WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9, 2011 VOL. 19 NO. 205
City manager presents budget to council BY BARBARA TETREAULT THE BERLIN DAILY SUN
BERLIN –With 4 percent cuts in most department budgets, City Manager Patrick MacQueen presented a 2012 budget to the city council Monday night that would eliminate six and a half positions. Still as presented, the budget would result in a $1.77 or 5.6 percent increase in the current tax rate of $31.70. But the city manager said if the school and police departments followed the same directive as the other city departments, the tax rate would drop by $1.79 or 5.6 percent to $29.91. In his budget message, MacQueen noted one of
the mayor and council’s goals was to keep the tax rate flat. After viewing the figures, MacQueen said he calculated the most “straight-forward” way to achieve the council’s no tax increase goal was to challenge departments to come up with a bottom line that was 4 percent below their current budget. Department heads were asked to prepare two budgets – one representing what the department head felt was needed and one representing a 4 percent reduction. For the most part, MacQueen said departments were able to achieve the 4 percent reduction. Two that did not were the school district and police department, which are not under MacQueen’s con-
trol. The school board submitted an operating budget of $16.8 million, up $909,814 or 5.8 percent. It did not submit a budget showing a four percent reduction. The police commission submitted a budget showing a 2.2 percent reduction, which the commission said it did not recommend. MacQueen noted that the average home in Berlin is assessed at about $79,000. Based on the 2010 tax rate, the average residential tax bill was $2,504. If the tax rate goes up to $33.47 as proposed, the average tax bill would increase by about $140 or to $2,644. He said that is a tough increase when the see BUDGET page 9
Two more city councilors resign citing increased work loads BY BARBARA TETREAULT THE BERLIN DAILY SUN
BERLIN – Citing increasing work commitments, two more city councilors have submitted their resignations. The City Council Monday night voted to accept with regret the resignations of Ward IV Councilor David Poulin and Ward I Councilor Ryan Landry. Last month, Councilor Tim Cayer stepped down from the eight member council, citing family com-
mitments. Former Councilor Diana Nelson was appointed to fill the vacancy. Poulin, whose term runs until 2012, said he has recently expanded several of his businesses and has started a new Verizon store in Mexico, Maine. He said he now has the opportunity to open additional locations. Poulin said the growth was unexpected. “I have attempted to balance the demands of my business, family and city responsibilities but now have come to the conclusion that all will suffer if
I do not make some adjustments,” he wrote in his resignation letter. Landry, whose term runs until 2014, said he has increased work responsibilities at the state prison where he works as a nurse. He noted he has been unable to attend council meetings the last few months and does not see the situation changing in the near future. “Due to my inability to attend these meetings and RESIGN from page one 9
Two injured in three car accident BY CRAIG LYONS THE BERLIN DAILY SUN
Two people were injured during a three car accident Tuesday afternoon on the Berlin Gorham Road. Police believe one of the vehi cles attempted to turn into the Mountain Valley Plaza and crossed into the path of two oncoming vehicles. (CRAIG LYONS PHOTO)
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Town split on child porn charges MUSKEGON, Mich. (NY Times) — People in this economically pressed town near Lake Michigan are divided into two camps: Those who think Evan Emory should pay hard for what he did, and those who think he should be let off easy. Mr. Emory, 21, an aspiring singer and songwriter, became a household name here last month when he edited a video to make it appear that elementary school children in a local classroom were listening to him sing a song with graphic sexual lyrics. He then showed the video in a nightclub and posted it on YouTube. Tony Tague, the Muskegon County prosecutor, stands ﬁ rmly in the ﬁrst camp: He charged Mr. Emory with manufacturing and distributing child pornography, a crime that carries a penalty of up to 20 years in prison and 25 years on the sex offender registry. “It is a serious, a huge violation,” said Charles Willick, whose 6-year-old daughter was one of the students. Mr. Emory, who had gotten permission to sing songs like “Lunchlady Land” for the ﬁ rst graders, waited until the students left for the day and then recorded new, sexually explicit lyrics, miming gestures to accompany them. He then edited the video to make it seem as if the children were listening to the sexual lyrics and making faces in response.
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Car bomb kills at least 24 near spy agency in Pakistan ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (NY Times) — A car bomb exploded near an ofﬁ ce of the country’s premier intelligence agency in eastern Pakistan on Tuesday, killing at least 24 people and wounding more than 132, the police and emergency ofﬁcials said. The Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack. Ahsanullah Ahsan, a Taliban spokesman, said the target was an ofﬁ ce of the Inter-Services Intelligence Directorate, the main
intelligence agency, located in the eastern city of Faisalabad, according to The Associated Press. The bomb detonated at a nearby gas station, however, and Pakistani ofﬁ cials initially declined to conﬁrm that the intelligence service was the intended target. “Sensitive ofﬁces are well guarded, but it can be a message,” said Aftab Cheema, the police chief of Faisalabad. He said the explosion was caused by a car bomb, not a suicide bomber.
Qaddaﬁ forces renew assault against rebels on two fronts RAS LANUF, Libya (NY Times) — F orces loyal to Col. Muammar el-Qaddaﬁ seemed to be gathering momentum as they renewed their onslaught on both the eastern and western fronts on Tuesday, threatening the western city of Zawiyah and conducting airstrikes here in the east after taunting rebels with ﬂ yovers
and bombing runs near this coastal city’s oil reﬁnery. The air attacks, which wounded a family of ﬁ ve on Monday, came amid reports of a possible peace offer from the Qaddaﬁ camp and growing debate in Western capitals about imposing a no-ﬂight zone over Libya. Some rebel leaders said
Monday that, under a plan brought to them by unnamed government ofﬁ cials, Colonel Qaddaﬁ would step down in return for safe passage out of the country for him and his family. But their account was denied Tuesday by both the government and ofﬁ cials with the opposition’s Provisional Transitional National Council.
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Yemen appeals for aid to counter economic crisis SANA, Yemen (NY Times) — As protests calling for the fall of the Yemeni leadership spread to new areas of this impoverished country, Foreign Minister Abu Bakr Al Qirbi on Tuesday appealed to rich Gulf countries for $6 billion in additional aid to confront an economic crisis. “The threats and conspiracies aimed at Yemen’s unity, security and stability pose a threat to the security of the region and the world,” Mr. Qirbi told a meeting of the Gulf Cooperation Council, according to the ofﬁ cial Saba news agency. The council is made up of prosperous Gulf states, including the oil giant Saudi Arabia, Yemen’s biggest ﬁ nancial backer; Yemen is not a member of the organization. Mr. Qirbi said that President Ali Abdullah Saleh, Yemen’s embattled leader, was committed to dialogue with his political opposition and to introducing political reform, Saba said. Also, in a sign of Yemen’s increasing political crisis, three more political ﬁ gures resigned from the ruling party on Tuesday: two parliament members and Yemen’s most famous arms dealer, Faris Manna.
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Thousands still without power CHARLESTOWN — Utility crews worked to restore power to thousands of people left in the dark after Monday’s heavy rain and snow. Slightly fewer than 5,000 customers were still without power by noon Tuesday. New Hampshire Electric Co-op said most should have power restored by later Tuesday. The western part of the state was the hardest hit. In Acworth, the storm left just about everything coated with ice. Bruce Gosselin of New Hampshire Electric Co-op said crews had to work in dangerous conditions. “My crew was the ﬁ rst one on the scene, and at ﬁ rst, it was just one call, and then they all started coming in and everything was falling out of the sky,” he said. “Lots of ice. Lots and lots of ice.” The ice also created havoc for one of the largest maple sugar producers in the state. Bruce Bascom of Bascom’s Sugar House said ice-laden limbs came down on sap lines, ripping some of them
out of trees. Tractors had to be used to remove some of the fallen limbs. Bascom said it’s a race against time to restore the lines, as the weather is expected to warm up later in the week, causing the sap to start ﬂowing again. “We won’t lose much in the next three days, but Friday, it’s supposed to be in the 40s, so it will be nice to have most of it together by Friday,” he said. In Unity, crews were also at work restoring power. Resident Monica Pritchett said the toughest thing for her family and her animals is not having any running water. “We have a wood stove inside,” she said. “We put snow and ice in a bucket, bring it in, throw it in front of the wood stove and dump it down the toilet or give it out to the animals.” Utility crews said the bright sun and rising temperatures should make it easier to ﬁnish their jobs as the day goes on. —Courtesy of WMUR
Mother: Not told of decision in school attack BY TIM BUCKLAND THE UNION LEADER
MANCHESTER — The mother of a 12-year-old girl whose teeth were knocked out in a ﬁght last month said she has received no communication from the Manchester School District, despite a statement by the superintendent that he has completed his investigation. Danielle Gauthier, whose daughter, Morgan Graveline, was punched by a 14-year-old boy, said she was supposed to meet with Superintendent Thomas J. Brennan Jr. about the Feb. 15 incident last Friday. “He cancelled our meeting,” she said. She said Brennan, who could not be reached Monday for comment, didn’t give a reason. Brennan released a statement on Friday saying the district “has taken all necessary steps to prevent bullying in our schools and to ensure that a safe and secure learning environment is being provided to all of our students.” The statement said he has taken actions to protect the students involved, but that no further information would be available. In an interview with WMUR Channel 9, he said he believed the incident, in which Ali Abdi admitted to punching Graveline in the cafeteria of McLaughlin Middle School, did not qualify as bullying. Abdi said in an interview with the
New Hampshire Union Leader that he was embarrassed about hitting Graveline, but claimed she started the ﬁght. Gauthier said her daughter “has been in and out of the hospital” numerous times and will require root canals and dental implants to repair the damage. Gauthier said the costs could be in the thousands of dollars, which differs from an account her daughter gave in Facebook posts two days after the incident, when she responded to a friend who said he’d heard Abdi was going to help pay for the dental costs. She said he didn’t pay and neither “did I, the dentist did it for free,” she said in the post, adding, “didnt pay anythng (sic) lml.” Asked what “lml” stood for, she replied, “laf (sic) mad loud.” Gauthier said her daughter was mistaken and that her dentist did not provide the services for free. “That’s not true at all,” she said. “It would be really nice if that was the case.” Gauthier said they haven’t started receiving bills yet for her daughter’s medical care. She said she is not looking for any handouts, though she did mention on her blog that she did not like the perception that she is seeking a ﬁ nancial windfall from the incident, that the costs would be thousands of dollars and she has no dental insurance and that “hoping to get medical bills covered is hardly looking for a payout.”
