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BERLIN — Republican presidential hopeful Gary Johnson spent some time in Berlin on Monday as part of his effort to focus his campaign in the Granite State. Johnson said he is putting his chips on the table in New Hampshire and laying his primary fate in New Hampshire’s hands in an effort to gain some added attention in the crowded field of would-be nominees. Although he’s been relatively overlooked by national media and excluded from early debates because he didn’t meet polling standards, Johnson says he’s not complaining. “I think it’s a process. I think at a certain point the light shines bright on whatever it is that you’re doing.” What he’s doing is touring the state talking about what he believes is wrong in the country and sharing how he would solve those problems. Johnson says he is “offering up real live solutions.” Among those solutions are promises to submit a balanced budget to Congress and veto spending that isn’t balanced. Balancing the budget is something he feels makes sense not just fiscally, but also for national security. “The greatest threat to national
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Michael Smith, 50, of Berlin, was indicted on a charge of criminal threatening. He is accused of pointing a gun at Amy Levesque and threatening to kill her on July 14 in Berlin. A Gorham man, accused of firing his gun in a residence and shooting himself, now faces felony charges. David Gray, 22, was indicted on a charge of reckless conduct. He is accused of firing a 9mm pistol in an apartment on April 9, while other people were in the proximity, placing them in danger of injury. A Jefferson man also faces a charge of reckless conduct for allegedly throwing a knife. Kirt Cameron, 48, is alleged to have thrown a steak knife at Lucille Cameron on June 8 in Jefferson. Thomas Shaheen, 18, of Carroll, was indicted on a charge of aggravated driving while intoxicated. He is accused of driving drunk and causing a collision on June 17 in
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LANCASTER — A Colebrook man accused of a daylight robbery of the Rite Aid in Berlin was among those indicted by a Coos Grand Jury on August 19. Shawn Labonville, 41, was indicted on charges of theft by unauthorized taking and acts prohibited. He is accused of stealing Oxycontin valued at more than $1,500 from Rite Aid in Berlin on July 5. He is also alleged to have been in possession of Oxycontin when police caught up with him in Colebrook later that same day. A Northumberland man is accused of raping a woman in Lancaster. Randall Savage, 26, was indicted on a charge of aggravated felonious sexual assault. He is accused of engaging in sex with the woman while she was asleep on Feb. 5. He also faces a Class A misdemeanor charge of sexual assault.
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Colbert’s PAC is more than a gag (NY Times) — “Americans for a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow,” a political action committees known as Super PACs created by the comedian Stephen Colbert, may be a running gag on “The Colbert Report” on Comedy Central, but it is spending money as it sees fit, with little in the way of disclosure, just like its noncomedic brethren. Comedians, including Colbert in the last election, have undertaken faux candidacies. But his Super PAC riff is a real-world exercise, engaging in a kind of modeling by just doing what Super PACs do. And he has come under some real-world criticism for inserting himself in the political process so directly. Colbert, who lampoons conservative talk show hosts by pretending to be one, is now making fun of Super PACs by actually forming one. His committee spent money on advertising in Iowa during the run-up to the Ames straw poll, which took place Aug. 13. It’s as though Jonathan Swift took his satirical suggestion about Irish babies one step further and actually cooked one. “I am much taken by this and can’t think of any real parallel in history,” said Stephen Hess of the Brookings Institution. “Yes, comedians have always told jokes about elections, but this is quite different. This is a funny person being very serious, actually talking about process. What comedian talks about process?”
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TRIPOLI, Libya (NY Times) — Buoyed by their seizure of Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi’s fortress-like compound in Tripoli, rebels sought to strengthen their control on Wednesday, placing a nearly $2 million bounty on the Libyan leader’s head and dispatching fighters toward one of his last bastions of support, his tribal hometown of Surt. In another sign that Colonel Qaddafi’s regime had come
unglued, loyalists holding more than 30 foreign journalists captive in a Tripoli hotel abruptly let them go. “We are free,” Matthew Chance, a CNN correspondent, told his network as he and the others were allowed to depart the Rixos hotel with the aid of Red Cross workers who took them away. The journalists had been held captive there since the weekend,
when rebel forces first invaded Tripoli in what has proved to be a decisive turn in the sixmonth-old conflict. But as a reminder that he remained on the loose, Colonel Qaddafi said in an address broadcast early Wednesday on a local Tripoli radio station that his retreat from the Bab alAziziya compound, which rebel forces overran on Tuesday, was only a tactical maneuver.
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10th Mountain Division honors the past atop Mount Washington BY LLOYD JONES THE CONWAY DAILY SUN
Each year, on the second Thursday of August at 11 a.m. sharp, veterans of the 10th Mountain Division and their families from around the northeast assemble at the top of Mount Washington. They report to the summit of "The Rock Pile" to pay tribute to and to remember members of the 10th Mountain Division. The division was formed in 1943 and was deployed to fight on foot, skis and snowshoes in the roughest mountain terrain of Italy during World War II. After the war, the division was briefly re-designated as the 10th Infantry Division before it was inactivated. Sen. Bob Dole, a veteran of the 10th, saw to its reactivation in 1984. This year, the ceremony took place on Thursday, Aug. 11, and consisted of placing a wreath in front of the bronze plaque that commemorates these brave soldiers near the Tip Top House. The observance was introduced by the arrival of Nuke Edridge, 87, who climbed Mount Washington on foot, appearing just moments before the chaplain-led prayers, the flower placement, and the playing of taps. A roll call of veterans who passed away since last year's ceremony was announced as white flowers were laid below the wreath. A red flower was also placed in remembrance of the soldiers of the current 10th Mountain Division who died during the last year. The 10th Mountain Division is a light infantry division of the United States Army based at Fort Drum, N.Y. It is a subordinate unit of the XVIII Airborne Corps and the only division-sized element of the U.S. Army to specialize in fighting under harsh terrain and weather conditions. The division retains the "mountain" designation for historical purposes but is actually organized as a light infantry division. Over 50 members of the 10th Mount Division from Fort Drum participated in the moving event. "It was beyond a moving experience," Randy Davison, of Conway, who along with Therese, his wife, have attended the past five ceremonies. "We've gone up with our neighbor — Bruno daForno, 96, of Conway and Malden, Mass., who is member of the 10th Mountain Division. He's such an amazing guy. He met his wife on a snow train back in the 1940s. "It was an incredibly emotional day," he added. "There were a ton of soldiers from Fort Drum, and the tears were just coming down their faces when the list of veterans who had died was read off. I would highly recommend anyone going to next year's ceremony." The 10th Mountain Division has a storied history. According to the Fort Drum website (www.drum.army. m i l / A b o u t Fo r t D r u m / Pa g e s / hist_10thMountainHistory_lv3. aspx), "In November 1939, the Soviet Union invaded Finland.
