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Sanders and Trump win locally

ANDROSCOGGIN VALLEY — Eight years ago, Hillary Clinton owned the Androscoggin Valley, beating then-U.S. Senator Barack Obama by almost 900 votes in the 2008 primary and carrying four of the six communities.But this time, the valley clearly “felt the Bern” and went strong for her opponent, U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders. Clinton lost by almost 500 votes and did not carry a single town.On the Republican side, Trump won by a more than 2 to 1... Read more


Nancy Gagne: Politically correct hypocrites

To the editor: I have to chuckle when I hear Hillary Clinton singing the praises of women’s rights, i.e, Planned Parenthood, abortion, contraception, which have nothing to do with healthcare or women’s rights. She and so many others running for office are so misguided on this issue. Even if they are really pro-life in their hearts, they have become “politically correct” hypocrites who have caved in to whatever immoral trend is popular in our country. Of... Read more


River Drivers at home this weekend in heated playoff battle

BERLIN — The Berlin River Drivers had their first three-win weekend, getting two victories in a shootout and one in regulation time. The team looks forward to back-to-back home games this weekend. The games will be on Friday, Feb. 12, at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, Feb. 13, at 7 p.m. The River Drivers opponent will be the Dayton Demolition on both nights. Berlin, Brewster, and Dayton are all in a heated battle for the fourth... 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


Ola C. Oleson

Ola C. Oleson, 66, passed away at his home on Feb. 7, 2016. Mr. Oleson was born in Magalloway Plantation, Maine on Dec. 23, 1949, the son of Alton and Norma E. (Rogerson) Oleson. Ola lived in Berlin most of his life and was a graduate of Berlin High School. For many years, he worked at local mills as a boiler operator for Central Steam He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church and... Read more