Historian investigates now-felled Derry tree at the center of a local legend

An aged horse chestnut that was located, until this past summer, behind Association Hall in Derry is believed by some to have been planted by Matthew Thornton, a signer of the Declaration of Independence. But local historian and Derry Museum of History Curator Mark Mastromarino hopes to prove — or disprove — the local legend with scientific analysis and research. READ MORE