Monday, September 11, 2017

Criminal Driving While License Suspended

Weathersfield Police Department
Date: September 9, 2017
Offense: Criminal Driving while license suspended
Subject: Robert Blanchard

On this date a male subject was observed operating a motor vehicle on RT 5 at RT 131 in Weathersfield.
A records check showed he allegedly had a suspended driver's license.
He was issued a citation to appear at the Windsor County Criminal Court at a later date.

Ben Fuller - River Valley Tech Center - Alumni Spotlight

River Valley Tech Center added 4 new photos.

Alumni Spotlight
Ben Fuller is a River Valley Technical Center Horticulture and Natural Resources Program Completer and Springfield High School Graduate from Weathersfield, VT.
Ben is a talented Stone Mason, oh and by the way, talented country music artist. 
Horticulture and Natural Resources Instructor John Harmer ran into Ben by chance this summer at a gig. 
Check his music out on his Facebook page or see him live.
Way to go Ben and good luck!

Weathersfield's Vermont State Representative, Annmarie Christensen

Tell me what you think

Please contact me any time about any issue. I am in Montpelier for you.
Annmarie Christensen
Vermont State Representative
Weathersfield and Cavendish
Vermont State House
Committee on Health Care, Room 45
General Assembly, Seat 49
115 State Street
Montpelier, VT 05633-5201
Phone: 800-322-5616
To send a message while I am in session, please call the State House at 802-828-2228
16 Old Center Street
Perkinsville, VT 05151
(802) 263-9530

Weathersfield car fire leads to arrest of New Hampshire residents.
Two New Hampshire men are charged with arson after police respond to a car fire in Weathersfield
This happened Saturday morning near the Running Bear camp ground.

According to police say 22 year old Matthew Barry of Charlestown crashed a car in Windsor causing property damage. 

He left the scene without reporting what happened and drove to the Running Bear camp ground. 

After a failed attempt to drive the damaged car back to New Hampshire, Matthew and his brother, 24 year old Tyler Barry, stole a can of gas from a neighbor and set the car on fire. 

The car belonged to 44 year old Daniel Barry of Claremont, N.H. 

Police say Daniel, Tyler and Matthew had been drinking at the Campsite prior to the incident. 

All three men face multiple charges including third degree arson and disorderly conduct.

Arrest Warrant

Weathersfield Police Department
Date: September 11, 2017
Offense: Arrest Warrant
Subject: Chelsea Oviatte
On this date during a traffic enforcement stop, a records check showed the passenger in the vehicle allegedly had an active warrant for her arrest. She was lodged at Southern States Correctional Facility and issued a citation to appear at the the Windsor County Criminal Court to answer to the arrest warrant.

National Hunting and Fishing Day at Precision Valley Fish & Game Association

National Hunting and Fishing Day,
Sunday, September 24
10 am - 3 pm

Precision Valley Fish & Game Association
P.O. Box 143 , Perkinsville,Vermont 05151
(802) 886-9988

Club facilities include an outdoor range located just north of the Village of Perkinsville on Route 106, and an indoor range at the clubhouse on Reservoir Road.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Gilbert F. Whittemore, 67

Gilbert F. Whittemore, 67, died Sunday Aug. 27, 2017, of cancer, surrounded by family.

He was born May 17, 1950, in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of Gilbert and Dorothy (Novakoski) Whittemore.

He graduated in 1968 from Springfield High School; in 1972, summa cum laude, from Harvard University; in 1975, cum laude, from Harvard Law School; in 1976, with a master's degree and in 1986, a Ph.D., also from Harvard.

Mr. Whittemore taught at St. Paul's Choir School, Harvard University, Harvard Law School, MIT and Lesley College. He also worked at the law firm of Stalter & Kennedy, that merged with Rath, Young & Pignatelli and Gilbert, until his retirement in 2016.

He was a member of the ABA, American Precision Museum Board of Trustees, International Tennis Hall of Fame Museum Committee, Association for the Advancement of Science, The History of Science Society and the Society for the History of Technology.

He served as a staff attorney for Vermont League of Cities and Towns and, at the request of President Clinton, on the White House Advisory Committee on the Human Radiation Experiments.

