Saturday, June 16, 2018

Free Child Seat Safety Check on Father's Day at Exit Ate Restaurant

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WSESU Food Program Survey

We are looking for your opinion about our school food programs. The Windsor Southeast Supervisory Union school boards, including Windsor School, Albert Bridge School, Weathersfield School and Hartland Elementary School has formed a school food committee to gain greater understanding around the communities' opinions or values of our school food programs. Vital Communities' Upper Valley Farm to School Network is helping facilitate this discussion. Please help by answering the following eight questions to let us know what is important to you about school meals. Plus, one lucky winner will walk away with a $25 gift certificate to Mike's Store in Hartland. Thank you for your assistance completing this short survey by Friday June 22, 2018.

Solid Waste District Information

Composter Sale
The Southern Windsor/Windham Counties Solid Waste District, which includes Weathersfield, is selling “Soil Saver” backyard composters for $50 each. The 100% recycled plastic composter is 28”w x 28”d x 32”high and has a 10-year manufacturer’s guarantee. We also sell Sure-Close food scrap pails for $5 each. To order, call 674-9235 for an order form or download one from the District’s website, Orders are due by Friday, April 13 and may be picked up at the Weathersfield Transfer Station on or after Saturday, April 28. If you attend a backyard composting workshop, you can buy one at the workshop for $35.
Backyard Composting Workshops
The District is offering workshops again this year. If you attend one, you can purchase one composter at the greatly discounted price of $35 (additional composters are $50). The workshops will be held at 6:00 p.m. on the following Thursdays:
• Whiting Library in Chester – May 3
• First Congregational Church in Springfield – May 31
• Reading Town Hall – June 14
• Rockingham Free Public Library – June 21
The workshop presentation is about 45 minutes with time afterwards for questions. To sign up, call 674-9235 or email
Household Hazardous Waste Collections
The District will hold household hazardous waste collections on the following Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.:
May 12 Springfield Transfer Station
May 19 Weathersfield Transfer Station
September 8 Springfield Transfer Station
September 15 Goodyear Building in Windsor
Mary T. O’Brien
Recycling Coordinator
Southern Windsor/Windham Counties
Solid Waste Management District
Ascutney, Vermont
Test your recycling knowledge!

Newell Green Photo Exhibit and Sale / Proctor Library

Newell Green Photo Exhibit and Sale --- Exhibit and sale of black and white prints from original negatives (circa 1930s-1950s) by acclaimed local photographer Newell Green (1901-1993), Friday, June 22, 6-8 PM, Weathersfield Proctor Library, Route 5, Ascutney, VT. A percentage of the proceeds from all sales will be donated to the Library. Photos will remain on display for a short period of time following this evening event. Contact 802-674-5021.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Robin Elizabeth Merchant, 58

Robin Elizabeth (Acker) Merchant passed away peacefully surrounded by family at her sister’s home in East Durham, NY on May 25, 2018, at the age of 58. Robin was born on July 19, 1959, in Albany, NY to the late Leon E. Acker and Betty Ann Armstrong. She settled in Springfield, Vermont with her 3 children, where she eventually met and married the love of her life Donald R. Merchant. They were married on June 27, 1992 and made their home in Weathersfield, VT where she enjoyed her flowers and gardening, reading, listening to music, laughing and dancing, riding with Don on his motorcycle, and especially her grandchildren. 
Robin had been currently living close to family and friends in Springfield, VT with her little dog Lilly prior to her passing. She was a beloved mother, Nana, sister, aunt and loving friend to many. She loved staying in touch with all her friends and family and would light up a room with her joy, laughter and carefree spirit. She cared deeply and knew how to make each person feel valued and needed. She is remembered for many things, but two of her greatest gifts she gave the world were her ability to love and her faith in God.
She is lovingly remembered by her children, Jean M. Willard and her husband Steve of Springfield, VT, Steven M. Towsley and his wife Carolyn of Highgate, VT, and Roy M. Towsley, of Springfield, VT. She is also survived by 8 grandchildren who meant the world to her, brothers Michael Acker, Timothy Acker, and James Acker, her sisters Lynn Mauriello, and Laura Ferrara, their families and several nieces and nephews.
Robin was predeceased by her loving husband Don, her parents, and her brothers Eric Acker and Patrick Acker.
A celebration of Robin’s life will be held on Saturday, June 23rd, at 3 p.m., at Davis Memorial Chapel in Springfield, VT, followed by a short graveside ceremony at Oakland Cemetery in Springfield, VT where Robin and her beloved Don will rest together forever.

