Londonderry Fire Chief Darren O’Brien helps Brody Eckerman try on firefighter gear during the annual Open House at Central Fire Station on Saturday. Attendees were treated to a number of events throughout the day as well as food and gifts. Photo by Chris Paul
Many of us bought our homes a while ago, probably in part because of their rural location. In many cases trees kept the house from full display to the road, and the road itself was often a winding country byway.
But Southern New Hampshire towns have grown in population since then, and those rural byways have in many instances become alternative routes to get to the highway, or back-road speedways for drivers seeking to avoid daily traffic jams.
The population of our towns is headed only one way, and that’s up. It’s not just single-family homes that we’re seeing under construction, but multi-story buildings housing apartments and condos. And with the new residents come multiple vehicles, adding up to more and more traffic. Continue reading
Issues ranging from tax relief to speed indicators were raised during the Public Comment portion of Monday night’s Town Council meeting.
Resident Bob Napolitano asked the Council about the possibility of using money coming into Londonderry from taxes on the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport area for tax relief. The majority of the airport is in Londonderry.
Councilors said there is no direct way to give tax relief to citizens, as extra tax revenue is put into the Undesignated Fund Balance. Spending of such money must be approved by the Town. Continue reading