Archive for August, 2013

Divided Planning Board Approves Dumpster Depot

Citing an applicant who is “within his rights” to build a facility for Dumpster storage in the Industrial III zone (I-III), the Planning Board gave conditional approval, in a split vote, to David Paul’s application to move his Dumpster Depot operation to a location off Ashleigh Drive. Paul and his engineer, Chris Tymula of MHF […]

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Gridders Get 2013 Campaign Rollin’

The Pinkerton Academy football players lucked out with the weather on Wednesday, Aug. 14, when they began their first day of double sessions. The temperatures were comfortable – in the low 70s – with a steady breeze blowing. The Astros are seeking a return to the Division I title game again this fall. Photo by […]

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23rd Annual Derryfest Taking Shape for Sept. 21

There will be plenty of fun for the kids again this year at Derryfest. Photo by Chris Paul

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Pinkerton Teacher and Coach Leads Ladies at Old Home Day

Pinkerton Academy coach and teacher Amy Bernard of Hampstead was the first woman across the finish line at last Saturday’s Londonderry Old Home Day race. Photos by Chris Paul

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Derry’s DiSalvo Does Part One of Fundraising Bike Tour

Derry’s Rich DiSalvo finished the first segment of his three-part cycling trek recently – with help from family members – by riding from the Canadian border to the Massachusetts border. DiSalvo is raising funds for an autism organization. Courtesy photo

Reporting the News

Contrary to what some people think, our news staff neither takes joy in other people’s misery nor likes to shock our readers. At the same time, it’s not the purpose of this paper to downplay criminal charges, even when they involve matters that make some people uncomfortable. We received two letters and a few phone […]

Bacteria Advisory on Hood Pond

While a beach advisory for Derry’s Hood Pond had not been lifted by press time Tuesday, a spokesperson for the Derry Parks and Recreation Department said it is a moot point now. The beach is closed for the season, Program Coordinator Nicole Ferrante said. “We have been closed for two weeks now,” Ferrante said of […]

Conservation, Information Technology Partner on Invasive Plants

The Derry Conservation Commission is partnering with the Information Technology (IT) Department to determine the scope of so-called “invasive plants” in Derry. Town of Derry IT Director Doug Rathburn attended the Aug. 12 Commission meeting to share what IT is doing to identify weeds. The Commission is particularly concerned about Japanese knotweed, which is growing […]