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  1. No new information in Route 236 crashRead the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | Foster's Daily Democrat

    Police have not released any additional information about a head-on collision that closed a section of Route 236 for several hours Thursday morning. On Thursday, Eliot Police Chief Elliott Moya said two people were taken to Portsmouth Regional Hospital with serious injuries following the crash, but he was not ready to release their identities.

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  2. Rochester Faira s fate still cloudyRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Foster's Daily Democrat

    The Rochester Fair's board of directors issued a statement Friday afternoon stating a decision has not yet been made about whether they will hold this year's fair and that it “would be useless to speculate on what the future will bring” until that time. The release was issued by board member and Rochester-based attorney Dan Harkinson on behalf of board President Norm Vetter to address recent press coverage and “rumors” about the fair.

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  3. Faira s debt not as dire as first thoughtRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Foster's Daily Democrat

    After top board officials met with the Rochester Fair's general manager in a closed-door session Wednesday afternoon, it appears the financial hurdle stopping the fair from opening as planned this September may be hundreds of thousands of dollars less than some officials originally thought. While the fair does have outstanding bills that need to be paid off, General Manager Mark Perry said it doesn't appear the fair will have to pay off its entire mortgage - which for the first time Wednesday he confirmed to be $447,637 - or make extensive repairs in order to open.

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  4. $100K pledged to keep Rochester Fair goingRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 25 | Foster's Daily Democrat

    Rochester Fair employees and local business owners have pledged at least $100,000 to help the 142-year-old fair overcome sizable financial hardship that could prevent it from opening this September, although officials announced Tuesday if the fair does open it will be a shorter four-day, eight-night fair. During an emergency informational staff meeting organized by fair General Manager Mark Perry, the fair's staff and maintenance crews voiced their support Tuesday night to forgo their entire salaries and stipends for this year, which amounts to roughly $90,000.

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  5. Man charged with burglarizing Rochester homeRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 25 | Foster's Daily Democrat

    Police arrested a Maine man Monday morning after he was caught on security cameras allegedly burglarizing a home on Old Dover Road. Steven D. Shaw Jr., 33, of High St. in Berwick, Maine, was charged with one count of Class B felony burglary after officers responded to the home around 9:20 a.m. Monday, according to Police Capt.

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  6. Somersworth Chamber chooses honoreesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 25 | Foster's Daily Democrat

    Taking the honors this year are: Citizen of the Year Don Houde; Business of the Year, Cross Insurance; Non-profit of the Year, Cornerstone VNA; and Educator of the Year Matt Lagarde, a music teacher and band and choral director at Somersworth Middle School. The honorees will be recognized at a dinner and awards ceremony titled “A Blue Ribbon Affair” to be held Friday, May 12, at the Spring Hill Event Center in South Berwick, Maine, according to a press release from the chamber.

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  7. Sister cities connect North and SouthRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 24 | Foster's Daily Democrat

    A town in southern Maine whose population is 97.6 percent white and a small city in Alabama whose population is 95.8 black have agreed to become sister cities, creating the first such exchange aimed at greater cultural understanding and sharing between domestic communities. According to a press release, South Berwick, Maine, and Tuskegee, Ala., have agreed to form a relationship with the goal of joining in activities that could range from shared church sermons and classroom pen pals to joint exhibitions at historical societies and community reading programs.

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  8. South Berwicka s Robert M. Pirsig, a Zena author, dead at 88Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 24 | Foster's Daily Democrat

    Robert M. Pirsig, whose novel "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance" became a million-selling classic after more than 100 publishers turned it down, has died. Pirsig's publishing house, William Morrow, announced that he died Monday at his home in South Berwick, Maine.

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  9. Maine woman hurt in car rolloverRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Apr 23 | Foster's Daily Democrat

    Local authorities responded to Salmon Falls Road Saturday morning after a car rolled over and trapped the driver inside.  Rochester Police, Rochester Fire and Frisbie EMS responded to the crash, which occurred near where Salmon Falls Road meets Whitehall Road, at about 11:14 a.m.  Officers learned Elizabeth Pond, 43 of Berwick, Maine, was driving a Chevrolet Sonic southbound on Salmon Falls Road. When she negotiated a curve in the road, the car left the roadway and overturned in the drainage ditch.

