Weathersfield Weekly Blog May 16 edition

Hummingbirds are back!!

I hope you have your hummingbird feeders up...if not, you're missing a great show.

More photos: CLICK HERE

News You Can Use
ICYMI (In case You Missed It)

Heads up-No Weathersfield Weekly Blog May 30th and June 6th
(I'll be volunteering for the 30th Covered Bridges Half Marathon)
Good Luck to ALL our local runners!

Windsor and West Windsor on Boston TV
WCVB Channel 5 Chronicle visits Windsor and West Windsor; featuring Ascutney Outdoors and Brownsville Butcher and Pantry.
Check out the video: CLICK HERE

Bobcat bursts into Windsor home, attacks resident
Adam Sullivan reporting for WCAX

A bizarre incident played out in Windsor Friday morning. A bobcat was trapped in a home after attacking one of the residents.

“We received a report from a resident that they had what they believed was a bobcat trapped inside of a bathroom,” said Windsor Police Chief Jennifer Frank.

Check out the video: CLICK HERE

Notice of Public Hearing, May 16
The Select Board will hold a public meeting on May 16, 2022 at 6:45 p.m. at Martin Memorial Hall in Ascutney to hear public comments on the adoptions of the following bylaws:
  1. Proposed Zoning District Map of Weathersfield, VT
  2. Table of Districts and Uses, Sec. 2.5
  3. Aquifer Overlay District Regulations
  4. Definitions, Sec. 7
More information on this matter can be obtained at the Town Office 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays and 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Fridays or by calling 802-674-2626.
Full Notice: CLICK HERE

Final Tax Payment Due May 18
Final installment of taxes is due and payable at the Town Office by 4:30 PM on May 18, 2022.
Any installment not paid on or before the close of business at 4:30 PM on the due date will be subject to interest on the unpaid principal at the rate of 1% per month for the first three months and 1.5% thereafter per 32 V.S.A. §4873.
An 8% penalty on the unpaid principal will be charged if payment is not received in full on or before the close of business June 1, 2022 at 4:30 PM as provided by 32 V.S.A. §5136.

Windsor Southeast superintendent exits district for job closer to home

The Valley News Staff reported that the superintendent of the Windsor Southeast Supervisory Union has accepted a job leading the Orleans Southwest Supervisory Union, based in Hardwick, Vt.

David Baker, who has led the Windsor-area supervisory union since 2012, accepted the post with OSSU last month, according to a post on the OSSU website. He is slated to begin the job on July 1.

Baker, a Danville, Vt. resident, previously served as superintendent of St. Johnsbury, Vt. schools. He also has been a principal and director of curriculum. He holds a doctorate in educational administration from the University of Vermont, and bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Rhode Island College.

In an email Wednesday, Baker said there’s “never a good time to leave.”

“I’ve loved working in this supervisory union,” he said. “Great boards, great staff, great kids, and great communities. I’ll miss it.”

Valley News May 11

Windsor Community and the American Red Cross are hosting upcoming blood drives.

Please join their lifesaving mission and schedule an appointment today
Holiday Inn Ballroom (at Ascutney Mountain) 
485 Hotel Drive, Brownsville, VT, 05037
Wed Apr 20, 2022
Time: 12:30 PM - 5:00: PM
Blood Program Leader Name: Lanie Wadelton
Click here to make an appointment

Donors in and around Windsor and Reading Communities the Holiday Inn is hosting, and every eligible donor is welcome to come donate at any of the upcoming drives: 
Wed. 5/18, Wed. 6/15, Wed. 7/13, Wed. 8/17, Wed. 9/14
The need for blood is constant and only volunteer donors can fulfill that need for patients in our community. Nationwide, someone needs a unit of blood every 2 to 3 seconds and most of us will need blood in our lifetime.

Download the Red Cross Blood Donor App on the App Store, Google Play or text BLOODAPP to 90999. Schedule appointments, view your blood type and results of your mini-physical, and track your donations.

Things to Do...

