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Law enforcement says designer drug poses risk BY MELISSA GRIMA THE BERLIN DAILY SUN

BERLIN — A designer drug that has made headlines nationally could be hitting a little closer to home. Berlin Chief of Police Peter Morency told the Police Commission that the department is seeing some evidence that Berlin denizens are starting to use a new drug. The drugs — sold as labeled as bath salts, novelty powders and plant food also labeled “not for human consumption” — are not illegal in New Hampshire and are sold online. They are called designer drugs because they are formulated specifically to skirt existing drug laws. The fact that the substance, which is a synthetic amphetamine added to otherwise innocuous compounds, is legal does not make it any less dangerous said Morency. He said that his officers reported

the people who have admitted to taking the drugs or whose cohorts have said they took it, have exhibited anger, violence and hallucinations while under the influence. According to Dr. Tamas Peredy, Medical Director of the Northern New England Poison Center, and reports in the NY Times and Boston Globe, these drugs — chemicals mephedrone and/or methylenedioxypyrovalerone (MDPV) — are new to the US, but have been a problem in Europe since 2009, where it was commonly known by the street name “meowmeow.” The police in Berlin have seen limited amounts of these cases in the past two weeks, Morency said, with the biggest challenge to law enforcement being the people, “doing just strange things.” The unpredictability of their actions makes it see RISK page 15

Gorham Paper and Tissue continues to ramp up BY BARBARA TETREAULT THE BERLIN DAILY SUN

Kyleigh, 7, and McKenna, 3, Kelley ride one of their Dad’s Belgian horses in the 2011 Milan Old Home Days parade Saturday, while Dad (Sean) holds the lead rope. (GAIL SCOTT PHOTO)

Milan: 240 years and still going strong BY GAIL SCOTT

GORHAM -- Gorham Paper and Tissue continues to ramp up production with different machines running as orders are received. Plant Manager Willis Blevins said the No 9 towel machine shut down about a week ago and is slated to resume operations on Aug. 21. He said he expects the machine will run for about three weeks when it starts up Sunday.

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BERLIN -- Negotiations between Berlin Station and the six independent biomass plants are still on-going although progress is reportedly slow. “All parties are talking. Negotiations are on-going,” said Richard Cyr, vice president at Cate Street Capital. “We have high hopes it will be coming to a resolu-

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MILAN—The 2011 Milan Old Home Days stretched to three days this year, with a regatta and concert on Friday; the parade, band music, horseshoe tournament and concessions on the green and a supper at the Milan Community Methodist Church on Saturday; and a motorcycle ride and music on Sunday. The theme of the celebration was “Milan: 240 years and going strong,” said parade coordinator Mark Campbell. Despite the positive theme, “honoring small town America,” as

Blevins said a customer agreed to a three month ramp up for the towel machine and committed to purchasing a certain percentage of production for each of the three months. By the fourth month, the customer has committed to purchasing the full tonnage produced. Blevins said the No. 4 paper machine started operation last Thursday and will run until this Wednesday, Aug. 17. He is planning on starting No. 1 paper machine

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At vacant homes, foraging for fruit ATLANTA (NY Times) — As she does every evening, Kelly Callahan walked her dogs through her East Atlanta neighborhood. As in many communities in a city with the 16th-highest foreclosure rate in the nation, there were plenty of empty, bankowned properties for sale. She noticed something else. Those forlorn yards were peppered with overgrown gardens and big fruit trees, all bulging with the kind of bounty that comes from the high heat and afternoon thunderstorms that have defined Atlanta’s summer. So she began picking. First, there was a load of figs, which she intends to make into jam for a cafe that feeds homeless people. Then, for herself, she got five pounds of tomatoes, two kinds of squash and — the real prize — a Sugar Baby watermelon. “I don’t think of it as stealing,” she said. “These things were planted by a person who was going to harvest them. That person no longer has the ability to. It’s not like the bank people who sit in their offices are going to come out here and pick figs.” Of course, a police officer who catches her might not agree with Ms. Callahan’s legal assessment. And it would be a rare bank official who would sign off.

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State, towns try to halt spread of invasive aquatic plants BY DAYMOND STEER THE CONWAY DAILY SUN

OSSIPEE — Green and slimy, exotic milfoil species are on the march through many of New Hampshire's lakes. Efforts to battle the invasive plant were discussed recently at a forum called the State of Ossipee Lake. Andrea Lamoreaux, of New Hampshire Lakes Association, said invasive aquatic plants are the top threat to the state's 900 lakes and ponds. Milfoil, can tun a nice swimming hole into a thick underwater jungle. The plant can reach heights of 15 feet. Boaters inadvertently spread exotic plants from lake to lake when plant fragments get caught on propellers and other equipment and then fall off in another water body. Selectman Morton Leavitt, of Ossipee, was "shocked" by an infestation he saw on Ossipee Lake before the lake was treated. He said the selectmen and other stakeholders need to do a better job explaining why taking care of Ossipee Lake is so important. A large part of the town's revenue comes from having the lake, he said. "The plant is hideous," said Leavitt. "It's almost scary. It reminds me of something out of the past that we shouldn't have to put up with." Water body related activities, such as boating and fishing, bring the state $1.8 billion in annual revenue and support 14,000 jobs. A decrease in perceived water quality could result in in $51 million in lost sales and $18 million in lost income, said Lamoreaux. Lamoreaux had a map showing the potential impact of water-quality degradation by region. If water quality declined in the Lakes Region, which includes Ossipee, then $25 million in sales would be lost, $8.8 million of income would be lost, and 396 jobs would be eliminated. In the White Mountain region, which includes Conway, $11.8 million in sales would be lost, $4.2 million worth of income would be lost, and 189 jobs would disappear. "This shows you the magnitude of what we would lose if we don't start taking care of our lakes and pond," said Lamoreaux. In New Hampshire there are 91 exotic plant infestations on 78 water bodies. In other words, some lakes have more than one infestation, said Lamoreaux. The New Hampshire Lakes Association implemented the Lake Host program where volunteers and paid employees inspect boats and trailers for exotic plant fragments. Since 2002, there have been 361,938 inspections and 1,081 saves. "A save is when a piece of exotic aquatic plant is taken off a boat or trailer," said Lamoreaux. The battle against milfoil on Ossipee Lake was described in detail by Jim McElroy who is a member of Freedom's Conservation Commission's Aquatic Invasive Species Committee. He said the towns of Ossipee and Effingham are also involved in the fight. Between 2002 and 2011, the three towns spent a total of $188,550 on milfoil control. A chart McElroy displayed shows the

