Archive for June, 2013

Salvation Army Free Meals for Kids Starts June 25

Lt. Kiley Williams of the Derry Salvation Army remembers one little boy who came to the Army’s food truck last summer. “He was ‘bummed’ because it was the last week,” Williams said. “I had to tell him, ‘You have to go back to school.’” Williams and her husband, Lt. Chris Williams, directors of the local […]

Zoning Amendments Tabled After Residents Complain

The Derry Town Council will table two proposed zoning amendments that have proved to be controversial, after a series of citizens’ objections that culminated at the June 4 meeting. The Council was originally asked to approve and adopt four changes to the town’s zoning ordinance. The first two proposed amendments were: to amend Article II, […]

Potato Becomes State Vegetable, Thanks to Derry Village Students

Gov. Maggie Hassan paused, her pen poised over a document. “What was the name of your town when it was founded?” she asked a group of Derry fourth-graders. “Nutfield!” they chorused. While most fourth-graders get one trip to the New Hampshire State House in Concord, Amy Landry and Sandi Ward’s class from Derry Village Elementary […]

Pit Crew Prepares

Michelle Spera, a sixth grader at Gilbert H. Hood Middle School, readies her solar-powered Tuxedo-mobile at the Junior Solar Sprint on Saturday, sponsored by the Derry Energy and Environmental Advisory Committee. Spera was a member of the team that took runner-up honors. Weather conditions forced the group to move indoors and use batteries rather than […]

Pinkerton Academy 2012-2013 Honors

  Pinkerton Academy 2012-2013 Term 4 Highest Honors Seniors Robert Aliberti Jr, Derry; Jessica Barlow, Derry; Dustin Beamon, Derry; Vanna Blasczak, Derry; Marisa Bulk, Derry; Kiana Chaisson, Hampstead; Jonathan Chakarian, Derry; Rachael Charewicz, Derry; Julia D’Amico, Derry; Carli Davis, Chester; Catherine DeCloux, Chester; Elizabeth Demers, Derry; Matthew Dunn, Derry; Samantha Gillespie, Derry; Toni Goucher, Derry; […]

College News 2013

College News 2012 College graduations- Spring 2013: • Bob Jones University, Greenville, S.C. – Craig Brunson, Bachelor of Arts cum laude in youth ministries, May 3, 2013. He received the Christian Leadership Award, given to campus leaders who have distinguished themselves by demonstrating Christian character, a consistent testimony and inspiring their peers to live a […]

Brain Joins Brawn in Hood Gym Classes

Physical education is classroom education at the Gilbert H. Hood Middle School. In the May 28 School Board meeting, Hood gym teachers David and Amera Brown gave a presentation on how they integrate classroom subjects with physical education, in order to have the most well-rounded students possible. Principal Austin Garofalo said that the Browns integrated […]

Despite Warm Temps, Gallien’s Beach Closed to Swimmers

The Beaver Lake Improvement Association (BLIA) and the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) have issued alerts for cyanobacteria at the Town Beach on Beaver Lake, Gallien’s Beach, and the beach is posted for no swimming. The NHDES alert reads: “A beach cyanobacteria advisory has been issued at Gallien’s Beach, Beaver Lake, Derry. The […]