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Salisbury, Webster petitions call for study on withdrawing from Merrimack Valley School District

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Residents in two of the five communities that make up the Merrimack Valley School District are in the early stages of exploring a possible withdrawal. Petitions circulating in Salisbury and Webster are asking the school board to establish a committee to study the “opportunities and liabilities” associated with withdrawal from the district, which also serves Boscawen, Loudon and Penacook. “We’re basically petitioning to gain more knowledge, which may very well reinforce what we have is best,” said Mason Donovan, a Webster resident and one of the town’s selectmen. Donovan said he started the Webster petition – the same one being used in Salisbury – after the district’s annual meeting in February, when voters rejected a … 3

Reinstating Salisbury police again on town warrant

Friday, March 7, 2014

For the second year in a row, voters in Salisbury will consider a petition warrant article to reinstate the town’s police department. Twenty-five residents signed the petition, which asks for $64,000 to fund the department. Since its two full-time officers quit in 2010, Salisbury residents have relied on the state police for coverage. Neither the budget committee nor the town’s selectmen support the … 0

One day left to file for Merrimack Valley School Board election

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Residents of Boscawen, Loudon, Penacook, Salisbury and Webster have one more day to file to run for a seat on the Merrimack Valley School Board. Five seats will be filled by voters March 6: ∎ A three-year term for a member from Boscawen. ∎ A three-year term for a member from Penacook. ∎ A three-year term for a member from Loudon. ∎ A three-year term for an … 0