Monday, November 30, 2015

Resumption of E-waste Collection

On November 3, 2015, the Weathersfield Transfer Station suspended collection of electronic waste until such time as the state resumed providing disposal services.  

We have been notified by the state that effective immediately, we may resume collection of electronic waste.  

Accordingly, electronic waste may now be dropped off free of charge at the Weathersfield Transfer Station.

Jim Mullen
Weathersfield Town Manager
Ascutney Fire District #2 Manager
PO Box 550, Ascutney, VT 05030
(office) 802.674.2626;  (cell) 802.230.6262

Holiday Welcome for Mark Richardson at Weathersfield Proctor Library

Please come to our Holiday Welcome for our new director Mark Richardson on Saturday December 5 from 11-1pm.

Come to meet Mark and learn what is in the future for the library.

We are so pleased to have him here to help us.

Refreshments will be served.  

Hope to see you on Saturday December 5 from 11-1pm.

Barbara Putnam/President

December Weathersfield Pot Luck

Mark your calendar - Dec. potluck - Tuesday Dec. 15 - 12 noon in Perkinsville Church Vestry.

Bring a hot dish, salad or dessert - enjoy a Christmas visit - share a Christmas story if you wish.

Vermont Driver Restoration Day

What is Driver Restoration Day?

On December 11, 2015 the Windsor County State’s Attorney’s office in collaboration with the Department of Motor Vehicles, the Judicial Bureau and the Agency of Transportation will hold a Driver’s Restoration Day. 

The purpose of this program is help people who have delinquent traffic tickets get their license reinstated by accepting $25 per delinquent ticket. 

The goal is to reduce the number of suspended drivers and improve the safety of our roadways by encouraging people to drive fully licensed and fully insured. 

When and where is Driver Restoration Day?

Driver Restoration Day will take place on Friday, December 11, 2015 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the State Office Building at 118 Prospect Street, White River Junction.

There are no appointments, and given the level of interest in the program individuals should expect long wait times.

Who qualifies for Driver Restoration Day?

Any Windsor County resident who has had their license suspended due to a failure or inability to pay the associated fines. Tickets must be delinquent; meaning a ticket is more than 75 days past due.

People whose current suspension is a result of a DUI or certain other serious offenses are not eligible for this program.

How Does Driver Restoration Day work?

Eligible Vermonters will be able to get their license reinstated by paying $25 per outstanding ticket.

 If an individual has five tickets, they’d need to come with $125 in order to get their license reinstated.

>>>What information should I bring to Driver Restoration Day?<<<

Be sure to bring this information with you on December 11th: Driver’s Name, Date of Birth, PID (License) Number, Ticket number(s), Location of ticket(s), Phone number.

How can I pay?

Acceptable forms of payment are limited to check or money order. Cash will not be accepted.

How Long Will it Take to get your license reinstated?

The Judicial Bureau will process payments as quickly as possible.

Depending on the number of individuals who attend Driver Restoration Day it may take a number of weeks for individuals to get reinstatement ready.

After attending Driver Restoration Day, individuals will receive paperwork in the mail with information on their license reinstatement.

What other resources are available to help me get my driver’s license back?

Vermont’s Court Division DLS Program is available statewide and may be a resource for you.

Through this program, some people with suspended licenses may be eligible for a reduction in their debt, or may be eligible for community service or participation in an educational program in exchange for a reduction in fines and fees owed.

More information about the program is at:…/

What if I still have questions?

If you have additional questions please contact the Windsor County State's Attorney's Office at 802-295-8870 or the Governor's Office at 802-828-3333

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Nutcracker Production at The Dance Factory in Ludlow, VT

There are MANY Weathersfield students and parents in this wonderful production! Please join us!
 Ludlow, VT ·
We're so excited about our upcoming Nutcracker production!

Please join us and share this post as well! Performances will be Saturday December 12th at 7pm and Sunday December 13th at 2pm. 

