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Friday, July 31, 2015

Request for Proposals - Perkinsville School Plumbing



Town of Weathersfield, Vermont
                                          Request for Proposals
to Install Plumbing
in the Perkinsville School house
[released 7/30/15]
            The Town of Weathersfield requests proposals from plumbers licensed in Vermont to install plumbing within the 1879 Perkinsville School House.
The 1879 Perkinsville School House is located at 1862 Vermont Route 106 in Perkinsville. The building is comprised of two classrooms in the historic brick building with an attached wooden ell. The total square footage of the building is approximately 1,800 square feet.
            As part of the Town’s renovations of the School House presently underway, the Town wishes to install an ADA compliant toilet and sink, a kitchen sink supplied by the town, and a slop sink in the ell as shown on the attached drawing. There are no plumbing fixtures proposed in the two classrooms in the brick school house.
            The septic pipe to the leach field exits through the dirt floor in the middle of the ell. A new pressure tank and well controls are located in the basement under the south classroom. The plumber will need to install a water heater as part of their proposal. The floor framing and interior walls of the ell have been removed. The plumber will need to work in conjunction with the Town’s contractor to rough in plumbing as the floor and walls are reframed.
            Proposals should describe the contractor’s recommended approach and the full cost for the approach as a fixed price. A contractor may present options with fixed prices for each option.
General Requirements

  • The contractor is responsible for all work and costs associated with the installation of the plumbing system.
  • Bathroom fixtures shall be ADA compliant.
  • Proposals shall include literature on all equipment and fixtures being proposed.
  • Hot and cold water pipes must drain back to stop and waste valves provided at pressure and hot water tanks.  
  • Water heater shall be a 20- to 40-gallon well insulated unit situated close to the pressure tank. The hot water tank should be connected to the water system using union fittings.  As an Option, the Town requests pricing to substitute a tankless water heater.
  • Cross linked polyethylene (PEX) or type L copper is acceptable as long as piping is sized for adequate flow to all sinks and the toilet should more than one fixture be in use simultaneously.    
  • The Town will insulate the pipes. This does not have to be included in the proposal. As an Option, the Town requests pricing to have the contractor insulate the pipes.
  • All traps must be drainable.
  • A soil pipe “Y” clean-out shall be provided at the crawl space level.
  • So that lofting of the ceiling in the ell may be considered as an option, the vent pipe should be located in the partition between the bathroom and the entry room, and should run as close to the north exterior wall as possible, then passing between the rafters to exit 4 feet up from the outside eave.  
  • The soapstone counter and sink have been earmarked for the service area.  The cabinet base will need to be raised by volunteers to bring it to a height usable by the standard adult at 30”.  
_____________________________________________________________________________

Site Visit: A site visit will be conducted at 9:30 AM on Thursday, August 6, 2015. It is strongly recommended, but not mandatory, for contractors wishing to submit a proposal to attend the site visit.
Proposal due date: Sealed proposals, clearly marked “Perkinsville School House Plumbing Proposal” on the outside, must be received no later than noon on Thursday, August 13, 2015, at the following address: Weathersfield Town Manager, 5259 Route 5, PO Box 550, Ascutney, VT 05030. Proposals shall be opened at that time (if awarded) will be awarded by the Town within 30 days.
            Unsealed, late, emailed, or faxed proposals will not be accepted. (Note: Do not submit proposals to Highway Garage.)          
A contract, if awarded, will be awarded to the least costly, best qualified and most responsible proposer. In determining the “least costly, best qualified and most responsible bidder,” in addition to price, the following may be considered:
                        1.         The substantial performance of the proposer in meeting the specifications and other terms and conditions of the solicitation;
                        2.         The ability, capacity and skill of the bidder to provide the services required, and to do so within the time specified;
                        3.         The character, integrity, reputation, experience, financial resources and performance of the proposer under previous contracts with the municipality and elsewhere.
The chosen Contractor shall supply the Town with a Certificate of Insurance showing liability coverage no less than $1,000,000. This does not have to be provided at the time of bidding.
The chosen Contractor shall either supply the Town with proof of Workers’ Compensation insurance for all employees engaged in work or shall sign a waiver form provided by the Town.   This does not have to be provided at the time of submitting a proposal.
            The chosen contractor may be required to provide references and demonstrate successful completion of similar work. The chosen contractor may be required to demonstrate that he or she consistently performs work using the highest quality of workmanship. The chosen contractor may be required to demonstrate that he or she owns or has access to the equipment required to perform this work.
            The Town reserves the right: (1) to accept or reject any or all proposals in whole or in part and to accept other than the lowest priced proposal; (2) to amend, modify, or withdraw this Request for Proposals; (3) to require supplemental statements or information from proposers; (4) to extend the deadline for responses to this Request for Proposals; (4) to waive or correct any irregularities in this RFP and/or in proposals received; (5) to negotiate separately with competing proposers; and (6) to accept the proposal deemed in the best interest of the Town.
            No mobilization charges will be permitted.
            Invoicing shall be for no more than 25% in advance with the balance due after the work has been satisfactorily completed as determined by the Town Manager.
            Questions about this Request for Proposals should be directed to Weathersfield Town Manager Jim Mullen at 802-674-2626 (cell: 802-230-6262).
Attachment: Plan entitled “Project, School Building, Perkinsville, VT,” by Norman Clark Design, dated 4/24/15.

