WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14, 2012
VOL. 20 NO.208
Mount Washington Commission Jackson elected, focuses on current summit issues budget committee BY GAIL SCOTT THE BERLIN DAILY SUN
PINKHAM NOTCH—A bill that would reevaluate the relationship of the Mount Washington Commission with the state, HB 193, was front and center at the March meeting of the Commission Friday at the Appalachian Mountain Club’s Joe Dodge Lodge, along with considerations of the state’s need for budget consolidation involving the disparate interests at the summit, the need for capital repairs at
the storm-bedeviled peak, questions of balancing the state’s desire to welcome even more than the 300,000 people who now visit the top of the state’s highest mountain, and the thorny issue of a fair fee for electric power for the 17 communication users at the summit. “The Commission was established to work cooperatively with the Division of Parks and Recreation in the operation of the summit of Mount Washington. (Per RSA 227-B:3),” accordsee FOCUSES page 8
School board presents budget to council BY BARBARA TETREAULT THE BERLIN DAILY SUN
BERLIN – Mayor Paul Grenier told the school board Monday night there is no way the city would be able to afford its fiscal 2013 school budget request of $17.19 million. The budget
request is up $879,076 or 5.39 percent over the current school budget. Grenier said he appreciates the work the school board and administration have done in recent years to reduce costs. But he said he did see COUNCIL page
kept in Gorham keep the town’s statutory budget committee. They also rejected the “official ballot” form of government also known as SB2 for both the town and GRS School District. Jackson won in a landslide with 380 votes. Bruce Lary garnered 150 votes, Tad Michaud received 87, and Terry Rhoderick trailed
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GORHAM – Voters here had plenty to decide yesterday and last night and with a strong voter turnout at the polls, but moderate turnout at the evening meeting, they let their voices be heard. Citizens of Gorham elected Bill Jackson as their new selectman, approved the proposed town budget, and voted to
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been awarded a $300,000 grant to replace the Jet A fuel tank, rebuild the locator beacon, and replace the automated surface observing system at the airport in Milan. The grant requires a 7.5 percent match or $22,500 which the authority can spread over two budget cycles.
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BERLIN – The city council Monday night received some good news about the Berlin Municipal Airport and discussed seeking bids from private contractors for traskh pick-up. Airport Manager Eric Kaminsky reported the Berlin Airport Authority has
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NRCS gets federal funds for more river bank repairs had been requested for three sites along the Peabody River had come through just last week. The funding is available through the Emergency Watershed Protection Program and NRCS provides 75 percent of the cost of the repairs. The bank of the Peabody River sustained substantial damage in the area of Glen Road and White Birch Lane
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An afternoon rush at the polls, in Gorham’s newly renovated Medallion Opera House at the Town Hall, had the voting booths full on Tuesday. (MELISSA GRIMA PHOTO)
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Looking for ﬂotsam of a disaster SAN FRANCISCO (NY Times) — John Anderson, a plumber by trade and a beachcomber by passion, has been trolling the shores of the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State for more than three decades, and along the way has discovered almost every kind of flotsam one can imagine: toys, refrigerators, even the occasional message in a bottle. But in recent months, Anderson has been making a new, and somewhat surprising, find: dozens of buoys marked with Japanese writing, set adrift, he believes, by last year’s catastrophic tsunami. “That wave wiped out whole towns, I’m thinking just about anything could show up here,” said Anderson, 58, of Forks, Wash. “I’ve heard people talking about floating safes full of Japanese money.” The tsunami — which struck after a massive offshore earthquake last March 11 — sent a wall of water sweeping across much of Japan’s eastern coastline and generated more than 20 million tons of debris, a jumbled mass of houses, cars, boats and belongings. And while it’s not clear what percentage of that wreckage was sucked back out to sea and what remains afloat, what is certain is that some of it is slowly making its way to American shores.
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Obama promises thorough inquiry into Afghan attack WASHINGTON (NY Times) — President Obama pledged on Tuesday that a thorough investigation would be conducted into the bloody rampage by an American soldier in Afghanistan. “The United States takes this as seriously as if this was our own citizens and our own children who were murdered,” Obama said, in his first public remarks since the shooting took place on Sunday. He said he was “heartbroken by the loss of innocent life,” calling it outrageous and unacceptable. “It’s not who we are as a country, and it does not represent our military,” he added.
The president said the Pentagon would follow the facts “wherever they lead us,” though he offered no new details about the identity of the soldier or the circumstances of the attack. Obama said he met on Monday with the American military commander in Afghanistan, Gen. John R. Allen, and with the ambassador, Ryan Crocker. Obama insisted that the furor stirred up by the rampage would not alter the policy or timetable of the United States as it winds down the war in Afghanistan. The administration, he said, was on track to withdraw 23,000 troops from the country by the end of the summer.
Obama campaign fears uphill climb raising money (NY Times) — The warning came from David Plouffe, President Obama’s top political adviser: The Koch brothers and Republican “super PACs” have pledged hundreds of millions of dollars to defeat Mr. Obama, he told a dozen wealthy Democrats gathered in a Silicon Valley office suite. Do not believe what you read about all the money the president will raise himself, Mr. Plouffe urged them. He
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BEIRUT, Lebanon (NY Times) — Emboldened by faltering diplomacy and a Russian pledge to keep supplying weapons, Syria’s armed forces assaulted insurgent enclaves in the northern part of the country on Tuesday, invading the city of Idlib in an expanded campaign to crush the year-old uprising against President Bashar al-Assad. Opposition activists reported heavy shelling by army tanks and artillery both in areas around Idlib in the north and around Homs, the city in central Syria that government forces claimed to have already pacified after weeks of shelling. There were unconfirmed reports that Syrian forces had seized all or part of Idlib, a center of anti-Assad resistance and haven for the Free Syrian Army, an insurgent group of former soldiers. Hundreds of refugees were reported fleeing for the borders of Lebanon and Turkey, activists said. The United Nations refugee agency said at least 30,000 Syrians had fled to neighboring countries since the conflict began in March 2011 and at least 200,000 more were internally displaced.
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Gauthier to run half marathon GORHAM -- Heidi Gauthier, a 1999 graduate of Gorham High School, now residing in Connecticut, will be running in the New York City Half Marathon on March 18. Heidi is part of TNT (Team in Training) which is running for the leukemia, lymphoma society. Each participant was required to raise $2,000. Heidi has been training and fundraising since last May, and thanks to many generous friends and family members was one of the top fundraisers with over $3,300 raised. Leukemia and Lymphoma are two causes dear to her heart. She will be running in honor of her dad Steve, a lymphoma cancer survivor and in memory of her best friend Katie, who past away from Leukemia. Team in training is a national organization focused on raising as much money as they can to make a difference for cancer patients and their families. BIDS from page one
Kaminsky said the current 10,000 gallon jet fuel tank, which is close to 20 years old, will be replaced with a new 12,000 gallon tank. He said he is hopeful the local match for the grant can be covered by increased fuel sales and a small surplus in the current budget. Kaminsky said he would like to avoid any additional cost to the city. Mayor Paul Grenier said adding the grant to the budget will require a two-thirds vote of the council when it comes up for a vote. The council indicated support for accepting the grant and adding it to the budget. Councilors Lucie Remillard and Mike Rozek proposed the city revisit the concept of having a private contractor do curb-side garbage pick-up in the city. City Manager Patrick MacQueen said the council looked at the issue in 2009 and ultimately did not proceed with going out for bids or proposals. Currently garbage and recyclables are picked up weekly by the city’s Public Works Department. MacQueen said he would recommend going out for bid as opposed to seeking requests for proposals. He said any bid should include both municipal solid waste and recyclables. He said the council would have to consider how it would handle snow removal if the Public Works department were reduced by eliminating the solid waste division. Remillard made it clear she was moved to consider the option because of reports that city workers are throwing recyclables in with municipal garbage. The city pays $67 a ton to dispose of solid waste at the Mount Carberry landfill while recyclables are sold and generate income for the solid waste district of which Berlin is a member. Remillard said she wants
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Check them out on the web at www. teamintraining.org. Heidi’s fundraising website is http://pages.teamintraining. org/ct/halfnxC12/hgauthier. to see the city get the biggest return for its money. Grenier said he is also frustrated by the reports and by the lack of recycling by some members of the community. He said the council is working on a recycling initiative that will be rolled out sometime this summer. He said there will be penalties for repeat violators. Grenier said he believes the city could save as much at $150,000 if everyone recycled. “It seems to me no one is taking recycling seriously,” Grenier said. If the council decides to go out for bids, Grenier said he would recommend a 10-year contract to ensure the city would be protected against a contractor increasing the price once the city sells off its equipment. Rozek said he agreed with the suggestion to seek a long-term contract. He noted there are many communities in the state that have private contractors doing trash collection. Public Works Director Mike Perreault said he has spoke to his workers about handling of recyclables and urged citizens to call him directly if they see recyclables being mixed in with garbage. He is currently researching an alleged incident. Perreault said he has written a grant seeking money to purchase recycling containers as requested by the council. Grenier said he wants the public to know the council is serious about recycling. “I’m committed to this because there is real money to be saved on both sides,” he said, referring to decreased tipping fees and an increase in money generated by recycling. The council decided to devote a future work session to developing a proposal to go out for bids for trash pick-up.
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BERLIN -- Gill’s Flower and Candy Shop has recently changed ownership. Earlier this year Cindy Griffin purchased Gill’s from long-time owner Barbara Guay, and hired Kimberly Harris to manage the business for her. Together Cindy and Kimberly have a vision to grow the business. Gill’s will, of course, continue to offer the same quality floral arrangements that they have for the past 112 years, but in addition to that they have added more novelty candies, a “Phenomenal” Fudge line, as well as “Soylucious” candles. Phenomenal Fudge is a line of homemade fudge coming straight from Vermont and is available in half pound tubs. The name is very fitting as the fudge is truly “phenomenal”, and once you try it we guarantee you’ll love it. “Soylucious” candles is a private label candle company that specialize in 100 percent all natural double wick soy candles, and the smell is outstanding. Gill’s is also expanding to hosting birthday parties. In an area with limited options they are now willing to host parties for up to 10 children. For a set price each child in atten-
dance to the party will learn how to make a floral arrangement that they can keep, a balloon, and a gift bag of assorted candies of their choice. In celebration of all the new and exciting changes that they are making, Gill’s Flower and Candy Shop is hosting an open house on Thursday, March 15, from noon until 7 p.m. Make sure you stop by to visit and meet to new staff as well as the old (Barbara will be continuing to work her magic as a designer, as will Lori Lacasse). There will be plenty of delicious snacks and beverages provided by Tea Birds Cafe. You can also enter into a drawing to win one of their great give-a-ways. Some of the prizes include: A Gift Certificate from Gill’s Flowers and Candy Shop, a Gift Certificate from Tea Birds Cafe, A Chamilia bracelet from Hall of Greetings Jewelers, a framed photograph from Crane Photography, and a Gift Basket from Gill’s Flowers and Candy Shop. So don’t forget to stop by Gill’s Flower and Candy Shop on Thursday, March, 15, from 12 noon to 7 p.m. and see what all the buzz is about.