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N.H. dropout rate falls below 1 percent MANCHESTER — Gov. John Lynch said New Hampshire’s high school dropout rate has gone down by 44 percent from a year ago. Lynch announced statistics for the 2009-2010 school year on Tuesday as he met with teachers and students at Manchester Central High School. He said the annual dropout rate decreased to 0.97 percent, down from
1.7 percent in 2008-2009. Lynch has made reducing the dropout rate a high priority of his administration and was behind a law that took effect last year that raised the compulsory education age from 16 to 18. Lynch said that since the 2007-2008 school year, the dropout rate has declined 61 percent, from 2.51 percent. —Courtesy of WMUR
Kids, mom rescued from Newport ﬂood BY MELANIE PLENDA AND NANCY BEAN FOSTER THE UNION LEADER
NEWPORT — Three slightly scared but no-worse-for-the-wear kids and their mom were rescued by boat as rising ﬂood waters threatened a Newport home Monday — one of a number of rescues emergency workers made during a storm that brought up to 3 inches of rain and 30 inches of snow to parts of the state. Water from the Sugar River surrounded the mobile home at 875 Route 10, Newport Fire Department Lt. Jason Rook said. By 10:44 a.m., about 500 feet of driveway was covered as water lapped at the building where a mother and her three kids under 10 were trapped. An off-duty state highway worker called the ﬁ re department. Once Lempster Fire and Rescue arrived with a boat, crews walked
the vessel carefully across the water, which in some places was three to four feet deep, Rook said, and made it safely to the family’s house. “The kids were a little scared,” Rook said. “But they felt better once they got across to the dry side.” In Claremont, about 15 households were evacuated because of the rising Sugar River. A mobile home park on Beauregard Street was under threat. “Because this is America and we can’t force anyone to leave their homes, we could only recommend that they do so,” Claremont Fire Chief Peter Chase said. “There was one gentleman who didn’t want to leave.” But then the water reached his porch. “At that point he wanted to be rescued,” Chase said. Fire crews had to hike through three feet of snow in the woods to get to his house and make the rescue.
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Mike Gaydo was a true icon and true friend To the editor: Thursday, March 10, will mark the one year anniversary of the passing of Mr. Michael Gaydo. During this past year I realized what a huge part of my life Mike had been and how much of an impact he has had on my coaching. Through his absence I have come to realized how fortunate I had been as an athlete and a coach to have had Mike report on my games and share my experiences. Mike was a true professional in every aspect of his writing. He had a sincere interest in our local athletes and he truly cared deeply about them. Win or lose, championship seasons or winless season, Mike would always try to put a positive aspect on the game. Through some of my more difficult seasons Mike was there to support, encourage, and even offer advice to help me through those difficult times. He helped me realize that if you really are passionate about what you do, if you believe in yourself and those you work with, than that is what really matters. What I admire most about Mike and his writing is that he never lost sight of who he was covering and always remembered it was high school athletics in the north country of New Hampshire, not some professional team from a metropolitan area. He knew his audience and he never lost his perspective realizing that these are young high school athletes
who were trying their hardest and giving their very best to succeed. I cannot recall one incident of Mike’s 29 years of covering my teams where he would second guess, contradict, or question strategies or decisions. He would spend countless hours travelling to games and talking on the phone to make sure he reported an accurate account of the events which took place. He would travel miles to cover a game in the afternoon,jump in his car and travel mile more to catch an evening game. Always a kind offering to make sure that the athletes would work so hard for our school and community were always treated with the respect they deserved. In addition to covering teams, Mike also took great pleasure in reporting on the individual accomplishments of our athletes. If a player was representing our school and community in an All Star event, Mike would be there on the sidelines camera on his lap and pen in his hand making sure the athlete was recognized for their accomplishments. We have lost a true icon and a true friend. So, if you can, take a minute or two on March 10, and maybe pull out an old article or clipping, share a story about Mike with a friend, have a bacon double cheeseburger with a diet coke, listen to Bob Dylan song, or even wear a Red Sox jersey just to honor his memory and realize how see MIKE page 5
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Dilemma In Libya What’s going on in Libya? It’s a good question to be asking this morning. While President Obama’s statement that its time for Colonel Qadaffi to “go” rings in the air, he is still there and taking steps to defend his regime and win back parts of Libya which has fallen to the rebels. It is unlike Egypt where Pres. Mubarak was unable to order his army and air force to attack the rebels and try to oust them. Qadaffi means business and seems to have forces at his command to take back some of the areas of the country in rebel hands. While many politicians have called for the establishment of a no fly zone to help ground Qadaffi’s air force and prevent air strikes on the rebels, Bob Gates, the U. S. Defense Secretary, and President Obama himself, have shown great reluctance to put such a measure in place. Gates has termed it a difficult measure to accomplish and “an act of war.” He has made no public move to accomplish it. He seems to be acting on Obama’s behalf in his opposition. Meanwhile powerful Senators, John Kerry of Massachusetts and John McCain of Arizona, among others, continue to call for a no fly zone as a means of preventing Qadaffi’s air attacks. It would seem that as long as such attacks avoid being seen as mass attacks against unarmed civilians in the streets, they will be allowed to continue. While there was news this morning (Tuesday) that some inquiries had been made on Qadaffi’s behalf about his seeking safe passage for he and his family if, and when, they
were to withdraw and seek to leave the country, there was no announced plan for him to do so. That news may prove to be important if he decides he cannot prevail and does try to leave, But as I write this no such plan has come to light as yet. So the dilemma remains. Qadaffi can probably hold some smaller portion of western Libya while the large remainder organizes itself as a separate and distinct country. This might be acceptable to the United States and other NATO countries since the will to organize and support a counter force to seek his removal seems lacking. Both Obama and Gates seem unwilling to provide enough active assistance to the rebels to assure them a complete victory. Or, and this seems possible, those forces are supplied and supported clandestinely so as to prevail and oust Qadaffi and his family. While either of the above possibilities could prevail, the possibility of Qadaffi regaining control of Libya and meting out punishment to those who sought to oust him seems like the one outcome that countries in the West, especially the United States, could least allow. If that seems to be happening, then it will call for strong and direct action from us to prevent it. So far there is no sign of that and we need to fervently hope there will be no need and that the dictator of 40 years will be forced to go without our direct involvement. Until then, cool heads and cool hands need to prevail.
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Let’s keep Berlin ‘We’, not ‘Us versusThem’ To the editor: I write to address the current focus on the salaries of city employees—mostly teachers and administrators, along with housing, public works, police, fire, and planning. First, for the math—Mr. Bisson’s hourly rate of $52 per hour assumes 37.5 hours per week (March 3,). If you use the more realistic 50 hours per week, it’s $39 per hour, and at 60 hours, it’s $32 per hour. As Renee Stewart’s March 4, letter notes, for teachers, the school day is only part of their job. In this 24/7 linked up world, that’s also true for the rest as well. Next, for the bigger picture—The “Daily Sun: “early childhood” cover article on March 4, again illustrates what we have been hearing for years— education has the best ROI (return on investment) of any economic strategy known—from $7 to $20 back in higher wages, less public assistance, and less crime for every dollar spent. Public Services are essential—Berlin is in transition from the old 37.5 hour
per week manufacturing mindset to the new 21st century workforce. Look around—city professional staff have worked collaboratively with local business owners and others to remove blighted housing, bring back downtown, spruce up streetscapes, improve residential and commercial energy efficiency, etc. That’s the sort of quiet inthe-trenches work that will attract new talent and ideas to the city. Cutting our neighbors salaries to join in on the current anti-government demolition derby only will result is all of us paying more individually, and the city withering away “up he-ah” north of the notches. Berlin’s Future—Berlin has one of the most spectacular locations of any city in the US. Set in the Androscoggin and Dead River valleys, surrounded by mountains, Berlin will continue to shape a bright future only if we continue the City’s tradition of working together. Let’s buck the mean-spirited “us vs them” trend and get to it. Katherine Harnett Berlin
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Discretion and research would have been nice To the editor: As a retired teacher, current coach and substitute teacher at Berlin High School, I found it unfortunate to see the cartoon with Tim Forestall’s name on it. I have worked with him for at least 20 years. He was both my athletic director and assistant principal at Berlin High School. The average assistant principal lasts about five years due to burn out and stress. Mr. Forestall has far exceeded that figure by quite a few years and continues to do an outstanding job few people could or would do. He is the one who handles every discipline case in the school. When a student is unruly, comes to school under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or is just having a bad day, they end up in his office. Some days the bench in the office is full. In addition to this he often has to deal with unruly parents as well. In the years I worked with him I saw him verbally abused countless times and witnessed attempted physical assaults several times. He handled it all with complete MIKE from page 4
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professionalism and class. This is the guy who will probably have to be the first one to confront an armed intruder if it ever happens in our school, and God forbid will have to put his life on the line for the rest of us in our locked classrooms until the police arrive. When you read the police blotter or court records in the paper, a lot of those offenders are the ones he had to deal with on a daily basis. In spite of the stress of the job, Mr. Forestall has maintained a tremendous sense of humor and is liked and respected by both students and faculty. If anyone deserves a good salary it is him. I would not do his job for twice the money. Even after 40 years of working with young people I go to him for advice and just to vent sometimes after a bad meet. I feel that he did not deserve that cartoon and he is worth every penny the city pays him. I would hope that a little discretion and research would be used next time a cartoon like this is published. Robert Lord, Jr. Berlin
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'Read across America' in full swing at Ed Fenn school GORHAM – It was that time of year again! “Read Across America” was in full swing once again at the Edward Fenn Elementary School. Each year, students from kindergarten through the fifth grade are challenged to a reading marathon throughout the nationally recognized week of reading. At the Edward Fenn Elementary School, students participating in the event are typically rewarded with a week ending assembly that focuses on fun. In years past, during Superintendent Paul Bousquet’s time as the building administrator, students were rewarded for their reading by duct-taping him to a wall, turning him into an ice cream sundae, and tossing water balloons at him. Current Principal, Karen Cloutier has kept the tradition alive as she has dressed as the Cat in the Hat, been slimed while dressed as Dr. Seuss’ character, the Lorax, and last year, in celebration of a snowy winter, she was turned into a (shaving cream) snowman! This year’s event was sure to be just as successful as in the past. Just prior to “Read Across America Week” students were told they would be turning Mrs. Cloutier into a “Funky Chicken”! Throughout the week teachers concentrated classroom reading on the chicken theme---students and staff read many favorite selections such as “Peeping Beauty”, “Hedgie’s Surprise”,
and “The Chicken-Chasing Queen of Lamar County”. In the mean time, every student dedicated a minimum of 30 minutes reading time at home each night. For every 30 minutes of reading, students were rewarded with one feather for their mask that would be worn at the Friday assembly---however, most students read much, much more, as they knew that the top readers in each class would receive a special reward at the assembly. Finally, the reading marathon had come to an end! On Friday afternoon the entire student population, donning feather covered masks, assembled in the school’s gymnasium. “Ho-down” music played in the background as Mrs. Karen Wood, the School Librarian/Master of Ceremonies informed students that everyone who had read throughout the week would be awarded a brightly colored feather to help decorate their Principal and turn her into a “funky chicken”. Suddenly, there was an uproar of screams and cheers as Principal Karen Cloutier arrived dressed as a giant yellow chicken. As promised, students took turns adding their brightly colored feathers to her costume. The “chicken” danced about, students sang to her and as a final reward, the top readers in each class joined Mrs. Cloutier on the stage for the “chicken dance”.
