, Derry, New Hampshire

October 17, 2013


Derry News

---- — Get help preparing for emergencies

The Londonderry Elder Affairs Committee, as part of its family education series, hosts a workshop at Leach Library on Oct. 23 from 6 to 7 p.m. to help residents become better prepared for a range of possible emergencies and disasters.

Garrett Simonsen, regional Public Health Network coordinator, will lead the presentation. It will include ways to understand the importance of personal preparedness, assess levels of preparedness and assemble emergency resources.

Crafters needed for Harvest Feast

Crafters are needed for the Londonderry Historical Society’s Harvest Feast, set for Oct. 19 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Morrison House.

Town Council to hold public hearings

LONDONDERRY — The Londonderry Town Council will hold public hearings on three items at its meeting Oct. 21 at 7 p.m.

The first will be on whether to establish a development program and tax increment financing plan, commonly referred to as a TIF district, for the airport area infrastructure district.

The second public hearing will be on a proposed Londonderry Fire Department Fire Alarm Ordinance. Fire officials have suggested penalties might encourage people to have their alarm systems in better working order and spare firefighters from responding to so many false alarms.

The third public hearing will also involve the Londonderry Fire Department, this time for adjustment of license and inspection fees.

The council meets at the Londonderry Town Hall, 268B Mammoth Road.

Copies of the proposed amendment for the TIF resolutions may be viewed at the town manager’s office during regular business hours and online at

Local trail tours continue

Guided tours of the Peat Bog section of the trail continue on Oct. 27 with a tour led by Dr. John Daley, a Londonderry Trailways board member.

The tour begins at 3 p.m. Those attending the tour are asked to park off Exit 5 on Route 28 at the corner of Liberty Drive and Independence, behind the Irving gas station.

The Harvest Feast is offered in conjunction with the Londonderry YMCA, Greater Derry Londonderry Chamber of Commerce and Orchard Christian Church. Call 537-2760.

Seniors, head to the movies Oct. 28

The Londonderry Senior Center hosts a Monday movie feature on Oct. 28 at 12:30 p.m. featuring the film, “The Four Seasons.”

A pre-movie lunch will be held, including hot dogs, beans, macaroni and cheese, and a soda. The cost is $2 per person. Sign up before Oct. 25. Free popcorn will be provided.

Get help with Medicare Part D

Medicare Part D enrollment has started and continues until Dec. 7.

On Monday, Oct. 21, and again on Monday, Oct. 28, Donna Leitner of Rockingham Service Link will be at the Senior Center to assist people with enrollment and questions.

Anyone who wants some help must sign up for an appointment, offered between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m.

The signup sheet is at the reception desk or call 432-2342 to sign up.