Sunday, March 27, 2016

Weathersfield, VT Open Appointments

  1. Appointments
  2.      Acting Town Manager
  3.      Ancient Roads Committee
  4.      Budget Committee (Four Openings)
  5.      Connecticut River Development Corporation
  6.                  Representative
  7.                 Alternate
  8.     Connecticut River Joint Commission
  9.     Conservation Commission (Two four-year terms open)
  10.       Fence Viewer (Three Openings)
  11.       Parks and Recreation Commission (Four Openings)
  12.       River Connection Regional Partnership Representative
  13.       Southeastern Vermont Community Action, Inc. Representative
  14.       Southern Windsor County Regional Planning Commissioner
  15.       Southern Windsor County Transportation Advisory Committee
  16.       Veterans’ Memorial Committee
  17.       Weathersfield Fire Commission (One one-year term; One two-year term)
  •  In order to fill an appointment, please contact Town Manager Ed Morris at 802-674-2626 or email with a short letter of interest.

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Nominate Your Local Charity at the Inn at Weathersfield!
Beginning this May, Community Wednesday returns 

In 2015, we raised thousands for local charities.

We’re committed to making a difference in our backyard.

Every Wednesday, we’ll give 10% of our total food and beverage sales to a local charity through September 14, 2016.

But, we need your help.

Tell us who you want us to support.

Then, spread the word among the locals. The more that come that night, the more we give back.

We’re looking for up to 12 local charities within a 20 mile radius of the inn to support and feature on our website, through social media and on local radio.

Send us an email at or FACEBOOK message us who you think we should support.

Friday, March 25, 2016

Caroline W. Nowak, 95

Caroline W. Nowak, 95, passed away peacefully at her home, surrounded by her family, on Tuesday March 15, 2106. She was born in Springfield, VT, on Nov. 8, 1920, to Anthony and Alice (Stankiewicz) Walasewicz. She attended Duttonsvile Grammar School and graduated from Black River Academy in 1938.

She was married to Theodore Nowak on August 2, 1947, at the Holy Name of Mary Catholic Church in Proctorsville, VT. Caroline was a member of the Catholic Daughters of America, Secretary of the Polish Relief Committee during WWII, member of the Ambulance Corp. during WWII, Co-Chairman of the Cavendish WWII Memorial, Member of the Bi-Centennial Committee for the Town of Cavendish, Director of the Fletcher Town Farm Library, Chairman of the Fletcher Town Library Building Committee, Member of the Holy Name of Mary Church and Parish Council and Member and officer of Holy Name of Mary Altar Society.

She had worked at Gay Brothers Co. Kenwood Mills and retired as a Supervisor at Mack Molding. She was an avid birdwatcher and she and her husband enjoyed dancing. Caroline loved her family and her church more than anything. Caroline is survived by her son Gary Theodore Nowak of Williston, VT; her daughter Carol Palmer and her husband Steven Palmer; two grandsons, Ryan Theodore Palmer and Eric Thomas Palmer of Hinesburg, VT; her brother Stanley Walasewicz and his wife Carol of Cavendish; her sister, Mary Krasofski and her husband Frank of Ashburnham, MA.; her Nephews, a Niece, Great Nieces and Nephews and Great-Great Nieces and Cousins.

Besides her parents, she was pre-deceased by her husband Theodore on April 8, 2002; her brother Felix Walasewicz; and her sisters Josephine Woodell and Olympia and Blanche Walasewicz.

Caroline's family wishes to thank L&M Family Caregivers for the compassionate loving care they provided their mother, and Bayada Hospice for their support.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday March 18, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at the Holy Name Of Mary Catholic Church, Proctorsville, VT. Calling hours will be held on Thursday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Adams Funeral Home, 12 Meadow Street, Ludlow VT. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Holy Name of Mary Altar Society, 7 Depot St., Ludlow VT 05149.

Elizabeth Anne "Betty" Dube, 73

Elizabeth Anne “Betty” Dube, 73, died Tuesday evening, March 22, 2016, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, after a short battle with cancer. She was born July 16, 1942, in Providence, Rhode Island, the daughter of George M. and Elizabeth Anne (Laurendeau) Porter. Betty graduated from Providence High School and then studied to receive her license as a real estate broker in Rhode Island. She married Albert S. Dube Jr. on May 4, 1963, in East Greenwich, Rhode Island. Albert was serving in the U.S. Marine Corps. They lived in North Carolina, South Carolina and California.

When he was stationed overseas, Betty returned to Johnston, Rhode Island, to live with her parents. After the service they lived for a short time in Exeter, Rhode Island, before purchasing their first home in Pascoag, Rhode Island. During this time she worked in sales at the New York Department Store in Pascoag, Rhode Island and then later at the Sears Store in Warwick, Rhode Island. They moved to Maine in 1975 and then two years later moved to Perkinsville, where they have made their home ever since.

Betty worked as a machinist at Fellows Gear Shaper in Springfield for 15 years. Later she and her husband purchased and operated the Sears Department Store in Claremont for the next 12 years. Betty served as a volunteer EMT for the Weatherfield Volunteer Ambulance Service for many years. She was also a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary in Windsor.

