Volume 8 Number 4                                                     April  2017
Letter from the Editor:
Hopefully daffodils, easter bunnies and tulips will be in our future instead of more storms!!  Mud season is upon us and places are winding down for the season and closing for a bit while the rest of us get excited about the arrival of spring.  But for most of us things will quiet down and slow down as visitors, skiers and tourists start to stay home.  My free B& B will be closed for a bit!
There are still some happenings going on in our little slice of heaven so read on and find something to amuse you during mud season and get you thru until summer!  Rumor has it the Ladies Auxuliary for Phoenix Fire Department is starting up a Bingo Nite – stay tuned! 
Darcy Duval

South Londonderry Fire Department GOLF TOURNAMENT at STRATTON
Come to the library on Saturday, April 8th at 10:30 to make elegant Easter bonnets and festive decorations for your holiday table with artist, Casey Junker Bailey. All children and their adults are welcome to attend this fun event.
Computer expert, Marc Fontaine, will again be on hand to help you answer your computer or digital device questions.  Wednesdays, March 29th, April 5thst and April 12th. These classes will begin at 7:15. Marc has kindly agreed to host an additional class on Saturday, April 15th at 11 am. Please call or email the library if you are interested in attending.
Currently on display in the Janeway Wing of the library is the artwork of Christine Mix. Chris’s  fanciful, imaginative watercolors are on exhibit as well her fairy tale slipcovers for pillows that feature her original illustrations. There will be an artist’s reception on Wednesday evening, April 26th . All artwork is for sale and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the library. All are welcome to come to the library to meet Chris and learn about her technique.
Some new acquisitions are: Lab Girl by Hope Jahren, The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander, The Life of the World to Come by Dan Cluchey, Born a Crime by Trevor Noah, The Lyrics: 1961-2012 by Bob Dylan, The Book of Joy by Dalai Lama and A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles.
For Children: Otters Love to Play by Jonathan London, I Dissent by Debbie Levy, Apples and Robins by Lucie Felix, Bluebird’s Nest by Dorothea DePrisco, Because of an Acorn by Lola Schaefer, One Minute by Somin Ahn, This & That by Mem Fox and many other juvenile chapter books. These books were donated by the Vermont Department of Libraries Children Book Exhibit Collection.
Library Hours are: Monday, Wednesday and Fridays we are open 10 to noon & 1 to 5 pm. Wednesday evenings from 7 to 9 pm and on Saturdays we are open from 10 am to 1 pm. You can contact us by calling 824-3371 or emailing  We are located at 15 Old School Street in South Londonderry.
See you at the library!
Mary K. Butera
Librarian Director

Neighborhood Connections

Do you want to quit tobacco but nothing works? The Community Health Team at Springfield Medical invites you to join their Fresh Start Tobacco Cessation class offered here at Neighborhood Connections. Come talk about smoking, quitting, staying quit and all the challenges in between in a non-judgmental, friendly environment. Free or reduced Nicotine replacement products are free with attendance to all the classes. Call (802) 886-8946 or e-mail
FRIDAY    APRIL 7th @ 6pm   FILM: WHERE TO INVADE NEXT presented by Doreen Fabiano and Carlene Lindgren
This film by Michael Moore is an expansive, hilarious and subversive comedy/documentary in which he confronts the most pressing issues facing America today and finds solutions in the most unlikely places. This epic movie is unlike anything he has done before - an eye-opening call to arms to recapture the American Dream and restore it to, of all places, America.
THURSDAYS  APRIL 13 and April 20     2-3:30pm      KUNDALINI YOGA with Liza Eaton
Come learn the basics of this wonderfully healing and illuminating yoga that has the ability to bring your body, mind and spirit into balance quickly and effectively. This is a gentle introduction class for all ages and abilities. Liza Eaton is a KRI Certified Aquarian Yoga Teacher who teaches Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan. Currently working on her   Level 2 Certification in this practice, Liza is a joyful and colorful teacher who encourages her students to get out of their heads and go into their hearts. She offers regular classes, workshops and retreats in Chester and Proctorsville. You can check out her web-site at
Backyard Composting with compost bins for sale. This will most likely be offered on a Saturday morning.

Article Submission Information  If your group or organization has community news to share, and you would like to submit an article to The Monthly for publication, please contact us via
email at  For your reference, our article submission deadline is the 23rd of each month.  Due to space limitations it is up to our discretion to edit any and all submissions and/or reject submissions.  The articles and information enclosed do not necessarily reflect the opinions or policies of the Town of Londonderry or its board members
Bone Builders meet FREE at the Twitchell Bldg every Monday and Wednesday at 9:30 a.m
TOWN EMAIL LIST  The town has established an Email/distribution list to send important and emergency information to town residents and property owners. If you have not submitted your email address, please consider doing so. Your information will not be shared with anyone. Call the town office at 824-3356 or email to or sign up on our website

BDCC/SeVEDS Workforce Center of Excellence
Looking for an Intern?
The Six Colleges Collaborative Internship Program works with local businesses, post-secondary student(s) and colleges both in and outside of Vermont. The program works to partner college students and recent graduates with local companies to contribute to Vermont’s economic development, while introducing students to the opportunities that exist here in Vermont. It attracts students from across Windham County, the State, and the Country to start their careers in Southern Vermont, providing work-based learning experiences to students and qualified labor to Windham County’s growing businesses and nonprofits. If you are interested in hosting an intern or would like more information about the program, please visit, or contact Kristin Mehalick, BDCC Internship Coordinator at or (802) 257-7731 ext. 226.

Open House at Champion Fire Department on GREEN UP DAY MAY 6th.  Come visit the station, the fire trucks and the firemen!
Dear Londonderry Community,
Since Town Meeting a number of issues have arisen that your Select Board and employees are confronting. We are working diligently to address them as quickly as possible and move forward. Unfortunately, solutions will not come as fast or as simply as we all would like. Information can be found in meeting minutes on this website and in articles on the Chester Telegraph website as well as GNAT.
One of our issues is being short handed in our road department. We ask for your caution and patience. As we transition from winter season to mud season there are going to be challenges. Our team is doing as much as possible.
We have posted job and Board openings on this website and encourage qualified candidates to apply. Your next Select Board meeting is Monday, April 3 at 6 pm and we encourage your attendance. If I can answer questions or help in any way, please contact me.
Paul Gordon, Board Chairman
The Londonderry Select Board announces the following vacancies:
  • Development Review Board member. Monthly meeting with a 7-member board and the Zoning Administrator reviewing and acting on applications related to Londonderry’s Zoning Bylaws. Questions can be directed to Co-chairman Esther Fishman.
  • Zoning Administrator
  • Health Officer
Interested parties in filling any of these positions are asked to submit a letter of interest and/or resume to the Londonderry Select Board, 100 Old School St., South Londonderry, VT, 05155 by April 28th. Questions may be directed to Board Chairman Paul Gordon.

We announced the following statement at the last SB meeting: “The Londonderry Select Board has received documents alleging violations of safety programs from the Vermont Occupational Safety and Health Administration. We met several times the week of March 20, 2017 with a representative from VOSHA and we are cooperatively working with the Department of Labor to address the issues. There is a process that involves several steps and we will be responding to a final report that we will receive in June. We will be adopting new program documents tonight to comply with these safety issues. On Thursday, March 30, 2017 we met with all employees to share the program documents and conduct training. The Londonderry Select Board will continue to provide a safe and hazard free workplace for our employees and comply with all requirements. This effort will be ongoing and bring us into compliance.”
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