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Sandown Selectmen will discuss town employees’ salaries

SANDOWN — After a third-party study concluded that Sandown lags behind other communities in town employee salaries, selectmen disagree on whether to increase workers’ pay to match the market. The board will debate at Monday’s 6 p.m. meeting whether Sandown … Continue reading

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Timberlane Regional Middle School And Spotlight Award Renewal

It is genuinely good when our schools and their staff earn recognition for work well done.  Parents should understand, however, that in the ed biz, some recognitions are completely unrelated to academic achievement – an issue previously raised by Arthur … Continue reading

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Timberlane Predicts $550k Surplus Shortfall

Before any budget is approved, prudence and common sense require an examination of projected revenues. Unfortunately, Timberlane’s budget committee never looks at revenue before they give their stamp of approval. Why does this matter?  Shaky revenues mean a risk of … Continue reading

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Timberlane Taxes to Skyrocket

Timberlane School District residents will be asked to pay 8.9% more in taxes this November. As usual, Sandown and Danville will be slammed hardest. Also, as usual, the news was disguised. The administration reported at the June 1 school board … Continue reading

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Strategic Planning Community Survey

The Strategic Planning Committee of the Timberlane Regional School Board seeks to gain an understanding of the perceptions of stakeholders in our greater educational community. The committee developed a brief community survey that should take only 10 minutes of your … Continue reading

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Metzler Gets Max Bonus

At their May 17th meeting, SAU55’s board awarded Dr. Metzler a 3% raise and a 4% bonus effective July 1, 2017. His total compensation increase is approximately $11,000. Dr. Metzler’s contract limits his bonus to a maximum of 4% of … Continue reading

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SAU Board Likely to Decide Metzler’s Raise Tonight

SAU 55’s board will be discussing Superintendent Metzler’s evaluation tonight. Usually, at this time the conversation also includes decisions on his raise and bonus. It is always possible in these discussions that other contractual issues could be opened as well. … Continue reading

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