THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2012
VOL. 20 NO. 185
Presby Steel hoping to start operations soon BY BARBARA TETREAULT THE BERLIN DAILY SUN
BERLIN -- The owner and general manager of Presby Steel LLC were on-site yesterday, one day after Presby reached agreement on the purchase of the assets of Isaacson Steel. David Presby, the head of a variety of companies including Presby Environmental, said he is trying to help the North Country and save jobs. He purchased the assets of the bankrupt steel warehouse business following a hearing in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Manchester Tuesday. The amended asset purchase agreement is still subject to the court’s final approval. Presby and Jim McMahon, general manager of Presby Steel, were working yesterday to handle the details of switching the business over to the new company. The 19 full and part time employees of Isaacson Steel, which had continued to operate throughout the court proceedings, were terminated although several were on site yesterday to help in the transition. Presby said Isaacson employees can reapply for their positions tomorrow and he expects to start hiring as soon as Monday. He has committed to hiring as many of the former employees as possible. Presby said he wants to “get up and running as fast as we can.” City Manager Patrick MacQueen said Presby signed a five year lease with the Berlin Industrial Development and Park Authority for 22,000 square feet in the BIDPA-owned building in the city’s Industrial Park. The lease
contains options that allow Presby to lease additional space or to purchase the entire building outright. BIDPA will receive roughly $87,000 from the sale of the assets to release all claims on the equipment in the warehouse. The BIDPA had borrowed about $1 million from the N.H. Business Finance Authority and from its own reserves back in 2006 to renovate the building and purchase equipment for Isaacson Steel. The company was repaying the loans through its lease but still owned the BIDPA $640,000. MacQueen acknowledged that BIDPA is losing “a significant amount’ in the bankruptcy of Isaacson Steel. He pointed out, however, that the sale of the assets to Presby will maintain the business and the jobs. He said the building will also be occupied and continue to generate income for BIDPA. MacQueen also pointed to David Presby’s reputation as successful and innovative businessman who is already talking about expanding Presby Steel. State Senator John Gallus, (R-Berlin) said Presby is recognized as an innovative businessman. “He’s very successful at what he does,” Gallus said. “I think he’s going to be very good in that operation.” Presby has a reputation as an entrepreneur and inventor. His company, Presby Environmental, produces what is described as the world’s “most practical and effective wastewater treatment system” at the plant in Whitefield. He is also affiliated with two other see PRESBY page 7
One day after Presby Steel reached agreement on the purchase of Isaacson Steel, company president David Presby (left) and general manager Jim McMahon were onsite Wednesday working to get the new company up and running as soon as possible. Helping out with the transition were Isaacson Steel employees Bo Lafrancois, Michael Salek,and Moe Aubut. (BARBARA TETREAULT PHOTOS).
Senate passes redistricting plan, Shelburne back in District 1 BY BARBARA TETREAULT THE BERLIN DAILY SUN
NORTH COUNTRY -- The town of Shelburne will remain in state Senate District 1 under the latest redistricting proposal which passed the full Senate yesterday. District I Senator John Gallus said he was pleased the Senate agreed to keep the town in the district. “They put Shelburne back in the district,” he said. The initial plan, developed by Senator Russell Prescott, (R-Kingston), moved Shelburne and the unincorporated place of Bean’s Purchase into District 3 which includes North Conway and much of Carroll County.
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Gallus said he felt it made no sense to split Shelburne from the Androscoggin Valley and move into District 3. He said spoke to Senate President Peter Bragdon (R-Milford) about his concerns. He said Bragdon also heard from a number of Shelburne residents after the proposed change was reported in the ‘Berlin Daily Sun’. Under SB 201, which Gallus said passed the Senate largely along party lines, both Shelburne and Bean’s Purchase will remain in District 1 Gallus said he did not oppose the other changes in the make up of the district which would increase in population from 51,713 to 53,728. District 1 currently includes all of Coos County,
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Cancer group halts financing to Planned Parenthood
(NY Times) — In a decision that is inflaming passions on both sides of the abortion debate, the world’s largest breast cancer organization, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, is cutting off its financing of breast cancer screening and education programs run by Planned Parenthood affiliates. The move will halt financing to 19 of Planned Parenthood’s 83 affiliates, which received nearly $700,000 from the Komen foundation last year and have been receiving similar grants since at least 2005. Planned Parenthood contends that the Komen foundation is yielding to longstanding pressure from anti-abortion groups, which Komen denies. A spokeswoman for the Komen foundation, Leslie Aun, told The Associated Press that the main factor in the decision was a new rule adopted by Komen that prohibits grants to organizations being investigated by local, state or federal authorities. Ms. Aun told The A.P. that Planned Parenthood was therefore disqualified from financing because of an inquiry being conducted by Representative Cliff Stearns, Republican of Florida, who is looking at how Planned Parenthood spends and reports its money.
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More than 70 killed in Egyptian soccer mayhem CAIRO (NY Times) — At least 73 people were killed in a brawl between rival groups of soccer fans after a match in the city of Port Said on Wednesday in the bloodiest episode of lawlessness since the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak one year ago. Players from the Al-Ahly soccer team in red left the pitch after clashes erupted after a match with Al-Masri in Port Said, Egypt.
Police around the stadium appeared unable or unwilling to control the violence, and video footage showed officers standing idle as groups of fans attacked each other with knives and other weapons. In addition to the dead, health ministry officials said that more than 1,000 people were injured, some from a stampede in the stadium. Locker rooms were turned into makeshift field hospitals, and by around
10 p.m. armored state security vehicles had arrived to transport the visiting team and its fans — from Cairo’s Ahly club— safely out of Port Said. The newly seated Egyptian parliament, which had adjourned until Monday, called a special session Thursday to discuss a response to the episode, and several other planned matches were immediately postponed.
Panetta sets end to Afghan Obama proposes mortgage combat role for U.S. in ’13 relief, With Romney in mind BRUSSELS (NY Times) — In a major milestone toward ending a decade of war in Afghanistan, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said on Wednesday that American forces would step back from a combat role there as early as mid-2013, more than a year before all American troops are scheduled to come home. Panetta cast the decision as an orderly step in a withdrawal process long planned by the United States and its allies, but his comments were the first time that the United States had put a date on stepping back
from its central role in the war. The defense secretary’s words reflected the Obama administration’s eagerness to bring to a close the second of two grinding ground wars it inherited from the Bush administration. Promising the end of the American combat mission in Afghanistan next year would also give Obama a certain applause line in his re-election stump speech this fall. Panetta said no decisions had been made about the number of American troops to be withdrawn in 2013, and he made clear that substantial fighting lies ahead.
FALLS CHURCH, Va. (NY Times) — Drawing ever-clearer lines between himself and his leading Republican challenger, President Obama on Wednesday promoted a new proposal to help burdened homeowners, casting it as an alternative to those who contend that the nation’s housing market must bottom out before homeowners can expect relief. The person who made that bottoming-out argument? Mitt Romney,. “It is wrong for anybody to suggest that the only option for struggling, responsible homeowners is to sit and wait for the housing market to hit bottom,” Obama said to applause at a community center here. “I refuse to accept that, and so do the American people.” The president did not mention Romney by name in his speech, which was not a campaign event. But a day earlier, Romney named Mr. Obama plenty, turning his victory speech in Florida into a sweeping indictment of the president’s leadership.
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Stolen and forged checks on the rise in N.H.
