Merrimack News

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 ...

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, ...