South Range ‘Coins Against Cancer’ a Rousing Success

South Range School teacher Sarah Muncey and South Range parent Susan McGill, organizers of the Coins Against Cancer campaign at the elementary school, said the school raised $2,014 for the fight against cancer. South Range School mounted the campaign to raise money for the Jimmy Fund, and Muncey and McGill hope it will become an annual […]

Aggressive Fox Killed After Biting Child at Don Ball Park

A fox that frightened two local families and caused the closing of Don Ball Park on Thursday, April 10, was caught and euthanized. Derry Police Capt. Vern Thomas said at 6:45 p.m. on Wednesday, April 9, police received a call from Schurman Drive of an animal chasing a child. Officers responded and spoke to the […]

School Board Continues Review of Policy Updates

The Derry School Board conducted first readings on several policy updates at its April 8 meeting. Superintendent Laura Nelson presented the policies. In most cases, she said, the policies clarified language; in some cases they condensed it. One policy, BEDC, is new, she said and establishes the rules for a quorum. “The rest are small […]


Pinkerton Laxmen Ready To Make Another Push for the Top

No two boys’ lacrosse programs are more firmly woven into the very fabric of their sport here in New Hampshire than the ones from Pinkerton Academy and Bishop Guertin High School of Nashua. The road to a Division I championship – which veteran coach Brian O’Reilly’s Astros haven’t won since back in 2006 – runs […]


Pinkerton Boys’ Tennis Falls in its 2014 Season Opener

The Pinkerton Academy Astro boys’ tennis team opened its 2014 season with a rather tough, 5-4 loss to the visiting Alvirne High Broncos from Hudson in Derry last Wednesday, April 9. The match score was all knotted up at 3-3 at the conclusion of singles action thanks to Pinkerton victories in the number three singles […]


Pinkerton Girls’ Tennis Team Takes First Two Matches

Veteran coach Gerry Rosado saw his Pinkerton Academy girls’ tennis team start its 2014 season in pretty fine fashion last week with wins in its first two matches. The Lady Astros edged the tough Alvirne High Lady Broncos by a slim, 5-4 margin on that opponent’s home courts in Hudson last Wednesday, April 9 and […]

Debate Continues Over Fate of Town Properties Downtown

The Abbott Court/Central Court town-owned properties were reviewed by the Town Council. Acting Town Administrator Larry Budreau provided an historical perspective on the parcels, which were purchased for potential redevelopment in 2006, 2009 and 2013. “The area has access to municipal sewer and water and may be attractive to developers seeking to build residential units […]

Derry to Seek Grant for OHRV Trail Patrols by Police

The Derry Town Council has unanimously approved applying for a grant for patrolling OHRV – off  highway recreational vehicle – trails, though the grant amount is not yet available. At the April 1 Town Council meeting, the Council heard a description of the proposed grant from Police Chief Edward Garone. “It’s an unusual grant,” Garone […]