Community News about Londonderry, New Hampshire and the region. On-Demand Audio, Video, Police and Fire Radio. Features include local breaking news and stories with reader commentary. A full Business Directory plus links to volunteer groups and public information. Weekly regular columns from a number of well known writers.

Search Capabilities: Has an online archive of all articles in a full text and image database dating to February 24, 2007 – present. The archive is free to search. The site also has local online advertisements.

Special Features: Business Directory, Local Stories, interactive site with online reader commentary. Online Audio, Video, Police & Fire Scanners, Web Cams and information on our five active farms in Londonderry. Home Town News Sections Include Around Town, Arts, Business, Fire & Police Logs, Health, History, Letters to the Editor, Music, Obituaries, Politics, Real Estate, Religion, Schools, Seniors, Sports and more.

This site is published by ImageAbility Inc. and the owners Steve Young and Kathy Wagner. Founded in February of 2007 they were looking for a way to provide timely Online Hometown News about Londonderry New Hampshire.

If you have ideas stop by our contact page and let us know what you are looking for! We would be happy to listen. If you would like everyone to see how you feel comment on any page or story! The newest comment will be at the top, any visitor will be able to see, consider and even comment on your statement. Although we had been working on this for several years it was clear from the activity at www.VoteKathyWagner.com that people were interested in this type of interactive news site.

Did you know that every article published on this site can be commented on? If something interests you give it a try! If you have more information than the author put down expand what was published! If you think you are an author, go to the contact page and let us know. All you need is interest and the desire to write about your home town.


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  1. Vote -1 Vote +1Debbie in Windham

    Your website INcorrectly lists the Art on the Common on Saturday September 8th. The correct date is the 6th. :-) Deb

    1. Vote -1 Vote +1admin

      Wrong year, that was 2007 it was on Sept 8th. 2008 it (is/was) on the 6th.

      This year we will be promoting the Art on the Common Event for the third year.

  2. Vote -1 Vote +1Tim

    I’m not sure I’m at the right site but my question is: what is going on at the intersection of Rte 28 and Auburn Rd.? Hopefully the exit ramp is being extended past Auburn Road so it’ll ease the congestion of those trying to turn left from Auburn toward Derry. If the ramp isn’t extended could Independence Rd. return to being a 2 way so we could use Liberty Rd. to ease the hazard of the Rte28/ Auburn Rd. Intersection going southboound. Thanks,

    1. Vote -1 Vote +1admin

      Exit 5 is being expanded to make ready for the I-93 expansion. We will work up a story on this, Auburn Road will not be shut down as we understand it the plans. Route 28 will go to 4 lanes in that area. The best place for information is at this website. http://www.rebuildingi93.com/

      1. -1 Vote -1 Vote +1Tim Patten

        This still has not been addressed. Why can’t we make a left turn onto Independence as we used to before Verani Way and access the route to Derry at Liberty?. Lou D from Salem (the gambling guy) would love this intersection

  3. +1 Vote -1 Vote +1Tim

    Thanks for the quick response and I look forward to a plain language explanation of what is going to happen. I’ve looked at the website you’ve referenced and I’m still can’t figure out how leaving Auburn Rd. and making the left turn to Derry is going to be any less of an adventure with the NB crossing traffic, SB turning traffic into Auburn Rd, and merging with the SB traffic already headed to the Derry area. If they make it 2 lanes both ways it’ll get even more exciting. I’m sure someone has thought of this and was hoping there was a “Cliff notes” answer. Thanks again for the quick response and keep up the good work.

  4. +1 Vote -1 Vote +1NewsWatcher

    Hello, I just wanted to say that this is a great website. I like that you have stories related to the town, you have breaking news, the Emergency scanners, videos and photos. You even have the lunch menus and such. It’s also great to see Joes 2 Cents once again. Much better than the other option in town. Keep up the good work!

  5. +1 Vote -1 Vote +1Karen

    I stumbled upon your website after signing on for Google Alerts for Londonderry NH! I am so glad I did. I am not only a Londonderry resident but am a Realtor as well. Its great to have a local resource to direct my buyers and sellers to for information concerning my hometown! I hope to be able to share some of this great info not only through my facebook page but with my clients that are looking to make a move to Londonderry!! Thank you!!


  6. +1 Vote -1 Vote +1Ann

    Does Londonderrynh.net have a link to the article in US News & World Report (?) about LHS being a “parents choice” pick as has been referenced by school administration?

    1. Vote -1 Vote +1admin

      We do not.

      The reason may surprise you. The story was in Business Week (it may have also been in the publication you indicated) it was about the rating given by Great Schools they are located at greatschools.net. With lots of adds, lots of pop ups, portals that require looking at an ad, gateways that try to get you to provide your email. In the big picture not a fun site to visit.

      The site is very “spammy” and we try not to have links on our Hometown News site leading to this type of experience. You can search the (greatschools) site if you wish, the Londonderry report is easy to find.

  7. Vote -1 Vote +1Bill

    There was an article out 2 weeks ago. I can’t remember which publication it was. I saw it on the internet. The article was about the most expensive suburb to live in for each state. Guess which one was picked for NH?

    1. -2 Vote -1 Vote +1CMelcher

      Well if it was anything other than “Derry” the article was wrong!

  8. Vote -1 Vote +1Glenn Douglas

    Business Week
    May 21, 2009

    Is Living in a High-End Suburb Worth It?


  9. Vote -1 Vote +1Curious

    selling londonderry police badges via ebay through the lnh.net sight. I’m sure it is an oversight, but it bothered me so much I thought I would let you know.

