WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 2012
VOL. 20 NO. 200
Bald says state will begin developing in-site camping at Jericho State Park BY BARBARA TETREAULT THE BERLIN DAILY SUN
BERLIN – The state will construct some cabins at the Jericho Mountain State Park to provide on-site camping at the ATV park. George Bald, commissioner of the state Department of Resources and Economic Development, said his agency is committed to getting some of the cabins open this season. Bald made the announcement Friday night at the
Androscoggin Valley Chamber of Commerce annual meeting. He noted the department received no response to its request for proposals to have a private developer build and operate a 200-site campground at the park under a 20-year lease with the state. Interested parties had until Feb. 16 to submit proposals. In light of the lack of private proposals, Bald said he discussed the matter with the directors of parks and see CAMPING page 7
ABC News films piece on Gorham mill BY BARBARA TETREAULT THE BERLIN DAILY SUN
GORHAM – The national spotlight will shine again on Lynn Tilton and Gorham Paper and Tissue. A crew from ABC News was at the Gorham mill last Thursday, shooting a piece on Tilton and the mill for the popular series ‘Made in America’ on ABC”s World News with
Diane Sawyer. Mill Manager Willis Blevins said ABC correspondent Chris Cuomo spent about three and a half hours interviewing Tilton, Blevins, and mill employees. Tilton flew in for the interview and answered questions about her purchase of the mill last year and the new tissue see ABC page 7
SB2 vote important for Gorham, Randolph and Shelburne BY MELISSA GRIMA THE BERLIN DAILY SUN
GORHAM — The Androscoggin Valley has joined the debate this election season — the perennial debate held across the Granite State each year on the pros and cons of the modified town meeting format known as “SB2.”
What’s different about the debate in the valley, however, is that there hasn’t been much of a back and forth discussion—at least in public. A group of voters petitioned the SB2 question onto both the Gorham town warrant and the GRS Coopera-
Child porn charges levied against local man BY MELISSA GRIMA THE BERLIN DAILY SUN
LANCASTER — A Gorham man serving 18 months in jail for peeping on an underage girl has now been indicted on charges of possessing child pornography. Jordan Carrier, 23, of Evans Street, was indicted by a Coos Grand Jury on Friday, Feb. 24, on 11 counts of possession of child pornography. Gorham Police Lieutenant Jen Lemoine said that these most recent charges come on the heels of the investigation into the peeping case because the images were found as a result of a search warrant during the initial investigation. In the most recent charges against him, the Coos County Attorney’s office alleges
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Isaacson auction set for this morning BY BARBARA TETREAULT THE BERLIN DAILY SUN
A Berlin woman was taken to Androscoggin Valley Hospital yesterday after the vehicle she was driving struck the garage of a house at 39 Norway Street in Berlin. Police said Lucille Morin, 86, of 208 Willow Street turned from Main Street onto Viking Street but then failed to negotiate the turn onto Norway Street and traveled off the road and down the driveway before hitting the garage. Police believe a medical issue may have causeD the accident. Morin was still at AVH at press time yesterday. (BARBARA TETREAULT PHOTO)
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Ancient statue sits in limbo
(NY Times) — Cambodia has asked the United States government for help in recovering a thousand-yearold statue of a mythic warrior that sits in limbo at Sotheby’s in New York and that some experts believe was looted amid the convulsions of the Vietnam War and the killing fields of the Khmer Rouge. The statue, a sandstone masterwork with a catalog estimate of $2 million to $3 million, was pulled from auction at the last minute last March after the Cambodian government complained it had been “illegally removed.” The Department of Homeland Security has opened an investigation, but Cambodian officials say they have held off asking for the piece to be seized while they negotiate with Sotheby’s for a private purchase. The auction house says that the seller is a “noble European lady” who acquired it in 1975. Although it was severed from its feet and pedestal, which were left behind at a remote Cambodian archaeological site, Sotheby’s says there is no proof that it was taken illegally. The quiet tussle over the relic reveals the swampy terrain of auctioning antiquities with incomplete or disputed pedigrees. Sellers with a good-faith belief in their ownership rights enter a landscape in which ethics and regulations are evolving, governments are increasingly assertive, and lawyers versed in arcane statutes are as necessary as jungle guides.
Every block of stone has a statue inside it.” — Michelangelo
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U.S., Egypt in talks to end Third student dies after prosecution of Americans Ohio school shooting WASHINGTON (NY Times) — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said on Tuesday that the United States and Egypt were engaged in “very intensive discussions” to end the criminal prosecution of staff members at four American-financed non-profit organizations, a case that has strained relations between the two countries. The politically charged trial of the Americans opened on Sunday in Cairo, and then was adjourned for two months. Clinton declined to discuss the details of the negotiations, but she suggested that a resolution could be found before
the State Department is faced with a decision to withhold military assistance from Egypt. “We’ve had a lot of very tough conversations,” Clinton said at a Senate hearing on her department’s proposed budget, “and I think we’re moving toward a resolution.” That resolution has proved elusive, though, ever since the Egyptian authorities raided the local offices of several foreign nongovernmental organizations in late December, including Freedom House, the International Republican Institute and the National Democratic Institute.
CHARDON, Ohio (NY Times) — Two more students have died after a shooting rampage on Monday at a high school outside of Cleveland that left three other students hospitalized with serious injuries, the authorities said Tuesday. One student, Russell King Jr., 17, died early Tuesday morning of gunshot wounds. Demetrius Hewlin also died on Tuesday. Another student, Daniel Parmertor, 16, died on Monday. The students were seated at the same table in the cafeteria at 7:30 a.m. when a teenage boy at the next table pulled out a .22-caliber gun from a bag and began firing, witnesses said. Tim McKenna, chief of police in Chardon, said the suspect in the case would be in court for a hearing Tuesday afternoon. He said he would not identify the suspect because he is a juvenile. The police did not offer any information about a possible motive or about where the suspect obtained a gun.
Syria warned of consequences for violent crackdown BEIRUT, Lebanon (NY Times) — A day after a referendum on a new Constitution and amid sustained violence, Syria came under renewed international pressure from a long list of governments urging an immediate ceasefire and warning that Syria’s leaders would not escape accounting for their actions. Navi Pillay, the United Nations’ top human rights official, told a meeting of the Human
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January jobless rate steady at 5.2 percent BY DENIS PAISTE THE UNION LEADER
New Hampshire’s preliminary seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for January 2012 was 5.2 percent, unchanged from the revised December 2011 rate, New Hampshire Employment Security said Tuesday. The January 2011 seasonally adjusted rate was 5.6 percent. The number of employed residents grew by 1,180 over the previous month
to 704,080, which also was an increase of 7,830 from January 2011, the Economic and Labor Market Information Bureau reported. The number of unemployed residents fell by 280 to 38,230 from December to January. That was 2,970 fewer unemployed than in January 2011. The total labor force increased by 900 to 742,310 From December 2011 to January 2012, which was also 4,860 higher than in January 2011.