Lake Host program was funded in Ossipee in 2009 and 2011. Of the three towns, Effingham had the least amount of milfoil infestations. In 2010, Effingham spent $1,350 to have three small milfoil patches removed. In Freedom, the first infestation was found in 1992 and the first herbicide treatment was dispensed 10 years later on a five acre patch. Divers have hand-pulled milfoil since 2004. In 2008, Freedom began using suction harvesting, which involves an underwater vacuum cleaner that's attached to a boat. Divers feed the milfoil into the vacuum rather than having to return to the surface to dispose of the plants they pull. Despite the upgrade, the plant continued to spread. By 2009, 22 out of 83 acres on lower and middle Danforth Ponds were infested. Freedom used the herbicide 2,4-D for the first time in June of last year. The treatment had "favorable results" at first but the plant started growing again at the end of the season. Last June, there was a second round of 2,4-D treatment in several areas which included a patch in upper Danforth and Ossipee Lake Marina. The Danforth ponds are looking better than they have in years. However, there has been some regrowth in the Danforth ponds around docks. There has also been regrowth at the marina. Another small patch was discovered off of Marjory Point Cove, which divers were sent to eliminate , said McElroy. "If we can get it when it's small and before it spreads significantly, that's the best chance we have," said McElroy. Since 2002, the town of Freedom has spent $131,600 on milfoil control. The funding comes from the state, the town, and private donations. Since 2004, the town of Ossipee has spent $55,600 on milfoil control. Last June, town of Ossipee used the herbicide 2,4-D. Twelve acres on Phillips Brook and Causeway Cove were treated. A new milfoil patch was discovered in Sunset Cove by Joe Catoggio, who McElroy described as an "alert resident." Divers will remove that patch. A fisherman reported another infestation in Ossipee but that one has yet to be confirmed. There was regrowth in Pickerel Cove. There's a growth in Portsmouth Cove that's 8 feet tall from the bottom. The keys to preventing more infestation include increasing public awareness and additional boat inspections, said McElroy. There's also need to train more volunteers to go out on the lakes to look for milfoil. "You can't find the stuff if you're not looking for it," said McElroy. The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services has a list of recommendations for 2012. That includes fall or spring herbicide treatments for 20 acres in areas like Portsmouth Cove and Phillips Brook. DES also suggests a fall or spring herbicide treatment on 15 acres in Danforth ponds. After 2012, milfoil fighters may be able to use less herbicides. At that point, divers would become the main method of control.

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We are fortunate to have Libby Pool To the editor: Someone asked me to write an article about Libby Pool. Before the pool even existed, it was known as the Libby Sawmill. Many employees worked there. The Libby family also had a general store. It was located where the Knight of Columbus used to be. The sawmill then became known as Libby Pond. Eventually, the Libby family donated the property to the town of Gorham. Later on a fine pool was built. I am sure that many of us remember catching pollywogs and frogs as kids. Many of us also learned how to swim in that pool. Hugh Thompson and his sister Darlene were brought up in the house across the street.

Yes, there were good crowds who enjoyed cooling off in the pool on warm summer days. The pool still draws a good crowd when the weather is hot. Libby’s has turned into a fine recreation facility. This includes a soccer field which is also used for field hockey. There is also a softball field which is even equipped with dugouts. The Gorham Recreation Department puts on a annual fishing derby for the youngsters. This takes place around the end of August. It is known as the Roland Chabot fishing derby. When winter arrives, there are skaters and hockey players on the ice. We are fortunate to have nice recreation area. Oscar Patry Gorham

Gorham Auditorium Committee to present Band Blast 2011 GORHAM -- The Gorham Auditorium Committee will present Band Blast on Thursday, August 25, on the Gorham Auditorium stage in the Gorham Town Hall. The show will begin at 7 p.m. and will feature a variety musicians performing a variety of musical genres. Scheduled to perform are the Matt Bowman Quartet, Zostak, Randy Messinio, and Bennett and Perkins. All paid admissions tick-

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By Tim Scott

Being From Somewhere

Here in New England, we wave. Among the many types of waves, in warm weather there is the ever popular full arm wave from the open window. At other times there is the subtle one finger wave that is kind of like a wink, and then there’s one when four fingers of both hands are raised above the lip of the wheel, a quick flap of sorts. Each represents our quiet way of acknowledging the passing presence of others, people with whom we are acquainted in some fashion here in our little universe called home. There is something very grounding about this common business of waving. In essence it makes us, and those to whom we wave, feel connected and known. Some days, that is an important way to feel. Much has been written in recent years about how many of us are no longer a part of anything. Rather, instead of joining clubs or going bowling, we have become more insular than ever before. Television and its related modern communication and entertainment devices — computer, iPad, cell phone, and the like, have conspired to capture our interest and attention to the exclusion of a great deal else. We have traded the human hub of the general store and coffee shop for a more intangible presence, one that involves us less, but seems to distract us more. I sense that this offers a seeming contradiction; but more can actually result in less when we are considering levels of active human engagement. A few years back there was a light little duet on the radio titled, appropriately, “I Love This Town,” and it was easy to identify with Nanci Griffith and Jimmy Buffet’s happy string of words and chords. Listening, you can imagine people smiling and waving in the midst of the comfortable and familiar hustle and bustle of our ordinary, and sometimes extraordinary, lives. In this age of vagabond lifestyles where 20 percent of people change their address every couple of years, there is something grounding about being from one place and over a long span of time. It is felt in

the simple act of reciprocal waving, of course, and more so in the numbers of people who simply come to know your name, and you theirs. Such an experience is not a contest or a competition, rather it appeals to that deep down sense that exists in most of us of what it means to belong to a place. Not to a club or organization, but to a random and diverse collection of people who call this place home. It is why people take poignant trips back to their hometowns, often at milestone moments in their lives; they want to remember again, for a moment or two, how it felt to belong, to be a part of that place.

