As school gets moving again and students are back in the classroom, area athletic fields are also filled with back-to-school energy.

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Local students received a big welcome back to the classroom for the new year.

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Seven Derry residents will choose their own routes on Oct. 3 to walk for the annual Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk: Your Way.

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Note: This reprinted column by historian Richard Holmes originally ran in the Derry News in May of 2015. The life of Derry's own George "Lefty" Tyler will be featured in an upcoming program at Derry Public Library. Here's a return look at some local baseball history....

DERRY — The Planning Board heard details recently about how two downtown businesses hope to change their exterior look.

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DERRY — The state's mobile vaccine van will roll into downtown Derry and support efforts to get more people vaccinated as the pandemic continues on.

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DERRY — It was a celebration of a successful summer of reading.

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DERRY — Summer is a time for a lot of splish and splash action at a popular local park.

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DERRY —The shows are going on this spring at Pinkerton Academy as the Pinkerton Players present live-streamed virtual performances of Gilbert and Sullivan's "The Pirates of Penzance."

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CONCORD — What’s happening with the birds this winter? While you’re at home during the pandemic, you can have fun counting birds and helping New Hampshire Audubon at the same time.

Matthew is a big boy, about 3 years old and a handsome Tabby.

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There's nothing like a cute, furry or feathered pet or friend to bring a smile, even as we struggle these days with many, many things in our families and communities.

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DERRY — The walls of the lobby of the Stockbridge Theatre at Pinkerton Academy are full of colorful artwork created by students in the Derry district as well as nine of Pinkerton's sending schools, with students in grade kindergarten through 8 putting their talents on display.

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DERRY — Student actors will take the stage at Gilbert H. Hood Middle School to present "Shrek the Musical Jr."

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Alder is one of a group of fluffy cats ready to find a new home.

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Rudy is a fluffy, elder calico cat wanting a new home.

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Chuck is friendly, loving and ready for a new home.

Carina is an adult female, gentle girl hoping for a new home.

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Claire is a petite tabby needing a new home.

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DERRY — Soup's on again in 2020 with the annual Potter's Bowl benefit event to support Community Caregivers of Greater Derry.

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Tommy is a tiger/white long-haired male cat ready to find a forever home.

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Derry News readers were asked to send in a few of their favorite seasonal shots to celebrate winter and family. A favorite feathered pet was even submitted by one local reader.

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Patrick is ready to find his forever home.

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As 2020 gets its start, it's time to look back at a few festive holiday times that made this season bright in the area.

DERRY — The New Hampshire Institute for Civics Education (NHICE) will screen the film "To Kill a Mockingbird" as part of a multi-year statewide program designed to foster conversations with the public on law, justice, and civics.

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DERRY — It was a journey of a lifetime for young explorers hoping to find that perfect holiday prize while visiting a famed frosty land.

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