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TUESDAY, MARCH 8, 2011

VOL. 19 NO. 204

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Opposition to proposed teachers’ School board contract prevails at GRS meeting learns about bullying BY CRAIG LYONS THE BERLIN DAILY SUN

GORHAM— While voters Thursday night approved the operating budget for the Gorham Randolph Shelburne Cooperative School District, they overwhelming voted against a proposed four-year teachers’ contract. Residents of the three communities voted 223 to 37 to not approve the proposed four- year teachers’ contract during the district’s annual meeting. Many voters spoke out against the proposed contract during the hearing, though no one spoke in favor of it. Even though the contract approved last year still stands, the school board put this proposal forward since

it would forgo raises in 2011-2012 and save an English teaching position. The proposal came under fire because of the length of the contract and the raises included for the last three years of it. In year two, there would be a 3.65 percent increase, totaling about $74,503; in year three, there would be a 3.54 percent increase for a total of $46,058; and the final year, there would be a 4.5 percent increase for about $92,634. Gorham resident Sue Demers said too many things are unknown about the future of the state aid and grants the school system gets from the state and the see OPPOSITION page 3

Berlin woman killed in Route 16 crash BY CRAIG LYONS THE BERLIN DAILY SUN

JACKSON— A Berlin woman died Saturday during an accident on Route 16 in Jackson. N.H. State Police, Troop E, reported that Doreen Bilodeau, 54, of Berlin, died as a result of injuries suffered when she lost control of her car, due to icy road

conditions, and collided with another vehicle, according to a press release. Two other people were injured during the crash though police say they suffered nonlife threatening injuries. State police and the N.H. Police Technical Accident Reconstruction Team are still investigating the crash. see CRASH page 3

BY BARBARA TETREAULT THE BERLIN DAILY SUN

BERLIN – One in three public school children will be affected by bullying and students rate it a bigger problem than drugs, HIV, and racism in their schools. Those were a few of the facts and statistics Berlin school board members learned Thursday night from a presentation on the topic by Sue Buteau of UNH Cooperative Extension. The district approved a new policy on bullying earlier this fall to comply with a new state law that took effect July 1. Superintendent Corinne Cascadden said the district is now in the process of implementing that policy. A timeline has been set and training of staff is underway. Buteau credited the district with doing a tremendous job putting its plan in place. Bullying causes emotion distress, physical see BULLYING page 8

Fictional paper mill is scene of new novel BY GAIL SCOTT THE BERLIN DAILY SUN

Ron Roy, 57, of Berlin, was at the White Mountain Cafe Bookstore Sunday for an author reading and book signing of his first published novel, “Passing Time,” a story that takes place largely in a mill that seems a lot like the Cascade mill, at a time in the 1970s that seems a lot like the years that Roy worked in the mill. Other scenes are a lot like life in Berlin. Roy, who grew up in Berlin, BHS 1971, insists that the book is fiction. “I have a good imagination,” he says. (GAIL SCOTT PHOTO)

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(NY Times) — Spiders are nature’s master silk makers, and over millions of years of evolution have developed silks that could be useful to people — from sticky toothpastelike mush to strong and stretchy draglines. “There’s not just one kind of material we’re talking about,” said Cheryl Hayashi, who studies the evolutionary genetics of spider silk at the University of California, Riverside. “You can look in nature, and there are a lot of solutions already made. You want a glue? There’s a silk that’s already a glue.” For years there has been talk of the bright promise of spider silk: that it might one day be used to make cables that are stronger than those of steel, for example, or bulletproof vests that are more effective than those made of Kevlar. There has been a big fly in the ointment, however: spiders cannot spin enough of the stuff. Although a typical spider can produce five types of silk, it does not make much of any of them. Researchers have worked to overcome this fundamental limitation by trying to unlock the secrets of the spider’s silk-making abilities so silk could be made in the laboratory, or by genetically transferring those abilities to other organisms that could produce silk in quantity. But so far the materials produced lack the full strength, elasticity and other qualities of the real thing.

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CAIRO (NY Times) — Egypt’s interim prime minister appointed a new caretaker cabinet on Sunday, answering a public demand to eliminate most ministers with links to former President Hosni Mubarak, even as protesters nationwide continued to try to storm the offices of hated institutions. Egyptians were riveted by a trove of secret police documents seized while pro-

testers rampaged through a central office of the state security organization on Saturday night, which began popping up on Facebook. Reports that the state security police were burning and shredding incriminating documents led to the rampage on Saturday, as well as a protest at the Interior Ministry on Sunday. After several hours, plainclothes police officers dispersed hundreds of pro-

testers with sticks, knives and rocks, while soldiers fired into the air, sending echoes of gunfire through downtown Cairo for the first time in weeks. The reviled plainclothes security police officers were last seen in force trying to violently suppress the protests that led to the ouster of Mr. Mubarak on Feb. 11, and their re-emergence on Sunday created new tension.

New warnings from Obama Supreme court allows suit to as Qaddafi forces attack again force DNA testing of evidence RAS LANUF, Libya (NY Times) — Government warplanes bombed rebel positions near this coastal city’s oil refinery on Monday, seeking to drive them further back to the east, as President Obama again warned that the West was considering all its options in Libya, including possible military intervention. The airstrikes, which killed at least one person, started in the morning, sending huge plumes of smoke into the air around 10 a.m. At every sound of a jet engine, the rebels opened fire with what sounded like every weapon available, including

heavy artillery and pistols. In the evening, a warplane swooped low and on two separate occasions, dropped bombs near a heavilydefended rebel checkpoint, causing an untold number of casualties. The strikes came a day after troops loyal to Colonel Muammar el-Qaddafi stormed the town of Bin Jawwad, just to Ras Lanuf’s west, and sent the fighters holding it into retreat. But the colonel’s loyalists remained on the city’s outskirts, taking no immediate steps to recapture Ras Lanuf from the rebels, who took control two days ago in their westward push.

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WASHINGTON (NY Times) — The Supreme Court on Monday made it easier for inmates to sue for access to DNA evidence that could prove their innocence. The legal issue in the case was tightly focused, and quite preliminary: Was Hank Skinner, a death row inmate in Texas, entitled to sue a prosecutor there under a federal civil rights law for refusing to allow testing of DNA evidence in his case? By a 6-to-3 vote, the court said yes, rejecting a line of lowercourt decisions that had said the only proper procedural route for such challenges was a petition for habeas corpus. In her opinion for the majority, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg emphasized how narrowly the court was ruling. Allowing Mr. Skinner to sue, she said, is not the same thing as saying he should win his suit. Justice Ginsburg added that a 2009 decision, District Attorney’s Office v. Osborne, had severely limited the kinds of claims that prisoners who are seeking DNA evidence can make.

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Local 75 to hold two meetings BERLIN --Union Local 75 will hold two meetings on Wednesday, March 9, at the V.F.W. 1077 Main St., Berlin. The meetings will be to read, discuss and vote the contract proposal

between Gorham Paper L.L.C. & USW Local 75 This meeting is for mill worker members only! If you have any questions, please call your union office at 752-2225.

CRASH from page one

control of her Toyota Echo and slid into the northbound lane. Drinkall attempted to avoid colliding with Bilodeau’s car by pulling to the right and stopping, according to the press release. The Echo hit the front of Drinkall’s Jeep Commander. Bilodeau died at the scene. The press release asks that anyone who either witnessed the crash or has further information to contact state police at 603-323-3333.

