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It was the end of a era yesterday afternoon as the last of the Rite Aid buildings on Main Street were demolished. Over the past two months, the remaining block of buildings purchased by Rite Aid Corporation back in 1998 have been razed. Rite Aid initially purchased the buildings with plans to build a new store there but the company ran into financial difficulties soon after purchasing them and never moved forward on the project. The buildings have sat vacant except for the one occupied by J.C. Penney, which continued to operate until the summer of 2010. Fittingly, the J.C. Penney building was the last to be torn down. Couture Construction, the contractor for the demolition, began working on the J.C. Penney builing last week. Yesterday, it took several hours and a few mishaps but the final corner section was down after just noon. Phil Bedard of Couture Construction said he was relieved that the demolition of the buildings was completed without any major mishaps. It took four excavators and a full crew of workers to do the project. Rite Aid Corporation said it will market the vacant lot. (PHOTOS BY RITA DUBE AND BARBARA TETREAULT).

Search suspended for body of man who New FEMA maps add 100 fell into crevasse in Tuckerman Ravine properties to flood zone BY ERIC EISELE THE CONWAY DAILY SUN

PINKHAM NOTCH — Unsafe conditions have forced rescuers to put on hold the search for the body of a Boston man who slid into a crevasse in Tuckerman Ravine on Sunday. Norman Priebatsch was descending Tuckerman Ravine on foot, according to a U.S. Forest Service statement, when “he fell, slid over a rock band, and continued downslope before falling into a deep crevasse at about 3:30 p.m.” Rescuers see no chance that Priebatsch is still alive. Several skiers and other members of Priebatsch’s party witnessed the fall. They tried shouting down into the hole but heard no response, prompting them to call for a rescue. U.S. Forest Service snow rangers, assisted by several other agencies and volunteers, tried late into the night to locate Priebatsch. One snow ranger was “lowered with lights and rescue equipment approximately 50 feet

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into the crevasse,” according to the forest service statement. “Visibility was restricted to about 80 feet. The crevasse, filled with hanging ice, running water and undermined snow, narrowed below that point. It was determined that lowering further into the crevasse was not possible due to significant safety concerns for rescuers.” It was 11 p.m. by the time the effort was over, and there was still no sign of Priebatsch. The search was put on hold at that point, according to the statement. “The accident site will be constantly monitored for changing conditions to allow resumption of recovery efforts.” “As of today the snow conditions remain pretty dangerous,” said Tiffany Benna, a forest service spokesman. “Efforts are still suspended.” Other rescuers involved in the effort, however, suggest that suspension will last for a while. see SEARCH page 7

BY BARBARA TETREAULT BERLIN – New flood insurance mapping by the Federal Emergency Management Agency will dramatically increase the number of city properties listed as being in a flood zone. City Planner Pamela Laflamme said currently there are 12 properties in the city considered in a flood zone. Based on her analysis of the revised maps, she believes that figure will increase to approximately 115 properties. Laflamme said the affected properties are along the Androscoggin River, Jericho Brook, and the Dead River. “There are a lot of people

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who will now be affected,” Laflamme said at Tuesday’s planning board meeting where the subject was discussed. The change in the flood zone designation will have a considerable impact on property owners. Homeowners in flood zones are required to purchase flood insurance if they have mortgages with lending institutions. Flood insurance can be fairly pricey. The re-sale value of property in a flood zone can also be affected. “We’re going to have some upset residents,” Laflamme predicted. Laflamme said she has see FEMA page 8


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Dinosaurs big as buses and fuzzy as chicks (NY Times) — Fossils discovered in northeastern China of a giant, previously unrecognized dinosaur show that it is the largest known feathered animal, living or extinct, scientists report. Although several species of dinosaurs with feathers have already been uncovered in the rich fossil beds of Liaoning Province, the three largely complete 125-millionyear-old specimens are by far the largest. The adult was at least 30 feet long and weighed a ton and a half, about 40 times the heft of Beipiaosaurus, the largest previously known feathered dinosaur. The two juveniles were a mere half ton each. In an article in the journal Nature, published online Wednesday, Chinese and Canadian paleontologists said the discovery provided the first “direct evidence for the presence of extensively feathered gigantic dinosaurs” and offered “new insights into early feather evolution.” Xing Xu of the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology in Beijing, who was the lead author of the paper, said in a statement that it was “possible that feathers were much more widespread, at least among meat-eating dinosaurs, than most scientists would have guessed even a few years ago.”


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(NY Times) — Teams of scientists working independently to understand the biology of autism have for the first time homed in on several gene mutations that they agree sharply increase the chances that a child will develop the disorder, and have found further evidence that the risk increases with the age of the parents, particularly in fathers over age 35. The gene mutations are

extremely rare and together account for a tiny fraction of autism cases — in these studies, only a handful of children. But the odds that two or more people in any small group will have such problems in the same genetic location are vanishingly small, strongly suggesting that the mutations are related to the diagnosis. Scientists have been debating the relative influence of inherited risk and environmental fac-

tors in autism for decades, and few today doubt that there is a strong genetic component. But biologists have groped in vain for a reliable way to clarify the underlying genetics of these so-called autism spectrum disorders, including Asperger syndrome and related social difficulties that are being diagnosed at alarmingly high rates — on average, in one in 88 children, according to a government estimate released last week.

Iran’s efforts to stir Afghan violence worry U.S. WASHINGTON (NY Times) — Just hours after it was revealed that American soldiers had burned Korans seized at an Afghan detention center in late February, Iran secretly ordered its agents operating inside Afghanistan to exploit the anticipated public outrage by trying to instigate violent protests in the capital, Kabul, and across the western part of the country, according to American officials. For the most part, the efforts by Iranian agents and local surrogates failed to provoke widespread or lasting unrest, the officials said. Yet with NATO governments preparing for the possibility of retali-

ation by Iran in the event of an Israeli attack on its nuclear facilities, the issue of Iran’s willingness and ability to foment violence in Afghanistan and elsewhere has taken on added urgency. With Iran’s motives and operational intentions a subject of intense interest, American officials have closely studied the episodes. A mixed picture of Iranian capabilities has emerged, according to interviews with more than a dozen officials across the government, most of whom discussed the risks on the condition of anonymity because their comments were based on intelligence reports.

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MOGADISHU, Somalia (NY Times) — A bomb exploded during a ceremony on Wednesday at the newly reopened National Theater here in the Somali capital as the prime minister was addressing the guests, turning an event that had been a welcome sign of growing calm into a grisly reminder of the many troubles still plaguing the country. Somalia’s Ministry of Information said that four people, including two prominent sports officials, were killed, though officials said the prime minister, Abdiweli Mohamed Ali, was unhurt. Several journalists and a lawmaker were wounded. Somali officials and some witnesses said a female suicide bomber was responsible. But in a claim of responsibility, Somalia’s radical Islamist insurgent group, the Shabab, said its operatives had planted explosives at the theater in advance. “Everything was carefully planned and orchestrated,” the organization said in a Twitter message. The blast came amid significant signs of improvement in the capital, Mogadishu, a rubble-filled city ravaged by 21 years of civil war.


