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THURSDAY, MARCH 15, 2012

VOL. 20 NO. 208

Shelburne voters took about 90 minutes to go through a 22-article town warrant at Tuesday’s town meeting. Two articles generated the most discussion - one to make the fire chief an appointed position and the other a $14,00 contract for police services with the town of Gorham (BARBARA TETREAULT PHOTO).

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athy Mcdowell of Randolph hands her completed ballots to Randolph Town Clerk Anne Kennison who will put the town offi cer ballot in the ancient wooden ballot box (front) and the school election ballot into a makeshift box. (GAIL SCOTT PHOTO)

Shelburne approves police Voters approve steps to contract, will appoint fire chief protect the Israel’s River BY BARBARA TETREAULT THE BERLIN DAILY SUN

SHELBURNE – Voters Tuesday night approved a new $14,000 contract with Gorham for police services and passed an article that will make the fire chief an appointed position. Both articles generated considerable discussion but passed easily. First up was the article to enter into a one year contract with Gorham police for both emergency and general calls at a cost of $14,000. Selectwoman Lucy Evans explained that the select board was divided over the article. Last year, the town paid Gorham $1,900 for primary emergency assistance on a per call basis with the state

police providing some service as well. Last year, the town had a total of 37 emergency calls and 95 general calls. Gorham town officials argued the per call fee did not take into account overhead costs and Gorham taxpayers were picking up some of the costs. The new contract also covers general calls. Steve Tassey asked if the town could find a less costly way to provide coverage. Evans said town officials had contacted the Coos sheriff’s department but the department does not provide that kind of coverage. She said state police will respond but the local barracks is spread thin. One resident said the town could not rely on state police see SHELBURNE page 14

Shelburne, Randolph and Gorham reject SB2 for school BY MELISSA GRIMA THE BERLIN DAILY SUN

GORHAM — The proposal to make the Gorham Randolph Shelburne Cooperative School District operate under the so-called SB2 format

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instead of an annual meeting failed to win voter approval. The petitioned warrant article was on the ballot in all three of the towns and, though it required a 3/5 majorsee SB2 page 5

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watershed in Randolph BY GAIL SCOTT THE BERLIN DAILY SUN

RANDOLPH—At their 2012 town meeting Tuesday, Randolph voters accepted four warrant articles that will make it possible for the town to acquire “approximately 79 acres straddling Route 2 near the intersection with Valley Road, (known as the ‘Farrar Farm’),” a second parcel, and to designate this land as Town Forest Land, as stated in Article 15. Article 15 was the first of the four articles setting in motion approvals for the town to establish a trust fund “to be called the Israel’s River Headwaters Conservation Land Trust Fund” and to accept grants and donations to acquire these and adjacent lands and/or conservation easements, to protect the headwaters of the Israel’s River and provide a wildlife corridor between the town forest and the White Mountain National Forest.. The Farrar Farm was recently purchased by David and Dodie Willcox, of Randolph, with the intention of

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enabling the town forest to realize these goals. Willcox, who is the Randolph town meeting moderator, turned the podium over to “Assistant Moderator” John Scarinza for the reading of the articles while Randolph resident, Walter Graff, vice-president of the Appalachian Mountain Club, led the discussion of the articles. Displaying a large-scale, colored tax map of the property divisions in the area, Graff showed voters where the property is, noting, “What’s important is that (the property) connects the Community Forest more strongly with the (White Mountain National Forest). This will provide 2400 feet of connection if you add two of the neighbors who are considering easements on their property—the Hudson and Maddock properties,” he said. “The first article is to authorize selectmen to accept the two parcels. The second is to create a trust fund. The (Randolph) Forest Commission see RANDOLPH page 7

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Pat thinks pot should be legal (NY Times) — Of the many roles Pat Robertson has assumed over his fivedecade-long career as an evangelical leader — including provocative voice of the right wing — his newest guise may perhaps surprise his followers the most: marijuana legalization advocate. “I really believe we should treat marijuana the way we treat beverage alcohol,” Robertson said in an interview on Wednesday. “I’ve never used marijuana and I don’t intend to, but it’s just one of those things that I think: this war on drugs just hasn’t succeeded.” Robertson’s remarks echoed statements he made last week on “The 700 Club,” the signature program of his Christian Broadcasting Network, and other comments he made in 2010. While those earlier remarks were largely dismissed by his followers, Robertson has now apparently fully embraced the idea of legalizing marijuana, arguing that it is a way to bring down soaring rates of incarceration and reduce the social and financial costs. “I believe in working with the hearts of people, and not locking them up,” he said. Robertson’s remarks were hailed by pro-legalization groups, who called them a potentially important endorsement in their efforts to roll back marijuana penalties and prohibitions, which residents of Colorado and Washington will vote on this fall.

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WASHINGTON (NY Times) — The Senate easily approved a two-year, $109 billion transportation and infrastructure bill on Wednesday, putting pressure on House Republicans to set aside their stalled version and pass the Senate’s before the federal highway trust fund expires at the end of the month. Senator Harry Reid of Nevada, the majority leader, extolled the measure, passed on a bipartisan vote of 74 to 22, as

“a jobs bill in the true sense of the word.” The nearly three million jobs expected to be “saved or created” by the measure largely come from construction jobs that stand to be lost if federally financed projects grind to a halt April 1, when money from the highway trust fund could no longer be used. That deadline appears to be weighing heavily on House Republicans, who initially had wanted to use their measure to

Cameron and Obama show unity on Afghanistan WASHINGTON (NY Times) — Seeking to project a united front on Afghanistan after a series of bloody setbacks on the battlefield, President Obama and Prime Minister David Cameron of Britain declared on Wednesday that United States and Britain would stick to a timetable for winding down the war by the end of 2014. While acknowledging that the mission had been complicated by recent events like the shooting

rampage by an American soldier and the loss of six British soldiers to a roadside bomb, Obama and Cameron insisted that the American-led coalition was making gains in helping Afghans to provide their own security. “I don’t anticipate at this stage that we’re going to making any sudden additional changes to the plan we currently have,” Obama said, standing next to Cameron in the Rose Garden, which fluttered with cherry blossoms.

Emboldened Syrian army now moves to quell Southern city BEIRUT, Lebanon (NY Times) — Gathering confidence after flushing rebels from strongholds in the north, the Syrian government on Wednesday launched its biggest raid in months on the southern city of Dara’a, where the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad began a year ago, opposition activists said. The activists feared that the government was emboldened after having seized most of the northern city of Idlib on Tuesday amid faltering international efforts to stop the violence, and had turned its attention to crushing centers of the rebellion in the south as the symbolically important one-year mark of the uprising approached. Thursday is the anniversary of protests in Dara’a that followed the killing of schoolchildren who had scrawled antigovernment graffiti. Those demonstrations turned what had been sporadic protests into a nationwide uprising that has become the most deadly of the Arab revolts.

