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City, PSNH ask court to dismiss appeal by IPPs Lack of jobs, population decline biggest problems for Coos County BY BARBARA TETREAULT THE BERLIN DAILY SUN

BERLIN -- Public Service of N.H. Monday filed a motion asking the state Supreme Court to dismiss the appeal filed by the six independent power producers (IPPs). The city of Berlin joined the motion and filed a separate one asking the court to expedite its review of the motion to dismiss. The smaller biomass plants are appealing the Public Utilities Commission’s approval of a 20-year power purchase agreement between PSNH and Berlin Station. Negotiations between the parties on an agreement that would see the IPPs withdraw their appeal resumed last month after breaking down at the end of June.

In its motion to expedite, the city said it is undisputed that financing of the 75-megawatt biomass plant will not occur while the appeal is pending. PSNH asked the court for a summary dismissal of the two separate appeals filed by the IPPs. - one filed May 17 and a later one filed July 21. PSNH argues the IPPs lack standing to bring the appeal based on alleged harm to them as competitors or as rate payers. The suit charges the IPPs intervened before the PUC primarily as competitors who would be forced to compete with Berlin Station for biomass wood fuel. But PSNH said the Supreme Court appeal does not mention the issue of competition. While arguing the see APPEAL page 6

It’s officially the Laura Lee Viger Community Gardens BY BARBARA TETREAULT THE BERLIN DAILY SUN

BERLIN -- The city council Monday night formally approved naming the botanical garden park on Hutchins Street the ‘Laura Lee Viger Community Gardens’ after the long time city official. Viger retired this year after over 30 years of service to

the city. She started her career as a teacher and served as Recreation and Parks Director, retiring as Community Services Director and Emergency Management Director. The resolution authorizing the naming said Viger went far beyond her job in organizing major community events and garnering participation from volunteers of every age. see VIGER page 7

DURHAM — A lack of jobs and a declining population are considered the most pressing problems facing the North Country by Coos County residents. Coos denizens increasingly favor using natural resources to create jobs instead of for conservation, according to new research from the Carsey Institute at the University of New Hampshire. “Challenges stemming from the economic restructuring of the past decade have been deepened by the most recent recession,” researchers said. “Issues of limited economic opportunities, financial hardship, and population decline have become more pronounced. Given these trends, it is not surprising that residents’ priorities have shifted toward job creation rather than the conservation of natural resources.” “However, the extent to which see PROBLEMS page 6

City to put 13 parcels up for sale to abutters BY BARBARA TETREAULT THE BERLIN DAILY SUN

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Markets evoke memories of Mexico

MADERA, Calif. (NY Times) — Every Sunday, Juan Enriquez, a former farm worker from Mexico, shows off his culinary art, sculpting sweet white meat from young coconuts with a knife and briskly sprinkling it with salt and lime. “It is better than working in the fields,” said Mr. Enriquez, of his new job as a vendor at the Madera Flea Market. “Here at least there is shade.” In the Latino communities along Highway 99, the agricultural artery of the San Joaquin Valley, the grand tradition of the Sunday flea market has been transformed into a tianguis, the famed open-air bazaar that is a fixture of daily life throughout Mexico. Madera is a mecca for the state’s estimated 120,000 indigenous Mexican-Indian farm workers, many of whom are from Oaxaca and speak a pre-Columbian language called Mixtec. The Sunday flea market has become a colorful world-within-a-Latino-world, a recreation of the Sunday gatherings around hundreds of village plazas. Upwards of 6,000 marketgoers banter over cucumbers laced with fiery pico de gallo, buy CDs of traditional Mixtec bands and scout the best prices for pápalo, an aromatic green that grows wild in the mountain villages of Mexico and infuses the summer air.


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WASHINGTON (NY Times) — President Obama signed into law on Tuesday legislation raising the government’s debt ceiling and cutting trillions of dollars in spending, finally ending a fractious partisan battle just hours before the government’s borrowing authority was set to run out. The Senate passed the bill, 74 to 26, earlier on Tuesday after a short debate devoid of the oratorical passion that had echoed through both chambers of Congress for weeks. A few minutes after the vote, President

Obama excoriated his Republican opposition for what he called a manufactured crisis that could have been avoided. The compromise, which the House passed on Monday, has been decried by Democrats as being tilted too heavily toward the priorities of Republicans, mainly because it does not raise any new taxes as it reduces budget deficits by at least $2.1 trillion in the next 10 years. But it attracted many of their votes, if only because the many months of standoff had brought the country perilously close to default.

Stocks slump more than 2 percent despite debt vote NEW YORK (NY Times) — The Dow Jones industrial average declined 266 points by the close of trading, and all of the major Wall Street indexes shed more than 2 percent. Stocks had slumped since the morning opening as investors weighed recent data that drove home the challenges the economy faced. Their next step: assessing the debt limit agreement’s impact on the economy and whether it

could slow growth. “As the macro data comes out, it seems like we may have more on our hands than just getting the debt ceiling raised,” said Myles Zyblock, chief institutional strategist and managing director of capital markets research at RBC Capital Markets. “We get no default, but the bad news is there is a growth tradeoff,” he said. “They had to agree on fiscal contraction that would weigh on growth.”

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The Berlin City Council will hold a public hearing Monday, August 15, 2011 in the City Council Chambers of City Hall beginning at 7:30 p.m. to receive public opinion regarding the following subject matters: - Ordinance 2011-06 amending the Code of Ordinances of the City of Berlin, Chapter 2. Administration; Article III Boards, Committees and Commissions, Division 1. Generally by adding a new Section 2-45. Meeting Schedules - Resolution 2011-27 authorizing the Berlin Police Commission to apply for and accept funds for the purpose of effectuating the COPS Hiring Program Grant (CHP) - Resolution 2011-28 authorizing an application for $9,972 of funding from the FY 2012 Conservation License Plate Program for the “Restoration, Conservation & Microfilming of Early Berlin Records” The full text of the proposed ordinance and resolutions is available for public review in the City Clerk’s Office. Debra A. Patrick, CMC Berlin City Clerk

Autopsy scheduled after missing girl’s body found CONCORD — nvestigators hope an autopsy set for Tuesday on an 11-year-old New Hampshire girl will shed light on her disappearance and death. After nearly a week of massive searches and volunteers handing out fliers with photos of a missing fifthgrader, residents in this town of 800 in far northern New Hampshire are absorbing the bitter news that there will be no happy ending after divers recovered Celina Cass’ body from the Connecticut River on Monday a quarter-mile from her home. Celina, who lived with her older sister, mother and stepfather a mile from the Canadian border, was last seen at her home computer around 9 p.m. on July 25 and was gone the next morning, authorities have said. Police said there was no sign of a struggle and there was no indication she ran away or someone took her. On Monday, the intense search came to an abrupt end when New Hampshire Fish and Game Department divers found her body near a hydroelectric dam that spans the Connecticut River between her hometown, Stewartstown, and Canaan, Vt., Senior Assistant Attorney General Jane Young said. “We’re all very devastated,” said Jeffry Pettit, whose daughter Kaylin was a friend of Celina’s, after word that the body had been found. Based on what divers found, her death was described as suspicious, and investigators were treating the case as a criminal investigation pending autopsy results, Young said. At the peak, more than 100 federal, state and local law enforcement officers descended upon Stewartstown,

searching a mile-wide area around her home, including woods and ponds. Law enforcement officers went so far as to have a cellphone tower erected to assist in communications. Fliers featuring pictures of Celina with a gap-toothed smile had been put up throughout Stewartstown and neighboring communities. Residents passed out purple and pink ribbons and held vigils. No one was more baffled by Celina’s disappearance than her friends and family, who described her as studious and reliable, shy and timid, not the type to run away from home. “People don’t tend to think it’s going to happen up here,” said Karen Ramsey, of Lancaster, referring to the tight-knit, rural community. “It doesn’t just happen in the city.” According to several media outlets, Celina’s stepfather was taken to a hospital Monday. A spokeswoman for Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital, in Colebrook, N.H., said she couldn’t comment on whether Noyes was taken to the hospital on Monday. In 2003, Noyes was involuntarily committed to a hospital in Concord after he entered his girlfriend’s house in the middle of the night and threatened to throw her down stairs, according to court documents. An order signed by a probate judge indicated Noyes suffered from paranoid schizophrenia. A court motion filed by his attorney at the time indicated Noyes received a medical discharge from the Air Force because of mental illness. The attorney didn’t immediately return a call seeking comment Monday. —Courtesy of WMUR

YMCA Camp evacuated after armed man reported LONDONDERRY — A Londonderry summer camp was evacuated Tuesday after a counselor reported seeing a man in camouflage with a gun in the woods behind the camp. Police blocked off the area behind the YMCA in Londonderry and searched for hours, but they didn’t find anyone. They called off the ground search but stationed officers at the scene as a precaution. About 160 campers were evacuated from the camp at about 11:30 a.m. when the counselor reported seeing the man. “He was described as wearing all camouflage with a camouflage hat, and the gun appeared to be an assault rifle of some sort,” said Lt. Tim Jones. The camp has an emergency evacuation plan in place for situations like this, and the camp director said it worked as it should.

