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Turnout is high in local primary voting; November matchups decided

Turnout is high in local primary voting; November matchups decided

By Shawn Cunningham © 2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC Held in the hot and vacation rich month of August, Vermont’s primaries are generally sleepy affairs in which a relatively small number loyalists from the state’s three parties – Democratic, Republican and Progressive – come out to reaffirm the incumbents and chose the occasional challenger. But this […]

Derry Town Meeting scuttles dam article

Derry Town Meeting scuttles dam article

By Shawn Cunningham © 2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC On a sunny but cool and blustery Saturday morning a little over a hundred residents of Londonderry gathered in the parking lot of Town Hall on Middletown Road to hold their Town Meeting, which had been postponed from early March due to Covid worries. Ironically, they were […]

Dam meeting attendees get a Covid scare

Dam meeting attendees get a Covid scare Londonderry Town Meeting moved outdoors in response

By Shawn Cunningham © 2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC Approximately 70 people who attended last Wednesday’s information meeting regarding the fate of the Williams Dam in Londonderry  also got an unexpected call over the weekend. That call was to inform them that four of the town government representatives who had been at the meeting had tested […]

Derry voters seek answers as they consider future of Williams Dam

Derry voters seek answers as they consider future of Williams Dam Vote to be held on Saturday during Town Meeting

By Cynthia Prairie ©2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC LONDONDERRY To a number of speakers at last Wednesday’s informational meeting on the future of the 1883 Williams Dam on the West River in Londonderry, the dam and the pond it creates at Route 11 and Route 100 north are a scenic, bucolic setting that attracts birds and […]

Derry Transfer Station changes Tuesday hours

Derry Transfer Station changes Tuesday hours

The Londonderry Transfer Station, serving Londonderry, Landgrove, Peru, Weston and Windham, and located at 7060 Route 100, in Londonderry, will begin a pilot program to see if changing the hours on Tuesdays will benefit the needs of the community. Beginning on Tuesday, May 10, Tuesday hours at the Transfer Station will be 11 a.m. to […]

News Analysis: Legislature shuffles the districts in spite of local wishes

News Analysis: Legislature shuffles the districts in spite of local wishes Local towns need to leverage new representation

By Shawn Cunningham © 2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC While the text of House Bill 589 said that lawmakers would be seeking public — and municipal — input on their reapportionment plan to determine what State House districts will look like for the next 10 years, for officials in most area towns, they apparently were not […]

Special Select Board meeting on the Williams Dam in Londonderry

Special Select Board meeting on the Williams Dam in Londonderry

The Londonderry Select Board will hold a special meeting at 6 p.m. on Wednesday April 20, 2022 at Londonderry Town Hall, 139 Middletown Road in South Londonderry. The special select board meeting will feature a presentation by the town’s project engineer, and a question and answer session. This meeting is being held to provide information […]

Derry board proposes removing Williams Dam

Derry board proposes removing Williams Dam Issue heads to voters on April 30

At a Special Meeting held on Thursday, March 24, the Select Board for Londonderry voted unanimously to recommend to the community that the town remove the Williams Dam, then placed the issue on the Town Meeting warning an article seeking to raise $40,000 for engineering costs for the removal process. The Town Meeting for Londonderry […]

Variations on a Town Meeting Day

Variations on a Town Meeting Day Area towns choose formats, new dates for annual votes

By Shawn Cunningham © 2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC Once again this year the Vermont legislature has taken its cue from the continuing Covid pandemic and is giving municipalities options in how they can manage Town Meeting Day. And area select boards have chosen several variations — from fully remote meetings and Australian ballots for all […]

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. […]