Ed Fenn student Jack Lettre was only one of the many children who enjoyed the school’s recent reading marathon.
Area teens learn team leadership and ethics Ed Fenn to hold NORTH COUNTRY -- Where can you find up to 75 high school students from Northern Vermont and New Hampshire, and Eastern Quebec, giving up a summer weekend to become better leaders in their communities? The Rotary District 7850’s Rotary Youth Leadership Awards, held at Lyndon State College, Lyndonville, VT, June 24-26, 2011!Anticipated Participating Towns (Given prior year involvement): Ayers Cliff, Charlotte/Shelburne, Colchester/ Milton, Drummondville, Hanover, Lebanon, Lincoln/Woodstock, Lyndonville, Montpelier, Newport, Northfield, Plymouth, Randolph, Shelburne, Sherbrooke, South Burlington, St. Johnsbury, Stowe, Vergennes, Williston, Woodsville/ Wells River, and WolfeboroAbout the Rotary Youth Leadership AwardsRYLA emphasizes leadership, citizenship, and personal growth, and aims to * Demonstrate Rotary’s respect and concern for youth * Provide an effective training experience for selected youth and potential leaders
* Encourage leadership of youth by youth * Recognize publicly young people who are rendering service to their communities * In District 7850, we achieve our program goals through Group Team Activities lead by the Vermont National Guard, a Ropes Course conducted by the Lyndon State College Adventures Program, leadership personality testing, a joint service project with the Lyndonville VFW to ship care packages to troops, and other activities. The program is capped by motivational speaker Travis Roy (http://www. travisroyfoundation.org/). Students are selected for the program by applying through their local Rotary club. Their local club then awards the selected student(s) with free attendance to the RYLA program. For 2011, the program costs $350 per student. The program is conducted by District 7850 as a “break even” endeavor, meaning only enough funds are raised to pay for the direct costs of the program.
Results from Measuring Up Survey to be released GORHAM — The results of Measuring Up: the NH Arts Education Data Project, will be released this week in Gorham and Manchester. Measuring Up, which is the first statewide survey to collect information on student access to the arts, includes findings from the 2008-09 school-byschool survey as well as recommendations and strategies for supporting arts education. Bob Morrison, of Qudrant Research, lead researcher and data analyst for the project, will present findings from the survey at both rollouts. Fiddler Patrick Ross and his
apprentice Dalton Binette will play at the North Country rollout at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, March 10 at North Country Education Services in Gorham. New Hampshire artist, author and children’s book illustrator Tomie DePaola will speak at the rollout event on March 9 at 3 p.m. at the Currier Museum in Manchester. The Gorham release will be videostreamed so that those interested but unable to attend can watch the event on their computers. The report includes findings from the 2008-09 schoolsee SURVEY page 7
GORHAM --Kindergarten Registration will take place at the Edward Fenn Elementary School in Gorham on Friday, May 13, for children who will be eligible for kindergarten in September of 2011. A child must be five years of age by September 30, to be eligible for the fall term. If you have a child eligible for kindergarten and reside in the towns of Gorham, Randolph or Shelburne, please call the school office. To schedule an appointment call 4663334 starting Monday, March 28, through Friday, April 15, between the hours of 9 and 11 a.m. and 1 and 3 p.m. Parents are asked to bring their child’s immunization records, which should be up-to-date as per state of New Hampshire requirements and any record of a physical examination within the last year. Also needed is the child’s birth certificate, social security card, and a recent photograph of your child.
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Students participate in national mathematics competition BERLIN --A select group of students at Berlin High participated in the 61st annual American Mathematics Contest 12 or the 11th annual American Mathematics Contest 10. The contests were held on Tuesday, February 8, 2011. The students comSURVEY from page 6
by-school survey, plus recommendations and strategies for supporting arts education. A total of 153 New Hampshire public schools representing 84,840 students, (43 percent of the student population) completed the voluntary survey. The Measuring Up project will provide New Hampshire schools, policy makers, teachers, parents and community leaders with an analysis of students’ access to arts education. Both rollout events are free and open to the public. The Measuring Up project is a partnership initiative of the New Hampshire Department of Education (NHDOE), the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts (NHSCA) and the Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire (AANNH). The survey, distributed during the FY 2009 academic year, asked questions about each school’s curriculum; funding of arts education; arts educators’ certification status; programs offered during the traditional school day and after school; dedicated class-
peted for local, regional and national student and school awards. The contest, which covers high school mathematics, is given in participating schools. Its purpose is to spur interest in mathematics and develop talent through the excitement of friendly
competition at problem solving in a timed format. Over 250,000 students from 4,200 schools participated in the AMC 10 and AMC 12 contest. Top scorers from Berlin High in the AMC 12 contest were Kyle St. Hilaire, Shamus Wheeler, and Alyssa Kinney. The top scorers for the AMC 10 con-
room space; plus schools’ use of artists in residence, grants and community arts resources. Arts disciplines surveyed included music, visual arts, dance, theatre, creative writing and media arts. One goal of the project is to help schools make use of New Hampshire arts resources that meet their varied needs. The project is funded by the NHDOE, the NHSCA, and the National Endowment for the Arts, with grant support from the NH Charitable Foundation and Lincoln Financial Foundation. The survey instrument, data tables, a list of participating schools, an executive summary, plus resources for parents, educators, students and community leaders will be posted online at http://www.aannh.org/measuringup after the rollouts. Pre-registration is encouraged for the rollout events. To RSVP for either of the rollout events, go to www. aannh.org/measuringup or contact Frumie Selchen, AANNH, (603) 3237302, or Frumie@aa.
Suicide prevention training offered in Coos County COOS COUNTY - Over the past few years, close to 1,000 people have been trained in the national best practice Connect™ Suicide Prevention Program in Coos County. Funded by a grant awarded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) with a focus on youth suicide prevention, the NH chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI NH) partnered with North Country Health Consortium in 2010 to expand its Connect ™Suicide Prevention Program in Western Coos County. Connect™ is a nationally-recognized program developed by NAMI NH that provides suicide prevention training and support services to communities and
test were Alison Goupil, Keenan Wood, and Dylan Poirier. The AMC is located at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln and receives support from several foundations and associations. The contests are given across the U.S.A., Canada, and in many schools abroad.
key service providers throughout the state. Although the trainings are specifically geared towards preventing youth suicide, the skills and information are applicable across the lifespan. Half-day trainings are available for service providers in social services, mental health and substance abuse, law enforcement, EMS, faith leaders, educators, and medical providers. Connect™ also offers training for parents and other community members. Next month, a training developed specifically for social service providers will be offered in Colebrook on April 5, from 1-4:30 p.m. at the 45th Parallel. Since social service providers are often in a position to recognize and offer help see SUICIDE page 9
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Berlin police log Monday, Feb. 28 8:39 a.m.- Leon Smith, III, 30, of Berlin, was arrested for change of address; duty to inform. Court and bail information was not available. 10:51 a.m.- A minor two vehicle accident was reported on York Street. Tuesday, March 1 1:42 p.m.- A man reported his ex wife was removing his belonging from their residence. Wednesday, March 2 11:19 a.m.- Curt Marshall, 27, of Berlin, was arrested on a bench warrant. He was released on $250 cash bail and given an April 26 court date. Thursday, March 3 3:25 a.m.- A chimney fire was reported on Hillside Avenue. The fire was extinguished. 7:48 a.m.- A minor two vehicle accident was reported on Western Avenue. 8:42 a.m.- A caller reported their vehicle was hit in the school parking lot. 9:22 a.m.- Police received a report of a vehicle that the window was shot out with a BB gun. 2:27 p.m.- Stephen Gregory, 23, of Berlin, was arrested on an electronic bench warrant. He was released on $417 cash bail and no court date was listed. 2:44 p.m.- Joy Pozzuto, 26, of Berlin, was arrested for willful concealment. She was released on $1,000 personal recognizance bail and given an April 26 court date. 2:54 a.m.- Jason Lavoie, 35, of Milan, was arrested for simple assault. He was released on $500 P.R. bail and given an April 26 court date. 3:17 p.m.- A minor two vehicle accident was reported on Coos Street. 9:52 p.m.- A woman reported someone damaged the headlight on her
vehicle, and also drained the oil from her car during an earlier incident. Friday, March 4 1:27 p.m.- Police served a female juvenile a petition for criminal mischief. 3:54 p.m.- Robert Howland, 29, of Berlin, was arrested for receiving stolen property and default or breach of bail conditions. He was transported to the county jail in lieu of $250 cash bail, pending a bail hearing on Monday. 9:58 p.m.- A fight between two men was reported on State Street. Neither party wanted to pursue charges. Saturday, March 5 11:13 a.m.- A caller reported a man selling steaks door to door and thought it was suspicious. 11:16 a.m.- A caller reported someone damaged a chain and no trespassing sign. 1:44 p.m.- Jennah Laplante, 25, of Berlin, was issued a traffic citation for non-inspection. 7:01 p.m.- One of the men involved in a fight the night before wanted to speak with an officer in reference to possibly pursuing charges. 10:33 p.m.- A caller reported two females were in the roadway and one was lying on the ground. Police checked the two females and one had sprain her ankle. Sunday, March 6 10:38 a.m.- A caller reported their car was vandalized on Champlain Street. 10:57 a.m.- A woman reported smoke in her basement. The fire department was notified and responded. 4:50 p.m.- A blown transformer was reported on Main Street. The fire department and P.S.N.H. were notified.
