DerryNews.com, Derry, New Hampshire

July 18, 2013

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---- — Barney the cat lives on

The mantel at Taylor Library is lined with cat books to honor the memory of one special feline.

Barney was the beloved cat of Bob Thistle.

Every year since 2004, the library has received books about cats in memory of the popular cat that lived to be 15 years old.

Two worms per child

Children participating in Taylor Library’s summer story times got up close and personal with some squiggly worms as part of the library’s summer theme “Dig Into Reading.”

Children learned all about worms and made them a house to take home.

Worms were purchased across the street at the East Derry store, library director Linda Merrill said, probably part of the store’s fishing bait inventory.

“Each child also got to take two worms home,” Merrill added.

Where’s FEELY?

Quick tempered? Massage therapist?

It’s anyone’s guess what prompted this vanity license plate, spotted on a Saturn Vue on Route 102 last week: “TOUCHY1.”

Cows on the mooove

Londonderry police were called to Industrial Drive Sunday for a report of “cows in the roadway.”

The caller said the cows were in the grass, not inside the fence.

The owner was called. While he was en route, an officer responded from the nearby airport to make sure the cows stayed out of the road.

Grass is greenest ...

... when it’s just unrolled and spread on the field.

A field at Pinkerton Academy is a bit greener these days after rolls of sod and grass took root.

Workers spent several days taking the huge rolls of dirt and turf, and unrolling them to create a clean, green new surface.