She is survived by her husband, Albert S. Dube Jr.; two sons, Albert S. Dube III and his wife, Diane, of Coopersville, Michigan, and Matthew J. Dube and his wife, Barbara, of Perkinsville; grandchildren, Jenna, Cheryl, Cathy, Cory, Elysia, Billy and Daniella; two great-grandchildren, Victoria and Wesley; two sisters, Marilyn Soucy and her husband, Bob of Blackstone, Massachusetts, and Patricia Morgan and her husband, Edward, of Foster, Rhode Island; and also nieces and nephews. A private memorial gathering will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice. Condolences may be expressed to Betty’s family in an online guest book at The Knight Funeral Home in Windsor has been entrusted with arrangements.

Select Board Special Meeting 03/25/2016 Agenda

 Weathersfield, VT 

Select Board Agenda
Martin Memorial Hall

5259 Route 5, Ascutney, Vermont
March 25th, 2016
7:00 P.M.

Special Meeting

  1.  Call to Order
2.  Appointments
          -    Weathersfield Zoning Board of Adjustment (Four Openings)
                   Carl Wyman
                   Chelsea Chase
                   Betty Brooks
                   Kevin Christie
3.  Adjourn

Request for Bids / Grounds Maintenance

The Town  of Weathersfield is requesting bids for grounds maintenance at 6 locations for a two year period.

A copy of the Request for Bids may be obtained from the Town Manager

5259 Route 5
Ascutney, VT  05030
(802) 674-2626

Bid deadline: Noon, April 4th, 2016

Pig Roast hosted by Ascutney Volunteer Fire Association!

SPRING IS HERE !!!   Get a jump on the tastes of the season and enjoy a pig roast prepared for you by the Ascutney Volunteer Fire Association.
When:    Saturday, April 2, 2016
Where:   Martin Memorial Hall, 5259 Route 5, Ascutney, VT
Time:      From 5pm to 7pm (or sold out)

We will be serving:   roasted pork, sauces, baked beans, coleslaw, potato salad, iced tea, lemonade, and dessert.
Cost:  Adults $10, Children (6-10) $5, and under 6 is free
To-Go meals will be available
For more information email or call 802-674-6869

Transfer Station Open Easter Sunday

The Weathersfield Transfer Station/Recycling Facility WILL be open on Easter Sunday, March 27th, 2016, with regular hours.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

High Tea Offered for Volunteers

Sunday, March 13, 2016
(Published in print: Sunday, March 13, 2016)
Ascutney — A nonprofit that connects people age 55 and older with volunteer opportunities will hold a high tea on April 11 at 3 p.m. at 20 Ascutney Park Road

Sponsored by the Green Mountain Retired Senior Volunteer Program in Windsor County, the free event is for current and prospective volunteers.

“Anybody who wants to find out about the program can come,” said Corey Mitchell, volunteer coordinator for Green Mountain RSVP in Windsor County. “It’s a good way to hear from other volunteers what it’s really like to do it.”

The volunteers’ efforts include working with programs such as Meals on Wheels and food pantries and providing literacy support in schools and transportation for seniors.


