Local News

New girls on the block

Local Girl Scout Troop 10097 formedBy Rachael Brown BERLIN — There is a new Girl Scout troop in town. Cookies, campfires, cooking and s’mores seem to be what many of us think about Girl Scouts. While this is still a part of the journey, it is also about the courage, confidence and the character Girl Scouts develop to meet life experiences and blaze trails. Marianne Clorite and Heather Knall, volunteer troop leaders, are introducing young girls, from... Read more

Opinion

Paul C. Tofanelli: Intact lactose is highly addictive to th…

To the editor: Galactosemia has only been known as a Hereditary Disease. Galactosemia is a disease in which a persons body cannot process Lactose correctly. I have discovered an adult strain that is highly addictive to the central nervous system and our bodies. This strain is caused by intact lactose entering the blood supply. There has been a study on absorption of intact lactose into the blood stream of infants with damage to the small intestinal epithelial... Read more

Sports

Lady Spartans make statement in 6-1 win over Mounties

Lady Spartans make statement in 6-1 win over Mounties

BERLIN — Katlyn Coulter tossed a six hitter and the White Mountain Regional Spartans defeated the Mountaineers 6-1 in a girls' division III softball game played in Berlin. The Spartans improved to 5-0 on the spring, while the Lady Mountaineers slipped to 4-2. For the first four innings, starting pitchers Jen Landers and Coulter had things their way. In the bottom of the fourth inning Berlin's Meagan Accardi lined a double down the left field line... Read more

Business

Steph’s PawPals celebrates 18 years in business

Steph’s PawPals celebrates 18 years in business

By Kirstan Knowlton BERLIN — Doing what she loves most, Stephanie Bilodeau has made a living out of her passion for grooming animals; and on May 4, Steph’s PawPals will celebrate 18 years in business. At just 19 years old and a recent graduate of Berlin High School, Bilodeau wanted to create a new way to demonstrate her talent. She took a leap of faith and in 1998 she opened her own business, Steph's PawPals, at 200... Read more

Obituaries

Gertrude E. Bisson

Gertrude E. Bisson

BERLIN — Gertrude E. Bisson, 93, of Ash Street, passed away on Friday, April 29, 2016 at Androscoggin Valley Hospital in Berlin Following a period of declining health.Gertrude was born on Jan. 1, 1923 in Berlin, the daughter of the late John and Angeline (McIntyre) Murphy. She was a 1941 graduate of Berlin High School.On April 25, 1946, she married Armand Bisson of Berlin. Retiring in 1976, she was employed at New England Telephone and... Read more