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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, this won’t be applied retroactively. Rather it …

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,” he cautioned. Otherwise, Ross-Raymond said, he doesn’t see any big issues on the warrant. “It’s …

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 certainly are enjoying the bargain-basement prices at the gas pumps these days. Kudos to the …

Letter: Voice of reason

Monday, August 11, 2014

A breath of fresh air was Michael Sununu’s article “It’s time to take a hard look at climate hyperbole” (Monitor Forum, July 26). Finally, there is someone willing to challenge someone for spewing unsubstantiated exaggerations regarding global warming. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that students at NHTI …

Police seize 30 marijuana plants from Salisbury man’s property

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

A Salisbury man was arrested yesterday after the state police said they found 30 marijuana plants growing on his property. Albert Hill, 51, was charged with one count of manufacturing the controlled drug and released on $2,500 personal recognizance bail. He is scheduled to be arraigned in Franklin’s …

Brassard, Clachar win New England titles

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Even though technically graduated from high school, Jeremy Brassard still had one more goal to achiever in his high school track and field career – defend his 1,600 New England title. And thanks to a phenomenal final lap, the recent Coe-Brown graduate was able to do that just, …

Letter: Salisbury voters have spoken

Monday, May 12, 2014

Each of us has our own opinion on an issue, which is the way it is supposed to be. The voters in Salisbury at the 2014 Town Meeting voted down a police force. But the other side cannot take no for an answer (Monitor editorial, May 6). Back …

Letter: Leave Salisbury alone

Sunday, May 11, 2014

I have read article after article criticizing the town of Salisbury for not having a police department. After reading the editorial “Salisbury needs its own police force” (Monitor, May 6), I’ve decided I’ve had a belly full of other people trying to tell the residents of Salisbury how …

Editorial: Salisbury needs its own police force

Monday, May 5, 2014

In 2010, Salisbury’s two-man police force quit, citing a hostile working environment. Since then, residents have relied on state police and neighboring towns to respond to traffic accidents and all complaints, great and small. The time has come for voters to put an end to this public safety …

Franklin man arrested in Salisbury after five-hour police chase

Saturday, April 26, 2014

A 31-year-old Franklin man was arrested yesterday in Salisbury after a five-hour police chase that began in Warner, involved police dogs and a diverted traffic helicopter, and which apparently left one suspect at large. State police officials said …

Police coverage paid for, Salisbury officials say in letter

Thursday, April 24, 2014

If a neighboring police department responds to a call in Salisbury, the town is ready to pay the bill. Salisbury selectmen wanted to make this point clear in a letter it sent to police chiefs and selectmen in Andover, Boscawen, Franklin and Webster. They drafted the letter, dated …

Salisbury, Webster petitions call for study on withdrawing from Merrimack Valley School District

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Residents in two of the five communities that make up the Merrimack Valley School District are in the early stages of exploring a possible withdrawal. Petitions circulating in Salisbury and Webster are asking the school board to establish a committee to study the “opportunities and liabilities” associated with …

Reinstating Salisbury police again on town warrant

Friday, March 7, 2014

For the second year in a row, voters in Salisbury will consider a petition warrant article to reinstate the town’s police department. Twenty-five residents signed the petition, which asks for $64,000 to fund the department. Since its two full-time officers quit in 2010, Salisbury residents have relied on …