The Derry Town Council, Planning Board and Economic Development Advisory Committee will meet in joint session for a workshop this Tuesday night the eleventh at seven fifteen in the Derry Municipal Center. The topics of discussion will include economic development, how it’s impacted by current zoning and how it may be impacted by literal and philosophical changes to the zoning. The meeting will include a round table discussion to address the potential economic development along the proposed Exit 4 A Corridor from I 93 to Manchester Road and Route 2 8 south of Island Pond Road. Participants will also examine incentive tools available to the town, such as Tax Increment Financing Districts and Tax Revitalization Zones. The meeting is open to the public and we’ve linked to the agenda in case you want to take a look. There’s a lot on the table for discussion.
Also in Derry on the eleventh, the Veteran’s Tax Credit Sub-Committee will meet starting at 5:00 in Room 2 0 7 at the Derry Municipal Center.
The Amherst Board of Selectmen is encouraging all residents, businesses and industries to monitor water consumption and implement water conservation measures. Effective immediately, the town is asking all water users served either by private wells or the municipal water system to stop using water for any outdoor purposes, with the exception of vegetable gardens and newly planted vegetation. Curiously, the board announced all town owned properties and facilities will abide by this restriction. Nice to know they’re going to follow their own rules. Residents are also warned that continued drought conditions may create a supply shortage extending throughout the winter, especially for private wells. Even though this restriction is voluntary and temporary, all are strongly encouraged to conserve water to assist the town in meeting its water needs. The board included a link to the state Department of Environmental Services Web site to provide additional drought information. We have, of course, linked to it from this news read for your convenience.
Claire Ebel, who led the American Civil Liberties Union in New Hampshire for three decades, will be honored at the Nackey S. Loeb School of Communication’s First Amendment Awards Event next month. Ebel, who retired as executive director in 2013, is receiving the Quill & Ink Award at the 14th annual event on Nov. 17th in recognition of her life’s work in standing up for the rights of New Hampshire residents. She is sharing honors at the event with two citizen activists receiving the school’s annual First Amendment Award: The late David Pearl of Hooksett and Timberlane Regional School Board member Donna Green.
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New Hampshire Right to Life and 40 Days for Life invite you to join in a Jericho Prayer March around the Planned Parenthood facility on Pennacook St. in Manchester next Saturday, October 15th from ten to Noon. To mark Planned Parenthood’s 100th birthday, the groups plan to confront it with prayer by marching seven times around the facility. Visit 40 days for life dot com slash Manchester for details.
The city of Manchester will hold a Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event tomorrow from 9 to 2, at the Dunbarton Road Drop Off Facility. This is an opportunity for Manchester residents to dispose of household hazardous wastes safely, legally and free. For more information please visit manchestr n h dot gov slash h h w
Bedford Police Chief John Bryfonski has announced that Trick or Treat will take place in the town on the evening of Monday October thirty first from six to eight. In addition to releasing several safety tips for the event, which we’ll publish at Girard at Large dot com, Bryfonski’s cautioning drivers to slow down and keep watch for the high volume of pedestrians expected on neighborhood roads.
The Merrimack Police Department will host a Coffee with Cops event this morning from nine thirty to eleven at The Fig and the Olive at the Residences at Daniel Webster. They hope to see you there!
In honor of Vietnam Veterans, V F W Auxiliary # 1 6 8 is hosting what they’re billing as :a raucous Fifties and Sixties block party fund raiser featuring the fabulous Reminsants on Columbus Day,” this Monday from one to five at the Budweiser Brewery Field, 2 2 1 Daniel Webster Highway in Merrimack. All Vietnam combat and era vets will be recognized and presented with a 50th Vietnam War Commemorative lapel pin on behalf of a grateful nation. The event will also include a Chinese Auction, Hamburgers, hot dogs and other foods, photo ops with the Budweiser Clydesdales and hours of fun dancing and singing along with your favorite oldies. Tickets are twelve bucks for Vietnam combat and era vets and twenty two for everyone else. Children under five are free. We’ve linked to the online ticket site, which includes additional details from this news read at Girard at Large dot com. As they say in their promotional materials, it’s never too late to say “thank you.”