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Berlin police arrest pair for single burglary but believe in…

By Barbara Tetreault BERLIN — Berlin police arrested and charged two men with a burglary at the VFW Post 2520 at 1107 Main St. last Saturday but believe the two are connected to a string of burglaries at as many as 11 local businesses dating back almost a year.Douglas Hudon, 28, and Justin Elsea, 21, both listed as address unknown, were each charged with one count of burglary for the break-in at the VFW.Elsea was also... Read more


Poof Tardiff: 1976 II

Poof Tardiff: 1976 II

Hello fellow Berlinites. The TEPCO plan which was promoted by Mr. John Harris for about six and one half years was facing its most critical city election in Berlin with the upcoming 1976 election. The four TEPCO candidates, who favored the power scheme of Harris were up for reelection, they were: Jack Sullivan, Herb Costello, Sylvio Croteau and Donald Borchers. Mr. Harris had been facing financial problems and failure in the six years he had been... Read more


Patriots sneak past Gorham boys 3-2

BETHLEHEM — Profile's Cam Hoyt delivered a game winning single in the bottom of the fifth inning and pitched two scoreless innings of relief, helping the Profile Patriots to a 3-2 victory over the Gorham Huskies in Bethlehem. The win elevated the Patriots to 2-1 on the spring. Gorham dipped to 0-3 and suffered their second 3-2 loss this season. In the bottom of the second inning, Patriot Tyler Thomas singled to get things started. Jordan... Read more


Steph’s PawPals celebrates 18 years in business

Steph’s PawPals celebrates 18 years in business

By Kirstan Knowlton BERLIN — Doing what she loves most, Stephanie Bilodeau has made a living out of her passion for grooming animals; and on May 4, Steph’s PawPals will celebrate 18 years in business. At just 19 years old and a recent graduate of Berlin High School, Bilodeau wanted to create a new way to demonstrate her talent. She took a leap of faith and in 1998 she opened her own business, Steph's PawPals, at 200... Read more


Gertrude E. Bisson

BERLIN — Gertrude E. Bisson, 93, of Ash Street, passed away on Friday, April 29, 2016 at Androscoggin Valley Hospital in Berlin Following a period of declining health.Gertrude was born on Jan. 1, 1923 in Berlin, the daughter of the late John and Angeline (McIntyre) Murphy. She was a 1941 graduate of Berlin High School.On April 25, 1946, she married Armand Bisson of Berlin. Retiring in 1976, she was employed at New England Telephone and... Read more