Merrimack News

The truth about the balanced budget

There was some good news coming from Washington last month. The totally dysfunctional United States House of Representatives tried to capsize the Constitution and the economy, but they failed. Luckily, there were members, both Democrats and Republicans, who refused to vote for the politically ...

Nominations sought for NH Law Enforcement Officer of the Year

The Officer Jeremy Charron Law Enforcement Post 122 is accepting nominations for the American Legion Law Enforcement Officer of the Year in New Hampshire. To submit a nomination, send a letter with the nominee’s name and law enforcement agency along with a description of why ...

Have coffee, conversation with councilor

MERRIMACK – Town Councilor Bill Boyd has a coffee date planned Saturday morning, and he’s inviting the entire town to come along. Six months into his tenure on the Merrimack Town Council, Boyd has launched a meet-and-greet tour, “Coffee and Conversation with a ...

Elks Hoop Shoot free throw contest set

The Nashua Lodge of Elks will hosting the 40th Greater Nashua Elks’ Hoop Shoot free throw contest Dec. 10 in the Elm Street Middle School Gymnasium on Chestnut Street, beginning at 8 a.m. There is no charge or fees to participate. The competition is open to all interested boys and ...

Holiday concert on Dec. 10

Don your holiday apparel and join your family, friends and neighbors as Merrimack Concert Association celebrates the season at 3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 10, at its annual Holiday Concert at Merrimack High School. This community event features performances by the Merrimack Chorus and Concert ...

Clauses, elves to participate in parade

Hot off the press is news from the North Pole that Merrimack’s Holiday Parade on Sunday, Dec. 4, will be followed by another lavishly festive event, the town’s Tree Lighting Ceremony at Abbie Griffin Park. The parade will begin on Sunday at 3 p.m. from its assembly point at ...

Area theaters feature magical ‘Nutcracker’

Welcome to the holiday season, when shopping malls and post offices have long lines and a lot of waiting. One way to keep the holiday mood alive and to relax after a long day is to take in a local magical performance of “The Nutcracker.” Seeing a live performance of ...

Share your holiday decorations with us

The Journal would like to feature your holiday decorating in our special issue published Dec. 23. How do you decorate for the holidays? Is your style simple or elaborate to express the joy of the season? Send us photos of your best outdoor and indoor decorations, and tell us a little about ...

Many in need this season

There are a lot of indications that this will be a tough Christmas season for many in Greater Nashua. “Things are really bad this year,” said Rosemarie Dykeman, social services director for the Salvation Army of Nashua who, along with Nashua Pastoral Care, partner with the ...

Businesses step up for Santa Fund

NASHUA – Local businesses participating in The Telegraph Santa Fund are taking their “Santa” role a little more seriously this year. For the first time in the tradition, businesses were asked to deliver their toy donations to The Telegraph themselves each week, ...

Santa will come calling

Good little boys and girls in pre-school through second grade will receive a phone call from Santa Claus on Tuesday or on Wednesday, Dec.13-14, from 6-8 p.m. – if parents register them for the upcoming “Calls from the North Pole” program before the deadline of ...

Novelists explore their stories at the library

While many in town turn their thoughts toward holiday shopping, others turn their fingers toward typing a 50,000-word novel in 30 days. Why? Because November was National Novel Writing Month, or “NaNoWriMo,” the world’s largest writing challenge and nonprofit ...

‘A Christmas Carol’ back at Palace

MANCHESTER – The Palace Theatre will stage its annual production of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” a classic story of Scrooge and Tiny Tim told with festive holiday songs and dances performed by more than 50 actors, in December. “A ...

‘An Irish Christmas’ at Saint Anselm

MANCHESTER – The Dana Center at Saint Anselm College will present Irish-American fiddler Eileen Ivers and her band, Immigrant Soul, in “An Nollaig, An Irish Christmas” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2. Ivers, winner of nine All-Ireland fiddle championships and more ...

Singer family, New Horizons host dinner

MANCHESTER – Thanksgiving Day will be a bit brighter for people in need in Manchester and surrounding areas. The Singer Family and Merchants Automotive are underwriting the cost of Thanksgiving dinner at New Horizons. The Singer Family is well-known for its long-standing support of ...

CareGivers’ Holiday Hopes program seeking volunteers

CareGiver volunteers reach out to vulnerable individuals all year long, offering transportation, food and assistance, as well as kindness and hope. During the holiday season, the group often experiences an even greater awareness of need and a heightened desire to help. This year, the ...

Food pantries need your help

The people who seek help, especially during the holiday season, are the parents in your carpool, your friend at yoga, the neighbor to whom you wave to every day. To provide those families and individuals a holiday meal, local food pantries need help filling the shelves. The Riverside Christian ...

Holiday safety tips from Fire Rescue

The winter holidays are a time for celebration, and that means more cooking, home decorating, entertaining and an increased risk of fire due to heating equipment. Merrimack Fire Rescue would like to present the following facts and suggest some safety tips to enjoy a safe holiday season. ...

‘Minor outbreak’ of pertusis found

MERRIMACK – A “minor outbreak” has left at least 16 Merrimack students being treated for whooping cough, according to school district administrators. Since last month, seven cases of the highly contagious bacterial disease, officially called pertussis, have been ...

Meals on Wheels honored

MERRIMACK – St. Joseph Community Services, the provider of Meals On Wheels in Hillsborough County, has achieved exemplary level Magnet Accreditation from the Meals On Wheels Association of America. St. Joseph Community Services is the first Meals On Wheels Program in New England to ...