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Friday, November 1, 2013
What would we do without our mobile devices? Technology certainly has affected our lives. Even the term “mobile devices” wasn’t in our everyday vocabulary until a few years ago, and …
Friday, May 3, 2013
It seems odd that in a state that is still somewhat rural we have to ask people to be careful when they are driving near or past folks who are …
Friday, April 26, 2013
We, like many of you, are trying to make sense of the two explosions that rocked the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday. Listening to reports on the …
Friday, April 19, 2013
We urge voters to consider approving $1.5 million to allow the District Central Office and Special Services to consolidate into one building. The money will be used to construct and …
Thursday, April 4, 2013
We know that it can be hard to get enthusiastic about the local elections. After all, we’re not inundated with robocalls or television commercials or out-in-the-open nastiness. But we should …
Friday, March 29, 2013
The calendar is telling us it’s spring but someone should tell Old Man Winter the time has come for him to rest until next year. Many of us are tired …
Friday, March 22, 2013
It’s short notice but if you don’t have plans for Saturday, consider getting your tickets for the 13th annual Benefit Dinner Show. And, you don’t have to like green beer …
Friday, March 15, 2013
Kudos to the kids and adults who will get together next weekend for their annual fast and food drive – a 30 hour event to raise money and awareness about …
Friday, March 1, 2013
Sick of winter? If you’re like us, you’ve had enough of snow, bulky coats, mittens and woolly hats, howling wind; the list goes on. Enough is enough already. It’s time …
Friday, February 22, 2013
Yes, it snowed. Yes, there was a lot of snow. But did it require the kind of wall-to-wall coverage with which we were inundated Saturday on all four Boston TV …
Friday, February 15, 2013
The town and School District have put out the call for candidates who are considering running for office this year. Registered voters may file from Feb. 20 to March 1 …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
The FIRST Robotics teams are on their way to another challenging season of competitions. The Merrimack FIRST team, Chop Shop 166, is busy perfecting their robot for the Granite State …
Friday, February 1, 2013
Kudos to the many donors and volunteers who make St. John Neumann Church’s blood drive so successful. We often hear how the American Red Cross is in dire need of …
Friday, January 18, 2013
Imagination is a powerful tool, and Merrimack’s young author, Emily Murphy, has accomplished what many only dream – and has done so at age 16. She yearned to write and …
Thursday, January 10, 2013
LeeAnn Vigeant, of Merrimack, walked into the office of The Telegraph and the Merrimack Journal the week before Christmas to drop off several bags of unwrapped toys for the Santa …
Friday, January 4, 2013
We wish you all a merry Christmas and holiday season, and hope you had a happy  Hanukkah. Sometimes with shopping, double checking those wish lists and decorating our homes, we …
Friday, December 21, 2012
Kudos to the Merrimack Town Council, the Dog Park Subcommittee and the Parks and Recreation Committee for bringing the Merrimack Dog Park to fruition. We also give a high-five to …
Friday, December 14, 2012
Are you busy getting ready for the holidays? We know how time can get away from us, especially after summer winds down, kids go back to school, and wham!, it’s …
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
We were lucky in New Hampshire. The devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy missed us, but about 240 miles away thousands of people lost their homes or were displaced; some people …
Friday, November 30, 2012
Everyone loves to get gifts, and the old saying, “It’s better to give than receive,” is true when you help bring joy to someone alone on the holidays. When you’re …
Friday, November 23, 2012
Veterans Day is Sunday, Nov. 11 and we hope you will take the time to honor all those veterans at home and in the community who fought for our freedoms …
Friday, November 9, 2012
In a few days, the Nov. 6 general election will finally be here. We urge all residents to exercise their right to vote. As we all know, this is a …
Friday, November 2, 2012
If you happen to see a group of people around town picking through bins of used aluminum cans, don’t be alarmed. It’s just the Exchange Club of Merrimack doing their …
Friday, October 26, 2012
When was the last time you looked for something to occupy your time, and ended up with 17,000 Twitter followers, raising thousands of dollars to help others – and befriending …
Friday, October 19, 2012
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the month that hosts the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks. As we enter October and look forward to …
Friday, October 5, 2012
The Merrimack Knights of Columbus Council 6725 has teamed up with MooreMart in collecting white boot and crew socks at the Merrimack Business Expo on Saturday to send to our …
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Members of the Professional Firefighters of Merrimack Local 2904, with the support of several local businesses, will be running in their fourth annual 5K race and walk, all to support …
Friday, September 21, 2012
We hope you’ll consider taking part in the third annual Erica’s 5K Run/Walk to Strike Back Against Cancer on Saturday, Sept. 22, at Merrimack High School. The event is in …
Friday, September 14, 2012
As Americans, we have the right and privilege to elect those candidates we choose, and oppose those we believe will not serve in our best interest. We urge all voters …
Friday, September 7, 2012
School began this week and drivers should be extra cautious, especially when approaching school buses and school areas. Let’s face it, children can be very unpredictable. Excited children may be …
Friday, August 31, 2012
Believe it or not, it’s time for back to school. We hope you had a great summer full of barbecues, recreation, and tossing balls on sandy beaches and lakesides. But, …
Friday, August 24, 2012
It’s been a long summer for some of us – except for students who are dreading going back to school – but we hope you had a chance to get …
Friday, August 17, 2012
Where would we be without history? It’s a path in which we, at any age, learn about our ancestors, their successes and failures, and how a town developed. It is …
Friday, August 10, 2012
We love to hear from our readers. We get hundreds of emails each day, and it’s always a pleasure to open messages from the residents, organizations and businesses in our …
Friday, August 3, 2012
Heroes come in many forms – the firefighter who rescues a child or family from a house fire, a police officer who keeps our community safe, or the veteran who …
Friday, July 27, 2012
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