We are all from somewhere and that somewhere can become a place we have discovered along the way. Not everyone had a happy childhood, but it is true that in our travels we can always come across a place that fills that hole. It does not have to be a beautiful place, though that helps sometimes. It does not have to be the fantasy place we’d imagined in those long ago nights when the world was perplexing and the way ahead was unclear. Our home town can be a place where friendly faces have reached across the road, and the years, and made us feel welcome. It something that we can, in turn, offer to those who are new. At the red light a truck passes heading north and we exchange waves. At the post office pensive faces shuffle through mail and then look up to smile and nod hello. A passing car flashes its headlights, not a warning but instead a greeting. Walking into the supermarket the manager says hello and later the clerk calls you by name. In a restaurant, you know more people that you don’t which offers a good, solid feeling. It is the dream of every being to be seen, simply, for who they are. In a world that is brimming with uncertainty, it is nice to have place to fall back on that we can call our own. Tim Scott lives in Jackson.

By Tom McLaughlin

Maine Mountains Meandering Mountains or coast? Maine has both and that’s what my wife and I discussed when deciding to move here 34 years ago. We decided on mountains and settled in Lovell — a little town north of Fryeburg near the border with Conway. Last week, we rented a small cabin on Rangeley Lake, also in the mountains, a couple of hours north of Lovell. Relatively undeveloped and surrounded by wilderness, it was like going back in time. The weather reminded me of Ireland. The sun would be out, then it would cloud up and rain. Then the sun would come out again. Then it would rain again, and so forth. It wasn’t good for kayaking, but did make for some beautiful sunsets. So few people live around Rangeley that most of the land isn’t organized into towns. Even recent maps show very few roads either and the existing ones are gravel. Most of those are closed off — and not just with a steel cable, but with substantial metal gates. Timber companies or groups of hunters and fishermen own big chunks of land up there and it looks like they maintain many of the roads. The earliest known evidence of human activ-

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on Aug. 25 and running that machine for a week, subject to orders. The painting of the interior of the mill continues with crews moving upstairs to paint the mill offices. Blevins said the company wants the offices looking good when customers are brought into the facility. MEANDERING from page 4

biling that draws the people. It’s big up there. I believe I’d have access to more places on a snowmobile, but I wouldn’t be able to recognize evidence of ancient tool-making on ground covered by snow. Mike Gramly, the archaeologist who supervised the Vail site excavations, was speaking to the Rangeley Historical Society last Friday. I had a chance to pick his brain for almost two hours. That was the highlight of the trip for me. Again, my wife patiently read a book on the porch of the museum while we talked. On a rainy Tuesday we drove up to the Wilhelm Reich Museum grounds called “Orgonon.” On the access road was an office. We saw someone stirring inside and he came out wearing a Marilyn Manson T-shirt. He was long-haired, looked stoned, and in spite of that and the metal stud through his tongue, he explained that the museum was open only Wednesday through Saturday. Back at our cabin later I researched Wilhelm Reich and the creepy feelings we had at his former home/museum were confirmed. According to Wikipedia, he was an associate of Sigmund Freud in Vienna, but they parted company because: “He began to violate some of the key taboos of psychoanalysis, using touch during sessions, and treating patients in their underwear to improve their ‘orgastic potency.’ He said he had discovered a primordial cosmic energy, which he said others called God and that he called ‘orgone.’ He built orgone energy accumulators

companies. Cyr admitted that the pace of the negotiations has been frustrating for his company. He said the delay in the start of construction has also cost Cate Street Capital money. “It’s been a real difficult process,” he said. The city and Berlin Station have reached agreement on a 22-year payment in lieu of tax deal that would guarantee the city $34 million in fixed payments plus an estimated $9.7 million in revenue from the sale of Renewable Energy Credits. That agreement is contingent on Berlin Station closing on its financing by Sept. 1. The installation of the natural gas pipeline is also proceeding on schedule. Blevins said the installation should be completed by the end of September or beginning of October. Installation of the gas pipeline is expected to save the mill an estimated $1 million a month in energy costs. that his patients sat inside to harness the reputed health benefits, leading to newspaper stories about sex boxes that cured cancer.” He also created a cloudbuster machine which could use this orgiastic orgone energy to produce rain. I was glad the place was closed because it would be more edifying to watch an old episode of the Addams Family. I have to wonder how they have the funds to keep the place open 50 years after Reich died in Lewisburg Penitentiary. Maybe it’s the cloudbuster machines, I don’t know, but weather there reminded me of Ireland. The sun would shine; it would cloud over and rain; the sun would come out, then it clouded over and rained again — all within a couple of hours. That pattern continued for days with a hailstorm thrown in. One afternoon, however, permitted a sidewalk art show with some impressive work by Maine photographers, painters and other craftspeople. Watercolors by local Rangeley artist Pamela Ellis struck me most and I purchased some of her prints — rare for someone cheap as I am. Topographically, Maine is as big and varied as the other five New England states put together and it’s going to take a while to explore it. With my teaching career behind me, I’ll have time this fall to continue discovering more of the northeastern half of New England. Tom McLaughlin lives in Lovell, Maine. He can be reached on his website at tommclaughlin.blogspot.com.

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Campbell put it, there were few entries in the parade, perhaps because this year there was no judging of floats, primarily for lack of volunteer judges. Another glitch for the parade was the fact that two starting times had been published in the Sun in two separate press releases. Up until the time to start the parade, there was confusion about the start time. The confusion was resolved with a compromise start about half an hour between 12 and 1 p.m. Otherwise, it was a fine Milan Old Home Days. The weather was perfect.

