Local News

Tri-County CAP rounds out management team

BERLIN -- Tri-County Community Action Program continues to revamp its senior management team after moving former Chief Operating and Chief Finance officer Robert Boschen to the top position replacing Michael Coughlin, who left to take over the reins at Crotched Mountain Foundation in Greenfield.Prevention Services Division Director Jeanne Robillard was promoted to the position of chief operating officer. Robillard is a 19-year veteran of TCCAP who currently oversees its Guardianship Services, Homeless Outreach Programs and... Read more

Opinion

Ithaca Bound: On the Rock

Ithaca Bound: On the Rock

It is one of the most strategically located places on earth. Its name is often preceded by the word “fortress,” and for good reason. Located off the southern coast of Spain, Gibraltar gets its name from Jabal Tariq, or Mountain of Tariq. Tariq was the name of the man who led the first foray into the Iberian Peninsula in 711Now a British protectorate, its familiar mountain profile has drawn countless thousands to its shores each... Read more

Sports

Berlin boys surprise Spartans 7-4, shut out by Kennett 4-0

Berlin boys surprise Spartans 7-4, shut out by Kennett 4-0

By Jean LeBlanc BERLIN — Blake Letourneau swatted out three hits and senior team mate Keith Morin continued his strong and consistent pitching, defeating White Mountains 7-4 in a boys division III baseball game played in Berlin. Berlin's win got the team back to the .500 mark at 3-3, while the Spartans left town owning the same record. In the bottom of the second inning, Letourneau got things going with a base hit. Morin walked and the... 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