Archive for January, 2014


Robert S. Paciulan

Robert S. Paciulan, 57, of Londonderry died Jan. 26, 2014 at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack after a six year battle with Non Hodgkins Lymphoma. He was born on June 13,1956 in Salem, Mass., a son of Margaret (Pelletier) Paciulan and the late Vincent W. Paciulan. He worked for The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company for the […]

Playing an Active Role

Deliberative sessions are the times specifically set aside to discuss and potentially change warrant articles. Residents don’t vote on whether or not to approve the warrant article at deliberative session – they vote instead to send the article to the warrant, and on Election Day, they vote the warrant article up or down. At deliberative […]

Firefighter Contract
Negotiations at Impasse

The Town Council learned last week that negotiations with the International Association of Fire Fighters, Local 3160 remained at impasse, with the fire chief saying too much was going on in too short a time period for resolution to be reached at this time. Town Manager Kevin Smith presented the news to the Council at […]

Council Adds Money from Budget
for Firefighters’ Overtime Pay

The Town Council heard a list of three options from Town Manager Kevin Smith but chose a fourth option proposed by Councilor Tom Freda to deal with overtime overruns at the fire department. At the Thursday, Jan. 23 Town Council meeting, a continuation of the previous Monday’s public hearing, Smith told the Council that at […]

Election Filing Deadline Friday

The filing period for town and school district seats in the March 11 election ends Friday, Jan. 31, at 5 p.m. Candidates for town seats can file for office from 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. through Jan. 31 at the Town Clerk’s Office, 268 Mammoth Road. More information is available at 432-1100, ext. 195. The […]

South Elementary School fifth grade students use song, video and speeches to share their experiences pursuing their recent projects to discover explorers.

Explorers’ Perspective

During last week’s All-School Meeting at South Elementary School, fifth grade students used song, video and speeches to share their experiences pursuing their recent projects to discover explorers. They are pictured singing as they look through their telescopes. Photo by Chris Paul

Hampstead Approves Fire Dispatch Agreement with Londonderry

The Board of Selectmen has unanimously approved a proposed Fire Department Dispatch agreement with Londonderry. Hampstead Fire Chief Michael Carrier said concerns over escalating costs with the Derry Dispatch system drove his department to examine other possibilities, and found the best solution ended up being Londonderry. The new agreement, approved Monday night, will begin July […]