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Planning board approves site plan for thrift store BY BARBARA TETREAULT THE BERLIN DAILY SUN

BERLIN -- The planning board Tuesday night gave site plan approval to a proposal for a thrift store on Pleasant Street. Barbara and Tom Sweeney of Greenfield have purchased the property at 273 Pleasant Street and plan to open a thrift store on the first floor of the building. The store will sell household appliances, clothes, furniture, lamps, and other household items. In documents submitted to the board, Sweeney said merchandise will be acquired from throughout New England through yard sales, auctions, classified ads, estate auctions, and other thrift stores. The proposal came before the planning board at its July meeting and questions arose about on-site parking and snow removal. The plan was tabled to allow for a survey plan to be presented to the board. City Planner Pamela Laflamme said the survey had been submitted. The Sweeneys also reported they had decided

there would be no on-site parking for the public. Instead, the store will utilize onstreet parking for customers. The pair said snow will be stored in the rear of the property. Laflamme said abutters Norm Thibodeau and André Belanger had contacted the city and indicated they had no problems with the Sweeneys’ plans. The board approved the Sweeney’s site plan. The Northern Forest Heritage Park received the planning board’s approval to increase its signage under the city’s landmark signage clause. The park sought to add two more signs which would exceed the square footage allowed in a business general zone. Representing the park, Dick Huot said it is becoming an event destination with over 80 events staged there annually. He said the park is planning to upgrade its boom pier sign which has faded over the years. Laflamme noted the planning board used the landmark clause several years ago when Androscoggin Valley Hospital see PLANNING page 8

Workers on the renovation of Randolph Hill Road are continually running into gigantic boulders that have to be removed before the planned drainage system can be laid. By the lot they are using to store vehicles and supplies, they have constructed this stone snowman, equipped with a smiley face despite the heat, the dust, and the constant traffic that stalls their work. (GAIL SCOTT PHOTO)


GORHAM — On August 19, local representative William Hatch (D-Gorham) will have ear of the Obama administration, and he plans to use that opportunity to stress the importance of rural community action programs. Hatch was invited to the White House for talks with the various members of the administrative staff that

day, and he said he believes he is one of about a dozen New Hampshire community leaders who have received invites for that occasion. Hatch said that the invitation is so these delegates can comment on what’s happening in the community, what the people need, what’s working and what isn’t. He had no problem coming up with his talking points, however, pointing to see HATCH page 14

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Thinking inside the (wine) box (NY Times) — Boxed wine. It’s the epitome of déclassé, the vinous equivalent of trailer trash, the wine snob’s worst nightmare. Despite the almost reflexive elevation of noses at the mention of boxed wines, one significant detail undermines these smug dismissals: the idea of putting wine in a box, or more accurately, in a bag within a box, is brilliant. The packaging solves significant problems that have dogged wine for millennia, whether it was stored in urn, amphora, barrel, stone crock or bottle. No matter how elegant or handy those containers may be, their fixed volumes permit air to enter when wine is removed. Air attacks and degrades wine, making it imperative to drink up what remains, usually within no more than a few days. The bag-in-a-box resolves this problem of oxidation by eliminating space for air to occupy. Wine can stay fresh for weeks once it has been opened. The boxed wines sold in the United States has been uniformly bad. Those in the wine trade have tried to explain this sad fact by citing an entrenched public perception of boxed wines as wretched. What’s the point of putting better wines in boxes if people won’t buy them? Even so, some producers are taking a chance that better wines would sell this way.


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CAIRO (NY Times) — An ailing Hosni Mubarak, who served longer than any ruler of modern Egypt until he was overthrown in a revolution in February, was rolled into a courtroom in a hospital bed on Wednesday to face formal charges of corruption and complicity in the killing of protesters. The televised trial was a seminal moment for Egypt and an Arab world roiled by revolt. Even the most ardent in calling for his prosecution doubted until hours before the trial began that Mr. Mubarak, 83, would appear in a cage fashioned of bars and wire mesh, a reflection of the suspicion and unease that reigns in a country whose revolu-

tion remains unresolved. As a helicopter ferried him to the courtroom, housed in a police academy that once bore his name, cheers went up from a crowd gathered outside. “The criminal is coming!” shouted Maged Wahba, a 40-year-old lawyer. The sheer symbolism of the day, covered live by television and watched by millions, made it one of the most visceral episodes in the Arab world, where uprisings have shaken the rule of authoritarian leaders. In a region whose destiny was so long determined by rulers who deemed their people unfit to rule, one of those rulers was being tried by his public.

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Team Chester hitching up for Sunrise Ascent on Mount Washington BY TOM EASTMAN THE CONWAY DAILY SUN

EATON — Ever-adventurous, Chester Eastwood, 25, water skis, kayaks and hikes in summer, and in winter, he skis. Now, come early Sunday morning, Aug. 7, he is hoping to get to a place he's never been, the summit of Mount Washington. On Aug. 7, four teams — including Eastwood's — will assemble at the base of the Mount Washington Auto Road at 5 a.m., determined to reach the 6,288-foot summit of the tallest mountain in the Northeast. It's all part of a fund-raiser for Adaptive Sports Partners of the North Country of Franconia. What makes this trek special is that each team will include an adaptive athlete and 14 human "mules," who, using a Trailrider (TM), will help push and pull the participant up the eight miles to the summit. Eastwood's team of “mules” is known as Team Chester. “Chester is very excited. He's always up for any adventure, but this one is something he's really looking forward to,” said his mother, Kristin Burnell, who along with Willie Hatch, since March have leased the Eaton Village Store from the Eaton Village Preservation Society. The store is currently conducting a raffle ticket fund-raiser as part of this Sunday's ascent. Home Depot donated a grill, with the winner's name to be drawn on the summit Sunday after the ascent, according to Burnell. “We've sold 500 so far. Tickets are $2 each or three for $5,” she said Monday. Other support can be given through at www. teamchester2011/2011-samw-teamchester. Eastood was born with cerebral palsy. He has a limited vocabulary, and uses a communication device. He is known among regulars at the Eaton Village Store for his big smile and upbeat spirit. “He's never been to the top of Mount Washington — and neither have I, for that matter. But this is something he has wanted to do,” said Burnell. She said Eastwood learned to ski at Sunday River through its adaptive program when he was 8. He competes in the New Hampshire Special Olympics in track and field in summer and in skiing events in winter. He stays active with Adaptive Sports Partners of the North Country. “He waterskis, plays wheelchair soccer, camps. Through the group, he even got to the top of Mount Willard,” said Burnell. Like Eastwood, each of the participants in Sunday's Sunrise Ascent on Mount Washington are “amazing athletes,” according to the group's executive director, Sandy Olney, now of

