Merrimack News

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 ...

Harry everafter

MERRIMACK – If Ari Berry could cast a single spell, it would be this: to make Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry come to life. Unfortunately, Berry and the rest of the Muggle world had to settle for seeing Harry Potter’s story come to its visual finale. Hundreds of ...

Roland LaPlante honored as Granite State Fellow

MILFORD – During the June 21 installation of new officers for the Lions Year 2011-12, the Milford Lions Club presented Roland LaPlante, of Mont Vernon Towing Inc. and Auto Repair, with a Granite State Fellowship. LaPlante is the Milford Lions’ first Granite State Fellow. ...

Scholars

Bentley University The following students were named to the president’s list for the spring 2011 semester at Bentley University in Waltham, Mass. FROM MERRIMACK: Ashley Boivin, a sophomore accountancy major. FROM NASHUA: Domenique Hogan, a sophomore management major; David Callahan, ...

Don’t scrap our Social Security

Social Security had its 75th birthday last year. While Americans celebrated this vital program that has provided economic support and dignity to seniors, disabled people and children of deceased workers, there were members of Congress and a political party who were laying plans to change and ...

Rotary announces winner of TV raffle

MERRIMACK – The Rotary Club of Merrimack announced the winner of its raffle for a 50-inch Panasonic flat screen television set. The raffle tickets were sold at the Rock ‘n Ribfest at the Anheuser-Busch plant and the Fourth of July pancake breakfast. Doug and Julie Clare, ...

Thanks to ‘Get Set’ students

The Parks and Recreation Department would like to send sincere thanks and appreciation to the students of Merrimack High School’s “Get Set” summer school program. The students have been working hard these past few weeks to brighten up Wasserman Park. The ...

Scholars

Lakes Region Community College The following local students were named to the president’s list for the spring semester at lakes Region Community College in Laconia. FROM MERRIMACK: Timothy Gibson, automotive service education program; Marissa Jimenez, fire protection major. FROM ...

Spec. Kevin J. Donohue

MERRIMACK – Army Spec. Kevin J. Donohue has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. He is the son of Kevin and Frances Donohue, of Merrimack. Donohue graduated in 2004 from Merrimack High School, and received a bachelor’s degree in 2009 from ...

Merrimack High School fourth quarter honor roll

Merrimack High School has announced its honor roll for the fourth quarter of the 2010-11 school year. HIGH HONORS GRADE 9: Nicholas P. Anderson, Jessica Bulow, Michael J. Conlin, Erika L. Downing, Rae P. Easter, Melissa L. Eelman, Karl R. Eisermann, Eric C. Gendron, Julia Brigid Glisson, ...

MERRIMACK – Naval Sea Cadet Chief Petty Officer Timothy Peterson, of Merrimack, was recommended by his Company commander to receive the Daughters of the American Revolution’s ROTC Award. Dedication to loyalty and patriotism, scholastic excellence and leadership qualified ...

DMV branch in town to close July 22

MERRIMACK – Starting later this month, town drivers will have to cross the town line into Nashua for their licensing needs. The Merrimack Division of Motor Vehicles office, located in the Harris Pond office park, is slated to close July 22 due to budget cuts. The new state budget, ...

Mustang Mania more than for show

MERRIMACK – For many car owners, a vehicle is a reflection of one’s personality. A cherry red body color may signal an owner’s adventurous spirit. A bold yellow-and-black lightning stripe down the side could show an owner’s competitiveness or flashy ...

YMCA receives donation from Fidelity race

MERRIMACK – On June 21, Fidelity Investments employees presented a check for $2,700 to the YMCA of Greater Nashua to benefit the Strong Kids Campaign. The donation was a result of proceeds from the firm’s annual employee Rush Hour Road Race/Walk, where 130 employees and ...

The faces behind the numbers

Numbers can be coldly impersonal. Consider unemployment figures. Each month, we see stories in the news telling us whether the number of people who filed for unemployment benefits rose or fell the month before. But those statistics involve much more than raw data. Each number represents a ...

Merrimack Middle School fourth quarter honor roll

Merrimack Middle School has announced its honor roll for the fourth quarter of the 2010-11 school year. HIGH HONORS GRADE 7: Samantha W. Anderson, Noah L. Avery, Owen P. Bailey, Emily A. Beard, Jourden N. Briggs, Devyn T. Cady, Darwin J. Carozza, Jacob D. Chambers, Amanda Catherine Clark, ...

Col. David D. Baldessari

In July, Col. David D. Baldessari will be leaving his current assignment as U.S. transportation command liaison officer to U.S. Northern Command/NORAD, representing four-star Gen. McNabb to accept his new assignment at Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam, which consists of the 15th Operations ...

Chan passes music examinations

MERRIMACK – On June 3, Adrien Chan, a ninth-grade student at Bishop Guertin High School, completed the highest grade, Level 8, of the Royal Schools of Music examinations in both piano and violin. Adrien is the daughter of Agnes and Aston Chan, of Merrimack. She received a Distinction ...