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Merrimack Letters

Operation Santa thank you

The Lioness of Merrimack would like to thank everyone who participated in our Operation Santa Project. To those of you who picked up a card at one of our locations and purchased one or more gifts, you have helped to make Xmas a little brighter for someone less fortunate. We would like to ...

2016 Rotary Christmas tree sales a success

The Merrimack Rotary Club would like to thank all who supported the annual Christmas Tree sales making this year a tremendous success. The club sold over 300 trees. We would like to thank the following sponsors and ask that if you need their services, please keep it local and seek them ...

Congrats to MHS on AP recognition

For the fifth time in six years Merrimack High School was named to the Advanced Placement District Honor Roll which consists of 433 school districts in the United States and Canada. To be so recognized means that last year Merrimack High School "simultaneously achieved increases in ...

Change in holiday acknowledgment

I attended my granddaughter's third and fourth grade chorus at Masticola Elementary School recently and I noticed that it was very careful not to say the word Christmas in fear of offending someone who was not Christian. However you did mention Hanukkah Holiday, which I have no problem ...

Thank you, Hillsborough County voters

To the editor, I thank the Hillsborough County voters for voting to allow me to continue as your commissioner. Hillsborough county continues to be the best managed county in New Hampshire. We have been able to provide services to our citizens at the lowest cost of any county. The net cost of ...

YMCA programs tackle childhood obesity

Every day we are confronted with news that is bad: Obesity, diabetes, death by drowning - the second leading cause of death in children under 12, the opioid epidemic. Here is news that is good: The YMCA of Greater Nashua's programs are evidence-based and proven to tackle these seemingly ...

Ayotte misguided in support of Pence

To the Editor: I would like to respond to the news that Kelly Ayotte is going to write in Mike Pence for president. She feels that this would signal to her daughter that Trump does not respect women and doesn't deserve her vote. Yet she's willing to vote for Pence, who doesn't approve of our ...

Outgoing rep thanks supporters

To the Editor: I would like to thank all those who voted for me in my recently failed primary election, and during past decades in my elections to the school board, MVD, trustee of trust funds and three previous re-elections to the NH House of Representatives. I enjoyed answering every email ...

Candidate seeks election as representative

To the Editor: Merrimack has eight seats in the New Hampshire House of Representatives. You may vote for eight candidates for state representative on Tuesday, Nov. 8. I would like to serve you again as your state representative, and ask for one of your votes. I am a New Hampshire native and ...

Support Clinton for president

If you support Mr. Trump, don't read this!As much as I would welcome his agents to ponder the points that I will make, I accept that it will not impact their vote. I believe this because Donald has proclaimed that he could walk out onto Main Street and shoot someone and would not lose one ...

Candidate favors lowering business taxes

To the Editor: I am running for state representative in the Republican primary on Sept. 13. In 2014, I ran for state Senate. Although I did not win that election, I was able to meet many voters by going door-to-door. I appreciate the support of those who support lower taxes and who encouraged ...

Notter supports electricity rebates

To the Editor: Rep. Jeanine Notter has been fighting for you at the Statehouse for three terms. Aware of the extremely high energy costs residents are now paying, she sponsored HB1374. This bill would rebate to all retail electric ratepayers excess monies paid into the renewable energy fund, ...

Republican candidate supports the ‘New Hampshire Advantage’

To the Editor: I am a candidate for the Republican nomination for state representative from the town of Merrimack. I have lived in Merrimack and practiced law locally for the last 15 years. During that time, I have seen the "New Hampshire Advantage" begin to slip away. In ...

Hassan is not an independent

To the Editor: If you ever needed more proof that Gov. Maggie Hassan was in this Senate race to support Washington Democrats, look no further than her recent interview with CNN. In that interview, she was asked if Hillary Clinton was honest or trustworthy, she spouted the same lines all ...

Rowe for county commissioner

To the Editor: I encourage readers to vote for Robert "Bob" Rowe for Hillsborough County Commissioner. The position of County Commissioner requires accountability to the taxpayers, attention to detail, and familiarity with county government. Bob superbly possesses all ...

Alternative treatment facility now open

To the Editor: I'm writing on behalf of Prime Alternative Treatment Centers, a Merrimack-based medical marijuana dispensary, to inform you that we have officially opened for business and as of last Thursday, and have started seeing patients. Prime ATC, located at 380 Daniel Webster Highway, ...

Speak up for state’s small businesses

To the Editor: Small businesses in New Hampshire are critical to economic success. But now, the Granite State's small businesses are facing a problem. A federal policy decided in Washington more than five years ago gave big-box stores an annual $6 billion to $8 billion handout at the expense ...

Can’t play politics with national security

To the Editor: Senator Kelly Ayotte makes national security a priority. She has served on the Senate Armed Services Committee, laid out a clear and comprehensive plan to defeat ISIS, and worked across the aisle to keep guns away from terrorists. She also opposed the Iran deal from the very ...

L’Heureux to run for 11th term in House

To the Editor: I am announcing my candidacy for re-election to my 11th term to the New Hampshire House of Representatives on Tuesday, Sept. 13. Appointed by the House Speaker, I served 20 years on the Fish & Game Committee, and was appointed by the governor and council to a five-year term ...

Thankful for CARA bill

To the Editor: I saw in the news that the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) was signed into law and I could not be more thankful. The drug issue in New Hampshire, and all over the U.S., becomes more serious each year and is affecting families across the Granite State. I am ...