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Letter: Silence at the pumps

Monday, January 19, 2015

I find it ironic that the editorial page of the Monitor is suddenly void of letters admonishing big oil corporations of price gouging, huge profits and high gas prices now that the price of oil has fallen below $60 a barrel. I’m confident that the alternative-energy advocates most certainly are enjoying the bargain-basement prices at the gas pumps these days. Kudos to the oil companies that choose to do business …

Letter: CIA did what it had to do

Friday, December 19, 2014

Recent editorial cartoons show your approval of the findings of the Senate Report on the CIA and its actions after 9/11. I would like to remind everybody that the individuals under CIA control have one purpose, and that is to kill as many of your loved ones as possible in as heinous a way as possible. Compare what those terrorists in CIA custody …

Letter: Time to move on

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

This letter is to those Republican members of the state Legislature who are unhappy with the results of the speaker’s election and threaten disruptive actions. Get over yourselves! No one made you run for office. Now that you are in office, you have a job to do, so do it. The vote was proper and per your accepted process. Accept the loss and …

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 …

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, …

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,” …

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 …

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 …