Sen. Shaheen calls for marriage equality in democratic platform CONCORD — New Hampshire U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen is urging the Democratic Party to include a freedom-to-marry plank in its 2012 election platform. Shaheen — a longtime supporter of marriage equality — is urging fellow party members to join the “Democrats: Say I Do” campaign launched earlier this month by the national Freedom to Marry organization. New Hampshire became the sixth
state to legalize same-sex marriage when it passed a law in January 2010 allowing marriage for gay couples. Since then, more than 2,000 same-sex couples have married in the Granite State. The platform will be shaped at the party’s national convention in September. The Freedom to Marry proposal calls for overturning the federal Defense of Marriage Act and replacing it with a Respect for Marriage Act. —Courtesy of WMUR
National Guard troops welcomed home MANCHESTER — Eight men and women of the 197th New Hampshire National Guard Fires Brigade are back home after an extended tour in Kuwait and Iraq. They were greeted with hugs and handshakes from family, friends and fellow soldiers Tuesday morning when they touched down at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport. The soldiers were part of Operation New Dawn and worked security and transport missions as part of their
deployment. They are part of 700 New Hampshire National Guard soldiers who were originally deployed in August and September 2010. That deployment was over after a year, but those returning Tuesday were part of a group of about 30 soldiers who chose to extend their service. They are some of the final soldiers from the unit to return home from the mission. —Courtesy of WMUR
Dry cleaner returns $2,000 found in suit NASHUA — In her job at True Blue Dry Cleaners, Bryanna LaPlante, has found a lot of stray items left in pockets, but she said she never expected to find $2,000 in cash. LaPlante said she was shocked when she found the wad of cash in a suit pocket while working at the Nashua dry cleaner. It was nothing like what she usually finds. “You find pens, credit cards,” she said. “You find money, like a $20 bill or 50 cents.” She said she usually she bags the forgotten goods and pins them on the wall. When she found the $2,000, she couldn’t
resist snapping a picture of it, but she then immediately tried to get in touch with the customer. LaPlante said the suit owner, who asked to remain anonymous, rushed back to the cleaners. “He was just so thankful that I was honest,” she said. “I didn’t take any of it, and before he left, he turned around and gave me a $100 tip and said, ‘Thank you for being honest.’” LaPlante said she was grateful for the cash reward, but she said she returned the cash simply because it was the right thing to do. She said it’s not worth losing a job over some money. —Courtesy of WMUR
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University of New Hampshire staff get its own health clinic Charles said the clinic is not meant to be a replacement for primary care, but is more an urgent care facility that will be able to treat things like DURHAM — A new health clinic ear and sinus infections, lower back opened quietly yesterday to all Unipain and sprains, rashes, insect bites versity System of New Hampshire and headaches. employees. No referral from a primary care The clinic is part of the university physician is necessary for employees system’s pursuit of health care savon Harvard Pilgrim insurance, the ings since becoming a self-funded university’s health care plan, Charles health insurance program at the said. beginning of the year. In addition the clinic offers lab The clinic allows employees to get work, radiology and a basic medical care, X-rays, pharmacy. and routine lab tests The university expects without leaving campus, “Odds are, a lab test to see immediate savings and saves the university here is going to cost in laboratory tests, which money by cutting down less than in a hospital Charles said can be much on employee health care lab, almost across the more costly in a hospital costs. setting. “Medical costs conboard.” “Odds are, a lab test tinue to rise on average here is going to cost less 8-10 percent a year,” Dick than in a hospital lab, almost across Cannon, vice-president of finance the board,” Charles said. and administration for UNH, said. The employee clinic has its own “That just isn’t sustainable when space, separate from students, and we’re spending nearly $50 million will have a separate entrance once a year on medical benefits at UNH the new business college is comalone. It is imperative that we find plete. For now, the clinic will be open new and innovative ways to cut costs Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. and piloting an on-campus employee during the academic year. clinic is one step in that process.” Faculty and staff will soon be able Kevin Charles, executive director to schedule appointments online, of UNH Health Services, said they often for the same day and reserved are not breaking any ground with the parking is also available for patients employee clinic. at the clinic. According to a 2011 College and He said the idea is that not only University Professional Association will employees benefit, but the uniHuman Resources survey, about a versity system health plan will be quarter of the 415 responding instia big beneficiary of the cost savings tutions provide on-campus medical from having the on-campus clinic. services to faculty and staff. “If you can have things done here at But few offer it as a cost containa lower cost, it should at least lower ment tool, which is how the idea first the increases that have been happencame up here a couple of years ago. ing,” Charles said. “It is one piece in Last year, a committee surveyed terms of the large perspective of cost faculty and staff about their needs, containment.” and more recently, about 600-feet of The employee clinic’s “grand storage space at Health Services was opening” will be in the fall and will converted into two exam rooms, a reflect any “fine tuning” done to check-in and waiting area and a rest address additional employee needs, room, to make the employee clinic Charles said. possible. BY GRETYL MACALASTER THE UNION LEADER
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It’s not what you know, but who you know To the editor: Once there was a town, a nice town, nice people, a good place to raise children. Along comes this man, outwardly very nice, who had a camp. A small lot – 100’ x 100’. No direct ownership on the river. That would never do. This outwardly nice man, bought, through a proxy; an acreage of 20+/- acres, in the wetlands, conversation overlay area. He was apprised of the fact it was wetlands, conservation overlay, and no building was allowed, notified by mail by the selectmen. But, this “outwardly” nice man has a too big an ego. He surveyed all his land, moving and removing surveyor’s pins of abutters. Complaints made. State police checked. Nothing done. There is a fine for this. Inch by inch he began his agenda. A road here filled next to the river with truck load after truckload of fill, for a helicopter pad, replaced culverts that were never there. Abutters complained. “I have a permit.” He did for one road access and one culvert. Next, he seeks permits for building. Electricity was put in, without a permit. Selectmen sent a letter to cease and desist and remove. Ignored. The electricity is still there, nine years later. There is no statute of limitation. If so, all the Articles would be passé. There is a hefty fine per day for this egregiousness. No fine recorded. This nice town is exactly that. Trusting. Not believing this is happening. Each application for a permit is denied. Sues the town,
and off to court we go. Not once, but eight times! Each application has a new twist, bigger and better. Same parcel of land in the wetlands, Conservation Overlay. One permit was granted by special exception, but with restrictions. To court again. Will not accept restrictions. Again, judge denied. Before the ink is dry on the last court document an application is presented to the board. Same parcel, new dynamics. Oh, did I mention, the “Good Ole Boys”, are now in charge of the board. Back room deals. One can only imagine the “back scratching” that occurred. With the help of the “Good Ole Boys”, this outwardly nice man has finally achieved his objective. Not only one, but two permits with no restrictions. One reason from the “Good Ole Boys”, we must treat everyone the same. One other man applied for a permit to add a room on his camp. Did all the proper things, jumped through all the hoops. Still waiting for a permit, two years later. Fair? Can you imagine if everyone was treated fairly--level playing field? That’s not how things work. With a level playing field, we’d all be either very poor, or very rich. No free enterprise, no entrepreneurs, because you can’t have more than your neighbor. That wouldn’t be fair! Except for the king and his minions. What’s yours is mine, and what’s mine is the king’s. Did I forget to tell you, we now have a king, and see KNOW page 5
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Gastly Outdated Party
IT’S finally sinking in. Republicans are getting queasy at the gruesome sight of their party eating itself alive, savaging the brand in ways that will long resonate. “Republicans being against sex is not good,” the G.O.P. strategist Alex Castellanos told me mournfully. “Sex is popular.” He said his party is “coming to grips with a weaker field than we’d all want” and going through the five stages of grief. “We’re at No. 4,” he said. (Depression.) “We’ve still got one to go.” (Acceptance.) The contenders in the Hester Prynne primaries are tripping over one another trying to be the most radical, unreasonable and insane candidate they can be. They pounce on any traces of sanity in the other candidates — be it humanity toward women, compassion toward immigrants or the willingness to make the rich pay a nickel more in taxes — and try to destroy them with it. President Obama has deranged conservatives just as W. deranged liberals. The right’s image of Obama, though, is more a figment of its imagination than the left’s image of W. was. Newt Gingrich, a war wimp in Vietnam who supported W.’s trumped-up invasion of Iraq, had the gall to tell a crowd at Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Okla., that defeating Obama — “the most dangerous president in modern American history” — was “a duty of national security” because “he is incapable of defending the United States” and because he “wants to unilaterally weaken the United States.” Who killed Osama again? How can the warm, nurturing Catholic Church of my youth now be represented in the public arena by uncharitable nasties like Gingrich and Rick Santorum? “It makes the party look like it isn’t a modern party,” Rudy Giuliani told CNN’s Erin Burnett, fretting about the candidates’ Cotton Mather attitude about women and gays. “It doesn’t understand the modern world that we live in.” After a speech in Dallas on Thursday, Jeb Bush also recoiled: “I used to be a conservative, and I watch these debates and I’m wondering, I don’t think I’ve changed, but it’s a little troubling sometimes when people are appealing to people’s fears and emotion rather than trying to get them to look over the horizon for a broader perspective.” Alan Simpson, the former Republican senator from Wyoming, recently called Santorum “rigid and homophobic.” Arlen Specter, who quit the Republicans to become a Democrat three years ago before Pennsylvania voters sent him home from the Senate, told MSNBC: “Where you have Senator Santorum’s views,
so far to the right, with his attitude on women in the workplace and gays and the bestiality comments and birth control, I do not think it is realistic for Rick Santorum to represent America.” That from the man who accused Anita Hill of perjury. Republicans have a growing panic at the thought of going down the drain with a loser, missing their chance at capturing the Senate and giving back all those House seats won in 2010. More and more, they openly yearn for a fresh candidate, including Jeb Bush, who does, after all, have experience at shoplifting presidential victories at the last minute. Their jitters increased exponentially as they watched Mitt belly-flop in his hometown on Friday, giving a dreadful rehash of his economic ideas in a virtually empty Ford Field in Detroit, babbling again about the “right height” of Michigan trees and blurting out that Ann “drives a couple of Cadillacs.” Romney’s Richie Rich slips underscore what Ed Rollins, a Republican strategist, told the Ripon Forum: “If we are only the party of Wall Street and country clubbers, we will quickly become irrelevant.” Santorum, whose name aptly comes from the same Latin root as sanctimonious, went on Glenn Beck’s Web-based show with his family and offered this lunacy: “I understand why Barack Obama wants to send every kid to college,” because colleges are “indoctrination mills” that “harm” the country. He evidently wants home university schooling, which will cut down on keggers. His wife, Karen, suggested that her husband’s success is “God’s will” and that he wants “to make the culture a better culture, more pleasing to God.” The barking-mad Republicans of Virginia are helping to make the party look foolish and creepy. A video went viral on Friday in which Delegate Dave Albo comically regaled his fellow lawmakers on the floor of the Statehouse with his own Old Dominion version of “Lysistrata”: he suggested that he was denied sex with his wife because of a Republican-sponsored bill that would have made ultrasounds, often with a vaginal probe, mandatory for women seeking abortions. With music, red wine and a big-screen TV, he made a move on his wife, Rita, while she was watching a news report about the bill. “And she looks at me and goes, ‘I’ve got to go to bed,’ ” Albo said as his colleagues guffawed. The Republicans, with their crazed Reagan fixation, are a last-gasp party, living posthumously, fighting battles on sex, race, immigration and public education long ago won by the other side. They’re trying to roll back the clock, but time is passing them by.
