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Letter: Bobcats aren’t trophies

Sunday, February 14, 2016

We live in the country in the woods on a beaver pond. We see all types of wild animals in our backyard and woods – deer, bear and moose, and have even seen three mountain lions. But only one time in 76 years have we seen a bobcat. They are a majestic animal, and we don’t see why they need to be hunted. And for what? A trophy? No! ALBERT …

Salisbury looks to study withdrawing from Merrimack Valley School District

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Stung by a spike in taxes last year from the Merrimack Valley School District budget, residents in Salisbury will consider forming a study committee to remove their children from the district. A warrant article would form a committee to study liabilities and opportunities to the town that come with possible withdrawal, and that a feasibility report be submitted to the New Hampshire Board …

Letter: Gun delusions

Monday, December 28, 2015

Closing background-check loopholes will not do much to curb gun violence at this time. If anyone believes that terrorists (foreign or homegrown), felons, the mentally incompetent, gang members and children are going to subject themselves to background checks to acquire firearms, they are having delusions of grandeur. They’ll find ways to get weapons. Let us review the many ways firearms can be acquired. …

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,” …

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 …