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Londonderry to join state's opioid lawsuit

Londonderry to join state’s opioid lawsuit

By Bruce Frauman ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Londonderry Select Board at its meeting Monday night chose to join a Vermont lawsuit that is part of the nationwide multi-district litigation against manufacturers and distributors that created or contributed to the nationwide opioid crisis. Vermont Attorney General T.J. Donovan said in a letter to all Vermont […]

Windstorm knocks out power for days

Windstorm knocks out power for days

By Shawn Cunningham ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC A powerful storm on Thursday night into Friday left thousands of Green Mountain Power customers in the dark with many still powerless on Sunday morning. As of this morning — Monday — GMP was reporting 371 statewide customers without power with more than 25 percent in The Telegraph […]

Derry to mull fund to tackle emerald ash borer

Derry to mull fund to tackle emerald ash borer

By Bruce Frauman ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC After considerable discussion, the Londonderry Select Board agreed on Monday, Oct. 21 to consider both an annual budget allocation and a fund that can accumulate from year to year to cope with the emerald ash borer beetle that was identified in the town in early October. The beetle […]

Trees destroy Derry family's home during storm

Trees destroy Derry family’s home during storm Go-Fund-Me campaign set up to aid Cobb-Bryant family

Friends have set up a Go Fund Me account for a Londonderry family whose trailer home was destroyed by a microburst storm during a Nor’easter that sent pine trees toppling into their home late on Wednesday, Oct. 16 into early Thursday, Oct. 17. Chris Cobb, Kristen Bryant, both in their 30s, and their 3-year-old son […]

Speed limits, signage top Derry board discussion

Speed limits, signage top Derry board discussion

By Bruce Frauman ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Responding to a letter from Flood Brook School Principal Neal McIntyre, the Londonderry Select Board on Monday, Oct. 7 agreed to contribute $1,530 toward the cost of new speed limit beacons on Route 11. McIntyre said the total cost will be $10,000 and the state Agency of Transportation […]

Emerald ash borer found in Londonderry

Emerald ash borer found in Londonderry Surrounding towns now seen as infected or high risk

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Vermont Department of Forests, Parks & Recreation has announced that the emerald ash borer, a beetle that has been decimating ash trees from Michigan to Maine, now has been found in Londonderry. According to a statement released Thursday, the infested area includes all of Londonderry, Windham, […]

Derry board OKs Dufresne for wastewater feasibility study

Derry board OKs Dufresne for wastewater feasibility study

By Bruce Frauman ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Although meeting for less than 25 minutes, the Londonderry Select Board on Monday, Sept. 23 heard a complaint about maintenance of a road, talked about the current state of the road crew and approved a contract for a feasibility study, among other items. Contract OK’d for wastewater feasibility […]

Derry to seek funds for electric speed sign as state OKs reducing mph near Flood Brook

Derry to seek funds for electric speed sign as state OKs reducing mph near Flood Brook

By Bruce Frauman ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Flood Brook School Principal Neal McIntyre, who had met with the Traffic Committee of the state Agency of Transportation, told the Londonderry Select Board on Monday Sept. 9 that the state will agree to lower the speed limit on Route 11 near the school to 40 mph as […]

Derry to consider town meeting on Lowell Lake

Derry to consider town meeting on Lowell Lake

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Londonderry Conservation Committee chair Irwin Kuperberg came to the Derry  Select Board on Aug. 19 asking for an endorsement of the committee’s Lowell Lake position. While Kuperberg did not get what he wanted, he didn’t come away empty handed. After recounting a number of the objections to […]

Wednesday tornado damages homes, property in Windham

Wednesday tornado damages homes, property in Windham

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC A tornado, spawned during a Wednesday afternoon thunderstorm damaged homes, barns and other structures and devastated trees in the Timberside section of Windham. On the Cover: Tom Grondine’s farm house sustained tree damage during Wednesday’s storm. Click any photo to launch photo gallery. Meteorologist Ray O’Keefe, of […]

