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Primary primer: A look at the candidates

HILLARY CLINTON Hillary Clinton campaigned early and often in the Androscoggin Valley. She was the first candidate to appear here when she marched in the Gorham Fourth of July parade. She agreed to a quick interview with two local reporters at Mountain Fire Pizza before heading out in the parade. Her campaign’s use of a rope line to keep the national media at bay so she could shake hands along the parade route earned national ridicule... Read more


Donna Godin: Bernie Sanders gives me great hope for our futu…

To the editor: As you may know, the Iowa caucus ended in a virtual tie. 49.9% for Hillary and 49.6% for Bernie. What did that result say? A relatively unknown Senator from a small state of Vermont appealed to the hearts and minds of Iowa voters with his resounding message of hope for a brighter future for the people and the planet. What is so incredible to me is that Bernie’s success in Iowa happened without... Read more


Fodor's 19 points lifts Mounties past Bears 60-42

By Jean LeBlanc BRISTOL — Mountie Joey Fodor scored 19 points and grabbed 11 rebounds and teammate Evan Arsenault tossed in 12 points while dishing out nine assists, leading the Berlin boys basketball team to a 60-42 win over the Newfound Bears in Bristol. Berlin improved to 5-7 on the winter, while Newfound is looking for their first victory. Berlin started strong, out-scoring Newfound 12-9 and 15-11 in the first two sessions to lead 27-20 heading into... Read more


Badger Realty North Food Drive to benefit Mother Marie Rivie…

Badger Realty North Food Drive to benefit Mother Marie Rivier Food Pantry runs through Feb. 22

Badger Realty North has undertaken a Food Drive to benefit Mother Marie Rivier Food Pantry in Berlin. The effort, which is spearheaded by Realtor Jerry Hamanne, runs through Sunday, Feb. 22. In making the announcement, Hamanne said, “Badger Realty has a long history of supporting nonprofits, believing that the love and appreciation we have for our communities and local residents is best demonstrated by giving back. This Food Drive is our first such effort since merging... Read more


Shirley M. Decker

Shirley Mae (Harris) Decker, 89, resident of Shaftsbury Hollow in Vermont passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 4, 2016 at the Vermont Veterans Home. The daughter of the late Harlan C. and Margie G. (Roberts) Harris, she was born in St. Petersburgh, Fla. on July 12, 1926. She received her education in Lawrence, Mass. and graduated from Westfield High School. She had resided in Westfield for many years where she had worked at White’s Quaint... Read more