Archive for August, 2013

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Puppets and Playtime

The Children’s Summer Reading Program at the Derry Public Library came to an end Thursday, Aug. 8, with an end-of-summer party featuring Lindsay and her Puppet Pals, along with an ice cream social. Children had the chance to do crafts and blow bubbles. Top left and clockwise, Lindsay Bezich performs with one of her creations, […]

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Derry Residents, Town Employees Fill Backpacks in Salvation Army Drive

Town of Derry employees Debbie Malloy, left, Frank Childs, Police Capt. Vern Thomas, Fire Chief George Klauber and Jill McLaughlin are pictured with Salvation Army Capt. Chris Williams and some of the backpacks collected for students in need. Courtesy photo

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Fun Finale

Concert-goers flocked to the bandstand at MacGregor Park for the last in the series of summer concerts Thursday, Aug 8. The final band was the Lisa Guyer Band, at left, formerly known as Mama Kicks. Above, Donovan Ross, 3, plays keep-away with a beach ball with his brother Stoney Ross, 6, in front of the […]

Transparency in Practice

Would you like to know what your tax dollars are paying for? Who wouldn’t. But sometimes it’s easier said than done, even when the latest buzz word for public officials is “transparency.” Our local officials handle public information in different ways. In the Timberlane SAU (School Administrative Unit), which includes Sandown and Hampstead, there’s a […]

Derry Couple Hope to Restart Disbanded Humane Society

While the Greater Derry Humane Society (GDHS) has closed, two dedicated volunteers and dog-lovers are testing the waters to see if the organization can be revived. An announcement on the group’s Web site read, “We are saddened to announce the closing of GDHS, Inc. We appreciate and are very thankful for all of the support […]

Proposed Subdivision Impacting Wetlands Raises Concerns

A proposal for a subdivision off Ferland Drive got close scrutiny from the Conservation Commission, and will be discussed in a joint meeting of the Planning Board and Zoning Board of Adjustment. Surveyor Kevin Hatch of Cornerstone Survey in Chester and his client, Stephen Vadney, appeared before the Commission on Monday night to discuss the […]

Portion of Lawrence Street Released by Town Council

The town will release a portion of Lawrence Street from possible public interest, after being given three options by Public Works Director Mike Fowler and choosing one. Resident Steve Robichaud of 12 Lawrence St. had submitted a formal request for the release of public interest. The right-of-way is between Beacon and Sargent streets and was […]

Town Employee Arrested for Transfer Station Theft

A longtime Derry Transfer Station employee will be arraigned Aug. 22 in Derry District Court on charges of allegedly skimming profits from the facility. Daniel Hagerty, 74, is charged with Class A Felony theft after an investigation beginning June 27, according to Derry Police Capt. Vern Thomas. Thomas said Hagerty turned himself in on a […]