News Digest

Grading policy meeting Oct. 13

The “No homework-grade” policy affects your child’s GPA. A town hall meeting will be held to discuss the Merrimack School District’s administrative change to the homework “protocol,” that homework assignments will no longer be factored into a student’s final academic grade. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 13 in the Matthew Thornton Room on the second floor of Town Hall, west wing (former courtroom), at 6 Baboosic Lake Road.

Village District flushing schedule

The Merrimack Village District will be flushing mainlines and hydrants in the following areas beginning Monday, Oct. 9 through Friday, Oct. 13:

Abbey Road, Amherst Road,Bates Road, Brek Drive, Charles Road, Coles Rock Road, Cramer Hill Road, Cummings Road, Dahl Road, Dena Ave, Elizabeth Drive, Erik Street, Four Winds Road, Greenleaf Street, Hawthorne Road, Lexi Court, Majestic Lane, Maryann Lane, Naticook Road, Old Kings Road, Peaslee Road, Penny Lane, Pollard Road, Queens Way, Rainier Court, Rimmon Court, Rushmore Court, Savanah Way, Seaverns Bridge Road, Springfield Circle, Spaulding Drive, Regal Drive, Royal Court, Taconic Drive, Tomasian Drive, Windy Hollow Circle

Streets in the vicinity of the above mentioned areas may also be affected. Flushing will occur between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m., from Oct. 9-13.

Flushing is done to maintain water quality throughout our distribution system. This program involves opening flushing valves to create increased water flows, which dislodge and clean out naturally occurring sedimentation in the pipelines. It may cause minor flooding of streets and slight discoloration of water and/or a short period of low pressure. Areas surrounding these streets may also experience water discoloration. The Merrimack Village District would like to reassure customers that the water is safe to drink and any discoloration should clear up in two to three hours.

Residential customers with special water needs for medical reasons are urged to call the Village District office at 424-9241, ext. 100 to be notified in advance of flushing in their area.

Tips for Fire Prevention Week

Another summer has flown by and once again it is almost time for Fire Prevention Week. This year’s fire prevention week is from Oct. 8-14. During this week all fire departments try to educate the public in ways to prevent needless loss of life from fire.

This is the 94th year that fire departments from around the country have observed this event making it the longest running public health and safety observance on record. The National Fire Prevention Association’s theme this year is “Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out.” The key message this year is to always have at least two ways out of your home. Some things to plan are:

• Draw a map of your with all members of your household, marking two exits from each room and a path to the outside. Include a rally point for everyone to meet at, a neighbor’s house or a large tree in the front yard, etc.

• Practice your home fire drill at least twice a year. Conduct drills during the day and at night with everyone in your home, and practice using different ways out.

• Teach children how to escape on their own in case you can’t help them.

• Close door behind you as you leave, this will help to slow the spread of smoke, heat and fire.

• Once you get outside stay outside. Never go back inside a burning building for any reason.

• Make sure the address for your home is clearly marked and easy for the fire department to see, in all weather conditions.

– Submitted by

Merrimack Fire Department

SCORE announces new officers

The Merrimack Valley Chapter of SCORE recently installed its new slate of officers for fiscal year 2018.

Ed Izzo, of Nashua, will serve as chairman; Roman Geletkanycz, of Bedford, will be first vice chairman; Robbie Grady, of Hooksett, second vice chairman; Geoff Geoffrion, of Merrimack, treasurer; and Dolores Alberghini, secretary.

The Merrimack Valley NH Chapter of SCORE (, which covers Nashua, Manchester, Concord and the surrounding areas, has approximately 60 current and former business executives available to provide free, confidential, one-on-one business counseling and training workshops for area start-ups and existing businesses. The chapter is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2017.