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City council votes down union ‘end-run’ BY MELISSA GRIMA THE BERLIN DAILY SUN

BERLIN — The city council soundly defeated a union contract proposal that bypassed the proper channels at Monday night’s meeting. After working for 15 months with no contract and feeling they were getting nowhere with negotiations, Office and Professional Employees International Union Local 6 brought their offer directly to the city council on Monday evening, in a move that had both sides commenting about the irregularity. “Conventional action was getting us nowhere but backwards,” said Chief Steward of Local 6, Ted Miller in a personal interview to explain the move.

The council was not swayed into approving the contract cost items, which would increase the personnel costs relative to the 30 members of Local 6 by $134,785 over the next two years. The vote was unanimous in opposition after about 20 minutes of non-public session. At the close of the meeting Mayor Paul Grenier addressed the issue, “the union clearly did an endrun around representative city government.” He pointed out that it was the first time in his 20 years of service he had ever seen it happen. “The protocol of negotiation was breached,” Grenier said, adding that there wasn’t a person on the council who didn’t want to see the situation resolved, but this was not

the proper procedure for that to happen. Miller on the other hand, believed that since the negotiation process had broken down in December and only just restarted within the last few weeks, with little indication the city was willing to address key concerns, this was the best option. “Over the past six years, Local 6 has watched its paychecks shrink,” Miller said. He explained that the union employees had received wage increases of 4% in that time, while health insurance costs increased. Conversely, he noted, the other city bargaining units received pay increased of 15-18% in the same time period. see END-RUN page 7

Newman talks about her new position as community college system chancellor BY BARBARA TETREAULT THE BERLIN DAILY SUN

BERLIN -- The new interim chancellor of the Community College System of New Hampshire brings to the job a belief that education is the cornerstone of the American economy and the state’s community colleges offer many young people their best shot at future opportunity. J. Bonnie Newman also brings to the position an impressive resume that ranges from stints in the Reagan and George H.W. Bush administrations to executive dean at the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government and Interim President of the University of New Hampshire. Newman met with staff, faculty, and the advisory board at White

Mountains Community College Friday - the sixth of the seven campuses she has visited in her first month on the job. She takes on her new role at a time when the system is reeling from a 20 percent cut in its budget by the legislature. Newman notes the legislature also took $2.2 million in funds that have normally gone to student financial aid and applied them to the operating budget. She said those funds had been used to assist over 4,000 students in the system. The result of the budget cut has been reductions in staff and programs at all the campuses including Berlin. White Mountains Community College has seen over a 25 percent cut in its full-time faculty and see NEWMAN page 6

Bonnie Newman, interim chancellor of the Community College Systemof New Hampshire, visited White Mountains Community College in Berlin Friday. (BARBARA TETREAULT PHOTO).

$150,000 for redevelopment of Two hour parking remains on East Side former Groveton mills complex BY MELISSA GRIMA THE BERLIN DAILY SUN

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) that the New Hampshire North Country Council has been awarded a $150,000 Economic Development

Administration (EDA) planning grant for the Groveton Mill Redevelopment Project. The funding will be used to develop a compresee GROVETON page 9

BERLIN — A proposal to remove a two-hour parking limit on East Mason Street between Burgess and Champlain Streets, died before a final vote could be taken on Monday night. The matter was discussed in the public

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Average scores slip on SAT

(NY Times) — Average scores on the SAT fell across the nation this year, with the reading score for the high school class of 2011 falling three points to 497, the lowest on record, according to a report Wednesday by the College Board, which administers the exams. The average writing score dropped two points, to 489, and the math score was down one point, to 514. The College Board attributed the decline to the increasing diversity of the students taking the test. For example, about 27 percent of the nearly 1.65 million test-takers last year came from a home where English was not the only language, up from 19 percent a decade ago. But Robert Schaeffer, public education director of FairTest, a nonprofit group critical of much standardized testing, said the declines were an indictment of the nation’s increasing emphasis on high-stakes testing programs and of No Child Left Behind, the federal education law that has driven it. “How many wake-up calls do policy makers need before they admit that their test-and-punish strategy is a failure?” Mr. Schaeffer said. “Policymakers need to embrace very different policies if they are committed to real education reform.”

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Obama praises Libya’s post-Qaddafi leaders UNITED NATIONS (NY Times) — President Obama met Libya’s transitional leader for the first time on Tuesday, and extolled what he called the Libyan people’s successful struggle to depose Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi. The meeting came on the first of two days of annual meetings of the United Nations General Assembly, during which the most vexing issue confronting Mr. Obama will be the Palestinian quest for full membership.

“Just as the world stood by you in your struggle to be free, we will stand with you in your struggle to realize the peace and prosperity that freedom can bring,” the president said at a meeting on Libya’s future, which included other world leaders and emissaries from the Transitional National Council, the group of former Libyan rebels whose forces ended Colonel Qaddafi’s four decades of absolute rule last month. Before the meeting, Mr. Obama

met privately with the leader of the council, Mustafa Abdel Jalil. In his remarks at the meeting, Obama warned the Libyans that it “will take time to build the institutions needed for a democratic Libya — there will be days of frustration.” But he said the successful overthrow of Colonel Qaddafi, with aid from a NATO bombing campaign, had demonstrated that the world should “not underestimate the aspirations and will of the Libyan people.”

Georgia pardons board denies Afghan peace council chief clemency for death row inmate killed in attack on his home

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KABUL, Afghanistan (NY Times) — The most prominent Afghan official trying to negotiate a reconciliation with the Taliban was assassinated Tuesday night by a suicide bomber with explosives tucked in his turban who had been brought to his home by a trusted emissary, officials said. The assassination was a potentially devastating blow to the Afghan-led peace process aimed at ending 10 years of war. The main victim of the attack, Burhanuddin Rabbani, was the leader of the High Peace Council, and had been tasked with reaching out to the Taliban for ways to resolve the conflict. Mr. Rabbani was also a former president of Afghanistan, and news of his death sent shock waves through the Afghanistan government just as President Hamid Karzai was at the United Nations General Assembly. Karzai was cutting short his trip to head home, aides said.

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Renovations planned at UNH plan to merge colleges, Cranmore Fitness Center research institute scrapped CONWAY — Cranmore Mountain plans changes to the Cranmore Family Fitness Center that officials say will result in more equipment, new programs and a larger fitness facility for its more than 600 members. Cranmore is making an investment in the club in the amount of over $180,000, placing more emphasis on the specific fitness and wellness amenities at the facility. The facility is also being renamed and will now be known as "Cranmore Fitness." Top at the list of improvements is $47,000 in new cardio equipment and changing the club layout to include a larger weight room and the valley’s first “Functional Training Facility,” highlighted by TRX suspension training. The new layout will separate the club from the winter Mountain Adventure Park ticketing and cafeteria areas. To accommodate this new layout, Cranmore will be reallocating the space previously used by two of its indoor tennis courts. The club's cardio equipment now will include: * Seven Star Trac Treadmills. * Four Star Trac Total Body Trainers. * One Cybex Arc Trainer. * Nautilus and Star Trac Recumbent Bikes. * Stair Master Step Mill. * Stair Master Stair Climbers. * Concept 2 Rowers. * Full Nautilus Circuit. * Premium Spinning Studio including 10 new Spinner Pro bikes. The club will be relocating the weight room to what is now part of its indoor tennis court area (courts 1 and 2). This move will allow for a much larger space and for the addition of an

indoor functional training area, featuring the TRX Suspension System and other functional training programs, according to Cranmore president and general manager Ben Wilcox. The former weight room will be used for cafeteria seating for the winter Mountain Adventure Park operations, with a new entrance way installed to separate that operation from the club. The new layout will also create a social area to offer seating for members. The area will be used to host a weekly series of special events, seminars and talks on topics related to health, wellness and fitness. Cranmore Fitness will continue to offer the only indoor tennis courts in the area with two indoor tennis courts, including tennis lessons, drills, socials, adult camps, beginner lessons, tournaments and court rentals, according to Wilcox. With two indoor courts, Cranmore Fitness continues to be one of the largest indoor tennis facilities in northern New Hampshire, he said. New kids’ activity center Starting in November, Cranmore will set up an indoor activity center by moving several of the attractions from its summer park indoors. The activity center will operate on weekends and holiday periods. Renovations to the facility will be beginning immediately and are scheduled to be completed by the end of October. Cranmore Fitness will have no interruptions to its operations during the renovation. The public will be invited to an open house to see all the improvements on Nov. 5. For more information, visit the club online at www.cranmorefitness.com or call 356-6301.

