Archive for September, 2013

A Tale of Two Developments

After the endless meetings and at least two demonstrations by opponents, the Woodmont Commons Planned Unit Development has been approved. There should be no question that the face of Londonderry will change. The size of the development – more than 600 acres – is huge, but with a 20-year proposed buildout, change will come incrementally, […]

Former Campaign Worker Hired for Temporary Town Post

Kirby Wade is temporarily filling the Executive Assistant to the Town Manager position, after being hired by new Town Manager Kevin Smith. Wade worked on Smith’s unsuccessful 2012 campaign for the Republican nomination for governor. “I needed someone to fill the position until we could post the position and hire a full-time permanent employee,” Smith […]

Microbrewery Receives Variance for Retail Sales

Owners of 603 Brewery, a microbrewery at 12 Liberty Drive, received a variance that will allow them to hold retail sales where such sales are not normally permitted. Geoff Hewes and Dan Leonard told the Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA) on Wednesday, Sept. 18, that they want to be able to sell souvenir hats, T-shirts […]

No Word Yet on Health Insurance Costs for Town

Peter Bragdon, the newly hired executive director of Health Trust and interim executive director of Property Liability Trust, Inc., told the Town Council that rates have not yet been set for municipal health insurance for the coming year. Councilor Tom Freda said he had heard health insurance premiums with Health Trust were going to rise […]

Fire Department Seeks Ordinance to Penalize Multiple False Alarms

Fire Chief Darren O’Brien proposed a new fee structure for his department to replace the one in place since 2008. Part of that procedure, according to Division Chief of Fire Prevention Brian Johnson, is an ordinance creating fees for excessive false alarms. O’Brien told the Council on Monday night that they had been working on […]

Environmental Assessment Planned for Potential Senior Housing Site

The Town is still looking at the possibility of siting affordable senior housing at 30 Sanborn Road. Town Councilor Joe Green, liaison from the council to the Elder Affairs Committee, told the committee at its Tuesday, Sept. 17 meeting that the project currently is with Public Works Director Janusz Czyzowski, who has gone out to […]

Town Council Funds Repairs for Deteriorated Work

Town Manager Kevin Smith notified the Town Council of the need to spend $4,310 from the Expendable Maintenance Trust Fund for several repairs in town Smith said the exterior door trim at the south fire station was finished with a pre-primed finger-jointed pine trim instead of PVC or hardboard product as originally specified. The Expendable […]