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House passes bills limiting abortions BY TED SIEFER THE UNION LEADER

CONCORD — The House has voted to approve a bill that would require women to wait 24 hours before having an abortion and be exposed to detailed information about the state of the fetus when the procedure is performed. And in a later vote, lawmakers passed a bill that would outlaw “partial birth” and third-term abortions. By a vote of 189-151, the House approved House Bill 1659, which supporters of the bill say would provide women “informed consent” so that they understand the implications and risk of having an abortion. Opponents say the bill would obligate the state to spend more than $100,000 a year to produce information that is unsound and is meant to support a pro-life point of view. HB 1659 was the first of three abor-

tion-related measures the House considered today. The House also passed a bill that would outlaw “partial birth” and third-term abortions. Representatives voted 224 -110 today in favor of House Bill 1679. Supporters of the bill say such abortions are cruel and inhumane, due in part to a fetus’ ability to feel pain. They say the bill would bring the state in line with other states that have banned the procedure. Opponents say “partial birth” is not a medically recognized term, and that the bill is unnecessary, since the procedure is not performed in New Hampshire. The House also approved HB 1723, making a change to the parental-consent law for minors seeking abortions, extending the 48-hour time period for the judicial process to be resolved to two business days. All of the bills now go to the Senate.

House again passes right-to-work bill BY GARRY RAYNO THE UNION LEADER

CONCORD — The House voted 198-139 to approve a right-to-work bill that would prohibit collective bargaining agreements from requiring all employees in a work place to pay union fees. The vote is far short of the twothirds majority needed to override a Gov. John Lynch veto. The bill is similar to one Lynch vetoed last year that the House failed to override. One of the major battles of the last legislative session is about to be fought again: right-to-work. The House is expected to debate and vote today on House Bill 1677, which is similar to the bill that died last year when the House failed to override Gov. John Lynch’s veto. Both bills would prohibit collective bargaining agreements from including provisions requiring all employees in a workplace to pay union fees. Bill supporters say it gives state workers a choice, freedom of association and the right not to support something they oppose. They also tout the bill’s economic advantages, which they said will bring companies and their jobs to the Granite State. But foes of the bill countered that states with right-to-work laws have lower wages and benefits and do not create any more jobs. They also point out that New Hampshire is already near the top in job creation, low unem-

ployment and wages. Opponents say it would allow workers to opt out of paying their fair share of negotiating and administering labor contracts. Right-to-work supporter House Speaker William O’Brien, R-Mont Vernon, attempted to bring the bill to a vote last week, but a key opponent was ill and unable to participate in the debate. Out of courtesy, the vote was delayed until this week. Labor unions are urging their members to be present to greet lawmakers when they arrive for the 9 a.m. session, and observe the vote. HB 1677 was approved by the House Labor, Industrial and Rehabilitative Services Committee on an 11-6 vote. If the bill is approved, New Hampshire would become the 24th state to have a right-to-work law. Other related bills the House is expected to act on today include: HB 1645, which allows public sector employers to ask for votes decertifying a union; HB 1206, which would require employers and employees to split the cost of continuing benefits when a labor contract expires and a new one is not in place; HB 1663, which repeals the requirement that a union be the exclusive representative of a bargaining unit; and HB 1574, which would change state law so that workers would be given a half-hour lunch break after six hours instead of five. The labor committee voted to approve all the bills, except HB 1663, which is to go to interim study.

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House votes to repeal certificate of need process BY GARRY RAYNO THE UNION LEADER

CONCORD — The House today decided on a voice vote to repeal the Certificate of Need (CON) process after an attempt to change it failed on a 140-166 vote. Repeal supporters said the CON board has not worked to lower health costs and limit utilization, but instead has served as a barrier to a competitive health care system. But opponents said the medical

industry and consumers are not ready for a fully free market system, and the proposed changes to the board and new standards would transition the state to the competitive model in five years. The Certificate of Need process is administered by the Health Services Planning and Review Board, with a certificate required to construct or modify health care facilities, acquire new medical equipment, or offer new inpatient care beds and services, subject to statutory thresholds. The bill now goes to the Senate.

Just whose plane was that? MANCHESTER — A military refueling plane that made several passes over Manchester on Tuesday has caused some confusion. The KC-10 was practicing landing approaches at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, but normally, such aircraft approach two or three times. After this one approached six times, it had been over the city for so long and at such a low altitude that many people wondered what it was doing. The airport told News 9 that the aircraft had flown out of Pease Air National Guard Base. But hours, later the National Guard said the plane didn’t belong to it. The Guard thought the KC-10 flew from MacDill Air Force Base in Flor-

ida. But MacDill later told News 9 that it doesn’t even fly KC-10s. After hours of calls, it was finally revealed that the plane had flown from McGuire Air Force Base in New Jersey. According to the National Guard, military planes conduct the practice approaches in case of bad weather or an emergency, but they don’t have to give a heads-up. “There is no requirement for aircraft to call ahead because it’s something that is common,” said Maj. Greg Heilshorn. “Most times, we’ll call ahead as a courtesy.” With a wingspan of about 165 feet, the low-flying plane wasn’t exactly a stealth secret, but it had people guessing for quite a while.

Fish and Game: Take down bird feeders CONCORD — The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department recommends taking down bird feeders now as bears remained active during the winter and more will be emerging from their dens shortly. Officials usually use April 1 as the recommended time for taking down bird feeders, but food is readily available for bears after a mild winter, so they’ll be active earlier. Officials said food such as

beachnuts kept bears active in December and January, and limited snowpack makes it easy to find food now. Fish and Game recommends keeping the bird feeders down until Dec. 1, and securing garbage is just as important. Fish and Game said spring is a critical time for bears. They typically lose 25 percent of their body weight during the denning period. —Courtesy of WMUR

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Basketball volunteers make all the difference To the editor: Once again, volunteers made a difference in the success of Berlin Recreation’s Second and Third Grade Basketball league. The coaches’ tireless effort in helping the students advance in their knowledge of the game is truly appreciated. Thanks to the skill and dedication of the volunteer coaches the young athletes will now move on with a better understanding of the game, and more importantly, a better understanding of teamwork and their own abilities.

