Local News

Circus company settles with OSHA over tent collapse

By Barbara Tetreault LANCASTER — Walker International Events will pay $24,000 in fines for 14 violations of workplace safety standards under the terms of a settlement with the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration over the August 2015 collapse of its circus tent. A young girl and her father were killed and dozens were injured when the tent collapsed during a severe thunderstorm shortly after the circus show had got underway.Earlier this year, OSHA cited the... Read more

Opinion

Poof Tardiff: A Town of Today III

Poof Tardiff: A Town of Today III

Hello fellow Berlinites. As I continue with the history of Berlin up to 1896, mention is made of Mr. Gardner C. Paine, a partner of Dexter Wheeler. It was noted that Mr. Paine, would have been a leading man in any community. Paine was credited by those that knew him with having possessed an unusual combination of quickness of perception and soundness of judgment. In small places, men of character, almost always without exception, arouse hatred... Read more

Sports

Jolinda Hawkins and Nick Wright do their part on Cancer Awar…

Jolinda Hawkins and Nick Wright do their part on Cancer Awareness Night

Jolinda Hawkins is all smiles with Berlin River Driver enforcer Nick Wright after Nick got his hair cut to raise money on Cancer Awareness Night on Saturday. Wright and the River Driver team helped raise over $5,000 for the Hawkins' family. (COURTESY PHOTO) Read more

Business

Caron Building Center has grand finale shopping giveaway; wi…

Caron Building Center has grand finale shopping giveaway; winner takes home $1,000 in merchandise

BERLIN — The autumn season just got a little more golden for Caron Building Center and customer Jeffery Gagnon. On Nov. 18, Jeffery Gagnon was chosen as the winner of the Caron Building Center $1,000 Shopping Giveaway. Gagnon was selected at random from more than 750 entries submitted at the store from Aug. 29 — Nov. 18. Melissa Riendeau, an employee at Caron's, said that Caron Building Center is delighted to provide one of its customers with... Read more

Obituaries

Marion Therese (Leclerc) Tremblay

Marion Therese (Leclerc) Tremblay

Marion Therese (Leclerc) Tremblay passed away peacefully in Deerfield, Fla., on November 4, 2016. Marion was born in Berlin, on July 25, 1926, to Edward and Mabel (Nolan) LeClerc. Marion attended St. Josephs' School, Berlin High, and Notre Dame High School in Berlin, and worked for Larochelle's Pharmacy and at her parents, Cafe, LeClercs', before meeting and eloping with a young logger/veteran named Lucien Gustave Tremblay. Marion and Lou settled into their home at the base... Read more