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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 […]

Taconic & Green School District budget passes by wide margin

Taconic & Green School District budget passes by wide margin

By Bruce Frauman ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Voters of the nine towns encompassing the Taconic and Green Regional School District overwhelmingly approved the five articles presented by Australian ballot on March 6, 2018, including a $32 million budget for the next fiscal year. T&G represents the Act 46 outcome of the nine towns and the […]

Prouty legacy continues on Derry Select Board; VSP cuts coverage, contract downsized

Prouty legacy continues on Derry Select Board; VSP cuts coverage, contract downsized

By Bruce Frauman ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC For the first time in recent memory, the voters of Londonderry completed all its business during Town Meeting before taking a lunch break on Tuesday afternoon. Despite the quick meeting, of note was the fact that Taylor Prouty will be continuing the legacy of his grandfather and father […]

Taconic & Green board addresses school spending, March 6 vote

Taconic & Green board addresses school spending, March 6 vote

By Bruce Frauman ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC About 100 residents from the nine towns that compromise comprise the Taconic and Green Regional School District gathered in the gym at Flood Brook School in Londonderry last Tuesday, Feb. 27, for that board’s first annual meeting. They were there to discuss school articles that will be voted […]

Derry board OKs new Planning Commission member

Derry board OKs new Planning Commission member

By Bruce Frauman ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Londonderry Select Board met for a mere 23 minutes Monday night with the primary business of appointing a new member to the Planning Commission. Planning Commission chair Sharon Crossman introduced Mary “Mimi” Adams Lines to the Select Board and recommended her appointment. Lines said she knows “a […]

Residents get a rundown on state plans for Lowell Lake

Residents get a rundown on state plans for Lowell Lake

By Bruce Frauman © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Thirty-five people crowded into the meeting room of the Twitchell Building in Londonderry on Thursday, Feb. 15 to learn about state Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation plans for the development and management of Lowell Lake State Park, off Route 11 in Londonderry. District Forestry manager Nate […]

Weston Fire Dept. gets new tanker, hosts town-wide home safety equipment sale, giveaway

Weston Fire Dept. gets new tanker, hosts town-wide home safety equipment sale, giveaway

By Bruce Frauman ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Under a slate-gray sky on a cold Saturday in early February, the Weston Volunteer Fire Department took delivery of a new tanker truck, a once-every-30-year event. Chief Brian Lundberg calls the tanker “water on wheels.” It holds 2,000 gallons with a 750-gallon per minute pump. The engine, which […]

Derry Candidates Night: 2 candidates, 8 attendees, 9 minutes

Derry Candidates Night: 2 candidates, 8 attendees, 9 minutes

By Bruce Frauman ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC At an extremely short and sparsely attended Londonderry Candidates Night, held at the Twitchell Building on Tuesday, Feb. 13, two candidates showed up, one an incumbent seeking a second term to the Londonderry Select Board. Tom Cavanagh, who is completing the final year of the three-year term Jim […]

Derry board recommends cut in police funding, preps for town meeting

Derry board recommends cut in police funding, preps for town meeting

By Bruce Frauman ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Londonderry Select Board on Monday night voted to recommend that this year’s request for police funding be reduced to $50,000 from the current $86,000, when the issue comes before the voters at Town Meeting in March. Town Administrator Robert Nied said State Police Lt. Anthony French can […]

Weston board ponders rising number of funding requests on ballot

Weston board ponders rising number of funding requests on ballot

By Bruce Frauman ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Weston Select Board chair Denis Benson on Jan. 23, set off a long discussion when he proposed adding an article to this year’s Town Meeting warning that, starting next year, would remove organizations that are not based in Weston  from the appropriations list on the warning. Instead, he […]