Council to discuss weighted vote for solid waste district

Waste water upgrade also on tonight's agenda

Now that the sale of the Mount Carberry landfill is completed, the Androscoggin Valley Regional Refuse Disposal District is fulfilling its promise to look at the issue of a weighted vote. Councilor Raymond Chagnon, who chairs the AVRRDD board, has put the issue on the city council's agenda for this evening. During the negotiations for the purchase of the landfill, a number of Berlin and Gorham officials pushed for more power for the ...

Trial of former Berlin man charged with duping military and business associates underway

The trial of a former Berlin man charged with buying computer equipment in his job as a civilian employee of the military and reselling the equipment through his brother's electronics store in Berlin got underway last week in U.S. District Court in Trenton. Gilbert Benjamin, 50, of Nepture, N.J., is charged with 68 counts of mail and wire fraud and submitting false claims to the government as part of two separate schemes. Authorities allege Benjamin ordered more than $220,000 ...

Domestics down, felony arrests up in Gorham last year

While the Gorham Police Department statistics for 2002 show fewer domestic violence calls and bad check prosecutions, the number of felony arrests, misdemeanor arrests and traffic stops were up considerably. Chief Ron Devoid said arrests for simple assaults and sexual assaults remained about the same as 2001, while domestic violence calls were down by six. DWI arrests increased by one from 37 in 2001 to 38 for 2002. There were 23 fewer bad check prosecutions for 2002, which Devoid ...

BIDPA to put house up for rent

The Berlin Industrial Development and Park Authority has decided to put up for rent the small house that came with the Route 110 property it purchased close to three years ago. The single family house fronts Jericho Road. The building has been vacant since BIDPA took ownership although the city is storing election equipment there. After some discussion over the years, BEDAUB has decided to rent the building. It contacted Edwards Property Management Services of Berlin to see if the ...