Pinkerton Academy Wood working program provides Derry Fire Department Central Station with new table

The Pinkerton Academy Wood working program provides the Derry Fire Department Central Station with a new table.

The Derry Fire Dept. Central Station will be taking delivery of a new table for the kitchen at Central Station that was built by the Pinkerton Academy Building Construction Technology Class.  Three students attending PA from Pelham built the table out of solid 2 x 12 pine boards.  The added mahogany strips between the pine table top boards and around the border of the table.  Students also added a ‘slight bend’ on the ends of the table to add additional character.

The table will be brought back to the Derry Fire Department to have the Department Logo hand painted by Firefighter Dave Deacon.

The table is used by the Departments 4 shifts of 6-7 firefighters staffing the Central Station around the clock.  Interestingly, replacing the prior table came with great controversy among the crews as many stories of triumph and tragedy are shared at the table.  The center of the old table that was hand painted by one of the firefighters in the past will be hung on the wall with a plaque honoring all prior members who have retired from the Department since the Central Station was built.

DFD members will pick up the table and meet the students at 1230 on Friday 04/12/13 at the PA Low Building.

Additional Remarks:

The Derry Fire Department enjoys a close working relationship with Pinkerton Academy on many fronts including student observation time.  The Department paid for the raw materials and the table was completed as a part of the students training program.

Teens Robbed of I-pod/Cell Phone


MANCHESTER, NH- On Monday, February 11, 2013, at about 6:30 PM, Manchester Police responded to a Clay Street address for a report of a robbery.  On arrival, they met with two 16 year old Manchester teens who reported they had been the victims of a robbery a short time earlier on Somerville Street, near Belmont Street.


According to the boys, they were walking in the area when they were approached by two men, one of whom demanded their belongings, indicating his companion had a gun, although no gun was observed.


One of the boys surrendered his I-pod Nano and Galaxy S3 cell phone and the men left.  They were last seen leaving the area as passengers in an older, dark colored 4-door sedan operated by a third individual who was possibly wearing a red sweatshirt.


The first suspect was described as a white male in his forties, about 6’3” tall with a slender build and dark “stubble” on his face.  He was last seen wearing a dark colored vest and a green “beanie” style hat.  The second man, alleged to have possessed a gun, was described as a clean-shaven white male in his forties with an average height and build.  He was last seen wearing a camouflage shirt and khaki pants.


Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Manchester Police Department at 668-8711.  Anonymous tips for cash rewards can be made through Manchester Crimeline at 624-4040 or online at