Derry Rescue Squad building damaged in an 'inside job'

Derry Rescue Squad building damaged in an ‘inside job’

By Cynthia Prairie ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Kevin Beattie, of the Londonderry Rescue Squad, was preparing to head out to a rescue in Winhall Monday evening. A woman had slipped at a pond and he could make use of the specialized equipment on the Rescue 1 truck to aid in her recovery. He turned from […]

Closed door saves South Derry home

Closed door saves South Derry home 14-year-old family dog dies from smoke inhalation

By Shawn Cunningham © Telegraph Publishing LLC Firefighters say that a closed, solid wood door and the monthly business meeting of the Champion Fire Company in South Londonderry saved a Melendy Hill Road home from destruction Wednesday night when a fire broke out in the building’s basement. There were no injuries, but a family dog […]

Parks rep outlines Lowell Lake plans for Derry board

Parks rep outlines Lowell Lake plans for Derry board

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Londonderry Select Board was expecting a crowd Monday night, but only a handful of the regulars showed up. Three rows of chairs were set up in the big room of the Twitchell Office Building expecting locals to turn out, as Ethan Phelps of Vermont’s Department of […]

Attendees skeptical of state motives at Lowell Lake meeting

Attendees skeptical of state motives at Lowell Lake meeting

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC By 7 p.m. last Thursday, nearly 120 people had signed in at the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation’s Lowell Lake Master Plan meeting at Londonderry’s Old Town Hall. But when asked, none of those leaving said their minds had been changed by the presentation. In […]

Derry board asked to weigh in on Lowell Lake

Derry board asked to weigh in on Lowell Lake Kuperberg says internal documents show state's intent was always overnight stays

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Londonderry Select Board was asked to “stand with” the town’s Conservation Commission Monday night in opposing plans for overnight lodging and expanded parking at Lowell Lake as internal state documents came to light. Conservation Commission chair Irwin Kuperberg told the board that after studying the Department […]

Londonderry celebrates Independence Day

Londonderry celebrates Independence Day

© 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The severe thunderstorm predicted for Saturday held off as Londonderry’s annual Independence Day Parade went off under sunny blue skies.  A large crowd was on hand to enjoy the festivities as summer heat and humidity finally arrived. All photos by Bruce Frauman, click any photo to launch the gallery.   […]

Derry Planning/Regional Commission to review state Lowell Lake plan for local compliance

Derry Planning/Regional Commission to review state Lowell Lake plan for local compliance

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC At the request of the Planning Commission, the Londonderry Select Board decided to stick a toe in the Lowell Lake Park controversy last night by letting the commission meet with the Windham Regional Commission to look at whether the State of Vermont’s plan for the park is […]

Derry board tackles Flood Brook backups

Derry board tackles Flood Brook backups Changes in policy, hauler at Transfer Station; VSP contract renewed

By Bruce Frauman ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC At its Monday, June 17 meeting — and with just four days left in the school year — the Londonderry Select Board heard from Flood Brook School Principal Neal McIntyre on problems with cars backing up onto Route 11 during morning dropoff. Board Member George Mora remarked that […]

Act 250 allows Magic to double snowmaking

Act 250 allows Magic to double snowmaking

© 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Magic Mountain Ski Area in Londonderry announced today, Tuesday, June 25 that it has received Act 250 approval to double the size of its snowmaking pond to approximately 9 million gallons while taking the pond “off stream” to help create a better aquatic environment for fish downstream. The Act 250 […]

Derry board walks line between zoning enforcement, resident's need

Derry board walks line between zoning enforcement, resident’s need

By Bruce Frauman ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Londonderry Select Board member Bob Forbes on June 3 kicked off a 40-minute discussion on how to handle zoning enforcement at 213 Middletown Road. At the May 20 meeting, the board had given owner James Twitchell two weeks to take the burned-out house down and remove all the […]