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TM Salisbury: Wary winter voters approve more snow money, grouse about school budget

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Voters in Salisbury still had winter on their minds yesterday as they trimmed money from several different warrant articles to pad their operating budget in case of another snowy season. Voters at the town meeting added exactly $22,000 to the budget, which stood at a little more than $1 million, to be used for winter maintenance. Since the town’s budget starts Jan. 1, this won’t be applied retroactively. Rather it …

Salisbury: Winter maintenance costs could shake up budget

Thursday, March 5, 2015

This winter has hit Salisbury’s budget for road maintenance hard. The selectmen chairman said it will likely affect the bottom line at town meeting this year. “I think we’re $30,000 over where we were at this time last year,” Ken Ross-Raymond said. And winter isn’t over. “Fingers crossed,” he cautioned. Otherwise, Ross-Raymond said, he doesn’t see any big issues on the warrant. “It’s …

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 …

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 …

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,” …