Free meals continue
The Derry Community Meals network continues with providing free meals to people, with safety guidelines in place due to the coronavirus.
Meals will be provided as bagged and "to go" meals, with the following schedule for meals in place: Oct. 11, Church of the Transfiguration/Elijah's Table, Hood Road, Derry, 5 to 5:30 p.m.; Oct. 17, St. Luke's United Methodist Church, East Broadway, Derry, 5 to 6 p.m.; Oct. 25, Church of the Transfiguration/Elijah's Table, breakfast served 9 to 9:30 a.m. Oct. 30, First Parish Church, East Derry, 5 to 6 p.m., drive up to side door of church; Oct. 25, St. Jude's Parish, Londonderry, lunch served 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Also, Sonshine Soup Kitchen, Crystal Avenue, Derry, offers drive up, to go meals on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 4:30 to 5 p.m. Anyone in need of food can call 603-437-2833, ext. 1, and leave a message.
Waterline flushing underway
The town will be flushing the water lines throughout the municipal system through Oct. 9 between the hours of 10 p.m. and 5 a.m.
The work is necessary to improve the water quality throughout the town which ensures safe drinking water for residents and businesses. The flushing program also keeps in mind the current drought conditions with the town developing a strategic and limited flushing plan.
The flushing program typically progresses from the Derry/Londonderry town line along Route 28 southerly and easterly across the town. Heavy commercial users and customers with certain sensitivities will be notified prior to work being done. Any customers with special needs can contact the town’s Department of Public Works at 603-432-6147 to make locations known.
The work may result in intermittent periods of brown or rusty water. This is not a health concern, but might temporarily affect the taste and look of the water as well as possible staining of laundry. Customers should run their water lines for several minutes until clear before doing laundry. Any other questions can be directed to the Public Works Department.