OPPOSITION from page one

operating budget. The operating budget was approved during Thursday night’s meeting, but there was some opposition. Since the budget was approve a number of staff reductions will be made, including eliminating a part time custodial position, eliminating a special education teacher, eliminating an English teacher, eliminating an business/ IT teacher, eliminating the industrial arts program, eliminating a part time special education administrative assistant and eliminating five para-professionals. Aside from personnel changes, cocurricular stipends, department head stipends, the golf team and the crosscountry skiing team will be cut. The projected tax rate impact is a $2.24 increase for Gorham; a 65 cent increase for Randolph; and a 15 cent decrease for Shelburne. This would make the anticipated school portion of the tax rate be $13.52 for Gorham; $7.38 for Randolph; and $7.94 for Shelburne. Voters approved all the other articles on the warrant, including a oneyear contract for the district’s support staff.

The two others injured during the accident were Bilodeau’s grandson and John Drinkall, 65, of Kearsage, who was driving the other vehicle involved in the accident. Both were transported to the Memorial Hospital, in Conway. The accident occurred just south of the Dana Place Inn, near mile marker 94, in Jackson, just before 11 a.m. Police say Bilodeau was driving south on Route 16 when she lost

federal government, and this kind of a commitment could be damaging down the road. “I’m afraid of the cuts we’ll have to make if we approve this four-year contract,” said Demers. Shelburne resident John Cosgriff said it’s time to start saying “no.” Cosgriff said right now, the towns don’t have the money. He said the school shouldn’t make a commitment to three years of raises because he doesn’t see how the taxpayers can do it. “We have to recognize the word no,” said Cosgriff. Gorham resident PJ Cyr said it isn’t fiscally responsible to approve a fouryear contract. He added the school should finish out the current contract and resume contract discussions next year. “Let’s see if we’re in a better position financially to give raises [next year],” said Cyr, Since the new contract was voted down, the two-year contract will remain in effect for 2011-2012 and continue with a 3.65 percent increase for this year, which is included in the

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Is it really a matter of public record? To the editor: What is the purpose of publishing the top 100 salaries for the Berlin and Gorham municipal workers? Yes, I know you will hide behind the “it’s a matter of public record”, but why not leave it up to those who are interested in the information to go get it! The only purpose I can see for this is to incite others. For example the gentleman who wrote that the SAU 3 superintendent and a principal are not “worth” their salaries. That is down right malicious, and I would venture a guess that he would not have taken the time to do the research to find out any of those salaries if it were not in enlarged type in your paper. If you continue to publish the salaries then may I recommend that you also publish a comparative of the national and state averages for the positions? I am sure you will find that we are lucky that we have professionals in the education field who have not just years of experience but decades of experience working for the salaries they do. Educators are highly trained professionals who have to put up with mounds of red tape from federal and state regulations and still try to educate students from the most challenged to the most gifted all thrown together in the same learning environment. They are highly educated professionals just the same as doctors, lawyers, etc. I am not comparing the duties of a fourth

grade math teacher to those of a neurosurgeon, but if it had not been for those professional teachers that neurosurgeon would not be where he/she is today. The worth of these published salaries is driven by the same factors as anyone who is employed, market value; by comparison this area is getting off cheap. Another analogy would be this; who really believes Tom Brady is worth getting paid millions of dollars to throw a football? Not many, but the market drives his salary and yet we don’t even blink at those salaries, so who has the more important job, Tom or the superintendent? And as far as paying it forward, most educators do that daily when they contribute their own monies to help provide supplies for their classrooms, or pay for a student’s lunch on a field trip when they forgot theirs. To ask someone who has spent years working and training to get where they are smacks of socialism and I think we are getting our fill of that now. The obvious way for this area to save tax dollars is to overcome our overly proud history and not just combine the Gorham and Berlin schools, but to incorporate into one town; one administration, one police dept, one fire dept, one public works, one school district. Maybe then we could stop begrudging our neighbor their hard earned salary. Joe Rodger Gorham

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Guy Gosselin and June Biron, winners of 1936 doll and baby carriage parade, specialty class, at Gorham’s Centennial. (Photo: Shorey Collection, Mt. Washington Observatory)

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Glimpses of Gorham’s Past

Town and school meetings 100 years ago The photo above, from Gorham’s 1936 Centennial event, seems most appropriate as we celebrate Gorham’s 175th anniversary in 2011! In recognition of our Dodransbicentennial, the Gorham Historical Society (GHS) will publish intermittent articles about our town’s past, including the period before incorporation, when it was known as Shelburne Addition or simply “The Addition.” We’ll tap town and school reports, Nathanial True’s 1888 History of Gorham, the book Androscoggin Valley by D.B. Wight and the local newspaper the Gorham Mountaineer, found at the Gorham Public Library. Photos from the GHS museum, the Shorey Collection at the Mt. Washington Observatory, the Gorham Public Library collection, the Beyond Brown Paper collection at Plymouth State University and other sources will be included. We are also cooperatively working with the 4th of July Committee on a Gorham history slide show, we’ll have a special summer newspaper containing other wonderful photos and stories about town history and we’ll offer a series of public presentations on various topics this year. 1911 Population and Town and School Meetings: The March 1, 1911 Gorham Mountaineer reported that Gorham’s population grew by 358 to 2155, according to the 1910 census. This was surprising, given the loss of 150-200 people when the Grand Trunk Railroad abandoned its maintenance shops in town and with reductions in lumbering in the area. Shelburne had 305 residents, up from 283 ten years before. Randolph stayed steady at 137, as it had for the previous 20 years. Berlin grew the fastest and the most in Coos Country, to a total of 11,780. The Gorham Town Meeting held on March 14, 1911 at the Opera House, took all of 53 minutes to raise and appropriate $14,920, appoint officers and transact other business. The town budget breakdown was as follows: summer roads ($1500), winter roads ($500), schools ($2670), town charges ($4000), public library ($350), sprinkling streets ($400), Common ($400), Moose Brook and canal bridges ($2000), police ($800). Voters also approved $1000 from

existing funds for sidewalks. The only “sharp” discussion of the meeting was whether or not to accept the so-called Hamlin sewer as part of the town’s system. Since the Water and Sewer Commissioners had left the building this article was passed over. The police budget recommendation started as a motion for $800 for “night police.” The term “night” was removed and the sum was approved. The School Meeting, also held at the Opera House on the same day, lasted all of 40 minutes. They voted on officers and approved paying $229 interest on the indebtedness of the District. Another article raised $5000 for the operation of the schools, in addition to $2670 raised, by law, at the Town Meeting. Judge Alfred R. Evans read the article that was approved to spend up to $10,000 for the purchase of land and the construction of a building, equipped and furnished, for the elementary grades. The three school board members and two citizens were appointed to a committee to carry out the provisions of this vote. The tax rate for Gorham, given total appropriations of approximately $26,756.25 for the municipal and school budgets including the overlay account, were expected to raise the previous $2.40/$100 valuation to $2.65/$100 for 1911. Readers should keep in mind that average income in 1911 was generally $300$900/year. Finally, the Gorham Mountaineer reported that nominations for town and school positions had been made the weekend before via a caucus held at the Opera House. The meeting was described as “a short sweet dream of a love fest,” despite rumors floating about the town for several weeks about various nominations and changes in the caucus procedures. Only 75 citizens, probably men (since women got the right to vote in 1920), were present. They typically voted unanimously on each nomination. Only the Third Selectmen position, with five nominees, was controversial, resulting in split votes. Citizens then voted on these nominees at the town and school meetings. My, how things have changed in the last 100 years!


