DerryNews.com, Derry, New Hampshire

October 17, 2013

SPECTATOR


Derry News

---- — All in a day’s work

Derry’s longtime animal control officer, Marlene Bishop, is a busy woman.

A perusal of the most recent police log shows Bishop found several unregistered dogs, responded to “loose horse” complaints and followed up on reports of dogs left in vehicles.

The highlight of her week might have been responding to an animal complaint at East Derry Road and Martha Drive.

Services were rendered: “Skunk removed from road.”

Puzzling plate

A pickup truck with an anvil on the back was spotted on Interstate 93.

The vanity plate read “STACIAL.”

We figured it was a farrier, given the anvil, but couldn’t figure out the plate.

Mystery solved, there is a blacksmith in Canterbury with a first name of Stacia, last name begins with L.

Fall in

After successful photo pages of reader submissions celebrating summer and backyard wildlife, we’re planning a third effort.

Let’s celebrate fall in Southern New Hampshire in pictures. Look for patterns in stacked firewood, migrating birds, the beauty of trees after they have lost their leaves.

Email jpg attachments to editor@derrynews.com by Nov. 8. Be sure to include the photographer’s name, the location, names of any people shown and a little bit about the shot.

Who would have thought?

Oct. 17 will see a lot of people around the world, including local students, learning to “Drop, Cover and Hold On” at 10:17 a.m.

It’s a worldwide earthquake drill.

The timing makes sense. On Oct. 10, an earthquake of 2.6 magnitude was recorded just outside Contoocock.