Merrimack Letters

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 ...

Group extends ‘huge thank you‘ to the Merrimack community

To the Editor: On Saturday, Sept. 9, Merrimack Friends and Families hosted a community yard sale. When you support Merrimack Friends and Families Yard Sale, whether it be though volunteering, donating or shopping, you are supporting our community. All of our proceeds go towards our charitable ...

Service project supports town

To the Editor: Merrimack Friends and Families gives to our community in so many ways. Our Service programs are scheduled throughout the year and our members volunteer their time to support our projects. Last year our membership logged over 380 hours of volunteer service time. The first service ...

YMCA food drive benefits shelter

To the Editor: The YMCA of Greater Nashua is pleased to share that its food drive during the month of September netted more than 130 cases of non-perishable food, diapers and personal hygiene items. This week the Y delivered these items to the Nashua Soup Kitchen and Shelter. One of the Y’s ...

Farm animals merit love, respect

To the Editor: We are a nation of special observances. There is even a World Day for Farm Animals, observed on Oct. 2 (Gandhi’s birthday). Apparently, it’s intended to memorialize the tens of billions of animals abused and killed for food. Like most others, I always thought of farm animals ...

Thank you to blood donors, volunteers and food donors

To the Editor: The Board of Directors of the John O’Leary Adult Community Center, Inc. of Merrimack wishes to thank everyone who participated in our first Red Cross blood drive, which was held at the center on Tuesday, Aug. 1. Besides serving the State of New Hampshire with this most vital ...

The dangers of using plastics

The dangers of using plastics To the Editor: I recently read a couple of articles regarding the extent to which the proliferation of plastic disposable water bottles and plastic bags is affecting our environment and thought you might find the info of interest. Plastic bottles and bags can take ...

Merrimack Crimeline golf tourney latest of group’s events

Merrimack Crimeline golf tourney latest of group’s events Merrimack Crimeline will host its 19th annual Golf Tournament Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017. This is their major fundraiser for the year. If you would like to be a sponsor please contact Officer Rob Kelleher at 424-3774 if you have not ...

Volunteers help clean up library

To the Editor: I wanted to update everyone on the post-flood clean up of the Children’s Room at the Merrimack Public Library. Volunteers arrived Friday, July 14 in force and worked very quickly with our staff to move the book cases and re-shelve the books, replace furniture and fold tables ...

Merrimack Rotary thanks July Fourth sponsors

The Merrimack Rotary wishes to thank its extraordinary sponsors of this year’s Fourth of July pancake breakfast and Family Fun Day. The categories of sponsorships range from $1,500 to $25. “The Merrimack Rotary values its sponsors of the July 4 Family Fun Day,” said Ed Hilston, incoming ...

Merrimack Garden Club plant sale a huge success

To the Editor: On behalf of the Merrimack Garden Club, we would like to thank all our members who contributed to our successful plant sale held June 10. The group worked many, many hours digging, potting, watering, setting up, preparing and selling all the plants we had available. Our new ...

Knights of Columbus thank Merrimack

To the Editor: The Knights of Columbus, Council 6725 at Our Lady of Mercy Church, thank the generous people of Merrimack who donated to the Campaign for People with Intellectual Disabilities, the Tootsie Roll Drive. The Knights also thank Shaw’s Supermarkets, which permitted collections at ...

Thank you from MHS Science Olympiad Booster Club champs

To The Editor: On behalf of the MHS Science Olympiad Booster Club, we would like to thank so many who helped our students succeed and make it to the National Science Olympiad competition. This year marks the eighth state title that our Science Olympiad team has earned, and while the students ...

Center thankful for Merrimack seniors on service day

To the Editor: 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, two students from the class visited the center and ...

A ‘GR8 Big Thank You’ to local high school seniors

To the Editor: This is a great big Thank You to the Merrimack High School “Seniors Helping Seniors” organization! May 16 was Senior Service Day, and we were delighted to have four lovely ladies come to our house to help us with our yard and home chores! They got right to work and did an ...