State Police Troop F log February 21 2:27 p.m. -- State Police responded to a minor motor vehicle accident at Wildcat Ski Resort. A vehicle being driven by Matthew Noonan, 18, of Massachusetts, backed up into a vehicle being driven by a Vincent Patch, 18. of Glen. Both vehicles driven from scene and there were no injuries. 2:50 p.m. -- State Police is investigating the report of criminal mischief in the town of Success. 10:45 p.m. -- State Police are investigating the theft of cash from a patron’s wallet while he was staying at the Town and Country Motor Inn in Shelburne. February 22 1:30 p.m. -- State Police is investigating the report of harassment in the town of Northumberland. The incident remains under investigation at this time. 4:07 p.m. -- State Police arrested Eric B. Smith, 26, of Webster, on an electronic bench warrant in Stewartstown. February 24 3 a.m. -- State Police stopped Justin Martineau, 25, of Berlin, on I93 in
Plymouth for a traffic violation. Subsequently both Martineau and his passenger, Stephen Augustine, 27, of Berlin, were found to have electronic bench warrants out of the Berlin District Court. Both were transported to the Plymouth Police Department to be processed. They were also charged with acts prohibited which they will need to appear before the Plymouth District Court. February 25 1:35 p.m. -- State Police reported to a motor vehicle accident. Stephen Guinard, 48, of Stratford, slowed down for a tractor-trailor unit resulting in jack-knifing his truck and trailer and hitting the guard rails with minor damage. 1:49 p.m.-- State Police reported to a motor vehicle accident in Stratford. Having another accident in front of them, Thomas Orino, 45, of Nashua, in his Explorer had stopped which resulted in a Durango driven by Dennis Goodwin, 33, of Stratford, to rear end them. No injuries reported. February 26 10 a.m. -- State Police verified the see TROOP F page
Gorham police log Thursday, Feb. 24 11:18 a.m.- Andrew Boutin, 26, of North Conway, was issued a traffic summons for speed. 1:59 p.m.- A man reported receiving a bad check. Saturday, Feb. 26 1:48 a.m.- A fight involving six people was reported on Main Street. The fight had dispersed before police arrived, a none of the parties wanted to pursue any charges. 9:25 a.m.- Eric Therriault, 26, of Berlin, was issued a traffic summons for speed. 12:11 p.m.- Gary Turcotte, 34, of Gorham, was issued a traffic summons for non-inspection. 12:21 p.m.- Johan Halle, 48, of Portsmouth, was issued a traffic summons for speed. 12:30 p.m.- Craig Lewis, 60, of Mission Veijo, Calif., was issued a traffic summons for speed. 1:14 p.m.- Norman Gaulin, 42, of Kingston, was issued a traffic summons for speed. 3:49 p.m.- John Rademacher, 43, of Hampton, was issued a traffic summons for non child restraint. 4:08 p.m.- Kimberly Phillips, 39, of Lewiston, Maine, was issued a traffic summons for speed. Sunday, Feb. 27 9:53 a.m.- Michael Bisson, 42, of Barrington, was issued a traffic summons for speed. 11:04 a.m.- Richard Lutz, 25, of Gorham, was issued a traffic summons for failure to display plates. 11:37 a.m.- Scott Martin, 20, of Raymond, was issued a traffic summons for speed. 11:45 a.m.- Tiffany Harrington, 17, of Whitefield, was issued a traffic summons for non-inspection.
12:13 p.m.- Joy Schoenbeck, 43, of Shelburne, was issued a traffic summons for speed. 3:30 p.m.- Rebekah Mitchell, 23, of Center Ossippee, was issued a traffic summons for speed. Monday, Feb. 28 7:26 a.m.- A town plow truck hit a vehicle on Railroad Street. There was minor damage to the vehicles. 12:14 p.m.- A minor two vehicle accident was reported on Main Street. 3:12 p.m.- A minor two vehicle accident was reported on Main Street. Tuesday, March 1 10:56 a.m.- A vehicle drove into a fence on North Main Street and then drove off. 11:05 a.m.- Melissa Girard, 25, of Berlin, was issued a traffic summons for speed. 12:36 p.m.- Kelly Sheets, 23, of Gorham, was issued a traffic summons for non-inspection. 1:11 p.m.- A hit and run accident was reported on Main Street. The incident is under investigation. 1:40 p.m.- George Stanley, 63, of Berlin, was issued a traffic summons for non-inspection. 2:57 p.m.- Josh Kimball, 40, of Gorham, was issued a traffic summons for non-inspection. 4:24 p.m.- Michael Malone, 19, of Whitefield, was issued a traffic summons for speed. 9:46 p.m.- Paul Beroney, 43, of Berlin, was issued a traffic summons for speed. Wednesday, March 2 6:38 a.m.- An iPod was reported stolen at the high school. 2:50 p.m.- A minor two vehicle accident was reported in the high school parking lot.
Berlin District Court Gerard Belanger, Jr., 47, of Berlin, was fined $124 for an unregistered OHRV. Eric Rano, 24, of Berlin, was fined $84 for a two fish hooks on one line violation. Alan Portras, 38, of Dunbarton, was fined $74.40 for an OHRV speed violation. Hunter Cote, 17, of Berlin, was fined $124 for an unregistered OHRV. Steve Forcier, 27, of Manchester, was fined $74.40 for an OHRV speed violation. Christopher Frizzell, 31, of Milan, was $930 for driving or operating under the influence of drugs or liquor, and his license was suspended for
three years. He must also complete the multiple offender program. He was fined $34 for acts prohibited. The fines on both charges will be paid through a 26 day sentence to the house of corrections. Charges of a basic rule violation and possession of drugs in a motor vehicle were nol prossed. Kenneth McKiernan, 47, of Hooksett, was fined $74.40 for an OHRV speed violation. Nicole Perry, 19, of Gorham, was fined $620 for driving or operating under the influence of drugs or liquor, and her license was suspended for one year. Charges of transportation of alcohol by a minor and unlawful possession of alcohol were nol prossed.
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Union Local 75 holding 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 , one at 1 p.m. and one at 6 p.m., will be to read, discuss and vote the contract pro-
posal 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.
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members. This training will be held at the Stratford Town Hall from 9-4:30 each day. Additional trainings are planned for first responders, educators, parents and community members. If you are interested in attending any of the trainings, being notified if a particular training is scheduled, or in scheduling a training for a particular group, please contact Becky McEnany at email@example.com. The trainings are free but registration is required and space is limited. It is everyone’s responsibility to prevent suicide. Warning signs include: talking about death or dying, isolation, anger/rage, hopelessness, increased use of alcohol or other drugs and mood changes. If you are worried about someone you think is at risk of suicide call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255). For more information on suicide prevention in NH go to www.theconnectproject.org or www.naminh. org.
to people who are at risk for suicide, it is important that they be trained to recognize individuals at risk for suicide and learn strategies for connecting their clients to help. Anyone working in social services is invited to this training including people working in a wide range of organizations, such as family service organizations, summer camps, faith-based programs, after-school drop-in programs, recreational groups, residential programs, domestic violence services, homeless shelters, family planning and other health-related services. On May 2, 4, and 6, Connect ™ will hold an intensive three - day training for community members in Coos County who are interested in becoming certified Connect trainers. This “Train the Trainer” training is offered as a way to build local capacity and promote sustainability by certifying local trainers to provide training in the national best practice Connect™ model to their co-workers and community RESIGN from page one
commit time to the important issues facing the city I feel the best option for the city, as well as myself, is to resign from my seat as Ward I Councilor,” Landry wrote in his resignation letter. The council is accepting letters of interest in the positions through 4 p.m. on March 18. To qualify, candidates must be 18 years of age, a resident of Berlin for at least a year, and a resident of the ward. The vacancies will be up for election in November. BUDGET from page one
median home income in Berlin was $29,647 in the 2000 U.S. Census. He said Berlin residents pay the highest percentage of their income to property taxes of any city in the state. MacQueen argued the council has treated the school department more than fair over the years. He said school enrollment has dropped almost 15 percent since the 2001-02 school year. But during that time spending per pupil has increased more than the state average. Over the last ten years, MacQueen said the school budget has increased at a rate several times higher than any other city department. MacQueen said the police commission submitted a budget with a 2.2 percent decrease, which would eliminate one police officer. He said the commission does not recommend the reduced budget. The fire department would lose two fire fighters if forced to cut 4 percent from its budget. MacQueen said the department requested hiring two additional firefighters to allow it to have four shifts of five firefighters. He said cutting two positions would leave
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Mayor Paul Grenier said the two openings provide people interested in city government with a unique opportunity to try serving on council without making a long-term commitment. “It’s a great opportunity to test the water,” he said. Councilor Tom McCue said it’s also an opportunity for citizens to get involved. He noted the council is just beginning the budget process, which he pointed out, is the most important time for the council. the department with four 4-person shifts and no five person shifts. Because of vacations, sicknesses, and illnesses, there would be times when there are fewer than four firefighters on duty to respond to a structural fire. For that reason, MacQueen called cutting two firefighters “particularly painful”. Public Works, including engineering and solid waste, achieved the 4 percent reduction by cutting an hourly position in the highway division and an hourly position the waste division. If the budget is approved, MacQueen said there would be a total of 23 hourly workers in the department. MacQueen said it appears Community Services Director Laura Viger will be stepping down. Instead of replacing her, the duties of her position will be divided among various departments. In administration, the code enforcement and housing secretary position would be cut from full to part-time. The council will now begin its overview of the budget by meeting with the various departments. First up is the school board next Monday, March 14.
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HOROSCOPE ARIES (March 21-April 19). There’s something you’d like to confess. The admission is actually quite harmless, and yet it’s the perfect thing to tell a friend. The honesty will bond you together. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Try not to rely too heavily on one idea of who you are. Strive to be well-rounded. Instead of following one mentor, branch out. And socialize with many different sets of friends, as well. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You’ll encounter individuals who are not as verbally inclined as you are. It will be a challenge to get these types to open up and talk to you, but it will help you to know what they have to say, so the effort is worthwhile. CANCER (June 22-July 22). You’ll be the leader today. You’re not out to control anyone -- you rule by getting the input of everyone involved. You invite discussion. But ultimately, it’s you who makes the decision. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You love people, in theory. You’ll come across individuals who challenge that theory today. You will beneﬁ t from making an extra effort to kindle a feeling of warmth for every single person you meet. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Even the smartest person can’t know everything about every subject. You know what you know, and it shouldn’t be a reason for pride or shame right now. Share what you know, and admit what you don’t so that others can ﬁll you in. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You’ve been so mentally taxed lately, and you need to blow off some steam. Get into activities that make you breathe and sweat. Physical exertion makes you stronger. It also impresses someone near to you.
