, Derry, New Hampshire


April 18, 2012


Senior health fair plans underway

The ninth annual senior health fair is set for Tuesday, April 24, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at West Running Brook Middle School.

Free admission includes door prizes, more than 90 senior health vendors, free lunch, health screenings and much more. All attendees receive a signature event thermal grocery tote.

For information, call 432-0877 or visit

World Tai Chi and Qigong Day

A worldwide Tai Chi and Qigong Day is set for April 28 at 10 a.m. in Derry's MacGregor Park.

All are invited to take part in meditation in motion, and learn how to particpate in this popular activity. The event is free and open to all; no special equipment or ability is required.

Call for information at 674-1737 or visit

Little League hosts breakfast

The Derry Little League program hosts a benefit breakfast on April 29 from 8 to 10 a.m. at Applebee's, 14 Manchester Road.

The menu includes an all-you-can-eat meal with pancakes, eggs, bacon and beverages. The cost is $8 for adults, $7 for senior citizens, and $6 for children 12 and under. Call 505-2727 for information.

Tickets are available at the door. Little League opening day in Derry is set for April 21.

Voters approve charter changes

Four changes to the town's charter were approved by voters March 13.

The proposed changes include amendments dealing with quarterly budget reports, purchasing procedures, adding a deputy town treasurer and independent audits.

The amendments follow the work of the most recently elected nine-member Charter Commission, voted in to make changes to the town charter in 2010.

Voters were set to consider those changes at the polls in September 2010, but the state pulled the plug on any charter vote at the 11th hour, saying information wasn't sent to the state by the required deadline.

That left the Town Council with the job of deciding what to do about the charter's future. Councilors recommended earlier this year that only four amendments should appear on the ballot this year.

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