Ten year old Zachary Trickel enjoys the newly erected playset in his backyard that was made possible through the work of the New Hampshire Make-A-Wish Foundation and local firefighters. See story on page 2.
Photo by Chris Paul
July 4 comes on a Saturday this year, but whenever it arrives, it should never become a Monday holiday to provide an excuse for a day off or a long weekend.
Without the events of that long ago summer day, we might well be subjects of Great Britain to this day. Instead, the Declaration of Independence was finalized on July 4, 1776, and set the former British colonies on the path toward emergence as a nation.
So what should we be celebrating?
The Derry School Board has authorized a move to natural gas for two of the district’s schools – Gilbert H. Hood Middle School and Grinnell Elementary School – after a presentation at the June 23 board meeting.
Business Manager Jane Simard, Facilities Director Gary Webster and Ryan Lagasse, a representative of Liberty Utilities, appeared before the board to discuss the conversion, a conversation that has been going on for “a couple of years,” according to Simard.