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Weston resident, 60, dies snowshoeing

Weston resident, 60, dies snowshoeing

©2024 Telegraph Publishing LLC A 60-year-old Weston man who was snowshoeing with a group in the back country of the Magic Mountain Ski Area in Londonderry on Saturday experienced what Vermont State Police called a medical event, collapsed and died. VSP have identified the man as Daniel F. Leiter. According to its social media page, […]

North, South Village wastewater plans proposed for Londonderry

North, South Village wastewater plans proposed for Londonderry

By Cynthia Prairie ©2024 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Dufresne Group of Springfield has recommended two community wastewater disposal systems for the North and South Villages of the town of Londonderry. Christina Haskins, a vice president and engineer with Dufresne, presented the engineering company’s findings and recommendations last Wednesday before a group of residents and business […]

Londonderry Wastewater Committee to host public informational meeting Jan. 10

Londonderry Wastewater Committee to host public informational meeting Jan. 10

The Town of Londonderry’s Village Wastewater Committee will host a public informational meeting at 6 p.m. on Wednesday,  Jan. 10 at the Town Office Building, 100 Old School St. in South Londonderry. The purpose of this meeting is to share findings of the Village Wastewater 60% Completion Report. This report will provide preliminary design information […]

Flooding hits S. Vt.: Derry shops whacked again

Flooding hits S. Vt.: Derry shops whacked again Dirt roads take the brunt of other damage

 Video by David Lewis of Windham. The Chester Telegraph thanks all of our reporting partners who provided photos, video and insights into today’s events. See photo gallery below. To launch the gallery, click any image. By Cynthia Prairie and Shawn Cunningham ©2023 Telegraph Publishing LLC Our southern Vermont region was hit with another rainstorm […]

Flood resiliency takes center stage at legislative forum in Weston

Flood resiliency takes center stage at legislative forum in Weston Area residents anxious for solutions to persistent flooding

By Cynthia Prairie ©2023 Telegraph Publishing LLC WESTON Flood resiliency and mitigation was the major topic addressed during a gathering on Saturday of about 30 residents of Weston and surrounding towns for a discussion with state Rep. Kelly Pajala, and state Sens. Alison Clarkson, Dick McCormack and Becca White. McCormack, Clarkson and White represent Windsor […]

Londonderry woman arrested after rifle fire

Londonderry woman arrested after rifle fire

By Shawn Cunningham © 2023 Telegraph Publishing LLC A Londonderry woman is facing charges of reckless endangerment and first-degree aggravated domestic assault after a rifle was fired in the town Sunday night. No one was injured. According to the Vermont State Police, Ivory King, 34, of Londonderry, fired a rifle outside the home of a […]

Londonderry Wastewater Committee holds public meeting Tuesday, Oct. 17

Londonderry Wastewater Committee holds public meeting Tuesday, Oct. 17

The Town of Londonderry’s Village Wastewater Committee will host a public meeting at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 17  at Flood Brook School, at 91 VT-11 in Londonderry. The purpose of this meeting is to share details of the project that would bring affordable and safe waste water systems and the progress that has been […]

Derry takes its place in history of snowboarding

Derry takes its place in history of snowboarding Dedication of Burton Snowboards historic marker draws Olympians, former employees and fans

By Cara Philbin ©2023 Telegraph Publishing LLC Friends, family and fans of the late Jake Burton Carpenter gathered at Williams Park on Main Street in Londonderry last Tuesday to unveil a state historical marker honoring his legacy of revolutionizing winter sports through the perfection of the modern snowboard. (Click any image to launch gallery.) It […]

Remote meeting styles evolve with good and bad experiences, technology

Remote meeting styles evolve with good and bad experiences, technology

  By Shawn Cunningham © 2023 Telegraph Publishing LLC The recent move by Green Mountain Unified School District Board to prohibit comment from those who attend its meetings by Zoom – including board members – prompts the question of where other boards stand on the issue of remote vs. in-person meetings and what goes into […]

