Monday, July 31, 2017

Celebration of Life - Kay Faust

Kay Faust passed away very unexpectedly. Kay was the long-time Librarian at the Weathersfield Elementary School/Weathersfield Middle School - now Weathersfield School. She was an avid scrabble player. Kay's stories and smile will be greatly missed.

There will be a Celebration of Kay's life at the Weathersfield Center Church on Sunday, August 6 at 2 pm.

If you are able, please bring a finger food, snack type food to share.

Thank you.

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As more information becomes available, I will post an update.

Meteor Shower August 12, 2017

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Police Seek Driver in Weathersfield Crash

Weathersfield VT police are seeking the driver of a truck that crashed early Sunday morning in Weathersfield.

Police say the green 2000 Ford truck was found on its side and abandoned and in the middle of Weathersfield Center Road just before 1 am.

Tire marks and debris at the scene suggested the truck went off the roadway and struck a tree before rolling on its side.

State Police were unable to make contact with the registered owner of the vehicle at the time of the crash.

Local Hospitals were also contacted, but did not have anyone reporting injuries from a motor vehicle crash.

This case is still under investigation.

Educate Yourself About Tick Bite Prevention

The best way to prevent tickborne diseases is to prevent tick bites. In Vermont,
tickborne illnesses are most often transmitted between early spring and late fall
since ticks are most active during warm months.
Take action to decrease your risk of infection. Wear a repellent containing up to 30% DEET,
check your body daily for ticks, and limit your exposure to ticks and tick habitats.

Traffic Alert: VT 11 between Springfield and Chester

Southern Windsor County Regional Planning Commission
2 hrs
Traffic alert for Springfield VT-11 between Chester and Springfield during August. VTrans is installing a temporary bridge on VT Route 11 in Springfield, VT at Bridge #57 just east of Breezy Hill Road and/or 1.3 miles west of the VT 106 & River Street intersection. During the construction motorists should be aware of delays as there will be alternating one lane of travel with traffic control present within the construction zone. For more information, see the attached photo. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Stephanie Barrett, Public Outreach Coordiantor - 802-862-6085,

Free Seminars from VT Fish and Wildlife

Vermont Fish & Wildlife
We're holding a series of free seminars to teach people more about hunting, aimed at both experienced and first-time hunters.
All seminars are free, held from 8 am to 4 pm, and include lunch. Sign up at 
Space is limited to the first 30 signups and they fill up quickly, so signup as early as possible. For more info, call John Pellegrini at 802-793-1894.
-Hunting Vermont Black Bears, Sat, August 19, Jeffersonville
-Deer Tracking and Processing, Sun, September 16, Northfield
-Intro to Bowhunting, Sat, September 17, 8-4 Williamstown
-Small Game Hunting, Sat, September 23, Randolph

Cat and Rabbit Low Cost Spay and Neuter Clinic
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We will be hosting our next clinic August 29, 2017.

To sign up, please call the shelter (802) 885-3997.

We require you to prepay for the surgery and any vaccines you need-this will save your spot for the clinic. We have limited space for females, so do not delay, call today! We can take debit/credit transactions over the phone. Cash transactions will have to be walk-ins during open hours Wed-Sat from 12-4:30. Prices are as follows:

Spay $50
Neuter $40
Rabbits $55
Rabies $5 (required unless proof of UTD vaccine)
Distemper $5 (not required but HIGHLY recommended, espcially for outdoor cats or kittens that have not yet recieved any vaccines)
**ALL cats are checked for fleas and earmites on the recovery table. There is a $5 charge for the treatment of each of these if found.

Drop off time is 8-8:30 AM on Tuesday. Pick up is between 2-3pm the same day. All cats need to arrive in a secure, cat carrier with blanket or towel for bedding. All rabbits must have hay and veggies to feed for wake up time. All cats/kittens over 5 months old need to have food pulled the night before. Any kittens under 5 months old are allowed to have food prior to the clinic. Please, ONE cat per carrier. You will receieve all this information again when you sign your cat up. NO WALK INS.

Friday, July 28, 2017

In Need of Field Hockey Players!

