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Knights of Columbus essay contest

The New Hampshire Knights of Columbus is once again sponsoring a Student Respect Life Essay Contest. The contest is open to any junior high school (grades 6, 7 and 8) and senior high school students (grades 9, 10, 11 and 12) in New Hampshire. The Knights of Columbus will make up to six cash ...

Animal rescues need donations; military is in need of cards

Pets play important parts in people’s lives, providing companionship, emotional support, helping reduce stress, as well as helping to increase social contacts for ‘pet parents’ with other pet lovers and animal advocates. Two local agencies dedicated to providing for canines in transition ...

Merrimack teen wins Lakes Region Symphony Orchestra competition

Winning the prestigious and highly competitive Lakes Region Symphony Orchestra’s Student Concerto Competition, Brigham Parker, a 17-year old resident of Merrimack, performed Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in B minor, Op. 23 with the Lakes Region Symphony Orchestra on Nov. 2. Parker is ...

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Tomahawks chosen for spots on first team and second team

Several locals were named to the Divison I and II New Hampshire Field Hockey Coaches Association All-State Field Hockey teams. First-team locals in DivisIon I were Bishop Guertin’s BrookeYabroudy and Sarah Coyle, Merrimack’s Erin Knauer and Demetria Gonzalez and Bedford High’s Rachel ...

Merrimack pushes Timberlane to limit, but falls

PLAISTOW – These 12 Merrimack High boys soccer seniors played the game with grit, passion and commitment, changing a culture and raising the bar for the program. Wednesday afternoon, it came to a heart-breaking end for them after nearly 98 minutes as the 10th-seeded Tomahawks fell to ...

Dyer sparks Tomahawks

MERRIMACK – Jared Dyer is already spending his athletic inheritance, and spending it wisely. You see, the Merrimack High School football standout ironically comes from a family with a rich Nashua football history. His father, Jeff, was a Nashua standout in the mid 1980s, and his uncle, ...

Merrimack offense sizzling as season grinds on

MERRIMACK – With a trio of must-win types of games on the horizon, Merrimack High took care of business against winless Keene. The Tomahawks built a 27-0 lead by halftime and put the game well out of reach with two early scores in the second half en route to a 40-6 blasting of the ...

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Supporting an important resource

I want to thank Gov. Chris Sununu and Executive Councilors Ted Gatsas, Russell Prescott and Michael Cryans for their recent vote to continue Bethany Christian Services’ contract with the state of New Hampshire. Bethany Christian Services provides support for foster children in New ...

Thank you

I want to thank Gov. Chris Sununu and Executive Councilors Ted Gatsas, Russell Prescott and Michael Cryans for their recent vote to continue Bethany Christian Services’ contract with the state of New Hampshire. Bethany Christian Services provides support for foster children in New ...

More horror stories

So the horror stories about national health insurance have started. Just remember, people in other countries that have it love what they have. You do not see politicians in their countries running on a platform to install a United States health system in their country. It might be easier to ...

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 ...

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Anne R. Shepard

The family of Anne R. Shepard is sad to announce her passing on January 22, 2020, in Milford, NH. Anne was born on October 29, 1952 in Brookline, Massachusetts. The daughter of Jared B. Goodrich and Jean M. Goodrich, who predeceased her, Anne grew up in Yarmouth, Maine, attending public ...

Gwendolyn Clare Berry

Gwendolyn Clare Ramsay Berry passed away at age 98 at The Elms Center in Milford, NH on January 28, 2020. She was born in Auburn NY on May 25, 1921, the daughter of Clarence R. Ramsay and Adele P. (Callaway) Ramsay. Gwen was a very good student, graduating near the top of her class from Auburn ...

Bonnie M. Struss

Bonnie M. Struss, long time resident of Amherst NH, passed away peacefully December 21, 2019, while under hospice care at Highland Hospital, Rochester, NY. Born in Jefferson City, Missouri, on March 19, 1930, Bonnie was the daughter of the late Dow Norman and Margaret Overstreet Norman. A ...

Christy Day

Christy was born April 7, 1949 and grew up in Savery, Wyoming on a sheep and cattle ranch raised by her parents, John St. Aubyn Boyer (Gagser) and Nan Kretschmer Boyer (Mumser). She first attended a one-room schoolhouse, then went to the Katharine Branson School in San Francisco for high ...