Merrimack Letters

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 ...

Donations sought for O’Leary Community Center

To the Editor: The board of directors has recently begun a building improvement initiative designed to make the John O'Leary Adult Community Center more aesthetically pleasing, attractive and energy efficient to current and potential users of the facility. This ambitious program includes ...

Police announce comedy show date

To the Editor: On behalf of the NEPBA Local 12 and the Merrimack Police Department, I am pleased to announce that the donor appreciation comedy show has been rescheduled for 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016 at the Alpine Grove in Hollis. During the course of our investigation into the canceled ...

YMCA gives to those in need

To the Editor: One of the Y's main focus areas is social responsibility, and we consider our efforts to help ease the burden of local food pantries important to the work that we do in Greater Nashua. Our members and staff were very generous this holiday season. We know that local food ...

Family thanks Merrimack Lioness Club

To the Editor: The following is a letter received by the Merrimack Lioness Club regarding Operation Santa. Dear Lioness Club: We had the best Christmas thanks to all of you. All my worries about the holiday and how we could handle the costs were taken away. Our family works hard to do the ...

Lioness Club thanks residents, businesses

To the Editor: We would like to thank the many residents who took names from our trees for Operation Santa and purchased gifts for the needy. We are given a list each year from the Welfare Department of those in need. We do not know the identity of these people; we are only given an assigned ...

Riverside Christian Church’s pastor retires

To the Editor: Riverside Christian Church announces the retirement of Senior Pastor Ray Pouliot from full-time ministry. We congratulate him on 25 years of service to the church and the Merrimack community. We wish Ray and his wife, Carol, all the best in their future endeavors. Continuing on ...

Children delighted with calls from Santa

To the Editor: On Tuesday-Wednesday, Dec. 15-16, Santa took a break from making his list and checking it twice to make some very important phone calls to 60 Merrimack children. The children were delighted that Santa knew all about them, and they were able to share last-minute wishes and wish ...

Thanks for successful Turkey Trot 5K

To the Editor: On behalf of the Rotary Club of Merrimack I would like to thank all of the sponsors, runners and volunteers who made the Merrimack Turkey Trot 5K of 2015 such a great success. In 2015, we had over 390 registered runners. We had runners from as far away as California and ...

Thanks for helping someone in need

To the Editor: Far too often in today's society, only the bad news commands space in our media outlets. However, every once in a while, people do something that restores our faith in this society both now and in the future! My family's heartfelt thanks to all the students, faculty, staff and ...

Thanks for Red Ribbon Week participation

To the Editor: I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our community partners in sharing the 2015 theme for Red Ribbon Week which is "Respect Yourself Be Drug Free." Red Ribbon Week is a national drug prevention campaign that began back in 1988 as a result of ...

Thanks for supporting Turkey Shoot

To the Editor: Thank you, Merrimack! Thanks to the support of many local Merrimack businesses and the many Merrimack rafflers who came out to have fun and win raffles, our sixth annual Turkey Shoot was a great success! We are now able to purchase the 3-D printer and printer scanner made here ...

Show cancellation prompts apology

To the Editor: For the past several months, the East Coast Marketing Group (ECMG) has been fundraising on behalf of the Merrimack Police Department's New England Police Benevolent Association Local 12. Donations are used to support various programs and charities throughout the year. As a ...

Thank you for supporting Scout supper

To the Editor: Hollis Troop 12 Boy Scouts hosted their annual spaghetti supper on Saturday, Nov. 7, and fed over 200 people. We would like to thank the community for joining us, and send along a big thank you to our sponsors and volunteers. Some of the funds from this fundraiser help to ...

Thanks for help with Scouting for Food

To the Editor: Scouting for Food was a huge success this year! The communities of Mason, Wilton, Mont Vernon, Lyndeborough, Brookline, Amherst and Milford generously donated more than 13,400 items of food and personal hygiene products that were distributed to Share in Milford and the Open ...

Thanks from Merrimack Lions Club for help with Scarecrow Kit Fundraiser

To the Editor: The Merrimack Lions Club wants to thank the community for making the Scarecrow Kit Fundraiser for Diabetes so successful. Again, we sold over 150 kits with a profit of over $3,200, including individual donations. A special thank you goes to Yvette Courser and her staff at the ...

Reform needed to continue America’s ‘War on Drugs’

To the Editor: The United States has over 2.3 million Americans incarcerated in federal, state and local prisons today; this is more than any other country worldwide. While the United States only accounts for 5 percent of the world's population, it accounts for 25 percent of the world's ...

Thanks for help with Jimmy Fund Golf

To the Editor: Jimmy Fund Golf presented by DraftKings extends its sincerest thanks to the organizers and sponsors of the Jay O'Halloran Memorial Golf Tournament held on Sept. 26, 2015, at the Crotched Mountain Golf Club in Francestown. Special recognition and appreciation goes to Jennifer ...

Neighborhood Watch keeps town safe

To the Editor: The community of Merrimack continues to move forward in making it the safest place to live in the state of New Hampshire. Community Services Officer Rob Kelleher's presentation about the Neighborhood Watch program was very well received, with as many as 58 attentive neighbors ...

Letters to the editor

Thank you to angel at grocery store To the Editor: It had been one of those days with nothing going right. I rushed to Shaw's for a few groceries. I got to the checkout, only to realize I had forgotten my checkbook, plus my debit card. I told the cashier I only live down the road and would be ...