Merrimack News

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 ...

The debt? What debt?

Washington is awash in congratulations and claims of noble compromise. House Republicans are bragging about becoming fiscally responsible while maintaining a morally responsible budget. There’s just one problem. It’s not true. The only thing they should feel good about now ...

Planner ready for plan review

MERRIMACK – Starting out on its Master Planning process, Merrimack now has a new master planner. Members of the Town Council voted last week to appoint Timothy Thompson, currently the lead planner in Londonderry, as the town’s new Community Development director. Councilors ...

Riders contribute $16k, meet goal to build elevator at Merrimack VFW

A challenge launched two years ago to secure a total of $27,000 in funds to “Give a Vet a Lift” by building a handicapped-accessible elevator at the Merrimack VFW Post 8641 has succeeded. About $16,000 for the project was raised, thanks to a fundraiser – a scenic, ...

Merrimack Scholars

Emmanuel College Allyson C. Doyle, of Merrimack, graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in history. Assumption college Brendan McGee, of Merrimack, graduated this spring with a bachelor of arts degree from Assumption College in Worcester, Mass. Mount Ida College Chelcie Trask, of ...

Caitlyn Rose Keefe

Shawn and Casey Keefe, of Merrimack, announce the birth of their daughter, Caitlyn Rose Keefe, at 5:07 a.m. May 2, 2011, at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center in Nashua. Caitlyn was 8 pounds, 4 ounces and 20 inches long at birth. She joins her sister, Caroline, 22 months. Maternal ...

This year, expo lets outside in

MERRIMACK – For the first time, businesses from across town borders are invited to take part in this year’s Merrimack Fall Festival and Business Expo. Now in its fifth year, the expo has generally been restricted to town businesses only. But, prompted by resident requests, ...

What exactly makes a hero a hero?

Heroes come in many sizes, shapes and forms, our Souhegan Valley readers agree. But one isn’t born a hero, many are quick to add – it takes a special combination of trust, bravery, humanitarianism, selflessness and a genuine willingness to stick their neck out for their ...

Focus shifted beyond schools

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the first in a monthly series of articles generated by members of the Merrimack community, as part of the town’s Merrimack Safeguard program. For many years the Merrimack School District has benefited from the collective efforts of teachers, ...

Good times roll

Chrome, custom paint and power under the hood were the shared traits of nearly 300 show cars, mostly Ford Mustangs, whose owners vied for prizes and bragging rights at the recent Mustang Mania Car Show. The event, sponsored by the nonprofit New Hampshire Mustang Club took place Sunday, July ...

Restoring financial responsibility

Congress came within a whisker of making history back in the spring of 1995. The House of Representatives passed an amendment to the Constitution that would have required a balanced federal budget, only to fail in the Senate – by just one vote. It was a painful loss to everyone who ...

5 retire from Reeds Ferry Elementary

Trays of chocolate cookies and generous amounts of best wishes made the day extra sweet for a group of four longtime teachers and a popular school custodian who are retiring from Reeds Ferry Elementary School after lengthy careers there and elsewhere. The five staff members of the school, ...

Business expo will happen after all

MERRIMACK – In Merrimack, the expo will go on. The Merrimack Fall Festival and Business Expo, in question this year due to the health of its lead planner, will take place in October, according to David McCray, who has led the event for the last five years. McCray, who first ...

Pair takes to raft for Make-A-Wish

It may not have been Jason Tremblay’s idea to raise money for Make-A-Wish by floating on a Merrimack River raft for 36 hours, but he’s making the effort his own. On July 26 at 9 a.m., Tremblay, of Merrimack, and Jason Perry from Verizon Wireless Arena, will take to a white ...