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January 17, 2013

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Remembering Rex

With the news of New England television icon Rex Trailer’s death last week, many offered their favorite memories.

Derry town historian Richard Holmes said he remembered Trailer arriving in town by helicopter for annual Labor Day parades in years past.

“He would land and then put on his ‘Boom, Boom Boomtown’ show with his sidekick Pablo,” Holmes said. “He would also give rides in his helicopter.”

Got health?

One Derry business hopes to give people a bit of a healthy boost in the new year.

Shellie’s Butcher Shop on Crystal Avenue offered a solution on its sign.

“Got health? Try our Mediterranean food!” the sign read.

Prickly situation?

The owner of a black Jeep, spotted on Interstate 495 south of the border, sports the vanity license plate “QUILLS.”

It left us wondering. Are they a big fan of porcupines? A collector of antique pens? Or maybe someone who really like the 2000 film by that name about the Marquis de Sade.

Oh, but we digress

At the most recent monthly meeting of Derry’s Highway Safety Committee, there was a lengthy discussion regarding the winter parking ban. sparked by a resident’s request that it be in effect only when it’s actually snowing.

Whoever was taking the meeting minutes might have been daydreaming that day because the minutes state the resident said “police use digression when they stop motorists.”

The minutes go on to say fire Chief George Klauber said when someone calls police to complain “it takes the digression out of the police officers’ hands.”

Or maybe the minute-taker had it right and Shakespeare was wrong when he wrote, “The better part of valour is discretion.”

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