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CONCORD — U.S. Rep. Charlie Bass is denying any wrongdoing in the face of state attorney general accusations that his campaign violated state law during the heated 2010 congressional race. Bass defeated Democrat Annie Kuster in the race. The Attorney General’s Office said an email from Bass’ manager to the National Republican Congressional Committee shows that the campaign violated push polling laws. “The campaign didn’t conduct a push poll,” Bass said. “We know that. It was an issue-ori-

ented call similar to those conducted by any other campaign.” The email expresses concerns about the campaign being connected to push polling and asked that the Bass Victory Committee identifier be removed from the end of a call that went out to 400 voters. Anne Edwards of the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office said that’s where the campaign made a mistake. “If they had identified that they were behind the call, this wouldn’t be an issue,” Edwards said. “And

they could have identified that they were involved in a joint effort with the NRCC, but instead they chose to have their name removed from it.” Bass said he will fight the charge as a matter of principle. “I have not violated New Hampshire law,” he said. “The courts will find that to be the case, and that will be the end of it.” The complaint against Bass’ campaign is a civil, not criminal, charge. —Courtesy of WMUR

Detective testifies in accused Senate panel sends right-towork bill to full chamber police shooter’s hearing MANCHESTER — A Manchester police detective who spoke with Officer Dan Doherty after he was shot last month testified in the suspect’s probable cause hearing Wednesday morning. Myles Webster, 22, of Litchfield, is facing an attempted murder charge after police said he shot Doherty during a foot chase when Doherty was responding to a call on the west side at about 6:30 p.m. on March 21. Detective Patrick Houghton testified that before the shooting, Webster was involved in an argument with acquaintances inside of a Hyundai Sonata. According to a witness in the car, at one point during the argument, Webster shot a gun out of the car window. He also said he would “take out a cop” if he was ever arrested, the witness told police. During the argument, plain-clothed officers working in the area saw Webster get out of the car and believed he might be armed. They called for officers to respond and Doherty arrived at the scene in a marked cruiser, Houghton said. Doherty told Houghton he chased Webster and was close enough to tackle him in the area of Wayne and Rimmon streets when Webster turned around and shot him. “He felt pain in his lower left leg, causing him to fall to the ground,” Houghton said. “While he was on the ground, on his back, the suspect continued shooting him. He could feel the rounds striking him. As Officer Doherty was looking up, he observed the subject actually advance on him.” Police said Webster fired 15 rounds at Doherty, and four or five bullets struck him in the leg and torso. Houghton said Doherty was able to return fire, and Webster ran away -10 casings from Doherty’s gun were found at the scene. “Officer Doherty explained they continued shooting at each other,” Houghton said. “He watched as the defendant began running away towards Rimmon Street.” Houghton said Webster ran through yards and climbed fences in an attempt to get away from pursuing officers, but he eventually fell into a pool and was arrested. A black Glock semi-automatic handgun was found nearby, Houghton said. During booking, Houghton said Web-

ster shouted, “You might as well just kill me. I’m going to jail for life anyways.” Webster told detectives he didn’t remember anything that happened that day and that he only remembered being arrested and brought in for booking, according to a police affidavit. Houghton said a bullet traveled through Doherty’s internal abdominal region and caused injuries to his intestines and a pelvic fracture. He also said Doherty had several fractures in his left tibia, a hematoma on his upper thigh and a laceration on his colon. Doherty continues to recover at Catholic Medical Center. Houghton said Doherty identified Webster as the man who shot him from his booking photo that was shown on television. Houghton also said he interviewed several witnesses who gave similar descriptions of the suspect: a slim Hispanic man, dressed in dark clothing with long, bushy hair. The defense asked Houghton about one witness who said they saw a white man with a silver gun, and another witness who told a newspaper he saw two men shooting at the officer. Houghton said that witness later told police he was unsure if the second man he saw had a gun. According to court paperwork, Webster goes by the nickname “Easy” and this was not his first time being in trouble with the law. In April 2010, Webster was arrested on charges of domestic assault and battery. One month later, police in Londonderry arrested Webster on a charge of unlawful possession and intoxication. In October 2010, Webster was indicted on federal weapons charges. He pleaded guilty to making false statement and was sentenced to 13 months in prison, with two years of supervised release. Late last year, police said Webster walked away from a federal halfway house in Boston and was sentenced to another six months in prison. He was released on Jan. 5. If convicted of the attempted charge, Webster faces life in prison. The case now moves to superior court where prosecutors will seek to indict Webster. He is currently being held on $1 million cash bail. —Courtesy of WMUR


CONCORD — After three hours of testimony Wednesday, the Senate Commerce Committee voted 3-1 to approve the same right-to-work bill it passed last year. The Senate version of the bill removes a section of the Houseapproved bill that would allow unions not to represent employees who do not join the union nor pay fees for negotiating and administering contracts.

The bill was approved by the House and Senate last year but was vetoed by Gov. John Lynch, and the House failed to override his veto. The lone senator on the committee to vote against the Senate amendment to House Bill 1677, Sen. Matthew Houde, R-Meriden, urged his colleagues to kill the bill. “Been there, done that,” Houde said. “Let’s not go through this process again.” The full Senate is expected to take up the committee’s recommendation at next Wednesday’s session.

N.H. Senate considers amendment to prohibit new taxes on income CONCORD — New Hampshire has no personal income tax, and a proposed constitutional amendment seeks to keep it that way. The Senate Internal Affairs Committee is holding a hearing Wednesday on the House-passed amendment to prohibit new taxes on income. Supporters argue enshrining the prohibition against the tax in the constitution would leave any existing taxes untouched.

But opponents said it could have unintended consequences, such as forcing the state to turn to higher business taxes to pay for government spending. New Hampshire is one of nine states that does not tax personal income, though it taxes interest and dividends. New Hampshire and Alaska are the only states without taxes on either personal income or sales. —Courtesy of WMUR

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Improving and expanding health care To the editor: In the excellent book by T.R Reid, “The Healing of America: A Global Quest for Better, Cheaper, and Fairer Health Care,” the author highlights health care programs around the world. Many countries provide universal coverage that is as good or better than what we have and typically for far less cost per person. He also tells the story of a young, southern woman with a very treatable disease. If she lived in the second and third richest countries in the world (and many others for that matter) she would have had simple, regular treatment and would lived a long life. Being born in the wealthiest country, the US, she died in her mid-20s, due to the lack of basic affordable health care. As her health went progressively downhill, her hospital finally accepted her in crisis and spent hundreds of thousands of dollars trying to save her life, efforts that came far too late. Wendell Potter, a former senior insurance executive who has spoken about insurance abuses, recently encouraged politicians and those on the Supreme Court wanting to kill the Affordable Care Act to come to Tennessee to witness thousands of folks with little or no health care attending a Remote Area Medical (RAM) free clinic. Normally this non-profit group organizes volunteer doctors and nurses to donate their time in third world countries. Now they offer similar clin-

ics around the US, given the lack of affordable health care in the US, and they sometimes see 5000-8000 patients. It should come as no surprise, given the millions of Americans without basic health care. How ironic, as some have put it, that the Supreme Court, with the best health care in the land, may undercut a health care bill at it’s core was pushed by the Republicans (as they fought the idea of single payer and other options that are common around the world). It’s also crazy that GOP front-runner, Mitt Romney, was as for a mandate (where he instituted it) before he decided to be against it. Are we noticing a pattern of some being against essentially anything that the Obama administration proposes or does? The Affordable Care Act, like many pieces of legislation, is imperfect, but it was a significant improvement to a broken, hugely expensive system that left millions of Americans without coverage, denied coverage or filing for bankruptcies (some 60 percent of bankruptcies are tied to unaffordable medical costs). Parts of the Act are in effect now. Others will come online soon. Moving towards affordable coverage for all, with everyone contributing and efforts to reduce costs, was the responsible thing to do. It also was the humane thing to do, in the richest country in the world. Reuben Rajala Gorham

