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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 when something comes close to their backyard. I am not saying don’t ask questions such as “What will you do with the …

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 underfunded state ski area into a premier ski destination. As a result, they have strengthened …

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 these things aren’t facts of any sort. They are impressions left by the tenor of …

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 …

One day left to file for Merrimack Valley School Board election

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Residents of Boscawen, Loudon, Penacook, Salisbury and Webster have one more day to file to run for a seat on the Merrimack Valley School Board. Five seats will be filled by voters March 6: ∎ A three-year term for a member from Boscawen. ∎ A three-year term for a member …

Three years after losing local police, Salisbury content with state troopers

Sunday, January 19, 2014

In Salisbury, whether you call the cops about a suspicious car or report an active domestic assault, the New Hampshire State Police will show up. No matter the seriousness of the incident, time of day or day of …

Manhunt in Salisbury woods ends with two arrests

Saturday, December 28, 2013

A domestic incident led to a manhunt in Salisbury last night, ending with two arrests, according to a state police statement. Though shots were fired, no one was harmed. The hunt ended with the arrest of Stuart McKenzie, 26, of Salisbury, who the police said was arrested without …

Letter: Salisbury selectman is looking out for us

Monday, December 9, 2013

Salisbury Selectman Ken Ross-Raymond is a steward of our money. I thank him for caring for the taxpayer and asking questions of the school district. Part of my tax dollar goes to the SAU and school district. I am one of the people who asked for information from …

Tensions escalate between Salisbury selectman, Merrimack Valley School Board

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

If you ask Salisbury Selectman Ken Ross-Raymond, the Merrimack Valley School Board is rife with corruption. Through right-to-know requests, formal complaints to the attorney general’s office, public comments and numerous conversations, he paints a picture of a district where nepotism reigns, costs are spiraling out of control and …

Back to School: A focus on Boston; a high-tech prize

Friday, September 13, 2013

We asked local teachers to tell us about the most interesting new thing going on in their classrooms. Here are two more submissions: one from a group at Broken Ground School in Concord, one from a teacher at Salisbury Elementary School. Colonial history meets the Common Core The …

Salisbury Elementary to receive security updates

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Salisbury Elementary School’s front entrance is getting a face-lift this summer as part of $125,000 worth of security updates to Merrimack Valley School District’s elementary schools. The other four elementary schools each have two sets of doors at the front, the second of which visitors must be buzzed …

Merrimack Valley re-evaluates elementary school transfer requests

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

School board members in Merrimack Valley are working to develop a formal policy for parents who want to send their children to a different elementary school in the cooperative district in response to growing class sizes in Boscawen and Penacook. “We can’t punish our existing children by allowing …