Legion Auxiliary Unit 82 to hold meeting GORHAM -- The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 82 of Gorham will hold its monthly meeting Monday, March 19, at 6 p.m. The meeting will be held in the community room at the Gorham Town Hall on the second level. An elevator is available for easy access. Every March, one of the prime objectives during this meeting is to accept nominations for the executive board of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 82. It is important that all interested parties come forward at this time and make their inten-
tions known. Nominations shall be accepted for all positions. Elections will be held during the April meeting to be held April 16. All members are invited to attend meetings and make your voices heard on matters concerning and reflecting the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 82. Your membership is important; you may contribute a little or a lot, whether your interest is in helping our veterans, our Community, Children & Youth, Education or Patriotism programs or just for social reasons. All members are welcome to meetings and have voting privileges.
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Thank you for supporting Dustin Health To the editor: A drawing for a raffle at Bobs Variety was held Feb. 29, to “Send Dustin down Under”. The winner of the 6 foot sub from subway was George Beals From Berlin. The winner if the pretty pink Barbie bike was Lu from Berlin. Thank you to everyone who bought tickets. Thank you also, to everyone that joined us for the “Send Dustin Down Under”, benefit supper and dance at Trail House Lounge. Dustin benefited $221. I would first like to thank Steve Emerson for putting on his DJ/ Karaoke show for us on the Feb.18, at the Trail House Lounge for our over 21 dance. Prizes donated for this dance where from: Jay’s Quick Lube, $25 gift card, winner Nancy Seguin; Sinabildi’s Restaurant, $25 gift card, winner Sara Quilette; Ming House, $15 gift card, winner Nancy Seguin; Door prize, Ming House, $10 gift card, winner Derek Soloman.
There was and awesome turn out for the Chem-free dance at Trail House Lounge, held on Feb 21. Door prize tickets tell us there were 137 that attended. Once overhead was paid, we received $350. Thank you for your contribution. Door prizes for this dance where donated from, Pebbles, Pizza Hut, and JC Penny. Thank you, Dave Tat and Dick Kimber for hosting these events for Dustin. Our next raffle tickets on sale at BoB’s Variety will be, four-day passes to Story Land, located Route 16 Glen NH. Total value of $115.96. Thank you, to Steve and Christina Dickerson and their employee Pat for your continued support. The tickets to Story Land will be on sale for $1 each or 6 for $5 starting March, 1, and will be drawn on May, 30, allowing plenty of time to buy chances for this awesome prize! Nancy Heath Milan
Berlin High School FCCLA thanks community for spaghetti dinner support To the editor: Berlin High Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), wishes to thank the Berlin the community for supporting them in their recent spaghetti dinner fundraiser, for their National Outreach Project, “Share Our Strength”. We also wish to thank the following for donating to the cause. Berlin High Graphic Arts, Berlin IGA, Berlin Holi-
day Center and Bob’s Variety. Thanks also to those businesses that displayed our posters and put our advertisements in their community bulletins and calendars. The winning number for the 50/50 raffle was 838960, winners were Amy Lafleur and Mandy Woods. Berlin High FCCLA Advisors Elaine Connary Linda Lafleur
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One-Way Wantonness Hussy. Harlot. Hooker. Floozy. Strumpet. Slut. When attacking a woman by questioning her sexual mores, there’s a smorgasbord of slurs, and you can take your rancid pick. Help me out here: where are the comparable nouns for men? What’s a male slut? A role model, in some cases. In others, a presidential candidate. “Gigolo” doesn’t have the acid or currency of “whore,” and the man with bedpost notches gets compliments. He’s a Casanova, a conquistador. The lady is a tramp. Nearly two weeks since Rush Limbaugh let loose on Sandra Fluke, equating her desire for insurance-covered birth control with a prostitute’s demand for a fee, the wrangling over how awful that really was and whether it will truly haunt him continues. Advertisers bolted in protest; advertisers come and go all the time. It was the beginning of his end; it was ratings chum. He lost his way; he was Rush in Excelsis. One especially robust strand of commentary has focused on whether Limbaugh, a god of the far right, was smacked down for the kind of thing that less conservative men
But look as well to Columbia University and what happened last week after President Obama, an alumnus, announced that he would give a commencement address at its all-women’s sister school, Barnard College, instead. A Columbia blog lit up with antiBarnard rants, several stressing crude, tired sexual stereotypes. A few were apparently written by women. routinely get away with. In a spirited essay on The Daily Beast this past weekend, the novelist Paul Theroux joined many commentators in alleging liberal hypocrisy, of which there has indeed been some. And he said that provocative language is an essential part of public dialogue, arguing that you can’t recoil from its deployment against Fluke unless you want to forfeit its use elsewhere. “You have to give Limbaugh a pass,” he maintained, in order to preserve the right to call Newt Gingrich and Eric Cantor “pimps for Israel, and Rick Santorum a mental midget.” It’s an interesting point, but it ignores the precise type of language Limbaugh turned to and assumes an even playing field where one doesn’t exist. While both men and women are called idiots and puppets and frauds, only women are attacked in terms of suspected (or flatout hallucinated) licentiousness. And only for women is there such a brimming, insidious thesaurus of accordant pejoratives. Decades after the dawn of feminism, despite the best efforts of everyone from Erica Jong to Kim Cattrall, women are still seen through an erotically censorious prism, and promiscuity is still the ultimate putdown. It’s antediluvian, and it’s astonishing. You’d
think our imaginations would have evolved, even if our humanity hasn’t. Anthony Weiner may have been felled by his libido, but the weirdness of its expression and his recklessness were what people mainly balked at. Ditto for John Edwards. No one called them gigolos. You could argue that Limbaugh chose the slurs he did for Fluke simply because the context, a debate over contraception, was in part sexual. But there are examples aplenty of women being derided as sluts and prostitutes — two of his descriptions of Fluke — when sex is nowhere in the preamble, nowhere in the picture. Some involve Limbaugh himself. As Jane Fonda, Gloria Steinem and Robin Morgan noted in a recent editorial for CNN.com, he has referred to female cabinet members as “sex-retaries.” But look as well to Columbia University and what happened last week after President Obama, an alumnus, announced that he would give a commencement address at its all-women’s sister school, Barnard College, instead. A Columbia blog lit up with antiBarnard rants, several stressing crude, tired sexual stereotypes. A few were apparently written by women. Last year the TV and radio host Ed Schultz hurled “slut” as an all-purpose insult at the right-wing commentator Laura Ingraham. He got a week’s suspension. Another radio host, John “Sly” Sylvester, used his Wisconsin talk show to savage the state’s lieutenant governor, Rebecca Kleefisch, as someone given to oral and group sex. This was just random invective, his special way of saying “I hate you.” He went unpunished. The impulse toward gross sexual caricatures of women is a sick tic without end. In 1992 the threat to Bill Clinton’s first presidential bid was a “bimbo eruption.” Note how the slur was assigned to the lubricious co-conspirator, not the lustful (and philandering) candidate. Two decades later, Amanda Knox wasn’t just an alleged killer but an alleged killer with supposedly kinky sexual habits, the latter presumably shedding light on the former. Just before the Hollywood producer and director Brett Ratner was dropped from taking charge of this year’s Oscars telecast, he went on a revoltingly sexist tear, saying that he insists that the women he becomes physically intimate with are examined first for transmissible diseases. He separately used an anti-gay epithet. His misogyny struck me as more florid than his homophobia, but if you followed the events closely, you sensed that the homophobia did him in. Only because his victim pool included men as well as women did the water get really hot. Back to Limbaugh: the lawyer Gloria Allred has called for his criminal prosecution, citing an obscure Florida statute. (Limbaugh does his radio show from West Palm Beach.) The statute says anyone who “speaks of and concerning any woman, married or unmarried, falsely and maliciously imputing to her a want of chastity” is committing a misdemeanor. Good thing it’s not a felony. The prisons might fill to bursting.
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Olivia J. Caron Enman MILAN -- Olivia J. Caron Enman, 88, passed away Saturday evening, March 10, 2012, at the Coos County Nursing Home in Berlin. She was born in Milan on March 20, 1923, the daughter of Arthur and Carma (Clook) Jodrie. She grew up in Milan and attended local schools before moving to Hartford, Conn. She married her first husband, Armand Caron, in 1944 and lived in Hartford for 23 years before moving back to Milan. She and her husband owned the Caron Country Store for many years and Olivia later drove a school bus for Tankard Bus Co. and was a cafeteria worker at Milan Village School before retiring in 1996. Olivia was a member of the Milan Community United Methodist Church, Emily Flint Rebekah Lodge and had been an active member of the Milan Recreation Department. She enjoyed crocheting, watching sports and going for drives. Family members include her second husband, Donald Enman of Milan, who she married in 2001, her sons Armand (Sonny) Caron and his wife Natalie of Milan and Arthur (Jerry) Caron and his wife Joanne of Milan. She was the loving “Nana” to her grandchildren, Jessica Blais and her husband,
Ernie, Lori Lofton and Ross and Todd Caron, and to her great-granddaughters, Kaelyn and Abigail Blais and Jaycee Lofton. She also leaves three step-children, Steve Enman asand his wife Melinda of Milan, Keith Enman of Berlin and Cynthia Northridge and her husband Steve of Terrace, British, Columbia; eight step-grandsons, Dan, Luke, Ethan and Alan Enman, Mark and Brian Campbell, Scott and Nathan Northridge, and one stepgreat-grandson Jack Campbell; her brother, Robert Jodrie and his wife Marjorie, her sister Janet Woodward and her husband, David of Milan; nieces, nephews and many friends. She was predeceased by her first husband, Armand, her son, Andre, and her brother, Arthur (Buster) Jodrie. At Olivia’s request there are no calling hours. A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in the Hillcrest Cemetery in Milan. Donations may be made Milan Recreation Department, C/O Milan Village School, 11 Bridge St., Milan, NH 03588. The Bryant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the on-line guestbook, please visit www. bryantfuneralhome.net.