Easton and formerly of North Conway. She said all four share a love of the outdoors and a determination to be as active as possible, regardless their severe mobility impairments. These impairments range from cerebral palsy in Eastwood's case, to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, more commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease and cerebral dysgenesis, the improper development of the brain. "All four of our participants are an inspiration to me and to anyone with a challenging condition," says Olney. "Each one has been with our program for a while, skiing with us in the winter, hiking, biking, and kayaking in the summer." She added, "We plan activities to suit the desires of our clients." The idea for Sunrise Ascent on Mount Washington arose from such interest, Olney said. Adaptive Sports Partners of the North Country is a year-round, nonprofit charitable organization that facilitates sport and recreation opportunities for people with physical or intellectual disabilities. It presently serves individuals in northern Grafton, Carroll and Coos counties in New Hampshire, and Eastern Caledonia and Essex in Vermont. Since its creation in 2009, the organization has relied on the support of over 50 volunteers for the provision of services and financial support from businesses, foundations and individuals to help with operating expenses and the purchase of adaptive equipment. The Sunrise Ascent on Mount Washington is its summer fund-raiser. "The response to Sunrise Ascent on Mount Washington has been tremendous," says Olney. "We have had so much interest from volunteers wishing to be mules we now have a waiting list." She was quick to add, however, "There are many other ways to be involved in this event." Still needed are "roadrunners" to drive up the auto road and celebrate with the teams as they reach the summit, and then transport them down and back to their cars. "Angels" can help by spreading the word and adding their support wherever needed. There has also been generous local business support. Mule team sponsors include the Alpine Clinic, PainCare, Franconia Notch Vacations, and Cole Construction. Other corporate support has come from the Passumpsic Savings Bank, Promis Prosthetic and Orthotic Services, Connecticut River Bank, VanDesign and of course the Mount Washington Auto Road and Great Glen Trails. If you are interesting in participating, or would like more information on Sunrise Ascent on Mount Washington, call the Adaptive Sports Partners of the North Country headquarters in Franconia at 823-5232. Rain date for the event is Sunday, Aug.14.

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Berlin and Coos Historical Society holding barn/yard sale Saturday, August 6 To the editor: Ray has really done it this time! He has been rummaging around the back of the barn and has pulled all the albums out of storage. There are some 45s and a few cassettes, but mostly these are 33s aka LPs. Any 78s you find are free! There is even a stack of album covers that are perfect for decorating. This fund-raising yard sale, being held by the Berlin & Coos County Historical Society, will take place Saturday, August 6. As always, it goes on rain or shine from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the historic Brown Company barns on the East Milan Road in Berlin, across from the state prison entrance. The historical society is also looking for times to continue these great sales.

Anyone having articles to donate can drop them off at the barn on the day of the sale, bring them to the Moffett House Museum at 119 High Street in Berlin, or call 603-752-4590 for a pick-up. Proceeds from these yard sales go towards the purchase of heating oil to keep the Moffett House Museum & Genealogy Center open year round and for the continued preservation of the barns. The museum is open from Tuesday to Saturday, noon to 4: p.m. or by appointment. View thousand of photographs, check out the restored doctor’s office, or let us help you look-up your family genealogy. See you at the yard sale! Jacklyn Nadeau Berlin & Coos Historical Society

I am very appreciative of this honor To the editor: It is with gratitude that I express my thanks to the Mayor Paul Grenier, the Berlin City Council and all the members of Berlin’s administrative staff who participated in naming the Berlin botanical garden the Laura Lee Viger Community Garden. I can hardly believe that you would choose to honor me in this way. I loved my career and gathered great pleasure over the many years that I worked for the city. I am adjusting to retirement, but certainly do miss my work, coworkers and many people I worked

with. Will O’Brien and the members of the Community Services Center and the Coos County Botanical Garden Club have worked diligently to make the Laura Lee Viger Community Garden a gardening showcase. They deserve the credit for making this botanical spot a wonderful place to relax and enjoy the beautiful flowers. If you have never visited these beautiful gardens you should visit and enjoy the park soon. Thank you again for this wonderful honor. Laura Lee Viger Berlin