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BY NANCY BEAN FOSTER THE UNION LEADER
MILFORD — While concerns about credit card and debit card fraud get a lot of attention, police departments across the state are seeing more of an old-fashioned problem — an increase in stolen and forged checks. In Amherst, Elizabeth Melanson, 23, is facing seven felony charges of forgery after being arrested for allegedly stealing checks and cashing them. Melanson is also facing shoplifting charges as well as another felony charge for allegedly having pharmaceutical narcotics. According to court documents, Melanson checked into a 90-day inpatient substance abuse treatment center not long after being arrested. Milford resident Douglas Roberge, 20, is facing nine felony forgery charges after allegedly stealing checks from his parents and cashing them. Roberge is also facing misdemeanor theft by deception charges because he allegedly convinced two women, including a stranger, to cash the checks for him.
Amherst police Chief Peter Lyon said fraud, including forgery, is on the rise, with 15 more cases in his town reported in 2011 than in 2010. “Check forgery has always been an issue, though it has somewhat been replaced by electronic forgeries, scams, etc.,” Lyon said. “As with much of our property crime (burglary, theft, and forgery), it is often related to drug abuse.” Goffstown police Chief Patrick Sullivan said forgery tends to be a crime that happens close to home. “Often these cases involve friends or family members or people who work inside the home,” he said. “But in many cases, the person stealing the check writes it to their own name so most of our cases are easily solved.” In cases where family members are involved, sometimes the victims are reluctant to come forward, said Epping police Chief Mike Wallace and Salem Deputy Chief Shawn Patten. Patten believes that the need for drugs is behind many thefts like forgery. “Unfortunately, in cases like this, we are usually the last to find out,” said Patten. “Families typically do not
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get us involved until the thefts (and the drug) problem has become such that they can no longer deal with it.” Lt. Michael Moushegian said that when forgery involves a family member, ignoring the crime or letting it go can make a bad situation worse. “I think sometimes there’s a need to exercise some tough love in order to deal with these problems,” he said. “And people who think their family members may have substance abuse issues need to secure their checkbooks and pocketbooks and other personal information.” In Rye, Chief Kevin Walsh said a lot of the forgery cases he’s seeing have more to do with scams in which someone gets a hold of the victim’s bank account and routing number and makes forged checks. In one recent instance, a resident posted an item for sale online and received a check from the “buyer” that exceeded the amount he was asking for the item. The resident was reportedly told by the buyer to cash the check, keep a little extra for himself, and send the rest of the money back to the buyer along with the item.
FairPoint fights municipal pole taxes BY TED SIEFER THE UNION LEADER
Jeff Odhner, of Amherst, works on his Tibetan Snow Lion snow sculpture during the NH Sanctioned Snow Sculpting competition at Black Mountain ski area Saturday. Odhner said he was just smoothing it while his daughter, Jenna Odhner, who he said was the artist of the team was taking a little break. NH Sanctioned first place Team Grady Jr. and Williams will be representing NH at the National competition in 2013 at Lake Geneva WI. (JAMIE GEMMITI PHOTO)
“This is a common scam that’s been going on for years, but unfortunately people still fall for it,” said Walsh. “In this case, the resident who came forward realized the deal was too good to be true and didn’t get caught up in it, but oftentimes people do.” Walsh said he is also dealing with a case where it appears that an employee may have intercepted the company’s mail and cashed a check written to the company. And though forgery cases aren’t always drugrelated, he said there is definitely a trend. “A lot of it is driven by drugs, especially prescription drugs,” said Walsh. But by making use of the technology that’s available, people can avoid becoming victims of check fraud. “I’m still an old-fashioned guy,” said Walsh. “I still write checks to pay a lot of my bills, but I’m online at least once a week looking at my bank account.” Sullivan said he recommends that people check their accounts daily for any unusual activity. “With the technology we have today, if something’s wrong, it should be easy to see,” he said.
CONCORD — FairPoint Communications was back before a legislative committee on Tuesday, pressing lawmakers to pass a bill that would exempt it from having its utility poles taxed by municipalities. The hearing for the bill, HB 1305, before the Science, Technology and Energy Committee, was well attended, and featured heated testimony from company officials and supporters of the “pole tax.” The bill cleared the Senate and House last session, however, it failed to win final passage. Most of the lawmakers at the hearing testified in support of the bill, including Majority Leader D.J. Bettencourt and Rep. John Burt, R-Goffstown, its prime sponsor. “This bill keeps faith with the citizens of New Hampshire, who sent us here to vote against any new tax,” Burt said. “They’re the ones who will feel the taxes’ effect.” The bill also has its opponents, including Rep. Winfred Hutchinson, R-Manchester, who likened FairPoint’s exemption to “corporate welfare.” “This is the state interfering in local control,” he added. The pole tax would apply to those belonging to any telecommunications company; however, FairPoint, the largest land-line phone company in the state, is getting the biggest tax bill from cities and towns eager for new revenue. FairPoint has argued it would be forced pass that the tax increase onto its customers, and late last year the Public Utilities Commission allowed it to tack a 99 cent per-line surcharge on to customers’ bills to defray the cost of the tax. Noting that many of its customers are elderly and low income, FairPoint Vice
President Patrick McHugh told the committee, “We owe it to our customers to challenge these assessments. They’re the ones who will be paying in the long run.” McHugh said the company is already saddled with traditional property taxes, and that since 2010, after the exemption ended, towns have been levying taxes that compromise its ability to compete and provide a service that is not very profitable but vital to many people. He also noted that town assessments are widely divergent, with some communities charging less than a $100 per pole and others, specifically Manchester, charging $1,000 per pole. Bill Stafford, the Chief Operating Officer of Granite State Telephone, a small phone company with 7,386 customers, also spoke in support of the bill. Cordell Johnston, with the New Hampshire Municipal Association, acknowledged that more needs to be done to establish a consistent standard for utility pole assessments from town to town. But this, he said, does not justify getting rid of the tax any more than uneven residential property tax assessments do. “Poles are taxed in 48 other states,” Johnston said. “Taxes are part of the cost of doing business. I don’t know of any other business that comes to the Legislature and says we’re having difficulty with our taxes.” The issue of whether and how localities can tax utility poles had been in the courts since the mid-1990s, when Rochester starting taxing poles that at the time belonged to Verizon, which later sold its land-line business to FairPoint. In the meantime, the Legislature renewed an exemption for telecommunications companies year after year, in part so they weren’t disproportionately burdened in competing with wireless providers.
