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City still analyzing Eversource's deal to sell power plants

By Barbara Tetreault BERLIN-GORHAM – City Manager James Wheeler said the city is still analyzing Eversource’s plan to sell all its power plants including hydro facilities in Berlin and Gorham.Eversource last week announced plans to sell its power plants to two companies for a total of $258 million as it moves forward to complete deregulation of the industry.Wheeler noted the process has been less than transparent and the city is taking time to try and get... Read more


Elizabeth Ruediger: Proud and grateful of new Marine

To the editor: Our family just had the wonderful experience attending the U.S. Marine Corps graduation at Parris Island, S.C., for our son. Naturally, we were one among many extremely proud and patriotic families who were anxious to wrap our arms around our recruit. We attended Family Day where the platoons began bright and early with a motivational run. The moon was still high in the morning sky equal to the humidity in the air. Next, we... Read more


Mason grabs MOMS Fall Brawl

Mason grabs MOMS Fall Brawl

GROVETON — Stark’s “Flyin” Bryan Mason scored the biggest win of his career last Saturday as he dominated the Moms of Lancaster, Lil Joey Generation Next 151 lap, Late Model spectacular at Speedway 51 powered by the Autosaver Group in Groveton. Other winners included Brendan Moodie, Brandon Gray, Alexus Call, Vanessa Brown-Savage and Travis Moulton. Over 100 cars competed in the event. The North Country Ford Late Models got off to a dismal start as it... Read more



Robie's column - Wonderful Warming Windows

We finally bit the proverbial bullet and got some new replacement windows. I’ll warn you right up front that there’s about 65,000 different brands, installers, manufacturers and salesmen out there all vying for your money. Do your homework. Talk to a few folks who have had their windows replaced. And take your time deciding. I won’t name names here, but the company we chose did a good enough job. They represented themselves mostly honestly. And... Read more


Rev. Paul A. Lavigne

Rev. Paul A. Lavigne

Rev. Paul A. Lavigne, 67, of Jefferson, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday October 11, 2017. He was born in Berlin, the son of the late Alexis & Rita (Croteau) Lavigne. A graduate of Notre Dame High School, the University of New Hampshire, and attended seminary at the Berean Institute. Paul served in the New Hampshire Army National Guard for six years. Paul had been in ministry for over 30 years, living most of his life in... Read more