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Why the rivalry between Berlin and Gorham? To the editor: I have lived and worked in this community for over 11 years. I bought my house in Berlin in 2005. I can’t for the life of me figure out why there is such a rivalry between Berlin and Gorham. What this community, and yes, it is one community, needs is one regional school district and one form of local government. I am in no way saying everything should be in Berlin. We have two very capable areas, with sufficient buildings and office space. Concord has one superintendent. Why does this area, that has so many less citizens, have two? Yes some people will lose their jobs, but it needs to be done. I have heard comments regarding “snooty, horrid, Gorham” schools, parents and kids. I have heard comments about the “thugs in Berlin”. With each saying “I don’t want my kids going there”! How does that make everyone feel? I, for one, am getting pretty irritated with all of this. My children are not thugs, and neither am I. I work with people and children from Gorham, the people I know are not snooty. We all put our pants on one leg at a time. Get over it! I graduated from a regional school. Would you like to know what didn’t suffer? The kids didn’t suffer. We got the education we needed along with

the programs we needed and wanted. We didn’t pay to play sports. We didn’t pay for our uniforms, or have students driving the team members to the games or to day camps. Our coaches were teachers that took the time because they cared. I remember asking a coach what he got paid. He said $50 a season was offered, but it was really on a volunteer basis. Imagine that! Granted that was 20 plus years ago, but the school I attended hasn’t lost any of its extracurricular activities, art, music, or any of the “specialties” classes. If each town that attends the area schools pitched in, with what we all pay now, we could have an awesome school district, providing many programs, extracurricular activities and a great education. We as a community can’t afford to keep raising our taxes to pay for all of these high priced salaries. We can combine the services as well. Police, fire, EMS, water and sewer, something has got to give and it can’t keep being the tax payers. We as a community need to put aside past grudges and differences and come together for our kids, for ourselves and for a community that is in economic distress. Ever hear the words “United We Stand, Divided We Fall”? Allison Jackson Berlin

Thanks for making our spaghetti supper a success To the editor: We want to thank all the volunteers, the community, Girl Scout Troop 20777 and leader Shelli Fortin. Everyone who baked deserts for our spaghetti supper it was a great success. We would like to thank all the businesses and individuals that help support our spaghetti supper. RSPV Coos County program, Seventh Street Graphics, Coca-Cola, Rudy’s, Paul’s AutoBody, Valley Creek, TNC, Sinibaldi, White Mountain Distributors, Milan Variety, Chalet, Dairy Bar, Gold House, Save-a-Lot, Mr. Auto, Beaudion Auto Body, Lamoureux Auto Body, Saladino’s, Fagin’s Pub, P&L Auto parts, IGA, Lacasse Paving, Royalty, Royalty Inn, Dynasty, CNS Vend-

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Our thanks to all the Zumbathon organizers To the editor: On February 19, the Royalty Athletic Club sponsored a Zumbathon fundraiser to support Tri-County CAP’s, North Country Transit program. As director of North Country Transit I want to thank Lise King of the Royalty Athletic Club who brought forth the idea. Under her direction the fundraiser blossomed into an event with approximately 70 plus people in attendance. I want to thank the other Zumba instructors that not only helped put the event together but led the group through two hours of an exciting and fun dance workout. The Gorham High School gym was filled with people of all ages participating. I also want to thank the many merchants in the Berlin/Gorham area who contributed prizes that were raffled off to participants during the event. The Zumbathon raised $938 to ben-

efit North Country Transit’s many services such as their volunteer driver service. NCT’s volunteer driver program provides rides for older residents within the community who are unable to drive themselves, or may not have family members to drive them to medical facilities averaging two hours away. NCT is always looking for volunteer drivers. If anyone is interested please contact our office at 752-1741. Mileage is reimbursed. NCT also provides rides locally with their Blue buses bringing people to medical appointments, grocery shopping, social recreational activities, etc. There are many necessities and wonderful opportunities within our communities, but to those without a way to get to them they are of no value. Beverly Raymond, CCTM director

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Gabrielle ‘Gabbee’ Twitchell

Raymond G. Paradis

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HILL, NH -- Gabrielle “Gabbee” (Thibault) Twitchell, 88, of Crescent Street, Hill died Monday, February 28, 2011 at Mountain Ridge Genesis Eldercare Center, Franklin following a short illness. She was born in Berlin on April 4, 1922, daughter of Alex and Yvonne (St Hilaire) Thibault. She was brought up by Howard and Nellie D. Parker of Berlin. Gabbee, as she was known by her family and friends, graduated from St. Patrick School, Berlin in 1936 and moved with Mr. and Mrs. Parker to Westbrook, Maine, graduating from Westbrook High School in 1940. She was secretary to the principal of Westbrook High School for ten years, moving back to Berlin after the death of Mr. Parker in 1950 and Mrs. Parker in 1951. In Berlin she worked in the office of superintendent of schools and later as secretary to the financial secretary of the United Brotherhood Local 75. When her husband, Sherman A. Twitchell, whom she married in 1957, accepted a job in Florence, Kentucky, they moved there in 1963 where she was employed at Metal Craft and later as office manager at Woodspoint Nursing Home. Upon her husband’s retirement in 1978 they returned to New Hampshire, living in Hill, where she became tax collector and also served as treasurer of the Friends of the Library for a number of years. She was a member of the Congrega-

tional-Christian Church of Franklin, where she was on the flower committee and raised African violets to sell at their annual fair. She was also interested in oil painting and making scrap books. Gabrielle was predeceased by her husband of 51 years, Sherman A. Twitchell in April of 2008 and her sister Mary T. Gabrielle “Gabbee” White in 2005. Twitchell She is survived by: daughter, Beverly J. Caloggero of Laconia; son, Archie J. Twitchell of Nicholasville, Kentucky, son, Larry B. Twitchell and his wife Jane of Candia; brother, Roland Thibault of Berlin; grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; two nephews and two nieces. Memorial services will be held in the spring at the Congregational-Christian Church of Franklin. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in Hillcrest Cemetery, Milan. Memorial contributions may be made to the Congregational-Christian Church Memorial Fund, c/o Carolyn Morrill, 102 Lawndale Avenue, Franklin 03235 or the Friends of the Hill Public Library, 30 Crescent Street, Hill 03243.

