Archive for April, 2013

BIG BEAR HUGS

Smokey Bear made an appearance last week at the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Derry with Forest Ranger Neil Bilodeau in recognition of the 12 club members who entered this year’s Poster Contest. A total of 354 kids from around the state participated in the annual competition, which features either Smokey Bear or Woodsy […]

College News 2012

Back to College News 2013 College graduations- 2012: • Assumption College, Worcester, Mass., May 12, 2012 – Michael Richelson, Bachelor of Arts. • Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine – May 26, 2012 – Kelsey Flagg, Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Spanish, with minor in Education Studies. • Bryant University, Smithfield, R.I., May 19, 2012 – […]

Five Councilors Express Support for Funding Taylor Public Library

While the formal vote hasn’t been taken and the pros and cons have not been formally discussed, the Taylor Library received a boost at the April 16 Town Council meeting, when five of the seven Councilors expressed support for keeping the library open. The 2014 budget for the town includes no funding for the library, […]

On 4-3 Vote, Return of iPad will be Requested

The Derry Town Council has agreed to put the issue of a retiring Councilor’s gift of an iPad to rest, after Chairman Michael Fairbanks makes one more attempt to retrieve the device. The Council discussed the issue under “old business” at its April 16 meeting, and voted 4-3 for the request to be made. The […]

Town Council Cuts Overtime Budget for Police Force

Police Chief Ed Garone has presented his 41st budget to the Derry Town Council. The original working budget for the Derry Police Department was $9,159,818, an increase of $615,506 over 2013’s $8,544,312. During the Thursday, April 18 budget meeting, $50,000 was trimmed from the overtime budget and $18,000 from the capital request for a new […]