Merrimack Letters

Our Thanks To

On Wednesday, April 17, Merrimack High School held their 3rd annual Vietnam Veterans’ Panel Discussion. Seven veterans were in attendance to share their experiences with all US History and American Experience classes. In order to show our appreciation to the veterans for their service to our ...

Southern New Hampshire’s PFAS

Southern New Hampshire’s PFAS water contamination situation is getting attention from the Presidential candidates and the national news. We’ve already had several candidates visit Merrimack to hold PFAS discussions with the communities. As more and more attention comes to southern New ...

Want to become a millionaire?

Want to become a millionaire? Just invent a fire alarm that will shut off when you yell, “Hey, I’m just cooking”. Another way would be to get Hannity (Fox News) and Rachel Maddow (MSNBC) to appear in a debate. It would set records for listeners. Advertisers would pay dearly for a spot ...

BSA Troop 401 Thanks All

On behalf of the members of BSA 401 & their families, we would like to extend a heart-felt thank you to the attendees of the auction and the following outstanding businesses, whose generosity made the 13th Annual Silent Auction and Dessert Buffet, on 4/7/18 a great success! Those ...

Vote for Lon Woods on Tues., April 9th

We have called Merrimack our home for the past forty-four years. During this time we have seen dozens of selectmen and town councilors, some good, and some forgettable. The best have been good listeners, logical thinkers, and have had an unabrasive style. Lon Woods will be on the Merrimack ...

We cannot allow history to repeat itself

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention there is a justifiable amount of evidence to keep the youth of America away form vaping products. These products contain the highly addictive substance nicotine, which has been shown to harm the developing brain. As a college ...

Vote ‘yes’ on Article 8

Article 8 on the April 9th Merrimack School District Warrant: returns control of grading practices to the individual classroom teacher; restores grade reporting equity to its previous norms; and, brings back confidence in our school district which then equates to maintaining higher property ...

Been a unique and joyful experience

Please consider becoming a host family for the Nashua Silver Knights. We became a host family in 2005, and have housed players from the Nashua Pride, the NH Fisher Cats, and now the Nashua Silver Knights. These are hard working young men chasing a dream. All they need is a little help along ...

Gun-Free School Zones Don’t Work

This letter is in response to the article entitled “Gun-Free School Zones” written by the members of the Oyster River Cooperative School Board. HB 564, an act allowing for “Safe School Zones”, will do nothing to ensure the safety of our children. 86% of public mass shootings took ...

Why is State Curtailing ATV Use and Tourism?

I am a New Hampshire resident and I am extremely troubled about several measures before the State Legislature that would essentially kill Off-Highway Recreational Vehicles (OHRV) (i.e., ATVs, UTVs) use and the associated tourism it brings to NH. Just as bad is the position the State has taken ...

If the EPA won’t protect us and our communities

The long-awaited EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) PFAS (per- and polyflouroalkyl substances) Action Plan released on February 14th outlined steps the agency will take to address PFAS contamination and to protect public health. The plan: · Provides both short-term solutions and ...

To “Disappointed”

I am writing to rebut some of the inaccurate claims laid forth by Rep. Jeanine Notter, and to call her out for the name-calling that passes for “dialogue” from some of today’s politicians. In her recent letter about NH state reps being forbidden from carrying firearms into the state house ...

Community center grateful for student helpers

The Board of Directors of the John O’Leary Adult Community Center, Inc., of Merrimack wishes to thank the Senior Class of Merrimack High School for their participation in this year’s Senior Service Day. On Tuesday, May 16, 2017, two students from the class visited the center and performed ...

Help keep our schools safe

The tragedy in Parkland, Fla., this past week was the latest in a series of unspeakable acts of violence in our country’s schools. Many parents are asking what they can do to help protect our children and ensure that our communities are safe. Change starts with each and every one of us. As ...

Thank you for making 2017 holiday parade, tree lighting ceremony great

The Merrimack Parks and Recreation Department would like to thank all the groups and individuals that attended the 24th annual Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting Ceremony on Sunday, Dec. 3. The parade kicked off at 3 p.m. from Commons Shopping Plaza. This year’s parade theme was “A ...

A big ‘Thank You’ from the Rotary Club of Merrimack

The Rotary Club of Merrimack would like to send out a huge Thank You to all the sponsors, volunteers and runners of the 2017 5K Turkey Trot. This year’s event shattered all previous records; 416 registered runners signed up for the race and 373 bib numbers were recorded as completing the ...

Library appreciative of continued community support

On behalf of the Merrimack Public library staff, Friends, trustees and many volunteers, THANK YOU for your continued support of our mission to build a strong, literate community, promote life-long learning, and to improve the quality of life in Merrimack. We really appreciate it. Over the ...

Another view on farm animals

To the Editor: I would like to offer another view on a recent letter published in the journal regarding the treatment of farm animals raised for food. In the letter, it stated that animals are abused and mistreated for our consumption. While there are exceptions, this is not the rule. Farmers ...

Crimeline thanks tourney sponsors

To the Editor: The Merrimack Crimeline members would like to thank the sponsors of the golf tournament held on Sept. 13. The Merrimack Crimeline thanks all of our sponsors, as without their support this tournament would not be as successful as it is. We urge all of you to support these ...