Anita Fehrenback MILFORD, DELEWARE -- Anita (Blanchette) Drapeau Fehrenback, age 85, passed away of terminal cancer in the early morning hours of Saturday March 10, 2012 at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford Delaware. She was born in Berlin, NH, on January 27, 1927, daughter of the late Edgar J. and Domelda M. (Bedard) Blanchette. She was married to Victor Lawrence Drapeau and together they had two children Paul and Rachel Drapeau. Widowed, she then married Francis Henry Fehrenback and lived in the Miami-Dade area. Anita received her RN degree from the St. Louis School of Nursing in 1952. She worked for the Berlin Health Department as a school nurse and also at the St. Vincent de Paul Nursing Home. In 1968 she left the area and acquired a position with AID Washington, D.C.and was sent to Viet Nam. After completing two 18-month tours in the Bien Hoa region, in 1972 she then re-located to Miami where she was employed at the North Shore Medical Center and remained there for 22 years, after which she retired. While working on an administrative level as supervisor of nurses for North Shore Medical Center, she furthered
her education by attending the University of Miami. Anita is survived by her son, Paul E. Drapeau and his wife Nancy of Berlin, NH; her daughter, Rachel C ProetzelRobinson and her husband James of Houston, Delaware. Anita had five grandchildren, Leslie, Christopher, Christina, Andrea, and Kellie; 11 great-grand Anita Fehrenback children and five nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands Victor Lawrence Drapeau and Francis Henry Fehrenback, her sister Cecile (Blanchette) Arsenault and two grandchildren. Per Anita’s wishes, her final resting place will be Southern Memorial Park in Miami, Fla. Anita will be remembered at a Sunday Mass at the Good Shepherd Church on April 8, at 11 a.m.
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Zilla Young MILAN, NH -- Funeral services for Zilla Young, 78, of Milan Hill Rd, Milan, NH, were held on March 7, 2012 at the Milan Community Methodist Church. Reverend Bill Simpson and Reverend Dean Stiles co-officiated the service. A special candle was lit by her granddaughters Molly Young, Lindsay Dumont and Courtney Dumont. Inter-
ment was in the Hillcrest Cemetery where Reverend Bill Simpson and Reverend Dean Stiles read the committal prayers. The pallbearers were Mark Dumont, Doug Young, Adam Young, Cody Morin, Spencer Devost and Rick Devost. Many relatives and friends attended the service.
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Gorham passes bulk of warrant Berlin Kiwanis scholarship BY MELISSA GRIMA THE BERLIN DAILY SUN
GORHAM – With the contentious articles at the top of the warrant, the late portion of the meeting was characterized by articles passed in blocks of four to eight at a time. The meeting ended just after 10 p.m. The library budget was a hot topic at the annual budget hearing, but at Gorham’s town meeting last night the conversation was quieter and quicker. After a brief discussion the room overwhelmingly approved the $118,759 request. A negotiated union contract for the AFSCME –Local 3657, for police and dispatchers, was approved by the voters. The three year contract will cost taxpayers $2,581 in 2012, $6,708 in 2013, and $11,557 in 2014. An article proposing to put $42,000 in a capital reserve fund for the future purchase of a fire truck passed without objection. In all, the voters also decided on 11 questions that placed a total of $260,000 in capital reserve funds, approving all. The only hiccup was when Dennis Patnoe attempted to amend the article asking for $12,500 for the Fieldstone Road Capital Reserve Fund down to zero. He contended money was already appropriated to fix the road and this extra is overspending. Town Manager Robin Frost explained that the money is to pay for half of the top coat needed to finish Fieldstone Road, which was not included in previous funding. The amendment was soundly defeated. A twelfth capital reserve fund was also established with the purpose of maintaining and managing the newly renovated Medallion Opera House (town hall auditorium). Revenue from the 2011 rental of that space totaling $1,159 was designated to open that expendable account. A revolving fund was established for the recreation department. This will create essentially an independent account for the recreation department where funds taken in by the recreation programs will be spent only on recreation. The new system keeps the user fees and charges out of the general fund but still within the control of the town treasurer. The budgets of the water and sewer departments passed without debate. Both of those budgets are overseen by commissioners and have offsetting revenue in the form of user fees. Also approved was $7,118 for the town’s share of the AVRRDD budget, based on the town’s 2011 solid waste tonnage. Town-wide revaluation costs of $82,800 were supported by the meeting. As was $50,000 to support paving and curbing for the upcoming season. The voters of Gorham considered a total of $63,095 in charitable and civic spending. They approved all of it, including increasing one appropriation. Sue Demers proposed amending CAC-CC (Child Advocacy Center of Coos County) appropriation to $1,500 from $1,000. She pointed out that the children served are those who cannot speak for
themselves. Agency Director Andrea Gagne explained that they serve children who are victims of sexual and violent physical abuse and eight children from Gorham were served last year. She added that the agency prevents duplication of services and, according to national averages, saves the police on average $1,400 per case. A total of $8,000 was placed in expendable trust funds to be used for river maintenance, special insurance and longevity payments. The town approved an appropriation for $80,000 to pay the remaining balance of the town’s portion of the riverbank repairs along the Peabody River on both White Birch Lane and
A twelfth capital reserve fund was also established with the purpose of maintaining and managing the newly renovated Medallion Opera House (town hall auditorium). Revenue from the 2011 rental of that space totaling $1,159 was designated to open that expendable account. at Libby Field. The work followed the flood damage from Tropical Storm Irene and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) picked up 75 percent of the tab. The voters also approved changing the Dredging Maintenance Trust Fund to a River Maintenance Trust Fund in a standing vote that required 3/5 approval to pass. An article not recommended by either the board of selectmen or the budget committee was also overwhelmingly rejected by the voters. The measure asked the town to purchase the property at 26 White Birch Lane, owned by Michael Burke, at a cost of $52,000. Budget Committee Chairman Bruce Lary explained that the property is in a flood zone and that is why the owner would like the town to purchase it. In day-time ballot voting, the town voted to amend the town’s zoning ordinances, effectively re-enacting the entire ordinance. The measure allowed the town to fix typographical errors, rearrange sections of the ordinance and clarify language and intent. It did not substantially change the content of the ordinance. In the town’s only other contested race for public office Wayne Flynn and Earl McGillicuddy were elected to serve three year terms on the planning board. Running uncontested were: Moderator, Lee Carroll; Town Treasurer, Donald King; Water and Sewer Commissioner, Roger Goulet; Library Trustee, twoyears, Todd Lukaszewski; Library Trustee, three-years, Gail Wigler; Germaine Jackson was written in for the open positions as Trustee of the Trust Funds and Supervisor of the Checklist; Budget Committee, one-year, Glen Eastman and Robert Demers; Budget Committee, twoyears, Jeffrey Schall; Budget Committee, three-years, Mike Waddell, Lisa Kardell, Reuben Rajala.
fundraiser to be held in Manchester MANCHESTER -- A Berlin Kiwanis scholarship fundraiser will be held in Manchester on Friday, May 4, at 6:30 p.m. at Fratello’s Restaurant, 155 Dow St. Manchester. This unique event will bring together former residents of Berlin who have a shared connection and fondness for the city and want to give something back to the community. The idea is to meet others who are originally from Berlin, share a meal, and “pay it forward” by helping current Berlin students further their education. This event will raise funds for Berlin Kiwanis Club annual scholarship. The event will feature a key- note address by Dennis “Red” Gendron, assistant coach, men’s hockey, Yale University. Gendron, a Berlin native, a three-time hockey captain and 1979 graduate of New England College (Henniker, N.H.), spent the last 21 years coaching the sport. He began as an assistant coach at Berlin High School where he also taught history and economics from 1979-1981. He has since coached at the University of Maine, UMass, and for USA Hockey. He spent 11 seasons with the New Jersey Devils’ organization as a scout and assistant coach, including Stanley Cup Championships in 1995, 2000 and 2003. Part of his duty with the Devils included serving as head coach of the AHL affiliate in Albany for the JACKSON from page one
with 50. The meeting opened with the discussion and ballot vote on whether or not to abolish the budget committee. There was an effort to amend the article in a way that created an advisory committee in its place, but that was defeated after some debate. Mike Waddell offered the amendment, stating he felt most people in town he spoke with seemed to believe the committee was advisory to begin with. He took issue with the statutory rules that limit the power of the voting public to reinstating or raising the budget by only ten percent. An advisory committee “takes any threat to our authority and allows town meeting full authority on the budget,” while still providing an independent body for oversight, Waddell said. He proposed a committee that would have representation from the selectmen, planning board, school board, library, water and sewer department and six at-large members. Others argued that leaving the power solely in the hands of the selectmen to appoint an advisory board would erode the check and balance that was provided by a budget committee. The amendment was defeated. The actual question on the dissolution of the committee was subject to some of the same arguments. Bill Ross argued against losing the checks and balance, while PJ Cyr, who circulated the petition said that the felt the 10 percent rule took power away from the voters. Rufus Ansley argued in favor of disbanding the committee, noting that the town has about 135 employees and
2002-03 and 2003-04 seasons. Gendron and his wife, Janet, have two daughters, Katelyn and Allison. The evening will also include a performance by LogJam. Bred and spread in the Great North Woods, the duo LogJam, cut their teeth to the Berlin Rock Scene like a BMS band saw to pine. Weaving their way through the stages of the White Mountain Chalet, the Joliette Snowshoe Club, the Sanborn, Dubriel’s, and countless BHS dances, the boys were always front and center to hear the sounds of Berlin NH. Now they take stage, to give back a little of what they have received. The Kiwanis Club of Berlin NH is a service organization of caring men and women from all walks of life. Their objective is to bring aid to children in need. The majority of their efforts benefit children in the communities of Berlin, Gorham and Milan. The organization serves by doing hands-on projects in the communities, by sponsoring K-Kids, Key Club and sponsoring fund raising activities, which provide monetary support for children’s programs and through personal involvement in the giving of their time and skills. The admission is $40 per person minimum donation for dinner. There will be a csh bar. For more information contact Rachelle Beaudoin 603-391-2145 or rachelle.beaudoin@ gmail.com. these are the people who make the town function full time year round. He asserted that these people have the greatest stake in town operations and know what the town needs. On top of that, he said, there are 14 full-time supervisors--13 department heads and town manager – the annual meeting and the 1,738 registered voters, nine town committees, local state and federal auditors, state and federal laws all tasked with overseeing the budget of the town. With all those layers, he said, a budget committee that is active only at end of the fiscal year and serves as a screen between annual town meeting voters and their chosen supervisors is an ”unnecessary committee,” in his opinion. Cyr admitted that this budget committee had delved deeper into the budget than the years previous, but still felt there were fundamental flaws in the system. Ross countered that the real reason for the article was because there were some people on the board that were unpopular and if that was the case it is up to the people to vote them out. “These guys did one heck of a job,” Ross said. “They are the check and balances.” A ballot vote revealed the majority favored system in place and the article was defeated 79-114. Despite a contentious budget season that saw many versions of the budget debated, the recommended town budget of $3,794,278 was approved without fanfare. The debate was nonexistent with no one speaking out or questioning the full appropriation. The crowd of just under 200 overwhelmingly passed the proposed budget with just a handful of “no” votes.
