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Welcome to the Town of Derry, New Hampshire. We are situated an hour from Boston, an hour from the seacoast, and an hour from the base of the great White Mountains of New Hampshire.
May 20, 2015

Letter to the Residents of Derry

From:  Thomas Cardon, Town Council Chair

Dear Derry Community Members,

I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who expressed their interest and concerns about our FY 2016 budget. Our ultimate goal was to try and meet the needs of our community. I am confident that the Town Council heard your thoughts and ideas and considered your input when making their final decisions.  Any choices to raise, lower or maintain level funding regarding our high tax rate was bound to be unpopular for some of our residents.  It is our job and our responsibility to listen to all of our constituents and collectively make the best decisions possible to keep our community a positive, safe and affordable place to live.

As we move forward to the coming year and beyond, it will be important to seek input from all community members to ensure that we are cost effective in delivering the essential services that we all deserve and appreciate.  As the Town Council Chair, I will be forming a fiscal advisory committee to improve the overall budgeting process for the future.  This will include ongoing communication and gathering relevant data that will help with our decision making process.

Derry is a great place to live with a vibrant sense of community and the Town Council is committed to keeping it that way.


Thomas Cardon
Town Council Chair
Memorial Day Services
Monday, May 25, 2015
0630 Meet at VFW Post Home
0700 Flag Raising at Birch Heights
0730 Memorial Services at Holy Cross Cemetery
0815 Memorial Services at Forest Hills Cemetery
0845 Memorial Services at GAR Monument
0915 Memorial Services at Michael Geary Bridge
0940 Memorial Services at VFW Post Home
1000 Parade Form-Up at Hood Commons
1100 Parade Start
1130 Memorial Service at MacGregor Park
Town offices will be closed on Monday, May 25, 2015 in observance of Memorial Day.
Dog Licensing
Register your Dog Now!
Application click here
Forms REQUIRED: Rabies Certificate, Spaying or Neutering Certificate.
Late fees commence on June 1, 2015.
Town Clerk Office Hours:
Monday & Tuesday 8:00 - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 - 7:00 pm
Thursday & Friday 8:00 - 4:00 pm

Boards & Commission Openings
Volunteers are still needed
Apply in person at Town Clerk’s Office or online
NH's New Hands Free Electronic Device Law
will be in effect July 1, 2015
That means the use of hand held electronic devices capable of providing voice or data communication while driving or temporarily halted in traffic for a stop sign or traffic signal or other momentary delays will not be allowed. 911 calls will be allowed. Bluetooth or other hands-free devices will be allowed.
1st Offense - $100 fine
2nd Offense -  $250 fine
3rd Offense (within 2 years) - $500 fine
Penalty assessments will be added to the fines
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