Council updates alcohol ordinance

At a meeting Nov. 5, town councilors approved a measure to revise and consolidate existing language in the town's Alcoholic Beverage Ordinance.

Police Chief Edward Garone presented the information and said updating the language was merely a "housekeeping" issue to make the rules more clear and efficient. The new language will consolidate all town facilities listed under the definition of public lands and private parking lots into one article in the ordinance. In the prior language, there were two separate articles denoting parks and library grounds, and the second for public lands and private parking lots.

Another update includes doubling the fines for violations from $100 to $200. Garone said the original fine had been in place since the late 1970s.

Hazardous waste day set for Nov. 23

Derry joins with Londonderry for the annual fall Household Hazardous Wast Day on Saturday, Nov. 23, from 9 a.m. to noon at Nelson Fields in Londonderry.

Residents can bring materials from their home to dispose of safely, including oil based paints, pesticides, herbicides, solvents, degreasers, household cleaners, pool chemicals, old gasoline or antifreeze.

For information and a list of what’s allowed or not, visit waste.

Holiday parade steps off Nov. 30

The 33rd annual holiday parade steps off in downtown Derry on Saturday, Nov. 30, 1 p.m. Being called the “Nutfield Holiday Parade” this year as a nod to the 300th anniversary of the original Nutfield settlement, the Greater Derry Londonderry Chamber of Commerce reports this event will be full of community history, tradition and fun with this year’s theme “Celebrations Through the Years.”

Derry, Londonderry, Windham and the Derryfield portion of Manchester are all original Nutfield towns. To learn more about the parade, call the Chamber at 603-432-8205 or visit

St. Gianna hosts sale

St. Gianna's hosts a used toy sale on Dec. 7, 9 a.m. to noon at St. Thomas Aquinas Church, 26 Crystal Ave. Donations of used toys are welcome and can be dropped off anytime at 5 Isabella Drive in Londonderry at the driveway. All proceeds from the sale go to support St. Gianna's mission to support pregnant women in crisis and also St. Thomas outreach programs.


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