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Community Snapshots: Salisbury honors its elders

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

T he Salisbury Old Home Day celebrated its past this weekend in style. The theme was “We Honor Our Elders.” Isabelle Bartz, Salisbury’s oldest resident and Boston Can holder, led the parade. There was also a pet parade, warm apple crisp, a dunk tank, cemetery tours, fireworks, vendors;, barbecue chicken, a pie-eating contest, horseshoes, kickball, music and more. Greg and …

Old Home Day celebration this weekend in Salisbury

Friday, August 7, 2015

In Salisbury, Old Home Day is an event equivalent to a major holiday. “This is Christmas for Salisbury,” said Old Home Day committee chairwoman Susan Martin. “Everyone gets together.” Salisbury is a small, rural town with a population of about 1,400, and residents don’t gather too frequently, Martin said. “I think . . . if you wanted to coin it somehow, it’s what …

Local students graduate from UNH

Friday, June 26, 2015

The following students from Pembroke, Pittsfield, Salisbury and Sanbornton earned degrees from the University of New Hampshire in May. PEMBROKE james youmatz, mechanical engineering; sarah kelley, animal science; william nunnally, political science. PITTSFIELD bryce paradise, business applications; craig paggi, mechanical engineering, summa cum laude; franklin bongiovanni, electrical engineering; justin gilman, physics, magna cum laude. SALISBURY kaila barry, communication, cum laude; melissa tilley, occupational …

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 …