Friday, December 30, 2016

Crews Douse House Fire In Perkinsville

PERKINSVILLE — A Perkinsville homeowner has escaped injury following a mid-afternoon house fire at 24 Upper Falls Road.

At least 14 fire and rescue units, from fire departments including West Weathersfield, Ascutney, Proctorsville, Chester, Reading, Rockingham, Springfield, Claremont, Windsor and Cavendish responded at approximately 3 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 30 to a fire call at a home owned by Brenda Lee.


Thursday, December 29, 2016

Twin State Depression Support Group Meeting Announcement

Recovery from Depression?
Twin State Depression Support Group
3rd Wednesday of each Month – 6:30 pm
5259 Route 5, Ascutney, VT 05030 (Near Exit 8 off I-91)
Martin Memorial Hall, Lower Level (Handicap Accessible)

Is This Group For You??
Have You been diagnosed with Depression?
Not been diagnosed but think you may be depressed?
Have a friend or family member who has depression?
Then This Group Is For You!

Support, Empathy, Sharing, Education, Confidentiality, Peer-Led

Just Existing? Surviving?
You can LIVE and THRIVE!
Recovery is Real!     641-715-3900 (Extension 650055#)
                                                                FREE                                 ALL Welcome!

Board of Directors Meeting, January 25, 6:30 pm at 5259 Route 5, Ascutney, VT. You do not need to be a person with depression to join our Board of Directors. Still looking for Volunteers.

Thank you for sharing :)

Weathersfield Food Shelf will be closed on Thursday, 12/29/2016

Due to anticipated significant snowfall, the Weathersfield Foodshelf will be closed Thursday, December 29th, 2016.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Peer Depression Group Organizational Meeting Agenda - All Welcome

Peer Depression Group
Organizational Meeting
Wednesday, December 21, 2016
6:30 pm
Martin Memorial Hall
5259 Route 5, Ascutney, VT 05030

1.       1. Meeting to Order
2.    2.   Introductions
3.       3. Housekeeping
4.      4. General Questions
5.      5. Business
a.      Board of Directors
                                                              i.      President
                                                            ii.      Vice President
                                                           iii.      Secretary
                                                           iv.      Treasurer
b.      Name of Group
c.       Communication
                                                              i.      Telephone
                                                            ii.      E-Mail
d.      Bylaws
e.      Non-profit
f.        Incorporation/DBSE/West Central/Other?
g.      Spreading the Word/Flyer
h.      Support Group Guidelines
i.        Group Agenda
j.        Who Can Participate/ What Our Group Is / What Our Group Is Not
k.      Mission Statement
l.        Common Foundation
m.    Meeting Date – 3rd Wednesday at 6:30 at Martin Memorial Hall, Ascutney
6.    6.   Other Business
7.      7.  Next Meeting
a.      Date
b.      Time
8.      8. Adjourn

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Messy Buildings 'Nuged' by Town to Clean Up

The town of Springfield has sent a "courtesy letter" to the owners of five properties in town, warning them they face enforcement action unless they clean up the outside of their properties.

Use Caution Getting Around Today


Rain and areas of freezing rain will transition to mainly rain before ending as a few snow showers later today. Roads are icy in spots (even in areas with air temperatures above freezing, pavement temperatures are still cold!). By this afternoon, northwest winds will usher in much colder air, potentially creating a flash freeze, with more travel concerns. Nick will be on the air with your full forecast starting @8am.

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Lost Yorkie - Missing from 3445 Rt 131 - Please Help!



Raffle Tickets Available - to Benefit 1879 Schoolhouse

Tickets available from Bette Jo Esty, Karen McGee, deForest Bearse, Alison Roth, Matt Keniston or Lynn Esty.

Please call Bette Jo at 802-263-9651 if you would like to purchase tickets.

Man Arrested for Springfield VT Kwik Stop Burglary

On September 28, 2016 the Kwik Stop located on River Street in Springfield, Vermont was burglarized.


Springfield Police responded to the scene and began an investigation. It was found that two subjects made entry into this business and stole a variety of items while making efforts to conceal their identities. In the coming months to follow several other burglaries were committed by a subject or subjects making efforts to conceal their identities.

After a lengthy investigation and the continuing coordination and collaboration with the Ludlow Police Department and Weathersfield Police Department several incidents were able to be linked to an alleged offender and/or offenders. 