The Berlin Recreation Department was truly fortunate to have new recruits as well as veteran coaches returning. We look forward to working together in the future for the benefit of the area children. My sincere thanks go to Coach Jim Couhie of the Mets, Coaches Brenda Boucher and Danielle Demers of the Pistons, and Coaches Mike Smith and Mike Remillard of the Bulls. Terry Letarte Recreation Programmer Berlin Recreation & Parks

These days it appears that the American dream is to ‘have a good time’ To the editor: Yesterday we went skiing at Medicare Mountain (aka Bretton Woods, NH). Contrary to the usual weekday attendance, there were hardly any “golden oldies” like ourselves. Rather, most of the clientele consisted of school-age kids along with a fair number of workingage parents. When I asked an employee whether there was an event (race) or special deal, he replied, “Oh, no. They just take their kids out of school to come skiing on a nice day.” During my brief stint as a public school teacher, this behavior infuriated me, because such parents insisted that I tutor their kid after school to bring him back up to speed. And the administration and the school board supported them. So, don’t be too harsh

on the teachers who seem to enjoy “lavish” medical and retirement benefits, given the abuse they suffer at the hands of the students, the parents, the administrators and the public. (Disclosure. I do not have a teachers’ pension. I subsist on a selffunded retirement plan that once upon a time was called “savings”. Plus Social Security, to which I began contributing at age fifteen.) But I digress. It seems that – among the upper 50 percent at least – the kids don’t go to school and the adults don’t go to work. As a sour, flinty, old Yankee I know remarked, “ The American dream is to have a good time.” Maybe this is the real root cause of our disarray, dissatisfaction and decline. Perhaps our politisee DREAM page 5

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Hello fellow Berlinites. October of 1920 seemed to be a busy news making month in the city of Berlin. Like many places throughout the country at this time, our American war heroes, who had given the ultimate sacrifice in World War I, were now coming home to be laid to rest. This city also had the unfortunate duty to bury her dead and this was not done without great military honors. I did not know and always thought that many of these soldiers were brought to their homes to be laid out, but some weren’t. J. Arthur Mooney, who died in Germany on February 2, 1919 was brought here on Thursday, October 14, 1920 and given military honors almost one and one half years after he died. After his remains arrived in Hoboken, New Jersey, they were shipped to New York and then to Berlin, Mr. Mooney’s hometown. A military escort came with his remains and they were met at the Boston & Maine station (Depot Restaurant today), by a large delegation of the American Legion. From here, the war hero was escorted to the city hall, where the flag draped casket was placed in front of the stage of the auditorium. Here, many people were able to come and pay their respects 24 hours a day, covering the coffin with many flowers. Members of the American legion guarded the remains of their Hank Gowdy comrade constantly until Saturday morning, when the funeral took place. J. Arthur Mooney was a Berlin native and twenty three years old when he gave his life for this country. He was survived by his mother and two brothers. One week later, the body of Wilmer R. Ellingwood of Milan, New Hampshire, was brought home. This soldier died as a POW in German camps. His remains were also

accompanied home by a military guard Once he arrived, his casket was conveyed to the court house on Main Street, to lie in state, were local citizens paid their last respects. It was also guarded by members of the American Legion continuously until the funeral. On Friday morning, October 29, 1920, the body was taken to Milan, where services were conducted and the 25 yearold soldier was buried. During the month of October another sad automobile accident took place and claimed a young Berlin man from the Norwegian Village. On Monday Maranville Rabbit evening October 11, 1920, this tragic mishap took the life of twenty-five year-old David Hanson, when the vehicle that he was driving plunged into the Androscoggin River in Berlin Mills. The accident took place around 10 p.m., after David had been servicing his five passenger Buick all evening. Afterward, he suggested to his brother Martin that they try out the car. So, they left their house on Fifth Street and headed up Main Street. When they tried to turn on Eight Street, they somehow ended up in the river. Martin said that the only thing he remembered was turning on Eight Street and ending up in the Androscoggin. Both men were pinned under the car in the water and soon a crowd appeared and took them out. Martin escaped, with minor bruises, but his twenty five year old brother had deceased. Also in October, the great Nibroc baseball team, of which I wrote a couple of weeks ago, had an exhibition game against the Boston Braves at the YMCA Field on Wednesday October 6, at 3 p.m. The Braves were Boston’s National League entry to professional baseball along with the American League see 1920 V page 5


Zoning repealed, Bachand elected BY MELISSA GRIMA THE BERLIN DAILY SUN

DUMMER -- Voters in Dummer repealed a controversial zoning ordinance and elected a new selectman at the polls on Tuesday. Dennis Bachand narrowly eked out a win over Dave Dubey for the open seat on the board of selectmen. Bachand received 67 votes to Dubey’s 65. Glenn Kunst garnered six votes. In another close vote, the town’s citizens elected to repeal the town’s zoning by repealing the section that sets ‘area regulations’ by a vote of 74-60. A vote to repeal the three zoning districts as well as the conservation overlay also passed SB2 from page one

to pass, could not even muster a simple majority. Gorham saw 152 vote for the measure and 214 against, Randolph had only 21 voters in favor and 83 against, and in Shelburne 6 voted yes and 69 voted no. None of the petitioners spoke in favor of the measure in public hear1920 V from page 4

Boston Red Sox. The game drew 2,000 fans who wanted to see Rabbit Maranville, a player who was considered the greatest shortstop in the National league at this time. Another great Braves player that the Berlin fans watched was catcher Hank Gowdy. Berlin lost the game 6-1, but the local fans were thrilled to see their major league heroes, who were like Ortiz and Pedroia of today’s fame. After writing about some of Berlin’s brave men of World War I, a headline in the paper of early November talked of a plan for an Armistice Day (Veteran’s Day) parade that was going to take place on this special day. This parade would be led by a detachment of the police under Marshall Shorey and the Burgess Band. Also, every one of the city’s military and civic organizations, represented in their groups was going to follow. The object of this parade was to boost sentiment in favor of the four fold plan of adjusted compensation for ex-servicemen. This movement had been ongoing all over the United States. One of the greatest features of this parade would be a large service flag carried by the members of Berlin’s American Legion. As the huge flag passed, people would have the opportunity to toss a contribution towards helping defray the expenses of a military funeral for our Berlin boys who went across the Atlantic and died. The paper said that nothing was too good for those young men before they left and it should be the same when the occasion came to pay respects and provide them a military funeral with honors when they returned. Back in these days, no one would dare say that this tribute had not been deserved. It was a million times earned and every man, woman and child in DREAM from page 4

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muster, 71-62. Despite just over half the voters being willing to make those changes, a movement to eliminate the flood plain ordinance met with little support. Only 19 people voted in favor of repealing the flood plain ordinance, leaving that measure to fail by a wide margin. The town overwhelmingly approved adopting federally mandated changes to the same ordinance in order to continue to be eligible for the National Flood Insurance program. In the town’s only other contested race at the polls, Oneil Croteau was elected to the planning board. Croteau defeated Bradford Wyman 77-59.