Mr. Whittemore enjoyed gardening and volunteered at Springfield Humane Society.

Survivors include his mother and his wife, both of Perkinsville; six siblings, Jonathan, of Wrentham, Massachusetts, Scott, of Springfield, Jeff and Edward, both of Perkinsville, Camilla, of Rutland, April Case, of Watertown, Massachusetts; nieces, nephews, grandniece and grandnephew.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 31, at Davis Memorial Chapel in Springfield.

The memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 1, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Springfield. The Rev. Peter Williams will officiate. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery in Springfield.

Memorial contributions may be made to Springfield Humane Society, 401 Skitchewaug Trail, Springfield, VT 05156.

Norman R. Cyrs

Norman R. Cyrs
A Funeral Mass for Norman R. Cyrs will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Springfield, Vermont. Burial at St. Mary’s Cemetery will immediately follow.

There will be a reception to celebrate Norm’s life from 12 to 2 p.m. at the Nolin-Murray Center in Springfield, Vermont. In lieu of flowers, you may make a contribution in Norm’s memory to The Ascutney Trails Association or the Green Mountain Club. 

Norman R. Cyrs died peacefully Friday, June 23, 2017, surrounded by his family, at the home of his daughter Katherine in Tigard, Oregon, where he had resided since 2014. Norm was born March 24, 1930, in Springfield, Vermont, the son of Bert E. and Christine (Longe) Cyrs. He graduated from Springfield High School in the Class of 1948.

Norm served in the Vermont National Guard at the rank of Master Sergeant. He worked at Jones and Lamson from 1951 until they closed in 1986 in various positions, including Engineering Checker and Manager of Engineering Standards.

Norm married Helen Ferguson in 1951, with whom he had four children: Steven B. Cyrs (Patricia) of Virginia Beach, Virginia; Robert N. Cyrs (Darlene) of Granger, Indiana; Katherine A. Ellis (John Riherd), Tigard, Oregon; and Patricia H. Dalpe (Keith) of Center Conway, New Hampshire. Norm and Helen were later divorced. Norm married Beverly Stowell in 1980. Beverly died in 1994. Norm married Helen Long in 1997. Helen died in 2012.

Norm was an active member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, serving as lector for 46 years. He was a lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus, Past Grand Knight and 4th Degree member.

Norm was an avid outdoorsman and hiker. He hiked Mt. Ascutney nearly 400 times. He hiked the Long Trail End-to-End in 1983 in 21 consecutive days. Norm was an active member and treasurer of the Crown Point Road Association for many years and was a Plus member of the Vermont 251 Club, having documented his visit to every town in the state.

Norm is survived by his children; five grandchildren, Scott and Karin Ellis, Jennifer Symonds, Michelle Kovacs (Paul), Shannon Poges and 2 great-grandchildren, Brooke McDonald and Julianna Kovacs.

Norm was predeceased by his parents and sister, Doris Wetherell.

A funeral mass at St. Mary’s in Springfield, Vermont and internment at St. Mary’s Cemetery will be held at a later date.  

Everett C. Thurston Sr

Everett C. Thurston Sr. of Windsor died peacefully in his sleep Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017. Born Nov. 5, 1923, in Roxbury, Vermont, he was predeceased by his second wife, Becky Derosier Thurston; his brothers, Carlton and Theron; and his parents, Clarence and Glenna Thurston (Martin) of Roxbury, Vermont.

He is survived by his sons, Everett C. Thurston Jr. of Roxbury, Vermont and Gary Thurston of Belgrade, Montana; his daughters, Glenna Thurston of Bellows Falls and Laurie O’Connor (Kenneth) of Chester; and a stepson, Gary Derosier (Gail) of Weathersfield; nine grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by two sisters, Joyce Oliver of Ohio and Louise Stein (Richard) of Connecticut; a brother, Mervin Thurston of Arizona; and sister-in-law Phebe Thurston of Connecticut; and many nieces and nephews.

Everett was a farmer, carpenter, part-time manager of Park Street Bowl, a newspaper and tire deliveryman over the years and retired from Lovejoy Tool Company in the early 1980s. He loved bowling and bingo and his favorite “job” was calling bingo.