Ski NH offers ‘Anywhere, Anytime’ deal through Oct. 11 NORTH WOODSTOCK — To celebrate the arrival of foliage, Ski NH has announced a fall foliage special on its "Anywhere, Anytime" lift ticket packages: buy 12 or more lift tickets, and get one free. This special is valid for purchases through Oct. 11. Anywhere, Anytime lift ticket packages are ideal for those who ski or snowboard on weekends and holidays, offering $11 to $20 off the regular ticket price. The packages consist of fully-transferable lift tickets that are valid every day of the 2011-12 ski and snowboard season. Packages begin at a minimum of six lift tickets, with no more than 50 percent of the tickets from one ski area. Skiers and snowboarders can customize a mix of lift tickets to their favorite ski areas. Tickets are broken down into six price categories of $20, $30, $43, $54, $56 and $66 per ticket. Those who buy 12 or more tickets

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BY CLYNTON NAMUO THE UNION LEADER

DURHAM — A proposal to merge two colleges and a major research institute at the University of New Hampshire has been shelved. UNH’s central budget committee made numerous money-saving recommendations this spring to deal with millions of dollars in cuts to state funding. Among the proposals was the merging of administrative functions for the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture, the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences and the Institute for the study of Earth, Oceans and Space. Provost John Aber said in a letter issued last week that a study group consisting of faculty members evaluated the merger during a meeting in July and rejected it. “Based on discussions in the group, the availability of information from other institutions on similar merger efforts and the recent completion of a comprehensive reorganization in COLSA, it was concluded that there is no advantage to pursuing this merger at this time,” Aber wrote. “There will be no further discussions on this idea.” In a separate report on the July meeting, Aber wrote that the study group concluded a merger

would be “very disruptive” and would “create a unit that was too large and complex” without saving enough money. The report also noted that a merger would “generate strong resistance among faculty and staff.” The rejection closes the door on what could have resulted in a major administrative shake-up on campus. Former COLSA Dean Thomas Brady resigned July 1 to return to the faculty and some had speculated that he stepped down because of the possible merger. A separate cost-saving proposal to revamp UNH’s graduate school remains on the table, Aber’s letter said last week. A group consisting of faculty and others met late last month to look at where the school could be improved, particularly to increase enrollment and revenue. The group noted that professional degrees, as opposed to academic ones, offer plenty of opportunities for growth, Aber said in his letter. The degrees could also be offered online he wrote, though there is already stiff competition in the field from institutions such as the University of Phoenix. Aber said in his letter that the graduate school review is ongoing.

Manchester resident in court over shooting of man in face BY TED SIEFER THE UNION LEADER

MANCHESTER — A city man is facing first-degree assault and other charges for allegedly shooting a man twice in the face. James Conkle, 30, appeared in Manchester District Court on Monday and is being held on $300,000 bond pending a probable cause hearing next month. The victim, Casey Margraf, 20, identified Conkle as the shooter as he lay bleeding in the rear driveway of his residence on Valley Street on Saturday night, according to a police report. He was rushed to the hospital, placed in an induced coma and transported to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. As of Monday evening, Margraf was in serious condition, an upgrade from his initial status of critical. Margraf told police that he believed he had been shot with a small-caliber handgun, possibly a .22. The motive for the shooting is unclear, but Margraf told police at the scene that it was related to a fight he had been having with Rose-

mary Levesque, whom police identify as Conkle’s girlfriend. Conkle was also charged with being a felon in possession of a weapon. He was convicted in 1996 for receiving stolen property, in 1997 for robbery, and in 1999 for firstdegree assault and for possessing a weapon as a felon. The 1999 charges related to the shooting of Jesse A. Garcia. Conkle had shot Garcia three times with a .32 caliber revolver, while claiming self-defense, saying Garcia had come after him with an aluminum bat. Garcia suffered a collapsed lung, but survived. Conkle pleaded guilty to firstdegree assault and was sentenced to five to 10 years in state prison. Margraf also has a rap sheet. He was charged in January with robbing a woman outside a Citizens bank, allegedly taking a deposit bag containing more than $2,000 and then destroying the cash to get rid of the evidence. Police arrested Conkle after Levesque contacted an acquaintance and they discussed a “drug deal,” according to the police report. Conkle used the same phone as Levesque to ask if police were present.


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Berlin is in need of a access new road To the editor: This letter has been sent to our four representatives in Washington DC. I am writing as a concerned citizen and an Independent voter from NH. I live in Berlin, NH, therefore I am concerned with “North Country” issues and how your votes affect us here. We have the highest unemployment in the state of New Hampshire and have no long term solutions in sight. There is a possibility that the federal prison will open, but that being said, I’m too old to work there. There is the possible construction or conversion of the liquor boiler at the old pulp mill site to a biomass wood chip boiler where 200 jobs could be available for two years…(if I got a job there) that would make me 57 when it is finished and out of work again. I want long term solutions and this is what I propose… President Obama wants to improve infrastructure with repair and new construction of roads. I’m begging you to take out a map of the state of New Hampshire and put a push pin at the new federal prison in Berlin. Next take another push pin and put it at the end of Rt. 115 in Jefferson. Now tie a string between both push pins. This is where Berlin needs a new road. Why? We need a new road for better access to what we have in Berlin. First; it would be scenic like Rt. 112 or Kancamagus Highway. Second; It would give

people traveling North better access to our newest state park and ATV trail system. (This in turn would help develop the Rt. 110 area with hotels and campgrounds and possibly a resort destination) Third; A road from Rt. 115 to the East Side River Road where the federal prison is located would have to go over Cates Hill in Berlin, where again a view of 57 mountain peaks can be seen on a clear day. Fourth; the new road would cross Rt. 16 just north of the National Guard Armory and give better access to Berlin and Milan. Fifth; The new road would end at the base to the entrance to the new federal prison. (This would give better access to both the the federal prison and the state prison as well as the Berlin Industrial Park. (This in turn would give the access businesses are looking for to get their products out to the highway system). I am asking you, as my representative, to look at this as a long term solution to Berlin’s economic woes. This is not a fly by night proposal; many people have suggested this before. Many excuses have been used to stop it too. Namely … it will have to go through national forests. No doubt it will…but that didn’t stop the construction of all the other roads in this country that go through national forests from being built. We need this and our economic development needs this. Louis G. Cote Berlin

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On The RoadAgain...Not

I’d love to be heading out about now to some beautiful, exotic place to take in the sights and sounds and bring my impressions back home to share with one and all. But I’m not. Why not, you may ask? Well there are several reasons. One of them is age, I suppose. At 83 I’m a lot older and a lot slower than I once was. As a diabetic, I have a right leg and foot which don’t work very well. My right leg has a half inch hose installed by Ol’ Doc Baribeau at Catholic Medical Center to help keep the blood flowing down to my foot. While the installation is still working OK,, there has been a diminishment over the years in how well the leg and the foot function. That has reduced my mobility by quite a lot. The leg is stiff and less useful. The foot is stiff and has lost much feeling. While both function enough to get around at home, the combination works less well on the road. But if it were only the leg and foot I would be a lot more tempted to take off. Over the past several years, I’ve developed an infection in my lungs which has greatly reduced my capacity for exercise. While I can do a little walking on easy ground, my ability to hike, to bike or to ski is pretty much gone. Since many of the trips I’m tempted to take require a level of physical activity, I’ve had to rule some of them out, unfortunately. Lala and I took an Elderhostel tour of San Francisco in August of 2010 that was difficult

at times. If you’ve been to Frisco you know about the hills the city is built upon. They are magnificent, but they are steep. Let’s just say, it wasn’t easy to get around on foot. Of course, Lala, my traveling companion, at 86, also has developed more physical restrictions also. Between the two of us, we can muddle along here at home with the help of family members. It is more difficult when we are on a trip. That has restricted our plans quite a bit, although we still remember places we’ve been too together and talk about places we would like to go. And, of course, looking at pictures and remembering places we’ve been too is very much part of our lives each day. That’s certainly one of the sweet parts of life. In the past 10 years, Lala and I have been lots of places and done lots of things. We’ve been biking in Europe twice. We spent two weeks bicycle touring in England with family members from both of our families. We’ve biked down a 10,000 foot volcano on Maui and flown down in a small plane to visit a former leper colony on Molokai in the Hawaiian Islands. We’ve been whale watching on the St. Lawrence River in Quebec and biked the hills of Vermont in glorious autumn. We’ve toured the Grand Canyon area and flown too the Canyon floor in a small helicopter for a raft trip on the Colorado River. While the trips may be over all those experiences are sweet to remember!

