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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 […]

More Markham Lane residents attend Weston board with runoff problems

More Markham Lane residents attend Weston board with runoff problems

By Bruce Frauman ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Seven residents of Weston’s Markham Lane showed up at the Weston Select Board meeting on Oct. 10 asking for more action on the excessive water run off on their street. In early September, Markham Lane residents Barbara Lloyd and Jenny Server brought the problem to the attention of […]

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 […]

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 […]

Weston board to look into Markham Road washouts; decides for early school payments

Weston board to look into Markham Road washouts; decides for early school payments

By Bruce Frauman © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Weston residents Barbara Lloyd and Jenny Server told the Weston Select Board on Tuesday, Sept. 12 that in the past seven years — but especially this year — water has rushed down from Orton Lane to Markham Road where they live, damaging their driveways and garden beds. […]

Weston board, Little School sign 10-year lease

Weston board, Little School sign 10-year lease

By Bruce Frauman © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Weston Select Board and Christine Falango, treasurer of the Little School, have signed a 10-year lease agreement for the school’s continued use of the Annex building, next door to Town Offices on Lawrence Hill Road. The lease, signed at the Aug. 22  Select Board meeting, includes […]

Weston board continues revising Little School lease; Fire Department seeks safety gear grant

Weston board continues revising Little School lease; Fire Department seeks safety gear grant

By Bruce Frauman © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC At its Tuesday, Aug. 8 meeting, the Weston Select Board worked on a several issues that have been on previous agendas, including the Little School lease and the sale of a 17-acre parcel off Boynton Road. Board member Jim Linville went over new provisions that have been […]

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 […]

Weston board OKs radio service, new windows for Town Office

Weston board OKs radio service, new windows for Town Office

By Bruce Frauman ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC At its Tuesday, July 11 meeting, the Weston Select Board approved the purchase of a radio base station to be installed at the Town Office building. The radio will be used to keep in contact with the road crew. Both Town Clerk Kim Seymour and Town Administrator Cheryl […]

Weston board discusses zoning, AOT refund and scofflaw dog

Weston board discusses zoning, AOT refund and scofflaw dog

By Bruce Frauman © 2017 Telegraph Publishing  LLC Work on a new  zoning permit application for town landowners was brought to the Weston Select Board’s attention at its meeting on June 27. The re-write was started several months ago, according to board member Charles Goodwin. Board Chair Denis Benson wanted to see more details to […]

Downer steps down as zoning chief, Weston board taps interim

Downer steps down as zoning chief, Weston board taps interim

By Bruce Frauman © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC After only a month as Weston’s zoning administrator, Bruce Downer handed his resignation to the Weston Select Board on Tuesday, June 13. Downer also serves as a member of the Select Board. At its  meeting, the Select Board accepted the resignation and the recommendation of the Planning […]

Weston board considers ramp, other changes to Wilder Library

Weston board considers ramp, other changes to Wilder Library

 By Bruce Frauman ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Deborah Granquist, chair of board of the Wilder Memorial Library, asked the Weston Select Board on Tuesday, May 23 to begin considering improvements to the historic library that would include handicapped access and parking. She added that since the Little School added its handicapped access ramp, the library […]

Little School seeks changes to lease with Weston

Little School seeks changes to lease with Weston

By Bruce Frauman © 2017 Telegraph Publishing The Little School is renegotiating its lease with the town of Weston, and Little School Treasurer Christine Falango appeared before the Select Board on Tuesday, May 9 to discuss various terms. Board member Jim Linville said he and Falango met on the previous Monday to go over the […]

'Worst of the worst' on Route 11 budgeted for summer temp fix

‘Worst of the worst’ on Route 11 budgeted for summer temp fix

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Complaints by local officials about the poor condition of Route 11 between Londonderry and Chester appear to have gained some traction of late as VTrans has offered an interim step in repairing the road. And one Londonderry ambulance service member says improvements can’t come soon enough since […]

Weston Select Board OKs purchase of new plow truck

Weston Select Board OKs purchase of new plow truck

By Bruce Frauman ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Weston can expect delivery of a new plow truck in mid to late fall now that the Select Board gave Road Foreman Almon Crandall authorization to spend $87,697 to purchase a new Ford 550 cab and chassis from Stewart’s and a dump body, plow and sander from HP […]

Weston board hears about new Transfer Station system

Weston board hears about new Transfer Station system

By Bruce Frauman © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Solid Waste coordinator Esther Fishman told the April 11 meeting of the Weston Select Board,  that for a couple of years, auditors have asked that cash be removed from the Transfer Station. After much deliberation and research, Fishman said, “What seems best is a punch-card system.” The […]

Weston Select Board gets a raise; town to buy a new fire truck

Weston Select Board gets a raise; town to buy a new fire truck

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Voters in Weston passed all of the articles on its warning and returned most town office incumbents to their positions on Tuesday morning during a Town Meeting that went by so quickly that the Little School, which was making lunch to be served, had to scramble to […]

Weston board questions GNAT-TV, clinic budget requests as Town Meeting nears

Weston board questions GNAT-TV, clinic budget requests as Town Meeting nears

By Bruce Frauman ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Weston Select Board is asking GNAT-TV and the Mountain Valley Medical Clinic to come before Town Meeting on Tuesday, March 7 to justify their funding requests. On Monday, Feb. 27, board member Charles Goodwin asked GNAT videographer Bruce Frauman, who is also the reporter of this article, […]

Residents hear Act 46 merger proposal at Flood Brook School

Residents hear Act 46 merger proposal at Flood Brook School

By Bruce Frauman ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Around 50 people braved the single digit temperatures and blowing snow on Thursday, Feb. 9 to attend an Act 46 School Merger Forum at Flood Brook School in Londonderry. The hour-long presentation by study committee member Debra Lyneis  outlined the proposed merger of schools for nine towns into […]

Weston voters to decide on fire truck financing; zoning admin hopefuls await new job description

Weston voters to decide on fire truck financing; zoning admin hopefuls await new job description

By Bruce Frauman © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Weston Select Board will be asking voters to decide whether to approve financing for a new fire tanker at Town Meeting on Tuesday, March 7. The Weston Volunteer Fire Department made the case for replacing the 1987 tanker, which can only pump about 40 percent of […]