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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 […]

South Derry firefighters practice on building before demolition

South Derry firefighters practice on building before demolition

By Shawn Cunningham ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC There was  a lot of  smoke, but no fire last week, as the Champion Fire Company turned out at the former Outlet Barn on Rt. 11 to practice interior search and rescue. That’s most likely the last purpose the property will serve before it’s taken down in the […]

Burglar makes off with cash at Londonderry Transfer Station

Burglar makes off with cash at Londonderry Transfer Station

An office at the Londonderry Transfer Station was broken into overnight and someone made off with $90 in cash, Vermont State Police announced this afternoon. Police said that they were notified of the burglary around 9 a.m. today. The complainant said that the cash was taken sometime overnight. The Londonderry Transfer Station, at 7060 Route […]

AOT to Olsen: Interim paving on Rt. 11 to begin soon

AOT to Olsen: Interim paving on Rt. 11 to begin soon

© 2017 Telegraph Publishing, LLC State Rep. Oliver Olsen of Londonderry has shared an email in which Agency of Transportation Secretary Joe Flynn confirmed that work on the worst parts of Rt. 11 between Chester and Londonderry should begin shortly. “…if the weather holds, the contractor may begin paving this section of road on Thursday […]

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 […]

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, […]

Man, 22, woman, 41, found dead in separate scenes in Londonderry

Man, 22, woman, 41, found dead in separate scenes in Londonderry

While Vermont State Police detectives were investigating the death of a 22-year-old man in Londonderry this afternoon, they were called to the scene of another death several miles away. Just before 10 a.m. today, Londonderry Rescue and the VSP were called  to an apartment on North Main Street in Londonderry for a man who was […]

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 […]

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 […]

South Derry fire department wins $84,000 FEMA grant

South Derry fire department wins $84,000 FEMA grant

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Champion Fire Company No. 5 Chief Jeff Duda announced Friday morning that the South Londonderry company has won an $84,096 Assistance to Firefighter Grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Champion was one of seven FEMA grant winners in Vermont including Springfield with $250,069 and Wilmington with […]

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 […]

Truck inspection yields cause of yesterday's Hazmat leak

Truck inspection yields cause of yesterday’s Hazmat leak

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing, LLC One nail, sticking up as little as a quarter of an inch from the surface of a pallet punctured one plastic drum being carried on a Clean Harbors Environmental Services truck and closed Rt. 103 in Chester for nearly 20 hours starting on Tuesday afternoon, according to […]

UPDATE: ROUTE 103 NOW OPEN   Route 103 South still closed as Hazmat cleanup continues

UPDATE: ROUTE 103 NOW OPEN Route 103 South still closed as Hazmat cleanup continues

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC At 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, more than 18 hours after the 911 call that unleashed a large emergency Hazmat response, Chester and Springfield firefighters, ambulance crews, local and DMV police and other responders were still on the scene with Rt. 103 South closed east of the Chester-Andover […]

Avoiding bear, driver crashes truck in Londonderry

Avoiding bear, driver crashes truck in Londonderry

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing, LLC The driver of a tractor trailer who swerved to avoid hitting a bear on Route 11 yesterday ended up crashing his truck, slowing and even stopping traffic in the area. According to the Vermont State Police, at about 5:30 Thursday morning, Saul Hernandez, 38,  of Allentown, Pa., […]

Derry should see Genser teardown, salt shed construction start soon

Derry should see Genser teardown, salt shed construction start soon

By Bruce Frauman ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Several major projects – long in the works in Londonderry – appear to be moving to resolution this month. At its Monday, June 5 meeting, the Londonderry Select Board heard that the closing on the buyout of the flooded Genser property should happen within a month, and that […]

Derry resident tells board of problems below solar farm; Town Plan ready for hearing

Derry resident tells board of problems below solar farm; Town Plan ready for hearing

By Bruce Frauman ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC The resident of the blue house located below a solar array, which is now owned and operated by Green Mountain Community Solar, brought to the Londonderry Select Board Monday, May 15  her story of broken promises and a difficult living situation. Jennifer Grycel, whose home is owned by […]