, Derry, New Hampshire

September 13, 2012


Derry News

---- — Town has

safety concerns


During a Planning Board meeting last week, board members agreed to send a letter to the state Department of Transportation about safety issues near the intersection of Route 102 and Interstate 93.

Initially, board members wanted a median placed near the intersection, to prevent drivers from crossing four lanes of traffic. The first set of plans for the widening of I-93 did have a median, but current plans show that it has been removed.

After some deliberation, board members agreed to send a letter to the DOT notifying them of their safety concerns. No median was requested and board members are still concerned about the area and high rate of car accidents.

Board Chairman Arthur Rugg agreed with the decision, saying “iI’s best not to step on anyone’s toes.”

Church celebrates

25th anniversary


St. Peter’s Episcopal Church of Londonderry will be celebrating its 25th anniversary on Sept. 15.

The church, located at 3 Peabody Row, will offer refreshments, dancing and other entertainment from 7 to 10 p.m.

Contra dance

set for Friday


Residents are invited to a contra dance at the senior center on Sept. 14. The dance will start at 8 p.m. and end at 11 p.m. There will be a short introduction for those new to contra dancing at 7:30 p.m.

Contra dancing emerged from English country dancing, and is similar to line dancing and square dancing.

Participants are encouraged to bring water and comfortable shoes. The senior center is located on 535 Mammoth Road.

NRA course targets homeowners

On Sept. 16 at the Londonderry Fish and Game Club, the NRA will be hosting a protection course focusing on personal protection in the home.

The $125 course begins at 8 a.m. and will end at 5 p.m. Participants will be required to bring their own pistol or revolver.

Participants must also be law-abiding citizens and experienced shooters, and may either bring proof of experience or complete a pre-course assessment.

To register, visit For more information, email the course instructor, Win Van Mourik at

Discuss religious freedom

St. Jude Parish Community at 435 Mammoth Road will host a series of talks about religious freedom.

On Monday, Sept. 25, at 7 p.m., St. Jude Parish Community will host the first session, discussing church and state, Catholic responsibility, and the relationship between religious liberty and the U.S. Constitution.

Part one of the religious talk is “The Resurrection and the Church’s Mission in the Public Square.” Part two will be held on Oct. 1 at 7 p.m.