Archive for January, 2014

School Board Approves High School Class Offerings

Londonderry High School’s Program of Studies has received unanimous School Board approval. LHS Principal Jay Parent said at the Tuesday night, Jan. 7, School Board meeting that the high school builds sections of the master schedule around student course selections and that staff works closely with students during the process. “Last year we had 23,142 […]

North School Principal Mary Coltin to Retire June 30

North School Principal Mary Coltin is retiring after 20 years in the Londonderry school district. Superintendent of Schools Nathan Greenberg said Coltin has been in education for 42 years as both a teacher and administrator. “For the past 20 years she has been at North Londonderry Elementary School, serving as both the assistant principal and […]

Town Council Adds Warrant Article to Address Firefighter Negotiations

At a continued public hearing on the fire department issues of overtime, staffing and contract negotiations, Town Manager Kevin Smith informed the Town Council that negotiations with the IAFF (International Association of Fire Fighters) Local 3160 were at an impasse. Councilor Tom Dolan, who noted that negotiations were only one vote away from an agreement, […]

Budget Committee Makes Recommendations on School Articles

The Budget Committee voted Thursday, Jan. 23, on whether to recommend a yes or no vote on the School District Warrant Articles as follows: Article 2: $4 million bond for renovations to school district buildings, estimated tax impact of $0.02, Yes to recommend, unanimously Article 3: To accept the proposed general fund operating budget of […]

John "Jack" Callahan Sr.

John “Jack” Callahan Sr.

John “Jack” Callahan Sr., 88, of Derry died Jan. 18, 2014 at Pleasant Valley Nursing Center in Derry. He was born in Newton, Mass., on June 22, 1925, a son of the late Vincent and Margaret Callahan. He had been a resident of Derry since 2005, formerly living in Somerville, Mass. He served with the […]

Angela M DiDonato

Angelina DiDonato

Angelina M. DiDonato, 92, of Manchester died Jan. 16, 2014 at Mount Carmel Nursing Home, Manchester. Mrs. DiDonato was born in Lawrence, Mass., on Sept. 20, 1921, a daughter of the late Michael and Michelina (Cocchiaro) Spinelli. She had resided at Mount Carmel for the past year and a half, formerly living in Londonderry for […]

Fire Department Staffing
Questioned At Budget Hearing

Resident Maria Newman spoke out during the Town Council’s public hearing on the budget Monday and asked whether the proposed budget contained money for increased staffing of the fire department. “Where are we at with the fire department situation? The number you are giving right now, is that with the overtime figure in there?” Newman […]