Merrimack News

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.

Candlelight ceremony set on 9/11

MERRIMACK – A Commemorative Candlelight Ceremony to recognize the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks will be held at the Abbie Griffin Memorial Park Bandstand. The evening will begin at 7 p.m. Sunday with a period of reflection, followed by opening remarks from Town ...

Girl Scout registration

It’s time for girls from 5-17 to sign up for Girl Scouts. Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains offers more than 100 programs for girls; registration is $12 a year. Adult volunteers are also needed. All volunteers receive training. See www.girlscoutsgwm.org and click on ...

Anheuser-Busch awards scholarships

MERRIMACK – Anheuser-Busch’s Brewery Conference of Teamsters Merit Scholarship Program has awarded 45 $1,000 scholarships to students whose parents work at one of 12 U.S. breweries around the country. Two daughters of employees at the Merrimack brewery received $1,000 ...

Kids Kove will get some finishing touches

MERRIMACK – Three months after the new and improved Kids Kove opened for business, volunteers will close off the Merrimack playground again later this month for some final touches. The park, rebuilt by volunteers over one week in May, will be closed to the public Sept. 17 while ...

Local children run the show

MANCHESTER – The New Hampshire Fisher Cats, Double-A affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays, awarded 12 winners of the fourth Citizens Bank Kids Run the Show, held Aug. 26. The winning kids ages 8-14 had the opportunity to “run the show” at Northeast Delta Dental ...

Conservation district holds its fall bulb sale

The Hillsborough County Conservation District is holding its annual Fall Bulb Fundraiser to benefit conservation efforts across the county. Some highlights of the sale include: ? Wide variety – tulip, daffodil, crocus, hyacinth, allium and more. ? Great Value – the ...

Police department elderly outreach efforts

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is a monthly column from the Merrimack Police Department in its efforts to enhance community outreach to senior citizens. We are pleased to announce that the Merrimack Police Department is embarking on a project aimed directly toward our seniors and elderly. ...