ings leading up to the voting and all discussion at last week’s annual meeting of the school district was also against changing the format to an official ballot meeting. If it had passed, the SB2 measure would have created a two-part meeting characterized by a deliberative session followed by ballot voting on the entire warrant instead of an annual meeting. Berlin was their debtor. History shows that many Vietnam War veterans were not treated like this when they came home and I am sure that there were no protests at the funerals of these WWI vets, as occasionally happens today. Up to the present time (1920), the local American Legion Post had been handling the expense involved for funerals and it was certainly unfair. So, this was a time to help defray the cost and make personnel contributions. The paper also said to be ready when the flag came by and toss a goodly amount of money into it. The legionnaires wanted the flag filled, so that it would hard to carry. When the parade took place, it started at the YMCA, came across the bridge to Main Street, to Green Square, to Pleasant Street, to Mason Street and down Main Street again to the Gem Theater where it disbanded. At this point here were many speeches and after the speeches, the legion provided a dance. This dance commenced in the evening, with music provided by the Old Orchard Pier Orchestra. The people that eventually marched in this fund raising parade were the following groups: Police detachment, city government, Company H. State Guard, Burgess Band, Legion colors, ex-servicemen, Grand Army of the Republic, Spanish American War Vets and the fire department. It was certainly a wonderful thing to take care of our soldiers and it must have truly been a great sight to see the Spanish American and Civil War veterans marching. I will finish with my history of the year 1920 in my next writing. It surely seemed like a patriotic year. Questions or comments e-mail poof@ ne.rr.com. Also, join the many fans of “Once upon a Berlin Time” on Facebook and guess at the weekly mystery picture. version thereof. That is, of course, if they have any concerns other than self-aggrandizement and getting rid of Obama at all costs. Robert Kruszyna

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cal one bringing 23 children, grandchildren and great grandchildren home. She will be remembered as being a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and friend. Also surviving are her son James and his wife Diane of Barrington, NH, son Daniel and his wife Wanda of Ocean City, Maryland, daughter Nancy and her husband Gilbert Major of Andover Mass., son Gary and his wife Elena of Amherst Mass., and son Peter and his wife Milanie Dupuis Julie of Milford NH; ten grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; her brother Robert Litvin of Berlin, sisters Elizabeth Forestall of Berlin and Mary Jewell of Virginia; and many nieces and nephews. Her brothers William Litvin, Peter, John, Alexander, and Michael Kluchnick and sister Vera Barbin predeceased Milanie. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church on Saturday, March 17, at 11 a.m. Father Daniel Deveau will officiate. Visiting hours at Bailey Funeral Home, Lancaster, NH, will be held on Friday March 16 from 6:30 to 8:30. An internment service will be held at the St. Francis Xavier Cemetery in the spring. Donations in her memory can be made to the St Francis Xavier Church, P.O. Box 247, State Street, Groveton, NH 03582. Please go to www.baileyfh. net for more information or to send an online condolence.

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BERLIN, NH -- Charles Clinton Hayward, 81, formerly of Riverside Drive, passed away on Sunday evening March 11, 2012, at the NH Veterans Home in Tilton. Mr. Hayward was born in Brewer, Maine, on October 18, 1930, a son of Clyde and Frances (Gould) Hayward. Charles served with the US Navy and worked for many years as a chef at the Eagle Mountain House in Jackson. Family members include a niece,

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will work hard to pay for this. The third article is to accept voluntary donations of conservation easements to prevent further commercial development of those lands. There may be more in the future. It protects the Israel’s River— one of the cleanest rivers in New Hampshire,” Graff said. The fourth of the series of pertinent articles authorized designating 4.5 acres part of the Randolph Town Forest contingent on the Farrar Farm becoming part of the town forest. Graff noted that The Watershed to Wildlife, Inc. of Whitefield, a team of Elise Lawson and John Severance, that works with the Randolph Forest Commission, has prepared a scientific study of the importance of the Israel’s River headwaters and riparian areas in Randolph. They will present the report to Randolph residents in August, he said. Selectman Ted Wier noted that joining these two properties to the Randolph Town Forest will mean a loss of something like $6,000 “off the tax base,” adding “I think most of us are in favor of the project. I think in the future we should give serious consideration that anything like this reduces our ability to raise taxes. . . . so you are fully informed when you are voting on these articles.” Auvie Kenison said he agreed with

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government; $37,650 for public safety; $93,100 for highways and streets; $31,000 for sanitation, health, and welfare; $19,875 for culture, recreation and conservation; $103,128 for debt service; $65,000 for the town roads and bridges expendable trust fund; $10,000 for the expendable trust for revaluation of town property; $3,000 to support the Family Resource Center; $2,000 for the Gorham Community Learning Center. Elected were: John Turner for selectman—88 votes, with 7 write-in votes for Robert Ross; Connie Chaffee for treasurer—101 votes; Philip Guiser for auditor—103 votes; Judy Kenison for Trustee of the Trust Fund for which no one, including Kenison, ran—9 write-in votes; two for planning board: John Scarinza—103 votes and Roberta Arbree—99 votes; Jean Malick for library trustee—106; two for board of adjustment: Paul A. Cormier—104 and Bill Andreas—100 votes; Suzanne Santos for cemetery trustee—104 votes; Anne Kenison for town clerk— 105 votes; Denise Demers for supervisor of checklist—105 votes; David Willcox for moderator—105 votes. On the school ballot, elected were: Ron Ouellette with 98 votes and Mike Waddell with 80 votes. On the question of adopting SB-2, 21 vote yes; 83 voted no.

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WINTER PARK, FLA—Tyler Halle, a 2010 graduate of Berlin High School, walked into the real thing last August. His work has now appeared in a commercial seen during ESPN’s 2011 Summer and Winter X Games and he has met some of the creative players. That walk Halle took was to double check that one of his compositing classes at Full Sail University in Winter Park hadn’t been canceled. He arrived at the classroom to find five of his instructors working on a “coming up next” commercial for ESPN. “Next thing you know, I get pulled into the room and sat down. So, I sit and listen and by the end of the meeting, I was signed up to work on the upcoming winter X Games commercial, working on ‘Character Set Up’,” Halle wrote in an email.

Pretty amazing work for a student, even though Halle is doing an accelerated course and will graduate in June with “my Bachelors of Science in Computer Animation with a focus in Compositing,” Halle says. “This past August was one of the biggest turning points in my life,” he says of the six weeks he, fellow students and instructors knocked themselves out, giving the computer generated model “bones to move” in the commercial. Meanwhile, he met some of the producers who plot the behind-the-scenes action brought to the TV world of commercials. What comes after June, who knows, but Halle took a stroll on campus last August and now hopes that the chance he walked into with his art skills is edging open the door of a compositing world TV viewers can only glimpse.