“It was immediate,” said Hal Jordan of the YMCA. “I can’t commend the staff enough.” The parents were called and told to pick up their children. “I panicked. I didn’t know if there was anything going on,” said parent Theresa Dodge. “All her stuff is still at the Y, so I have to pick it up tomorrow.” As soon as the campers were secure, police blocked off and searched the area. “We searched with manpower and K-9s with no avail,” Jones said. “We never found him.” Police said they are taking the report seriously and are trying to determine who the man was. “It could be severe,” Jones said. “It could be someone who got lost playing air soft guns with their friends. We don’t know.” —Courtesy of WMUR

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A message for Speaker Boehner To the editor: An open letter on the debt and budget to Speaker Boehner: I have followed your handling of the debt ceiling negotiations, and the future of the federal budget, with mounting concern. You appear to be engaged in a game of partisan brinkmanship with our nation’s financial future. Now is not the time for scoring political points. Your handling of the debt ceiling negotiations, and the prior budget proposals advanced in Representative Paul Ryan’s “Path to Prosperity,” makes it clear that the GOP is more concerned with protecting the interests of America’s most wealthy citizens, even to the detriment of the rest of us, and to the common good. For example, it is farcical to frame the debt and the deficit as merely problems of spending- they are, in fact, issues created by both expenditures and revenues. Nor is taking an axe to the federal government an acceptable solution. In the end, we simply have to pay for the services we expect government to provide. As such, a discussion of raising additional revenuetaxes- must be a part of any long-term solution. Effective tax rates for all income brackets in America are at or near historically low levels. Our corporations benefit from one of the lowest effective rates of taxation in the industrialized world. And yet, under your leadership, Congressional Republicans have dug in their

heels and- for the most partrefused to consider closing tax loopholes for big business or, most importantly, raising income tax rates for the wealthiest Americans. Such a solution, coupled with spending reductions and entitlement reform, is just and equitable. It recognizes two fundamental realities: first, that corporate profits have increased during the present “recovery” even as wages, and hiring, have not. Second, that the top 1 percent of income earners in America have amassed an increasing share of our nation’s wealth over the past several decades while wages for most Americans have stagnated or declined. Your handling of the debt ceiling negotiations, and the prior budget proposals advanced in Representative Paul Ryan’s “Path to Prosperity,” makes it clear that the GOP is more concerned with protecting the interests of America’s most wealthy citizens, even to the detriment of the rest of us, and to the common good. For example, it is farcical to frame the debt and the deficit as merely problems of spending- they are, in fact, issues created by both expenditures and revenues. Nor is taking an axe to the federal government an acceptable solutiontraditionally, conservatives have been in favor of a limited government, not an eviscerated one. In the end, we simply have to pay for the services we expect government to provide. As such, a discussion of raising addi see BOEHNER page 5

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We need to give Obama both houses to put and end to this bickering To the editor: Republicans: Obstructionists Can you image our own Congress forcing President Obama to default on our National Debt. The obstructionist Republicans should be arrested for sabotaging our great nation. If not illegal, it should be illegal to push for a default. These narrow minded Republicans won’t stop until they’ve produced a second Great Depression. This Great Recession has Republican written all over it. Now they are holding our country hostage in order to force deep cuts in our social safety net. Forget that they are directly responsible for our current financial meltdown. For over 30 years the Republicans have had control of our government. Were they not in the White House, they controlled the Congress. The synopsis starts with Ronald Reagan’s eight years in office. He deregulated Wall Street back then to affect the meltdown we are now experiencing. He increased the national debt 16 times, despite increasing tax revenues six times. Congress seems unable to control the neoconservatives who’s power and influence abounds. Their influence is especially felt whenever a Republican is in the White House. They can do more harm to our nation than the terrorist can. If they force a default they will have achieve their goal of weakening our nation, while destroying our financial standing in the world. Just look at the great waste Bush’s war cost us in Iraq. You won’t find a more asinine war unless you go back to Vietnam. We have to stop warring against people who have never attacked us. Our national debt would be a trillion dollars less today had we not gone to Iraq. Had Bush concentrated on Afghanistan after 9/11 the Afghan war would be over by now. Yes Bush added greatly to our national debt problem, not only for his wars, but by giving tax breaks to his friends at Big Oil, Big Corporations and Big Banks, and of course tax breads for the Very Rich. The Republican Party has no ideas. They couldn’t solve this problem if they tried, and they’re certainly not trying very hard. In fact they’ve done nothing to help our president solve our bigger problems. This is the party that allowed extremist right wing radicals to take them over. It was an easy take over for the Tea Baggers as well. And now they are playing games with our financial market, always driving to the very edge of default, only to agree to a

short extension to the debt ceiling. People with no ideas like to kick the can down the road. They never denied Reagan an extension. They will do anything to make our president look bad, even at the expense of a pending, manmade disaster. Now they are hell bent on passing an Amendment to the Constitution that would set a limit on the amount of money the USA can borrow. It’s not bad enough to financially strap the next three generations with their enormous debt, they now want to restrict the amount of money future generations can borrow to pay down that debt, a debt not of their own making. Wasn’t it a conservative like Grover Norquist who invented “the pledge,” to be signed by incoming members who promise never to raise taxes. Aren’t these people suppose to go to Washington with an open mind instead of a fixed position. So now you have Republicans who created a huge debt they now refuse to payoff with new revenues. They prefer to pay down the debt by cutting my benefits, a small social security check with an even smaller VA disability compensation check. With a default, members of congress should be the first not to be paid, for they have not earned it. It’s time for the American People to say “You’re fired!” Let’s face it, the only solution to this debt crisis is to pay it down with higher taxes. Actually, all Obama is asking for is putting an end to tax loopholes and tax credits to big corporations, especially Big Oil. They make hundreds of billions in profits ever year; they don’t need billions in tax credits, certainly not at the expense of Social Security and Veteran’s benefits. Enough already. Pay your taxes and stop overcharging us at the pump. It’s ridiculous to have a debt ceiling in the first place. It’s like a self-inflicted wound. It’s artificial with serious consequences. It’s a Republican device to reduce the size of the government. If your in debt you pay it down with revenues, not by passing it on to unborn generations. They want cuts in spending in order to avoid paying the debt they created. Smaller government means less regulations. They just want to get rich fast without interference, without environmental oversights. Michele Bachmann in fact would do away with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) altogether. Too expensive for businesses, she said. Who then would clean up the oil spills. Why undo the good work see BICKERING page 5