Monday, April 9, 2018

Fire Commission Agenda 4/9/2018

Fire Commission Agenda
Martin Memorial Hall
5259 Route 5
Ascutney, VT 05030
April 9th, 2018
7:00 P.M.
1. Call to Order
2. Reorganization
3. Review 2018 Local Emergency Operations Plan
4. Future Agenda Items
    a. Ordinance Review
        1. HazMat Fire Services Reimbursement
        2. HazMat Response
5. Adjourn

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Have you Joined Front Porch Forum?

The towns of Cavendish, Reading, Weathersfield, West Windsor, and Windsor have all joined. The mission of Front Porch Forum is to help neighbors connect and build community. It does that by hosting regional networks of online neighborhood forums. Common sense and a growing body of research tell us that well-connected neighborhoods are friendlier places to live, with less crime, healthier residents, higher property values, and better service from local government and public utilities.

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Janice L Martin, 95

Janice Louise Martin, 95, of Springfield, passed away peacefully on the first day of spring, Tuesday, March 20, 2018, at the Springfield Health and Rehabilitation Center in Springfield. 

Janice was born on Aug. 31, 1922, to Edward and Mamie Held in Milwaukee, Wis. She joined a brother Donald, four years her senior. She attended schools in Menomonee Falls, Wis., graduating high school in 1940. Janice attended Whitewater State Teachers College and Prospect Hall Business College and graduated with honors in 1941. 

Janice worked at A.O. Smith in Milwaukee as a secretary from 1942-1943. Between 1949 and 1955 she worked as a secretary and bookkeeper, making her home in Minnesota, California, and Illinois where she met her husband Roy Ertler. They were married in 1955. 

In 1968 the Ertler family moved to Hollywood, Fla. Janice was a homemaker, a mother to two daughters, and the bookkeeper for her husband’s business, Miami Typesetting Company. After Roy’s passing in 1976, Janice and family moved to Fort Lauderdale where she found employment as a secretary and bookkeeper for a mirror and glass company. 

In 1978 through a mutual friend, Janice met Donald Martin from Springfield and in 1979 they were married. They made their home in Charlestown, N.H. and Springfield, until 1984 when Don retired from Jones and Lamson. In retirement, they traveled extensively throughout the United States, then came back to Springfield. Don passed away in 1992. 

Janice enjoyed helping others through volunteer work with RSVP and Community Care Network. She loved life. Her warmth, smile, and sense of humor will always be remembered. 

In addition to her husbands, Janice was predeceased by her parents, brother, a daughter, a stepson and a niece. Survivors include her daughter, Lori Lull and husband, Robin of Weathersfield, Vt.; stepson, Chris Ertler and wife, Peggy of Wheat Ridge, Colo.; nephew, Robert Mels and wife Marianne of Bartlett, Ill.; and several grandchildren; great-grandchildren; great-nieces and great-nephews. 

The family would like to thank the staff at Springfield Health and Rehabilitation for their compassion and care of Janice. Donations in her memory may be made to the Springfield Humane Society, 401 Skitchewaug Trail, Springfield, VT 05156. 

There will be no calling hours. A graveside memorial service will be announced at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Davis Memorial Chapel, Springfield. 

Agnes E Hall, 95

Agnes E. Hall, 95, of Springfield, died Feb. 22, 2018, at Haven Hospice Center in Orange Park, Florida. 

She was born Oct. 29, 1922, in Springfield, the daughter of Ralph C. and Dorothy (Flanders) Wing. 

She graduated in 1941 from Springfield High School. 

On July 16, 1941, she married William J. Hall in Springfield. He died Aug. 3, 1988. 

Mrs. Hall was employed as a secretary and ward clerk at Springfield Hospital for 24 years, retiring in 1988. 

She was a member of North Springfield Baptist Church and superintendent of the church’s Sunday school. 

She enjoyed traveling and collecting angels. 

Survivors include four children David Hall, of Springfield, Carol Daniels, of Weathersfield, Judith Hall, of Minot, North Dakota, and Deborah Hall, of Middleburg, Florida; seven grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Mrs. Hall was predeceased by four siblings Louise Carter, Janet Thomas, Richard and Edward Wing. 

The graveside service will be at a later date in Pine Grove Cemetery in North Springfield. 

Memorial contributions may be made to North Springfield Baptist Church, P.O. Box 23, North Springfield, VT 05150; or the charity of one’s choice. 

Arthur T Monteith, 89

Arthur T. Monteith, 89, of Sebastian, Florida, formerly of Springfield and Weathersfield Bow, Vermont, died Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, at the William Childs Hospice House in Palm Bay, Florida. 

He leaves Joanne, his loving wife of 32 years. He will also be dearly missed by his nieces Elsie, Lois and Patricia and his extended family in Florida. 

