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Progress on Derry energy plan

Progress on Derry energy plan Traffic panel clarifies advisory position with board

By Bruce Frauman © 2018 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Planning Commission chair Sharon Crossman told the Londonderry Select Board on Monday, Aug. 6 that the Enhanced Energy portion of the Town Plan is moving through the pipeline toward a vote by town residents. The document, written by the Londonderry Energy Committee with the help of the […]

Weston Board tackles well water, copper pipes

Weston Board tackles well water, copper pipes

By Bruce Frauman © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC The town of Weston is seeking help from a water specialist with the consulting firm Stantec concerning the well and water supply system that serves the Weston Country Store and the town-owned building that houses the Little School. Stantec’s Oscar Garcia sent a letter to the Weston […]

Derry residents seek action on decrepit buildings

Derry residents seek action on decrepit buildings Safety, property values cited as board asked to intervene

CORRECTION: The board agreed with Lister Sandra Clark’s suggestion to waive the penalty for late filers of homestead declarations this year since the list is very small. By Bruce Frauman ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Eleven residents of Middletown Road and Parsons Lane crowded into the Londonderry Select Board room on Monday evening to ask for […]

Weston board lowers tax rate slightly; mulls future of Wilder Memorial Library

Weston board lowers tax rate slightly; mulls future of Wilder Memorial Library

By Bruce Frauman ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Weston Select Board on Tuesday, July 10 set the tax rate at $2.0607 for homesteads and $2.1706 for non-residential property, less than last year’s rates. Board Chair Denis Benson said the total revenue is expected to be $1.979 million. Last year’s rates were $2.0807 for homestead and […]

7th Heaven: Weather perfect for Derry July 4th

7th Heaven: Weather perfect for Derry July 4th

The weather was perfect for the Londonderry 4th of July Parade, which was held on Saturday, July 7. It was not to hot and not too muggy. The sun shone bright, but it didn’t brow beat the hundreds of spectators and participants. A light breeze blew every so often. But it only refreshed. It didn’t […]

Derry board OKs generator for Town Office

Derry board OKs generator for Town Office Will allow building to be used as Emergency Operations HQ

By Bruce Frauman ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC After meeting in executive session for an hour with Steve Twitchell to conduct his employee review, the Londonderry Select Board on Monday took only half an hour to take care of business. The Brookfield Service bid of $26,485 to install a 50kW generator was accepted by the board […]

Weston to consider walk/bikeway along Rt. 100

Weston to consider walk/bikeway along Rt. 100

By Bruce Frauman ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC After much discussion, the Weston Select Board last Tuesday night approved a plan to begin looking at creating a walk/bikeway along Route 100 roughly between the new Walker Farm theater and the Inn at Weston. The Weston Planning Commission would apply for a grant for the Windham Regional […]

Derry board to consider roads work bids

Derry board to consider roads work bids Health officer hopes to compile community contact list

By Bruce Frauman ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC With four contractors looking on, Londonderry Select Board chair Jim Ameden read aloud six bids for road repair and paving projects at Monday’s board meeting. He also said that he and Road Foreman Mathew Rawson would review the bids before making a recommendation to the board. A special […]

Weston board delays vote on Town Office window replacement

Weston board delays vote on Town Office window replacement

By Bruce Frauman ©2018-Telegraph Publishing LLC Approval of a $300 price increase in a new estimate to replace windows at the Weston Town Office building, at 12 Lawrence Hill Road, was delayed by the Weston Select Board at its meeting on May 22. The large windows in the Select Board meeting room are to be […]

Derry board OKs purchase of excavator/mower

Derry board OKs purchase of excavator/mower New $191,000 rig to replace sickle mower, backhoe

By Bruce Frauman ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC A new wheeled excavator will be seen around Londonderry doing road work and, eventually, mowing, following the Select Board’s decision Monday to purchase the $191,000 machine built by JCB. Road Foreman Mathew Rawson said everyone on the road crew has been able to test drive the demo unit […]