Request for Proposals - Perkinsville School Heating




Town of Weathersfield, Vermont
                                          Request for Proposals
to Install a Heating System
in the Perkinsville School house
[released 7/30/15]
            The Town of Weathersfield requests proposals from HVA contractors to install an oil-fired hot air heating system in the 1879 Perkinsville School House.
The 1879 Perkinsville School House is located at 1862 Vermont Route 106 in Perkinsville. The total square footage of the two room brick school house and wooden ell is approximately 1,800 square feet.
            As part of the Town’s renovations of the School House presently underway, the old oil-fired furnace has been removed. The two oil tanks in the basement remain.
            Proposals should describe the contractor’s recommended approach and the full cost for the approach as a fixed price. A contractor may present options with fixed prices for each option.
General Requirements

  • The contractor is responsible for all work and costs associated with the installation of the heating system, including, but not limited to, any required electrical work, permits, inspection, plenums, ductwork, floor grills, thermostats, cold air returns, connections to the existing lined chimney, etc.
  • The installation shall be warranted to be free of defects in material and workmanship for a period of 2 years after acceptance by the Town.
  • The duct work should be solid, non-insulated ductwork.  [It is the intention of the Town to use volunteers to later insulate the ductwork.] Flex duct shall not be used.  All ductwork seams and joints shall be sealed with an appropriate sealant.
  • All existing floor supply and return air locations shall be at least 8 inches from any existing outside wall to allow for future thickening of the walls for insulation.  Gaps resulting in the flooring must be filled flush with the existing floor level, but can be filled with a smooth surface plywood such as A-B or PTS.  No liquid fillers or particle board shall be used.  
  • The furnace emergency shut off switch may need to be located in the exterior basement stair to meet code, but request an in-line switch to be mounted in the electrical utility room if possible.  The function of this switch is to allow building users to shut the furnace down from the utility room instead of the exterior stairwell.
Options

Option #1: the Town requests proposals for two zones of heat. The south classroom and ell entry will be on the primary zone.
Option #2: The Town requests proposals whereby all duct work shall be insulated with an R6 minimum ductwrap with all seams and joints taped in a workman like manner.

Site Visit: A site visit will be conducted at 9:30 AM on Thursday, August 6, 2015. It is strongly recommended, but not mandatory, for contractors wishing to submit a proposal to attend the site visit.
Proposal due date: Sealed proposals, clearly marked “Perkinsville School House Heating Proposal” on the outside, must be received no later than noon on Thursday, August 13, 2015, at the following address: Weathersfield Town Manager, 5259 Route 5, PO Box 550, Ascutney, VT 05030. Proposals shall be opened at that time (if awarded) will be awarded by the Town within 30 days.
            All work must be completed by October 8, 2015.
            Unsealed, late, emailed, or faxed proposals will not be accepted. (Note: Do not submit proposals to Highway Garage.)          
A contract, if awarded, will be awarded to the least costly, best qualified and most responsible proposer. In determining the “least costly, best qualified and most responsible bidder,” in addition to price, the following may be considered:
                        1.         The substantial performance of the proposer in meeting the specifications and other terms and conditions of the solicitation;
                        2.         The ability, capacity and skill of the bidder to provide the services required, and to do so within the time specified;
                        3.         The character, integrity, reputation, experience, financial resources and performance of the proposer under previous contracts with the municipality and elsewhere.
The chosen Contractor shall supply the Town with a Certificate of Insurance showing liability coverage no less than $1,000,000. This does not have to be provided at the time of bidding.
The chosen Contractor shall either supply the Town with proof of Workers’ Compensation insurance for all employees engaged in work or shall sign a waiver form provided by the Town.   This does not have to be provided at the time of submitting a proposal.
            The chosen contractor may be required to provide references and demonstrate successful completion of similar work. The chosen contractor may be required to demonstrate that he or she consistently performs work using the highest quality of workmanship. The chosen contractor may be required to demonstrate that he or she owns or has access to the equipment required to perform this work.
            The Town reserves the right: (1) to accept or reject any or all proposals in whole or in part and to accept other than the lowest priced proposal; (2) to amend, modify, or withdraw this Request for Proposals; (3) to require supplemental statements or information from proposers; (4) to extend the deadline for responses to this Request for Proposals; (4) to waive or correct any irregularities in this RFP and/or in proposals received; (5) to negotiate separately with competing proposers; and (6) to accept the proposal deemed in the best interest of the Town.
            No mobilization charges will be permitted.
            Invoicing shall be for no more than 25% in advance with the balance due after the work has been satisfactorily completed as determined by the Town Manager.
            Questions about this Request for Proposals should be directed to Weathersfield Town Manager Jim Mullen at 802-674-2626 (cell: 802-230-6262).
- end of Request for Proposals -

Request for Proposals - Highway Garage Heat Pump



Town of Weathersfield, Vermont
                                          Request for Proposals
to Install a Heat Pump
in the Office Area of the
Town Highway Garage
[released 7/30/15]
            The Town of Weathersfield requests proposals from contractors to install a heat pump for both heating and cooling in the Office area of the Weathersfield Highway Garage.
The Weathersfield Highway Garage is located at 483 Stoughton Pond Road in Perkinsville. The office area is approximately 325 square feet.
            The office is presently heated and cooled with a portable electric heater and a window air conditioner. The Town wishes to replace these two units with a single heat pump.
            Proposals should describe the contractor’s recommended approach and the full cost for the approach as a fixed price. A contractor may present options with fixed prices for each option.
General Requirements