Officer Brouillette completes supervisor training BRISTOL, R.I., -- The Justice System Training and Research Institute at Roger Williams University in Bristol, R.I., in partnership with the New England Association of Chiefs of Police, recently recognized Officer Dana Brouillette of the Berlin Police Department for the successful completion of the “Command Training Series: First Line Supervisor Course,” a two-week comprehensive training program for police supervisory personnel. Coursework addressed contemporary concepts of management and leadership relevant to the responsibilities of first line supervisors in a modern criminal justice agency. The program, presented by experienced academics and law enforcement practitioners between February 27, and March 9, discussed topics including operational leadership and management principles, problem-solving, organi-

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Big Island to become part of Umbagog Nat. Wildlife Refuge BY BARBARA TETREAULT THE BERLIN DAILY SUN

Women from the Berlin-Gorham area Protestant and Roman Catholic Churches celebrated World Day of Prayer on Friday, March 2. The theme for 2012 was “Let Justice Prevail” which was developed by the Christian women of Malaysia. The theme came from their experience of life as Christians and as women. As largely voiceless human beings in their multicultural, multi-religious society, they call all of us around the world to join with them in holy prayer born of suffering: “Let Justice Prevail” Each year the program and worship service is written by women of countries around the world focusing on the needs of women in those countries. St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in Berlin hosted the service this year. Judith Carroll, leader, involved women from all the area Protestant and Roman Catholic Churches as presenters in the service. Participating were (l-r) Sally Torangeau, Dot Ferrante, Bea Wheeler, Priscilla Bergeron, Fran Gardner-Smith, Erin Smullin, Miranda Bergmier, Angela Brown, Heather Reid, Jeannie Bosa, Judith Carroll, Wendy Williams, and Susan Ferré. Missing from the picture were Carolyn Riff, Kathy Baublis, and Jackie Burke.

CCFHS website intoduces weight management tool BERLIN -- Coos County Family Health Services (CCFHS) has introduced a new Body Mass Index tool to its website that will help answer the question, “Am I too fat?” Body Mass Index (BMI) is a number calculated from a person’s weight and height. BMI provides a reliable indicator of body fat for most people. It is used to screen for weight categories that may lead to health problems, such as heart disease and diabetes. The tool was designed by the Centers for Disease Control. The tool is hosted at the CCFHS website as part of an ongoing effort to combat the obesity epidemic at a local level. To access this tool, viewers must have a Flash installment on their personal computers, a free program that is quick and easy to install. To find the new BMI tool, visit www.coosfamilyhealth.

org. In the center of the blue banner, under Medical Services, is a drop-down menu. Select the link to “Nutrition services” (seventh from the top) and click on that. The new tool provides a simple snapshot, but it will not take the place of an actual visit to a provider, nor will it substitute for being in shape physically, said Bridget Laflamme, community educator for the outreach programs at CCFHS. If your BMI is not in a healthy range, you can ask your CCFHS provider to make an appointment with a nutritionist at CCFHS. Coos County Family Health Services is a nonprofit organization that is focused on providing high-quality health services that improve patient outcomes, from chronic disease prevention and management to patient education and outreach.

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ERROL – The 156-acre Big Island on the southern end of Lake Umbagog will become part of the Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge. The Society for the Protection of N.H. Forests this week announced it is transferring ownership of the island to the refuge. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife will pay the Society $1 million for the island from funding approved by Congress for that purpose back in 2010. “We acquired the island in the 1980s before the existence of the Refuge,” said Paul Doscher, VP of Land Conservation for the Forest Society. “Today we believe the long-term stewardship of the island will be best served by having the Refuge’s on- site staff manage this land along with the other refuge lands around it. “ “The Forest Society has been a good steward of the island,” said Paul Casey, Refuge Manager of Umbagog NWR. “We intend to continue that tradition.” The island forms the “Narrows’ of the lake and divides the section that includes the state campground from the largely undeveloped northern portion of the wilderness lake. The island includes significant lake frontage and is home to nesting loons. The Forest Society has permitting camping on the island under the auspices of the Umbagog Lake State Park and Camp Onaway (a girls camp based in Hebron). That use will continue following the transfer to the Fish and Wildlife Service. The refuge will manage the rest of the island primarily for its wildlife habitat, just as the Forest Society has. The transfer has been several years in the making. According to a release from the Forest Society, there was a minor defect in the deed that forced Fish and Wildlife Service to do a “friendly taking” of the property to resolve the issue. Casey called the $1 million price for the property a bargain. The Forest Society reported the appraised value of the island was $1.15 million according to an appraisal done for the Fish and Wildlife Service. The Forest Society said it preliminarily intends to use “a significant portion of its net sale proceeds for further land conservation work in the North Country”. Lake Umbagog is more than seven miles long and covers more than 7,000 acres. It is considered one of the state’s finest and most important wildlife areas. Established in 1992, the Lake Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge now encompasses over 21,000 acres.


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The First 48 (N) Å

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The Soup

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NCIS “Obsession”

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SHOW

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TMC

231 Movie: ›› “The Mechanic” (2011)

ENC

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SportsCenter Special (N) Å

Phineas

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HBO

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Celtics Trade Deadline Special

YOUTO 110 Revision3 Remix

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Magic Moments: The Best of 50s Pop Å

Sport

PBS 11 WENH Dr. Wayne Dyer: Wishes Fulfilled Getting the most out of life. Å

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›› “The Whole Town’s Talking”

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Bad Girls of Comedy

E! News

Movie: ››› “Under Siege” (1992)

