Merrimack News

Camp helps make wishes come true

Youngsters and staffers at Naticook Day Camp, conducted in Wasserman Park this summer by the Merrimack Parks and Recreation Department, found a creative way to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of New Hampshire, an organization that since 1987 has been granting the wishes of children ...

Business veteran

Few who are newly established in the chimney sweeping business have four tours in the Middle East listed on their resumes, but such is the case for Michael J. Baum, a Merrimack native who recently returned home after a nine-year enlistment in the Navy. Baum, 30, a graduate of Merrimack High ...

Wallace receives Fulbright award

MERRIMACK – Jenna Wallace of Merrimack, a 2011 graduate of Quinnipiac University, has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Program scholarship to Indonesia in Teaching English as a Foreign Language, the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign ...

Coats for Kids program needs donations

MERRIMACK – Katie’s Back and the Rotary Club of Merrimack are sponsoring the “Coats for Kids” program. The “Coats for Kids” program provides winter coats for children in Merrimack who have none. Last year, the “Coats for ...

Man arrested on drug charges

MERRIMACK – A Lowell man was arrested and charged with the sale of controlled drugs. Mark Perry, 20, of 101 Riverside Drive, Lowell, Mass., was arrested at about 1 p.m. Sept. 13 on an outstanding warrant for the sale of controlled drugs. Perry was arrested and transported to the ...

Animal causes motorcycle crash

MERRIMACK – An animal that darted across Bean Road caused a motorcycle accident in August, Merrimack police reported. Merrimack police, fire and ambulance crews were dispatched to the Aug. 1 accident involving personal injury around 5:30 p.m. that night. Upon investigation, it was ...

New fire safety program starts

MERRIMACK – Townspeople can thank the Fire Department for raising the bar on fire safety, starting with Assistant Fire Chief Anthony Stowers who is putting a research paper he wrote to practical use. Stowers wrote the paper on “community risk reduction” for a ...

Vehicle offense leads to arrest

MERRIMACK – A situation stemming from a minor motor vehicle offense went from bad to worse for the passenger, who had a warrant out for failing to appear in court in August, and a stolen debit card in his wallet. On Sept. 12, Merrimack police stopped a motor vehicle for a minor ...

Bearing fruit

Tucked away at 9 Peaslee Road behind their family home, Trudy and Eber Currier have run Currier Orchards, a pick-your-own orchard and retail stand, for more than 25 years. By most standards, 27 acres is not a particularly large apple orchard. However, the Curriers produce more than 80,000 ...

Flushing will continue

The Merrimack Village District will be flushing mainlines and hydrants in the following areas beginning Monday, Sept. 26, through Friday, Sept. 30: Amherst Road, French Court, Springfield Circle, Baboosic Lake Road (north of McQuestion), Hitchinpost Lane, Steeplechase Drive, Bean Road, ...

Cupcakes are specialty of gluten-free bakery

Frosted cupcakes, apricot scones, chocolate whoopee pies and other treats made with nary a speck of wheat flour or other wheat-based ingredients are bringing sweet success to Merrimack’s Debbie McCabe-Atamanchuk. The entrepreneur recently opened a gluten-free baking business ...

Share the color

Get your cameras ready for the New Hampshire fall foliage season. We invite our readers to submit their best photos to our 2011 Fall Foliage Contest. There will be prizes for the first-, second- and third-place winners. In addition, the top 10 best photos we choose will be featured in The ...

Climb on board the Duck Tour

The Merrimack Parks and Recreation Department has rescheduled its bus trip for the Duck Tour in Boston to Thursday, Oct. 13. Take in the sights of Boston with the backdrop of New England foliage. After visiting the places that made Boston the birthplace of freedom and a city of firsts, you ...

Library hosts parent workshop

The Merrimack Public Library will hold a free workshop for parents and caregivers of infants and preschool-aged children titled “Your Baby and Books” on Wednesday, Sept. 28 at 7 p.m. Research shows that early exposure to books is a crucial part of providing the building ...

Reward in cat’s killing

MERRIMACK – The owners of Raj, the Merrimack cat found cut in half on the side of a Bedford Road earlier this month, are offering a $4,000 reward for information about the feline killer. Anne Olasz said most of the reward money came from small donations, a $500 anonymous reward and ...

Starting them off young

The Friends of the Merrimack Library believe literacy is so important that the group encourages new parents to read books to their babies. This encouragement comes in the form a gift bag from the Merrimack Public Library, courtesy of the Friends of the Merrimack Public Library. Each bag ...

Merrimack student volunteers for Special Olympics

Matt Vegliante, of Merrimack, has been selected as a member of the Villanova University 2011 Special Olympics Fall Festival Committee. Vegliante, a chemical engineering major and member of the Class of 2013, will serve as the ceremonies assistant. The Fall Festival, celebrating its 23rd ...

Jobs to follow outlet center

MERRIMACK – The opening of Merrimack Premium Outlets, likely next year, will not only bring top-shelf shopping to town, according to the project developers, it will bring jobs. The controversial outlet mall, which broke ground last year, is taking shape off Exit 10 of the F.E. ...

Soldiers warmed by quilters’ work

Quilts with a patriotic theme, stitched with love and thread by Merrimack’s Grace Fairbairn, Ruth Roulx, Barbara Walter, Pat Bergstrom, Anita Hinkle and Jean Linscott, make a colorful jumble upon Hinkle’s dining room table. Soon, each new quilt made by the group is gently ...

Best & brightest

Residents, families and friends turned out Sunday at Merrimack’s Commemorative Candlelight Ceremony to recognize the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks in New York and Washington. Moments of silence, readings and music honored the nearly 3,000 people who lost their lives ...