Police host blood drive
Derry police host an American Red Cross winter blood drive Friday, Jan. 17, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Calvary Bible Church, 145 Hampstead Road. All blood types are needed and all presenting donors receive free Dunkin' Donuts coffee and doughnuts, pizza, Lindt chocolates and a commemorative shirt while supplies last. Call 1-800-REDCROSS for information or an appointment.
Tree burn planned
J & F Farms hosts a Christmas tree bonfire on Jan. 18, 4 to 7 p.m. at the farm’s winter market location, 108 Chester Road. People can drop off trees anytime prior during market operating hours or bring them the day of the bonfire. The event includes food trucks and an indoor petting zoo.
Supervisors in session
The Supervisors of the Checklist meet in session Jan. 21, 6 to 8 p.m. at the Derry Municipal Center to register new voters and accept changes to voters' names and/or addresses. Names of new voters will be added to the voter checklist and corrections approved. Changes in party affiliation cannot be accepted until after the Feb. 11 presidential primary.
Also, the filing period for town and school district office is Jan. 22 to Jan. 31. The Jan. 21 session is the last opportunity to be added to the checklist or update names/addresses before the filing period. Applications to register to vote or to make changes to voter registrations may also be completed with the Town Clerk. Voters can also register to vote at the polls on election days.
Voters can view the voter checklist at the Town Clerk's office, the Public Research Room on the first floor of the Derry Municipal Center, and at the Reference Desk at Derry Public Library. A copy is available at the Derry Cooperative School District office. The Secretary of State's online app app.sos.nh.gov provides voters with complete voter information in one place. Voters can check their registration, party affiliation, polling place and hours, and track absentee ballots.
Winter parking reminder
The Department of Public Works reminds residents to follow the town’s rules when it comes to parking and snow placement once cold weather arrives.
Derry’s Winter Parking Ban is in effect through April 1. During that time, no person shall park any motor vehicle on any public road between midnight and 6 a.m. Any vehicle parked in violation will be towed. Vehicles towed shall be stored and released to the owner only upon payment of the cost of towing.
No person is allowed to place any snow or ice upon the surface of the traveled portion of any town-maintained portion of road or highway. Blowing, shoveling or plowing snow into the street creates a very dangerous situation that can cause accidents. Any person violating this ordinance will be subject to a fine.
Residents are asked not to place any permanent or temporary structures, sprinkler heads or landscape items within the town’s right-of-way. The town does not repair mailboxes damaged during snow removal operations. Also, stakes, delineators or rocks placed at the edge of pavement can’t be guaranteed for protection during the winter season.
For additional information, contact Derry’s Department of Public Works at 603-432-6144.
Primary date set
The state has set Tuesday, Feb. 11 as the official presidential primary day. Derry Cooperative School District along with Pinkerton Academy have announced there will be no school that day in Derry.