Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Raymond H. Vashaw, 72

WEATHERSFIELD — Raymond H. Vashaw, 72, of Weathersfield, passed away Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017. He was born July 5, 1945. 
A Celebration of Life will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24, at Martin Memorial Hall on Route 5 in Ascutney. You are welcome to bring a dish to share.

Excessive Speed and Careless and Neglignet Operation

Weathersfield Police Department
23 hrs
Date: September 19,2017
Offense: Excessive Speed & Careless and Negligent Operation
Subject: Gordon Briggs
On this date a motor vehicle was stopped for allegedly traveling over twice the posted speed limit on Weathersfield Center Road. The male was cited into court at a later date.

Violation of a Temporary Abuse Order

Weathersfield Police Department
23 hrs
Date: September 14, 2017
Offense: Violation of a Temporary Abuse Order
Subject: Jennette Riendeau
On this date this department took a call regarding an alleged violation to a temporary relief from abuse order. After an investigation the female was cited into court on September 15, 2017

Missing Dog, Weathersfield, VT

Weathersfield Police Department
Missing dog "Bagheera" from the area on VT RT 131 and Gulf Rd. in Weathersfield. Please contact the animal control officer Cathy Sullivan at 603-477-1229 or Weathersfield PD if you come across this friendly pooch.

Passes Available at Weathersfield Proctor Library

Vermont Institute of Natural Science VINS (Quechee) – Admits 4 (sponsored by the Friends of the Weathersfield Proctor Library)

American Precision Museum (Windsor) – Family admission: 2 adults and children under 18, as well as 10% off in the museum’s gift shop

Southern Vermont Natural History Museum (West Marlboro) – Admit 2

Echo Lake Aquarium and Science Center (Burlington) – $7 per person, up to 4 people

Vermont History Museum (Montpelier) and Vermont Heritage Galleries (Barre)

Vermont Historic Sites Pass – Admits one family or group up to eight persons FREE for one day

Vermont State Park Pass – Admits one vehicle holding up to eight people FREE to any Vermont State Park for one day

Mark Richardson, Director 
Weathersfield Proctor Library5181 Rte 5  PO Box 519Ascutney VT 05030-0519802.674.2863

Wesley D. Jewell Sr., 94

Wesley D. Jewell Sr., 94, died Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire.

He was born Jan. 22, 1923, in East Topsham, the son of Raymond and Marie (McKay) Jewell.

He graduated in 1941 from Bradford Academy and later, from Concord (New Hampshire) Business School.

Mr. Jewell married Blanche Carpenter Sept. 10, 1948, in East Corinth.

He was employed as a machinist with Fellows Gear Shaper in Springfield for 17 years and later, as a truck driver with St. Johnsbury Trucking, retiring after 17 years of service. 

He was a member of Minerva Lodge #86 F&AM in East Corinth, the Mount Sinai Shriners and the Sinai Joes Clown Unit. He was also a volunteer driver for CRT. Mr. Jewell enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, snowmobiling, vegetable gardening and puttering.

Survivors include his wife, of North Springfield; four children, Virginia Ricker, Susan Jewell, both of Perkinsville, Wesley Jewell Jr., Mark Jewell, both of Springfield; a sister, Paula Jewell, of East Corinth; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6, at Davis Memorial Chapel in Springfield.

The graveside Masonic service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, in New Cemetery in East Corinth.

Memorial contributions may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children, 2900 North Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607. 

Nancy G Eaton, 80

Nancy Gertrude Eaton, 80, passed away Friday, Sept. 1, 2017, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. 

She was born Aug. 29, 1937, in Dorset, Vermont, the daughter of Harlan and Dorothy (Crandall) Coolidge. Nancy grew up on the family dairy farm in Dorset and was a graduate of Burr & Burton Academy. Nancy continued her education at the University of Vermont, where she received her degree in teaching. She went on to become a math teacher in Windsor. She afterward became a social worker for the Vermont Department of Human Services, working in Springfield, Vermont. 

Nancy loved the outdoors, she loved caring for her horses and riding with her friends, she was also an avid vegetable and flower gardener and she loved her St. Bernards. 

Surviving is her daughter Teresa Eaton of Perkinsville; her two grandchildren, Miranda Holmes and Jeremy Holmes; and her two great-grandchildren, Colin and Gabriel Holmes. 

She was predeceased by her husband, Irving Eaton. 

The graveside service and interment will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, at the Plain Cemetery in Perkinsville. A celebration of her life will follow at the Springfield VFW Post #771. 

Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to The Springfield Humane Society, 401 Skitchewaug Trail, Springfield, VT 05156. 

Arrangements are in care of Adams Funeral Home, Chester. 

Monday, September 11, 2017

Criminal Driving While License Suspended

Weathersfield Police Department
Date: September 9, 2017
Offense: Criminal Driving while license suspended
Subject: Robert Blanchard

On this date a male subject was observed operating a motor vehicle on RT 5 at RT 131 in Weathersfield.
A records check showed he allegedly had a suspended driver's license.
He was issued a citation to appear at the Windsor County Criminal Court at a later date.

Ben Fuller - River Valley Tech Center - Alumni Spotlight

River Valley Tech Center added 4 new photos.

Alumni Spotlight
Ben Fuller is a River Valley Technical Center Horticulture and Natural Resources Program Completer and Springfield High School Graduate from Weathersfield, VT.
Ben is a talented Stone Mason, oh and by the way, talented country music artist. 
Horticulture and Natural Resources Instructor John Harmer ran into Ben by chance this summer at a gig. 
Check his music out on his Facebook page or see him live.
Way to go Ben and good luck!

Weathersfield's Vermont State Representative, Annmarie Christensen

Tell me what you think

Please contact me any time about any issue. I am in Montpelier for you.
Annmarie Christensen
Vermont State Representative
Weathersfield and Cavendish
Vermont State House
Committee on Health Care, Room 45
General Assembly, Seat 49
115 State Street
Montpelier, VT 05633-5201
Phone: 800-322-5616
To send a message while I am in session, please call the State House at 802-828-2228
16 Old Center Street
Perkinsville, VT 05151
(802) 263-9530

Weathersfield car fire leads to arrest of New Hampshire residents.
Two New Hampshire men are charged with arson after police respond to a car fire in Weathersfield
This happened Saturday morning near the Running Bear camp ground.

According to police say 22 year old Matthew Barry of Charlestown crashed a car in Windsor causing property damage. 

He left the scene without reporting what happened and drove to the Running Bear camp ground. 

After a failed attempt to drive the damaged car back to New Hampshire, Matthew and his brother, 24 year old Tyler Barry, stole a can of gas from a neighbor and set the car on fire. 

The car belonged to 44 year old Daniel Barry of Claremont, N.H. 

Police say Daniel, Tyler and Matthew had been drinking at the Campsite prior to the incident. 

All three men face multiple charges including third degree arson and disorderly conduct.

Arrest Warrant

Weathersfield Police Department
Date: September 11, 2017
Offense: Arrest Warrant
Subject: Chelsea Oviatte
On this date during a traffic enforcement stop, a records check showed the passenger in the vehicle allegedly had an active warrant for her arrest. She was lodged at Southern States Correctional Facility and issued a citation to appear at the the Windsor County Criminal Court to answer to the arrest warrant.

National Hunting and Fishing Day at Precision Valley Fish & Game Association

National Hunting and Fishing Day,
Sunday, September 24
10 am - 3 pm

Precision Valley Fish & Game Association
P.O. Box 143 , Perkinsville,Vermont 05151
(802) 886-9988

Club facilities include an outdoor range located just north of the Village of Perkinsville on Route 106, and an indoor range at the clubhouse on Reservoir Road.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Gilbert F. Whittemore, 67

Gilbert F. Whittemore, 67, died Sunday Aug. 27, 2017, of cancer, surrounded by family.

He was born May 17, 1950, in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of Gilbert and Dorothy (Novakoski) Whittemore.

He graduated in 1968 from Springfield High School; in 1972, summa cum laude, from Harvard University; in 1975, cum laude, from Harvard Law School; in 1976, with a master's degree and in 1986, a Ph.D., also from Harvard.

Mr. Whittemore taught at St. Paul's Choir School, Harvard University, Harvard Law School, MIT and Lesley College. He also worked at the law firm of Stalter & Kennedy, that merged with Rath, Young & Pignatelli and Gilbert, until his retirement in 2016.

He was a member of the ABA, American Precision Museum Board of Trustees, International Tennis Hall of Fame Museum Committee, Association for the Advancement of Science, The History of Science Society and the Society for the History of Technology.

He served as a staff attorney for Vermont League of Cities and Towns and, at the request of President Clinton, on the White House Advisory Committee on the Human Radiation Experiments.

Mr. Whittemore enjoyed gardening and volunteered at Springfield Humane Society.