There is a real need for foster homes in Coos County To the editor: Foster children come from your town, your neighborhood, and your school. They are friends of your child, members of your church, and kids on your little league team. They are babies, toddlers, school-aged kids, and teenagers. They are brothers and sisters who need to stay together. Due to a situation beyond their control, they have to be displaced from their homes and put into a temporary home. They need support, guidance and love. They need a safe place to call home while their family works to put itself back together. Are you able to make a difference in a child’s life? Are you able to

open your home to a child from your community – enabling them to remain in a familiar school, with familiar friends? There is a real need for foster homes in the Coos County area. If you’ve ever thought about becoming a foster parent, now is the time to call. You decide what you can handle. Classes will be running in your area starting October 4, and they are free to attend, come join us. If you’d like to learn more about the foster care program, please contact Linda A. Pivin at 1-800-972-6111 or 752-7800 Ext. 329. Linda A. Pivin Berlin

Educational forum presentation well facilitated, very encouraging To the editor: Excellent job Barbara Tetreault on reporting the educational forum that took place at the Berlin High School. This was the first time I have attended any meeting to discuss options for finding a long term solution to the educational issues in the Androscoggin Valley that did not end up in arguments and discontent. I would give credit for that to the two ladies from PSU that facilitated the discussions and activities. Ms. Baker and Ms. McCabe made it perfectly clear that we were there to discuss possible suggestions for resolving the current and future issues rather than debating one side or the other. By the end of

the evening it was obvious there was honest discussion and an air of cooperation to solve the problems we have and will have in the near future. This type of cooperation could very well be a stepping stone to other areas of collaboration between the towns in the future. There are more of these forums scheduled and I encourage everyone concerned about the future of our area to attend. Thank you to both SAU’s, the two ladies from PSU, everyone who attended and participated and not least of all the Neil and Louise Tilliotson foundation for the grant. Joe Rodgers Gorham

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Lawrence Ridhards

Art work by Richards returns to AVH BERLIN -- The Androscoggin Valley Hospital Auxiliary is pleased to announce that an outstanding art exhibit by noted artist Lawrence Richards is currently on display at AVH, as part of the ongoing Rotating Art Program. This is a return for Richards as some of his work was on display earlier this year. Because of popular demand, he has been asked to bring additional pieces for display in the Gallery. Lawrence has been asked to return for many good reasons, as he is one of the most respected artists in our area. His work covers a wide variety of subjects, methods, and materials. For over 50 years, Richards has been planning, designing, and constructing more than 3,000 buildings in Northern New England, including a residence for Johns Hopkins University’s president. His local involvement in commercial and industrial projects included the Holy Family Church, Edward Fenn School, Whitefield Housing Development, the Town and Country Inn, Attitash Ski Resort, Berlin High School, and Liberty Garden 120 Unit Housing. It is only recently that he developed an interest in sculpturing In 1994, this Berlin graduate became a self-taught sculptor working with many materials that he was familiar with from his years spent in construction. Since that time, he has sculpted more than 2,000 works, including a 7-foot tall lumberjack for the Northern Forest Heritage Park and Museum. Besides having much of his work on display throughout the Berlin area, his works can also be found in other parts of our country including Florida, Washington, D.C., and New England areas other than Berlin. His work is unique and an excellent representation of the artist’s or subject’s emotions. A fine example of this is his memorial of 9/11. It is hard to view this

piece and walk away without feeling deep emotions for the victims and for the people who tried to help. Androscoggin Valley Hospital is hoping that Richards will someday bring this memorial for display at our facility. “I have given away more than 1,850 sculptures to museums, art galleries, schools, colleges, libraries, churches, municipalities, hospitals, non-profit organizations and friends,” said Richards. These outstanding works by Lawrence Richards will be on display during the month of September. Each month, the AVH Auxiliary Rotating Art Program features an artist and his/her respective works for public viewing inside AVH. The display is located in the cafeteria, giving guests an opportunity to enjoy a meal while admiring the artwork. If you are (or know of) an artist of photography, original painting, or other types of art, and would like to have the work on display for a period of time in the AVH Auxiliary Art Gallery, you are welcome to call Edwina Keene, AVH volunteer coordinator, at 326-5676. Currently, the hospital is looking for artists to display their work during the second half of 2012. In addition to the art exhibit, the hospital’s auxiliary is in the process of accepting donated works of art. These donated works are displayed throughout the hospital on a rotating basis. Works of art can be donated in “Memory of” or simply “Donated by.” A small plaque will be mounted on the art stating the reason for the donation. All donated art will be displayed in the Hospital and one month a year will be placed in the art gallery. For more information concerning the AVH Auxiliary Rotating Art Program, please contact Edwina Keene at 326-5676.

Gorham Church to hold harvest supper GORHAM -- The Gorham Congregational Church, 143 Main Street, will be holding its annual harvest supper on Saturday September 24, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. The menu will include

corned beef, turkey, red flannel hash, baked beans, cole slaw, brown bread, rolls and delicious homemade pies. The tickets at the door; are adults $8 and children under 12 $4.

First Anniversary

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I’m Free!! Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free...I’m following the path God has laid for me. I took His hand when I heard Him call, I turned my back and left it all. I could not stay another day, to laugh, to love, to work, to play...Tasks left undone must stay that way, I found that peace at the close of the day. If my parting has left a void, then fill it with remembered joy. A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss, a hug (oh yeah) these things I too will miss. Be not burdened with times of sorrow. I wish you the sunrise of tomorrow. My life’s been full, I savored much, good times with family and friends. Perhaps my time seemed all too brief, don’t lengthen it now with undue grief. Lift up your hearts and peace to thee, God wanted me now and He set me FREE. A year has past, we miss you dearly, not a day goes by that we don’t think of you..Many hugs and kisses from your family...We love you Dan..Mom, Dad, Mike, Bonnie, Emmalynn, Lisa, Marcel, Sophia and Memere & Pepere.

First year anniversary Mass will be at 6PM on Thursday, Sept. 22 at Holy Family Church in Gorham.


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NEWMAN from page one

the elimination of at least one program offering. Tuition was increased 7.7 percent to help offset the cuts, making tuition at the N.H. Community College System the second highest in the country – only Vermont is higher. Tuition for a full-time student in the system is now approximately $6,300 a year. Newman worries that increasing costs will make college unaffordable for many young people. “For a lot of families, $1,000 might as well be $100,000,” she said. She said many students come out of college deep in debt. When she was interim chancellor at UNH in 2002, she said the average student graduated with $27,000 of debt and some owed as much as $100,000. “Even for people of means $25,000 to $100,000 is a lot of money,” she said. Newman said attending a community college is a very smart decision for many students. She said community colleges are still affordable and accessible and students receive focused teaching attention. Students can seamlessly transfer their credits to the university system if they want to go on to a four-year degree. “For many kids in New Hampshire community colleges represent their best shot at future opportunity. It’s sort of the first rung on the ladder,” she said. Newman is passionate about the importance of education to this country’s economic well-being and the public responsibility to make education available to all Americans. “Education at all levels, particularly post-secondary education, is the cornerstone of our economy,” she said. She said there is a lot of discussion these days about the economy and job creation but not education. But, she argues, that until this country can produce a workforce that’s well informed, can do critical thinking, and has the math and science skills to allow it to perform essential industrial skills, the economy will continue to stagger. Nationwide, Newman said, SAT scores for reading comprehension have dropped dramatically and 35 percent of students system-wide need some remedial work. Increasingly, she said advanced engineering courses at American universities are filled with graduate students from China and India. “If we don’t pay attention to what’s happening in education and try to re-establish ourselves on the cutting edge, it’s not going to be the kind of country that we’ve known in the post World War II era,” she said. Newman said she believes education is a public responsibility and said even the founding fathers