As a member of the Loyal Order Moose Lodges in Springfield, Vermont, he served as governor and he was also a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus. He lived in Randolph,Weathersfield and Springfield before moving to the Historic Homes of Runnemede in Windsor.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 4, at Davis Memorial Chapel, 99 Summer St., in Springfield. Reverend Gerry Piper will officiate, followed by the interment of his ashes at St. Mary's Cemetery.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the Moose Hall, 39 South St., in Springfield, after the services.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Everett's name may be made to Loyal Order of Moose Lodges Charity Organization.

Martin T. Ovitt, 54

Martin T. Ovitt, 54, of Springfield, died Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, at the Lahey Hospital in Burlington, Massachusetts.

He was born May 5, 1963, in Windsor, the son of Lawrence Ovitt and Roxanna (Allen) Pierce.

He was a graduate of Springfield High School.

Mr. Ovitt worked as a painter for the R&R Painting Co. in Springfield and later, for Preferred Building Systems in Claremont, New Hampshire.

He enjoyed fishing and target shooting.

Survivors include a daughter, Anastasia Ovitt; a granddaughter; seven siblings, Jeff, Kevin, Patrick, Kurt, Richard, Cynthia, Kathryn; and his mother.

The celebration of his life will be held at a later date. Arrangements are by Davis Memorial Chapel in Springfield.

Blanche K. Shepard, 93

Blanche K. Shepard, 93, died peacefully at her home in Springfield on Friday evening Aug.11, 2017.

She attended school in Chester, Vt. and spent her entire life in the Chester and Springfield communities making a good home for her family and a giving person to many. She enjoyed knitting and quilting, making a number of mittens for her grandchildren, other school children, and later donating to the rehab center. She also stayed involved with helping as a bookkeeper for more than one family business.

Blanche is survived by her seven sons: Arthur Westney of Bellows Falls, Vt., Walter Westney of Newton, Kan., Eugene Westney of Bridgewater, Vt., Eldred Westney of Charlestown, N.H., Charles Westney of Charlestown, N.H. Everett Westney of Springfield, Vt., Robert Westney of Perkinsville, Vt., daughter – Barbara Emery of Proctorsville, Vt., stepson – Harry K. Shepard, Jr. of Springfield, Vt., five stepdaughters, June McKenzie of San Bernardino, Calif., Ann Creaser of Barton, Vt., Caroline Shepard of North Pomfret, Vt., Lee Wetherby of Charlestown, N.H., Hope Shaver of Fort Wayne, Idaho, brother – Clarence Cook of Chester, Vt., many grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins, her best friend Gloria Barrows and many caregivers especially Madelyn and Amy.

She is pre deceased by her husband Harry K. Shepard, two sisters: Ellen Wright and Lena Allen, two brothers: Allen Cook and Floyd Cook, and her first husband Louis Westney.

Visiting hours will be on Wednesday evening Aug. 16 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Davis Chapel. A funeral service will be held on Thursday Aug.17 at 11:00 a.m. at the Davis Chapel.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Davis Memorial Chapel in Springfield, Vermont.

Harold E. Harris 88

Harold E. Harris 88, of Walpole, N.H., passed away on Tuesday evening August 1, 2017 at the Keene Center in Keene, New Hampshire. He was born December 24, 1928 in Grafton, Vt. the son of Harold R. and Mildred (Clogston) Harris.

He married Beverly Young in Weathersfield, Vt. They enjoyed 60 + years together before her passing in 2012.

Harold worked at Valley Farms and for many years he was employed with Boggy Meadow Farm in Walpole, N.H.

He enjoyed hunting and fishing and vegetable gardening. He loved trips to York Beach, Maine, enjoyed feeding the birds and loved spending time with his grandchildren.

He is survived by 1 son Dennis Harris of Hinsdale, N.H. , 1 daughter Dianne Fontaine of Rutland, Vt. 1 sister Mary Vittum of North Walpole, N.H. 3 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. Also by many nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was predeceased by 2 brothers – Willis and Henry and 2 sisters – Josephine and Gertrude.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Sunday August 6, 2017 at the Davis Memorial Chapel in Springfield, Vt. Friends may call at the Chapel from 10:00 to 11:00 A.M. Reverend Mark Harris will officiate.

