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More Markham Lane residents attend Weston board with runoff problems

More Markham Lane residents attend Weston board with runoff problems

By Bruce Frauman ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Seven residents of Weston’s Markham Lane showed up at the Weston Select Board meeting on Oct. 10 asking for more action on the excessive water run off on their street. In early September, Markham Lane residents Barbara Lloyd and Jenny Server brought the problem to the attention of […]

Derry Policing Committee asks to disband; Select Board to seek restitution in mural destruction

Derry Policing Committee asks to disband; Select Board to seek restitution in mural destruction

By Bruce Frauman ©2017 Telegraph Publishing In a move that surprised the Londonderry Select Board on Monday night, Oct. 16, the Policing Committee sent a letter announcing that it is seeking board permission to disband instead of taking on the more tasks, including of looking at speed limits, speed ordinances and safety signs in town. […]

Weston Select Board hires new Lister Consultant, tables other actions

Weston Select Board hires new Lister Consultant, tables other actions

By Bruce Frauman ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC The only action the Weston Select Board took on Tuesday, Sept. 26 was at the end of the meeting after an executive session, when the board voted to give Howie Brosseau, the town’s chief Lister, the authority to hire Linda Sherman as a Lister Consultant. The listers, Weston […]

Derry emergency alert system readied; board adopts Town Plan

Derry emergency alert system readied; board adopts Town Plan

By Bruce Frauman ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Kevin Beattie, town Emergency Management director, told the Londonderry Select Board at its Monday, Oct. 2 meeting that four people have been trained to use the VT Alert system and are “ready to go.” In case of an emergency, an alert will go out using one or more […]

Walker Farm theater unveiled for large, excited crowd

Walker Farm theater unveiled for large, excited crowd

By Bruce Frauman © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC At noon on Friday the new barn-red building behind the old barns, silos and farmhouse at the intersection of Route 100 and the Andover Road in Weston stood silent and empty. But by noon on Saturday, Sept. 23, the new theater — the Center for the Arts […]

Mural incident spills over as resident asks Mora to resign Derry board

Mural incident spills over as resident asks Mora to resign Derry board

By Bruce Frauman ©2017-Telegraph Publishing LLC The controversy over the Route 10 mural painted over 10 days ago by a local restaurateur spilled over to the Sept. 18 Londonderry Select Board meeting, when resident Chad Stoddard asked Select Board member George Mora to resign from the board or be removed, if she refused. Stoddard was […]

Weston board to look into Markham Road washouts; decides for early school payments

Weston board to look into Markham Road washouts; decides for early school payments

By Bruce Frauman © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Weston residents Barbara Lloyd and Jenny Server told the Weston Select Board on Tuesday, Sept. 12 that in the past seven years — but especially this year — water has rushed down from Orton Lane to Markham Road where they live, damaging their driveways and garden beds. […]

Ex-Derry board member Aragi dies; town projects move forward

Ex-Derry board member Aragi dies; town projects move forward

By Bruce Frauman ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC In the midst of a thunderstorm on Sept. 5, Londonderry Select Board chair Paul Gordon  announced the death over the weekend of former Select Board member Cathy Aragi, who served on the board from 2014 to 2016. “Cathy served the board in a great capacity and worked very […]

Weston board, Little School sign 10-year lease

Weston board, Little School sign 10-year lease

By Bruce Frauman © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Weston Select Board and Christine Falango, treasurer of the Little School, have signed a 10-year lease agreement for the school’s continued use of the Annex building, next door to Town Offices on Lawrence Hill Road. The lease, signed at the Aug. 22  Select Board meeting, includes […]

Weston board continues revising Little School lease; Fire Department seeks safety gear grant

Weston board continues revising Little School lease; Fire Department seeks safety gear grant

By Bruce Frauman © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC At its Tuesday, Aug. 8 meeting, the Weston Select Board worked on a several issues that have been on previous agendas, including the Little School lease and the sale of a 17-acre parcel off Boynton Road. Board member Jim Linville went over new provisions that have been […]