Arrangements are in the care of Davis Seawinds Funeral Service of Sebastian, FL 32958.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Ascutney Farm Stand Moving to 1765 Gulf Road!!

Ascutney Farm Stand is happy to announce that we are NOT gone we are in the process of moving from 5585 route 5 to our NEW location at 1765 Gulf Road. This location is the Sugar House on the corner of Gulf road and Route 131. We will be delayed a little in opening this year because of the move but we are excited to see all of you again soon. Thank you all for your continuous support.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

3/6/2018/ Voting Results

There were 508 residents who participated in voting 3/6/2018

Article 5: Shall the voters of the Town of Weathersfield approve the expenditure of $1,485,018 for the support and operation of the Town’s General Fund? $1,057,805 shall be raised by property taxation, allowing the Select Board to set the appropriate tax rate.

Yes 285

No 218

Article 6: Shall the voters of the Town of Weathersfield approve the expenditure of $1,111,653 for the support and operation of the Town’s Highway Fund? $922,053 shall be raised by property taxation, allowing the Select Board to set the appropriate tax rate.

Yes 312

No 191

Article 7: Shall the voters of the Town of Weathersfield approve the expenditure of $70,935 for the support and operation of the Town’s Solid Waste Management Facility? These monies shall be raised by non-tax revenues.   

Yes 385

No 120

Article 8: Shall the voters of the Town of Weathersfield appropriate the sum of $50,000 to be deposited into the Highway Maintenance Reserve Fund?

Yes 253

No 251

Article 9: Shall the voters of the Town of Weathersfield appropriate the sum of $20,000 to be deposited into the Fire Equipment Motorized Reserve Fund?

Yes 267

No 231

Article 10: Shall the voters of the Town of Weathersfield appropriate the sum of $5,000 to be deposited into the Fire Equipment and Gear Reserve Fund?

Yes 304

No 191

Article 11: Shall the voters of the Town of Weathersfield appropriate the sum of $7,500 to be deposited into the Police Cruiser Reserve Fund?

Yes 246

No 256

Article 12: Shall the voters of the Town of Weathersfield appropriate the sum of $2,683 to support the activities of the HCRS?

Yes 252

No 245

Article 13: Shall the voters of the Town of Weathersfield appropriate the sum of $1,200 to support the activities of SEVCA?

Yes 301

No 201

Article 14: Shall the voters of the Town of Weathersfield appropriate the sum of $500 to support the activities of WISE?

Yes 270

No 222

Article 15: Shall the voters of the Town of Weathersfield appropriate the sum of $750 to support the activities of the Vermont Association for Blind and Visually Impaired?

Yes 355

No 136

Moderator (Town)

Peter Cole-  458

Town Clerk

Flo-Ann Dango  - 476

Town Treasurer

Steven Hier-  463

Select Board

John Arrison - 401

Select Board

Kelly Murphy - 394

Select Board

Thomas Leach - 395


Lynn Esty - 423

Trustee of Public Funds

Steve Hier - 442

Town Agent

Flo-Ann Dango - 468

Town Grand Juror

Carolyn Hier - 448

Cemetery Commissioner

Robert Holtorf - 457

Library Trustee

Anne Parent - 435

Library Trustee

Ulrike Henderson - 427

Article 4: Shall the voters of the Weathersfield School district approve the school board to expend $5,630,601, which is the amount the school board has determined to be necessary for the ensuing fiscal year? It is estimated that this proposed budged, if approved, will result in education spending of $15,750 per equalized pupil. This projected spending per equalized pupil is 1.99% higher than the spending for the current year.
Yes 284
No 216

Moderator (School)

Peter Cole - 455

School Director

Sean Whalen - 446

School Director

Jacqueline Antonivich - 438

School Director

Robin Tindall - 42

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Truck Driver/Laborer Wanted

Truck Driver/Laborer
Full-time job
The Town of Weathersfield, Vermont is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Truck Driver/Laborer. This is a permanent, full-time, hourly position, that offers competitive pay along with retirement, medical, dental and other benefits. Experience in road construction/maintenance or equipment/grader operation is preferred. Pay will be determined based on qualifications and experience. A complete job description and application for employment are available at Applications for this position should be received by 12:00 PM Tuesday, February 27th, but will be accepted until the position is filled.

Weathersfield Town and School Budgets on SAPA TV

Town of Weathersfield, Vermont shared SAPA TV's video.
This is the first year the Town has taped a budget discussion with SAPA TV to communicate and explain the proposed Town and School budgets. Please give us feedback on whether or not you feel this is something we should continue doing in the upcoming years.
For our community members in Weathersfield, check out the video below, in which members from the Weathersfield School Board, Library and Select Board discuss the respective budgets in preparation for town Meeting day (March 3rd!)