Burial will follow in the Bow Cemetery in Weathersfield, Vt.

Contributions may be made in his memory to the Walpole Ambulance Service 278 Main St. Walpole, NH 03608.

Suzanne J. Foster, 76

Suzanne J. Foster, 76, passed away Sunday morning. July 30, 2017. at her home in Baltimore, Vermont. She was born Aug. 3, 1940, in West Rutland, Vermont, the daughter of Marvin and Delia (Pelkey) Noyes.

She was employed at Price Chopper, and NewsBank in Chester, Vermont.

She enjoyed yard sales, crocheting, looking up recipes and watching cooking shows. She loved to spend time with her family and was very proud of her four granddaughters. She also loved and enjoyed her cats.

She is survived by her husband of 22 years, Delbert E. Foster Sr.; her son, George Bargfrede Jr. and his wife Lorraine of Baltimore, Vermont; granddaughters Janel Palmeri and her husband Travis of Perkinsville, Larissa Bargfrede of Springfield, Candace Bargfrede of Springfield, and Marcia Herman of North Carolina; one brother,Wendall Noyes of Enterprise, Alabama, one sister, Betty Klein and her husband John of Baltimore, Vermont; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was predeceased by her parents; brother Robert Noyes; sisters Reba Hearne and Barbara Smith; and her daughter, Pamela Herman.

Services will be at the convenience of the family. Davis Memorial Chapel in Springfield, Vermont, is assisting the family with arrangements.

Naomi "Kay" Hurwitz Faust, 74

Naomi "Kay" Hurwitz Faust, of Baltimore, Vermont, passed unexpectedly on Friday, July 21, 2017. Kay was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, on April 21, 1943. The daughter of Fania and Philip Hurwitz, Kay spent the first 21 years of her life in South Africa. She attended the University of South Africa where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree.

Shortly after leaving college, Kay moved to London, England. Her early time in Europe included a stay in Paris. During her time in England, she worked as a children's librarian in the public library system. She made many dear friends in England. She was an avid traveler and, in her late husband Bob's words, "was sort of a bohemian."

In 1981, Kay participated in a job exchange, moving to Baltimore, Vermont, for a year to work at the Springfield Town Library. During that year, she met Bob Faust, who would end up moving to London with Kay after her job exchange was over. They were married in 1984 in London. In 1985, their son, David, was born and in 1988, they all moved back to Baltimore, Vermont. The rest, to use a cliché, is history.

Kay was predeceased by her husband, Bob. She is survived by her son, David Faust, of Middlebury, Vermont; her sisters, Rena Ellman, of Kibbutz Yasser in Israel, and Shirley Ancer, of Johannesburg; her brother, Arthur Hurwitz, of Johannesburg; and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews and friends.

Kay was an active community member. She loved to travel the world. She loved her family and many friends. Kay was Jewish, and she valued and celebrated her heritage. She loved to play Scrabble and traveled all over to play in tournaments. She was a kind and loving wife and mother, as well as a beloved relative and friend to many. She will be deeply missed.

There will be a celebration of life on Aug. 6 at the Weathersfield Center Church from 2-6 p.m.

Donations in her memory may be made to The Visiting Nurse and Hospice for VT and NH, P.O. Box 881, Brattleboro, VT 05302; or to the Alpha Delta Kappa Foundation, c/o Pat Graves, 37 Reservoir Road, Springfield, VT 05156.

Lona I. Proctor, 85

Lona I. Proctor, 85, passed away Tuesday, July 18, 2017, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon. She was born Nov. 4, 1931, in Springfield, Vermont, the daughter of Floyd and Daisy (Glynn) Partridge. She attended Springfield schools, graduating from Springfield High School Class of 1949.

On May 9, 1952, she married Earl Proctor in Springfield, Vermont. He predeceased her in 1988.