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Once upon a Berlin Time


Hello fellow Berlinites. How well can you recall some of the events that took place in Berlin forty-five years ago? Unless they were traumatic or personal, these dates can evade you. I would like to refresh my readers about some of the affairs and history of this city in 1966. During the second weekend of January 1966, Berlin’s post office made its move from Main and Mason Streets to the corner of Pleasant and Mt. Forist Streets. On Monday January 10, Berlin citizens had to change where they had been doing their postal business since 1918. All of this had to be accomplished so that the mail could continue without a hitch. It was a problem of logistics that was figured out by Rene Heroux, Berlin’s postmaster back then. As soon as the carriers left on their rounds Saturday, January 8, all of their equipment was shifted to the new building and was ready for them by late afternoon. The next day, the rest of the equipment went on trucks and by Monday’s opening; everything was in order for Berlin’s citizens to do their business as usual. How many people remember this day? On January 12, 1966, twenty five men were thrown out of work for at least two weeks, because of a fire at the White Mountain Lumber Company. The Wednesday morning blaze destroyed equipment which draws sawdust and shavings from the mill and blew them to piles across the street. Co-owner and general manager Arthur Napert estimated the damage to be in the vicinity of Mayor Norman Tre$10,000, as the fire was maine contained to the blower equipment outside of the sawmill. Much of the mill operations could not be carried on without this system, as the sawdust and shavings accumulated rapidly. Much of the planning that was done in Berlin had to be sent out to the Davis Lumber Company in Bethel, Maine. Any planning that was done in Berlin had to have the sawdust and chips shoveled away at a fast rate. Napert, who was in partnership with Emmet Kelley, praised the quick and efficient work of his own employees and that of the Berlin Fire Department. He said that the fire started minutes after the blower equipment was put into operation for the day’s work. Employees used extinguishers on the blaze while the BFD made their two mile run to the scene of the fire. Despite the high wind and the below zero temperatures, the fire fighters kept the blaze away from the main section and equipment of the mill. A sad accident claimed the life of a Berlin woodsman during the month of January 1966. Mr. Alfred Mercier of 121 Main Street was killed by a horse while working in the woods near Bethel, Maine. The local coroner ruled that the Berlin man had been kicked in the face by a horse and died instantly of broken neck. Mercier’s body was discovered by a co worker named Samuel Downes, who was also from Berlin. Mr. Mercier was survived by his wife, two sons and one daughter.

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An article in the local newspaper of January 1966 reported that the NHIAA Hockey Committee voted to move the state high school tournaments out of the “Paper City”. Berlin’s title as the state’s hockey capital was going to change in 1967 and almost changed in 1966. The NHIAA committee reversed a motion to move the schoolboy tournament to Southern New Hampshire for the winter of 1966. It was also recommended that future championships be played on artificial ice, which Berlin did not yet have. Berlin had been the site of the state hockey championships since 1947 and until recently, many other major tournaments were held at the Notre Dame Arena. By 1966, the trend was now towards areas with artificial ice. The motion to move the tournament out of Berlin was made by Russell Martin of Concord. Martin was a telephone employee, who was also president of the corporation that built the Everett Arena in that city. One of the arguments for moving the tournaments to artificial ice was to permit playing games closer to the dates of the New England Tournament. This tournament was always held in the third week of March and the state tournament was held near the end of February. February dates had always been set to insure good conditions for natural ice. Members of the NHIAA Hockey Committee had predicted that 20 new high school teams would be playing hockey by the early 1970’s. With this, the last state high school tournament was held at the Notre Dame Arena in Berlin during February of 1966. The following year, the state championship hockey game was held at the Snively Arena in Durham, New Hampshire; thus bringing these tournaments to the southern part of New Hampshire and that is how it has been since. In early February of 1966, three local girls were vying for the title of queen of the Nansen Invitational Ski Jumping Meet and the Berlin Winter Carnival, which was held on February 25, 26 and 27 of this year. The picture that accompanies this story shows the three contestants. From left to right are : Claire Lamontagne, sponsored by the Rotary Club; Elaine Labonville, sponsored by the North Country C-Bees Club and Nancy Repucci, sponsored by the Lions Club. The winner was Miss Repucci. I wonder where these ladies are today. see 1966 page 5

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BERLIN - Author Susan Howard Solar of Dummer will be on hand to sign copies of her latest book, “Murderous Magnolias”, on Thursday August 11, from 3 to 7 p.m. at SaVoir Flare, 52 Main St.,Berlin. Those wishing to call ahead and reserve a copy for pickup that day or later will receive a free gift with the book. Call 752-3930 or 449-2210 Also, in aid of the Brown School Playground Fund, since the author’s children previously attended Brown School, $2 from each book purchased by parents, teachers or grandparents of Brown School students will be donated to the fundraising effort. “Murderous Magnolias” is the third book in the Four Season Mystery series once again featuring quirky 1966 from page 4

Finally, the race for mayor of this city in 1966 was quickly picking up the pace. The battle lines were drawn for Berlin’s caucuses and for the first time in many years, both the Democrats and the Republicans had political fights going on for the top place on their tickets. Three tried and true politicians and one political novice were in the fray. The Democrats had acting Mayor Dennis Kilbride and former Mayor Laurier “Loggy” Lamontagne. On the Republican side stood Councilman Donald Borchers and Norman Tremaine. It was Tremaine who was taking his first fling at politics.

characters and best friends, Wendy and Amie, whose travels always seem to lead them to murder. The two earlier books in the series, “Lethal Leaf Peepers” and “Sinister Snowbirds” are also available for purchase. Although a series, each “cozy” murder mystery can be fully enjoyed independently of the others. Solar is a graduate of Rowan University and a former Berlin schoolteacher. Most recently she was the winner of the area’s Literary Flash competition, sponsored by the N.H. Writer’s Project held during July’s Book Fair Day at Heritage Park. As the local winner, Solar has been invited to compete with other state winners in March of 2012 in Manchester. When the caucuses were complete, it was Lamontagne versus Tremaine on election day in the beginning of March. The winner of this close election was first time runner Norman Tremaine, who edged out Lamontagne by a mere 104 votes to take Berlin’s top political post. For the latter, it was his third bid to regain the office that he had held for four years. I will continue with the history of Berlin in 1966 with my next writing. Questions or comments email poof@ Also join the many fans of “Once upon a Berlin Time” on Facebook and guess at the weekly mystery picture.

