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Weathersfield Weekly Blog Jan. 26

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Weathersfield VT
January 25, 2017


It's the last week of January, already. Where does the time go? If it's going to be cold, at least let's have some snow to play in. These rain, sleet, and freezing rain storms are getting a bit old. Let's all get up and do a snow dance. Ground hog day is fast approaching. Will he see his shadow? If we're going to have more winter, let's have more snow.



Last Friday we drove to New London, CT to the Garde Arts Center to see Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt.


If you read my concert preview last week, you'll know that I really enjoy seeing these two in concert with theirs band but when they tour as a duo, there is something really special about these shows.

On Saturday night they performed a SOLD OUT show at the Lebanon Opera House in Lebanon NH. The show was a benefit for Rusty Berrings Skate Park in Lebanon.

The audience got a nice surprise on Saturday when Sharon, Vermont resident Jim Rooney got on stage to play a couple of songs w…

Ascutney Outdoors Board of Directors Holds A Community Meeting

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Story memorial Hall West Windsor, VT Sunday, January 22, 2017
On Sunday, Ascutney Outdoors (AO) a non-profit organization formed in 2015, held a meeting at Story Memorial Hall in West Windsor for the community to ask questions about what AO has accomplished regarding Mount Ascutney and what they have planned for the future of the ski area. About 85 concerned citizens attended.


Board chairman Steve Crihfield, who taught his three sons to ski on Mount Ascutney, recapped the stones met in 2016. A warming hut was built and opened, they received their Act 250 permits for the hut and for lights at the rope tow for night skiing "Anyone there for the holiday New Years weekend, it (skiing) was fantastic" and they purchased the burned out base lodge from MFW Associates.


During a recent outdoor planning meeting at the base lodge, Crihfield said the board collectively decided "we really can't do anything until we take that (the base lodge) down." The demolition will start …

Weathersfield Weekly Blog Jan 18

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Weathersfield VT
January 18, 2017
We're three weeks into 2017 and we're ready to inaugurate a new President and Vice President and usher in a new cabinet. This change of political power will certainly come with a change of philosophy. I for one am very interested to see how this presidency will play out. It could be quite earth shaking or it could be status quo. Let's try to enter these next few months with open minds. Remember, we're all in this together.

Weathersfield select board news: The select board met for a special meeting on Thursday, Jan 12 to continue their budget discussions and to set agenda items for future meetings. More information about the select board and the town, contact Town Manager, Ed Morris, at 802-674-2626 or townmanager@weathersfield.org.

Weathersfield School news: The annual High School Fair is scheduled for Feb. 14 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the AP Room. This event is open to the public. For more information about this program, the school and events…

Gas Leak at Jiffy Mart, Fire Fighters Respond

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Perkinsville, VT
January 17, 2017

Fire fighters from West Weathersfield Fire Department and the Ascutney Volunteer Fire Department Chief responded to a gas leak on Tuesday afternoon.

The call went out at 1:40 p.m. that a gas leak occurred at the Jiffy Mart located at the intersection of routes 131 and 106 at Downer's Four Corners.

According to West Weathersfield Fire Lieutenant Mike Barrup 3-5 gallons of oil were spilled in the store's parking lot. The spill remained unreported and cars drove through the oil tracking oil in a widespread area of the parking lot and onto route 106.


Hazmat pads and drying agent were applied by the fire fighters to contain the spill. A store employee, who refused to give their name said they will be reviewing store surveillance video to determine who caused the spill.

Weathersfield Police Chief William Daniels arrived on scene and will continue investigating the cause spill.

The hazardous materials from the clean up were placed in a 55 gallon dru…

Chimney Fire Quarry RD Perkinsville

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Perkinsville, VT January 15, 2017
Fire fighters from West Weathersfield Fire Department and Ascutney Volunteer Fire Department responded to an active chimney fire in Perkinsville on Sunday, Jan. 15 at 12:45 p.m.
The house at 162 Quarry RD belongs to Lisa and Ray Stapleton. Stapleton is a former West Weathersfield Fire Department Chief and remains active in the department. Ascutney Ladder 1 and aluminum ladders added the fire fighters in roof access.
Quick response by the home owner and fire departments resulted in little damage to the house. No injuries were reported.

Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt Return to Our Region for shows in Lebanon NH and Rutland VT

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Concert Preview Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt Lebanon Opera House Lebanon NH January 21 Paramount Theater Rutland VT January 27
Award-winning musicians Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt are making stops in our area over the next couple of weeks. They'll be in Lebanon, NH on Saturday, Jan. 21 at the Lebanon Opera House and in Rutland, VT on Friday, Jan. 27 at the Paramount Theater. The Lebanon show is sold-out but there are still tickets available for the Paramount show.

The tour, billed as "An Acoustic Evening with Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt," is more like a musical meet and greet. An up close and personal visit with two extremely talented singer-songwriters. The first time I saw Lovett and Hiatt together they were with Guy Clark and Joe Ely at the State Theater in Cleveland, Ohio in 2007. That was an amazing show for a music lover like me. They've since toured on and off together and I've had the pleasure of seeing them sixteen times-it just doesn't get old, trust me.

Weathersfield Weekly Blog Jan. 11

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Weathersfield VT
January 11, 2017

We're almost two weeks in 2017, how are you doing? I'd say so far things are great but with a winter mix hitting us recently, a full moon Thursday and Friday the 13th hitting us in one week, I think I'll hold off judgment. I didn't make any New Year's resolutions so I cant' say that I've broken any, so that's a good thing. I am in a heated (but totally civil) FitBit challenge with a few friends for most steps during the week and most steps on the weekend. We're competitive but also encouraging and if it keeps us off the couch-YEAH for us. If you have Monday off for Martin Luther King Day, I hope you enjoy it. Stay warm, stay dry until next week.


Weathersfield select board news: More information about the select board and the town, contact Town Manager, Ed Morris, at 802-674-2626 or townmanager@weathersfield.org.

Weathersfield School news: Reminder-no school on Jan 16 for Martin Luther King Day. The school concert …