Local News

Two hundred jobs were promised, but where are they?

By Chris Jensen InDepthnh.org One of the promises made by the developers of the proposed biomass plant in Berlin was the creation of 200 jobs in the trucking and logging business, mostly in the North Country. But finding them is hard. State employment figures combine forestry jobs with other categories. And an apples-to-apples comparison is further complicated because the economic situation has changed. There’s less demand for biomass, with plants in Maine either closing or cutting back. Consequently purchases by... Read more

Opinion

Frank LaFerriere: City of Berlin losing the best fire chief

To the editor: I have never met a more honorable, hard working man than I have in Fire Chief Randall Trull. This is a man who truly cared about Berlin, its residents and his fellow firefighters. This man put his life on the line each and every day, along with his fellow firefighters to make Berlin a safe city. I have had the honor of knowing this man for 10 years now, and his dedication to... Read more

Sports

Girls win three in three days to finish regular season undef…

Girls win three in three days to finish regular season undefeated

By Jean LeBlanc BERLIN — The Berlin varsity girls' tennis team completed a perfect regular season, winning its final three matches in three days to retain the top seed in Division III at 14-0. Berlin 9, Kennett 0 The Mounties rolled to a 9-0 win over Division II Kennett High in Gorham on Monday. In singles, Audrey Coulombe won 8-1 over Olivia Couture; Myra Arsenault won 8-0 over Becca Lees; Emily Theriault rolled 8-0 over Liz  Davis; Rylie... Read more

Business

Nonna's Kitchen receives warm welcome as newest restaurant i…

Nonna's Kitchen receives warm welcome as newest restaurant in Gorham

By Kirstan Knowlton GORHAM — Looking to experience Italian cooking like grandma used to make? There’s a new restaurant in town serving up traditional Italian dishes, and according to the latest reviews, you won’t be disappointed. Nonna’s Kitchen, on Exchange Street in Gorham, might have just opened its doors in April, but owners Mike and Ellen Conley already feel right at home in the North Country. The dynamic duo used to run two businesses in Massachusetts, one that... Read more

Obituaries

Service to be held for Leandre J. Arsenault

A graveside service for Leandre J. Arsenault, 87, of Berlin, will be held on Tuesday, May 23, 2017, at 11 a.m. in the Russian City Cemetery. The Bryant Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Read more