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Merrimack News

‘An Irish Christmas’ at Saint Anselm

MANCHESTER – The Dana Center at Saint Anselm College will present Irish-American fiddler Eileen Ivers and her band, Immigrant Soul, in “An Nollaig, An Irish Christmas” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2. Ivers, winner of nine All-Ireland fiddle championships and more ...

Singer family, New Horizons host dinner

MANCHESTER – Thanksgiving Day will be a bit brighter for people in need in Manchester and surrounding areas. The Singer Family and Merchants Automotive are underwriting the cost of Thanksgiving dinner at New Horizons. The Singer Family is well-known for its long-standing support of ...

CareGivers’ Holiday Hopes program seeking volunteers

CareGiver volunteers reach out to vulnerable individuals all year long, offering transportation, food and assistance, as well as kindness and hope. During the holiday season, the group often experiences an even greater awareness of need and a heightened desire to help. This year, the ...

Food pantries need your help

The people who seek help, especially during the holiday season, are the parents in your carpool, your friend at yoga, the neighbor to whom you wave to every day. To provide those families and individuals a holiday meal, local food pantries need help filling the shelves. The Riverside Christian ...

Holiday safety tips from Fire Rescue

The winter holidays are a time for celebration, and that means more cooking, home decorating, entertaining and an increased risk of fire due to heating equipment. Merrimack Fire Rescue would like to present the following facts and suggest some safety tips to enjoy a safe holiday season. ...

‘Minor outbreak’ of pertusis found

MERRIMACK – A “minor outbreak” has left at least 16 Merrimack students being treated for whooping cough, according to school district administrators. Since last month, seven cases of the highly contagious bacterial disease, officially called pertussis, have been ...

Meals on Wheels honored

MERRIMACK – St. Joseph Community Services, the provider of Meals On Wheels in Hillsborough County, has achieved exemplary level Magnet Accreditation from the Meals On Wheels Association of America. St. Joseph Community Services is the first Meals On Wheels Program in New England to ...

Veterans Day marks opening of elevator lift

An important mission was accomplished with a flourish on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, when a festive ribbon-cutting ceremony marked the opening of a newly constructed elevator lift at Merrimack’s Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8641. The new lift, housed in a tall, narrow structure swathed ...

School presents ‘Curious Savage’

The Merrimack High School Theatre Department presents the heart-warming comedy about greed and money, “The Curious Savage.” Performances are Friday, Nov. 18, and Saturday, Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. at the MHS Theatre, 38 McElwain St., Merrimack. Tickets are $10 for students and ...

British Cars of New Hampshire presents donation to High Hopes

On Oct. 6, British Cars of New Hampshire (BCNH) presented a $7,500 check to High Hopes Foundation. These proceeds came from the Show of Dreams, held Aug. 6 at The Nick in Wolfeboro. This was the 15th year BCNH has hosted its all-British car show in support of High Hopes.

Food drive starting

Beginning this month, the Merrimack Police Department is sponsoring a community-wide food drive. Residents can drop off canned goods and nonperishable items at the Merrimack Police Department through the end of the year. A collection box has been placed in the police department’s ...

Friends & Families fundraiser

Katie Hanssen, Stacey Marino and Allison Marino, of Merrimack Friends & Families, enjoy a successful fundraiser at Nuthin’ But Good Times on Nov. 4. Several members of the group as well as the general public had a fun evening of running, bouncing, sliding, laughing and eating at ...

VFW completes handicapped lift

The Merrimack VFW Post 8641 is close to completing our mission to “Give A Vet A Lift” at the Merrimack VFW-Post 8641. It has been a remarkable journey due to the overwhelming generosity of many. Please join us in celebration of the opening of the elevator – a ...

Police dispatcher succumbs to cancer

MERRIMACK – Michele Dudash’s seat in the Merrimack Police communications center may be filled, but her place in the department will never be taken, friends and officers said this week as they buried one of their own. After nearly 30 years as a Merrimack dispatcher, Michele ...

Ticks carrying Lyme disease remain active

Hiking, hunting and raking leaves are autumn activities for thousands of Granite State residents but outdoors enthusiasts are urged to beware because bacteria-laden deer ticks that transmit Lyme disease remain on the prowl until temperatures dip well below 40 degrees. The warning comes from a ...

Local color

MERRIMACK – Silo’s Restaurant is long gone, replaced by the Homestead. But the silo at the side of the Daniel Webster Highway eatery has never been better. The structure, one of Merrimack’s historic landmarks, recently got a makeover courtesy of a local teenager ...

Time for treats

Trick-or-treaters in Merrimack had to wait a week to wreak havoc among their neighbors as Halloween was postponed because of the October nor’easter. On Nov. 6, witches, ghouls, Spider men, brides, brothers Mario and Luigi, pirates and other costumed children went door to door ...

Winter parking ban goes into effect

The winter months are approaching and unfortunately with that comes bad weather. Your Public Works Department works diligently to provide the safest driving conditions possible when maintaining our streets. The town of Merrimack has winter parking and snow removal ordinances that go into ...

More than 160 pounds of drugs collected

MERRIMACK – Merrimack Police collected more than 160 pounds of drugs, and they didn’t make one arrest because of it. Taking part in the nationwide Prescription Drug Take Back Day, Merrimack officers took in 168 pounds in prescriptions last Saturday from town residents, who ...

Tax rate up by 20%

MERRIMACK – The Merrimack tax rate has increased almost 20 percent this year, but homeowners won’t see that kind of jump in their property bills, according to town officials. Because of a $400 million drop in Merrimack property values, the average homeowner will see an ...