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not see any way the council would support an $879,076 increase in the school budget. Grenier pointed out the total city budget, which includes the school budget, would result in a $4.43 increase in the tax rate. He promised, however, that the council will work with the board to come up with a budget that will meet the needs of both the city and school department. The school board and administrators met with the council Monday in the first of two meetings between the two boards during the budget process. Board Chair Nicole Plourde handed out to the council a 22-page report on the board’s proposed budget. She noted that the administration presented a $16,818,649 budget to the board. The board increased that budget by $371,551 to hire five additional teachers in anticipation of an influx of up to 180 new students as a result of hiring of staff at the federal prison. Plourde and Superintendent of Schools Corinne Cascadden said currently the four grade 7 classes have 30 students – the maximum allowed for middle and high school grades. In grade 8, there are three classes with 28 students and one class with 27. The pair said it is hard to get an estimate what the impact on class sizes will be once the prison is fully staffed but Cascadden said U.S. Senator Shaheen’s office has estimated the Berlin school system will see 120 to 180 students. Nine federal employees and their families are currently in the process of moving to the Berlin area with a total of 19 new students. The school board is proposing hiring an additional English teacher, a math teacher, a science teacher, and a social studies teacher to keep classes sizes in the middle school at or below the limit. In addition, the board is calling for one special education teacher to help reduce the case load which currently runs from 25 to 39 students per teacher. Plourde and Business Administrator Bryan Lamirande outlined some of the steps the administration and board has taken to reduce costs by $140,000. Plourde said an 8-step pay scale has been put in place for the administrative staff that will cap salaries and reduce the top scale for future hires. An assistant principal position was eliminated at the elementary school and a mini-van is being used to transport special education students rather than pay private contractors. More maintenance work is being done in-house and weekend custodial cov-
erage has been restructured to save money. The packet of information included a chart showing that the school department budget accounts of 34 percent of the city’s total tax rate – a lower percentage than eight communities of comparable size. Councilor Mike Rozek asked if block scheduling at the high school is something the district should continue. He questioned whether it is good maximization of resources. Plourde said block scheduling was implemented because it increases class opportunities for students. Cascadden said the schedule is popular with students who take fewer classes per day but the classes meet for 90 minutes. She said studies are mixed on the advantage of block scheduling versus traditional scheduling. Grenier suggested it was an issue the board should revisit. The budget calls for no wage increases but teachers who are eligible for step increases on the salary scale will receive those increases. The budget projects a $159,742 decrease in out-of-district placement costs, from $1,120,331 to $960,589. The city council meets in budget session tonight, March 14, with the airport manager, the Berlin Industrial Development and Park Authority, and outside agencies. The meeting gets underway at 6:30 p.m. in the council chambers.
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Gorham police log Gorham Police responded to an estimated 223 calls for service between Feb. 23 and March 1. Among them were: Friday, Feb. 24 9:23 p.m. A caller on McFarland Street reported hearing gunshots on or around Alpine Street. Police did not find anyone. 10:52 p.m. A motorist on Main Street reported juveniles throwing snowballs at the vehicles parked at Byrne’s. Police dispersed the youths. Saturday, Feb. 25 11:20 a.m. A single vehicle accident was reported on Route 16. The car went off the road into a snowbank. The vehicle was towed out. No injuries were reported. 1:54 p.m. A caller on Main Street reported that a male and female who had tried unsuccessfully to get a motel room at the Mt. Madison Motel were loitering. 5:18 p.m. A Berlin resident reported receiving a counterfeit $10 bill from Wal-Mart. Sunday, Feb. 26 10:44 a.m. Raymond Begin, 50, of Quebec, was issued a citation for a yellow-line violation. Monday, Feb. 27 3:49 a.m. The public works depart-
ment reported a male trespassing at the town garage and being disorderly. 5:02 a.m. The public works department reported the same male was back at the town garage. 5:37 a.m. A Gorham resident reported cars parked on railroad street during the parking ban. 4:22 p.m. A caller at the Mt. Madison Motel reported a male subject returned to try and get a room after being advised on Saturday that the establishment was closed. Wednesday, Feb. 29 10:48 a.m. Robert Rosselli, 17, of Rollingsford, was issued a citation for speed. 4:27 p.m. Christie Sprenger, 28, of Berlin, was issued a citation for speed and possession of registration. Gorham Police responded to approximately 240 calls for service between March 1 and March 8. Among them were: Friday, March 4 11 p.m. Joel Judson, 33, of Berlin, was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled drug. He was released on $350 personal recognizance bail and is scheduled to appear in court on April 10. Saturday, March 5 see GORHAM LOG page 9
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The Gorham Community Learning Center has openings for children in our toddler, preschool and child care programs for the upcoming summer and fall programs. GCLC is a licensed and accredited early care and education program serving children from Gorham, Berlin, and surrounding communities. Toddlers may be enrolled at 18 months and school age can participate up to their 13th birthday. GCLC provides children with a warm, nurturing and stimulating environment to help them to grow and develop to their fullest potential. Our summer school age program offers many field trips, swimming and park experiences. For more information please call the Gorham Learning Center at 466-5766 or stop by and pick up an enrollment form at 123 Main Street in Gorham.
Norman W. Gagnon December 25, 1923 - March 14, 2010
Therese E. Gagnon February 21, 1924 - March 24, 1997 If we could write a story It would be the greatest ever told Of kind and loving parents Who had hearts of gold We could write a million pages But still be unable to say, just how Much we love and miss them Every single day We will remember all they taught us We are hurt but won’t be sad Because they’ll send us down the answers And they’ll always be our mom and dad. Lovingly remembered and sadly missed by Children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren
St. Patrick’s Day breakfast at the Senior Center in Berlin BERLIN -- Start your St. Patrick’s Day off right at the Berlin Senior Center, 610 Sullivan Street. “Tis” the wearing of the green at Tri-County CAP Senior Meals on Saturday, March 17, in celebration of St. Patty’s Day. A special St. Patrick’s Day breakfastwill be served from 8 to 10 a.m. consisting of scrambled eggs, corn beef hash, potatoes O’Brien, sausage, pancake, toast, cranberry orange bread, juice and coffee. FOCUSSES from page one
ing to the N.H. Parks and Recreation website, status that is in some flux, thanks to changes mandated in the 2009 budget bill. Rep. Karen Umberger (R-Kearsarge), the Legislature’s representative on the Commission, presented a number of questions that the Senate committee considering HB 193 had raised in a discussion the previous day. The bill is the Legislature’s attempt to regularize its relationship with the Commission. Among the questions were whether or not it would be practical to combine the use of “the cat” with the Mount Washington Observatory, “the cat” being a rugged tractor type of vehicle used in the winter for transport to and from the summit. Mount Washington State Park Manager Mike Pelchat responded that it would not be practical to have just one “cat” in action on the wintry Auto Road as a second “cat” is needed for backup. “One cat would be a dangerous situation,” he said. Umberger further said that the committee considering HB 193 thought it would be useful to have an audit of the Commission fund and to have a performance audit to enable the Legislature to “track what is going on on the mountain” and more questions that related to funding. “A major concern was what is in the fund and how that is being managed,” said Umberger. “Are they aware that (summit funding) is maintained by the State. The Commission doesn’t have its own bank account,” said Philip A. Bryce, director of the Division of Parks and Recreation. There are a couple of sources of funding, he said: “The general funds, then the (N.H. Parks and Recreation Division) fund which is a dedicated fund and then there are revolving funds.” As for the expenses of the members of the Commission, all present agreed that none had ever submitted a request for expenses relating to the work of the Commission. Another concern of the Senate committee is that Commission members be “real members,” not just “ex officio members,” said Umberger. At question appeared to be the term of office being changed to coincide with legislative cycle—four years instead of five, as it is presently. Auto Road Manager Howie Weymss remarked that would problematic as far as he and other representatives of the stakeholders at the summit are concerned, as they do not cycle in and out and are required members of the Commission. “The Senate is certainly not the least bit opposed to the Commission but what they want is a little more accountability. They feel we (the Commission) hasn’t been in the thought process of the House or Senate. They want to get a little bit more knowledge of that before finalizing the legislation,” Umberger said. “I don’t see any problem with getting the legislation passed, but we want to make sure we have the information.” “All these questions have been answered on multiple occasions by Jack (Middleton) or myself,” said former Commission Chairman Paul Fitzgerald. “It’s so frustrating to me to have to answer these questions again.” Bryce then presented a preliminary spreadsheet of income and expenses for the summit, but explained that as the combined budget for the park within the overall budget was a recent change, the statement was preliminary. Bryce noted that $180,000 from the General Fund has been allocated for repairs to the Sherman Adams building where concrete work is “spalling,” among other things. The work will be done in August and September. Another project relates to the heating systems at
A suggested donation of $4 for those who are lucky enough to be age 60 and over and a $7 fee for those 59 and under. You won’t find green beer, but you will be served good coffee and a delicious meal. Bring your friends for a great time at the Berlin Senior Center. “A best friend is like a four leaf clover: hard to find and lucky to have.” the summit, such as changing from oil to propane for TipTop, the summit’s oldest historic building in order to cut the annual fuel bill. Other needed projects include repairs to the pathways, repairs to the TipTop stairs or treadway, repairs to the Yankee building roof, repairs to the Sherman Adams doors and main entry power panel upgrade. On the last two, Pelchat noted in his report, “Since the Sherman Adams Building was completed in 1980, its two front entry doors have been opened and closed over 9 million times each. The metal frames have warped by heavy use and severe weather and no longer keep the inclement elements outdoors. High winds create pressure difference inside the building that can suck the doors closed tight or blow them open, depending on wind direction. The Lexan glass partitions are heavily scratched. Wind driven rain enters through cracks and gaps in the whole entry facade creating wet slippery floors and leaks into downstairs utility areas. During the winter season, a wooden airlock must be erected by park staff in front of entryway to dampen the effects of weather.” The solution, he wrote, is a redesign for the entryway “incorporating a permanent year-round weather proof air lock, ventilation opening for air exchange to de-pressurize the building and utilizing large safety glass panels for maximum visibility.” The solution for the power panel is to install panels “sized to handle higher electric loads....,” Pelchat wrote. Other immediate problems Pelchat noted in his report included an overhaul to the Sherman Adams drinking system, upgrading the septic system, replacing worn out heating plants in the Sherman Adams and Yankee buildings which are “prone to breakdowns and at times, depending on atmospheric conditions, creating hazardous CO conditions in living areas,” and installing better fire alarm notification system and fire suppression systems in the generator rooms and crew living areas. The septic system issue generated much discussion, as the number of visitors the summit can handle is virtually dependent on the availability of toilets. One of the State Parks and Recreation emphases in recent years is upping gift shop sales to increase much needed revenue and that indicates a need to draw more visitors to the summit. In addition, with the Mount Washington Observatory’s nearly completed $825,000 renovation of their museum, tourism at the summit is expected to increase in the near future. Several septic system solutions were discussed with no decision made. Lastly, the commission discussed the 71-cent/kwH now being charged at the summit for electricity. DRED Commissioner George Bald engaged Harold Judd of Accion to review the Department’s electrical rate formula, but his report was not available at the meeting. Tim Moore of Cumulus Media which recently bought Citadel, the owner of WHOM, which broadcasts from the summit, noted the new company’s request to cut the high cost of power. “We pay $250,000. We are that much of the power revenue at 71 (cents per kwH). We have no lease with the state right now. if our company decided to look around for other transmitting (locations) and we move off the mountain in May, ...... you are working with $250,000 less revenue.” The commission closed its meeting with reports from the various organizations working together at the summit: the Mount Washington State Park, the White Mountain National Forest, the Appalachian Mountain Club, the Mount Washington Observatory and the Auto Road.
