Merrimack News

Romney has writer’s backing for president

To the Editor: The most critical election of America’s history is approaching, deciding whether this country will continue to turn towards socialism or return to a traditional America ruled by its constitution. Having said that, let me explain that I am not an entrenched Republican. ...

Rotary names officers

MERRIMACK – The Rotary Club of Merrimack installed new 2011-12 officers and directors at the annual “Changing of the Gavel Dinner” on June 30, at the O’Leary Adult Community Center in Merrimack. The new officers are Peter Giacapuzzi, president; Paul ...

Lessons from the debt ceiling debate

For the past two weeks, the country’s attention was riveted on a single issue. Would Congress raise the debt ceiling ahead of the Aug. 2 deadline? When this column was written on the morning of Aug. 1, Congress was still wrestling with a last-minute agreement negotiated between House ...

Keep eye on your neighborhood

The Merrimack Police Department has revitalized its Neighborhood Watch program, asking neighbors to get to know each other and keep an eye and ear out for anything that doesn’t seem right. The revamped program was announced earlier this year after the old Neighborhood Watch Program ...

Malzone may run for House

MERRIMACK – One former Merrimack official might be looking to Washington, D.C., for his next elected office. Mike Malzone, a former town councilor enraged by U.S. Rep. Frank Guinta’s vote to raise the federal debt ceiling, is considering challenging the former Manchester ...

Rafters raise $36k for Make A Wish

Hoping to raise $36,000 in 36 hours for the New Hampshire chapter of the Make A Wish Foundation, Jason Tremblay, of Merrimack, and Jason Perry spent a day and a half floating on a raft in the middle of the Merrimack River near Arms Park in Manchester. Both men agreed that this was a most ...

More than a movie

A love of classic films and an extensive knowledge of both old and new movies give film buff Dennis Holman – owner of Olympic Video in Merrimack – an edge when it comes to customer service. Holman is the proprietor of Merrimack’s only dedicated video rental store. ...

SJCS Meals On Wheels has new board members

MERRIMACK – St. Joseph Community Services (SJCS), the provider of Meals On Wheels throughout Hillsborough County, has elected five additional people to its board of directors for 2011-12: Mary Atwood, Chris Christensen, Dr. David Gilmour, attorney James P. Harris and Peter M. ...

Blues Brothers group gets things moving

Blues Brothers the Next Generation, a 10-piece blues and soul band that pays homage to the original Blues Brothers – Jake and Elwood Blues – had folks moving and grooving July 27, during a summer concert at Abbie Griffin Park. The concert was the fifth and most ...

Trinity Tina Dalbec-Joyal

Nicole Dalbec-Joyal and Larry Joyal, of Merrimack, announce the birth of their daughter, Trinity Tina Dalbec-Joyal, at 2:22 p.m. July 2, 2011, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Nashua. Trinity was 7 pounds, 5 ounces and 21 inches long at birth. She joins her sisters, Summer, 4, and Lily, ...

Austin Miles Kovaliv

Nicholas and Amanda Kovaliv, of Merrimack, announce the birth of their son, Austin Miles Kovaliv, at 7:36 p.m. May 27, 2011, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Nashua. Austin was 9 pounds, 4 ounces and 21 inches long at birth. He joins his sister, Brielle, 2. Maternal grandparents are Bruce ...

Ethan Underhill graduates from Choate Rosemary Hall

MERRIMAC – Ethan Underhill, of Merrimack, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin S. Underhill IV, was among 254 seniors at Choate Rosemary Hall in Wallingford, Conn., to graduate at the school’s 121st Commencement on June 5. Underhill will attend Connecticut College in the fall. Choate ...

Community gets involved in sewing project for Gold Award

MERRIMACK – Christie Roy, 15, of Merrimack is working toward her Gold Award in Girl Scouts. Roy is an ambassador rank Girl Scout in Troop 22628. The Gold Award requires creating a project in which the community becomes involved in a community service project. She is calling her ...

Quimby earns Eagle Scout

MERRIMACK – Brian Quimby, of Merrimack, recently celebrated his Eagle Court of Honor at Mastricola Middle School with a longtime scouting friend Jacob Trepanier. Quimby began his scouting career at 6 years old, when he joined Tiger Cub in Pack. Quimby ran two trips that helped to ...

Austin Miles Kovaliv Nicholas and Amanda Kovaliv, of Merrimack, announce the birth of their son, Austin Miles Kovaliv, at 7:36 p.m. May 27, 2011, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Nashua. Austin was 9 pounds, 4 ounces and 21 inches long at birth. He joins his sister, Brielle, 2. Maternal ...

Waller-Gage joins Keller Williams Realty

NASHUA – Lisa Waller-Gage, a real estate sales professional in Nashua has joined the Keller Williams Realty Nashua at the Glass Tower in Trafalgar Square, 20 Trafalgar Square, Suite 101, Nashua. Waller-Gage, of Merrimack, has an extensive background in residential real estate and ...

Historical figure Abbie Griffin explored by Merrimack author

Who was Abbie Griffin? Some in the community know of her only as the woman in whose honor was named Abbie Griffin Park, a lovely green space adjacent to Town Hall. The park is the site of annual summer concerts hosted by Merrimack’s Parks and Recreation Department and many other ...

Help solve a crime, get a cash reward

Help Merrimack Crimeline solve a crime, and you can receive a cash reward and remain anonymous. Responsible for the daily operations of the Crimeline program, the Merrimack Police Department receives and processes incoming information through a special Crimeline telephone – 424-2424. ...

Church services in Milford park draw many from area towns

MILFORD – Song, prayer and goodwill filled the air at Keyes Park on Sunday as one of five outdoor church services were held by the Souhegan Christian Church. The church plans to hold services under the pavilion at Keyes Park on Sundays at 10:30 a.m. until Aug. 28. The community is ...

Underhill graduates from Conn. school MERRIMACK – Ethan Underhill, of Merrimack, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin S. Underhill IV, was among 254 seniors at Choate Rosemary Hall in Wallingford, Conn., to graduate at the school’s 121st Commencement on June 5. Underhill will ...