Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Do You Have A Kidney To Spare?

An Update from Teysha Kendall

Finally got confirmation from my transplant team, the 29th will be the big appointment and we now have a number that all my possible donors can call to get tested and start the ball rolling. 16036533931. 

Follow the steps and anyone interested can come on the 29th and take the class to learn about the transplant and all of the details. 

To donate you have to be in the same age and blood type group.

 I am 25 and my type is O+!

A childhood friend of my daughter, who used to live in Weathersfield, Teysha Kendall, just found out her one kidney is failing. She is starting dialysis and is in need of a kidney transplant. Won’t you please consider being tested to see if you are a match? It would mean saving the life of someone dear!!!

From Teysha: Go to you primary doctor and tell them you would like to be tested as a kidney donor. They will do the test and you will have to sign a release form so that Teysha's doctor can have access to those records. Teysha's doctor is Dr. Schoolworth at DHMC nephrology.

Thank you for all your help and support.

Teysha Kendall loves mudding, guns, her dog and her family & friends. She is Fire Fighter, hard worker and a true Vermonter. Teysha has had her share of heartache and hardship in the last couple of years and she has not asked for help. She was raised to work for what you need.... 
Teysha has had only one working kidney and this kidney is starting to fail her. She is going to have to start going to DHMC for Dialysis and eventually a transplant. The vehicle that Teysha currently has is not safe enough to make the 100 mile round trip. 
This campaign has been started to help her put a down payment on a newer vehicle and to help her pay for gas for her appointments. Everyone that knows Teysha knows that she would give you the shirt off her back if you were in need. 
Please give what you can.... even if it's only $5. Thank you...

To donate a kidney, you must be in good health and have normal kidney function and anatomy.

Donating To Someone You Know
First, the potential transplant recipient must be evaluated for a transplant before any potential living donors can be considered. A hospital that does transplants (transplant center) needs to evaluate the person to make sure they're a good candidate for a transplant and that they would benefit from having a transplant.

If the potential recipient has been approved for a transplant, then any potential living donors can contact the transplant center the recipient is working with to ask about donation. Ask to speak with the "Kidney Transplant Coordinator" about the possibility of donating. If you live far away from the recipient's hospital, they may refer you to another hospital in your local area for initial tests. But, you still need to start by contacting the potential recipient's hospital to begin the process and coordinate testing.

Can I get tested as a donor without the recipient knowing?
It may not be possible to be tested anonymously. You will need to ask the "Kidney Transplant Coordinator" or "Kidney Transplant Social Worker" at the recipient's hospital about this issue.

I want to be a donor to a friend or family member, but they won't let me. What can I do?
Some individuals with kidney failure may decide they do not want the transplant or choose not to consider a living donor. The person with kidney failure can choose to accept or reject your offer to donate. He or she has the right to decide against a transplant (though you may feel it would help). The patient, who must live with the disease, has the right to decide what is to be done. That decision, as well as yours, must be respected.

How can I find transplant centers in the U.S.?
To find a list of all U.S. transplant centers click here
  • Under Step 1, select a Member Type: choose "Transplant Centers by Organ"
  • Select "Kidney" under Organ Type.
  • Then choose your state or region.
  • Call and ask for the "Kidney Transplant Coordinator", who will be a registered nurse who can help.
 Please get tested, you might save a life!

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Parent Forum and Dialogue Night

The Springfield Prevention Coalition will be hosting a Parent Forum and Dialogue Night on Tuesday December 6th beginning with registration at 4:30 p.m. in the Springfield High School Cafeteria.

Food will be provided and childcare will be available on site.

The Springfield Prevention Coalition is seeking to engage parents in our community, particularly those of students in middle and high school, around the topics of underage drinking, drug use, risk factors and perceptions.

The Parent Forum and Dialogue Night will help to inform the Springfield Prevention Coalition's Strategic Plan as well as provide valuable data for a Drug Free Communities grant application.

You may RSVP online at or by calling and leaving a message at the SPC office at 885-5227.

Thank You for Working on Thanksgiving

Monday, November 21, 2016

Survey Link - Please Participate - Weathersfield, VT Residents! Please share!

 The Town of Weathersfield is conducting a survey to rate the services of the Town and to gather information to help with future planning. We are asking residents and landowners to complete the survey online at:

 If you cannot complete the survey online, a paper version will be available at the Town Office.

