Archive for July, 2013


Londonderry Kids Excel in Second Week of Summer Fun Runs-Girls

Young ladies in the 4-to-6-year-old age group head off during the Greater Derry Track Club’s fun runs at Pinkerton Academy on Thursday, July 11. Photos by Chris Pantazis

Keep Your Comments Civil

Members of the Derry Town Council were correct when they said council meetings are their business meetings, not a meeting of the public. But that doesn’t mean councilors or selectmen have the right to ignore their constituents. And it also doesn’t mean that individual members should denigrate the comments of their fellows. At the July […]

Assistant Principal Named for Middle School

A new assistant principal has been named to take the place of Wendy Hastings, who left the School District at the end of June after 13 years to become principal of Mountain View Middle School in Goffstown. The Londonderry School Board was scheduled to formally announce the appointment of David Sutherland to the assistant principal […]

Zoning Board Grants Wire Belt Co. a Sign Variance

The Zoning Board of Adjustment granted a variance to Wire Belt Co. of America, 154 Harvey Road, for a request that a sign on the building be moved to another spot on the building. That would in essence put two signs where only one is allowed. “The property is on a corner lot at Harvey […]

Variety of Vacancies On Town Boards

According to Town Council Executive Assistant Margo Lapietro, town boards have 15 openings for volunteers, five of which are for full three-year terms. Six are for alternate positions for three years, two are ad hoc positions and two are alternate positions for one-year terms. Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA) Chairman James Smith sometimes tells the […]

Financial Report Leads to Discussion on Neglected Tax Liens

How the town handles tax liens on properties and the speed with which it collects on those properties prompted discussion last week. Finance Director Susan Hickey and Town Controller Doug Smith gave the Town Council an update on the fourth quarter financials at the July 15 Town Council meeting. “For FY13 revenues we are anticipating […]


Refreshing Dunk

YMCA counselor Maeve Holland gets dunked during last week’s Carnival Day at the YMCA. Children from the program were offered a wide variety of games, food and fun activities on Friday, July 19. See additional photos on page 17.