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Report: Merrimack a safe place to raise kids

MERRIMACK – The town has the fifth spot on SafeWise’s list of 30 Safest Cities to Raise a Child for 2017. In a press release, SafeWise wrote of Merrimack: “Tucked into the outside curve of the Merrimack River, this city is often touted as a best place to live due to its accessibility for ...

Merrimack Premium Outlets welcomes new retail shop

MERRIMACK – Merrimack Premium Outlets announced today that women’s boutique francesca’s will open its doors at the center in Suite 673 on Saturday, Aug. 12. The newest addition to the outlets will offer the latest in women’s apparel, jewelry, shoes, accessories and gift items. ...

Follow the red lines

AMHERST – When Steve Hale came up from Louisiana to New Hampshire for graduate school in the early 1990s he had little interest in hiking. What did interest him was birds, and he did his Ph.D. thesis on the Bicknell’s thrush, a small bird that can be found in the high mountains of New ...

Report wild turkey sightings

CONCORD – As the summer months continue, the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department reminds the public to report sightings of hen turkeys, with or without young, through the Department’s online survey at: www.wild nh.com/surveys/turkey brood.html. The survey continues through Aug. 31, ...

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Merrimack forced out of Legion tournament early

MANCHESTER – Grant Coy felt it when he tried to advance on an errant throw to third and then slide home. The ankle. An injury suffered late in the season caught up with him, and his pitches in the fifth and six inning of Saturday morning’s State Legion Tournament elimination game with ...

Sedlar will try to defend title

At just 19 years old, Chelsea Sedlar will be defending her title at the New Hampshire Women’s Golf Association Amateur Championship on July 31-August 2 at Eastman Golf Links in Grantham. Fifty-seven of NH’s top women golfers will compete in this 54-hole stroke play event. The field has such ...

Martel wins 2nd State Am in 5 years

KEENE – It wasn’t easy, but making history rarely is. Nashua Country Club’s Mike Martel held off Concord Country Club’s Matt Paradis for a 2 and 1 victory in the 36-hole title match of the 114th New Hampshire Amateur Championship on Saturday at Bretwood Golf Course. The triumph marks ...

Merrimack battles for American Legion state tourney berth

MERRIMACK – It’s the home stretch for the local senior American Legion baseball season as teams jockey for tournament position or fight just to get in . Now if only Mother Nature would cooperate. Merrimack Post 98 and Exeter Post 32 were deadlocked at 2 in the top of the fourth inning at ...

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Thank you to blood donors, volunteers and food donors

To the Editor: The Board of Directors of the John O’Leary Adult Community Center, Inc. of Merrimack wishes to thank everyone who participated in our first Red Cross blood drive, which was held at the center on Tuesday, Aug. 1. Besides serving the State of New Hampshire with this most vital ...

Merrimack Crimeline golf tourney latest of group’s events

Merrimack Crimeline golf tourney latest of group’s events Merrimack Crimeline will host its 19th annual Golf Tournament Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017. This is their major fundraiser for the year. If you would like to be a sponsor please contact Officer Rob Kelleher at 424-3774 if you have not ...

The dangers of using plastics

The dangers of using plastics To the Editor: I recently read a couple of articles regarding the extent to which the proliferation of plastic disposable water bottles and plastic bags is affecting our environment and thought you might find the info of interest. Plastic bottles and bags can take ...

Volunteers help clean up library

To the Editor: I wanted to update everyone on the post-flood clean up of the Children’s Room at the Merrimack Public Library. Volunteers arrived Friday, July 14 in force and worked very quickly with our staff to move the book cases and re-shelve the books, replace furniture and fold tables ...

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Arvid R. B. Wilson

[as Arvid would fondly reminisce “First day of fishing season”]MONT VERNON, NH – Arvid R. B. Wilson, 86, passed away August 10, 2017 after a brief illness. He was born August 24, 1930 in Melrose, MA, the youngest of eight children to Bertul Wilson and Anna B. Krauklis. The Wilson family ...

Elizabeth M. (Flanders) O’Gara

Elizabeth M. (Flanders) O’Gara, known to her family and friends as Libby, of Merrimack, NH died peacefully Saturday, Aug 5, 2017 at Bedford Falls Assisted Living Community in Bedford, NH. She was 97 years old. Libby was born in Merrimack, NH on March 21, 1920, the daughter of Frank Flanders ...

Cindy Lynn (Teschner) Loefstedt

Cindy Lynn (Teschner) Loefstedt, 55, of Bedford, died July 31, 2017, at her residence, after a courageous battle with ovarian cancer, surrounded by her loving family. All who saw her were inspired and humbled by the strength and the abiding sense of peace she demonstrated throughout her ...

Joanne M. Pelletier

Joanne M. Pelletier, 72, of Rochester, NH, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 3, 2017 at the Riverside Rest Home in Dover, NH surrounded by her loved ones. Joanne was born on November 22, 1944, in Wilton, NH, the daughter of Henry and Jenny (Raymond) Whitney. Joanne worked in many ...