Peg McWade of Groton, Mass., laid a white flower below the memorial wreath in remembrance of her late husband, Gordon "Tiny" McWade, 94, who passed away on February 11, 2011. His brother in arms, Bruno daForno, 96, of Conway and Malden, Mass., added an Edelweiss flower to the rocks above the wreath after spreading his longtime friend’s ashes on the summit. Also present at this year’s ceremony were John McDonald and Herbie Schneider of North Conway. (COURTESY PHOTO)
Finnish soldiers on skis annihilater canceled. A period of acclimalated two tank divisions, humilition to a low altitude and hot cliating the Russians. Charles Minot mate was necessary to prepare for (Minnie) Dole, the president of the this training. National Ski Patrol, saw this as "On November 6, 1944, the 10th a perfect example of why the U.S. Division was redesignated the 10th Army needed mountain troops. Mountain Division. That same Dole spent months lobbying the month the blue and white "MounWar Department to train troops in tain" tab was authorized. mountain and winter warfare. In "The division entered combat September 1940, Dole was able to on January 28, 1945 in the North present his case to General George Apennine Mountains of Italy. C. Marshall, the Army Chief of The division faced German posiStaff, who caused the Army take tions arrayed along the fiveaction on Dole’s promile-long Monte posals to create ski Belvedere-Monte units. della Torraccia ridge. “It was an incredibly "On December 8, divisions had emotional day. There were Other 1941, the Army actiattempted to assault vated its first moun- a ton of soldiers from Fort Mount Belvedere three tain unit, the 87th Drum, and the tears were times, even holding it Mountain Infantemporarily, but none try Battalion (later just coming down their had succeeded. To get became an entire regi- faces when the list of vet- to Mount Belvedere ment) at Fort Lewis, erans who had died was the division first had Washington. The unit to take a ridge line to read off. I would highly the west known to the was dubbed 'Minnie’s Ski Troops' in honor of recommend anyone going Americans as the Riva Dole. The 87th trained to next year’s ceremony.” Ridge. The Germans on Mount Ranier’s on Riva Ridge pro14,408-foot peak. The tected the approaches National Ski Patrol took on the to Mount Belvedere. The assault unique role of recruiting for the on Riva Ridge was the task of the 87th Infantry Regiment and later 1st Battalion and F Company, 2d the division. After returning from Battalion, 86th Mountain Infantry. the Kiska Campaign in the AleuAfter much scouting, it was decided tian Islands near Alaska, the 87th the assault would be at night, a formed the core of the new division. 1,500 vertical assent. The Germans "This unique organization came considered the ridge to be imposinto being on July 13, 1943, at Camp sible to scale and manned it with Hale, Colo., as the 10th Light Divionly one battalion of mountain sion (Alpine). The combat power of troops. The attack by the 86th on the division was contained in the February 18, 1945, was a complete 85th, 86th, and 87th Infantry Regisuccess and an unwelcome surprise ments. The division’s year training to the Germans. at the 9,200-foot-high Camp Hale "Mount Belvedere was assaulted honed the skills of its soldiers to next. Belvedere was heavily fight and survive under the most manned and protected with minebrutal mountain conditions. fields. Shortly after the 86th "On June 22, 1944, the diviassault on the Riva Ridge, the sion was shipped to Camp Swift, 85th and 87th Regiments made a Texas to prepare for the Louisiana bayonet attack without covering maneuvers of 1944, which were artillery fire on Belvedere begin-
ning on February 19th. Again the surprise of the assault was successful and after a hard fight, the peak was captured. Realizing the importance of the peak, the Germans made seven counterattacks over two days. After the first three days of intense combat, the division lost 850 casualties to include 195 dead. The 10th had captured over 1,000 prisoners. The 10th was now in a position to breach the German's Apennine Mountain line, take Highway 65 and open the way to the Po Valley. "On April 14, 1945, the final phase of the war in Italy began. With the 85th and 87th leading, the 10th Mountain Division attacked toward the Po Valley spearheading the Fifth Army drive. The fighting was fierce with the loss of 553 mountain infantryman killed, wounded, or missing in the first day." After the war, the division was briefly redesignated as the 10th Infantry Division, a training unit, also seeing brief deployment to Germany before inactivation. The 10th was reactivated in 1985, according to the website Wickipedia and the division saw numerous deployments to contingencies throughout the 1990s. "Division elements participated in Operation Desert Storm (Saudi Arabia), Hurricane Andrew disaster relief (Homestead, Fla.), Operation Restore Hope and Operation Continue Hope (Somalia), Operation Uphold Democracy (Haiti), Operation Joint Forge (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Operation Joint Guardian (Kosovo), and several deployments as part of the Multinational Force and Observers (Sinai Peninsula)," the site states. "Since 2001, the division and its four combat brigades have seen numerous deployments to both Iraq and Afghanistan in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom, respectively."
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SSIL appreciates service To the editor: On August 3, group members of SSIL (Sight Services for Independent Living) a statewide, community based program sponsored by the Department of Education, division of Adult Learning and Rehabilitation, Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired, for adults age 55 or older with functional vision problems to maintain their independence at home and in the community, traveled to Thanksgivings Restaurant & Legends Pub, located at 128 Main St., Gorham. SSIL provides opportunities to talk with others who are experiencing or have experienced similar frustrations and solutions. Also, the program enables participants to get new information, learn about and try low vision aids, and to develop new skills that help them regain confidence and cope more effectively with the effects of vision loss. Thanks to the hospitality of Jack Piattoni and his dedicated wait staff Meghan of Thanksgivings Members of SSIL enjoyed a wonderful outing for lunch. Jack’s personal generosity, inviting them to an afternoon of individual attention as he opened his doors prior to regular business hours for the general public. Jack took the time to introduce himself and inform every one of his house specialties which mainly consisted of turkey but with several other offerings as well. (and with his self acclaimed Italian background) members were surprised of little Italian cuisine offerings except for that mouth watering Italian lemon cake . . Meghan was so thoughtful and saw to all details for exceptional service (no one would have realized this was her first waiting experience). We wish the best to her in her endeavors at college in her future... Very few if any crumbs were left behind … Linda Vaillancourt/Group Leader, Berlin and Members of SSIL Berlin/Gorham
Nothing wrong with article To the Editor, I am responding to the letter writen by Carl Gagnon about the news concerning our Councilwoman. I have read the article printed by BDS and personally find nothing wrong with it. Being a politician means the your life becomes an open book. Anything that this person does is newsworthy. She’s a politician. It comes with the job. There are many other politicians that wish their “ youthful lapses in judgement” weren’t made public but they are news. Our leaders are supposed to be law abiding citizens (at least). William Dwyer Berlin
In the page seven story about the Brown School Playground video contest, on Aug. 24, one of the participants was incorrectly listed. Diane Marshall’s name was incorrectly listed as Diane Allen. We apologize for the error.