understood democracy would not work without an educated citizenry. She cites examples through history of presidents expanding educational opportunities ending with the GI bill after WW II. The country, she said, needs to think of the consequences before overturning that historic commitment in the name of cutting budgets. As a new chancellor, Newman said everything is on the table for examination. Part of stewardship, she said, is to make sure the system is using its limited resources as wisely as possible. She calls for new ways of thinking about funding education and identifying new and different revenue streams. Her goal is to try and determine a way for the community college system to be financially sustainable in the future. Revenue sources, she said, can be both public and private. For the private sector, investing in the system is an investment in future workforce development and curriculum development directed to the trends in their industry. Newman said she is interested in exploring tax credits for businesses willing to contribute to programs and scholarships. She spoke of the need to form partnerships with communities, school districts, and the private sector. She said all have a mutual interest in making the system work. Newman said she wants to make sure the community colleges continue to attract top teaching talent. That, she acknowledged, is a challenge in a time of budget cuts. But she stresses it is important. “The day you end up in an emergency room on a gurney, you want to know that that nurse was taught by the best and the brightest and came away with a good set of skills,” she said. Newman said she also wants graduates of the system to feel they can compete wherever they choose to go to work. While still new on the job, Newman said she is impressed with what she has seen as she visits the campuses and talks to students and staff. She said she had a very open discussion Friday with faculty and staff. Newman said she came out of retirement to take on the position of chancellor on an interim basis and has no interest in a permanent appointment. That fact, she said, gives her the latitude to do what she feels needs to be done without worrying about currying favor with various constituents or complicating future decisions. “This way you can call the play as you see it,” Newman said. “What you are going to get from me, and why I love being an interim, is you are going to get a straight answer and my best counsel on whatever the question might be.”

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“Local 6 positions not only have the lowest pay in the city, according to NHLGC, they also have the lowest pay in the entire state of NH. Nurses are paid less than trash collectors. PWD foremen are paid less than the men they supervise. Professional library staff and city hall staff who manage all of the city’s business are working for wages low enough to qualify them for food stamps and other federal assistance,” Miller wrote in a prepared press release. City Manager, Pat McQueen, who acts as negotiating agent for the city, declined to comment on any of Miller’s assertions. A look at the 2010 full-time city employee wage list, however, shows that of the city’s 255 employees, the bottom 10 incomes, ranged from $19,965 to $25,971 for the positions of clerks, secretaries and even a nursing position (LPN) in the library and at city hall. The list also shows that garbage collectors in the city made, on the low end, around $2500 more annually than the nurses working for the Health Department. As for the public works foremen, the list has the Garage, Street, and Sewer foremen all making the same amount, $39,332 in 2010, which was more than garbage collectors, sewer crew and maintenance workers, but almost $2,000 less than tradesmen. Local 6 represents 30 city employees, 10 of which are part-time. The members of Local 6 are comprised mainly of the workers at city hall and the library as well as a few professional positions around town, like Miller who works at the waste-water treatment plant as a chemist. The make-up of Local 6 is 70 percent female and over the last six years the force has seen an almost 100 percent turnover of labor due to the low wages, Miller said. The majority of Local 6 makes around $11-$12 per hour, he said. “They’re the ones that have been hardest hit by this.” Miller said that wages and insurance costs continue to be sticking points especially after union negotiators felt there was no indication from the city that they were willing to stray from their concessionary demands. He explained that the city has said the low wages stem from a lack of concessions on health insurance in the past, but noted that the leadership from six years ago no longer exists in Local 6. The proposal presented on Monday night, which included a cost savings to the city of $36,098 for health insurance costs, but added $170,903 in salary and related costs over the two year contract, was meant to level the playing field and address the “revolving door” of city hall employees, Miller said. “It seems as if the city has no plan or no intention of addressing this issue.”

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tion, the entrepreneur will have the opportunity to complete an exercise that will help evaluate specific business skill needs and be able to walk away with a goal. “Knowledge is key to the success of any venture! Gaining business skills and having resources at your fingertips is vital in today’s economy,” said Joyce Presby, entrepreneurial resource consultant for the White Mountains Community College. “Understanding the strengths and weaknesses of your business and knowing where to get assistance can only improve your situation.” For more information on this exciting new program or to register for an orientation, please call Joyce Presby at the White Mountains Community College at 603-717-5457.


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A.V. Home Care yard sale to benefit ‘Dorothy’s Gift’ BERLIN -- The board and staff of A. V. Home Care Services will host their Tenth Indoor/Outdoor Yard Sale/Bake Sale on Saturday, October 1, from 7:30 a.m. to 12 noon at 795 Main Street, Berlin, NH. “Our yard sale has become quite a tradition of fun, and camaraderie, all to help others in the community through Dorothy’s Gift,” says Margo Sullivan, AVHCS director. Through “Dorothy’s Gift,” the agency assures that home care is available to people who need help but who are not able to pay. Cash donations are also welcome. A. V. Home Care Services is open weekdays, 8-3:30 p.m. for anyone wishing to contribute.

A.V. Home Care Services has been serving Berlin and the surrounding communities since 1975, providing homemaking (cleaning, cooking, errands and laundry) and personal care services (bathing) to those people who need this assistance to remain independent in their homes. A private, non-profit agency licensed through the State of New Hampshire, A.V. Home Care Services employs over 70 professionally trained workers and is located at 795 Main Street, Berlin and can be reached at 752-7505 weekdays 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for in-home support information. More information about “Dorothy’s Gift” is posted on her website: www. dorothysgift.org.

AVH health lecture Monday, Oct. 10 BERLIN -- Daniel van Buren, MD, medical director of and cardiologist at the New England Heart Institute at Androscoggin Valley Hospital will present the next AVH health education lecture at 6: p.m., Monday, October 10. The discussion, to be held in the hospital’s first-floor lecture room, will be titled, “Heart Failure,” and will consist of the following three objectives: • Define the changes in physical and biochemical functions from as well as the causes of congestive heart failure

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GROVETON from page one

hard hit during the recession,” Shaheen said. “The Groveton Mill Redevelopment Project will give the region an important economic boost and help get North Country residents back to work.” Earlier this year, Senator Shaheen sent a letter to officials at the Economic Development Administration asking for their consid-

PARKING from page one

The Council instructed City Planner Pam Laflamme to poll other municipalities with prisons on how they handle redistricting prior to finalizing new Ward maps. “We’re trying to minimize the impact on responsible voting citizens,” as a result of the prison population count in last year’s census, said Mayor Paul Grenier. Laflamme pointed out that she looked for federal law, but was only able to find case law, that in every case upheld the need to include prison populations in redistricting concerns despite their inability to vote while incarcerated. In the research Laflamme distributed, prison populations receive the same treatment as nursing homes, military installations and other group living environments. This is the first time the city has encountered this issue and Grenier asked Laflamme to check with Dannemora, N.Y., to see how they handle redistricting. Dannemora has a population of around 5,000, is located in far northern New York near the Canadian and Vermont borders and has been the home of a prison since 1845. Grenier suggested that it may be time ask the voters if they would favor a Charter Commission to look at this and other issues for the future.

hensive business, engineering, and marketing plan for the expansion and improvement of the former Groveton Paper Board and Wausau Mills. “This redevelopment grant uses taxpayer dollars to leverage private investment in an area of New Hampshire that has been especially

be affected contacted their landlord in opposition. They argued, she said, that long term parking in front of their home often blocks their view as they back onto the street from their driveway. Councilor Russ Otis, said he felt the ordinance proposed was business friendly as the block in question was close to Sinibaldi’s Restaurant. Restaurant owners, Gary Bilodeau and Roxanne Dubey, sent a letter in support of eliminating the time limit. They noted that although they have two parking lots, there is some overflow onto the street and cited that the parking ban had not been enforced for well over 30 years. In other business: The Council voted to add a crosswalk to Sullivan Street at Grafton Street, and to administer $15,000 in grant funds from the Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund for the White Mountain Ridge Runners. The money is for construction on the warming hut in Jericho Mountain State Park. They also voted to spend no more than $800 in contingency funds to engrave the ledge at the Laura Lee Viger Community Garden and change the name slightly to Laura Lee Viger Botanical Garden.

