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Penacook man killed in crash was a father, hiker, musician

Monday, November 3, 2014

A Penacook man was killed in a car crash Saturday in Salisbury after he veered across Route 4 and struck a tree. Warren Leary IV, 24, was traveling eastbound at a “very, very high speed” in a 35-mph zone when his 2001 Chevy Impala hit a large tree hard enough that the engine was ripped from the car, said State Trooper Max King, who was the first to respond to …

Letter: Avoiding the facts

Sunday, October 26, 2014

I couldn’t agree more with Don Mason’s statement about the oversimplification and omission of “facts” that predominate election year advertising (Sunday Monitor letters, Oct. 19). That being the case, I wonder that Mason’s letter is full of those same sins. Mason states that Sen. Jeanne Shaheen “apparently” did not read the Obamacare legislation before voting for it. To then turn around and wonder …

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 …

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 …

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, …

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 …

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 …

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 …