Archive for March, 2013


The students at Gilbert H. Hood Middle School had a day to cut loose before their vacation week. Nikki Arnold, Myssa Duong, Erin Dellorusso and Lacey Cheney particpate in the Iditarod Race that was set up on the athletic fields Friday. More photo on page 10. Photo by Chris Paul

Carmela “Mickey” Conway

Carmela “Mickey” Conway, 81, of Derry, died Feb. 25, 2013, surrounded by her family. She was born March 7, 1931 in South Medford, Mass., the daughter of Joseph and Rosa (Fareri) Micale. She was raised and educated in Medford, Mass., and was a graduate of Medford High School. She was a resident of Somerville, Mass., […]

Doris Birchander

Doris K. Birchander, 91, of Derry, formerly of Saugus, Mass., died Feb. 22, 2013 at the Merrimack Valley Hospice House, surrounded by her family after a lengthy illness. Born Dec. 14, 1921 in Forties Settlement, Nova Scotia, Canada, she was the daughter of the late Frank W. and Bertha (Hiltz) Gates. She moved to Peabody, […]

Prepare To Vote

Election Day is March 12. In the days between now and then, we hope you’ll listen to candidates speak, read their words, and ask them about the issues that concern you. The March election has no state or national candidates, and that’s tradi- tionally bad news for voter turnout. We remind you, however, that your […]