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Delegation votes to sell county house BY BARBARA TETREAULT THE BERLIN DAILY SUN
BERLIN – Coos County has always required its chief administrative officer to live on the grounds of the county complex in West Stewartstown. That requirement will end this year with a decision by the county delegation Saturday to put the administrator’s house up for sale. The one story house is located at the south end of the property between Route 3 and what was the old Route 3. But subdividing the property and selling the house may require a legal opinion. Commissioner Ton Brady said while state statute gives the delegation the authority to buy and sell property, it does not give the body the authority to subdivide property. He told the delegation the commission believes that authority is within the commission’s jurisdiction. Until 1972, the administrator lived in the complex that houses the nursing hospital, Coos County Jail and House of Correction. Needing the space in the facility, the county built a separate home on the property for then Administrator Paul Bouchard and his family. At Saturday’s budget meeting, Rep. Larry Rappaport, (R-Colebrook) made a motion to instruct the county commissioners to subdivide from the main property an approximately two acre parcel that includes the house and put the house up for sale. Rep. Robert Theberge, (D-Berlin), said the delegation has discussed selling the house for some time. He noted that with modern communications such as cell phones there is no longer a need to require the administrator to live on site. Rep. Herb Richardson, (R-Lancaster), asked if Administrator Sue Collins is currently living in the house and if the house is included as part of her contract with the county. Collins, who is retiring this year, said she is living in the house and it is included as part of her contract. She said, however, that she will be moving out of the house by the end of the summer. Rep. Duffy Dougherty, (R-Colebrook), said there is no desire on the delegation’s part to push Collins out. He amended the motion to state the property will be put up for sale at the end of Collins’ contract but before the end of this year. Dougherty said the commissioners will need to get the house and property appraised but estimated it will be valued at between $160,000 and $200,000. He said selling it will put in on the tax rolls and eliminating the cost of maintaining it. Rep. John Tholl, (R-Whitefield) asked about water and septic for the house. Collins said the septic system was replaced last year. She said the county would have to include easements for water and septic in the deed. Collins noted there is a small pet cemetery on the property that holds the remains of three animals but said she did not think that would hinder the sale. There is also a paupers cemetery near the house that holds the remains of 28 people who died as wards of the county that she said should remain county property. Superintendent of Corrections Craig Hamelin expressed some concerns about selling the house. He noted he has inmates working on outside duty within 200 yards of the house. Richardson requested delaying the vote to allow him an opportunity to get up to West Stewartstown and walk the property. Theberge suggested holding a tour and voting on the issue at the delegation’s next quarterly meeting. Rep. Evalyn Merrick, (D-Lancaster) said once Collins moves out of the house, it will be vacant. She said the county should either sell or rent the house. The delegation voted 7-3 to initiate procedures to subdivide and sell the house once Collins moves out. Theberge, Daugherty, Rappaport, Merrick, Rep. Bill Remick, (R-Lancaster), Gary Coulombe, (D-Berlin), and Yvonne Thomas (D-Berlin) voted in favor and Richardson, Tholl, and Rep. Marc Tremblay voting against the measure.
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7 a.m. Christopher Crooker, 48, of Berlin, was issued a summons for operating without a valid license. He is scheduled to appear in court on April 10. 9:19 a.m. A caller reported that a campaign sign mounted on a truck parked on North Main Street had been vandalized. 3 p.m. Miguel Martinez, 37, of Berlin, was arrested on an electronic bench warrant. He was released on $250 cash bail and is scheduled to appear in court on April 10. 9:17 p.m. An accident was reported in the parking lot at Mr. Pizza. One vehicle backed into another, causing minor damage. No injuries were reported. Sunday, March 6 10:39 a.m. An accident on the Berlin-Gorham Road (North Main Street) sent one motorist to the hospital with undisclosed injuries. According to police Joseph Goodrich, 35, of Milan, was traveling south in the passing lane, when a vehicle exiting Labonville turning south failed to yield the right of way. The merging vehicle struck the driver’s side of Goodrich’s vehicle causing him to lose conFUNDS from page one
as a result of flooding from Tropical Storm Irene late last summer. The three projects identified as “non-exigent” or not urgent, at that time, but important enough to warrant the federal funds are on those roadways along the river. Tenley said the approved projects include the bank along the Orsillo and Lepera properties on White Birch Lane, the Romano property at 121 Glen Road and the Keenan property at 127 Glen Road. The White Birch project would pick up where the FEMA riverbank repair work left off, he explained, and continue to within about 150 feet of the Route 16 bridge. Tenley said he expected there could be a Gabion wall used here with other features. “It’s going to be hard arbor. It has to be,” he said. On Glen Road, both properties would warrant what Tenley called “vertical solutions,” likely a wall of some sort to help stabilize the land and reduce the risk of further erosion. Since the town has to act as the agent for the program, Tenley said, the 25 percent match officially comes through the municipality. In most cases, he explained, where the riverbank work is not on town property the towns have the individual property owners fund that match. Though he would not give the NRCS cost estimates for each of the three projects, so as not to undermine the contracting process, Tenley did say that the 25 percent match for all three combined is estimated to be around $155,000. He qualified that by noting that recent bids for other projects have been coming in at around 20 percent lower than the NRCS estimate.
trol. Goodrich’s car struck a snowbank and went airborne before landing on its roof and sliding to a stop. Goodrich was transported to Androscoggin Valley Hospital for treatment. Monday, March 7 11:02 a.m. A Gorham resident reported receiving phone calls that were believed to be fraudulent. Tuesday, March 6 7:12 a.m. A minor two vehicle accident was reported near the intersection of Fieldstone Road and Gorham Heights Road. No injuries were reported. 2:28 p.m. A Berlin resident reported a possible case of fraud after noticing two unauthorized charges to Wal-Mart on a credit card. Wednesday, March 7 7:11 a.m. Seth Quarrier, 26, of Berlin, was issued a citation for non-inspection. 12:57 p.m. A resident reported that a campaign sign was missing from North Main Street, across from Wal-Mart. He was advised that the Department of Transportation removed the illegally placed sign because it was in the state’s right-ofway. NRCS does not deal directly with landowners, Tenley said. This means the town has to acquire the land rights for the properties that will be worked on, in the form of written permission to go on the property for the purpose of completing the work. The town is also responsible for acquiring all DES permits, contracting and administering requests for quotes. Tenley said NRCS suggests towns use the quote process instead of going out to bid so they can choose the contractor that is the right fit with a competitive price, rather than having to go with the lowest bidder. While the town is responsible for this process and ultimately the choice of contractor, Tenley said NRCS is available to help with technical expertise if the town desires. Additionally, NRCS will do the survey, layout, engineering and site showing as well as provide full time project inspection, he said. The projects are estimated to take place within a 220 day window from start to finish he said. Tenley asked the selectmen to determine whether they are interested in moving forward on these projects within the next two weeks. The landowners in each of the three cases will have to be approached to determine the next steps. Members of the public asked Tenley if properties on the Moose River had been identified for this grant funding. He said that the airfield and three mobile homes near eroded banking that were asked about had not been looked at and were not eligible now because there was only a window of 60 days after the storm event for a determination to be made.
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By Holiday Mathis SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Determination and resolve will pay off, though it would be nice not to feel that life is an uphill battle. Everything you do shouldn’t require such a great deal of energy. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Ideas bounce around in your head, and you want so badly to be able to pursue each one to its natural conclusion. But you can’t. You have to prioritize and let some of it go. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You may value someone’s opinion and still not agree with it. You’ll run into a case or two like this today. The important thing is to stay humble, appreciative and diplomatic. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You want to spend time playing with your loved ones and creating fun memories. Remember that working together builds a bond, too -- maybe one that’s even more powerful than leisure-time glue. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Sudden changes are around the corner. In order to get ready, build up your strength, ﬂexibility and stamina. This calls for exercise, reading, meditation and extreme self-care. TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (March 14). People are only as young as their dreams. Yours happen to be particularly youthful, lofty and colorful and extremely possible. There will be a surprise twist in April that sends you in a new direction. Friends, allies and partners help you with an important project from May through July. Refreshing domestic renovations happen in August. Leo and Virgo people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 40, 7, 1, 33 and 18.
by Darby Conley
ARIES (March 21-April 19). You get the sense that your talent and skills are being used in the wrong way. Pull back to get perspective. Nothing good comes of forcing yourself into a situation to please those around you. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). The latest research suggests that improving your weaknesses, while noble in intent, may very well be a waste of time. Finding out your strengths and focusing there will make you more effective. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You carry a question around with you now. Your mind will ﬁnd a way to answer it. Believing this will help to relieve the degree of anxiety that goes along with not knowing. CANCER (June 22-July 22). You’ll be excellent at motivating yourself. Time pressures can really work for you now. You’ll excel with the creative tension that happens when you’re close to a deadline. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Self-discipline isn’t fun. In fact, it can be quite uncomfortable, which is why many people don’t have as much of it as they want. But you’d rather suffer the discomfort of self-discipline than the pain of regret. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Steer clear of dented cars because they show their history of collision. Similarly, be wary of people who talk of old battles and of being victimized, hurt or wronged. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You’re a splendidly expressive conversationalist. So what if some of the things you say don’t come out quite right? What counts is that you are contributing. You’re a giver.
by Chad Carpenter
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Wednesday, March 14 Medicare Counseling: ServiceLink representative available to offer free, confidential Medicare counseling to beneficiaries, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., AVH Mt. Adams conference room. No appointment needed. FMI, call Gisele McKenzie, AVH customer service manager, at 326-5660 or Paul Robitaille of ServiceLink at 752-6407. Coos County Commissioners: Regular meeting, 9 a.m., North Country Resource Center, Lancaster.
