, Derry, New Hampshire


July 4, 2013

Resident wants burned home razed

Man cites health and aesthetic issues


He said most properties in town are dealt with quickly following a fire or other home disaster.

“It’s one of the longest I’ve seen,” he said. “Others have gone down and within a week there is a construction trailer there. Usually the process is quick.”

For Peracchi, it’s been long enough.

He said all the rain hasn’t helped; wet weather seems to make his symptoms worse.

The appearance is a problem, too, he said. The building is still surrounded with yellow caution tape and some fencing has fallen down.

“It makes my house look terrible,” he said. “I can’t even have a cookout on the Fourth of July. I like to have cookouts. I have a nice back yard.”

He’s also worried neighborhood children might wander over and injure themselves.

“Somebody could get hurt,” he said. “How can the residents (in the neighborhood) put up with this?”

Rudd said it’s difficult when something like this happens. She hoped the neighbors would be considerate and patient.

“We are tearing it down and we are going to rebuild,” she said. “We know it smells, but until you go through the process of trying to rebuild, it’s none of their business.”

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