, Derry, New Hampshire


June 20, 2012

business Briefs


Pinkerton graduate signs on with Conservation Corps

The Maine Conservation Corps recently welcomed Jackie Stratton of Derry to serve as an environmental educator and AmeriCorps volunteer at the Medomak Valley Land Trust and Georges River Land Trust.

The MCC places AmeriCorps volunteers throughout Maine to complete conservation and environmental education projects.

Stratton is the daughter of David and Sandra Stratton of Derry. She is a 2007 graduate of Pinkerton Academy and a 2011 graduate of Colorado State University, where she studied natural resource management and watershed science.

Caregivers names two new board members

DERRY — Community Caregivers of Greater Derry welcomes two new members to its board of directors.

Caregivers assists the elderly and disabled with services such as visiting, grocery shopping, light chores, home repair and medical transportation.

Rosemarie Palis of Derry and Mark Wheeler of Bedford are joining the board.

Palis is an office coordinator at Southern NH University.

Wheeler owns a printing company in Manchester.

Both will serve three-year terms. For information, contact Caregivers at 432-0877.

Hampshire First Bank is now NBT Bank

MANCHESTER — NBT Bank and Hampshire First Bank have merged.

Hampshire First Bank is now a division of NBT Bank, an independent community bank based in upstate New York. The five banking centers operated by Hampshire First Bank in Manchester, Londonderry, Nashua, Keene and Portsmouth will continue to do business under the Hampshire First name.

Hampshire First's founding President and CEO James Dunphy, who remains with the bank in the role of New Hampshire regional president, said that he is excited by the possibilities joining forces with NBT Bank creates. NBT Bank offers personal banking, asset management and business services through a network of 137 banking locations in five states.


Local musician named top educator

Rose Lemay of Let's Play Music was awarded Kindermusik International's "Inspirational Educator of the Year."

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