SHELBURNE -- Florence (Hayes) Peabody, 100, formerly of Shelburne, NH, passed away on Saturday March 5, 2011 at the Coos County Nursing Home in Berlin. She was born in Jefferson, on Aug. 14, 1910, the daughter of Uriah and Lucy (Davis) Hayes and lived most of her life in Shelburne before moving to Dummer in 1942. She taught in the rural schools of Percy, Shelburne and Dummer and retired in 1970 from the Berlin School System after teaching for 31 years. Florence was a member of the Winthrop Grange #315 in Shelburne and a former member of the Emily Flint Rebekah Lodge in Milan. Members of the family include a daughter, Cheryl Partain and her husband Louis of Colorado; step-daughters, Averil Florio of Brockton, Mass., and Janet Savage and

her husband Chet of Jefferson, and Arizona; eight grandchildren; eleven greatgrandchildren; sisters, Cecelia Andrew and her husband Jack and Mary Rix; many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her first husband, Ray Hamlin in 1983, and by her second husband, Francis Peabody in 2001.There will be no calling hours. A funeral service will be held at a later date in the spring at the Milan United Methodist Church, Milan, at a date and time to be announced. Interment will be in the Hillcrest Cemetery in Milan. Arrangements are by the Bryant Funeral Homes, Berlin and Gorham. Anyone who wishes may make a donation in her memory to a charity of one’s choice. For more information, or to sign an online guest book, please visit www. bryantfuneralhome.net.

Florence Peabody

WEST MILAN -- Mr. , 84, of 214 Spruceville Road, West Milan, NH, passed away on Friday March 4, 2011 at the Coos County Nursing Home in Berlin. He was born in Laconia, NH, on January 4, 1932, the son of Eugene and Alfreda (Raymond) Paradis and moved to West Milan in 1969. Raymond was a veteran of the US Navy. He had been employed by Norelco in Lynn, Mass., and lastly as a driver for Berlin City Dealerships. He was a member of the White Mountain Post #2520, VFW and was a volunteer driver for the D.A.V. for ten years and loved hunting and fishing. Members of the family include his five children, Raymond Paradis, Jr., and his wife Deborah of Malden, Mass., Jeannette Paradis Young and her husband Gary of Center Conway, Robert Paradis, Sr., and companion Mary of Seabrook, NH, Cheryl Paradis and companion Paul Croteau of Berlin, and Kathryn LaPointe and husband Glenn of Franklin, NH; seven grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; two brothers, Armand Paradis

of RI and William Paradis of Massachusetts; one sister, Evelyn Manna of Lynn, Mass.; nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Kathryn (MacKenney) Paradis, and a brother, Richard Paradis. Funeral Services were be held on Monday March 7, 2011 at 11 a.m., at the Bryant Funeral Home, 180 HillRaymond G. Paradis side Ave., Berlin, NH. Interment with full military honors will be held in the Riverside Cemetery in West Milan on Sunday, May 22, at 2 p.m. Relatives and friends called at the Bryant Funeral Home, 180 Hillside Ave., Berlin, NH on Sunday afternoon and evening, March 6, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. To sign the guestbook, please visit www.bryantfuneralhome. net.

GORHAM -- Debra Ann Murray of Brookside Drive passed away early Friday morning, March 4, 2011 at her home in the peaceful surroundings of her family. She was 54. Born on July 29, 1956 in Ledyard, Conn., she was the daughter of Alfred and Janet Scanlon. Debra grew up in Ledyard, Conn., and was a graduate of Ledyard High School. On Sept 23, 1989, she married Patrick Murray and they moved to Gorham in 2000 from Orlando, Fla. She was employed in food service at AVH Hospital in Berlin, McDonalds, Kentucky Fried Chicken and Dunkin Donuts in Gorham. Debra dedicated her time to the Special Olympics and was known for helping other people. She is survived by her loving husband of 21 years, Patrick A. Murray of Gorham; a son, Michael Murray and his fiancée Ava of North Carolina; a

daughter, Jennifer Murray and her fiancé Phil Juliet of Gorham; grandchildren, Michael, Joey, Devin, Alex, and Daunte; a brother, Timothy Scanlon of Troutman, N.C., and a niece and a nephew. A Candle Lighting ceremony will be held in a couple of weeks to celebrate her life. There are no calling hours. Memorial donations may be made Debra A. Murray to the family to defray expenses related to her illness. Arrangements are by Fleury-Patry Funeral Home, 33 Exchange St, Gorham, NH. Online guestbook at www.fleury-patry.com.

Debra A. Murray

Donald H. Duquette BERLIN -- Mr. Donald H. Duquette, 75, formerly of 315 First Ave., Berlin, NH, passed away on Sunday March

6, 2011 at the St. Vincent de Paul Rehab and Nursing Center in Berlin. He was born in Berlin on March 9, 1935, the son of the late Henry and Irene (Dubois) Duquette and was a lifelong resident. He was employed by Brown Company and James River Corporation for over 20 years and lastly was the owner of Bisson’s Wheel Alignment. Donald was a member of the F.O. E. in Berlin. He volunteered for many years at the Androscoggin Valley Hospital after see DUQUETTE page 7


Juliette R. St. Onge BERLIN -- Mrs. Juliette R. St. Onge, 84, of 101 Verdun St., Berlin, NH, passed away on Saturday, March 5, 2011 at the Androscoggin Valley Hospital in Berlin. She was born in Berlin on July 28, 1926, the daughter of Joseph and Rose (Belanger) Letarte. She was married in Berlin and then moved to Manchester in the early 1960s, residing there until 1972, when she returned to Berlin. Juliette wintered in Florida for six months of the year. She had been employed by the Everglades Club in Florida, the Chicopee Factory in Manchester and Converse Rubber Co. and Bass Shoe in Berlin. She was a member of St. Anne Church of Good Shepherd Parish, the Club Joliette Snowshoe and the VFW Ladies Auxiliary.

Members of the family include her daughter, Paul b2f Gorham; sisters, Theresa Phaneuf of Berlin, Simone St. Onge of Brooksville, Fla., and Doris Lefebvre of Berlin; many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her husband, Arthur St. Onge, her daughter, Theresa St. Onge, and her brother, Robert Letarte. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday March 11, at 2 p.m. at St. Anne Church of Good Shepherd Parish. Interment will be in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Manchester. There will be no calling hours. The Bryant Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. To sign the guestbook, please visit www.bryantfuneralhome.net.

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Sue; nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by a brother, Raymond Duquette. Funeral services will be celebrated on Wednesday, March 9, 2011 at 10 a.m. at the Bryant Funeral Home, 1 Promenade St., Gorham, NH. Interment will be in the Holy Family Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call at the Bryant Funeral Home, 1 Promenade St., Gorham, on Tuesday evening, from 6 to 8 p.m.. To sign the guestbook, please visit www.bryantfuneralhome. net.

his retirement. Family members include his sons, Marc Duquette of Rochester, NH, Denis Duquette and wife Lynn of Berlin, NH, and David Duquette of Portland, Me.; daughters Celeste Welsh of Gorham, and Lise Croteau and fiancee Russell Delisle of Milan: six grandchildren; three great- grandchildren; sister, Ruth Ann Guay of Sedona, AZ; long time companion, Virginia Essig of Gorham; close friends Paul Gallant and wife

