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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 …

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 …

Advantage Bow, one more time

Sunday, October 21, 2012

The story remains the same. Just like in last year's championship game and in this year's season opener, the Bow High field hockey team was just a little bit better than rival Merrimack Valley yesterday. The Falcons scored late in the first half and survived a late scare …

Con-Val 47, Merrimack Valley 0

Saturday, October 20, 2012

A tough first half for the Pride (0-8) escalated into a difficult road loss against the Cougars (3-5) on Thursday. Freshman Colby Weyant provided a strong second half and finished with 13 tackles. Ivan Niyomugabo also played well on defense. Offensively, Tom Schneider led MV with 38 yards …

Bright attitudes at cross-country championship

Saturday, October 20, 2012

PENACOOK - Wet weather made for a muddy course and less than ideal conditions for the 36th annual Capital Area Cross Country Championships, but it didn't discourage Concord High. The Crimson Tide embraced it. Going into the meet with a positive attitude and enthusiasm, the Concord cross country …