The members of the collective bargaining unit for the Derry Professional, Administrative and Technical Employees (PATE) will have their first contract since 2011 after a split Town Council vote Tuesday, Feb. 18. The contract was first presented to the Council on Feb. 4 and was scheduled to be voted on Feb. 18. Though a winter storm
The Feb. 18 Town Council meeting had just begun when one Councilor called for it to be adjourned. Councilor Mark Osborne called for adjournment shortly after the Pledge of Allegiance. Chairman Michael Fairbanks said he had decided to go ahead with the meeting after he learned that three Councilors would be unavailable the following week.
A longtime Derry resident was asked to fine-tune his plans for a Unitarian-Universalist retreat center on his property before the Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA) endorses them. Paul Doolittle of 33 Old Chester Road appeared before the Zoning Board of Adjustment Feb. 20 to appeal an administrative decision by Code Enforcement Officer Bob Mackey. Mackey