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I dispute what Mr. Waddell had to say To the editor: Now that Gorham NH Resident and Planning Board Chairman Michael Waddell has slandered I Robert Balon in the newspaper, let’s get right to the facts concerning Mr. Waddell. He has been sucking off the taxpayer’s of Gorham NH since the 1980s, he has made over $350,000 dollars at the never ending town hall renovation project now in its eighth year, he voted as a selectmen to start the project, then left the selectmen’s office to go to work for the first contractor of the project and then took over the project after a year as the self-named/proclaimed clerk of the works and has milked it ever since on the backs of other’s, etc. Oh, and there are still no handicap mechanisms on the front doors of the town hall, etc. Now, the town of Gorham called me last year to serve on the budget committee. I stepped up to the plate as an unpaid public servant. I was sworn in by town clerk, Grace
Lapierre, and I have the certificate to prove it signed by Grace and the selectmen Terry Oliver, David Graham and Paul Robitaille. Furthermore, I have personally shaken the hand of Fire Dept. Chief George “Rick” Eichler last year wishing him well in his cancer fight, putting everything else to the side and I asked about him at the budget committee meeting on Jan. 19, because I know how to conduct myself being a cancer survivor that lost my entire thyroid gland to cancer leaving me to take medication every day for the rest of my life. Finally, if one truly looks at Michael Waddell’s history in the town of Gorham it shows that he is the one who has to have the power and taxpayer’s money to satisfy his personal cravings and ego of which is disturbing, sad and sickening to say the very least! PS, My Facebook page is full facts and realities so feel free to check it out. Taxpayer/Budget Official Robert Balon
Thanks for supporting Feeding Hope Pantry To the editor: On behalf of the Feeding Hope Food Pantry (formerly known as Tri-County Cap food pantry) I would to extend a very sincere thank you! Since taking over the food pantry at the beginning of December, we have been completely overwhelmed by the encouragement and support that not only the Berlin community has shown us,
but also many surrounding communities as well. It is very encouraging to see that in the midst of all of the uncertainty and frustration, both locally and nationally, that people still understand the importance to help those who are in need. There are two important people I would like to give a very special thank you to see PANTRY page 5
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Once upon a Berlin Time
Two Berlin Citizens
Hello fellow Berlinites. I would like to tell a short story about two of Berlin’s fine men, who although being handicapped, were able to help and touch the lives of many Berlin people. Their names are Emile “Melou” Lavoie and Robert “Bob” Lowe. “Melou”, as he was known by his many friends, represented many outstanding attributes in the composite of a man. He was kind and considerate and always at the beck and call of the needy. In 1972, a testimonial was given to “Melou” by sports writer Leo Cloutier at the American Legion here in Berlin. At this tribute many great things were mentioned about him and I would like to share some of them with my readers. For over 40 years this Berlin man rendered a multitude of good deeds to his peers and accomplished all of this despite the fact that he had been crippled long ago. Mr. Lavoie was a most talented musician and had no peer as a trumpeter in this area. He played taps for various funerals of war veterans for many years and never let the elements hinder him. “Melou” was always Johnny on the spot. It was in the musical circles that Mr. Lavoie carved out his biggest niche in life, as he was a standout trumpet player for Paul Grenier’s well known Black and Gold orchestra in Berlin’s earlier days. However, it was with the Freddie King band of renown that “Melou” achieved his greatest popularity. That group was headed by his late brother Roland and had adopted the name of Freddie King for stage purposes. They played in clubs in New York and Philadelphia. As luck would have it, adversity struck this musician when he just eleven years old and from this “Melou” never recovered. This is when he lost the sight in one eye. This did not stop him as he went on to enjoy life for a few more years, before another crisis was to take place. While playing football for Berlin High Robert “Bob” Lowe School against Stephens High School of Rumford, Maine, on a cool October Saturday afternoon, he was dealt another crushing blow. Melou, who played right end for the famous BHS gridiron coach Phil Burlingame, was hit hard during one particular play. This laid him out for several weeks with a hip and spinal injury that plagued him for the rest of his life. With all of this grief, he became completely blind and crippled, but went about his life with an infectious smile and a good word for everyone. Mr. Cloutier could not recall any man who had wallowed through such trials, tribulations and adversities as Mr. Lavoie without a word of complaint. At the testimonial for Mr. Lavoie, he was asked what stood among the most memorable moments of his life. His response was “many things, as I turned back the pages of time”. Lavoie counted his blessings and thanked God for having been provided an outstanding and wonderful wife and a fine son named Ralph. Ralph was one of two sons, as another tragedy took the life of one of his sons in an
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automobile accident. Lavoie also thanked the Lord for letting him wake up every morning and enjoy the things which life had to offer. These words of wisdom came from a man who lived in complete darkness for many years and carried more than his share of burdens, longer than most of Berlin’s citizens. One hundred and seventy-five people witnessed the great tribute to a man in recognition of the kind deeds which he had performed over the years for veterans and countless others of this city. Emile “Malou” Lavoie died on March 1, 1974 at the age of 63 and lived life to its fullest. The accompanying picture shows left to right: his wife Mary, Leo Cloutier, Mr. Lavoie and State Senator Laurier Lamontagne. Robert “Bob” Lowe was another of Berlin’s great citizens and served the city in a different, but wonderful capacity just like Mr. Lavoie. He also was handicapped early in life, but fulfilled his dreams. For Mr. Lowe, he was injured in a skiing accident sometime during the early 1920s when he was around 13 years old. This injury shattered his hip and was very noticeable as he walked later on in life. After graduating from Berlin High School in 1929, he joined the ranks of Berlin’s YMCA, organizing different sports programs. Although he loved sports, Lowe could not participate in any but swimming and at this, he was a master. Bob went on to Springfield College in the early 1930s, but had to come back home after nearly two years, because of his father’s death. He then started work for the Brown Company in 1935, but as luck may have it, a new opportunity opened and it was right in his love of work. The YMCA became the Community Club in 1936 and Bob became its athletic director. He remained in that position for almost 19 years and in 1954, he was honored by the Junior Chamber of Commerce for his record of unselfish devotion to the city in his role as physical education director of our beloved Community Club. By 1956, the job for recreation director opened and Lowe put in for the position. After being interviewed, Mr. Lowe got the job hands down. Bob Lowe was now in a position to do more for the city of Berlin than he had done while working for the Community Club and believe me he touched many lives and taught many people how to swim when he worked there. Mr. Lowe was an honorary member of the Recreation and Park Society and was instrumental in developing many of Berlin’s recreational facilities during his years as director. He developed the 12th St. ski area, was see CITIZENS page 5
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The Randolph Foundation recently donated $1800 that allowed eight Gorham Middle School students and two chaperones to attend Leaders In Prevention. LIP is a two day conference, put on by NH Teen Institute, that focuses on leadership skills, diversity/tolerance training, and drug/alcohol prevention. Back row (l-r) Randolph Foundation member Trish Ouellette, Doug Levesque, Phil Rousseau, Jack Sullivan and Tanner Grone. Front row (l-r) Taylor Dupont, Janessa Corrigan, Monique Cote and Taylor Fortin. PANTRY from page 4
up front.The first is Cindy Baillageron. Cindy has been very gracious and helpful in the transition from the Cap location to Harvest Christian Fellowship. I feel that the ease of the transition is a great testimony to her leadership and administrative abilities and also her heart to continue to help be a blessing to this great community. The second is Cathie Buteau. Cathie has been a lifesaver for us. Her willingness to go above and beyond has been such a blessing. She is in the pantry every day making sure people are well taken care of, and all the while helping us learn what it takes to run the food pantry. Thank you so much Cindy and Cathie, without you we would be lost. As for those who have supported the food pantry both financially and also with food.... thank you! We had no idea of the volume of families who utilize the food pantry, nor the amount of food that it takes to be able to help at the level that we are able to. It has truly been an eye opening experience and a humbling one as well. Below is a list of folks we would like to acknowledge for their financial support as well as food donations, without which we would not be able to do what we do. Please keep in mind that it is not a complete list, so for those who may have been missed, I apologize and would like you to know we are grateful for your support. Although we may not know every name, we are still very grateful for your desire to not just sit back, but to step up and be a blessing. When every-
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instrumental in helping Berlin’s Little League grow and was a moving force in the establishment of Berlin’s tennis courts. Lowe also improved the Berlin men’s softball league, started a boccie league and was a main factor in the development of Berlin’s Jericho Lake recreation area. When it came to sporting activities, Bob Lowe put Berlin’s youth at the top of his list. The development of young basketball and baseball players had much to do with what Lowe did in his more than 40 years of work. His son Darrell told me that Bob had an operation to help correct his
one does a little, it doesn’t take long for the little to become a lot. So with that said, Feeding Hope Food Pantry would like to publicly recognize and sincerely thank the following individuals and businesses for their gracious support. Thousands (yes thousands) have been blessed by you. Scouting for food, The Vestas employees, Northern Human Services, Coos County Health Services, Self Advocacy Group/Community Service Center, Cooper, Cargill and Chant Law firm, Berlin Junior High, White Mt. Distributors, Utility Risk Management, Dollar Tree employees, Paul and Anne Chant, Leo Boucher, Mark and Michaela Olsen, Susan Wyman, and David and Sandra Benckendorf. Again, I realize this is just a hand full of the people who have donated and we apologize to anyone who was not listed here. We look forward to growing and expanding the ministry that the Lord has entrusted to us. We are currently seeking out and praying for a facility outside of our church building to set up an actual center for outreach and relief ministry to take place, such as as our soup kitchen and food pantry, with room to expand into other areas of ministry as the Lord leads and directs us. We welcome your prayers and would like to mention that though this may “seem” like a lot of donations, it is going out almost as fast as it is coming in and we are barely keeping up with the needs. Again thank you and God Bless! Pastor Shane Riff Feeding Hope Food Pantry
ability to walk and fix his hip later on in life as modern medicine came along, but that night while he was in the hospital, the Recreation Center was destroyed by fire. He said this almost broke his father’s heart. The city of Berlin lost another great man of February 21, 1985 at the age of 74, with Mr. Lowe’s death. Many of Berlin’s older citizens will tell you that the likes of Robert “Bob” Lowe have never been replaced. Questions or comments email poof@ ne.rr.com. Also, join the many fans of “Once upon a Berlin Time” on Face book and guess at the weekly mystery picture.