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of the EPA? What a poor showing is the lineup for the Republican race. The Republican Party is dead! Or they would be if they didn’t have so much money. The Republican Party has no Leaders! I don’t foresee any Republicans in the White House for the next generation. By then we will have paid down the debt to a more manageable size. So let government grow with the size of the population. The Constitution should not permit a small radical group to ruin it’s financial house. Republicans have to give in on taxes, despite their singed pledges. They need not be large increases, but broad in scope, with everyone paying their share. You could tax “excessive profits,” say anything over two billion dollars in earning. I definitely would like to higher tax on “fees” that large corporations like airlines love so much. Aren’t fees a form of taxation? Let them pay 65% on fees BOEHNER from page 4

tional revenue- taxes- must be a part of any long-term solution. Effective tax rates for all income brackets in America are at or near historically low levels. Our corporations benefit from one of the lowest effective rates of taxation in the industrialized world. Congressional Republicans have dug in their heels and- for the most part- refused to consider closing tax loopholes for big business or, most importantly, raising income tax rates for the wealthiest Americans. Such a solution, coupled with spending reductions and entitlement reform, is just and equitable. It recognizes two fundamental realities: first, those corporate profits have increased during the present “recovery” even as wages, and hiring, have not. Second. that the top 1 percent of income earners in America have amassed an increasing share of our nation’s wealth over the past several decades while wages for most Americans have stagnated or declined. In the Book of Genesis, God famously asked, “Cain, where is your brother Abel?” This question still resonates today- it reminds us of our duty to care for the poor, the elderly, the disabled, and the most marginalized elements in society. Does the Republican Party no longer see any role for government in providing for these groups? That certainly seems to be the case given the spending cuts proposed by Congressman Ryan. While some entitlement reform is necessary, the cuts in Rep. Ryan’s plan amounted to a repudiation of our collective responsibilities towards our fellow cit-

and excessive profits to pay down the National Debt. It would be like paying down the debt with their excessive greed. Kill the Bush Tax Cut for once and for all. What Bush left us with is a serious financial crisis, where is own party refuses to pay up by eliminating tax breaks to the supper rich. Remember that the very rich stand to lose the most if we default, so why not pay taxes now to improve out debt situation. I urge my fellow American to come to the aid of their country. Get rid of incumbents from both parties, especially anyone who voted for that trillion-dollar war in Iraq. Get rid of anyone over seventy, like Reagan who was definitely senile in his last years as president. We need new blood, a new spirit. The infusion is 2012. It is not enough to keep Obama in the White House, we must give him both houses of Congress to put an end to all this bickering. N. Jeffrey LaBerge Berlin izens. Speaker Boehner, do Congressional Republicans know where their brother Abel is today? Every American understands that sacrifices are necessary. But sacrifices demand a balancing of benefits and burdens. Is it right and just that those Americans who have benefited the most from the economic growth over the past 30 years and from the recovery should see their burdens lightened in this time of fiscal crisis while those who have benefited the least- average Americans who have seen their jobs outsourced overseas, their wages stagnate or decline, their benefits reduced- are told to carry an additional share? I think the answer is obvious: it is not. The debt, the deficit, the budget these are grave matters of huge importance for the future of our nation. The pain created by addressing these issues cannot be disproportionately placed upon the poor, the elderly, and the middle class. Spending cuts and entitlement reform must be coupled with proposals to raise additional revenue and to create a more equitable balancing of the burdens created by the need for budgetary retrenchment and fiscal austerity. The rich can, and must, be asked to make additional sacrifices. And remember, a political party the ignores the interests of the middle class, that eschews any notion of economic justice or responsibility for the common good, and that imperils the soundness of the public credit in dealing with these issues, faces a problematic future indeed. David Rosenberg Berlin







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million in fixed payments and another estimated $9.7 million in revenue from the sale of Renewable Energy Credits. The city noted the PILT is contingent on Berlin Station receiving financing by Sept. 1. The motion argues that financing will not occur until the PPA is final and enforceable. As long as the appeal is pending before the court, the city said Berlin Station will not be able to close on financing for the plant. The motion said Berlin understands the limited time and resources of the court. But it described the project as “of the utmost importance to the city, its residents, and taxpayers and any further unnecessary delay in financing will result in negative impacts to the city - which could potentially be avoided”. The six biomass companies listed in the appeal are Bridgewater Power Company L.P., Pinetree Power, Inc., Pinetree Power-Tamworth, Inc., Springfield Power LLC., Whitefield Power and Light Company, and Indeck Energy-Alexandria, LLC.

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confidence in local government has waned since 2007. Coos County residents see the economic future of their communities primarily tied to both recreation and traditional forest-based industries, though residents have become somewhat more polarized with respect to levels of support for economic development versus environmental protection. North Country residents see the encouragement of new business as a greater priority than preserving the traditional character of their communities. Moving forward, the researchers identified working out a balance between what can sometimes be conflicting demands on the region’s substantial natural resources as a primary challenge. “Further change in these dynamics, as well as in the circumstances of the region’s residents, is certain to unfold in the years ahead,” the researchers said. The complete report about this research, “Continuity and Change in Coos County,” is available at search.php?id=169. The Carsey Institute conducts policy research on vulnerable children, youth, and families and on sustainable community development. The institute gives policy makers and practitioners the timely, independent resources they need to effect change in their communities. For more information about the Carsey Institute, go to www.carseyinstitute.unh. edu. The University of New Hampshire, founded in 1866, is a world-class public research university with the feel of a New England liberal arts college. A land, sea, and space-grant university, UNH is the state’s flagship public institution, enrolling 12,200 undergraduate and 2,300 graduate students.

IPPs have waived any right to standing as competitors, PSNH said the court has ruled competition is deemed a natural risk in the country’s free enterprise economy. Instead, PSNH said the IPPs are arguing in the Supreme Court they would be impacted as purchasers of back-up power from the utility via PSNH’s default energy service. The motion states the IPPs can entirely avoid PSNH’s default service charge by choosing another electricity supplier and purchasing their energy there. The motion states there are nearly five dozen electricity suppliers registered with the PUC. PSNH further notes that the PUC must approve any costs incurred under the PPA that it intends to add to its default service rates. In its motion for an expedited decision, the city pointed out it has entered into a long-term Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) agreement with Berlin Station, the owner of the proposed biomass plant. The PILT would provide the city with $34

North Country residents remain attached to their communities in the face of this economic context is noteworthy,” they said. “As is the robustness of civic culture in the region’s communities.” Reseachers added that recreation and tourism are seen as crucial for the area’s economic future in Coos County. “At the same time, residents also value traditional forest-based industries like logging, and to a slightly lesser extent the development of renewable energy resources, reflecting the crucial point of transition at which the region finds itself,” they said. Carsey researchers surveyed residents of Coos County, N.H.; Oxford County, Maine; and, for the first time, Essex County, Vt., as part of the ongoing Community and Environment in Rural America (CERA) study. The responses of more than 1,800 residents detail their perspectives on their communities, including the extent of economic and environmental concerns, as well as levels of social cohesion and outlooks on the future. The key findings of this research show: Coos County residents remain highly concerned about the lack of economic opportunities in the region, and concern about population decline has increased in recent years. As the loss of forest-based jobs has continued, support for using resources to create jobs has increased, while perceptions of conservation laws have become less positive. Despite declining economic circumstances, most Coos County residents plan to stay in the region and remain attached primarily to its quality of life, natural beauty, recreational opportunities, and proximity to family. Levels of trust and cohesion remain high, though

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VIGER from page one

The resolution spoke of her willingness to look ahead and move forward. In choosing to name the Hutchins Street park after Viger, the resolution noted she had worked closely with Northern Human Services Community Services Center to create the public-private partnership that resulted in the beautiful park. In other business; * City Clerk Debra Patrick applied for and received a grant of $9,972 to preserve the first five volumes of the city council meeting minutes dating back to 1897. In her application, Patrick noted the ink from the handwritten minutes is fading and before long the records will be lost. The money will be used to professionally scan the minutes and put them on computer disks. Patrick said the restoration work would make the volumes avail-

able for public review by researchers, historians, and scholars of the community. The grant comes from funds collected by the purchase of Conservation License Plates. City Manager Patrick MacQueen said preserving records properly is a very expensive undertaking and most municipalities find it a very difficult thing to do financially. He commended Patrick for taking the initiative to apply for the grant. * The city is seeking to determine its oldest resident to award the Cane of Wisdom. MacQueen reported the last recipient, Ozina Lapointe, passed away last week at the age of 102. Anyone who thinks they may know the oldest resident is asked to contact the city clerk’s office with the person’s name and age. * MacQueen noted that the city’s building inspector Joseph Martin

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had prevailed in district court in a case against Coos County Realty Corp. Justice James Carroll ruled Coos County Realty was ultimately responsible for the code violations at 702 Glen Avenue. Carroll noted the defendant had attempted to blame the problems on the actions of tenants. The court fined Coos County Realty $275 per day for 50 days but suspended the fine conditional upon compliance with the city’s housing code for two years. MacQueen noted Martin had handled the case himself without the city attorney. The city manager said the ruling was a good indication of how far the city’s inspection program has come and how competent city inspectors are in dealing with difficult landlords and tenants. * The council approved filing a vacant position in the Public Works

Department. Laborer-Equipment Operator Michael Dumount transferred to the Berlin Pollution Control Department. Councilor Mark Evans voted against filling the position but the rest of the council voted in favor. * Serving as Acting Mayor, Councilor Tom McCue proclaimed the week of Aug. 7-13 as Health Center Week and recognized the work of Coos County Family Health Services. CCFHS Executive Director Adele Woods said her agency employs 120 people and last year served 16,000 patients. CCFHS has received the highest certification from the National Committee for Quality Assurances. The proclamation noted the private non-profit corporation serves as a vital safety net delivering care regardless of insurance status or ability to pay.