Survivors include his mother and his wife, both of Perkinsville; six siblings, Jonathan, of Wrentham, Massachusetts, Scott, of Springfield, Jeff and Edward, both of Perkinsville, Camilla, of Rutland, April Case, of Watertown, Massachusetts; nieces, nephews, grandniece and grandnephew.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 31, at Davis Memorial Chapel in Springfield.

The memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 1, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Springfield. The Rev. Peter Williams will officiate. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery in Springfield.

Memorial contributions may be made to Springfield Humane Society, 401 Skitchewaug Trail, Springfield, VT 05156.

Norman R. Cyrs

Norman R. Cyrs
A Funeral Mass for Norman R. Cyrs will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Springfield, Vermont. Burial at St. Mary’s Cemetery will immediately follow.

There will be a reception to celebrate Norm’s life from 12 to 2 p.m. at the Nolin-Murray Center in Springfield, Vermont. In lieu of flowers, you may make a contribution in Norm’s memory to The Ascutney Trails Association or the Green Mountain Club. 

Norman R. Cyrs died peacefully Friday, June 23, 2017, surrounded by his family, at the home of his daughter Katherine in Tigard, Oregon, where he had resided since 2014. Norm was born March 24, 1930, in Springfield, Vermont, the son of Bert E. and Christine (Longe) Cyrs. He graduated from Springfield High School in the Class of 1948.

Norm served in the Vermont National Guard at the rank of Master Sergeant. He worked at Jones and Lamson from 1951 until they closed in 1986 in various positions, including Engineering Checker and Manager of Engineering Standards.

Norm married Helen Ferguson in 1951, with whom he had four children: Steven B. Cyrs (Patricia) of Virginia Beach, Virginia; Robert N. Cyrs (Darlene) of Granger, Indiana; Katherine A. Ellis (John Riherd), Tigard, Oregon; and Patricia H. Dalpe (Keith) of Center Conway, New Hampshire. Norm and Helen were later divorced. Norm married Beverly Stowell in 1980. Beverly died in 1994. Norm married Helen Long in 1997. Helen died in 2012.

Norm was an active member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, serving as lector for 46 years. He was a lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus, Past Grand Knight and 4th Degree member.

Norm was an avid outdoorsman and hiker. He hiked Mt. Ascutney nearly 400 times. He hiked the Long Trail End-to-End in 1983 in 21 consecutive days. Norm was an active member and treasurer of the Crown Point Road Association for many years and was a Plus member of the Vermont 251 Club, having documented his visit to every town in the state.

Norm is survived by his children; five grandchildren, Scott and Karin Ellis, Jennifer Symonds, Michelle Kovacs (Paul), Shannon Poges and 2 great-grandchildren, Brooke McDonald and Julianna Kovacs.

Norm was predeceased by his parents and sister, Doris Wetherell.

A funeral mass at St. Mary’s in Springfield, Vermont and internment at St. Mary’s Cemetery will be held at a later date.  

Everett C. Thurston Sr

Everett C. Thurston Sr. of Windsor died peacefully in his sleep Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017. Born Nov. 5, 1923, in Roxbury, Vermont, he was predeceased by his second wife, Becky Derosier Thurston; his brothers, Carlton and Theron; and his parents, Clarence and Glenna Thurston (Martin) of Roxbury, Vermont.

He is survived by his sons, Everett C. Thurston Jr. of Roxbury, Vermont and Gary Thurston of Belgrade, Montana; his daughters, Glenna Thurston of Bellows Falls and Laurie O’Connor (Kenneth) of Chester; and a stepson, Gary Derosier (Gail) of Weathersfield; nine grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by two sisters, Joyce Oliver of Ohio and Louise Stein (Richard) of Connecticut; a brother, Mervin Thurston of Arizona; and sister-in-law Phebe Thurston of Connecticut; and many nieces and nephews.

Everett was a farmer, carpenter, part-time manager of Park Street Bowl, a newspaper and tire deliveryman over the years and retired from Lovejoy Tool Company in the early 1980s. He loved bowling and bingo and his favorite “job” was calling bingo.

As a member of the Loyal Order Moose Lodges in Springfield, Vermont, he served as governor and he was also a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus. He lived in Randolph,Weathersfield and Springfield before moving to the Historic Homes of Runnemede in Windsor.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 4, at Davis Memorial Chapel, 99 Summer St., in Springfield. Reverend Gerry Piper will officiate, followed by the interment of his ashes at St. Mary's Cemetery.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the Moose Hall, 39 South St., in Springfield, after the services.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Everett's name may be made to Loyal Order of Moose Lodges Charity Organization.