DerryNews.com, Derry, New Hampshire

October 24, 2013

SPECTATOR


Derry News

---- — Design stars

Londonderry’s town departments are taking on a fall decorating challenge. Human Resources director Donna Pratt told town councilors that departments will be able to decorate their doors and office space for either Halloween or just autumn in general.

Pratt said voting will take place later this month to decide who’s the town’s next design star.

He’ll keep talking

Reed Clark said he is often one of only a handful of people attending Londonderry Town Council meetings and thinks more people should attend to see what’s going on.

Clark, a regular contributor to the meetings’ public comment time, said he will keep talking in the hopes of getting more people to attend.

“If you come to town and don’t know what the town (is about), you should come to at least one meeting of the council or school board to see what happens,” Clark said. “But no one does.”

Won’t come when called

Londonderry police were called to Buyck Avenue last week to help a dog owner with a problem.

“Her dog is lying in the yard of her neighbor. She is not allowed on the property,” the log read.

It’s time for a fence, new neighbors or obedience lessons for the resident canine.

Foliage fairies

Fall florals and foliage are welcoming visitors to South Range Elementary School in Derry these days. Arrays of colorful mums, scarecrows and other autumn decor is thanks to the school’s parents.

“Parents come in over the weekend to decorate,” office staff member Susan Carrier said. “They always want to remain anonymous.”

Clean and green

Derry’s annual community cleanup efforts continue this week. Neighborhoods, individuals and groups are encouraged to get out and do some autumn cleaning.

Blue trash bags are available at the town’s transfer station. Once bags are filled, call Public Works at 432-6144 so bags can be picked up. Visit go-green-derry.org for information. The cleanup efforts continue through Oct. 26.