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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 […]

Cleaning chemical mishap sends 5 VCS workers to hospital for evaluation

Cleaning chemical mishap sends 5 VCS workers to hospital for evaluation

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Shortly before noon on Sunday Feb. 18, the Weston Volunteer Fire Dept. responded to a call that was initially described as smoke in a section of the Vermont Country Store. On arrival, the firefighters found chlorine gas instead. Five store employees were taken to the hospital for […]

Sparks and smoke at Vermont Country Store bring quick response from firefighters

Sparks and smoke at Vermont Country Store bring quick response from firefighters

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing, LLC A smoking electrical panel at the Vermont Country Store brought several fire companies out early Wednesday afternoon, but fortunately there was no fire and no injuries. At 1:49 p.m., the Weston Volunteer Fire Department received a report of a smoking and sparking electrical panel at the Vermont […]

Transportation, truck issues steer Weston board meeting

Transportation, truck issues steer Weston board meeting

By Cherise Madigan ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Business moved quickly at the Tuesday, Feb. 13 meeting of the Weston Select Board, where transportation policies and town vehicles where the primary topic of discussion. Road Foreman Almon Crandall kicked off the meeting with an update on the town’s new Ford 550 truck, a $87,697 purchase authorized […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]