Archive for July, 2013


Summer Enrichment Camp Focuses on Robotics

The LEGO Mindstorm Robotics Summer Enrichment Camp, held at Gilbert H. Hood Middle School, had nine students, including Henry Hood, Jeffrey Velez, Shane Mahon, Cameron Whitney, Violet Villanueva, Jordon Jones and Jayson Clohecy. The camp was facilitated by Cindy Strike, Hood science teacher and the school’s assistant LEGO Team coach. Photo by Penny Williams


Derry Senior Legion Nine Works to Secure Tournament Spot

Derry Senior Legion second baseman Justin Bundzinski has the play right in front of him during the local Legion crew’s 6-4 win over Dover last week.


Gardening Books Donated in Memory of Carl Daily

The Derry Garden Club donated two volumes to the Taylor Library in memory of member and long time friend of the club Carl Daily. Pictured at the donation ceremony are Garden Club members from left, Blanche Garone, Pat Hume, Mary Lea Daily, Library Director Linda Merrill and Corrine Safron. Photo by Penny Williams

Keep Your Comments Civil

Members of the Derry Town Council were correct when they said council meetings are their business meetings, not a meeting of the public. But that doesn’t mean councilors or selectmen have the right to ignore their constituents. And it also doesn’t mean that individual members should denigrate the comments of their fellows. At the July […]

Robbery Suspect Agrees to Seek Heroin Addiction Treatment

A Derry woman charged with four robberies earlier this spring is free on personal recognizance bail after agreeing to find a residential treatment facility for her heroin addiction. Rochelle Richards, 23, had her bail changed last week by Superior Court Judge Marguerite Wageling, contingent on Richards’ receiving treatment for her drug addiction. Richards has been […]

Variances Granted for Rebuilt Lakefront House, Garage

A pair of soon-to-be empty nesters received the go-ahead from the Zoning Board of Adjustment for a plan to rebuild a house and put up a garage on lakefront property they own. J. Drennan Lowell and his wife, Kathy, appeared before the Zoning Board at its July 18 meeting to discuss the two projects. They […]


Derry Village Third Grader Steps Up to Help Fight Cancer

Sofie Convey, 8, wanted to do something to help kids with cancer and spent a year researching children’s cancer and making earrings and feather pins to sell at her parents’ yard sale to raise money for cancer research. Photo by Penny Williams

Subdivision Crossing Windham Line Tabled to October

Local developer H&B Homes has been directed to work with both the Town of Derry and the Town of Windham, before being allowed to create a one-lot subdivision with a cul-de-sac in both towns. Joseph Maynard of Benchmark Engineering and Attorney Peter Bornstein represented the developers at the July 17 Planning Board meeting. The board […]