  • The contractor is responsible for all work and costs associated with the installation of the heat pump, including, but not limited to, any required electrical work, permits, inspection, wall penetrations, and required patching, etc.
  • The installation shall be warranted to be free of defects in material and workmanship for a period of 2 years after acceptance by the Town.
______________________________________________________________________________

Site Visit: A site visit will be conducted at 9:00 AM on Thursday, August 6, 2015. It is strongly recommended, but not mandatory, for contractors wishing to submit a proposal to attend the site visit.
Proposal Due Date: Sealed proposals, clearly marked “Office Heat Pump Proposal” on the outside, must be received no later than noon on Thursday, August 13, 2015, at the following address: Weathersfield Town Manager, 5259 Route 5, PO Box 550, Ascutney, VT 05030. Proposals shall be opened at that time (if awarded) will be awarded by the Town within 30 days.
            All work must be completed by October 8, 2015.
            Unsealed, late, emailed, or faxed proposals will not be accepted. (Note: Do not submit proposals to Highway Garage.)          
A contract, if awarded, will be awarded to the least costly, best qualified and most responsible proposer. In determining the “least costly, best qualified and most responsible bidder,” in addition to price, the following may be considered:
                        1.         The substantial performance of the proposer in meeting the specifications and other terms and conditions of the solicitation;
                        2.         The ability, capacity and skill of the bidder to provide the services required, and to do so within the time specified;
                        3.         The character, integrity, reputation, experience, financial resources and performance of the proposer under previous contracts with the municipality and elsewhere.
The chosen Contractor shall supply the Town with a Certificate of Insurance showing liability coverage no less than $1,000,000. This does not have to be provided at the time of bidding.
The chosen Contractor shall either supply the Town with proof of Workers’ Compensation insurance for all employees engaged in work or shall sign a waiver form provided by the Town.   This does not have to be provided at the time of submitting a proposal.
            The chosen contractor may be required to provide references and demonstrate successful completion of similar work. The chosen contractor may be required to demonstrate that he or she consistently performs work using the highest quality of workmanship. The chosen contractor may be required to demonstrate that he or she owns or has access to the equipment required to perform this work.
            The Town reserves the right: (1) to accept or reject any or all proposals in whole or in part and to accept other than the lowest priced proposal; (2) to amend, modify, or withdraw this Request for Proposals; (3) to require supplemental statements or information from proposers; (4) to extend the deadline for responses to this Request for Proposals; (4) to waive or correct any irregularities in this RFP and/or in proposals received; (5) to negotiate separately with competing proposers; and (6) to accept the proposal deemed in the best interest of the Town.
            No mobilization charges will be permitted.
            Invoicing shall be for no more than 25% in advance with the balance due after the work has been satisfactorily completed as determined by the Town Manager.
            Questions about this Request for Proposals should be directed to Weathersfield Public Works Supervisor Wes Hazeltine at 802-263-5272 (cell: 802-291-3219).
- end of Request for Proposals -

Request for Proposals - Highway Garage Furnace



Town   of Weathersfield, Vermont
                                          Request for Proposals
to Replace the Furnace
at the Town Highway Garage
[released 7/30/15]
            The Town of Weathersfield requests proposals from HVA contractors to replace the overhead, oil fired hot air furnace providing heat to the two maintenance bays of the Weathersfield Highway Garage with another oil-fired unit.
The Weathersfield Highway Garage is located at 483 Stoughton Pond Road in Perkinsville. The total square footage of the two side-by-side maintenance bays is approximately 4,000 square feet.
            The existing heating unit to be replaced is rated at 268,000 BTUs. It has a 2.5 GPM nozzle. It is adequate for heating the two bays; a furnace rated for more BTUs would be preferred.
            Proposals should describe the contractor’s recommended approach and the full cost for the approach as a fixed price. A contractor may present options with fixed prices for each option.
General Requirements

  • The contractor is responsible for all work and costs associated with the installation of the replacement heating equipment, including, but not limited to, any required electrical work, permits, inspection, wall penetrations, and required patching, etc. except that the Town Highway Department will remove and dispose of the existing hot air furnace in the Maintenance Bay after the furnace has been disconnected by the contractor.
  • The installation shall be warranted to be free of defects in material and workmanship for a period of 2 years after acceptance by the Town.
______________________________________________________________________________

