Merrimack Letters

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 ...

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 ...