The devil is in the details, and the details will be hashed out with a mediator. The Derry Town Council grappled with how to replace Town Administrator John Anderson at its Nov. 5 meeting. Members discussed how much of the search should be public, whether they should do it themselves or hire a firm, and […]
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It wasn’t a King Solomon moment – no baby – but it was one of the toughest cases the Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA) heard this year. The board had one item on its agenda for Nov. 7, an appeal of the Planning Board’s Aug. 21 decision to approve the site plan for the proposed […]
A date has been set for the trial of John Anderson, former Derry Town Administrator, who is facing two misdemeanor charges for indecent exposure. Rockingham County Attorney Jim Reams said this week that the trial will be Dec. 13 at 12:45 p.m. in Derry District Court.
The tentative working budget for the Derry Cooperative School District for 2014-15 saw a drop of $649,890 from last year’s approved budget, due to a reduction in health and dental increases. School Administrative Unit (SAU 10) Business Administrator Jane Simard presented an updated version of the working budget at the joint meeting of the School […]
Derry taxpayers can expect to pay an average of $235 more, or 3.3 percent, on their tax bills for 2013. The New Hampshire Department of Revenue Administration released the 2013 tax rate for Derry this past Friday in a press release by Acting Town Administrator Larry Budreau. The tax rate for 2013 is $31.49 per […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
A Pinkerton Academy junior is learning an impromptu civics lesson as she tries to convince the administration that most of the high school’s 3,000-plus students are capable of choosing their own clothes and making them school-appropriate. Savana Melanson of Derry has amassed more than 200 signatures on a petition asking school administration to reconsider instituting […]
The Derry Cooperative School District is looking at a proposed budget of $79,323,038 for 2014-15, but administrators warn that it is subject to change. The administration presented the first draft of its 2014-15 budget to the School Board and the Fiscal Advisory Committee in a budget meeting held this past Monday at Gilbert H. Hood […]