Archive for May, 2013

2011 Deans List

The following Derry residents were named to the fall 2011 Dean’s List: • Becker College, Worcester, Mass. – Matthew DiDomenico. • Biola University, La Mirada, Calif. – Emily Kearns. • Bryant University, Smithfield, R.I. – Ellen Boise, a senior Accounting major, and Ryan Busby, a senior Finance major. • Champlain College, Burlington, Vt. – Kaitlyn […]

Bond Refinancing Lowers Town’s Financial Obligations

The Finance Department’s Municipal Obligations budget was reviewed at the Town Council’s April 30 budget meeting. Chief Financial Officer Frank Childs presented the working budget of $1,976,335, at the time of the meeting up $33,690 over last year’s $1,739,645. However, Childs announced immediately that he was able to lower the number by $35,000. The town […]

Proposed Dumpster Depot Site Upsets Neighboring Residents

The Derry Planning Board will do a site walk of the proposed Dumpster Depot site off Ashleigh Drive, after residential abutters raised several concerns. Chris Tymula, an engineer representing Accurate Transport Inc., the owners of Dumpster Depot, presented the project May 1 to the board along with owner David Paul. The parcel in question is […]

Cruisers, Fire Battalion Chiefs to Remain in Budget

Derry’s police and fire departments survived challenges to several budget items, as their chiefs cited the need at the April 30 budget meeting to serve the town safely. Items “flagged” during the previous budget hearings for police and fire were $117,000 for lease of police cruisers and the salaries – and necessity – of the […]

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Halcyon Donation

John Beliveau of the Halcyon Club House wanted to celebrate the group’s 100th anniversary by giving back to the community. He is pic- tured presenting a $5,000 donation to Art McLean, left, executive director of the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Derry, Inc. The Halcyon Club House was established on June 12, 1913 by […]

Supreme Court Sends Derry Case Back to Lower Court

A local Realtor’s case against the town has been returned to the New Hamp- shire Superior Court from the State Supreme Court in what the individual calls a “landmark” ruling. Trefethen’s case began when he protested a Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA) ruling allowing a day care center to open next to a property he […]

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Town Public Works Begins Repair of Beaver Meadow Dam

Beaver Lake is unusually low this spring, but there is a reason – water is spilling out from underneath the Beaver Meadow Dam, slowly emp- tying the meadow and keeping the lake low. As a result, the Derry Department of Public Works is at work on repairs to the dam. On Wednesday, May 1, Director […]

A Dam Shame

Between the closing of two of the three Portsmouth-Kittery bridges and the repairs to other red-listed bridges, it’s hard not to see that New Hampshire’s infrastructure is crumbling. That’s not unique to the Granite State and shouldn’t be used as a political football – it comes down to priorities and money. Close to home, we […]