AVER supports One-Stop economic development office

Group also favors hiring business recruiter

The Androscoggin Valley Economic Recovery Corp. yesterday gave its blessing to setting up a One-Stop Economic Development office in Berlin. AVER also supported the idea of hiring a business recruiter to actively seek out businesses to relocate or set up operations in the Androscoggin Valley. Northern Community Investment Corp. will provide both the office and staff for the One-Stop center with some financial support from AVER.. NCIC Executive ...

Senate votes to add $300 million to home fuel assistance program

Editor's note - In yesterday's Berlin Daily Sun, we inadvertently forgot to jump this story from Page 1. We regret the mistake and are running the complete story today. There is some hopeful news for thousands of low income and elderly people struggling to keep warm in what has been a colder than normal winter. The U.S. Senate late Tuesday passed an amendment to the 2003 omnibus appropriations act that would increase by $300 million the amount of federal funds available ...

Gorham proposed zoning amendments 2003

Gorham voters will face five articles on the ballot this year, four of which are proposed zoning amendments. The first amendment proposed by the planning board concerns accessory uses. The two part amendment increases the number of allowed accessory buildings on residential lots in the Residential A & B Zones from two to three such buildings. The second amendment is also a two part amendment that will conform the conflicting definitions of 'building' and ...

Latest delay too much to bear for some laid-off mill workers

Frustrated with another delay in their return to work, laid-off mill workers say their money, patience and hope all are running out. The pulp mill in Berlin and paper mill in Gorham shut down in the summer of 2001, leaving hundreds out of work. After Fraser Papers of Stamford, Conn., took over in May, more than 400 workers at the Gorham mill returned to their jobs, but hundreds who worked in Berlin were told to wait until September, then January. Now, company officials say the ...