getting on the board first midway through the period. The goal was from a rebound shot slipping by Berlin’s Kurtis Grover. Two minutes later, Berlin was whistled for a penalty for tripping. However it would be Berlin capitalizing for a short handed goal. On a broken play, Berlin’s Cameron Delisle got on a breakaway, netting his first of the game on a backhand

shot glove side lighting the lamp and tying the game at 1-1. Berlin’s Grover faced 14 shots to Dover’s 4. The second period would be full of penalties. Dover’s infractions gave Berlin a two man advantage. Austin Scarinza capitalized, on a set up play from Tyler Rousseau, putting Berlin on top ending the period at a score of 2-1 in favor of the home team. Grover faced 10 shots to Dover’s 3. In the third period, Dover peppered Grover with shots. Eventually Dover tied the game with only 2 minutes left in the game. Berlin’s coach Rousseau would call for a time out to regroup and set up a final assault. Time was running down, Berlin’s Scarinza got a break away. The Squirt forward skated down the ice at full speed with Rousseau and Delisle in toe. Scarinza’s shot deflected back to Rousseau. Rousseau hit the post and the

puck deflected back to Delisle. Delisle tucked home his shot with only 27 seconds left in regulation, giving Berlin the 3-2 lead and eventual winning goal. Dover pulled their goalie for the extra man advantage, but to no avail. Berlin kept the play in the opponents

end ending the game 3-2. Grover faced a total of 39 shots to Dover’s 11. Berlin’s season record for the state league is 6 wins 2 losses and 4 ties. Berlin will be heading to Tyngsboro, Mass., at the end of the month for the state tournament.

Littleton’s Glidden and Winn shoot Crusaders past Huskies 68-34 BY JEAN LEBLANC THE BERLIN DAILY SUN

GORHAM--Seniors Julia Winn and Taylor Glidden combined to score 39 points, lifting the top ranked Littleton Crusaders to an easy 68-34 victory over the Gorham Huskies in Gorham Monday.

The Huskies were very generous when it came to turnovers in the first half. Many turnovers resulted in Crusader fast breaks, as the visitors bolted out to a 22-8 first quarter lead. Winn had ten points and Glidden six for the visitors. Senior Jaimie Bisson netted all five of her points in the first quarter for Gorham. An 18-8 second quarter run had the Littleton girls in the driver’s seat by half time at 40-16. Glidden had another three buckets for the Lady Crusaders. Gorham’s Leslee Kenison shot 4-4 from the foul line. The Huskies took better care of the ball in the third quarter, limiting the Crusaders to just 12 markers. Glidden had four hoops for the visitors. Junior center Alyssa Carlisle had two hoops for the Huskies. Littleton went deep into the fourth quarter before lifting their starters. Winn was still shooting three pointers up by thirty points for Littleton. The Gorham girls got two hoops from Kenison to make the final score 68-34. Littleton converted 29 shots from the floor and 9-14 from the foul line. Glidden had 20, Winn 19, and Hannah Lavoie eight points for the visitors. Gorham had 11 field goals and shot a sound 12-17 from the foul line. Kenison had 10 markers and team mates Carlisle and Jessica Stewart had six points each. The 6-10 Gorham girls will travel to Concord Christian on Wednesday and then host Colebrook on Senior night on Friday to close out the regular season. GHS 08 08 08 10--34 LHS 22 18 12 16--68 Huskies (34)- Cyr 1-0-2, Stewart 2-2-6, Kenison 3-4-10, McClure 0-1-1, Holmes 1-0-2, Gagne, Bisson 1-3-5, Nadeau 0-2-2, Carlisle 3-0-6.

The Berlin Daily Sun, Wednesday, February 15, 2012  

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