, Derry, New Hampshire

May 15, 2014


Derry News

---- — Pinkerton Alumni to host 5K race

DERRY — Pinkerton Academy hosts its Alumni 5K race on May 17.

The race begins and ends on the Pinkerton track. It features a course through the scenic Derry high school campus.

Arrive at 8 a.m. on race day. The registration cost is $18 in advance, $25 on race day.

The race is one of a list of activities scheduled to celebrate Pinkerton’s 200th anniversary in 2014. Information is available at Call 437-5217 for additional information.

Pinkerton hosts girls basketball camp

DERRY — Sign up soon for Lady Astros Basketball Camp at Pinkerton Academy. Sessions will run June 2-27 and June 30–July 3.

The camp is for girls ages 8 to 14. Campers will be instructed in the basic fundamentals of basketball. All experience levels are welcome.

Pinkerton girls varsity coach Lani Buskey and assistants will supervise the camp. Forms and registration can be found at Derry Parks and Recreation in Veterans Memorial Hall or at, click on Athletics, Summer Camps, Girls basketball camp. The cost is $99 a week.

Email Coach Buskey at with any questions.

Try your luck on Free Fishing Day

CONCORD — Take advantage of New Hampshire’s Free Fishing Day Saturday, June 7.

On Free Fishing Day, you can fish anywhere in New Hampshire — freshwater or saltwater — without a fishing license. Plan to get out and enjoy the day fishing with your family and friends. Both state residents and nonresidents may participate.

All other fishing regulations must be followed on Free Fishing Day, including season dates and bag limits. One exception is that you still need a fishing license and a special permit to fish for brood stock Atlantic salmon in the Merrimack and lower Pemigewasset rivers.

“Free Fishing Day is a great opportunity for established anglers to take someone interested in ‘testing the waters’ or for families wishing to engage in an outdoor activity,” said Jason Smith, Inland Fisheries Chief for the N.H. Fish and Game Department. “They are sure to be ‘hooked’ after a fun day of fishing, and we hope they become established anglers themselves someday.”

Free Fishing Day coincides with Hatchery Open House Day in New Hampshire – a nice chance to visit one of New Hampshire’s six state-operated trout hatcheries. Stop in from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Find directions at

For details on fishing rules for various waters, consult the 2014 N.H. Freshwater and Saltwater fishing digests, available at

You can find lots more helpful information about fishing on the Fish and Game website at, including water bodies that have been recently stocked with fish, trout waters, lake depths, public access sites and more.

If you get hooked on Free Fishing Day, enjoy the fun year round by buying a license online at or from many friendly local license agents statewide.

Free Fishing Day kicks off the 2014 National Fishing and Boating Week, a nationwide observance encouraging families to have fun together on the water.

Boys, sign up to hone basketball skills

DERRY — The 2014 Boys Basketball Camp at Pinkerton Academy will be held in two, four-day sessions, July 7-10 and July 14-17.

Camp runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. There are three age divisions: 8-9, 10-12, and 13-15.

The cost is $100 for one week, $200 for two weeks.

Applications are available at Derry parks and Recreation, school offices and online at, click on Athletics, Summer Camps, Boys Basketball and camp.

Call Coach Pete Rosinski at 437-5200, Ext. 4116.