See Something, Say Something

After a spate of recent robberies, business owners are banding together with the help of the local chamber of commerce, police department and town officials to quickly share information when a robbery or crime occurs at a commercial property.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Santa To Visit Weathersfield Proctor Library

Santas Coming!!!

Wednesday, December 21st...

Refreshments for all ages starting at 7:00. Santa will arrive around 7:30...

All are welcome!

Weathersfield Proctor Library
5181 Route 5
Ascutney, VT

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

SCAM ALERT: Do not give out ANY Banking Information - Contact Police

Weathersfield Police Department

There is a new scam taking place....

Caller is advising he is a public defender and a family member has been involved in an incident causing injury to another person....

Caller is requesting money to cover expenses to represent your family member.....

Do not give out any information regarding checking, banking or credit card information.....

Christmas Eve Service at Weathersfield Meetinghouse

At the Christmas Eve service at the Weathersfield Meetinghouse, all children are welcome to join in and sing Away In A Manger during the service.

Everyone is welcome to this non-denominational service of lessons and carols. Any children who would like to sing are encouraged to arrive at 3:30 and we'll practice a few times. 

We will meet downstairs (the main level entrance) to rehearse before heading upstairs for the service.

Questions? Call Susan Hindinger 802-263-5924 or email

Ascutney Union Church Named MAPP Community Champion

Mt. Ascutney Prevention Partnership shared a link.
ASCUTNEY, Vt. — Mt. Ascutney Prevention Partnership recently recognized Ascutney Union Church as a community champion recipient for their dedication…

Monday, December 12, 2016

Participants Needed - Board of Directors for Peer Run Support Group for Depression


 I'm in the process of trying to start up a peer run Support Group for those of us with Depression. I'm in the very beginning stages of this process and am looking for a few individuals (5 to 7) who might be willing to participate on the Board of Directors.

While the support group will meet monthly (anticipated, at least) the Board of Directors would meet quarterly (every 3 months). That is only 4 meetings a  year.

This web site shows the tentative direction I am taking with this endeavor. The final decision will be made by the Board.

If you are interested in serving on the Board of Directors, please email me and let me know.

If you know of someone who might be interested, please share this email with them. You do NOT have to be a person who has experienced depression to serve on the Board of Directors.

Our organizational/information meeting  for the Board of Directors for the Peer Run Depression Support Group is scheduled for Wednesday, December 21st at 6:30 pm at Martin Memorial Hall in Ascutney, VT. (If you need further directions, please contact me.) The address is 5259 Route 5, Ascutney, VT (right near exit 8 on I-91)

Please come if you have any questions or interest in this project.  Attending does NOT mean you are committed to joining or participating.

Thank you so much for your time and consideration of this matter.

Lynn Esty

Town of Weathersfield Holiday Hours

Transfer Station/Recycling Center
Open Saturday (Regular Hours), December 24th, 2016
Closed Sunday, December 25, 2016
Town Office and Highway Department
Closed Monday, December 26, 2016

Friday, December 9, 2016

Thank You! from the Weathersfield Food Shelf

As we approach the fourth year of operation, we wish to extend our heartfelt thanks to the many people who have made it possible for us to help those in need. 

We are thankful to the Town for providing a permanent home for the Food Shelf, for our wonderful volunteers, and, for all of you who have donated funds and food to support our mission.

We are currently serving 15-20 families weekly. 

As the need continues to grow we are reaching out for donations, in any amount, which may be sent to Weathersfield Food Shelf, Inc. , P O Box 69, Ascutney, VT  05030. 

Donations of non-perishable foods are always appreciated and may be left in the drop box at the Town Office in Ascutney.

The Weathersfield Food Shelf is located in the 1879 School House in Perkinsville.  We are open every Thursday from 2:00-3:00 and welcome any Weathersfield resident in need.
deForest Bearse, President
Beverly Strobl, Vice President
Janet Gould, Treasurer   

Ford F-350 For Sale

The Town of Weathersfield has a 2006 Ford F350 for sale. The truck has approximately 125000 miles on it. It was a Town truck, but has never had a plow on it. The truck has AC, power windows, cruise, and 4 wheel drive. We are asking $5500. Please call Wes Hazeltine to schedule a time to look at the truck or for further information. (802)291-3219

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Elected Positions Open For March 7, 2017

If you are interested in running for an office, please stop by the Town Clerks Office Monday through Thursday, or call Flo-Ann or Marion at 802-674-9500