Local historian Bill Bringhurst leads Matthew Thornton Elementary School fourth-grade students on a tour of the Londonderry Historical Society buildings on Pillsbury Road last week. See more photos page 9. Photo by Chris Paul
At the Conservation Commission meeting held on June 13, board members discussed issues ranging from zoning board cases to improving conditions on the Musquash Conservation Area.
The meeting began as the commission spoke with several individuals representing Cross Farm Development, LLC, who were there to explain the impact a new elderly housing community will have on the property’s wetlands. An entire overview of this section of the meeting can be found on page 7.
It should come as no surprise that Londonderry has been going through quite a growth spurt as of late. With many companies seeing the town’s unutilized landscapes as great business opportunities, whether for housing facilities or distribution centers, monumental changes have been made to the layout of Londonderry, earning it the title of the fastest growing community in New Hampshire by the U.S. Census.
However, a growing community does not always yield positive outcomes. Residents can attest to this, with recent concerns over traffic issues arising on roads such as Stonehenge Road. Threats to local water supplies have also stemmed from the increased presence of these companies, as several are now using water from local bodies of water for commercial use. Such concerns have led to numerous community disputes with the town council over whether their interests lie with the residents of Londonderry or the companies contributing to its growth.