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Father Andrew bids farewell

By Barbara Tetreault BERLIN — A parish and community said goodbye Tuesday night to Father Andrew Nelson as he said his last mass at St Anne Church before leaving to take on a new assignment.A large crowd filled the historic church and then waited in line to offer good wishes to the young priest who captured the hearts of the Berlin-Gorham community.Nelson served two and a half years as parochial vicar for Good Shepherd and Holy... Read more


Poof Tardiff: Business life in 1941

Poof Tardiff: Business life in 1941

Hello fellow Berlinites. While I was dabbling in the history of 1941, I noticed the advertisements along with a short history of many Berlin businesses back then and I earmarked them for a further date and possible story. There are still people here who remember these once successful small enterprises that operated here and prospered in this city. So, here are some of their stories and history. In the progress of Berlin and its pioneer history... Read more


Accardi and Arguin shine in Make-A-Wish hockey game

Accardi and Arguin shine in Make-A-Wish hockey game

Berlin High School graduates Meagan Accardi and Jenna Arguin both participated in the Make-A-Wish game this past Saturday, with New Hampshire defeating Vermont 3-2. Both played great games and had a great experience. (COURTESY PHOTO) Read more


FSA County Committee nomination period is now open

LANCASTER — Coos-Carroll County USDA Farm Service Agency Executive Director Patricia Matte, announced that the nomination period for local FSA county committees began on Wednesday, June 15. "County Committees are unique to FSA and allow producers to have a voice on federal farm program implementation at the local level," said Matte. To be eligible to serve on a FSA county committee, a person must participate or cooperate in an FSA administered program, be eligible to vote in... Read more


Theresa M. Brannen

Theresa M. Brannen, 86, of Berlin, passed away on Sunday June 26, 2016, at the Androscoggin Valley Hospital in Berlin. Mrs. Brannen was born in Lawrence, Mass., on June 27, 1929, daughter of the late Adolph and Lena (Legros) Castonguay. She moved to Gorham in 1937 at the age of 8 and graduated from Gorham High School in 1947 and also was a graduate of the University of New Hampshire. She and her late husband... Read more