Thanks to all who supported the 2nd Annual Gorham Sled Fest To the editor: The Presidential Range Riders would like thank all off our supporters and sponsors for the 2nd Annual Gorham Sled Fest. Most of our events were cancelled because of the lack of snow and warm weather but we still managed to raise some money through different raffles and the dance at the Town & Country Motor Inn. All monies raised will go into our trails
fund where it is used to groom and maintain our trails in Gorham, Berlin, Shelburne and Randolph. Here is list of our supporters and sponsors Mr. Pizza, Corrigan Screen Printing, Proquip Rentals & Sales, Vashaws Variety, Lowe’s Service Station, Gateway Auto, Welsh’s Restaurant, Pats Auto sales, J’s Corner Restaurant, see THANKS page 5
NC residents asked to comment on new state rail plan recommendations
BERLIN --The second of three public meetings to hear comments on draft recommendations for the future of New Hampshire’s rail system is scheduled for Thursday, March 8 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Berlin City Hall. The meeting is an opportunity to learn more about potential plans for the state rail system and comment on these recommendations. Kit Morgan, administrator of the Rail and Transit Bureau at the New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT), is hoping for a good turnout. “The study has shown that rail does have an economic impact in New Hampshire. As we consider how to move forward, it will be very important for us to hear the public’s reactions to and opinions on these recommendations.” The public meeting will encourage questions from the public and active discussion on the draft recommendations. The updated Rail Plan will identify rail’s role in the regional transportation network and its effect
on New Hampshire’s current and future economy. The updated Rail Plan will include both freight and passenger rail initiatives. The NHDOT is updating the New Hampshire State Rail Plan in order to examine existing strengths and weaknesses of the state’s rail system and make recommendations for the future. Based on meetings with railroads, shippers and other stakeholders, along with and research on rail freight shipping, the NHDOT’s consultants have identified a set of specific recommendations that would improve New Hampshire’s rail network and support its economic contributions to the state. Comments from the public can also be made by going to www.nh.gov/dot/org/aerorailtransit/railandtransit/rail-plan. htm. Material developed to date, including presentations and meeting reports, can be viewed at www. nh.gov/dot/org/aerorailtransit/ railandtransit/rail-plan.htm.
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FAYETTEVILLE, NC -- Mr. Robert Downing Hachez, 53, passed away on Feb 16, 2012 at the Cape Fear Valley Hospital, in Fayetteville, N.C. following a massive heart attack. Born on Jan 11, 1959,he was the son of Henry and Yvette (Turcotte) Hachez. He attended St. Regis School and graduated from Berlin High School in 1977. He worked on construction and drove tractor trailers most of his life. In the past few years he had been employed as a superintendent by Guerrero Builders in Raeford, N.C, He is survived by three sons, Jarred and wife Susan of Laurel Hill, NC, Clayton and wife Diane of Sanford, N.C. and Kendall of Sanford, N.C.; his parents, Henry and Yvette Hachez; THANKS from page 4
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his minions, the Good Ole Boys. By the way, come and visit this nice town. Maybe you can meet the king, and rent a room in his six bedroom house, or guest cabins. As I close this story, I can hear the king saying, “By the way, boys, I’ve changed my mind, I think I’ll build a two story, six bedroom house, instead of the barn and farmhouse, and maybe a few cabins for guests
sister, Susan Olivier of Nashua, NH; Randy and Laura Hachez of Loudon, NH, and Garry and companion Cindy Letarte of Berlin; two grandchildren, Wesley and Jacalin Hachez; two step-grandchildren Daniel and Abigail.; several nieces and cousins. Robert Downing Hachez He was predeceased by one great-grandson. Services will be held at a later date. One last huge thank you for a couple of Gorham’s best business people, LouAnne and Jim Pelky owners of Mr. Pizza, these two individuals went above and beyond to help support our club and event, from being at most of the Sled Fest meetings, to selling t-shirt ads and displaying and promoting other businesses on their sign at Mr. Pizza. We can not thank Jim and LouAnne enough for all they have done for our club! Brian Ruel Club President Presidential Range Riders I fly in. Oh, wait, I’ll also build the farmhouse and barn and flying pens. Since I have a license for propagating birds, I might as well use it. Shoot all the foxes, coyotes, eagles, and all other varmints after my flying pens. You did give me carte blanche, didn’t you?’ The moral of this story. It’s not what you know, but who you know. Beverly Wadsworth Dummer
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tive School District warrant. Four public hearings have been held on the question, which will be decided at the polls on March 13 and not on the floor at either the school or town meeting. Attendance at each public hearing was sparse with just 15 people at the session hosted by the town of Gorham, and a total of 14 people (4 in Randolph, 6 in Shelburne, and 4 in Gorham) turned out for the sessions hosted by the school district. None of the 59 petitioners appeared at any of the hearings to explain their research or reasoning behind moving the question before the voters. According to lead petitioner Christine Rhoderick there’s a simple explanation for that. “I didn’t realize that was expected,” she said. She added that family obligations tie her up in the evenings and her husband, who is running for selectman in Gorham and also signed the petition, had been ill. With no one to speak for the articles at the hearings, the administrators explained the SB2 process to those who showed up. SB2 breaks the typical town meeting into two sessions — a deliberative session where the warrant articles and budget are debated and amended, followed a month later by a daytime ballot vote on the warrant as finalized. Wording and dollar amounts in the warrant may be changed at this session, but the intent of the articles must be kept intact. The deliberative session eliminates the familiar format where the vote is taken directly after the debate and instead stretches out the process, allowing for more backyard chatter and politicking in the community between the debate the vote. According to Rhoderick, that’s what is better about SB2. “You’d have some time to think about things before you had to vote,” she said. Rhoderick dislikes some aspects of town meeting, which she said has become an endurance test where people feel intimidate or pressured, and some leave before the end due to the long debates. Not everyone shares Rhoderick’s opinion, though. At the Feb. 21 public hearing, SAU 20 Superintendent Paul Bousquet said that he feels, as a citizen, that the town meeting process is great. Others who attended the public hearing held in Gorham for the school warrant item found value in the open debate at the annual meeting. “If they don’t go to the deliberative session, they’re going to get half the information,” said one Randolph resident. Bousquet, shared his personal feelings on the issue during a recent telephone interview. “As a citizen I would rather talk about the issues on the floor and then vote on it,” he said. Bousquet said he feared losing the discussion and having people left isolated in the booth voting only
a number and not the rationale behind it. At the school hearings the conversation focused on the need to make sure voters know the wording for the two articles is identical, so the school warrant asks voters to adopt SB2 for the town of Gorham, rather than for the GRS Cooperative District. SAU 20 officials, concerned that Shelburne and Randolph voters may skip the article thinking it didn’t pertain to them, checked with legal counsel and were informed despite the incongruous wording the petitioned article is legal because its intent is clear, and would change the school meeting to SB2 if approved by the voters. They stressed that voters in all three towns need to cast their ballot on this issue. For SB2 to be adopted in Gorham 3/5 of the voters would have to approve it. Likewise, 3/5 of the total votes from Randolph, Shelburne and Gorham would be needed to change the school meeting to SB2. SB2 also introduces the “default budget.” Since there is only a ballot vote up or down on the proposed budget, a default budget must be presented to the voters as well under SB2. This prevents the town or school from having to hold a special meeting if the voters were to reject the proposed budget. The default budget is typically the prior year’s budget plus any increases in contractual obligations. It is not uncommon for the default budget to be higher than the proposed budget in some cases. When asked whether she thought the public debate would suffer under SB2, Rhoderick said that she found research that showed a diminished participation in the deliberative session over town meeting. That decreased involvement is overshadowed by increased voter involvement at the polls, she said. One study she found reported that up to three times as many voters will cast their ballot at the polls than will attend town meeting to vote, she explained. That increased voter involvement makes SB2 worth choosing in her mind, Rhoderick said. Gorham voters turned out last year at a rate of 22 percent (approx. 390) to cast paper ballots on town meeting day, while just about 10 percent (approx. 180) attended the evening town meeting. At the school meeting, at least 236 voters from the three member towns attended, while an approximately 542 voted by ballot for elected officials, again illustrating that about half of the people who cast paper ballots show up for the debates and subsequent votes under the traditional system. While a disparity exists currently, the disparity appears to grow with the adoption of SB2. The daytime voters still cast their votes, but the number of people attending the debate session, where they can affect changes to the warrant and learn more about the issues is generally very low
in towns that adopt SB2. A 2009 study, highlighting the attendance at 2008 deliberative sessions across the state, showed only one town — Carroll, the sole town in Coos County that has adopted SB2 — with participation in the double digits. Carroll had 13 percent of the registered voters take part in the deliberative session of their town meeting. Of the 62 towns who had adopted SB2 by 2008, just seven had more than five percent of their voters turn out for the deliberative session and the overall average was 2.5 percent. If Gorham followed that worst case trend it could mean that right around 44 voters would control how the town warrant was shaped before it ever got to the voters. A best case scenario like Carroll’s model would equate to a participation rate similar to what the town traditionally sees at town meeting. The study did show, however, that in the five towns with between 1600 and 1900 registered voters (Gorham has 1765) the average turnout at the deliberative session was 5.4 percent of the voters, which in Gorham would be 95 citizens. Rhoderick said she hoped that if people wanted to know more about an issue on the warrant, they would attend the deliberative session, but believes it should be up to the individual to decide if they want to be involved in the debate. At earlier meetings that laissez-faire point of view was criticized. “Not being knowledgeable voters is a serious concern,” said Gorham resident and current candidate for selectman Bill Jackson at the hearing held by the town on Feb. 13. Another candidate for selectman, Tad Michaud countered with an argument similar to Rhoderick’s that a system that does not require people to speak publicly would be better. Rhoderick acknowledged that some have argued that SB2 is for larger towns, and not small towns like Gorham, but “I don’t see the relevance to that argument,” she said. Across the state, 65 towns currently use SB2 as their form of town meeting according to the NH Office of Energy and Planning (the site actually lists 66, but the town of Stark is listed in error). Just one of those towns is in Coos County, but five towns in Grafton County (including Littleton, Bethlehem, and Ashland), as well as Conway, Wakefield, and Wolfeboro in Carroll County utilize the SB2 model. Current figures for the number of school districts that utilize SB2 was not available, but according to the NH Center for Public Policy Studies, in 2006, there were 69 SB2 school districts. The same report shows that the decision to convert to SB2 is seldom an easy one. Many of the towns and school districts consider the question more than once before it passes on the warrant, and often times, articles to rescind the SB2 format follow its passage for a few years.