Some 38 concessions ringed the green with all kinds of offerings from face painting by fourth grade entrepreneur Jadyn Campbell, 9, to a Nansen Ski Club tent where shoppers could buy T-shirts, sweat shirts, and hoods with the Nansen logo on the front and a big snow flake on the back. Food on the green was supplied by concessions such as Home Cooked Meals run by the Glover family of W. Milan, and a new food service, ovenfired pizza, supplied by Todd and Ellen Ross. Folks enjoyed the old time church supper at the Methodist Community

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––––––––––––––––– DAILY CALENDAR ––––––––––––––––– Wednesday August 17 Berlin Water Works Commission: Meeting 12 noon, 55 Willow st., BErlin, Public welcome. Foot Clinic: Berlin Health Dept, City Hall, 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon and 1 to 3:30 p.m.. By appointment only. Call 7521272. All area residents welcome, cost $15. The Lasting Legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps: with Jake Lubera. 8 p.m. at the AMC’s Pinkham Notch Visitor Center. FMI, call the Androscoggin Ranger Station at (603) 466-2713. Thursday, August 18 Berlin School Board: at 6 p.m. in the Berlin High School Library. Walk Through Botanical Gardens of Berlin: Coos County Family Health Services (CCFHS) hosting one mile walk. Join Adele Woods, CEO at 3:30 p.m .at the CCFHS Farmer’s Market Booth in Berlin and enjoy the collaborative work of the Coos County Botanical Garden Club. All are welcome, but wear comfortable shoes. Free Small Business Counseling: Stewart Gates of the NH Small Business Development Center (NH SBDC) available to meet with entrepreneurs, by appointment only, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Business Enterprise Development Corporation (BEDCO), 177 Main Street, Berlin, New Hampshire. Call 752-3319 for appointment. Saturday August 20 Dolly Copp of Pinkham Notch: with Carol Foord. 7 p.m. at the Dolly Copp Campground. For more information, call the Androscoggin Ranger Station at (603) 466-2713.

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––––––––––––––– ONGOING CALENDAR –––––––––––––– Tuesday Senior Meals: Noon, Dummer Town Hall, second and fourth Tuesday of every month. Suggested donation $3, under 60, $6. Call 752-2545 to reserve, Senior Meals: 8 to 9:30 a.m., first and third Tuesday of the month, Shelburne Town Hall. Suggested donation $3, under 60, $6. Call 752-2545 to reserve, Cholesterol Clinic: Monday through Friday, Berlin Health Dept., city hall. By appointment only, Call 752-1272. All area residents welcome. Fee $15. AA Meeting: Women’s meeting, 10 to 11 a.m., St, Barnabas Church, 2 High St., Berlin. Weight Watcher’s Meeting: Salvation Army, 5 p.m. meeting, 4:30 p.m. weigh-in. Senior Meals: Guardian Angel School, MondayThursday Noon, Friday 8 a.m.-10 a.m. Suggested donations for 60 and over $3; under 60 $6. All are welcome. (FMI 752-2545) The White Mt. Apple User Group: will not be meeting until September, check the website www. wmaug.com for the date and further information. Developmental Play-group: For infant and toddlers offered by Family Centered Early Supports & Services (FCESS), 10: to 11 a.m., Berlin Recreation Center on the first and third Tuesdays each month. This group is free of charge. FMI Cassie Risch 603-447-4356 x3 or e-mail crisch@northernhs.org. Gorham. Chess Club: welcomes all levels of players, to meet Tuesday, Family Resource building (across from high school) from 6 to 9 p.m. Lessons free. All questions, call Al French @915-0134. Berlin Area Head Start Accepting Applications: For children between the ages of 3-5 years old. This is an income eligible program. Call 752-5464 to schedule an appointment to enroll your child. Gorham Public Library: Open M-F: 10 am - 6 pm, Saturdays: 10 am - Noon. Children’s Story Time: Fridays, 1:30 pm. View On-line Catalog at https:// gorham.biblionix.com/ . FMI call 466-2525 or email gorhampubliclibrary@ne.rr.com Artisan Gift Shop: 961 Main St., Berlin. Open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Jefferson Historical Society: Meets first Tuesday of the month, 7 p.m. May through October meetings held at the museum on Route 2, and November through April meetings are held at the Jefferson Elementary School on Route 115A. Everyone welcome. Social Night At Dupont-Holmes Post 82 American Legion: Every Tuesday, Gorham, 6 to 8:30 p.m. Food buffet $7 per person while food lasts! Menu varies each week. Free pool, darts, etc. Members and bonafide guests welcome. Gorham-Sabatis Lodge 73, F&AM: meets second Tuesday except January, February, and March (first Tuesday). For more information, call 466-5739 or 466-5960. The Teen Center: St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, corner of Main and High streets, Berlin. Open Monday-Friday from 2:30-6 p.m. for teens who are of ages 14 to 19. Homework help, internet, pool, movies, music, games, snacks and more for free. Call 752-1240. Prayer Shawl Ministry meets every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month at St. Kieran House, 151 Emery St., from 2-4 p.m. All are welcome. For more information, please call Nicole Plourde, NH Catholic Charities,752-1325 Berlin Kiwanis Club: meets at Sinibaldi’s Restaurant at 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday. Milan Public Library: Monday, 1:30 to 7:30 p.m.; Tuesday and Wednesday’s 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Alcoholics Anonymous: Step Book/Discussion Meeting, .Tri-County (Step One), School St., Berlin 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. White Mountain Ridge Runners Meeting: First Tuesday of every month, clubhouse on Route 110. American Legion Post No. 36 Monthly Meeting: First Tuesday of every month. Salvation Army Social Services: Food pantry, 9 a.m. to noon, 15 Cole St., Berlin. Computer Lab Classes: Berlin Senior Center, 610 Sullivan Center, Berlin. 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. Call to be scheduled (752-2545).


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by Abigail Van Buren

BARGAIN-HUNTING HUSBAND HAS A SERIOUS HOARDING PROBLEM

DEAR ABBY: Your response to “Secondhand Rose” (June 11) was well-intentioned but won’t provide the level of intervention her husband needs. He’s clearly a compulsive shopper and hoarder, and her going along on his buying trips will only lead to more family conflict and bad feelings without solving anything. He needs cognitive behavioral therapy, the sooner the better. Like all addicts, he will probably be unwilling to admit he needs treatment and resist going. The best way to deal with this is family intervention -- like what is done with alcoholics and drug addicts. The family would be helped by going to Al-Anon meetings for support and to help them understand. Just substitute the word “hoarding” for alcohol and the picture will be clear. If there’s a Clutterers Anonymous meeting nearby and he is willing to go, that would be ideal. There are also online meetings. Hoarding is a serious, life-threatening and life-consuming disorder like any other addiction. Getting better without treatment is unlikely. -- GLORIA V., ONE WHO KNOWS DEAR GLORIA: Many readers felt as you do, that “Secondhand Rose’s” husband has a serious disorder and needs professional help. One organization that has been mentioned before in this column is The Obsessive-Compulsive Foundation. Its website is www.ocfoundation.org. Read on: DEAR ABBY: I have a suggestion for Rose. Why not check with a local charity and ask what it needs? Give her husband the list and have him search for bargains, then donate them to the charity. It’s win-win. The donation can be declared on their tax return, they won’t have loads of clutter, the charity benefits, and her husband can continue to use his bargainhunting skills. -- VICTORIA IN OLYMPIA, WASH.

