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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 […]

Sewer, water system for Derry? Town in preliminary mulling stage

Sewer, water system for Derry? Town in preliminary mulling stage

By Bruce Frauman ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Londonderry Select Board has agreed to allow the town to participate in two studies with the aim of possibly creating water and sanitation systems in certain portions of town. Town Administrator Robert Nied, who introduced the studies at the Londonderry Select Board meeting on Jan. 22, said […]

Weston to email, mail tax reminders; board mulls parking ordinance revamp

Weston to email, mail tax reminders; board mulls parking ordinance revamp

By Bruce Frauman ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Weston property taxpayers will receive at least three reminders of the date that their property taxes are due, the Select Board decided at its meeting last week, Jan. 9. Those reminders will be sent out by email as well as through the Post Office. That due date will […]

Seeking petitions, Derry board rejects four funding requests

Seeking petitions, Derry board rejects four funding requests

By Bruce Frauman ©2018-Telegraph Publishing LLC The Londonderry Select Board on Jan. 8 went through the list of appropriation requests to be voted on from the floor as it prepared for the March Town Meeting. Four organizations requesting money from the town were denied a spot on the warning by the Select Board unless they […]

New requests in Derry bring voted articles to $91,000

New requests in Derry bring voted articles to $91,000

By Bruce Frauman ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Fiscal requests to be voted on from the floor at Londonderry’s Town Meeting in March are almost $23,000 above the nearly $68,000 approved in 2017, according to a preliminary list compiled by Treasurer Tina Labeau and presented to the Londonderry Select Board on Dec. 18. At that meeting, […]

Readying to move, Gordon resigns from Derry board; <br>mediator mulls returning Brown case to State's Attorney

Readying to move, Gordon resigns from Derry board;
mediator mulls returning Brown case to State’s Attorney

By Bruce Frauman 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Select Board chair Paul Gordon announced his resignation from the board at its Monday, Dec. 18 meeting, saying that he and his wife will be moving to Virginia after selling their Londonderry home more quickly than expected. For the past nine years, Gordon had served on the Planning […]

Brown counteroffers on mural damage; Derry board hears shed update

Brown counteroffers on mural damage; Derry board hears shed update

By Bruce Frauman ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Restaurant owner Ed Brown has offered to pay $500 to Flood Brook School as compensation for painting over the mural students designed several years ago, Londonderry Select Board chair Paul Gordon said at Monday’s board meeting. He said that the offer was relayed by Jackie Trepanier, program director […]

Weston's property tax collecting policy under scrutiny

Weston’s property tax collecting policy under scrutiny

By Bruce Frauman ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Changes to Weston’s property tax-collecting policy could be on the horizon, after one resident caused an uproar recently by paying part of a late fee with four thousand pennies. That resident, David Johnson, now wants to petition to ask town voters to approve establishing a grace period and […]

Derry board to ask for compensation in mural destruction; zoning enforcement to be stepped up

Derry board to ask for compensation in mural destruction; zoning enforcement to be stepped up

By Bruce Frauman ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Londonderry Select Board on Monday voted to propose to the Brattleboro Community Justice Center that restaurateur Ed Brown make a $3,000 contribution to a fund for the wall that he painted over back in September. Brown had said he painted over a mural, on the Route 11 […]

After late fee hit, Weston resident suggests altering tax payment policy

After late fee hit, Weston resident suggests altering tax payment policy

By Bruce Frauman © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC An $867 late fee for property taxes caused two very different reactions that were aired at the Nov. 14 Weston Select Board meeting. Steve Johnson said he mixed up the deadline to pay his taxes and arrived  at 8 a.m. on the day after they were due. […]

Derry board sets up panels to address speeding, FEMA land, town insurance

Derry board sets up panels to address speeding, FEMA land, town insurance

By Bruce Frauman ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Londonderry Select Board approved on Monday night the formation of three new committees that it hopes will address public safety, aesthetic and budget issues. The Traffic Safety Committee was recommended by member George Mora after residents asked why the Select Board doesn’t do something about speeding on […]