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Kathleen Kelley recipient of 2017 Sylvia Evans award

BERLIN — For her work improving the lives of women and young people in the Androscoggin Valley, Kathleen Kelley of Randolph is this year’s recipient of the Sylvia Evans Citizenship Award. “Kathleen is a remarkable leader. Her service to the community exemplifies the spirit of Sylvia Evans, an outstanding local woman in whose honor this award is presented,” said Ken Gordon, CEO of Coos County Family Health. “Over the years, Kathleen’s work has made a lasting... Read more


Blaine Dwyer: Meat, egg and dairy industry are fooling consu…

To the editor:This coming April Fools’ Day can remind us that the meat, egg, and dairy industries have been playing us for fools year-round. Their moreremarkable hoaxes include “California's happy cows,” “free-range chickens,” and “humane slaughter.” All cruel lies. Less amusing is the stuff they never talk about. Like the millions of male baby chicks ground up alive or suffocated slowly in plastic garbagebags because they don’t lay eggs. Or the millions of hens crammed seven to a small wire-mesh... Read more


River Drivers will close out regular season with exciting pr…

BERLIN — The River Drivers will be closing out their regular season with an exciting double header this weekend at Notre Dame Arena. Two special promotions are planned, recognizing both the past and future of hockey in the valley. The team has designated Friday, March 31, as “Future Stars Night,” presented by Eversource Energy. To reward young athletes for their commitment to hockey, the River Drivers organization is offering free admissions to youth in the Berlin... Read more


New car care shop opens in Berlin

 New car care shop opens in Berlin

By Kirstan Knowlton BERLIN — Husband and wife duo Luis and Sarah Felicano, are taking their experience in the car care industry and desire to help the local economy to the next level by opening Auto Care and Carly’s Cafe out on Third Ave., in Berlin. With a focus on creating a family run business and helping to revitalize the local economy, the Felicano’s decided to call the North Country their home back in October of last... Read more


Maureen J. Cloutier

Maureen J. Cloutier

Maureen J. Cloutier, 44, of Berlin, passed away on Sunday afternoon March 26, 2017, at her home, surrounded by her family after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born in Berlin, on September 30, 1972, the daughter of Lucien and Jeanne (Boucher) Cloutier and was a lifelong resident. Maureen was a graduate of Berlin High School with the class of 1991. She enjoyed traveling, playing darts, pool, all outdoor sports and spending time with... Read more