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Kibby pleads guilty, sentenced to serve 45-90 years

By GAIL OBER, LACONIA DAILY SUN LACONIA — Nathaniel Kibby was sentenced to serve 45 to 90 years in a state prison outside of New Hampshire Thursday after pleading guilty to seven separate criminal charges ranging from rape to kidnapping in Belknap County Superior Court Thursday. Kibby, who wore a white shirt and tie, pleaded guilty to three counts of pattern aggravated felonious sexual assault, or rape; one count of kidnapping; one count of witness tampering; one... 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


McCann silences Gilford bats 15-3

By Jean LeBlanc GILFORD — Freshman pitcher Samantha McCann limited the Gilford offense to just three runs on three hits and her teammates touched home plate 15 times in a 15-3 victory over the Golden Eagles in the second game of a doubleheader played in Gilford. Berlin improved to 11-4, while the sweep left the Eagles slipping to 8-6. Gilford was the visiting team in game two. The Eagles managed single runs off of McCann in the second... 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


Service held for Paul and Pauline King

Committal Prayers were held for Paul and Pauline King at Holy Family Cemetery. Father Kyle Stanton served as Celebrant. Read more