News Digest

Mall holds Children’s Spring Celebration

MERRIMACK – Merrimack Premium Outlets welcomed spring with a Children’s Spring Celebration on Saturday, March 26.

Local children and their families were invited to celebrate the season with fun activities such as a storytime featuring classic springtime stories, a paint and plant craft, face painting, the chance to visit with and take photos with fairy and pirate characters, and more.

Village District flushing schedule

The Merrimack Village District will be flushing mainlines and hydrants in these areas from April 18-22:

Berry Lane, Hillcrest Drive, Scott Drive, Amherst Road, Island Drive, Sentry Way, Bryce Drive, King Street, Smith Road, Caron Street, Merrill Road, Star Drive, Columbia Circle, Oak Street, Stevens Avenue, Davidson, Pennacook Landing, Turnbuckle, DW Highway, Piedmont Avenue, Wright Avenue, Flintlock Way, Railroad Avenue, Herrick Street and Riverside Drive. Streets in the vicinity may also be affected. Flushing will occur between 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Flushing is done to maintain water quality throughout the distribution system. This program involves opening flushing valves to create increased water flows, which dislodge and clean out naturally occurring sedimentation in the pipelines. It may cause minor flooding of streets and slight discoloration of water and/or a short period of low pressure.

The Merrimack Village District reassures customers that the water is safe to drink.

Residential customers with special water needs for medical reasons are urged to call 424-9241, ext. 100, to be notified of flushing in their area.

News Digest

Club seeks projects in need of funding

HOLLIS – The Colonial Garden Club of Hollis raises money through its annual plant sale and through garden tours in order to provide scholarships, maintain town plantings and to help fund community endeavors.

The club is seeking projects in need of funding. The projects should support the club’s mission statement: "The Colonial Garden Club of Hollis supports projects that further the knowledge, enjoyment of and advancement of gardening, horticulture, agriculture preservation and conservation within Hollis and surrounding communities."

For an application, call Anita at 465-7148.

College achievements by local students

Here are recent college achievements by Hollis and Brookline students:


Joshua Rines, a member of the men’s swimming and diving team at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine, received New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) All-Academic distinction for the winter 2016 season. To receive NESCAC All-Academic honors, an athlete must have reached sophomore academic standing and be a varsity letter winner with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.35. Rines, the son of Mr. and Mrs. David M. Rines, of Hollis, is a 2013 graduate of Hollis Brookline High School. He is majoring in physics and mathematics.


Harley B. Viveney, of Brookline, was named to the fall 2015 dean’s list at Middlesex Community College in Lowell and Bedford, Mass.

Derryfield School honor roll

MANCHESTER – The Derryfield School announced these Hollis students were named to the winter honor roll for the 2015-16 school year.


Senior Nathan Hillsgrove, junior Annalise Groves, and freshmen Nancy Fortin and Anna Watson.


Junior Rosalie Steiner and freshman John Anderson.


Junior Julia Hillsgrove and freshman Jessica Carr.