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Diane Holmes named director of community recreation CONCORD – New Hampshire Division of Parks and Recreation announces the hiring of Diane Holmes as director of Community Recreation. Holmes is a long-time employee of the division and in this new role will be responsible for planning and developing a statewide program providing consultation and technical assistance to municipalities and agencies regarding community recreation programs and facilities. As director of Community Recreation, Holmes is also responsible for writing, revising and reviewing technical, informational and training publications, manuals, pamphlets, etc., on recreation and parks operation, maintenance, programming and other topics. She will also meet with local communities, agencies, schools, the public and others to provide consultation, training and to give informational presentations. Her other responsibilities will include organizing and coordinating volunteers interested in state park projects. “Diane has served for nearly three decades with New Hampshire State Parks” said Gail Wolek, interim director for the New Hampshire Division of Parks and

Recreation. Wolek added, “She brings extraordinary experience to this new position which is focused on strengthening the division’s partnerships with community recreation leaders, volunteers and friends groups, and the National Park Service through the Land and Water Conservation Fund grant program.”Holmes’ has worked in a management role within the state parks, working at Mollidgewock and Mount Washington State Parks. She is an active member of her community and appreciates the value of community recreation. Holmes is an avid outdoors person and also spent many winters as a ski patroller at Cannon Mountain. The Division of Parks and Recreation is comprised of the Bureau of Park Operations, Bureau of Historic Sites, Bureau of Trails, and Cannon Mountain. The division manages 92 properties, including state parks, beaches, campgrounds, historic sites, trails, waysides, and natural areas. The Division of Parks and Recreation is one of four divisions of the Department of Resources and Economic Development. To learn more, visit or call 603/271-3556.

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put in a new signage system. Board members said they felt the NFHP qualifies under the landmark signage clause because of both its historic component and its extraordinary

The Backyard”. To learn more, visit her web site at of all ages are invited to join us, and hear this delightful tale of intrigue. Meet the author, hear about what it’s like to write for children, and join us for a fabulous children’s story that also teaches respect for property, at the White Mountain Cafés at either the Jackson location, on Thursday, or the Gorham location, on Friday, both at 2 p.m. For more information, please call the White Mountain Cafe and Bookstore at 466-2511 or email us at significance to the community. The board approved a boundary line adjustment on Enman Hill between David Poulin and Jeanne Charest. Poulin purchased a small piece of land from Charest to build a garage.

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By Holiday Mathis SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You will be focused on the basics -- like health, well-being and personal security. Finances come into the equation, as well. You’ll find peace in doing a quick inventory. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). The one who has your heart often controls your schedule, too. Sometimes it’s very difficult to look that person in the face and tell him no. But you may have to do exactly that today. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Love and belonging will feel more important than usual to you now, and rightly so. Feeling like you are a part of the group will help you develop your skills and talents. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). All facts seem to point to the same conclusion. But that doesn’t make the conclusion correct. Look at each fact separately to get a more accurate view. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Your needs may seem well defined because you know exactly what they are. However, a loved one is still baffled. If you want to be fulfilled, you’ll have to spell it out. TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (August 4). You’ll answer a call this month, and as a result, a relationship takes a leap forward. Dealing with men in general will be a forte of yours, and you’ll bond for fun and profit in September. You’ll solve a mystery in November. In January and May, you’ll have much to celebrate with a loved one. You’ll win a contest in June. Gemini and Libra people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 46, 3, 14, 39 and 11.

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ARIES (March 21-April 19). You would rather make an error because you didn’t yet have all of the information than make an error because you didn’t utilize the information you already had. Be thorough. Use a checklist. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Your aim is ambitious. That is what makes it so compelling to you and others. So don’t let the odds diminish you. This is possible. Someone will win at this, and it could be you. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Are you growing or merely coping? You make so much happen in a day (and so much happens to you, as well) that you can’t help but wonder when the sun is setting how it’s all adding up. CANCER (June 22-July 22). You realize that everyone needs something, and you are quick to figure out how people can help each other. You may not be able to solve your own problem, but you’ll solve someone else’s. The karma will come full circle later. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). When there is much evidence to support a certain theory, something called “diagnosis momentum” can happen, and it becomes difficult to reach any conclusion other than the obvious one. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Resist the urge to make a big deal about your mistakes. It will make a funny story later, but it’s too soon for all of that. Here’s a motto to live by under the current stars: Gloss over and move on. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Your love life doesn’t have to be a roller coaster or even an elevator. Today proves that it can be a walk in the park -- an even, predictable and lovely excursion.

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Fill in the grid so that every row, every column, and every 3x3 box contains the digits 1 thru 9.

For Better or Worse

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ACROSS 1 Out of __; not in harmony 5 Part of a daisy 10 Aid a criminal 14 Sixty minutes 15 Wear away 16 Plunge in headfirst 17 Fighting force 18 Did away with 20 Spider’s creation 21 Full of reverent wonder 22 Unlocks 23 Alleviated 25 Mrs. Nixon 26 One of thirteen on our flag 28 Supervisors 31 Takes it easy 32 Say “Hi” to 34 Year, in Spain 36 Gorillas 37 Thin and bony 38 Snatch 39 Mothers 40 Shot carefully

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3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 19 21 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 32 33 35

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37 Meaning 38 __ dancer; disco girl 40 Sky blue 41 Grow weary 43 Does penance 44 “__ I seen you somewhere before?” 46 Walking sticks

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Stuff Cincinnati, __ Pot covers Pigeon coop Pointed tooth Melt together Female pig Paver’s goo Tell a fib

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––––––––––––––––– DAILY CALENDAR ––––––––––––––––– 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.


