Ruff ride

A local veterinary hospital has just the message for people and their pets feeling a bit scruffy after months of a challenging pandemic.

Handle With Care on Crystal Avenue in Derry posted the following message on their exterior sign to help support those who might need a bit of a lift these days. The message read "COVID has been ruff" and encouraged people to make appointments for grooming.

Signs of the times

Another local business posted a sign in front of the business, bidding farewell to a year that maybe wasn't the best. Blue Seal Feeds on Crystal Avenue in Derry offered the following sentiment: 2020 You're history. 

Renovation rewards

At a recent Town Council meeting, Town Administrator David Caron offered an update on the town's financial health and challenges facing the community as the pandemic continues on.

One update included some positive news about one form of revenue that is quite successful. Caron noted that revenue coming in from construction and demolition debris fees at the transfer station is doing well.

"People are still cleaning out their garages," Caron said, adding town revenues are doing well and are "exceeding our expectations significantly." 

Caron said Derry is in "decent" shape financially.

A bittersweet cleanup

Areas in Londonderry's Kent Allen Town Forest got some cleanup recently with crews taking on some invasive bittersweet to help make the forest clear and clean. Bittersweet is one plant that is on the removal lists of many when it comes to supporting conservation lands and open spaces.

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