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––––––––––––––––– DAILY CALENDAR ––––––––––––––––– Wednesday, March 9 ServiceLink Representative: available to offer free, confidential Medicare counseling to beneficiaries, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., AVH Mt. Adams conference room. No appointment needed. FMI, Gisele McKenzie, AVH customer service manager, at 326-5660 or Paul Robitaille of ServiceLink at 752-6407. The Shelburne Neighbors Club will have a meeting on March 9 at 1 p.m. The meeting will be held at Bev Pinkham’s house and will feature wood working with Bob. All are welcome. Thursday, March 10 WIC Clinic: 8:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. at Groveton Methodist Church, Groveton. For an appointment, please contact 752-4678 or 1-888-266-7942. Free Small Business Counseling: Stewart Gates of the NH Small Business Development Center available to meet with entrepreneurs, by appointment only, for no cost business counseling, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Business Enterprise Development Corporation (BEDCO), 177 Main Street, Berlin, New Hampshire. Call 752-3319 for appointment. Friday, March 11 Men’s Breakfast Group. “Our Family Courts”. Presenter, Judge James Michalik, retired, presiding Judge of Coos County Family Division. Meeting at the Gorham/UCC Church, Main Street, Gorham. Breakfast 7 a.m., presentation at 7:30 a.m. Free will offering for the Ecumenical Food Pantry of Berlin. FMI: 466-3496. Saturday, March 12 Coos County Delegation Annual Budget Meeting: Coös 9 a.m. County Nursing Home, Cates Hill Road, Berlin.
WEDNESDAY PRIME TIME 8:00
ABC 5 WMUR The Middle The Middle Family NBC 6 WCSH Minute to Win It Å
Minute to Win It (N)
News 13 on FOX (N)
Off the Map (N) Å
Law & Order: SVU
Republic of Doyle (N)
19-2 (N) (SC)
Les Lionnes (SC)
PBS 10 WCBB Great Performances (In Stereo) Å
Rock, Pop and Doo Wop (My Music)
PBS 11 WENH Suze Orman’s Money Class Financial strategies.
American Masters (In Stereo) Å
CBS 13 WGME Survivor: Redemption
Criminal Minds Å
IND 14 WTBS Browns
There Yet? There Yet? Payne
Burn Notice Con artist.
Paid Prog. Star Trek: Next
IND 16 WPME Burn Notice Å
EWTN Live (N)
In the Arena (N)
Piers Morgan Tonight
American Justice Å
Nostradamus: 2012 Predictions of cataclysm.
NBA Basketball: Clippers at Celtics
MLB Preseason Baseball: Orioles at Red Sox
Law Order: CI
Law Order: CI
All/Family All/Family Raymond
Cleveland Retired at
Cleveland Retired at
King of Hill King of Hill Amer. Dad Amer. Dad Fam. Guy
Movie: “Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam” (2010)
Law Order: CI
Anderson Cooper 360 (N) Å How I Met How I Met SportsCtr SportsCtr
Movie: ››‡ “Two Weeks Notice” (2002)
Lopez Fam. Guy
The 700 Club Å Wizards
Fairly Legal Å
NCIS “Light Sleeper”
NCIS “Head Case”
NCIS “Family Secret”
Bones (In Stereo) Å
Bones (In Stereo) Å
Bones (In Stereo) Å
More Music Videos
Ghost Hunters Å
Ghost Hunters (N)
Lost His Face
Hoarding: Buried Alive Hoarding: Buried Alive Hoarding: Buried Alive
Ancient Aliens Å
Desert Car Kings (N)
First Place Hunters
Man, Food Man, Food Man, Food Man, Food Hamburger Paradise
L.A. Gang Wars
KKK: American Terror Amish: Out
1,000 Ways to Die
Teen Mom 2 (In Stereo) The Real World (N)
Movie: ››‡ “ATL” (2006) Tip Harris. (In Stereo)
Chappelle Chappelle South Park South Park South Park Tosh.0
Daily Show Colbert
Dog the Bounty Hunter Dog the Bounty Hunter Storage
Sex and the City Å
Movie: ››‡ “Once Upon a Time in Mexico”
105 Movie: ››› “Lord Love a Duck” (1966) Å
110 Chicago Hope Å
221 “Youth in Revolt” Å
Taking on Tyson
After Late Kourtney
Chicago Hope Å
Movie: ››‡ “Date Night” (2010) NASCAR
Southland Å GAC Late Shift
Face Off “Family Plot”
Ghost Hunters Å
Man, Food Carnivore
Movie: › “Exit Wounds” (2001) Steven Seagal. Movie: “More Than a Secretary”
Real Time/Bill Maher
231 “Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work”
Movie: “I Do & I Don’t” (2007) Å
Movie: ››› “The Mask” (1994) Jim Carrey.
(Answers tomorrow) Jumbles: EXCEL CANAL JAILED SYMBOL Answer: What he became for the post office skit — A MALE LADY
Movie: ›› “Zero to Sixty” (1978) Sylvia Miles Big Love Å
248 Movie: “Race to Witch Mountain”
The Real World Å Behind the Music Å
Now arrange the circled letters to form the surprise answer, as suggested by the above cartoon.
I’m Alive (N) (In Stereo) Taking on Tyson
10:00 10:30 11:00 11:30 C.M.: Suspect
CBC 9 CKSH Les Enfants de la télé
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CBC 7 CBMT Dragons’ Den (N) Å
by David L. Hoyt and Jeff Knurek
Criminal Minds Å
FOX 4 WPFO American Idol Finalists perform live. Å
THAT SCRAMBLED WORD GAME
Unscramble these four Jumbles, one letter to each square, to form four ordinary words.
CBS 3 WCAX Survivor: Redemption
MARCH 9, 2011
TWC - 23, CNN2 - 30, C-SPAN - 99, PAY-PER-VIEW - 59, 60, 61, 62
––––––––––––––– ONGOING CALENDAR –––––––––––––– Wednesday Weekly “Luck of the Draw” Cribbage Tournament. Gorham American Legion, 6 Androscoggin St., Gorham, $5pp: registration 5:15 to 5:45; play starts 6 p.m. Call Legion for more info 466-2433. Carving Club: Meeting every Wednesday, 5 p.m., E&S Rental, 29 Bridge St, Berlin. All welcome, prior experience not necessary. Open to all. Instructions to those new to carving. We hope to provide a wide range of carving experiences. FMI call Ed at 7523625. Harvest Christian Fellowship Soup Kitchen: Free community dinner every Wednesday night, 219 Willow St., Berlin. Doors open 4 p.m., dinner 5-6 p.m. FMI 348-1757. PAC Meeting. Child addicted to drugs? You’re not alone. Join us for the PAC (Parent of Addicted Children) meeting, 6 p.m., 151 Main Street, Berlin. FMI call 603-723-4949 or e-mail @ firstname.lastname@example.org. com.Bible Study: 6 to 7 p.m., Seventh Day Adventist Church, Mt. Forist St., Berlin. Weight Watcher’s Meeting at the Salvation Army, Berlin—9 a.m. meeting, 8:30 a.m. weigh-in Senior Meals: Guardian Angel School, MondayThursday Noon, Friday 8 a.m.-10 a.m. Suggested donations for 60 and over $3; under 60 $6. All are welcome. (FMI 752-2545). Bible Study: 6 to 7 p.m., every Wednesday night, 7th Day Adventist Church, bottom of Mt. Forist St., Berlin. All welcome. 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 email@example.com. Artisan Gift Shop: 961 Main St., Berlin. Open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Family Involvement Group: a family support and activity group, meets the second Wednesday of each month from 6-8 p.m. in the downstairs hall of St. Barnabas Church, corner of High and Main Streets, Berlin. Light refreshments are served. FMI, call Linda at 752-7552. Reiki Sharing Gathering: Third Wednesday of each month, 7 to 9 p.m., Pathways for Thursday’s Child Ltd., 3 Washington Street, Gorham. Open to anyone who has at least first-level Reiki training. No charge. (FMI 466-5564) Awana Children’s Club - 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM. Grades K-6th. Games, Worship, Bible Lessons, Workbook Time, Prizes, Fun. Community Bible Church. 595 Sullivan Street, Berlin. Call 752-4315 with any questions. AA Meetings: 12 to 1 p.m., Discussion Meeting, St. Barnabas Church, corner of Main and High Streets, Berlin. Step Book/Discussion Meeting, , TriCounty CAP, Step I, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., 361 School St., Berlin. Women’s Relationship Support Group: CCFHS sponsoring. Group meets 6:30 to 8 p.m. every Tuesday. CCFHS will provide transportation as needed. Limited space available. Call Carolyn at 752-5679 for more information. Milan Public Library: Monday, 1:30 to 7:30 p.m.; Tuesday and Wednesday’s 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. VFW Post 2520: Monthly meeting third Wednesday of every month. VFW Ladies Auxiliary: Meets every third Wednesday of the month, 7 p.m., post home, 1107 Main St., Berlin. All members encouraged to attend. (FMI 752-4743 daytime, 752-4276 evenings) Foot Clinics: Every second and fourth Wednesdays of the month, Berlin Health Department, Berlin City Hall, 8:30 a.m. to 112 noon and 1 to 3:30 p.m. By appointment only. Call 752-1272. All area residents welcome. Fee: $15. Thursday 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 firstname.lastname@example.org Senior Meals: Guardian Angel School, noon. Suggested donations for 60 and over $3; under 60 $6. All are welcome. (FMI 752-2545)
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For Rent by Abigail Van Buren
NEIGHBOR IS TAKEN ABACK BY BLOCK PARTY PROPOSITION
DEAR ABBY: I am a 50-year-old gay man. On New Year’s Eve, there was a block party on the street I live on. My neighbors, “Tim” and “Marie,” are a good-looking 30-ish couple. I was watching the ﬁ reworks when Marie sat down next to me and said, “Tim and I would like to get to know you better. How about we drop by for drinks some night after we put the kids to bed?” She said this while stroking my upper thigh with her hand. I ﬁ nd the idea of being intimate with her husband appealing, but I have never “been with” a woman and I don’t think I want to be. It seems to me the most prudent approach would be to pass on this opportunity, but how do I do it without offending or causing embarrassment for one of my neighbors? -- CAUGHT IN THE FIREWORKS, HOUSTON DEAR CAUGHT: Does this neighbor know your sexual orientation? If the answer is no, just thank her and tell her you’re not into threesomes. Because it has taken you so long to give her an answer, she probably won’t be surprised that a liaison is not your cup of tea. However, if she does know, tell her with a wink: “Thanks for the offer -- I’m not into threesomes. But you can send Tim over anytime.” DEAR ABBY: After 30 years of marriage, my husband is more interested in watching politics on TV than interacting with me. We are, by mutual consent, no longer intimate -- but he totally ignores me. He will talk to anyone who looks his way, but he doesn’t talk to me. His idea of doing something together is driving around the countryside for four hours looking at the scenery. He’ll lie on the couch and watch TV or read while I’m a few feet away
and not say more than a dozen words to me all day. I can’t do this much longer. What do you suggest? -- NEGLECTED WIFE IN GREENVILLE, S.C. DEAR NEGLECTED WIFE: Perhaps you should spend less time with your husband. Couples who spend a lot of time together can ﬁ nd conversation difﬁ cult because they have nothing fresh to bring to it. Do some things with female friends so you won’t feel so shut in and isolated. This way you will have more experiences you can discuss. Also schedule some diversions you can enjoy together that don’t involve conversation. How about a movie or a play, or a volunteer activity you can both be involved in? If this doesn’t help, then consider counseling. DEAR ABBY: I don’t understand why people need others to take sides in an argument. If someone is upset and wants to cut someone out of his/her life, why does that person expect family and friends to do the same -- even if the disagreement had nothing to do with them? Some of them lie to force the issue. I just don’t understand -- especially because we’re talking about adults. -- PUZZLED IN COON RAPIDS, MINN. DEAR PUZZLED: They do it to punish (and isolate) the person they’re mad at. However, if you make plain to the manipulator -- because that’s what the person is -- that you will not be dragged into the middle of something that’s not your business, you’ll be better off. P.S. What makes you think that all adults ACT like adults? Surely I’m not the only person who has seen a grown-up behave like a 5-year-old.