DEAR ABBY: Hoarding goes far beyond being an avid shopper or simply a clutterbug or pack rat. Hoarding is compulsive. It gets worse over time and turns one’s home into a dangerous, dusty and unhealthy place to live. Hoarders’ inability to let go overrides everything else -- their families’ needs for functional space to sleep, eat and prepare food. Recently some TV shows have shed light on this behavior. It hurts those closest to the hoarder. Children of hoarders are not able to visit their parents, and the legacy of shame and hurt of the illness goes on for a lifetime as family members realize that stuff means more to the hoarder than they do. This isn’t a problem someone can fix easily. The hoarder has to be willing as well, and professional intervention is needed. -- ADULT CHILD OF A HOARDER DEAR ABBY: Is it possible that this collector could turn his hobby into a business? In this poor economy, more people are buying used. Some options would be: garage sales of his own, or rent a small shop or space in a consignment store. We may have a budding entrepreneur here. -- PAULA IN JEFFERSON CITY, MO. DEAR ABBY: Rose’s husband has a form of obsessive-compulsive disorder. Her conclusion that her home is turning into a warehouse is correct; hoarders value trash and are blind to their illness, believing they are only “collectors.” They twist every conversation you have with them in an attempt to save their trash and will destroy normal relationships with family. Rose needs to educate and protect herself before it’s too late. Eventually her home will completely deteriorate because normal maintenance will be impossible. She won’t be able to clean because of the piles of junk. -- STILL DIGGING OUT IN CALIFORNIA

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

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For Rent

For Rent

BERLIN: 2 bedroom, 2nd floor, heat, h/w, washer, dryer included, near downtown, $500/mo. 802-579-6553.

ROOMS lg, sunny, furnished, WI-FI, cable, parking, $250 mo., $65 week, 326-3071, 728-8486.

BERLIN: East Side, 1 bedroom spacious studio apartment, 1st floor, newly renovated, off street parking, no smoking. $520/mo. Free internet, w/d hookup. Must see! Call 603-723-0918. BERLIN: Great 2/3 bedroom, dining room, off street parking, $550/$600 includes heat, first and last, references, 508-888-7869, 508-274-5945. BERLIN: Large, 2 bedrooms, Main Street, 1st. floor, $475/mo. no heat or hot water; $675/mo. w/ hot water and heat, no pets, 603-566-0070. BERLIN: Room, $350/mo. includes everything, share 2 bedroom apt. w/ female, 723-3042. BERLIN: Spacious 3/bedroom, 2/bath, 2nd floor, recently renovated, w/d hook-up. Includes heat, pets considered, no smoking, references required, $650. plus security, 603-986-5264. ERROL- 2 bedroom home. New flooring throughout, w/d, family room downstairs. No pets, no smokers. References required. $750/mo + utilities. 603-548-9239.

FOR RENT Furnished 1st floor, 5 room apartment on Norway St., Berlin. Washer/dryer hookups, garage, paved driveway, $600/mo plus utilities. No pets/ smokers. Security deposit and references required Avail. Sept. 1st. (239)948-8642. GORHAM 1st & 2nd floor, 2 bedroom apts. Heat, h/w, w/d hookup. No pets. 3rd floor, 1 bedroom, heat, h/w. 723-2628. GORHAM, 3 bedroom home. Garage, large yard, w/d, appliances included. Close to town. $900/mo plus utilities. (603)393-7883. GORHAM, one and two bedroom apartments. $550 to $650. Heat and hot water included. 978-726-6081

$1-A-DAY CLASSIFIEDS • CALL 752-5858 DOLLAR-A-DAY: Ad must run a minimum of 5 consecutive days. Ads over 15 words add 10¢ per word per day. REGULAR RATE: $2 a day; 10¢ per word per day over 15 words. PREMIUMS: First word caps no charge. Additional caps 10¢ per word per day. Centered bold heading: 9 pt. caps 40¢ per line, per day (2 lines maximum) TYPOS: Check your ad the first day of publication. Sorry, we will not issue credit after an ad has run once. DEADLINES: noon two days prior the day of publication except for Monday’s paper when the deadline is Thursday, 11 a.m. PAYMENT: All private party ads must be pre-paid. We accept checks, Visa and Mastercard credit cards and of course cash. There is a $10 minimum order for credit cards. CORRESPONDENCE: To place your ad call our offices 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, 752-5858; send a check or money order with ad copy to The Berlin Daily Sun, 164 Main Street, Berlin, NH 03570 or stop in at our offices on Main Street in Berlin. OTHER RATES: For information about the professional directory or classified display ads call 752-5858.

Animals

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For Rent

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DACHSHUNDS puppies boys & girl heath & temperament guaranteed. $450. (603)539-1603.

INFANT, toddler openings in my Gorham home, lots of experience, CPR certified, FMI call Melinda 723-0505.

3 bedroom, 2nd floor in town, dead end street, parking, heat incl, 466-5215, 630-6614.

BERLIN 2 bedroom spacious apt. close to town, heat, hot water, garage, $550/mo. No pets. (603)752-3372.

Low Cost Spay/ Neuter Cats & dogs Rozzie May Animal Alliance www.rozziemay.org 603-447-1373 SHIH Tzu puppies. Females only. Heath & temperament guaranteed. $450. (603)539-1603.

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

Autos BUYING junk cars and trucks ME & NH. Call for price. Martin Towing. (603)305-4504. JUNK car removal, best local prices, Roy's Towing 348-3403.