Once upon a Berlin Time 1966 IV
Hello fellow Berlinites. In early June of 1966, a Berlin High School senior, Rodney A. Young, was named a Presidential Scholar by President Lyndon Baines Johnson. He eventually went to Washington D.C. and met with this nation’s top leader. Young, whose hometown is Milan, was one of two students from New Hampshire and part of this country’s 121 others to receive this prestigious award in the spring of 1966. News of the selection came to Young in a telegram signed by Johnson. It said: “I am happy to inform you that today I am naming you a Presidential Scholar of 1966. Mrs. Johnson and I join in warm congratulations and invite you to meet with us in the White House on June 7”. While in high school, Young received many accolades, along with being an honor student through his four years at BHS. In September of 1966, Young headed to Cornell University to study agriculture. I am not quite sure what career he later embarked on later, but he surely had a great start. I do believe that Rodney still lives in the Milan area, along with his wonderful wife Sue. A June headline in the local paper spoke of the resignation of Berlin High School principal Richard J. Bradley, which took effect for the coming school year. Bradley resigned to become the first full time director of evaluation and secretary of the commission on public secondary schools, with the New England Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. His newest job was to set up evaluations of the 500 secondary schools in New England, which were members of the association. Also, he would select evaluation committees and had the responsibility for submission of their reports. Dick Bradley’s credentials made him no stranger to this new evaluation program. He was chairman of the steering committee for the evaluation of Berlin High School and also served as chairman of the visiting evalua-
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tion committees for Whitefield, Portsmouth, Keene and some Manchester schools. Bradley was also the New Hampshire representative on evaluation and accreditation committee for the commission on public secondary schools. So, he was certainly qualified to embark in this new career in his life. Dick came to Berlin High School in September of 1954 as a teacher of physical education and quickly moved into an administrative position, being an assistant principal in 1956 and principal in 1960. He also served as director of adult education and of the basic adult education program initiated the year before he left. This great educator was also the first director of the North Country Summer School and was a project director for programs under Title I of the Federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act. He coached varsity hockey from 1954 to 1965, with the exception of the 1960-61 season and was the first coach for Berlin High School to ever win the N.H. Schoolboy hockey championship in 1963. Bradley received his bachelor’s degree from Boston University in 1951 and his master of education degree in secondary school administration from the same institute in 1959. From July 1952 until August 1954, Bradley served with the U.S. Marine Corps and attained the rank of captain. While in Berlin, he was involved with the corps and many other community activities. During his twelve years spent here in the “Paper City”, Dick Bradley certainly became an historical icon in the Berlin Public School system. People that I spoke with who had him as a coach or principal and knew him personally, all believed the same thing. He was a disciplinarian, fair principal and coach and a great asset to Berlin High School and this city. Moreover, the likes of him have yet to be replaced after all of these years. see 1966 page 5
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Mr. Bradley lives in California with his wife Pam and still reminisces about the years that he spent here. I and several of his former students and hockey players are still in contact with him via email. He seems to be enjoying his retirement and family and has also said that he would like to return to Berlin someday for a visit. He is more than welcome and I am sure that many people would like to see him again. Many people got their diplomas in 1966, but the happiest one of all was Mrs. Hilda Brungot. Mrs. Brungot was a 79 year old great grandmother who dropped out of Berlin High during her junior year. She did this during the early 1900’s to help earn money, so her brother Charlie could go on to college. Being that she always wanted a diploma, she went out and earned one sixty years later. Hilda had to do her homework though and her daughter, Mrs. Connie Martin, a teacher in Stark, urged her to enroll for a series of examinations to be given by Guidance Director John Nay of Groveton High School. Before taking these exams, which came at the rate of one per week, Hilda had to study diligently. She borrowed books from her daughter and Guidance Director Roy Cascadden. Mrs. Brungot said that she read from the time she got up until the time she went to bed in the evening. The exams were not easy, as each one took three to four hours to complete. They covered correctness and effectiveness of expression, interpretation of reading materials in social studies, natural sciences, literature and general mathematics. After all of this, she passed with flying colors and earned what the state board of education called a “certificate of high school equivalency”. It wasn’t quite like a high school diploma, but it carried the same weight. She wasn’t the first or last
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person to do this, but there weren’t many 79 year old women with 25 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren who did. Of course, Hilda was a special lady. She probably held a political office longer than any other woman legislature in the nation. Hilda was elected a state representative for 15 terms since 1931, losing only three times. Most people said that she was all washed up, when she lost twice in a row, but she ran again in 1964, winning a seat from Ward III. Mrs. Brungot served 19 times, finishing her political career in 1975. She certainly got her political science education in the halls of the New Hampshire Legislature. I will continue with Berlin’s history during the year 1966 with my next writing. Questions or comments email poof@ ne.rr.com. Also, become a fan of “Once upon a Berlin Time” on facebook and guess at the weekly mystery picture.
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Berlin Schools 2011 bus fees BERLIN — The Berlin Public Schools has announced its bus fees for the 2011-2012 school year. Fees will remain the same as last year with eligibility criteria as listed below. Students eligible for free busing will receive their bus ticket in their classroom. Kindergarten Students who live one mile and beyond the school will be eligible for free transportation either for the start of school for the AM session or home from school after dismissal for the PM session. All students will be picked up and dropped off at pre-established collection points. Elementary Students (Grades 1-6) who live one mile and beyond the school will be provided with free transportation. All students will be picked up from pre-established collection points. The school system strongly advises parents of K-2 students to accompany their children at the collection points at both pick-up and drop-off times. Junior High Students (Grades 7-8) who live one mile and beyond the school will be provided with free transportation. All students will be picked up from pre-established collection points. Please note: Kindergarten, Elementary & Junior High students who are ineligible for free
busing will be allowed to ride the bus to and from school for a $50.00 fee, utilizing existing bus stops. The fee for the second student in the same family will be $35.00. Additional students from the same family will ride free. Junior High and Hillside Elementary students living on the lower part of the East Side will have to purchase a ticket, as it is under a mile. All students will be picked up from preestablished collection points. Students living in the vicinity of Bartlett School, now attending Brown School, will be picked up at Gilbert St/ First Ave and Gerrish St./Western Ave. High School Students (Grades 9-12) will be allowed to purchase bus permits for $100.00 for the first high school student and $70.00 for the second high school student in the same family. Additional high school students from the same family will ride free. Students will be picked up from pre-established collection points. Bus permits will be sold on a first come, first served basis beginning September 12, 2011 at the Main Office at the School that your child attends, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Bus permit fees must be paid in full when ticket is picked-up. Payment plans will not be accepted.
Freshman orientation scheduled at BHS
Orientation for incoming freshmen and parents/ guardians is scheduled for Tuesday, August 30th beginning at 9:30 a.m. until approximately 12:30 p.m. Students are asked to come in to pick up their schedule in the main lobby from 9:30 until 9:40 prior to the start of orientation that will be held in the gymnasium with an introduction from Principal Gary Bisson. Following the introduction, students and their parents/guardians will tour the building and then follow the student’s schedule on an abbreviated format. This will provide an opportunity for students to become acquainted with teachers and familiarize themselves with BHS. After the orientation, approximately 11:45, students and parents/ guardians are invited to attend a luncheon in the BHS cafeteria.
Water Commission to meet
The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Water Commissioners will be held Tuesday, September 20, at Noon at the 55 Willow Street conference room. The public is welcomed to attend and it is handicapped accessible.
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Contract # 2011-09 DEMOLITION SERVICES GENERAL PROVISIONS Sealed Bids for Contract # 2011 -09 for the demolition and removal of debris for 249 East Mason Street will be received by the City of Berlin at the City Manager’s Office at Berlin City Hall, 168 Main Street, Berlin, NH 03570 until 2:00 pm prevailing time Tuesday August 30, 2011. Bids will be publicly opened and read aloud at 3:00 PM in any available office or conference room at the City Offices, City Hall, 168 Main Street, Berlin, NH. Bids when opened shall be irrevocable for a period of forty-five (45) calendar days following bid opening date. The City Manager reserves the right to waive defects in form and minor irregularities and to reject any or all bids as determined to be in the best interest of the City. Contract documents are available at no charge at the City Manager’s Office (603-752-7532), Berlin City Hall, 168 Main Street, Berlin, NH 03570, Monday thru Friday between the hours of 8:30 am and 4:30 pm or on the City website www.berlinnh.gov . Bidders may further acquaint themselves with the work to be done by attending an onsite pre-bid meeting at 249 East Mason Street on Tuesday August 23, 2011 at 10:00 am.