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Law & Order: SVU National



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Les Boys

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Doc Martin Å


Charlie Rose (N) Å

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



“The Parent Trap”

Movie: ››› “Freaky Friday” (2003, Comedy)

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



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Burn Notice (N) Å

Suits “Play the Man”

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Movie: ›› “The Core” (2003, Action) Aaron Eckhart, Hilary Swank.

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.



NY Ink (In Stereo) Å

LA Ink Kat starts over.

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Ancient Aliens Å

Ancient Aliens Å

Ancient Aliens (N)

UFO Hunters Å



Sharks of South Africa Shark City (N) Å



First Place First Place Selling NY Selling NY House



Confessions: Hoarding Prostitutes to Parrots



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Single Ladies

Single Ladies



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The First 48 Å

The First 48 Å

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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.

Tuesday, August 9 Berlin and Coos County Historical Society: meeting 6:30 p.m., Moffett House Museum, 19 High St., Berlin, N.H. Public is welcome.

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Confessions: Hoarding Confessions: Hoarding

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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.




––––––––––––––– ONGOING CALENDAR –––––––––––––– 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 Local Works Farmers’ Market: Mechanic Street, 3 p.m.-7.p.m. FMI: auralocalworks@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. Berlin-Gorham White Mountain Rotary Club: Meets every Thursday 730 to 830 a.m., Town & Country Inn Shelburne. FMI email info@whitemtnrotary. 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 1-802-892-6684 or 7230766. Gorham Public Library: Open M-F: 10am6pm, Saturdays: 10am-Noon. Children’s Story Time: Fridays, 1:30pm. View On-line Catalog at https:// FMI call 466-2525 or email AA Meeting: noon to 1 p.m., St. Barnabas Church, 2 High St., Berlin. Berlin Knights of Columbus: Third and Fourth Degree meets on second Thursday of each month, 7 p.m., St. Anne’s lower hall, Berlin. Dinner served at 5:30 p.m. for members and guests from September to May. Shelburne Library Schedule: Thursday - 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturdays - 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. FUSION: Youth Group invites all youth grades 6-12, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Games, music, and a good message to get you pumped for the rest of the week! Harvest Christian Fellowship, Willow St. in Berlin. FMIVicky at 348-2354. Milan Public Library: Monday, 1:30 to 7:30 p.m.; Tuesday and Wednesday’s 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Alcoholics Anonymous: 12 to 1 p.m., Discussion Meeting, St. Barnabas Church, corner of High and Main St., Berlin. Step Book Meeting, 7 to 8 p.m., Androscoggin Valley Hospital, Berlin. Exercise Classes: Berlin Senior Center, 610 Sullivan St., Berlin, 4 to 5 p.m. (FMI 752-2545) Pre-School Reading, Arts, Crafts Program: Errol Public Library, 10:30 a.m. To register, call Ann Bragg at 483-7720 or go to the library from 8 a.m. to noon Wednesday through Saturday. F. O. E. Eagles 1464: Meets first and third Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. The Salvation Army Thursday Afterschool Programs: 3 – 3:30, snack and homework help; 3:30 – 4 Timbrels; 4 – 4:30 Sacred Dance; 4:30 – 5 Singing Company; Dinner; and Boys Adventure Corps and Sunbeams. For more information please call 7521644. Dummer Library Hours: 3 to 7 p.m. (FMI 4490995, E-mail: Berlin and Coos County Historic Society Moffett House Museum: Open five days, Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. Can also be opened by appointment. Call 752-4590. Available are historical documents, school yearbooks, Berlin/Gorham directories, annual city reports, city and county reports, Brown Bulletins, old books, artifacts and more. 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) Friday Cholesterol Clinic: Monday through Friday, Berlin Health Dept., city hall. By appointment only, Call 7521272. All area residents welcome. Fee $15. AA Meeting: Discussion Meeting, 12 to 1 p.m., St. Barnabas Church, 2 High St., Berlin. Discussion Meeting,, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., AVH.

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$1-A-DAY CLASSIFIEDS • CALL 752-5858 by Abigail Van Buren


DEAR ABBY: This is embarrassing to say, but yesterday my sister wanted to go tanning, so our neighbor’s father took us. After she got out of the car, he started to touch me inappropriately and say nasty things. I told him to stop and that I didn’t like it, but he kept on. Should I tell the police? Or my old social worker? I don’t know what to do. My sister and I stay home a lot because our parents work, and I’m afraid he’ll do something worse. Please don’t print my name or location. I don’t want my parents to know just yet. I’m 20 and don’t know how the law works for this type of assault. This is considered an assault, right? Please answer soon. -- SCARED ON THE EAST COAST DEAR SCARED: NO ONE has the right to put his hands on you without your permission! While what your neighbor’s father did may not have been an assault, it could be considered sexual battery. You should definitely inform your social worker right away. A man who would do this to you is completely capable of doing it to a minor. Your social worker will know how to handle the details. DEAR ABBY: My boyfriend was laid off 11 months ago and hasn’t been able to find another job since. My problem is, he isn’t seriously looking for one. Every time I suggest he get one he becomes angry, or if I suggest a specific job he gives me some reason why he won’t take it -- such as the pay is too low. He has no college education and no other formal schooling. What does he expect? I love him, and other than this our relationship is pretty

great. But lately this is causing a major strain because I want more for him. I hold two jobs and will be continuing my B.S. in psychology next year. I have tried being nice, being rude, and discussing it with him. He just doesn’t “get” that I’m losing respect for the man I once admired. How can I make him see he needs to do more with his life than collect unemployment? -- STRIVING HIGHER IN CALIFORNIA DEAR STRIVING HIGHER: With today’s job market what it is, it’s possible that without further training your boyfriend may not be able to find another job that offers the same wages and/or benefits as the one he lost. Remind him that his unemployment benefits are finite -- they’re not going to last forever. He needs to understand that when that happens, you are not going to support him. He may be depressed, but the longer he sits around, the longer it’ll take him to become motivated. Even if he can’t find work right now, he can seek further job training. He can also do volunteer work, which would get him out and circulating and help him to make more contacts that could lead to permanent employment. DEAR ABBY: Let’s say you made arrangements with a friend and then forgot about them, so you made other arrangements with someone else. When you discover your mistake, should you honor the first commitment? -- NEEDS AN ANSWER SOON DEAR NEEDS AN ANSWER: Yes, you should. To cancel the original plans would be rude. And when you make other arrangements with the “someone else,” you should apologize and explain that you had previous plans.

