Archive for July, 2013

Revised Sign Ordinance Gets Planning Board OK

The Planning Board has approved a revised sign ordinance, with an amendment crafted at the July 17 board meeting. Code Enforcement Officer Bob Mackey spoke to the ordinance, noting that the process began about a year ago. The revisions were intended to bring all sign regulations into one place in the document, making it more […]

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Derry Senior Legion Nine Aims to Stay on the Tourney Track

Derry Senior Legion outfielder Chris Gerossie and his teammates couldn’t manage to out-hit the Londonderry Post 27 crew in a significant District B contest at Pinkerton Academy late last week.

Refund to School District to Reimburse Employees, Offset Taxes

The Derry Cooperative School District is expecting more than a million dollars in refunds from the New Hampshire Local Government Center (LGC), most of which will be passed on to residents in an effort to reduce the tax burden. The district’s employees are offered health and dental insurance from the LGC, Business Administrator Jane Simard […]

Cooling Down

Last week’s heat wave brought area children to the town’s Recreation Program at Hood Park for an opportunity to beat the high temperatures. Zachary Porcelli, a lifeguard at Hood Park, bursts a water balloon over the head of Devin Carter during the weekday program.

Anderson Still on Paid Leave, No Word from State Police

As of press time Tuesday afternoon, July 23, the New Hampshire State Police were still investigating a resident’s complaint against Town Administrator John Anderson. Anderson, 50, is on administrative leave from his job after a special Town Council meeting July 12. State Police Captain David Parenteau, head of the investigating team, said Friday, July 19, […]

Revised Sign Ordinance Gets Planning Board OK

The Planning Board has approved a revised sign ordinance, with an amendment crafted at the July 17 board meeting. Code Enforcement Officer Bob Mackey spoke to the ordinance, noting that the process began about a year ago. The revisions were intended to bring all sign regulations into one place in the document, making it more […]

Grinnell to Get Extra Services, Current School Choice Continues

The Derry School Board has received guidance on how the state’s waiver of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) requirements will affect the district, though Superintendent Laura Nelson warned that all the information is not yet in. Nelson gave an update on the waiver, which releases Derry from many of the stringent NCLB requirements, at […]

Planning Board Ponders What to Do About Livestock Complaints

The Derry Planning Board was treated to an aural object lesson during a discussion of a proposed revision to the zoning ordinance involving livestock. The board discussed the revisions, meant to reduce noise that could offend neighbors, at its July 17 meeting. The town has a livestock ordinance, Code Enforcement Officer Bob Mackey told the […]