Merrimack http://nhpr.org en Merrimack Seismograph Registers High On The Interest Scale http://nhpr.org/post/merrimack-seismograph-registers-high-interest-scale <p></p><p>While New Hampshire may not be known for earthquakes, the town of Merrimack is now host to the <a href="http://www.merrimack.lib.nh.us/news/seismograph.shtml" target="_blank">Granite State’s first seismograph available for public use</a>.</p><p>Library Director Yvette Couser got her introduction to earthquakes about two years ago.</p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Michael Brindley 52643 at http://nhpr.org Merrimack Seismograph Registers High On The Interest Scale Collection Of Tolls At Merrimack's Exit 12 Comes To An End http://nhpr.org/post/collection-tolls-merrimacks-exit-12-comes-end <p>As of nine o’clock Friday night, motorists no longer had to pay tolls at exit 12 in&nbsp;Merrimack.</p><p></p><p>The change was included in the state’s new gas tax law, in order to relieve&nbsp;Merrimack&nbsp;residents who had to pay tolls at all three exits in town.</p><p></p><p>Bill Boynton with the state’s transportation department says after Friday, the exit 12 toll plaza’s three full time employees will begin working at adjacent plazas. &nbsp;Next month, he says, the state will ask companies to bid for the job of removing the toll plaza, at a cost of about $600,000.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Sat, 19 Jul 2014 13:32:00 +0000 Emily Corwin 52227 at http://nhpr.org N.H.'s Gas Tax Increase: Where Your Money Is Going http://nhpr.org/post/nhs-gas-tax-increase-where-your-money-going <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As you're paying more at the pump today, you may be wondering where all that extra money is going.</span></p><p>New Hampshire's 4.2 cent increase to the state's gas tax goes into effect July 1.</p><p>The increase, the first since 1991, is expected to generate an additional $32 million annually for the state's Department of Transportation.</p><p>The legislation that enacted the increase mandates that 42 percent of that money go towards bonding for the widening of Interstate 93.</p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 11:08:05 +0000 Michael Brindley 51135 at http://nhpr.org N.H.'s Gas Tax Increase: Where Your Money Is Going Merrimack Toll To Close Next Month, Removing Plaza To Cost $560K http://nhpr.org/post/merrimack-toll-close-next-month-removing-plaza-cost-560k <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">State transportation officials say they’ll stop collecting tolls at an exit ramp in </span>Merrimack<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> next month.</span></p><p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Michael Brindley 50564 at http://nhpr.org Merrimack Toll To Close Next Month, Removing Plaza To Cost $560K Merrimack Town Councilors Vote In Favor Of Suing State Over Toll Booths http://nhpr.org/post/merrimack-town-councilors-vote-favor-suing-state-over-toll-booths <p></p><p>Town councilors in Merrimack have voted in favor of pursuing a lawsuit against the state in an attempt to get relief from toll booths.</p><p> Mon, 11 Nov 2013 20:46:10 +0000 Michael Brindley 38327 at http://nhpr.org Merrimack Town Councilors Vote In Favor Of Suing State Over Toll Booths House Committee Rejects Bill To Remove Merrimack Toll Booth http://nhpr.org/post/house-committee-rejects-bill-remove-merrimack-toll-booth <p></p><p>A House committee has voted unanimously to reject the latest effort to remove at least one of the toll booths along the F.E. Everett Turnpike exit ramps in Merrimack.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The 15-0 vote came during a Public Works and Highways committee meeting on Wednesday.</span></p><p>Former Senate President Peter Bragdon sponsored the bill, which would have removed the ramp tolls at Exit 12.</p><p>But committee members say the issue should instead be discussed as part of the state’s 10-year highway improvement plan.</p> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 17:54:25 +0000 Michael Brindley 37337 at http://nhpr.org House Committee Rejects Bill To Remove Merrimack Toll Booth Thousands Show Up for Outlet Mall Job Fair http://nhpr.org/post/thousands-show-outlet-mall-job-fair <p><span lang="EN">While the state&rsquo;s unemployment rate is well below the national average, thousands of people are still searching for a job.</span></p><p><span lang="EN">Friday, many of the state&rsquo;s unemployed showed up for a job fair for a new $100 million shopping center in Merrimack. </span><span lang="EN">The retail outlet is expected to create more than 800 positions.</span></p><p><span lang="EN">By 7 a.m.&nbsp;Friday morning, hundreds of people lined up outside Nashua Community College for the Merrimack Premium Outlet job fair.</span></p> Fri, 30 Mar 2012 21:17:28 +0000 Sheryl Rich-Kern 2866 at http://nhpr.org Thousands Show Up for Outlet Mall Job Fair