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Letter: An overdue admonishment

Monday, November 16, 2015

I want to thank the Concord Monitor for the article “AG: Merrimack Valley School District broke election laws” (Monitor front page, Oct. 29), Louise Andrus for exposing the illegal practices and Assistant Attorney General Stephen LaBonte for admonishing the school district. Make no mistake, those illegal practices affected the Merrimack Valley School District school board elections for years and helped keep their membership intact. Limiting the voters in the five …

Letter: We deserve GMO choice

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

I’ve read numerous letters and op-eds in the Monitor arguing that GMO crops are safe and necessary. But these letters always ignore the point that people should be allowed to make their own choice. I challenge the pro-GMO writers to explain why none of us should have the choice to eat or not to eat GMO crops. Are they arguing our state motto …

Community Snapshots: Salisbury honors its elders

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

T he Salisbury Old Home Day celebrated its past this weekend in style. The theme was “We Honor Our Elders.” Isabelle Bartz, Salisbury’s oldest resident and Boston Can holder, led the parade. There was also a pet parade, warm apple crisp, a dunk tank, cemetery tours, fireworks, vendors;, barbecue chicken, a pie-eating contest, …

Old Home Day celebration this weekend in Salisbury

Friday, August 7, 2015

In Salisbury, Old Home Day is an event equivalent to a major holiday. “This is Christmas for Salisbury,” said Old Home Day committee chairwoman Susan Martin. “Everyone gets together.” Salisbury is a small, rural town with a population of about 1,400, and residents don’t gather too frequently, Martin …

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; …

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 …

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 …

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 …