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GORHAM -- Dominic Laroche, 88, formerly of First Street, Cascade Hill in Gorham, NH, and a current resident of Coos County Nursing Home died Tuesday, January 31, 2012 at Androscoggin Valley Hospital in Berlin. Born on August 21, 1923 in Berlin, NH, he was the son of Arthur and Corrine (Gingras) Laroche. Dominic was raised and educated in Berlin. He married Cecile Cote (Guerin) and together they raised a son and three daughters. He will be remembered for the time he spent with his family sledding and various family outings while the children were growing up. He worked in area mills and retired from James River Corporation where he was employed as a sealer operator. He was a communicant of St. Benedict’s Parish in Cascade, now known as St. Anne Church of Good Shepherd Parish.
Survivors include a son Donald Guerin and his wife Bobbie of Gorham, NH; three daughters, Helen Viger and her husband Russell of Milan, NH, and Arlene Lalande and her husband Norman of Berlin, NH, and Carol Roy and her husband Paul of Exeter, NH; a sister, Doris O’Neil of Berlin; seven Dominic Laroche grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. He is pre-deceased by his parents, his wife Cecile in 1993, and as five sisters, Beatrice Villeneuve, Adrienne Verville, Simonne Guay, Mabel
Villeneuve, and Laurette Gabriel. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, February 3, at St. Anne Church of Good Shepherd Parish, Pleasant Street, Berlin, NH. Rev Kyle Stanton will officiate. Burial will follow at Holy Family Cemetery in Gorham. Calling hours will be held Thurs-
day evening, Feb 2, from 7-9 p.m. at Fleury-Patry Funeral Home, 72 High Street, Berlin, NH. Memorial donations may be made to NH Association for the Blind, 25 Walker Street, Concord, NH 03301 or sightcenter.org. Online guestbook at www.fleurypatry.com.
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BERLIN, NH -- Funeral services for Mr. Maurice J. “Mun” Lapointe, 73, of Berlin were held on January 24, 2012 at St. Anne Church of Good Shepherd Parish. The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated by Reverend Mark Dollard. Interment was in the St. Kieran Cemetery. Father Dollard read the committal prayers.
Katie Lapointe and Danielle Lapointe brought up the gifts. Full military honors were extended by members of the NH Honor Guard, the CPL. Richard Demers Marine Corps League, the White Mountain Post #2520 VFW and the Dupont Holmes Post #82 American Legion. The Bryant Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
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by Feb. 20. Bill Gannon, bankruptcy attorney for Isaacson, said there is a party interested in purchasing the business - what he called a stalking horse. While Gannon declined to release the name of the corporation, it is known to be the Illinois-based Heico Companies.
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The district will shed the Carroll County towns of Albany, Bartlett, Bean’s Purchase, Hale’s Location, Hart’s Location, and Jackson. They will be become part of District 3. Under the bill, six of the 24 current Senate districts did not change. The bill now goes to the House but
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Berlin Police responded to 236 calls between Jan. 26 and Jan. 30, among them were: Thursday, Jan. 26 8:08 a.m. An altercation was reported between a parent and juvenile female on Hillside Avenue. The incident is under investigation. 11:09 a.m. Michael Morton, 58, of Berlin, was arrested and charged with violating a protective order. He was released on personal recognizance and will appear in court at a later date. 1:49 p.m. Adam Libby, 49, of Berlin, was issued a citation for non-inspection. 3:21 p.m. A caller on Forbush Avenue reported that they returned home to find items missing but no evidence of forced entry. The incident is under investigation. 9:38 p.m. A single vehicle accident was reported on Milan Road. A vehi-
cle struck a utility pole sending one person to the hospital. The vehicle was towed. Friday, Jan. 27 12:43 a.m. Douglass Aikens, 41, of Berlin, was arrested on an electronic bench warrant. He was released on $500 personal recognizance bail and is scheduled to appear in court on Feb. 27. 1:49 a.m. Jody Albert, 43, of Berlin, was arrested and charged with a felony count of criminal threatening with a deadly weapon. He was held on $2,500 cash bail and transported to the Coos County House of Corrections to await arraignment. 12:19 a.m. A two-vehicle accident was reported at the intersection of Green Square and Second Avenue. Leo Meunier, 52, of Berlin, was arrested and charged with driving while intoxisee BERLIN LOG page 8
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icated, second offense. Meunier was released o $500 personal recognizance bail and is scheduled to appear in court on March 13. One vehicle was towed and no injuries were reported. 10:09 p.m. Two men were arrested as a result of a motor vehicle stop on Jericho Road. Matthew Turgeon, 30, of Berlin, was arrested on an electronic bench warrant and was also charged with transporting alcohol and operating after revocation or suspension. He was released on $1,500 personal recognizance bail and is scheduled to appear in court on Feb. 21. Mark-Maurice Coulombe, 32, of Gorham, was arrested and charged with two counts of driving while intoxicated, two counts of acts prohibited, and a charge of transporting alcohol. He was released on $1,500 personal recognizance bail and is scheduled to appear in court on Feb. 21. Saturday, Jan. 28 11:02 a.m. A minor two vehicle accident involving a parked car was reported on Jericho Road. No injuries were reported and damage was minor. 4:56 p.m. Jesse Labelle, 32, of Berlin, was arrested and charged with simple assault. He was also charged with violating his parole and was transported to the Northern New Hampshire Correctional Facility. 5:51 p.m. A possible restraining order violation was reported. 7:36 p.m. Police dispersed a group of juveniles climbing in and around the dugout on Hutchins
Street after receiving telephone complaints. 8:51 a.m. A resident of Hillside Avenue reported a burglary. The home had been entered through a second floor bedroom window and a jar of coins was taken. Sunday, Jan. 29 3:21 a.m. A caller on Hillside reported they believed they were being stalked. The caller was advised of their rights. 9:24 a.m. Seth Brennon, 43, of Berlin, was arrested and charged with possession of controlled drugs and possession of drugs in a motor vehicle. He was released on $500 personal recognizance bail and is scheduled to appear in court on Feb. 21. 1:04 p.m. A theft was reported at Dunkin Donuts. Money was reportedly taken from an envelope on the counter. 4:43 p.m. Police returned a man and woman to their home after they were reportedly pan handling outside the Circle K on Glen Avenue. 6:36 p.m. An accident was reported on Hamlin Street. A motorist slid out of their driveway and struck a parked vehicle. No injuries were reported. Monday, Jan. 30 7:07 a.m. A vehicle on Pleasant Street was struck while parked. 1:38 p.m. A hit and run accident was reported on Sixth Avenue. 7:12 p.m. A vehicle was struck in the parking lot at Big Apple on East Mason Street. No injuries were reported.