For more information, contact Mitchell at 802-674-4547 or

Select Board Meeting Agenda, Monday, March 21, 2016

Select Board Agenda
Martin Memorial Hall

5259 Route 5, Ascutney, Vermont
March 21st, 2016
7:00 P.M.

Regular Meeting

  1.  Call to Order
  1.  Comments from Select Board and Citizens on topics not on agenda
  1.  Review Minutes from previous meeting(s)
  1.  Request to improve portion of Class 4 Road / Jeremy Osgood
  1. Approve order of Police Cruiser from Article 11 from Gateway Ford to be delivered in July with
police installation package to be done by Adamson Industries Corp.
  1. Budget Status Update
  1. Approve request for proposal for Weathersfield Ground Maintenance
  1. Discuss Select Board’s participation in the Town Challenge
  1. Appoint Emergency Management Coordinator (Continued from 03/03/2016)
  1. Review and Approve Local Emergency Operations Plan
  1. Discuss creating specific email addresses for Select Board members
  1. 2016 Select Board Summer meeting schedule
  1. Appointments
  2.      Acting Town Manager
  3.      Ancient Roads Committee
  4.      Animal Control Officer
            -     Cathy Sullivan
  1.       Budget Committee (Five Openings)
  2.      Connecticut River Development Corporation
  1.      Connecticut River Joint Commission
  2.      CRJC Mt Ascutney Subcommittee
            -     Gilbert Whittemore, Alternate
  1.       Conservation Commission (Two four year terms open)
      I.    Constable
-     William Daniels
      J.    Energy Coordinator
-     Julia Lloyd Wright
      K.  Fence Viewer (Three Openings)
      L.   Martin Memorial Hall Trustees (Three Openings)
            -     Marilyn Houghton
            -     Janet Bristol
            -     Edith Stillson
      M.  Parks and Recreation Commission (Five Openings)
            -     Julia Lloyd-Wright
      N.  River Connection Regional Partnership Representative
      O.  Southeastern Vermont Community Action, Inc. Representative
      P.   Southern Windsor County Regional Planning Commissioner
      Q.  Southern Windsor County Transportation Advisory Committee
      R.   Southern Windsor/Windham Counties Solid Waste Management District
-     Ed Morris
      S.   Surveyor of Wood and Lumber
            -     Dan Boyer
      T.   Town Pound
            -     Home of Cathy Sullivan at 21 Hartford Street, Claremont, NH
      U.  Tree Warden
-     Westley Hazeltine
      V.  Veterans’ Memorial Committee
      W.  Weathersfield Fire Commission
      X.   Weathersfield Zoning Board of Adjustment (5 Openings)
      Y. Weigher of Coal
            -     Dan Boyer
  1. Future Meeting Agenda Items
  2.      April 4th, 2016
  3.                  Award funds from Transfer Station Bottle/Can Redemption Program – Round 5
  4.                  Fire commission review discussion
    1.      Select Board Representative to the Fire Commission   (continued from 03/03/2016)
      1.      Approve 2016 Contract for Law Enforcement Services/North Springfield Lake/US Army Corps of Engineers
      2.      Request for Municipal Fireworks Display Permit / John Arrison
      3.      Discuss Rutland Town’s request that Weathersfield approve and sign the Resolution to Increase the Input of Vermont Municipalities Regarding the Siting of Renewable Energy Projects in certificate of Public Good Proceedings Before the Public Service Board
  1.      April 18th, 2016
    1.                  Review Procedure for fixing dry hydrants / Second Reading (continued from 03/03/2016)
  1.      Future Agenda Items
                  Review Sound System Reservation Procedure
                  Review Policy Regarding Class IV Town Highways
                  Crown Point Road long term plan
16. Adjourn

Ascutney Fire District #2 DRAFT Meeting Minutes

Minutes of Monday, March, 14 Meeting

Minutes for 6:00 PM, Tuesday, March 14, 2016 meeting of Ascutney Fire District #2 Prudential Committee in Martin Memorial Hall.
Present: Prudential Committee Members Harold Pyke, Everett Bingham and William Southard. Also present was Fire District Manager Ed Morris and Treasurer Marion Ballam. Harold Pyke was a few minutes late coming in just after the minutes from last meeting were accepted.
  1. Call to Order. Ed Morris called the meeting to order at 6:06 PM
  2. Approval of Minutes of February 9, 2016. William Southard made the motion, which was seconded by Everett Bingham, to approve the Minutes of 2/09/16. The vote in favor was 2-0; the motion carried.
  3. Approval of new revolving loan from Peoples Bank Everett Bingham made the motion, which was seconded by William Southard, to approve the acceptance of the revolving loan in the amount of $77,600.00. The vote in favor was 3-0; the motion carried.
  4. Approve AVFD #2 Single Audit William Southard made the motion, which was seconded by Harold Pyke, to approve the completion of a Single Audit as required by the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation Grant. The vote in favor was 3-0; the motion carried.
  5. Update on generator issue for well pump #2 Ed Morris explained that the engineers and Kinsley determined that adding a delay before switching from generator power back to the power grid would solve the problems. The delay was added, and the generator is set to run weekly unloaded. After talking with John Arrison, running unloaded should not be an issue because of the small power draw when loaded anyway.
  6. Appoint Ed Morris as Authorized Representative with the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation. William Southard made the motion, which was seconded by Everett Bingham, to approve Ed Morris as Authorized Representative with the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation. The vote in favor was 3-0; the motion carried.

  7. Review and approve payments. Everett Bingham made the motion, which was seconded by William Southard, to approve the warrant with the amendment that payment to Aldrich and Elliot be postponed until charges can be explained. The vote in favor was 3-0; the motion carried.

  8. Any new business that can be legally discussed.
Ed Morris gave information that he had been contacted by the State Attorney General’s office about extending the AVFD#2 line to 3 contaminated wells along Old Bridge Road. He stated this would be looked into more and discussion would happen at future meeting.
           Next meeting: The next meeting will be held at 6:00 PM on Monday, March 28, 2016 to review and approve the warning for annual meeting.

  1. Adjournment. Everett Bingham made the motion, which was seconded by William Southard, to adjourn. The motion passed 3-0, meeting adjourned at 6:37 PM.

Friday, March 18, 2016

Springfield Animal Hospital to Hold Rabies Clinics

Springfield Animal Hospital will hold rabies clinics on the following days:

— Saturday, March 19 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Springfield Fire Station.
— Saturday, March 26 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Baltimore Town Office.
— Tuesday, March 29 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Springfield Animal Hospital.

The Springfield town clerks office will be available to license your dog after vaccination on March 19 and 26.

Please have animals on a leash or in a carrier. It will be $10 per animal.

For more information, please call Springfield Animal Hospital at (802) 885-2505.