For Rent 1 bedroom apt, $100. free utilities, secluded duplex, $50, locked private room. Owner's residence (603)348-3607. 2 bedroom apartments, 1st floor, newly remodeled, great neighborhood, $695, utilities not included, 98 Spruce St. Berlin (978)885-0729. 2 bedroom, East Side, h/hw, w/d, garage 2nd flr. $550 + dep. (603)728-7967. 2 great apts. available. Great Landlord. 3 bedroom, 1st and 2nd floor. Call H&R Block (603)752-2372. 2,3,4 bedroom apts. renovated, all have w/d hook-ups, heat & h/w, hardwood floors. Robert Reed. (603)752-2607, 723--4161.

AFFORDABLE 2&3 bedroom apartments, starting at $495/mo. 723-4970.

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 BEAUTIFUL, completely renovated 2 bedroom, w/ garage, heat, hot water, no pets. Call (603)340-3607.

BERLIN 3rd floor, 2 bedroom, newly renovated, heat, h/w included. Two car parking $575 (603)723-7048. BERLIN 5 room, 2 bedroom, 1st floor, 2 family, walk to town, off street parking, w/d hook-up, no pets, no utiliites, references and security $550/mo. (603)455-2245. BERLIN one bedroom, first floor, $600/mo.; studio first floor, $500/mo. electricity, h/w, heat included, 603-723-4724. BERLIN- 3rd floor 2 bedroom, $480/mo. heated. Call (978)609-4010. BERLIN: 1-4 bedroom, apts. $475-$750 inlcudes heat, hot water, free moving truck, 723-3042.

GORHAM- First Floor, 3 bedroom in Cascade Flats. Washer/dryer hookup. $675/mo includes heat, stove and fridge. Also 2 Bedroom, Bell St., 2nd floor. $650/mo includes heat, stove, fridge. Washer/dryer connection, storage. No smokers please 723-7015. GORHAM: 2 bedroom, off street parking, heat, hot water, electric, references and security, 723-6310. GORHAM: 3 bedoom house, $795 completely remodeled, no utilities included, 466-5933, 915-6216.

For Rent-Commercial BERLIN: 1st. floor, commmercial space @ 1500 sq. ft. only $500, 723-3042. STORE front rental, busy location, corner of Second Ave. and Mannering Street. Approximately 600 feet, heat h/w $500. 802-579-6553.

For Sale 10'X4' Tile Load Rite trailer, $300. 10'x10'6” high dog kennel, $200. 603-449-2482. 30” Whirlpool, almond colored electric stove, glass cooktop, slef cleaning oven, good condition $75 (603)752-4231. AMAZING! Beautiful pillowtop matress sets, twin $169, full or queen $249, king $399. See AD under “Furniture”. FORD riding lawn mower, $300, 603-340-3607. HOSPITAL bed with controls, heated. (603)723-8520 or (603)723-6478. HOTPOINT electric range. Excel lent condition. $150. 752-2982 or 482-3374. HUNTING, lg hang on tree-stand $80, older PSE Bow Package, Mach 4 w/ quiver, sight, rest $100, Muck & Bog Boots, Best Prices! Gary, 603-703-3304. LOCKSMITH equipment tools & supplies, ideal for start up mobile business. FMI (603)624-2424. OIL hot water boiler, $400, 603-340-3607. POOL Rovert junior, above ground pool cleaning robot, new $279, asking $125, 752-5519. POWERTEC Multi-gym leverage system w/ 300 lbs. plates and lat pull-down machine, $850 723-4156. SOLID wood mahogany dining room set with 6 chairs and leaf. 42” round without leaf. 59” long with leaf. $150. 752-2982 or 482-3374. STACKABLE washer/dryer, used no more than 12 times, paid $1200, asking $600, 348-1567.

Furniture AMAZING! Beautiful Queen or Full-size mattress set, Luxury Firm European Pillow-top style, Fabulous back & hip support, Factory sealed - new 10-Yr. warranty. Cost $1095, sell $249. Can deliver 603-305-9763.

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GORHAM: Spacious newly renovated, one bedroom, all appliances, including, w/d, heat, hw, electricity included, $700, no pets, no smoking, 930-9473.

HIGHEST cash price paid for your junk cars, farm equipment and scrap metal. Free removal, no job too big. (207)393-7318.

HEATED 1 bedroom house, no pets $650/month in Milan, NH. call (603)449-2229 or (603)723-9521.

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

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

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


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Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

AN Errol woman with a disability seeking assistance with personal care, light housekeeping and meal prep. very good hours. $9.75/hour start. Call Judy 603-482-3491. FLAGGERS wanted in Berlin and surrounding areas. Great starting pay. Long hours and some weekends. Must be 18, have own vehicle and home phone. Please go to Berlin Employment Security office to fill out application for ADA Traffic Control & sign up for training class. EOE M/F. MARY’S Pizza is taking applications for Dishwasher- Kitchen Helper. Also taking applications for Kitchen Helper- Take Out order taker. Please apply in person. No phone calls. Ask for Jim Ferrante or Thera King.

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

• Medical Assistant- Full-time position assisting in orthopedic medical practice. • Office RN- full-time, experience required. • RN- full-time plus On-Call, Operating Room. • LNA/EMT- Per Diem 8 hour nights in ED, Night Clerk/Clinical Support. • Registration Clerk- Full-time and Per Diem, must have computer skills. • RN- full-time Emergency Department. • MED TECH- Full-time and Per Diem, Generalist, MT or MLT, Phlebotomy. • RN- part-time Night RN in Long-term care, 12 hr. shifts Please check out our website for specific details on the positions. A completed Application is required to apply for all positions Website: www.memorialhospitalnh.org. Contact: Human Resources, Memorial Hospital, an EOE PO Box 5001, No. Conway, NH 03860. Phone: (603)356-5461 • Fax: (603)356-9121

2 man crew w/ liability insurance, 3 months work, Milan area. Start ASAP (603)662-6353.

