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Weathersfield News June 8, 2015
Nancy Nutile-McMenemy

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Well, the garden is in. Let's hope the weather has settled into its summer pattern. Planted three varieties of tomatoes and three varieties of peppers. My peas are about two feet tall and ready to blossoms. The garlic is just about ready to show its scapes. My very hardy Agnes Rose bush is in full yellow blossom bloom.

I had another Saturday night filled with good music. We traveled to Londonderry NH. Met a friend for dinner at Halligan Tavern and got to watch American Pharaoh win Belmont and the Triple Crown. Then made our way over to Tupelo Music Hall for the re-scheduled SOLD OUT subdudes show.

Vance Gilbert opened the show. I've heard of him but never have seen him. He was quite entertaining and a very talented singer songwriter.

Vacne Gilbert
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The subdudes
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Sunday, I worked at the 24th Annual Covered Bridges Half Marathon. The Start is in Pomfret at Suicide Six Ski Area and the finish 13.1 later is at Dewey Fields in Quechee. Always a great race as the whole community comes out to support it. Over $35,000 is raised and donation back to various groups that volunteer their time for the race.

Richard Smith, Mens Winner from Enfield NH

Phoebe Novello, Womens Winner from Windsor VT
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Select Board-Board members reviewed copies of the Fire Commission’s latest meeting minutes where the Weathersfield Hazardous Materials Response Ordinance  had been discussed. Discussion had revolved around allocation of fees from town-owned equipment. The Board decided to continue the third reading to the June 15 meeting.

Application for Municipal Fireworks Display Permit/Running Bear Campground-Ross Girard was denied by the Board. Mr. Arrison recused himself from the discussion because he has a working relationship with Northstar Fireworks. The Board reviewed and discussed the application. It was noted that the proposed location of the launch site had been moved substantially away from the mobile home park. Mr. Mullen said that Ross Girard claimed to have no part in the show – he said his son was sponsoring it. Mr. Mullen also said that Northstar claimed to know nothing about the event. No one was present at the meeting to present the application.

Town Accountant position Update. Mr. Mullen stated that no suitably qualified candidates have applied. He said at present, the duties are being covered by the accounts payable/payroll clerk and NEMRC. He suggested increasing the clerk’s position from part-time to full-time and eliminating the accountant’s position. The Board will this issue further at a special meeting following the Board of Abatement meeting on June 16.

A  template for candidates seeking funds from Transfer Station Redemption Charity Donation was presented. After a few changes the Board voted approve the guidelines for distribution of returnable cans & glass donations fund with the addition of a request for a brief description of the applying organization and a statement of how the proposed project will benefit the host community.

Perkinsville Schoolhouse Update Mr. Mullen said the mold remediation is complete. Work on the outside drainage will begin shortly. Mr. Mullen will meet with the State Fire Marshall to discuss code issues and Sean Millard to discuss repairs to the stone foundation of the ell. The project is progressing well.

Review of Year to Date Budget Reports-The Board reviewed the year to date reports for the general fund, the highway fund and the solid waste fund. Mr. Mullen predicted that revenues will exceed expenses by 35% for the general fund; that the Highway Fund will end with $5,000 in the black; and that we’ll need $10,000 from the fund balance to cover the solid waste fund. The transfer station fee will have to increase from $33 to $35. Token prices will be adjusted as needed.

Obituary-Lorraine G. Hull, 87, a longtime resident of Windsor, passed away Monday evening, June 1, 2015, at Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health in Windsor, surrounded by her family. She was born March 19, 1928, in South Royalton, Vermont, the daughter of Loren C. and Winona (McGuire) Greene. Lorraine worked for a few years for New England Telephone, and later in life was employed at State Street School, Mt. Ascutney Ski Area and at the Windsor Chronicle for several years. She was active in Windsor County Partners and volunteered with the American Red Cross Blood Mobile for 15 years. She also was a past member of the Windsor Lions Club and the American Legion Post #25 Auxiliary. Mrs. Hull was an avid Boston Red Sox fan. She and her husband enjoyed attending Windsor Athletics and were named Fans of the Year. They were also proud sponsors of the Hull’s Electric Softball Team for many years. She also loved to dance, play cards and attend family gatherings. She took great pleasure in having been an extra in the movie “Funny Farm.” Survivors include three daughters, Brenda Hull, Shannon Harrington and Shelley Seward and her husband, Glenn, all of Brownsville; three sons, Kerry Hull of Keene, New Hampshire, Scott Hull and his wife, Karen of Weathersfield and Kelly Hull and his wife, Sally of Strafford, Vermont; eight grandchildren, Michelle Distefano, Darby Boudro, Brendan Harrington, Daniel Harrington, Colton Hull, Ben Bauer, Jeremy Bauer and Emma Bauer, four great-grandchildren, Logan Boudro, Jonathan Davie, Olivia Distefano and Kylie Hull; and several nieces and nephews. Memorial contributions may be made to the Windsor Recreation Center, 29 Union St., Windsor, VT 05089; or to the Mt. Ascutney Hospital Rehabilitation Center, 289 County Road, Windsor, VT 05089.

Jean E. Tremblay, 74, a resident of Weathersfield, passed away unexpectedly Sunday morning, May 31, 2015, at her home in Weathersfield. She was born Sept. 25, 1940, in Rutland, Vt. the daughter of Robert and Mariam (Steere) Barber. She was raised in Charlestown and received her schooling in Claremont. She graduated from Stevens High School in 1958. She married Thomas Verboncoeur, and they had four children. He passed away in 1968. Jean married Jacques R. Tremblay in Windsor on Aug. 25, 1973. She was employed at the former Hamel’s IGA in Windsor for several years and later at the former P & C Supermarket also in Windsor. She was a member of the Windsor American Legion Post #25 Auxiliary. She enjoyed baking, playing cards, doing crossword and jigsaw puzzles. She loved dogs, especially black Labradors. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lucy Mackenzie Humane Society at PO Box702, Brownsville, VT 05037.

Town Calendar of Events:

Ascutney Volunteer Fire Association will host their Annul Yard Sale this weekend June 12-14. Lots of cool stuff, check it out.

Monthly Potluck Luncheon-Tuesday, June 16, noon in the vestry of Perkinsville VT Community Church. The program will be on the Underground Railroad in Vermont done by Lorraine Zigman.   Bring a hot dish, salad or dessert. Beverages and place settings will be provided. Contact: 802-263-5245;

1879 Perkinsville Schoolhouse Committee Yard Sale 1862 Route 106, Perkinsville
Saturday, June 20 9- 2 p.m. and Sunday, June 21 9-1 p.m. Donations needed and accepted!No electronics or clothing, please Questions or donation pick up in Weathersfield? Call BJ Esty-263-9651 West Weathersfield Vol. Fire Dept will be selling Hamburgers & Hot Dogs and more on Saturday, June 20 11-2 p.m.

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, 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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