It was a scene reminiscent of “running the gauntlet” on voting day, though there were no competing parties or candidates this time around. The front entrance to the Derry Municipal Center was lined with sign-carrying, button-wearing supporters of Derry’s Police and Fire departments. Both departments were facing cuts under the Town Council’s aggressive position against
Derry taxpayers can expect a reduction in their town tax rate of $1.21, after a sometimes-contentious Town Council meeting where a majority of the Councilors approved the cut. The May 19 meeting brought more than 200 residents to protest proposed cuts, and they were stationed inside and outside the building. But four Councilors held the
The position of Human Resources Director will not be filled in 2015-16, a proposal that came as a surprise to three of the seven Councilors. The position, along with a proposed position for an Economic Development Director, was removed from the 2016 budget in the process preceding the final vote on the 2016 budget.