THREE bedroom, heat, hot water, washer/ dryer, no pets, smokers, parking, security deposit, required, 752-7136.
For Sale AMAZING! Beautiful queen or full pillow top mattress set $249, king $399. See ad under “furniture”. 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 con dition $100 (603)752-5751.
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
Free T&B Appliance Re moval. Appliances & AC’s re moved free o f charge if outside. Please call (603)986-5506.
Help Wanted CDL Driver positions and help ers for more info please call me after 2pm @(603)781-0399.
CLASS B DRIVER Errol NH Site Location Haz mat and Tanker Endorse ments Required. Must be self motivated, team player with good driving and work history. We offer competitive wage and benefit package. Maine Drilling & Blasting The e mployer of choice! EOE View Job Descriptions and Apply On Line: mdandb.com or call: 877-633-2632, for an application. MING House/ Trail House Lounge: waitresses and bartenders, call Dick Ki mber @ 723-2659.
Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at: Dear Abby, c/o The Conway Daily Sun, PO Box 1940, North Conway, NH 03860
by Gary Trudeau
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 lin es 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, NH03570 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:
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 bedroo m, 1st and 2nd floor. Call H&R Block (603)752-2372.
BERLIN 2 bedroom, heat, ho t water included, w/d hookups, HUD accepted. $525/ mo 802-388-6904.
BERLIN: First ave. 2 and 3 bed rooms 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 roo m, 2 bedroom, heated. Call (978)609-4010.
GORHAM: 13 Exchange St, (white bldg w/ black tri m) 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 Ani mal 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 bedroo m 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 bedroo m , recently re modeled, 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: E mery Street, Large three bedroom, first floor, heat, w/d hook-up, newly renovated, off street parking, storage, $750/mo. 603-606-1134. BERLIN: E mery Street, s mall one bedroo m, heat, off street parking, $450 603-606-1134.
GORHAM: one bedroo m, 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 bathroo ms, hot water only included, $500/ mo. 603-234-9507 ask for Bruce.
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‘Ask the Expert! Anything Dental Goes’ topic of health lecture BERLIN --Paul Schoenbeck, DMD, North Country Dental, will present an AVH Health Education Lecture titled, “Ask the Expert! Anything Dental Goes,” at 6 p.m. Monday, March 14, in the AVH lecture room. The presentation will cover topics of interest to all dental patients. The first half of the lecture will cover: • Missing teeth and the importance of replacing them • Stress and its effects on teeth • The mouth and body connections
(such as Gastric Reflux Disease) The second half of the presentation will be an open forum for attendees to ask questions. Any questions relating to oral health will be answered. Dr. Schoenbeck is the dentist onstaff at Androscoggin Valley Hospital and provides care in the emergency department and operating rooms for patients with severe dental needs. “Dr. Tooth” completed his premedical education at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, Cali-
fornia, in 1990. His dental education was completed at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine (at which he would later serve as a Clinical Instructor) in Boston four years later. Postgraduate training took place at Boston Veteran’s Administration Hospital, Jamaica Plain, Boston, in 1994 and 1995.
EQUIPMENT TRAINEES Construction Laborers Maine Drilling & Blasting
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 email@example.com EOE Position requires valid driver’s license, proof of adequate auto insurance, and driver’s and criminal background checks. (036).
HOUSE for sale/ rent in Gorham. 3 bedroom, 1 bath. FMI (603)723-7280.
TIM'S CARPENTRY All phases, kitchens, bathrooms, sheetwork, painting, wall papering, masonary and more. Free estimates, insured. 466-5933, 915-6216.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Services HYPNOSIS for habit change, stress, regression. Michael Hathaway, DCH, certified hypnotherapist. Madison 367-8851.
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.
(603)447-1198. Olson’s Moto Works, RT16 Albany, NH.
St. Judes - $5
School Administrative Unit No. 20 Gorham Randolph Shelburne Cooperative School District
Registered Nurse Needed The GRS Cooperative School District is looking for a Registered Nurse for their Edward Fenn Elementary School. Interested candidates should have a minimum of 3 years direct nursing experience and be comfortable with independent decision making but willing to collaborate. They should also possess good communication skills, both verbal and written. To apply, send letter of interest, certification/license information, current references and resume to: Paul Bousquet, Superintendent SAU #20, 123 Main Street, Gorham, NH 03581 (603-466-3632)
HANDYMAN services, snowplowing, roof shoveling, home maintenance, carpentry, painting, etc. call 915-0755.
BUY • SELL • T RADE www.motoworks.biz
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.
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.
TECHPROS- COMPUTER SALES & SERVICE
Wanted To Buy
16+ years experience! On-site computer repair, upgrades, wireless setup, virus removal, & more! (603)723-0918 www.TechProsNH.com
BUYING junk cars/ trucks, heavy equip- farm mach., scrap iron. Call 636-1667 days, 636-1304 evenings.
Always Ready, Always There. Call your local Recruiter! SSG Matthew Hawkins 603.340.3671
Part Time Front Desk Attendant * Every other weekend * Club membership * Must be dependable
Please Apply in Person 130 Main Street, Gorham, NH
All are welcome to attend the March 14, lecture. Light refreshments will be available, and contact hours awarded. For more information about this or any other scheduled health education lecture, please contact James Patry, AVH public relations and marketing director, at 326-5606.
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 For applications and job overviews, visit our office, M-F 8am to 4pm, or call (603) 752-7505. A United Way Agency
Part-Time Respite Provider 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.
TROOP F from page 8
address of a sexual offender who resides in Colebrook. 10 a.m. -- State Police verified the address of a Sexual Offender who resides in Groveton. 9:26 p.m. -- State Police assisted Littleton PD with investigating a hit and run accident. February 28 1:45 p.m. -- State Police assisted a sexual offender with a sexual offender registration. 7 p.m. -- The Blue Mountain Variety Store in Columbia reported a drive off of $86worth of gas. 8:05 p.m. -- Police stopped Cody Livingston, 18, Readfield, Me., for a traffic violation on Route 2 in Jefferson. Subsequently he was arrested for being in possession of drugs. He was transported to Troop F to be processed and will need to appear before the Lancaster District Court. 8:15 p.m. -- State Police served a protection order issued by the Colebrook Family Court. March 1 11:04 p.m. -- State Police responded to the report of criminal mischief in the town of Errol. March 2 5:01 p.m. -- State Police assisted Bethlehem PD with the warrant arrest of Dakota Hann, 21, of Pittsburg, at the Coos County Jail in Stewartstown. He was charged with credit card fraud. He will need to appear in the Littleton District Court on April 19. March 3 3 p.m. -- State Police assisted DCYF with a welfare check in Stewartstown. 8:17 p.m. -- State Police responded to a domestic dispute at a residence on Colebrook Road in Errol. A female subject left the residence and no charges were made. March 4 12:40 p.m. -- State Police took a criminal mischief complaint in Jefferson. 3:08 p.m. -- State Police took a report of theft in Errol. The incident remains under investigation at this time. 3:32 p.m. -- State Police took a report of criminal threatening in Columbia. The incident remains under investigation at this time. 3:33 p.m. -- State Police took a report of burglary in Columbia. The incident remains under investigation at this time. March 5 10:26 p.m. -- State Police arrested a Julie Hubbard, 24, of Pittsburg, for operating a motor vehicle after suspension in the town of Colebrook. March 6 11:30 a.m. -- State Police investigated the report of a theft in the town of Stratford. 2:41 p.m. -- State Police responded to a motor vehicle accident in the town of Stewartstown. A vehicle was traveling northbound when it slid on ice and went into an embankment. Poor tread on the tires is believed to be a factor in the crash also. Vehicle towed from scene. Three people were transported to UCVH with minor injuries. 4:55 p.n. -- State Police responded to a report of a two vehicle accident on Rte 3 in Stratford. Both vehicles were going north when a vehicle operated by Jeffrey Noyes, 43, of Stratford, slowed to turn into their driveway and a vehicle operated by Cathy Flech, 55, of Colebrook, was unable to avoid running into the rear of the other vehicle. There were no injuries in this collision and both vehicles were driven from the scene.
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Berlin Mites game results BERLIN -- On January 15,the Berlin Mites hosted the Manchester Flames for back to back games. In the first game, Berlin started out the scoring with a goal from Benjamin Estrella. Assists on the Estrella goal came from Dustin Rainville and Jonah Berthiume. In the second period Dominick Paradis wasted no time scoring a goal just over a minute into the period. Team mates Brayden Riendeau and Griffin Melanson picked up the assists. The second period was coming to an end. Melanson put one past the Manchester goalie with assists from Dominick and Trinity Gendron to make it a 3-0 score. In the third period Berlin added two more goals, one off the stick of Carter Poulin assisted by Paradise and Melanoson, and then Paradise from Riendeau. Cameron Reardon stopped all 12 shots he faced. Berlin had 32 shots on net. Final score Berlin 5 Manchester 0. In the second game, the Berlin Sabres came out firing in the first period, scoring three goals. The first goal came off the stick of Benjamin Estrella. He skated coast to coast and beat the Manchester goalie over his glove side. Next Dominick Paradis took a quick shot and score with assists from Jillian Hallee and Trinity Gendron. Finally, with just over a minute left in the first, Estrella netted his second goal of the game for the 3-0 lead. In the second period, there was a lot of back and forth action. Berlin outshot Manchester 5 -0 but they couldn’t put any past the goalie. John Boucher started the third period shooting one past the Manchester net minder. Manchester finally got on the score sheet with just under six minutes left in the game. Two minutes later Boucher took a pass from his goalie Cameron Reardon and netted his second goal of the game. Berlin out shot the Flames 14-7 in this game.
