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Coos Botanical Garden Club blossoms in Berlin and Gorham

By Rachael Brown The Coos Botanical Garden Club grew out of a passion. Will O’Brien planted the seed. His idea was to get local growers and the community to work together to share their knowledge of organic growing, conservation and beautification. It has been 10 years since the club began, O’Brien says things are going well, change is happening. “I started this in 2006. It was my brainchild. I thought about starting a club where growers would work... Read more


Poof Tardiff: 1977 VII

Poof Tardiff: 1977 VII

Hello fellow Berlinites. Young Ricky Rivard bagged his first, but I do not know if it would be his last black bear on Thursday, September 1, 1977. Bear season opened and closed very quickly for this 16-year-old Berlin teenager, when he shot the 110 pound bear on the first day of the season in Shelburne. Ricky, along with Steve Bisson, both seniors at BHS, began that day very early and shortly after dawn they were stalking... Read more


Berlin field hockey's three-year championship run ends in op…

Berlin field hockey's three-year championship run ends in opening round 1-0

By Jean LeBlanc BERLIN — Winnisquam's Emma Atherton deflected a Mckenzie Snow blast from 25 yards away just 2:48 into the game and that proved to be the lone goal as the Bears went on to defeat the Berlin 1-0 in the opening round of the Division III field hockey playoffs in Berlin on Wednesday. The 11th seeded Bears advance to play No. 3 Newfound in Bristol in the quarterfinals on Saturday (2 p.m.). The Mounties, who were... Read more


Re/Max balloon to appear at RiverFire this Saturday

Re/Max balloon to appear at RiverFire this Saturday

BERLIN — Visitors and residents who attend River Fire this Saturday, Oct. 15, will be greeted by a very special opportunity; the ability to take a ride in the Re/Max of New England hot air balloon. Sponsored by Re/Max Northern Edge Realty, "Big Max," the seven-story-tall red, white and blue Re/Max hot air balloon, will be located at Horne Field from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., wind and weather permitting. Take a ride for just $5 per... Read more


Mary Jane Lambert

Mary Jane Lambert, 85, of Fairfax, Va., passed away Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016. Mary Jane was born in Berlin on Oct. 2, 1931, and married Raymond Lambert on Sept. 4, 1954.In the early 1960s, the family moved to Virginia where she remained until she passed.Mary enjoyed the beautiful White Mountains of New Hampshire and the climate of New England. She was very active and well liked in Berlin High School where she attended and was high... Read more