Weston board picks Zoning Admin; road grading almost done

Weston board picks Zoning Admin; road grading almost done

By Bruce Frauman ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Will Goodwin was appointed by the Weston Select Board on Tuesday May 8 to a six-month probationary period as the town’s Zoning and Flood Plain Administrator, with his initial salary to be determined. Goodwin, no relationship to board member Charles Goodwin, was recommended by the Planning Commission. Only […]

Derry panel talks bear at Transfer Station, road repairs

Derry panel talks bear at Transfer Station, road repairs

By Bruce Frauman ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Trash and all the problems it attracts became a subject at Monday’s Londonderry Select Board meeting, when board member Tom Cavanagh brought up the recent bear sightings at the Transfer Station on Route 100. Cavanagh said that although none had been seen at the station during daylight hours […]

Derry DRB OKs solar project off Route 100

Derry DRB OKs solar project off Route 100

By Bruce Frauman ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Londonderry Development Review Board last Monday, April 30, approved a 500-kilowatt AC solar project, with conditions, proposed by Peter Norris of Norris Brothers’ Solar Development of Pittsford for a 3-acre plot on Route 100. Construction will begin in the fall at the earliest. Only four members of […]

Leaky notice board, blown out culvert

Leaky notice board, blown out culvert Weston Select Board addressing issues

By Bruce Frauman* ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Town Clerk Kim Seymour told the Weston Select Board last Tuesday that notices posted in the plexiglass-cased bulletin board in front of Town Office got wet several times this winter because it fails to keep wind, rain and sand out. Board member Jim Linville told Seymour his concern […]

Stoddards seek to build storage units at old chapel

Stoddards seek to build storage units at old chapel

By Bruce Frauman ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC On Monday, Edgar and Susan Stoddard had signed the papers closing on the former St. Joseph Chapel. By Wednesday, they were appearing before the Londonderry Development Review Board asking for a change of use permit for the former chapel on High Street, off Route 100. The building had […]

Derry board covers much in short meeting

Derry board covers much in short meeting New Sunday operator, hours at Transfer Station; Thompsonburg Road problem discussed

By Bruce Frauman © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC In its 35-minute meeting on Monday, April 16, the Londonderry Select Board changed personnel and time of operation on Sundays at the Transfer Station. Board chair Jim Ameden said Matthew Wilder, who had been operating the Transfer Station on Sundays, was sent a letter requesting his approval […]

Weston board mulls cell coverage during power outages

Weston board mulls cell coverage during power outages

By Bruce Frauman ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Weston Select Board members Jim Linville and Ann Fuji’i said at their April 10 meeting that they will reach out to the Planning Commission to see what can be done to improve cell phone service when there is a power outage. When the renewal of the Local Emergency […]

Weston resident seeks formal name for driveway

Weston resident seeks formal name for driveway Select Board also discusses First Constable duties

By Bruce Frauman ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Weston resident David Chioffi sought permission from the Weston Select Board last Tuesday night to name his driveway, which lead to a 20-minute discussion and a promise to do more research. Chioffi told The Telegraph that his house, built in 1834, has always been known as Cascade Farm. He would […]

Ed Brown to put Mill Tavern in Derry up for sale

Ed Brown to put Mill Tavern in Derry up for sale After 50 years, owner says he's closing restaurant

By Bruce Frauman ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC After 50 years, Ed Brown intends to put his Londonderry restaurant, the Mill Tavern, up for sale after he serves the last guests when he closes the restaurant up for the season on Saturday, March 31. While an old looking for sale sign hangs on the inside front […]

Opening of Corner Market in S. Derry delayed

Opening of Corner Market in S. Derry delayed

By Bruce Frauman ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC The birth of a baby and frozen pipes have delayed by months the opening of the Corner Market & Deli, which is moving into the space at Middletown Road and Main Street in South Londonderry once occupied by The Pantry. Owner Jason O’Connor, who with his mother Terri […]