  10. -2 Vote -1 Vote +1CMelcher

    I think you’ll find that Steve and Kathy sell adspace for revenue (like almost any website like this) so that it is free to the users. The ads are then “Targeted” and Ebay shows ads about Londonderry. Often I’ve seen Londonderry, Ireland merchandise there…It’s not really Steve or Kathy’s fault, its just what Ebay pipes in.

  11. Vote -1 Vote +1Kathy Wagner & Steve Young


    Chris means well, but currently we are not charging anything to anybody to have adds on our site. That is something that could change if our readership continues to grow. As far as Ebay, we receive nothing from them and do not control what they place up there for sale. I believe am not the technical person but these are Google Ads.

    I will have Steve reply when he returns from a meeting later today if the information I am providing is incorrect.

    Curious, you should take it up with the seller on Ebay.

    This is Steve now, just for people that think Kathy and I talk! :)

    The site is monetized (fancy word for they pay us) by Google Ads when people legitimately click on them. It pays for the bandwidth. We had free adds from ebay for a long time, then became a ebay partner. If someone clicks on a auction ad and if someone bids and if someone buys, we get a commission. I can not say how much (terms of service) but if Londonderry had payphones, we could not afford to make a call on what we have made in the last 3 months.

    As it relates to Police Patches you should check with the police, they trade them quite often. Ebay is very particular about uses of the service they run that are not legal (I sell and buy on ebay with over 1000 positive comments) I am sure that they would not allow the sale if it were inappropriate.

    We have had many requests to place ads on the site and people willing to pay. This could be due to the quality of our readers and the traffic volume on the site. More on that soon.

  12. -3 Vote -1 Vote +1CMelcher

    Sorry, Ill sit down and be quiet :)

    1. Vote -1 Vote +1admin

      No way! Thanks for the help!

      You may know someone that knows about the rules on trading these items, I do not think it is a problem, let us know.

  13. Vote -1 Vote +1Dave

    I come to the site quite often and the past several weeks the site has basically come to a crawl when clicking to pages, links. etc. The home page even loads slow. I don’t think this is just my connection as I have 2 lines and both give the same results. Different browsers don’t help so I wonder if you have hot some type of capacity issue or coding issue that is slowing the site down? Is more capacity needed or is the server this runs on not configured or scaled correctly? Again, I don’t think it is just me, but if so I apologize and will just wait for page loads.

    1. Vote -1 Vote +1admin

      Thanks for the input Dave, we are making some changes. Today may be a bad day to analyze it with thousands of visits. I will contact you by email if you do not mind to do some testing. Just before this incident we did put in some caching software, we should be faster. I think your past requests moved us to provide automated Blackberry support, it was a great idea and many have appreciated it.

      This has been a “ice storm” type of event server load speaking. It hit without warning.

      Our recent advertising requests are intended to provide funding for expansion so we can continue (and we will) to provide the service. 2 1/3 years and almost 3,000 stories and 6,000 comments!

  14. +1 Vote -1 Vote +1larry galloway

    i enjoy reading this site about londonderry and its surroundings. i come from western kentucky and our area was settled by scotts-irish or ulster-scotts and many of the last names in londonderry are in our area. i notice alot of the customs and churches are the same.

    1. +1 Vote -1 Vote +1admin


      You should read some of the history stories by Heather Rojo and Richard Holmes.

  15. +1 Vote -1 Vote +1bike trails

    Does londonderry have a paved biketrail?

  16. +1 Vote -1 Vote +1Gary Brunelle

    Does anyone know what the process is to nominate someone for Londonderry citizen of the year. I know someone who has gone above and beyond for a 9 year old girl in town with a hard life ahead of her.

    1. +1 Vote -1 Vote +1admin

      Since 2001 the Londonderry Town Council has done this. They do it just before the Town Meeting in March. Contact one or more of them now with your request. http://www.LondonderryNH.org for a list and contact information.

  17. +1 Vote -1 Vote +1Nina

    Just moved to londonderry, grew up in derry but have been to school, etc since.. Very excited to be back home! Anyone have any ideas on nearest/best places to take a dog either swimming or to a park, etc? Never cared when i was younger but now I do! :-D thanks!

  18. +1 Vote -1 Vote +1Sue Chef

    Nina try the Londondery trails at the Musquash conservation area http://londonderrytrails.com/pdf_files/musquashtrails_2007.pdf
    Hope this helps. Welcome to Londonderry, Susan

  19. Vote -1 Vote +1Elizabeth Bermudez

    I have lots of teenage boy clothing to donate. I don’t want to take it to the Goodwill. Rich people shop at the Goodwill to save money. Nothing against rich people, but I’d like to make sure this clothing gets to a needy family with no beauracry involved. Can you tell me where I can bring the clothing so that it can go to good use? And I don’t mean to invade anyone’s privacy.



  20. Vote -1 Vote +1Liz Jones

    Hi Elizabeth, so nice of you. There are Planet Aid boxes all over, one at the WorkOut Club. They’re a non-profit. Yellow boxes, with green. Don’t mistake for some yellow ones that just say “clothing donations” as I understand those are for-profit. One of those is over by the Derry Hannaford.

    1. Vote -1 Vote +1Sally

      Planet Aid is a for profit organization that only sells the clothes in third world countries. You can look it up. They never say they are non profit. Their thing is that the clothes don’t end up in a landfill. Goodwill is your best bet. They don’t try to sell the clothes to poor people. They hope the “rich” people shop there as they are the ones with the money. The money is then donated to programs for the poor. They do not say they are a store for “poor” people. The cash is what they want. Planet Aid is a huge for profit organization.

  21. +1 Vote -1 Vote +1Tammy Howlett

    I am looking for information on the out break of the flu in our area. Can you help me out?

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