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‘A celebration of being an American,’ Merrimack marks July 4th

Tweets continue to extol the hundreds of families who turned out to see the town’s Fourth of July parade – a vivid show of Independence Day pride that paid little regard to tropical temps. The parade left The Commons shopping center across from the town’s post office and headed for a ...

Lions club honors teachers with $1K grant

The Merrimack Lions Club awarded the $1,000 Cheryl Pearsall High School Grant to teachers Aimee Piccolo and Sean Mueller, of Merrimack High School, for their project, “Capturing the World with STEAM – A Mobile Darkroom and Camera Obscura.” “We are going to use the money for a ...

Merrimack Lions charity golf tourney set for July 23

This year, the Merrimack Lions Charity Golf Tournament will celebrate Francis Quimet’s win. Have you heard of the phrase: “The greatest game ever played?” The phrase is about golf and a movie depicting how Francis Ouimet, a 20-year-old amateur, surprised everyone by winning the 1913 US ...

Fun Day celebrated at Reeds Ferry School

Merrimack’s Reeds Ferry Elementary School hosted its 38th annual Fun Day on June 12, with a schoolwide celebration that included indoor games, craft sessions and face painting, along with outdoor delights provided by the Merrimack Fire and Rescue Department, whose personnel provided cascades ...

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Pfeifer finds his swing for Merrimack Legion Post 98

MERRIMACK – The high school season was a blur for Cody Pfeifer, a painful blur. Thankfully for the Merrimack High School senior-to-be, there is American Legion baseball. Playing third base, Pfeifer has been nothing short of sensational for Post 98, which is 6-4, hunting for a District B ...

Merrimack’s Grassini makes tough decision, sticks to baseball

When an athlete the caliber of Justin Grassini, yes that Justin Grassini (record 45 TD passes as a senior at Merrimack High) gives up football, you know the choice wasn’t easy. In fact, it was excruciating. And it might get a little tougher before it gets better. “It was a hard ...

’Hawks tracksters reach New Englands

MERRIMACK – Most track and field athletes around the Granite State have called it a season Only the elite remain in competition. And when the best of the best hit the track at the University of New Hampshire in the New England Interscholastic Championships, Merrimack High School will be ...

Merrimack’s Gasper selected by Yankees in 20th round of draft

The wait was excruciating for Merrimack’s Mickey Gasper – again. But in the end, it was well worth it, as Gasper’s favorite childhood team, the New York Yankees, took him Wednesday in the 20thround of this week’s annual Major League Amateur Draft. “I grew up a Yankees fan, and ...

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Community center grateful for student helpers

The Board of Directors of the John O’Leary Adult Community Center, Inc., of Merrimack wishes to thank the Senior Class of Merrimack High School for their participation in this year’s Senior Service Day. On Tuesday, May 16, 2017, two students from the class visited the center and performed ...

Help keep our schools safe

The tragedy in Parkland, Fla., this past week was the latest in a series of unspeakable acts of violence in our country’s schools. Many parents are asking what they can do to help protect our children and ensure that our communities are safe. Change starts with each and every one of us. As ...

Thank you for making 2017 holiday parade, tree lighting ceremony great

The Merrimack Parks and Recreation Department would like to thank all the groups and individuals that attended the 24th annual Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting Ceremony on Sunday, Dec. 3. The parade kicked off at 3 p.m. from Commons Shopping Plaza. This year’s parade theme was “A ...

Library appreciative of continued community support

On behalf of the Merrimack Public library staff, Friends, trustees and many volunteers, THANK YOU for your continued support of our mission to build a strong, literate community, promote life-long learning, and to improve the quality of life in Merrimack. We really appreciate it. Over the ...

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Maureen Ann Murray

Maureen Ann Murray passed away on July 1, 2018 in her hometown of Merrimack, NH. She was born on October 29, 1965 at Winchester Hospital in Massachusetts to Donald T. Murray and Katherine (Coneeney) Murray. She spent her early years of life in Reading, Mass and later moved with her family to ...

Theresa Laurel ‘Tess’ Swindell

Theresa Laurel “Tess” Swindell, 21, of Temple, NH lost her battle with depression on Tuesday, July 3, 2018 in Logan, Utah. Tess was born in Temple, NH on August 3, 1996, a daughter of Keith Alan and Marilee Pearl (Stone) Swindell. She was home-schooled, and completed an Associates degree ...

Marita M. Howe

Marita M. Howe, 85, longtime resident of Jaffrey, NH, formerly of Wilton, NH, died on Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at UMass Memorial Hospital in Worcester MA, after a period of declining health. She was born on November 14, 1932 in Buxton, ME a daughter of the late Stella Hanson Boyden and Philip ...

Alice M. Smith

MILFORD – Alice M. Smith, 86, resident of Milford, NH died July 2, 2018 at the Elms Care and Rehabilitation Center, Milford. She was born in North Troy, Vermont on February 24, 1932, a daughter of Fred and Bernice Ladue. Alice was raised and educated in Windsor, VT and graduated from ...