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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 is meaningless in regard to what we …

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 said. “I think . . . if you wanted to coin it somehow, it’s what …

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 …

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 …