Archive for October, 2013

Scary Times Ahead

Today is Halloween, and if you did a quick survey of people you know, you’re likely to find that it’s the favorite holiday of many of them. Most of us harbor plenty of good memories of trick-or-treating amidst the fall leaves, more candy than we could easily consume, and the fun of dressing up and, […]

Pinkerton to Pilot ‘Blizzard Bags’ for Snow Days

Students at Pinkerton Academy will get a chance to do some class work on so-called “snow days,” and during hurricanes, ice storms and power outages, with the goal of getting out earlier in June.

Pinkerton Pilots Manufacturing Program for Real-World Needs

Brian Jarvis makes his Introduction to Manufacturing class at Pinkerton Academy as real-world as possible. He’s formed a mini-factory with his 14 students in the inaugural program, and had them run the numbers on a theoretical business. After figuring out that it would cost $190 per day to pay the “employees” and $35 for materials […]

Derry Schools, District Work on Strategic Plan Goals

The Derry Cooperative School District is proceeding with its Strategic Plan and with specific action items for each segment of the school population. Superintendent Laura Nelson presented the latest iteration of the plan in a quarterly report at the Oct. 22 School Board meeting.

Local Schools in Lockdown Last Week During Police Search

A 20-minute lockdown at Pinkerton Academy went smoothly, according to the administration. The semi-private high school, which serves Auburn, Chester, Derry and Hampstead, went into lockdown mode at about 8:55 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, after reports that Thomas George, a Salem man who allegedly attacked his mother, was visiting friends in Derry. “Mr. George fled […]

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Who You Gonna Call

Ten-month-old Rowan Hogan was one of the winners in the Derry Parks and Recreation Department’s costume contest Saturday morning at Veterans Hall. The contest was followed by the annual Downtown Trick-or-Treat. See more photos on page 9 in this weeks edition.

Friendship Center to Celebrate Move to New Home Dowtown

The Friendship Center, a 30-year fixture on Derry’s main thoroughfare, will move to a new facility by the end of this month. The move will help the center, which assists people in treatment and recovery, to expand its mission and better serve the clients it has, according to Madeline Demeule of Londonderry, executive director of Hope […]

Derry Officials Hear Review of Right To Know Law

The Derry Town Charter and Council Rules got a grade of “A” from Christine Fillmore, an attorney with the New Hampshire Municipal Association. Fillmore was in town Tuesday, Oct. 22, to give a workshop on RSA 91-A, the state’s Right To Know Law; ethics; and conflicts of interest. As part of her presentation she compared […]