West River Farmers Market thanks Flood Brook School for hospitality

West River Farmers Market thanks Flood Brook School for hospitality

©2023 Telegraph Publishing LLC Members of the board of the West River Farmers Market on Tuesday presented Flood Brook School Principal Johanna Liskowsky-Doak with a bouquet of flowers and a tote celebrating the market’s 30th anniversary. Also presented was a thank you card signed by more than 45 vendors from the market. The gesture was […]

West River Farmers Market returns to Williams Park on Saturday, Aug. 26

West River Farmers Market returns to Williams Park on Saturday, Aug. 26

The West River Farmers Market will reopen at Williams Park, at Routes 11 and 100 in Londonderry, on Saturday, Aug. 26, after six weeks away from its home site following  flood damage to the park, the town and area businesses. The market is open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Music will be provided by local […]

Londonderry clears more roads, continues to warn about possible flash flooding

Londonderry clears more roads, continues to warn about possible flash flooding

©2023 Telegraph Publishing LLC Londonderry Road Crews made great progress on Thursday opening roads. The following roads still remain closed however: Cromack, Glebe View, Goodaleville (Londonderry portion is open, bridge is closed at the town line), Livermore Mills (passable with a truck but very rough), Rowes, Thompsonburg. Also, the expected severe storms for last night […]

Cleanup begins after massive rains wallop region

Cleanup begins after massive rains wallop region Reports from Londonderry, Weston, Chester and Andover

By Cynthia Prairie and Shawn Cunningham © 2023 Telegraph Publishing LLC The comparisons to Tropical Storm Irene of August 2011 began rolling in over the weekend as the National Weather Service rolled out its rain estimates. By Monday night, at the end of the storm that dropped as much as 9 inches of rain in […]

Flooding updates from town of Londonderry

Flooding updates from town of Londonderry

The town of Londonderry has issued the following updates this morning, Wednesday, July 12, regarding the impact of this week’s flooding. Londonderry Emergency Operation Center- Hours today are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the town office at 100 Old School St. in South Londonderry. Phone numbers are 802-289-7859 and 802-548-8246 South Londonderry bridge — […]

Area fire, rescue services brace for rains, flooding

Area fire, rescue services brace for rains, flooding

By Shawn Cunningham © 2023 Telegraph Publishing LLC With the National Weather Service issuing a flood watch for all of Vermont from Sunday afternoon through Monday evening, local emergency responders are preparing for the needs of their communities, and Vermont Emergency Management has put out a list of things to do to ensure public safety […]

Legislators wrap up session June 25 in Weston

Legislators wrap up session June 25 in Weston

New Thought Vermont, 614 Main St. in Weston, will host a   Wrap Up Legislative Forum for Weston and neighboring mountain towns from 4 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, June 25. With the veto session having just been completed, come listen to updates about the legislative session from our state legislators. You will also have an […]

Two area first responders honored by Vermont

Two area first responders honored by Vermont

© 2023 Telegraph Publishing LLC Two area first responders – one from Chester and another from Londonderry – were recognized with state Emergency Medical Services awards as part of 49th annual National Emergency Medical Services Week in late May. Steve Vertefeuille of Chester was named First Responder of the Year for his service with the […]

Londonderry to introduce Village Wastewater Project

Londonderry to introduce Village Wastewater Project

The Town of Londonderry Village Wastewater Committee will host an open house from 8:30 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 10 at the Town Office, 100 Old School Road, South Londonderry. The open house will provide an opportunity for residents and business owners to ask questions, review the progress of the project and hear about […]

Londonderry to develop new 'gateway' park

Londonderry to develop new ‘gateway’ park

By Cynthia Prairie ©2023 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Town of Londonderry is poised for a new park at the northeast corner of Route 11 and Route 100, overlooking the Mill Pond. It’s a park that proponents say will be a welcoming gateway for visitors traveling from both Chester and Weston, and they hope to start […]

Derry group gets grant to hold two hazardous waste collection events

Derry group gets grant to hold two hazardous waste collection events

The Londonderry Solid Waste Group is has been awarded a grant of $6659.50 by the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation that will be used to defer some of the costs of two Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events to be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 3 and Saturday, Oct. 7, 2023 […]