Worth its weight
Derry Chief Financial Officer Frank Childs accepted the town's 15th straight award for its financial reporting at the Town Council meeting Sept. 17.
As Childs grasped the newest plaque, he noted its weight and value.
"It's a great honor," he said, "and this is heavier than the previous one."
All that glitters
Once A Pawn A Time on Route 28 in Derry has a wide assortment of items to sell, including a lot of jewelry.
The store warns incoming customers of some shining surprises with a sign on the front door: "Beware of Bling."
Robert Zinkevicz spoke his mind at the Derry Town Council meeting Sept. 17, supporting a group of neighbors who oppose a planned Dumpster Depot facility on Ashleigh Road.
Zinkevicz was one of several residents who spoke out against the Dumpster plan, taking his place at the front microphone to give his thoughts. He then finished his statement.
"That's all I have to say," Zinkevicz said as he got up to leave. "The Red Sox are on and playing Baltimore."
The owner of a black Mercedes SUV spotted on Interstate was either making a political statement or perhaps works as a chemist. The vanity plate reads: "EYESOL8."
A real crowd pleaser
This agenda item drew a crowd. Moose Hill Council Chambers was full of residents from the Nevins community in Londonderry, waiting for town councilors to start a discussion on a trail running near their homes.
Council Chairman John Farrell was impressed
"We rarely get such an enthusiastic audience," he said, "with all this chatter here."
Reed Clark said he was also impressed with the fine turnout at a Londonderry Town Council meeting.
"This is the most people I've seen in this room since hunting was about to be banned here," he said.