Weathersfield Weekly Blog November 14 edition


Last lunar eclipse until 2025 took place early Tuesday morning.


News You Can Use
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ELECTIONS RE-CAP

Phil Scott won reelection by his widest margin yet

Sarah Mearhoff reporting for VT Digger
Vermont voters love Gov. Phil Scott more than ever.

According to preliminary results from the Vermont Secretary of State’s Office, the 64-year-old incumbent was reelected to a fourth term on Tuesday with 71% of the vote — eclipsing his previous record in 2020 by more than two percentage points. The spread widened further this cycle due to lower support for his opponent, giving the governor a margin of nearly 47 percentage points.

Preliminary town-by-town data released by the Secretary of State’s Office Wednesday afternoon showed that America’s second-most popular governor outperformed his Democratic opponent Brenda Siegel in every Vermont town.



Becca Balint becomes 1st woman to represent Vermont in Congress

Sarah Mearhoff reporting for VT Digger

Democratic U.S. House nominee Becca Balint made history Tuesday night, becoming Vermont’s first woman and first openly gay person elected to Congress.

Balint’s win brings Vermont in line with the rest of the nation. Until Tuesday, Vermont was the only state that had never elected a woman to its congressional delegation.

The Brattleboro Democrat beat Republican nominee and self-described independent Liam Madden. With all but one precinct reporting early Wednesday morning, according to the Secretary of State’s Office, Balint was leading Madden 60%-27%, with Libertarian nominee Ericka Redic picking up 4% of the vote.

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Every Vermont town gave majority support to reproductive rights amendment

 Riley Robinson reporting for VT Digger

In every Vermont town, a majority of voters on Tuesday supported Proposal 5, the measure that wrote reproductive liberties into the Vermont Constitution.

Results from the Vermont Secretary of State’s Office show the campaign for Prop 5, also known as Article 22, succeeded in building a sweeping coalition of support, far beyond liberal Chittenden County and the state’s more populous, deep-blue downtowns.

Overall, the measure prevailed by a vote of 77% to 23%. And virtually every corner of the state delivered a decisive victory for Prop 5 Tuesday, including typically conservative strongholds and villages with just a few dozen voters.

In Lowell, the Northeast Kingdom town that has so far reported the least support for Prop 5, a majority of voters still backed it. Of the 350 voters who cast ballots in the town, 51% approved of the measure, while 48% opposed it. The story was similar in other conservative enclaves, such as Irasburg, Granby, Lemington and Morgan — each of which posted slim majorities in favor of the amendment.



Vermont voters pass constitutional amendment explicitly prohibiting slavery

Auditi Guha reporting for VT Digger

Vermonters on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved a constitutional amendment to explicitly prohibit slavery and indentured servitude in the state constitution.

With more than 290,000 votes counted by Wednesday, according to the Vermont Secretary of State’s Office, supporters of Proposal 2 outnumbered opponents 81-10%.

Though the Vermont Constitution was the first in the country to ban most forms of slavery, it included language carving out an exception: that no person serve any other “as a servant, slave or apprentice, after arriving to the age of twenty-one years, unless bound by the person’s own consent, after arriving to such age, or bound by law for the payment of debts, damages, fines, costs or the like.”

The amendment passed Tuesday removes that language and replaces it with: “therefore slavery and indentured servitude in any form are prohibited.”

“I'm elated with the really large margin of victory. It's more than I was hoping for," said Debbie Ingram, executive director of Vermont Interfaith Action and a former state senator from Williston who was a primary sponsor of the initiative in 2019.

"I'm just really grateful that Vermonters have acknowledged the morally reprehensible nature of slavery and I look forward to using this as a springboard to dismantle systemic racism in many forms in Vermont," Ingram said late Tuesday.

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As they celebrate their blowout victories, Welch and Balint remain grimly concerned over the future of American democracy

Sarah Mearhoff reporting for VT Digger

When U.S. Rep. Peter Welch and state Sen. Becca Balint took the stage at the Vermont Democratic Party’s election night party, they each had ample reason to celebrate.

Both Democrats won their first elections for the U.S. Senate and U.S. House, respectively, by commanding margins. And the nationwide red wave predicted by political pundits did not materialize, bucking historic trends. Although some races throughout the country remain too close to call, paths to Democratic majorities in the House and Senate still remain. Even if Republicans prevail, their majority will be thin.

Still, in their victory speeches Tuesday night and in subsequent interviews with VTDigger, both Welch and Balint couched their excitement with deep concern over some Republicans’ continued denial of election results, their “cultish” following and, more broadly, the future of American democracy.