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Groveton’s own Randy Potter captures “Clash of the Titans” at Riverside BY JEAN LEBLANC THE BERLIN DAILY SUN
GROVETON — Dale Ernhardt Sr. got the thrill of a life time finally winning the Daytona 500 and the congratulatory response afterwards came from his closest rivals, fellow racers, and fans. Although in a much smaller capacity, Groveton’s own Randy Potter took over the lead on lap 106 and held off Pelham’s Wayne Helliwell Jr. and the hard charging Quinney Welch from Lancaster, to win the 2011 Munce’s Superior/ Central Asphalt Paving “Clash of the Titans” 150 at Riverside Speedway in Groveton, on Sunday. “This is awesome,” said Potter in victory lane. “To win a big race like this is great and its even better because this is my home.” In victory lane it was a feeling of respect from ACT regular Wayne Helliwell Jr. and WMMP’s top gun Quinney Welch. The smiles on their faces after a hard fought 150 laps of racing said it all. Welch started on the outside pole and looked invincible for the first 92 laps. Helliwell took charge on lap 94 after a restart. However the bright orange #27 had a rear view mirror of the #02 and Randy Potter. Caution flew on lap 103 allowing Welch to duck into the pits for tires. Welch set a torrid pace to run down
the leaders coming from the back of the pack. After three restarts on lap 104, Potter worked hard on the outside and took the lead by lap 106. Helliwell stayed close to Potter, looking for any slip up by the home town kid. The duo worked their way through lapped traffic and by lap 134, Welch was back in the top three. Caution free racing over the final 40+ laps kept the final three in those positions. Potter celebrated a satisfying win in victory lane, where he began his racing at the young age of 16. Lancaster Auto Sales sponsored time trialing on the previous night for the Late Models. Bobby Baillargeon, of Kingston, clicked off the fast time of 13.29 seconds. Riverside regulars Jesse Switser was second at 13.32 and Jeff Marshall third at 13.38. Heat wins went to Chip Grenier, Quinney Welch, and Eric Williams. Mike Kenison carried checkers in the consolation race. The Budweiser Super stocks completed their 2011 point championship season with young gun Nick Gilcris winning the feature. Matt Carbone was in the runner-up spot, however capturing the point championship for the second straight season. David Allen, Trevor Roy, and Allison Barney rounded out the top five. It was race #1 in the chase for the
Randy Potter and his family were all smiles after winning the Clash of the Titans 150 at Riverside. (ALAN PLUMMER PHOTO)
Jiffy Mart Cyclone division. Current point leader Cole Kilby made a statement taking the 25 lap event. Jason Wyman, Travis Moulton, Jerrad Ainsworth and Dana Graham finished in the top five. Moulton and Chris Ouellette were winners in the qualifying races. The Thunder Road Street Stocks came to Riverside Speedway, to take on the Riverside regulars. The field of 26 had their event halted after rain forced managements hand to pick up the event at Thunder Road during
Labor Day Weekend. On Saturday evening, the racing was hard and grinding for the JA Corey/ US Cellular Outlaws. 2010 champion Dan Sidney battled all night long and captured the event. Chandler Davis and Mike Paquett survived to get to the podium. New comer Cody Benoit and rookie Aaron Smith were top five finishers. David Ofsuryk and Davis carried the checkers in their respective heats. The Caron Building Center/Sign see TITANS page 15
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RESIDENTS of DUMMER The town building in Dummer will be closed Thursday, August 25 due to asbestos removal.
Lean-to shelter construction planned for Nash Stream STRATFORD — Plans for a new lean-to shelter have been approved for development in the Nash Stream Forest, and work will begin on the foundation piers next week. The Cohos Trail Association announced that the New Hampshire Division of Forests and Lands has given the green light to the siting of the first leanto structure in the Nash Stream Forest. The threesided shelter will be located on the Sugarloaf Arm Trail on the southeast shoulder of Mt. Sugarloaf. The foot trail group will hold the first of what will eventually be several work days on Wednesday, August 31 to ferry tools, equipment, and cement up the mountain via ATV machine and a trailer. They hope to install ten simple foundation piers that will underpin a shelter to be donated and milled out by the Garland Mill of Lancaster and by members of the Timber Framers Guild of North America, and stabilize a prefabricated composting latrine recently completed by Jack and Chad Pepau of Stark. Volunteers are welcome to join the effort during the day. The trail association only asks that those interested bring a pair of work gloves,eye protection, a liter or two of water, and a snack.
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TOWN OF GORHAM NEW HAMPSHIRE LEGAL/PUBLIC NOTICE PUBLIC HEARING ZONING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT Pursuant to RSA 676:7 notice is hereby given that a Public Hearing is to be held on Wednesday, August 31, 2011 at the Town Hall located at 20 Park Street in the Public Meeting Room (2nd Floor) at 7:00 pm for the following: • Richard Briggs (property is now owned by Bradley Christopher) is requesting a Variance concerning Article IV, Section 4.02 C (4) of the Town of Gorham Zoning Ordinance for property located at Tax Map U24, Lot 33 (4 Proposed Valley Road). The applicant is requesting a variance to build a 24 x 32 garage on property that does not have frontage on a public street as required by the Town of Gorham Zoning Ordinance. This is a rehearing of this variance request as the Zoning Board of Adjustment granted the variance on June 9, 2011. The board of Selectmen subsequently filed a Motion to Rehear which was granted by the Zoning Board of Adjustment at its August 4, 2011 meeting. Paul S. Cyr, Jr Chairman Gorham Zoning Board of Adjustment
Executive Branch and, having the leadership travel more efficiently and effectively. “If the President is going to snarl every city he travels to then stop traveling,” Johnson said. Johnson is also in favor of eliminating the tax code and implementing the “Fair Tax.” That system would abolish the IRS and apply the same federal consumption 23 percent tax to all Americans. Included in that system, he said would be a pre-bate included of around $200 a month for everyone (roughly 23 percent of poverty level), to offset the tax for lowincome families. He explains that in order to balance the budget 43 percent of the government spending needs to go. That would certainly mean cuts in the “Big Three,” Medicare, Medicaid and the military, but in each case he believes they can still exist in more efficient manners. Johnson advocates federal block grants to the states for fixed amounts for Medicare and Medicaid along with a removal of “strings and mandates” that cost money for the states to implement. This would reduce the bureaucracy and the administrative costs, while still benefitting the populace. He admitted that the key question with military cuts is “can we provide ourselves a strong military defense and cut spending?” The answer, he said, is if we stick to defense and eliminate nation building we save money. “We can’t continue to be the world’s sheriff when we’re only 5 percent of the world’s population.” With the three big spending areas addressed, Johnson said he also favors eliminating the Department of Education and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. He said that he believes states can adequately handle their educational systems without a national mandate and the Washington bureaucracy cuts into the amount of money
Once the foundation piers are installed, they will be left to cure and dry. The shelter and latrine material will be brought to the site in late September and assembled at that time. Anyone who would like to attend the work session, getting to the work-day site is simple enough. Travel to Mile 9 on the Nash Stream Road, north of the Emerson Road and Route 110 in Stark. Cross the big stinger bridge over Nash Stream and look for a pullout on the left 100 feet north of the bridge that is parking for the Sugarloaf Mountain Trail. Do not block the lane to the west. Hike away from the road up the grassy way past a camp and through a gate. Walk 700 feet to a trail junction with the Sugarloaf Arm Trail. Turn left onto that trail and walk uphill a mile to a yellowtopped grade stake on the right side of the trail. Other stakes march off into the woods on the right. Follow them a short distance to the lean-to site. If you would like additional information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or go to Facebook and search for Friends of the Cohos Trail. You may post questions or requests for information there.