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Man Dies in Weathersfield Motorcycle Crash

Dale R. Porter of Ascutney was killed near Stoughton Pond early Thursday morning after being ejected from his Titan motorcycle on wet roads. 

At approximately 2:38 a.m., Vermont State Police responded to a report of a motorcycle in the roadway, with no operator observed, on Stoughton Pond Road, in the Town of Weathersfield.

A trooper arrived and located a male victim who had been ejected from the motorcycle. The motorcycle appeared to have traveled off the roadway, striking a culvert, and ejecting the operator.

The operator Dale R. Porter, 54, of Ascutney was pronounced deceased at the scene of the crash. 

Davis Memorial Chapel
Dale R. Porter 54, died Thursday morning July 27, 2017 from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. He was born March 11, 1963 in Windsor, Vermont the son of Palmer C. Porter and Beverly E. Jarvis.
He was currently employed as a Meat Cutter with BJ’s Wholesale in Lebanon, N.H. where he has worked for a year. He worked for Casella Waste Systems, operated excavator for a brief time and was employed as an Electrician with Ascutney Electric for 10 years.
Dale enjoyed riding motorcycles, He enjoyed woodworking and was always working on a project or keeping busy with something. He also enjoyed scuba diving and most of all enjoyed spending time with family and friends.
He is survived by his mother Beverly and step-father Kenneth Domey of Charlestown, N.H. Brother Duane Jarvis of Hartland, Vt. Sister Donna Willets of Charlestown, N.H. Fiancee Kimberly Quimby of Ascutney, Vt., step-children, Kasey Quimby, Zachery Quimby, and Kayla Quimby, and grandson Connor Quimby.
Friends may call from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. on Thursday August 3, 2017 at the Davis Memorial Chapel in Springfield, Vermont.
Burial will be at a later date.

Ethelyn T Hall, 89

Ethelyn T. Hall, 89 of Maple Street in Perkinsville, VT died Monday (July 17) at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH following a brief illness.

She was born in Whitehall, NY on August 29, 1927 the daughter of Fred and Hattie C. Tracey.

Ethelyn had been employed in the finishing department at Mack Molding Company in Cavendish, VT for many years.

She enjoyed gardening, bird watching, watching British comedy on Vermont Public Television, cooking, fishing and hunting.

She also enjoyed watching the Green Bay Packers but over the years her loyalty switched to the New England Patriots.

She was the widow of Chester E. Hall who died on April 10, 2010.

Members of her family include two sons, Kevin Manning, Perkinsville, VT; Brian Manning, Charlestown, NH; nine grandchildren, Monica Manning, Wayna Manning, Brian Manning, Jr., Jennifer Spear, Jessica Fairbrother, Sarah Manning, Candy Provencher, Ann Davis, Joseph Provencher, ten great grandchildren, two sisters, Anna Manning, Sheffield, VT; Harriet Putnam, Lexington, KY and several nieces and nephews.

There will be no visiting hours.

Committal services will be held at the convenience of the family in Plains Cemetery in Weathersfield, VT.

For more information please visit

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.

West Nile Virus Found in Mosquitoes in Weathersfield

Friday, July 21, 2017
Weathersfield — The Vermont Health Department says West Nile virus has been found in mosquitoes collected in two locations in the state.
The health department says the presence of the mosquito-borne virus in samples from Weathersfield and Brattleboro were the first to test positive this year.
The infected mosquitoes were collected by the Vermont Agency of Agriculture Food and Markets as part of its surveillance program.
Mosquito trapping for this season began on June 6. So far 896 pools having been tested. Last year the state tested 3,243 mosquito pools. Of those, 19 were positive for West Nile virus.
Among the steps people can take to protect themselves from mosquito bites are wearing long-sleeved shirts and long pants when outdoors, limiting time outside at dawn and dusk and using insect repellent.

Out of the Darkness Community Walk Saturday September 23rd

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Think Before You Donate...

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A Piece of Weathersfield History...

Villages of Perkinsville, Amsden, Ascutney and Greenbush, Vermont
On eBay now. For only $450.00 you can have this obsolete bank note.  1800'S $3 ASCUTNEY BANK WINDSOR VT, OBSOLETE. CAT. VALUE $1000

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