“The threat to democracy is real,” Welch told VTDigger in an interview Wednesday afternoon. “I mean, we had 300 candidates-plus running on ‘stop the steal’ (platforms) across the country, and that was for high offices. That's never before happened.”

Like many Democratic candidates throughout the country, Welch on the campaign trail continually harkened back to the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol, and cited former Republican President Donald Trump and his allies as an existential threat to democracy. In his own race, the differences between Welch and his Trump-endorsed Republican competitor Gerald Malloy were stark.

On Tuesday night, he reminded the crowd once again of Trump supporters’ attempt to interrupt the peaceful transition of power to Democratic President Joe Biden.

“I was there when the Capitol was attacked and the shot was fired and the doors were broken down and everyone was dismayed,” Welch said Tuesday night. “This election, unlike any other elections, has democracy right front and center on the ballot.”


Sheriff candidates ride in on reform, unseat incumbents in Windsor, Orange counties

Valley News and VT Digger
Editor’s Note: This story by John Lippman first appeared in the Valley News on Nov. 10.

Voters on the Vermont side of the Upper Valley signaled they are ready for some changes in law enforcement as two longtime sheriffs were both ousted from their jobs on Tuesday by challengers critical of the way the departments are run.

Ryan Palmer, a Ludlow police officer and chair of the Windsor Selectboard, decisively defeated Mike Chamberlain, 74, who had held the Windsor County sheriff’s job across five decades.

And in Orange County, part-time sheriff’s deputy and retired Vermont State Police trooper George Contois squeaked out a win by a hair-thin margin of 102 votes over four-term Orange County Sheriff Bill Bohnyak.

Both challengers were previously Republicans who ran this year as Democrats against Republican incumbents who had not been challenged in decades.

In Windsor County, Palmer received 15,629 votes, or 57% of the total, compared with Chamberlain’s 9,824 votes, or 36%, according to preliminary results from the Vermont secretary of state’s office.

In Orange County, Contois received 6,602 votes, or 47% of the total, compared to Bohnyak’s 6,500 votes, or 46%. The Orange County tally also shows that 1,020, or 7% of voters, left their ballot blank for sheriff.

Palmer, 36, ran a high-profile campaign — high-profile by the tradition of normally obscure sheriff races, anyway — by spending more than $25,000 of his own money on Facebook ads plus raising $5,000 in campaign contributions to press his view on a more assertive law enforcement role for the sheriff’s department.

Contois, 72, by contrast, spent only a few hundred dollars on campaign signs but counted on his longtime familiarity in Orange County and pointed criticism of Bohnyak’s allocation of resources and priorities for the sheriff department, which he argues have been misplaced.

“I’m very grateful to the people of Windsor County that have put their trust and faith into me for this position, and I’m going to do everything I can to make them proud of me,” Palmer said Wednesday.

Chamberlain, in a statement conceding his loss, nonetheless called the outcome a “win for me personally.”

“I get to slow down and spend time with my family — my wife, my daughter and my grandson,” he said. “I am looking forward to a change in my daily focus.”

And in what sounded like a dig at his successor, Chamberlain said he hopes “things go well for the deputies that will remain at the department.”

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OTHER NEWS

Former Springfield cop’s police certification permanently revoked


Ethan Weinstein reporting for VT Digger

A former Springfield police officer’s law enforcement certification was revoked Thursday by the Vermont Criminal Justice Council based on two instances of professional misconduct.

The council voted unanimously to permanently decertify Anthony Moriglioni, according to a press release from the council. The council also made note of a previous “first offense” in Moriglioni’s record, bringing the number of misconduct cases to three.

“Moriglioni resigned from the Springfield Police Department in January of 2022 and is no longer working in law enforcement,” the council said in its press release. He cannot apply for recertification, and the decertification is reported to a national index, according to the release.

Thursday’s action marked the second time in two months that the council has decertified a Vermont police officer. In September, the council revoked the certification of a former Williston officer who a prosecutor said had shown a “clear pattern of profiling and bias.”


A stipulation and consent order signed by Moriglioni and members of the council outlines two instances of “Category B” misconduct by Moriglioni. Category B refers to “gross professional misconduct amounting to actions on duty or under authority of the State, or both,” that involve willful violation of state policy, local agency policy, or the criminal justice council’s policies.

Moriglioni — who worked for the Springfield Police Department for 20 years, according to his Facebook account — could not be reached for comment by phone or email Thursday.