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

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.

For Rent Are you working in the area and need a room for a night, week or by the month? Stay at a DuBee Our Guest Bed and Breakfast in Milan. Fully furnished including paper goods, full use of kitchen, wireless internet, Direct TV, barbecue grill, and cleaning service. $35 per night or $125/week. Owners have separate living quarters FMI call 603-449-2140 or 603-723-8722 BERLIN 2 bedroom spacious apt. close to town, heat, hot water, garage, $550/mo. No pets. (603)752-3372. BERLIN one bedroom, first floor, $600/mo.; studio first floor, $500/mo. electricity, h/w, heat included, 603-723-4724. BERLIN: 1-4 bedroom, apts. $475-$750 inlcudes heat, hot water, free moving truck, 723-3042. BERLIN: 2 bedroom, 2nd floor, heat, h/w, washer, dryer included, near downtown, $500/mo. 802-579-6553. 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.


Business Opportunities

For Rent

Low Cost Spay/ Neuter

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.

2/3 bedroom, Hutchins Park, heat, w/d hook-up, newly renovated, 3rd. floor, security, references, 348-3921.

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.

Announcement GOT a problem? Pray the Rosary! THANKS life.

For Rent 2 bedroom apt., first floor, heat/ hot water, all appliances, off street parking. No pets. References, security. $575/mo. (603)752-4033.

5 room, 1st floor apt. on Nor way St., Berlin. W/D hookups, lg. paved driveway. No pets/ smokers. $500/mo plus heat and electricity. Security deposit and references required. Avail. Sept. 1st. (239)948-8642. AFFORDABLE 2&3 bedroom apartments, starting at $495/mo. 723-4970.

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

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

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

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

Mom, for choosing

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

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

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

For Rent

BERLIN: Room, $350/mo. includes everything, share 2 bedroom apt. w/ female, 723-3042.

For Rent 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. 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: 3 bedoom house, $795 completely remodeled, no utilities included, 466-5933, 915-6216. GORHAM: 3 Bedroom, H/HW, stove, dishwasher, w/d connections. No pets, smokers, $700/mo. security, references required, 752-2067. GORHAM: 3 bedroom, in town, 2nd. floor, $700/mo. heat, included, 466-5215, (603)630-6614.

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Berlin Recreation Department has something for everyone 4th - 8th GRADE FIELD HOCKEY CLINIC: A great chance to hone your skills. Coaches Nicole Arguin and Louise Johnson will provide the lessons you need to prepare yourself for the school season. Clinic will be held at Horne Field Wed., Thurs., & Fri., Aug. 10, 11, & 12. 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. $40.00 per person. Stick, shin guards & mouth guard required. Register at Berlin Recreation. SUMMER PLAYGROUNDS: Play-

ground activities still going on at Brown School and Central Park playgrounds. Join us Monday through Friday for games, sports, crafts and much more. Free for everyone - all we ask is children five and younger be supervised by a parent or older sibling. 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. USDA nutritious lunch and snack will be served free of charge to all school age children regardless of income. The USDA Summer Lunch Child Nutri-

tion Program is an equal opportunity provider. End of season prizes will be given out on Friday, August 12. Don’t miss out! MEN’S BASKETBALL: Games still being played at Berlin Junior High. Free to the public. Enjoy some intense and excitingly close games! Final games are August 10, 11 & 12th. Call 752-2010 for the night time start times. Fall is just around the corner – some

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GORHAM: heat/hw, stove, dishwasher, w/d hook-up, no pets, smokers, $700/mo. security, references, 752-2067.

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

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

SENTRY floor safe. Rugged, 23"H, 17"W, 23"deep. $125/BO. 723-6276, 752-6276.

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.

STORE front rental, busy location, corner of Second Ave. and Mannering Street. Approximately 600 feet, heat h/w $500. 802-579-6553.

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”.


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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.

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. FORD riding lawn mower, $300, 603-340-3607. 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.

activities already planned are: 2nd & 3rd Grade Soccer: Continue your soccer fun with games and practices at the Gilbert Street Park. Open to boys and girls – no cuts. $35.00 per person. Season begins late September. $35.00 per person. Deadline to register at Berlin Recreation is September 12. Volunteer coaches needed. If interested, please call 752-2010. Kindergarten & 1st Grade Coed see RECREATION page 14

Help Wanted

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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 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.

Part-Time Experienced Line Cook Apply in person 4 Hillside Ave. 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. Please send resume to Gamwell, Caputo, Siek & Co., CPA’s, Attn: T. Scott Gamwell, CPA, 41 Washington St, Suite 41, Conway, NH 03818.



