Merrimack News

Cataracts are largest cause of vision loss

A cataract is a butting of the eye’s natural lens, which lies behind the iris and the pupil. Cataracts are the most common cause of vision loss in people older than 40 and are the principal cause of blindness. In fact, there are more cases of cataracts worldwide than there are of glaucoma, ...

Fish and Game offering 1-day fishing license

CONCORD – Are you planning a visit to New Hampshire’s lakes, streams or ponds? The state’s Fish and Game Department offers a single-day freshwater fishing license to anglers who want to give New Hampshire angling a try. The single-day license is a quick and inexpensive alternative for new ...

The play’s the thing

MILFORD – Bonnie Gondola was looking through some of the archives at the First Congregational Church last year and found items not usually associated with a church: two playbills. Gondola is the parish historian, so she took them to the Milford Historical Society and was told to call Terry ...

MHS teacher receives Lions Club grant

Deb Gerber, a special eduction teacher at Merrimack High School, is the winner of the Merrimack Lions Club’s 2017 Cheryl Pearsall Grant for her submission, “Technology & Physical Adaptations for Students with ADHD.” All winners may use the money to purchase any equipment that she or ...

Merrimack resident earns customer service award

MANCHESTER – When an Eversource customer in Nashua was experiencing interference to his ham radio, electromagnetic interference expert and longtime employee Wayne Landry was sent to help identify the culprit. Landry, whose main responsibility is to keep radio communications for the company ...

Independence Day celebrations in the region

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a collection of events surrounding the Independence Day holiday. This is not meant to imply a completely comprehensive list; this is only the information that was able to be gleaned from what each town we cover chose to send us. Check with your specific town ...

Little Free Library comes to town

MERRIMACK – The Little Free Library is a nonprofit organization dedicated to building community through the sharing of books. Book stands offering free books can be found in parks, beaches, community centers and churches worldwide so that people everywhere may enjoy this unique service. ...

Legion has talent, but trouble with overall numbers

NASHUA – Rick Harvey had a player meeting for the Hudson American Legion Post 48 baseball junior and senior program back in December. After sending out at least 60 emails, seven players showed up – and only one was there for the senior Legion team. He waited a couple more months, but by ...

Recalling the past

MERRIMACK – On any weekend this summer, there is probably an American Civil War re-enactment going on somewhere in the U.S., and even in Canada. Volunteers for the Merrimack Historical Society hope some of those re-enactors will be interested in what they have for sale. Last year, Steve ...

Trout take flight to New Hampshire’s remote ponds

CONCORD – The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department completed its annual aerial stocking of remote trout ponds this week. Every year, Fish and Game contracts a helicopter to stock remote ponds, from Sunapee Region to Pittsburg. During this one-day event, nearly 50 remote ponds are stocked ...

Calculating the value of libraries in the Granite State

Editor’s Note: This is the sixth in a series of articles that will be released monthly throughout 2017 as part of the celebration of the New Hampshire State Library’s 300th anniversary. The State Library was founded Jan. 25, 1717, as the first state library in America. New Hampshire’s ...

Home Health offering hospice training course

MERRIMACK – Home Health & Hospice Care is looking for people to volunteer their time to provide visits to hospice patients in the greater Nashua and surrounding areas. Volunteer support helps patients and their families feel less alone during a difficult time. A volunteer can make a ...

Comcast Foundation honors local teen

CONCORD – The Comcast Foundation has announced the 2017 recipients of its annual Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program awards in New Hampshire. The program, funded by the Comcast Foundation, recognizes the best and brightest high school seniors for their community service, academic ...

Dog days in NH

MILFORD – When his family adopted a dog in 2005, Bob Cottrell did what few dog owners do: He researched its ancestory. The dog, Tug – short for Mountain Laurel Tamworth Tugger – is part of a rare breed called Chinook, and his lineage is noble. Cottrell gave a slideshow called ...

Merrimack woman awarded NAR Green Designation

MERRIMACK – Cheryl Liss, a sales associate affiliated with the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage office in Bedford, has been awarded the National Association of Realtors Green Designation, the only green professional real estate designation recognized by NAR. Liss, a Merrimack resident, ...

News Digest

Farmers market opens June 14 This year marks the 10th season of the Merrimack Farmers Market, which will open for the season on Wednesday, June 14 and continue through Wednesday, Oct. 11. The market will run every Wednesday from 3-6 p.m. in the Vault Motor Storage parking lot located at 526 ...

BAE, Great Bay partner to prepare students for workforce

MERRIMACK – When a leader in global technology, defense, aerospace and cyber security ramps up its workforce in its highly-specialized advanced composite manufacturing division, it didn’t leave the quality of its future applicant pool to chance. Merrimack-based BAE Systems recently joined ...

Plants with purpose

LYNDEBOROUGH – People passing the J.A. Tarbell Library one evening in May might have seen about a dozen people wandering about picking weeds and showing them to one another as they waved away black flies. The peculiar-seeming group was foraging for local edibles such as dandelions, burdock ...

Summer reading program focus: ‘Build a Better World’

In New Hampshire, summertime means cookouts, beach days, hikes – and reading. Each year, New Hampshire librarians encourage readers of all ages to include reading as part of their activities. This year’s summer reading theme, “Build a Better World,” will focus on a wide range of ways to ...

Wright wins MOC hurdles title

Tomahawks senior Siaoli Wright won the 300-meter hurdles at the NHIAA Meet of Champions on Saturday at Merrimack, finishing in a time of 45.18 seconds. Also for the Tomahawks, Bailey Carrillo was 15th in the 800 and Elise Jolly placed ninth in the high jump. For the boys, Jacob Marden was ...