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7th Heaven: Weather perfect for Derry July 4th

7th Heaven: Weather perfect for Derry July 4th

The weather was perfect for the Londonderry 4th of July Parade, which was held on Saturday, July 7. It was not to hot and not too muggy. The sun shone bright, but it didn’t brow beat the hundreds of spectators and participants. A light breeze blew every so often. But it only refreshed. It didn’t […]

Derry board OKs generator for Town Office

Derry board OKs generator for Town Office Will allow building to be used as Emergency Operations HQ

By Bruce Frauman ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC After meeting in executive session for an hour with Steve Twitchell to conduct his employee review, the Londonderry Select Board on Monday took only half an hour to take care of business. The Brookfield Service bid of $26,485 to install a 50kW generator was accepted by the board […]

South Derry man killed by felled tree

South Derry man killed by felled tree

© 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC A South Londonderry man died in what police say was a mishap outside his home between Sunday morning and Monday morning. According to a Vermont State Police press release, Francis J. Hallahan, 69, of Winhall Hollow Road, was found by a neighbor on Monday morning. The neighbor called 911, at […]

Summer road work to begin in Londonderry

Summer road work to begin in Londonderry

By Neil B. Thorley © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC   In the next few weeks, several sections of road in Londonderry will be undergoing maintenance. The largest will be on the southern end of Thompsonburg Road entering South Londonderry. The resurfacing work will stretch from Old School Street to Cross Road and include the apron […]

Micro-storm knocks down trees, power lines

Micro-storm knocks down trees, power lines

© 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC A brief but powerful thunderstorm blew through southern Vermont yesterday leaving thousands without power and keeping local emergency responders and power crews busy for hours.  While the entire afternoon was windy and increasingly overcast, the actual storm – around 5 p.m. was over in just a few minutes. Kevin Beattie, […]

'New' quad lift arrives at Magic Mountain

‘New’ quad lift arrives at Magic Mountain Will increase skier capacity

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Piece by piece, the quad chairlift that served the Stratton Snow Bowl for 27 years has been arriving at Magic Mountain to be reassembled. Beginning on Tuesday, June 12, a crane started unloading tractor trailer loads of tower components on the ski area’s back parking lot. By […]

Derry board to consider roads work bids

Derry board to consider roads work bids Health officer hopes to compile community contact list

By Bruce Frauman ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC With four contractors looking on, Londonderry Select Board chair Jim Ameden read aloud six bids for road repair and paving projects at Monday’s board meeting. He also said that he and Road Foreman Mathew Rawson would review the bids before making a recommendation to the board. A special […]

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 […]

Chester opens fund to Village Center properties; <br>Derry Transfer Station to begin accepting textiles

Chester opens fund to Village Center properties;
Derry Transfer Station to begin accepting textiles

Chester opens Development Fund to Village Center Changes approved by the Select Board last week to the Chester Development Fund Policy will allow for property owners located in the designated Village Center to apply for funds to improve their properties. They may apply for either a mini loan or a grant or a combination thereof […]

Ed Brown returns to court; sent back to diversion

Ed Brown returns to court; sent back to diversion

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing, LLC On Friday afternoon, Londonderry restaurant owner Ed Brown sat patiently in a Brattleboro courtroom waiting for  those defendants with lawyers to be heard. There were a couple of guys who were allegedly caught with a large amount of cocaine and crack, another charged with negligent driving that resulted […]

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 […]

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 […]

Derry to pursue pilot sanitation project

Derry to pursue pilot sanitation project Platt properties are final FEMA flood mitigation projects

By Bruce Frauman ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Londonderry Select Board on Monday night approved a proposal from Planning Commission chair Sharon Crossman to write a letter of interest to the Rich Earth Institute and the Windham Regional Commission to be chosen for a Village Sanitation Pilot Project. The Select Board has been considering participating […]

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 […]

Derry board hears about traffic safety data, Energy Committee's next steps

Derry board hears about traffic safety data, Energy Committee’s next steps

By Cherise Madigan 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Appointments and announcements dominated the first meeting of the Londonderry Select Board following Town Meeting, with acting chairman Jim Ameden — who previously served as chairman between 2005 and 2016 — formalizing his leadership of the board, and fellow member George Mora elected to vice chair. The Monday, […]

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 […]

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 […]