Archive for May, 2013

Town Council Agrees to Work Toward Civility

The Derry Town Council will make a greater effort toward civility, after an honest discussion at the May 21 Council meeting. Chairman Michael Fairbanks, citing comments in previous meetings that “meetings were not being run as they should,” referred to Robert’s Rules of Order. Council members should be allowed to finish their statements, he said, […]

After Hearing, Town Council Says No to Land Buy

The Town of Derry will not proceed with its plans to purchase a second piece of downtown property, after strong community opposition was expressed. While the $500,000 needed to purchase the property and demolish the building on that parcel and another town-owned property would have come from funds already established, community members commenting in the […]

Resident Proposes Cutting $1,800 From Each Tax Bill

Resident Lynn Perkins is a man with a plan – several of them, in fact. Perkins spoke to the Town Council at its May 14 meeting on ways to improve the quality of life in Derry, and specifically the quality of life for taxpayers. Speaking in the Public Forum section of the meeting, Perkins prefaced […]

Derry Resident Faces Seven Counts of Assault on Woman

A Derry man is behind bars this week after being arrested on seven charges of assaulting a woman. Matthew Lambert, 39, of 16 Central St., Apt. 1, was arrested on a warrant May 16 after a report of an incident four days earlier by the victim. The woman, 34, was being treated for multiple injuries […]

Planning Board Rejects Lenox Road Duplex

The Derry Planning Board has rejected a site plan that would have put a two-family dwelling at 22 Lenox Road. The application was brought forth by 22 Lenox Road LLC, and was discussed at the May 15 meeting. It was for Parcel ID 32040.

Petition, Environmental Concerns Face Dumpster Depot Project

Discussion of the proposed Dumpster Depot project for Ashleigh Drive was continued to the June 5 Planning Board meeting, after 60 to 70 residents of the adjacent neighborhood made their feelings clear at the May 15 meeting. The project is planned for 41 Ashleigh Drive, Parcel ID 08017. Owner David Paul plans to move his […]

Residents to Vote on Proposed Teamsters Union Contract

The Town Council will hold a public hearing on a proposed contract for Teamsters Local #633, a union representing public works employees, after a resident presented a petition to allow the citizens to vote on the collective bargaining agreement. Former Town Councilor Kevin Coyle presented the petition at the May 14 Council meeting. Teamsters Local […]

A Day of Remembering

In the town squares and commons and historic cemeteries of New Hampshire, the statue of a Civil War soldier is a sight often taken for granted. But a vestige of that war remains part of our lives today, as we mark the occasion of Memorial Day this coming Monday. Memorial Day was officially proclaimed and […]