Archive for August, 2013

Zoning Board OKs High Street Two-Family

A local developer will be allowed to turn a single-family dwelling back to a two-family home. Keith Flenniken, a Windham developer, appeared before the Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA) at its Aug. 15 meeting to ask for a variance to the Derry Zoning Ordinance to allow the conversion of 29 High St. to a two-family […]

Safety Committee Takes No Action on Sargent Street

Following a case earlier this summer, the Highway Safety Committee has determined to take no action on a request for releasing Sargent Street from public servitude. The committee discussed a request from Michael Glejzer and Nicole Thomas, residents of 3 Holmes St., for the town to release public servitude on Sargent Street, a “paper street” […]

Zoning Board Denies Special Exception on Wetland Setback

After extensive debate, including an individual poll on each of the eight conditions for a special exception to a wetland setback, the Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA) rejected a developer’s request to build a multi-family townhouse within the Prime Wetland setback. The decision involved a joint meeting of the Zoning Board, Conservation Commission and Planning […]

Derry Town Administrator Faces Misdemeanor Charge of Lewdness

While a warrant has been issued by Derry District Court for the arrest of Town Administrator John Anderson, Derry town officials said this week that Anderson will remain on paid administrative leave until they have concluded their own investigation. Rockingham County Attorney Jim Reams said Friday that Anderson, 50, is facing a charge of “Indecent […]


Fairy Dream Homes

Seven teams of children at the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Derry were busy last week building fairy houses to be entered into the upcoming Derry Garden Club Flower Show. Olivia Perault and Jacob Parrino work together on the two day project. See more photos on page 14.

Pinkerton Students Prepare for School Year at Band Camp

Danielle Low, a senior from Hampstead, explained how she spent what was left of her summer vacation: getting up with enough time to arrive at Pinkerton Academy by 9:45 a.m. “If you arrive by 10, you’re late,” Low said, as she cradled her tenor saxophone. They came, 190 strong, to a field behind Pinkerton Academy […]

Early Numbers Show School Enrollment Decrease

The Derry School Board is looking at an enrollment drop of about 109 students for 2013-14, although both Superintendent Laura Nelson and board chairman Brenda Willis warn that they won’t know the final number till Aug. 26. Nelson presented an enrollment update at the Aug. 13 school board meeting. The numbers as of the meeting, […]

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Derry Man Now Stands Alone for 1939 Pinkerton Grid Champs

Ninety-year-old Derry resident George Sheldon is the last surviving member of the 1939 Pinkerton Academy football team that won a championship with a perfect record of 5-0-1. Photo by Chris Pantazis