Archive for February, 2013

Credit Union Proposal Moves on to Planning Board

A proposed plan for the Granite State Credit Union’s new office on Birch Street has passed the Highway Safety Committee, along with a recommendation that the entrance not be moved. Tom Burns, a representative of Maynard and Paquette Engineering of Nashua, represented the credit union and its property at 38 Birch St. Burns said the […]

Council Tables Appointment to Town Treasurer Post

A motion to appoint Robert Gorham as town treasurer until June 30 was tabled at the Feb. 19 Council meeting, in order for the Council to obtain more information. Gorham, who has been serving as deputy treasurer, was originally appointed Oct. 16 to fill out the term of Rita Correia, the town’s last elected treasurer, […]

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Permanent Drug Disposal Box Placed at Derry Police

Derry Police Chief Edward Garone knows the value of a statistic. “In New Hampshire, in 2011, 200 deaths were attributed to drug overdoses, and 166 of those were due to abuse of prescription drugs. But 90 people died of a motor vehicle accident,” he said. The stats are reflected in the town where he lives and […]

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Derry Village Classroom the Root of Potato as State Vegetable

It all started with a fourth grade Derry Village Elementary School field trip to Concord last year. Derry Village fourth grade teacher Amy Landry got the idea of trying to get a law passed and presented it to her class, and everyone thought it would be a good project. The students tossed out ideas and what eventually […]

Derry Projects Included on State’s 10-Year Transportation Plan

Four projects in Derry are on the state Department of Transportation (DOT) 10- year plan. Tim White, principal transportation planner for the Southern New Hampshire Planning Commission (SNHPC), appeared before the Planning Board at its Feb. 20 meeting to update the town on its place in the DOT process and on what the DOT’s priorities are. “These are challenging […]

Request Denied for Union to Address Town Council

The Professional, Administrative and Technical Employees (PATE) of the Town of Derry will not be allowed to make their own contract presentation to the Town Council, after Human Resources Director Lawrence Budreau and Town Administrator John Anderson advised against it. At the Feb. 19 meeting, the Councilvote0to5ona motion to have the PATE chief negotiator make a […]

Draft Capital Improvement Plan Goes to Town Board

The Planning Board has received its first glimpse of the Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) for the next five years. Town Administrator John Anderson, Planning Di- rector George Sioras and Financial Administrator Frank Childs presented the draft plan at the Feb. 20 Planning Board meeting. Anderson reminded the board and television audience that due to the town charter, Section […]