Poof Tardiff

Once Upon a Berlin Time Hello Fellow Berlinites. I would like to continue with my story of Berlin’s phone system. After about forty-three years, another dramatic change was about to take place in the telephone history of this city. This announcement was made in a 1965 issue of the "Berlin Reporter". The headlines went like this: "752 will be the magic number on Berlin’s D-Day, June 6”. The article went on to say that there would be seven new numbers for the citizens of ...

George Epstein

According to Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards, senator from South Carolina, “We’ve now reached the intense part of this campaign…voters are really paying attention.” Well – maybe. Perhaps if I write a column discussing the Democratic candidates, we can really get this campaign rolling. First, let’s assume that you bring the same attitude toward your president that George Steinbrenner does toward his Yankees. Either perform or you’re gone – loyalty, personal preference, ...

Lala Dinsmore

Here we are already into early October. Where did our summer and early fall go? I'm still picking a few zucchini, yellow summer squash, pole beans, carrots and parsley, but the tomatoes have finally said good-bye. I'll miss those the most because as everyone knows, a homegrown tomato cannot be beat. It' s time to gather up all the outdoor hanging plants and bring them inside. I am hoping to separate a few of the old ferns that I have and re-pot them for our church ...

Poof Tardiff

Once Upon a Berlin Time Hello fellow Berlinites. It has been about twenty-five years since the closing of Berlin’s most famous medical facility. Our new generation knows this building that once housed this great hospital only as the “Northern Lights”. For almost seventy-eight years, the St. Louis Hospital (Hopital St. Louis) served the city of Berlin and the surrounding area. It was replaced by the Androscoggin Hospital, which is now on Page Hill Road. Here is a short story of our ...

John Walsh

I know that we Americans are supposed to pay great attention to the color coded terror alert system put in place by our newest bureaucracy, The Homeland Security Department, and heed these terrorists warnings when, as the department did two weeks ago, the color gets elevated. Tom Ridge, the seriously sincere head of the department came on TV and officially announced that the advisory system was going from yellow to orange and that we should take increased precautions. Yellow signifies ...