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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 …

Local Roundup: Hanover, Concord Boys Soccer Deadlock

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Concord — Hanover’s Griffin Johnson was inches away from ending the game in double overtime, but the crossbar answered his header in the box in what proved to be the best last chance of the Marauders’ 2-2 double-overtime boys soccer draw with Concord on Tuesday. Hanover senior captain …

Jean Hendry Axten

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Bend, Ore. — Jean Hendry Axten, 86, died Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, at her home in Bend. She was born in Flushing, N.Y. on April 26, 1929, to James and Margaret Hendry. Jean received her elementary and secondary education in Long Island, and went on to college at …

Whaleback Adds Mountain Biking to Lineup

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Enfield — Etna ski racer and mountain biker Charlie Harrison has a strong family history at Whaleback Mountain. Over the last two summers, he’s played a major role in forming that legacy’s next major contribution. Harrison — grandson …

NHIAA Aims to Be Tech-Savvy

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Concord — At the start of each workday, NHIAA Executive Director Jeff Collins and assistant Dave Rozumek say they spend 30-45 minutes brainstorming ways to make the organization’s website, nhiaa.org, more informative and user-friendly. Some time during the 2015-16 school year, it hopes to reveal the best version …

Ready to Coach

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Macoma High soccer coach Ryan Limero gives instruction on corner kicks to his team during practice in West Canaan on Thursday before today’s season opener against Hillsboro-Deering. Limero, a third-grade teacher at Enfield Village School, is coaching his …

Helen Farwell-Delfino

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Enfield, N.H. — A graveside memorial service for Helen Farwell-Delfino, 72, who died Oct. 25, 2014, will be held Sept. 26, 2015, at 11 a.m. in Lakeview Cemetery in Enfield, with the Pastor Mary H. Detsch officiating. Interment will follow. Arrangements are being handled by her daughter, Donna …

A Life: Jim Hanlon, 1959-2015; ‘He Carried His Home on His Back’

Monday, August 24, 2015

Canaan — He did it his way. Usually on foot. Often without a permanent roof over his head. Jim Hanlon lived 57 years on mostly his own terms. Hanlon, who died on July 20 at his brother’s Canaan …

Local Roundup: Dartmouth Hires Assistant Women’s Rugby Coach

Friday, August 21, 2015

Hanover — Matthew Cameron joined the Dartmouth College women’s rugby program as an assistant to head coach Katie Dowty on Friday. A Bard College graduate, Cameron served as an assistant coach at his alma mater through 2009, working with the school’s first women’s team in 2005. He moved …

Geared Up: Mascoma Football Hopes to Work Smoothly

Friday, August 14, 2015

West Canaan — A day’s worth of practice was over and the underlying feeling was upbeat when Mascoma High’s football players filed off the field Wednesday. The first hints of dusk were in the sky and even the …

Nonie I. Boisvert

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Pittsfield, Mass. — Nonie I. Boisvert, 88, of 24 Doreen Street, Pittsfield died Monday, Aug. 10, 2015, at home. Born on Jan. 11, 1927, in New Hampshire, she was a daughter of the late William and Leafie Mae Baker Murphy. A longtime Pittsfield resident, she was educated in …