Merrimack News

Annual peach festival returns this weekend

The peach is perhaps the most versatile of all the fruits. Of course, one simply can bite into a fresh peach off a tree, but there are several other ways to enjoy one. If you’d like one with a slice of toast, simply create a peach jam. How about some for dessert? There’s ...

Government attacks are attacks on selves

While political discourse has taken a dive in terms of civility and substance, actually something far more sinister and frightening is occurring. There are people who are attacking the basic structure of our government and our faith in it. A few are even talking openly about secession because ...

Bear calls nothing new for animal control

Black bears have been popular guests in backyards this summer, making media headlines by interrupting Monopoly games or stopping by to investigate bird feeders and suet surrounding residents’ homes. Although their visits can cause a stir when people spot them, Bedford Animal Control ...

Scholars

Assumption College The following local students were named to the spring 2011 dean’s list at Assumption College in Worcester, Mass. FROM MERRIMACK: Brendan McGee, Jeffrey Starr. SNHU The The following local students were named to the spring 2011 president’s list at ...

School field trips set to go in Merrimack after school board approves funding

MERRIMACK – With a bump in available cash as a result of revised state budget figures, members of the School Board have voted to restore more than $60,000 in district spending for field trips and classroom furniture. Administrators had planned to freeze funding for the out-of-school ...

People in the news

Friedman honored as Community Champion MERRIMACK – Steve Friedman was recently honored as a recipient of the Bellwether Community Champion award, presented to individuals who have made exceptional contributions to their community. On July 30, Friedman threw out the ceremonial ...

Scholars

Assumption college The following local student graduated this spring from Assumption College in Worcester, Mass. FROM MERRIMACK: Brendan McGee received a Bachelor of Arts degree. Central Wyoming College Kevin Pelsinski, of Merrimack, was named to the spring 2011 dean’s list at ...

Romney has writer’s backing for president

To the Editor: The most critical election of America’s history is approaching, deciding whether this country will continue to turn towards socialism or return to a traditional America ruled by its constitution. Having said that, let me explain that I am not an entrenched Republican. ...

Rotary names officers

MERRIMACK – The Rotary Club of Merrimack installed new 2011-12 officers and directors at the annual “Changing of the Gavel Dinner” on June 30, at the O’Leary Adult Community Center in Merrimack. The new officers are Peter Giacapuzzi, president; Paul ...

Lessons from the debt ceiling debate

For the past two weeks, the country’s attention was riveted on a single issue. Would Congress raise the debt ceiling ahead of the Aug. 2 deadline? When this column was written on the morning of Aug. 1, Congress was still wrestling with a last-minute agreement negotiated between House ...

Keep eye on your neighborhood

The Merrimack Police Department has revitalized its Neighborhood Watch program, asking neighbors to get to know each other and keep an eye and ear out for anything that doesn’t seem right. The revamped program was announced earlier this year after the old Neighborhood Watch Program ...

Malzone may run for House

MERRIMACK – One former Merrimack official might be looking to Washington, D.C., for his next elected office. Mike Malzone, a former town councilor enraged by U.S. Rep. Frank Guinta’s vote to raise the federal debt ceiling, is considering challenging the former Manchester ...

Rafters raise $36k for Make A Wish

Hoping to raise $36,000 in 36 hours for the New Hampshire chapter of the Make A Wish Foundation, Jason Tremblay, of Merrimack, and Jason Perry spent a day and a half floating on a raft in the middle of the Merrimack River near Arms Park in Manchester. Both men agreed that this was a most ...

More than a movie

A love of classic films and an extensive knowledge of both old and new movies give film buff Dennis Holman – owner of Olympic Video in Merrimack – an edge when it comes to customer service. Holman is the proprietor of Merrimack’s only dedicated video rental store. ...

SJCS Meals On Wheels has new board members

MERRIMACK – St. Joseph Community Services (SJCS), the provider of Meals On Wheels throughout Hillsborough County, has elected five additional people to its board of directors for 2011-12: Mary Atwood, Chris Christensen, Dr. David Gilmour, attorney James P. Harris and Peter M. ...

Blues Brothers group gets things moving

Blues Brothers the Next Generation, a 10-piece blues and soul band that pays homage to the original Blues Brothers – Jake and Elwood Blues – had folks moving and grooving July 27, during a summer concert at Abbie Griffin Park. The concert was the fifth and most ...

Trinity Tina Dalbec-Joyal

Nicole Dalbec-Joyal and Larry Joyal, of Merrimack, announce the birth of their daughter, Trinity Tina Dalbec-Joyal, at 2:22 p.m. July 2, 2011, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Nashua. Trinity was 7 pounds, 5 ounces and 21 inches long at birth. She joins her sisters, Summer, 4, and Lily, ...

Austin Miles Kovaliv

Nicholas and Amanda Kovaliv, of Merrimack, announce the birth of their son, Austin Miles Kovaliv, at 7:36 p.m. May 27, 2011, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Nashua. Austin was 9 pounds, 4 ounces and 21 inches long at birth. He joins his sister, Brielle, 2. Maternal grandparents are Bruce ...

Ethan Underhill graduates from Choate Rosemary Hall

MERRIMAC – Ethan Underhill, of Merrimack, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin S. Underhill IV, was among 254 seniors at Choate Rosemary Hall in Wallingford, Conn., to graduate at the school’s 121st Commencement on June 5. Underhill will attend Connecticut College in the fall. Choate ...

Community gets involved in sewing project for Gold Award

MERRIMACK – Christie Roy, 15, of Merrimack is working toward her Gold Award in Girl Scouts. Roy is an ambassador rank Girl Scout in Troop 22628. The Gold Award requires creating a project in which the community becomes involved in a community service project. She is calling her ...