Tickets are $13 for adults and $8 for children. 

Tickets are available at the door or ahead of time at Misty Valley Books in Chester, Woodbury Florist in Springfield, and Tina's Hallmark in Springfield.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Work Morning, Saturday, Nov. 28 for 1879 Schoolhouse

Friends of the 1879,

We have a few more projects to complete before we can use the South classroom.

With that in mind we are hoping you can join us for our next work morning on this Saturday Nov. 28th.

The tasks will be, reattachment of the ADA ramp to the building, adjustments to interior doors, some interior framing, and insulation, etc.

Please join us if you can for any amount of time you can spare.

Also, I will be working on the restoration some weekdays as well if that more convenient.  Please let me know if you have interest and availability.  802-263-5300

It’s always nice to have company.

Matt Keniston:  For the 1879 Schoolhouse Committee.

Submit a Tip to VT State Police

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Law Enforcement officials will not follow up with you unless you choose to contact them.

If you have an emergency, please call 911 immediately.

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CASE#: 15CH01378, 15CH01390

CONTACT#: 802-875-2035

DATE/TIME: Various
LOCATION: Town of Chester


AGE: 26

AGE: 59

AGE: 23

AGE: 24

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: On November 2nd, 2015 the Chester Police Department, in conjunction with the Vermont State Police, Springfield Police Department, Weathersfield Police Department, and the Ludlow Police Department, began investigation into a series of burglaries and thefts that occurred in and around the Town of Chester.

As a result of this investigation, the previously named subjects were all arrested for their involvement in said burglaries and thefts. Our investigation led us to thefts and burglaries in Chester, Springfield, Weathersfield, Ludlow, Rockingham and Andover.

In total, approximately $40,000 in stolen property was recovered. Investigation into these incidents is ongoing. We ask that anyone who has had property stolen in Chester and the surrounding area in recent weeks that may have gone unreported, to make a report to their respective agencies so that these items can be cross referenced with items recovered.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Weathersfield Fire Commission Meeting Agenda - Tues, Nov 24, 2015

Weathersfield Fire Commission
Meeting Agenda
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Martin Memorial Hall/Weathersfield Town Office
7 pm

1. Call Meeting to Order

2. Comments from Committee Members or Citizens for Items Not on Agenda

3. Approve Minutes from Previous Meetings
October 28, 2015

4. Review Financial Status Reports & Reserve Funds
A. AVFD FY-2015 Financial Reports
B. Capital Replacement Plan and Long Term Debt Schedule

5. Review Fire Departments Monthly Reports and Events Scheduled

6. New Business
A. Budget Worksheets
B. Weathersfield Fire Services Evaluation
C. Change of Location for FC Meeting - AVFD
D. Citizen Concern Forms
E. Fire Truck - WWVFD
F. Policies and Procedures
G. Appeal of Decision

7. Old Business
A. Procedures for Fixing Dry Hydrants
B. Vacancy on Fire Commission

8. Next Meeting – December 22, 2015 at West Weathersfield Volunteer Fire Department

9. Agenda Submission Deadline 10:00 am, Wednesday, December 16, 2015
~ 802-263-9441 ~ ~ Subject Line: FC Agenda Item

10. Adjourn

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

VT State Police Christmas Toy Drive "Operation Fire Cuffs' Seeking Donations

Vermont State Police need your help.

They are holding a Christmas Toy Drive called “Operation Fire Cuffs.” The toys will be delivered to The University of Vermont Children’s Hospital on 12-16-15.

In need are all types of toys, for both boys and girls, ranging in age from toddler to teen.

The above agencies are looking to the public for donations of toys that can be dropped off at the following locations during normal business hours.