Help Wanted Jobs with the Appalachian Mountain Club

LINE COOK The Wentworth in Jackson Village is looking for a strong line cook for our busy kitchen. Culinary arts degree preferred but a passion for food and high standards will suffice. This position is full time and year round with an excellent compensation package. Please call Irina Ilieva 603-383-9700 to schedule an interview, mail your resume to Box M, Jackson, NH 03846, e-mail application to irina@thewentworth.com or apply on-line at www.thewentworth.com/employment

St. Judes - $5

SCHOOL ADMINISTRATIVE UNIT #20 NOTICE OF VACANCY

English Teacher (Grades 9-12) The Gorham High School is seeking a dynamic, New Hampshire certified English 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 World, British and American Literature courses. We are looking to fill this position beginning with the opening of school on August 31, 2011. Please submit a letter of interest, current resume, certification, transcripts and three current letters of recommendation to: Mr. Paul Bousquet, Superintendent of Schools, SAU 20 123 Main Street, Gorham, NH 03581 Review of applications will begin as soon as possible and continue until the position is filled. SAU 20 is an Equal Opportunity Employer

At Pinkham Notch Visitor Center, Gorham:

Lodge Crew

40 hours per week, kitchen and housekeeping duties, 5 days/week including weekends.

Custodian

40 hours per week. Handle all routine maintenance of lodge and grounds, including snow removal, 5 days /week including weekends. Apply online or stop by the Visitor Center to fill out an application. See job details for these and ALL fall jobs at www.outdoors.org/seasonal

The AMC is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity in the workplace. EXPERIENCED: housekeeper, p/t, excellent pay, Jefferson Notch Motel, Randolph, 466-3833. HEAD Chef: 12 months a year full-time for busy tavern in beautiful Rangeley ME. Commensurate with experience. Email landis_ka@yahoo.com. or call Adam (207)864-9906. Prep Chef: 12 months a year full-time for busy tavern in beautiful Rangeley ME. Commensurate with experience. Email landis_ka@yahoo.com. or call Adam (207)864-9906.

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

Mobile Homes Administrative Assistant 1

The Mental Health Center has an opening for a full-time Administrative Assistant 1 to cover administrative functions (front desk/medical records) in its outpatient clinic. Position requires experience and comfort with computer programs for data entry/spreadsheet management as well as dependability, organizational skills, attention to detail and the ability to interact with people in a pleasant and mature manner. We are seeking a quick and enthusiastic learner who can work independently as well as function comfortably as a team member in a busy office environment. Position qualifies for our full benefit package, including access to medical and dental insurance, flex plan, vacation (3 weeks first year) and sick leave. Submit a letter of interest and resume to: Eileen Theriault, Office Manager, The Mental Health Center 3 Twelfth Street, Berlin, NH 03570. ~Northern Human Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer~

Loan Officer If you are looking for a great working atmosphere this position may be just right for you! Woodlands Credit Union is seeking a dependable person to become a Loan Officer. The right individual will be goal oriented and passionate about exemplary member service. Minimum requirements include Six months to two years experience. High School diploma or equivalent. Desired abilities include to assist members with their consumer lending needs; analyze loan requests and make credit decisions based on lending policy. Excellent written and oral communications skills a must. Confidentiality required. Analytical decision making skills required. Woodlands Credit Union is the Credit Union industry leader in Northern New Hampshire with a commitment to serving our employees and our members. We offer a competitive salary structure and a benefits package that includes an employer matching 401k, health, life and long term disability insurances and more. Applications available at Woodlands Credit Union. Return application or resume to any location or to:

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

LOOKING for used home in great shape to put on my land in North Conway. Call 986-3991. MOVE your home to our park in central North Conway. Walk to shopping, trails, restaurants. $300 per month, no dogs. Good credit. (603)986-3991.

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

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

Real Estate BERLIN- House for sale. 13 rooms, 2 baths on 3 floors. Attached garage/ barn. Residential West Side neighborhood, easy walk to downtown. Second floor can be easily converted to apartment. Under $160K. Contact owner’s representative for information and showing (603)447-5858.

Real Estate, Wanted SKI family looking to buy/ rent for ski season a house or condo in Gorham, JimRegan74@yahoo.com.

Roommate Wanted LOOKING for female roomate, Maidstone Lake call 802-676-2664.

Services HYPNOSIS for habit change, stress, regression. Michael Hathaway, DCH, certified hypnotherapist. Madison michaelhathaway.com (603)367-8851.

AFFORDABLE ROOFING & SIDING SOLUTIONS.

Highest quality craftsmanship. Fully Insured. Lowest prices guaranteed. FMI (603)730-2521. rockybranchbuilders@gmail.com CERTIFIED LNA, 10 yrs. experienced looking to book private duty LNA, housekeeping or running errands, days, evenings, overnights, $10/hour contact information Kathy, 752-1958 or 986-7920. JUNK car removal, best local prices, Roy's Towing 348-3403.

Regular/ Spec Ed Tutor Experienced. Portfolio available for review. Evenings, weekends. My home, yours. (603)449-6736.

TECHPROS- COMPUTER SALES & SERVICE

16+ years experience! On-site computer repair, upgrades, wireless setup, virus removal, & more! (603)723-0918 www.TechProsNH.com ZIMMER Lawn Care. Mowing/ spring clean-up, light landscaping. No job too small. Free estimates. 723-1252.

Wanted BUYING silver & gold. Jesstone Beads, 129 Main Street, Gorham, see us first for best price.

Wanted To Buy

Recreation Vehicles

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

05 Polaris Sportsman 500 H.O 720 miles $3200 (603)466-3383.

JUNK car removal, best local prices, Roy's Towing 348-3403.

ZOOM IN ON A BUYER!

Advertise your goods and services in the Classifieds and reach thousands of potential buyers daily. Call today to place your ad and make a sale quickly.

