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Ilene P. Reed

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Enfield, N.H. — Ilene P. Reed, 91, died Monday, Nov. 30, 2015, at the Lebanon Center Eldercare in Lebanon, N.H. Arrangements are pending with the Knight Funeral Home in White River Junction, Vt. A full obituary will follow in a later edition. …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Man Pleads Guilty to Fatal Hit-and-Run

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Rutland — Moments before the jury was to be selected Wednesday for his trial, Michael Debellis pleaded guilty to leaving the scene of a fatal crash that killed an Upper Valley man. Debellis, 29, of Killington, Vt., was …

Local Roundup: Thetford Pulls Off a Shocker in Williamstown

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Williamstown, Vt. — Cinderella must have been stowed away on the Thetford Academy boys soccer team bus to Williamstown for the opening round of the Vermont Division III playoffs on Tuesday afternoon. The 13th-seeded Panthers beat the fourth-seeded …

Raptors’ Bradley Runs to Victory

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Williamstown, Vt. — This running thing seems to agree with Maija Bradley. A first-year cross country athlete, the Rivendell Academy senior won her third race in five Central Vermont League starts this season in a five-kilometer race at Williamstown High School on Monday. Bradley outraced a field of …

Local Roundup: Marauders Set Marks in CVC Victory

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Hanover — A pair of record-setting performances helped the Hanover High girls cross country team to a victory in the Connecticut Valley Conference championship meet on Friday at Storrs Pond Recreation Area. The Marauder boys took third place. …


Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Brian Blue of Fail Safe, a company that tests fire hoses and ground ladders, checks the Enfield Fire Department’s hoses. The hoses are checked every other year. The company pressure-checked about 6,000 feet of hose on Monday.Valley News …

N.H. Drug Court Program Eyes Future of Medicaid Expansion

Monday, October 12, 2015

North Haverhill — If the New Hampshire Legislature doesn’t reauthorize Medicaid expansion, the ripple effect could be felt by graduates of the Grafton County Drug Court, who spend about two years getting clean, according to supporters of the program. Created in 2007, the drug court offers high risk, …

Shaker Museum Working to Pay off Barn Mortgage

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Enfield — The Enfield Shaker Museum is raising money to retire the mortgage on the 19th century cow barn it bought in January for $230,000 . The red two-story barn, near the museum’s gardens , is part of …

Doris L. Finnigan

Friday, October 9, 2015

Enfield, N.H. — Doris L. Finnigan, 79, died in the comfort of her home on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015. She was born in Portsmouth, N.H., to the late Frederick & Edith (Tibbetts) Finnigan. Doris retired after thirty-five years of dedicated service as a teacher for Lincoln Akerman School …

Theater Review: At Shaker Bridge, a Play Meant to Lacerate Leaves Few Marks

Thursday, October 8, 2015

M ichael Weller’s play Side Effects , at the Shaker Bridge Theatre in Enfield, is a two-person play with one sensational part: Lindy Metz, a brilliantly incisive woman, who happens to be bi p olar, is married to a man who, no matter where he goes and what …