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NOTICE TO RESIDENTS OF SHELBURNE, NH Candidates for any Town office may file at the Town Office with Town Clerk Rodney Hayes or Deputy Town Clerk Jo Carpenter from Wednesday January 24, 2012 and to Friday February 3, 2012. The Town Clerk’s office will be open from 2- 5 PM on Friday February 3rd. Filing closes at 5:00 pm on Friday February 3, 2012. The following offices will be open on the 2012 ballot: TOWN 1 Selectperson for 3 years 1 Town Clerk for 3 year 1 Tax Collector for 3 year 1 Treasurer for 3 years 1 Moderator for 2 years 1 Library Trustee for 3 years 1 Budget Committee Member for 2 years 1 Budget Committee Member for 3 years 1 Memorial Forest Committee Member for 3 years 1 Cemetery Trustee for 3 years 1 Trustee of Trust Funds for 1 year 1 Trustee of Trust Funds for 3 years 1 Supervisor of the Checklist for 2 years 1 Supervisor of the Checklist for 6 years February 7, 2012 is the last day to petition the Selectmen to include warrant articles for the March 13th Town Meeting. (RSA 39:3) Rodney Hayes, Town Clerk – 466-2262
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ATTENTION RESIDENTS OF DUMMER Public hearings regarding petitions to amend the zoning ordinance will be held Thursday, February 2, 2012, at the Town Hall in Dummer, NH. 6:00 p.m.—Sections 5.02 and 5.03 of Article V of the Ordinance entitled “Area Regulations” and repealing the caption of Section 5.01 and renumbering the remaining subsections as Section 5.01 through 5.06, respectively, to reinstate Article V of the Ordinance as it existed prior to 1999, which applied the same area regulations to the entire Town as one zoning district. 6:15 p.m.—Article IV of the Ordinance, which created three zoning districts and a conservation overlay zone, and amending the Zoning Map accordingly, by reinstating Article IV of the Ordinance as it existed prior to 1999, which provided that the entire Town shall be one zoning district, and defined permitted uses and uses permitted by special exemptions. 6:30 p.m.—Repealing the Town of Dummer Floodplain Management Ordinance, and restoring the numerical order of the Articles in the Zoning Ordinance for the Town of Dummer as it was prior to 1993. 6:45 p.m.—A Public Hearing will be held Thursday, February 2, 2012, to continue participation in the National Flood Insurance Program. Planning Board, Chair Mariann Letarte
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ARIES (March 21-April 19). Anger can be the catalyzing emotion that brings about positive change. It can also cause unnecessary restriction, making you smaller than you could be. Cool down and consider how best to use your anger. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Waiting for permission in a matter could prevent forward movement. Calculate the risks involved. It may be worthwhile to act unsanctioned and ask for forgiveness later. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You’ll say what’s on your mind for what its worth, all the while realizing that your communication isn’t really about content. It’s about creating rapport and making a connection. CANCER (June 22-July 22). Your first instinct may be to obey the rules, but there’s a bit of mischief in you, too, especially when you notice that the rules don’t apply to everyone. Have fun dancing through yesterday’s limitations. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Don’t pass up the chance to go for the laugh. Maybe it won’t work, but if it does, it will put something wonderful into the world. Laughter is a kind of music. It’s a sound that signals the harmony of souls. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Though you certainly have the most burdens to bear today, you don’t have to play the part of the heavy. You can take a responsibility seriously without taking yourself seriously. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Often you are subliminally influenced by your surroundings and the zeitgeist. Though your most stylish and artistic choices happen when you consciously and carefully choose your influences.
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––––––––––––––––– DAILY CALENDAR ––––––––––––––––– Thursday, February 2 Blood Pressure Clinic: Walmart: 1 to 3:30 p.m. All welcome. Sponsored by nursing service from Berlin Health Dept. Foot Care Clinic: AVH Home Health and Hospice Services ffering foot care clinics every Friday in February and on the first Monday of the month, February 6, 2012, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Clinics are being held at the AVH Professional Center (back entrance) at the beginning of Page Hill Road. For an appointment or more information, call 326-5870. Public Budget Hearing and Berlin School Board Meeting: 6 p.m. in the Berlin High School Library. Photographing You Products or Work: Workshop at WREN in Berlin, 5:30-7 p.m.
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Monday, February 6 Dummer School District 2012-2013 Budget Hearing: 6 p.m. Dummer Town Hall School Board Meeting to follow. Social Club Card Party: 1 p.m. St. Anne Hall, lower level, School Street. Coos County Delegation: Quarterly meeting, 10 a.m., North Country Resource Center, Lancaster. Foot Care Clinics: AVH Home Health and Hospice Services offering foot care clinics every Friday in February and on the first Monday of the month, February 6, 2012, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Clinics are being held at the AVH Professional Center (back entrance) at the beginning of Page Hill Road. For an appointment or more information, call 326-5870.
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––––––––––––––– ONGOING CALENDAR –––––––––––––– Thursday Holiday Center Activities: 27 Green Square, Berlin. Toast and coffee 8 to 10 a.m.; Bingo 12:15-1 p.m.; card party 1-4 p.m. (Pitch & Whist); Jan 19, monthly luncheon at Waterwheel 11 a.m. FMI 7521413. Community Bible Church Free Meal: Doors open 4 p.m. for coffee and conversation, Dinner at 5 p.m., close up around 630. There is live music and complimentary Dunkin Donuts coffee for all. Anyone wishing to make a donation to this service can contact firstname.lastname@example.org Developmental Play-Group: FCESS, 9:30 to 11 a.m. every Thursday, St. Barnabas Episcopal Church. Contact person is Sheri Goyette at 603-662-2331 or email email@example.com. TOPS NH 0057 Gorham: Meet every Thursday, 5:30 p.m., meeting room of the Gorham Public Library on Railroad Street, Gorham. FMI Call Carolyn at 348-1416. Boy Scout Pack 207: meets every Thursday at 6:30 in the St. Michael’s School cafeteria. Berlin-Gorham White Mountain Rotary Club: Meets every Thursday 730 to 830 a.m., Town & Country Inn Shelburne. FMI email info@whitemtnrotary. org Senior Meals: Guardian Angel School, noon. Suggested donations for 60 and over $3; under 60 $6. All are welcome. (FMI 752-2545) Mt. Jefferson LDG. #103 I.O.O.F.: meets second and fourth Thursdays of month, 7 p.m., 701 Presidential Highway, Jefferson. FMI 1-802-892-6684 or 7230766. Gorham Public Library: Open M-F: 10am6pm, Saturdays: 10am-Noon. Children’s Story Time: Fridays, 1:30pm. View On-line Catalog at https:// gorham.biblionix.com/. FMI call 466-2525 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. AA Meeting: noon to 1 p.m., St. Barnabas Church, 2 High St., Berlin. Berlin Knights of Columbus: Third and Fourth Degree meets on second Thursday of each month, 7 p.m., St. Anne’s lower hall, Berlin. Dinner served at 5:30 p.m. for members and guests from September to May. Shelburne Library Schedule: Thursday - 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturdays - 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. FUSION: Youth Group invites all youth grades 6-12, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Games, music, and a good message to get you pumped for the rest of the week! Harvest Christian Fellowship, Willow St. in Berlin. FMIVicky at 348-2354. facbook.com/fusion603 Milan Public Library: Monday, 1:30 to 7:30 p.m.; Tuesday and Wednesday’s 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Alcoholics Anonymous: 12 to 1 p.m., Discussion Meeting, St. Barnabas Church, corner of High and Main St., Berlin. Step Book Meeting, 7 to 8 p.m., Androscoggin Valley Hospital, Berlin. Exercise Classes: Berlin Senior Center, 610 Sullivan St., Berlin, 4 to 5 p.m. (FMI 752-2545) Pre-School Reading, Arts, Crafts Program: Errol Public Library, 10:30 a.m. To register, call Ann Bragg at 483-7720 or go to the library from 8 a.m. to noon Wednesday through Saturday. F. O. E. Eagles 1464: Meets first and third Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. The Salvation Army Thursday Afterschool Programs: 3 – 3:30, snack and homework help; 3:30 – 4 Timbrels; 4 – 4:30 Sacred Dance; 4:30 – 5 Singing Company; Dinner; and Boys Adventure Corps and Sunbeams. For more information please call 7521644. Dummer Library Hours: 3 to 7 p.m. (FMI 4490995, E-mail: email@example.com) Berlin and Coos County Historic Society Moffett House Museum: Open five days, Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. Can also be opened by appointment. Call 752-4590. Available are historical documents, school yearbooks, Berlin/Gorham directories, annual city reports, city and county reports, Brown Bulletins, old books, artifacts and more. Serenity Steps Peer Support Center: 567 Main St. Berlin, Providing peer support services to local area residents challenged by emotional or mental difficulties. Open Monday through Wednesday 11-4; Thursday and Friday 11-7 p.m. FMI 752-8111.