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

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

JOB READINESS PROGRAM COORDINATOR Position #W2G00058 $17.88 – $21.07/HOUR – GRANT FUNDED AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY Responsibilities include coordinating the Job Readiness Center at White Mountains Community College by overseeing day-to-day operations including, but not limited to: supervising trainers and staff as assigned; purchasing goods and services; monitoring grant allocations and expenses; allocating resources to meet established goals and objectives; scheduling facility usage; compiling and maintaining program-related data and preparing reports to meet reporting requirements of the Program; and assisting the Director of Workforce Development. Minimum qualifications include a Bachelor's degree from a recognized college or university with major study in education, business administration, public administration, or human resources management. Send completed NH Application for Employment Form and Resume to: Gretchen Taillon, Human Resources White Mountains Community College 2020 Riverside Drive, Berlin, NH 03570 (603) 752-1113 ext. 3003 Applications may be obtained on-line at Equal Employment Opportunity

Woodlands Credit Union in Berlin, New Hampshire is seeking a highly qualified individual to become a Part Time Teller. The successful candidate will be goal oriented, personable, professional and passionate about exemplary member service. Money handling and computer experience required. Prior financial institution experience preferred. Flexible schedule. Approx. 20 hrs per week. Weekdays between 9:00 and 4:30 and Saturday mornings required. Woodlands Credit Union is the industry leader in Northern New Hampshire with a strong commitment to member service. We offer employees a professional working environment, competitive pay structure and a benefits package that includes an employer matching 401k, paid vacation and more. Pick up an application at any Woodlands location, online or send resume to:

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HANDYMAN: Yard mowing and clean up, painting, general maintenance. Call John at 342-9203. JUNK car removal, best local prices, Roy's Towing 348-3403. LOCKNESS Painters: Top quality, affordable, interior/exterior painting, 26 years experience. Fully insured, free estimates, references available, call 603-752-2218.


16+ years experience! On-site computer repair, upgrades, wireless setup, virus removal, & more! (603)723-0918 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 $225-$350 for your unwanted car or truck. Call Rich 978-9079.


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

Old & New- One call, We do it All! (603)752-1224.

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

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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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MOVE your home to our park in central North Conway. Walk to shopping, trails, restaurants. $300 per month, no dogs. Good credit. (603)986-3991.

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

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Yard Sale 51 Bangor Street, Gorham, Sat. 8/6, 9-12. BERLIN: 125 Grafton St. Sat. 9-2, little bit of everything. GARAGE/ Yard, Sat. 8/6, 9-5, 24 Petrograd, St. lots of stuff! 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. MULTI-FAMILY, 31 Androscoggin St. Gorham, Sat. 8/6, 8-2p.m. maternity clothes, girl 0-4T/boys 0-12m. much more. MULTI-FAMILY, Sat. 8/6, 8am-2pm., 555 First Ave. (Corner of Clark & First Ave.) SATURDAY, 8/6, 208 Bridge Street, Berlin, bicycle, wedding dress, movies, clothes, TV's. Rain or shine.

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HATCH from page one

20 year involvement with the TriCounty Community Action Program (CAP), an organization that serves Carroll, Grafton and Coos Counties, and the possibility that federal budget cuts could seriously threaten that organization’s existence. “I think it’s important to talk about what community action programs do and their importance in rural settings,” Hatch said. He explained that although he does not have an itinerary yet, he believes that his day long session at the White House will include talks with administration personnel that oversee a variety of functions — “just the full gamut.” Hatch noted that one of the key funding issues for him is the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) — a mainstay of community action funding. He explained that the CDBG was established in 1964 by Lyndon Johnson as part of the war on poverty. To this end, he said, Tri-County CAP and the other community actions around the nation — private non-profit groups that receive subsidies in the form of the CDBGs — have a primary function of addressing the needs created by poverty. A charge the agency takes seriously, Hatch said, “that’s our primary bring people to some state of self-sufficiency.” Self-sufficiency has happened locally, Hatch explained, citing the example of a woman in Littleton who has a vision impairment. He said that due to her impairment she is unable to drive and for many years this kept her out of work. The Tri-County CAP Transit Tri-Town Bus that runs in Littleton, Whitefield and Lancaster changed life for

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her, however, and allowed her to find a job in Lancaster, where she now works to provide for her children. He also pointed out that the alcohol and other drug services offered by Tri-County CAP assist addicts in become self-sufficient. Hatch said that in many cases addicts are engaging in illegal activity or not able to hold steady employment. By helping them regain and retain sobriety, CAP is helping them turn things around and become assets to the community. “There’s virtually hundreds of cases like that,” he said. Under the Tri-County CAP umbrella in the three northern counties there are 66 separate programs, employing 335 people, enlisting more than 1,100 volunteers and providing aid to more than 44,000 NH residents annually, according to the group’s fact sheet. Tri-County CAP has spent 50 years building its service infrastructure in the North Country and operates with indirect (administrative) costs of less than 10 percent of their total budget, Hatch said. (According to a Rand Corporation report, “Indirect costs are costs for activities that benefit more than one project,” in a non-profit.) Additionally, the Tri-County CAP Weatherization project was groundbreaking as it served as a national model for other CAPs, he noted. Hatch explained that many of the programs under the CAP administration started as independent nonprofits but when their funding dried up, the need remained and cost savings was achieved by an absorption of their mission into the already existing structure of Tri-County CAP. By acting as the administrative agency for so many programs, CAP is “in a better position to serve the

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full needs of the individual,” Hatch said, noting that many people who utilize CAP services have needs that stretch across the agency’s offerings. The concern about funding cuts at the national level are really what is driving Hatch to bring his concern to Washington. He said that he doesn’t buy the argument that if the federal money to support this needed program dries up the gap will be filled by private entities, churches and other charitable agencies. So many of the services provided by CAP are specialized and require trained professionals that the cost can be prohibitive and, as was previously the case, many of the services have proven to be financially unviable as independent non-profits. The loss of the services could in some cases, result in increased taxpayer costs, he said, noting that the Alzheimer’s Respite program provides a break for caregivers of Alzheimer’s patients, which allows these people to stay in their homes. Without this service, he said, many more of these patients would end up in the county nursing facilities at the expense of taxpayers. The respite is provided by specially trained professionals but is far less costly than RECREATION from page 13

