In for a landing
At a recent Derry Town Council meeting, Town Administrator David Caron gave some updates on town field work being done, mentioning that one area needing some attention was the "landing strip" area near Don Ball Park off Humphrey Road.
Caron noted the spot was once used as a landing strip in years past.
Councilor Richard Tripp appreciated the history lesson.
"And I've only lived in Derry 25 years, so I didn't know there was a landing strip there," Tripp said.
It's been busy for those wanting to head outdoors and enjoy a drink or food safely at area restaurants now open for outdoor service. The sidewalks of Derry were showing signs of support recently from many coming out to stop by local Broadway businesses including MaryAnn's diner now offering outdoor options for service and Cask and Vine, with several tables placed out in front of the business, safely distanced for customers to enjoy.
Until town meetings can safely be held in person, the agendas in area communities traditionally still sticks to the plan to start meetings with the Pledge of Allegiance. With the Zoom online platform popular for joining officials together for meetings, usually it's one town official's role to make sure there is an American flag to hold while others signing in online stand and recite the pledge.
Going to the dogs
The Derry dog park off Fordway will be getting some springtime upkeep and repairs, town officials stated at a recent meeting, but the park remains closed to area pups and their owners until all is ready and safe to return.