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June 26, 2014

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It’s about time

Derry’s Town Council traditionally uses up almost all of its scheduled time for regular meetings. That often requires councilors to vote to extend the meeting by 15-minute increments until all business is done.

At a meeting June 17, the meeting ended about an hour earlier than usual.

“If people would turn around and look at the clock over there, this is almost a first,” Councilor Al Dimmock said. “We are going to make this meeting end by 9 p.m.”

Going for granite

Derry Planning Board Chairman David Granese often makes recommendations about plans that come before the board.

Most of those recommendations have to do with Granese’s love of native New Hampshire stone. A recent look at plans for the Ocean State Job Lot building got Granese on his granite kick once again as he made his suggestion.

“Are there plans for any type of granite out there?” he asked developers. “It would look nice out there.”

Give us an H

HoodKroft Country Club in Derry annually celebrates the season with colorful plantings to welcome golfers to the course.

This year, once again, there are rows of marigolds spelling out the Hoodkroft name near the main parking lot. The floral letters have been a golf course staple for many years.

Ghost reading?

Londonderry police were called to Litchfield Road one evening last week, “across from the old graveyard.”

The caller reported a dark Tundra backed into an area across from the cemetery and took wood marked, “Do not take and no trespassing.”

There was no plate number from the truck. Ghostmobile?

Light up the sky

Derry will celebrate July 4 with fireworks at dusk, approximately 9 p.m.

If it rains, the sky show will be rescheduled to Saturday.

The best viewing areas are along Tsienneto Road, Hood Commons, Folsom Road and Crystal Avenue.

Do your town business ahead of time, all municipal offices will be closed July 4.

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