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  10. Home improvement expo links vendors, customersRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Apr 23 | Foster's Daily Democrat

    People from all over the region found their way to the Dover Ice Arena Saturday and Sunday for the Greater Dover Home show. Strolling up and down the concourse set up in the Robert Foster Arena, one could find almost anything , from roof to basement, siding and everything in between.

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  11. Brownfields grants a solution to blightRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Apr 22 | Foster's Daily Democrat

    BERWICK, Maine - Three U.S. senators from Maine and New Hampshire are urging support for a federal program that supports redevelopment of blighted properties.  Citing the Trump administrations' proposal to "to slash funding for the Environmental Protection Agency," Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, signed a letter to the Senate Appropriations Committee urging it to fully fund the Brownfields Assessment, Revolving Loan Fund and Cleanup grant program.  The program provides municipalities with money to assess, clean and redevelop contaminated sites. It has been critical to the redevelopment of the former Prime Tanning site, which covers about eight acres in the heart of downtown Berwick and about 11 acres in all.

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  12. Father questions police actions in sona s deathRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 21 | Foster's Daily Democrat

    The father of a former Marine, who died April 8 of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, questioned the manner in which several law enforcement agencies responded to the incident. Thomas Jeffrey Greenlaw said during a Friday morning press conference that the Somersworth Police Department and Maine State Police should have handled the situation differently.

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  13. Father blames police for sona s suicideRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 19 | Foster's Daily Democrat

    The father of a former Marine, who died earlier this month of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, will hold a press conference Friday at which he is expected to blame Maine State Police and Somersworth Police for the death. Jared Austin Greenlaw, a 25-year-old Berwick, Maine, resident was found dead in his home on April 8 after he was allegedly involved in a shooting incident at a Somersworth restaurant the night before.

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  14. Community steps us for family that lost allRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 17 | Foster's Daily Democrat

    A three-alarm blaze on Sunday afternoon destroyed a home at 104 Randall Road, and donations are already coming in. The fire was reported around 3:30 p.m. and quickly went to three alarms.

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  15. Fire destroys No. Berwick home and barnRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Apr 16 | Foster's Daily Democrat

    The fire at 104 Randall Road was called in at 3:30 p.m. and went to three alarms before being declared under control at 8:45 p.m., said Deputy Chief Larry Straffin. No injuries were reported.  “On arrival, we found the house and the barn fully involved and destroyed,” said Straffin.

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  16. Fire destroys home in BerwickRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Apr 16 | Foster's Daily Democrat

    NORTH BERWICK, Maine - A fast-moving three-alarm fire, driven by strong winds Sunday afternoon destroyed a home on Randall Road in North Berwick, Maine.  No injuries have been reported so far.

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  17. Fun for all at Rochester egg dropRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Apr 16 | Foster's Daily Democrat

    Kids of all ages streamed onto the fields at the Rochester Fairgrounds on Sunday for their chance to gather as many Easter eggs possible after watching the eggs drop from a helicopter. The event, sponsored by Next Level Church in Somersworth, marked the eighth year of the free Easter event.

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  18. The Rock of Noble: DeVoll bids wrestling adieu after 40 years Updated atRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Apr 15 | Foster's Daily Democrat

    DeVoll was head coach for the past 32 years, served five years as an assistant under Bob Walker and wrestled for Walker for three years in the late 1970s, mostly as an undersized heavyweight. He is a 1979 graduate of Noble.

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  19. Wine Me Dine Me: Seacoast culinary community mourns chef Les Ryan Posted atRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 12 | Foster's Daily Democrat

    Last week, a flood of messages and texts came to me about the passing of longtime Seacoast chef Les Ryan. According to a GoFundMe page and some reports I got, on September 11, 2015 he suffered a stroke while working an event at The Red Barn at Outlook Farm in South Berwick, Maine, resulting in a coma from which he never fully recovered.

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  20. Spring brings brush fire risksRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 12 | Foster's Daily Democrat

    Firefighters in the region responded to a number of brush fires in the area over the past week including in Dover, Rochester, Milton and North Berwick, Maine. All were all put out relatively quickly and none spiraled out of control.

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