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Hello fellow Berlinites. For many years while doing my research on Berlin history, I would occasionally come across the name of Phila May in the headlines of the papers during the late 1800’s. I now believe that I have found enough material about this local superstar to share with my readers. The newspaper headlines called her “Our Prima Donna” and this lady, whose married name was Phila May Griffin Miller, was a product of the Milan-Dummer area. Records show that she was born in Dummer near the Milan line and at some point, also resided in Milan. In later years, she was also referred to as the “Songbird of Milan”. This celebrity of 125 years ago told her story in two different papers ten years apart. The Berlin Independent of August 1889 spoke of her and then the Berlin Reporter of August 1899 gave an autobiography. In between these years there were occasional clips about her. I tried to combine these and other headlines to inform my readers of this famous lady. Phila May said that her first lessons in music were given to her by Mr. Jesse Tuttle of Berlin, a Civil War veteran who was a postmaster during this time. She started taking these lessons with him when she was around twelve years old. Mr. Tuttle had a singing school back in these days and worked with many different people. She said that he would even pick her up and then bring her home, which was quite a task considering the mode of transportation was horse and buggy. For what she called three terms, Phila May studied this way and to this teacher she confided the wish that she wanted to become a professional singer. She really wanted to know if this could become possible for a small town girl and she reiterated that Tuttle’s encouragement and careful training in those early days attributed in great measure to her later success. Phila May’s first public appearance was at a concert given in the church in Milan when she was just six years old and people knew then that she had a beautiful voice. At the

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age of sixteen, Miss Griffin went to Boston to continue her studies under the tutelage of Mr. John O’Neal. She remained in this city nearly four years where she was given more encouragement to continue with her singing career. Those four extra years were spent training with a Madame Long, who eventually pronounced Phila May fit for her chosen profession. Even at this point, she still was not satisfied, so she continued her training with another lady named Madame Hall, who had just returned from Europe. Young Phila said this is what gave her the finishing touches to commence her calling. Since that time, this lady was fortunate enough to have great engagements and fulfill them successfully. She fought her way upward into the ranks of her profession by her raw talent alone and was privileged while traveling, as she never had to cancel an engagement see PHILA MAY page 5

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since her debut. During the mid 1880’s in Minneapolis, Minnesota, she was placed upon a program with the famous Madame Nevada as a soloist. In the late 1880s, Phila May was also engaged as leading support to Madame Camilla Urso, the world famous violinist at this time. These two madams were listed on the Internet as very famous women of their time. With Urso, Phila May traveled all through the United States and the Canadian provinces with her most favorite area being listed as Southern California. When she was asked the question about the pleasure of fulfilling her wish to become the public singer that she had wanted to be, Phila May said that singing and traveling were the two greatest thrills of her young life. Coming from the small town that she did and traveling all over the country certainly had to be exciting back then. At this time in her life (August 1889), Phila May had fourteen more engagements before she headed for a season out West. This North Country gal was certainly becoming famous by the end of the 1880s. When the next decade began and after hearing her superb voice, the press all over the country where she performed was talking about the brilliant future that Phila May had ahead of her. They said that her music was but one of her many attractions. She also possessed a beautiful face and figure, along with a cordial and refined manner. Mrs. Miller was equally as pleasing off as on the stage. Before going back out West, Phila May gave a concert at Berlin’s Music Hall, which was situated on Mechanic Street and performed to a packed house of her friends and neighbors. With this, she left the area to add to her fame and fortune. This young American star, whose triumph as leading support to Madame Urso had already performed in such places as Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Chicago, Cincinnati, Minneapolis, Denver, Salt Lake City, San Francisco and all the leading cities of this country and Canada. With these performances she had won the admiration of all as one of the upcoming representative American Prima Donnas. On August 6, 1895, Phila May Griffin Miller once again came back to her roots and visited her hometowns of Milan and Dummer. To the thrill of many locals, she also gave another farewell concert. This time it was held at the great Clement Opera House on Main and Mason Streets. There were over 1,400 people in attendance for this performance and at the close of the show “Phila” received upon the stage, a large number of her old friends and neighbors. The town of Berlin was always glad to welcome a favorite son or daughter and in this case, Phila May was very special. Phila’s voice was at its best during this concert. Her selections were superb and her husband and manager Louis Miller was steadily keeping pace with his wife in their “onward and upward” rise to fame. This show in 1895 was said to be Phila May’s farewell to her old friends in concert work, as she was expected to commence upon a new venture of operatic endeavors.


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Once Phila May left Berlin in 1895, she formed her own opera company in which she starred for several years. She had gone abroad and sang successfully in Germany, appearing in Hamburg, Dresden, Berlin and Leipzig. She then was asked to create the part of a London “cabby” in the comic opera “Gentleman Joe” at the Fifth Avenue Theater in New York City. Although this show was not a huge success, it was a stepping stone that brought her in contact with another show called “The Sunshine of Paradise Alley”. This show was an enormous achievement for Mrs. Miller who went on to play a leading role. With her husband Louis, Phila traveled throughout the country performing this show. In August of 1899, Phila May returned to her roots again and an autobiography was published in the local papers. By now, she was also known as the “Milan Songbird”, whom all of the musical world knew as New Hampshire’s Prima Donna. This autobiography was going to be published in a book called “Famous Women of Our Time”, by a leading Chicago firm. In this story of her memoirs, it said that she was born in a little town of Milan, Coos County, New Hampshire, and spent a happy childhood in this area. The Milan and Dummer history books, as previously mentioned, had her as being born just across the Milan line in Dummer. On September 21, 1899 Phila May Griffin Miller again performed locally at the huge Clement Opera House. This performance, with Phila May as “Sunshine” was another big hit to an overflow crowd. I do not know if she ever came back here to perform again after 1899. While going through the Dummer history book, Phila was listed as the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Grffin, who lived on the old Henry Holt homestead around 1870. The Dummer book also had a short list of her accomplishments. The Milan history book had a picture of Phila and Louis Miller, which led me to believe that she had lived in this town for some period, but I am not quite sure where her husband Louis was from. I could not find this woman’s name in Google’s archives, but from what I have read, this singer and actress of the late 1800s was a star in her time and the North Country towns of Milan, Dummer, Berlin and Gorham were very proud of her. Imagine going to one of her great performances in those days. Some historian in either Milan or Dummer might even know more. Questions or comments email poof@ Also, join the many fans of “Once upon a Berlin Time” on face book and guess the weekly mystery picture.