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PARCELS from page one

ished blighted or fire gutted buildings on the sites. Caron said setting a price for the parcels has been a struggle. On the one hand, the city has invested money in demolition and there are lost tax revenues. But some of the lots are under the minimum size required for a building lot under the city’s zoning ordinance or have steep slopes. Caron said current economic conditions may make it hard to sell the lots for their assessed value. He said he is recommending minimum bids be set that take into account the economy and any issues with the land. For land that is relatively flat, the minimum bid will be two thirds of the current assessed valuation. For parcels with steep slopes or under sized, the minimum bid will be one third the assessed valuation. Councilor Lucie Remillard asked why Caron was not proposing to put the parcels out for sale by bid to the general public. Caron said the hope is that abutters will buy the parcels to expand their lots and de-densify the neighborhoods. While the zoning

ordinance will not allow primary residences on the smaller lots, Caron said accessory buildings like garages would be allowed. City Manager Patrick MacQueen said city officials were recommending trying this approach. He admitted it is a matter of trial and error to find a method that works for Berlin. Caron said if the process doesn’t work, then he will recommend going out for general bids. Caron said there is interest by abutters. He said one property has seven potential bidders. The city will not accept multiple party bids but abutters can decide to split a parcel on their own. All bidders must be current on their property taxes and sewer bills and can not have had a tax deeded property in the past. Councilor Mark Evans said he would support the proposal if the city added a requirement that the successful buyer must seek a lot line adjustment to merge the new lot with their existing lot. Caron indicated he did not have a problem with Evan’s suggestion. The council approved putting the

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properties out for bid to abutters with the condition that the successful bidder must apply for a lot line adjustment. Councilor Remillard and Roland Theberge abstained because they are interested in bidding on properties. The properties are 818 Fourth Ave.,

767 Sixth Ave., 761 Second Ave., 692 Second Ave., 360 High St., 522 School St., 288 Burgess St., Hillsboro Street (affiliated with 288 Burgess St.), Hillsboro Street, 450 Goebel St., 407 Champlain St., 508 Champlain St., and 575 Champlain St.

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State Police Troop F log

July 18 11:21 a.m. -- State Police is investigating the report of criminal mischief in the town of Errol. 4 p.m. -- State Police is investigating the report of a car break in the town of Jefferson. July 19 11:12 a.m. -- State Police is investigating the report of a theft in the town of Shelburne. 4:44 p.m. -- State Police responded to a report of a motor vehicle collision in Pinkham’s Grant. A vehicle operated by Xuefeng Qi, 54, of Kirkland, Pq, backing out of a parking spot

struck vehicle operated by Timothy Chapin, 64, of Berlin who driving by. No injuries reported and both vehicles were driven from the scene. July 20 July 21 2:33 p.m. -- State Police issued a fugitive from justice warrant for a subject at the Coos House of Corrections. July 23 1:35 a.m. --State Police arrested Ryan Gross, 21, of Vermont, for driving under the influence after a motor vehicle stop in the town of Stewartstown.


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Endowment for health awards grant to enhance services for children BERLIN -- The New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence is pleased to announce a new project, Enhancing Trauma-Informed Advocacy for Children Exposed to Violence, which will address a critical area of need for children in our communities. RESPONSE, based in Berlin, is a member program of the Coalition. Every year approximately 10 million children witness domestic violence in their own home. This exposure can have long term effects on physical and mental health of children over the course of a lifetime. However, with the proper supports not all children exposed to violence experience these negative outcomes. With grant support from the Endowment for Health, this two year project will enhance the skills of advocates working in our member programs to support children exposed to violence. The Coalition will work with Susan Blumenfeld from the National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma and Mental Health,

to implement Children Exposed to Domestic Violence: A Curriculum for Domestic Violence Advocates. This curriculum was piloted effectively by two Chicago domestic violence agencies in 2007. New Hampshire is the first state to implement the curriculum on a statewide basis. “We’re thrilled to have support from the Endowment for Health, an organization with a strong commitment to children’s mental health,” said Amy Sousa, Interim Executive Director of the Coalition. “This project will enhance advocates’ ability to reach children in need and build their resilience for a better, safer future.” The program will also focus on developing effective referrals with other community services, such as early intervention and mental health systems, and providing education for those systems on the effects of exposure to violence on children. For questions about the Coalition please contact: Maureen McDonald, 603-224-8893 x311 or email

RE/MAX Northern Edge Realty is the leader in market share In Berlin

BERLIN -- RE/MAX Northern Edge Realty is the top real estate brand in Berlin for the past four years based on Berlin NH MLS Statistics obtained from the Northern New England Real Estate Network for the period July 21, 2007 through July 21, 2011. Since its inception in 1985, RE/ MAX of New England has grown to over 220 offices and nearly 3,000 sales associates throughout Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts,

New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont, providing residential and commercial real estate. Read more about the industry at the RE/ MAX of New England blog at www. and follow us on Twitter at @REMAXNE. RE/MAX is proud to help raise millions of dollars and support charitable organizations like, Susan G. Komen For the Cure and Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

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By Holiday Mathis relax. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). A perfectly lovely conversation will get hijacked by someone who desperately needs to be noticed. This person will talk endlessly about himself unless you do something to spread the attention more equitably. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Though imitation is a sincere form of flattery, avoid it this week. It’s better to flatter with your words and keep looking for the muse that is completely, utterly your own. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Like it or not, you are a point of contact for your friends, neighbors and colleagues. They will call you for information and support. They will lean on you because they see you as a pillar of strength. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You’ll think about an opportunity you missed years ago. Would life have been different had you made another choice? Rest assured, you made the right choice then. The future brings even better opportunities. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Timing is everything. You have all of the right ingredients for a situation that hasn’t happened yet. It’s your turn to faithfully wait. Stay strong and positive. TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (August 3). Others are inspired and enthralled by you, magnetized by your aura of glamour. This month, you will benefit from a political change. New people come into power, and you find a comfortable niche. September shows financial growth. You’ll be celebrating your love in October. December is a personal high point. Cancer and Pisces people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 5, 26, 33, 25 and 20.

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ARIES (March 21-April 19). You’ll make big plans because you realize that without them you’ll be reacting to life instead of creating it. Even though some of what happens is not up to you, your intention will affect destiny. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Realizing that people want what they cannot have, you’ll use reverse psychology. You’ll make sure that what you offer has an aura of exclusivity about it. You’ll make it seem nearly impossible to attain. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You can take care of yourself, and you don’t need a loved one to exercise authority over you. You’ll resist all forms of control. You’ll remind everyone where your personal boundaries lie. CANCER (June 22-July 22). You may feel something you want slipping away from you. Let it go for now. Bargaining won’t work in this case. Work on your own feelings of worthiness instead. Your confidence will be a magnet for the best things in life. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). When misunderstood, it’s human nature to say the same thing again, only louder. You’ll wisely go another direction. You’ll change your language, speaking sweetly and softly to get what you want. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You desire to be successful at an endeavor that just happens to be highly competitive. You have several things going for you, including the fact that you enjoy the work so much that you’ll spend many tireless hours on it. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Things start out well, but by the end of the day could get rough. Hungry, tired people will not be on their best behavior, but you will help matters by providing sustenance and a comfortable place to

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For Better or Worse

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ACROSS 1 Dwellings 6 Air pollution 10 __ on; trample 14 Steer clear of 15 Albacore, e.g. 16 Donut center 17 Lawful 18 Blurb 19 Sad news item, for short 20 Pure; unsullied 22 Bawl out 24 Pig’s comment 25 Sweet-talk 26 Burnt __; orangebrown Crayola color 29 Strainer 30 St. Joan of __ 31 Misshapen folklore fellow 33 Finished 37 Drug agent 39 Iniquities 41 __ with; support

42 44 46 47 49 51


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3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 21 23 25 26 27 28 29 32 34 35 36 38

to a complainer Three biblical wise men Thomas Alva __ Scene; locale Smell awful TV remote control button Single Make a bet Abbreviates Go __ for; defend Upper crust Graves or Falk Ridiculous Roof overhang Actress Sally Without Baghdad’s nation Beige shade Grin Obvious Bar soap brand On __; nervous Stag or doe Most backbiting

40 Civic or Corolla 43 Other __; besides 45 Piano student’s event 48 Wiped away 50 Hun leader 51 Of the city 52 Tranquillity 53 Scatter

54 Work of fiction 56 One of the four Gospel writers 57 Reason to bathe 58 Mortgage holder, often 59 Brewed drinks 62 Fraternity letter

Yesterday’s Answer

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––––––––––––––––– DAILY CALENDAR ––––––––––––––––– Wednesday August 3 Who Put these Rock Steps Here?: Trail Building on the White Mountain National Forest. 8 p.m. at the AMC’s Pinkham Notch Visitor Center. FMI: (603) 466-2713.