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tant step forward in the effort to bring business back to the Groveton Mill complex,” said Jeff Hayes, Director of Economic Development at the North Country Council. “With federal funding, we’ll be able to do the type of planning that can draw private investment to t e North Country, creating good local jobs

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––––––––––––––––– DAILY CALENDAR ––––––––––––––––– Wednesday, September 21 Book Discussion Series: 7 p.m. at White Mountains Community College Fortier Library, Suzanne Brown will lead a discussion of Anne Tyler’s Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant. Friday, September 23 Doctors Without Borders: Randolph Town Hall, 7 p.m. Running a basic health clinic in rural Africa, Jon Martinson works with “Doctors Without Borders” and has been sent to both Africa and China. This talk is about his experiences setting up a clinic in Ethiopia, on the border of the Sudan, in a village in a Nomadic area. Saturday, September 24 Harvest Supper: Gorham Congregational Church, 143 Main Street, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Menu will include corned beef, turkey, red flannel hash, baked beans, cole slaw, brown bread, rolls and delicious homemade pies. Tickets may be purchased at the door. Adults - $8, Children under 12 - $4. Rabies Clinic: Berlin Rec. Dept., First Ave., Berlin. Cats only 12 noon to 2:30 p.m., dogs only, 2:30 to 5 p.m. All rabies vaccinations $12. Wednesday, September 28 Healthy Living Expo; 2 to 6 p.m. at AVH. FREE Health Screenings, Presentations and Demonstrations. 2 to 4 p.m.: Screening Appointments Required; 4 to 6 p.m.: Screening Walk-ins Welcome 3 p.m.: “Coronary Artery Disease” Presentation. 4 p.m.: “Atrial Fibrillation” Presentation, Both by Dr. Daniel van Buren, Cardiologist Health Resource/Information Center. Door Prize Drawing; 50/50 Raffle. All ages welcome. For an appointment or more information, please call AVH at 326-5607.

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––––––––––––––– 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 @ shjam@ne.rr.com. 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 https://gorham.biblionix.com/ . FMI call 466-2525 or email gorhampubliclibrary@ne.rr.com. Artisan Gift Shop: 961 Main St., Berlin. Open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 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 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)


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For Rent by Abigail Van Buren

A SMILE GOES A LONG WAY TOWARD MAKING NEW FRIENDS

DEAR ABBY: When I was in middle school, I was pretty much an outcast. In the summer between eighth grade and high school, I read a Dear Abby column where you offered advice to someone who was shy like me. You recommended that the writer smile and greet people every day. You also published a booklet to help us to be more outgoing. When I got to high school, I took your advice. Your column changed my life. During my senior year I became involved in drama, choir and sports, and I was elected student body president. I am now a mom with two children. I hold a master’s degree and have a wide array of friends all over the world. I am a public speaker, poet and actor -- all bacause you wrote to someone like me and told that person how to make friends. Recently a friend and I were discussing that column, and he said, “I wish I had seen it!” Abby, please repeat those words and let people know if the booklet is still available. Folks of all ages need that message of friendship and guidance. Thank you for the impact it has had on my life. -- RENEE IN WASHINGTON DEAR RENEE: I’m pleased that my column was so helpful for you at a time when you needed it. I think I know the column you mentioned. The reply echoed advice that’s in my booklet “How to Be Popular.” It said: “No matter what you wear, the expression on your face is your greatest asset -- or liability. Would you want to strike up a conversation with someone who looks like he (or she) is mad at the world? Well, neither would anyone else. So, if you’re wearing a perpetual

frown, get rid of it. Trade it for a smile. “You can walk down the street in any foreign country in the world, and even though you may not be able to understand a word they’re saying, when you see a smile, you get a message. It’s the universal way of saying, ‘I’m friendly.’ “I’m not suggesting you go around with a perpetual phony grin pasted on your face, but try to develop the habit of looking cheerful, pleasant and happy. It attracts.” “How to Be Popular” was written in response to many thousands of letters from readers over the years who are not naturally socially assertive, and others who have asked for guidance on where and how to meet nice people like themselves, what to say or not to say, and how to be the kind of person others will find interesting, attractive and worth knowing better, and can be ordered by sending your name and address, plus check or money order for $6 (U.S. funds) to Dear Abby Popularity Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. Shipping and handling are included in the price. Another important observation from the booklet that wasn’t in the column you saw is, “There are two kinds of people -those who come into a room and their attitude says, ‘Here I am!’ and those who come into a room and their attitude is, ‘There you are! “The ‘there-you-are’ type is the winner. If you want to receive a warm welcome, remember the happier you are to see others, the happier they’ll be to see you.”

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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by Gary Trudeau

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 $135/week. Owners have separate living quarters FMI call 603-449-2140 or 603-723-8722 BERLIN 2 bedroom house, lots of land, $700/mo.; 2 bedroom, first floor, apt. heat included, $600/mo. security, references, no pets, 714-5928. BERLIN 2 plus bedroom house. $600/mo. plus utilities. Deposits required. (207)571-4001. BERLIN lg 2 bdrm, 1st floor apt w/ garage. Nice location, heat, hot water, $650/mo. No pets. (603)252-3372. BERLIN one bedroom, first floor, $600/mo.; studio first floor, $500/mo. electricity, h/w, heat included, 603-723-4724. BERLIN renovated apt; 5 rooms, 2 bedroom, 1st floor, 2 family, walk to town, off street parking, w/d hook-up, no pets, no utilities, references and security $550/mo. (603)455-2245. SPECIAL- Berlin- 2 apt., Glen Ave., $595/mo. Heat, h/w 1st month and 603-345-1416.

bedroom, parking, included. security.

BERLIN- available now, 5 room first floor apartment, Norway St., 2 bedroom fully furnished w/ garage. $600/mo plus utilities. 5 room first floor apartment on Norway St., 3 bedroom unfurnished $500/mo plus utilities. Both with w/d hookup, paved driveway & shed. No pets or smokers, 603-752-1112. Ask for Monquie or Pam. BERLIN: 1st. floor, 2 bedroom, heat, hot water included, large storage room, w/d hookups $650/mo. small dog o.k., no cats, 603-348-5186, rentme@ne.rr.com. BERLIN: 2 story house, great neighborhood, 3 bedrooms, one bath, nice yard, $700/mo. 723-3042.

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

Animals

Animals

Animals

Autos

Low Cost Spay/ Neuter

TEDDY Bear puppies born 9/11, taking deposit $100. 1st shots, vet certificate. Ready 11/7 $600. (603)728-7822.

TWO mini dachshund, one male, one female, $350, ready to go after 9/20, good homes only, 752-7973.

BUYING junk cars and trucks ME & NH. Call for price. Martin Towing. (603)305-4504.

Cats & dogs Rozzie May Animal Alliance www.rozziemay.org 603-447-1373 SIAMESE kittens for sale. Short hair, seal point. $200 (603)752-2703.

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

Announcement GRAND OPENING! Sweeney’s Family Thrift Store opening Sept. 16th, 10am-6pm. 273 Pleasant St., Berlin. Open Wed-Sat. New & used items. Something for everyone.

Autos 1999 Jeep Cherokee 4x4. 158k miles, runs well needs body work. Best offer (603)752-1615, leave message. 2000 Ford Ranger XLT 4X4 V6.4.0, FMI 348-1212, asking $6000/OBRO.

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

For Rent 2,3,4 bedroom apts. renovated, all have w/d hook-ups, heat & h/w, hardwood floors. Robert Reed. (603)752-2607, 723--4161. 2ND. floor, 5 rooms, 3 bedrooms, heated, h/w, garage included, no pets, 752-3765. 634 Burgess Street, 2nd. floor, 2 bedroom, heat, hot water, garage, no pets, $700, security deposit, 752-3765. APARTMENTS for Rent: Gorham 1st floor- 2 bedroom, heat & H/W included, W/D connection $650/mo. 2nd floor- 2 bedroom heat & H/W included, $600/mo. Mobile home for Rent: Gorham 3 bedroom $550/mo. No utilities included. 603-723-2628. BERLIN 1st floor 1 bedroom. 2nd floor 2 bedroom, heated. Call (978)609-4010.