CBS 3 WCAX Survivor: One World
Thursday, March 15 Berlin Board of Education: 6 p.m. in the Berlin High School Library. Wednesday, March 19 We Took To The Woods Discussion: 7 p.m. , White Mountains Community College Fortier Library, Suzanne Brown will lead a discussion of Louise Dickinson Rich’s “ Took to the Woods>s part of the Forests and Mountains series. St. Anne Card Party: 1 p.m., St. Anne lower hall, School St., Berlin. Saturday, May 5 Jefferson Fireman’s Association’s annual Soup, Chowder and Chili Cook Of: Jefferson Fire Station, 5 to 7 p.m. The cook off is open to all cooks from beginners to professional. We welcome business to enter their specialties. FMI contact any member of the Jefferson Fire Department or Bill Jones 603-8372264 or wwj545@myfairpoint. net.
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NBC 6 WCSH Whitney
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Republic of Doyle (N)
CBC 9 CKSH Les Enfants de la télé
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PBS 11 WENH Celtic Thunder Voyage (In Stereo) Å
CBS 13 WGME Survivor: One World
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CSI: Crime Scene
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Law Order: CI
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NBA Basketball: 76ers at Pacers
NBA Basketball: Celtics at Warriors
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Bad Girls Club
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NCIS “Ignition” Å
Law & Order
Law & Order
Law & Order “Driven”
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Ghost Hunters Å
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Hoarding: Buried Alive Untold Stories of ER
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Sons of Guns (N) Å
Doomsday Bunkers (N) Sons of Guns Å
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––––––––––––––– ONGOING CALENDAR –––––––––––––– Wednesday Cholesterol Clinic: Monday through Friday, Berlin Health Dept., city hall. By appointment only, Call 7521272. All area residents welcome. Fee $15. In-Home Toenail Care: City of Berlin Home Health, located at city hall for over 70 years, offering toenail care in the home. Trimming and filing. Call 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 752-3625. 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 7521005. 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 @ email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. Serenity Steps Peer Support Center: 567 Main St. Berlin, Providing peer support services to local area residents challenged by emotional or mental difficulties. Open Monday through Wednesday 11-4; Thursday and Friday 11-7 p.m. FMI 752-8111. Free Legal Hotline: Lawline is a free legal hotline sponsored by the New Hampshire Bar Association on the second Wednesday of each month. Volunteer NH attorneys will take calls from the public and answer brief legal questions from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Call 1-800-868-1212.
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by Abigail Van Buren
TEEN’S FREE PLACE TO LIVE COMES WITH A PAINFUL COST DEAR ABBY: I am 19 and having an affair with a married man twice my age, but I am an unwilling participant. You see, I grew up with “Jasmine,” and over the years her family has become mine. I was going through a rough time, and when her family offered me a place to stay, I accepted. They treat me like one of their own, buy me presents -even introduce me as a daughter. However, after my birthday party, Jasmine’s father came into my bedroom and took advantage of me. I was scared and didn’t say anything. Over the past few months, he has sneaked into my room several times to “talk” or rub my back. He always crosses the line, and I’m too afraid to tell him to stop. I feel sick and guilty when I see Jasmine or her mother, and I’m hurt and ashamed when I see him. I feel betrayed and confused. I tell myself I do it “for a place to stay.” Is there forgiveness for me? Please help. -- DISTRAUGHT IN THE NORTHWEST DEAR DISTRAUGHT: It appears you ARE “doing it for a place to stay,” and for your own well-being you need to make other living arrangements and get out of there. You have been betrayed, and your feelings are valid. You are not being treated like a daughter; you are being coerced by a man with no conscience or compassion. Of course there is forgiveness for you -- but ﬁrst you have to forgive yourself. Leaving is the ﬁrst step. DEAR ABBY: My boyfriend, “Ross,” and I have been together for ﬁve years and have a 2-year-old child. We talk a lot about marriage and we’re engaged -- kind of. Ross asked me and I said yes four years ago, but no one knows we’re engaged. He bought me a ring and I have been wearing it.
Nobody has questioned it. I want to say something about our plans, but Ross says he’s too nervous and is afraid my parents will be angry. I am 23 and unemployed. Ross is 24 and has had bad luck with a bunch of jobs. Our 2-year-old and I live with my parents. Ross is currently staying with his grandparents. I don’t want a big wedding and I’m afraid my parents will be mad if Ross and I start planning ours. How can we break the news to them? -- TIMID IN STOCKTON, CALIF. DEAR TIMID: If Your boyfriend is too nervous to tell anyone about the engagement, face it -- you’re kind of NOT engaged. If I were you, I’d hold off making any announcements to your folks until you have the answers ready to some questions ﬁrst, like where you and Ross plan to live after the wedding. With your parents? His grandparents? Who do you expect will be paying for the wedding you’re planning? “Everyone” may have ignored the signiﬁcance of the ring you’re wearing because neither of you is ready for marriage. DEAR ABBY: When buying a gift for someone and it arrives with a mail-in rebate, what do you do? If you give the person the rebate, he or she will know how much you paid for the gift. If you remove the UPC code, it looks like you regifted. How should this be handled? -- HAVEN’T A CLUE IN EAST HARTFORD, CONN. DEAR HAVEN’T A CLUE: Many people regift, and as long as the item is well-chosen for the recipient and is in mint condition, there’s nothing wrong with the practice. How much was paid for the item is beside the point. When a gift is given, the price tag is removed. Because the mail-in rebate would be a tip-off, it should be removed, too.
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.
52” projection TV floor model on wheels, works fine, but picture is dim. $200/obo (603)466-3826.
GORHAM: 13 Exchange St, (white bldg w/ black trim) 2 br, first floor, fridge & stove, h/ hw, w/d hookup, w/ shed, parking spaces, no pets. Sec. dep. Call: 466-3378 (8am-4pm, M-F or leave a message). GORHAM: 2 bedrooms, heat, h/w, off street parking, newly renovated, no pets, 723-6310. GORHAM: 3 bedroom house w/ large loft and garage. Stove, frig and w/d. Includes lawn maintenance and snow removal. $900 p/m plus utilities. Call 603-723-9568 or 603-466-5249. HOUSE for RENT, 7 rooms, 3 bedroom, garage, 1-1/2 bath, $775/month, No utilities, 752-9838. HOUSE for rent: 2 bedroom house, single car garage at 332 Grafton St., Berlin. Appliances furnished. Lawnmower and snow blower available. No pets, no smoking. Rent $700/mo. $700 security deposit. Tenant pays water, sewer, heat and utilities. Two references required. Call 466-9999 or 723-4166. 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. MILAN: 2 bedroom mobile home, FMI 752-1871.
For Rent-Commercial GORHAM NH- 299 Main St. 1900sf includes upstairs living quarters. Great visibility. 466-3809.
AMAZING! Beautiful pillowtop matress sets, twin $169, full or queen $249, king $399. See AD under “Furniture”. 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.
Furniture AMAZING! Beautiful Queen or Full-size mattress set. Luxury Firm European Pillow-top style. Fabulous back & hip support. Factory sealed - new 10-Yr. warranty. Cost $1095, sell $249. Can deliver 603-305-9763.
Free HIGHEST cash price paid for your scrap box trailers, school busses, heavy equipment and cars. (207)393-7318.
Help Wanted Gorham Post Office is hiring a Rural Carrier Associate. Must be available on call. Need to provide suitable realizable vehicle (automatic). Clean driving/ criminal record, $19.45/hr. Apply online at www.usps.com/employment or call Postmaster 603-466-2182.
Home Improvements FORTIER HOME REPAIR Old & New- One call, We do it All! (603)752-1224.
LOCATED IN ROWLEY, MA, 20 MINUTES FROM THE HAMPTON NH TOLLS
$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. 603-219-6459. Reasonable rates. LAB X puppies; black/ blonde; health certificate. $300. Call (603)986-0536, (603)662-2577.
Autos Paying Cash for your unwanted or junk vehicle. Best local prices! ROY'S TOWING 603-348-3403
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.
$95/weekly- 3 rooms apartment (under owner’s residences), furnished/ utilities. (Private locked room, $65.) 603-348-5317.
FMI call 603-449-2140 or 603-723-8722.
Low Cost Spay/ Neuter Cats & dogs Rozzie May Animal Alliance www.rozziemay.org 603-447-1373
Antiques ANTIQUES, glass, furniture, & collectibles of all kinds wanted by Bob Gauthier, 449-2542. Specializing in Estate and Business liquidation. Bonded.
Autos 2001 Dodge Intrepid 68,000 miles, good running car, will pass inspection, only asking $3900. (603)986-3352. BUYING junk cars, trucks & big trucks ME & NH. Call for price. Martin Towing. (603)305-4504.
BUYING JUNK CARS and trucks. Paying in cash. Honest pricing. No gimmicks. Kelley’s Towing (603)723-9216.
BERLIN 1st floor apt. 3 bdrms + laundry room, large yard, nice neighborhood, $675/mo plus lease & security. Heat included. (207)571-4001. BERLIN 1,2,3 bedroom apts. renovated. Heat & hot water. HUD accepted. Robert Reed (603)752-2607, (603)723-4161.
Owners have separate living quarters.
BERLIN 3 bdrm house on Cushing St. Includes heat, w/d hook-up. 1st month and security required. No pets $900/mo. (617)771-5778. BERLIN 3rd floor, 4 room, 2 bdrm heated. Call 978-609-4010.
For Rent BERLIN one bedroom apt. h/w, heat and elec. included. No pets $600/mo. (603)723-5703.