Site Visit: A site visit will be conducted at 9:00 AM on Thursday, August 6, 2015. It is strongly recommended, but not mandatory, for HVA contractors wishing to submit a proposal to attend the site visit.
Proposal Due Date: Sealed proposals, clearly marked “Maintenance Bay Heating Proposal” on the outside, must be received no later than noon on Thursday, August 13, 2015, at the following address: Weathersfield Town Manager, 5259 Route 5, PO Box 550, Ascutney, VT 05030. Proposals shall be opened at that time (if awarded) will be awarded by the Town within 30 days.
            All work must be completed by October 8, 2015.
            Unsealed, late, emailed, or faxed proposals will not be accepted. (Note: Do not submit proposals to Highway Garage.)          
A contract, if awarded, will be awarded to the least costly, best qualified and most responsible proposer. In determining the “least costly, best qualified and most responsible bidder,” in addition to price, the following may be considered:
                        1.         The substantial performance of the proposer in meeting the specifications and other terms and conditions of the solicitation;
                        2.         The ability, capacity and skill of the bidder to provide the services required, and to do so within the time specified;
                        3.         The character, integrity, reputation, experience, financial resources and performance of the proposer under previous contracts with the municipality and elsewhere.
The chosen Contractor shall supply the Town with a Certificate of Insurance showing liability coverage no less than $1,000,000. This does not have to be provided at the time of bidding.
The chosen Contractor shall either supply the Town with proof of Workers’ Compensation insurance for all employees engaged in work or shall sign a waiver form provided by the Town.   This does not have to be provided at the time of submitting a proposal.
            The chosen contractor may be required to provide references and demonstrate successful completion of similar work. The chosen contractor may be required to demonstrate that he or she consistently performs work using the highest quality of workmanship. The chosen contractor may be required to demonstrate that he or she owns or has access to the equipment required to perform this work.
            The Town reserves the right: (1) to accept or reject any or all proposals in whole or in part and to accept other than the lowest priced proposal; (2) to amend, modify, or withdraw this Request for Proposals; (3) to require supplemental statements or information from proposers; (4) to extend the deadline for responses to this Request for Proposals; (4) to waive or correct any irregularities in this RFP and/or in proposals received; (5) to negotiate separately with competing proposers; and (6) to accept the proposal deemed in the best interest of the Town.
            No mobilization charges will be permitted.
            Invoicing shall be for no more than 25% in advance with the balance due after the work has been satisfactorily completed as determined by the Town Manager.
            Questions about this Request for Proposals should be directed to Weathersfield Public Works Supervisor Wes Hazeltine at 802-263-5272 (cell: 802-291-3219).
- end of Request for Proposals -

3rd Annual Jennifer Bixby Memorial Ride

Police Scale Back Search for Missing Andover Woman, Request Residents Search Their Properties

 
 Anyone with information or tips on the whereabouts of Lynn Perry is asked to call the State Police in Rockingham at 802-875-2112.
 
 
By Shawn Cunningham© 2015 Telegraph Publishing LLC A Vermont State Police helicopter...
 
chestertelegraph.org
 
 

Springfield High School Opens for Grief Counseling Friday

 

SPRINGFIELD — Springfield High School Principal Bob Thibault said Thursday the school would be open late this afternoon for students who want to talk about the recent death of student Casey Wing.

Wing, 15, died Saturday night in a fall at the North Springfield Flood Control Dam. Her body was discovered Sunday morning.

Wing is a daughter of Wesley Wing, who was shot to death in April not far from the high school in a neighborhood dispute over drug dealing.

While not mentioning Casey Wing by name, Thibault said that the loss of a “member of the school community” had hit many hard.

Thibault said the school will open its doors at 5 p.m. for students who would like to come in, be with classmates and talk to counselors.

“By joining together in this way, we can bring some level of comfort and support to the school community,” he said.

Police said Casey Wing’s death is under investigation, but they don’t suspect foul play.


Springfield, Vt., Girl Dies at Dam

By Jordan Cuddemi
Valley News Staff Writer
Friday, July 31, 2015
(Published in print: Friday, July 31, 2015)

Springfield, Vt. — The 15-year-old daughter of the Springfield man who was shot to death in April after confronting a suspected drug user in his neighborhood has died.

Casey Wing has been identified as the girl who died on Saturday after falling 85 feet at the North Springfield Dam. Police have said her death is under investigation, but is not considered suspicious.

An autopsy determined that Casey died in a matter of seconds from impact injuries to her head and torso, according to a death certificate filed with the Vital Records Office at the Vermont Department of Health. The certificate indicates Casey fell to her death around 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, and her body was found Sunday morning.

continued at:
 http://www.vnews.com/news/17981854-95/springfield-vt-girl-dies-at-dam


 Tragedy strikes Wing family again

SPRINGFIELD — The 15-year-old daughter of Springfield slaying victim Wesley Wing has died in a fall from the North Springfield flood control dam.

The investigation is continuing, pending toxicology tests, said Springfield Police Chief Douglas Johnston.

Johnston would not confirm the name of the teen who died Saturday, saying she was a juvenile. But a death certificate filed at the Springfield town office said Casey Wing was pronounced dead at 8 a.m. Sunday, with the time of death estimated at 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

continued at:
 http://www.vermonttoday.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/RH/20150730/NEWS02/707309881


Bernie Sanders, Claremont Town Meeting, August 2

Bernie Sanders
The Common Man Inn & Restaurant (Claremont, NH)
Sunday Aug 2

Please join Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders and local leaders for a town meeting in Claremont to discuss how we:
 
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FRIPPERY!!

