Merrimack Letters

Alternative treatment facility now open

To the Editor: I'm writing on behalf of Prime Alternative Treatment Centers, a Merrimack-based medical marijuana dispensary, to inform you that we have officially opened for business and as of last Thursday, and have started seeing patients. Prime ATC, located at 380 Daniel Webster Highway, ...

Speak up for state’s small businesses

To the Editor: Small businesses in New Hampshire are critical to economic success. But now, the Granite State's small businesses are facing a problem. A federal policy decided in Washington more than five years ago gave big-box stores an annual $6 billion to $8 billion handout at the expense ...

Can’t play politics with national security

To the Editor: Senator Kelly Ayotte makes national security a priority. She has served on the Senate Armed Services Committee, laid out a clear and comprehensive plan to defeat ISIS, and worked across the aisle to keep guns away from terrorists. She also opposed the Iran deal from the very ...

L’Heureux to run for 11th term in House

To the Editor: I am announcing my candidacy for re-election to my 11th term to the New Hampshire House of Representatives on Tuesday, Sept. 13. Appointed by the House Speaker, I served 20 years on the Fish & Game Committee, and was appointed by the governor and council to a five-year term ...

Thankful for CARA bill

To the Editor: I saw in the news that the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) was signed into law and I could not be more thankful. The drug issue in New Hampshire, and all over the U.S., becomes more serious each year and is affecting families across the Granite State. I am ...

Ayotte worked to get CARA passed

To the Editor: The fight against the heroin epidemic got a major boost last week thanks to Senator Kelly Ayotte and her bill: the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA). Kelly helped write and introduce CARA as a multifaceted solution to the substance abuse crisis and the problem ...

Governor fails on national security

Governor fails on national security To the Editor: Yet again, Maggie Hassan has proven herself utterly incompetent in the area of national security. Does she think that tying herself to Hillary Clinton will actually help build her credibility on this issue? Hillary Clinton, who was described ...

NE Parkinson’s Ride a huge success

To the Editor: 2015 was another very exciting year for our New England Parkinson's Ride. We have very high hopes that some of the research that is going on will prove to be fruitful in the near future. There are several projects that have gone to human testing, which means something should ...

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 11. The group worked many, many hours digging, potting, watering, setting up, preparing and selling all the plants we had available. Our new ...

Merrimack Rotary thanks July 4 sponsors

To the Editor: The Merrimack Rotary wishes to thank its extraordinary sponsors of this year's July 4 pancake breakfast and Family Fun Day. The categories of sponsorships range from $1,500 to $25. "The Merrimack Rotary is very grateful to its sponsors of the July 4 Family Fun ...

Congrats to MHS graduates, top 10

To the Editor: Kudos to the Merrimack Journal for celebrating the top 10 MHS graduates with their pictures, profiles and plans. With the nonsense of eliminating class rankings occurring in Melrose, Mass., as well as some other misguided schools around the country, it is comforting to see our ...

Thanks for donating to Tootsie Roll Drive

To the Editor: The Knights of Columbus thank the people of Merrimack for their generous contributions to the Campaign for People with Intellectual Disabilities (aka Tootsie Roll Drive) on May 14 and 21. The Knights are also thankful to Shaw's Supermarkets for allowing the Knights to collect ...

Ayotte committed to NH families

To the Editor: I see or read about Sen. (Kelly) Ayotte in a charity race, attending her kids sporting events , attending a veterans event and the like, listening to the voters. Kelly Ayotte as a senator has fought for paid leave and better access to child care. These ...

Troop 401 thanks auction participants

To the Editor: On behalf of the members of Boy Scout Troop 401 and their families, we would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the attendees of the auction and the following outstanding businesses, whose generosity made the 10th annual Silent Auction and Dessert Buffet on April 2 a great ...

Ayotte is NH’s voice in Washington

To the Editor: I find it ironic that Sen. Kelly Ayotte, who has publicly announced that she will meet with the president's nominee for the Supreme Court, is being labeled an "obstructionist." Our New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte has supported funding of the mental health ...

Seeks support for town councilor

To the Editor: I am James Ferreira, and I am running for a three-year seat on the Merrimack Town Council in the upcoming election on April 12. My wife and I chose to make Merrimack our home in December 2012. We chose Merrimack for the charm the town had to offer and support and the ...

Consider easy ways to save town money

To the Editor: Recycling, as well as being a "feel good" thing to do, can also be financially advantageous. It currently costs the town of Merrimack only $15 per ton for recyclable materials vs. $66.50 per ton to dispose of trash. Perhaps we can take it a step further. A ...

Fish and Game launches smartphone app

CONCORD - Hunters and anglers now have field information, maps and more at their fingertips using the official New Hampshire Fish & Wildlife Pocket Ranger smartphone app for iPhone and Android. The app serves as an interactive outdoor guide and delivers immediate access to species ...

Proposed oil tax affects small businesses

To the Editor: The mainstream media has done little reporting on President Obama's recent proposal to add a $10-a-barrel oil tax, so I am writing to all residents a little information on the burden to small business and consumers. New Hampshire's small business community stands to lose out ...

Traffic pattern should have been changed

To the Editor: Did the people or person in charge of the Merrimack polling place really think that the change in the traffic pattern would help? I can't believe that the decision wasn't reversed once the town moderator or the police realized what a mess had been created. To be watching CNN ...