NH town to dedicate annual fair to Celina Cass

Posted Aug. 07, 2011, at 11:29 a.m.

STEWARTSTOWN, N.H. — Despite the sadness over the death of an 11-year-old northern New Hampshire girl, the small town that knew her is going ahead with plans to hold an annual summer fair.

The 35th annual Stewartstown Day started Friday. It’s being held in a small town park that had been the scene of candlelight vigils during the week-long search for Celina Cass.

This year’s fair is being dedicated to Celina at a 7 p.m. ceremony.

The fifth-grader was missing for a week before her body was found Monday in the Connecticut River. An autopsy didn’t immediately provide the cause or manner of her death.

The funeral home’s obituary for Celina said a celebration of her life is scheduled for Monday night at the Canaan School in Vermont.

Cops: Mass. men with pirate flag tried to rob boat

GLOUCESTER, Mass. — Two Massachusetts men have been arrested for trying to rob a sailboat with the help of a motor boat flying the iconic “skull-and-crossbones” pirate flag.

The Gloucester Times reports that Scott Stanton, of Gloucester and Steven Jette, of Ipswich were arrested Thursday after police said the sailboat owner chased them away.

Gloucester Police Lt. Joseph Aiello said the men boarded the sailboat at a transient mooring early Thursday only to wake the sailboat owner who called the U.S. Coast Guard. The owner told police that the men’s boat was flying the pirates’ black-and-white flag.

Gloucester police later found the motor boat using homeland security cameras.

The men were charged with breaking and entering, threatening to commit a crime and witness intimidation.

It’s unclear if the men had attorneys.

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