Archive for October, 2013

Developer Takes Town to Court, Alleges Bad Faith

A local developer will face the Town of Derry in court in December, after his claims that the Derry Planning Board acted in bad faith toward a proposed project at 22 Lenox Road.

Looking After the Taxpayer

When you get a new job, is your first concern your exit strategy? During your interview, did you negotiate salary and vacation, or insist on a multi-month severance package? If you’re a public official, it was probably the latter. The rest of us just give notice and hope for two weeks pay. Over the past […]

Derry Police Receive Federal Grant for Body Armor

The Derry Town Council has unanimously approved the acceptance of funds from the United States Department of Justice to allow Police Chief Ed Garone to replace aging body armor and outfit new recruits.

Derry Hopes to Sell Former Pinkerton Tavern Site

The Town of Derry will hold two public hearings on its plan to market the former Pinkerton Tavern site on Old Manchester Road. Acting Town Administrator Larry Budreau made the announcement at the Oct. 15 Town Council meeting.

Restoration of Upper Village Hall Nears Completion

Restoration of a town treasure is almost complete, the Derry Town Council learned in a recent meeting. Paul Dionne, president of the East Derry Village Improvement Society (EDVIS), attended the Oct. 15 meeting to report on repairs to the historic Upper Village Hall. Dionne reported that the Society has almost completed a checklist of items […]

Safety Committee Recommends No Action on Stoneleigh Drive Speed Request

The Derry Highway Safety Committee has taken no action on one request to lower the speed limit in a neighborhood, and referred a second request to the Public Works Department.

Sapareto Gets Deferred Jail Term in Assault Conviction

A veteran Republican state representative from Derry has been sentenced to a 30-day deferred jail term and ordered to undergo an evaluation for an anger management course after being convicted by a jury on an appeal of one of three simple assault charges stemming from an incident April 11, 2012.

Dumpster Depot Zoning Board Hearing Postponed to Nov. 7

Proponents and foes of a proposed Dumpster Depot off Ashleigh Drive will have to wait until the Nov. 7 Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA) meeting to see if the Zoning Board will reverse the Planning Board’s decision of Aug. 21 to approve the site plan for the project.