Local News

City moving ahead with shutting down home health program

By Barbara Tetreault BERLIN – The city will move ahead with shutting down its home health program and health clinics under a proposal that North Country Home Health and Hospice Agency will absorb the health department staff and create a Berlin team to serve its existing patients and continue the clinics.City Manager James Wheeler last week presented the council with a proposal from the North Country Home Health and Hospice Agency President Michael Counter providing three... Read more

Opinion

Blaine Dwyer: Heathy eating could lead to lower healthcare c…

To the editor:  With Republican Congress bent on depriving 22 million Americans of medical insurance, this is a great time to provide our own, totally freeand totally effective health insurance - a plant-based diet. A study with 131,000 participants, in last year's Internal Medicine, found that consumption of animal protein is associated with higher risk of death. A couple dozen other massive studies in the past four decades had similar findings. None reached opposite conclusions. According to National Institutes of Health, 1.4... Read more

Sports

Gilford catches Berlin late, 40-39

Gilford catches Berlin late, 40-39

By Jean LeBlanc BERLIN — The Gilford boys' basketball team scored the final three points Friday night to come from behind the edge Berlin 40-39 in nail-biter in Berlin. The Golden Eagles improved to 5-2 on the season in Division III play, while the Mountiainers dropped to 4-3. In a well played game, both teams could not generate long runs of scoring, keeping it a tightly contested game. The visitors led after one quarter of play 10-9. Mason... Read more

Business

NSA adding workers in Groveton as it closes Londonderry faci…

By Christopher JensenInDepthNH.org GROVETON — NSA Industries’ new manufacturing facility in Groveton hasn’t opened yet, but the Vermont firm is already working on an expansion, NSA president James Moroney told InDepthNH.org.It relates to NSA’s December purchase of New Hampshire Precision Metal Fabricators Inc. (NHP) in Londonderry, N.H.Moroney says the Londonderry facility will be closed and the 70 workers will have a choice of moving to Groveton or NSA in Vermont.“That transition is going to take place... Read more

Obituaries

Dustin James Smithurst

Dustin James Smithurst, 27, of Gorham, died tragically on Monday morning January 9, 2017, of injuries received in a motor vehicle, pedestrian accident in Maine. He was born in Portland, Maine, on September 28, 1989, the son of Donna M. Beckwith Calvert and Wayne Smithurst and has lived in the Dummer- Berlin – Gorham area for many years with his cousins: Katie Bisson, Robert Bisson, Emily Bisson and Mary Bisson, aunt Nancy Bisson and aunt... Read more