, Derry, New Hampshire


September 19, 2013

Town councilors take no action on administrator


Kevin Coyle, a former councilor and now a county commissioner, said it may be time for the town to cut its ties with Anderson.

“He (Anderson) cannot come back to work as Derry’s town administrator as he would be wholly ineffectual,” Coyle said. “I know that the councilors and staff are frustrated by this situation. It is time to move on.”

Coyle said the council is doing the best it can with the situation.

Anderson, 50, has been on administrative leave since July 12, one day after an alleged incident at his Lane Road home involving a DirecTV salesman.

He was put on paid leave, then councilors voted unanimously on Aug. 20 to place him on unpaid leave.

Anderson has been town administrator since 2010 and earns $124,962 a year.

He surrendered to authorities Aug. 28, nearly two weeks after an arrest warrant was issued by state police. He was released on $2,000 personal recognizance and is to be arraigned Oct. 11 in 10th Circuit Court in Derry.

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