Shameless Å

Movie: “Triangle” (2009) Å

Real Sex

Cathouse

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––––––––––––––– ONGOING CALENDAR –––––––––––––– Thursday 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 for appointment 752-1272. Fee $18. Holiday Center Activities: 27 Green Square, Berlin. Toast and coffee 8 to 10 a.m.; Bingo 12:15p.m.; card party 1-4 p.m. (Pitch & Whist); Monthly luncheon every third Thursday at 11 a.m. Call 7521413 for locations each month. Community Bible Church Free Meal: Doors open 4 p.m. for coffee and conversation, Dinner at 5 p.m., close up around 630. There is live music and complimentary Dunkin Donuts coffee for all. Anyone wishing to make a donation to this service can contact aprilmasiero@gmail.com Developmental Play-Group: 9:30 to 11 a.m. every Thursday, St. Barnabas Episcopal Church. Contact person is Sheri Goyette at 603-662-2331 or email sgoyette@northernhs.org. TOPS NH 0057 Gorham: Meet every Thursday, 5:30 p.m., meeting room of the Gorham Public Library on Railroad Street, Gorham. FMI Call Carolyn at 348-1416. Boy Scout Pack 207: meets every Thursday at 6:30 in the St. Michael’s School cafeteria. Berlin-Gorham White Mountain Rotary Club: Meets every Thursday 730 to 830 a.m., Town & Country Inn Shelburne. FMI email info@whitemtnrotary.org Senior Meals: Guardian Angel School, noon. Suggested donations for 60 and over $3; under 60 $6. All are welcome. (FMI 752-2545) Mt. Jefferson LDG. #103 I.O.O.F.: meets second and fourth Thursdays of month, 7 p.m., 701 Presidential Highway, Jefferson. FMI 1-802-892-6684 or 723-0766. 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 gorhampubliclibrary@ne.rr.com. AA Meeting: noon to 1 p.m., St. Barnabas Church, 2 High St., Berlin. Berlin Knights of Columbus: Third and Fourth Degree meets on second Thursday of each month, 7 p.m., St. Anne’s lower hall, Berlin. Dinner served at 5:30 p.m. for members and guests from September to May. Shelburne Library Schedule: Thursday - 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturdays - 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. FUSION: Youth Group invites all youth grades 6-12, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Games, music, and a good message to get you pumped for the rest of the week! Harvest Christian Fellowship, Willow St. in Berlin. FMIVicky at 348-2354. facbook.com/fusion603 Milan Public Library: Monday, 1:30 to 7:30 p.m.; Tuesday and Wednesday’s 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Alcoholics Anonymous: 12 to 1 p.m., Discussion Meeting, St. Barnabas Church, corner of High and Main St., Berlin. Step Book Meeting, 7 to 8 p.m., Androscoggin Valley Hospital, Berlin. Exercise Classes: Berlin Senior Center, 610 Sullivan St., Berlin, 4 to 5 p.m. (FMI 752-2545) Pre-School Reading, Arts, Crafts Program: Errol Public Library, 10:30 a.m. To register, call Ann Bragg at 483-7720 or go to the library from 8 a.m. to noon Wednesday through Saturday. F. O. E. Eagles 1464: Meets first and third Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. The Salvation Army Thursday Afterschool Programs: 3 – 3:30, snack and homework help; 3:30 – 4 Timbrels; 4 – 4:30 Sacred Dance; 4:30 – 5 Singing Company; Dinner; and Boys Adventure Corps and Sunbeams. For more information please call 7521644. Dummer Library Hours: 3 to 7 p.m. (FMI 4490995, E-mail: dpl@ncia.net) Berlin and Coos County Historic Society Moffett House Museum: Open five days, Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. Can also be opened by appointment. Call 752-4590. Available are historical documents, school yearbooks, Berlin/ Gorham directories, annual city reports, city and county reports, Brown Bulletins, old books, artifacts and more.


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For Rent by Abigail Van Buren

WIFE’S RESPECT FOR HUSBAND SHRINKS AS TALL TALES GROW

DEAR ABBY: My husband, “Sam,” and I have been married for 32 years, and all these years he has lied continually. It has gotten so bad that I cringe every time we’re invited to family functions or get-togethers with friends. Sam uses these gatherings to be the star of the show, spilling out the most outrageous whoppers you can imagine. My family knows when he’s lying or exaggerating about something. They roll their eyes and nudge me to let me know they know. Sam fabricates the most outlandish stories and never owns up to anything he has done wrong. Instead he blames me or others for his actions. If I confront or challenge him, he gets defensive and says I’m “always” belittling or challenging him in front of others. Abby, even though I still care for this man, I don’t have the respect I wish I had for him. What can I do? -- DISENCHANTED IN THE LAND OF ENCHANTMENT DEAR DISENCHANTED: After 32 years, there is nothing you can do about it. Your husband has a personality problem -- probably related to insecurity -- that causes him to lie to get attention. It’s pathetic, really. However, to embarrass him by pointing it out in front of others is cruel and unproductive. Until he’s ready to admit to himself that he has damaged his credibility so badly that no one believes a word he says, nothing will change. DEAR ABBY: My close friend “Kate” has just told me she’s getting a divorce. She confided that she cheated on her husband, “Phil,” and says she doesn’t want to try to work on her marriage, even though they have a baby together. Kate says that Phil is a great father and he’s not abusive -- she just doesn’t love him anymore. This came as a shock to me, and I’m not sure how to be

supportive. When I divorced, my husband was the one who cheated and left me, so I know how Kate’s husband feels. I know I should be sympathetic to her, but I don’t know what to say. Can you help? -- TRYING NOT TO JUDGE DEAR TRYING: Continue trying not to judge. It is understandable that you’d identify with Kate’s husband since his position is so similar to what you experienced. If you know and like him, befriend him. I’m sure he could use a friend right now. However, before you do, ask Kate if she would mind. As to your question about what to say to her, all you really need to do is acknowledge her announcement by saying, “I’m sorry to hear it. I hope you have given it careful consideration.” Period. DEAR ABBY: I’m 15. My father just started paying child support three years ago for my twin sister and me. He only pays a small amount each month, and he has never paid any medical or health bills for either of us in our lives. Recently we found out he lied about his monthly salary so he wouldn’t have to pay for us. I’m really hurt because I feel like he doesn’t care about us. How do I cope? Help! -- INCREDIBLY HURT IN THE SOUTH DEAR INCREDIBLY HURT: While I can understand your disappointment in your father’s lack of character, please do not allow his failures to make you think less of yourself. His behavior shows that he doesn’t care about anyone but himself. Now that you and your mother know he lied about his income, it’s possible the child support he didn’t pay can be collected retroactively. If your mother hasn’t discussed this with an attorney, she should do it now.

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

Doonesbury

by Gary Trudeau

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

FMI call 603-449-2140 or 603-723-8722. BERLIN 1,2,3 bedroom apts. renovated. Heat & hot water. HUD accepted. Robert Reed (603)752-2607, (603)723-4161. 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: 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.

$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

Autos

For Rent

For Rent

DOES your dog have too much energy or just need exercise? Call Barb, at Barb’s dog walking service. 603-219-6459. Reasonable rates.

2001 Dodge Intrepid 68,000 miles, good running car, will pass inspection, only asking $3900. (603)986-3352.

BERLIN 1st floor apt. 3 bdrms + laundry room, large yard, nice neighborhood, $675/mo plus lease & security. Heat included. (207)571-4001.

LAB X puppies; black/ blonde; health certificate. $300. Call (603)986-0536, (603)662-2577.

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

BERLIN: 1st. floor, 2 bedroom, $675/mo. heat included, w/d hook-up; 2nd. floor, 1 bedroom, $475/mo. heat included; 3rd. floor, 2 bedroom, w/d hookup. $575/mo. includes heat. All include stove, fridge, no smokers/ dogs, call 723-7015.

Low Cost Spay/ Neuter Cats & dogs Rozzie May Animal Alliance www.rozziemay.org 603-447-1373 YOUNG Parakeets $20 or 2 for $35 (603)752-3452.

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

BUYING JUNK CARS and trucks. Paying in cash. Honest pricing. No gimmicks. Kelley’s Towing (603)723-9216.

For Rent

Autos

$95/weekly- 3 rooms apartment (under owner’s residences), furnished/ utilities. (Private locked room, $65.) 603-348-5317.

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

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

BERLIN one bedroom apt. h/w, heat and elec. included. No pets $600/mo. (603)723-5703.

