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Area towns shuffled, separated under proposed redistricting plan

Area towns shuffled, separated under proposed redistricting plan

By Shawn Cunningham © 2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Vermont House yesterday passed H. 589 to bypass the work done by a tri-partisan board set up to create a legislative redistricting plan. The move substitutes the bill as the design for the “initial district plan.” The text of the legislation says that lawmakers will be […]

Derry Planning Commission to hold forum on Main Street Master Plan

Derry Planning Commission to hold forum on Main Street Master Plan

The Londonderry Planning Commission is inviting residents to view and discuss the consolidated Main Street Master Plan recommendations developed by Stevens & Associates for Londonderry’s North Main Street. The recommendations will be presented from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 6 on Zoom. Additional information and access to the Zoom meeting can be found […]

Doctor charged in Rockingham killing waives extradition from Florida

Doctor charged in Rockingham killing waives extradition from Florida

By Cynthia Prairie ©2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC Jozsef Piri, a Naples, Fla., resident who owns a second home in Londonderry, remains in custody in a Collier County, Fla., jail having been denied bail on Friday, Dec. 17, during his first court appearance before a judge as he faces a charge of second degree murder. He […]

Londonderry seeks feedback on North Village Main Street Study, Master Plan scenarios

Londonderry seeks feedback on North Village Main Street Study, Master Plan scenarios

Three preliminary scenarios from Londonderry’s Main Street Study and Master Plan of the North Village Center were presented on Nov. 18 for community review and input. Based on community comments at the two community meetings, and feedback posted on the Londonderry website, a consolidated scenario is being developed. Londonderry residents and businesses can review and […]

Area towns look -- cautiously -- to spend large ARPA allocations

Area towns look — cautiously — to spend large ARPA allocations

By Shawn Cunningham © 2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC There’s a lot of extra money in the bank accounts of town governments across the state with more coming next year. But most towns are taking cautious steps in deciding how to spend the funds. That’s because the money comes from the federal government’s American Rescue Plan […]

Community invited to 1st Main St., Master Plan presentation for Londonderry's North Village

Community invited to 1st Main St., Master Plan presentation for Londonderry’s North Village

The first community presentation of Londonderry’s Main Street Study and Master Plan for Londonderry’s North Village Center will take place from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 7 at Neighborhood Connections located at the Mountain Marketplace in Londonderry. The meeting will be hosted by Stevens & Associates of Brattleboro, the firm selected to undertake […]

UPDATED: Londonderry delays cannabis vote to Oct. 20

UPDATED: Londonderry delays cannabis vote to Oct. 20

UPDATE: The Londonderry Select board has moved the vote on the cannabis issue to Wednesday Oct. 20, with an  informational meeting to be held on Wednesday, Oct. 13. The meeting will be officially warned after Friday, Sept. 17.    The Town of Londonderry’s special Town Meeting, scheduled for Friday, Sept. 17, 2021 for local voters […]

Derry to vote Sept. 17 on cannabis sales, sales tax

Derry to vote Sept. 17 on cannabis sales, sales tax Information hearings set for Aug. 31, Sept. 8

The Town of Londonderry Select Board has set a special Town Meeting for Friday, Sept. 17 for town voters to decide on both cannabis legalization in the community and the establishment of a 1 percent local sales tax. Voting will take place by Australian ballot at the Londonderry Town Office at 100 Old School St., […]

Derry resident arraigned on federal drug charges

Derry resident arraigned on federal drug charges

By Shawn Cunningham © 2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC A South Londonderry  man pleaded not guilty in federal court (via Zoom) this afternoon on drug charges dating back to 2017  that apparently involved an overdose death. Timothy J. Slade, 29, was indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of heroin distribution and maintaining a drug-involved […]

Derry Solid Waste group gets second grant

Derry Solid Waste group gets second grant

The Londonderry Solid Waste Group has been awarded a grant worth $7,800 by the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation  to help cover costs for equipment to help with collection of food scraps generated by residents and qualifying businesses of the towns of Landgrove, Londonderry, Peru, Weston and Windham. This is in addition to another grant […]

Derry group gets grant for hazardous waste collections; Cavendish Fund awards three grants

Derry group gets grant for hazardous waste collections; Cavendish Fund awards three grants

