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Hollis, please vote no on Amendment 1

To the Editor: Tuesday, March 14 is town Election Day. The ballot has eight amendments to the Hollis Zoning Ordinance. Your vote on these amendments set the rules on how and what you and your neighbors can do on your property. The first amendment is a reduction in the maximum size of a solar system from 1 acre to acre.

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Levesque a candidate for school board

To the Editor: ‘I am running for school board because I believe that all children deserve a quality education. As a proud resident of Brookline, I am impressed by the fact that Hollis and Brookline are among the top five schools in New Hampshire. I want to keep them that way by supporting our schools and children as a member of the school board. I am looking forward to an energetic and positive campaign, meeting more community members, and

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Adopt SB2 voting for HB co-op

To the Editor: It is time for voters to adopt the SB2 form of town meeting for the Hollis Brookline Cooperative School District. This form of town meeting, outlined by NH RSA 40:13, has two sessions. Under SB2, the first session is the deliberative session. It is held in late January to early February and is similar to the annual district meeting in which the proposed operating budget and warrant articles are explained, discussed, debated and a

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Friendly‘s celebrates grand opening March 2

MERRIMACK On Thursday, March 2, Friendly‘s at 710 Milford Road celebrated its grand opening by welcoming guests to its newest location in Merrimack. Friendly‘s is excited to open its first location in almost 10 years, and is thrilled that Merrimack is its new home. The Friendly‘s team is eager to introduce guests to a menu that features improvements on classics like the Fishamajig, Friendly‘s SuperMelt Sandwiches and the

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Brookline library gets NH humanities grant

BROOKLINE The Brookline Public Library has received a grant from New Hampshire Humanities to present Galileo Galilei; The Starry Messenger. Galileo Galilei; The Starry Messenger will be presented on Thursday, April 20 at 6:30 p.m. at the Brookline Town Hall Auditorium, 1 Main St., in Brookline. The Starry Messenger is a dramatic fun filled adaptation of Galileo‘s short treatise ‘Siderius Nuncius.‘ Galileo (dressed in 17th centu

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HBHS theater presents ‘The Mystery of Edwin Drood‘

Who killed Edwin Drood? That is the question that haunts the Victorian town of Cloisterham, England, in the HBHS Theatre Department‘s winter production - and the question that you, the audience, must answer. Edwin Drood (played by senior Ava Occhialini) is an ambitious but kind hearted businessman loved by all - except those who greedily desire the affection of his fiancee, Rosa Bud (sophomore Nicole Plummer). When Drood disappears after a

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Mark Markarian

Mark Markarian, 68 of Merrimack, NH passed away suddenly on March 6, 2017. He was the husband of Carol (Silva) Markarian of 42 years. He was born in Istanbul, Turkey to the late Der Sarkis and Zivart Markarian. Mark moved to the United States at the age of 17. He was in the Army National Guard and also worked for Osram Sylvania for 45 years. Members of his surviving family includes his son Shawn and his wife Lisa and their son Nolan; his daughter

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Merrimack Middle School announces second-quarter honor roll

Merrimack Middle School has announced its honor roll for the second quarter of the 2016-17 school year. HIGH HONORS GRADE 7: Alyza Airoldi, Abigail Alexandris, Shennin Ayers, Andrea Bartus, Julia Bell, Connor Bobbitt, Veronika Bolduc, John Brennan IV, Meaghan Caffrey, Emma Camberlain, Aidan Carrillo, Mia Centrella, MacKayla Charles-Yule, Gavin Clark, Zane Clark, Catarina Cunha, Zachary Cusson, Kailey Daddona, Violet Davey, Hannah DeKarski, David

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MYA sends 6 to New Englands

Merrimack Youth Association recently sent six qualifiers to compete in the 11th annual Youth New England Wrestling Championship Tournament. Aiden Hanning takes champ title and Anson Dewar third place medal against the most intense competition in New England. The Merrimack Youth Wrestling Program competed in the Youth New England Wrestling Championship Tournament held in Salem, Mass., on March 11-12. This tournament is known as ‘the most co

