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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 … 5

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 … 2

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 … 1

Merrimack Valley Middle School honor roll

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

The following students earned honors for the first semester at Merrimack Valley Middle School: GRADE 8 PRINCIPAL AWARD: Susana Barger, Isabelle Carr, Noah Champagne, Emily  Girard, Madison Godfrey, Sarah Irving, Nadien Jeski, Madyn Kenney, Samantha Lesmerises, Lauryn Masse, Danielle Mead, Kate Merrill, Meriah Metzger, Jessica Mulleavey, McKenzie Nixon, … 0

Merrimack Valley School District member towns call for budget restraint

Monday, December 17, 2012

Officials in Salisbury are leading an effort to organize leaders in the Merrimack Valley School District towns to fight increasing school taxes, well before the district’s budget comes to a vote at the annual meeting in March. “This education budget is like a freight train with no brakes,” … 0

Webster, Salisbury first elementary schools in state to become IB members

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Miniature flags from around the world line the hallways of Webster Elementary School, and a map marking different time zones greets visitors from the wall opposite the front door. To visitors, these serve as noticeable clues that they’re entering an International Baccalaureate World School. But these international decorations … 2

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