POSITIONS AVAILABLE: • STRUCTURAL STEEL & MISC. IRON LAYOUT/FITTERS • CNC MACHINE OPERATORS • WELDERS • PAINTERS/LOADERS • Q.C. INSPECTOR • MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL • ESTIMATORS • PROJECT MANAGERS For all inquires please either: Fax Resumes: 978-948-8650 E-mail Resumes: email@example.com “PUTTING AMERICANS BACK TO WORK BY WORKING TOGETHER AS AMERICANS”
BERLIN: 2 bdrm house on Cushing St. Heat included, 1st & sec required. $750/mo 617-771-5778. BERLIN: 2 bedroom house, $575/mo., security, references, no smoking, no pets, FMI, 752-5968. BERLIN: 2 bedroom, 610 3rd. Ave. 2nd. floor, hardwood floors, $600/mo. heat, h/w included, w/garage, 781-953-7970. BERLIN: 2 bedrooms, utility room, fully furnished, heat, h/w, off street parking, enclosed porch. FMI (603)342-9995. BERLIN: 3 bedroom, 2nd floor apt. Heat & h/w, off-street parking, washer/ dryer hook up, garage, $850/mo. References required. (603)986-1323. BERLIN: Nice 3 bedroom, 1st. floor, eat in kitchen, storage, lots of closet space, $600/mo. includes heat, first, last & references, 508-888-7869.
Personal Touch Home Health is searching for a PHYSICAL THERAPIST to service clients in the greater Berlin, NH area. We are a CHAP accredited home health agency dedicated to assisting elderly and disabled clients in their own home and improve their quality of life. Requirements for the position include (but not limited to): • Must already carry a full license to practice in New Hampshire • Must have AT LEAST one year's worth of experience in practice • Must be willing and able to travel to see homebound clients in Berlin, Gorham, Milan, Dummer, etc. • Must be willing to travel to our home office in Berlin, NH for training • Experience in home health is a plus, but not mandatory (will fully train the right person) For more information, please contact our office in Berlin, NH directly with questions toll free (877)715-3099. Ask to speak with Marie or Kim.
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CUSTOM INTERIOR FINISHES
•Site Work •Trucking •Septic Systems •General Excavating •Land Clearing •Concrete Slabs & Foundations
Painting & Wallpapering
160 W. Milan Rd., Berlin, NH Phone 603-752-7468 • Cell 603-723-9988
752-6150 9 Cascade Flats, Gorham, NH Lunch H ours W ed–Sa t 11a m to 2 pm • D inner H ours M on–Sa t 4-9 :00 pm
TUESDAY SPECIAL Buy a Large 1-Topping Pizza Get a 2 Litre Soda FREE
WEDNESDAY SPECIAL Pasta Night - 2 Dinners for $16
THURSDAY SPECIAL 2-4-20 NIGHT Any 2 Large Pizzas For $20 Excludes Specialty Pizzas
DAWN COULOMBE Office: 752-7535 Ext. 13 Cell: 603-723-7538
Ray Villeneuve 25 years experience
Looking to Buy or Sell? Call
181 Cole Street Berlin, NH 03570 www.pcre.com
Claudette Eames, Owner firstname.lastname@example.org
If you see Gary “Reeves” wish him a Happy 50th Birthday!
OPEN HOUSE March 15 • 12noon-7pm
Love Mom & Dad, Liza, Jeff, Jeremy, Brian, Hannah, Madison, Janice and Faith
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Did you know that Gill’s is now doing birthday parties?? Be sure to stop by our Open House and see a sampling of what each child will receive if you let us do their birthday party! Free Green Carnation to the first 50 women to visit our open house.
164 Main Street, Berlin • 752-1800
BUY • SELL • T RADE www.motoworks.biz
GORHAM: 3 bedroom, $109,900; 2 family $119,900, owner financing, small down payment, 466-5933, 915-6216.
AFFORDABLE ROOFING & SIDING SOLUTIONS.
COMPUTER MAINTENANCE: Virus removal, performance upgrades, security software, wireless installations, data recovery, backups. Luc 603-723-7777.
BUYING JUNK CARS
(603)447-1198. Olson’s Moto Works, RT16 Albany, NH.
Highest quality craftsmanship. Fully Insured. Lowest prices guaranteed. FMI (603)730-2521. email@example.com HYPNOSIS for habit change, stress, regression. Michael Hathaway, DCH, certified hypnotherapist. Madison michaelhathaway.com (603)367-8851.
Roofing, decks, Rocky Branch (603)730-2521
CARPENTRY, handyman, property maintenance, no job too small. Call Dennis Bisson, 723-3393, free estimates. HANDYMAN Special: 10% off hourly rate. Carpentry, painting, property maintenance, ect. Call Rick (603)915-0755.
Structural Steel Fabricator VACANCIES
Must perform lay out and welding Excellent pay & benefits
BERLIN PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Quinn Brothers of Essex, Inc. 978-768-6929 or email Stephanie@quinniron.com
PHYSICAL EDUCATION TEACHER BERLIN JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL MUST BE NH CERTIFIED IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND HEALTH DRAFTING/PRE-ENGINEERING TEACHER BERLIN HIGH SCHOOL MUST BE NH CERTIFIED IN EITHER DRAFTING, PRE-ENGINEERING, OR COMPREHENSIVE TECHONOLOGY EDUCATION
Excellent Banking Job Opportunity Berlin Banking Center Northway Bank, the largest independent community commercial bank in New Hampshire is looking for an exceptional candidate for the following Career opportunity:
Individuals interested in the above positions should send a letter of interest, resume, and 3 letters of reference to: Corinne Cascadden, Superintendent, Berlin Public Schools, 183 Hillside Ave. Berlin, NH 03570 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. EOE
Part Time Call Center Customer Service Associate
IPOD FIX IT Not just iPods, but Digital Cameras, Smartphones, Game Systems LCD- TV"S. not listed? Just ask! 603-752-9838. LOCKSMITH. North Country Lock & Key, certified Locksmith. Ron Mulaire, Berlin, NH (603)915-1162. MARJORIE'S Cleaning: Residential and commercial, over 3 yrs. exp. Berlin/Gorham area FMI 603-915-6857.
TECHPROS- COMPUTER SALES & SERVICE 18+ years experience! On-site computer repair, upgrades, wireless setup, virus removal, & more! (603)723-0918 www.TechProsNH.com ZIMMER Snowplowing also shoveling walkways, decks, free estimates, 723-1252.
Snowmobiles 1989 Yamaha Sno Scoot, great kid's sled, hand guards, warmers, studs, skid plate, $1400, 603-752-1516.
Candidates must enjoy working with the public and possess excellent interpersonal, sales and customer service/phone skills in a professional work environment. Candidates looking to share their talents in a challenging and rewarding team based environment are encouraged to apply. This is a 20 hour a week position.
Northway Bank offers a competitive salary, incentive plan, a positive work environment, and future career growth opportunities. Working early evening hours and weekends are required. Interested applicants may view Northway Bank Career Opportunities and apply online via our website listed below.
Northway Bank Human Resources Department Apply Online: www.northwaybank.com Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action employer Women and Minority Applications Encouraged
BUYING JUNK CARS Cash for your unwanted or junk vehicle. Best local prices! Roy's towing 603-348-3403.
Wanted To Buy ANTIQUES, individual pieces and complete estates. Call Ted and Wanda Lacasse, 752-3515.
BUYING JUNK CARS AND TRUCKS Paying in cash Highest Prices! No gimmicks Kelley’s Towing (603)723-9216.
BUYING JUNK CARS Cash for your unwanted or junk vehicle. Best local prices! Roy's towing 603-348-3403. BUYING junk cars/ trucks, heavy farm mach., scrap iron. Call 636-1667 days, 636-1304 evenings. VINTAGE Clothing pre 1970 & accessories hats jewelry lingerie etc. Potato Barn Antiques Northumberland 603-636-2611.
At Northway Bank • We focus on our customers and provide excellent customer service. • We respect, care for and recognize our employees for excellent per formance. • We actively participate in the communities in which we do business.
and trucks. Paying in cash. Highest prices! No gimmicks. Kelley’s Towing (603)723-9216.
EXPERIENCED LICENSED ELECTRICIAN Competitive wages, benefits, full time position, capable of running projects. Ray's Electric in business over 54 years. Leading contractor in the area.
Call for appointment. 603-752-1370.
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DOWNSIZING Tag Sale- Indoors. Friday, Saturday, Sunday 3/16-18 10-4pm. Small to large ticket items. Queen size bed with frame, new twin bed with frame; Hotpoint self cleaning oven; 10’x3.5’ dining room table with 7 highbacked, swiveling wooden chairs; hydraulic hair stylist chair; vintage Helene Curtis dome style hair dryer chair; steamer trunks; bureaus; recliners; lamps; artwork; outdoor patio furniture; a/cs; 10 gal aquariums; precut wall mirrors; clothing; jewelry; holiday decorations; tvs; electronics; albums; plants; and so much more. 15 Alpine St, Gorham, NH.
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Ralph C. Wood SONORA, CALIF -- Ralph Charles Wood, 91, of Sonora, CALIF., went to his rest on January 30, 2012 with his family by his side. Ralph was born in Milleville, Indiana on Dec. 26, 1920. He was the second son of Versal D. and Delores (Allen) Wood. He was a graduate of Hagerstown (Indiana) High School an served in World War II in the Eight Army Corp as a B-17 waist gunner in Europe. He was wounded when his plane was shot down over France in 1943. Captured by German forces, he spent the duration of the war in Stalag XVII. He married Mildred Goode on June 24, 1945 in Bloomington, Indiana. They were married for 66 years and had four children. Ralph had a variety of jobs through the years but his last and most rewarding job was with Ford Aerospace in Palo Alto, Calif. In his retirement, Ralph and Mildred traveled many places including living for three years in Berlin, NH, where their son Rodger Wood and his family lived. Ralph is preceded in death by his
parents, his older brother Fred Hagerstown, Indiana, younger brother Clarence, New Castle, Indiana, and younger sister, Ruth Morrison, Phoenix, Arizona. He is survived by his wife Mildred, Sonora, Calif.; his four children, Ralph, Jr. Berrien Springs, MI, Stephen, Arlington, Texas, Rodger, G o r h a m , NH, Rebecca Sonora, Calif., Ralph C. Wood six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and numerous nephews and nieces. Ralph will be laid to rest this summer at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia. He will be remembered as a quiet man who walked through life with dignity and honor. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends.
