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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 […]

Weston Fire Department truck fails to meet pumping standards

Weston Fire Department truck fails to meet pumping standards

By Bruce Frauman ©2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Weston Select Board on Tuesday, Dec. 13 learned that two one of the Weston Volunteer Fire Department’s trucks do not meet current standards. The department’s 18-year-old pumper is pumping 1,200 gallons per minute instead of the required 1,500 gallons per minute, and the its 30-year-old tanker-pumper, which […]

Regional police force stalls out for 'Mountain Towns'

Regional police force stalls out for ‘Mountain Towns’

CORRECTIONS: Jeanette Haight, Andover Town Clerk, has informed us that Andover actually pays $7,000 annually for five hours of policing a month. And also Al Peters was misidentified. He is the Andover Town Constable.   By Bruce Frauman © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC After two meetings this fall, members of area select boards and Londonderry’s […]

Material in town right-of-way worries Weston board

Material in town right-of-way worries Weston board

By Bruce Frauman © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC The three members attending the Weston Select Board meeting of Nov. 21 spent much of their time discussing how to approach a Longley Loop resident about his possessions that encroach on the town’s right-of-way. Jim Linville, who was acting as chair in Denis Benson’s absence, said the […]

Weston board splits on land gift, talks school merger

Weston board splits on land gift, talks school merger

By Bruce Frauman © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Weston Select Board on Tuesday, Oct. 11 told Forestry District manager Nate McKeen that the board was split on landowner Maurice Kahn’s proposal to donate about 1.7 acres of land to the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation. The land, on Fulton Road adjacent to […]

Merger panel member floats school plan with Weston Select Board

Merger panel member floats school plan with Weston Select Board

By Bruce Frauman © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC Deb Lyneis, Weston representative to the Northshire Merger Study Committee, attended the Sept. 27 Weston Select Board meeting to seek advice on the committee’s Act 46 deliberations. Lyneis told the board that the committee is ready to “recommend a merger of our four towns of Londonderry, Landgrave, […]

Floodway issue puts hold on Weston Little School handicap ramp

Floodway issue puts hold on Weston Little School handicap ramp

By Bruce Frauman © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC The installation of a proposed handicap access ramp at the Little School is on hold until Weston’s Zoning Board of Adjustment can determine if the building is in the floodway. At the Weston Select Board’s Sept. 13 meeting, ZBA member Deborah Granquist told the Select Board that […]

Fallen tree on power lines shuts down Route 11

Fallen tree on power lines shuts down Route 11

By Shawn Cunningham © Telegraph Publishing LLC The Chester Fire Department was called out at about 7 a.m. this morning for a tree that had fallen from the hillside on Route 11 just west of Adams Road. According to Fire Department Capt. Ben Whalen, the tree was laying on the power lines, which were arcing. […]

Weston Board says 'no' to Little School diagonal parking

Weston Board says ‘no’ to Little School diagonal parking

By Bruce Frauman ©2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC Feeling they had done their due diligence, members of the Weston Select Board on Aug. 9 voted to draft a letter to the committee that proposed changes to the parking in front of the Little School saying that it did not “seem like a viable option.” At Town […]

Weston board ponders Little School parking, well requests, tables other issues

Weston board ponders Little School parking, well requests, tables other issues

By Bruce Frauman © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC More issues were tabled than decided at the July 26 Weston Select Board meeting including choosing among bidders for a new furnace at the Town Office building, a supplier for heating oil and securing an expert opinion to how close to a wellhead pavement can be laid […]

Weston board approves special meeting on fire tanker

Weston board approves special meeting on fire tanker

By Bruce Frauman © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC The three members of the Weston Select Board on hand for the Tuesday, June 28 meeting voted unanimously to hold a special town meeting to vote on authorizing the Select Board to borrow money to finish purchasing a water tanker for the Fire Department. The meeting will […]

Weston board to look at fire truck purchase

Weston board to look at fire truck purchase

By Shawn Cunningham © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC Members of the Weston Volunteer Fire Department returned to the Select Board on Tuesday, June 14 with bid documents from the vendor it selected for a new tanker truck. Chief Wes Hupp told the board that the bids from 4 Guys Stainless Steel Firetrucks and KME were […]

Weston celebrates birthdays of local icons: Playhouse turns 80, Country Store 70

Weston celebrates birthdays of local icons: Playhouse turns 80, Country Store 70

By Leah M. Cunningham © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC The sun shone brightly as the Weston Playhouse Theatre Company celebrated the start of its 80th season of producing summer theater. The town of Weston, along with many others, came together to acknowledge the occasion with a grand birthday party. The morning started off with a […]

Fire truck buy spurs Weston board to improve purchase procedure

Fire truck buy spurs Weston board to improve purchase procedure

By Christopher Biddle © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC With lessons learned from the unforeseen length of time it took to take delivery of a new town dump truck, and with the forthcoming purchase of a new fire truck, the Weston Select Board wants to improve the way it plans for big-ticket equipment costs. At its […]

Schedule for Weston bridge closing

Schedule for Weston bridge closing

© 2016 Telegraph Publishing, LLC VTrans will shortly begin replacing bridge 98 in Weston which is located on Vermont Route 100 about a mile south of the intersection of Routes 155 and 100. Work is expected to begin on May 17 with alternating one lane traffic 24 hours a day. The Telegraph has reported on […]