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machine that is being installed in the facility. “It went very well,” Blevins said of the filming session. Belvins said the the entire interview was set up in less than a week. He said someone from ABC contacted one of their sales people on Friday, Feb. 17. The sale person referred ABC to Blevins who in turn put them in touch with Patriarch Partners
headquarters in New York. Belvins said he does not have an air date yet for the piece but was told it will run in a couple of weeks. The ABC interview follows a Feb. 15, feature on the mill in the Wall Street Journal newspaper. Tilton was interviewed last October by ABC’s Barbara Walters for a special 20-20 feature focusing on four billionaires. Footage of the re-opening ceremony for the Gorham mill was featured in the 20-20 report.
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cabins will be located and how many there will be. Bald said the park is developing nicely and attracting attention from a number of states. He said riders have come from across the country as well as some foreign countries. Bald said adding camping to the park should increase the activity there. The state purchased 2,700 acres in 2006 to develop into an ATV park. It is currently negotiating with Dillon Investments LLC to purchase an additional 1,500 acres. A master plan developed for the park back in 2007 calls for 136 miles of trails – about 70 miles have been constructed.
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down the business. Hanson said even if the successful bidder wants to continue to operate the company, there is no real backlog of work to keep the workforce employed. State officials were at the company Thursday to outline benefits and services available to the workers once they are laid off. “We bring an array of resources to them,” said DRED North Country Business Resource Specialist Benoit Lamontagne. Four sessions were held throughout the day to explain unemployment insurance, child care services, health services, assistance programs, financial management, and job training opportunities. Presentations were made by representative of N.H. Employment Security, Workforce Investment Act, Health and Human Services, AHEAD, and White Mountains Community College. The workers also qualify for federal Trade Adjustment Act benefits because of the impact of Canadian steel competition who provides for extended unemployment insurance coverage and job training funds.
trails and came up with the decision to have the state provide some camping facilities. “What we’re going to do is set up a series of camping cabins around the lake,” Bald said to the crowd of over 200 at the chamber meeting. He said the department is committed to having some of the cabins completed before the season is over. Bureau of Trails head Chris Gamache Monday said additional details about the project are still being worked out. In an e-mail Monday, he said the department is still finishing the plan for where the
said there are many interested parties but said several are liquidation companies. A stalking horse bidder, GT Sales, doing business as Investment Recovery Services of Texas, was designated with a purchase price of $2 million. According to investopedia, a stalking horse bid is a method that allows distressed companies to avoid low bids on its assets by setting the bar so other bidders can not low-ball the purchase price. Investment Recovery Services is an auction, liquidation, and appraisal company. Following the auction, Isaacson has until March 1 to file a motion for approval of full or partial sale of its assets with parties given until March 6 to file objections to the sale. The closing would not take place until March 31 to allow Isaacson to complete any contracts in process. Hanson said most of the company’s 105 employees will be let go at the end of their shifts today. A very small group will remain to wrap up the current Liberty Mutual project in Boston and start to wind PORN from page one
that Carrier was in possession of 11 different visual representations of sexually explicit conduct involving children. The indictments claim he possessed numerous videos of children engaged in a wide range of sexual activities. Though the images were found during the investigation into the peeping charges, police said the videos are not related to that incident. All 11 child pornography possession charges are Class A felonies and carry possible prison terms of 10-20 years each if he is convi2 to three consecutive sentences of six months in jail
and one year of probation, as a result of a Dec. 2011 conviction in First Circuit Court on four misdemeanor charges of violation of privacy. Additional charges for the same offenses have been placed on file and Carrier was also placed on probation for a year, with an additional one year sentence suspended for four years. As a condition of the probation he must also participate in a sex offender treatment program. Carrier had been viewing a female under the age of 18 through her bedroom window at her home on Crestwood Drive on multiple occasions last fall.
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LocalWorks Berlin WREN offering spring class series beginning March 1 BERLIN -- The people who bring you the Berlin Farmers Market also bring you entrepreneurial training class series. Classes are located at the WREN at 52 Main Street, Berlin. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. If you register for a class and find yourself unable to attend, we require a 24-hour notice to issue a refund. Some classes are free, but please pre-register in advance so we can accommodate the space and inform you if the location changes due to size. Find us at www.wrencommunity.org or call 603.869.9736 to register. Since 1994 WREN has been assisting people in achieving greater economic security through entrepreneurship. This support includes a variety of entrepreneurial classes and events, in-depth business development programs, and other opportunities listed below. March 1, 6-7 pm Berlin: Traditional vs. Non-Traditional CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) with Cynthia Flores of Middle Intervale Farm and Vegetables Dance. Learn about the history of CSA’s: How each model works and the benefits to both the shareholder and the farmers they support. Learn about CSA at Middle Intervale Farm and the history of the farms seven generations that dates back to the 1790’s and remains the family business. Free March 8 5:30-7:30 Berlin: Photoshop Class with Amy Welch of Shmamy Designs, a local graphic design company, is an accomplished graphic designer with over 17 years of experience. After graduating from Keene State College with a BS in design and an art minor, Amy worked in the printing and design industries before starting her own freelance business. Everyone loves a great photograph, but not everyone takes great pictures. With Adobe Photoshop you can get closer to that perfect image. Students will be introduced to the basic tools and skills needed to fix and enhance their photographs. We will look at ways to correct red eye, remove blemishes, change backgrounds, and a few other tricks of the trade in a beginner friendly environment. WREN Member: $15.00 Non-Member $20.00 March 15, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Berlin: Finding Travel Bargains Online with George Jobel, CEO of CrackerJax Marketing. George has been helping small businesses cost effectively refine, improve and expand their message for 16 years. His 25 years of entrepreneurial, management and marketing experience, together with serving several boards of directors, and a decade teaching marketing and Internet, will both entertain and help prepare you to meet today's challenging business needs. Ever wanted to travel for $18 round trip airfare? Spend 14 days in Brazil for $299 including airfare, tours, meals and lodging? Sound too good to be true? Such deals can be real if you know where to look for them. This class will teach you some of the secrets that usually only industry insiders know. So pack those bags, grab a notebook, and attend this class! WREN Members: Free Non-Members: $10.00 March 22, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Berlin: LocalWorks Farmers Market Meeting with Laura Jamison and Marilinne Cooper your LocalWorks coordinators. Are you a musician, an artist, or a farmer? Do you make cheese, wine, breads or another local product? Open to the public and to potentially interested vendors of the Berlin LocalWorks Farmers Market season, which starts in July. An information and registration session. Free to anyone. April 5, 5:30-7:30 Berlin: Getting Buggy! Beekeeping Basics & Worm Vermicomposting with Laura Jamison, a beekeeper and Cimbria Badenhausen a worm vericomposter. Learn the basics of beekeeping in the first hour session and then worm vermicomposting for the second hour. If you are considering doing either or just want to learn more, this will give you the information you need. No bees or worms present. WREN Members: Free Non-Members: $10.
