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Eight year old rescued baby sister from Dummer house fire

By Barbara Tetreault DUMMER — Eight-year-old Harrison Holt rescued his baby sister from the family house as fire raged through the attached barn Sunday afternoon. His younger brother, Patrick, age 5, fled the house on his own. John Holt said he was inside the house with the three children when he smelled smoke. He went outside to check and discovered the barn had caught on fire. Grabbing a fire extinguisher, he tried to put the fire out... Read more


Poof Tardiff: POWs of Stark

Hello fellow Berlinites. From what I have researched, the first trainload of German prisoners of war came to the Percy, N.H., railroad station in the Spring of 1944. They were then brought to the small village of Stark, where it was that a camp had been built for these war prisoners. Two months later, a reporter went to this place to observe its population. Never having been in the vicinity of a prisoner of war camp... Read more


Team O'Neil victorious at New England Rally

DALTON — This year’s New England Forest Rally held July 21-22 marked the first stage rally competition for the Team O’Neil Motorsports Ford Focus RS. The competition was a success for the team, driver Andrew Comrie-Picard  and co-driver Jeremy Wimpey finishing first in class (production four-wheel drive), and fourth overall. The event was not without its challenges for Team O’Neil, several mechanical issues were encountered during the race. On day one, the car was down on... Read more



Jason Robie: Disclose what you knows

Buying a home can be a bit like the beginnings of a dating relationship. The initial meeting might be an open house so there are other people around to take the pressure off. This allows you to just dip your toe in the process and see if you are even interested. The next step is an actual one-on-one connection. where it is just you and your date (and probably a real estate agent). For this... Read more


Andre F. Caron

Andre F. Caron

Andre F. Caron, 68, of Berlin, died peacefully at his home on July 21, 2017, with his wife and family at his side, after a long battle with renal cancer. He was born in Sherbrook, Quebec, Canada, the son of Ovila and Aline Caron, on July 30, 1949. He moved to Berlin in 1958 and attended Berlin schools, graduating from Berlin High School in 1967. He graduated from New Hampshire Technical Institute in Concord in 1969 and... Read more