Burglar makes off with cash at Londonderry Transfer Station

An office at the Londonderry Transfer Station was broken into overnight and someone made off with $90 in cash, Vermont State Police announced this afternoon.

The Londonderry Transfer Station.

Police said that they were notified of the burglary around 9 a.m. today. The complainant said that the cash was taken sometime overnight.

The Londonderry Transfer Station, at 7060 Route 100, the trash and recycling repository for the towns of Londonderry, Weston, Peru, Windham and Landgrove, is in the process of switching over from a cash basis to a punch card system, much to the dismay of a number of residents who are bemoaning the loss of convenience.

But recycling coordinator Esther Fishman said today that the switch is “a safety issue and a financial issue. I hope this will help make the transition to the punch card system a bit less difficult for the folks who might struggle with change and help them understand why it’s important for financial and safety reasons to not have cash at the Transfer Station.”

Police are asking anyone with information or who has seen suspicious activity in the area to contact Vermont State Police at the Westminster Barracks at 802-722-4600.

— Cynthia Prairie


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About the Author: Cynthia Prairie has been a newspaper editor more than 40 years. Cynthia has worked at such publications as the Raleigh Times, the Baltimore News American, the Buffalo Courier Express, the Chicago Sun-Times and the Patuxent Publishing chain of community newspapers in Maryland, and has won numerous state awards for her reporting. As an editor, she has overseen her staffs to win many awards for indepth coverage. She and her family moved to Chester, Vermont in 2004.

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