DerryNews.com, Derry, New Hampshire

December 5, 2013

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Derry News

---- — Wildcats love a parade

The N.H. Junior Wildcats team was part of a long line of floats and marching units in Derry’s holiday parade Saturday.

As the team gathered on a flatbed and rolled along he parade route, one adult volunteer held firm to a microphone to greet the crowd. As the parade neared its Hood Commons end, the jokes began.

“It’s great we’re coming to Shaw’s,” he called out. “I need to pick up a few things.”

Brisk budget talk

The Londonderry School Board heard proposed budget details for next year and heard them fast.

With some bad weather approaching last week on meeting night, School Board chairman Nancy Hendricks made the call to speed it up.

“And I only gave the summary,” Superintendent Nate Greenberg said. “I had another 12 pages.”

Hendricks thanked him for his swift delivery.

“It’s a good thing it’s raining and snowing out,” she said.

Napping allowed

Londonderry School District business administrator Peter Curro gave his budget update and also tried to keep it brief during a meeting Nov. 26.

After going over the proposed warrant articles for next year, Curro told the crowd what to do if they got bored.

“If you need to fall asleep, you can read (the budget) online,” he said.

Fair warning?

A gray Subaru pickup was spotted on Interstate 89 recently with a vanity plate that may give some other drivers pause: “ARMED.”

Bird bandit

Londonderry police were called to Pets Plus on Nashua Road in Londonderry Sunday night for the reported theft of a bird.

“A female suspect reached into (a) bird cage and pulled out a bird, put it in her purse and left,” the police log states.

There was no word on what kind of bird was taken, but it was valued at $1,400.