Farmers Markets
Many Markets Opened last weekend

Truck Extravaganza, May 21 11 a.m.- 1 p.m.
Hartland Recreation Department
Touch a Truck and Cub Scout Rocket launch, Fun Run, Story Walk and BBQ lunch to benefit the Hartland Cooperative Nursery School.  Details

Low Cost Spay & Neuter Clinic May 24 8:15-3 p.m.
Springfield Humane Society, VT
Springfield Humane Society will be hosting a Low Cost Spay and Neuter Clinic for Cats and on May 24th. 
Sign ups are starting NOW, so do not delay, call today!! 
To sign up, please call 802-885-3997 with a debit/credit card to pre-pay for your spot. There is a 3.5% interest fee for the purchase. 
Pricing is as follows: Males: $60 Females: $70 Rabies: $10 (required unless proof of current vaccine)
Distemper: $10 (optional, but highly recommended. Will need booster 2-4 weeks later at your vet)
Microchip with registration: $25 (must have valid email address)
The clinic is located at the shelter, in their community room. 
You will receive drop off and pick up instructions upon signing up. They are taking extra precautions currently to keep everyone safe during the Covid-19 virus.
-All pets attending clinics MUST be in SECURE cat carriers. Please refrain from using cardboard carriers or mesh, collapsing carriers, as these tend to be less effective.
-All carriers should have a blanket or a towel inside the carrier.

Ascutney Day Hike May 28 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Mount Ascutney State Park
After a 2 year break to keep everyone safe during Covid, Ascutney Day is back! Find your way to the summit of Mount Ascutney and ATA will be at the Stone Hut site with refreshments and camaraderie!
Choose one of the three base-to-summit trails to hike up on foot, or drive up the auto road and hike a short half mile to the picnic site. There will be a prize for the oldest and youngest hikers. Dogs welcome but should be leashed at the summit.
For more info on accessing the summit, visit our website:

Memorial Day Ceremony May 30
The public is invited to attend the Weathersfield Veterans Memorial Committee Memorial Day Ceremony May 30, 2022 12:00 Noon Veterans Memorial Park Perkinsville, Vermont.

AVFD Annual Yard Sale June 3 6 a.m.-June 5 noon

Ascutney Volunteer Fire Association
Friday 6/3 6am-4pm
Saturday 6/4 6am-4pm
Sunday 6/5 7am-noon
Join us for our annual yard sale. Pick up some of those must haves you never knew you needed. All proceeds stay with the FD to help support annual costs.

2nd Annual Kid's Fishing Event June 18
Sign up by JUNE 12 in person at the Weathersfield Proctor Library, or Town of Weathersfield or on-line at (Government—Parks & Recreation-Fishing Derby) Contact: Olivia Savage, or Phone Number 802-674-2626

"Lace Up for Laura" 5K race Saturday, June 25 8:30 a.m.

The Lace Up for Laura Memorial 5k walk/run is a way to come together the last Saturday in June each year in remembrance of Laura Cody McNaughton who died in a tragic car accident on June 28, 2018.  It is intended to be a fun activity families can participate in together with runners and walkers of all ability. 

The event will consist of two races held on Saturday, June 25, 2022: an approximately 1/3 mile kids 12 and under fun run starting at 8:30 A.M. followed by a 3.1 mile (5km) race starting at 9:00 A.M for all ages and abilities. 

The starts for both races will be located near the intersection of Plains road and Reservoir road. 

The 3.1 mile race will be an out and back race on the scenic dirt road known for its lack of change in elevation. 

The kids race is at 8:30. The first 50 kids will receive custom wooden medallions, the adult winners and runners up in each age category will have custom medals again as well.

Proceeds from the Memorial run will benefit the Laura Cody McNaughton Memorial fund and its annual scholarship which will be awarded to a graduating senior who exemplifies Laura’s leadership and giving spirit, and, is pursuing further education and training in a field where these principles may be put into practice.

Outdoor Concerts

Front Porch Concert Series

Colburn Park 7 p.m.
Concerts are held each Thursday night starting July 7th until August 18th, beginning at 7 p.m. on Colburn Park located across from Lebanon City Hall at 51 N. Park St., Lebanon, NH.
Rain Location-First Congregational Church at 10 South Park Street Lebanon, NH 03766.

July 7 - The Big Takeover
July 14 - John Lackard Blues Band
July 21 - The Rough & Tumble
July 28 - Grayson Ty
August 4 - Bassel & The Supernaturals
August 11 - Cold Chocolate
August 18 - Crazy Maggy

Hartland Summer Concert Series
Sundays at the Hartland Rec Gazebo 5-7 p.m.

