Saturday, February 10, 2018

Sharon Lee Shannon, 66

ALBANY, N.Y. — Sharon Lee Shannon, 66, of Albany, New York, died Friday, Feb. 2, 2018, at St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany, New York, following a brief illness. She was born June 30, 1951, in Winchester, Massachusetts, the daughter of Walter A. and Doris (Crocker) Berg.

She was a graduate of Weymouth (Massachusetts) High School, Class of 1970. Sharon married Terry O. Shannon on June 25, 1988. Sharon held many jobs throughout her lifetime which included, bartender, construction flagger, secretary and caterer and was a pastry chef at Woodbine Cottages in Sunapee. She loved cooking, gardening, trivia, church and most of all her family. Sharon had been a member of the Church of Latter Day Saints since 1966.

Members of her family include her husband of 29 years, Terry O. Shannon, her children, John Martino and his wife, Lynn, Michael Martino and his wife, Jennifer, Jennifer Mason, Matthew Martino, Molly Mortensen and her husband Mark, Terry’s children whom she considered her own, Patrick Shannon, Dwayne Shannon and his partner, Richard Grant and, 15 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her parents; a sister, Barbara Libby; brothers Walter Berg and Carl Berg; son-in-law, Rozwell Mason Sr.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints on Route 5 in Ascutney. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery in Claremont. Friends may call at the church on Saturday morning from 10 a.m. until the time of services.

The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, contributions be sent to Roy Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1187, Claremont, NH 03743 to help the family with expenses.

You are invited to share a memory of Sharon with the family or leave a message of condolence in the family guestbook at

Stomach "Flu" Vs. The "FLU"

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Thursday, February 8, 2018

Rabies Clinic at Tractor Supply

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Texting Behind the Wheel Will Cost You $$$$

Springfield Police Department, Springfield, VT

It was expensive for some as they traveled thru town during the month of January. Cell phone use enforcement cost 25 operators some hefty fines last month.
First offense is $162.00, caught a second or subsequent time jumps the fine to $392.00.
Text Later = Live Longer

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Keep the Fire Hydrants Clear!

With the incoming weather let’s not forget the importance of keeping these clear!
Springfield Fire Department
Just a reminder. With all of the snow be mindful of the benefits of clearing hydrants! It could be those seconds or minutes that we need.

Town Meeting/Voting for Weathersfield, VT

Town Meeting in Ascutney, Saturday, March 3 at the Weathersfield School. The school meeting is at 10 a.m. and the town meeting is at 12:30 p.m.

Town Voting by Australian Ballot in Ascutney, Tuesday, March 6 at Martin Memorial Hall. Polls are open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Weathersfield Proctor Library News

The library will be hosting a Coptic Book Binding class on Feb. 23 4:30-5:45 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 24 from 11 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Reservations are required. There is an $8 materials fee.

Also a "Maker Space" will be held Feb. 22 from 1-3 p.m. for ages 8 and up. Call or stop by the circulation desk to reserve your spot. All are welcome.

More information about the Friends or the library contact Mark at 802-674-2863.

Black River Action Team Looking for Wildlife Photos and Video

Black River Action Team
Okay, folks...I'm going to be looking for photos and videos on the topic of "Black River in Winter"! Animal tracks, ice jams, pretty photos, wildlife, shoreline trees, interesting shots, videos...the better the resolution, the more likely it will be we can use it in an upcoming episode of "Black River Connections," likely to be aired in December 2018. Film and video need not be from this winter!!  Remember - the focus is on the river (and lakes and ponds and tributaries) and full credit will be given if your work is featured.
101 Perley Gordon Rd (7.85 mi)
Springfield, Vermont 05156

(802) 738-0456

Local Perkinsville Author Releases New Book

Weathersfield Vermont Community added 2 new photos.
A great book for young and old by local, Perkinsville author, Thomas E. Fontaine.

February 27 Declared Spay Day in Vermont

VT-CAN! Spay/Neuter Clinic
February 27, 2018 has been declared Spay Day in Vermont. Beat the "heat" and get your pets altered now!

Active Warrant for Arrest

Weathersfield Police Department
Date: February 5, 2018
Offense: Warrant
Subject: Michael Nauceder
Nauceder allegedly was found to have an active warrant for his arrest. He was was lodged at Southern State Correctional Facility on the warrant.

AVFA Turkey Dinner


Martin Memorial Hall
Saturday, March 3 at 5 PM - 7 PM
It’s my pleasure to announce Members Advantage Community Credit Union will be a proud sponsor of our Turkey Dinner this year!! 

For only 10.00 per adult you will have a very tasty meal, time out of the house!! All while supporting Ascutney Volunteer Fire 🔥 Dept.

10 Free Learning Websites for Kids

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Pearl's Pies Grand Opening


Sat 10 AMTown of Weathersfield, VermontAscutney

Are You In Grades 8-11 - FEMA Is Looking For You

FEMA is looking for individuals in grades 8-11 to become members of its Youth Preparedness Council
Open Call for Youth Preparedness Council ApplicationsTo start your online application, click here. Applications are due March 18th, 2018.FEMA created the Youth Preparedness Council (YPC) in 2012 to bring together young leaders…

Agency of Ag Considering Sanctins for North Springfield Slaughterhouse

Agency of Ag considering sanctions for North Springfield slaughterhouse
MONTPELIER, Vt. (WCAX) The Vermont Agency of Agriculture is looking at possible sanctions against a North Springfield slaughterhouse.
The USDA. shut the Vermont Packinghouse down for a short period last month -- the fifth suspension the USDA has imposed on the facility since October 2016. The temporary suspension resulted from the mishandling of a sheep slaughter, according to Vermont State Veterinarian Kristin Haas. She says the facility is federally inspected, but the state can also impose its own penalties. Haas says officials want the slaughterhouse to remain open because it is important to Vermont's farmers and food industry.
"This facility provides a necessary resource for a number of farmers in the state and outside the state, too. Without this facility operating there would be a significant void in slaughtering and processing capacity," Haas said.
Mercy for Animals, an international nonprofit group focused on preventing cruelty to farmed animals, is calling for the state to take action.