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Londonderry: Voters OK fire station bond

Union Leader Correspondent

March 13. 2018 11:56PM

Carol Mack snowshoes away from Londonderry High School on Tuesday after voting in the town meeting day elections. Mack braved the elements and trekked about 30 minutes on snowshoe to and from her residence to the town's sole polling place. (CHRIS GAROFOLO/UNION LEADER CORRESPONDENT)

LONDONDERRY — A $6.2 million bond was approved Tuesday by Londonderry voters, giving the town’s fire department the thumbs-up for a massive renovation to the central station on Mammoth Road.

The article passed with more than the 60 percent threshold — 1,292 to 610, according to the unofficial results — on a snowy town meeting day.

Advocates say the updates to the station will increase the overall size from 84,000- to 105,000-square-feet, with a new bunk room for firefighters, better accommodations for administrators and dispatchers and a revamped training space and emergency operation center.

“I think we’ve done everything that we could possibly do to get the word out there to the public,” Fire Chief Darren O’Brien said Tuesday afternoon.

Also, incumbent Town Clerk Sherry Farrell won reelection over Martha Liff Smith by a 1,422-483 margin.

Tom Freda was victorious over Luisa Piette by a 1,062 to 732 margin for a two-year moderator term.

Michael Saucier and Steve Young, 1,026 and 733 votes respectively, won the two open three-year seats on the Londonderry School Board.

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