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Search still underway for missing canoeist believed drowned

By Barbara Tetreault ERROL — A search effort was still underway Friday for a missing canoeist presumed drowned in the Androscoggin River when his canoe capsized in the rapids just under the Route 26 bridge Wednesday afternoon.Fish and Game said Justin Smith, 34, of Colebrook was canoeing the stretch of Class II rapids with William Benson when their canoe tipped over. State police dispatch was notified that a canoeist had gone into the river and needed... 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


In The Driver's Seat — Check out the many 4th of July celebr…

In The Driver's Seat — Check out the many 4th of July celebrations at your local speedways (7-1-16)

By Jean LeBlanc It is truly my favorite holiday of the year as we head into the Fourth of July holiday weekend celebrations. All of our local tracks will be in action, many including fireworks and some outside touring divisions, adding a little extra flair to the regular program! We will give you a brief run down of what's taking place locally, so reach on up there and pull down tight on those belts, its time... 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


Lucille Marie-Berthe (Tanguay) Kilbride

Lucille Marie-Berthe (Tanguay) Kilbride

Lucille Marie-Berthe (Tanguay) Kilbride, passed away peacefully. Born in St. Justine, Quebec, on October 25, 1924, she was the daughter of Rosaire and Albertine (Mathieu) Tanguay. She moved to Berlin with her family when she was three years old. Before she married, she worked at Ware Knitters in Berlin. On August 12, 1950, she married Francis Arthur Kilbride and they raised four daughters. She spent many years enjoying the camp Francis and his family built... Read more