April 12, 5:30-7:30 Berlin: Developing Mentoring Relationships with Cimbria Badenhausen, MBA owner of Blue Sky Environmental Strategies she works with business owners, trade associations and non-profits to build living, sustainable communities, and form productive collaborations among stakeholders. The second of a series that includes Finding Focus and Who is Your Board of Directors. For small business, professionals and non-profits: a how to and why mentoring relationships are a valuable experience for everyone involved. Is there someone you admire, someone who seems to have it all together? Perhaps someone at the top of your shared profession? How do you think they got there? Mentoring! After today you’ll feel more confident about how to approach them in to enter into a shared mentoring experience. Come to class with your ideas about who your dream mentor is, and together we’ll build a strategy to engage them. WREN Member: $5.00 Non-Member $15. April 19, 5:30-8:30pm Berlin: Pricing & Packaging with Corey Calaio of Karma Balm. Developing a successful product is alot like raising a young child, it takes time and attention. We will look at all your costs including the what ifs, and how you can differentiate your product from the competition, how to know your target market and make an honest assessment of the demand for your product. This class will be lively and interactive; the goal is to make you realize that you don’t need a million dollar ad budget to make a profit, you just need a solid strategy and lots of creativity WREN Member: $24, Non-Member $30. May 10, 5:30-7:30 Berlin: Art Workshop 11x11 Project with Carol Walker, creative doll artist, owner of The Doll Dreamer and Theatre North Costume Mistress. Bring your favorite stash of materials, pictures, fabric, paint, stamps, and collage your way towards creating a work of art. Space is limited, register in advance. Workshop is free, bring a snack to share. Can be used to submit to Art at the Market event in July. May 17,5:30-8:30 p.m. Berlin: Evaluating Your Business Marketing with George Jobel, CEO of CrackerJax Marketing. George has been helping small businesses cost effectively refine, improve and expand their message for 16 years. His 25 years of entrepreneurial, management and marketing experience, together with serving several boards of directors, and a decade teaching marketing and Internet, will both entertain and help prepare you to meet today's challenging business needs. Today, marketing options are nearly endless: TV, Radio, Newspapers, Internet, Direct Mail, Newsletters, Billboards, Magazines, Yearbooks, Sports Arenas, Magnets, Social Media, Email, Pens, Place Mats, and yes, even Gorilla Marketing. And most come in several varieties. What strategies and methodologies would work best for your business? How do you choose? How can you expand your market penetration? How much should you budget? This class will give students an overview of traditional and non traditional advertising methods, and individual counsel as to which would work best for participants' businesses. Feel free to bring in samples of your current ads or marketing pieces for evaluation. Ample time will be available for questions. WREN Members: $30.00 Non-WREN Members: $40. May 24 ,5:30-7:30 Berlin: Who is Your Board of Directors? with Cimbria Badenhausen, MBA owner of Blue Sky Environmental Strategies she works with business owners, trade associations and nonprofits to build living, sustainable communities, and form productive collaborations among stakeholders. The third of a series that includes Finding Focus and Developing Mentoring Relationships. see WREN page 13
Nansen Ski Club celebrated 140 years of being America’s oldest ski club in America recently at the White Mountain Chalet. Honoring years of service, Carl Wight, son of Emma Wight was present to receive a plague for his mother Emma who was a long time volunteer and treasurer for the club. She would also promote the club to whoever she met and would offer cross country ski lessons to them as well. Presenting the plaque is President of the club Leanne Rexford. (RITA DUBE PHOTO)
Romeo Labonte a huge supporter of the Nansen Ski Club and past board member was at the White Mountain Chalet recently. Labonte a ski jumper received a plaque recognizing his many years of service to the club. He’s been very influential in preserving the club and helping out the new members anyway he can. Presenting the plaque was club president Leanne Rexford. (RITA DUBE PHOTO)
Honoring years of service to the Nansen Ski Club Armand Theriault was presented a plaque for his for his countless hours grooming and repairing the groomer. His expertise at repairing the groomer saved the club a tremendous amount of money. Presenting the plaque is President of the club, Leanne Rexford. (RITA DUBE PHOTO)
WMCC announces new WorkReadyNH start date
BERLIN -- White Mountains Community College announced that the next round of the WorkReadyNH professional level soft skills class will begin March 5, and conclude March 28. This free course will be offered Mondays through Thursdays from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m. at the WMCC campus located in Berlin. This course is designed to help qualified unemployed job seekers and the underemployed (working less than 30 hours per week) improve their skills and overall work readiness. Upon successful completion of the WorkReadyNH program, participants will receive the National Career Readiness Certificate, and the White Mountains Community College professional level Workplace Readiness Soft Skills Certificate. The NCRC is an evidence-based, industry recognized, and nationally portable credential that helps employers determine whether individuals possess the skills commonly associated with success when entering employment, advancing to a new position, or starting a training program. The credential documents competence in essential work-related skills that are important across a wide range
of jobs. Certificates are awarded at Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum performance levels. WorkReadyNH has three parts. The first consists of a baseline skills assessment in Math, Reading and Locating Information, followed by a customized set of self-paced, skill building lessons which are completed online. When the desired skill level is reached, participants take the WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) test. A 60-hour professional level “Soft Skills” training is held in a classroom setting and includes topics such as workplace safety, communication, team building, problem solving, customer service, resume and interview skills and general workplace expectations. NH residents over the age of 18, who are unemployed or underemployed and would like more information regarding this program, should contact Judy Woodward, WorkReadyNH program coordinator at White Mountains Community College at 603752-1113 ext. 3026 or by email at email@example.com. Information on WorkReadyNH is also available at the office of New Hampshire Employment Security in Berlin.
Master Guitarist Beppe Gambetta to perform in Gorham GORHAM -- White Mountain Café and Bookstore is pleased to present Master European Guitarist Beppe Gambetta in a rare New England appearance, Sunday afternoon, March 4, at 3 p.m. the Gorham Town Hall’s Medallion Opera House. Widely acknowledged as one of Europe’s foremost guitarists, Italy’s Beppe Gambetta is a true master innovator on the acoustic guitar. Both solo and in collaboration with topflight musicians around the globe, Beppe has a style that’s memorable both for its deeply emotive tone and its technical brilliance. He has recorded more than eleven CDs, has collaborated with top-flight musicians like David Grisman, Gene Parsons, Doc Watson, Pierre Bensusan, and Tony Rice, and was recently featured on NPR’sAll Things Considered. Gambetta’s appearance in the North Country comes thanks to the hard work of Gorham police officer Mark Santos, also an avid guitar player. “I first met Beppe and his wife Federica at a workshop I attended several years ago,” says Santos, “He was demonstrating his skills and techniques. I was thoroughly impressed-- players of his caliber are indeed few, and far between-- but I discovered that on top of it all, they were really nice folks. Even if acoustic flat-picking is unfamiliar to you, experiencing a world-class acoustic guitarist up close and personal is not to be missed! We would be hard pressed to put another player of this
Master European Guitarist Beppe Gambetta
skill on the Medallion Opera House stage.” Santos’ hard work paid off, and he and the White Mountain Café and Bookstore are pleased to be able to present the Gorham concert. “A few weeks ago I told Beppe and Federica about our newly renovated Medallion Opera House,” says Santos, “and I asked if they could squeeze a performance into his tour schedule. They agreed, we worked out the logistics, and we’re delighted to welcome this world-class performer to the North Country.” The performance will benefit the Gorham Police Association’s Book Scholarship Fund. The fund helps graduating Gorham High School seniors who are planning to pursue higher education in the criminal justice field. Tickets are $12, and are available in Gorham at the town hall, White Mountain Café and Bookstore, Saladino’s Italian Market, and Gorham Middle High School. In Berlin, tickets are available at Catello and Son Music, and Savoir Flare.
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Vermont photographer Roger Irwin
Photos by Vermont’s Roger Irwin being featured at AVH Rotating Art Program BERLIN --The Androscoggin Valley Hospital Auxiliary has announced that an exceptional new photography exhibit by returning artist, Roger Irwin, is on display at AVH as part of the on-going Rotating Art Program. Irwin is a professional photographer who for sixteen years was a dairy farmer on the banks of the Connecticut River. It has only been during the past ten years that Roger has spent his time as a professional photographer, mastering the nature photography found close to his home in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont and the North Country of New Hampshire. His love for photography began as a hobby in high school. While attending technical college, he began using a 35-millimeter camera and started taking photos for the college yearbook. Irwin’s work draws upon a keen and patient eye as a naturalist and a deep knowledge of the woods and wildlife of his home ground. He possesses an appreciation for the inherent beauty in both landscapes and wildlife. His photographs remind people of the moments of exhilaration and reflection that nature and wildlife offer to all of us. His work has appeared in publications of the National Rifle Association, the Fish and Game Department, the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Depart-
ment, Ducks Unlimited, Vermont Life, National Moose Foundation, SaabScania, and National Geographic. “Nature photography takes patience,” said Irwin, “as you spend a lot of time waiting and watching to get just a few photographs. During the moose rutting season, I’m out three to four days a week searching for just the right shot. It’s very challenging and I love it” His website, www.rogerirwinphotos. com includes many of the photos that are currently on display at the Hospital. His photos will be on display until March 23. There are some outstanding pieces of work that you will want to see. Each month, the AVH Auxiliary Rotating Art Program features an artist and his/her respective works for public viewing inside AVH. The display is located in the cafeteria, giving guests an opportunity to enjoy a meal while admiring the artwork. Any artist of photography, original painting, or other types of art wishing to have their work on display for a period of time in the Gallery, is welcome to call Edwina Keene, AVH volunteer coordinator, at (603) 326-5676. Currently, the hospital is accepting bookings for the second half of the 2013.
These Berlin High School seniors in the JAG (Jobs for America’s Graduates) recently gave oral presentations before the Berlin Board of Education to explain what impact the program has had on their lives. From left, Jon York, Jonathan Croft, Ashley L’Heureux, Hailey Gabicki, and Brianna Butkiewicz. (MELISSA GRIMA PHOTO)
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By Holiday Mathis however, inspire people, and that is just what you’ll do. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). When you smile at someone, you give that person a gift. You’ll be generous in this way, delivering something bright and lovely to friends and strangers alike. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You’ll influence others from a distance. Your process is undetectable (even you don’t know exactly how you are able to be so persuasive), but the results are undeniable. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Hiding your true emotions only causes stress and strain. Honesty sets you free. Say what you feel, if not with words, then with your facial expressions, body language and actions. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You treat others with kindness, but you don’t let them take advantage of you. For many, this would be a difficult balance to strike, though it comes quite naturally to you today. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). The way you relate to others is an act of creativity. Exercise your social muscle, especially through humor. Keeping things light will be the best way. TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Feb. 29). This truly special birthday is the start of a passionate year. You’ll have to make a conscious effort toward moderation, as personal connections will have great intensity and situations will bring out heightened emotions. Work becomes far more interesting in March. May brings commitments and lucrative contracts. Aries and Taurus people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 6, 24, 12, 49 and 10.
