DerryNews.com, Derry, New Hampshire

June 20, 2013

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---- — A tasty thank-you

Taylor Library staff hosted an open house recently to thank patrons and families for support given during the town’s trying budget season, when the tiny library’s budget in danger of being cut for next year.

One visitor showing support was Derry Town Councilor Tom Cardon.

He stopped by the library to voice his continued support and also brought along some ginger cookies. Cardon teaches culinary arts in Somerville, Mass.

Missing Mack

As Matthew Thornton Elementary principal Carol Mack gets ready to retire from her longtime job in Londonderry, families, friends, fellow staff and students came out June 13 for a big surprise party at the high school.

The cafeteria was full of orange and black balloons and other decorations in the school’s colors. Visitors also received a keepsake photo likeness of their beloved principal on a stick.

Cute and cubed

A bright yellow Scion xB was seen traveling around Derry sporting a vanity license plate that may be the driver’s mantra for life these days, especially while driving the cube-styled vehicle: “BOXA-JOY.”

They love a parade

Students in Amy Garland’s fourth-grade class at East Derry Memorial Elementary School will celebrate this holiday season a bit early.

The class won the annual Greater Derry Londonderry Chamber of Commerce parade theme contest for 2013 with the entry “Lighting Up the Holidays.” The parade is set for Nov. 30.

Just needed 40 winks

Londonderry police were called to a parking lot on Nashua Road last week for a report of a man lying down inside a small blue car.

Police responded, but no action was required.

“Subject just taking a nap,” the police log reported.