that could otherwise be spent on schools. Giving the responsibility back to the states would result in 50 laboratories of best practices all out to compete, he said. “There would be best practice.” As for HUD, Johnson said it has outlived its need. He added that he would have never established the Department of Homeland Security and Transportation Security Administration. Airline security should be left to airlines, he explained, saying that it would be as good and less intrusive. He added that bad behavior is often dealt with by vigilant passengers. That societal correction of bad behavior can be used to help save money on prison spending as well, Johnson said. He pointed out that 2.3 million Americans are incarcerated, while China, which has a far larger population has only 1 million of their citizens in prison. “I am the guy I think that is going to empty out federal prisons,” said Johnson, who favors legalizing marijuana and looking at drugs as a health issue and not a criminal justice issue. He said that drug use should not be criminalized because we have effectively created prohibition related crimes, and drug use isn’t the only target. “We have criminalized a lot of behavior that many wouldn’t consider criminal,” he said. “I’m not that guy. I don’t want to criminalize bedroom behavior. I don’t want to criminalize 10 million Americans playing poker online.” Johnson, who is an avid mountain climber, said that there’s nothing in his resume to suggest he won’t do just what he says. He firmly believes that problems should be identified, analyzed and solved and takes pride in the fact that of all the candidates vying for the Republican nomination, he is the only one viewed favorably by his own state according to a recent Politico.com report.
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By Holiday Mathis SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). There are two ways to improve your family history. First, report it in the best light possible. And second, be aware that you are creating it with your current actions. Let them be noble, interesting contributions. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You’ll make up for past mistakes with the good deeds you do today. You’ll be thoughtful, on time and ready to chime in with charming insights. You’ll be on your game. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You love the feeling that anything can happen. This morning, the possibilities open up because you make it known that you are willing to take a spur-ofthe-moment risk. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You believe in unseen things like wind, true love and the inherent kindness of the human spirit. You’ll continually look for proof of the existence of these forces and others. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Instead of merely fulfilling your obligation, you will think about how your mood and attitude affect others and will supply a good dose of enthusiasm and generosity of spirit. TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Aug. 25). You’ll cultivate an appetite for the finer things in life and will attract many opportunities to enjoy them. In September, you will gain greater control over your physical energy. You’ll reach a health-related goal by year’s end. A loving person will help you develop your potential. Your professional life will be a source of pride. Taurus and Pisces people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 6, 29, 41, 35 and 3.
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ARIES (March 21-April 19). You’re an expert organizer. You’ll arrange your environment in such a way as to make it easier to keep clean and orderly. It’s amazing what a few well-placed trash bins and shelves can accomplish. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You anxiously await someone’s decision, which will affect future events for you. Whatever answer comes, there’s an advantage in it for you if you look for one. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You’ll become deeply involved in a group in the weeks to come. This happens slowly as you participate in activities and learn more about the history of the group and its members. CANCER (June 22-July 22). You may tense up when you are diverted from your plans this afternoon. Tell yourself that it’s all going to be fine -and probably even better than what you originally wanted. Relax and go with the flow. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You will enjoy the temporary reassignment of certain roles in your life. For instance, a sibling can be a good friend to you, your children can be your teachers, and your inner critic can also be a wonderful coach. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Collaboration is a tool for creativity. So is conflict. So when people try to get into your business or cause trouble, maybe it is the blessed event that will inspire your greatest masterpiece. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). No matter how well you plan what you’re going to say, in the moment, you’ll come up with something unexpected. You resist being a puppet, even if you also happen to be the puppeteer.
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––––––––––––––––– DAILY CALENDAR ––––––––––––––––– Saturday August 27 Recreational Mineral Collecting on the White Mountain National Forest: 7 p.m. at the Dolly Copp Campground. FMI, call the Androscoggin Ranger Station at (603) 466-2713. Gumbo Loco: A musical evening that celebrates the environment and cultures of New England, French Canada, and Cajun Louisiana with Andy Stewart, Mary Jo Slattery, and Ivan Gaugan. Gorham Town Hall, 7 p.m. Tickets: $10, adults; $5, seniors; children and students, free. In advance at Mr. Pizza, White Mountain Café & Bookstore and Gorham Town Hall, online at 8DaysofWeeks. org (Festival Store) or at the door. Info: Arts Alliance at info@ aannh.org or 323-7302. Sunday, August 28 Shelburne Union Church: Service 7 p.m..Speaker Diane Wood. Ice cream social following service at Shelburne Town Hall. Monday, August 29 The Tartan Terrors: Kieran Arts Center’s Celtic Mondays Series, 7 p.m. This incredible band of eight musicians and Irish/Scottish dancers feature the best in fiddling, music, comedy and dance. Tickets: $20/$18. 752-1028. Wednesday August 31 White Mountain CSI: An Investigative Look at Your Forest, 8 p.m. at the AMC’s Pinkham Notch Visitor Center. For more information, call the Androscoggin Ranger Station at (603) 4662713. Thursday, September 1 Free blood pressure screening: at Wal*mart from 1-3 p.m. All are welcome. Sponsored by the nursing services from City of Berlin Health Department
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––––––––––––––– ONGOING CALENDAR –––––––––––––– Thursday Book Drive: Tex Mex Restaurant across from City Hall. Great selection of books, thousands to choose from. 12 to 5 p.m. This is the last week. A $1 a bag. FMI Denise 752-1005. Berlin LocalWorks Farmers’ Market: Mechanic Street, 3 p.m.-7.p.m. FMI: email@example.com or 723-1004. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org Senior Meals: Guardian Angel School, noon. Suggested donations for 60 and over $3; under 60 $6. All are welcome. (FMI 752-2545) Mt. Jefferson LDG. #103 I.O.O.F.: meets second and fourth Thursdays of month, 7 p.m., 701 Presidential Highway, Jefferson. FMI 1-802892-6684 or 723-0766. Gorham Public Library: Open M-F: 10am6pm, Saturdays: 10am-Noon. Children’s Story Time: Fridays, 1:30pm. View On-line Catalog at https://gorham.biblionix.com/. FMI call 4662525 or email email@example.com. AA Meeting: noon to 1 p.m., St. Barnabas Church, 2 High St., Berlin. Berlin Knights of Columbus: Third and Fourth Degree meets on second Thursday of each month, 7 p.m., St. Anne’s lower hall, Berlin. Dinner served at 5:30 p.m. for members and guests from September to May. Shelburne Library Schedule: Thursday 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturdays - 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. FUSION: Youth Group invites all youth grades 6-12, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Games, music, and a good message to get you pumped for the rest of the week! Harvest Christian Fellowship, Willow St. in Berlin. FMIVicky at 348-2354. facbook. com/fusion603 Milan Public Library: Monday, 1:30 to 7:30 p.m.; Tuesday and Wednesday’s 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Alcoholics Anonymous: 12 to 1 p.m., Discussion Meeting, St. Barnabas Church, corner of High and Main St., Berlin. Step Book Meeting, 7 to 8 p.m., Androscoggin Valley Hospital, Berlin. Exercise Classes: Berlin Senior Center, 610 Sullivan St., Berlin, 4 to 5 p.m. (FMI 752-2545) Pre-School Reading, Arts, Crafts Program: Errol Public Library, 10:30 a.m. To register, call Ann Bragg at 483-7720 or go to the library from 8 a.m. to noon Wednesday through Saturday. F. O. E. Eagles 1464: Meets first and third Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. The Salvation Army Thursday Afterschool Programs: 3 – 3:30, snack and homework help; 3:30 – 4 Timbrels; 4 – 4:30 Sacred Dance; 4:30 – 5 Singing Company; Dinner; and Boys Adventure Corps and Sunbeams. For more information please call 752-1644. Dummer Library Hours: 3 to 7 p.m. (FMI 449-0995, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org) 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. Serenity Steps: 567 Main Street. Berlin’s peer support center. Open Monday to Wednesday, noon to 5 p.m., Thursdays and Fridays, noon to 8 p.m. Offers a variety of support groups and activities to area’s mental health consumers. (FMI 752-8111)
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For Rent by Abigail Van Buren
MODERN BRIDES’ TRIP TO ALTAR IS CROWDED WITH RELATIVES
DEAR ABBY: A young bride-to-be who signed her letter “Touchy Decision in Ohio” (June 18) prefers her stepdad walk her down the aisle at her wedding, but is worried about what her biological father (whom she sees once or twice a year) and other relatives might think. In my many decades on this earth, especially during the last 10 or 15 years, I have seen all sorts of changes in wedding etiquette, including the customs governing who walks down the aisle. In addition to fathers escorting daughters, I’ve seen brothers escort sisters and children walk their mother to the altar. In “Ohio’s” case, the logical solution, and the more appropriate one, to me, would be to have both gentlemen escort her down the aisle, one on either side. What could be lovelier? The bride-to-be should consider that the hurt feelings that often crop up on sensitive occasions such as this, if not attended to beforehand, can tarnish the memory of the event in the minds of loved ones forever. -- BARB H. IN SPRINGFIELD, MASS. DEAR BARB: Thank you for your response. Opinions regarding “Ohio’s” letter are numerous and varied. A majority of those I heard from agree with your suggestion that both dads share the task. However, others viewed it differently. My newspaper readers’ comment: DEAR ABBY: If the biological father wanted to be a part of his daughter’s life he should have made more of an effort to be there for her. The stepdad no doubt put up with all the growing pains associated with raising a teenager as well as other parenting challenges. These are the prerequisites for walking a daughter down the aisle. Although most males can father a child, not all of them can truly be a FATHER. -- STEPDAD TO A WONDERFUL DAUGHTER DEAR ABBY: I can’t believe how ignorant, uncaring and
selfish a bride would be to dump her dad on her wedding day. Everyone WILL notice and everyone WILL care. Ladies, unless your father is a total loser who was absent, a drunk, a jailbird, an addict or a deadbeat, walking you down the aisle is HIS privilege -- no one else’s. It also shouldn’t be based on how much money he was able or willing to fork over for the wedding. This is the day a real man and father has looked forward to since the day you were born. And to any man who is asked to escort a bride down the aisle: Before agreeing, ask what her situation is with her father. You may be taking a spot you don’t deserve. -- MARY IN OHIO DEAR ABBY: My daughter wanted her stepfather AND her biological father to be part of her wedding. So her stepdad (my husband) walked her down the aisle to where I was sitting in the first row. I stood up, gave her my handkerchief and kissed her cheek. Then her father stepped out from the row behind me, and her stepdad handed her over to her father, who walked her the rest of the way to the altar and gave her away. Everyone was happy with this amicable solution. -- JOYCE IN ALABAMA DEAR ABBY: I was in the same situation at my wedding. My solution was to have my stepfather walk me down the aisle and my father do the father/daughter dance. That way both men were acknowledged and each one given his special time. -- KATHY IN NEW ENGLAND DEAR ABBY: Rather than worry about her father’s feelings, the young woman could have her mother walk her down the aisle. Mom has been the constant in her life and there’s no reason she shouldn’t accompany her daughter to the altar. That way, Mom gets recognition for her part in raising her daughter and no feelings are hurt. -- GRETCHEN IN THE HEARTLAND
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 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 $135/week. Owners have separate living quarters FMI call 603-449-2140 or 603-723-8722 BERLIN 1st floor 2 bedroom, heated, call (978)609-4010. BERLIN 2 bedroom spacious apt. close to town, heat, hot water, garage, $550/mo. No pets. (603)752-3372. BERLIN 3rd floor, 2 bedroom, newly renovated, heat, h/w included. Two car parking $575 (603)723-7048. 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. 2nd floor, 2 bedroom. Call (978)609-4010. BERLIN- 5 room first floor apart ment, Norway St. Large paved driveway, w/d hookups, no pets/ smokers. Security deposit, references. $500/mo plus utilities. Available now. (239)273-3078. 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: First floor, 2 bedroom, heat, hot water included, large storage room, w/d hook-ups, $650/mo. small dog OK, no cats, 603-348-5186, email@example.com. BERLIN: Hutchins Park, 2/3 bed room, newly renovated, w/d hook-ups, with upgrades, possible garage, 348-3921. 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. COMPLETELY renovated 1 bedroom apt. on 2nd floor. Call H&R Block (603)752-2372.
$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 Low Cost Spay/ Neuter Cats & dogs Rozzie May Animal Alliance www.rozziemay.org 603-447-1373 TWO female, one male Poms, 8/weeks old, shots & health cert. $450, 723-5671.
Antiques ANTIQUES, glass, furniture, & collectibles of all kinds wanted by Bob Gauthier, 449-2542. Specializing in Estate and Business liquidation. Bonded.
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2005 Chevy Trailblazer, 92,700 miles, v good cond inside & out. $9500/obo. (603)449-2298 after 5:30pm, leave message.
2 bedroom apartments, 1st floor, newly remodeled, great neighborhood, $695, utilities not included, 98 Spruce St. Berlin (978)885-0729.
O most beautiful flower of Mount Carmel, fruitful vine, splendor of Heaven, Blessed Mother of the Son of God. Im maculate Virgin, assist me in my necessity. O Star of the Sea, help me and show me here you are my mother. O Holy Mary, Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and Earth, I humbly beseech you from the bottom of my heart to succor me in my necessity (make request). There are none that can withstand your power. O Mary conceived without sin pray for us who have recourse to thee (3 times). Holy Mary, I place this cause in your hands (3 times). Say this prayer for 3 consecutive days and then you must publish and it will be granted to you.
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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.
Child Care INFANT, toddler openings in my Gorham home, lots of experience, CPR certified, FMI call Melinda 723-0505.
For Rent 1 bedroom apt, $100. free utilities, secluded duplex, $50, locked private room. Owner's residence (603)348-3607. 2ND. floor, 5 rooms, 3 bedrooms, heated, h/w, garage included, no pets, 752-3765.
