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Berlin man indicted on robbery and assault charges

LANCASTER — A Berlin man was indicted on charges he used physical force to rob two people, one a 16-year-old girl who suffered facial fractures in the incident.Meeting Friday, a Coos County grand jury indicted Joseph D. Perreault, 31, of 190 Willard Street on two counts of robbery and one count of second-degree assault. On May 7, Perreault is alleged to have thrown the female teen to the ground and physically assaulted her to obtain... Read more


Poof Tardiff: 1976 VI

Poof Tardiff: 1976 VI

Hello fellow Berlinites. The talk about town in the beginning of July 1976, was the fear that the city of Berlin could lose its second largest industry, the Converse Rubber Company. All of this worrying was due to high absenteeism, It was so serious that Union Local 75 issued a letter asking union members to help save the plant. John O'Neill blamed cheaper priced footwear produced in the Far East, were labor costs were a fraction... Read more


Berlin girls snap two-game slide with 17-0 win over Laconia

By Jean LeBlanc   BERLIN — The Berlin girls scored 13 runs in the second inning and cruised to a one-sided 17-0 victory over the Laconia Sachems in Berlin on Monday. The Mounties ended a two-game skid and improved to 9-4 this season. Laconia lost for the 10th time in 14 contests.   Defensively, the Mounties went to right-hander Shaeleigh Valliere on the mound to begin the day. Valliere went the first two innings and struck out five Sachems... Read more


Berlin’s Main Street to get a coffee cart — Grand Opening to…

Berlin’s Main Street to get a coffee cart — Grand Opening to be held at WREN Works Maker Studio

By Kirstan Knowlton BERLIN — Dana Smith of River Song Cafe will bring fresh coffee and homemade pastries to downtown Berlin with her very own coffee cart. Smith will celebrate her grand opening on Thursday, June 2 during Drive in the 50’s. The River Song coffee cart will feature teas and Good Vibes coffee that are fair trade, organic and locally roasted. Smith also specializes in making croissants, scones and sweet bread mini loafs. The River Song coffee... Read more


Allen J. Dupont

Allen J. Dupont, 64, of Berlin, passed away on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at Country Village in Lancaster. He was born in Berlin on August 5, 1951 the son of Donald H. and Evelyn M. (Dalphonse) Dupont and was a lifelong resident. He was a member of St. Anne Church of Good Shepherd Parish, the Richard Dupont Chapter of Coos County Veterans and the Wounded Warriors Foundation. Allen’s employment included James River Corporation and the... Read more