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harm, severe or persistent intimidation, and interference with educational opportunities. It can be written, verbal, or physical. A key component of bullying, Buteau explained, is an imbalance of power between the bully and his or her victim. Mediation does not work in dealing with most bullying incidents. Buteau revealed that boys and girl bully differently. Boys tend to be more physical and more often engage in sexual harassment. Girls engage more in relationship bullying or bully by exclusion. Bullying has consequences to both the bully and the victim. The victim can suffer depression, post-traumatic stress, and even risk of suicide. The bully is more likely as an adult to be anti-social, commit crimes, and become involved in domestic violence and child abuse. And bullies are more likely to have children who become bullies. Parents whose child is bullying should discipline their child, help the child accept responsibility and make amends, and teach the child how to be a friend. Parents should not over-react if they find out their child is being bullied but collect the facts and work out a plan with the child to address the bullying. Parents should not be afraid to get outside counseling or help. Signs that a child is a victim of bullying include being afraid to go to school, complaints about head and stomach aches, missing or damaged clothing, irritability, lack of friends, and depression

Buteau took aim at some common myths about bullying – it is not part of growing up, children should not be urged to fight back, ignoring a bully will not make him or her go away, and it is not just a big-school problem. Buteau stressed there are no innocent bystanders and urged officials and parents to work to make schools safer. The school is setting up parent information sessions using the presentation showed by Buteau. The presentation was put together by Dr. Malcolm Smith, Family Life Policy Specialist for UNH Cooperative Extension. Cascadden said Jennifer Frank of the Plymouth State University Police Department will be in Berlin March 16, doing presentations on ‘Cyberbullying’ for staff. Frank will also do an evening presentation at 6 p.m. on March 16 at the Berlin Junior High School auditorium that will be open to the public. In other business: * The school board decided to table action on a contract to have the Building Trades Program construct a house for City Councilor Ryan Landry this fall. Board member Martha Laflamme asked if the contract had an escape clause that would allow the district to back out. She said until the board knows what the council approves for the school district’s budget, the board cannot predict what programs or staff will be cut. Since Building Trades would not begin work on the house until September, Laflamme asked if the board could wait until July to sign the contract.

Career and Technology Director Roland Pinette said July is too late since the homeowner must obtain all the necessary permits, have the ground cleared, and the foundation built by September. Pinette said he believes the school board does have an escape clause in the contract. For the board’s next NOVEL from page one

he was in college at St. Michael’s in Vermont and for several years after he graduated with a degree in literature. The people in the novel are an amalgam of his working life’s experience here and in Texas, plus a lot of his own invention, says Roy, who was at the White Mountain Cafe Sunday afternoon for an author book reading and signing. “I have a good imagination.” “Passing Time,” Roy’s first published novel, is available locally at White Mountain Cafe Books in Gorham and at SaVoir Flare in Berlin and at other book stores and on the Internet. It costs $17.95. Roy recently returned to Berlin where his parents still live. “I missed New England,” he says. He is continuing to write, having several projects in the works, one of which will revolve about his work experience in the hospital field in Dallas, TX. He has worked as an orderly in the emergency room and operating room and evolved into “sterile processing,” he says. “Passing Time” was published by Blue Cubicle Press, which is interested in stories about the working

meeting, Laflamme asked Pinette to verify there is an escape clause. She noted the school board is scheduled to meet with the council on March 14 and may receive some sense of the council’s thinking on the funding level for the school district. The board agreed to table the item until its next meeting. world, says Roy. BCP describes itself: “We are dedicated to giving voice to writers who realize their words may never pay the mortgage but who are too stubborn to stop trying. We’re here to support the artists trapped in the daily grind.” In any case, Roy is now interested in perhaps teaching writing or continuing in his healthcare field, while, at the same time, continuing his personal writing projects. “You have to develop a good habit,” he says, “write every day. While you are writing you are living in two different worlds and if you spend too much time away from your imaginary world, you lose track.” “Passing Time” took him 15 years to write, he says. “My life was complicated with work and a family,” he says. “It was hard to develop a good habit.” Roy’s children are now grown. He has a son, 32, who is a writer, living in Burlington, Vt., and a daughter, 28, living in Denver. Each has a son, one year old. Roy had begun the story of “Passing Time” as a kind of autobiographical memoir, but that went nowhere, he says. It was only when he fictionalized see NOVEL page 9


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the story that it took off in his mind and he was able to complete it. Meanwhile, he had been taking classes in the Continuing Education Creative Writing Program at Southern Methodist University and took part in The Writer’s Garret in Dallas, an informal gathering of writers, both of which he thanks in the acknowledgements in the book. Now the story of “Passing Time” races along with few, if any, unnecessary words, showing the work of a dedicated writer, able to carve the tale down to its exciting essentials. At the same time, Roy hopes to tell a story of a working world, in this case, the paper mill. “I ran into a lot of people who really cared about the work they were doing. There may be a perception that people (in the mill) don’t care about the work. That’s a misperception. The guys care about different things, but it comes down to doing the work and doing it well,” he says. “Passing Time,” the title, refers to the fact that the guys on the paper machines have periods of idleness, if the paper machine they are tending is running well and it’s not time to cut a completed roll. In that time, they have to remain alert to any problem with the gigantic paper machine, so they do a variety of things to keep themselves occupied, from reading to arguing politics to discussing sports to, as one character in the book does, eating delicacies, prepared by his mother and packed in a picnic hamper. Roy says he never actually knew anyone in the mill to do the picnic hamper thing. It must have been a hospital worker he came across.

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––––––––––––––– ONGOING CALENDAR –––––––––––––– Tuesday Cholesterol Clinic: Monday through Friday, by appointment only, Berlin Health Dept. City Hall, Berlin. Call 752-1272 for appointment, All area residents welcome. Cost $10. AA Meeting: Women’s meeting, 10 to 11 a.m., St, Barnabas Church, 2 High St., Berlin. Weight Watcher’s Meeting: Salvation Army, 5 p.m. meeting, 4:30 p.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) The White Mt. Apple User Group meets every second Tuesday of the month from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the White Mt. Cafe in Gorham. New Apple users and students are welcome. Developmental Play-group: For infant and toddlers offered by Family Centered Early Supports & Services (FCESS), 10: to 11 a.m., Berlin Recreation Center on the first and third Tuesdays each month. This group is free of charge. FMI Cassie Risch 603-447-4356 x3 or e-mail crisch@northernhs.org. Gorham. Chess Club: welcomes all levels of players, to meet Tuesday, Family Resource building (across from high school) from 6 to 9 p.m. Lessons free. All questions, call Al French @915-0134. Berlin Area Head Start Accepting Applications: For children between the ages of 3-5 years old. This is an income eligible program. Call 752-5464 to schedule an appointment to enroll your child. Gorham Public Library: Open M-F: 10am – 6pm; Saturdays: 10am – Noon. Children’s Story Time: Fridays, 1:30pm. The NH Downloadable Audio Book Program available to patrons, who are able to choose from a varied and extensive collection. FMI at 466-2525 or gorhampubliclibrary@ne.rr.com. Artisan Gift Shop: 961 Main St., Berlin. Open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Jefferson Historical Society: Meets first Tuesday of the month, 7 p.m. May through October meetings held at the museum on Route 2, and November through April meetings are held at the Jefferson Elementary School on Route 115A. Everyone welcome. Social Night At Dupont-Holmes Post 82 American Legion: Every Tuesday, Gorham, 6 to 8:30 p.m. Food buffet $7 per person while food lasts! Menu varies each week. Free pool, darts, etc. Members and bonafide guests welcome. Gorham-Sabatis Lodge 73, F&AM: meets second Tuesday except January, February, and March (first Tuesday). For more information, call 466-5739 or 466-5960. The Teen Center: St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, corner of Main and High streets, Berlin. Open Monday-Friday from 2:30-6 p.m. for teens who are of ages 14 to 19. Homework help, internet, pool, movies, music, games, snacks and more for free. Call 752-1240. Prayer Shawl Ministry meets every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month at St. Kieran House, 151 Emery St., from 2-4 p.m. All are welcome. For more information, please call Nicole Plourde, NH Catholic Charities,752-1325 Berlin Kiwanis Club: meets at Sinibaldi’s Restaurant at 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday. Gorham TOP “74”: Meets every Tuesday at 5:30 p.m., upstairs over the American Legion, Androscoggin St. Gorham. Call Claire at 752-6617. 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: Step Book/Discussion Meeting, .Tri-County (Step One), School St., Berlin 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. White Mountain Ridge Runners Meeting: First Tuesday of every month, clubhouse on Route 110. American Legion Post No. 36 Monthly Meeting: First Tuesday of every month. Salvation Army Social Services: Food pantry, 9 a.m. to noon, 15 Cole St., Berlin. Computer Lab Classes: Berlin Senior Center, 610 Sullivan Center, Berlin. 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. Call to be scheduled (752-2545).


