Members of the Derry Fire Department gathered on Wednesday, Sept. 11, to pay tribute to those who lost their lives during the 9/11, 2001 attacks. Firefighters Mike Lavalley and Skip Wedge lower the flag in front of the Central Fire Station to half mast as fellow firefighters join in a moment of silence. The department holds a memorial tribute each year.
The Derry Town Council met with Town Administrator John Anderson and his attorney, Cornelius Sullivan, in a closed-door session but no action was taken.
Councilors voted to go into nonpublic session at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, along with Acting Town Administrator Larry Budreau and Thomas Closson, an attorney for the town. They emerged at 8:30 p.m. and Chairman Michael Fairbanks said no action was taken. The council voted unanimously to seal the minutes.
Two separate appeals by residents of the area adjoining the proposed Dumpster Depot were filed this past Friday.
Brenda Wilson, spokesperson for a group of residents opposed to the project, and John O’Connor, a Republican state representative and neighborhood resident, both filed appeals following the Aug. 21 Planning Board vote to give conditional approval to the project.
Wilson has filed her appeal to the Planning Board for a rehearing. O’Connor filed his to the Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA).