Honest couple returns lost wallet

An Errol man has a Berlin couple to thank for saving the day by finding and returning his lost wallet. Irene and Larry Alonzo of Berlin were near the Wal-Mart parking lot on Friday evening when they found the man's wallet lying on the ground. The man had just been to an ATM machine and was preparing to do some grocery shopping after leaving Radio Shack. He hadn't noticed his wallet falling out of the truck and didn't discover it missing until he reached the grocery ...

Thieves steal ATVs, snowmachine from house on Cedar Pond Drive

Two thieves bold enough to pull off a daylight burglary in Milan last Thursday managed to drive away from a Cedar Pond Drive residence with two ATV 4-wheelers and a child's size snowmachine. Shawn Couture of 72 Cedar Pond Drive was at work on Thursday when two people in a dark colored pick-up truck drove to the residence occupied by Couture and Brian Halvorson, and loaded the three vehicles into the truck, which took two trips to complete. The 4-wheelers, a 1980s Yamaha Banshee ...

City manager's contract on council agenda tonight

BERLIN -- The city council tonight is expected to finalize a long-term contract that will keep City Manager Patrick MacQueen working for Berlin for the next three to five years. The council will first hold a non-meeting with its legal counsel to review the contract with Municipal Resources Inc., which employs MacQueen. Then the council will continue the discussion in public during the work session. Final approval would be voted during the regular council meeting. MacQueen had been ...

Nexfor reports 2002 earnings up $1 million despite tough market conditions

Pulp mill reopening still planned

Despite losing $6 million in the fourth quarter, Nexfor Inc. Friday reported earnings of $13 million for the year - $1 million higher than 2001. Earning were eight cents a share compared to seven cents last year. The company said it managed to increase earnings over the previous year despite weak product prices and overcapacity on both pulp and paper markets and building materials. Net sales increased 12 percent or $163 million over 2001. In comments ...