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24 Mini Quilts to be raffled at Amherst event

AMHERST - Once again the Souhegan Valley Quilters’ Guild will be on the Amherst Green on July Fourth from 9-12:30 PM. We will be selling raffle tickets for 24 mini quilts, all approximately 20”x20,” the perfect wallhanging size. The proceeds support the non-profit Guild’s many charities ...

Pomp & Circumstance

MERRIMACK – On a day of celebration fitting of the sunshine that hung over Merrimack High School during the school’s 2019 commencement, the school graduated 261 seniors, sending them off with bright futures. Walking out of their school for the last time as students to the applause of ...

Register Your Float for Merrimack’s Annual 4th of July Parade

Preparations are now underway for the Town of Merrimack’s Annual 4th of July Celebration. The Town of Merrimack’s Annual 4th of July Parade is organized by the Parks & Recreation Department and is one of the larger Independence Day Parades in the State of New Hampshire. The 4th of July ...

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Granite State games hit stride

Ahhh, the Games people play. These Games, the Granite State Games, are a good thing. Believe it or not, Bishop Guertin High School girls soccer coach Pat Mulcahy’s vision began its fifth year on Monday, giving student athletes a chance at scholarship money (about $4,000 involved) and the ...

Post 98 baseball reloading on fly this summer

Folks who gripe and grouse about today’s teenagers having too many distractions and side-interests taking them away from the good old fun of “going outside to play” need to know that there are young men who take their baseball seriously enough to not in fact want a break from it when ...

Tomahawks celebrate most successful lax season in years

If you understand the boys lacrosse ranks in the Granite State, you know how tough it is to climb up the ladder. This spring, the Merrimack Tomahawks made one of those significant giant steps. Merrimack finished up with a 10-6 regular season mark, earning the program’s first home game in ...

Tomahawk track team very sharp at Division I meet

Merrimack High’s boys track team had itself right in the midst of the team title chase early on with 38 points in the Division I State Track Meet, which had it trailing Exeter by a mere two points. But Exeter proved to be too much, and Merrimack settled for fourth place overall. At the ...

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Elizabeth Warren has a plan to fix that

We all know that the opioid epidemic is an ongoing and heart-breaking problem. President Trump’s Council of Economic Advisers estimated that this crisis cost the nation more than $500 billion in 2015 alone with New Hampshire being disproportionately affected. Every day we lose people to ...

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 ...

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Arthur Carl Wetherbee

There will be a celebration of life for Arthur Carl Wetherbee and a tribute to his sister Margaret Wetherbee on June 21st at 3pm at the Amherst NH Country Club Pavilion. He was a wonderful brother, uncle, cousin, friend, citizen and all around really nice person. This celebration “party” ...

Jean B. (Riendeau) Rood

Jean B. (Riendeau) Rood, age 82, wife of Ronald H. Rood, of Cocoa FL, died May 31, 2019 after a battle with lung cancer. Jean was a resident of Milford, NH for most of her adult life. Jean worked for Hitchiner Mfg. for 36 years before she retired to Florida in 1996. Jean always opened her ...

David C. Douglas

David Charles Douglas, 63 years old, passed away suddenly on June 4, 2019. He was born in Boston, Massachusetts on November 25, 1955 to loving parents, Richard and Elizabeth Douglas. While growing up he had fond memories of helping his parents with the Amherst Flea Market. In 1975, David ...

Patricia Lynn Jalbert

Patricia Lynn Jalbert passed away after battling cancer on April 21, 2019. She was 50 years old. She was born on March 19, 1969 in Newark, Ohio and grew up in Granville, Ohio. Her parents were Jeffrey and Cheryl Jalbert, who were both still living at the time of her death although Trish’s ...