BERLIN: 2nd floor, 1 bdrm, 2 spare rooms, heat, w/d hook-up. 1 car parking, no dogs. $575 or $700 furnished. 723-1664. BERLIN: 3 story house, over 2300 sq. 6 bedrooms, 2 baths, huge yard $1200/mo. 723-3042. BERLIN: First floor, 2 bedroom, heat, h/w included, recently renovated, off street parking, no pets, no smoking, 915-1230. BERLIN: Great 2/3 bedroom, dining room, off street parking, $550/$600 includes heat, first and last, references, 508-888-7869, 508-274-5945. BERLIN: Two bedroom house fully furnished, $700 no utilities included. 232 Denmark Street, call 603-723-2617. BERLIN: Two bedroom house, $700 no utilities included, 805 Fifth Ave. call 603-723-2617.

CEDAR POND CAMP For rent: Milan, NH day/ week/ month, no pets, 603-449-2079. COMPLETELY renovated 1 bedroom apt. on 2nd floor. Call H&R Block (603)752-2372. GORHAM 1- 2 bedroom apts. Heat & hot water included. $550/mo. 978-726-6081. GORHAM: 2nd. floor, 2 bedroom, plus bonus room, newly renovated, heat, h/w, no smoking, no pets, $700/mo. 466-5911. GORHAM: 3 bedoom house, $795 completely remodeled, no utilities included, 84 Lancaster Road, 466-5933, 915-6216.

GORHAM: 2nd. floor, spacious three bedroom, newly renovated washer/ dryer hook-up, lg. porch, off street parking, w/ snow removal, attic for storage, no pet/ smoking, and utilities. 752-7096. GORHAM: Two second floor apartments, both 2 bedroom, in town. W/D hookup, parking, storage, $650-$700/mo. Heat included. No smokers for application call 723-7015. GROVETON- Very Nice Large 4 bedroom 2 bath house avail. Nov 1st. Taking applications w/ references- 2 car attached garage, All appliances, water/ sewer, large yard, screen porch, pellet stove option- Call after 5:30pm 603-636-0049 $900/month (negotiable w/ good reference). HOUSE for rent: 2 bedroom house with single car garage in Berlin. Stove, refrigerator, washer and dryer furnished. Lawn mower and snow blower also available. No pets, no smoking. Tenant pays water, sewer, heat and utilities. $700/month, security deposit and references required. Call 466-9999 or 723-4166. LARGE Madison Ave. 2 bedroom. Appliances, laundry, storage included. $525/mo, + utilities, no pets/ smoking. (603)383-6115. NEWLY renovated, 2 bedroom, 1.5 bathroom, hot water included, $450/mo. 3 bedroom $650/mo. 331 Pleasant Street 603-234-9507 Bruce. ONE bedroom @ $495; 3 bed room @ $675 w/ heat, storage, w/d hook-up, parking included, 752-6243. ONE bedroom, deck, frig., stove, heaqt, h/w, parking, no pets, sec. deposit, references, $550, 723-3856. ONE bedroom, very large, closets, big yard, frig, stove, heat, h/w, parking, no pets, sec. deposit, references, $625, 723-3856. ONE or 2 bedroom apt. 1st. floor, $600, heat, h/w included. No smoking, no dogs, nice neighborhood, yard 326-3026. Ready Oct. 1st., security, references required. PICKARENT.COM: Apartments and homes for rent, landlords & tenants contact us for rental results, 603-348-2000. THREE rooms, one bedroom, heated, h/w, shed, $425/mo 2nd. floor, no pets, 752-3765. TWO apts., both 2 bedroom, both include oil, hot water, newly renovated, $600/mo. 603-887-0508.

For Sale 4 studded snows 195/65/15 great tread. $150. Kirby G2000 Vacuum w/ acces., like new $150 (603)466-2858. 5 drawer desk & chair, Dining table, chairs, TV set & stand, car cover, mattress set, 752-1177 ALUMINUM truck, full size, diamond plated tool box, good condition, only $75, 2 antique, bear recurved bows, 603-723-4967. AMAZING! Beautiful pillowtop matress sets, twin $169, full or queen $249, king $399. See AD under “Furniture”. COMPOUND Bow, Bear Kodiak Magnum, great shape, $100/firm, 466-2858. DJ System: 2-400 watt powered Behringer speakers, 1-4 channel mixer with equilizer, 2-8 multicolored tree lights & extras, FMI call 603-723-4165. $900. FOOD Freezer, 37"LX29"D, $150, 752-2963. FOUR new snow tires, 205/55R16 only used 1/2 season, $300, 752-4662.


THE BERLIN DAILY SUN, Wednesday, September 21, 2011— Page 13

AVRA model railroad show to be held in Bethlehem

BETHLEHEM — Railroad enthusiasts of all ages will be gathering in Bethlehem on Saturday, October 29, when the Ammonoosuc Valley Railway Association (AVRA) hosts its 34th Annual Fall Model Railroad Show at Profile School on Route 18. The show will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. As usual, this year’s show will feature a number of operating modular railroad layouts. The lineup will include the AVRA 16’ x 20’ HO modular railroad (first modular layout in New England), and the Lebanon Model Railroad Club’s spectacular “N” scale Crawford Notch operating display. Additionally, the host organization’s “HO” scale exhibit will again feature the “virtual engineer,” which allows show attendees to experience the thrill

of riding in the locomotive’s cab through the magic of a miniature color television camera mounted inside the lead engine of one of the operating model trains. The video images are viewable on a 19-inch color television monitor that is part of the layout. The virtual engineer was designed and built by former AVRA member Bob Pierce of Richmond, Vt., for the club’s 25th anniversary show in 2002. Besides the various operating layouts, the show will include several dozen dealers with a broad selection of model railroad locomotives, cars, and accessories for sale. Other dealers will be offering books, photographs and miscellaneous railroad memorabilia, while well-known Concord, N.H. artist Cam Sargent, who specializes in pencil-drawn images of

New England railroads, will be on hand throughout the day. Also, one of AVRA’s members, Kenyon Karl, who enjoys Computer Virtual Model Railroading, will be present with a display on the latest fad in the world of model railroading. Admission prices for the 2011 AVRA Fall Model Railroad Show will be $3 for adults, while children under 16 will be admitted free of charge. Profile School is located on Profile Road (Route 18), two miles south of its junction with Route 302 and I-93 Exit 40 in Bethlehem. For additional information about the 2011 AVRA Fall show, contact William H. Driscoll at 603-7473492 or Dick Ekwall at 603-989-5543.

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FOUR winter tires in good condition, fits a Camry or equilivent, $25/each, call 723-7187.

TWO Harley Davidson motorcycle helmets, new $125/each, excellent condition, $60/each, both for $100 603-723-6276.

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

BUY • SELL • T RADE www.motoworks.biz

AFFORDABLE ROOFING & SIDING SOLUTIONS.

WINTER tires, excellent condition, hardly used, size 195/65/R15. only $50 for both, 603-723-6276, 603-752-6276.

Help Wanted

Real Estate

HAIRDRESSER booth rental available. Experience required, Berlin 326-3274.

WE buy homes, any place, condition, price, 978-870-6438, rsuccess@juno.com

Respiratory Therapist

Services

KENMORE upright freezer w/ paperwork. 8.7 cubic feet, clean, works great. $100, 466-2858. PIANO, nice Kranich & Bach oak spinet piano with bench. Perfect size! $600/firm, 723-8881.

Steel Buildings Reduced Factory Inventory 30x36 – Reg $15,850 Now $12,600. 36x58– Reg $21,900 Now $18,800. Source# 1IB, 866-609-4321 TRACE Elliot Super Tramp Amplifiers, like new! $500 & 300/firm, 723-8881.

WOOD kitchen set, four chairs, $125; gas stove 20" $75; table saw 10" $15, 752-1777.

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.

Become a Community Integrator The Community Services Center is growing and we are looking to hire a Part Time Community Integrator to work as part of a team to teach and support individuals to acquire skills needed to live independently, to work/ volunteer, to develop community connections. A Community Integrator will be encouraged to share their skills and interests to contribute to the uniqueness of the job description. If you are a positive, self motivated, team player who is able to communicate, brainstorm, problem solve and creatively approach life, this position may be for you. Come share yourself with us and we will grow together. Applicants may be expected to work weekends, evenings and possible some holidays. A HS diploma, a reliable vehicle, driver’s license, good driving record, car insurance, and no criminal record are required. Please direct applications and inquiries to: Denise Gagnon, Program Director, Community Services Center 69 Willard Street, Berlin, NH 03570, (603)752-1005 We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and we are looking forward to hearing from you!

