Merrimack News

Thank you to donors of raffle

To the Editor The Merrimack High School FIRST Robotics Team, #166 “Chop Shop” would like to thank all the generous donors to their Calendar Raffle. The Chop Shop held the raffle to raise money so they could attend the FIRST Robotics Championship Competition in St. Louis, ...

What’s really behind debt-ceiling politics

The debt-limit debate has become a sign of all that is wrong in Congress these days. This Congress, the most partisan in recent history and, as the LA Times notes, “underperforming even the ‘do-nothing Congress’ of 1948,” simply cannot stay at work long ...

Nature’s bounty growing locally

The toting of watering cans filled to the neck from a nearby spigot couldn’t be a happier task for more than 70 Merrimack residents tending assigned plots in the Merrimack Community Gardens at Wasserman Park. The community gardens’ square plots, spaces measuring 10 feet by ...

Citizens Bank awards 47 scholarships

Citizens Bank has presented $47,000 in High School Achievement Awards to 47 graduating seniors from high schools across New Hampshire. The Citizens Bank High School Achievement Award is given to qualified high school seniors who plan to continue their education at a college, university or ...

Meals On Wheels awarded $25,000 grant

MERRIMACK – St. Joseph Community Services, the provider of Meals on Wheels throughout Hillsborough County, has received a $25,000 grant from the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation’s Lois G. Roy Dickerman Fund. SJCS currently serves an average of 1,650 meals a day to its ...

Celebrate the 4th

Independence Day Eve concert On July 3, Merrimack Concert Association presents its annual Independence Day Eve Concert at 7 p.m. on the bandstand in Abbie Griffin Park. As a salute to this cherished American holiday, Merrimack Concert Band is proud to once again welcome and share the stage ...

Fifth-grader is chess champ

Merrimack’s Joel Cherian, a fifth-grader at John Mastricola Upper Elementary School, accepted a handsome trophy at a student assembly on the last day of school Wednesday when he was pronounced the school’s official chess champion. The school’s 633 students ...

Always on call

Radio-transmitting towers 40-feet tall were a temporary part of the scenery at Merrimack’s Wasserman Park on the weekend of June 25-26, when dozens of ham radio enthusiasts from the Nashua Area Radio Club gathered for Field Day, an annual nationwide event shared this year by 35,000 ...

Carm’s Gift Shoppe marks 20th

Carmella Norris remembers a time when customers lined up outside her store at 5 a.m., eagerly awaiting the sound of the engine of a UPS truck – a sure sign of a new shipment of Beanie Babies. As soon as she opened the doors, they would flood her shop and empty her shelves of the ...

Scholars

Boston College The following Merrimack studnets graduated this spring from Boston College: Dennis Carr received a BA in theology and philosophy; Kellyn Freed graduated summa cum laude with a BS in nursing; Lauren Skogsholm received a BS in psychology. Boston University The following ...

Stop auto-enrollment requirement

Summer is here, and many of us will head to New Hampshire’s lakes, mountains and the Seacoast for some fun in the sun and relaxation. The tourism industry, plus the many jobs and revenue it generates, are very important to our state. But while you’re enjoying your getaway ...

What’s closed for the holiday

All Merrimack government offices are closed Monday for the July 4 holiday, as are federal and state offices, post offices and most banks. Merrimack Public Library is also closed Saturday, July 2, and Sunday, July 3 in observance of the holiday.

Seed to Sprout holds safety day

Seed to Sprout Learning Center is hosting a community day of summer safety geared toward kids called STOP for Kids Safety Day. Bekah Kistler, director of the child care center, said, “Children are our priority, and having this safety information available for the community is ...

Where did all the jobs go?

Where are the jobs? This is the burning question of our time because we have so many people unemployed. The economy has a mix of good signs, such as continuous private sector job growth for 15 straight months and manufacturing up for 22 months now. This is great news, but we still have a high ...

Library forced to trim hours

MERRIMACK – For the second straight year, budget cuts have forced officials to cut hours at Merrimack Public Library. Library administrators, who have lost nearly 5 percent of their $1.7 million budget, plan to shave six hours off their schedule, they announced this week. Starting ...

Orphans speak out about sex trade

MERRIMACK – Stella’s Voice, an organization that speaks for the orphans of Moldova, will arrive in New Hampshire as part of its summer tour. On June 26 at 9 a.m., Stella’s Voice founder Philip Cameron, along with 15 Moldovan orphans, will visit Church at the ...

Gala raises money for Meals On Wheels

MERRIMACK – Hundreds of people gathered to help raise money for Meals On Wheels at the Fitz, Vogt & Associates 17th annual Ballroom Gala recently. Guests crowded the dance floor and danced to live music by Rico Barr and the Jumpn’ Jive Review on May 21. They also ...

Scholars

Curry College Kelly Ethier, of Merrimack, was named to the spring 2011 dean’s list at Curry College in Milton, Mass. Fitchburg State University The following local students were named to the spring 2011 dean’s list at Fitchburg (Mass.) State University. FROM ...

Park again hosts ham radio event

MERRIMACK – Ham radio fans will gather in Wasserman Park again this weekend for the annual Field Day, which lets them show off their skills and also prepare for emergencies. The Nashua Area Radio Club will host the event from 2 p.m. Saturday to 2 p.m. Sunday, during which scores of ...

Bike ride blazes a path for poverty relief

Ashley Zuorski admits it. She’s totally a bike geek. And, she’s quick to add, so is her boyfriend, Noah Holecy, who’s also an experienced bike mechanic. And it’s a good thing, because those are the kind of attributes, combined with their healthy sense of ...