She loved to play bingo, play cards, do puzzles and a little gambling. She loved being with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren: they were the shining light in her life. Every summer the family would go to Seymour Lake for vacation, where she enjoyed fishing. She loved to teach her grandchildren at Christmas time how to bake and decorate Christmas cookies, her grandchildren still do this on Christmas Eve every year.

She is survived by one son, Floyd “Butch” Proctor and his wife, Laurie, of Rutland, Vermont; three daughters, Lonna Farrar and her husband, Steve, of Fairhaven, Vermont, Lynn Cram and her husband, Eric, of Weathersfield, and Loreen Billings and her husband, Edgar, of Baltimore, Vermont; one sister, Betty Lou Roy and her husband, Russell, of Weathersfield; sister-in-law Lucy Abare; 12 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was predeceased by her parents; her husband, Earl; and one brother, Lloyd Partridge.

A graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family.

Contributions may be made in her memory to the Springfield Humane Society, 401 Skitchewaug Trail, Springfield, VT 05156.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Davis Memorial Chapel in Springfield, Vermont. 

Mary Ellen Ankuda, 82

Mary Ellen Ankuda, 82, of Charlestown, N.H., passed away Monday evening, July 17, 2017, at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon. She was born Nov. 19, 1934, in Weathersfield, the daughter of James F. and Doris A. (Parker) Mahoney. She attended Springfield schools, graduating from Springfield High School Class of 1952. She later earned an associate’s degree from CCV.

She worked as a secretary and bookkeeper at National Survey in Chester, Vermont, Springfield Hospital and the law office of Fred Glover in Ludlow, Vermont, as well as several other small businesses in the area. She also taught typing and shorthand at the Community College of Vermont.

She enjoyed playing cribbage, crossword puzzles and introducing herself to new people. In her earlier years, she played on the Fellows Gear Shaper softball team with her sister and her father was the coach.

She is survived by four sons, Patrick M. Ankuda and his wife, Deborah, of Springfield, Vermont, Paul J. Ankuda of Boston, Massachusetts, Mark E. Ankuda of Springfield, Vermont and James A. Ankuda and his wife, Gemma, of Maple Shade, New Jersey; one sister, Kathryn “Kay” Predom and her husband, Frank, of Ludlow, Vermont; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; also by numerous cousins, nieces and nephews, and close friends,Yvonne Nadeau and Herb and Deb Monroe.

She was predeceased by her parents, James and Doris Mahoney.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 26, at the Davis Memorial Chapel in Springfield, Vermont.

A memorial mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 27, at St. Catherine’s Church in Charlestown. Rev. John Loughnane will officiate.

Burial will be at the Plain Cemetery in Perkinsville at a later date.

Davis Memorial Chapel in Springfield, Vermont, is assisting the family with arrangements.

Springfield Animal Hospital returns to its “furever” facility

The Springfield Animal Hospital officially reopened its doors on Monday, Aug. 28. They are fully functional once again, with all of their services including boarding, grooming, dentistry, surgery, and other veterinary and emergency services.  

Residents Look to Revive Ascutney, Perkinsville


Ascutney and Perkinsville are designated as villages in Weathersfield, but to many motorists who travel through them, they don’t evoke the image of a quaint New England village worthy of a visit.

That was the consensus among about 20 residents who attended a village revitalization planning workshop Thursday night.

The opinions of several suggested the villages lack a center or a place for people to gather, and Ascutney, located at the intersections of routes 131 and 5, was perceived mostly as a quick stop for gas or food.

“I would like it to look more like an attractive village and less like gas station heaven,” Patti Arrison said.

One of the first suggestions was the need for bike lanes and sidewalks to make the villages more welcoming to a slower pace.


Obamacare Enrollment for 2018

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11th Annual Veterans Memorial Committee Chicken BBQ

Saturday, September 30, 2017
11 a.m. until they sell out-$10 complete dinner
Hoisington Field, 1879 Perkinsville Schoolhouse,
Route 106, Perkinsville, VT

This year the BBQ will take place during the 2nd Annual Weathersfield Town Festival.

The Chicken BBQ begins at 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 30 and goes until they run out of chicken dinners (get there early--they always sell out!)

For $10 you'll get a 1/2 chicken (with their secret sauce!) beans, coleslaw, roll, dessert and beverage.

Eat there or take home.

Hurricane preparedness: What you need to have in your emergency disaster kit

According to the American Red Cross, the Department of Homeland Security and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, everyone should prepare a disaster kit that contains the items listed below.

Basic supplies
  • Flashlight, radio (NOAA Weather Radio, if possible), extra batteries
  • Cell phone and charger
  • Can opener, Swiss Army Knife or multi-purpose tool
  • Disposable plates, cups, cooking and eating utensils
  • Sanitation and personal hygiene items
  • First aid kit and medications
  • Matches or lighters
  • Duct tape
  • Household liquid bleach
  • Copies of important documents, emergency contact numbers and a map 
  • Blankets and sleeping bags
  • Extra sets of clothes
  • Extra cash

You should have one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days, for both drinking and sanitation. If you would like to bring juice or milk, make sure it is canned or boxed.

You should not pack carbonated, caffeinated or alcoholic beverages as these can dehydrate the body and cause you to need more water.

Keep in mind that children, nursing mothers and sick people may need more water, and plan to pack more if you live in a warm weather climate. Water needs can double in hot temperatures.


Nonperishable food items are a must. You should store at least three days worth of ready-to-eat items that won't go bad.

Some suggested foods are canned meats, fruits and vegetables, protein or fruit bars, dry cereal or granola, peanut butter, and comfort foods-- these can lift the mood and help your family during a time of stress

Additional considerations

If you are caring for babies, children or elderly individuals there are a few more things you should consider putting in your disaster kit.

Those items include baby supplies like bottles, formula, baby food, diapers and extra blankets. Games, activities and familiar items from home are suggested for kids, and medical supplies such as hearing aids with extra batteries, glasses, contact lenses, syringes and medications.

If you have pets, make sure that you have at least one gallon of water per day for them for at least three days. You should also pack three days worth of dry or canned food, an extra leash, vaccination records and ID tags.

Maintaining your kit

Food should be kept in a cool, dry place in tightly closed plastic containers. Make sure that any cooking or eating utensils remain clean.

Throw away any food that has come into contact with contaminated flood water or any perishable food that has been at room temperature for two hours or more.

Keep your kit up-to-date, by rethinking your family's needs annually and making sure to replace items as they expire.

You never know when a disaster might strike, so it is suggested that you keep your disaster kit in your home, at your job and in your car.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Are you IN???? Today is the Last Day to sign up for Weathersfield Directory !!!

Today is the last day to sign up for the 2017 print version of the Weathersfield Directory.

Are you IN???

It's not to late!!!

Please share with your business and local Weathersfield contacts!


Lynn Esty,

Link to 2017 Sign Up Sheet!!!

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Springfield Dam Ride Sponsored by Hartland Riding Club

Hartland Riding Club
Springfield Dam Ride (for Horses & Mules)
(US Army Corps of Engineers North Springfield Lake)

WHEN: Saturday, September 2nd and Sunday, September 3rd 2017
(Arrive as early as Friday night, Leave no later than Sunday afternoon)

Check in begins at 8:00am. Pre-ride briefing at 9:00am

WHERE: At the end of Maple Street in Perkinsville, Vermont, off Route 106 (further directions available).

FEES: $40.00 for 1 day or $75.00 for 2 days

TRAILS: Marked trails of mostly woods trails and dirt roads. Short & Long Loops.

Saturday SHORT Loop will be 6 miles.
Saturday LONG Loop will be 12 miles.
Sunday SHORT Loop will be 6 miles.
Sunday LONG Loop will be 12 miles.

(All trail mileage is approximate.)

FOOD: A light breakfast and a meal after the ride will be provided on Saturday & Sunday.

Extra lunch tickets may be purchased for $10.00 per day.

Please Register by August 27th to enable us to properly plan for food.



STABLING: There are no stalls available. Please be sure to bring your own portable pens.

WATER: Drinking water and water for horses will be available on site.

FACILITIES: Porta Pottys on site.

DOGS : Allowed, must be leashed and under control at all times.