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Hawks fall in quarters

BEDFORD Don‘t invite the Merrimack High School boys basketball team to any get-togethers, you may have trouble getting the Tomahawks to leave. You see, the ‘Hawks don‘t know when to say when. The Bedford Bulldogs couldn‘t get them to give up on their season on Friday night in the Division I quarterfinals, although eventually time ran out on the ‘Hawks to the tune of a 47-41 Bulldog win. ‘They don‘t go aw

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MHS announces second-quarter honor roll

Merrimack High School has announced its honor roll for the second quarter of the 2016-17 school year. HIGH HONORS GRADE 9: Wesley Bolling, Cassandra Child, Lauren Collins, Kaitlyn Cota, Natalie Desilets, Sean Diggins, Alex Jobin, Gabrielle Johnson, Johanna Koroma, Jamie Landry, Max Lowell, Brendan McCann, Jacqueline Morin, Nathan Newton, Joseph Peavey, Bryan Perez, Andrew Peyton, Zachary Richard, Mason Roth, Megan Senecal, Grace Sullivan, Zachari

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Merrimack native graduates Naval Air Station in Florida

Air Force 2nd Lt. Tanner A. Pearson graduated from undergraduate combat systems officer training at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Fla. This 10-month CSO training program begins with 15 weeks of ‘primary training,‘ consisting of 212 hours of ground instruction, 21 hours in a flight simulator and 25 hours of actual flight in a turboprop T-6A Texan II aircraft. After primary training, students proceed to multiple simulator phases to learn

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Friendly‘s celebrates opening

On Thursday, March 2, Friendly‘s at 710 Milford Road celebrated its grand opening by welcoming guests to its newest location in Merrimack. Friendly‘s is excited to open its first location in almost 10 years, and is thrilled that Merrimack is its new home. The Friendly‘s team is eager to introduce guests to a menu that features improvements on classics like the Fishamajig, Friendly‘s SuperMelt Sandwiches and the Big-Two-D

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Gate City Charter students play dress-up for ‘Library Day‘

MERRIMACK Gate City Charter School for the Arts hosted Library Day on Friday, Feb. 17. Students and teachers dressed in costumes inspired by favorite story book characters as a celebration of literacy. The school also celebrated the volunteers who built and organized the school‘s library. Mandy Darah is a Gate City Charter School for the Arts parent and volunteer who assisted in the expansion of our school library.

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Academy for Science and Design 2016-17 semester one honor roll

NASHUA The Academy for Science and Design Charter School, the state‘s top-performing public school, and largest STEM-specialty school serving students in grades 6-12, announces its semester one honor roll for the 2016-17 school year. Local students named were: HIGHEST HONORS Grade 7: Maverick Landry. Grade 11: Kyra Rivest, Samuel Shultis. HIGH HONORS Grade 7: Daniel Krupp. Grade 8: Loren Glover, Koen Kyer.

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Merrimack Scout Troop 401 takes first place in Klondike Derby

Friday, Feb. 3, was a bitter cold night this year, but that didn‘t stop the Scouts in Troop 401 from sleeping outside in the open air for the ‘Freeze out‘ to earn their team‘s extra points leading into the next day‘s Klondike Derby. The Senior Patrol Unit from BSA Troop 401, Merrimack, clinched the first place trophy for the third straight year in the Arrowhead District of Daniel Webster Council‘s Klondike Der

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Home cooked cleaning

HOLLIS For our great-grandmothers, the first warm breezes and robin song signaled it was time to polish furniture, beat the carpets, and drag feather beds outside to soak in the rain and dry in the sun. And they used heavy-duty cleaning products we would never use today. Victorian-era hints for housewives recommended spirits of turpentine or benzine to scrub floors and kerosene and carbolic acid to get rid of bugs. A lot has changed, and the doz

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Mark R. Briggs

Mark R. Briggs, 61 of Amherst, NH died Friday March 3, 2017 at his home after a long illness. He was born in Louisville, KY on a son of the late Robert and Marian (Hoffman) Briggs. Mark was a graduate of Merrimack High School and also graduated from Plymouth State College. He completed the NH Police Training Academy in the 37th class. He was a former Merrimack Police officer for 10 years and he retired in 2010 from the MBTA Police Department afte

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