DerryNews.com, Derry, New Hampshire

December 13, 2012

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Derry News

---- — What’s in a name?

Londonderry resident Pauline Caron is a regular fixture at town meetings and speaks openly about what’s going on in her community.

At last week’s Town Council meeting, Caron stepped to the microphone several times during the meeting to give her comments about the budget.

“Do I have to give my name again?” Caron asked Council Chairman John Farrell.

“I think we know who you are, Pauline,” Farrell responded.

Birthday wishes

It was a special night for one local state representative and Derry Planning Board member.

John O’Connor was celebrating his birthday Dec. 5 and fellow board members also named him to the Southern New Hampshire Planning Commission.

“A fitting birthday gift, I would think,” Town Administrator John Anderson said.

Testing, one, two

When the Derry Planning Board meeting began last week, a bit of technical interference came through into the meeting room’s sound system.

“Hello, hello? How do I put this thing on?” the female voice announced on the system.

Officials decided it was some sort of cross interference between the cable studio in the municipal center and the meeting’s video/broadcasting system, a “first in this building” some noted.

Spreading cheer

American Eagle Realty owner Mary Jo Gilloon Huebel wants to make sure every child has a happy holiday this year.

For nine years, the Derry real estate office has opened its doors at 107 West Broadway to bring joy to the community. On Dec. 16, from noon to 4 p.m., it’s time once again for Santa to bring toys to children in need.

“I want to reach the children,” Huebel said.

After that, Huebel will deliver gifts to Pleasant Valley nursing home residents.