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Local students graduate from UNH

Friday, June 26, 2015

The following students from Pembroke, Pittsfield, Salisbury and Sanbornton earned degrees from the University of New Hampshire in May. PEMBROKE james youmatz, mechanical engineering; sarah kelley, animal science; william nunnally, political science. PITTSFIELD bryce paradise, business applications; craig paggi, mechanical engineering, summa cum laude; franklin bongiovanni, electrical engineering; justin gilman, physics, magna cum laude. SALISBURY kaila barry, communication, cum laude; melissa tilley, occupational therapy, magna cum laude. SANBORNTON audrey clairmont, …

A study in generosity

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

A bigale O’Brien, a fifth-grade student at Salisbury Elementary School, donated a truck-full of toiletries, toys, clothes and more to the Concord Homeless Resource Center. She collected donations for about a month and researched homelessness for her Grade 5 Exhibition. She and other fifth-graders will present their projects June 10 from 6:30 to …

TM Salisbury: Wary winter voters approve more snow money, grouse about school budget

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Voters in Salisbury still had winter on their minds yesterday as they trimmed money from several different warrant articles to pad their operating budget in case of another snowy season. Voters at the town meeting added exactly $22,000 to the budget, which stood at a little more than $1 million, to be used for winter maintenance. Since the town’s budget starts Jan. 1, …

Salisbury: Winter maintenance costs could shake up budget

Thursday, March 5, 2015

This winter has hit Salisbury’s budget for road maintenance hard. The selectmen chairman said it will likely affect the bottom line at town meeting this year. “I think we’re $30,000 over where we were at this time last year,” Ken Ross-Raymond said. And winter isn’t over. “Fingers crossed,” …

Letter: Silence at the pumps

Monday, January 19, 2015

I find it ironic that the editorial page of the Monitor is suddenly void of letters admonishing big oil corporations of price gouging, huge profits and high gas prices now that the price of oil has fallen below $60 a barrel. I’m confident that the alternative-energy advocates most …

Letter: CIA did what it had to do

Friday, December 19, 2014

Recent editorial cartoons show your approval of the findings of the Senate Report on the CIA and its actions after 9/11. I would like to remind everybody that the individuals under CIA control have one purpose, and that is to kill as many of your loved ones as …

Letter: Time to move on

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

This letter is to those Republican members of the state Legislature who are unhappy with the results of the speaker’s election and threaten disruptive actions. Get over yourselves! No one made you run for office. Now that you are in office, you have a job to do, so …

Letter: A warning for GOP

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

I have voted Republican for most of my adult years. One recent exception was in 2012, when I voted straight Democratic for the state offices. I did this because I was disgusted by the news articles describing the antics of Bill O’Brien and his minions in the state …

Penacook man killed in crash was a father, hiker, musician

Monday, November 3, 2014

A Penacook man was killed in a car crash Saturday in Salisbury after he veered across Route 4 and struck a tree. Warren Leary IV, 24, was traveling eastbound at a “very, very high speed” in a 35-mph zone when his 2001 Chevy Impala hit a large tree …

Letter: Avoiding the facts

Sunday, October 26, 2014

I couldn’t agree more with Don Mason’s statement about the oversimplification and omission of “facts” that predominate election year advertising (Sunday Monitor letters, Oct. 19). That being the case, I wonder that Mason’s letter is full of those same sins. Mason states that Sen. Jeanne Shaheen “apparently” did …

Letter: Rethinking food

Sunday, September 28, 2014

We need to be more open to ideas such as the small poultry processing plant proposed for Concord. Many people want to buy local, organic or sustainable food. They can feel good about buying free-range eggs or pasture-raised meats. Unfortunately, they don’t want to keep an open mind …

Letter: Sunapee critics fighting battle they lost in 1948

Thursday, September 11, 2014

When Tim and Diane Mueller first proposed their lease of the Mount Sunapee Ski Area, I was on the board of directors of the local chamber. As president during their startup years, I was encouraged by their vision. Over those years I saw them transform a lethargic and …

Letter: The trouble with ads

Monday, September 8, 2014

I dislike TV and internet political ads. First, these spots never tell the whole truth. They lie mostly by omission. A person can’t reduce complicated issues to 30-second “informative” blurbs without omitting a great many details. Some ads lie outright, omitting the omission. Secondly, the real messages in …