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County commissioners reaffirm support for Balsams project
BERLIN — The Coos County Board of Commissioners reaffirmed its support for redevelopment of the Balsams Resort during its monthly meeting last week. But Commissioner Rick Samson said that while he supports the project, he does not support developer Les Otten’s request to amend legislation to create
Coos County delegation and commission disagree on DHHS appropriation: commission vows not to pay full amount
BERLIN — A showdown is brewing between the Coos County commission and the delegation over the amount of a 2018 supplemental appropriation to the state Department of Health and Human Services for mental health and substance abuse programs.
How Was Mount Washington Warmer Than the Rest of New Hampshire Thursday Morning?
On Thursday morning, the temperature on Mount Washington was warmer than the rest of New Hampshire. This was due to a temperature inversion that developed in the region. It might sound strange, but it happened Thursday morning: the temperature on Mount Washington was warmer than the rest of New Hamp
SAD 17 gets agreement on high school accreditation
PARIS — The New England Association of Schools and Colleges has agreed to evaluate Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School for accreditation as a comprehensive high school. Principal Ted Moccia and Oxford Hills Technical School Director Shawn Lambert told SAD 17 directors Monday night that the organi
Kudos: Randy Robbins has the giving spirit
LEWISTON — Staff members at the Children’s Advocacy Center of Androscoggin, Franklin & Oxford Counties often step into the office in the morning to find something has changed.
County approves city request for time extension on tax payment
BERLIN — At its monthly meeting Wednesday, the Coos County Commission approved an extension of time for the city of Berlin to make its 2018 county tax payment. City Manager James Wheeler sent the commission a letter, requesting the city be allowed an additional two weeks to make its county tax payme
Students praised for their efforts in fighting state education cuts
BERLIN — The City Council praised two Hillside Elementary students recently for their efforts in fighting state education aid cuts. Hannah Melendy and Aubrie Brochu, fifth-graders at Hillside Elementary school in Berlin, have written letters to legislatures to get stabilization grant funds reinstate
New Hampshire Physician Assistant Guilty of Insys Opioid Kickback Scheme
(Reuters) - A former physician assistant in New Hampshire was convicted on Tuesday of charges that he accepted nearly $50,000 in kickbacks from Insys Therapeutics Inc in exchange for prescribing its addictive fentanyl spray.
Community rallies behind bullied student-athlete
WHITEFIELD, N.H. (AP) - A week after a White Mountains girls basketball player was subjected to gender-based taunts, the community turned out to support her. During the Spartans home opener Friday night, some teammates wore rainbow patches and some fans clutched rainbow flags in a show of solidarity
Berlin school board institutes hiring freeze
BERLIN — The Berlin school board Thursday night instituted a hiring freeze at the recommendation of Business Administrator Bryan Lamirande. Lamirande reported that expenditures are approximately $200,000 higher than anticipated when 2018-2019 budget was prepared.
Carl Gagnon: Bearcats for law enforcement still a bad idea
I write reluctantly on the matter of the lawsuit against the City of Berlin filed by Berlin businessman Dick Poulin. The message is, I TOLD YOU SO!. There’s a metaphor in politics called, “political capital” whereas the accumulation of power can be spent at the time of ones choosing. Mayor Paul Gren
New Hampshire Knob Hopper Starts Gofundme For Lawyer To Win Back Custody After Allowing Baby Battering Boyfriend To “Spank” Son Last Year
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SAU 9 passes budget after phoning for a quorum
CONWAY — The SAU 9 Board, made up of 26 members from Albany, Bartlett, Conway, Eaton, Hart’s Location and Jackson, struggled again last Thursday to get a quorum. The board did end up holding a public hearing on the SAU 9 administrative budget, but the lone member of the public in attendance was the
NH Ski Tickets Rise 10 Percent This Season
NEW HAMPSHIRE — Hitting the slopes in New Hampshire this winter will cost you about 10 percent more than last year, according to an industry group. New England Ski Industry reported the average cost of a full-day adult ticket on the weekend this season is $73.42, up from $67.05 last season. New Hamp
NH Is Hiring Snow Plow Drivers For Up To $95 An Hour
Winter is just getting started. The New Hampshire Department of Transportation wants to ensure we are armed for whatever excitement Mother Nature plans to throw our way!. According to the Patch, the search is on for qualified plow drivers for Winter Snow Removal. Pay will be up to $95.10 an hour and
Salvation Army still hiring seasonal bell ringers
BERLIN — Need a little extra money for Christmas? The Salvation Army in Berlin is still hiring bell ringers for the 2018 season. The Red Kettle season goes through Dec. 24. The Salvation Army is looking for individuals to work short term for the next two weeks. Got to the office at 15 Cole St. for a
Murder suspect held without bail
PARIS — A Hartford man charged with murder in the death of his longtime girlfriend was ordered held without bail following his initial appearance at Oxford County Superior Court on Friday morning.
Gone but not forgotten: 80th anniversary of Skimobile lift
CONWAY — Once earning Cranmore Mountain the moniker of “Kiddie-Kar Hill,” the colorful Skimobile was for a time as synonymous with skiing here as Tuckerman Ravine. Eighty years ago this month — specifically, on Dec. 27, 1938 — the Lower Skimobile opened at Cranmore, ushering in a new era in skiing.
Planning board tables two site plan review applications
BERLIN — The planning board last week reviewed two site plan applications, but decisions on both were tabled to allow some legal issues to be completed. Androscoggin Valley Hospital is proposing to move its billing, coding and health information management operations into the former Morris Lumber bu
Guilty verdict in drug case
LANCASTER — A Coos County Superior Court jury Thursday deliberated about one hour before finding a Twin Mountain man guilty of selling the drug fentanyl. Daniel Garneau Jr., 36, of 417 Route 115, Twin Mountain, was found guilty of sale of a controlled drug and conspiracy to commit the sale of a cont