Call Firefighter Don Emerson helps Violet Labrecque direct the fire hose during the Open House at th Londonderry Fire Department on Saturday afternoon. See more photos page 2. Photo by Chris Paul
Keeping the students of Londonderry safe is the main goal of the school resource officer program. Chances are, you may not have seen or heard of these men and women who choose to patrol the schools rather than the streets. They are certified officers, but specialize in dealing with children and their needs.
“First and foremost, we are police officers,” said School Resource Officer Adam C. Lane at the last School Board meeting. He was formerly with the Rockingham Sheriff’s Department and a Sargent with the Kingston Police Department. Other officers have served with the Londonderry Police Department or other local police before becoming security resource officers. All together there are four officers and at least five crossing guards that work together under the guidance of Investigations Lieutenant Ryan Kearney to not only keep the peace in the schools, but to provide some peace of mind to the parents.
Residents who frequently use Rockingham Road near Exit 5 may have noticed that the home alongside the Let’s Play Music studio was recently demolished. This is because the owners of the property have been working towards putting together a brand new structure in its place, which was the second topic of discussion for the Planning Board during their Oct. 10 meeting at Town Hall.
Alan Johnson, the owner of Ramp Holdings, LLC, as well as the applicant for the site plan, made his case to the board alongside John Rokey of Rokey Consulting to elaborate on the details of the project.