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by Abigail Van Buren
CARE PROVIDERS SHOW RESPECT BY USING A PATIENT’S NAME
DEAR ABBY: “She Has a Name in Georgia” (Dec. 2) complained that the care staff at the assisted living community where her mother lives calls her “Granny,” “Grandma” and “Mamma.” She found it disrespectful, and I agree with her. I am an R.N. with two advanced nursing degrees. Calling a resident “Granny,” “Dear” or “Honey” is not loving or caring. It is degrading, humiliating and hurtful! It does not matter what the ethnicity of the attendant is; there are standards of conduct and patient’s rights. I suggest “She Has a Name” ask the director of the facility for copies of the standards of care and patient’s rights documents. The family may want to install a “nanny cam” in the room if it will provide peace of mind. There are many fine communities where care of the residents is professionally and caringly provided. I hope they are able to find one for their mother. -- RETIRED R.N. AND RESIDENT ADVOCATE DEAR R.N.: Thank you for sharing your expertise on this subject. I didn’t realize patient’s rights were specified by the documents you mentioned or that how a resident is addressed is covered in them. Other health care professionals responded similarly, and I stand corrected. My newspaper readers comment: DEAR ABBY: During school and in clinical rotations, we were repeatedly instructed to call clients by their names, especially in situations where memory was impaired. Not only does it help to reorient the patient as to who they are and help them to maintain their identity, but it provides a clear separation as to who is family and who is the caregiver. The director should not have diminished the importance of the family’s feelings on this matter. I suggest they consider relocating their mother to a facility that is more conscientious about the care they are being paid to provide. -- CAREGIVER IN FLORIDA
DEAR ABBY: The assisted living staff should not be calling her mother by those names. The legal term is “elder speak,” or as it is commonly known -- baby talk. This infantilizes elders. It is detrimental to their care and contributes to “ageism,” a process in which elders are perceived as less valuable than others. The family was right to speak up and, regardless of cultural considerations, the staff and director should respect their wishes and refer to their mother by her appropriate name. -- SHOCKED R.N. IN CALGARY, CANADA DEAR ABBY: Failure to address a patient/resident by his or her proper name is a violation of regulations and could be cited during surveys. If the patient preferred a nickname, the care plan conference team (staff department heads, family and patient) needed to make a notation in the care plan to allow the nickname to be used. Most of this is covered by the Patient’s Bill of Rights and falls under the “right to be treated with respect and dignity.” Using terms like “Sweetie” or “Granny” is a symptom of the staff’s failure to respect the patient’s individuality. They are objectifying and dehumanizing the person and becoming too complacent (or lazy) to learn his or her name. Besides, if an aide approached me and said, “Granny is complaining of pain,” which “Granny” am I supposed to attend to? -- RESPECTFUL GERIATRIC NURSE DEAR ABBY: In Michigan, health care professionals are expected to call patients by name. In fact, my nephew was once called into his boss’s office at the hospital and reprimanded when she overheard him say to a patient, “I’ll show you the way to the X-ray unit, Grandma.” He was forgiven when he explained that the patient he was escorting was actually his real grandmother! -- JUST CALL ME BY NAME
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
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BERLIN 3rd floor, 4 room, 2 bdrm heated. Call 978-609-4010. BERLIN apartments available. 1 bedroom units $450- $550/mo. heat included, some include hot water and 2 bedroom first floor $600/mo. heat and hot water included, available immediately. 3rd floor, 2 bedroom $575/mo. No smokers. Off street parking. Call or text for detail (603)723-7015. BERLIN Houses available immediately. 131 Jolbert Street 3/4 br, 1 1/2 bath, yard and garage. $775/mo. No utilities included. Also 252 Wight St. 2 BR, 1 bath. Yard and garage $675/mo. No utilities included. Call or text (603)723-7015.
For Sale 1 Bretton Woods Ski Lift ticket a $70 value, only $40/obo. Good any day. Call (603)723-4032. AMAZING! Beautiful pillowtop matress sets, twin $169, full or queen $249, king $399. See AD under “Furniture”. BEDROOM-SOLID Cherrywood Sleigh bed. Dresser, mirror, chest, night stand. New! Cost $2,200 sell $895. (603) 235-1773 CLASSIC Wooden Motorola stereo phonic LP player with AM/FM radio from the 1950's still works, $100, 723-4032.
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GORHAM first floor two bedroom. Bell St. $650/mo. heat included. Yard, stove/ fridge, w/d connection. No smokers. Large two bedroom, second floor. Yard, stove, fridge, w/d connection. $750/mo heat included. No smokers. Call or text (603)723-7015.
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.
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.
GORHAM: 13 Exchange St, (white bldg w/ black trim) 2 br, first floor, fridge & stove, h/ hw, w/d hookup, w/ shed, parking spaces, no pets. Sec. dep. Call: 466-3378 (8am-4pm, M-F or leave a message). GORHAM: 2 bdrm $650/mo. Heat & hot water, no pets (978)726-6081. GORHAM: 2 bdrm, new kitchen, bath, hardwood floors, heated, garage, (603)466-2088. GORHAM: 2 bedrooms, heat, h/w, off street parking, newly renovated, no pets, 723-6310. GORHAM: 3 bedroom house w/ large loft and garage, stove, frig and w/d hookup. Includes lawn maintenance and snow removal. $975/mo. plus utilities, no pets, call 603-723-9568. ONE Bedroom apt. 2nd. floor, remodeled bathroom w/ washer, dryer hook-up, $135/wk, call 752-6459, 723-6726.
CUSTOM Glazed Kitchen Cabinets. Solid maple, never installed. Cost $6,000 sacrifice $1,595. (603) 833-8278 DEEP freezer, twin bed, full bed, wardrobe cabinets, patio set, much more, call 603-466-2883. ETHAN Allen dining room table, excellent condition with 2 table extensions, $125, 723-4032. JACQUES Live Bait. Large Suckers $1.00/each. Medium Suckers $0.50/each. Shiners $5.00/dozen Medium Native Bait $5.00/dozen Cut Bait, Large & Small Suckers $0.25/bag. Open 7 days a week 5AM-5PM 723-4799, 723-2669.
