Merrimack River


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Mer·ri·mack River

 (mĕr′ə-măk′)
A river formed in central New Hampshire and flowing about 180 km (110 mi) south into northeast Massachusetts then northeast to the Atlantic Ocean. It was long used as a source of power for textile mills.
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Noun1.Merrimack River - a river that rises in south central New Hampshire and flows through Concord and Manchester into Massachusetts and empties into the Atlantic OceanMerrimack River - a river that rises in south central New Hampshire and flows through Concord and Manchester into Massachusetts and empties into the Atlantic Ocean
Bay State, Massachusetts, Old Colony, MA - a state in New England; one of the original 13 colonies
Granite State, New Hampshire, NH - a state in New England; one of the original 13 colonies
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Two centuries ago, when the first mills were constructed along the Merrimack River, Lawrence helped change the way textile production was scaled and brought to market.
Active with the Girl Scouts, she served as a leader, directed ACA-accredited Camp Pennacook in the 1990s, and served as a board member of both the Merrimack River Girl Scout Council and Spindle Girl Scout Council in Massachusetts.
After settling a suit against a Hooksett aggregate company in October for discharging pollution into the Merrimack River without a proper permit, the Conservation Law Foundation filed more lawsuits in November against another three New Hampshire sand and gravel companies, alleging similar behavior.
The first included 11 towns with combined sewer systems that discharged into the Merrimack River, a source of drinking water for all 11 towns.
Breest, now 77, is serving 40 years in prison for the death of 18-year-old Susan Randall, whose beaten and partially nude body was found on the frozen Merrimack River in Concord in February 1971.
CHALLENGE: Historically, University of Massachusetts, Lowell comprised of three separate campuses geographically divided by the Merrimack River.
The Author: Joe Scott is a major developer and contractor in the Merrimack River Valley, and also an acclaimed author.
The disks came from a wastewater treatment facility located in central New Hampshire that discharges to the Merrimack River, the department said.
PSNH's costs will continue to increase as new environmental requirements are imposed, including the overdue Clean Water Act permit for Merrimack with added protections for water quality and wildlife in the Merrimack River," says Melissa Hoffer, CLF's director of Healthy Communities and Environmental Justice.
Cianbro, the Pittsfield, Maine, firm building the new bridge, has cut down trees on both sides of the Merrimack River and begun road work in anticipation of the project.
The Shawsheen is a tributary of the lower Merrimack River, one of New England's largest and most important watercourses.
Francis, the author explains how engineering created a complex canal and lock system to harness the Merrimack River and power mills throughout Lowell.

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