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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 …

Roark-Miller

Monday, June 10, 2013

Gregory and Kimberly Miller of Salisbury announce the engagement of their son, Todd, to Meagan Roark, daughter of Nancy (Sheahan) David of Andover. Roark graduated from Merrimack Valley High School in 2005 and earned a bachelor’s degree in …

Letter: Taxpayers need help

Monday, June 3, 2013

The working people of New Hampshire cannot keep paying higher tax bills every year. I got my tax bill recently for my old barn on Route 4. It rose 40 percent in one year: $1,400 in 2012 to $2,382 in 2013. I think we all need help with …

Salisbury to hold design session on future town plans

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Salisbury residents will have an opportunity to weigh in on the future of their village area Saturday during a brainstorming session at Academy Hall. The town’s planning board received two grants within the past year to update the zoning ordinances and to hold this weekend’s design session, called …

Announcements

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

SALISBURY Bloodmobile The Red Cross Bloodmobile will be at the Salisbury Congregational Church Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Donors will receive a coupon for a free regular 6-inch sub at any participating Subway restaurant. For more information, visit redcrossblood.org or call 800-733-2767. PEMBROKE Preschool registration Wonderland …

Merrimack Valley teacher named state’s special educator of the year

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Just before 2 p.m. yesterday, Merrimack Valley Middle School teacher Faith Greene was making what she thought was a trip to the gymnasium’s supply closet to find new classroom equipment. But as she got closer to the gym …

Letter: Salisbury’s loss

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Re “Board member was ‘kid magnet’ ” (Monitor Local & State page, Feb. 6): It is with great sorrow that I learned of the passing of David Longnecker, a learned man, a friend, grandfather and cheerleader for family and friends. One of the first faces I saw in …

Penacook Elementary principal to retire

Friday, February 8, 2013

For Linda McAllister, describing a typical day at work is difficult. That’s because as principal of Penacook Elementary School, there’s no such thing as a typical day. “No matter how you prepare for this job, you’re never totally prepared for it, because in principalships every day is different,” …

Webster, Salisbury elementary principal to retire; district begins search for replacement

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

When parents of Webster and Salisbury elementary school students get a phone call from Principal Sandy Davis, it’s not usually to discuss bad behavior or other school problems. Instead, it’s what Davis calls a “good news phone call,” where she tells a parent about how their child is …

N.H. school districts, towns facing big retirement-cost increases this year

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Residents in hundreds of school districts and towns across New Hampshire will vote this spring on local budgets. And when they do, they’ll confront increased retirement costs for teachers, firefighters, police officers and other public employees. The numbers for many communities are eye-popping: increases of 24.7 percent in …

Schools continue to make security updates following Newtown shooting

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Three weeks after the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School that claimed 26 lives, area educators are continuing conversations about how to improve security, as well as reinforce a sense of safety, in their schools. Some districts have made or are working toward concrete changes, such as installing …