ALL refuse must be carted out – camp and/or trailer site must be left clean

Lisa Keeley
PO BOX 248
Perkinsville VT 05151
email: AMPL@TDS.NET FOR MORE INFO & Registration form

home: 802-263-5323 cell: 203-215-0485

Traffic Schedule Route 11/Chester Road, Starting Monday 8/28/2017


This VTrans project places a temporary bridge on VT Route 11 at Bridge #57 just east of Breezy Hill Road and/or 1.3 miles west of the VT 106 & River Street intersection due to the eastbound travel lane sinking from a failing culvert.

The following is the anticipated work schedule for the week beginning Monday, August 28, 2017.
The temporary bridge is installed.
Monday thru Friday:

Installation of the bridge deck panels.

Approach work on each end of the bridge to include widening the roadway, paving and line striping (weather permitting).
All pedestrians and bicyclists continue to have access thru the work zone.

We ask motorists to use extreme caution while traveling through the work zone. The safety of the workers, pedestrians and the motorists is of the utmost importance.

Anyone with questions or concerns regarding this project may contact Stephanie Barrett, Public Outreach Coordinator at 802-862-6085.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Help us Plan the Future of Your Town


Village Revitalization Workshop


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National Missing and Unidentified Person System - Free to Public
FORT WORTH -- NamUs is trying to reach even more families impacted by the disappearance of a missing loved one.
NamUs, also known as the National Missing and Unidentified Person system is a database not only for law enforcement, but it's also free to the public.
NamUs provides data management, analytical support, and forensic resources for missing and unidentified cases.
"We have had family members come into the NamUs data base and run searches that have resolved their own cases, said BJ Spamer, Director of Forensic and Analytical Services for NamUs at the University of NorthTexas Health Science Center in Fort Worth.
You can search a missing person, the case information, circumstances and descriptions. "We really want to reach families because we need them to participate in the search, " Spamer went on to say.
Sometimes the smallest piece of information entered into the database could make a match. "We have had cases connected by something as simple as a duffle bag, or a set of car keys."
Currently there are more than 50 missing people from Bexar County in the database as well as 26 others who are unidentified.

Free Crisis Text Line - 741741

Did you know that if you text 741741 when you are feeling really depressed or suicidal, a crisis worker will text with you?

Many people do not like talking on the phone and would be more comfortable texting.

It's a free service run by The Crisis Text Line! 

Copy. Paste. Share.

(We need more education on resources like this!) 


Arrest Warrant

Weathersfield Police Department
Date: August 19, 2017
Offense: Arrest Warrant
Subject: Gordon Briggs
On this date a male subject was observed operating a motor vehicle on a public roadway. A records check showed he allegedly had an active warrant for his arrest. He was lodged at Southern States Correction Facility on the warrant.

Town seeking input on improvements as part of grant process
WEATHERSFIELD — The town of Weathersfield and the Southern Windsor County Regional Planning Commission will hold a public meeting at the Highway Garage on Aug. 31 in order to hear from citizens about what would make Weathersfield a better place to live.
In December, the Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development (VACCD) announced its award of $8,807 to Weathersfield as part of a municipal planning grant.

According to VAADC, “Weathersfield will obtain expert assistance to help develop a plan and strategies to leverage recent water system improvements to attract new businesses to its two village centers,” through the grant. The total project cost is $9,210, and will fund a planning process.

At a Weathersfield Selectboard meeting on July 17, the board announced that a survey conducted in November indicated that respondents were in favor of village revitalization. A second survey, which will be distributed in September and October, will attempt to determine “what revitalization actually means to those who respond.”
Surveys will be available to both visitors and residents, who can weigh in on what is already favorable in Weathersfield, what is missing, and what type of revitalization they’d like to see in the town. Surveys will be at the library, the Weathersfield Inn, the Town Office, and at least one location in Perkinsville that is to be determined.
Following the village center workshops and the fall surveys, each village center will have a second workshop. The results of the surveys and public meetings will be compiled as an addendum to the town plan, with a public meeting on the findings to follow. A draft of updates to the town plan is slated for March, and a review with the planning commission is planned for April. Grant activities are scheduled to be complete in May.