July 17-Carlos Ocasio
July 24-The Gully Boys
July 31-Still Hill
August 14-Jim Yeager

4th of July Events

Fireworks-Brownsville July 3 5-9 p.m.
Brownsville Independence Day Celebrations start the evening of the 3rd with food, ice cream, music and fireworks up on the mountain.

Join us in person by the Ascutney Outdoors parking lot or watch the show from your yard or one of the back roads around town.

Old Home Day Monday, July 4 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
Hartland Recreation Department
Tractor pull starts @8am, Parade at 10am
Vendors and entertainment behind the Rec Center after the parade
The Moonlighters Big Band @7pm
Fireworks @9pm
To enter the parade or for vendor information contact the Hartland Rec Center

Town of Weathersfield

No Burn Permits Until Further Notice

Conditions continue to be too dry to do any outdoor burning.

Our volunteer firefighters wanted to remind Weathersfield residents that burn permits are required for any open burning.
You can obtain a burn permit by calling one of the below members. 
(Leaving a voicemail does not grant you permission to burn.)
Darrin Spaulding (802) 296-1888
Josh Dauphin (802) 356-0623
Mychael Spaulding (802) 356-0038
Shawn Brown (802) 299-8096
Thank you for your support and cooperation

Weathersfield Police Blotter 

Select Board

All regular meetings are broadcasted live on Comcast channel 1087, VTEL Channel 161, and on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.

Selectboard Members  
Mike Todd  Chair
David Fuller Vice Chair 
Kelly O'Brien  Clerk
Wendy Smith Member
Paul Tillman Member

Select Board Meets 1st and 3rd Mondays of the Month 6:30 p.m. 
 May 16 Agenda  Packet
June 6
June 20

Meeting Minutes

May 2 (posted now but not posted at press time May 9 in violation of Vermont's Open Meeting law. )
April 18 (posted now, but not posted at press time April 25 in violation of Vermont's Open Meeting law. )
April 4
March 21
March 7-(The March 7th meeting minutes are now the March 7th meeting minutes not the Feb. 7th's as originally posted)
Special Meeting March 3-Select Board organization
Town Meeting Minutes
February 21
February 7
January 20
January 3

*Vermont Open Meeting Law
Minute posting: Minutes of all public meetings shall be matters of public record, shall be kept by the clerk or secretary of the public body, and shall be available for inspection by any person and for purchase of copies at cost upon request after five calendar days from the date of any meetingMeeting minutes shall be posted no later than five calendar days from the date of the meeting to a website, if one exists, that the public body maintains or has designated as the official website of the body. Except for draft minutes that have been substituted with updated minutes, posted minutes shall not be removed from the website sooner than one year from the date of the meeting for which the minutes were taken.

Weathersfield School

Weathersfield's Got Talent Show
Monday, June 6  6-7:30 p.m.

Weathersfield School 8th Grade Graduation
Tuesday, June 14, 2022, from 7 - 8 p.m.

Early Release Day May 27, 2022
No School May 30, 2022
Last day will be an early release day on Friday, June 17th

PTO-Snacks at Home Baseball Games

The Weathersfield School PTO will be providing a Snack Concession Stand at the home baseball and softball games this spring. 

They will be offering hotdogs, chips, sweet treats, popcorn, drinks, etc. Find their table behind the baseball field. 

They can accept cash and Venmo. The first games at our home field begin on May 2nd, and they will be ready to serve you.

Come hungry and help the PTO's initiatives to support students, teachers, and staff.
The PTO is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.


Meeting Agendas may be found HERE

Weathersfield School Board will meets on Tuesdays
Virtual Link:
In Person at Weathersfield School (135 Schoolhouse Road, Ascutney)

June 14

Location: 135 Schoolhouse RD Ascutney

School Board Meeting VIDEOS
Meeting Minutes
May 10
April 5 (still not posted at press time May 9 in violation of Vermont's Open Meeting law. )
February 11 Special Meeting  (Not posted at press time February 21 in violation of Vermont's Open Meeting law. )
February 8  video link  (Now posted, not posted at press time February 14 in violation of Vermont's Open Meeting law. )
January 11

Windsor Southeast Supervisory Union

Dr. David Baker, Superintendent Update April 29, 2022

Things to Do In and Around Weathersfield

Get Outdoors, Entertainment, Classes, Workshops 

Weathersfield Proctor Library Drop in Scrabble

Route 5 (5181 US-5 Ascutney VT 05030)

Mondays at 1 p.m.
Please call Maureen Bogosian for details @ 603-252-0936

Music and Laughter in the Air...