CBS 3 WCAX Big Brother (N) Å



Criminal Minds “JJ”

AUGUST 3, 2011 10:00 10:30 11:00 11:30 CSI: Crime Scene



FOX 4 WPFO So You Think You Can Dance “Top 6 Perform”

News 13 on FOX (N)



ABC 5 WMUR The Middle Family


Primetime Nightline



NBC 6 WCSH Minute to Win It (N)

America’s Got Talent

Love in the Wild (N)


Jay Leno

George S

22 Minutes

CBC 7 CBMT Dragons’ Den Å


Republic of Doyle


CBC 9 CKSH La Petite Séduction (N) Pénélope McQuade

Le Téléjournal (N)


PBS 10 WCBB Nature “Black Mamba”

Killer Stress: National

Charlie Rose (N) Å

Thursday, August 4 Free Small Business Counseling: Stewart Gates of the NH Small Business Development Center (NH SBDC) vailable 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. Free Blood Pressure Screening: Wal-Mart, 1 to 3:30 p.m., All welcome, Sponsored by Berlin Dept. of Health Nursing services.

PBS 11 WENH Antiques Roadshow

NOVA “Rat Attack” Antiques Roadshow


The National Parks

CBS 13 WGME Big Brother (N) Å

Criminal Minds “JJ”

CSI: Crime Scene


IND 14 WTBS Browns




Conan Russell Howard.

Burn Notice Å



Star Trek: Next


Like a Mustard Seed


IND 16 WPME Burn Notice Å







In the Arena






MLB Baseball New York Yankees at Chicago White Sox. (Live) Å






MLS Soccer: Earthquakes at Revolution







All/Family All-Family Raymond



BrainSurge My Wife






King of Hill King of Hill Amer. Dad Amer. Dad Fam. Guy






Saturday August 6 Ghosts of the Mount Washington: with Joan Veilleux. 7 p.m. at the Dolly Copp Campground. FMI, call the Androscoggin Ranger Station at (603) 466-2713.



Good Luck Shake it

Movie: “The Suite Life Movie” Å



NCIS “Patriot Down”

Royal Pains (N) Å



The Mentalist Å

Franklin & Bash (N)



GAC Collection

Top 20 Lovin & Leavin Songs

Late Shift



Ghost Hunters Å

Ghost Hunters Inter.

Legend Quest (N)

Ghost Hunters Inter.



Hoarding: Buried Alive Toddlers & Tiaras

Toddlers & Tiaras (N)

Toddlers & Tiaras



Sniper: Deadliest Missions Å

Top Gear “First Cars”

Sunday, August 7 Shelburne Union Church: Service 7 p.m., Pastor Dave CAntor of Lambs Chapel, Berlin.



Into the Shark Bite

How Sharks Hunt (N)







Fatal Attractions Å



Man, Food Man, Food Man v Fd






Deadliest Warrior Å

Deadliest Warrior Å




Teen Mom Å

The Challenge: Rivals



Famous Food (N)

Basketball Wives

40 Greatest Pranks 3 Practical jokes. (In Stereo)



Chappelle Chappelle South Park South Park South Park Jon

Daily Show Colbert












Movie: ›‡ “Because I Said So” (2007)


E! News



Movie: ›››› “The Untouchables” (1987) Kevin Costner.


105 Movie: ››› “The Old Maid” (1939) Å


110 Movie: ››› “Gator” (1976) Burt Reynolds, Lauren Hutton.


110 True Blood Å

True Blood Å

True Blood Å

Real Time/Bill Maher


221 Green


Franchise NASCAR

Franchise Green


231 Movie: “I Hate Valentine’s Day”


248 Movie: ››‡ “The Fast and the Furious” Å

Monday, August 8 Quebeqois band De Temps Antan: St. Kieran Art Center, 155 Emery Street, Berlin, 7 p.m. Tickets $15 ($13 for Arts Center members) 752-1028. Wednesday August 10 Flintknapping: the Ancient Art of Making Stone Tools with Terry Fifield. 8 p.m. at the AMC’s Pinkham Notch Visitor Center. FMI, call the Androscoggin Ranger Station at (603) 466-2713.




SportsCenter (N) Å MLS Soccer: Galaxy at Timbers


Red Sox

Movie: ›‡ “Hope Floats” (1998) Å

Movie: ››› “Mrs. Doubtfire” (1993) Å

Now arrange the circled letters to form the surprise answer, as suggested by the above cartoon.

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Raymond Lopez Georgia


Cleveland Divorced

Fatal Attractions Å Man v Fd


Daily Divorced

’70s Show ’70s Show Married Georgia


SportsNet Dennis Cleveland Married Fam. Guy

The 700 Club (N) Å

Good Luck Phineas


Necessary Roughness Burn Notice Å Bones (In Stereo) Å

One Man Army (N)

Property Brothers (N)

Locked Up Abroad Awkward.

Women of

How I Met How I Met

MLB Baseball: Indians at Red Sox

Sign Up for the IAFLOFCI (OFFICIAL) Jumble Facebook fan club

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Anderson Cooper 360 (N) Å

Roseanne Roseanne Dance Moms (N) Å

SportsNet Sports

by David L. Hoyt and Jeff Knurek


Piers Morgan Tonight Pawn



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Franklin & Bash Å Behind

Ice Road Truckers How Sharks Hunt Å House


Fatal Attractions Å

Fatal Attractions Å

Truck Stp

Man, Food Man, Food

Truck Stp

Locked Up Abroad (N) Breakout Deadliest Warrior (N) Å



Deadliest The Challenge: Rivals

Movie: ››› “Carlito’s Way” (1993)

Movie: ›››‡ “Jezebel” (1938) Bette Davis.


The Ray Lucia Show

Movie: ›› “Ira and Abby” (2006)

Movie: “Suburban Girl”

