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Weathersfield Weekly Blog, April 24

Spring has Sprung-the coltsfoot are out. Photo Contest Continues  My loggerhead photo was entered into an online photo contest. You can VOTE once a day until April 30th. Thanks in advance for your vote: Adventures and Assignments All In Gathering at the Engine Room in WRJ. Sponsored by the Cornerstone Creative Community (3cVT), April 17, 2019 More event photos: CLICK HERE Martin Barre Celebrates 50 Years of Jethro Tull  At the Lebanon Opera House, April 18 More concert photos: CLICK HERE News You Can Use Weathersfield select board and town news : The Selectboard met on Monday, April 15 and approved a Special Town Meeting to be held on May 21 to fund the town fire services by asking voters to spend $171,048 and to place $17,000 into the Fire Equipment and Gear Reserve Fund. Residents will also be asked to dissolve the Fire Commission by voice vote at the informational meetin

Weathersfield Weekly Blog, April 18

Easter Weekend Who's ready to hunt for Easter eggs? Lots of hunts taking place in our area this weekend: West Windsor, Reading, many eggs, so little time. News You Can Use Weathersfield select board and town news : At the April 1 select board meeting, the board introduced the possibility of building solar arrays at three locations in town: the highway garage, the capped landfill and the town sand pit. The board moved into discussion of how to fund the town’s fire services. The failed vote at town meeting to pay for a municipal fire department with a full-time fire chief has left the town with a July 1 decision on how to fund fire services. By unanimous vote the board authorized “$171,048 for support and operation of the fire services with an additional $17,000 to be added to the firefighting equipment reserve.” The members moved on to the wording of the warning for the special town vote. One article proposed was to dissolve the Fire Commission; one for the

Weathersfield Weekly Blog, April 10

Greetings from Little Cayman. Little Cayman is one of three islands comprising the Cayman Islands (a British Overseas Territory in the Caribbean). It is located approximately 60 miles northeast of Grand Cayman and five miles west of Cayman Brac. Little Cayman is by far the least populous, with a permanent population of about 170-200 permanent residents. It is about 10 miles long with an average width of 1 mile with most of the island being undeveloped. Almost the entire island is at sea level. The highest elevation is about 40 feet. Little Cayman is known for its excellent scuba diving and birdwatching, unspoiled wildlife habitat and laid-back atmosphere. We’ve been here for a week of spectacular SCUBA diving. We’ve seen Hawksbills turtles, a rarely seen Loggerhead turtle, eagle rays, squid and lots of beautiful coral and sponges. It’s been sunny and in the 80s here and I’m not looking forward to returning to the cold and mud in Weathersfield. Photos and videos from o

Weathersfield Weekly Blog, April 3

The sap continues to run. Let's hope it's a good year for our maple syrup producers. I know it's Spring but there is still a good amount of snow around. News You Can Use The 8th Annual Weathersfield Town Challenge , a benefit for the Weathersfield Proctor Library, was held this past weekend. About 120 people attended (the most to attend the event so far) and almost $1500 was raised by the teams and through donations at the door. The event MC was Ginger Wimberg, who also crafted most of the trivia questions. Ten teams competed and the three final teams were: The School Board (Sean Whalen, Susan Hingdinger, Kristen Bruso), The Library (Rika Henderson, Glenna Coleman, Rick Bates, Barbara Putnam), and The Select Board (Kelly Murphy, Dan Boyer, Dave Fuller). Congratulations go out to the winning team, the Weathersfield School Board. Other highlights at the challenge were: John Arrison and his Victrola, the team with the “Most Spirit” went the Veterans Memorial C

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