Archive for December, 2013

Leading by Example

Sometimes events are such that they just beg for comment, and that’s what happened this past week, both at the Derry Town Council and at the Hooksett School Board – the latter a matter of concern because it involves both Pinkerton Academy and the Londonderry School District. Hooksett board members were rude and disruptive during […]

Londonderry High Budget Comes in Under Current Year

Londonderry High School Principal Jason Parent presented a FY 15 budget that is $46,484 under the FY 14 figure. Parent told the School Board at its Thursday, Dec. 21 meeting that the budget was expected to be level funded with a flat enrollment projection. “Most line items have been held at the FY 12, 13 […]

Auditors Give Kudos To School District Finances

Auditors from Vachon Clukay and Co., PC presented the review of audited financial statements for the year ended June 30, 2013 for the Londonderry School District, and said there were “no deficiencies or weaknesses identified and no findings or questioned costs to report.” According to Tammy Webb of Vachon Clukay, the district received “an unmodified […]

Numbers Looking Up for Proposed Food Service Budget

School District Business Administrator Peter Curro and Food Service Director Nancy Faucon presented the Food Service budget to the school board, noting it has come up short for the past couple of years. “While the costs are covered by the revenue from sales of food and related items, unfortunately the revenue audit reports for the […]

School District Office Costs Take Up 33 Percent of Budget

Taking up approximately 33 percent of the School District’s proposed budget for FY 15 is the District Office budget, which stands at $2,231,308. School District Business Administrator Peter Curro told the School Board on Thursday, Dec. 19, that under the District Office, the School Board budget was level funded at $26,600, audit at $18,000, legal […]

Resident Granted Home Business Exception by Zoning Board

Jessica Dupere, 7 Harvey Road has received a special exception to house a dog fostering and dog sitting business for one to three dogs in her home. Dupere went before the Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA) on Wednesday, Dec. 18, to make her case. “I’ve had this business for almost four years now and we’ve […]


Getting in the Spirit

The Mystery Hawk at South Elementary School made an appearance at the final assembly of 2013. Students gathered for a number of activities ranging from hair donations, video presentations, holiday songs to birthday announcements. See additional photos page 6 in this weeks edition. Photo by Chris Paul