The image of an Indian on the basketball court at Merrimack Valley can stay, for now
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The Merrimack Valley School Board, faced with opposing arguments about the appropriateness of its former mascot, chose to let residents decide at their town meeting if images of a Native American man should be ejected from the basketball court.

With tension rising during the nearly two-hour school board meeting, opinions moved back and forth, pitting school graduates, who see the image as a symbol of strength and courage, against Native Americans and others, who view the profile as insulting.

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