Archive for April, 2013

Housing or Profit?

Coming up with an ordinance for multi-unit workforce housing was one of the more contentious and time consuming exercises in Londonderry in recent years. How many units per building, how many buildings overall, how many workforce vs. non-workforce units – you name it and it brought out the crowds, the hot tempers and the slow, […]

Eruptive Departure

Fifth-grade students at Matthew Thornton Elementary School in Kathryn Lesieur’s science class finished off the last day before their vacation with an experiment showing a chemical reaction with vinegar and baking soda. Above, Sam Kimpton and Ava Tedder, members of one of the several teams, dash off as the volcano erupts. “Photo by Chris Paul”

Bass Fishing Could Join Sports Offerings at Londonderry High

School Superintendent Nathan Greenberg advised the school board that the New Hampshire Interscholastic Athletic Association (NHIAA) will be holding a fishing tournament in May, in advance of adding the sport to its official roster next year. “We have had inquiries from several parents and students that are interested in participating in the tournament,” Greenberg said […]

Woman Rescued From Car Upside Down in Beaver Brook

Six men raced the clock to save Laurie Donofrio, 43, who had driven off the road and into Beaver Brook on Gilcreast Road last week. The six men, identified as Doug Ball, a Gilcreast Road resident; Jim Ornsteen, also of Londonderry; Craig Dempsey and Bernie Rouillard, both of Windham; and Mike Elliot and Robert Maiella, […]

Perkins Road Workforce Housing Developer Wins Big

Attorney Jay Leonard and developer Thomas Monihan walked out of the Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA) meeting with everything they had originally requested last year, when they first appeared at the board and saw their requests denied. In January, the ZBA agreed to rehear the issues involving the rental workforce housing project that Monihan wants […]

Planning Board Hears Woodmont Infrastructure, Traffic Overview

Representatives of the Woodmont Commons development team Jim D’Angelo of TEC and Tom Goodwin of Shook Kelley presented the planning board with an overview of infrastructure plans for the future Woodmont Commons Planned Use Development (PUD). Woodmont will encompass more than 600 acres. The development team has been giving monthly updates on various aspects of […]

Seasonal Songs

Fourth and fifth grade students in the Matthew Thornton Elementary School Chorus performed a variety of songs about being a kid during their annual Spring Concert last week to a full house at the Middle School. Along with the chorus, the school’s orchestra and band played several songs. See more photos page 17. “Photo by […]