Archive for November, 2013

Pinkerton-Hooksett Agreement Still Under Consideration

Responding to reports in other media that negotiations between Pinkerton Academy and the Hooksett School District had “failed,” Hooksett Superintendent Charles Littlefield said last week that they do not give a true picture of the Pinkerton/Hooksett relationship. And on Thursday night, Nov. 21, the Pinkerton trustees unanimously voted to send a revised proposal to the […]

Town Council Hashes Out Goals for Derry’s Future

An often contentious Town Council walked into the second-floor conference room of the Derry Municipal Center carrying white flags this past Monday, as they grappled with setting goals for the next few years. The session, moderated by Carl Webber and Jen Claise of Primex, helped them set tangible goals and ways to reach them. Though […]

Giving Thanks

When schoolchildren are asked what Thanksgiving means, they usually mention food or being thankful. They don’t tend to say “shopping.” But Black Friday has been in the news for weeks, and it’s only going to get worse. It shifts focus to getting a head start on Christmas gifts, rather than visiting Grandma for family time. […]

Pinkerton Graduation to Remain at Verizon Arena

For the third year, Pinkerton Academy’s graduation will be held at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester rather than on campus. Headmaster Mary Anderson and the Board of Trustees had considered bringing the commencement back home to the Derry campus in honor of the school’s bicentennial in 2014. But, she wrote in a letter to […]

Derry Woman Injured in I-93 Crash

New Hampshire State Police are investigating an accident Monday that caused a Derry woman to lose control of her car and to be MedFlighted to a Boston hospital. Nancy McEvoy, 65, was headed north on Interstate 93 in her 2003 red Honda Civic when she apparently lost control of the vehicle, according to information provided […]

Commissioners Coyle, Tombarello at Odds Over Shutdown of Medical Day Program

The Rockingham County Commissioners, in a 2-1 vote last week, decided to shut down the county’s Adult Medical Day Program. On one side of the issue, commissioners point to low use of the program and consistent funding shortfalls, and on the other side the lone dissenting commissioner notes the quality of service the program offers […]

Sending Districts Get Tuition Credit from Pinkerton

Three of Pinkerton Academy’s sending districts will receive an early Christmas present, according to Glenn Neagle, financial administrator for the semi-private school. Neagle announced this past week that Chester will receive a refund of $29,359.91, Derry a refund of $22,401.33 and Hampstead a refund of $24,143.61.

Still Time to Sign Up Students for Free or Reduced Meals

Though the number of Derry students on the Federal Free and Reduced Lunch Program is down from October, School Administrative Unit (SAU) 10 Business Manager Jane Simard cautioned that it doesn’t mean there aren’t hungry kids out there.