USED SKI & SNOWBOARD packages, starting at $79.95. All sizes, used helmets $19.95 at Boarder Patrol (603)356-5885. VIDEO Poker machine with stand, full size plays quarters, $395/obo, 603-723-6276. WOLFF System sunquest 16RS tanning bed, $1200, 449-3474.
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Berlin Broomball League results
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Week 14 P&L /Fagin’s Pub 2 Munce’s Superior 4 Scoring: Munce’s- Norm Jackson @ 0:01 of 2nd Pd Assisted by, Marcel Couture and Kyle Laflamme,
Nick Dube @ 0:30 of 2nd Pd Assisted by Chris Frenette, Norm Jackson @ 9:20 of 3rd Pd (Unassisted), Tony Valliere @ 1:40 of 3rd Pd Assisted by Marcel Couture and Nick Dube. The Pub- Ryan Gagnon @ 0:39 of 3rd Pd (Unassisted), Dan Broffman @ 0:20 of 3rd Pd Assisted by Scott Valliere and Adam Rien-
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GRANITE United Way is dedicated to improving the lives of children, families and individuals by mobilizing the caring power of our community. GUW is seeking a Director of Resource Development for Northern New Hampshire. Working with the VP’s of RD and Community Impact to plan, develop and lead a comprehensive annual fundraising campaign involving corporations, nonprofit, municipal organizations and individual donors. Must have Bachelor’s Degree and three years of related experience in fundraising, communications or related position involving a high degree of administrative, coordination and/or project oriented tasks. Must have ability to public speak as well as manage and train volunteers and possess exceptional written, organizational, leadership and interpersonal skills. Available to attend early morning, evening, and/or weekend meetings periodically and able to travel independently throughout assigned area. Submit resume and cover letter to Rolanda Duchesne, Granite United Way, P.O. Box 614, Berlin, NH 03570 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. EOE.
HYPNOSIS for habit change, stress, regression. Michael Hathaway, DCH, certified hypnotherapist. Madison michaelhathaway.com (603)367-8851.
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Aerial Site Communications Seeking full time laborers that can climb towers. Must have perfect driving record and willing to travel through New England, apply at NH Employment Security only. See Diana Nelson.
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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COMPUTER MAINTENANCE: Virus removal, performance upgrades, security software, wireless installations, data recovery, backups. Luc 603-723-7777. DOES your business need a face lift? Specializing in affordable design updates, fresh and new attracts customers, 603-723-4949. FROSTY Forest Ice & Snow Management. Will shovel your stairs, walkways, decks, roof, drives & provide some handyman services. Free estimates. Call (603)348-3139. HANDYMAN: Snowplowing, property maintenance, carpentry, painting etc., best rates around, call Rick 915-0755. PROFESSIONAL wallpaper installer and painter at reasonable rates. Call for details and estimates, 603-662-3002.
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2 snowmobiles w/ trailer for sale. 2004 Ski-doo 550 Legend GT two-up; excellent condition 1949 miles, $2700. 2004 Arctic Cat Z370; excellent condition, only 626 miles, $1500. Both have current 2012 registration. Triton 10’ trailer with salt shield. $800. $4800 as a package. Contact (603)723-0955.
Experienced Autobody Technician Must have own tools Apply in person or call John Beaudoin Auto Body 449-2025.
We offer competitive salaries and an excellent benefits package! Please check our website for specific details on each position Diabetes RN - Full Time Diabetes RN/LPN/MA - Per Diem Med Surg RN - Full Time Nights. 3-5 years exp. Controller - Full Time Director of Information Services IT - Full Time Laboratory Med Tech - Per Diem. MT, MLT required Merriman House Unit Aid - Per Diem Merriman House LNA - Per Diem Surgical Services, Operating Room RN - Full Time + Call Primary Care RN - Full Time Registration Clerk - Full Time Surgical Services RN Director - Full Time A completed Application is required to apply for all positions Website: www.memorialhospitalnh.org. Contact: Human Resources, Memorial Hospital, an EOE PO Box 5001, No. Conway, NH 03860. Phone: (603)356-5461 • Fax: (603)356-9121
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deau. Saves: P&L/Pub- Travis L’Herieux 11-13-10=34, Munce’s- Marc Theberge 1-0-2=3.
Lamoureux’s Auto Body 1 Nordic Valve 0 Scoring: Lamoureux’s Randy Fortin @ 7:16 of 1st Pd Assisted by Kevin StCyr. Saves: Lamoureux’s Randy Girard 2-6-7=15, Nordic Greg O’Neil 7-8-9=24/ Berlin City 1 AutoNorth 3 Scoring: AutoNorth- Ann Leblanc @ 8:38 of 1st Pd Assisted by Tia Wilson, CJ Morreau @ 2:50 of 1st Pd Assisted by Leslie Hoyt and Kim Allain, Tia Wilson @ 6:03 of 3rd Pd (Unassisted). Berlin City Mallory Plante @ 7:58 of 2nd Pd Assisted by Andrea Dupont. Saves: Berlin City Lori Henry 0-3-6=9, AutoNorth Keenan Carrigan 4-4-8=16. Paul’s Auto Body 1 Isaacson Steel 2 Scoring: Paul’s Auto Stephanie Lilly @ 9:36 of 1st Pd Assisted by Monique Demers, Isaacson Steel- Trisha see SCORES page15
TOWN OF SHELBURNE PUBLIC HEARING ON TOWN BUDGET
The Budget Committee will hold a Public Hearing on the Town Budget on Monday February 13, 2012 at 7:00 PM at Shelburne Town Hall.
