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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 withdrawal from the district, which also serves Boscawen, Loudon and Penacook. “We’re basically petitioning to gain more knowledge, which may very well reinforce what we have is best,” said Mason Donovan, a Webster resident and one of the town’s selectmen. Donovan said he started the Webster petition – the same one being used in Salisbury – after the district’s annual meeting in February, when voters rejected a … 3

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 the state police for coverage. Neither the budget committee nor the town’s selectmen support the … 0

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 from Penacook. ∎ A three-year term for a member from Loudon. ∎ A three-year term for an … 0

Mother: Merrimack Valley student didn't take medication before alleged assault on police officers

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

A 17-year-old student accused of threatening to murder a police officer, assaulting another and spitting on a school principal at Merrimack Valley High School on Monday hadn’t been taking his medication in the days leading up to the … 0

Police: Defiant student assaults two officers and administrator at Merrimack Valley High School

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

A Merrimack Valley High School student spent last night at Merrimack County jail after the police said he caused a significant disruption in the school’s main hallway, assaulted two police officers, threatened to murder one and spit on a school administrator. “This is simply an act of, basically, … 0

Franklin home destroyed in multiple fires; no one injured

Friday, November 16, 2012

A house on Salisbury Road in Franklin caught fire twice yesterday, the second time engulfing the house in flames and leaving it charred and uninhabitable. No one was injured. Firefighters responded to the first fire at 308 Salisbury … 0

Letter: Two better choices for Andover voters

Monday, November 5, 2012

State Rep. Jenn Coffey is running as the incumbent to represent Andover, Salisbury and Danbury in newly-constituted Merrimack County District 1. In her campaign literature she talks about the need for more jobs, better services and better health care – issues with which I agree. But during the … 0

Hollis-Brookline 5, MV 1 

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Merrimack Valley (2-13-1) closed out its season with a loss on the road. Freshman Tim Bortnick scored his first varsity goal at the end of the first half to keep MV in the game, 2-1, at the break, but the Cavaliers (12-1-3) scored on a free kick and … 0

Advantage Bow, one more time

Sunday, October 21, 2012

The story remains the same. Just like in last year's championship game and in this year's season opener, the Bow High field hockey team was just a little bit better than rival Merrimack Valley yesterday. The Falcons scored late in the first half and survived a late scare … 0

Con-Val 47, Merrimack Valley 0

Saturday, October 20, 2012

A tough first half for the Pride (0-8) escalated into a difficult road loss against the Cougars (3-5) on Thursday. Freshman Colby Weyant provided a strong second half and finished with 13 tackles. Ivan Niyomugabo also played well on defense. Offensively, Tom Schneider led MV with 38 yards … 0

Bright attitudes at cross-country championship

Saturday, October 20, 2012

PENACOOK - Wet weather made for a muddy course and less than ideal conditions for the 36th annual Capital Area Cross Country Championships, but it didn't discourage Concord High. The Crimson Tide embraced it. Going into the meet with a positive attitude and enthusiasm, the Concord cross country … 0