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Take a run: Offices open in local governments

Take a run: Offices open in local governments Petitions to be on the ballot are due Jan. 27

Vermont’s towns are run by community minded folks who step up and serve in local government positions – from town clerks and select board members to Library Trustees, Listers, Constables and more. This is the time of year that residents can take out a petition to get on the ballot for Town Meeting Day elections. […]

Londonderry public meeting to focus on concerns in water supply, wastewater conditions

Londonderry public meeting to focus on concerns in water supply, wastewater conditions

The Town of Londonderry will be holding the first of three public meetings to discuss concerns regarding water supply and/or wastewater disposal within the North and South Villages. This initial meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 27 at the Town Office-Twitchell Building, 100 Old School St. in S. Londonderry. Londonderry has […]

Athens man arrested in Londonderry burglary, auto theft

Athens man arrested in Londonderry burglary, auto theft

© 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC An Athens man was arrested Saturday in connection with burglaries, auto theft and several other charges including attempting to elude police starting in Londonderry and ending in Brattleboro. According to a Vermont State Police press release, Jason Moul, 38, entered a home on Rt. 11  in Londonderry around 3 p.m. […]

Derry voters to weigh local options tax

Derry voters to weigh local options tax Board tackles 2020-21 budgeting before Town Meeting

By Bruce Frauman ©2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Londonderry Select Board at its meeting on Monday, Jan. 6 voted to place on the March 3 Town Meeting warning an article for the town to vote on a 1 percent local options tax on sales, rooms, meals and alcohol, in an attempt to reduce the municipal […]

Derry to undertake water/waste system study

Derry to undertake water/waste system study Local option tax, Williams Dam future also discussed

By Bruce Frauman ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Londonderry Select Board has agreed to move forward with a water and wastewater management study. At its Monday, Dec. 16 meeting, the board also agreed to authorize Town Administrator Shane O’Keefe to sign a contract for the study with a consultant recommended by the water/wastewater committee. O’Keefe […]

Derry board mulls cannabis sales

Derry board mulls cannabis sales

By Bruce Frauman ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Londonderry Select Board has begun considering allowing a cannabis dispensary within town limits, should the state legislature pass S. 54, which would establish a commercial marketplace for the products in the Vermont. At the board meeting on Monday, Nov. 18, board member George Mora said it might […]

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 […]