Norman C. Abbott, 75

WEATHERSFIELD - Norman C. Abbott, 75, died Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016, at his home.

He was born Dec. 12, 1941, in Springfield, the son of Leonard and Rachel (Carey) Abbott, and he attended Springfield schools.

He worked on a farm in Brownsville as a young man and later, for Harry K. Sheppard as an equipment operator. He was employed at Springfield Electroplating and The Bomar Co. in Charlestown, New Hampshire,
for several years. 

He retired in 2012 after 33 years of service running the Town of Weathersfield Transfer Station.

Mr. Abbott enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Survivors include children Nathan Abbott of Ascutney and Elizabeth Tatro of Texas; a brother, Clarence Abbott of North Springfield; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was predeceased by a sister, Doris, and his longtime companion, Bertha "Bertie" Peck.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 27, at Davis Memorial Chapel in Springfield.

Private burial will be at a later date in Oakland Cemetery in Springfield.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Davis Memorial Chapel, 99 Summer St., Springfield, VT 05156.

John H. Putnam, 79

John H. Putnam, 79, a longtime resident of Perkinsville, passed away Sunday afternoon, Oct. 30, 2016, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon. He was born March 24, 1937, in Springfield, Vermont, the son of Howard and Margaret (Hinckley) Putnam.

He received his schooling in Shrewsbury and Ludlow, Vermont, graduating from Ludlow High School in 1955. He married Barbara Leahy in Point Pleasant, New Jersey on Dec. 8, 1962. John was employed as a machinist at a local machine tool company for many years until his retirement.

He was fond of bluegrass music and played various string instruments. He also enjoyed riding motorcycles, gardening and farm animals. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

He was predeceased by his parents; and one brother, Eugene Putnam. Survivors include his wife, Barbara Putnam of Perkinsville; two sons, Mark D. Putnam and his wife, Debbie, of Springfield, Vermont and Christopher J. Putnam and his wife, Terri, of South Yarmouth, Massachusetts, three grandchildren, David Putnam of Woodstock, Vermont, Nicholas Putnam of Springfield, Vermont and Jennifer Balser of North Springfield, Vermont, nine great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

At Mr. Putnam’s request, there will be no formal services. The Knight Funeral Home in Windsor is entrusted with the arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to his family in an online guestbook at

Children's Apple Blossom Cotillion applications due 12/5

Elementary school children in Kindergarten through grade 4 are invited to participate in the 61st annual Apple Blossom Cotillion, presented by Springfield Hospital and Springfield Medical Care Systems.    

Town Office and Highway Department Holiday Hours

The Town Office and Highway Department will be closed both Wednesday, November 23, and Thursday, November 24, 2016, in celebration of Thanksgiving. Please have a safe holiday!

Thursday, November 17, 2016 Travel Information To Go

Traveling for the holiday this weekend? Be sure to keep an eye on for road and weather conditions from VTrans.
#WinterisComing - be ready.

Seeking Weathersfield Service Award Nominations

We are seeking public input for nominations to receive
our annual Service Award. The award will be presented
to the recipient during our 2017 Annual Town Meeting.
Please submit all recommendations to the Town Manager
by either email, or
leaving your recommendation with the front
desk at the town office.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Survey of Town Services, Weathersfield, VT - Please Participate!

 The Town of Weathersfield is conducting a survey to rate the services of the Town and to gather information to help with future planning. We are asking residents and landowners to complete the survey online at:

 If you cannot complete the survey online, a paper version will be available at the Town Office.

Annual Thanksgiving Weekend Dance

Friday of Thanksgiving weekend, Nov. 25

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

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Button Up Vemont - November 12, 2016

Check: •••     
~Storm windows and outer doors for fit, replace missing or broken panes  
~Caulk gaps around the house 
~Attend to roof leaks
~Seal cracks in basement crawl spaces with spray foam

  • -  Weathersfield has joined the towns of Cavendish, Reading and Windsor to offer a new Weatherization program for homeowners through Vital Communities; Efficiency Vermont is offering incentives and rebates.
  • -  To be launched at the beginning of January 2017

