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August 8, 2013

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One in hole

On Friday, Londonderry police received a call about at unusual situation at Rockingham and Perkins Roads.

“Garbage truck stuck in a hole in the road,” the log reads. “Wrecker en route for vehicle, but it and the hole are hazards.”

Wait for us

At a meeting Aug. 1, the Londonderry Town Council made it official and named acting fire Chief Darren O’Brien as the official head of the department.

After the announcement, a reception was planned for O’Brien at the nearby Coach Stop restaurant, but councilors still had a few agenda items to tend to.

“Maybe we can go faster and get there, too,” Council Chairman John Farrell said.

Going, going, gone

A burned out home at 99 Franklin St. is finally gone.

The small house had suffered extensive fire damage last September. After the fire, the owners said they planned to level the building and rebuild. Demolition crews finally took it down last week.

Neighbors had complained to the town about the house, saying it was an eyesore. One neighbor also said the post-fire destruction was making him ill.

It’s a classic

A powder blue Volkswagen convertible beetle was spotted on Route 102 last week.

It’s driver looked justifiably happy to be “bugging” out in it. The vanity license plate read: “LASTBUG.”

Share the bounty

Sonshine Soup Kitchen continues to serve the community free, nutritious meals at First Baptist Church in Derry.

As summer continues the meal mission noted on its Facebook page that all garden bounty would be welcome.

“We happily accept fresh veggies and herbs if you happen to have a garden overflowing,” the page noted.

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