AVER working to keep state offices in downtown

Fifty eight jobs at stake

With 58 jobs in the downtown at stake, the Androscoggin Valley Economic Recovery Corp. is working feverishly to find a suitable site to construct a building to house the local offices of the state Health and Human Services department. The state is seeking proposals to lease 14,000 to 17,500 square feet of space in Berlin for the local offices. The Request for Proposals requires 79 dedicated parking spaces, of which a minimum of 30 must be on-site spaces. The ...

Grenier seeks county commission seat

Feels county and city at critical junction

BERLIN -- Paul Grenier argues Coos County and the city of Berlin are at a critical junction. As the overall population of both the county and its largest community have declined, the average median age has gone up. The recent U.S. Census figures show household income and property values in the county lag behind the rest of the state. Grenier, who has spent time analyzing the census data, calls the trends unhealthy for the county. "I ...

Chamber to host 'live' forum for local candidates

As a means of making political candidates more accessible to the community, the Northern White Mountain Chamber of Commerce, in association with Time Warner Cable's Public Access Channel 12 and Radio Station WMOU 1230-AM, will host a "live" multi-cast "Meet Your Candidates Forum" on Tuesday, October 29, 2002, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Concerned citizens desiring to make a more informed decision at the polls are encouraged to tune in to the enlightening program. ...

Fourth grade highlights Eco-Friendly efforts

GORHAM – A group of fourth graders from Ed Fenn School showed little trepidation on Tuesday evening as they presented their plans to make the elementary school more ecologically friendly in front of the GRS Cooperative School Board. The students sang and danced, acted and presented posters that summarized their feelings on a number of problem areas and suggestions to improve the school’s carbon footprint, overall habits and outdoor habitat.

The project was undertaken as ...