Lebanon Opera House

All shows are at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise stated.

Bach's Mass in B minor Sunday, May 29 4 p.m. Tickets Reserved seating and GA
Upper Valley Baroque presents J.S. Bach’s monumental Mass in B minor. Called “a cathedral in sound,” it is one of the greatest masterpieces in all classical music. UVB’s Chamber Choir & Orchestra — an ensemble of professional musicians who excel at Baroque works — bring this music to life and create an unforgettable experience for listeners.

Frank Santos, Jr. R-Rated Hypnotist Friday June 24 Tickets
Prepare to be amazed when you, your friends, and strangers across the room become the stars of this rollicking R-Rated show. Comic hypnotist Frank Santos, Jr. will make you believe you can sing, dance, and much more – muhahaha!
Ages 18 and up!

Opera North Blow Me Down Farm Cornish--Sing On

Opera North's "Carnevale" July 8, 9, 10  Tickets

Opera North Cosi fan Tutte July 21, July 23 7 p.m. Tickets

Opera North-Bette, Babs and Beyond Saturday, July 30 7 p.m. Tickets

Opera North's La Traviata July 27, July 29 and July 31 Tickets

NEXUS 2022 August 12, 13 and 14
FREE Concerts and Arts Festival 
Around Downtown Lebanon NH



Whole Roasted Tro

Within Reach Yoga 

at Weathersfield Center Church and Meeting House

Indoor Classes were at Perkinsville Community Church-Classes will be moved back to the Weathersfield Center Church beginning April 18. 

You must Register for each class at least a day ahead by emailing Lisa.

Class sizes limited to 7.

Candlelit Gentle Flow Mondays
Mondays, 5:30-6:30pm
May 16, 23 
~Location Weathersfield Center Church and Meeting House~

Slow Flow, Rest + Restore Tuesdays
Tuesday Options: 9:00 am
May 17, 24, 31
~Location Weathersfield Center Church and Meeting House~

Walk-ins can register up to 24hrs ahead by emailing Lisa and are available on a first-come, first served basis (classes fill early!). 

Please arrive 5 minutes early with your own props and mats. Covid guidelines are being upheld with distancing and masks required anytime you're off your mat. An air purifier runs during class. Please do not attend if you feel sick.

Workshops Online


Vermont Online Workshops

Lots of events and movies online. Contact: AARP Vermont Email: with questions.

Visit Our Local Restaurants

Bistro Midva Midva is open Wednesday-Saturday 4:30-9:30 p.m. (Closed Sunday, Monday and Tuesday) Call (802) 299-1553 or visit their FACEBOOK PAGE for more information.
131 Main Street Windsor, VT

Daily Grind Café 
Call ahead for take out 674-9859
93 Pleasant St. Claremont, NH (in the space formerly occupied by Dusty’s Café)
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 7 a.m.-3 p.m.

Exit Ate  (802) 674-4299 
Wednesdays-Sundays 7 a.m.-3 p.m.
202 VT 131, Ascutney

Harpoon Beer Garden and Brewery 802-674-5491
336 Ruth Carney Drive
Windsor, VT 05089

Inn at Weathersfield (802) 263-9217 
Dine inside or outside Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, call for a reservation 802-263-9217. 1342 VT Route 106 Perkinsville, VT 05151

Outer Limits Brewing (802)-287-6100
Closed Mondays and Tuesdays;  Wednesdays and Thursdays 3-8 p.m.; Saturdays noon-8 p.m. with LIVE MUSIC; Sundays noon-6 p.m..
60 Village Green, Proctorsville, VT 05153 

Springfield Diner-seating inside/outside daily 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Ice cream shop open Thursday-Sunday 1-7 pm. Daily specials.

Tuesdays-Sundays 11:30 a.m. until 9 p.m. (they stop cooking at 8 p.m.)
4261 Route 106 in Perkinsville, Downers Four Corners to the locals.