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Mark Kelley running in the Boston Marathon raising money for people with spinal cord injuries BERLIN--On April 16 Mark Kelley is going to reach deep within himself to help make a difference in the lives of people living with spinal cord injury. After training for the last six months, Kelley is going to be running 26.2 miles in this year’s 116th running of the Boston Marathon! You can help by sponsoring Mark in his run from Hopkinton, Mass., to Boston’s Back Bay. “I’ve known two friends whose lives were shattered and families devastated when an accident resulted in a spinal cord injury,” said Kelley. “One friend fell while ice climbing in our beautiful White Mountains, changing his life, forever. My other friend was simply working around the house, cleaning the gutters, when a fall from the ladder crippled him, and eventually took his life. With the help of the Spinal Cord Injury Association, he was able use those two years a bit more productively and enjoy his family just a bit longer.” The Greater Boston Chapter of the National Spinal Cord Injury Association (GBC) is dedicated to Reach,

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BERLIN, NH -- Mary Jane L. Durdan, 91, of Maynesboro St., passed away, Wednesday morning, April 4, 2012, at the Androscoggin Hospital, Berlin. Mrs. Durdan was born in Berlin on October 16, 1920, a daughter of Wilbrod and Adele (Dumont) Brady. Mary Jane was a life long resident of Berlin and was a graduate of Berlin High School. She obtained her Bachelors Degree and nurses training from the Catholic University in Washington, DC. She worked for the city of Berlin as a teacher and was also the director of St. Louis Hospital School of Nursing in Berlin. She was a member of Good Shepherd Parish. Family members include a son James Durdan and his wife Clarissa of Gorham; a step-daughter, Beverly Sykes and her husband Lee of S. Portland, Me.; a step-granddaughter, Pamela Henderson and her husband

Rick of So. Portland, Me., and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Ray Durdan, a brother, James Brady and her sister, Sr. Grace Brady. A Mass of Christian will be celebrated on Monday morning April 9, at 11 a.m. at St. Anne Mary Jane L. Durdan Church. Interment will follow in St. Kieran Cemetery in Berlin. Relatives and friends may call at the Bryant Funeral Home, 180 Hillside Ave, Berlin, Saturday afternoon and evening April 7 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.. For more information or to sign the online guest book, please visit

BERLIN -- Norman Cote, 80, formerly of First Ave., passed away Wednesday morning April 4, 2012, at the Coos County Nursing Home, Berlin. Mr. Cote was born in Berlin on July 1, 1921, a son of Conrad and Yvonne Fournier Cote. Norman was a member of St. Joseph Church, now Good Shepherd Parish. He is survived by a brother, Eugene Cote of Berlin and Florida; three sisters, Rita Finson of Berlin, Lorraine Hanna of Ormond Beach, Fla., and Louise Boucher of North Java, NY, and nieces and nephews. He was pre-

deceased by a brother, Jean Paul Cote. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday April 10, at 1 p.m. in St. Anne Church. Interment will follow in the Hillcrest Cemetery in Milan. Relatives and friends may call at the Bryant Funeral Home, 180 Hillside Ave, Berlin. Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. prior to the funeral. Donations in his memory may be made to the Coos County Nursing Home, PO Box 416, Berlin, NH, 03570. For more information or to sign the online guest book, please visit

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“There is no plan right now to retrieve him until the snow melts,” Rick Wilcox, president of Mountain Rescue Service, one of the agencies called to assist the forest service, said on Tuesday. The rescuer who lowered into the crevasse was able to see a hole at the bottom, Wilcox said, and “all he could see down the hole was water rushing.” Those conditions, he said, make it very dangerous for rescuers. “You might get in and you might not get out,” he said. “The risk to the rescue personnel isn’t justified.” This is not the first time the headwall crevasse has caught unsuspecting hikers or skiers. Last year, according to Wilcox, a snowboarder fell in. Two professional climbing guides who are members of Mountain Rescue Service were nearby, and they were able to extricate the snowboarder from before he succumbed to hypothermia. Freezing water from the waterfall had the

Ecumenical Clergy Assoc. to offer Easter Sunrise service BERLIN -- April 8, is Easter Sunday. The Berlin-Gorham Ecumenical Clergy Association will again offer an Ecumenical Easter Sunrise Service at Bryant’s Farm on Cates Hill Road in Berlin. The service will begin at 6:30 a.m., and will celebrate the joyful news of Jesus’ resurrection with prayers, scripture readings, hymns, and a reflection offered by the Rev. Dr. David Smith of the Gorham Congregational Church. Other participating churches and groups include: St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, Good Shepherd Parish, St. Paul Lutheran Church, Milan and West Milan Methodist Churches, and The Stratford Counseling Center. Please come and join us for this wonderful beginning of Easter Sunday! For more information, call 752-3504.

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victim shivering in seconds, Wilcox said. “You don’t last long down in there.” In 2001 two hikers went in. The snow rangers, assisted by the Appalachian Mountain Club and the Mount Washington Volunteer Ski Patrol, were able to get both of them out, although both suffered injuries. An Associated Press story of that rescue described it as similar to what rescuers tried to do this weekend: an effort involving ropes and harnesses. Perhaps the most famous example of such an accident occurred in May 1994 and is described in “Not Without Peril,” the book about deaths on Mount Washington that was published in 2000. That rescue ended when a New Hampshire Fish and Game diver

wearing a drysuit got lowered into the crevasse. At the bottom he found the body of Cheryl Wiengarten, a college student, who had fallen in the day before. That incident eventually led to a lawsuit where Weingarten’s family sued to recover damages from the U.S. Forest Service. The suit alleged the forest service should have marked the crevasse as a hazard in a similar way to the way ski areas mark hazards. A judge threw out the case, pointing out that there are numerous hazards in a back-country area like Tuckerman Ravine. It would be impossible for the government to mark them all. Wilcox was on that rescue. It was similar to this weekend’s, he said, but there are some key differences. First, he said, no one was sure

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Wiengarten went into the hole. It was cloudy, so while people saw her fall no one saw where she ended up. Rescuers figured out eventually after searching the ravine that she must have been in the crevasse, but there were no eyewitnesses. That’s different than with Priebatsch. “We know he’s in there,” Wilcox said. People watched him fall into the crevasse. “It’s not an if.” Hence the difference in the rescue effort, he said. In 1994 a rescuer went in the following day, he said, but this time there was no question so a rescuer went in right away. The other difference? Wiengarten was found at the bottom of the crevasse, unlike Priebatsch. “He is further down,” Wilcox said.

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spoken to officials in the Office of State Planning and NH Granit to get a better sense of the proposed changes to the flood zone in Berlin. She said FEMA has not provided a list of property owners but the city will be sending out a letter to all property owners it believes could be impacted by the change. There is an appeal process that runs through early May. But Laflamme said appeals must be based on scientific and technical data that the determinations are incorrect. She said the process is very detailed and most property owners will not have time to file such an appeal. Laflamme said the Office of State Planning will hold an outreach meeting in the valley but that will not likely occur before the end of the appeal period. Several members of the planning board noted the Androscoggin River is a heavily regulated river with the flow in the river managed through a series of dams and large lakes that are used to

impound water. Because of that fact, they suggested the river is less subject to flooding. Laflamme said the new mapping is not limited to Berlin. Similar flood insurance mapping is underway for the towns of Errol, Dummer, Milan, Gorham, and Shelburne. FEMA is in the process of updating the old maps, which were last done in 1982. Since that time, newer technology has evolved such as geographic information system technology. In other business: The presence of an apparent Wi-Fi tower on Mount Forist caught the attention of the planning board. Board member Lucien Langlois said the tower on a pine tree has a disk and solar panel. Noting the summit of Mount Forest is covered by an overlay zone that requires planning board review for any development, Langlois asked why the tower did not come before the board. Laflamme said the city did not receive any permit applications for the tower. She said the code enforcement division is currently trying

to determine the owner of the property to ask about the tower. After 20 years on the planning board, Langlois stepped down Tuesday night. Laflamme and the board thanked him for his years of service and surprised him with a cake.

