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Simultaneous calls keep rescuers busy Saturday

RANDOLPH – Rescuers conducted simultaneous rescue missions in the White Mountains Saturday after receiving two calls for assistance within 15 minutes.Fish and Game said the first call came at 5:20 p.m. with a report of two hikers missing on Mt. Madison. The second call came at 5:35, reporting an ice climber had fallen near Pinnacle Gully in Huntington Ravine.Hiking Mt. Madison, a group of four had separated at the summit earlier in the day and... Read more


Ithaca Bound: The Moon of Wintertime

"Twas in the moon of wintertime, when all the birds had fled, That mighty Gitchi Manitou sent angel choirs instead.”Are you familiar with those words? Did you sing them in a music class when you were in school? Or, maybe you sang them in a school, or college, or community choir or chorus. Or, perhaps they are in the hymnbook of the church that you attend.If so, were you ever told the story behind the origins... Read more


Knee Arthritis Health Lecture at AVH, Dec. 7

Knee Arthritis Health Lecture at AVH, Dec. 7

BERLIN — Androscoggin Valley Hospital’s first floor lecture room will be the site of a presentation titled, “Management and Treatment of Knee Arthritis” at 6 p.m., Monday, Dec. 7. Dr. Jay SoloRio, orthopedic surgeon, AVH Surgical Associates, will present. He will discuss: • Non-surgical and surgical knee pain. • The causes of knee arthritis. • Rehabilitation. Questions from attendees will be welcome, and continuing education hours awarded. For more information or to register, please call James A. Patry, AVH Public... Read more


Wildcat Mountain opens for skiing

PINKHAM NOTCH — Wildcat Mountain opens for skiing today with top-to-bottom terrain on the Lynx Trail, offering more than  2100 feet of vertical available to guests serviced by the Wildcat Express Quad.Brian Heon, Wildcat Mountain’s general manager stated, “We’re excited to get our season underway and offer up top to bottom terrain on opening day.” Wildcat operated the longest season in New Hampshire last season and opened up on Nov. 9, 2014 and closed May 3... Read more


Larry C. Hodgman

Larry C. Hodgman, 83, of Berlin passed away Thursday, November 26, 2015 at Androscoggin Valley Hospital in Berlin. Larry was born in Berlin on November 2, 1932 the son of Elliot and Ilvah (Ray) Hodgman and was a lifelong resident of the area, graduating from Berlin High School in 1952, where he played High School Football, Baseball and Ski Jumping. He was employed by the City of Berlin Water Works Dept. for 37 years, retiring... Read more