The rumors of the death of Derryfest, the town’s premiere fall celebration, have been greatly exaggerated. The festival will go on as planned Sept. 19, after a new crop of volunteers has been cultivated by seasoned organizers.
The Derry Police Department is reminding residents to lock their cars, especially in their own yards. Derry Police Capt. Vern Thomas warned residents last week of several thefts from vehicles. Since July 26, he said, police have received complaints of more than 30 cars being entered.
Residents in the Derry area are on edge after multiple reported sightings of a mountain lion in residential areas near South Range Road. But New Hampshire Fish and Game has seen no physical evidence or photos of any such animal. Instead, a Fish and Game biologist has seen photos of bobcats and domestic cats that