Kindergarten registration and screening BERLIN -- Come to the Brown School on April 5, between 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. to schedule a screening appointment and pick up registration
materials. Kindergarten screening will take place at your scheduled time on Wednesday, April 11.
Twin Maple’s Rollie Poirier tries to get the puck to the front of the goal as a Pub defenseman sprawls and blocks the pass to Dave Vien out in front. (JEAN LEBLANC PHOTO)
Roberge Shuts down Twin Maple Farm offense, 2-0 BY JEAN LEBLANC THE BERLIN DAILY SUN
BERLIN--The Pub’s Jeremy Roberge stopped all 19 shots fired on him and teammate Derrick Gagne netted both goals, leading the Pub to a hard fought 2-0 victory over Twin Maple Farms in the opening game of the North Country League Finals at the Notre Dame Arena Thursday night. The Pub needs to win one more game against the Farmers in the best of three series. A win on Monday evening by Twin Maple will force a third and deciding contest on Thursday night. The Pub opened the game with just a single substitute on their bench and at 4:19 of the first period, Derrick Gagne got a break away on TMF goal tender Brian Middleton. Middleton stacked the pads, unfortunately Gagne when top side for the 1-0 lead. Team mates Ryan Smith and Tyler Martin got the helping markers for the green. In the second period, Middleton kept his team in the game facing 12 Pub volleys. His best came on another Gagne break away. This time the sprawling net minder made a glove save that would have been an ESPN top 10 video play of the day. The Pub did find an opening on Middleton at the 5:20 mark. A good passing combination from Martin to
The Pub’s Derrick Gagne circles away from a forechecker to begin his rush down ice. Gagne netted both goals in the Pub’s 2-0 victory over Twin Maple Farms in the first game of the best of three series. (JEAN LEBLANC PHOTO)
TMF’s top gun, Travis L’Heureux is stopped on this break away by Pub goal tender Jeremy Roberge. Roberge was perfect in goal stopping all 19 shots fired at him. (JEAN LEBLANC PHOTO)
Wade Goulet to Gagne made it 2-0 for the Pubbers. The short bench ran its course in the third period. TMF got its offense going in close. NCHL veteran Rollie Poirier worked his magic in the slot area, getting a couple of good scoring chances. Poirier also set up his team mates and none better than with four minutes to go in the third period. A shot from the slot area found Pub keeper Roberge down with his pads covering the ice surface. The shot appeared to be headed top side, but before it reached the twine, Roberge snapped it out of mid-air, keeping the shut-out in tact. The Farmers appeared to have huge momentum with under two minutes to play and utilizing a power play advantage plus pulling Middleton for the extra skater. However, the strategy went by the wayside on a retaliation penalty, that ended the TMF threat. Roberge was at his best in the third period making nine of his 19 saves. The second game of the NCHL finals will take place at 7 p.m. Pub 1 1 0--2 TMF 0 0 0--0 Scoring: TMF- none, Pub- 1st period @ 4:19 Gagne from Smith and Martin, 2nd period @ 5:20 Gagne from Goulet and Martin. Saves: Pub Roberge 19, TMF Middleton 14.
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Cal Ripken Baseball League registration BERLIN -- Cal Ripken Baseball League registration will be held on Wednesday, March 21, in the Hillside Elementary School cafeteria from 4 to 7 p.m. Registration is open to all 9-12 year olds. All participants must be 9 years old by May 1. Eight year olds may try out, but their acceptance must be approved by the board of directors. Please bring proof of health insurance, and if this is your child’s first time registering in this league, we will need to see his/her birth certificate. The total registration fee is $55, which can be paid in two installments. The first installment ($25) will be paid at registration day, and the second install-
ment ($30) at “uniform hand out day” (end of April, date TBD). This year, the league will be conducting a road toll fundraiser prior to uniform handout day. It will also be offering a collection bucket fundraiser option. Proceeds collected from the fundraisers will be used to help offset the second installment payment for all players that participate in a fundraiser. A $5 family discount will also apply. Additional information will be provided at registration day. Coaches, umpires, and volunteers to run the snack shack are needed. Anyone interested in coaching, umpiring, or helping to run the Snack Shack, may call Dan Veazey 752-3229.
Gendron nets first of the year as Berlin takes game one WOLFEBORO -- Last Sunday the Berlin squirts traveled to Wolfeboro to start their Seacoast tournament, facing the Laconia Lakers. First period action was mainly played center ice,with both teams not willing to let up on the defense, ultimately ending the period scoreless with Berlin’s net minder Kurtis Grover facing 5 shots to the Lakers 4. Second period play would turn out to be all Berlin,with the first goal of the game coming off the stick of Chet Johnston, going stick side past the Lakers net minder. Moments later, Berlin’s Cameron Delisle would snipe one by, from the face-off, going top corner making it a 2 to 0 game. Berlin’s Broedy Gagnon would get a break away play, putting one on the stick of the Laker’s net minder, which deflected back to a waiting Trin-
ity Gendron who would net her first of the year putting Berlin up by 3. Gagnon would get one more chance, this time netting himself an unassisted goal and ending the period at a 4 to 0 Berlin advantage. The third period would find Laconia trying to mount a comeback, as they would net themselves a power play goal. Grover would find himself rather busy as the Lakers would pepper him with shots, but he stood tall along with Ricky Lambert, Ella Roberge, Carter Richmond and Tyler Rousseau and would defend their lead, ultimately ending the game in favor of Berlin with a score of 4 to 1. Grover faced a total of 23 shots to the Lakers’ 14. The next game of the tournament will be played this Saturday in Wolfeboro, along with championship game played in Dover Sunday.
Are you wild about wildlife? Want to learn more? SHELBURNE - Do you wonder why you don’t see Eastern meadowlarks anymore? Are you curious about the sighting of lynx tracks in northern New Hampshire several years ago? Would you recognize the call of the northern leopard frog if you heard it? On Thursday, March 15, a volunteer from the Speaking for Wildlife Program will present “Wild History: 350 Years of New Hampshire Wildlife,” from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Shelburne Town Hall. The presentation, part of the Speaking for Wildlife Project, and sponsored by the Shelburne Trails Club and the Shelburne Conservation Commission, will take you on a virtual journey through New Hampshire’s past, focusing on changes in the land and how wildlife populations have responded over time. You’ll learn why changes in habitat in our past are behind
the decline of many of our rarest species today, and what you can do to help. This program is free and open to the public. The presentation will also include a special segment on wildlife species now thriving in the Shelburne River Valley and surrounding mountains. At the conclusion of the presentation the Conservation Commission will host an interactive mapping session where participants can assist the conservation commission by identifying wildlife areas, critical habitat, and wildlife trails in town. The Speaking for Wildlife Project is a volunteer effort of UNH Cooperative Extension, the NH Coverts Project and NH Fish & Game, with funding provided by the Wellborn Ecology Fund of the NH Charitable Foundation.
–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– FIRST CIRCUIT COURT--BERLIN DISTRICT –––––––––––––––––––––––––– A charge of driving under the influence against Jason Morneau, 29, of Berlin, was dismissed. Nicholas Whitelaw, 22, of Berlin, did not appear to answer charges of drinking in public, simple assault, and breach of bail. A warrant was issued for his arrest and bail was set at $250 cash. A charge of violating a protective order against Michael Morton, 58, of Berlin, was placed on file without finding for nine months, on the condition of good behavior. A charge of simple assault against Linda Greenlay, 41, of Berlin, was dismissed. Ray Perkins, 22, of Berlin, was found guilty of simple assault and fined $200. A jail sentence of 90 days was suspended for one year on the condition of good behavior. Ryan Charron, 27, of Gorham, was fined $50 for speeding. Damien Valdez, 30, of Berlin, was found guilty of criminal mischief for vandalizing the Berlin Police Department by pulling off an exhaust fan cover. He was fined $300 and ordered to pay restitution of $50. A charge of resisting arrest against Stephanie Harriman, 25, of Berlin, was dismissed.
Berkley Churchill, 36, of Berlin, was sentenced to 12 months in jail for two counts of violating the terms of his probation. He was given credit for 52 days of pre-trial confinement. He also received two concurrent sentences of 12 months for two previously suspended dispositions on simple assault convictions. Additional concurrent sentences of 12 months for breach of bail and violating a protective order were suspended for two years on the condition of good behavior. Churchill was again placed on two years of probation and ordered to undergo a 28 day treatment program. Charges of breach of bail and criminal trespass against Churchill were placed on file without finding for two years on the condition of good behavior. Scott Fortier, 31, of Berlin, was fined $500 for criminal mischief. He was also ordered not to enter WalMart and to pay restitution in the amount of $40, the value of the WalMart security camera he broke. Marcel Mason, 26, of Berlin, was found guilty of driving after revocation or suspension and fined $500. A charge of operating a vehicle with a suspended registration against Mason was dropped.
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Les Miserables March 31, 2012 “Dream The Dream” - and join us as we celebrate the 25th Anniversary production of the legendary musical LES MISÉRABLES. This new production has glorious new staging and dazzlingly re-imagined scenery and storytelling that is truly inspiring. Boston Opera House
Beauty and The Beast June 2, 2012 Tale As Old As Time ... True As It Can Be... Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is coming to Boston. Now you can experience “first hand” the romance and enchantment of Disney. Boston Opera House
Mamma Mia June 23, 2012 Calling all ABBA fans, this has your name written all over it. This is one Broadway show where singing along (and dancing in the aisles) is encouraged. This production is filled with non-stop energy and is the ultimate “Feel- Good Show”-ever. Boston Opera House
Billy Elliot - The Musical August 11, 2012 Billy Elliott “The Musical” is the joyous celebration of one boy’s journey to make his dreams come true. A big musical with an even bigger heart, Billy Elliott will inspire the dreamer in all of us. Boston Opera House
Calling All Red Sox Fans! July 21 , 2012 Spring is in the air and soon we will travel to Fenway Park to see the Red Sox take on the Blue Jays. Escorted Motorcoach Tour Includes: Grandstand Tickets and Free Time at Yawkey Way prior to the 7: 10 PM game. Escorted Motorcoach Day Tours to Boston and Red Sox Games depart from: Berlin • Gorham • Conway •Ossipee • Wakefield, NH
1 Cabin (2 travelers) has just become available for our April 12th Tour and River Cruise in Amsterdam! Escorted River Cruise Tour Includes: 8-day cruise with river-view stateroom 6 guided tours with audio headset 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners, featuring regional specialties PLUS... 2 Day Pre in Amsterdam Featuring the 2012 Floriade Festival AND... 2 Day Post in Lucerne, Switzerland.
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