Movie: ››› “The Bourne Identity” (2002) Å

TWC - 23, CNN2 - 30, C-SPAN - 99, PAY-PER-VIEW - 59, 60, 61, 62

––––––––––––––– ONGOING CALENDAR –––––––––––––– Wednesday Cholesterol Clinic: Monday through Friday, Berlin Health Dept., city hall. By appointment only, Call 752-1272. All area residents welcome. Fee $15. Carving Club: Meeting every Wednesday, 5 p.m., E&S Rental, 29 Bridge St, Berlin. All welcome, prior experience not necessary. Open to all. Instructions to those new to carving. We hope to provide a wide range of carving experiences. FMI call Ed at 7523625. Harvest Christian Fellowship Soup Kitchen: Free community dinner every Wednesday night, 219 Willow St., Berlin. Doors open 4 p.m., dinner 5-6 p.m. FMI 348-1757. PAC Meeting. Child addicted to drugs? You’re not alone. Join us for the PAC (Parent of Addicted Children) meeting, 6 p.m., 151 Main Street, Berlin. FMI call 603-723-4949 or e-mail @ Bible Study: 6 to 7 p.m., Seventh Day Adventist Church, Mt. Forist St., Berlin. Weight Watcher’s Meeting at the Salvation Army, Berlin—9 a.m. meeting, 8:30 a.m. weigh-in Senior Meals: Guardian Angel School, MondayThursday Noon, Friday 8 a.m.-10 a.m. Suggested donations for 60 and over $3; under 60 $6. All are welcome. (FMI 752-2545). Gorham Public Library: Open M-F: 10am6pm, Saturdays: 10am-Noon. Children’s Story Time: Fridays, 1:30pm. View On-line Catalog at . FMI call 466-2525 or email Artisan Gift Shop: 961 Main St., Berlin. Open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Family Involvement Group: a family support and activity group, meets the second Wednesday of each month from 6-8 p.m. in the downstairs hall of St. Barnabas Church, corner of High and Main Streets, Berlin. Light refreshments are served. FMI, call Linda at 752-7552. Reiki Sharing Gathering: Third Wednesday of each month, 7 to 9 p.m., Pathways for Thursday’s Child Ltd., 3 Washington Street, Gorham. Open to anyone who has at least first-level Reiki training. No charge. (FMI 466-5564) Awana Children’s Club - 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM. Grades K-6th. Games, Worship, Bible Lessons, Workbook Time, Prizes, Fun. Community Bible Church. 595 Sullivan Street, Berlin. Call 752-4315 with any questions. AA Meetings: 12 to 1 p.m., Discussion Meeting, St. Barnabas Church, corner of Main and High Streets, Berlin. Step Book/Discussion Meeting, Tri-County CAP, Step I, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., 361 School St., Berlin. Women’s Relationship Support Group: CCFHS sponsoring. Group meets 6:30 to 8 p.m. every Tuesday. CCFHS will provide transportation as needed. Limited space available. Call Carolyn at 752-5679 for more information. Milan Public Library: Monday, 1:30 to 7:30 p.m.; Tuesday and Wednesday’s 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. VFW Post 2520: Monthly meeting third Wednesday of every month. VFW Ladies Auxiliary: Meets every third Wednesday of the month, 7 p.m., post home, 1107 Main St., Berlin. All members encouraged to attend. Foot Clinics: Every second and fourth Wednesdays of the month, Berlin Health Department, Berlin City Hall, 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon and 1 to 3:30 p.m. By appointment only. Call 752-1272. All area residents welcome. Fee: $15. Thursday Book Drive: Tex Mex Restaurant across from City Hall. Great selection of books, thousands to choose from. 12 to 6 p.m., Thursdays from 12 to 5 p.m. during Month of August A $1 a bag. FMI Denise 752-1005. Berlin LocalWorks Farmers’ Market: Mechanic Street, 3 p.m.-7.p.m. FMI:lauralocalworks@gmail. 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.

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by Abigail Van Buren


DEAR ABBY: I am a weekly client at an upscale hair salon. I and most of the other customers are over 65. The owner, “Valentino,” is a 50ish widower who likes to brag about his romantic conquests. My friends and I agree that his revelations are inappropriate and unprofessional. Val is an excellent hairdresser. Should we ignore his behavior, or quit cold turkey and live with bad hair days? -- EMBARRASSED IN THE BIG EASY DEAR EMBARRASSED: I have a better idea. Take Valentino aside and tell him privately, as a friend, that hearing the details of his sex life is embarrassing, and that some of his clients have mentioned they’re considering changing hairdressers because of it. That should “snip” it. DEAR ABBY: My best friend, “Marianne,” and I have known each other for 27 years. She recently got divorced, started playing online games and met a man at one of the sites. Within a couple of months, he had moved across the country with his son and into Marianne’s house. This guy has nothing going for him. He has no job background, no skills, and as near as I can tell, he is a mooch. Marianne says he feels material things aren’t important and he is just not “into” money. Marianne and I get out for a couple of hours a week for “girl time,” and when we do, he calls and texts her constantly like a jealous teenager. Abby, we’re 40 years old! I haven’t told her how I feel about her new live-in, but I have always had good instincts and my alarm bells are ringing. Should I tell her how I feel, or try to be happy she has found someone to

give her the attention she didn’t have in her marriage? -- SEES THE WRITING ON THE WALL DEAR SEES THE WRITING: Of course the man doesn’t think material things are important and isn’t into money. He is enjoying Marianne’s material things and HER money. Yes, you should tell your friend you are concerned. Begin by saying your concern stems from a fear that she has gotten seriously involved so quickly after her divorce, and that the man appears to be so insecure and controlling that he can’t give her a couple of hours of “girl time” without interruption. That really is a red flag. And the fact that your friend is supporting him and his son is another. DEAR ABBY: A close, longtime family friend recently passed. In order to relieve some of the pressure on the deceased’s family, I volunteered my time and money to organize the reception following the funeral. There was a lot of food left over, much of it food that I had provided. We offered the leftovers to the family and they took some, but not all of it. I assumed that what was left of my food would go to me and my family, but others (some of whom provided nothing) decided to pack it up for themselves. Am I wrong to feel cheated out of food that I purchased? -- TICKED OFF IN MASSACHUSETTS DEAR TICKED OFF: I understand your frustration, but please don’t waste your time fuming. The people who took the leftovers without first checking to see who had brought or donated the food probably needed it more than you. These are difficult times, so let it go.

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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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.

BASKETRY, farm stand equipment, tag, flea. flowers, fruits, vegetables year round, crafts, lots! Call 603-348-3607.

EXTRA large 2 bedroom, 1.5 bathrooms, hot water included., $500/mo. 331 Pleasant Street 603-326-3499, Bruce.

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- 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. GORHAM: 3 bedroom, in town, 2nd. floor, $700/mo. heat, included, 466-5215, (603)630-6614. GORHAM: Newly renovated 2 bedroom, all appliances, garage, references and security, 723-6310. GORHAM: Spacious newly renovated, one bedroom, all appliances, including, w/d, heat, hw, electricity included, $700, no pets, no smoking, 930-9473. HOUSE: Available, 8/1, 3 bed rooms, 1.5 baths in Berlin, $875/mo. plus heat and utilities. No smokers, pets negotiable, references, required, call 723-8882. ROOM to rent in Milan, (603)348-0470, after 5pm.

$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.



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BERLIN one bedroom, first floor, $600/mo.; studio first floor, $500/mo. electricity, h/w, heat included, 603-723-4724.

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BERLIN- Willow Street, large 2 bed apt. 2 porches, laundry hookup, parking. Oil heat not included. $400/mo. (603)606-1134.

Cats & dogs Rozzie May Animal Alliance 603-447-1373 PUPPIES small mixed breed. See website for more details: (207)539-1520.

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

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

Business Opportunities SMALL Bistro for sale in the White Mountains, NH. This is a very busy cafe with a wonderful reputation for excellent food in a cozy atmosphere. Lots of year round tourists. Friendly landlord makes this place ideal. Call for more information: 1-203-305-6529.


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AFFORDABLE 2&3 bedroom apartments, starting at $495/mo. 723-4970. APT. $100/weekly! Free utilities! Secluded or: private locked rooms, owners residence/ facilities, $50. 603-348-3607. BEAUTIFUL, completely renovated 2 bedroom, w/ garage, heat, hot water, no pets. Call (603)340-3607.


2 bedroom, East Side, h/hw, w/d, garage 2nd flr. $550 + dep. (603)728-7967.

BERLIN 1-2 bedroom 3rd floor apartment near Dairy Bar, all appliances including w/d, $550/mo includes heat and water, 723-8854.

2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse 71k New tires. Sunroof, power windows A/C $6000/obro 603-723-1779.

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

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

BERLIN: 1-4 bedroom, apts. $475-$750 inlcudes heat, hot water, free moving truck, 723-3042. BERLIN: 3rd. floor, 2 bedroom, newly renovated, heat/hot water included, two car parking, $575/mo. 723-7048. 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: One bedroom apt, heat, h/w, washer, dryer, no pets, 723-9024. BERLIN: Room, $350/mo. includes everything, share 2 bedroom apt. w/ female, 723-3042.

For Rent-Commercial BERLIN: 1st. floor, commmercial space @ 1500 sq. ft. only $500, 723-3042.

CASH register, $40; 20 H&L aquariums, $15; pet stuff 1/2 price, 636-2055. CRAFTSMAN 10” Radial Arm Saw on stand, very little use $225. 36’ Aluminum extension ladder $100. (603)449-3433. HAIER Air Conditioner, 18k BTU's, 220 volt, remote control, used one week, asking $200 paid $265, 752-5414. KUBOTA BX 23, tractor w/turf tires, front end loader, backhoe 250hrs. and 16' tandom axel trailer $11,500, 723-4156. 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. SUNSETTER awning 8’. Shade or rain shelter for home, camp, or camper, excellent condition. $200/obo. 466-5739.