2,3,4 bedroom apts. renovated, all have w/d hook-ups, heat & h/w, hardwood floors. Robert Reed. (603)752-2607, 723--4161. 2/3 bedroom ranch in Gorham. Attached garage, residential neighborhood. $800/month. No utilities or heat. References required. (603)466-2683 after 5 or leave message. BERLIN 5 room, 2 bedroom, 1st floor, 2 family, walk to town, off street parking, w/d hook-up, no pets, no utilities, references and security $550/mo. (603)455-2245. BERLIN 6 room, 3 bedroom, 2nd floor, 2 family. Off street parking, w/d hook-up, sun porch, no pets, no utilities, $550/mo. (603)455-2245.
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)273-3078 .
For Rent GORHAM - $675/mo, 1 bdrm, includes heat, h/w, electricity, a/c, cable internet, dish network. 603-915-0241. GORHAM, 3 bedroom home. Garage, large yard, w/d, appliances included. Close to town. $900/mo plus utilities. (603)393-7883. Gorham, 3 bedroom, 2nd floor in town, dead end street, parking, heat incl, $700/mo. 466-5215, 630-6614. GORHAM: 3 bedoom house, $795 completely remodeled, no utilities included, 84 Lancaster Road, 466-5933, 915-6216. GORHAM: One bedroom, plus loft cathedral ceiling, nice yard, $550 no utilities, 466-5933, 915-6216. ONE bedroom @ $495; 3 bed room @ $675 w/ heat, storage, w/d hook-up, parking included, 752-6243. ROOMS lg, sunny, furnished, WI-FI, cable, parking, $250 mo., $65 week, 326-3071, 728-8486. THREE rooms, one bedroom, heated, h/w, shed, $425/mo 2nd. floor, no pets, 752-3765.
For Sale 2 large brass animals. Elephant, 13 lbs., 25" high. Unicorn, 11 lbs., 22" high, $125/each, both for $200, 723-6276, 752-6276. AMAZING! Beautiful pillowtop matress sets, twin $169, full or queen $249, king $399. See AD under “Furniture”. CELESTRON Telescope, big 11" Schmidt-Cass egrain, computerized telescope w/ accessories, $2200, 203-233-5377, 603-348-1857. FEDDERS 5000 BTU air conditioner, used very little, $50/BO; 2-Enviracaire air purifiers, $25 for both, OBO, FMI 466-3656. FRONT differential and front bumper 02 Chevy pick-up; bureaus, stove ac units, 986-2315. HOTPOINT electric range. Excel lent condition. $150. 752-2982 or 482-3374. KENMORE Dryer, good cond. $75 (603)723-7555. LAARS lite2 250,000 BTU pro pane pool heater $650. Sun Quest 16RS tanning bed $1300 (603)723-3790. LOCKSMITH equipment tools & supplies, ideal for start up mobile business. FMI (603)624-2424. 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. STACKING washer/ dryer, hardly used, like new, Sears Kenmore, $495/BO. 723-6276, 752-6276.
Downtown Gorham, 10 Exchange Street Brick building, storefront, spacious first floor, heat, h/w electricity included, approx. 1200 sq. ft. (603)466-2130 or (603)303-4218 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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For Sale STOVE $75, refrigerator, $75, dryer $30, almond color, sm. pet cage 39"lX21"W19"T, $40, 752-7944. VEGAS Casino video poker machine. Plays quarters. Paid over $800. Asking $395/obo (603)723-6276, (603)752-6276. VERIZON (Pantech) 3G aircard and MoFi wireless-N router. Aircard connects directly to router for home wireless network or use 4 ethernet wired connections, $75, 466-2039.
DEADLINE for classifieds is noon 2 days prior to publication
ADVERTISING Sales for tourism publications and website. Must have solid sales experience. Lakes Region, North Conway to Canadian Border. Commission only. Resume and references required. (603)356-7011.
Highest quality craftsmanship. Fully Insured. Lowest prices guaranteed. FMI (603)730-2521. firstname.lastname@example.org
BREAKFAST SERVERS & PART TIME FRONT DESK
IT'S not too late to have your driveway sealcoated, will meet your budget, call 723-7259.
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.
Free HIGHEST cash price paid for your junk cars, farm equipment and scrap metal. Free removal, no job too big. (207)393-7318.
T&B Appliance Removal. Appliances & AC’s removed free of charge if outside. Please call (603)986-5506.
Fresh Picks Café, a division of Café Services is looking for a Lead Cook and Cashier to join our school team in the Gorham area. Please apply on-line at www.cafeservices.com
Breakfast Servers- Hours are 6:30-12:30pm. This full time, year round position $6/hr plus tips. Part time Front Desk- Three shifts per week, year round position with excellent pay. Please call Irina or Ellie (603)383-9700 to schedule an interview, mail your resume to Box M, Jackson, NH 03846, or apply online at www.thewentworth.com under career opportunities. PART-TIME Mechanic wanted flexible hours. Apply: C&S Vending, 595 Main St. Gorham, NH.
Home Improvements FORTIER HOME REPAIR Old & New- One call, We do it All! (603)752-1224.
Lost NELSON COMPANIES INC. BRIDGE/SITE SUPERINTENDENT
Fast growing general contractor looking for top quality individual with commercial/municipal construction supervisor experience. Must have five years of supervisory experience and heavy road on bridge construction. Job includes interfacing w/engineers, architect and company employees. Drug free work environment, projects based out of NH/Maine.
Send letters of interest/resumes to email@example.com
Berlin Youth Hockey Now accepting Coaching Applications. (All levels) Please contact: Joe Accardi 723-8883 or Mark Dorval 752-9817
CAR keys, between Route 2/16 area, between Moes Variety and Dairy Bar with UNH key tag, reward offered, call 915-3244. PRESCRIPTION sun glasses- tortoise shell frames with fabric case. ? Lost near Walmart (603)752-6177.
Mobile Homes GORHAM: 4 bedroom, Gateway Trailer Park, asking $20,000/BO, FMI, 603-723-1480.
Motorcycles BUY • SELL • T RADE www.motoworks.biz
(603)447-1198. Olson’s Moto Works, RT16 Albany, NH. CT 110 Honda 1980 Excellent condition, $1500, 752-3625. SR500 Yamaha excellent condition $2300, 752-3625.
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.
READY TO BUILD BERLIN- LAND FOR SALE with FOUNDATION
575 Hillside Ave. .23 acre lot, nice residential location, 1600sf foundation, water septic in place. Asking $22,000 Call (603)986-6451
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. JUNK car removal, best local prices, Roy's Towing 348-3403.
AFFORDABLE ROOFING & SIDING SOLUTIONS.
PROFESSIONAL sewing for all kinds of clothing, call Wen Juan, 380 Main St., Gorham 603-915-7058.
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 TREE removal, brush removal, welding, trimming, hauling, junk removal, and any odd jobs. If interested call (603)723-4948. 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 BUYING junk cars/ trucks, heavy equip- farm mach., scrap iron. Call 636-1667 days, 636-1304 evenings. CALL the rest then call the best for your unwanted car/ truck call Rich, 978-9079. JUNK car removal, best local prices, Roy's Towing 348-3403.