Gently Used Household & Vintage Treasures
Baked Goods ~ Plants ~ & More
Saturday, August 1, 2015
8 am till 1 pm

Weathersfield Center Church
Weathersfield Center Road, Weathersfield, Vermont

All Proceeds Benefit the Weathersfield Historical Society

Three Batches of Mosquitoes Test Positive for West Nile Virus in Springfield, VT

http://www.mychamplainvalley.com/news/3-batches-of-mosquitoes-test-positive-for-west-nile-virus

JUST IN: According to the Vermont Health Department, three batches of mosquitoes test positive for West Nile Virus in Springfield, Vt.
The Vermont Health Department says three batches of mosquitoes from Springfield tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV).
mychamplainvalley.com|By Joe Gullo
 
 

Are You Over 50? These Discounts Will Help You Stretch Your Dollar.

As I was waiting in line behind an older gentleman at Wendy's recently, I heard him ask for his senior discount. The girl at the register apologized and  charged him less. When I asked the man what the discount was, he told me that seniors over age 55 ...get 10% off everything on the menu, every day. 

(But you need to ASK for your discount.)

Being of 'that' age myself, I figured I might as well ask for the discount too. This incident prompted me to do some research, and I came across a list of restaurants, supermarkets, department stores, travel deals and other types of offers giving various discounts with different age requirements. I was actually surprised to see how many there are and howsome of them start at the young age of 50 .

This list may not only be useful for you, but for your friends and family too.

Dunkin Donuts gives free coffee to people over 55 .
If you're paying for a cup every day, you might want to start getting it for FREE.
 
YOU must ASK for your discount !

RESTAURANTS:
Applebee's: 15% off with Golden Apple Card (60+)
Arby's: 10% off ( 55 +)
Ben & Jerry's: 10% off (60+)
Bennigan's: discount varies by location (60+)
Bob's Big Boy: discount varies by location (60+)
Boston Market: 10% off (65+)
Burger King: 10% off (60+)
Chick-Fil-A: 10% off or free small drink or coffee ( 55+)
Chili's: 10% off ( 55+)
CiCi's Pizza: 10% off (60+)
Denny's: 10% off, 20% off for AARP members ( 55 +)
Dunkin' Donuts: 10% off or free coffee ( 55+)
Einstein's Bagels: 10% off baker's dozen of bagels (60+)
Fuddrucker's: 10% off any senior platter ( 55+)
Gatti's Pizza: 10% off (60+)
Golden Corral: 10% off (60+)
Hardee's: $0.33 beverages everyday (65+)
IHOP: 10% off ( 55+)
Jack in the Box: up to 20% off ( 55+)
KFC: free small drink with any meal ( 55+)
Krispy Kreme: 10% off ( 50+)
Long John Silver's: various discounts at locations ( 55+)
McDonald's: discounts on coffee everyday ( 55+)
Mrs. Fields: 10% off at participating locations (60+)
Shoney's: 10% off
Sonic: 10% off or free beverage (60+)
Steak 'n Shake: 10% off every Monday & Tuesday ( 50+)
Subway: 10% off (60+)
Sweet Tomatoes: 10% off (62+)
Taco Bell : 5% off; free beverages for seniors (65+)
TCBY: 10% off ( 55+)
Tea Room Cafe: 10% off ( 50+)
Village Inn: 10% off (60+)
Waffle House: 10% off every Monday (60+)
Wendy's: 10% off ( 55 +)
Whataburger: 10% off (62+)
White Castle: 10% off (62+)

RETAIL & APPAREL :
Banana Republic: 30% off ( 50 +)
Bealls: 20% off first Tuesday of each month ( 50 +)
Belk's: 15% off first Tuesday of every month ( 55 +)
Big Lots: 30% off
Bon-Ton Department Stores: 15% off on senior discount days ( 55 +)
C.J. Banks: 10% off every Wednesday (50+)
Clarks : 10% off (62+)
Dress Barn: 20% off ( 55+)
Goodwill: 10% off one day a week (date varies by location)
Hallmark: 10% off one day a week (date varies by location)
Kmart: 40% off (Wednesdays only) ( 50+)
Kohl's: 15% off (60+)Modell's Sporting Goods: 30% off
Rite Aid: 10% off on Tuesdays & 10% off prescriptions
Ross Stores: 10% off every Tuesday ( 55+)
The Salvation Army Thrift Stores: up to 50% off ( 55+)
Stein Mart: 20% off red dot/clearance items first Monday of every month ( 55 +)

GROCERY :
Albertson's: 10% off first Wednesday of each month ( 55 +)
American Discount Stores: 10% off every Monday ( 50 +)
Compare Foods Supermarket: 10% off every Wednesday (60+)
DeCicco Family Markets: 5% off every Wednesday (60+)
Food Lion: 60% off every Monday (60+)
Fry's Supermarket: free Fry's VIP Club Membership & 10% off every Monday ( 55 +)
Great Valu Food Store: 5% off every Tuesday (60+)
Gristedes Supermarket: 10% off every Tuesday (60+)
Harris Teeter: 5% off every Tuesday (60+)
Hy-Vee: 5% off one day a week (date varies by location)
Kroger: 10% off (date varies by location)
Morton Williams Supermarket: 5% off every Tuesday (60+)
The Plant Shed: 10% off every Tuesday ( 50 +)
Publix: 15% off every Wednesday ( 55 +)
Rogers Marketplace: 5% off every Thursday (60+)
Uncle Guiseppe's Marketplace: 15% off (62+)

