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Mary Ellen Burritt, of Enfield, right, confers with Keely Marie, senior law clerk at Decato Law Office, left, during her trial in Grafton Superior Court in Haverhill, N.H. Tuesday, November 17, 2015. Burritt was found guilty by a jury on two charges of operating an unlicensed daycare and one count of reckless conduct relating to the death of four-year-old Willa Shine Clark at her home in March 2014. (Valley News - James M. Patterson)
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Day Care Operator Convicted

Saturday, November 21, 2015

North Haverhill — Jurors on Friday found the operator of an Enfield day care guilty of three misdemeanors, including reckless conduct, in connection with the 2014 death of a 4-year-old girl. In addition to reckless conduct, 56-year-old Mary Ellen Burritt was found guilty of two counts of operating an unlicensed day care out of her Lockehaven Road home. It was …

Trial in Enfield Girl’s Death Begins

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

North Haverhill — Prosecutors contend a 56-year-old Enfield day care operator acted recklessly when she allowed four children under the age of 5 to play unattended in the back yard of her Lockehaven Road home, where one of the children suffocated after her coat became snagged. Defense attorneys for Mary Ellen Burritt argue …

Enfield Hopes to Expand Into New Library With Residents’ Help

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Enfield — Combing through the aisles of the Enfield Public Library on Monday afternoon, Carolyn Blain was on a mission. Although the Enfield resident prefers to read mysteries and humorous novels, there’s another criterion a book must meet before she takes it home — it needs to have large print. “They have a …

UVRC Dominates N.H. Running Scene

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Hanover — Jim Burnett says he gets to feel like a kid again during the New Hampshire Grand Prix road race series, particularly since many of the races require long road trips with friends. This year, Burnett and …

Hydropower Proposed For Lebanon

Monday, November 9, 2015

Lebanon — A Boston-based hydropower developer is exploring the possibility of using two dams along the Mascoma River — one existing and one proposed — to generate electricity. Grafton Hydro LLC has filed for a preliminary permit from …

Business Notes: Nov. 8, 2015

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Enfield — The Enfield Village Association will host Enfield’s “Small Business Saturday” event on Nov 28 as part of a national initiative to get consumers to shop at local businesses rather than large chain stores. As part of the event, the association will run a raffle in which …

Trial Date Set in Day Care Death

Thursday, November 5, 2015

North Haverhill — The jury was selected this week in the case of a 56-year-old Enfield woman who is charged with reckless conduct and operating an unlicensed day care where a 4-year-old died in March 2014. Mary Ellen Burritt is slated to face a 12-member jury in Grafton …

Betty A. Ruggeri

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Enfield Center, N.H. — Betty A. Ruggeri, 65, passed away Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015. She was predeceased by her husband, Ed Ruggeri and is survived by her two sons, Eugene Woodsum and Michael Woodsum and a granddaughter, Montana–Lee Woodsum. Betty was most passionate about her family. There will …

Granite United Way Request Process Opens

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Granite United Way has opened its annual request for qualification process, in which nonprofits begin the process of becoming a qualified partner. Becoming a Granite United Way qualified partner enables nonprofits to take part in the organization’s community impact grant application process, join its Day of Caring Volunteer …

Harry W. Reed

Friday, October 30, 2015

Enfield, N.H. — Harry W. Reed, 97, died surrounded by family on Monday, Oct. 26, 2015, at Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital in Lebanon, N.H. following a brief illness. He was born Nov. 24, 1917 in New Lebanon, N.Y. the son of William A. and Blanche (Knapp) Reed. …

Paul E. Withrow, Jr.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Enfield, NH — Paul E. Withrow, Jr. passed away Monday, Oct. 26, 2015, in the comfort of his home surrounded by family and his beloved pets after a courageous battle with many health issues. This last battle was with leukemia and with the help of the great staff …

Paul E. Withrow, Jr.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Enfield, N.H. — Paul E. Withrow, Jr., 72, passed away Monday, Oct. 26, 2015, at his home surrounded by family. Arrangements are pending with the Ricker Funeral Homes & Crematory of Lebanon & Enfield. A complete obituary will be published in a later edition of the Valley News. …

Harry W. Reed

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Enfield, N.H. — Harry W. Reed, 97, died surrounded by family on Monday, Oct. 26, 2015, at Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital in Lebanon, N.H. following a brief illness resulting from a recent fall. A full obituary will follow in a later edition of the Valley News. Knight …