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ARIES (March 21-April 19). You like people who can keep a secret. You also like people who can’t keep a secret and are careful to forewarn you of their inability. You’ll enjoy a connection with someone who falls into one of those categories today. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Your brain did amazing things last night while you were sleeping. You were healed, rebuilt and refreshed. New ideas were assimilated into who you are now -someone different from who you were yesterday. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Wouldn’t it be wonderful to see and create humor in more areas of your life? Understanding what’s so funny will help you reduce stress, be joyful and keep the good times coming. CANCER (June 22-July 22). Even the most devout, enlightened people on the planet don’t stay connected with their joy at every moment of every day. But you’re doing better and better with this challenge all the time. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You’ll have a good sense of your own attention span, which is on the short side right now. You’ll find brief, to-the-point instructions quite helpful, and you’ll avoid complicated solutions. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Your opportunities will seem to sit quietly, not wanting to draw attention to themselves. Don’t be fooled! New prospects open up to the one who is savvy enough to recognize them as such and act. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). People motivate themselves. You cannot assume responsibility for making anyone’s motivation happen. You can,
by Chad Carpenter
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––––––––––––––––– DAILY CALENDAR ––––––––––––––––– Wednesday, February 29 Kindergarten Readiness Event: Family Math Night, Berlin Head Start building, 4:30 p.m. Featuring visit from the Cat in the Hat and guest reader from the Brown School Principal Amy Huter. 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! RSVP at kindergartenready.weebly.com or call 752-5068. Berlin Zoning Board of Adjustment: public meeting, 6:30 p.m. Auditorium, city hall,168 Main Street Provisions for persons with special needs can be made by contacting the Berlin Code Enforcement, via telephone or mail. Berlin Code Enforcement, 220 Main Street, Berlin, NH 03570. 603-752-1630, 603-752-2620 (Fax) 603-752-1610 (TDD). Thursday, March 1 Free Blood Pressure Screening: 1 to 3 p.m., at Walmart. All welcome. Sponsored by Berlin Health Dept. BHS FCCLA Spaghetti Supper: BHS cafeteria, 5 7:30 p.m., Profit to benefit Outreach Project “Share Our Strength”. Adults $7, Senior Citizens $6, children 4-12 $5. Under 4 free. Friday, March 2 Cholesterol Clinic: 9 9 a.m. to noon, ENT office on the second floor of AVH. Complete lipid and sugar profiles will be available. For an appointment or more information, call 326-5870. Tuesday, March 6 AVH Diabetes Education Meeting: 6:30 p.m. AVH lecture room. Special presentation, “A1c Champion Program,” sponsored by Sanofi-Aventis. All are welcome to attend this free offering. Refreshments will be served. FMI, call 326-5631.
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––––––––––––––– ONGOING CALENDAR –––––––––––––– Wednesday Cholesterol Clinic: Monday through Friday, Berlin Health Dept., city hall. By appointment only, Call 752-1272. All area residents welcome. Fee $15. Holiday Center Activities: 27 Green Square, Berlin. toast and coffee 8 -10 a.m.; yarn crafter’s 9-11 a.m. (always looking for knitters); turtle bingo 10-11 a.m.; bingo 12:15-1 p.m.; card party 1-4 p.m. (Pitch and Whist); Zumba 5:15 -6:15 p.m. FMI 752-1413. Carving Club: Meeting every Wednesday, 5 p.m., E&S Rental, 29 Bridge St, Berlin. All welcome, prior experience not necessary. Open to all. Instructions to those new to carving. We hope to provide a wide range of carving experiences. FMI call Ed at 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 @ firstname.lastname@example.org. Bible Study: 6 to 7 p.m., Seventh Day Adventist Church, Mt. Forist St., Berlin. Weight Watcher’s Meeting at the Salvation Army, Berlin—9 a.m. meeting, 8:30 a.m. weigh-in Senior Meals: Guardian Angel School, MondayThursday Noon, Friday 8 a.m.-10 a.m. Suggested donations for 60 and over $3; under 60 $6. All are welcome. (FMI 752-2545). Gorham Public Library: Open M-F: 10am6pm, Saturdays: 10am-Noon. Children’s Story Time: Fridays, 1:30pm. View On-line Catalog at https://gorham.biblionix.com/ . FMI call 466-2525 or email email@example.com. 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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For Rent by Abigail Van Buren
STUDENT IS SHOCKED TO SPY PROFESSOR’S FEET OF CLAY
DEAR ABBY: I am a 19-year-old student taking courses at a community college. One of my classes is taught by a great professor who also works at a state college teaching other teachers. After an evening class with him one night, I returned to the classroom because I forgot something and ended up walking with him back to the parking lot. While putting stuff into my car I saw him get into another student’s car. I waited a while without them realizing I was there and ended up seeing my professor and this student smoking weed and fooling around. I feel angry and betrayed knowing he would put his career in danger. They are both consenting adults, but I don’t know whether I should report it or not. What do you think? -- BETRAYED STUDENT ON THE WEST COAST DEAR STUDENT: Unless you have ABSOLUTE PROOF that your professor was smoking something other than tobacco, I think you should keep your mouth shut. As you said, he was with another consenting adult. Are you sure your feelings of anger and betrayal aren’t jealousy? Because you asked what I think, I’ll tell you: Mind your own business. DEAR ABBY: A year ago my husband and I met a nice couple on a cruise. We had so much fun with them we invited them to our home for a visit. While they were here I showed them the photo album I had made with our cruise pictures. They were in most of them. It has been three months since their visit and we can’t find the album. A few weeks ago, while talking to the wife on the phone I mentioned it. She said we didn’t show the album to them but she wished we had. Abby, we know we did!
Should I mention it again or just make a new one and never invite them back? -- MISSING MORE THAN THE PICTURES? DEAR MISSING: You appear to be seeing the picture clearly now. While the couple may have been charming, they’re not nearly as “nice” as you assumed. If you want a record of your cruise, by all means create a second album. (Surely you don’t need me to advise you to never invite them back.) DEAR ABBY: My boyfriend and I have been together for 19 years. We have three children and from the outside looking in, you would think we have a wonderful life. But my boyfriend has been unfaithful numerous times, which has caused me to have trust issues and insecurities. I took him back because I wanted our children to be raised in a two-parent home, which is hard to find these days. The problem is, two years ago I cheated on him. He found out by tracking my phone, bugging the house and monitoring my calls and emails. He “reminds” me of it every day and we argue constantly. I’m sorry it happened, but I still have trust issues because I can’t see what he has been up to. I guess my question is -- is this a relationship worth saving? -- GOOD FOR THE GANDER -- GOOD FOR THE GOOSE DEAR GOOSE: Let’s review your letter. Nineteen years as a couple, three kids and he’s a serial cheater. You cheated too, and your complaint is that you can’t monitor your boyfriend’s activities the way he is scrutinizing yours? Although you say you’re staying together for the children, a household filled with anger and suspicion isn’t healthy for them or for you. This is not a relationship worth saving in my book.
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
BERLIN: Oversized 2 bedroom, $500, h/w, electric heat, parking, 326-3499. GORHAM, 2 bedroom, new kitchen, new bath, hardwood floors, heated, garage (603)466-2088. GORHAM: 1 & 2 bedrooms, heat, h/w, off street parking, newly renovated, no pets, 723-6310. 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). 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. SUNNY furnished rooms, cable, internet, laundry, parking, $75/wk. $275/month. Linda 326-3286, 728-8486.
For Sale 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. CRAFTMAN Tablesaw, shop vac, weedwacker, old 33 records, FMI call 356-2947. HAD Accident can't ski! Soloman X-Scream 179 cm skis and bindings $75/BO; Volant Super S 180 cm, w/ Marker bindings, $50/BO; AB Lounger, $20 603-449-2140. QUEEN Size mattress set $100; full size pillowtop $200; snowshoes $75; 2007 fridge, side-by-side $100, 449-3492. TOTAL Gym XL, good condition, works great, $100, 728-9926.
10 FREE FIREPLATES Save oil & money, make hot water with a Fireplate "water heating baffle for wood stove". Restrictions apply, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Call: 207-935-2502 for complete details.
Help Wanted SITE FOREMAN
5 years of heavy equipment experience with a min. 2 years supervising commercial site excavation projects. Responsible for understanding detailed engineered plans, directing proper grades, generating daily work reports. Must be able to conduct safety training and maintain a stable work environment. We offer paid holidays, vacation & heath insurance benefit & a drug free work environment.
For a confidential interview email: email@example.com
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F/T Customer Service Rep/ Home Medical Equipment Technician
Must be able to multi task, should have great computer skills, clean driving record with the ability to obtain a CDL class c license, able to lift up to 75 lbs. Must work well unsupervised have strong listening and communication skills as well as excellent customer service techniques. We offer competitive pay and benefits package that includes semi raise opportunities. We will train the right candidate. Forward resume to firstname.lastname@example.org or complete an application at 603 Main Street, Gorham, NH.
$1-A-DAY CLASSIFIEDS • CALL 752-5858 DOLLAR-A-DAY: Ad must run a minimum of 5 consecutive days. Ads over 15 words add 10¢ per word per day. REGULAR RATE: $2 a day; 10¢ per word per day over 15 words. PREMIUMS: First word caps no charge. Additional caps 10¢ per word per day. Centered bold heading: 9 pt. caps 40¢ per line, per day (2 lines maximum) TYPOS: Check your ad the first day of publication. Sorry, we will not issue credit after an ad has run once. DEADLINES: noon two days prior the day of publication except for Monday’s paper when the deadline is Thursday, 11 a.m. PAYMENT: All private party ads must be pre-paid. We accept checks, Visa and Mastercard credit cards and of course cash. There is a $10 minimum order for credit cards. CORRESPONDENCE: To place your ad call our offices 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, 752-5858; send a check or money order with ad copy to The Berlin Daily Sun, 164 Main Street, Berlin, NH 03570 or stop in at our offices on Main Street in Berlin. OTHER RATES: For information about the professional directory or classified display ads call 752-5858.
