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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 […]

Derry residents hear Nature Conservancy's plans for Glebe Mountain

Derry residents hear Nature Conservancy’s plans for Glebe Mountain

By Cherise Madigan © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The future of a 3,500-acre parcel of land on Glebe Mountain, in the towns of Londonderry and Windham, was the topic of discussion during a session hosted by the Nature Conservancy at the Londonderry’s Old Town Hall last night. There, around 20 residents discussed their experiences with […]

Derry highway crew, Select Board discussion kicks off organizing of road work, maintenance

Derry highway crew, Select Board discussion kicks off organizing of road work, maintenance

By Bruce Frauman ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Londonderry Select Board and the town’s three-person road crew agree in principal, but not yet in the details, that more planning would help the road crew work more efficiently. The board met in a Special Session on Wednesday, April 10, primarily to evaluate the road crew in […]

Derry to put 'No Parking' signs on Lowell Lake Rd.

Derry to put ‘No Parking’ signs on Lowell Lake Rd. Flood response, muddy roads merit attention during board meeting

By Bruce Frauman ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The town of Londonderry intends to place “No Parking” signs along Lowell Lake Road, Select Board chair Jim Ameden announced at the Tuesday, April 15 Select Board meeting. Select Board member George Mora said that once the lake’s parking lot is full, visitors tend to park along the […]

Early morning flooding hammers area towns

Early morning flooding hammers area towns

By Shawn Cunningham ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Overnight rains and melting snows combined on Monday morning to cause flooding and close roads throughout the area. Luckily, it was also the first day of the spring break for local schools. At 6:24 a.m., a Weston firefighter asked the Keene Mutual Aid dispatcher to tone fire department […]

Volunteers sought for focus groups on healthcare related issues

Volunteers sought for focus groups on healthcare related issues

The Springfield Area Community Collaborative is conducting focus groups regarding health related matters including, unmet health needs, access to services and barriers to care. Groups will be held in Springfield, Chester, Ludlow, Londonderry and Bellows Falls in Vermont and  in Charlestown, N.H., in mid-May, 2019. The focus groups will include a light dinner, and a […]

Derry board moves forward with feasibility study for water/waste water systems

Derry board moves forward with feasibility study for water/waste water systems

By Bruce Frauman ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Londonderry Select Board on April 1 voted to move forward with an application for funding for a feasibility study on water supply and wastewater systems through the Agency of Natural Resources Engineering Planning Advance program. Planning Commission member Gail Mann said a needs assessment of water and […]

Lowell Lake group to begin researching park

Lowell Lake group to begin researching park

By Bruce Frauman ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The March 28 meeting of the Lowell Lake Working Group, held at Neighborhood Connections in Londonderry, revealed a nascent organization with lots of questions seeking answers. Robert Nied, a Chester resident and former town administrator of Londonderry, began pulling together the organization after the state Department of Forest […]

Derry board delays traffic ordinance, taps planning consultant

Derry board delays traffic ordinance, taps planning consultant

By Bruce Frauman ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Londonderry Select Board on Monday, March 18 once again postponed its vote on the proposed Traffic and Parking Ordinance. Board chair Jim Ameden questioned whether a list of all stop signs was required in the ordinance and whether any new stop signs would require a vote by […]

South Derry fire cause called 'undetermined'

South Derry fire cause called ‘undetermined’

© 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The cause of Thursday’s explosion and fire on Winhall Hollow Road in Londonderry has been classified as “undetermined,” following an “origin and cause investigation” by the Vermont Vermont State Police Fire and Explosion Unit. South Londonderry Fire Chief Jeff Duda had requested the probe.  According to a State Police press […]

Explosion, fire destroy guest house at South Derry compound

Explosion, fire destroy guest house at South Derry compound

By Shawn Cunningham ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Doug Stevens had just backed his truck into the sugar house on Winhall Hollow Road in Londonderry when one of several buildings on the property exploded. While firefighters were dousing the flames, Stevens, who is caretaker of the property, told The Telegraph that he heard a huge “baah-room”  […]

After wrangling, Derry voters approve articles

After wrangling, Derry voters approve articles

By Bruce Frauman ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Under moderator Doug Friant’s guidance, Town Meeting in Londonderry on Tuesday flew through 15 articles with only a scattering of “nays” and some questions about the ever decreasing State Police presence over and above their regular patrols. But then the meeting encountered lots of turbulence as it considered […]

Derry board delays vote on Traffic Ordinance

Derry board delays vote on Traffic Ordinance

By Bruce Frauman ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Londonderry Select Board chair Jim Ameden said on Monday, March 4 that it would be best to wait until the next board meeting to vote to adopt a new Traffic and Parking Ordinance. The proposal lists every intersection currently posted with a stop sign, with a few exceptions, […]

Sparsely attended Derry Candidates' Night

Sparsely attended Derry Candidates’ Night

By Bruce Frauman ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Ten people, mostly public officials, attended Candidates’ Night 2019 in Londonderry on Monday evening, Feb. 11, with Town Moderator Doug Friend lead the discussion. Incumbent Taylor Prouty said he would run again for his 3-year Select Board seat and added that he had heard that incumbent George Mora […]

Derry Select Board to propose traffic ordinance, speed limits on Thompsonburg Road

Derry Select Board to propose traffic ordinance, speed limits on Thompsonburg Road

By Bruce Frauman ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Londonderry Select Board has agreed to propose at its next regular meeting a town traffic ordinance and speed limits along Thompsonburg Road. With a new safety audit report from VTrans and a recent report from the town’s Traffic Safety Committee, the board met in a special session […]