Merrimack News

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 ...

Village District announces line flushings

The Merrimack Village District will be flushing mainlines and hydrants in the following areas beginning Monday, Sept. 19, through Friday, Sept. 23: Baboosic Lake Road (north of McQuestion); Madeline Bennet Drive; Richards Road; Bambi Trail; Marty Drive; Samuel J Drive; Bean Road; Mayhew Road; ...

Kids’ Kove playground dedication set

The Friends of Kids’ Kove will dedicate the newly revitalized Kids’ Kove Playground at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19, at the entrance to the playground on Daniel Webster Highway in Merrimack. This ceremony is open to the public. During the presentation hosted by the Friends of ...

Lawmakers, Scouts team for initiative

BEDFORD – CEO Patricia Mellor and past president Anne Edwards of Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains, joined U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte and U.S. Rep. Frank Guinta to discuss issues of concern to girls and Girl Scouting as part of a national initiative known as Girl Scout ...

Hillsborough County gets back to its roots

NEW BOSTON – In spite of being the most urbanized county in the state, the Hillsborough County Agricultural Fair is only a little removed from its beginnings. The 54th version last weekend had all of the elements of the earlier ones: sheep and goats, horse and oxen pulling, Grange ...

Shirts donated

The Merrimack Crimeline recently donated brand new golf shirts from past golf tournaments to the Department of Veteran Affairs in Manchester NH. Public Awareness chairman Judy Eriksen presented 50 golf shirts to Jay Davis from Volunteer Services at the VA Medical Center.