Animals DOES your dog have too much energy or just need exercise? Call Barb, at Barb’s dog walking service. 603-723-5181. Reasonable rates.
Low Cost Spay/ Neuter Cats & dogs Rozzie May Animal Alliance www.rozziemay.org 603-447-1373 SHIH Tzu puppies. Heath & temperament guaranteed. $450. (603)539-1603.
Antiques ANTIQUES, glass, furniture, & collectibles of all kinds wanted by Bob Gauthier, 449-2542. Specializing in Estate and Business liquidation. Bonded.
Autos 1987 OLDS Delta 88, solid body, minor rust, very good condition, 52,700k miles, $3500, 752-1095, leave message. BUYING junk cars and trucks ME & NH. Call for price. Martin Towing. (603)305-4504.
Autos Paying Cash for your unwanted or junk vehicle. Best local prices! ROY'S TOWING 603-348-3403 BUYING JUNK CARS and trucks. Paying in cash. Honest pricing. No gimmicks. Kelley’s Towing (603)723-9216.
For Rent $95/weekly, 3 rooms, apt., under owners residence. Furnished/ utilities, private locked room, $65, 603-348-5317. ALL New 3 bedroom home nice yard & deck needs to be seenvery nice- $1,200 per month plus utilities- would also consider responsible roommatesplease call (603)887-0508 or email Jokingjoj50@yahoo.com for appointments.
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.
For Rent 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 one bedroom w/d hook-up, 2nd floor $135/wk, heat, h/w (603)752-6459, (603)723-6726. BERLIN Spacious second floor, two bedroom, full attic. Heat. $600/mo, $600 security deposit due at signing. 915-1746. BERLIN: 2 bdrm house on Cushing St. Heat included, 1st & sec required. $750/mo 617-771-5778.
FMI call 603-449-2140 or 603-723-8722.
BERLIN: 2 bedroom, $600/mo; 3 bedroom, $770/mo, heat, h/w, 1-781-953-7970.
BERLIN 1,2,3 bedroom apts. renovated. Heat & hot water. HUD accepted. Robert Reed (603)752-2607, (603)723-4161.
BERLIN: 2 bedrooms, utility room, fully furnished, heat, h/w, off street parking, enclosed porch. FMI (603)342-9995.
BERLIN 3rd floor, 4 room, 2 bdrm heated. Call 978-609-4010.
BERLIN: 3 bdrm home, garage; newer widows and heating system. 2 bdrm home. No pets. $675 to $700/mo. (603)714-5928.
Coos County Family Health Services has the following nursing positions available: 36 Hour Staff Nurse (RN/LPN) position with Alice McLane, APRN at our Gorham clinic (Benefits are available) & Per Diem Nursing (RN/LPN). Flexibility and desire to work in a fast paced medical office environment a must. Applications are available on the web at www.coosfamilyhealth.org. Please submit completed application, cover letter and resume to: Human Resources Dept, Coos County Family Health Services, 54 Willow Street, Berlin NH 03570 no later than February 29, 2012. For more information, please contact HR@ccfhs.org. EOE
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Berlin police log
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The Berlin Police responded to 347 calls for service between Feb. 20 and Feb. 27. Among them were: Monday, Feb. 20 2:59 p.m. Christopher Guay, 21, of Dummer was issued a citation for speed. 8:03 p.m. A caller on Maynesboro Street reported witnessing cars being egged. Tuesday, Feb. 21 9:01 a.m. Matt Lavoie, 46, of Berlin, was arrested and charged with burglary. Bail was set at $500 cash. 2:05 p.m. Ryan Brown, 19, of Berlin, WREN from page 8
This solution focused presentation and discussion will help you refine your thoughts about your board’s strengths and weaknesses. How do encourage board members to contribute more? How do they see themselves? How do you engage them in fund-raising and visioning rather than micromanaging. Bring your board members with you! Come with specific issues and questions in mind. You’ll come away from today’s discussion with tools and ideas you can
turned himself in to be arrested on an electronic bench warrant for operating without a valid license. He was released on $350 personal recognizance bail and scheduled to appear in First Circuit Court on April 3. 2:40 p.m. A shoplifter was apprehended at Maureen’s Boutique on Main Street. Rebecca Moore, 22, of Mexico, Me., was arrested and charged with shoplifting. She was released on $500 personal recognizance bail and is scheduled to appear in court on April 3. 3:53 p.m. Georgia Tardiff, 25, of use to inspire and engage your vision team. WREN Member: $5.00 Non-Member $15.0 May 31, 5:30-7:30 Berlin: Art Workshop 11x11 Project With Maria Neal, ceramic artist, Bring your favorite stash of materials, pictures, fabric, paint, stamps, and collage your way towards creating a work of art. Space is limited, register in advance. Workshop is free, bring a snack to share. Can be used to submit to Art at the Market event in July.
Berlin, was arrested and charged with twelve counts of theft and one count of criminal mischief. She was released on $5,000 personal recognizance bail and is scheduled to appear in court on April 24. Wednesday, Feb. 22 11:01 a.m. A caller on Second Avenue reported their house had been broken into. It was unclear what, if anything, had been taken, but police found evidence of forced entry. 3:55 p.m. Nancy Millette, 71, of Berlin, was arrested on an electronic bench warrant and charged with driving under the influence. She was released on $500 personal recognizance bail and scheduled to appear in court on Feb. 28. 4:11 p.m. Joseph Roy, 20, of Berlin, was issued a summons to appear for speed (basic rule) after a single car accident on Howland Street. Roy’s vehicle struck a telephone pole. He was transported to Androscoggin Valley Hospital with unknown injuries. Roy is scheduled to appear in court on April 3. Thursday, Feb. 23 2:33 a.m. Jami Cooney, 23, of Berlin, was issued a summons to appear in
court on April 3, for operating without a valid license. 10:51 a.m. A dog bite was reported on Burgess Street. The animal was up to date on its vaccinations. Friday, Feb. 24 9:20 a.m. A minor two vehicle accident was reported in the parking lot of P&L Auto. No injuries were reported. 11:55 a.m. Clarissa Durdan, 36, of Berlin, was issued a citation for driving an un-inspected vehicle. 3:21 p.m. An assault was reported and after police investigation was determined to be unfounded. The reporting party was taken into protective custody for intoxication. 11:04 p.m. A fight between two brothers was reported on Granite Street. Brad Antone, 17, of Berlin, was arrested and charged with unlawful possession of alcohol. He was released on $500 personal recognizance bail and scheduled to appear in court on May 16. 11:47 p.m. A pickup truck slid into the rear of a city plow truck on Pleasant Street, while the plow was stopped at the railroad tracks. No injuries were reported, but there was see BERLIN LOG page 14
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.
RELIABLE personal care provider for a 38 y/o Errol NH woman w/ a physical disability some housekeeping also, experienced preferred but will train the right person 482-3491 to set up an interview.
RV Service Technician
PAINTING, General home repairs, grounds maintenance, dump runs, computer and appliance recycling and much more, no job too odd, Craig Vachon, 603-723-0013.
AFFORDABLE ROOFING & SIDING SOLUTIONS.
DISPATCHER WANTED Tri County CAP Transit is looking for a part time, 20 hour per week Dispatcher. This position will dispatch from the Berlin office for the service being provided in Carroll County. Familiarity with Carroll County a plus. Applicants must have good computer knowledge and the ability to learn dispatching software. Starting rate is $9.50. Applications will be taken until March 9, 2012 Interested parties may contact: Brenda @ (603)752-1741 for an application or pick up an application at the Transit office located at 31 Pleasant St. Berlin NH 03570 Tri-County CAP is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Absolute PowerSports & RV has an immediate opening for an experienced RV Service Technician. This is a full time position, Mon-Fri. We offer a competitive wage and benefit package including vacation and health insurance. For more information please call 603-466-5454. Resumes can be sent to Absolute PowerSports & RV, 461 Main St, Gorham, NH 03581.
