DECISION BY ZBA TO ALLOW NUDE DANCING OVERTURNED ON APPEAL

James Dubreuil of Lancaster appealed a zoning board decision to allow nude dancing at the former dance hall and roller skating rink on the North Road to Larry Coulter and Holly Ramsay, doing business as “The Extreme.” Dubreuil also brought suit in Superior Court for temporary and permanent injunction against Coulter and Ramsay for the use of the dance hall for nude dancing. On September 9, of this year, Dubreuil was successful in getting his appeal granted, but his request for ...

Council hears from two developers interested in HHS lease

The city council last night heard from two of the developers competing for the Health and Human Services lease. The state is seeking proposals to lease 14,000 to 17,500 square feet of space in Berlin for the local offices. The current landlord, Richard Poulin of Downtown Enterprises, asked the council to provide a letter indicating that the city will allow 45 parking spaces in either the Tondreau or Mason/Pleasant Street parking lot to be counted as dedicated parking spaces for his ...

Selectmen vote no to special town meeting for landfill

By a 2-1 vote, selectmen decided not to call for a special town meeting on the purchase of the Mount Carberry landfill by the Androscoggin Valley Regional Refuse Disposal District (AVRRDD). Following an hour-long discussion by selectmen whether or not to call for a special town meeting, Selectman Chair Glen Eastman said it was with mixed emotions that he decided on his no vote. Noting the district had no incentive to do anything after the Dec. 7 deadline on the purchase of the ...

BERLIN NATIVE DAVID LAMBERT IS NEW ASSOCIATE DEAN

Dr. David Lambert, a Berlin native and a 1979 graduate of Berlin High School, was appointed the new Associate Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education at the University of Rochester School of Medicine in Rochester, New York. Following his graduation from high school, Lambert completed his undergraduate pre-medical studies at the University of Vermont, graduating in 1983. He received his medical degree from Dartmouth Medical School in 1987. He completed his internal medicine residency ...