Derryfest brought in a number of acts Saturday to entertain the crowds gathered to celebrate the town. Pictured, “2 Legit 2 Quit” members, from left, Michael Crowley, Tyler Collins and Christopher Miller perform one of the dance routines that brought them second place at the annual Derry’s Got Talent competition.
It isn’t often that a family business reaches the century mark, but Benson’s Lumber and Hardware is celebrating that anniversary this week.
The company was founded in 1913 in Derry by George W. Benson to provide coal and lumber to residents of Derry and surrounding towns. Benson’s Lumber was taken over by George’s son, Grant Benson, several years later.
The Derry Planning Board has two different drafts of a livestock ordinance, but will wait for a formal discussion until Code Enforcement Officer Bob Mackey can join them.
The board took an initial look at the revised ordinance at its Sept. 18 meeting.
The board determined to update the ordinance after several residents in the Windham Road area complained about a neighbor’s rooster.