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ARIES (March 21-April 19). You’ll be keenly aware of fortune’s favor. You’ll have an excellent sense of what will be lucky for you. You’ll also note what is likely to be burdensome, and you’ll run in the opposite direction. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Someone cares enough to put on a theatrical show of emotions for you. This may pull at your heartstrings, or it may amuse you. Either way, you’ll find it flattering. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Your reputation precedes you. There’s something in the way others approach you that makes you understand your position anew. This inspires you to do what it takes to keep your public image pristine. CANCER (June 22-July 22). Just when you start to feel that life is a super-long road trip, someone dear will take the wheel for a while so you can relax. It’s proof that your people love you for who you are and not strictly for what you can do for them. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). The funny thing about sensation is that too much pleasure will quickly become pain -- ha, ha, ha. Moderation is the key to liking what you enjoy for now and the days to come. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You love your friends and family, but you don’t always want them in your business. Sometimes your door hanger is turned to “Do Not Disturb,” and that’s just how it goes. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). There is joy and unexpected pleasure to be had by giving in to the wiles and whims of others. Tonight: Be careful not to defend yourself before you’re being attacked. That’s a sure way to show weakness.

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––––––––––––––––– DAILY CALENDAR ––––––––––––––––– Thursday, April 5 Easter Bake Sale Eggstravaganza: 11a.m. - 2 p.m., AVH cafeteria. To raise money to support the American Cancer Society. All are welcome. There will be baked goods for sale, a 50/50 raffle and a raffle for an Easter Dinner Basket. Berlin Kindergarten Registration & Screening for 20122013: Brown School, between 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. to schedule screening appointment and pick up registration materials. Kindergarten Screening will take place at your scheduled time on Wednesday, April 11. Saturday, April 7 Rabies Clinic: Berlin Rec. Dept. Cats only 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Dogs only 1 to 4 p.m. Rabies shots $12. Dog licenses available for Berlin residents. Monday, April 9 Golden Age Club: Card party, 1 p.m., Senior Center, 610 Sullivan St., Berlin. Tuesday, April 10 Berlin and Coos County Historical Society: Monthly meeting, 6:30 p.m., Moffett House Museum, 119 High St., Berlin, N.H. Public is welcome. Wednesday, April 11 Coos County Commission. Regular meeting, 9 a.m., Coos County Nursing Home, Berlin. Cabaret 2012: Presented by GM/HS. School cafeteria, 5 to 7 p.m. Tickets available at school Mon. - Fri. 7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Adults $10. $5 for seniors students and children. Call 466-2776, ask for Anne Bennett. Thursday, April 12 Accoustic Cage: Brad Wilson and Kevin Brungot live on congas and guitar. St. Barnabas Church basement, corner of Main and High, Berlin. Doors open 6:30, music 7-9. Donations always welcome.


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––––––––––––––– ONGOING CALENDAR –––––––––––––– Thursday In-Home Toenail Care: City of Berlin Home Health, located at city hall for over 70 years, offering toenail care in the home. Trimming and filing. Call for appointment 752-1272. Fee $18. Holiday Center Activities: 27 Green Square, Berlin. Toast and coffee 8 to 10 a.m.; Bingo 12:15p.m.; card party 1-4 p.m. (Pitch & Whist); Monthly luncheon every third Thursday at 11 a.m. Call 7521413 for locations each month. Community Bible Church Free Meal: Doors open 4 p.m. for coffee and conversation, Dinner at 5 p.m., close up around 630. There is live music and complimentary Dunkin Donuts coffee for all. Anyone wishing to make a donation to this service can contact Developmental Play-Group: FCESS, 9:30 to 11 a.m. every Thursday, St. Barnabas Episcopal Church. Contact person is Sheri Goyette at 603-6622331 or email TOPS NH 0057 Gorham: Meet every Thursday, 5:30 p.m., meeting room of the Gorham Public Library on Railroad Street, Gorham. FMI Call Carolyn at 348-1416. Boy Scout Pack 207: meets every Thursday at 6:30 in the St. Michael’s School cafeteria. Berlin-Gorham White Mountain Rotary Club: Meets every Thursday 730 to 830 a.m., Town & Country Inn Shelburne. FMI email Senior Meals: Guardian Angel School, noon. Suggested donations for 60 and over $3; under 60 $6. All are welcome. (FMI 752-2545) Mt. Jefferson LDG. #103 I.O.O.F.: meets second and fourth Thursdays of month, 7 p.m., 701 Presidential Highway, Jefferson. FMI 1-802-892-6684 or 723-0766. Gorham Public Library: Open M-F: 10am6pm, Saturdays: 10am-Noon. Children’s Story Time: Fridays, 1:30pm. View On-line Catalog at https:// FMI call 466-2525 or email AA Meeting: noon to 1 p.m., St. Barnabas Church, 2 High St., Berlin. Berlin Knights of Columbus: Third and Fourth Degree meets on second Thursday of each month, 7 p.m., St. Anne’s lower hall, Berlin. Dinner served at 5:30 p.m. for members and guests from September to May. Shelburne Library Schedule: Thursday - 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturdays - 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. FUSION: Youth Group invites all youth grades 6-12, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Games, music, and a good message to get you pumped for the rest of the week! Harvest Christian Fellowship, Willow St. in Berlin. FMIVicky at 348-2354. Milan Public Library: Monday, 1:30 to 7:30 p.m.; Tuesday and Wednesday’s 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Alcoholics Anonymous: 12 to 1 p.m., Discussion Meeting, St. Barnabas Church, corner of High and Main St., Berlin. Step Book Meeting, 7 to 8 p.m., Androscoggin Valley Hospital, Berlin. Exercise Classes: Berlin Senior Center, 610 Sullivan St., Berlin, 4 to 5 p.m. (FMI 752-2545) Pre-School Reading, Arts, Crafts Program: Errol Public Library, 10:30 a.m. To register, call Ann Bragg at 483-7720 or go to the library from 8 a.m. to noon Wednesday through Saturday. F. O. E. Eagles 1464: Meets first and third Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. The Salvation Army Thursday Afterschool Programs: 3 – 3:30, snack and homework help; 3:30 – 4 Timbrels; 4 – 4:30 Sacred Dance; 4:30 – 5 Singing Company; Dinner; and Boys Adventure Corps and Sunbeams. For more information please call 7521644. Dummer Library Hours: 3 to 7 p.m. (FMI 4490995, E-mail: Berlin and Coos County Historic Society Moffett House Museum: Open five days, Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. Can also be opened by appointment. Call 752-4590. Available are historical documents, school yearbooks, Berlin/ Gorham directories, annual city reports, city and county reports, Brown Bulletins, old books, artifacts and more.

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DEAR ABBY: “Robert” and I met four years ago and fell head-over-heels in love. At the time, he was two years clean and sober and attending meetings. Due to his hectic work schedule, he stopped attending the meetings. Robert is intelligent, a hard worker, handsome and my best friend. He prided himself on his sobriety, so imagine my shock when I found an empty liquor bottle buried in the trash and three more under the bed. I never thought I’d see the day when he would relapse, but he has. I am devastated. I didn’t know what to say to him or how to react, because I have never been down this road. I told Robert I knew he was drinking again. I could barely hold back my tears because I knew what a huge personal setback this is for him. He said he didn’t want to discuss it, so I didn’t push. What am I supposed to do when the man I love has relapsed? My heart aches for him. I’m trying to be supportive, but I am clueless. Please help. -- HELPLESS DEAR HELPLESS: The first thing to do is recognize that this is Robert’s problem, and only he can fix it. If you plan to stay involved with him, understand that it is not unusual for someone with a substance abuse problem to fall off the wagon from time to time. The next thing you should do, and this is important, is find your nearest chapter of Al-Anon. It’s an organization that was started by the wife of an alcoholic, and its sole purpose is to help the family and friends of alcoholics. The toll-free phone number is 888-425-2666, and it has been mentioned in this column many times. There will be meetings for you to attend so you can learn

to avoid falling into the trap of trying to “save” or enable Robert, because in order for him to get better he must experience the consequences of going back to drinking. This is not easy to do with someone you care about, and you will need all of the support you can get. By the way, your letter arrived in the same batch as the one below. It may give you some insight: DEAR ABBY: A few years ago I talked to my mother about her drinking. She’s a binge drinker and her excuse is always, “It’s my day off.” I am focusing on myself and trying to figure out my life, as well, with the help of Al-Anon -- the only thing that has kept me positive. I knew that once I uttered the word “alcoholic” aloud, my relationship with my mother would forever be affected. I asked her to contact me when she was ready to quit because I can no longer enable her drinking. I miss the mom who doesn’t drink, but I can’t be around her when she does. As I grow in my recovery, I may figure out how to do that. But for now, I need to put space between us. My family is worried something drastic will happen (as her health isn’t good) and I will have regrets. But I have expressed my thoughts and accepted that Mom and I may never speak again. Is that wrong? -- STILL A LOVING DAUGHTER IN WISCONSIN DEAR STILL A LOVING DAUGHTER: No, it’s not wrong. Your mother’s binge drinking was affecting her health as well as her relationship with you, and while it may have been difficult and wrenching, it was the right thing to do -- for both of you. Let’s hope that your strength in doing that will give her the strength to stop her alcohol binges.

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

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

FMI call 603-449-2140 or 603-723-8722. BERLIN one bedroom apt. h/w, heat and electricity included. No pets $600/mo (603)723-5703. BERLIN- House for Rent, 3 Bedroom, 1-1/2 Bath, Garage. $775 Month, No utilities, 752-9838. BERLIN- Lg. 4 bdrm 2nd & 3rd floor, apt. $750/mo plus security. Heat & h/w included. (603)449-2230. BERLIN: 1 bdrm apt, York St. Heat, h/w included, 1st & sec required. $525/mo 617-771-5778. BERLIN: 2 bdrm house on Cushing St. Heat included, 1st & sec required. $750/mo 617-771-5778. BERLIN: 2 bedroom, 610 3rd. Ave. 2nd. floor, hardwood floors, $600/mo. heat, h/w included, w/garage, 781-953-7970. BERLIN: 2 bedroom, heat, h/w, off street parking, garage, lg. storage shed, $600/mo. security and first month, 603-486-2018. BERLIN: 3 bedroom, 1st. floor, includes, heat, laundry room, off street, parking, recently renovated, 2 porches, $750, security and 1st month, 603-486-2028. BERLIN: 3 bedroom, 2nd floor apt. Heat & h/w, off-street parking, washer/ dryer hook up, garage, $850/mo. References required. (603)986-1323. BERLIN: Completely renovated 3 bedroom apartment. Call H&R Block, great landlord (603)752-2372.



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DACHSHUNDS puppies. Heath & temperament guaranteed. Parents on premise $450 (603)539-1603.

1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Magnum 4X4, ext. cab, 318 auto, air, pw, looks good, engine runs smooth, $1650, 603-788-4071.

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

1999 Jeep Wrangler Sahara pkgs. AC/ CD, 5 speed, 2 tops, 3 in. lift black, 94k miles, $6800, 603-449-2236.

Need Extra Money? Start an Avon Business for $10. Call Debbie at 603-491-5359. Or go to and enter reference code: dblaisedell.

ALL New 3 bedroom home nice yard & deck needs to be seenvery nice- $1,200 per month plus utilities- would also consider responsible roommatesplease call (603)887-0508 or email for appointments.

FREE Pomeranian Puppy, 8 month old, looking for good home. 723-8230.

2000 Chevy Blazer, 4wd 2 dr, 5 spd, 62k miles, $3800. (603)986-3352.

Low Cost Spay/ Neuter Cats & dogs Rozzie May Animal Alliance 603-447-1373 POMERANIAN 2 males, 1 female. Males $400, female $450. Vet checked, health cert. (603)915-1872. SALE! Puppies small mixed breed. See website for more details: (207)539-1520.

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

Autos 1988 Ford F350, box truck (603)752-1224.

2005 Honda CRV ex. AWD SUV, excellent condition, 78k miles, comes with car starter, sunroof, power everything, very well taken care of, one owner, $11,500, 603-723-8766.

Paying Cash for your unwanted or junk vehicle. Best local prices! ROY'S TOWING 603-348-3403 BUYING JUNK CARS and trucks. Paying in cash. Honest pricing. No gimmicks. Kelley’s Towing (603)723-9216. BUYING junk cars, trucks & big trucks ME & NH. Call for price. Martin Towing. (603)305-4504.

For Rent $65 weekly. Private locked room. Owner’s residence. Furnished/ utilities. Shared facilities. Free groceries! (603)348-5317 24-7. 2+ bedroom, nice neighborhood, close to downtown, 1st floor, w/d and utilities included. No pets/ smoking. $750/mo. (603)723-6990. 2/3 bedrooms apts. 1st., 2nd. 3rd. floors, heat, h/w, w/d hook-ups, storage, must see. Call Jim 387-4066, 752-5034.

BERLIN 3 bedroom 2nd floor, new kitchen, hardwood floors, dining room, appliances included, heat, h/w, off street parking (603)466-2088. BERLIN 1 & 2 bedroom apts. Newly renovated, w/d hook-ups, heat, h/w (603)752-2607, (603)723-4161. BERLIN: 1 bedroom, 3rd. floor, heat, h/w, off street parking, storage shed, recently renovated, $500 security and first month, 603-486-2028.

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

For a video tour go to: For more information call Mark 603-356-3456.