TRAVEL :
Airlines:
Alaska Airlines: 50% off (65+)
American Airlines: various discounts for 50% off non-peak periods (Tuesdays - Thursdays) (62+)and up (call before booking for discount)
Continental Airlines: no initiation fee for Continental Presidents Club & special fares for select destinations
Southwest Airlines: various discounts for ages 65 and up (call before booking for discount)
United Airlines: various discounts for ages 65 and up (call before booking for discount)
U.S. Airways: various discounts for ages 65 and up (call before booking for discount)
Rail:
Amtrak: 15% off (62+)
Bus:
Greyhound: 15% off (62+)
Trailways Transportation System: various discounts for ages 50+
Car Rental:
Alamo Car Rental: up to 25% off for AARP members
Avis: up to 25% off for AARP members
Budget Rental Cars: 40% off; up to 50% off for AARP members ( 50+)
Dollar Rent-A-Car: 10% off ( 50+) Enterprise Rent-A-Car: 5% off for AARP members Hertz: up to 25% off for AARP members
National Rent-A-Car: up to 30% off for AARP members
Overnight Accommodations:
Holiday Inn: 20-40% off depending on location (62+)
Best Western: 40% off (55+)
Cambria Suites: 20%-30% off (60+)
Waldorf Astoria - NYC $5,000 off nightly rate for Presidential Suite (55 +)
Clarion Motels: 20%-30% off (60+)
Comfort Inn: 20%-30% off (60+)
Comfort Suites: 20%-30% off (60+)
Econo Lodge: 40% off (60+)
Hampton Inns & Suites: 40% off when booked 72 hours in advance
Hyatt Hotels: 25%-50% off (62+)
InterContinental Hotels Group: various discounts at all hotels (65+)
Mainstay Suites: 10% off with Mature Traveler's Discount (50+); 20%-30% off (60+)
Marriott Hotels: 25% off (62+)
Motel 6: Stay Free Sunday nights (60+)
Myrtle Beach Resort: 30% off ( 55 +)
Quality Inn: 40%-50% off (60+)
Rodeway Inn: 20%-30% off (60+)
Sleep Inn: 40% off (60+)

ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT ;:
AMC Theaters: up to 30% off ( 55 +)
Bally Total Fitness: $100 off memberships (62+)
Busch Gardens Tampa, FL: $13 off one-day tickets ( 50 +)
Carmike Cinemas: 35% off (65+)
Cinemark/Century Theaters: up to 35% off
Massage Envy - NYC 20% off all "Happy Endings" (62 +)
U.S. National Parks: $10 lifetime pass; 50% off additional services including camping (62+)
Regal Cinemas: 50% off Ripley's Believe it or Not: @ off one-day ticket ( 55 +)
SeaWorld, Orlando , FL : $3 off one-day tickets ( 50 +)

CELL PHONE DISCOUNTS :
AT&T: Special Senior Nation 200 Plan $19.99/month (65+)
Jitterbug: $10/month cell phone service ( 50 +)
Verizon Wireless: Verizon Nationwide 65 Plus Plan $29.99/month (65+).

MISCELLANEOUS:
Great Clips: $8 off hair cuts (60+)
Supercuts: $8 off haircuts (60+)

NOW, go out there and claim your discounts - - and remember -- YOU must ASK for discount ---- no ask, no discount.

I know everyone knows someone over 50 please pass the one on!!!!!

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Search for Lynn Perry Enters Third Day

 
 
Chester VT Fire Department and search crews ended their second full day in high heat and humidity without finding missing 57-year-old Lynn Perry. Assisting in the search on Wednesday was the Vermont...
 
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Select Board 08/03/2015 Meeting Agenda

Select Board Agenda
Martin Memorial Hall 

5259 Route 5

Monday, August 3rd, 2015
7:00 P.M.
Regular Meeting
Amended
           
1. Call to Order
2. Comments from Select Board and Citizens on topics not on agenda
3. Review Minutes from previous meeting(s)
4. Letter received from neighbors regarding Reitzas property, 1254 Route 5, Weathersfield Bow
5. Approve reversion to former job description for Town Accountant and authorize readvertising of position
6. Vermont Transco appraisal reduction
7. Authorize sale or trade of surplus equipment
  1. Transfer Station baler
  2. Highway Department Tractor
  3. 2009 Chevy Impala Police Cruiser
8. Weathersfield Hazardous Materials Response Ordinance: Third Reading: Amend Ordinance
9. Town Manager Search process: Salary range for future Town Manager?
  1. Review progress in achieving Select Board Goals for 2015-2016
  1. Fire Commission monthly report – Lynn Esty
  1. Weathersfield Transfer Station Facility -
  2. Notice of Alleged Violation - follow-up
  1. Project Updates:
  2. Sale of town-owned parcel on Tenney Hill Road
  3. Perkinsville Schoolhouse
  4. Maple Street Reconstruction Project
  5. 0.85 Mile Baltimore Road Culvert Project
  6. Wetland Application for Access to Town Forest
  7. Thrasher Road Culvert #4 Replacement Project
  1. Appointments
            A.  Budget Committee (Two Openings)
            B.  Connecticut River Development Corporation Representative Alternate
            C.  Connecticut River Joint Commission
            D.  CRJC Mt Ascutney Subcommittee
            E.   Conservation Commission (One four year term open)
            F.   Fence Viewer (Two Openings)
            G.  Parks and Recreation Commission (One Opening)
            H.  River Connection Regional Partnership Representative
            I.    Southeastern Vermont Community Action, Inc. Representative
            J.    Southern Windsor County Transportation Advisory Committee
  1.    Approve Warrants
  1. Future Meeting Agenda Items
  1. Monday, August 17, 2015 (Highway Garage)
    1. Approve $35,000, three year loan for purchase of light-duty pickup truck with plow
    2. Award contracts: Highway Garage heating; Perkinsville School heating and plumbing; crushed gravel; guardrails
    3. Renew Airport Road Bank Note for 2 more months
  1.   Tuesday, September 8, 2015 (Martin Memorial Hall
  2.      Award funds from Transfer Station Bottle/Can Redemption Program – Round 2
  3.      Review FY15 year-end budget projections
  1. Adjourn

