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Kibby loses bid to keep letters sealed

By Barbara Tetreault CONCORD — The Gorham man who kidnapped and raped a young North Conway girl has lost his bid to stop the release of five letters he wrote to the court. The N.H. Supreme Court this week unanimously agreed with the ruling by Superior Court Justice Larry Smukler unsealing the letters written by Nathaniel Kibby. During the case, Kibby sent five letters concerning his legal representation to the court. Court documents indicate a disagreement arose between... Read more


Poof Tardiff: 1903 IV

Poof Tardiff: 1903 IV

Hello fellow Berlinites. During April of 1903, a place called Cascade Park (behind Mary’s Pizza today) was getting ready to open up for its first summer traffic. A baseball field was created and put into first class condition. In order to do this and have the field be a suitable size, the course of the brook (Tinker Brook) which skirted left field, was being moved nearer to the bank. One would pay a hefty fine today... Read more


Race to the top of the Rockpile — 45th annual Mt. Washington…

By Donna Marie Dolan GORHAM — This Saturday, Aug. 19, approximately 600 cyclists will compete in various categories of the 45th Mt. Washington Auto Road Bicycle Hillclimb. The Mt. Washington Auto Road Bicycle Hillclimb, according to The VeloNews is the “ride of a lifetime.” Known as the toughest hill climb in the world, this 7.6-mile uphill race to the summit of the highest peak in the northeastern United States is the biggest annual fundraiser for the Tin... Read more



Jason Robie: Stack it, Stow it, Store it

While living in Ogunquit, Maine, for a summer, I occupied one of the smaller residences I’ve ever lived in. Were it not for the second floor where the bedroom was, it would have been smaller than my cabin in Lincoln of 300 square feet! One of the more impressive parts about this place, besides being walking distance to Marginal Way, was the creative and effective use of every nook and cranny for storage. I later... Read more


Sr. Anne Beausoleil

Sister Anne Beausoleil (Bosley) “Sr. Maria Regina” PM, of Manchester, died August 7, 2017, at her residence. She was born in Massachusetts August 5, 1937, to Lennie and Regina (Boucher) Bosley. She made her first profession in 1959. Sister Beausoleil received her Bachelor’s in Education at Rivier University. She taught at various elementary schools in Rhode Island for fourteen years and then rendered community service in Rhode Island and in New Hampshire. She also served four years at... Read more