Needed P/T Flexible hours 1-2 days a week based out of our Gorham, NH location. CPAP knowledge is helpful, prior Respiratory Therapy experience and licensure required. Semi-annual raises, educational incentives, vehicle reimbursement. Excellent starting salary. Come join this exciting industry and a great team. Please forward a resume to: spushee@keenemedicalproducts. com or mail Keene Medical Products, Inc. PO Box 439, Lebanon, NH 03766 att: HR Director. SEEKING experienced plumbing & heating contractor to perform boiler installations for boiler distributor. nhboilerinstaller@gmail.com

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

Andy's Electric

Residential/Commercial Licensed and Fully Insured

603-466-2584 603-723-4888

APPLIANCE Repair: Washers, dryers, stoves, refrigerators, air conditioners, dishwashers, best rates around. Steve 915-1390. HYPNOSIS for habit change, stress, regression. Michael Hathaway, DCH, certified hypnotherapist. Madison michaelhathaway.com (603)367-8851.

Services

Highest quality craftsmanship. Fully Insured. Lowest prices guaranteed. FMI (603)730-2521. rockybranchbuilders@gmail.com CARPENTRY, handyman, property maintenance, no job too small. Call Dennis Bisson, 723-3393, free estimates. CHEAP and dependable fall cleanup scheduling for Oct. & Nov. fully insured, free estimates. 728-9926. CLEANING services, specialties, stained carpet, scuff marks, aroma-therapy. Call June Bug Cleaners (603)348-3157. DROP off laundry service. Available Mon-Thurs 8-4. Same day service. Call Jodi (603)348-5442.

MATT Christian Tree Care. Pruning, tree removal, stump grinding. Fully insured, free estimates. (603)476-3311. ODD jobs, mowing, spring fall clean ups, painting, carpentry, general home repairs, no job too odd, 603-723-0013. PROPERTY Maintenance/ Handyman. Carpentry, plumbing, electrical. Low rates. Any size job. Emergency service available (603)915-1390.

TECHPROS- COMPUTER SALES & SERVICE

16+ years experience! On-site computer repair, upgrades, wireless setup, virus removal, & more! (603)723-0918 www.TechProsNH.com

Wanted

LAUNDRY Service. Drop off or pick up. Any day 7am-7pm. Call Jodi (603)348-5442. LOCAL band looking for Bass, rythm singer, play classic rock and new, call Marc or Shawn 603-723-8447, leave message.

SOMEONE to plow, shovel & sand during the winter months. Must have own plow and equipment. Call 723-2617.

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

Mobile Homes GORHAM: 4 bedroom, Gateway Trailer Park, asking $15,000/BO, FMI, 603-723-1480.

Full Time (35-40 hour) Service Coordinator/Case Manager Position We are looking for a team focused individual with great organizational and effective communication skills. This individual must be self-directed, have the ability to work independently with and able to facilitate group meetings. We are looking for someone who is flecible, willing to learn, demonstrate effective interpersonal skills, takes initiative, has some knowledge of Mental Health and Developmental Services, and is dependable. A Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services field is required. Valid driver’s license and car insurance are mandatory. Northern Human Services provides a good benefit package. Please send resume and cover letter to: Louise Johnson, Director of Community Support Services The Community Services Center 69 Willard Street, Berlin, NH 03570, (603)752-1005 We are an Equal Opportunity Employer

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 BABY clothing, baby equip ment, Halloween costumes and so much more! 9 Jordan Ave., Berlin. Saturday, Sept. 24th, 9am-noon. No early birds please.

MACDONALD MOTORS Ford and Lincoln has an opening in the Service department for a:

GARAGE: 61 Jericho Road, Sat., 9/24, 8-3, everything must go!

Applicant must possess a positive attitude, have Service experience, and possess their own tools. Diesel experience is a plus. We offer free uniforms, very competitive wages, health and dental insurance, an excellent 401(k) plan, and provide a team oriented work environment.

HOLIDAY items, treasures collected by Jeanne, good prices & choices, 9 Cottage Street, Gorham 9/24, 9/25, 9-4.

• Service Technician

For a confidential interview see Mary Macdonald (603)356-9341

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INDOOR yard sale, Sat. 9/24, 8-4, back entrance, table & 6 chairs, TV's, coffee tables, etc. 228 Willard Street, 752-3916. SATURDAY, 9/24 & 10/1, 597 Main Street, Gorham, rain or shine, 8-2.


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Lumberjack Festival coming to Heritage Park October 12 BERLIN -- Northern Forest Heritage Park will host the 12th Annual Lumberjack Competition and Festival on Sunday, October 2, at 942 Main Street in Berlin. Last year, 48 log busters arrived at Northern Forest Heritage Park to take part in the ever popular Lumberjack Competition & Festival. At the time it was believed to be the largest group of men and women to compete in the NFHP Lumberjack Competition. That was then; this year’s lumberjack competition will feature fast paced rivalry among 77 registered log busters who will give it all they have to win on October 2. These axe swingers will travel from California, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Rhode Island Vermont, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. Our Canadian neighbors are well represented also with competitors coming from New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island and Quebec. Donald Quigley, professor of Forest Technology at the Thompson School of Applied Science, has agreed to be the Master of Ceremonies for this festival once again. Keeping all of the competitors on track is quite a task. Dick Huot, director of NFHP said that Don handles it all very professionally and his Master of Ceremony skills are sharp as an axe. There are eleven events this year compared to eight last year. That’s because the park decided to separate the men and women’s events and added the Standing Block Chop event. The Standing Block Chop and the separation of the women and men’s events were requested by the competitors and NFHP delivered. Lumberjack events include Axe Throw, men and women; Bow Saw, men and women; Underhand Chop, men and women; Standing Block Chop, Open Class Chainsaw, Jack and Jill Crosscut, Two Person Crosscut, and Two Person Log Rolling (Peavey). This series of events by expert competitors are sure to thrill one and all! Huot sincerely extends the Park’s appreciation to Janice Gingras. Janice is the consultant for the Lumberjack Competition and Festival. Janice and all of the volunteers are truly appreciated. “It would be next to impossible to organize the park’s events without them”, said Huot. The log busters will begin the day’s competition at 10 a.m. with the preliminary Axe Throwing Event. The competitors were asked if NFHP could do anything else to enhance the lumberjack festival. Those who answered the poll overwhelmingly wanted to see a good old

lumberjack breakfast complete with bean-hole-beans. Once again NFHP stepped up to the task. There will be a lumberjack breakfast starting at 6 a.m. and serving until 9:30 a.m. The breakfast includes bean-hole beans, pancakes with real maple syrup from Bisson’s Sugar House in Berlin, bacon, sausage, scrambled eggs, hash browns, coffee and tea. The public is invited and welcome to the lumberjack breakfast. The breakfast will be prepared by Tri-County CAP’s outstanding chefs at Friendship House. The NFHP Food Fair will begin at 11:30 a.m. serving bean-hole-beans, ‘chowda’, chili, hamburgers, hot dogs, French fries, lumberjack beaver tails, (aka fried dough), ice cream, cotton candy and apple cobbler! Children will have their own competition in the fun-filled Junior Log Rolling (Burling) Championship. Huot reminds parents that a change of clothes might come in handy because most of the Junior Log Rolling competitors enjoy the water as much as balancing on the log. NFHP added a new event, the Log Pool Fishing Derby. This is a children’s event and is extremely popular. Kids really enjoy trying to “land” their fish and the excitement is obvious. Every fish wins a prize. Organizers at NFHP are sure your child will enjoy the fishing derby! The increasingly popular Fry Pan Throwing Contest for the ladies and Log Toss for the gentlemen will be held once again. There will be a cash prize awarded for both events. Registrations for either event are open to everyone at $2.00 per throw or toss and winners will split the pot 50/50. Everyone can enter as often as they want. There will be age categories so even the young competitors can try their luck for non-cash prizes. There will also be other children’s activities throughout the day. The highly acclaimed Androscoggin River Boat Tours may not be available for this event due to the lowering of the pond water at the Sawmill Hydro Dam for dam repairs. However, the horse and wagon from Meadow Creek Farm will be at the park to provide covered wagon rides. This is a real treat for young and old. However busy or successful the park has been in 2011, Huot and Dick Merrill, operations manager, agree that much of it has been made possible by the park’s generous sponsors. “The sponsors play a huge role in helping NFHP staff and volunteers maintain the grounds and buildings and greatly contribute to the efforts of preserving and interpreting the history of the working forest and celebrating the multi-cultural heritage of

the Great North Woods Region,” said Huot. “ Their contributions also provide the park with the ability to present festivals and to promote Northern Forest Heritage Park.” Huot and Merrill add that the park sponsors are so greatly appreciated! “Without help from our sponsors, it would be extremely difficult to accomplish everything that is accomplished at the park”, they said. To see the park’s list of sponsors, people can visit www.northernforestheritage.org Northern Forest Heritage Park is a community park providing everyone