Vermont State Police Colchester Police Department
Williston Barracks 835 Blakely Road
2777 St George Road Colchester, VT 05446
Williston, VT 05495

Vermont State Police Essex Fire Department
Saint Albans Barracks 188 Sand Hill Road
140 Fisher Pond Road Essex, VT05452
Saint Albans, VT 05478

Vermont State Police Burlington Police Department
Middlesex Barracks 1 North Avenue
1080 US Route 2 Burlington, VT 05401
Middlesex, VT 05602

Burlington Fire Department Burlington Fire Department
Station #1 Station #5
136 South Winooski Ave Ferguson Avenue
Burlington, VT 05401 Burlington, VT 05401

Travel Advisory - Legde Work Between Exit 6 and 6 on I-91 Southbound

TRAVEL ADVISORY: VTrans on-going ledge work between exits 6 & 7 I-91 southbound will continue this afternoon until this slide is cleaned up. Officials believe the roadway will be re-opened later this afternoon. ‪#‎VT‬ ‪#‎802VSP‬

Friday, November 13, 2015

Consumer Alert! SpaghettiO's Original Recall

CONSUMER ALERT: Campbell Soup Company announced they are recalling 355,000 cans of SpaghettiOs Original.
Campbell Soup Company announced they are recalling 355,000 cans of SpaghettiOs Original.|By Joe Gullo

Doris Hilma Whitcomb, 96

Mrs. Doris Hilma Whitcomb

Doris Hilma Schelde Whitcomb, wife of the late Richard F. Whitcomb and long-time resident of Perkinsville, VT, died on November 1, 2015, at Cedar Hill Continuing Care Community in Windsor, VT, at the age of 96.

Loved by her extended family and an extensive network of friends, Doris will be remembered for her many community and church activities over the decades.

Born in Dorchester, MA, on March 15, 1919, to Danish Immigrant Christian Schelde, and Swedish Immigrant Hilma Lindskog Schelde, she graduated from Dorchester High School for Girls in 1936 and subsequently completed training at the Boston Clerical School. She worked as a secretary at Liberty Mutual Insurance Company in Boston until her marriage to the late J. Philip Stapleton at Dorchester, MA, in 1947. After living briefly in Lynn, MA, the couple moved to Springfield, VT, in 1951 and shortly thereafter purchased “The Pink House” in Perkinsville, VT, where they raised their three children.

She was an active member of the PTA at Perkinsville Elementary School, and eventually became the school’s secretary. She was also a Girl Scout and a Cub Scout leader during her children’s school years. She was a founding member of Planned Parenthood of VT (now Planned Parenthood of Northern New England) and was very proud of her accomplishments within that organization. She was also very active in the Springfield Unitarian Universalist Church.

She loved music, studied piano in her youth and continued playing into her 70’s, sang in church choir, Community Chorus, and taught her children to sing in harmony on long car trips.

In 1973, Doris married Richard F. Whitcomb of Springfield, and the two lived in the Pink House. She was the secretary at Park Street Elementary School in Springfield from 1970 until she retired in 1977, and thereafter served as the school’s volunteer coordinator and a special needs aide. She also became an active member of the Weathersfield Historical Society, and played a key role in organizing the library at the Society’s Dan Foster House in Weathersfield Center.

She eventually lost most of her vision to macular degeneration, but with assistive technology was able to continue to use computers and email into the last years of her life, and "read" hundreds of books on tape. She also worked as a volunteer for the Vermont Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired.

After breaking her hip in 2008 she sought rehabilitation at Cedar Hill Continuing Care Community and decided to live out her years there. This allowed her to continue her active lifestyle. She had good friends there and especially loved the friendship of staff members who provided her care. She was proud to be the first resident to have a computer and demand an internet connection at Cedar Hill.

