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March 27, 2014

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Costly connections

Last year, Derry Town Councilor Phyllis Katsakiores attended regular meetings via telephone conference call while she was recuperating from a leg injury.

New Town Councilor Joshua Bourdon may have the same opportunity at an upcoming meeting when he will be out of state. But Katsakiores warned him about the cost of making a council connection.

“Just don’t use your cell phone, it cost me $67,” Katsakiores said.

Short and sweet

In his first stint as Derry Town Council Chairman, Mark Osborne got to a regular part of the agenda, the chairman’s report, and made it brief.

“I’ve only been chairman seven minutes,” he said. “I really don’t have a report.”

Blame the luck of the Irish

Londonderry resident Reed Clark is a regular at the microphone during Town Council public comment times.

He recently told councilors he missed not having the regular meeting on the usual Monday night, March 17. Instead, the meeting was moved to March 20.

Councilor John Farrell apologized to Clark and said the Irish took charge that night.

“I’m guilty,” Farrell said. “St. Patrick’s Day took over.”

Incumbents, or whatever

Londonderry resident Reed Clark offered his congratulations to the two new town councilors recently, saying he was happy to see both incumbents Joe Green and Tom Freda taking on another three-year term.

“Congratulations to the incumbent incumbents, or whatever they are,” Clark said.

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