Archive for September, 2013

Benson’s Lumber & Hardware Celebrates Century Mark

It isn’t often that a family business reaches the century mark, but Benson’s Lumber and Hardware is celebrating that anniversary this week. The company was founded in 1913 in Derry by George W. Benson to provide coal and lumber to residents of Derry and surrounding towns. Benson’s Lumber was taken over by George’s son, Grant […]

Planning Board to Debate Livestock Ordinance

The Derry Planning Board has two different drafts of a livestock ordinance, but will wait for a formal discussion until Code Enforcement Officer Bob Mackey can join them. The board took an initial look at the revised ordinance at its Sept. 18 meeting. The board determined to update the ordinance after several residents in the […]

Accusations Fly Over Dumpster Depot Decision

An open public forum at the Sept. 17 Town Council meeting turned into a discussion of how much power the Council has over other boards, specifically the Planning Board. A delegation of about 30 residents of the Donmac, Arrowhead and Greenwich neighborhoods attended the meeting to ask the Council to intervene in the Aug. 21 […]

Say No to Censorship

Thomas Jefferson wrote to his friend John Adams, “I cannot live without books.” He literally spent a fortune on building a library. The author of the Declaration of Independence knew the value of free speech, and worked diligently to include it in the Bill of Rights. Books – and the freedom to read, something Jefferson […]

Public Works Project Begins on South Rockingham Road

After a few glitches of the traffic variety, the extension of town water and sewer south on Rockingham Road (Route 28) is going well, according to Derry Public Works Director Mike Fowler. The work began Sept. 3 and includes a new bridge and culvert replacement over a stream near Bradford Street.

Proposed 10-Year Highway Plan: No Money for 4A

At this time, no plans – and no money – exist to build Exit 4A off Interstate 93 with a westbound ramp. The New Hampshire Department of Transportation (DOT) held a forum Thursday, Sept. 12, at the Londonderry Municipal Center to discuss the state’s updated 10-year Highway Plan. Representatives of the department said widening I-93 and […]

Derry to Spray Fields After EEE Infects Local Horse

A second spraying of town recreational fields, parks and public areas was scheduled to take place Wednesday, Sept. 18, after the Nutfield News went to press, after a horse infected with Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) was found in Derry. Derry Health Officer Paul Raiche said the spraying by Dragon Mosquito Control was planned for the […]

Derry School Board Reviews New, Updated Policies

The Derry School Board is reviewing several new and updated policies for addition to its policy handbook. The School Board did a first reading of the policies at its Sept. 10 meeting. Policy JLCJ deals with concussions and head injuries and is an update, Superintendent Laura Nelson told the board. “This policy was originally adopted in […]