Archive for June, 2013

List of Conditions Suggested for Proposed Dumpster Depot

A contractor’s yard or a transfer station? The Derry Planning Board grappled with that question on Wednesday, June 19, as it continued to review the site plan application for the Dumpster Depot. The facility proposed for Ashleigh Drive has prompted criticism from residents, ranging from noise to carcinogens, in several public hearings, as previously reported […]

A Rally of Support

Friday evening brings the annual Relay for Life of Greater Derry Londonderry to the Pinkerton Academy track. From the luminaria ceremony to the crowds camped close by, the Relay is an emotional, moving and strength-filled show of support for the fight – and the fighters – against cancer. The Relay provides a triple focus – […]

Towing Business Receives Special Exception from Zoning

The Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA) has approved a request for a Special Exception to allow the operation of a towing business at a residential location. The board heard the appeal from Catherine A. Ritchey at its June 6 meeting. The parcel is Parcel ID 32078 at 83 East Broadway and is zoned MHDR (Medium […]

School Choice Offering Awaits Decision on Federal Waiver

The Derry School Board is in a holding pattern as it waits for word from the New Hampshire Department of Education as to whether or not the state will be granted a waiver from the federal No Child Left Behind law. The U.S. Department of Education is still reviewing New Hampshire’s case, Superintendent Laura Nelson […]

Special School Election on Contract is June 25

Derry residents will be asked to vote on a reworked contract for the paraprofessionals in the Derry Cooperative School District’s schools at a special meeting Tuesday, June 25. Voting for everyone in Derry will be from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Gilbert H. Hood Middle School. The original contract was voted down in the […]

Employees of Local Stores, Wine Bar Cited in Alcohol Compliance Check

A “compliance check” of Derry stores and restaurants possessing liquor licenses resulted in three convenience stores and one wine bar alleged to have provided minors with alcohol. The compliance checks were done June 10 and 11 in conjunction with the New Hampshire Bureau of Liquor Enforcement, Derry Police Capt. Vern Thomas said. Thomas said two […]

Pinkerton Academy

Junior Class Marshal Natalie Fabrizio leads the 720 Pinkerton Academy graduates to their seats at the Verizon Wireless Arena on Monday afternoon.

Pinkerton Graduates 720 at 195th Commencement

Harry Burnham, chairman of the Pinkerton Academy Board of Trustees, stood before a sea of red-and-white mortarboards in the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester. “Four years ago, I spoke to you in the Hackler Gym as you entered Pinkerton for the first time,” Burnham said. “You were advised by your parents to work hard, study […]