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Berlin Middle School one of four in state to get bomb threat

By Barbara Tetreault BERLIN — The Berlin Middle and Hillside Elementary School complex was one of four schools in the state that were the target of a bomb threat Monday morning. Students and staff were evacuated out of the building for more than three hours while the building was searched first by local police and then by a K-9 unit from state police. Police determined the threat was a hoax. Superintendent of Schools Corinne Cascadden and Police Chief... Read more


Ithaca Bound: Invitation

Part of Monday afternoon was spent in the cafeteria of the Androscoggin Valley Hospital. One part of one wall of the cafeteria has been set aside for the displaying of works by the area’s artists. This rotating arts program is the work of the AVH’s Auxiliary and changes approximately every six weeks. My photography exhibit went up yesterday afternoon an will be on display until June 29.This is my personal invitation to all who read... Read more


Huskies roll to 11th straight 14-0

Huskies roll to 11th straight 14-0

By Jean LeBlanc LITTLETON — Rachel Sturtevant and Natalie Harmon combined to toss a seven-hit shutout as Gorham rolled to the its 11th straight victory with a 14-0 drubbing of the Littleton Crusaders in Littleton recently. Gorham sits at 11-0 on the spring, while the Crusaders have one win in 14 games this season. Harmon went the first two frames for the visiting Huskies, allowing two hits, walking one, and struck-out four. Harmon's understudy, freshman right hander... Read more


Berlin’s Main Street to get a coffee cart — Grand Opening to…

Berlin’s Main Street to get a coffee cart — Grand Opening to be held at WREN Works Maker Studio

By Kirstan Knowlton BERLIN — Dana Smith of River Song Cafe will bring fresh coffee and homemade pastries to downtown Berlin with her very own coffee cart. Smith will celebrate her grand opening on Thursday, June 2 during Drive in the 50’s. The River Song coffee cart will feature teas and Good Vibes coffee that are fair trade, organic and locally roasted. Smith also specializes in making croissants, scones and sweet bread mini loafs. The River Song coffee... Read more


Bertha R. (Dumoulin) Blais

Bertha R. (Dumoulin) Blais

Bertha R. (Dumoulin) Blais, 92, of Berlin, passed away on Sunday, May 22, 2016 at the Coos County Nursing Home. She was born in East Hereford, PQ, Canada on September 17, 1923 the daughter of the late Leon and Lillian (Pelchat) Dumoulin and has been a resident of Berlin for most of her life. She married Gerard Blais on May 4, 1946 and had worked for Tri County CAP cooking for Senior Meals and at... Read more