WMCC reduces energy operating cost by over $18,000 BERLIN –White Mountains Community College’s (WMCC) energy bills will be down by approximately $18,000 annually beginning this fall, thanks to the installation of energy efficient lighting and additional insulation at its Berlin campus. In addition to saving the college money, this project is estimated to reduce its energy footprint by approximately 2,300 gallons of heating fuel annually and provide a more comfortable learning environment. Louis Memolo General Contractors, of Gorham, NH, and LighTec Inc. of Merrimack, NH, completed the improvements over the summer. H. L. Turner, of Concord, NH also conducted a comprehensive energy audit of the campus, which will be used in future projects to further reduce energy costs. The Community College System of NH was awarded $1.3 million through the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) under the Recovery Act from the U.S. Department of Energy. Each college in the Community College System received a portion of the funding to address energy usage and reduce long-term energy costs through targeted facilities and systems upgrades. WMCC President Kathy Eneguess noted that WMCC received over 20% of the funding. Eneguess said the north wing renovations have always been part of the plan for needed major work. “This fund-

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O’Donnell wins Johnny Clark Memorial 101 at Riverside Speedway GROVETON-- Bradford, VT’s Derrick O’Donnell came from the eighth place starting position and took the lead after Joe Steffen suffered a flat tire on a restart and went on to win the second annual Johnny Clark Memorial 101 ACT Bond/WIX Tiger Tour race at Riverside Speedway in Groveton Saturday. Other feature winners on White Mountain Distributors and Budweiser night included Luke Shannon, Dean Switser, Bear Lapan, Shawna Whitcomb, Jason Wyman, Cody Smith, and Jared Plumley. O’Donnell strengthened his tour point lead with the win. The 00 of Steffen lead early before giving up the lead to the #4 of Bobby Therrien on the first restart of the event. Therrien rocketed to the point, putting plenty of distance between he and the rest of the field. Therrien led the next seven laps before pitting on the second caution of the day handing the lead back to Steffen. Steffen looked well on his way to stay up front for the remainder of the race, until he and O’Donnell had contact coming to green during the next to last restart. Steffen had to pit to repair a right front flat tire. The #68 of O’Donnell put some distance between himself and runner-up finisher Tony Rossi in the 90. The final 35 plus laps stayed green. A sensational battle for the final podium spot took place between Brendan Moodie, Eric Badore and Therrien. At the line, Moodie nipped Badore by inches while Therrien settled for fifth. Joey Roberts, Jason Bonnett, Tucker Williams, Dylan Payea and Steffen completed the top ten. In the Caron Building Center/Sign Depot Daredevil

Rookie Late Model driver Luke Shannon captured the White Mountain Distributor sponsored feature on Saturday, elevating him into third place in the point standings. (ALAN PLUMMER PHOTO)

division, Jared Plumley, Tyler Austin, and Anthony Lacoss went 1,2,3 in the veteran class. In the rookies, Cody Smith, Colby Bourgeios, and Nicole Ouellette were the top three for the rookies. Woodsville NH’s Jason Wyman took to the front of the field on lap 16 and pulled away to capture the Jiffy Mart Cyclone feature. Chris Ouellette piloted his sputtering #81 to the runner-up finish with the #7 of Cody LeBlanc, the #9 of Dana Graham, and the 41 of Jeff Ainsworth rounding out the top five. Ouellette and Graham won the qualifying races. In the Griffin Family Angel division, point leader Shawna Whitcomb put an exclamation mark onto her

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Locals complete AMC internships through ‘Building Sustainable Communities in Coos County’ program PINKHAM NOTCH, N.H.-Two local residents recently completed internships with the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) through its new “Building Sustainable Communities in Coos County (BSC3)” program. Libby Ouellette, 17, of Gorham, and Jonathan Dana, 19, of Berlin, spent the summer based out of the AMC’s Pinkham Notch Visitor Center in the White Mountain National Forest, developing skills related to outdoor recreation, mountain hospitality, and stewardship. Libby focused on a variety of areas, including data collection and analysis, customer service, information services, and program delivery, working in AMC’s Reservations Department, assisting with a family trip to an AMC hut, and serving on the Pinkham Notch information desk. She especially enjoyed working with an AMC Family Adventure Camp group that went rafting and hiked to an AMC hut for an overnight stay. “That was kind of cool,” she said. “It’s a summer job, but you can have fun with it.” That Family Adventure Camp experience led her to consider pursuing outdoor recreation as a future career. Jon worked on AMC’s Construction Crew and Trail Crew, learning the techniques of facility maintenance, trail maintenance and stewardship. “I like the trail work aspect of things,” he said. “Moving 300-pound rocks with my hands gets me going.” Both Libby and Jon said they were surprised by the breadth of AMC’s outdoor activities. “I thought AMC was just hiking. Now I realize they do a bunch of stuff, like snowshoeing, family recreation, the huts,” said Jon. Libby is in her senior year at Gorham Middle High School. Jon graduated from the Enriched Learning Center in Berlin earlier this year. AMC developed the BSC3 program to help local youth make a deeper connection with the outdoors in Coos County and help them pursue professional opportunities and career options in the local area. Support for the program is provided by the Fresh Sound Foundation, a charitable organization focused on philanthropy, volunteerism, and grant-making. Chris Thayer, AMC director of North Country programs and outreach, said one aim of the program is to help young people develop new skills and explore local opportunities for career advancement, particularly in the realm of outdoor recreation and stewardship, which have long been areas of focus for AMC. Citing a 2008 study by the Uni-

versity of New Hampshire’s Carsey Institute, Thayer said Coos County lost almost 40 percent of its 20- to 29-year-olds between 1990 and 2000 as they left to pursue career options elsewhere. In addition, the study said, more than 33 percent of the county’s young people planned to move away from the area within five years. The internship program seeks to help reverse those trends, according to Thayer. “We see residents’ love and respect for the mountains, rivers, and forests that surround them as defining elements that help differentiate the region,” Thayer said. “These connecJonathan Dana (l) and Libby Ouellette recently completed internships with the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) as part of the “Building Sustainable Communities in Coos County” program.

tions with the natural landscape can help build economic strength and help position the region, and its youth, for a promising future.” Inspired by her internship experience, Libby is looking into the possibility of pursuing a course of study in outdoor recreation management at a nearby New England college. She said she hadn’t known such a field of study was available prior to her internship. Jon particularly enjoyed performing trail work. Following that internship experience, he was hired as a member of AMC’s Roving Conservation Crew. “This year’s inaugural BSC3 internship program was a great success, and we’re very pleased that Libby and Jon got so much out of their experiences with AMC. We most definitely look forward to continuing the program next year, working with other Coos County high schools and affiliated programs,” Thayer said. Those seeking more information on the Building Sustainable Communities in Coos County program are encouraged to contact Thayer at cthayer@outdoors.org, or 278-3811. Founded in 1876, the Appalachian Mountain Club is America’s oldest conservation and recreation organization. With more than 100,000 members, advocates, and supporters in the Northeast and beyond, the nonprofit AMC promotes the protection, enjoyment, and understanding of the mountains, forests, waters, and trails of the Appalachian region. The AMC supports natural resource conservation while encouraging responsible recreation, based on the philosophy that successful, long-term conservation depends upon first-hand enjoyment of the natural environment. More information is available at www.outdoors.org.

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The Berlin Daily Sun, Wednesday, September 21, 2011  

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