Final score Berlin 5 Manchester 1. On January 22nd, Berlin traveled down to Exeter to face NH East. The first period started out with back and fourth action as both teams had scoring chances but nobody could find the back of the net. In the second period Berlin started off the scoring late into the period with Benjamin Estrella taking it all by himself and put it in the net. Just 20 seconds later NH East would answer with a goal of their own tying the game 1-1. The third period was all NH East as Berlin could not get any offensive pressure going. NH East scored four unanswered goals to win the game 5-1. Cameron Reardon stopped 20 shots in this game. On January 30th, Berlin hosted a young NH Avalanche team. This game was all Sabres as Berlin scored on their first four shots. Starting off the scoring was Kolin Melanson assists from Brayden Riendeau and Cael Jewett, three minutes later Dominick Paradis from Griffin Melanson and Riendeau, a minute later Trinity Gendron located the back of the net with assists from Melanson and Riendeau, and the Sabres ended the period on a goal from Riendeau assisted by Melanson and Gendron. The second period Berlin scored five goals. Estrella, Jewett, Estrella from Jillian Halle and Sloan, Hallee, and Estrella one last time for the 9-0 advantage. The two shots taken in the third period ended up in the net. The first coming off the stick of John Boucher assisted by Dustin. With less than two minutes to go Cameron Sloan hit the back of the net for the 11-0 final. The Sabres defense of Carter Poulin, Benjamin Estrella, Trinity Gendron, and Jillian Halle shut down all offensive pressure from the Avalanche. Cameron Reardon earned a shutout without any shots on his net.
Berlin Pee Wee game results BERLIN -- Berlin Sabers 3 – Concord Capitals 3 On Saturday February 26th, the Berlin Saber Pee Wee II team travelled to Concord, NH to face the Capitals. Both teams battled back and fourth for the entire first period. Concord was able to get on the board, by finding the back of the net within the last two minutes of the period for a 1-0 lead. In the second period, Berlin came out ready to play. Alex Mailhot got the first goal for the Sabers with the help of Rylie Binette tying the game at 1-1. Berlin kept up the pressure offensively and was able to squeeze in one more goal before the period buzzer taking the one goal advantage at 2-1. Kyle Frenette received a beautiful pass from Damon Ruel to slam the puck past Concord’s goalie. For most of the third period, both teams came out strong, with the puck
back and forth between the defenses. There was four minutes left in the game. Concord was able to get their second goal to tie things up 2-2. Berlin then followed up with their third goal coming off the stick of Nick Ansaldi. Ansaldi carried the puck up the ice himself for the unassisted score. Concord never giving up as time was runing down. The Capitals were able to tie the game up at the buzzer, with no time left on the clock. Both teams played extremely well for the entire game. Berlin Sabers 9 – Hudson Cyclones 0 On Saturday, March 5th the Berlin Sabers hosted the Hudson Cyclones to close out their season. For the Sabers, the players found themselves in new and different positions. The coaching move seemed to open new doors them. In the first period, Berlin game out confident and hard. Nick Ansaldi got see PEE WEE page 15
Trainer Dick Kimber stands with Cody Haas and Carl Mercier, of Remax, Thursday afternoon after Mercier made a donation to help send Haas to a Silver Mittens boxing tournament. Haas fought in the Silver Mittens tournament in Lowell, Mass., at the Two Trees Hotel, and made it to the ﬁnals in the 132 divisions. Kimber said Haas is a promising young ﬁghter, ad he’s looking forward to a good battle during the tournament. “I’m really anxious to step foot into the ring and give it all I’ve got,” said Haas. He said training has been going well, and it’s been great to have his father, Gary Haas, and Kimber helping. Haas said he’s only been training competitively for about a year and a half, but his father’s been working
with him since he was a kid. Mercier said he and Remax are happy to do what they can to help the community, and thinks it would be great to see more businesses get involved to help more kids get to these tournaments. Kimber said Haas got some help from Jacob Plourde, Steven Beattie and Casey Mothot during training and sparring. Kimber said a lot of people help make it possible for these kids to go to these tournaments including Jeff Malick; Kerry Halle; Shirley and Henry, from Bodyline Fitness, let them use the gym for strength and ﬁ tness training; and Mike and Paul, from the Red Fox, supply them with a boxing ring in Jackson; Roger Villeneuve’s Heating Oil; and Sanschagrin Logging sponsor them.
The Town & Country Motor Inn teams up with Riverside Speedway in 2011 GROVETON -- The Town & Country Motor Inn in Shelburne, NH, will again be the banquet destination for Riverside Speedway’s a “Night of Champions” for 2011. The Town & Country will also be the divisional sponsor for the race track’s Street Stock division. “We are excited to be working again with the Riverside Speedway family,” said Town & Country Motor Inn coowner Scott Labnon. “It will be our fourth consecutive season and it gets better every year.” “I have been around racing a long time and have attended numerous banquets each year,” said Riverside president Jane LeBlanc. “In our first year running the track, we had over 350 people attending the banquet and it went off without any problems at all. The food service was second to none for such a large gathering. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves and complemented the Town & Country staff for providing a great evening out. At the end of the banquet, the racers and their families just danced the night away”. The street stock division at Riverside Speedway had positive growth in 2010 and the management will look to make it even more competitive in 2011. Riverside aligned their rules package to other racing facilities. That allows drivers to attend different tracks, giving drivers a second place to race during the week. The first step in the process was to go with a Goodyear racing tire, and
an aftermarket right front rim, creating stability in the cars. The track has also agreed to allow 16 valve dual overhead cam motors to race in the division for the first time, with different weight restrictions. This will make the division more versatile and allow other racers to attend the track. “We will have an abundance of talent in the street stock division again in 2011,” said Riverside GM Jean LeBlanc. ”I have heard that Ben Belanger will return in 2011 to defend his track title of a year ago and may have WMMP superstar Nick Pilotte as a team mate. Brett “The Jett” Rowell had a strong year in 2010, finishing in the top five and plans to go for a championship title in 2011.” Waterford Maine’s Jamie Heath has put in a license application for the 2011 season. The Pre-hangover 150 winner is always fast at the ¼ mile high banked track. Heath states that the level of competition and the respect given by the drivers within the division is second to none and is a big reason for his team to haul from such a great distance each week. Add into that mix of drivers, the young rookie driving talents of Brent Ming, and you have a field of racers ready to put on some spectacular racing each and every week. Riverside Speedway is a PASS sanctioned and ACT affiliated track. The speedway is located off of Brown Road in Groveton. You can visit www.riversidespeedway.org and get all of the updated news.
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Berlin Bowling Center league results BERLIN/GORHAM -- Friday, January 28 Couples League: Top teams- #1 Hot Rodders 50-22, #2 Strike Force 47-25, #3 Sharpshooters 43-29, high game men- Gary Pinette 206, Al Host and Jeff Girard 197, high series- Host 572, Pinette 558, high game women- Shirley Bertin 231, Tina Host 204, high series- Host 548, Bertin 519. Saturday, January 29 Bumper League: Teams- The Fireballz, Pin Knockers, Strikers, Transformaers, Pin Killers, Rocking Pin Beaters, high game- Paul Fortier 103, Austin Letarte 101, most over average Jayda Wesson +22, Madison Fillion +19. Sunday, January 30 Couples League: Top teams- #1 Strykers 57-27, #2 Ball Busters 47-37, #3 Spares 46-38, high game men- Mike Chapman 215, Mitch Couture 213, Jay Williams 193, high series- Chapman 543, Couture 517, Williams 501, high game women- Lisa Williams 204, Barb Anderson 182, 178, high series- Williams 511, Barb Anderson 504, Louise Tyler 480. Monday, January 31 Women’s League; Top teams- #1 AWDY 15-5, #2 Mom’s Nite Out and Power House both at 11-9, high game- Anita Valliere 201, 195, Louise Tyler 184, high series- Valliere 561, Williams 471, Tyler 469. Tuesday, February 1 Commercial League: Top teams- #1 C&C Satellite 51-33, #2 Double K Trucking 48.5-35.5, #3 Guardien Angel 48-36, high game- Norm Small 235, Paul Godin 221, Don Bouchard 201, high series- Bob Allaire 559, Brandon Steady 558, Norm Small 557,
most over average- Godin +67, Bouchard +65, most over average series- Bouchard +113, Godin +82. Thursday, February 3 Early Bird League: Top teams- #1 Owls 17.5-6.5, #2 Swallows, Ducks, and Robins, all at 13.5-10.5, high game- Helen Fauteux 166, Lori Penney 163, high series- Anita Valliere 461, Fauteux 425. North Country Men’s League: Top team- Pine Tree Power @ 7-1, high game- Ed Coulombe 219, Mike Chapman 216, high series- Chapman 564, Bill Dube 549. Friday, February 4 2-Person League: Top teams- #1 Numba Won! 12-4, #2 Spare Change 11-5, #3 Monsters and Thunder Strikers both at 7-9, high game- Jamie Blais 223, Gary Pinette 196, high series- Blais 531, Cari Gosselin 527, most over average- Blais +89, Ron Langlois +54, most over average Blais +129, Gosselin +53. Saturday, February 5 Kids League: Top teams- #1 Pinz-A-Flyin and The Swedes 7-2, #3 Irish Mafia 5-4, high gameKyle Boisselle 160 high series- Boisselle 301, most over average- Sydney Hodgdon and Ashton True +56, most over average True- +77. Wednesday, February 9 Senior League: Game 1 “Np Tap Winners”- Norm Bouchard and Chuck Dodge 179, Game 2 “Predict Your Score”- Henry Bertin, Game 3 “Splits, 9’s, X’s”- Don Springer and Chuck Dodge 204, Game 4 “Poker Bowling”- Norm Bouchard, Lucky Ticket winner- Norm Bouchard.
