Editorial

Supporting the Community

As we enter the new year, we’re reminded of our purpose and our place in the community. Nutfield Publishing – which publishes the Londonderry Times, Nutfield News and Tri-Town Times – takes pride in offering the most comprehensive source for community news in each of our five towns. And our readers tell us they appreciate […]

A Generous Spirit

Nutfield Publishing’s three newspapers cover five towns, and often the news in one town has little to do with what is happening in the others. But all five towns are similar in at least one area – their residents are generous when it comes to helping out the less fortunate. In the midst of the […]

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 […]

Want vs. Need

The Londonderry Conservation Commission was in the midst of spending up to $28,000 to have the town’s contracted planner prepare a web-based outdoor recreation guide for its conservation land when funding problems brought it to a halt. The concept is interesting, but if ever there were a classic definition of a “want” rather than a […]

Being Straight with Voters

Every time the Londonderry Fire budget comes up and the need for four additional firefighters is aired, the Town Council responds with a warning that residents would never support that financially all at once. Members say they have to find a way to explain the need and keep suggesting doing the hiring piecemeal, so as […]

Getting Into the Spirit of the Season

By the time you read this, you’re probably hard at work on your holiday list. Gifts? Help for those less fortunate? Holiday dinners and New Year’s Eve parties? Maybe a brief vacation when the kids are out of school? Those certainly are December thoughts, but there’s something else for your December to-do list. Town and […]

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 […]