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Weathersfield Weekly Blog, March 28

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Easter Egg Hunt
On Saturday March 31, the town, library, parks and recreation commission (CORRECTION 3/29) and The Weathersfield PTA (thanks for the update Dorianne!) will be hosting an Easter Egg Hunt at Hoisington Field (beside the old Perkinsville Elementary School) on Rte 106 in Perkinsville. The hunt begins at 10 a.m. and will last until all the eggs have been found. There will be a chance to meet the Easter Bunny and there will be separate hunt for toddlers. Hopefully, some of the snow will be melted and the field won't be too muddy. Bring your baskets and probably your garden boots. For more information contact Town Manager Ed Morris at 802-674-2626 or Library Director Mark Richardson at 802-674-2863.

Transfer Station Closed For Easter Also on Saturday, March 31, you should plan to do all your Transfer Station business because the Transfer Station will be closed on Sunday, April 1 in celebration of Easter. More information about the Transfer Station may be found on the to…

Weathersfield Weekly Blog, March 21

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Happy First Full Day of Spring
Town Trivia Challenge Raises Money for the Library Children's Room The 7th Annual Town Trivia Challenge was a huge success and raised $1351.25 for the children’s room addition at the library. Nine teams competed this year. Categories included town history, geography, spelling, current events alternating with sports, literature and the favorite, “Name That Tune.” John Arrison brought in an old Victrola and played many of the tunes. The Historical Society team won, the first team to receive a repeat win in the event's seven years. The Middle School team won the team with “Most Spirit.” The top fundraisers were Team School Board. The event was organized by the Library Fundraising Committee (Laurie Cobb and Cookie Shand), Patti Arrison (scorekeeper and writer of the literature questions) and Ginger Wimberg (MC and writer of other category questions). About 85 people attended the event on March 10 at the Weathersfield School.

A Piece of Weathersfiel…

Weathersfield Weekly Blog, March 14

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The annual right of Spring has passed, yup the turning ahead of the clocks! Aahh that simple "Spring Forward" that always takes me weeks to adjust too. I think I'm on aboard with the "let's do Atlantic Standard Time year round" proponents. For our region it would mean daylight savings time year round. Many New England states are considering the change and here in Vermont, lawmakers are considering a resolution simply “demanding that Congress abolish daylight saving time” (which has only existed on the national level since 1966). It would mean the latest sunrise of the year would be around 8:15 a.m. and the sun would never set before 4:30 p.m. Sign me up!

Another Nor'easter! The third one this month!
And the weather prognosticators are saying we have yet another one coming next Tuesday!

Weathersfield select board and town news: The Town, Highway and Solid Waste budgets passed on Tuesday, March 6. All the articles passed except for the reserve fund for the…

Lyle and Shawn and Bakkhai, What a Weekend of Performances.

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We traveled to Troy, NY last Thursday, March 8 to see  Lyle Lovett and Shawn Colvin at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall.






We've seen Lyle with John Hiatt, Vince Gill and Robert Earl Keen. This tour with Shawn has a different vibe and I for one really enjoyed it. Having front row seats helps in enjoying the show too, thanks Jay!

More photos from the show: CLICK HERE


We again had great seats for Lyle Lovett and Shawn Colvin at the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, Burlington, Vt. on Saturday, March 10. (Other than a woman next to us checking her phone constantly and bouncing her legs through the entire show...we had a blast.)




More photos from the show: CLICK HERE

On Sunday afternoon, a was in need of a Greek Tragedy and luckily the Yoh Theatre Players were performing "Bakkhai" this past weekend at the Yoh Theatre located at the Woodstock Union Middle and High School in Woodstock, Vt.

These actors are taking this play to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August. They have…

Weathersfield Weekly Blog March 7

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Town Meeting day, that annual Spring tradition here in Vermont (almost like mud season-not as long but still kind of painful) has come and gone. Town meeting results may be viewed HERE.  I hope you all participated and got out to vote. It's our voices in the ears of the town officials. And speaking of Spring, Daylight Savings starts March 11 (Spring Forward) so move your clocks ahead one hour before bed Sunday night.

Weathersfield School news: Cyber Safety Parent Informational Meeting-What Can You Do To Protect Your Children Online? Sergeant Norris and Lebanon Police Department will be at the Hartland Elementary School on March 15 from 6-8 p.m.. This meeting will address the following topics: websites that target children, advice on how to protect your children, and the dangers of the internet. This event is open to the public. More information about the school or this meeting call 802-674-5400.
Newspaper Assignments I covered Hartland's Town meeting on Tuesday morning. Reside…

Weathersfield School and Town Budgets Pass

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On Tuesday, 508 voters in the town of Weathersfield, Vt made their voices heard by voting Australian Ballot at the town's annual Town Meeting. Both the school and town budgets passed. Articles receiving the most support votes were $5,000 Fire Equipment and Gear Reserve Fund YES 304/NO 191 and $750 to Vermont Association for Blind and Visually Impaired YES 355/NO 136.

Now that you've voted, if you'd like to help out in town there are a number of volunteer positions open from Budget Committee (5 openings), Fire Commission (2 openings), Planning Commission (2 openings), to Zoning Board of Adjustment (5 openings) and many more.

According to the town website an email or letter should be submitted to the Town Manager by March 12. Appointments begin at the March 19 Select Board Meeting and will remain open until filled. A full list of the openings and description of the potions can be found on page 59 of your Town Report.

The select board is schedule to meet March 8 to re-organi…

Town Budget Informational Meeting-NOT

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In 30 plus years in town I have never voted NO on a town budget (I don't think I've ever even voted no on a school budget) but after Saturday's meeting to discuss the town budget for FY 2019, I'm voting NO on Article 5 on Tuesday March 6.

I did not attend the School Meeting, I feel confident that the information in the town report is accurate because the school board works with a Budget Advisory Committee. The town has a Budget Committee but it currently consists of one person and the town manager. I'm not sure this is what our legislators had in mind when they wrote

Title 24Subchapter  14 § 1147. Advisory budget committee creation; duties If a municipality creates an advisory budget committee as provided in 17 V.S.A. § 2646, the committee shall evaluate the municipality's budget and make recommendations to the selectboard for the budget based on its findings. (Added 2013, No. 106 (Adj. Sess.), § 2.) (Cite as: 24 V.S.A. § 1147)
This meeting on Saturday raised …