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Berlin police log

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Thursday, August 11 9:53 a.m. A caller reported that someone has been saying they were the culprit of a robbery. He wanted to clarify that it was not him, it was his brother. 9:58 a.m. A caller on Poplar Street reported that their vehicle was egged overnight. 10:32 a.m. Someone dropped ammunition off at the police station to be destroyed. 1:40 p.m. A minor two vehicle accident was reported on Elm Street. No injuries were reported. 2:46 p.m. Eric Gilbert, 33, of Gorham, was arrested on a probation violation. He was held and a court date has not yet been set. 4:21 p.m. Two individuals were threatening each other on Main Street. Police separated the men and they left the area. 4:30 p.m. A caller on Blanchard Street reported medication had been stolen from a residence. 11:06 p.m. A caller on Mt. Forist Street reported seeing two bright balls of fire in the air before one fell on to the roof of the post office. The aircrafts turned out to be sky lanterns. Friday, August 12 3:21 a.m. A caller on First Avenue reported rocks being thrown at the windows of the house. Police found no one in the area and no damage. 10:03 a.m. A caller on Perry Street reported wheels were stolen off a truck. 10:18 a.m. Henry Woods, 27, of

Berlin, was arrested on a parole violation and returned to the state prison. 1:26 p.m. A caller on Francis Street reported nearly being struck by a vehicle. 7:29 p.m. A caller on Charron Avenue reported vehicles speeding past. 9:35 p.m. Terry Kay, 25, of Berlin, was arrested and charged with driving after revocation or suspension. She was released on $350 personal recognizance bail and is scheduled to appear in court on Oct. 4. Saturday, August 13 11:28 a.m. A gas drive off was reported at the Circle K on Glen Avenue. The vehicle was located and the driver paid. Sunday, August 14 1:27 a.m. Two females were engaged in a fight on Madigan Street. When police arrived only one woman remained and did not want to press charges. 11:57 a.m. Joseph Dimaro, 53, of Berlin, was arrested and charged with violating a protective order. He was held at the Coos County House of Corrections pending an August 15 bail hearing. 12:24 p.m. A two vehicle accident was reported at the intersection of School and High Streets. No injuries were reported and one vehicle was towed. 2:57 p.m. A caller on Guilmette Street reported that gas had been siphoned from a vehicle while the owners were on vacation.

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3:07 p.m. Matthew Chamberlain, 34, of Berlin, turned himself in on a warrant for disorderly conduct. He was released on $500 personal recognizance bail and is scheduled to appear in court on Sept. 20. 4:50 p.m. Thomas Poirier, 65, of Berlin, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct. He was released on $500 personal recognizance bail and is scheduled to appear in court on Sept. 20. 5:04 p.m. A Rumney resident called

to report that they had been assaulted by a Berlin resident in Rumney. The caller was advised to call Rumney Police to report the crime. 10:20 p.m. A caller reported an accident between a vehicle and a moose on Jericho Road. No injuries were reported and the vehicle was towed. Monday, August 15 7:22 a.m. A caller reported that a vehicle windshield had been broken outside the Coos County Nursing Home overnight.

White Mountain National Forest announces trail re-opening MOUNT WASHINGTON -- The Tuckerman Ravine Trail, one of the most popular hiking trails in the White Mountains, will reopen Saturday, August 13. The trail has been closed for extensive restoration work. According to Jeff Lane, trails supervisor for the Androscoggin District, “Closing the trail allowed the crew to perform the work efficiently, and as we had hoped we are

able to reopen the trail ahead of schedule.” Information about trail options and conditions can be found at White Mountain National Forest Ranger Stations in Gorham, Conway, or Campton, or from the AMC Visitor Center in Pinkham Notch. For White Mountain National Forest information visit: www.fs.fed.us/r9/ white.

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difficult for law enforcement to determine whether they are dealing with drug users or mentally ill persons, he said. While police have had admissions of use of this new drug, it’s effects have yet to be seen by the local hospital. “It’s something that we’ve been made aware of and have heard about but the ED (emergency department) has not seen any cases,” said Jim Wheeler, Vice President of Human Resources and Community Development at Androscoggin Valley Hospital. The European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction published a study earlier this year on the risk assessment of mephedrone. In the study the EMCDD notes that there are no known uses of mephedrone as a research, industrial, agricultural or cosmetic compound, thereby questioning any legitimate inclusion of the chemical in any product marketed as plant food or bath salts. The negative effects uncovered in the study included, feelings of restlessness, agitation, aggression, and panic; paranoid delusions; and increased hart rate and/or blood pressure among other possible side-effects. A Drug Enforcement Administration fact sheet on MDPV also lists increased body temperature, psychosis and addiction as side effects for that drug in addition to those already listed, which it has in common with mephedrone. In the US the drugs are marketed under many names, including Ivory Wave, Vanilla Sky, and other monikers. It is important to note, that unlike the huffing phenomenon where regular household items are used to get high, the plant food and bath salts commonly used in household applications are not the substances that contain this engineered amphetamine. The compounds that contain the drug are primarily sold on the internet or in head shops and shipped in unmarked boxes. While recent press has focused on the surge of this drug in Bangor, Me., where it has recently become illegal, N.H. State Police Sgt. Richard Farrell the operations officer of the Attorney

General’s Drug Task Force, said that all four task force teams — Metro, West, Seacoast and North — have seen issues with bath salts. “The people using this have no idea how dangerous it is,” he said. Peredy said that the drug truly is new to the US. Nationally, in 2010 there were 300 calls to poison control centers regarding ill effects of these drugs. In the first six months of 2011 that number jumped to 3,678 nationwide — an increase of more than 10 fold. At the Northern New England Poison Center, based at Maine Medical Center and serving Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont, said the center went from almost no calls last year to a steady increase increase, he said, starting with one or two calls in January, and rising to nine or 10 by April, 27 in May and 45 in June. month in 2011. Peredy said that the NH calls have leveled out at around a hand full a month, with those calls caming mainly from four Granite State counties — the three southernmost (Strafford, Hillsborough, and Cheshire) and Coos in the north. He said the symptoms that are most commonly reported are heart rates of more than 150, blood pressures in excess of 175, persistent hallucinations for two to three days after ingesting the drug, self-injuries and injuries to bystanders as a result of the mind altering effects, extreme paranoia, seizures and “bizarre behavior.” Peredy said he can see where law enforcement would run into challenges with these drug users, and encourages the law enforcement community to call the Northern New England Poison Center or bring subjects to the emergency room if they believe they may be under the influence of these drugs. Users of mephedrone or MDVP are typically young, risk takers, Peredy said. Farrell said that the mephedrone and MDVP are readily available to these younger people online. “It’s there all over the place,” he said. But just because there isn’t a law against it, doesn’t mean taking it is a good idea. “It’s flat out toxic,” Farrell said.


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