Archive for December, 2013

Leading by Example

Sometimes events are such that they just beg for comment, and that’s what happened this past week, both at the Derry Town Council and at the Hooksett School Board – the latter a matter of concern because it involves both Pinkerton Academy and the Londonderry School District. Hooksett board members were rude and disruptive during […]

Council Allows Former Derry Resident a Local Burial

The Town Council, acting as cemetery trustees, will allow a former Derry resident to be buried in Forest Hill Cemetery. The Council held an emergency meeting on the afternoon of Dec. 18 to consider a request from Chris Niland, a former 22-year resident, to allow his son Nicholas to be buried in his home town. […]

Derry Town Finances Looking Good for First Quarter

Derry is in decent shape for the ending first quarter of the 2014 budget. Chief Financial Officer Frank Childs and Controller Janice Mobsby gave their first-quarter report to the Town Council at its Dec. 17 meeting. “There has not been a lot of activity – it’s fairly early in the year,” Childs told the Council […]

Surprise Donation Replaces Vandalized Christmas Decorations

David and Joyce Bourque believe in Santa Claus. But this year their Santa came in a box truck, with a big orange logo. The Bourques, of 2 Donmac Drive, received a surprise gift this week from the Londonderry Home Depot when the giant hardware chain learned of serial vandalism being done to the inflatable holiday […]

No Change in Sight for Hunter Drive Speed Limit

The Highway Safety Committee voted not to recommend a lowered speed limit on Hunter Drive, but will ask the Derry Police Department to increase its patrols in the area. Deborah Covino, a resident of East Derry, came to the committee a month ago with the request to lower the speed limit from 30 to 25 […]

Council Postpones Vote on Releasing ‘Paper Street’

The Town Council has voted to delay a vote on the release of a “paper street,” in order that abutters have a chance to weigh in. The Council considered a request to release a portion of Schurman Drive, a 42-foot right-of-way, in accordance with RSA 231:52. The request was made by David and Rebecca Zbieg […]

Zoning Board Stands By Decision Against Dumpster Depot

The Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA) is standing by an earlier decision against the approval of a site plan for Accurate Transport, Inc., to open a Dumpster Depot facility on Ashleigh Drive. At its Nov. 7 meeting, the ZBA granted the appeal of John O’Connor, a resident of Arrowhead Road, contending that the Planning Board […]

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Holiday Cheer

The Pinkerton Academy varsity cheerleading squad were decked out in their favorite ugly sweaters on Friday night to cheer on the girls varsity basketball squad in the team’s home opener against the Nashua South Purple Panthers. The Astros beat their opponent 58-28. Photo by Chris Paul