, Derry, New Hampshire

August 15, 2013


Derry News

---- — Bus routes available online

The town’s bus routes are now available at

The school district eliminated one bus from the fleet for next year and some routes have been adjusted, officials said, mostly in the elementary and middle school routes.

“From what we see today, the routes are tight and for the most part, the buses will be close to capacity,” Superintendent Nathan Greenberg said in a School Board statement. “The elimination of one bus has made the task of insuring all students arrive to school on time a more difficult challenge to tackle than in previous years.”

Greenberg said anyone with questions or concerns can notify the district SAU office at 432-6920 or STA of America at 668-2678.

Adoption event planned

Training Effects of New Hampshire, 3 Mohawk Drive, hosts a benefit event to support the Salem Animal Rescue League on Aug. 18 from 1 to 4 p.m.

SARL will have adoptable animals at the event and there will be boot camp demonstrations from 1 to 2:30 p.m.

The event also features a performance by singer Lisa Guyer at 2:30 p.m. There will be food provided from the “Woof it Down Grill.”

The suggested donation is $10 with all proceeds going to support SARL and also Live and Let Live Farm. Call 247-4037 for information.

American Legion hosts events

The American Legion Post 27, 6 Sargent Road, hosts several events this month, including karaoke with DJ Sharon on Aug. 23.

Bingo is held on Aug. 26 for patients at the VA Hospital in Manchester from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Donations are appreciated or stop by to help.

The Legion is seeking new members with the appropriate military service dates. Both men and women are invited to seek membership. For information about the post in Londonderry, visit

Bake sale planned Sept. 1

St. Jude’s Women’s Guild hosts its annual bake sale on Sept. 1 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Mack’s Apples on Mammoth Road.

Items to be sold include homemade pies, breads, muffins, cookies, cakes and fall novelties. There will also be lunchbox treats perfect for back-to-school.

Town buildings get upgrades

The Town Council approved spending more than $8,000 from the town’s Expendable Maintenance Trust Fund to help make improvements to town buildings and grounds.

Voters in turn officially approved this funding in 2003 and since then money has been spent when repairs are needed.

At the Council meeting Aug. 1, councilors approved the money for projects including a building fire alarm at South Fire Station; yard hydrant repair at North Fire Station; Community Development office at town hall, new mobile storage space for documents; and a new ductless split AC unit for the North Fire station.