Archive for October, 2013

School Board to Consider Bond Article for Roofing, Paving

Last March, voters turned down a warrant article for a 10-year bond to pay for roofing and paving projects and renovations in the school district. Now district officials want to bring the matter before the voters again this coming March. Bond articles require a 60 percent supermajority to pass, and voters turned it down by […]

Londonderry Hopes to Replace New Tests with PSAT

The Londonderry School District will be asking State Commissioner of Education Virginia Barry for permission to use the PSAT and other tests in lieu of the planned Smarter Balanced test for students in grades 8-11.

Impact Fee Litigation Continues Against Town of Londonderry

Attorney Patricia Panciocco, representing a group of developers, has responded to the ongoing impact fee litigation in Rockingham Superior Court by filing for both Attorney’s Fees and a Respondent’s Statement of Claims.

Looking After the Taxpayer

When you get a new job, is your first concern your exit strategy? During your interview, did you negotiate salary and vacation, or insist on a multi-month severance package? If you’re a public official, it was probably the latter. The rest of us just give notice and hope for two weeks pay. Over the past […]

Pulitzer Prize Winner Makes Appearance on Local Cable

Author Hedrick Smith, a Pulitzer Prize-winning former New York Times reporter and editor and Emmy award-winning producer/correspondent, sat down for a one-on-one interview with host Dottie Grover on her LACTV talk show “One Voice At a Time” to discuss his book “Who Stole the American Dream?”

Arts Council Chairman Reviews Cultural Activities

Londonderry Arts Council Chairman Jason Williams outlined the council’s activities for the Town Council this week. “We are in our ninth year of presenting three shows a year,” he said, listing the November Art in Action, hosted annually at Mack’s Apples and in its third year at Shady Hills nursery as well. “We have two […]

Senior Citizens to Collect Rental Fees at Grange Hall

Londonderry Senior Citizens, Inc., was authorized Monday night by the Town Council to collect rental fees from persons, groups and businesses that use it for social, civic and business functions.