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Revised Contract for ‘Paras’ Set for School Election

A sparse crowd attended the public hearing for the Derry Cooperative School District’s paraprofessionals’ contract. The hearing took place Wednesday, May 1, at West Running Brook Middle School. The educational assistants for Derry’s seven Kindergarten-Grade 8 schools and the School…

Residents Seek Further Cuts to Town Budget

The half-dozen or so residents who attended the public hearing on the municipal budget were small in number but vocal in their insistence that the Town Council make deeper cuts to its proposed 2014 budget. While many of the staff…

On 4-3 Vote, Return of iPad will be Requested

The Derry Town Council has agreed to put the issue of a retiring Councilor’s gift of an iPad to rest, after Chairman Michael Fairbanks makes one more attempt to retrieve the device. The Council discussed the issue under “old business”…

Town Council Cuts Overtime Budget for Police Force

Police Chief Ed Garone has presented his 41st budget to the Derry Town Council. The original working budget for the Derry Police Department was $9,159,818, an increase of $615,506 over 2013’s $8,544,312. During the Thursday, April 18 budget meeting, $50,000…