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institutional care, Hatch said. “I truly intend to spend some express this need,” he said. In addition to bringing his own feelings on the matter to the White House, Hatch is soliciting letters from local governments on what they see as the benefits and impacts of the community action programs. The Gorham selectmen agreed to craft a letter at their last meeting and Hatch anxious to hear from others. Terry Oliver, chairman of the Gorham board of selectmen, said that his board felt is was important to send a letter because of the burden Tri-County CAP takes off of the towns and cities for the various public welfare services they provide. If not for CAP the town would be responsible for many of these services, he said. “It would cost us a lot of money if they weren’t around. We just can’t afford not to have them,” Oliver said. Hatch said he is also happy to speak to any other need people feel should be brought to Washington’s attention during his visit. Hatch can be reached in Concord at 271-3143, or at home in Gorham at 466-9491. Crafts, storytelling, gym time and snacks as well as instruction in the basics of numbers, letters, shapes, and much more! First session is a seven week program starting September 19. Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 9:00-11:00 a.m. at Berlin Recreation Center. Total one-time cost is $80.00 per person. Limited to first 12 children registered.


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Barney Laroche celebrates 95th birthday

BERLIN -- The family of Berlin native and hockey legend, Barney “The Rocket” LaRoche, celebrated his 95th birthday at his home on Sunday July 10. Guests at the party were his three children, Francis, Lucy and Roxy and their children and great-grandchildren; his 88 year old brother, Gene, and nephew Leo and close friends, Joe and Carol Dorval. Barney “Papa” has seen many changes in Berlin over the years. Over his lifetime he has gone as a child with no TV to most recently getting a new flat screen with HD so that he can watch his favorite sports channels and even see the hockey puck cross the ice. He ran a very prominent business in Berlin for many years. He ran a Chevron Station, first starting in a little building not much bigger than an ice fishing hut, and when Chevron built him a full service station he became one of the locals’ favorite places to get their gas. He was one of the first places in Berlin to give out S&H Green Stamps which was the rage of the time. Today, he is living in the same home he and his wife Eleanor “Tootsie” bought over 50 years ago. These days he tends to his garden in the summer, builds puzzles with his cat Jeeter by his side in the winter. He has always been an avid sports fan and even though to us it would be annoying, he always has the TV on, flipping back and forth to catch the score of whatever games were on while listening to

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The Molar Express rolled into Berlin on Monday for a community clinic, this time with a new dentist on board. Dr. Brett Hill, DDS, now staffs the dental clinic which is a program of the North Country Health Consortium. With the Consortium’s move to share office space at the AV Home Care Services building north of downtown, the Molar Express now has a dedicated space in that building to work out of as well. From left are, AV Home Care Director Margo Sullivan, Molar Express staffers, Tiffany Murphy, Ashley Croteau, Dr. Hill, and Amy Hucksoll. The Molar Express will return to Berlin Aug. 29 and 30 and appointments are still available for both insured and uninsured pati ents. Call 986-5485 or 259-3700 to make an appointment. (MELISSA GRIMA PHOTO)

New staff dentist joins Molar Express LITTLETON -- The North Country Health Consortium has announced that Dr. Brett Hill, DDS is the new staff dentist for the Molar Express. According to interim executive director, “our mobile public health dental clinic will continue to provide high quality dental care services to the communities of Grafton and Coos counties.” The Molar Express is a program of the North Country Health Consortium. The program has provided oral health services to the residents of the North Country since 2005. The program provides dental services and education on good oral care to improve the health of people in Coos and Grafton counties. Private and public funding allows the clinic to offer reduced fees based on individual income. Clinics are held in area schools, long term care facilities, and community sites. Dr. Hill has participated in several mission trips to help with medicine and dentistry in various developing countries. In addition to mission trips, Dr. Hill has worked at a number offree clinics in the U.S. while attending dental school. Dr. Hill says he is excited to offer dental service to the people who need it the most and he will work hard to make it affordable. Dr. Hill received his Doctor of Dental Surgery from the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Dentistry. He graduated from Clemson University in 2006 with a degree in biology. Dr. Hill grew up in South Carolina hunting and playing baseball in the town of Spartanburg. Brett’s wife Emilie, from Virginia, recently graduated from VCU medical school and began her residency training at Dartmouth-Hitchcock hospital in internal medicine. For more information contact Amy Goyette, Program Manager of the Molar Express by calling 603259-3700 or 603-986-5485. Visit our website at www.

Samantha Wheeler named to Morrisville State College dean’s list MORRISVILLE, NY -- Morrisville State College recently announced that Samantha Wheeler of Milan was named to the dean’s list for the spring 2011 semester. To be named to the dean’s list, a student must achieve an average of 3.0 to 3.99 for the semester and complete 12 credit hours. Morrisville State College sets the world in motion for students. Curriculums are enriched with applied learning and pave the way for opportunity at both the Morrisville and Norwich campuses. An actionoriented, interactive learning lab, the college is a national leader in technology. Lauded for its exemplary, innovative and effective community service programs, the college was named to the 2010 President’s Higher Community Service Honor Roll.

Tremblay earns honors RINDGE - Sarah Tremblay of Gorham was named to the dean’s honors list for the spring semester at Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, New Hampshire. Tremblay, a junior majoring in Anthropology, earned dean’s honors list status by maintaining a term grade point average of at least 3.65 on a scale of four.

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The Berlin Daily Sun, Thursday, August 4, 2011  

The Berlin Daily Sun, Thursday, August 4, 2011