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 ...

NFHP celebrates past year and looks forward to new accomplishments

SHELBURNE -- The Northern Forest Heritage Park celebrated 2002 as a year of challenges and accomplishments with the park continuing to move from development to operational phase. 'It's been a challenging year for the park," said Board President Stanley Judge at the park's annual meting Thursday night. Judge spoke about the strong community and regional support for the park and said he hopes to see it become a world heritage site. "What we have now will be more ...

New bid proposals requested for new school design

The Gorham School board and the building committee decided to re-open the bid process for construction of a new school at the Gorham Middle High School to all seven firms who originally submitted bids for renovation of the Ed Fenn and GMHS. The board met on Wednesday to listen to proposals from three of the bidders for renovation and demolition work at both schools. These bids did not include a proposal for constructing a new school instead of just renovating the existing buildings, ...