Archive for August, 2013

Local Rail Trail Receives Matching Grant of $100,000

Londonderry Trailways announced this week that the New Hampshire Department of Resources and Economic Development (DRED), Parks and Recreation Division is awarding it a $100,000 matching funds grant for the Rail Trail’s peat bog section. The Rail Trail is being built on the abandoned Manchester-Lawrence railway corridor. When all sections are completed, it will be […]

Impact Fee Audit Finds Many Failures, Omissions

A forensic audit of Londonderry’s impact fee program is now complete, although local officials have yet to weigh in on the results. The audit is the result of a Rockingham Superior Court decision dated Dec. 31, 2012, in which the court found that the impact fee program in place in Londonderry since 1994 has at […]

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Step Back in Time Aboard Memphis Belle B-17 Bomber

World War II veteran Al Kramer stands by the bomber type in which he flew 16 1/2 missions. Above left is Manchester seen from the glassed in gunner area. Photos by Chris Paul

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Ex-Lancer Ryan Griffin Standing Out in Houston Texans’ Camp

Former Londonderry High School and University of Connecticut football standout Ryan Griffin is doing some impressive things in training camp with the National Football League’s Houston Texans.

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LHS Senior, PA Coach Win Annual Old Home Day Race

Above, nearly 300 people came out in ideal summer weather to take on the annual Londonderry Old Home Day road race last Saturday morning, Aug. 17. At right, Londonderry High senior running stalwart Damon Kilgore won last Saturday’s annual Old Home Day Race, finishing in 16:56. Photos by Chris Paul

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Londonderry Orchards Expect Stellar Apple Crop

Rachel O’Callahan picks Jersey Macs last week at Moose Hill Orchards, near the Londonderry Historical Society. The season is looking good. Photo by Chris Paul

Reporting the News

Contrary to what some people think, our news staff neither takes joy in other people’s misery nor likes to shock our readers. At the same time, it’s not the purpose of this paper to downplay criminal charges, even when they involve matters that make some people uncomfortable. We received two letters and a few phone […]