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Brideau earns Eagle Rank with Merrimack BSA Troop 15

MERRIMACK – BSA Troop 15 from St. John Neumann Parish recently celebrated its second Eagle Court of Honor this year. The troop celebrated David Brideau receiving his Eagle Scout rank, BSA’s highest award in Scouting. David is 17 years old, and organized a garden beautification project for ...

Merrimack Village District flushing schedule

The Merrimack Village District will be flushing mainlines and hydrants in the following areas beginning Monday, April 17 through Friday, April 21. Turkey Hill Road, Amherst Road, Camp Sargent Road, Continental Boulevard, Naticook Road, Tinker Road, Milford Road, Daniel Webster Highway. Streets ...

Take bird feeders down earlier

CONCORD – Despite a recent March Nor’easter, bears are becoming active in many areas of the state. Officials are asking the New Hampshire public to be responsible and remove bird feeders and secure other backyard attractants. Although March 31 is the traditional deadline for ending winter ...

OPTN Easter egg festival set for Saturday

BEDFORD – That’s right, 10,000 eggs will be ready for your little ones to gather up at this year’s Easter Egg Hunt Festival scheduled for 8:30 a.m.-noon on Saturday, April 15, at the N.H. Sportsplex in Bedford. This popular family fundraising event from the OPTN, now in its ninth year, ...

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Schaller fights on with B’s

BOSTON – The cameras and microphones suddenly surrounded Merrimack’s Tim Schaller in the corner of the Boston Bruins dressing room. Schaller admitted he’d never been besieged by as much media before. “No, I haven’t,” he said Saturday with a chuckle. “But the playoffs haven’t ...

Preview capsules for Merrimack spring sports

Girls Tennis COACH: Sue Cloutier LAST SEASON: Did not qualify for tournament. RETURNING STARTERS: Lianna Klinger sr.; Rebecca Eelman, sr.; Kortney Vallace, sr.; McKenzy Miller, jr.; Alyssa Petrie, jr.; Eliza Gustafson, jr.; Abby Fay, so.; Devon Mitchell, so. PROMISING NEWCOMERS: Jess Bonner, ...

Tomahawk makes change in goals

MERRIMACK – One of the youth lacrosse players was wide-eyed after an instructional session with Alex Annutto. “Wow,” he said to Merrimack High School coach Brian Miller. “Is he a professional lacrosse player?” No, but he wants to coach lacrosse someday as a profession. That would be a ...

Davis steps away from Merrimack ice hockey

MERRIMACK – Matt Davis currently has the same feeling he did several years ago when he stopped playing college hockey prior to his senior season at Worcester State. There was a void, and, as he said, “You kind of change your identity.” Davis’ identity no longer includes being the head ...

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Vote yes on Warrant Article 2

I am writing this letter to urge you to vote “yes” on Warrant Article 2, April 11, for a new Public Works Facility and renovations to the existing building. The current building on Turkey Hill Road is 43 years old, is inadequate for current needs from space, layout, ventilation, insulation, ...

New Hampshire Heroes Inc. seeks volunteers

Americans who would be willing to offer a few hours of their time to do what they can for our returning wounded heroes. The only qualification is a desire to help those who have given so much for our country. Volunteer some of your time with the New Hampshire Wounded Heroes, Inc. as we show our ...

Donohue scores for Daniel Webster lacrosse in victory

Merrimack native Sean Donohue scored a goal during Daniel Webster College’s 10-1 rout of Johnson State on Sunday at Raider Field. DWC outshot the Badgers 45-15 overall (27-9 on goal) and earned an edge on groundballs (33-30) while going 2 for 2 on the man advantage and held Johnson State ...

Thanks for return to school board

To the Editor: I want to thank the voters who turned out on our rescheduled voting day. It was certainly reassuring to see the overwhelming support for the warrant articles on the school ballot. To those who did vote to re-elect me to the School Board, I am grateful again for your support. To ...

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John M. French Sr.

The family of JOHN M. FRENCH SR would like to invite you to a memorial service in his honor at the Milford Methodist Church on April 22nd at 11:00 a.m. followed by a lunch at the Boys and Girls Club. We look forward to seeing you.

Leo Lionel LaBrie

Leo Lionel LaBrie born September 10, 1922 in Nashua, NH, died January 28, 2017 at the age of 94. Leo served in the United States Army during WWII, and a member of the Air National Guard. He moved to Hawaii and started a family where he was blessed with 4 beautiful children. He resided in the ...

Joseph J. Martel

Joseph J. Martel, 73, died Friday March 31, 2017 at Porter Medical Center after a lengthy illness. He was born May 19, 1943 in Milford, NH the son of Kenneth and Mabel (Burgson) Martel. Joseph was a member of the Shoreham Congregation Church and served as a Deacon. He is survived by his wife ...

Sandra L. DiCarlo

Sandra L. DiCarlo, 70, resident of Amherst, NH, died on April 4, 2017 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Patterson, New Jersey on January 11, 1947, a daughter of John Pross and Nida (Maron) Pross Brice. Sandra resided in Houston, Texas for many years and made her home ...