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Vermont Man Indicted in N.H. On Sex Charges

Friday, November 27, 2015

North Haverhill — A 21-year-old Newbury, Vt., man who faces a sex assault charge in Vermont has been indicted by a New Hampshire grand jury on 35 charges, all related to the same minor girl. Christopher O. Hollis pleaded not guilty to all 35 charges at an arraignment in Grafton Superior Court last month. The indictments became public on Tuesday. Hollis is being held on $50,000 cash bail at the …

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 …

Local Roundup: One Goal Does Job for Engineers

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Woodsville — Dominant everywhere but on the scoreboard, the Woodsville High girls soccer team finally found the back of the net with just 30 seconds to play on Monday afternoon to beat Lin-Wood, 1-0. Woodsville outshot the Lumberjacks, …

State Releases Video of Fatal Shooting by Haverhill Officers

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Concord — Redacted police body camera videos of a fatal police shooting in Grafton County that were released Friday show a knife-wielding 41-year-old New Hampshire man running away from officers in July before turning back toward them when …

Local Roundup: Hanover Girls Soccer Blanks Plymouth

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Hanover — Everyone’s gunning for the Hanover High girls soccer team this year. That’s what happens to a defending state champion. The Marauders’ challenge is making sure they have their game on point at every opportunity. Hanover met …

A Life: Betty Abbott, 1924-2015; ‘This Is a Woman Who Loved Life and Gave Life’

Monday, September 21, 2015

Lebanon — Sometimes habits formed early on can last a lifetime. For Elizabeth “Betty” Abbott, those included writing and helping others. The daughter of Clifford and Beatrice Griswold, Abbott was born at home in Lewiston, a once-bustling hamlet …

Mentoring Program For Grafton Inmates Seeking Volunteers

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Haverhill — A program designed to help inmates at Grafton County Jail make better choices is looking for volunteer mentors. A free training is set for Oct. 2 from 6-9 p.m. in North Haverhill. An intensive five-week course, Crossroads and Decisions is based on the belief that convicted …

Local & Regional Briefs for Friday, Sept. 18, 2015

Friday, September 18, 2015

Judge Delays Release of Footage Concord — A judge has delayed the limited release of body camera footage from a deadly shooting by police in July, allowing himself four extra days to consider objections from attorneys on various sides. Redacted clips were scheduled to be released Monday, according …

Woodsville, Littleton Boys Pull a Draw Play

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Woodsville — The Woodsville High boys soccer team’s offense runs through Derek Maccini. Before the season even began, Maccini knew the pressure was on. He had been a big part of Woodville’s offense last season, but this year was different. He was a senior, after all, and Engineers …

Local Roundup: Hartford Girls Soccer Ascends Cosmos

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

White River Junction — Jeff Acker isn’t sure if Monday’s game against Springfield finished with the Hurricanes’ first four-point game under his decade-long tenure. If not, it’s certainly one of very few. Acker’s girls soccer team exploded offensively …

Judge Orders Limited Release of Haverhill Police Body-cam Videos That Captured Fatal Shooting

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Concord — A judge has ordered a limited release of body camera footage recorded by two police officers when they shot a Canterbury, N.H., man to death in July, saying the public has a right to vet the incident, but not the actual shots, nor the immediate bloody …

Officers, Town of Haverhill Seek Release of Body-Cam Videos in Bath, N.H., Shooting

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Haverhill — The town of Haverhill and its police department are seeking the release of video footage of the fatal shooting in Bath, N.H., saying it will “inform the public” that the shooting was “not only justified, but …