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Dick Ross (second from left) commands Bob Girard, Joe Gauthier, and Lucien Dupuis (l-r) to fire their rifles as part of the White Mountain Veterans Council observance for those lost at sea yesterday on the Mason Street Bridge. Grace Bouchard (not pictured) simultaneously tossed a wreath into the river as part of the tradition for people lost at sea. (BROOKS PAYETTE PHOTO)


Developer favors Tondreau parking lot for HHS building

The Tondreau parking lot has emerged as the preferred site for a new building that would house the local offices of the state Health and Human Services agency. Paul Denton, executive director of Northern Community Investment Corp., said he hopes to talk this week to the owner of the property, Public Service of N.H. about its availability. The city currently holds a long term lease for use of the parking lot. Denton said the architectural firm working with his agency looked at four ...

Board votes to explore swapping Community Field with Fraser Papers

Members express concern with council comments on zoning

BERLIN -- The planning board will explore the possibility of swapping Community Field with Fraser Papers for a ballfield developed on property now owned by the mill. Board member Richard Fournier raised the idea at last night's meeting, suggesting it could benefit both parties. He said the company could use the added land to help with the upgrade of the pulp mill it must undertake to meet federal air emissions. The company ...

Voter turnout in Berlin-Gorham well above national, state averages

Citizens in the valley can take a bow. While voter turnout in Tuesday's election averaged just under 40 percent nationwide, locally it ranged in the seventies. In Berlin's Ward II, the turnout was 80 percent. "Berlin and Gorham really proved what it means to be an American," said Coos Democratic Party Chairman Paul Robitaille. Robitaille said local people turned out to vote in record numbers despite the less than favorable weather conditions. He noted that in many ...