Doris is survived by her children, Linda & David Olsson of Woburn, MA, David Stapleton & Joyce Manchester of Waterbury, VT, & Tom & Elinor Stapleton of Harvard, MA; stepdaughters Ann Whitcomb of Springfield, VT, & Polly Whitcomb of Shelburne, VT; grand-children, Michael Johansson of Puerto Rico, Dianne Johnson of Proctorsville, VT, Kristen and Saari Greylock of Shelburne Falls, MA, Karel Olsson of Brookline, MA, Megan Stapleton of Waterbury, VT, Anna Stapleton of New York, NY, Meredith Stapleton of Philadelphia, PA, and Philip Stapleton of Cambridge, MA; stepgrandchildren, Suzanne Ruse of Putney, VT, Mark and Wendi Germaine of Chester, VT; and stepgreatgrandson Max Ruse of Johnson, VT.

A celebration of her life will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Church on Saturday, December 5th at 1 pm, 21 Fairground Road, Springfield, VT, followed by interment at Parker Hill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to Vermont Assoc. for the Blind & Visually Impaired, 38 Park Pl. #2, Brattleboro, VT 05301; or to the Unitarian Universalist Church, P.O. Box 944, Springfield, VT, 05156.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Roy Funeral Home and Cremation Service.

Monthly Weathersfield Pot Luck

 There will be a church potluck after the 11:15 service (approximately ...

Tuesday, November 17, 12:00 noon in the vestry of Perkinsville VT Community Church on Rt. 106. 

All are welcome. 

Please bring and share a favorite reading or poem with the group.   

Bring a hot dish, salad or dessert. 

Paper goods and beverages will be provided. 

Contact: Lorraine Zigman 802-263-5245;

Notice of Public Hearing for Conditional Use Permit

Notice of PUBLIC Hearing for
a Conditional Use Permit

Joshua Marcell, dba as JAM Fuel LLC has submitted application #110515 requesting a site plan approval and conditional use permit for a Light Industry Use to be located at 14 Ascutney Court (parcel 05-03-01) in the HC, Highway Commercial, zoning district in the Town of Weathersfield.  

The applicant is proposing an office and fuel truck parking for a Fuel Supply Company

The Town of Weathersfield Zoning Board of Adjustment will hold a hearing on this application on   Wednesday, December. 2, 2015   at 7:00 PM   at Weathersfield Town Office, 5259 Route 5, Ascutney.  

A copy of the application and additional information may be obtained at the Town Office.

Pursuant to 24 V.S.A. §§ 4464(a)(1)(C) and 4471(a), participation in this local proceeding is a prerequisite to the right to take any subsequent appeal. 

Dated at Weathersfield, Vermont this 10th day of November 2015.

D Scott Osgood
Land Use Administrator
Town of Weathersfield, Vermont

Thursday, November 12, 2015

The Town Clerk's office will be closed both NOVEMBER 18 & NOVEMBER 19, 2015

The Town Clerk's office will be closed both NOVEMBER 18 & NOVEMBER 19, 2015



Suspension of Free Electronic Waste Collection at Weathersfield Transfer Station

Suspension of Free Electronic Waste Collection
at Weathersfield Transfer Station

 Waste Recycling / Commodity Value Processing - United Electronic ...
         Effective immediately, the Town of Weathersfield has suspended the free collection of electronic waste at the Weathersfield Transfer Station. We will accept electronic waste only as a pay item.

         Until September 30th, the Transfer Station was one of 125 sites in the state participating in the state’s free electronic waste recycling program. However, we have now been notified that the contractor hired by the state to recycle our waste will no longer be picking up any e-waste from Weathersfield under this free program.

         The suspension of the free program will remain in effect until such time as the state determines how it wishes to proceed with its free e-waste program state-wide. It is possible, even likely, that the Weathersfield Transfer Station will be permanently removed from the list of sites licensed to accept electronic waste free of charge.

We urge residents to leave their electronic waste at home while we await action by the state. Should you wish to dispose of your electronic waste at this time, we will accept it as a pay item at the following rates:

Televisions & Monitors                                                                 
small                          3 punches               
large                          6 punches               
projection screen       12 punches
laptop                2 punches
cpu’s                  4 punches

small                  3 punches                 
large                  5 punches

Copiers & Printers
small                  4 punches
large                  6 punches

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Help Us Collect Age Data On Vermont's Deer Herd

Help Us Collect Age Data On Vermont's Deer Herd
running buck with FW logo
Provide a tooth from your buck for aging.
Vermont Fish & Wildlife is asking all successful 2015 Rifle Season Hunters to submit a tooth from their buck regardless of its age or size.

