Both commercial and residential building projects are on the rise in Derry after several years. Planning Director George Sioras and Building Inspector Bob Mackey both said this week that they are seeing a spike in both interest and formal applications to stake out a piece of Derry.
Chris Kellan, director of Student Services for the Derry Cooperative School District, has a new metaphor for funding his department. “It’s more of a snow globe,” he said, “than a crystal ball.” It’s also more of a moving target as Kellan and his team adjust for children moving into town, sometimes between budget cycles. Children
The Derry Cooperative School District is looking at a working budget of $43,319,541.85 for 2016-17, an increase of $2,466,221.53 over last year’s approved budget. Business Manager Jane Simard gave an overview of the budget at the Nov. 10 School Board meeting.