A year later, Canadian hiker's murder remains unsolved

It has been a year since Louise Chaput drove from her Sherbrooke, Quebec home to Pinkham Notch to spend a long weekend hiking alone in the White Mountains. A week later, on Thanksgiving Day, the 52-year old woman's body was found near the Glen Boulder trail. She had been stabbed to death and, according to news reports, her throat slashed. Despite having interviewed over 200 people, law enforcement officials report her murder remains unsolved. "I can't say we have any ...

Berlin Daily Sun Columnist is Nationally Published

Daily Sun columnist Dick Conway has an article in the December issue of "American History Magazine." "The article is on the Mast Tree Riot that took place in Exeter, in 1734," says Conway. "The incident may be the first known act of open rebellion against one of the Crown's laws. "When I turned to writing a couple of years ago, one of my major interests was in history. While working at Heritage-New Hampshire, I learned about the 1734 riot and began ...

Vaillancourt honored for combat missions over Cambodia

The Rustic FAC [Forward Air Controller]Association, on behalf of the United States Air Force, presented the Aircrew Member Badge in absentia to TSgt. Joseph R. Vaillancourt on October 12,2002, at its third reunion in San Antonio, TX. Lt. Gen. Lansford E. Trapp, Jr., USAF (Retired), a former Rustic OV-10 pilot, made the presentation. TSgt. Vaillancourt was born in Berlin, New Hampshire. He retired from the U. S. Air Force in 1972 with 20 years active duty service and returned to New ...

PUC rules in city's favor on Smith hydro

Commission will move forward with setting valuation for facility

The city has won an important victory in its effort to purchase Smith hydro station from Public Service of NH under eminent domain proceedings. The state Public Utilities Commission has ruled the condemnation proceedings can move forward with setting a fair market value for the 15 megawatt hydro station on the Androscoggin River. The two parties now have until Dec. 6 to file written recommendations with the PUC on how to ...