BERLIN: Large 2 bedroom, 2 porches, storage, shed, 2 garages, oil heat, no utilities $500/mo, first month, security 603-486-2018. BERLIN: Nice 3 bedroom, 1st. floor, eat in kitchen, storage, lots of closet space, $600/mo. includes heat, first, last & references, 508-888-7869. BERLIN: One bedroom, deck, yard, frig, stove, heat, h/w, off-street parking, no pets, $525, 723-3856. BERLIN: One bedroom, first floor, appliances, heat, h/w, off street parking, no pets, $525 723-3856. BERLIN: One bedroom, fully furnishes, heat, h/w, off street parking, no pets, $700, 723-3856.

For Rent GORHAM 2 bedroom, 1st floor, 391 Main St., parking, security (603)723-4888. GORHAM: 2 apartments at 13 Exchange St, (white bldg w/ black trim) 2 BR, first floor, fridge & stove, hea, h/w, w/d hookup, w/ shed, parking space, no pets. And 2 BR, second floor, heat, h/w, fridge & stove, w/d hookup w/ shed, no pets. Sec. dep. Call: 466-3378 (8am-4pm, M-F or leave a message). HOUSE for rent: 2 bedroom house, single car garage in Berlin. Appliances furnished. Lawnmower and snow blower available. No pets, no smoking. Rent $700/mo. $700 security deposit. Tenant pays water, sewer, heat and utilities. References required. Call 466-9999 or 723-4166. HOUSE: Nay Pond, 2/3 bedroom home, 2 full bathrooms, open kitchen concept, all appliances, hot tub, jacuzzi, fireplace, huge sun room, boat dock and more, $2000/mo. call 723-2828 or 752-6826. MILAN: 2 bedroom mobile home, FMI 752-1871. NICE 2nd floor 3 bedroom apartment- well maintained, only $600/month, includes heat and hot water, available May 1st- call (603)887-0508. SECOND floor, 2 bedroom, heat, hot water, $575/mo. garage, available, no pets or smoking, available 5/1, 603-326-3026.

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

For Sale 2011 Baby Trend sit-n-stand double stroller, good condition, $50, 603-466-5668. AMAZING! Beautiful pillowtop matress sets, twin $169, full or queen $249, king $399. See AD under “Furniture”.

Beauty shop station includes mirror chair and two chair hair dryers, plus accessories, $500 OBO 466-2074, 723-4700.

DIAMOND plate aluminum tool box for midsize pickup truck $100. Queen size boxspring $100 (603)723-7555. HARD Tonneau cover, gray, fits truck bed size, 5ft. 5", $700, FMI 723-4165. SJII scissor (603)752-1224.



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Caron Building Center, along with Marshall Insurance, recently held an Androscoggin Valley Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours. Caron Building Center recently expanded and has added a new millwork showroom with beautiful kitchen displays. Marshall Insurance is a full service agency and offers all lines of insurance and the best coverage at a competitive price. Together Caron Building Center and Marshall Insurance are here to serve the community! From (l-r) Joanne Roy, president of the AVCC, Sheena Godin and Jen Robinson from Marshall Insurance, Greg and Lynette Wescott, owners of Marshall Insurance, Monique Bolash, Lucy Letarte and Mike Caron from Caron Building Center and AVCC board member, Diana Nelson. (RITA DUBE PHOTO) Furniture


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

J’s Corner Restaurant Now Hiring


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

WANTED: Used automatic ATV 4 wheeler, preferably in good condition. (603)723-1243.

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Seasonal Employment on the White Mountain National Forest Seasonal positions working out of our Bartlett, NH Facility for Equipment Operators and/or Laborers. Equipment Operator must be able to operate a dump truck, backhoe, front end loader, have a valid state driver’s and DOT CDL Class “A” license. Laborer must have a valid state driver’s license.

For application information please visit: Application deadline April 14, 2012

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ANTICIPATED OPENING FOR 2012-2013 PARAPROFESSIONAL VACANCY Edward Fenn Elementary School Kindergarten- 6 hours per day GRS Cooperative School District has a new paraprofessional position opening for the upcoming school year (2012-2013). We are seeking an energetic, organized, team oriented, flexible paraprofessional to provide one-to-one support of students at Edward Fenn Elementary School. Applicants must be patient, able to follow instructions and follow through with consistent and positive interactions. Applicants with college credits and experience working in the school setting preferred. Please submit a letter of interest to: Paul Bousquet, Superintendent of Schools SAU # 20, 123 Main Street, Gorham, NH 03581 (603)466-3632 SAU # 20 is an Equal Opportunity Employer

WE ARE SEEKING A TALENTED GM AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN TO JOIN OUR SERVICE TEAM. Candidates must have the ability to perform diagnostics, maintain and repair vehicle automotive systems, and be able to work in a busy environment while working well with others. Ongoing factory training provided. Must have your own tools and NH Inspection certificate. A valid clean driving record is required. ASE Certification is a plus. Medical and dental plans available. Paid holidays, sick days, vacations and 401k.

If you possess a positive attitude and are dependable, apply in person to Peter Fullerton, Service Manager, Profile Motors, Inc., Rt. 16 & 112, Conway, NH. Serious inquiries only please.

Seasonal & year-round, full & part-time; Experienced Line Cooks, Waitstaff, Host(ess)/ Barback, Dishwasher. Must be reliable, clean & hard working. Available nights & weekends. Please apply in person. Absolutely no phone calls. WHITE Mountain Cafe now hiring barista, experienced preferred, Sat. Sun. and holiday weekends a must. Apply in person Mon-Fri 9-3p.m. 212 Main Street, Gorham.

Looking To Rent RESPONSIBLE clean family looking to rent 3-4 bedroom house in Gorham, Shelburne area. (603)723-1243.

Motorcycles 2000 Harley Davidson Ultra Classic, metallic green and black, new factory re-build Harley Davidson motor, looks and runs great, many extras, $7800 call Paul in Berlin at 603-752-5519, 603-915-0792 leave message.

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


Highest quality craftsmanship. Fully Insured. Lowest prices guaranteed. FMI (603)730-2521. HYPNOSIS for habit change, stress, regression. Michael Hathaway, DCH, certified hypnotherapist. Madison (603)367-8851. BISSON’S Family Lawn Care: No jobs too small, mowing, rakeing, etc. Free estimates. Dennis (603)723-3393. CARPENTRY, handyman, property maintenance, no job too small. Call Dennis Bisson, 723-3393, free estimates. COMPUTER MAINTENANCE: Virus removal, performance upgrades, security software, wireless installations, data recovery, backups. Luc 603-723-7777.


Full Time w/benefits Skills and Abilities: Mechanical ability with own tools Knowledge of automotive parts Able to safely remove parts Clean and test parts Physical work Other operational duties Apply with Diana Nelson at NH Employment Security 151 Pleasant Street, Berlin, NH


Come in to fill out an application at: 33 Central Street, Woodsville, NH or call (603) 747-2722 or (800) 497-8384 Equal Opportunity Employer

Northern Dreamscapes

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Lot sweeping, spring clean ups, full service lawn care and construction service. Equipped and insured. (603)723-6990.

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


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

18+ years experience! On-site computer repair, upgrades, wireless setup, virus removal, & more! (603)723-0918



BOOKS wanted; Early AMC Guides; Journals, NH, White Mountains, nonfiction, others. Immediate cash paid. (603)348-7766.

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


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

and trucks. Paying in cash. Highest prices! No gimmicks. Kelley’s Towing (603)723-9216.

