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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 […]

Pajala, ready to take Olsen's House seat, eyes taxes, economic development

Pajala, ready to take Olsen’s House seat, eyes taxes, economic development

© 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Londonderry Town Clerk Kelley Pajala was appointed by Gov. Phil Scott on Thursday to fill the unexpired portion of Oliver Olsen’s term in the Vermont House. Pajala threw her hat in the ring shortly after Olsen announced that he was stepping down on Oct 15. Pajala put her name forward […]

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 […]

Derry addresses emergency planning, coordination

Derry addresses emergency planning, coordination

Residents of Londonderry are invited to a followup meeting in early January to discuss emergency planning and coordination in the town. In early November, Londonderry Emergency Management, the Mighty Londonderry Community Resilience Organization and Vermont Emergency Management had conducted a tabletop exercise focusing on responding to and recovering from a crisis situation. In this case, […]

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 […]

Man issued notice against trespass in Londonderry home entry

Man issued notice against trespass in Londonderry home entry

© 2017 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Vermont State Police responded to a complaint of a man entering a residence in Londonderry this morning. According to a police press release, the man entered a private home on Sunday morning. The homeowner – who called police – told the responding trooper that the man was related to the […]

Derry vandalism case moves to restorative justice center

Derry vandalism case moves to restorative justice center

By Shawn Cunningham and Bruce Frauman ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC The case of Ed Brown, the Londonderry restaurant owner who was to appear before the court in Brattleboro on Tuesday, Nov. 7, to be arraigned on unlawful mischief charges for painting over a mural on Route 11, has been transferred to the alternative Brattleboro Community […]

Riverside Motors in Londonderry burglarized

Riverside Motors in Londonderry burglarized

©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Vermont State Police are asking the public for help in finding the person or people who burglarized a shop in Londonderry. Troopers say that someone broke into Riverside Motors, in the Mountain Marketplace, through a side window between 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 24 and 9 a.m. the following morning. According […]

Governor seeks independent candidates to replace Olsen

Governor seeks independent candidates to replace Olsen

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Gov. Phil Scott announced yesterday that his office is seeking candidates interested in filling the house seat to be vacated by Oliver Olsen on Nov. 1. Olsen is an independent who began serving the Windham-Bennington-Windsor district with the death of Rick Hube in 2009. “I appreciate the […]

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. […]

Rep. Olsen announces resignation from State House; Town Clerk Pajala throws hat in ring

Rep. Olsen announces resignation from State House; Town Clerk Pajala throws hat in ring

Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC State Rep. Oliver Olsen of South Londonderry announced Sunday night that he will resign his office by January 2018. And this morning, Londonderry Town Clerk Kelly MacLaury- Pajala announced that she will submit her name to be considered for the job of filling out the remainder of his […]

Brown charged in Derry mural destruction

Brown charged in Derry mural destruction

© 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Vermont State Police today arrested Ed Brown and cited him with unlawful mischief for painting over a mural on a retaining wall on Route 11 near Route 100 at the turn to Weston. Police say that on the afternoon of Sept. 11 they received a complaint of vandalism of the […]

New Derry Town-Zoning Admin hails from rural New York

New Derry Town-Zoning Admin hails from rural New York

 By Cynthia Prairie ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Londonderry Select Board has hired Robert Nied of Richmondville, N.Y., as its new Town Administrator and Zoning Administrator, for the first time combining the two positions under one person. Nied (pronounced need) will be replacing Stephanie Thompson who served as Londonderry’s Town Administrator from 2015 until her […]

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 […]

Weston man held on $50,000 bail after traffic stop, skirmish with troopers

Weston man held on $50,000 bail after traffic stop, skirmish with troopers

A Weston man is being held on $50,000 bail today on felony charges stemming from an overnight traffic stop in Londonderry and a subsequent chase and crash in Weston. According to a Vermont State Police press release, Craig Sallee, 35, was stopped by a trooper on Route 11 in Londonderry at about 1:30 a.m. on […]

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 […]

Restaurant owner: I painted over mural 'as favor to community'

Restaurant owner: I painted over mural ‘as favor to community’

By Cynthia Prairie ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Ed Brown, owner of the Mill Tavern, told The Telegraph last night, that on Monday, using a gallon of dark colored concrete stain, he did indeed paint over the floral mural that has decorated a retaining wall at Routes 11 and 100 in Londonderry for the past three […]

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 […]