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Enfield Board Backs Dog Park

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Enfield — Mascoma-area residents and their pooches could be frolicking in a dog park on Route 4A before the end of the year. The Enfield Selectboard earlier this month gave a thumbs-up to the Mascoma Valley Dog Park Supporters, a group of residents pushing for a regional dog park, to continue pursuing a site adjacent to the Shaker Recreation Park. “It’s huge,” said Enfield resident Marcia Herrin, the group’s co-chairwoman, …

Letter: America Out of Balance

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

To the Editor: As you report, former New Hampshire attorney general and current U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte believes General Motors’ sale of cars with faulty ignition switches was a criminal act. Surely Sen. Ayotte knows no one will go to jail for their outrageous behavior despite the loss of life and egregious injury caused. That shouldn’t surprise, considering no one of importance went …

Not-So-Calm Before the Storm

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

West Lebanon — By mid-afternoon on Tuesday, the bottom shelves at Encore Books were bare. Employees at the Route 12A reseller spent the day moving hundreds of books to higher ground — or at least to higher shelves — in anticipation of potential flooding from the nearby Connecticut River overnight. “Right now, my …

Enfield Day Care Tragedies Prompt an Examination of Rules

Sunday, March 30, 2014

During his 26 years as an Enfield police officer, Chief Richard Crate has seen children fall victim to homicide, to drowning, to sudden infant death syndrome. But not until recently has he seen children die in a day care setting. Last Monday, 4-year-old Willa Clark died after her …

Police Identify Enfield Girl’s Day Care Provider

Friday, March 28, 2014

Enfield — Police have identified the Lockehaven Road resident who was the day care provider responsible for a 4-year-old girl who died after her jacket became snagged on a branch, causing her to choke and stop breathing. Police said Thursday that the incident occurred at the home of …

Willa Shine Clark

Friday, March 28, 2014

Enfield, N.H. — Willa Shine Clark, 4, passed away Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. Family and friends are invited to a memorial service on Saturday, March 29, 2014, at 12 noon at the Community Lutheran Church in Enfield. Arrangements are by the Ricker Funeral Homes …

Snowcats on the Prowl: Group Goes All Out to Maintain Trails

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Lebanon — When winter lingers, it means more fun for members of the Twin State Trailbusters. For volunteers in the Lebanon-based snowmobile club, it also means more commitment. Mark Gardner, now in his 24th year as club president, …

Letter: No Dance for Gas Prices

Thursday, March 27, 2014

To the Editor: On Feb. 2, during the Puppy Bowl, a commercial was aired about a young woman doing a happy dance while fueling up her car using a credit card. I am willing to bet she did not do a dance when she received her statement at …

Girl, 4, Dies Of Injuries At Day Care

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Enfield — A 4-year-old girl who was choked accidentally by her own coat while at an unlicensed day care on Monday has died. Willa Clark died late Wednesday afternoon, her parents, Cara and Michael Clark, of Enfield, said in a statement issued through Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. “Willa Shine …

Charles Leo Deveney

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Belfast, Maine — Charles Leo Deveney, 73, of Belfast passed away Saturday, March 22, 2014, in Togus. He was born April 3, 1940 in Lebanon, N.H. a son of the late Albert and Katherine (Brooks) Deveney. Charles served in the US Air Force in Tacoma, Wash. with the …

Grace Mary (Kitson) Aldrich

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Enfield, N.H. — Grace Mary (Kitson) Aldrich, 93, passed away at her home Friday, March 14, 2014. She was born on Aug. 14, 1920, in Lawrence, Mass. to the late Albert & Grace E. (Mason) Kitson. Grace grew up in Lawrence. She met and later married Raymond B. …

It’s Good to Be the King: Raider Is Tops in D-II Girls Hoop

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Lebanon — Having one New Hampshire girls basketball player of the year is nice, but Lebanon High is starting to make a habit out of it. For the second straight winter, a Raider drew enough notice from the …

Letter: Not a Walk in the Park

Thursday, March 20, 2014

To the Editor: I was happy to see the article “When Dog Park Play Gets Too Intense” (March 9). As a certified dog trainer, I embrace the idea of dogs playing together appropriately. However, I believe too many people think their dogs enjoy playing with other dogs and …