Not only will you learn the age of your buck, but you will be providing important biological information to help with deer management.
cabela gift card
You could win a $50 Cabela's gift card.
Hunters submitting a tooth when they report their 2015
buck will also be entered in a drawing to win one of five
$50 Cabela's gift cards.

Annual Thanksgiving Weekend Dance

Annual Thanksgiving Weekend Dance

Friday of Thanksgiving weekend, Nov. 27

Dudley Laufman calling
music by Dudley, and Jane and Russell Orzechowski 
Dudley is a National Heritage Fellow, and recipient of the N.H. governor's award.

7:30 pm
families welcome, no dancing experience needed
admission $8 for adults
Weathersfield Center Church/Meeting House
a Thanksgiving weekend dance is an annual event
info contact 802 263-5217

Paying for College Info - Springfield HS Nov. 12

 Forms for the Speech, Language and Hearing Clinics at SUNY Geneseo
 Sabina Haskell, Vermont Student Assistance Corp.,, East Allen St
Event: Nov 12, 2015, 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
VSAC is holding a Paying for College presentation on Thursday, 11/12 from 6:30 to 8:00 in the cafeteria at Springfield High School. This free event is offered to help parents and their high school seniors and juniors navigate the financial aid process and understand their options for managing college costs.
Come join us and get your questions answered!
Topics include:
* ways to pay for college
* financial aid available and how to apply
* forms needed & deadlines (including updates on financial aid changes)
* tools for comparing college costs, and more!
More details and dates and locations of these events across the state at
Questions? E-mail us at

WWVFD Gun Raffle - Get Your Ticket Now!

Thursday, November 5, 2015

WPL Story Time Moved to Wednesday at 2 PM!

 Story time!
Story Time has been moved to Wednesday afternoons at 2 pm.
Jordan hopes to see you there!
More info: Check out Jordan's Page:
Weathersfield Proctor Library
PO Box 519 - 5181 Route 5 Ascutney, Vermont 05030
Hours: Wednesday - 10:00 am  to 8:00 pm
Thursday and Friday - Noon to 6:00 pm
Saturday - 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Phone [802] 674-2863 Fax: [802] 674-9876

Monday, November 2, 2015

USDA Announces Ground Beef Recall Because of Possible E. Coli Contamination
The United States Department of Agriculture has announce the Class I Recall of 167,427 pounds of ground beef products produced by All American Meats, Inc.…

"The Barn's on Fire" - Barn Fire Discussion - RSVP Required

 Come join us for a light approach to a really scary subject

West Windsor Fire Chief Spackman will join us to discuss what happens in a barn fire, the causes, preventative measures, how to prepare for a fire involving animals and how to execute that plan when things have gone terribly wrong.

This afternoon workshop will include everyone who wants to come. After the information session we will come up with a plan then act it out in a skit that includes many aspects of a fire without the animals, flames or smoke. 

RSVP before November 6th by phone or email.

WANTED - Member of the Public - For Weathersfield Fire Commission

The Weathersfield Fire Commission is in need of a Member of the Public (who is not in direct relationship to any Weathersfield Volunteer Fire Department member)  to complete their 5 member board. Attendance and participation at meetings is extremely important.

This term will run through March of 2017.

Meetings are currently held at 7pm on the 4th Tuesday of each month at West Weathersfield Volunteer Fire Department or Martin Memorial Hall/Weathersfield Town Offices.

The Purpose and Mission of the Weathersfield Fire Commission:
The Weathersfield Fire Commission was established by vote of the Town Meeting in 1990.
The purpose of the Fire Commission is to aid communications between the two (2) fire departments.