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by Abigail Van Buren

ROUGH PLAY CAUSES PAINFUL INJURY TO LOVING FAMILY PET

DEAR ABBY: My 9-year-old son’s friend “Isaac” was over for a visit. He was captivated by our Labrador retriever, “Layla,” who is very loving. Isaac doesn’t have a dog, so he wanted to play with Layla. At one point, I overheard him say to my son, “Look, I’m riding your dog!” I immediately intervened, but I was too late. A day or so later, Layla was unable to descend our stairway and was clearly in pain. She has been on pain medication for three weeks and is growing progressively worse. The next step is to get X-rays and/or an MRI to see if she has a spinal injury, and then determine her treatment. It’s possible the damage is irreversible. My wife and I are extremely upset about this, but we’re afraid to tell our son or Isaac and his parents for fear it will place undue guilt on a 9-year-old boy. On the flip side, I wouldn’t want him to do this to anyone else’s beloved pet. How do you recommend we proceed? -- HEARTBROKEN IN NEW YORK DEAR HEARTBROKEN: Children are not mind-readers. If you don’t tell them when they make a mistake, they won’t realize they have made one. Contact Isaac’s parents and explain what happened. If your dog needs treatment, they should be responsible for whatever damage their son did. DEAR ABBY: The other day I was with a friend who is a bit overweight. We were trying on clothes in one of the stores. She grabbed a shirt she was sure she could fit into, but when she tried it on, it ripped. She had to pay for it. On the ride home my friend asked me, “Am I fat?” I was at a loss, so I told her no. What should I have done? I feel horrible for lying, but I didn’t know what else to do. -- LOST FOR WORDS

DEAR LOST FOR WORDS: You could have replied, “What size was the shirt?” And when she answered, you should have said, “I guess you’re a size or two larger.” It would have been more tactful than saying she was fat, and gotten the point across. DEAR ABBY: My wife and I recently attended the funeral of a friend’s father. During the sermon I noticed tears in our friend’s eyes and offered her my handkerchief. On the way home, this sparked a conversation about the obligation of a person who receives a handkerchief. Should it be returned after the event, or should it first be laundered? Or is it considered a gift, not to be returned at all? Later that evening at a movie, I noticed a woman hand someone her handkerchief saying, “It’s monogrammed. It was my mother’s.” No mention was made of a request that it be returned. I’m sure most people wouldn’t mind letting go of a standard handkerchief, but one with sentimental value would be different, wouldn’t it? What do you suggest? -REAL MEN CARRY HANDKERCHIEFS DEAR REAL MAN: You were chivalrous to offer your handkerchief to the grieving daughter. Had it merely been used to dab away a tear, it could have been returned to you at the end of the service. If, however, there was makeup on it -or the dab was followed by a swipe of her nose -- the woman should have held onto it, laundered it and returned it to you in the presumably pristine condition it was in when you gave it to her. As to the monogrammed (heirloom) hanky you saw lent in the theater, when the woman explained its significance to her friend, that was the tip-off that she expected it to be returned.

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

For Rent

Free

THREE bedroom, heat, hot water, washer/ dryer, no pets, smokers, parking, security deposit, required, 752-7136.

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

For Sale

Help Wanted

AMAZING! Beautiful queen or full pillow top mattress set $249, king $399. See ad under “furniture”.

CDL Driver positions and help ers for more info please call me after 2pm @(603)781-0399.

BED- Orthopedic 11 inch thick super nice pillowtop mattress & box. 10 Yr. warranty, new-in-plastic. Cost $1,200, sell Queen-$299, Full-$270 King-$450. Can deliver. 235-1773 BEDROOM- 7-piece Solid cherry sleigh. Dresser/Mirror chest & night stand (all dovetail). New-in-boxes cost $2,200 Sell $895. 603-427-2001 Custom Glazed Kitchen Cabinets. Solid maple, never installed. May add/subtract to fit kitchen. Cost $6,000 sacrifice $1,750. 433-4665 RECLINER, $125; 2 end table, coffee table, $50, all excellent condition, 752-3916. UPRIGHT Piano, very good condition $100 (603)752-5751.

Furniture

CLASS B DRIVER Errol NH Site Location Hazmat and Tanker Endorsements Required. Must be self motivated, team player with good driving and work history. We offer competitive wage and benefit package. Maine Drilling & Blasting The employer of choice! EOE View Job Descriptions and Apply On Line: mdandb.com or call: 877-633-2632, for an application. IF you like fashion, if you like people and you have a flexible schedule Betty Dee's has the job for you. We offer good pay and good fun. Betty Dee's is looking for a part time sales associate. The job included sales, pressing and light cleaning. Please fill out applications at the employment office.

DEADLINE

AMAZING! Beautiful Queen or Full Mattress Set. Luxury firm European pillow-top. New in plastic, costs $1,095, sell $249. Can deliver. 603-305-9763

for classifieds is noon 2 days prior to publication

PATROL OFFICER

The Berlin Police Department is seeking applicants for

Patrol Officer positions.

This is your opportunity to join a progressive agency and become an integral part of the community you serve. Entry level salary: $34,679 to $46,238. Competitive benefits package. Applications and additional details may be obtained from the Berlin Police Department, 135 Green Street, Berlin, NH 03570. (603)752-3131. Applications will be accepted through March 25, 2011. EOE.

GORHAM RANDOLPH SHELBURNE COOPERATIVE SCHOOL DISTRICT GORHAM, NEW HAMPSHIRE NOTICE OF VACANCY

HIGH SCHOOL MATHEMATICS TEACHER (Maternity leave substitute)

$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.

The Gorham High School is seeking a dynamic, New Hampshire certified mathematics teacher who is enthusiastic about working in a small, rural community which fosters high standards and a commitment to provide positive educational experiences for all students. The successful candidate must be able to teach pre-Algebra, Algebra I, Algebra II and Geometry. The position is available beginning at the end of April and continuing for the remainder of this school year and into the following 2011 – 2012 school year for approximately 9 weeks. Please submit a letter of intent, current resume, certification, transcripts and three current letters of recommendation to:

Animals

For Rent

For Rent

For Rent

Paul Bousquet, Superintendent of Schools, SAU #20 123 Main Street, Gorham, NH 03581 (603)466-3632

Low Cost Spay/ Neuter

2 great apts. available. Great Landlord. 3 bedroom, 1st and 2nd floor. Call H&R Block (603)752-2372.

