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Mount Washington will remain in Sargent's Purchase

SARGENT’S PURCHASE – A bill that would change the name of this unincorporated place that includes Mount Washington has been defeated.Coos County officials were unaware of the bill when the topic was mentioned at a commission meeting Friday.HB 1107 proposed changing the name of Sargent’s Purchase to Marilla Ricker, after the first woman accepted into the N.H. Bar and the first woman to run for governor of N.H. A suffragist and free thinker, Ricker was... Read more


Shaheen and Hassan: Vote for Clinton on Feb. 9!

To the editor: More gridlock in Washington won’t help anyone. Not the grandmother raising her grandson because his parents are struggling with substance abuse. Not the family in desperate need of a raise. Not the student with a mountain of debt. They can’t wait and neither can our country. Our next President will need to roll up her sleeves and start making progress immediately. There’s only one candidate who will be ready on day one—and that’s Hillary... Read more


Fodor's 19 points lifts Mounties past Bears 60-42

By Jean LeBlanc BRISTOL — Mountie Joey Fodor scored 19 points and grabbed 11 rebounds and teammate Evan Arsenault tossed in 12 points while dishing out nine assists, leading the Berlin boys basketball team to a 60-42 win over the Newfound Bears in Bristol. Berlin improved to 5-7 on the winter, while Newfound is looking for their first victory. Berlin started strong, out-scoring Newfound 12-9 and 15-11 in the first two sessions to lead 27-20 heading into... Read more


Badger Realty North Food Drive to benefit Mother Marie Rivie…

Badger Realty North Food Drive to benefit Mother Marie Rivier Food Pantry runs through Feb. 22

Badger Realty North has undertaken a Food Drive to benefit Mother Marie Rivier Food Pantry in Berlin. The effort, which is spearheaded by Realtor Jerry Hamanne, runs through Sunday, Feb. 22. In making the announcement, Hamanne said, “Badger Realty has a long history of supporting nonprofits, believing that the love and appreciation we have for our communities and local residents is best demonstrated by giving back. This Food Drive is our first such effort since merging... Read more


Arthur M. Potter

Arthur M. Potter

Arthur M. Potter, 87, died Tuesday, February 2, 2016, at Orono Commons in Orono, Maine. He was born on May 18, 1928, in Milan, a son of the late R. Wilbur and Margaret (Goehler) Potter. Arthur enlisted with the U.S. Army in 1945 and served in World War II and the Korean War. He went to the University of New Hampshire in Durham, and graduated in 1951 with a degree in Agriculture. He then enlisted in... Read more