COPPER & Brass & batteries (603)326-4414 leave message. Will pick up.


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

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

PATROL OFFICER The Gorham Police Department is accepting applications consisting of a letter of intent and resume for a full-time Patrol Officer and to establish an enabling list. Competitive benefits package offered. Applicants must possess a high school diploma or its equivalent and will be required to pass a written test, physical agility test, psychological exam, and polygraph test. Letters of intent and resumes shall be submitted to the: Gorham Police Department 20 Park St., Gorham, NH 03581 Attention: Chief of Police (603) 466-2334 Application Deadline: April, 13th, 2012 The Town of Gorham is an equal opportunity employer.

We offer competitive salaries and an excellent benefits package! Please check our website for specific details on each position

Controller - Full Time Medical Technologist - Per Diem Clinical Resource RN - Med/Surg Full Time Merriman House RN/LPN - Per Diem Obstetrics RN - Per Diem Oncology and Infusion RN - Part Time OR and Surgical Services RN - Per Diem & Full Time Primary Care Registration Clerk - Per Diem Primary Care Medical Assistant - Per Diem Women’s Health Office Assistant (MA cert req) - Full Time A completed Application is required to apply for all positions Website: Contact: Human Resources, Memorial Hospital, an EOE PO Box 5001, No. Conway, NH 03860. Phone: (603)356-5461 • Fax: (603)356-9121

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‘Honoring the Past—Building the Future’ theme of Gorham church’s anniversary celebration GORHAM -- The members of the Gorham Congregational Church is in the midst of its 150th Anniversary Celebration. Their theme is “Honoring the Past—Building the Future.” On the last Sunday of each month they are taking a few minutes in worship to focus on a part of the church’s history. This month their focus will be their circular stained glass window. When you step into the sanctuary of the Gorham Congregational Church, the first image that draws your attention is a circular stained glass window. The window is centered on the front wall above the communion table. The perimeter of the 7 foot, 8 inch window is a beautiful abstract design. The center is a portrayal of Jesus as a 12 year old. Looking into his face, one sees qualities of Jesus as a man—integrity, compassion, grace and wisdom. The image of Jesus appears to come from Heinrich Hofmann’s painting, “Christ in the Temple.” In that painting, which hangs in the Riverside Church in New York City, the young Jesus is teaching in the Temple in Jerusalem. The reactions of the people listening range from anger to awe. Heinrich Hofmann (1824-1911) was a popular

German painter known for his depictions of Jesus Christ. How his image of Jesus became the center of the Gorham church’s stained glass window is a mystery. Who made this window and the other six tall stained glass sanctuary windows is also a mystery although some of the scroll work is similar to the high windows at the St. Kieran Community Center for the Arts building. The window was installed in 1904 when the sanctuary was remodeled. It was given in honor of Elihu Libby (1826- 1911) by his four sons. Elihu served as deacon of the church from 1862 until his death in 1911. Installed 108 years ago, the rose window continues to bless member’s worship. Call Pastor David Smith at 466- 2136 and he will show it to you.

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Senior Center volunteer Lisa Connors attending a table of products at last Saturday’s annual Sugar Party at the Berlin Senior Center. Bisson’s Sugar House who donates their maple syrup for the crepes and the baked beans used in the meal along with raffle prizes, had a display of products at the event.

GMS students to hold community service day GORHAM -- The Gorham Middle School is hard at work planning for its annual Community Service Day. If you are a senior citizen and a resident of Gorham, Randolph, or Shelburne in need of yard work or spring cleaning, please let us know. We are planning on doing the work on May 11, from 8:30 a.m. to noon. A rain date is planned for May 14. There are a limited number of stu-

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WMCC’s Norman Carreau named Newman Civic Fellow by Campus Compact BOSTON, MASS. - Campus Compact’s member college and university presidents from across the country have nominated 162 college student leaders for the 2012 class of Newman Civic Fellows. These students are demonstrating a personal commitment to creating lasting change for the better in their communities. Through service, community-based research, and advocacy, the 2012 class of Newman Civic Fellows are making the most of their college experiences to better understand themselves and the root causes of some of the most pressing social issues that challenge us all. Norman Carreau 2012 at White Mountains Community College in Berlin, NH, demonstrates the type of civic engagement that sets an example for others, shining a positive light in a time when negativity has dominated much national conversation. Carreau, a senior dual major in accounting and business administration, discovered a lack of assistance for students pursuing employment after graduation. Working with local businesses, college administration, and local volunteers, he set up a Job Networking Opportunity Fair and hopes to start a Career Center at WMCC. As a Newman Civic Fellow, Carreau will join a network of Fellows around the country. Together — sharing ideas and tools through online networking — the Fellows will leverage an even greater capacity for service and change, and will continue to set examples for their classmates and others.

“These students represent the next generation of public problem solvers and civic leaders. They serve as national examples of the role that higher education can—and does—play in building a better world,” notes Campus Compact Board Chair James B. Dworkin, chancellor at Purdue University North Central. Through service-learning courses and other opportunities for community engagement, colleges are developing students’ public problem-solving skills, such as the ability to analyze community needs, the willingness to participate in public processes and debate, the commitment to raise awareness about challenges, and the ability to inspire others to become part of solutions. “Dr. Frank Newman, a founder of Campus Compact, had a tremendous impact on American education and its role in the development of citizens who are eager and prepared to make a difference,” explains Campus Compact President Maureen Curley. “He dedicated his life to creating systemic change through education reform and this new group of Newman Civic Fellows would have inspired him. They are reflections and affirmations of his life’s work.” Campus Compact is a national coalition of almost 1,200 college and university presidents—representing some 6 million+ students—who are committed to fulfilling the civic purposes of higher education, that is, to improve community life and to educate

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164 Main St. Berlin, NH 752-1800 Hop on over to Gill’s Flower and Candy Shop For All Your Easter Shopping!! We Have: • Fresh Flowers and Spring Plants • “Phenomenal” Fudge • Handmade Chocolate Bunnies, ChocolateDipped Peeps, Jelly Belly Beans, and more • 100% All Natural Soy Candles Stop by and check out our “New” Store or call 752-1800 to place your order today! EASTER BUNNY WILL BE AT GILL’S ON FRIDAY APRIL 6TH FROM 3:00-5:00PM All day Saturday April 7th deliveries will be made by the Easter Bunny Himself!!

The Gorham Parks & Recreation Department is now taking team registrations. Registration fee is $300.00 per team, plus the purchase of a wooden bat ($50.00). The league is limited to eight teams but may increase to ten teams if there is enough interest. Registrations will be accepted on a first come / first serve basis, with first option to those teams who participated in the 2011 season. Individuals interested in playing and/ or team representatives please contact the Gorham Rec. Dept. at 466-2101 or email

Androscoggin Valley Fish and Game Assn., Inc Come join us for the 93rd Annual Androscoggin Valley Fish and Game Annual Banquet on April 19th at St. Anne’s Hall on School Street in Belin. Banquet Tickets ARE ON SALE NOW at Berlin Mills Variety, 1725 Main Street in Berlin. Tickets are $30 and include gratuity. LOADS OF PRIZES. 50/50 Gun Raffle. Kids Raffle and much more. Doors open at 5PM. For more info, call President Eddy L’heureux at 752-3863

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