BERLIN 2 bedroom, heat, hot water included, w/d hookups, HUD accepted. $525/mo 802-388-6904.

BERLIN: First ave. 2 and 3 bedrooms apartments, heat, h/w included, w/d hook-up, $600 & 700/mo. 508-309-0963.

Review of applications will begin on April 4, 2011 and continue until the position is filled. SAU #20 is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

BERLIN 3rd floor, 4 room, 2 bedroom, heated. Call (978)609-4010.

GORHAM: 13 Exchange St, (white bldg w/ black trim) 1 br, second floor, h/ hw, fridge and stove, no w/d hookup, no pets. Sec. dep. needed. Call: 466-3378 (8am-4pm, M-F or leave a message).

Cats & dogs Rozzie May Animal Alliance 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 2000 Audi A6 AWD, loaded, $6000/obo; 2008 Chrysler Convertible, Crossfire, $20,000/obo, 603-449-2164. BUYING junk cars and trucks ME & NH. Call for price. Martin Towing. (603)305-4504.

Are you working in the area and need a room for a night, week or by the month? Stay at a DuBee Our Guest Bed and Breakfast in Milan. Fully furnished including paper goods, full use of kitchen, wireless internet, Direct TV, barbecue grill, and cleaning service. $35 per night or $125/week. Owners have separate living quarters FMI call 603-449-2140 or 603-723-8722

For Rent 2 bedroom renovated, hard wood floors, Heat, hot water, (603)752-2607.

BERLIN 1 & 2 bedroom apts. heat and hot water, w/d, hookups, application required, 603-752-3959.

BERLIN - Upper Main street, First floor, Three bedroom , recently remodeled, garage, $775/mo heated 723-5444, 631-0149. BERLIN: 1- 4 bedroom apts., $475- $750, includes heat, hot water, free moving truck, 723-3042. BERLIN: 2 bedroom, heat, secu rity, references, $600/mo. 207-233-9635. BERLIN: Emery Street, Large three bedroom, first floor, heat, w/d hook-up, newly renovated, off street parking, storage, $750/mo. 603-606-1134. BERLIN: Emery Street, small one bedroom, heat, off street parking, $450 603-606-1134.

GORHAM: one bedroom, heat, h/w, electricity, off street, parking, snow removal, 723-6310. HEATED- 2 bedroom, spacious, sunny, w/d hookups, no pets, no smoking, 1st floor. Security, references, $665/mo. Available 3/1/11. Berlin. (603)343-7912. LARGE warm room, laundry, cable, parking, wi-fi all included, $250/mo. $65/wk, Mike 326-3071. NEWLY renovated, two bedroom, two bathrooms, hot water only included, $500/mo. 603-234-9507 ask for Bruce.


THE BERLIN DAILY SUN, Tuesday, March 8, 2011— Page 13

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Services

Services

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

PT Personal Care Assistant needed to assist with activities and personal care for young student in the Berlin/ Gorham area. Looking for a calm, flexible, dependable and creative team player. 10 hrs/week. Experience working with individuals with seizures and developmental disabilities preferred. Send resume plus three letters of reference to Mary Ellen Cade, Northern Human Services, 87 Washington St., Conway, NH 0 3 8 1 8 o r mecade@northernhs.org EOE Position requires valid driver’s license, proof of adequate auto insurance, and driver’s and criminal background checks. (036).

HYPNOSIS for habit change, stress, regression. Michael Hathaway, DCH, certified hypnotherapist. Madison 367-8851.

TIM'S CARPENTRY All phases, kitchens, bathrooms, sheetwork, painting, wall papering, masonary and more. Free estimates, insured. 466-5933, 915-6216.

EQUIPMENT TRAINEES Construction Laborers Maine Drilling & Blasting

Seeks qualified candidates for seasonal employment opportunities with a potential for full time. Primary work period consist of 40-60 hour weeks During April through August period for Errol wind energy project. Saturday work may be required. Safety minded individuals with good work ethics and positive attitudes only. Must pass pre-employment physical and drug test. Equal Opportunity Employer. Join the Employer of Choice. Apply online at www.mainedrilling.com, call toll free 1-877-633-2632, or email scooper@mdandb.com.

Teller Berlin Office Part time position Woodlands Credit Union in Berlin, New Hampshire is seeking a highly qualified individual to become a Part Time Teller. The successful candidate will be goal oriented, personable, professional and passionate about exemplary member service. Money handling and computer experience required. Prior financial institution experience preferred. Flexible schedule. Approx. 20-25 hrs per week, Saturday mornings required. Woodlands Credit Union is the industry leader in Northern New Hampshire with a strong commitment to member service. We offer employees a professional working environment, competitive structure and a benefits package that includes an employer matching 401k, paid vacation and more. Pick up an application at any Woodlands location, online, or send resume to:

Joe Rodgers, V.P.H.R. 730 Main Street, Berlin, NH 03570 Berlin, Gorham, Conway and Plymouth, New Hampshire (603)752-5650 www.woodlandscu.com Equal Opportunity Employer

MING House/ Trail House Lounge: waitresses and bartenders, call Dick Kimber @ 723-2659.

Motorcycles BUY • SELL • T RADE www.motoworks.biz

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

Real Estate HOUSE for sale/ rent in Gorham. 3 bedroom, 1 bath. FMI (603)723-7280.

HANDYMAN services, snowplowing, roof shoveling, home maintenance, carpentry, painting, etc. call 915-0755. LOCKNESS Painters starting back for the year. Interior/Exterior, fully insured. Good prices, free estimates, new number, 603-752-2218.

MOWER MEDIC repairing throwers, mowers, blowers, augers, tillers, trimmers, chainsaws, etc. Here, there, anywhere. 723-7103. RAFFI'S painting and pressure cleaning. Residential and commercial pressure cleaning roofs, siding, driveways, carpet cleaning, lead removal certified, 603-723-2690, 603-915-0816.

TECHPROS- COMPUTER SALES & SERVICE

16+ years experience! On-site computer repair, upgrades, wireless setup, virus removal, & more! (603)723-0918 www.TechProsNH.com

Wanted LOOKING for someone to fix VCRs. Please call (603)752-7476. WEIGHT lifting equipment wanted. Steel weights only. Contact (603)915-3338. Will pick up.

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

DEADLINE for classifieds is noon 2 days prior to publication

752-5858

Part-Time Respite Provider

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

Androscoggin Valley

A Homecare Provider is seeking people to provide awake overnight support for a male individual in a private home setting. Responsibilities will include monitoring and direct supervision throughout the night. Training will be provided to meet state requirements. Applicants must possess a valid NH driver’s license, auto insurance and will be asked to complete criminal and driver’s background checks. Applications are available at The Community Services Center c/o Cindy Lapointe, 69 Willard St. Berlin, NH 03570 or you may call for more information at (603)752-1005. E.O.E.

Home Care Services 795 Main Street Berlin, NH 03570 Does Your Work Really Matter? Ours Does!

