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Brisk turnout for cold, rainy midterm contests

Brisk turnout for cold, rainy midterm contests

By Cynthia Prairie ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Tuesday’s General Election had three strikes against it: Most Vermont races – from U.S. Congress to the governor’s mansion and the State House – were pretty much foregone conclusions even before Tuesday and wouldn’t make a huge impact on the national scene; Mid-terms are usually ho-hum affairs that […]

Act 171 & forest blocks: Derry hosts ANR with changes to town plans down the road

Act 171 & forest blocks: Derry hosts ANR with changes to town plans down the road

By Bruce Frauman ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Act 171, which the governor signed into law more than two years ago, will impact towns throughout Vermont as the state attempts to save Vermont’s wildlife, including large animals such as deer, bear and moose and smaller ones such as foxes and otter, by preserving “habitat connectors” that […]

As Weston board wrestles with building upgrades, it votes down designated committee

As Weston board wrestles with building upgrades, it votes down designated committee

By Bruce Frauman ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Weston Board member Ann Fuji’i was unable to convince fellow board members during their Tuesday, Oct. 9 meeting that they should establish a committee to manage town buildings. Fuji’i argued that a standing committee that meets as needed could help oversee replacing the Town Office building’s oil burning […]

Weston mulls Rt. 100 scoping project

Weston mulls Rt. 100 scoping project Potential ash borer problem weighs heavily on board

By Bruce Frauman 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Nicole Pfister of the Planning Commission told the Weston Select Board at its Tuesday, Aug. 28 meeting that the state Agency of Transportation would assign an agency project manager and a supervisor to the Route 100 scoping project. The project would provide the town with options for a […]

Man charged in dozens of Derry area crimes

Man charged in dozens of Derry area crimes

© 2018 Telegraph Publishing, LLC A Bellows Falls man was charged yesterday in more than three dozen incidents of burglary and other crimes that took place in the Londonderry area between May 2015 and April 2017. Vermont State Police say that Travis Despain, 27, burglarized businesses, schools, churches and town offices, as well as homes […]

Weston Board ponders future ash borer impact

Weston Board ponders future ash borer impact

By Bruce Frauman ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Weston Select Board member Jim Linville said during the Tuesday, Aug. 14 board meeting that it should be ready on Town Meeting Day in March 2019 to make a presentation on the threat of the emerald ash borer to the town’s ash trees. “The earlier we start this […]

Weston Board tackles well water, copper pipes

Weston Board tackles well water, copper pipes

By Bruce Frauman © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC The town of Weston is seeking help from a water specialist with the consulting firm Stantec concerning the well and water supply system that serves the Weston Country Store and the town-owned building that houses the Little School. Stantec’s Oscar Garcia sent a letter to the Weston […]

Weston board lowers tax rate slightly; mulls future of Wilder Memorial Library

Weston board lowers tax rate slightly; mulls future of Wilder Memorial Library

By Bruce Frauman ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Weston Select Board on Tuesday, July 10 set the tax rate at $2.0607 for homesteads and $2.1706 for non-residential property, less than last year’s rates. Board Chair Denis Benson said the total revenue is expected to be $1.979 million. Last year’s rates were $2.0807 for homestead and […]

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, […]

Weston to consider walk/bikeway along Rt. 100

Weston to consider walk/bikeway along Rt. 100

By Bruce Frauman ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC After much discussion, the Weston Select Board last Tuesday night approved a plan to begin looking at creating a walk/bikeway along Route 100 roughly between the new Walker Farm theater and the Inn at Weston. The Weston Planning Commission would apply for a grant for the Windham Regional […]

Weston board delays vote on Town Office window replacement

Weston board delays vote on Town Office window replacement

By Bruce Frauman ©2018-Telegraph Publishing LLC Approval of a $300 price increase in a new estimate to replace windows at the Weston Town Office building, at 12 Lawrence Hill Road, was delayed by the Weston Select Board at its meeting on May 22. The large windows in the Select Board meeting room are to be […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Weston voters give GNAT a boost during relatively quiet Town Meeting

Weston voters give GNAT a boost during relatively quiet Town Meeting

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC All of the articles presented in the warning of the Weston Town Meeting held on Tuesday morning passed by wide margins, but as is often the case, more discussion time was spent on small expense items than the large ones. One item that was discussed in quite […]

Weston Town Meeting warning for March 6, 2018

Weston Town Meeting warning for March 6, 2018

Below is the warning for the Weston Town Meeting to be held at the Weston Playhouse, 12 Park St. on the Green in Weston. The legal voters (The legal voters of the Town of Weston are further notified that voter qualification, registration and absentee voting shall be as provided in Title 17 Chapters 43 and […]

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 […]