Archive for February, 2013

Town Official Hopefuls Connect With Public on Cable TV

As a technician did a sound check for the Derry Town Council candidates, he asked each one to speak into their clip-on microphone. Albert Dimmock, who is running uncontested for District 4, quipped, “This is the first time anyone’s asked me to keep talking.” “If you ask Al to keep talking, we’ll be here all […]

Contested Races for Town and School Fill Derry Ballot

Contested races in Derry include two Town Council positions, the Town Clerk position, two School Board positions and two Library Trustee positions each in the Taylor and Derry Public libraries. Incumbent Councilor at Large Joel Olbricht is op- posed by Mark Osborne for a three year term. Incumbent District 2 Councilor David Milz is being […]

Draft of Sign Ordinance Gets Planning Board Approval

The Planning Board has approved a draft of a sign ordinance for Derry. Planning Director George Sioras and Code Enforcement Officer Bob Mackey presented the draft ordinance to the board at its Feb. 20 meeting. The ordinance has been through several meetings and iterations since its first draft last fall. The board received input from […]

Carbon Monoxide Warning Hits Home for Councilor

Town Councilor Phyllis Katsakiores said a recent experience made such an impression on her that she wants to let as many people as possible know about it. She has had carbon monoxide and smoke detec- tors in her home for many years but never gave them much thought until she learned how fast things can […]

Office Building Proposed for Tsienneto Road Site

The Derry Conservation Commission directed Chair- man Margaret Ives to sign off on two site plan reviews, with the condition on one that she walk the site before the documents go to Planning Board. At its Monday night meeting, the Commission discussed site plans for Parcel ID 05-074, 23 Lane Road, and Parcel ID 08079, […]

Birch Street Crosswalk Request Tabled for Further Study

The Highway Safety Committee has tabled a request by a resident to have a crosswalk installed at South Avenue and Birch Street. Erich Whitney, a resident of Wilson Avenue, had written to Public Works Director Mike Fowler asking for consideration of a crosswalk, noting that the intersection was difficult to cross and that the South […]

Regional Public Health Program Funded for Another Two Years

The Greater Derry Public Health Network will be funded for another two years, along with another grant to promote education and prevention in “sub- stance misuse.” The Town Council voted unanimously at its Feb. 19 meeting to approve the application for and to accept the grants. The Public Health Net- work, directed by Garrett Simonsen, […]

Council Reviews List of Items Awaiting Decisions

The Derry Town Council met in workshop session to review “open items” on its checklist of things to be accomplished. Chairman Brad Benson initiated the discussion at the Tuesday, Feb. 19 meet- ing, noting that Town Ad- ministrator John Anderson had sent him an e-mail of open issues. The following issues were discussed: • Adams […]