The Derry Town Council has approved entering into a grant agreement with the State of New Hampshire for the purchase of two one-ton trucks as part of the Chloride Reduction for I-93 Municipal Program. Councilors voted 6-1, with Mark Osborne the dissenting vote, to authorize Town Administrator John Anderson to apply for and accept the […]
Archive for July, 2013
Sisters Sarah and Rebecca King work on scooping their ages in ducks out of a pool at the Taylor Library Carnival last week. The annual event featured a wide variety of games where children were able to win prizes. See additional photos on page 2.
The Town of Derry will continue to provide ambulance service to Auburn and Chester, after a majority of the Town Council voted to approve a new five-year contract with each town. Councilors Neil Wetherbee, Brad Benson, Phyllis Katsakiores, Tom Cardon and Chairman Michael Fairbanks voted in the affirmative at the July 9 meeting, with Councilors […]
The June 9 Town Council meeting ended in discord, despite recent pleas for civility from Chairman Michael Fairbanks. Councilors Brad Benson and Neil Wetherbee left the meeting before it was adjourned, after Benson’s motion to adjourn was not voted on. Tensions did not surface until the “open discussion” portion of the meeting, at the end, […]
Derry Town Administrator John Anderson is on paid administrative leave after an undisclosed incident that occurred Thursday, July 11, placed him under investigation by the New Hampshire State Police. This comes just weeks after the Town Council awarded him a 2 percent raise on a 4-3 vote. The Town Council met in an emergency nonpublic […]
There’s been plenty of talk lately about maintaining the “rural lifestyles” of our communities. And while population density may be on the rise, one of the hallmarks of a rural community and of the New Hampshire countryside – local farmstands and farmers’ markets – is thriving in our area. In recent years, farmers’ markets have […]
The recent rains, days upon days of them, have not affected Derry’s summer road projects, according to Public Works Director Mike Fowler. But they are putting a damper on regular maintenance. The major project for spring and summer was the upgrading and sidewalks for Tsienneto Road, which is finished, Fowler said. The next major project, […]
Work on the Beaver Meadow Dam has been significantly impacted by the rain during the month of June. Derry Public Works Director Mike Fowler said trying to effect the repairs in the face of the 12 to 15 inches of rain that has fallen has been a challenge, but one he thinks they have overcome. […]
The beach at Hood Pond is open again after closing for one day due to a fecal bacteria advisory by the state Department of Environmental Services (DES). Derry Parks and Recreation Director Eric Bodenrader said the advisory was given on Friday. The advisory was posted on Saturday and the waterfront, one of Derry’s public beaches, […]
Residents flocked to the area surrounding Crystal Avenue on Thursday night, July 4, for the annual fireworks display sponsored by the town’s Parks and Recreation Department. The weather cooperated this year making viewing ideal.