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.

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

Help Wanted CPA Conway, NH certified public accounting firm seeks CPA with 3-5 years public accounting experience. Great salary and benefits package. Partnership potential will be available in the next 24-36 months to the right candidate. Pease send resume to Gamwell, Caputo, Siek & Co., CPA!s, Attn: T. Scott Gamwell, CPA, 41 Washington Street, Suite 41, Conway, NH 03818

For Sale 20” gas push mower $60. (603)466-2427. 30” Kenmore electric stove smooth top- self cleaning oven. Very clean $100. (603)449-6750 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.


Friday, Saturday, Sunday Through October Join the fun during this historic 150th year at an attraction that is dedicated to guest service. Stop by for an application or call 603 466-3988

TRI-COUNTY CAP/HEAD START HAS THE FOLLOWING OPENING FOR THE BERLIN PROGRAM BEGINNING IN SEPTEMBER ASSOCIATE TEACHER: Applicant must currently have an Associates or Bachelors degree or be enrolled in a program leading to one of these credentials. Applicant must also currently have nine credits in ECE, 3 of which must be in Child Growth & Development. This is a full-time up to 33hrs/wk for a 37 wk/yr benefited position. Medical and dental benefits available after 90 days & paid school vacations and sick leave as accrued. Salary is $9.96 -10.63/hr depending on degree. If interested, please send a letter of introduction, transcripts and resume postmarked by August 13th. 2011 to: Tri-County Head Start, 610 Sullivan St., Berlin NH 03570. Interviews will be held in August. HEAD START IS AN EOE.

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Help Wanted

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EXPERIENCED wait staff needed for busy small restaurant. Weekends a must. Must have own transportation. Apply in person. Moonbeam Cafe, 19 Exchange Street, Gorham, NH. No phone calls please.

VETERINARY Technician Assis tant needed for busy 3 doctor practice in Gorham, NH. Position available immediately, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. Applicant must be dependable, self-motivated and a team-player. Animal/ medical experience preferred. Please e-mail resume to: Attn. Megan

HOUSEKEEPER The Wentworth in Jackson Village has an opening for a full time Housekeeper. Must have prior housekeeping experience and be able to work weekends. Positions offer excellent pay and benefits. Please call Kelly at 383-9700 to schedule an interview, mail your resume to Box M, Jackson, NH 03846, e-mail your resume to

info@northcountryanimalhospital. or mail to: Attn. com

Megan, North Country Animal Hospital, 2237 West Side Road, North Conway, NH 03860. Please no phone calls or walk-ins.

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

Mobile Homes LOOKING for used home in great shape to put on my land in North Conway. Call 986-3991.


Full and Part Time through October. Join the fun during this historic 150th year at an attraction that is dedicated to guest service. Stop by for an application or call 603 466-3988 RIVERSIDE Speedway is looking for responsible individuals to work in their main concession area every Saturday night and some Sundays during May-Oct. Previous experience in the food industry a plus. To apply contact Anne L'Heureux at or call 207-571-9554.

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Highest quality craftsmanship. Fully Insured. Lowest prices guaranteed. FMI (603)730-2521. HANDYMAN: Property maintenance, carpentry, int./ ext. painting, sheet-rocking, etc. free estimates, call 915-0755. HANDYMAN: Yard mowing and clean up, painting, general maintenance. Call John at 342-9203.


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LOCKNESS Painters: Top quality, affordable, interior/exterior painting, 26 years experience. Fully insured, free estimates, references available, call 603-752-2218.

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

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Services 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.



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Gorham Middle High School 2011-2012 School Year

MS Girls Soccer • Varsity Cross Country Varsity Spirit • Varsity Girls Basketball • Varsity Baseball Please send letter of interest to Dan Gorham, GMHS, 120 Main Street, Gorham, NH 03581 By August 12, 2011

IMMEDIATE OPENINGS FOR: Sous Chef • Line Cook • Bar Tender • Dishwasher Interested candidates are invited to apply in person or to contact Stu at 603-520-5284. Positions are Full or part time year round posts. For more information about the Wildcat Tavern visit


Wanted To Buy BUYING junk cars/ trucks, heavy equip- farm mach., scrap iron. Call 636-1667 days, 636-1304 evenings. JUNK car removal, best local prices, Roy's Towing 348-3403.

Yard Sale 51 Bangor Street, Gorham, Sat. 8/6, 9-12. GARAGE/ Yard, Sat. 8/6, 9-5, 24 Petrograd, St. lots of stuff!

SOMEBODY ELSE WANTS IT! Got something special you no longer use? Sell it in the Classifieds. It may just be the perfect item to fill somebody else’s need. Call us today!

GIGANTIC: East Milan Road, Berlin, Brown, Co. barn across from prison entrance, Sat., 8/6, 9-3, benefit Berlin & Coos County Historical Society, rain/shine. MILAN Garage, 220 Success Road, fill a bag for a $1, Fri. Sat. 9-3. SATURDAY, 8/6, 208 Bridge Street, Berlin, bicycle, wedding dress, movies, clothes, TV's. Rain or shine.

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Mason, Davis, Pilotte capture big pay days during Summerfest GROVETON -- Over 100 racers, a couple thousand fans, and two Monster Trucks, all took part in the Marshall Insurance Agency and Dalton Mountain Motors Summerfest 2011 at Groveton’s Riverside Speedway this past weekend. Mother Nature took center stage on Friday evening, forcing the management to move day one to Sunday afternoon. On Saturday, the Daredevils, Dwarf Cars, and Cyclones all had their events with the Outlaw/Sportsman and Late Models running their first round of their Monza style events. Monster trucks After Shock and Krazy Train out of Buffalo, NY, put on huge aerial show display for the large crowd on Saturday night, much to the delight of the kids in attendance. The Caron Building Center/Sign Depot Daredevils ran through their features. In the veteran class, Jared Plumley made a successful return from a pre-season accident, capturing the 12 lap feature. Plumley was followed to the line by Kristian Switser, Anthony Lacoss, and Tyler Austin. The rookies saw Kyleigh Gilcris lead all the way from start to finish. Matt Kopp, Colby Bourgeios, Nicole Ouellette, and Cody Smith rounded out the top five. The Twisted Tea Dwarf cars ran two 25 lap segments Monza style. When it

was all said and done, red hot Dave Gyger completed the sweep, winning both segments to take the top spot. The #16 of Dennis O’Brien finished third and second to take the second spot overall. Newcomer Andy Hill in his number 88 machine finished third overall with finishes of fifth and second. The Jiffy Mart Cyclones came onto the speedway surface 24 strong for their 100 lap enduro style event. The race had but three stoppages and once the dust settled, the #88 of Jason Wyman carried the checkers. Nick Pilotte captured the second spot with the #9 of Dana Graham third, Chris Ouellette in his #81 fourth and point leader Cole Kilby fifth. The North Country Ford Late Models began the weekend with 15 cars, only to see motor problems rear their ugly head for a couple of competitors. The #1 of Cory Mason captured the first 75 lap event. Russ Clark was strong in his #02, with Jeff Marshall, Paul Schartner III, and Bryan Mason rounding out the top five. On Sunday, the field was inverted and Island Pond Vermonter, Brett Gervais ran away from the field. Bryan Mason, Paul Schartner, III, Jeff Marshall, and Cory Mason finished in the top five spots. That made the overall winner Cory Mason with six points. The next see SUMMERFEST page 13