BERLIN: 2 bedroom house, Wight Street, large yard, garage, full basement. Stove, fridge, w/d hookup, $700/mo. plus all utilities, no smoking, 723-7015.

TWO OFFICES AVAILABLE OFFICE SPACE IN BERLIN Spacious second-floor corner office in downtown Berlin. Known as the Sheridan Building, this classic revival structure built in 1905 and renovated in the 1980s and 1990s is located next to City Hall. Ceilings are high and windows are plentiful in this corner which includes one large room, one medium sized, and a private bathroom. $450 a month, and includes heat. Second floor, corner office, two rooms with shared bathroom. $350.

For a video tour go to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DcX8mKIu01Q For more information call Mark 603-356-3456.

For Rent GORHAM: 2 bedrooms, heat, h/w, off street parking, newly renovated, no pets, 723-6310. 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.

For Rent-Commercial GORHAM NH- 299 Main St. 1900sf includes upstairs living quarters. Great visibility. 466-3809.

For Sale 52” projection TV floor model on wheels, works fine, but picture is dim. $200/obo (603)466-3826. AMAZING! Beautiful pillowtop matress sets, twin $169, full or queen $249, king $399. See AD under “Furniture”. BOY’S 20” bike. Blue, excellent condition $35. Girl’s 20” bike. Light blue $25 (603)466-5739. 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

BERLIN: Oversized 2 bedroom, $500, h/w, electric heat, parking, 326-3499.

AMAZING!

BERLIN: Riverside Drive, 1 bedroom, first floor, $550/mo, includes, heat, h/w; 2nds floor, $500/mo. includes heat, h/w, furnished, $700/mo. no smoking, dogs, 723-7015.

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.

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 bedroom, Cascade Flats, 2nd. floor, off street parking, $625/mo. heat, h/w included, includes stove, fridge, no smokers, 723-7015. MILAN: 2 bedroom mobile home, FMI 752-1871.

Free HIGHEST cash price paid for your scrap box trailers, school busses, heavy equipment and cars. (207)393-7318.

Home Improvements FORTIER HOME REPAIR Old & New- One call, We do it All! (603)752-1224.

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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Find out more about BAREI program at March 15 meeting BERLIN -- Whether you are a plumber, electrician, heating system/ building contractor, or are just a really handy kind of guy then mark this date, 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 20, (snow date March 21). BAREI is inviting local contractors to an alternative energy informational meeting at the Northland Dairy Bar. BAREI is the newly formed Berlin Area Renewable Energy Initiative, a group of volunteers that are donating their time and energy to developing renewable energy projects in the local area. Whether you are a contractor with a lot or a little knowledge about alternative energy projects, BAREI hopes you will join the discus-

sion, find out about training opportunities and connect with others interested in alternative energy. This will be BAREI’s first public meeting since forming back in January of this year. In the past two months much has happened to make BAREI a viable organization including adopting a mission statement, developing a steering committee and signing an agreement with Tri-County Cap to serve as the fiscal agent for BAREI. Additionally, BAREI has received one anonymous donation as well as having been approved for two grants. BAREI is choosing to meet with local contractors first, before meeting with

the general public later on this spring. Establishing working relationships with local trades people is seen as the first step in the development of a local alternative energy workforce and marketplace. BAREI will follow the model, as established by other “renewable energy initiatives” in the state, and conduct “solar raisings” which is another term for the installation of solar thermal systems by volunteers. This being said, BAREI anticipates that there are solar thermal installations that will not be possible by BAREI volunteers and will require the skills of trained contractors to install. Additionally, the repair and maintenance of previously

installed systems would be conducted by local tradespeople. The North Country is noted for a certain independent spirit. BAREI is just one more example of this independence. Come to the Northland Dairy Bar at 6 p.m. on March 20, to find out more about BAREI, meet other area trades people who are interested in developing alternative energy projects in the North Country and join forces with them to begin developing a local alternative energy workforce and marketplace. Call Ed Solar at 752-3625 by Friday, March 16, to reserve your seat or for further information.

Motorcycles

Services

Services

Services

Wanted

Wanted To Buy

BUY • SELL • T RADE www.motoworks.biz

AFFORDABLE ROOFING & SIDING SOLUTIONS.

CARPENTRY, handyman, property maintenance, no job too small. Call Dennis Bisson, 723-3393, free estimates.

MALE Homecare provider. Will do housekeeping, cooking, stay overs if need be. Reasonale rates (603)482-3362.

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

BUYING junk cars/ trucks, heavy farm mach., scrap iron. Call 636-1667 days, 636-1304 evenings.

HANDYMAN Special: 10% off hourly rate. Carpentry, painting, property maintenance, ect. Call Rick (603)915-0755.

MARJORIE'S Cleaning: Residential and commercial, over 3 yrs. exp. Berlin/Gorham area FMI 603-915-6857.

BUYING JUNK CARS

PAYING cash for your old video games and musical instruments call or text 915-0174. Nintendo, Sega, Xbox, Sony etc.

(603)447-1198. Olson’s Moto Works, RT16 Albany, NH.

Real Estate GORHAM: 3 bedroom, $109,900; 2 family $119,900, owner financing, small down payment, 466-5933, 915-6216.

Services COMPUTER MAINTENANCE: Virus removal, performance upgrades, security software, wireless installations, data recovery, backups. Luc 603-723-7777.

Highest quality craftsmanship. Fully Insured. Lowest prices guaranteed. FMI (603)730-2521. rockybranchbuilders@gmail.com HYPNOSIS for habit change, stress, regression. Michael Hathaway, DCH, certified hypnotherapist. Madison michaelhathaway.com (603)367-8851.

Affordable Shoveling Roofing, decks, Rocky Branch (603)730-2521

walkways. Builders.

rockybranchbuilders@gmail.com

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.

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.

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. LOOKING to rent Mobile storage unit in Gorham. Have an empty semi-trailer you can deliver? Call (603)986-3991.

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

IMMEDIATE OPENING

EXPERIENCED LICENSED ELECTRICIAN Competitive wages, benefits, full time position, capable of running projects.

Structural Steel Fabricator Must perform lay out and welding Excellent pay & benefits Quinn Brothers of Essex, Inc. 978-768-6929 or email Stephanie@quinniron.com

BUYING JUNK CARS AND TRUCKS Paying in cash Highest Prices! No gimmicks Kelley’s Towing (603)723-9216.

BUYING JUNK CARS

Ray's Electric in business over 54 years. Leading contractor in the area.

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

Call for appointment. 603-752-1370.

VINTAGE Clothing pre 1970 & accessories hats jewelry lingerie etc. Potato Barn Antiques Northumberland 603-636-2611.

Yard Sale 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. HUGE Inside moving sale, 323 School Street, Berlin, 1st. floor, Friday, Saturday, 9-1.

