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Merrimack News

Brewery, Patriots distribute Food4Vets

MERRIMACK – Military veteran’s cars lined up at the Anheuser-Busch on Monday, as the brewery partnered with Food4Vets to distribute meal kits for veterans and their families. Food4Vets is part of a partnership between USA for Veterans and Military and the Massachusetts Military Support ...

Greater Nashua Mental Health celebrates 100 years

Somewhere between 75% to 96% percent of all businesses fail within 15 years. So how is it that a nonprofit agency in Nashua is celebrating its 100th-year anniversary when, according to Forbes magazine, less than half of all nonprofits fail to exist within even a few years? Forbes said it ...

Mother-daughter duo make masks mission

MERRIMACK – Personal protective equipment, also know as PPE, has been hard to come by for medical professionals as New Hampshire has battled the COVID-19 pandemic. Not only are supplies running low for those on the front lines of this medical crisis, but it’s also become nearly impossible ...

Last Rest Cemetery set to expand

MERRIMACK – Last Rest Cemetery was founded by nine gentlemen in 1852 to provide a burial ground in the center of the village of Merrimack. These men intended that once they received their initial investment back, the burial ground would become self-sustaining. Over the next 168 years, the ...

Saint-Gobain faces appeal from council

CONCORD – New Hampshire’s Air Resources Council agreed Monday to take up an appeal by the town of Merrimack against a February air permit for Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics issued by the state Department of Environmental Services. The factory, located along the Merrimack River and not ...

Transfer station now on summer hours

MERRIMACK – The transfer station now is operating under summer hours, staying open until 7 on Thursday evenings. Transfer station hours are as follows: • Monday: Closed • Tuesday: 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. • Wednesday: 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. • Thursday: 8 a.m.- 7 p.m. • Friday: 8 a.m.- 4 ...

Merrimack Police now wearing masks

MERRIMACK – The Merrimack Police Department has issued the following statement in response to the novel coronavirus. “We hope that everyone is doing well, and we want to let you know that effective today (April 6) all police officers will be wearing masks while interacting with the public ...

Town has Purple Heart designation

MERRIMACK – Congratulations, Merrimack, on becoming a Purple Heart Community! In November, a group proposed the idea to Town Council, which unanimously supported the project. As of this month, installation of designation signs now are complete. Becoming a Purple Heart Community pays tribute ...

Merrimack author has new mystery

MERRIMACK – Author Linda Reilly, a long-time New Hampshire resident, is back with another cozy mystery jam-packed with cats! She’s writing about fictional cats, that is, at the High Cliff Shelter for Cats in Whisker Jog, New Hampshire. “The Girl with the Kitten Tattoo,” Reilly’s ...

Superdogs team is learning new tricks

MERRIMACK - Superdogs Daycare in Merrimack is learning a new trick, not for the pooches it cares for at the facility, but for its staff. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, owner Judy Threlfall said she wanted to do something to help keep her workforce working. That’s when she decided to undertake ...

Merrimack Senior Citizens Club

Congratulations are extended to the 2020 leaders of the Merrimack Senior Citizens Club, from left, Jeannette Popovski (acting assistant treasurer for Carol Archibald); Joyce Soucy (chaplin); Irene Gorski (hospitality person); Sylvia Hunter (sunshine lady); Pauline Begin (treasurer); Louise ...

Merrimack GOP Committee Meeting

The Merrimack Republican Town Committee meets every month. Our next meeting will be Monday February 24 at the Town Hall. Our meetings start at 7:00 PM. All registered Republicans are invited to attend. Our guest speaker for our February meeting will be Bill O’Brien candidate for the US ...

Program on Lilacs and Wildflowers

Come to the Monday, February 24 meeting of the Bedford Garden Club to find out more about it. Barbara Rollins, a Landscape Supervisor Specialist with the NH-DOT Landscape Division, will begin her presentation at 6:30pm. Her program will cover recommended cultural practices for growing lilacs ...

Gardening in a Changing Climate: Sponsored by the Nashua Garden Club

The Nashua Garden Club invites gardeners and environmentalists to its March 4th program, Gardening in a Changing Climate, presented by Sherry Godlewski, Resilience and Adaptation Manager for the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services and member of several regional and statewide ...

United Way “Changemakers United” Kickoff Party

Be part of the conversation about how people 40 and younger can take an active role in volunteering and advocating for the needs of our most vulnerable neighbors.  Join us on Wednesday, March 11 at MakeIt Labs in Nashua to talk about ways young people can make a difference. We’ll hear ...

Milford Contra Dances

All ages welcome. Contra dances are 7:30-10:30 p.m. on the fourth Friday of each month at Milford Town Hall auditorium. No partner required, easy to learn and lots of fun! Experienced and beginner dancers welcome. There is an instructional “walk-thru” before each dance. Please bring a ...

Weekly Cribbage League

We play on Wednesday evenings at the Merrimack VFW (282 Daniel Webster Highway). This is a SMOKE-FREE building. Nominal weekly fee for playing. Start time flexible; usually between 5:00 – 5:30pm. Play 10 games with a partner. No partner? No problem. We’ll help you out. Want to try it ...

We want your community news submissions!

Are you a member of an active club? Is your child a student standout in academics or athletics? Does your church or organization offer activities you want to share with the community? If so, we want to hear from you! Seeking: • Community columnists to publish weekly or monthly • ...

Merrimack Middle School Q2 2019-20

HIGH HONORS GRADE 7: Kaylee Adams, Lilly Anderson, Blake Beaulieu, Kaitlin Brooks, Joshua Bruce, Alexander Cayot, Sara Chhetri, Peyton Connelly, Olivia Corga, Kaitlyn Coughlin, Haylee Coviello, Katelyn D’Amico, Annalise Davis, Emily Doyle, Ryan Elliott, Shaun Evidente, Rachel Flett, ...

Seed Swap and Gardening Lecture

The Nashua Public Library’s annual seed swap will take place on Thursday, February 27. At 6:30 p.m., Jodie Gilson of Gilson Greenhouses will present a demonstration on container, raised-bed, vertical, and row-covering gardening. Learn to pick the right plants and seeds, how and when to ...