Frog's Leap sale closes; Derry board addresses Prouty Land uses

Frog’s Leap sale closes; Derry board addresses Prouty Land uses

By Bruce Frauman ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Saying, “You may have difficulty wiping the grin off my face,” Londonderry Select Board chair Paul Gordon announced at Monday’s Select Board meeting that the sale of the Frog’s Leap property on Route 100 had been completed on  Friday, July 28. Gordon said checks were received totaling a […]

Londonderry Transfer Station alters pay structure, method

Londonderry Transfer Station alters pay structure, method

By Bruce Frauman ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC In an effort to streamline the system and bring some financial stability and accountability to it, the Londonderry Transfer Station on Route 100 is changing how residents and businesses will pay for disposal of their trash. Effective Oct. 2, residents of Londonderry, Weston, Peru, Windham and Landgrove will […]

Weston board OKs radio service, new windows for Town Office

Weston board OKs radio service, new windows for Town Office

By Bruce Frauman ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC At its Tuesday, July 11 meeting, the Weston Select Board approved the purchase of a radio base station to be installed at the Town Office building. The radio will be used to keep in contact with the road crew. Both Town Clerk Kim Seymour and Town Administrator Cheryl […]

Derry residents concerned about shooting on public, private land

Derry residents concerned about shooting on public, private land

By Bruce Frauman © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC A half dozen Londonderry residents came to the Monday, July 17 Select Board meeting to asking the board for solutions to the increased use of firearms on the town-owned Prouty property and elsewhere in town. Barbara Butts, who lives near the Prouty property on Route 100, said, […]

South Derry's Pantry sold, to re-open as the Corner

South Derry’s Pantry sold, to re-open as the Corner

By Bruce Frauman ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC The three-story building on the corner of Main Street and Middletown Road in South Londonderry may soon host a small cafe and convenience store, to be called the Corner, given government approvals. Jason O’Connor, a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, and his mother Terri O’Connor purchased […]

Likely buyer comes forward for Frog's Leap Inn; animal issues addressed

Likely buyer comes forward for Frog’s Leap Inn; animal issues addressed

By Bruce Frauman © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Board chair Paul Gordon announced at the Monday, July 3 Londonderry Select Board meeting that there is a purchase offer for the Frog’s Leap Inn.  The town ended up owning the former Hart property after a tax sale last year and no one bid on it at […]

Weston board discusses zoning, AOT refund and scofflaw dog

Weston board discusses zoning, AOT refund and scofflaw dog

By Bruce Frauman © 2017 Telegraph Publishing  LLC Work on a new  zoning permit application for town landowners was brought to the Weston Select Board’s attention at its meeting on June 27. The re-write was started several months ago, according to board member Charles Goodwin. Board Chair Denis Benson wanted to see more details to […]

Energy Chapter dominates as Derry panel tackles Town Plan

Energy Chapter dominates as Derry panel tackles Town Plan

By Bruce Frauman ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC A dozen Londonderry residents joined with the town’s Planning Commission to discuss a revised Town Plan that will guide Londonderry for the next eight years. The first issue out of the block at the June 26 hearing was what the town could do to prevent another solar array […]

Derry completes Genser buyout; Frog's Leap Inn fails to sell

Derry completes Genser buyout; Frog’s Leap Inn fails to sell

By Bruce Frauman ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Applause broke out at the Londonderry Select Board meeting on Monday, June 19 when Town Administrator Stephanie Thompson said, “I am pleased to announce that as of  1 p.m. today we closed on the Genser property.” This marked the end of a six-year saga that began in August […]

Downer steps down as zoning chief, Weston board taps interim

Downer steps down as zoning chief, Weston board taps interim

By Bruce Frauman © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC After only a month as Weston’s zoning administrator, Bruce Downer handed his resignation to the Weston Select Board on Tuesday, June 13. Downer also serves as a member of the Select Board. At its  meeting, the Select Board accepted the resignation and the recommendation of the Planning […]