We offer competitive salaries and an excellent benefits package! Please check our website for specific details on each position Primary Care Registration Clerk - Per Diem Obstetrics RN - Per Diem Respiratory Therapist - Full Time Diabetes - RN/LPN/MA Per Diem Medical Technologist - Per Diem, MT or MLT Required Registration Clerk - Part Time A completed Application is required to apply for all positions Website: www.memorialhospitalnh.org. Contact: Human Resources, Memorial Hospital, an EOE PO Box 5001, No. Conway, NH 03860. Phone: (603)356-5461 • Fax: (603)356-9121

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:

Part Time Call Center Customer Service Associate 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.

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.

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

LOCATED IN ROWLEY, MA, 20 MINUTES FROM THE HAMPTON NH TOLLS 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: a.brissette@caponeiron.com “PUTTING AMERICANS BACK TO WORK BY WORKING TOGETHER AS AMERICANS”


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New York City Trip May 4 thru May 7, 2012 $455 double occupancy Includes tours and some meals Bus leaves from Berlin

MORNEAU TRAVEL Louise B. Morneau, Travel Consultant 752-1251 Office • 752-1252 Fax PO Box 551, Berlin, NH 03570 pixiedust_travel@myfairpoint.net

Brookfield Renewable Energy congratulates

Berlin High School Boys’ Basketball Team

on their hard work to win the State Championship! Berlin is very proud of your big win.

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and department. He said the article just specifies requirements for the chief. Bert Meyers said he served on the department for 35 years under the present operating system. He charged the petitioners were just picking on the current chief. One resident noted that most of the members of the force are in their sixties. Another asked what would happen if the entire department quit. Danforth said that would be unfortunate but the town would be forced to try and build a new department. Another speaker noted the cost of homeowner insurance would go up dramatically if there is no fire department in Shelburne. Danforth stressed the petitioners are only trying to protect the town and are not seeking to disband the department. He said he can not predict what will happen in every circumstance but said the town must move forward. Steve Tassey said he found nothing unreasonable about the article. He said he has never been able to pick his boss. The article passed by a two to one margin, 47-23. The meeting voted to raise $340,655 for general operations of the town. A question was raised about the article raising $8,000 for the town building capital reserve fund which had a $73,813 balance as of Dec. 31. Selectman Stan Judge said the fund was established to construct a new building or an addition at the transfer station for the highway department. He said the cost is estimated at $102,000. A motion to reduce from $2,000 to $1,500 the amount raised for the Gorham Learning Center failed and the $2,000 was approved. The meeting gave a round of applause to the budget committee for its work. Town officials were recognized for the attractive town report which featured a dramatic cover photograph of a bald eagle chick. There were no contested town races.

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Expect bears to emerge from dens earlier this spring CONCORD, N.H. – What a winter it has been -- or lack thereof! Mother Nature has not fooled the bears either, and they are ready to emerge from dens in search of spring foods. Bears den primarily to avoid being active during a period of time when food is limited. Weather conditions do play a role in the timing of den entry and emergence, but the influence of weather on denning behavior is less significant than food availability. Select favored bear foods were abundant last fall and will continue to be available to bears for a limited time this spring. Additionally, there is limited snowpack around the state, so bears can easily find food in leftover fall mast. The bottom line -- bears are not going to wait to the official end of winter to emerge from dens this year. This knowledge should be a call to action for homeowners, who need to be proactive and take action now to reduce the chance of attracting a bear to their home. We generally use April 1, as the recommended time when bird feeders should be removed, says New Hampshire Fish and Game Bear Project Leader Andrew Timmins, however, this year we are suggesting that feeders be pulled by March 15. “It has been an odd year for bears,” says Timmins. “Bears remained very active during December and early January. In late January, multiple calls came in reporting bears wandering around homes feeding on dropped wild apples and birdseed. Also, we experienced a phenomenal beechnut crop last fall. Bears fed heavily in beech groves into December and likely will again this spring. These nuts will provide bears an important food source this spring for a month or two.” Even if there are leftover nuts in the woods, bears will take advantage of birdseed and other attractants found

around homes. Black oil sunflower seeds are simply too high a quality of food (high in fat and protein) for bears to ignore. Furthermore, if bears have previously found sunflower seeds at your home, they will be back looking for more. The best way to prevent attracting bears is to take your birdfeeders down and keep them down until December 1, and secure other household food attractants. Securing garbage is just as important as removing birdfeeders. If you secure your garbage and remove birdfeeders, you have addressed the two temptations that cause the vast majority of bear/human conflicts in New Hampshire. Removing these two common attractants will go a long way towards reducing the number of annual bear complaints. The N.H. Fish and Game Department thanks you for your efforts. Keep in mind that spring is a critical time for bears, as the greatest nutritional stress on a bear occurs during the first two months after they emerge from dens. During the denning period, bears typically lose 25% of their body weight, and a lactating female with newborn cubs may lose as much as 40%. The New Hampshire black bear population remains stable, with a statewide population of approximately 5,000 bears. Homeowners should take action to reduce the chances of a bear visiting their home. Avoid encounters with bears by taking a few simple precautions: * Because of the mild winter, stop all bird feeding by March 15 or put away feeders as soon as you can. * Clean up any spilled birdseed and dispose of it in the trash. * Secure all garbage in airtight containers inside a garage or adequate storage area, and put garbage out on the morning of pickup, not the night

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search warrant on the apartment of Greg Giannos in Berlin, where Wilder was dealing the drugs from. Police had made ‘controlled buys’ from Wilder over the two months prior to the warrant, McCormick explained. Payne told the court that Wilder had gotten into dealing the drugs as a way to make money and support his children. His brother, Thomas Howland, who lives in Berlin and also has been in trouble with the law, drew him into drug dealing, Payne said. Payne explained that Wilder was looking for a chance to show the court that he has learned from his mistakes. He said he has not been in trouble since 2010, successfully completed his probation on a Massachusetts weapons charge, and is employed at AutoZone. Wilder was on probation in Massachusetts for a 2007 conviction on a charge of possessing a firearm on school grounds and not authorized to be in Berlin at the time of his arrest. Wilder himself spoke, offering his apologies to the court. ‘Since my actions I have learned,’ he said. Wilder said he did not have a substance abuse problem himself, dealing the drugs strictly as a business venture and means of personal support. Judge Bornstein said he was not unsympathetic to Wilder’s background and he acknowledged that he seemed to be getting his life on track. But, he said, the nature of the offense, the fact that Wilder was on probation at the time, and the need for general deterrence were factors in deciding the sentence. Bornstein agreed that the state had done as much as it could in taking into account Wilder’s background and efforts. He was sentenced to the requested one to four years in prison and fined $500 for dealing cocaine. On the oxycodone charge, Wilder and the state negotiated a consecutive sentence of 12 months in jail, all suspended for three years on the condition of good behavior and a $350 fine.

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