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Merrimack News

Effects of chlorine on eye allergies

1. Why do so many people's eye get red from chlorine in a pool? A: Chlorine can definitely cause the eyes to get red, especially if the level of chlorine is too high. When chlorine contacts organic matter, it converts to a potentially toxic gas called nitrogen trichloride. This organic matter ...

Merrimack native graduates from Marine Corps boot camp

PFC Kyle R. Heidbreder, 20, of Merrimack, graduated from United States Marine Corps boot camp at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, SC on Dec. 9, 2016. PFC Heidbreder is a graduate of Alvirne High School. He successfully completed 13 weeks of intensive basic training at MCRD Parris ...

Series focuses on economic issues facing the region

The economic climate of New Hampshire and the Souhegan Valley is changing and creating challenges to continued growth. A number of factors are affecting these changes, such as demographics, the business climate and the rural/suburban nature of the area and state. A speakers series will ...

Storm stories

AMHERST - Kevin Skarupa was 7 when the Blizzard of 1978 hit Nashua, closing school for three days and possibly setting him on a career path. "How did it happen," the delighted boy wanted to know, "and how, please, can it happen again?" Skarupa is now a WMUR ...

NH wildlife officials warn of fishing and hunting license scam

CONCORD - The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department is warning consumers of a scam that fools people into paying for a fishing license without actually providing one. The scam includes at least two unofficial websites that give consumers the impression they can purchase fishing or hunting ...

Salon wins Lions Club Scarecrow contest

The Merrimack Lions Club is proud to announce the business winner - "Bark to the Future," submitted by HC Salon and Day Spa and Pets Choice. This is the second year that the two businesses have combined their efforts. Ellice Cunningham of HC Salon came up with the theme but ...