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Letter: Gun delusions

Monday, December 28, 2015

Closing background-check loopholes will not do much to curb gun violence at this time. If anyone believes that terrorists (foreign or homegrown), felons, the mentally incompetent, gang members and children are going to subject themselves to background checks to acquire firearms, they are having delusions of grandeur. They’ll find ways to get weapons. Let us review the many ways firearms can be acquired. They are purchased via gun dealers, through …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …