Archive for August, 2013

Go, Team

With school back in session, we can’t avoid the thought of autumn any longer. The trees are changing – not just in the swamps – and the evenings are cool. It may be too hot to think about winter clothing, but the time for scarves and hats and boots will be here before we know […]

Derry Sprays for Mosquitoes

The Town of Derry will spray for mosquitoes this Friday night, Aug. 30, from 5 to 10 p.m., after West Nile Virus (WNV) and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) have been found in mosquitoes in towns near Derry. The following locations will be sprayed: Barka School, Derry Village School, East Derry School, Grinnell School, Gilbert H. […]

Dumpster Depot Abutter, Property Owner See Things Differently

While an abutter to the proposed Dumpster Depot on Ashleigh Drive says she was offered a bribe to drop her campaign against the project, the vice-president of the company owning the land says his offer was misconstrued. Brenda Wilson has been the spokesperson for a group of residents fighting the business’s intent to relocate on […]

Lane Road Subdivision Goes Before Planning Board

The Derry Planning Board has accepted jurisdiction over a proposed two-lot subdivision on Lane Road, after learning that the developer and an abutter have worked out their issues regarding drainage. Richard Murdoch, who is proposing to divide 23 Lane Road, Parcel ID 05074, appeared before the board Aug. 21 at a continuance from July 17. […]

Derry Official Says TIF Districts Working as Intended

The town’s two TIF (Tax Increment Financing) districts are working as intended and will bring both new business in and the money to pay for infrastructure improvements. That’s the opinion of Chief Financial Officer Frank Childs, who said that in a TIF district, the tax revenue from a property goes directly to paying for improvements […]


The Price Was Right

Hundreds of items went to the high bidder at the annual Derry Rotary Club’s Auction on Saturday. Everything from light fixtures to doll houses brought in lots of cash for local charities. Items sold had been donated to the club over the past several months. The event also featured a large yard sale for some […]

Pinkerton Academy to Begin Talks with Hooksett

Now they’re talking. The Hooksett School Board and the trustees and administration of Pinkerton Academy will begin talks in a few weeks on whether Hooksett will be able to send the majority of its 600 high school students to Pinkerton. Hooksett School Board chairman Trisha Korkosz said last week that the district has agreed to […]

Council Moves Town Administrator John Anderson to Unpaid Leave

Town Administrator John Anderson was removed from paid administrative leave and placed on unpaid administrative leave until the Town Council completes its own inquiry into charges that have led to an arrest warrant for Anderson by the New Hampshire State Police. A five-week investigation by the State Police, concluding on Friday, Aug. 16, charged Anderson […]