AutoNorth and Lamoureux’s Auto Body capture titles BERLIN/GORHAM -- Week 4 - Play offs Isaacson’s 0 AutoNorth 3 Scoring: AutoNorth- Leslie Hoyt @ 6:53 of 1st period assisted by Kim Allain and Kim Poulin, AutoNorthMissy Nolin @ 3:58 of 2nd period assisted by Heidi Roy and Tia Wilson, AutoNorth- Kim Poulin @ 1:34 of 2nd period assisted by Kim Allain. Saves: Isaacson’s- Maranda Morency 3-5-2=10, AutoNorth- Keenan Carrigan 2-1-0=3. Munce’s 1 vs. Lamoureux’s 0 Scoring: Munce’s- Kyle Laflamme @ 4:03 of 1st
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the first goal of the game with the help of line mates Kyle Frenette and Jacqui Hallisey. Five minutes later, Ansaldi got his second goal of the game off the passing help of Dylan Richmond and Emma Schoenbeck and a 2-0 lead. Thirty seconds later, defenseman Rylie Binette found the puck in front of the net and slammed it home with the help once again coming from Schoenbeck and Richmond. The next goal came right from the face off. Travis Lamontagne and Damon Ruel carried the puck up together with Travis sliding the puck under the goalie pads to make it a 4-0 game. Before the period buzzer, Corey Hood got the fifth goal of the game from about 12 feet out off a Richmond pass.
period assisted by Rollie Porrier and Al Martin. Saves: Munce’s- Marc Theberge 4-6-0=10, Lamoureux’s- Randy Girard 1-1-4=6. Munce’s 0 Lamoureux’s 1 (Overtime) Scoring: Lamoureux’s- Kevin StCyr @ 4:50 of OT (Unassisted) Saves: Munce’s- Marc Theberge 2-4-5-2=13, Lamoureux’s- Randy Girard 2-9-6-2=19. Good Seasons to Isaacson’s and Munce’s, 2011 Champs AutoNorth- Women’s, and Lamoureux’s Auto Body- Men’s. In the second period, Berlin came out strong again with the front line of Jacqui Hallisey, Ruel, and Lamontagne combining for the sixth goal coming off Lamontagne’s stick. Two minutes later, Richmond got his first goal of the game with the help of Schoenbeck and Ansaldi. With a minute left in the period, Hallisey got her first goal of the season off an Ansaldi pass. The Sabers were still not done in the period. Nick Ansaldi then got a hat trick with the passing help of Schoenbeck and Richmond. The final score of the game ended at 9-0 in favor of the Sabers. For the game, Chelsey Caron and Leo Croteau were able to stop all scoring threats from the Cyclones in the net. On the day, Berlin’s solid defense came from Amber Roy-Stewart, Corey Hood, Alex Mailhot, Rylie Binette and Kyle Frenette.
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City of Berlin COUNCIL VACANCY - WARD 1 The Berlin City Council is accepting letters of interest from Ward One (1) residents wishing to fill the unexpired term of Councilor Ryan Landry for a term to expire January 2012. Interested individuals must be 18 years old, a resident of Berlin for one year and a registered Ward One (1) voter. Letters of interest will be accepted until March 18, 2011 at 4:00 p.m. Please mail letters of interest to: Mayor & City Council, 168 Main Street, Berlin, NH 03570.
COÖS COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Regular Meeting Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. Coös County Nursing Hospital W. Stewartstown, NH
City of Berlin COUNCIL VACANCY - WARD 4 The Berlin City Council is accepting letters of interest from Ward Four (4) residents wishing to fill the unexpired term of Councilor David Poulin for a term to expire January 2012. Interested individuals must be 18 years old, a resident of Berlin for one year and a registered Ward Four (4) voter. Letters of interest will be accepted until March 18, 2011 at 4:00 p.m. Please mail letters of interest to: Mayor & City Council, 168 Main Street, Berlin, NH 03570.
SAFETY NOTICE FOR RECREATIONISTS Always keep safety in mind while recreating this winter. Ice conditions on dam impoundments can change rapidly creating thin ice, exposed obstacles, cracks, pressure ridges, and other unsafe conditions. Please operate with extreme caution. If traveling over a power line right-of-way, be cautious of guy wires and poles that may not be as noticeable during winter conditions. For more information, please contact Brookfield’s Water Resource Manager at (603) 479-3566.
City of Berlin NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The Berlin City Council will hold a public hearing Monday, March 21, 2011 in the City Council Chambers of City Hall beginning at 7:30 p.m. to receive public opinion regarding the following subject matters: • Ordinance 2011-01 Amending the Code of Ordinances, Chapter 15, Traffic & Vehicles, Article III, Stopping, Standing and Parking, Sec 15-69. Prohibited at all times in designated places by adding “No Parking Between Signs” in front of 124 Wight Street. • Resolution 2011-05 Authorize an application to the New Hampshire Community Finance Development Authority (NHCDFA) Neighborhood Stabilization Program 3 (NSP3) for a Three Million, Five Hundred Thousand Dollars ($3,500,000) grant to stabilize neighborhoods affected by high foreclosure rates and sub-prime mortgage-related problems. • Resolution 2011-06 Amend the City of Berlin’s Speed limit map by creating a fifteen (15) mile per hour School Zone of Sullivan Street between Grafton and Coos Streets and on Grafton Street between Rockingham and Cheshire Streets pursuant to the City of Berlin’s Code of Ordinances Sec. 15-41. • Resolution 2011-07 Authorize an application for $250,000 of funding from the USDA Forest Service 2011 Woody Biomass Utilization Grant Program for engineering services to convert the heating system at Berlin High School to Biomass. The full text of the proposed ordinance and resolutions is available for public review in the City Clerk’s Office. Debra A. Patrick, CMC Berlin City Clerk
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John P. Szostak CONCORD -- John P. Szostak, of 19 Americana Drive, Concord, NH, passed away March 7, 2011 at CRVNA Hospice House with his loving wife, Christine, by his side. Born January 20, 1946 in Portland, Maine, he was the son of William Vincent Szostak and Phyllis Evelyn Verrill. He was raised on Pope Road in Windham, Me., and attended Windham Schools through high school, graduating in 1964. He went on to attend Aurora College in Aurora, Illinois. For two years he worked various duties at S.D. Warren paper mill before his career as a fire protection engineer with various companies before settling in for 30 plus years with Capital Fire Protection in Loudon, NH. He was self taught in his profession. His employers and colleagues made him feel like family and he felt the same. He was a Fundamentalist Christian by heritage and a liberal Democrat. He was a staunch Red Sox and Patriots fan. He enjoyed gardening and reading. He loved music; his favorite band was the Grateful Dead. He is survived by his wife, Christine M. (Patry) Szostak, whom he married September 23, 1995; his mother, Phyllis Goodwin of Windham, Me.; daughters, Julie Ely and her husband Bob of New Hampton and Natasha Fifield of Concord; one son, William Szostak and his wife Pheonix of Jamaica Plain, Mass.; his sisters, Vickie Bowen and her husband Richard Parsons of Skowhegan, Me., Mary Dutton and
her husband Tom of Honolulu, Hawaii; his brother, Tom Szostak and his wife Sally of Windham, Me.; his grandchildren, Hosanna, Maranatha, Alicia Joy, Tiahna and Corey; several nieces and nephews; and his special son-in-law, Michael Fifield; his father and mother-in-law, Raymond and Caroline Patry of Gorham; and his brothersin-law Oscar, John P. Szostak Michael and James. He was predeceased by his son Leroy Szostak; his father William Szostak, his sister Barbara Jean Szostak and one niece Naomi Szostak. Calling hours will be held on Friday, March 11, 2011 from 12 to 2 p.m. at the Bennett Funeral Home, 3 Church Street (the Brick Building) with a funeral service to follow at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Penacook. Memorial donations may be made to CRVNA Hospice House, 30 Pillsbury Street, Concord, NH 03301. The Bennett Funeral Home of Concord is in charge of the arrangements.Messages of condolence may be offered at www.bennettfuneral. com
Marie Rose L. Girard BERLIN -- Marie Rose L. Girouard, 89, of Coos Street, Berlin, passed away Monday, March 7, 2011 at her home following a period of declining health. Born on March 12, 1921 in Berlin, she was the daughter of Joseph and Alice (Dubois) Allard. On April 27, 1946, she married Marcel Girouard who passed away in 1966. Marie Rose was a homemaker. She enjoyed crocheting, flower gardening, cooking, spending time at the family camp at Nay Pond, and spending time with her family and relatives. She was a communicant of Angel Guardian Church in Berlin, now known as St. Anne Church of Good Shepherd Parish. She is survived by two sons, Marcel Girouard of Berlin and Robert Girouard and his wife Clarice of Manchester; two daughters, Marie J. Morrissette and her husband Albert of Berlin and Diane Sheets and her husband John of Gorham; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; a sister, Sr.
Marie Blanche Allard, PM of Hudson. Her brother, Eddy Allard, pre-deceased her. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 10, at St. Anne Church of Good Shepherd Parish in Berlin. The Rev. Mark E. Dollard will officiate. Burial will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Berlin. Calling hours will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today, (Wednesday, March 9) Marie Rose L. Girouard at FleuryPatry Funeral Home, 72 High St., Berlin,(Use School St. entrance). Memorial donations may be made to AV Home Health & Hospice, 59 Page Hill Road, Berlin, NH 03570.
Simultaneous candle lighting observance GORHAM -- Debra Ann Murray of Brookside Drive passed away Friday, March 4, 2011 at her home.To celebrate her life, the family ask that
you light a candle in her memory on Wednesday, March 16 at 8pm. You may light a candle where ever you are at the time.
Denise Vallee handing paperwork to Susan Ferre.
Town hall open for business GORHAM -- On Thursday, March 3, the first official forms for scheduling an event at the newly renovated Gorham Town Hall became available. The first customers to ask for the forms, hot off the press, were Angela Brown, board member and Susan Ferre, director of music in the Great North Woods. They requested the proper forms to schedule a chamber music program which will take place during the annual Big Moose Bach Fest on Saturday, September 3. The program will feature local tenor, Christian Labnon, and Dallas baritone, David Grogan, in solo cantatas, using period instru-
ments. “This is our first chamber music concert application,” saida delighted Denise Vallee, who has spear-headed the project. “The acoustics of the hall will enliven the music and provide a splendid ambiance for this program,” Ferre noted. Other groups, such as Theatre North, have booked the hall, but until Thursday had not had access to the formal paperwork. “It was not really a race. We just happened to be there at the right time and we are all just delighted that the hall is now available,”said Ferre.
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, NH 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 1960’s, 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, NH 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 Pauline Pool of Berlin, NH;
three grandsons Michael A. Raymond of Berlin, NH, Kevin C. Raymond of Manchester, NH and Scott A. Raymond of Manchester, NH; six great-grandchildren; brothers John Letarte of Milan, NH and Laurier Letarte of Gorham, NH; sisters Theresa Phaneuf of Berlin, NH, Simone St. Onge of Brooksville, Fla., and Doris Lefebvre of Berlin, NH; 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, NH. There will be no calling hours. To sign the guestbook, please visit www.bryantfuneralhome.net.