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Out Of The Darkness Walk T-Shirts Now Available for Sale - $10 each

These shirts will be sold to ANYONE who wants to have one.

 Purple

Teal

The cost is $10 each. You do not need to be a walker to buy one.

The colors available are Purple and Teal.

 Any Profit After Shirt Expenses Are Going To Be Donated To The Walk.

To Order T-Shirts, please email LynnEsty@gmail.com
Subject: T-Shirt Order - Please specify color and size...

  (They are men's shirts, so all ladies be aware of that.)
(T-shirt does NOT include shipping - local pick up and delivery available)

T-shirts printed (and some donated :) by:

Thank you, Judy :)


Out of the Darkness Community Walk
Help Us Create A World Without Suicide

Saturday, September 26, 2015
Springfield Walking Path, (Toonerville Trail), Springfield, VT

Check In/ Registration Time: 9:30 am

Walk: 10 am to 1 pm

For More Information, please contact:
Heather Jarvis 802- 296-1989 hthrjrvs2008@yahoo.com
Judy Jarvis 802-263-5549 judith_jarvisusa@yahoo.com

Online registration closes at noon (local time) the Friday before the walk.

http:// afsp.donordrive.com/ index.cfm?fuseaction=donorD rive.event&eventID=3504

However, anyone who would like to participate can register in person at the walk from the time check-in begins until the walk starts.

Walk donations are accepted until December 31, 2015.

www.afsp.org/walk

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Town Seal


Annual Chicken Barbeque on The Green in Perkinsville!

Aug 22, 2015, 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Annual Chicken Barbeque on the Green in Perkinsville! 
Complete dinners include half a chicken, dinner roll, baked beans, potato salad, dessert and a drink for $10! 
Serving from noon until we are out of chicken! 
Plenty of comfortable seating or take out dinners available. 
Benefit Perkinsville Community Church 
802-558-6100

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Weathersfield Proctor Library Fundraising Committee Meeting Agenda

Weathersfield Proctor Library

Fundraising Committee
Wed., July 29, 2015 at 8:45 A.M.
at the Red Barn


Agenda:
1. Approval of July 2, 2015 minutes
2. Library ADA bathroom update
3. Summer Evening with Friends and Neighbors event (July 18th) – critique of event and update of Silent Auction collection
4. Upcoming events – Book/Bake/Mini-yard Sale on September 26th
Events for kids??
5. Set an approximate date for public discussion of the future plans for the library (in conjunction with Trustees)
6. Timing and content of fall capital campaign drive


Print version of agenda:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B08jdeNYY-5DdlhHV3hDMlRfMHJ5eUdaQm5TZ3hBLXgtTnJr/view?usp=sharing

As Night Falls, Andover Woman Remains Missing

   
http://chestertelegraph.org/2015/07/28/as-night-falls-andover-woman-remains-missing/

© 2015 Telegraph Publishing LLC


A 56-year-old Andover woman who has been the subject of a multi-department search and rescue operation was still missing  as sunset came tonight. “We’re shutting it down for now,” said State Police Sergeant Mike Studin at 9:00 p.m. “There are still some canine units out there and state police cruisers will be out all night looking for any sign of her.”

Lynn Perry, who suffers from early-onset Alzheimer’s Disease, was last seen by her daughter at their residence on Route 11 around midnight Monday.

She was reported missing around 7:20 a.m. Tuesday, July 28. According to State Police Lt. Timothy Oliver, the police searched the nearby roads first before moving into the woods....


 http://chestertelegraph.org/2015/07/28/as-night-falls-andover-woman-remains-missing/

Weathersfield Historical Society's Frippery!

GOOD STUFF
(&WORKERS TOO, ON FRIDAY)
Call Maureen @ 603-252-0936
for pick-up this week!

Five Alarm 5K Trail Run/Walk

FIVE ALARM 5K TRAIL RUN/WALK
Saturday, August 22, 2015
@ The Weathersfield Nature Area, Springweather Trails
     98 Reservoir Road,  Weathersfield, VT  
To Register:  *online at http://www.active.com
                      *by contacting John at  jcassidy366@gmail.com
                      *or by calling 802-952-9045
Cost:   $30 per runner & kids are free!
Times:  Registration @ 8am / Kids Fun Run/1K @ 9am / Adults 5K @ 9:30  / Awards @10:30
**There will also be a BBQ at the station immediately following:  
Intersections of Routes 131 & 106 in Perkinsville. 
ALL PROCEEDS WILL BENEFIT THE W. WEATHERSFIELD VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPT.  
                                        COME AND JOIN THE FUN!