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BY JEAN LEBLANC THE BERLIN DAILY SUN
BERLIN--The Somersworth basketball team employed a strong team defense and athleticism in rebounding, and went on to defeat the Mountaineers 52-47 before a good crowd in Berlin Saturday. It was billed as a great re-match game from last year’s semi-final playoff loss to the Hilltoppers. Berlin entered the contest undefeated and was looking for some revenge after being knocked from the tournament on a last second basket last year. The game itself was an absolute pleasure to watch. Both teams possess great defenses and highly skilled players. The visitors frustrated Berlin in the first quarter, utilizing shot altering and contested rebounds as a defensive measure. By the end of the quarter, the Toppers held a 14-8 lead. Drew Francouer and Matt Robbins had four points each. Berlin’s Curtis Arsenault had a pair of buckets for the home team. In the second quarter, the play continued to be up and down the court with plenty of action. The Toppers out pointed Berlin 15-14 in the quarter to take a seven point lead into half time 29-22. Robbins, the Topper’s 6’-5” center showed his ability on the inside
and then from long range, by netting another five markers for Somersworth. Arsenault seven points and Jake Drouin six, kept Berlin within striking distance. “Somersworth out rebounded us 31-23 and we were unable to finish baskets inside on several occasions,” said Berlin coach, Don Picard. “For the game we shot 32 percent, which is well below our season average. Somersworth’s length and physical play had a lot to do with that. There is no doubt in my mind that we will learn from this.” Action in the second half intensified. The Berlin offense began to click, using long range three point shots from Drouin (2), Dimitri Giannos, and Arsenault, to bring the Berlin boys back to within one point by quarter’s end at 42-41. Darren Glore had two hoops for the visitors. Down the stretch, it was playoff basketball at its best. Trailing 48-47, Berlin got the looks and the shots they wanted. Each time when it appeared like a hoop was going in, the shot went half way down and then came back out. A Mountie shot came out and was rebounded by Robbins and he was immediately fouled with 25.3 seconds left. Robbins knocked down both shots to make it 50-47 Toppers. Berlin
called timeout and put a play in motion to try and tie things up. A screen for Arsenault at the top of the key, allowed the senior captain to get a good look at the hoop. Unfortunately, the third straight shot for the Mountaineers appeared to be going in and it just came back out. John Crenshaw got the ball and was fouled with 11.1 to play. Crenshaw knocked down both shots making the final score 52-47. “In the second half I thought we fought for and won loose balls,” stated Picard. “I liked the way we came back in the third quarter and were ahead by 3 with 3:30 to go in the game. From that point on, we were unable to score and hold on to the lead. We had shots go down and out, Somersworth had a couple of good strips of the ball when I thought we were going to get an easy hoop. After watching the game film, there are lots of little things that are fixable that we will work on correcting.” For the game, Somersworth shot 20-50 from the floor, hitting 3-7 from beyond the three-point line. At the foul line, the visitors hit 9-13. Robbins had 16 markers and Crenshaw 10 in earning the victory. Berlin shot 16-49 from the floor and 5-18 from the
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NOTICE TOWN OF DUMMER A hearing will be held Wednesday February 8, 2012 at 7 p.m. for a special exception for Charles & Brenda Kalil. The Zoning Board also plans to discuss the pending Kalil v. Town of Dummer Zoning Board court case currently before the NH Supreme Court. Christopher Miller, ZBA Chair
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Call Joey Bertin at 603-326-3144 RESIDENTS OF MILAN FILING PERIOD FOR MARCH ELECTION January 25, 2012, to February 3, 2012 Candidates for any Town or School office can be filed with the Town Clerk between January 25th and February 3, 2012 Filings accepted during Town Clerk’s regular hours: Monday 9-12; 1-4; 6-8 Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday 912; 1-4:30. Will also be open on Friday, February 3, 2012 from 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM The following offices will be open on the March 13, 2012 ballot: Town Term Cemetery Trustee 3 Years Library Trustee 3 Years Library Trustee 1 Year Planning Board 3 Years Planning Board 3 Years Road Agent 1 Year Selectperson 3 Years Supervisor of the Checklist 6 Years Town Auditor 1 Year Town Moderator 2 Years Town Treasurer 1 Year Trustee of Trust Funds 2 Years Trustee of Trust Funds 3 Years Zoning Board 3 Years Zoning Board 3 Years School Board Member 3 Years Dawn E. Miner, Town Clerk
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Moultonborough beats Huskies on final shot 28-27 BY JEAN LEBLANC THE BERLIN DAILY SUN
MOULTONBOROUGH -- Panther Megan Vehlein took one shot during her game on Tuesday at Moultonborough Academy. The shot she took was with ten seconds to play and her team down by two points. The Panthers had been trailing the entire game after leading 2-0. Vehlein’s shot was a good from two feet behind the three point arc and was nothing but net, lifting the Panthers to a hard fought 28-27 victory over the upset minded Gorham Huskies Tuesday. The game was extremely physical with 38 fouls being whistled, 14 on the Huskies and 24 on Moultonborough. Two players for the Panthers and one for the Huskies ended their evening early on their respective benches due to reaching the five foul limit. The number of fouls called, brought a teams’ foul shooting ability into the contest. The Panthers struggled netting just 3-17 from the line. The Huskies were a better than usual 15-27. A late lay-up by the Panthers as time expired just before halftime, made it a 15-12 score in favor of Gorham at the half. Brittany Hale had eight points for the home team. Sophomore Leslee Kenison had seven points for Gorham, all
SCORES from page 13
Falardeau @ 2:06 of 1st Pd (Unassisted), Trisha Falardeau @ 0:01 of 3rd Pd (Unassisted). Saves: Paul’s Auto Laura Langevin 8-40=12, Isaacson’s Melissa Provencher 3-1-3=7. No Broomball next week due to SuperBowl Next Week 15 - Feb12 5:00 - Berlin City vs Isaacson’s 6:00 - Paul’s Auto vs AutoNorth 7:00 - Lamoureux’s vs Munce’s 8:00 - P&L / Pub vs Nordic
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three-point line. The Mounties were 10-17 from the foul line. Arsenault 18 points and Drouin 16 points, paced the Berlin offense. BHS 08 14 19 06--47 SHS 14 15 13 10--52 Toppers (52)- Robbins 6-2-16, Crenshaw 3-4-10, Dognies 3-1-8, Glore 3-0-6, Francouer 2-2-6, Jacques 1-1-3, Kretschmar 1-0-2, Hill 1-0-2. Mounties (47)- Frenette, Giannos 1-0-3, Morrissette, Bacon 1-2-4, Lapointe 0-1-1, Drouin 5-3-16, Arsenault 8-1-18, Aldrich 1-3-5.
coming from the charity stripe. The Panthers out pointed Gorham 7-6 in the third quarter to reduce their deficit to two points 21-19. Hale hit a big three pointer for the home team, Brooke Nadeau and Jaimie Bisson had buckets for the visitors. Gorham maintaned their two point edge for most of the fourth quarter, getting key foul shots from Kenison and Bisson down the stretch. The Huskies defensed the Panthers perfectly making sure that both Hale and team mate Lexi Wekn had a defender in front of them. That allowed Vehlein to at least get an open look at the hoop. Her shot brought the home crowd and team mates to their feet as the Huskies called time out. “Their player (Vehlein) hadn’t even looked to take a shot all night,” said Huskie mentor Pete Girouard. “It was tough to watch that shot fall after the girls had played so hard all night. We played against a good team tonight and still missed some foul shots and some inside looks. Our defense is getting better every game and if we can continue on improving in taking care of
the basketball, we will be where we want to be at the end of the year in time for the playoffs.” For the game, Hale led all scorers netting 13 points. Teammate Wekn was also in double digits at 10 points for the Panthers. The Huskies were playing short handed due to sickness. However, the girls still put forth a great effort. Kenison had 12 points to lead the way for the Lady Huskies. Gorham will travel to Pittsburg on Friday to take on the Panthers in a key contest for the Lady Huskies. GHS 08 07 06 06--27 MA 05 07 07 09--28 Huskies (27)- Cyr, Stewart 1-0-2, Kenison 1-1012, McClure, Homes 1-2-4, Bisson 1-2-4, Nadeau 1-0-2, Carlisle 1-1-3.
Panthers (28)- Slippy 0-1-1, Wekn 5-0-10, Pinard, Vehlein 1-0-3, Amand, Delaney, Lively 0-1-1, Stockwell, Hale 5-1-13.
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Every day Paul and Theresa Savard of Dustin Street in Berlin take a walk with their dog Abby as part of their daily routine.When they walked out their front door to their home recently, they saw the two attached hearts. Amazed by this Theresa ran back in to her home to get the camera while Paul and Abby took a second glance at the wonderful piece of art created by vehicle tires. The anonymous cupid delivered these two hearts for Paul and Theresa who will be celebrating their 50th anniversary in May.
Androscoggin Valley Hospital was one of ten businesses state-wide recognized at “Business NH Magazine’s” Breakfast with the Best event held Tuesday, January 31, in the Radisson Inn, downtown Manchester. AVH was named the seventh Best Large Company to Work for in New Hampshire. The event honored the award recipients, featured a keynote speaker, provided opportunity for networking and involved a question and answer session as well sharing of best practices among the winners. Representing the hospital at the event, (l-r) Jim Wheeler, vice-president of Human Relations and Community Development; Clare Vallee, vice-president of Nursing Services; Linda Arsenault, director of Human Resources; James Patry, Ddrector of Public Relations and Marketing.
Rivier College in Nashua has announced that Ariel Leighton made the dean’s list for the fall semester. Ariel is the daughter of Pamela Mercier Leighton of Berlin and Jeffery Leighton of North Conway. Her major is nursing with a minor in sociology.
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