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TOWN OF GORHAM ASSESSING DEPARTMENT The Town of Gorham, New Hampshire has an opening for a full time clerical person in the Assessing Department. Duties will include data entry, filing, answering assessment inquiries, assisting the contract assessing firm, maintaining assessing records, monitoring sales and property transfers, etc. Accounting experience a plus. A full job description is available at the Gorham Town Hall. Please submit resume and references by 5pm on March 12, 2012, to: Town Manager’s Office ASSESSING CLERK POSITION Town of Gorham, 20 Park Street Gorham, New Hampshire 03581 The Town of Gorham is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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MORTGAGEEʼS NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
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
NCHL final standings, playoff dates, top scorers, final regular season games –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– SPROTS ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
BERLIN -- Final Standings: #1 Fagin’s Pub 11-4 #2 Mr Pizza/Crackerjack Lounge 10-5 #3 Twin Maple Farms/Budweiser 10-5 #4 Perreault & Naves/BCF 8-7 #5 Gorham Hardware/Pro Shop 3-12 #6 Town & Country Motor Inn 3-12 Round Robin Playoff Pool A Teams #1, 3, 6. Pool B #2, 4, 5. Thursday February 23: 7 PM Pub vs T&C, 8:30 PM Mr Pizza vs Pro Shop, Monday February 27: 7 PM TMF/BUD vs T&C, 8:30 PM P&N/BCF vs Pro Shop, Thursday March 1st- 7 PM Pub vs TMF/ Bud, 8:30 PM Mr Pizza vs P&N/BCF. Semi-Finals (single Elimination). Monday March 5th 7 PM #1 seed Pool A vs #2 seed Pool B, 8:30 PM #2 seed Pool A vs # 1 seed Pool B. Finals (Best 2 of 3) Thursday March 8th 7 PM, Monday March 12th 7 PM, Thursday March 15th. Perreault & Naves 6 Pro-Shop 4 Scoring: P&N first period @ 6:01 Matt Gauthier from Derek Patry and Jeff Lane, third period @ :18 Charlie Schmidt from Patry and Lane, @ 5:04 Gauthier from Craig Villenueve and Todd Gendron, 5:17 Villenueve from Gauthier and Lane, @ 5:36 Lane from Gendron and Villenueve, @ 9:54 Patry from Valliere and Deblois. Pro Shop first period @ 2:37 Ryan Nolin from Jamie Blais and Erik Guibeault, second period @ 4:49 Blais from Guibeault and Ouellette, @ 9:07 Ouellette from Matt Barrett, third period @ :25 Tom Bisson from Guilbeault. BERLIN LOG from page 13
tial damage to the pickup. Saturday, Feb. 25 4:29 a.m. A single car accident was reported on Glen Avenue. The vehicle struck a pole and had to be towed. No injuries were reported. 7:40 a.m. A vehicle struck a pole on Hutchins Street. No injuries were reported and the vehicle was towed. 11:03 a.m. A caller on Burgess Street reported that someone had piled snow around their vehicle and thrown dog refuse at it. 11:26 a.m. A vehicle slid off the road on Cates Hill. No injuries were reported and the vehicle was towed. 7:24 p.m. A caller on York Street reported that prescription medication had been taken from her
Saves: P&N/BCF Zach Cascadden 6-1-6=13. Pro Jared Rodgers 7-6-13=26. Fagins Pub 3 TMF/BUD 2 Scoring: Pub first period @ 6:39 Kyle Laflamme from Mike Poulin, second period @ 5:00 Derrick Gagne from Carlos Barrayo, third period @ 3:45 Tyler Martin from Ryan Lavigne and Shawn Lacasse. TMF/Bud third period @ 8:12 Travis L’Heureux from Dave Vien and Ben Hall, @ 10:58 Lavigne from L’Heureux. Saves: TMF/BUD Brian Middleton 7-6-6=19, Pub- Jeremy Roberge 4-6-3-13. MR PIZZA 11 Town & Country Motor Inn 4 Scoring: Mr Pizza first period @ :20 T Frechette from Rich Vargus and B Frechette, @ :32 Jeff Rivard from T Frechette, @ :43 Rivard from Vargus and David Woodbury, @ 1:48 T Frechette from Vargus and #30, @ 8:28 Vargus from T Frechette and Jesse Tabor, @ 8:43 Vargus from T Frechette and Tabor, @ 9:13 Tabor from T Frechette and Rivard, second period @ 5:16 Woodbury from Vargus and Josh White, third period @ 2:14 Vargus from Tabor and Woodbury, @ 3:41 T Frechette from Rivard, @ 4:52 Vargus from Woodbury and White. T&C first period @ 2:29 Marcel Couture from Justin Montelin and Gary Lamontagne, second period @ 1:21 Couture from Matt Voisine, @ 5:53 Jeremy Eafrati from Alan Halle and Voisine, third period @ 9:49 Andre Belisle from Couture. Saves: T&C Jared Rodgers 3-6-7=16, Mr PizzaChad Poulin 5-6-5=16. see NCHL page 15
residence. 9:20 p.m. A vehicle struck a snowbank and retaining wall at the intersection of Mt. Forist Street and Third Avenue. No injuries were reported and the vehicle was towed. 11:51 p.m. A third party reported a domestic disturbance at a residence on Third Avenue. Sunday, Feb. 26 12:44 a.m. The hospital reported that a juvenile female was bitten by a dog. The animal was up to date on its vaccinations. 12:20 p.m. Matthew Blais, 28, of Berlin, was arrested on an electronic bench warrant. Bail was set at $200 cash and he is scheduled to appear in court on April 3. 2:07 p.m. Mary Morin, 19, of Milan, was issued a citation for speed.
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BERLIN- Week 1 PlayOffs: AutoNorth 6 Paul’s Auto Body 0 Scoring: AutoNorth- Kim Allain @ 5:30 of 1st Pd assisted by Tia Wilson, Missy Nolin @ 3:01 of 1st Pd assist by Brenda Boucher and Leslie Hoyt, Brenda Boucher @ 8:48 of 2nd Pd assisted by Kim Allain, Brenda Boucher @ 6:33 of 2nd Pd (Unassisted), Brenda Boucher @ 1:21 of 2nd Pd assisted by Tia Wilson, Tia Wilson @ 7:37 of 3rd Pd assisted by Kim Allain. Saves: AutoNorth- Keenan Carrigan 2-2-1=5, Paul’s Auto- Laura Langevin 7-10-10=27. Munce’s 2 P&L / Pub 1 (Overtime) Scoring: P&L/Pub- Gary Lamontagne @ 8:38 of 2nd Pd (Unassisted), Munce’s- Chris Frenette @ 4:47 of 3rd Pd assisted by Nick Dube, Al Martin @ 2:19 of OT - With Goalie assisted by Giles Frenette. Saves: Munce’s- Marc Theberge 3-2-0-0=5, P&L/
Pub Nick Roy 4-5-10-1=20. Isaacson’s 1 Berlin City 0 (Overtime) Scoring: Isaacson- Danielle Lemieux @ 2:32 of OT No Goalie (Unassisted). Saves: Isaacson’s- Melissa Provencher 1-8-2-1=12, Berlin City- Lori Henry 2-11-3-5=21. Nordic Valve 1 Lamoureux’s Auto Body 0 (Overtime) Scoring: Nordic Valve- Eugene Leeman @ 4:53 of OT No Goalie ( Unassisted). Saves: Nordic- Greg O’Neil 5-9-9-5=28, Lamoureux’s- Randy Girard 2-2-1-2=7. Next Week 2 PlayOffs - 26Feb12 5:00 - Paul’s Auto Body vs Berlin City Auto Group 6:00 - P&L Auto Parts/The Pub vs Lamoureux’s Auto Body 7:00 - AutoNorth Dealerships vs Isaacson Steel 8:00 - Munce’s Superior vs Nordic Valve
Senior members of the Berlin high school girls varsity hockey team were honored prior to their final home game. From (l-r) Jessica Gray, Rachel Thompson, and Kyanna Lefebvre. (COURTESY PHOTO)
NCHL from page 14
NCHL Top five Point Getters: #1 Todd Frechette, Mr Pizza 20-22-42 #2 Matt Gauthier, Perreault & Naves 20-20-40
#3 Jesse Tabor, Mr Pizza 16-23-39 #4 Derek Patry, Perreault & Naves 16-22-38 #5 DerrickGagne, Fagins Pub 22-15-37 #5 Rich Vargus, Mr Pizza 14-23-37
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MORTGAGEEʼS NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
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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Gorham police log
Staff of Androscoggin Valley Hospital wore red on February 3, in recognition of National Go Red for Women Day. Go Red for Women aims to raise awareness of cardiovascular disease which is by far the number 0ne killer of women. It challenges women to learn more about heart disease and take action to reduce their personal risk. It also provides tools to help lead a healthy life. In 2010, the American Heart Association set a strategic goal of reducing death and disability from cardiovascular disease and strokes by 20 percent while improving the cardiovascular health of all Americans by 20 percent by the year 2020.
The Gorham Police responded to around 420 calls for service from Feb. 16 to Feb. 23. Among them were: Friday, Feb. 17 8:30 a.m. Ramon Nieves Jr., 44, was issued a citation for speed. Saturday, Feb. 18 2:24 p.m. Armand Fortier, 45, of Berlin, was issued a citation for driving an uninspected vehicle. Sunday, Feb. 19 12:30 a.m. Rikii Sousa, 21, of Dover, was issued a citation for speeding. 7:50 a.m. Police received a report of a possible case of threatening with a firearm. A verbal altercation was reported at the Dunkin’ Donuts inside of Wal-Mart. Police also received a report that one party involved displayed a firearm during the altercation. The incident is under investigation. Monday, Feb. 20 12 p.m. A minor hit and run accident was reported at Wal-Mart. 8:12 p.m. An accident was reported in the high school parking lot. A vehicle that had been backing struck two vehicles. No injuries were reported. Damage was minor. Tuesday, Feb. 21 7:48 p.m. Police received a report of an underage drinking party at 25 Glen Road. Two Berlin teens were arrested as a result. Brian Valeriani, 19, of Berlin and Kyle Morin, 20, of Berlin, were each charged with unlawful possession of alcohol. Wednesday, Feb. 22 12:08 p.m. A caller on Brook Road reported that the UPS truck may have backed into his garage. Thursday, Feb. 23 6:13 a.m. Marium Sawin, 49, of Shelburne, was issued a summons for operating without a valid license.