Londonderry Solid Waste Group gets grant for hazardous waste disposal The Londonderry Solid Waste Group has been awarded a grant worth $6,659.75 by the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation to help cover costs for providing disposal of hazardous waste generated by residents and qualifying businesses of the towns of Landgrove, Londonderry, Peru, Weston and Windham. […]

Flood Brook's first-time softballers discover hidden talent for the game

Flood Brook’s first-time softballers discover hidden talent for the game

By Christian Avard © 2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC What are the odds that a group of girls who never played softball before could learn the game on the fly and dominate their opponents? Pretty good if those girls play for Flood Brook School. There’s no rhyme or reason to explain the team’s success. They just […]

Troopers investigate gunfire into Derry home

Troopers investigate gunfire into Derry home

© 2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Vermont State Police are investigating a shooting that took place in Londonderry on Monday night. No one was injured. According to a VSP press release, troopers were called to a home on Chaves Road at about 10:47 p.m. on Monday, April, 19. The homeowner, John Ross, 54, told police […]

Chester man arrested on probation violation in Londonderry

Chester man arrested on probation violation in Londonderry

© 2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC Three law enforcement agencies arrested a Chester man in Londonderry on probation violation charges on Friday afternoon. According to a U. S. Marshals Service press release, marshals, Chester Police and Vermont State Police located Timothy Arbuckle, 40, of Chester in a motel in Londonderry. Arbuckle was wanted on probation violations […]

Derry board delays action on Hunter Excavating proposal on taking some Transfer Station waste

Derry board delays action on Hunter Excavating proposal on taking some Transfer Station waste

By Cherise Madigan ©2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Londonderry Select Board delayed a vote on a motion that would allow the town to begin coordinating a proposed organic waste agreement between Hunter Excavating Inc. and the town Transfer Station, pending review from Zoning Administrator Will Goodwin. According to Hunter, the plan promises benefits that “have […]

Derry residents set priorities including revitalizing villages, expanding affordable housing and creating a community center

Derry residents set priorities including revitalizing villages, expanding affordable housing and creating a community center

By Cherise Madigan ©2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC At the second in a series of meetings about the future of Londonderry, residents identified three primary priorities for the coming years: expanding affordable housing, developing a community center and revitalizing the North and South village centers. The Thursday, Feb. 25 meeting followed an information session at the […]

Forest rangers ask for Derry help in controlling rogue footbridge, bike paths

Forest rangers ask for Derry help in controlling rogue footbridge, bike paths Cannabis vote still on burner; joint policing with Jamaica considered

By Cherise Madigan ©2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC US. Forest Service rangers are looking into a seemingly unsanctioned footbridge and adjoining bike paths constructed in Londonderry’s Sherwood Forest neighborhood, and on Monday they requested the town Select Board’s assistance in investigating and resolving the issue. Martina Barnes, USFS Manchester District ranger, told the Londonderry Select Board […]

Towns set new info sessions, Town Meetings, votes in response to Covid-19 pandemic

Towns set new info sessions, Town Meetings, votes in response to Covid-19 pandemic

By Shawn Cunningham © 2021 Telegraph Publishing, LLC With Town Meeting Day just four weeks away and the rules for gathering during the Covid-19 pandemic still restrictive, select boards are looking at the options presented to them by the Vermont Legislature. With the passage of H. 48, the state gave municipalities – including school districts […]

Derry board mulls cannabis vote, talks wastewater sites

Derry board mulls cannabis vote, talks wastewater sites

By Cherise Madigan © 2021 Telegraph Publishing, LLC The Londonderry Select Board has committed to holding a special town meeting to vote on whether to opt into Vermont’s nascent retail cannabis market, as well as whether to adopt a previously rejected local option tax for revenue from retail sales. Cannabis was not the only contentious […]

Local state reps outline priorities for 2021 session

Local state reps outline priorities for 2021 session

By Cherise Madigan ©2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC Local state legislators returned remotely to Montpelier for the 2021 session, focusing on the Covid-19 pandemic and recovery efforts. To find out what local legislators were specifically addressing this session, The Telegraph spoke with Reps. Tom Bock of Chester (D-Windsor 3-1), Kelly Pajala of Londonderry (I-Windham-Bennington-Windsor),  Linda Joy […]