Dog Bite Prevention Week

It's Dog Bite Prevention Week and one of the most important steps in avoiding dog bites is teaching children how to act around dogs and how to respect dogs. Be responsible!

Missing Person - Andover, VT- Lynn Perry


July 28, 2015

Missing Person Andover - Photo

________________________________________
From: Oliver, Timothy
Sent: Tuesday, July 28, 2015 9:15 AM
To: Whalen, Ben
Subject: Lynn Perry
Vermont Department of Public Safety | Vermont State Police

Press Releases: http://vsp.vermont.gov/press_releases
Submit an Anonymous Tip: http://www.vtips.info
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/VermontStatePolice
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/VTStatePolice

 Southern Media

The Vermont State Police-Rockingham is searching for 57-year old Lynn Perry from Andover, VT. Ms. Perry apparently walked away from her residence sometime after midnight last night, according to her daughter. She is described as 5'05", 140 pounds, white hair. Last seen wearing blue pajamas, no shoes. Anyone with information regarding Ms. Perry is asked to call VSP-Rockingham at 875-2112<tel:875-2112>.

Lieutenant Tim Oliver
Vermont State Police

Lieutenant Tim Oliver
Vermont State Police

Vermont Department of Public Safety | Vermont State Police

Press Releases: http://vsp.vermont.gov/press_releases
Submit an Anonymous Tip: http://www.vtips.info
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/VermontStatePolice
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/VTStatePolice

Water Woes

***A contractor hit the water main while working on a project on Ascutney St. There is no water service to residents west of the Ascutney Cemetery entrance. Crews are working on a repair. We will update with a timeframe shortly.********

Windsor residents: The Windsor Utilities Dept has shut the water supply off from the "Y" on Union St out towards the Fairgrounds. No reason or time frame was given. We will keep you posted with all updates as we get them.
Windsor Utilities' number is 674-5950

We're Thrilled to Announce Our New Executive Chef...

 We're thrilled to announce our new executive chef...
MICHAEL EHLENFELDT joins The Inn!

Finding the right executive chef doesn't happen overnight when you're sitting in the middle of the woods in Southern Vermont.

We've learned from experience it takes someone with true experience, a shared philosophy, maturity and an honest respect for guests' needs in order to uphold and carry on an established culinary excellence.

"We're thrilled to make this announcement. Ironically, we crossed paths twice with Michael over the last few years but the timing just wasn't right," said Richard. "Michael's  'the real deal.' He's not afraid of hard work and paid his dues in professional kitchens. He grew up on a Wisconsin dairy farm and learned early how to garden, forage, pickle, can and butcher as a child and continues to this day. For years, he also taught cooking classes to under-served urban populations in Boston."

Michael comes to the Inn from Solo Farm & Table in South Londonderry where he was a key member of their culinary team. While retaining his home in Charlestown, NH, just over the Connecticut River, the majority of Michael's 25+ year culinary career kept him in Boston, including 14 years as the executive sous chef under renowned chef/owner Gordon Hamersley of Hamersley Bistro.  

Michael will develop and execute The Inn's menus for the restaurant, weddings and special events, which includes our August 22nd Annual Farm Dinner Celebration. Additionally, he will be one of the key instructors in The Hidden Kitchen, The Inn's non-professional cooking classroom where chefs and cookbook authors teach hands-on and demonstration classes.


Join in the fun!
2015 Annual Farm Dinner Celebration
Saturday, August 22 5-8 pm
Join us for a memorable night!
Live Music with Stringfield Springers & Johnny "O" plus a fun mixology demonstration class compliments of Vermont Spirits!

Silent Auction with incredible wines, classes, stays, and art with proceeds going to The Springfield Area Parent & Child Center.

PLUS, an incredible multi-course dinner!

$75 per person includes food/wine pairings/tax/tip

Don't miss out on the fun! Dine with our Farm Partners! Explore the inn! Bid on great prizes!

Call (802) 263-9217 for details or to make reservations. 

Annual Pit Roast Class + Dine with Indian Chief
Saturday, August 1  10 am-1pm + 6 pm dinner
Only TWO SPOTS left this weekend!
We start the fire the night before in our stone-lined garden pit. In the morning, we pull the coals aside and place the meat wrapped in cheesecloth then corn husks into the pit, cover with ferns and more husks, lay barn tin on top and then shovel the coals on top. 
 
At 10 am, the class starts with the unveiling and continues inside The Hidden Kitchen for a traditional Native American meal. 
 
Later, you return to the inn's wine cellar for dinner with Chief Roger Longtoe Sheehan.

$149 per person Call us (802) 263-9217 

Chef/cookbook author Virginia Willis teaches us all to "LIGHTEN' UP Y'ALL" 
Demonstration Cooking Class - August 29 10-1 
Virginia Willis has cooked Lapin Normandie with Julia Child, prepared lunch for President Clinton, and catered a bowling party for Jane Fonda...
The Chicago Tribune praised her as one of "Seven Food Writers You Need to Know."
Her legion of fans love her knack for giving classic French cooking a down-home feel and re-imagining Southern recipes en Fran├žais.
Join her in The Hidden Kitchen for this demonstration cooking class.
$95 per person
Don't wait - Call (802) 263-9217



 
Inn at Weathersfield | 1342 Route 106 | Perkinsville | VT | 05151