The mission of the Weathersfield Fire Commission is to assist the Ascutney Volunteer Fire Association and the West Weathersfield Volunteer Dire Department in providing high-quality, well-coordinated fire protection services for the Town of Weathersfield, while fostering a close working relationship with the Select Board.

Any resident who wishes to be appointed to the Commission is asked to submit a short email or letter of interest to: or Town of Weathersfield, PO Box 550, Ascutney, VT 05030, ATTN: Fire Commission Opening.

Vacancy is OPEN until a member of the public has been appointed by the Select Board.

Select Board Meeting Agenda, Monday, November 2, 2015



Select Board Agenda
Martin Memorial Hall

5259 Route 5, Ascutney, Vermont
Monday, November 2nd, 2015
7:00 P.M.
Regular Meeting
1. Call to Order
2. Comments from Select Board and Citizens on topics not on agenda
3. Review Minutes from previous meeting(s)
4. Set FY2017 budget goals (with Budget Committee)
5. Review Draft FY17 Highway Budget (with Budget Committee)
6. Fire Commission Monthly Report – Lynn Esty
7. Weathersfield Fire Services Evaluation: Discuss Goals and Objectives
8. Project Update: 1879 Perkinsville School House Renovation Project
9. Award funds from Transfer Station Bottle/Can Redemption Program – Round 3
  1. Discontinue Transfer Station Electronic Waste Collection?
  1. Rewrite of Large Gathering Permit Ordinance (First Reading)
  1. Begin Planning for Saturday Town Meeting, February 27th, 2016
  1. Approve partial payment of 1879 Perkinsville School House Loan using proceeds from sale of Tenney Hill Road property
  1. Appointments
            A.  Budget Committee (Two Openings)
            B.   Conservation Commission (One four year term open)
            C.  Energy Committee (Five Openings)
            D.  Fence Viewer (Two Openings)
            E.   Parks and Recreation Commission (One Opening) 
  1. Approve Warrants
  1. Future Meeting Agenda Items
            A. Monday, November 16, 2015 (Martin Memorial Hall)
                        1.   Review draft FY17 General Fund Budget for selected departments
                        2.   Weathersfield Fire Services Evaluation: Discuss Goals and Objectives and hiring of a consultant
  1. Executive Session: Personnel
  1. Adjourn

Windsor County Sex Offender Registry Compliance Checks Conducted

Weathersfield Police Department

On the evening of October 30, 2015, law enforcement conducted Sex Offender Registry compliance checks throughout Windsor County.

The compliance checks were coordinated by with the Windsor County Special Investigations Unit. 

Windsor County law enforcement and probation officers attempted to conduct approximately 103 address and conditions compliance checks on sex offenders registered with the Vermont Sex Offender Registry. 

Vermont Title 13 VSA 5415 designates the Special Investigations Units to be responsible for the investigation of violations of the Vermont Sex Offender Registry requirements and are authorized to conduct in person registry compliance checks in a time, place, and manner they deem appropriate to accomplish the purposes of the statute. 

Agencies that took part in the evening’s county wide operation were: Chester Police, Hartford Probation & Parole, Hartford Police, Ludlow Police, Norwich Police, Royalton Police, Springfield Probation & Parole, Springfield Police, U.S. Marshal’s Service, Vermont State Police, Vermont Sex Offender Registry, Weathersfield Police, Windsor Police, Windsor Special Investigation Unit and Woodstock Police

At this time the final numbers of compliance or violations have not been tallied. A majority of, but not all, of the 103 checks were completed on this evening and the remainder follow up checks will take place during the next few days.

An updated media release will be submitted once the final numbers have been calculated by the Windsor County SIU.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Button Up Day is November 7th

Button Up Day is November 7 this year. Lots of resources here:
Person-to-person outreach and testimonials are one of the most powerful ways to share information about the benefits, opportunities, and pathways to make homes and buildings more efficient. Here are some resources for Vermont…