Homemakers and Client Companions Needed • Mother’s Hours • Competitive Salary • Flexible Scheduling

Reliable Transportation Required

ARE YOU READY FOR A CHANGE? Enjoy the quality of life found in the Mt. Washington Valley while working in a progressive hospital that matches advanced medical technology with a compassionate approach to patient care. Join our team and see what a difference you can make! In addition to competitive salaries, we offer an excellent benefits package that includes health/dental, generous paid time off, matching savings plan, educational assistance and employee fitness program. We have the following openings:

• Registration Clerk- Temporary F/T and P/T, Minimum two years office experience. Familiarity with healthcare billing and diagnostic coding preferred. • Clinical Coordinator- Full-Time, RN with Wound Care exp. Resp. to coordinate clinical activities of the Wound Care Center. Must have organizational and leadership skills. Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing pref. Maintains and demonstrates competency in BLS, infection control, safety and all unit required skill review. • LNA/Unit Secretary- Per Diem, experience and NH LNA license required, weekend availability. • Clinical Applications Support- Full-time, Support Ambulatory EMR System, RN with IT experience. Clinical Informatics Degree preferred. 5yrs recent ambulatory experience required. Clinical liaison between IT and the clinical practices. • Diabetes Nurse Educator- Full-time, Involves both individual and group instruction in Diabetes self-management skills. Responsible for the insulin pump/CGSM programs and assist with inpatient hyperglycemic protocols. Needs to be a self-starter and exp. In Diabetes Care/Education. Requirements include CDE, BSN and NH nursing license. • Biller- Per Diem, Performs billing and collections functions of accounts with balances due from insurance companies. 2 yrs business college or specialized program preferred. Office and hospital exp pref. • Physical Therapist- Per Diem, Min Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Therapy. Previous inpatient exp pref. Current NH PT License and CPR Cert req. Wknd and Wkday cov. • RN- Full-time, ACLS, BLS & PALS and some acute care exp and critical care exp pref. Must take rotating call. Positive attitude, team player, computer skills and critical thinking skills required. Lab Aide- Full-time- excellent Phlebotomy skills required, computer skills. LNA- Full-time- Provide care and activities of daily living for multiple residents of the Merriman House. Experience and NH LNA license required. Clerk- Temp. full-time- Medical terminology, data entry, office experience required. 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

For applications and job overviews, visit our office, M-F 8am to 4pm, or call (603) 752-7505. A United Way Agency

Whatever You Need,

The Classifieds Have It!

Looking for a little bundle of love?

If a pet is what you need to make your life more complete, consider checking the Classifieds. You’ll be sure to find yourself a little furry (or feathery or scaly) creature to care for.


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Mountie Curtis Arsenault deposits two of his game high 29 points, during first half action. (JEAN LEBLANC PHOTO)

Berlin’s Jeremy Michalik looks to inbound the basketball against Raymond, while teammate Curtis Arsenault tries to get open. (JEAN LEBLANC PHOTO)

Berlin Boys advance to final four over Rams, 75-56 BY JEAN LEBLANC THE BERLIN DAILY SUN

BERLIN -- The Berlin boy's basketball team outscored Raymond 43-24 in the first half, and went on to a 76-56 victory over the Rams in the quarterfinal round of the boy's Division III playoffs, before a packed house in Berlin Friday. "Great crowd and great atmosphere at the BHS gym Friday night," said Berlin mentor Don Picard. "Body paint crew with their best effort of the year with the black and white horizontal stripes. I am so proud of this team. They executed the game plan about as well as they can. We were patient on the offensive end. We knew that if we were patient we could get great scoring opportunities. We did just that." Berlin came out running on all cylinders in front of the huge crowd. Raymond's strength all season has

been their man-to-man defense. Unfortunately, the Rams were not quick enough and could not stay with Mounties Arsenault and Jeremy Michalik. "The fans that were here in the Berlin gym tonight gave the Mounties a 10-point advantage," said Berlin coaching consultant Mark Tilton. "The Raymond kids don't see this kind of atmosphere and its quite intimidating. It is a credit to the student body to come out and show that kind of support". Arsenault 21, and Michalik 15 points pushed the Mounties to the 19 point half time lead. Raymond's Jordan Richard had seven points for the visitors. "We were 23-33 from the floor, shooting 70 percent for the game," said the coach. "Curtis and Jeremy were difficult matchups for Raymond

all night long. Drouin did a great job getting his feet set and knocked down 3 - 3's. We fed the post fairly well and were able to get points in the paint. On the defensive end, the players did a great job of completing assignments. With the way we switch on screens, all players need to assume certain defensive assignments and follow the plan based on who they are guarding. They did that very well tonight." In the second half, Raymond got as close as twelve points once. However, it wasn't long before Berlin hit on a few buckets, on consecutive sequences, and the lead was back to 20. Late in the fourth quarter, Berlin was moving towards a 30 point victory. Ram players, Jeff Lang and Kevin Paynter, hit on some long range bombs to make the final score a little closer 76-56. Arsenault and Aldrich had eight points each in the second half.

"Tyler Baillargeon did a fantastic job on Paynter, Raymond's leading scorer," said Picard. "Sam's length was disruptive to Morin, who is an excellent outside shooter with great range. They basically had to deny their men the ball and did a great job of doing so. Our bench gave us great minutes. Giannos played with a great deal of composure and distributed the ball well, while putting good pressure on their guards. Donaldson and Bacon did a good job on the boards for us and Stephenson worked hard to deny Paynter when was in there. All four came in and provided great energy and allowed us to maintain the intensity level. Looks like we get Somersworth who beat Conant 64-61 in OT." For the game, Richard and Matt Esancy had 13 points each for Raymond. The Rams were 15-23 from the see BERLIN page 15


Cal Ripken Baseball league registration BERLIN --The Berlin/Gorham Cal Ripken Baseball League will be holding registration on Tue., March 15, for all Berlin, Milan and Dummer players, at the Hillside Elementary cafeteria from 4 to 7 p.m. Total registration fee is $55, with a fundraiser participation option which would be used to offset a portion of this fee. Registration forms for all Gorham, Randolph, and Shelburne players will be distributed through the schools on Fri., March 4. You may also pick up a form at the Gorham BERLIN from page 14

The Berlin boys will travel to Southern University on Tuesday evening to take on Sommersworth in the semifinal game. RHS 08 16 15 17--56 BHS 18 25 13 20--76 Rams (56)- Esancy 4-5-13, Paytner

Recreation Department, or online at www.gorhamnh.org/rec.html. All registrations must be returned to the Recreation Department by March 25. The Cal Ripken League is open to all children ages 9-12. However, you must be 9 years of age by May 1. Eight year olds may also try out, but their acceptance into the league must be approved by the board of directors. Proof of insurance is required at registration, and all first year players in this league must bring their birth certificates. 4-1-10, Lang 3-0-7, Richard 3-6-13, Desilets 0-2-2, Daigle 0-1-1, Morin 3-0-7, Dezimen 1-0-3. Mounties (76)- Baillargeon 1-0-2, Giannos 1-2-4, King 0-2-2, Stephenson, Bacon 1-0-2, Donaldson, McKenna, Michalik 6-6-19, Drouin 3-0-9, Heath.

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