EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

February 15, 2013

Windham student not seriously hurt after being struck

The Eagle-Tribune

---- — WINDHAM — A student was hurt when struck by a vehicle in the parking lot at Windham High School yesterday afternoon.

Injuries were minor, fire Chief Tom McPherson said.

Principal Tom Murphy said another student was driving the vehicle that struck the teenager.

Windham police Capt. Mike Caron said the driver was backing up when the accident happened after school.

“The injuries were not life threatening,” Caron said.

The victim was taken to Parkland Medical Center in Derry.

The student identifications weren’t immediately available.

Storyteller shares tales tomorrow

DERRY — Derry Public Library hosts folklorist and storyteller Rebecca Rule at 1:30 p.m. tomorrow.

Rule, who has collected stories about what’s special about New Hampshire for more than 15 years, will present “That Reminds Me of A Story.”

Her new book is “Headin’ for the Rhubarb: A NH Dictionary (Kinda).” She recently received an honorary doctorate from New England College for storytelling and contributions to New Hampshire.

Tomorrow, Rule will tell some of her favorite stories (especially the funny ones) and invite audience members to tell some of their own. The library is at 64 E. Broadway. Call 432-6140 for more information.

Planning workshops set in Windham

WINDHAM — The Planning Board hosts a series of workshops Wednesday.

One, which includes a public hearing, relates to local site plan regulations. Copies of draft regulations are available at windhamnewhampshire.com.

The other workshops take a look at the state’s 10-year highway plan and a Southern New Hampshire Planning Commission to help market commercial and industrial properties. The session will be held at 7 p.m. at the Community Development offices, 3 North Lowell Road.

Library offers year-end numbers

PLAISTOW — Plaistow Public Library has a lot of numbers to show for 2012.

The library was visited 63,598 times, has 48,447 items in its collection, circulated 71,236 items, loaned 10,897 movies, used museum passes 453 times and had 5,833 residents use the public computers.

Twenty-four volunteers donated more than 600 hours of their time. There were 17,598 visits to the library website. Library staff members answered 4,495 phone calls. Patrons downloaded more than 2,500 items and borrowed 261 video games.