Serenity Steps offers wellness workshop
Serenity Steps is offering to the community a free eight week Wellness Workshop starting Thursday, September 8, from 12:30 to 3:30. Anyone challenged with feelings of depression, anxiety, hearing voices, or other mental health challenges, will find this workshop is a great place to develop new skills to help move forward from these issues. Recovery is possible, and this workshop is a great way to start, or continue a personal journey to recovery. Information for this workshop was developed by Mary Ellen Copeland and Shery Mead. This workshop will focus on the Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP). A WRAP is a plan created by the individual, for the individual, which will help recover, or maintain optimal mental health. It will also provide some information about intentional Peer Support. Intentional Peer Support is a way of relating see WELLNESS page 14 ROBBERY from page one
June 19, after being certified as an habitual offender by the state on October 6. He is also accused of driving on Depot Street in Lancaster on April 5. Kristy Hannigan, 33, of Gorham, was indicted on a charge of issuing bad checks. She is accused of writing a check for $1,585 to Francis Carreau on Feb. 12, knowing it would not be honored by her bank.
Lorette’s C raftS hop
338 Goebel St. Berlin • 752-2293 Wed, Thurs, Fri 10am-4pm
PHENTEX Slipper Yarn Is Back! – Sharpening Services –
LOOKING for a small refrigerator, call 348-3213.
Yard Sale 1995 DODGE Ram pick-up. 360 magnum V8, extended cab, 8' bed w/liner and cover. Runs and drives like new but some rust. 225k miles. $10,000. 466-2039. BERLIN: 607 Burgess Street, lots of stuff, Christmas, toys, baby, household, Sat. 8/27, 9-3. BERLIN: Friday, 8/25, Sat. 8/26. Lots of stuff, 262 Hillside Ave. Berlin. FINAL: Sat. 8-4. All items must go, furniture, books, clothes, childrens items, kick boxing equipment, razor electric motor scooter, Wii, something for everyone. 71 Wood Street, Berlin. GARAGE Sale Fri & Sat 9-1. Fur niture, appliances, household, men’s clothing 770 Sixth Ave Berlin. GARAGE: Fri. 8/26, Sat., 8/27. 8:30-2:30. York Pond Rd. West Milan. Tools, toys, game boy DS and Advance w/games, household items, ladies, men's, boys and girls name brand clothing priced to go. GARAGE: Huge sale, Sat. 8/27, 9-3. Much added stuff. Great prices. 191 Willard St. MOVING Sale: 748 Milan Road, inside and out, Friday, 8/26, Sat. 8/27.
MULTI-FAMILY YARD SALE Sat. Aug 27 9-2 25 Church St. Gorham Lots of household goods, books, children's toys, clothes and bikes and more!
Gif tcates tifi Cer Custom Designing – Coverups Welcome
1 Exchange Street, Gorham • 466-2233 Tuesday-Saturday: Noon-5pm
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AVH September community happenings schedule AVH Home Health and Hospice Services is offering foot care clinics every Friday in September and on the first Wednesday of the month, September 7, 2011, from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM. Clinics are being held at the AVH Professional Center (back entrance) at the beginning of Page Hill Road. For an appointment or more information, call 326-5870. An AVH Diabetes Education Meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 6, 2011, at 6:30 PM in the AVH Lecture Room. Cindy King, RN, BSN, CDE, AVH Diabetes Education Coordinator, will speak on “Focus on Vascular Disease.” All are welcome to attend this free offering. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call 326-5631. AVH Home Health and Hospice Services is sponsoring a cholesterol clinic on Friday, September 2, 2011, from 9:00 AM to noon in the ENT Office on the second floor of the Hospital. Complete lipid and sugar profiles will be available. For an appointment or more information, call 326-5870. The first lecture of the 2011/2012 AVH Community Health Education Lecture Series will be held on Monday, September 12, 2011, from 6 to 8 PM at the Gorham Town Hall Auditorium. James A. Patry, AVH Public Relations and Marketing Director, will present “AVH and the Internet: Your Hospital Online.” Contact hours will be awarded and refreshments served. Admission is free, and all are welcome. For more information, call 326-5606. A ServiceLink representative will be available to offer free, confidential Medicare counseling to beneficiaries on Wednesday, September 14, 2011, from 10 AM to 12 PM in the AVH BOARD ROOM. No appointment needed. For more information, call Gisele McKenzie, AVH Customer Service Manager, at 326-5660 or Paul Robitaille of ServiceLink at 752-6407.
WELLNESS from page 13
to onesself and others focusing on connection, sharing of worldview, mutuality, personal responsibility, and moving towards those things in life one wants. Together, these topics can provide participants with a new way of relating and being in the world. By the end of the class, participants will have the knowledge necessary to create their own Wellness and Recovery Plan, and the basic skills to create a crisis plan. Participants will also learn about the four tasks of peer support, ways to create a nurturing lifestyle, and will have developed
a wellness toolbox—compilation of strategies for self-help. The facilitator for this workshop is Ellen Tavino. She is the team leader of Serenity Steps, certified in both WRAP Facilitation and Intentional Peer Support. She has struggled with mental health challenges, and brings this experiential knowledge to the workshop. This workshop is open to all members of the community. Serenity Steps is located at 567 Main St, in Berlin. This workshop is free and we can provide transportation to and from the center to participants. To sign up, or for more information, call 752-8111.
752-4419 • 151 Main St., Berlin, NH
Gluten Free Available
This Weekend Enjoy a
Good Old Fashioned Lobster Bake
with a 1-1/4 Lb. Lobster, 1 Lb. of Steamers, Corn on the Cob, Baked Potato, Salad & Roll For $26.95.
Served All Weekend @ Teabirds Till We Sell Out
Chef Betty’s New Breakfast Menu Sunrise Eggs – Amazing Omelets – Griddle Delights
Hungry? Order the local favorites - “The Double-Up” or “The Gorham Huskie” •Tasty Food We’d love •Hefty Portions to see you! (Betty’s trademark) Served 6-10:30am •Entrees prepared from scratch.... always have been. •Fresh Bread Baked Daily •Casual Atmosphere & Friendly Service
INN and RESORT Rt. 2, Shelburne, NH • 466-3315 • www.townandcountryinn.com
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Vanessa Brown won the Griffin Family Angel feature at Riverside Speedway last weekend. (ALAN PLUMMER PHOTO) TITANS from page 7
Depot Daredevils ran together. The veterans saw Tyler Austin win from his pole position. Kristian Switser, Jared Plumley, and Anthony Lacoss followed Austin. Cody Smith led all the way for the rookies. Nicole Ouellette, Matt Kopp and Colby Bourgeios finished two, three, four for the newest drivers. Vanessa Brown got to the front early in the Griffin Family Angel division and then held off the hard charging Lyndsay Christman to carry the winner’s flag. Jenna Randall, Tracie Ball, and Shawna Whitcomb rounded out the top five. Brown won the heat event. Groveton’s Jason Kenison got by early leader Cody LeBlanc and rolled to the Town & Country Motor
Inn Street Stock victory. Dean Switser, LeBlanc, Rob Isham, and Ben Belanger all placed in the top five. LeBlanc and Switser were the heat winners. The Twisted Tea Dwarf cars saw first time winner Rod Knudson hold off the hard charging Dave Gyger for his first feature victory. Bear Lapan, Aric Cole, and Dennis O’Brien had top five finishes. Heat wins went to Jeremy Labrecque and Bear Lapan. This coming Saturday will be round #3 for the Town & Country Street Stock Bond Auto Parts triple Crown series. It is Make-A-Wish night at the speedway that will include Late Models, Dwarf cars, Angels, Daredevils, and the 50 lapper for the Street Stocks. It will be the final “night” event of the season at Riverside Speedway beginning at 6 PM.
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The Berlin Daily Sun Thursday, August 25, 2011