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Weathersfield News May 28, 2015
Nancy Nutile-McMenemy

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Select Board- The Select Board met Monday May 18. Treasurer Steve Hier explained the bank note needed to purchase a truck and snow plow. The Board voted to take out a bank note in the amount of $115,000 from Peoples United Bank for the purchase of a truck/snowplow. The Board tabled taking out a bank note 1879 Perkinsville School project until the Aug. 3 meeting. The Board discussed Town Manager Search Process including the manager’s job description, VLCT’s search services, and composition of the search committee. They agreed to continue the discussion when all of the Board members could be present, and to set a timetable for the search at the next meeting. The Board reviewed the current Animal Control Ordinance. They agreed that communication between the police department and the animal control office could be improved. However, the consensus was that as long as the ordinance is properly applied and enforced, no changes were necessary. Road Project Updates-Wes  Hazeltine reported that the Airport Road project is nearing completion. He is looking into possibly adding a centerline stripe to the road. Maple Street Project has all necessary easements signed. Everything now goes to the Town Attorney, then to the State, and so on. The project will be put out to bid with the option of beginning the work in the fall or next summer.
Perkinsville Schoolhouse the mold remediation is underway and progressing well. Outside drainage work should begin this week. In other business, The Friends of the Meetinghouse have submitted a written request for $500 from the Transfer Station Redemption Charity Fund. The Board agreed to delay voting on the request until there are written guidelines for distribution of the funds.

Center Meeting House has new stairs!
The stone steps have been repaired and look great.

Weathersfield School News- Colby Darrell and Daniel Dexter beat all competitors in the  2015 Weathersfield Junior Solar Sprint. The car designed and built by Jason Crumb and Clarissa Pratt came in second. Congratulations to all the 8th graders who participated. Next up the Upper Valley Regional Junior Solar Sprint in Lebanon Wednesday May27. PAWS Ends, the last day of the afterschool program, will be on Friday, Jun. 12 . Thanks to all of the adults, students and helpers that made the program a success.  Four Winds Science Program to xxpand to grades 5 and 6, but they need volunteers willing to work with those grades. Please feel free to call Susan Hindinger, Program Coordinator at the school.

Weathersfield Proctor Library Trustees-The Library Trustees met May 21. The two Blood portraits will be sent to Works on Paper LLC for treatment to preserve the prints. In a related story, all the artwork has been cleaned and returned to the Library following the mold remediation project. The Trustees reviewed bids for replacing the bathroom walls the contract will go to Mike Esty.

Thanks to Sally Harris for these three photos.

Open Studio Weekend
I spent a lovely Saturday driving around Windsor County checking out our local artisans. We have so many talented people leaving and working nearby, I encourage you get out and check them out.

The Boys of Summer
I traveled to Fenway Park on Sunday and saw the Boston Red Sox beat the LA Angels. We had GREAT SEATS and it was a GREAT GAME!

I spent a quiet Monday at home but made my way to Hartland Tuesday morning to cover the Elementary School's Memorial Day Assembly. The students invited American Legion Post 48 veterans to join them for a day of remembrance. Pack 235 helped the veterans properly dispose of old flags after the assembly.

Being the music lover that I am, I hope to attend a concert in Tunbridge Sunday evening. Grammy award winning record producer Jim Rooney and Nashville Hall of Fame songwriter Pat Alger will share a musical evening, along with multi instrumentalist and songwriter Chris Brashear, long a member of Robin and Linda Williams “Fine Group,” this Sunday, May 31 at 7:30 p.m. at the Tunbridge Town Hall.
Jim Rooney at the Hotel Coolidge Salon Series
File photo
Town Calendar of Events:
Weathersfield Elementary School-A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, Saturday, May 3,  2 p.m. in the school gym. Volunteer Tea Celebration Mark your calendars the Volunteer Tea will be on June 11at 3 p.m. in the AP Room.

Weathersfield Proctor Library-Scrabble Event-Saturday, May 30, Martin Hall in Ascutney 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Lunch and beverages served. Donation at the door.
Walk-ins acceptable but early registration appreciated. Forms are available at the library, or call 802-263-9427 or 802-674-5021 to leave your name and category (youth, recreation or competitive). Participants should know Scrabble basics. B.Y.O. board and tiles if possible. Prizes will be awarded.

Ascutney Union Church is hosting a MULTI-FAMILY YARD SALE on Saturday, June 6 from 9-2 p.m. in their parking area behind the Church just North of the traffic light on Route 5 in Ascutney. Food will also be available.

Ascutney Volunteer Fire Association will host their Annul Yard Sale June 12-13. More details to follow.

Third Annual Weathersfield Hiking Season Begins-The hikes are being organized by Weathersfield Parks and Recreation. Well-behaved dogs are welcome. We expect a range of hiking speeds. Are you new to hiking? Wear footwear that is broken in and appropriate for uneven trails. Hikers join us at their own risk. Steve Aikenhead, 263-5439, Please reply by June 2, the day they organize all hikes. Include your name and phone number in case of changes, like postponement due to awful weather. The Hikes-Saturday, June 20, 9:30 a.m. Cathedral Rocks This hike is partly on wood road and partly on a route that follows blazes through the woods. Its length has not been calculated, but it descends to Reservoir Road from Stokes Road, which is just short of Wellwood Orchard. The difficulty will be greater than a walk down the road. We will spot cars at the end of the hike for a ride back up to Stokes. There is a nice view near the top of the descent. The rocks are very big. Two hours?
Valley Court Diversion Programs-Volunteer are needed in Weathersfield/Springfield areas to work with low level offenders in the community. The organization embraces the principles of restorative justice. As a volunteer, you will hear participant's stories and help create a restorative contract with them. The group meets once a month at the Springfield Police Department, your commitment will require about 3 hours a month. Training is provided. For more information please visit our website at or call Maureen at 802-295-5078 #10.

Food Shelf The Weathersfield Food Shelf is located at 7303 Route 131 - the former "World of Discovery" daycare. Thanks to the generosity of their donors, the Weathersfield Food Shelf will now be open every Thursday from 4-5 p.m. 

Senior Exercise Program in Ascutney-FREE sponsored by RSPV- Wednesdays 10-11 a.m. in basement of Martin Memorial Hall, Route 5, Ascutney, VT. Classes are led by Geraldine Rudenfeldt. If interested call 674-5254 for more information.

Weathersfield Proctor Library, Hours: Wed 10-6 p.m.; Thurs & Fri noon-6 p.m.; Sat 9-1 p.m. FREE Programs-FREE Computer Tutor - Fridays 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Do you want to learn how to use a computer? Sign up for email or Facebook or learn more about internet safety? Did you know the library offers downloadable eBooks and audiobooks? Sign up required. BYOL (bring your own laptop or smartphone if you have one).

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