DUI 10/29/2016

October 30, 2016

DUI 10/29/2016

VSP Press Release-Incident
CASE#: 16D003159
TROOPER: Zachary Gauthier                               
STATION: VSP- Westminster                     
CONTACT#: 802-722-4600
DATE/TIME: 10/29/2016 @ 2341 hours
LOCATION: Vermont Route 131, Weathersfield
ACCUSED: Anthony Thompson                                               
AGE: 27
                On 10/29/2016, at approximately 2341 hours, Vermont State Police, conducted a motor vehicle stop on Vermont Route 131, in the Town of Weathersfield. During the investigation it was determined that the operator of the vehicle, Anthony Thompson was under the influence of alcohol. Thompson consented to a preliminary breath test which recorded a blood alcohol concentration of .118%. Thompson was arrested for suspicion of DUI and transported to the Springfield Police Department for processing. Thompson was fingerprinted, photographed, and issued a citation to appear in the Windsor County Superior Court.
COURT DATE: 11/15/2016           
COURT: Windsor County
PBT: .118%

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Weathersfield 2016 Election Results

President and Vice-President

22     Blanks
745  Clinton & Kaine
8      De La Fuente & Steinberg
51    Johnson & Weld
1      Lariva & Puryear
26    Stein & Baraka
647  Trump & Pence
Write Ins

85    Bernie Sanders
1      Jesus Christ
1     Evan McMullin
1     Pence/Sanders
3     Jeb Bush
2     Mitt Romney
1     Marco Rubio
1     E. McMullin/Finn
1     Sanders/Gabbard
1     John Kasich

1599   Total for Race

U.S. Senator

34     Blanks
18     Pete Diamondstone
69     Cris Ericson
804   Patrick Leahy
638    Scott Milne
35     Jerry Trudell
Write Ins

1599 Total for Race

Representative to Congress

129    Blanks
225    Erica Clason
1241  Peter Welch
Write Ins
1     Bob Dickinson
1     Ernie Shand
1     Doug Tuttle
1     Mark Donka

1599  Total for Race


30     Blanks
54     Bill "Spaceman" Lee
610   Sue Minter
900   Phil Scott

1599 Total for Race

Lieutenant Governor

68     Blanks
783   Randy Brock
36     Boots Wardinski
712   David Zuckerman

1599 Total for Race

State Treasurer

166     Blanks
114     Murray Ngoima
1158   Beth Pearce
161     Don Schramm

1599  Total for Race

Secretary of State

186     Blanks
1178    Jim Condos
235     Mary Alice "Mal" Herbert

1599   Total for Race

Auditor of Accounts

143     Blanks
109     Marina Brown
683     Dan Feliciano
664     Doug Hoffer

1599   Total for Race

Attorney General

104     Blank
616     Deborah "Deb" Bucknam
801     T.J. Donovan
77       Rosemarie Jackowski
Write Ins
1         Michael Shane

1599 Total for Race

State Senator (3)

1137     Blank
565     Alison Clarkson
616     Mark Donka
545     Randy A. Gray
549     Richard "Dick" McCormack
543     Alice Nitka
660     Jack Williams
182     Scott D. Woodward

1599 Total for Race

State Representative

75     Blank
834    AnnMarie Christensen
690    Stuart Lindberg

1599  Total for Race

High Bailiff

339     Blank
1253    Michael E. Manley
Write Ins
1     Bart Mair
2     Sean Whalen
1    Steve Hier
1   Bob Gale
1   Doug Tuttle
1   Jim Rice

1599  Total for Race

Justice of the Peace (10)

6765     Blank
914       Ginger Wimberg
770       Peter Cole
732       Steven Hier
718      N. John Arrison
712       Ellen F. Clattenburg
707      Richard N. Clattenburg
678      Michael Stankevich
634     Greg Adamovich
628     Everett C. Bingham
595     Daniel E. Boyer
575     Martha Hennessy
569     Cheryl T. Cox
544     Roderick G. Bates
449     Steven J. Melanson
Write Ins
2         Sheryl Miller
1         Lynn Esty
1        Andy Jarvis
1        Leonard Lebrun
3       Marilee Spanjian
1       Lisa Mair
1       David Adams
1       Richard Spanjian
1       Lucy Hara
1     Fred Jones
1     Roy Black
1     Don Foster
1     Alyssa Handigan
1     Hayley Kirsten
1     F. X. Flinn
1     Barbra Rodd
1     Susan Foster
1     Nancy Howe

15990   Total for Race.