---- — Acceptable excuse
Marianne Page was preparing for her next adventure, and had to get up early and go.
The Derry Conservation Commission alternate member was prepared to leave the Conservation Commission meeting Feb. 26 early if necessary. She had to get up at 4 a.m. the next day to go on a hike.
Page is an accomplished climber and has tackled Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, among her many excursions through the years.
Conservation Chairman Margie Ives wished Page well prior to the start of the meeting.
“And she’s leaving at the crack of dawn and before to go on a climb, so if you see her leaving, it’s because of that,” Ives said.
Get out the vote
It’s time to elect school and municipal officers, consider school budgets and, in Londonderry’s case, weigh in on town spending plans for the year.
The polls are open Tuesday in both towns.
In Derry, polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Voters in Districts 1 and 3 vote at Pinkerton Academy Hackler gym; District 4 votes at Gilbert H. Hood Middle School; and District 2 voters head to Calvary Bible Church.
Londonderry polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m.
All Londonderry voters cast ballots in the Londonderry High School gym on Mammoth Road.
The memory of the “waving man” lives, thanks to the luck of the Irish.
Months after Derry resident Robert Young died in a tragic accident, his presence lives on with a special touch on the season for those who remembered his daily waves from his home on Route 102.
A life-sized silhouette sits in a chair at Young’s home and is still “waving” to passing cars.
With a nod to St. Patrick’s Day, Young’s likeness now sports a bright green hat, wears festive beads and is holding a shamrock.