Food Assistance

Ascutney Union Church Food Cupboard in Ascutney 5243 Route 5 Saturdays 9-10 a.m. call 802-674-2484.

Weathersfield Food Shelf in Perkinsville.

Beginning Thursday, January 13, the regular opening schedule of 2:00 pm-4:00 pm on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month will resume. 
 The Weathersfield Food Shelf is located in the 1879 Perkinsville Schoolhouse at 1862 Route 106 in Perkinsville. The Food Shelf has lots of good food to offer!

Call the Weathersfield Town Office to be refereed to a volunteer, visit the Weathersfield Food Shelf Facebook page and leave a message, email
Donations of non-perishable food are always welcomed and may be dropped off at the facility during open hours or placed in the collection box at Martin Memorial Hall. For more information, call 802-263-5584 or email

Hartland Food Shelf in Hartland. 4 Corners UU Church Fridays 8-10 a.m., Saturdays 10 a.m-2 p.m.

Reading-West Windsor Food Shelf in Reading. Mondays 2-4 p.m. and Thursday 4-6 p.m. Stone School 3456 Tyson Rd, Reading.

Vermont State Resources and
COVID-19 Response Information

Do it for Yourself, Your Family, Your Community

COVID-19 vaccine is still free at any location and widely available across the state, including second booster doses
Find a vaccine near you at
Walk-in vaccine clinics are still being added regularly. See what's new in the list below!
If you cannot get vaccine through any of these options, call the Health Department at 802-863-7240 and select option 8.

Booster Update: On March 29, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorized a second booster dose of either the Pfizer-BioNTech or the Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for people 50 years of age and older and certain immunocompromised individuals. Read the press release. The CDC has also updated its recommendations. Learn more about where to get vaccinated.

COVID Cases in Vermont

What’s in Vermont’s 1st Covid ‘surveillance report’ — and what’s not
Erin Petenko

On Tuesday, (May 10) Vermont Health Commissioner Mark Levine announced the end of the state’s Covid-19 case dashboard, the central repository for the latest information on cases, hospitalizations and deaths.

The last dashboard update is scheduled for May 18. Instead, the state has launched a weekly surveillance report that will “look at this disease in a way that’s similar to how we look at other infectious diseases, such as the flu,” Levine said.

The Vermont Department of Health issued the first edition of this new report on Wednesday, including data from May 1 to May 7.

The update contains some of the same information as the dashboard, such as weekly case totals. It also contains new information on topics such as syndromic surveillance — a measure of emergency department visits for Covid-like illness — and wastewater monitoring.


8 of Vermont’s 14 counties report ‘high’ Covid levels, CDC says
Erin Petenko 

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday that eight Vermont counties have “high” community Covid-19 levels.

That’s a drop from the 12 counties with reportedly high levels last week. Grand Isle, Lamoille, Orleans and Caledonia dropped down from high to medium levels, while Windham moved up from low to medium, according to the CDC. Essex was the only county with low levels.

The CDC’s community levels are based on three metrics: recent Covid cases, hospital admissions and hospital beds taken up by Covid patients.

Covid cases in Vermont were mostly flat for the past week but remain at a far higher level than before BA.2 became the dominant subvariant in Vermont.

Hospital admissions reached a high of around 20 Covid patients per day last week — close to the numbers in the peak of the Omicron surge — but have dropped to about 11 per day in the past seven days, according to CDC data. It did not release data on hospital bed use.

The CDC recommends that people in high-level counties take broad-scale action to prevent Covid transmission, such as wearing masks. In medium counties, the CDC recommends that high-risk individuals take extra precautions to protect themselves.


No slideshow on May10
The state’s modeling, visit
COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions:
COVID-19 vaccinations:

Mt. Ascutney Hospital Open for Walk-Ins M-F 1-5 PM

Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center is now offering walk-in service on weekday afternoons for people ages 2 and older, according to a news release.

The visits are available for urgent, but non-emergency medical needs Monday through Friday from 1 to 5 p.m. Patients can check in at the hospital’s central registration, through the main entrance.

Some of the conditions appropriate for care through walk-in services are minor cuts and burns; urinary tract infections; strains and sprains; minor fractures; rashes; and ear, sinus and eye infections. In addition, X-ray and lab services are available on-site.

A nurse will be on hand to determine if a patient’s condition calls for transfer to the emergency department.

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