Archive for June, 2013

Local Walkers Gear Up for Annual Relay for Life

Though Bonnie Roberts spends all her working hours with seniors, she has a soft spot for children. Several years ago, she was dismayed when two friends’ children, one 2 years old and one 6 years old, were diagnosed with cancer. Another person, a business colleague, died from the disease and left two children, Roberts said. […]

School District Seeks Payment of Outstanding Lunch Bills

The Derry Cooperative School District Food Service program is ending the year with a small balance, the result of reduced participation and a corresponding reduction of expenses. But Business Manager Jane Simard wants those with outstanding balances to pay up or see the district about a payment plan, so other children won’t have to go […]

Neighbors Cite Concerns Over Dumpster Depot Plan

While discussion of a proposed Dumpster Depot facility on Ashleigh Drive was continued from the June 5 Planning Board, abutters are saving their questions for the June 19 meeting. David Paul, owner of the Dumpster Depot, and his engineer, Chris Tymula, requested a continuance from the June 5 meeting because Paul was going to be […]

Revised Sign Ordinance Heads to Public Hearing

The Planning Board will schedule a public hearing on the revised sign ordinance, after reviewing changes suggested by the Town Council and implemented by Code Enforcement Officer Bob Mackey. The changes were discussed at the June 5 Planning Board meeting. Highlights of the changes include tweaking the language on the definition for “Sign, Abandoned” on […]

Attorney Challenges Planning Board Decision Against Reconsideration

An area attorney is challenging the Planning Board’s decision not to reconsider the residential site plan application of her client. Patricia Panciocco, representing Lenox Avenue LLC, submitted her letter June 4 for consideration during the June 5 Planning Board meeting. The parcel is PID 32040. The hearing was continued from April 3 to May 15 […]

Parking Restrictions Removed

The Derry Town Council has approved removing parking restrictions on the east side of Highland Avenue, following a developer’s intent to turn the former Floyd School into an apartment building. The Council voted 7-0 to remove the parking limitations, after a public hearing at the June 4 Council meeting brought no public comments. Town Administrator […]

Council Approves Contract for Public Works Employees

The Derry Town Council voted unanimously to approve a new contract for Teamsters Local #633, a group of Public Works employees, with even fiscal conservatives calling the contract fair. The contract was not without its share of dissenters at the June 4 meeting, but the Council still approved it, with an eye to more public […]

Graduation Wishes

We all have defining moments in our lives that help shape our future as well as our memories. Some happen by chance, but others are an eagerly anticipated part of life. Marriage. The birth of a child. And graduation from high school. In the coming days, Pinkerton Academy and Londonderry High School hold graduation ceremonies, […]