Like the Weather, Hot Investment Can Cool Off We’re in the “Dog Days” of summer – traditionally the hottest, steamiest time of year. But in a few weeks, the temperatures will begin to cool down. Nature isn’t alone in this heating-and-cooling pattern — you can also find evidence of it in the investment world. To be specific, today’s “hot” investments can lose their sizzle quickly — which means that, as an investor, you’ll need to take steps to avoid being left out in the cold. An investment can become “hot” — that is, its price can shoot up — for any of a number of reasons. For example, a company that provides a well-known product or service may decide to “go public” by making its shares available to investors; when this happens, the stocks become “hot” for a while. An investment may also become hot if a favorable event occurs, as might be the case with a drug company that gains permission to sell a medicine that’s much in demand. And some investments heat up because an “expert” is touting them in the media. But although different investments may get hot for different reasons, they all share one thing in common: They will cool off. In fact, by the time you and many other investors hear about a hot stock , it may already be cooling off. If you buy into an investment that’s been hot for a while, you should recognize that its “upside potential” may not be what you think. To help achieve your financial goals, you may be better off by not chasing after hot stocks. Instead, consider these ideas: •Increase share ownership. One key to building wealth is to increase the amount of shares you own in your investments. Hot stocks are often expensive stocks, so you may be limited in the number of shares you can purchase. As an alternative, look for quality investments that are trading at reasonable prices. You might also consider buying additional shares in quality companies you already own. •Buy appropriate investments. Even if you can afford to buy some shares in hot stocks, should you? These stocks may not be suitable for your needs, for any number of reasons: too risky for your risk tolerance, too similar to other stocks you already own, and so on. You need to own investments that are appropriate for your individual needs. Of course, you also need to keep in mind that any investment in stocks — whether hot or not — will fluctuate with changes in market conditions and may be worth more or less than your original investment when you sell. •Diversify your holdings. By continually pursuing hot investments, you might end up with an unbalanced, non-diversified portfolio. By diversifying your holdings, you can help reduce the impact of volatility on your portfolio. However, diversification, by itself, cannot guarantee a profit or protect against loss. •Think long term. Chasing hot stocks is strictly a short-term move. Successful investors adhere to long-term strategies that require discipline, patience and a constant focus on the future. By following these suggestions, you’re unlikely to experience the “thrill” of chasing after hot investments — but you will get the satisfaction of building a portfolio designed to help meet your important investment goals. This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor.

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Monster Truck Krazy Train leaps over the infield guard rail, thrilling the crowd at Riverside Speedway in Groveton. (ALAN PLUMMER PHOTO) SUMMERFEST from page 13

three spots had three drivers with seven points. The tie breaker was the finishing spot on day two. That had Bryan Mason second, the #4 of Paul Schartner third, the #32 of Jeff Marshall fourth, and Russ Clark fifth. On Saturday night, the JA Corey/US Cellular Outlaw/Sportsman struggled with poor track conditions, coming from a leaking race car, that could not be located. The Outlaws were given a stoppage from their first night’s race and eventually the leaker was found and eliminated for the remainder of the evening. Upon their return to the speedway, Chandler Davis held off the hard charging Sammy Gooden for the win. Doug Laleme, David Ofsuryk, and Jourdan Davis rounded out the top five. On Sunday afternoon, the Outlaws had four less cars on hand. Jerrad Ledger filled in for Kenny Marier and got to the front for the win. Chandler Davis, Ofsuryk, Gooden, and Mike Paquett took the top five spots. That made Davis the overall winner. Gooden took runner-up honors with

the Marier/Ledger combo in third. The remainder of the top five were the #73 of Ofsuryk fourth and the #67 of Jourdan Davis fifth. The Griffin Family Angels had forty laps of competition. The first lap of the event, sent several cars scurrying off the track to avoid contact. Once things settled, Shawna Whitcomb got by front runner Sierra Sanschagrin and never was in serious jeopardy for the remainder of the race. Milan NH’s Tina Leveille took runner-up honors and the young Sanschagrin had her first podium finish ever. Vanessa Brown and Carrie Dunn rounded out the top five. That set the final stage for the Town & Country Motor Inn Street Stocks and the prestigious Jake McDowell 100. The event began with the Victory Lane Forum/Radio’s run for the pole. Ben Belanger edged out team mate Nick Pilotte for the award. Belanger received a $100 check from VLF’s Eric Lefleche and Alan Ward. The top three fastest times gave each driver a pole position for their qualifying events. see SUMMERFEST page 15

President Dan Malone of the AVATV Club monitors the bevy of activity at the mud pit during the second annual Can-Am Jericho ATV Festival. Malone stated that the festival attracts approximately 2000 riders each day during the festival. Over 80 miles of trails now exist in the Jericho Lake area. The mud pit was the central focul point of the festival that had several vendors selling the latest in ATV activity. (JEAN LEBLANC PHOTO)

Local business owner Jim Tees and employee Brianna Leclerc of Absolute Powersports and RV in Gorham, were all smiles at their tent set-up during the Jericho ATV Festival this past weekend. Thousands of ATV enthusiests took part in the festival, allowing vendors to show off their latest in ATVs and ATV equipment. Tees partners with Lee Foster and have stores located in Gorham, NH and Wells River, VT.

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INVERNESS, Fla. — Funeral Services for Mrs. Georgianna J. Roy of Iverness, Fla., nd formerly of Berlin and Gorham will be held on August 8, 2011 at 11 a.m., at the Riverside Assembly of God, 450 Main Street in Gorham, NH. Interment will be in the Holy Family Cemetery in Gorham. There will be no calling hours. Memorial donations may be made to AVH Home Health & Hospice, 59 Page Hill Road, Berlin, NH 03570. The Bryant Funeral Home is assisting with the arrangements. To sign the guestbook, please visit


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Jefferson’s Nick Pilotte captures the big Jake McDowell Memorial 100 lap Race held during Summerfest On Sunday at Groveton’s Riverside Speedway. (ALAN PLUMMER PHOTO)

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Jared Plumley returned to Riverside Speedway for the first time since an early season practice accident destroyed his race car. Plumley led every lap in the Caron Building Center veteran Daredevil division. (ALAN PLUMMER PHOTO) SUMMERFEST from page 14

Belanger, Pilotte, and Dean Switser all carried the checkers for their heat victories. Twenty-two racers took to the speedway for the feature event. The top four starters never changed position until they incurred lapped traffic. The veteran Pilotte showed his experience over the young gun Belanger, and took charge of the race. Belanger had two chances to get Pilotte during late race restarts. However, Pilotte held on to take the big pay day and bragging rights. Belanger went second, with Switser, Jason Kenison, and Thunder Road invader Greg Adams rounding out the top five. Riverside speedway will be the place to be on Saturday August 6th. The Sign Depot and Kingdom Embroidery will sponsor the event. The event will host the “Clash of the Titans” qualifing race. Also there will be a make-up Late model feature race to open the night. All of the speedway’s divisions will be in action except for the Outlaw/Sportsman. Riverside Speedway is an ACT affiliated track and is located off of Brown Road in Groveton. You can check on the speedway’s web site at

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Fred Phinney, of Randolph, and Moriah Landry, of Shelburne, shake hands in a right and left grand during square dancing at the Lowes’ annual Round the Pumps dance at Lowe’s Store and Garage in Randolph Saturday. Other dancers, coming along are: Anne Kenison, Martha and Joanna Phinney, Christa Rousseau, and Rachel Ross, all of Randolph. (GAIL SCOTT PHOTO)

Injured hiker, John Treacy, was airlifted to the Gorham Airport for transport to AVH Monday. (COURTSEY OF NH FISH AND GAME)

Injured hiker rescued off Mount Madison

GORHAM - A Maryland man was rescued off the Osgood Trail on Mt. Madison Monday, Aug. 1, after being injured in a fall. According to NH Fish and Game officials, a call came in from 911 to New Hampshire Fish and Game at approximately 1 p.m. that a hiker had sustained serious injuries while on Mt. Madison. Sixty-four year old John Treacy of Olnay, Maryland, is a sectional hiker of the Appalachian Trail and fell eight tenths of a mile from the summit of Mt. Madison. Treacy sustained non-life threatening injuries to his right arm as well as minor head lacerations from a fall. The incident happened on the Osgood trail near the junction of Daniel Webster Scout Trail. Along with conservation officers from around the state responding to the incident a National Guard Blackhawk was called in from Concord to assist. Before all the officers could get to the scene, the National Guard was able to get Treacy off of the mountain and flew him down to Gorham Airport at approximately 5 p.m. At the airport he was unloaded by conservation officers and transported to Androscoggin Valley Hospital by Gorham EMS. AMC and Mt. Washington State parks assisted in the efforts of getting everything organized and locating the Treacy on the trail.

Holiday Center plans trip to Foxwood BERLIN -- The Holiday Center is planning a trip to Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun on Sunday, October 2, and will be returning on Tuesday, October 4. The cost for this three day, two night trip is $200 per person, and includes transportation, two night lodging, three meals and lots of fun. For more information call Deb at 752-1413, or stop by the Holiday Center at 27 Green Square, Berlin, NH 03570.

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The Berlin Daily Sun, Wednesday, August 3, 2011  

The Berlin Daily Sun, Wednesday, August 3, 2011