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April 4, 2013

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Derry News

---- — Senior citizen prom is April 14

Pinkerton Academy’s Class of 2015 and Derry Parks and Recreation host the annual senior citizen prom on April 14 from noon to 3 p.m. at Pinkerton’s senior cafeteria, located in the school’s Fine Arts Building.

This year’s prom has a western theme and lunch is provided.

Doors open at 11:45 a.m. Admission is free, but a ticket is required for the prom. The event is limited to those over 50 years of age.

Tickets are available through the Recreation office. For information, call 432-6136.

Derry Democrats to meet on April 16

The Derry Democrats are now meeting on the third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Marion Gerrish Community Center on West Broadway. The next meeting is set for April 16.

Council approves grant application

Town councilors approved applying for a grant to aid the local police force in making sure people are buckling their safety belts.

The $4,290 grant will support the “Join the New Hampshire Clique” program, a seatbelt enforcement initiative. The money will go to enhance local patrols from May 1 through June 30 of this year. Police Chief Edward Garone said the grant would be a good thing for the town.

He said officers would be posted at high traffic areas in town during the specific time frame and will observe vehicles to see if people are wearing their seat belts.

Garone said the department is looking to improve compliance and safety.

“We’re looking for parents and young people to buckle up,” he said.

Marion Gerrish lease approved for 10 years

Town councilors approved a new lease for the Marion Gerrish Community Center at a meeting March 26.

The building’s current lease with the town expires on April 9 of this year. The new agreement is for 10 years.

The nonprofit center is run by a board of directors and all proceeds from the center’s thrift shop go back into supporting the building’s upkeep.