Merrimack Letters

Governor fails on national security

Governor fails on national security To the Editor: Yet again, Maggie Hassan has proven herself utterly incompetent in the area of national security. Does she think that tying herself to Hillary Clinton will actually help build her credibility on this issue? Hillary Clinton, who was described ...

NE Parkinson’s Ride a huge success

To the Editor: 2015 was another very exciting year for our New England Parkinson's Ride. We have very high hopes that some of the research that is going on will prove to be fruitful in the near future. There are several projects that have gone to human testing, which means something should ...

Garden Club Plant Sale a huge success

To the Editor: On behalf of the Merrimack Garden Club, we would like to thank all our members who contributed to our successful plant sale held June 11. The group worked many, many hours digging, potting, watering, setting up, preparing and selling all the plants we had available. Our new ...

Merrimack Rotary thanks July 4 sponsors

To the Editor: The Merrimack Rotary wishes to thank its extraordinary sponsors of this year's July 4 pancake breakfast and Family Fun Day. The categories of sponsorships range from $1,500 to $25. "The Merrimack Rotary is very grateful to its sponsors of the July 4 Family Fun ...

Congrats to MHS graduates, top 10

To the Editor: Kudos to the Merrimack Journal for celebrating the top 10 MHS graduates with their pictures, profiles and plans. With the nonsense of eliminating class rankings occurring in Melrose, Mass., as well as some other misguided schools around the country, it is comforting to see our ...

Thanks for donating to Tootsie Roll Drive

To the Editor: The Knights of Columbus thank the people of Merrimack for their generous contributions to the Campaign for People with Intellectual Disabilities (aka Tootsie Roll Drive) on May 14 and 21. The Knights are also thankful to Shaw's Supermarkets for allowing the Knights to collect ...

Ayotte committed to NH families

To the Editor: I see or read about Sen. (Kelly) Ayotte in a charity race, attending her kids sporting events , attending a veterans event and the like, listening to the voters. Kelly Ayotte as a senator has fought for paid leave and better access to child care. These ...

Troop 401 thanks auction participants

To the Editor: On behalf of the members of Boy Scout Troop 401 and their families, we would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the attendees of the auction and the following outstanding businesses, whose generosity made the 10th annual Silent Auction and Dessert Buffet on April 2 a great ...

Ayotte is NH’s voice in Washington

To the Editor: I find it ironic that Sen. Kelly Ayotte, who has publicly announced that she will meet with the president's nominee for the Supreme Court, is being labeled an "obstructionist." Our New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte has supported funding of the mental health ...

Seeks support for town councilor

To the Editor: I am James Ferreira, and I am running for a three-year seat on the Merrimack Town Council in the upcoming election on April 12. My wife and I chose to make Merrimack our home in December 2012. We chose Merrimack for the charm the town had to offer and support and the ...

Consider easy ways to save town money

To the Editor: Recycling, as well as being a "feel good" thing to do, can also be financially advantageous. It currently costs the town of Merrimack only $15 per ton for recyclable materials vs. $66.50 per ton to dispose of trash. Perhaps we can take it a step further. A ...

Fish and Game launches smartphone app

CONCORD - Hunters and anglers now have field information, maps and more at their fingertips using the official New Hampshire Fish & Wildlife Pocket Ranger smartphone app for iPhone and Android. The app serves as an interactive outdoor guide and delivers immediate access to species ...

Proposed oil tax affects small businesses

To the Editor: The mainstream media has done little reporting on President Obama's recent proposal to add a $10-a-barrel oil tax, so I am writing to all residents a little information on the burden to small business and consumers. New Hampshire's small business community stands to lose out ...

Traffic pattern should have been changed

To the Editor: Did the people or person in charge of the Merrimack polling place really think that the change in the traffic pattern would help? I can't believe that the decision wasn't reversed once the town moderator or the police realized what a mess had been created. To be watching CNN ...

Donations sought for O’Leary Community Center

To the Editor: The board of directors has recently begun a building improvement initiative designed to make the John O'Leary Adult Community Center more aesthetically pleasing, attractive and energy efficient to current and potential users of the facility. This ambitious program includes ...

Police announce comedy show date

To the Editor: On behalf of the NEPBA Local 12 and the Merrimack Police Department, I am pleased to announce that the donor appreciation comedy show has been rescheduled for 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016 at the Alpine Grove in Hollis. During the course of our investigation into the canceled ...

YMCA gives to those in need

To the Editor: One of the Y's main focus areas is social responsibility, and we consider our efforts to help ease the burden of local food pantries important to the work that we do in Greater Nashua. Our members and staff were very generous this holiday season. We know that local food ...

Family thanks Merrimack Lioness Club

To the Editor: The following is a letter received by the Merrimack Lioness Club regarding Operation Santa. Dear Lioness Club: We had the best Christmas thanks to all of you. All my worries about the holiday and how we could handle the costs were taken away. Our family works hard to do the ...

Lioness Club thanks residents, businesses

To the Editor: We would like to thank the many residents who took names from our trees for Operation Santa and purchased gifts for the needy. We are given a list each year from the Welfare Department of those in need. We do not know the identity of these people; we are only given an assigned ...

Riverside Christian Church’s pastor retires

To the Editor: Riverside Christian Church announces the retirement of Senior Pastor Ray Pouliot from full-time ministry. We congratulate him on 25 years of service to the church and the Merrimack community. We wish Ray and his wife, Carol, all the best in their future endeavors. Continuing on ...