Archive for November, 2013

Nice Idea, But…

The Derry Town Council has been asked to ban smoking on all of its public properties, including parks and recreational fields. Concerned about the effects of second-hand smoke, the petitioner to the Council said she had been unwilling to take her children to the swings at Hood Park because a woman was smoking there. We […]

Issues Remain Unresolved Over Work in Town Forest

Clean-up of the Town Forest was back at the Heritage Commission last week and remains unresolved. Chairman Arthur Rugg recalled that in July, Kent Allen had visited the commission to suggest making improvements to the Town Forest by cutting brush, brambles, bittersweet and poison ivy, and getting rid of some of the dead vegetation, but […]

Hickory Woods Over-55 Development Granted Sign Requests

Developers of the future Hickory Woods over-55 development at 304 Nashua Road (Route 102) requested a special exemption from the Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA) to have a sign placed in a spot along Route 102 that is off site yet still on property owned by the developers. They also requested a variance to allow […]

Historical Society Gains Variance For Railroad Tracks

David Colglazier, treasurer of the Londonderry Historical Society, successfully petitioned the Zoning Board of Adjustment for a variance to allow a structure within five feet of a rear property line where 15 feet is required, so that the Historical Society could put donated railroad tracks on the back of the Society property at 140 Pillsbury […]

Londonderry Police Works with Postal Service in Drug Arrest

On Friday, Nov. 22, the Londonderry Police Department, in conjunction with the United States Postal Inspection Service, arrested Kyle Pedrick, 21, of Londonderry on suspicion of the following charges: Possession of Controlled/Narcotic Drugs; Possession of Controlled/Narcotic Drugs With Intent to Distribute; Manufacture of Controlled Drugs and Possession of Controlled/Narcotic Drugs.

Exit 5 Travel Center Design Goes to Heritage Commission

Aranosian Oil Company is proposing building a travel center at its current Sunoco gas station site at Exit 5 off Interstate 93. Project Manager Jeffrey Merritt of Keach-Nordstrom Associates and Project Architect Frank Coulter of Bohler Engineering, along with property owner Floyd Hayes, met with the Heritage Commission on Thursday, Nov. 21, to discuss the […]


Fire Practice

The Hudson Firefighter Explorer Post, whose members include Londonderry residents, took part in training to enter and vent a house at 381 Mammoth Road on Saturday morning. Photo by Chris Paul