Merrimack News

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 ...

Dedication for road set

MANCHESTER – A dedication ceremony recognizing the completion and naming of the airport access road as Raymond Wieczorek Drive is set for Thursday, Nov. 10. A 10 a.m. dedication ceremony and ribbon cutting will take place on the new bridge over Little Cohas Brook on the Londonderry ...

Tylers celebrate 30th anniversary

Donald “Coco” and Patricia (Martin) Tyler, of Merrimack, recently celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary at a surprise party held Oct. 9 at the John O’Leary Adult Community Center. Mr. and Mrs. Tyler were married Oct. 9, 1981, in Nashua. They have one child, ...

Boy aims to collect 200 pints of blood

Twelve-year-old Brandon Snell, a Merrimack sixth-grader, is a busy boy these days. Brandon is readying for the upcoming third annual Heroes Blood Drive, a project he originated to help the American Red Cross secure donations of blood. The Heroes Blood Drive is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 11, ...

October nor’easter wreaks havoc

MERRIMACK – Robert and Jane Pauley suffered through the winds and rain of Tropical Storm Irene on their way back to New Hampshire in September. But it wasn’t until they got home that they saw the worst of it. The Merrimack couple, who sold their home in Florida and moved ...

Open Doors a passport to handmade goods

MERRIMACK – With the holidays drawing nearer, find unique and exotic handmade gifts for the loved ones on your list through a custom map and passport unlocking the secrets of New Hampshire. New Hampshire Made’s 2011 Open Doors statewide shopping and touring event is slated ...

Merrimack girl in ‘Sound of Music’

NASHUA – The Actorsingers will open its 57th main stage season with Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic “The Sound of Music” from Nov. 11-13 at the Edmund M. Keefe Auditorium. Sammy O’Neil, of Merrimack, will play Brigitta; Bailie de Lacy, of ...

Library seeks info for contacts directory

The Merrimack Public Library is compiling its 18th annual Community Contacts Directory of nonprofit groups and organizations in and around Merrimack. The directory includes high-demand information on local nonprofits, including address, contact person, meeting dates, times and locations, and ...

Tire dealer receives award from ASA

MERRIMACK – Greensboro, N.C.-based Piedmont Truck Tires Inc. has been awarded the 2011 Dealer of the Year award from ASA Automotive Systems in Merrimack (formerly ASA Tire Systems). Greg Herring, CFO of Piedmont Truck Tires, accepted the award from Dave Vogel, ASA’s vice ...

Capturing colors

The Cabinet received 191 submissions for our 2011 Fall Foliage Photo Contest. It was a difficult choice but the three judges narrowed the selection to three top winners and seven honorable mentions. Taking first place was Michael Hamel, Hollis, with his photo of the Congregational Church of ...

Champagne Luncheon set

MERRIMACK – Home Health & Hospice Care will host Dr. Gina Barreca as the featured speaker at this year’s annual Champagne Luncheon The event will take place Sunday, Nov. 6, at 11:30 a.m., at Sky Meadow Country Club in Nashua. “You are smart enough to conquer ...

All-female team aids New Life Home

MANCHESTER – Whoever said you need a man for “handyman” construction projects? Not the local ladies who built the new and improved study room at New Life Home for Women and Children. On Thursday, volunteers of a New Hampshire-based, all-female construction team ...

Majestic Theatre stages ‘Frankenstein: The Musical’

MANCHESTER – This weekend, walk tall and screw your neck bolts tight as the Manchester’s Majestic Theatre presents “Frankenstein: A New Musical.” An innovative adaptation of Mary Shelley’s original novel, this ...