Windsor County collects 291 pounds of medications

On Oct. 29, 2022, the Windsor County Sheriff’s Department, in cooperation with local and state police, again participated in the DEA-led National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, resulting in 291 pounds of disposed medications collected throughout Windsor County for incineration.

“Take-Back” efforts began in 2010 as stand-alone disposal events occurring twice a year. Since then, many police departments and pharmacies across Windsor County, the state, and the nation have installed permanent drug collection units, assisting in medication returns year-round.

Windsor County Sherriff Michael Chamberlain and Captain Claude Weyant have been instrumental in keeping the take back efforts going. Normally, the Sheriff’s Department collects the disposed-of medication and brings it to DEA officials to weigh. The medication is then taken for incineration by the DEA. Sherriff Chamberlain and Captain Weyant help in arranging the collection and incineration of medications collected.

Captain Claude Weyant expressed his appreciation for the joint effort in the success of the event. “Sheriff Mike Chamberlain and I, on behalf of the Windsor County Sheriff’s Department, would like to thank all the local police agencies, all the citizens who turned in their unused drugs, the DEA, the Vermont National Guard, and the Mt. Ascutney Prevention Partnership for another successful Drug Take Back day.”

Law Enforcement officials, Healthcare professionals, and Green Peak Alliance encourage adults to lock their medications as they need them or to properly dispose of unused medications safely. For information on proper use, storage, and disposal of prescription medications, visit www.twinstatesafemeds.org.

In addition, the Vermont Department of Health provides free prescription medication mail back envelopes: Medication in its original container or in a sealed bag is placed inside the preaddressed envelope and mailed off to be destroyed. Mail back envelopes are available at many police departments, libraries, vet offices, and town clerks offices in Windsor County as well as Mt. Ascutney Hospital and can also be ordered online at www.healthvermont.gov/alcoholdrugs/services/prescription-drug-disposal.


SAPA TV moves to new location

SAPA TV serves the towns of Springfield, Chester, and Weathersfield. Since 1998, SAPA TV has been providing their communities with access to video equipment, facilities, and training. They had been living in the Springfield High School for the last 25 years and are immensely grateful to the Springfield School District for providing them with that location. 

However, during the pandemic, access to the studios in the High School became quite limited, so during the summer of 2021, SAPA TV purchased a new building and has been constructing it into a TV studio ever since the brand new location at 335 River St in Springfield, VT.

SAPA TV offers audio and video equipment training, camera classes, and post-production training, free of charge to any community member or non-profit in their three towns. They provide a studio along with training on the equipment. At SAPA TV, anyone from member towns can create a studio show or a video program. SAPA TV isn’t a production company, instead, they focus on empowering people to make their own video projects come to life. They are here to support folks as they learn how to work with audio and video equipment and editing software.

SAPA TV also records and archives the member town select and school board meetings and helps with coverage of community events. They helped to install hybrid A/V systems in our town halls, which allows people to join in municipal meetings from home, which encourages democracy and engagement.

Being in a new location, SAPA TV aims to establish itself as a healthy, thriving organization within the community. They hope to stay up to date on the newest technologies to remain a solid resource as a community media center and actively pursue more media opportunities that will allow our community members to learn and thrive in their projects.

Visit their website at www.sapatv.org/.


Vermont’s archery season deer harvest is on pace with record, and game processors are struggling to keep up

 Dominic Minadeo reporting for VT Digger

Randy Royer of Royer’s Chop Shop in Irasburg can’t keep up with the number of deer arriving at his door during archery season.

For the past several weeks, he’s had to send customers to other businesses because of the demand.

Royer said he can process around seven deer per day, or about 50 per week, because he works every day during the season. He can fit about 40 deer in his cooler, he says. “Right now I’m full, and I got more coming tonight, and seven more coming tomorrow.”

The 2022 archery season is on pace to match the state record, and wild game processing businesses in the state are having trouble keeping up. Some say the loosening of state hunting restrictions in recent years have contributed to the uptick, but officials have doubts about that.

Once a hunter kills a deer, wild game processors go to work — field-dressing, skinning and butchering the deer, according to Vermont Fish & Wildlife. The hunter gets meat for the table, and the processor disposes of the parts the hunter doesn’t want.

A partial list from Vermont Fish & Wildlife provides contact information for 18 processors statewide, but the industry isn’t regulated, the list is incomplete, and it hasn’t been updated in two years. Some processors have other jobs and deal with deer in their spare time.

The archery season for deer hunting in Vermont began Oct. 1, and will pause for the regular deer hunting season that runs from Nov. 12 through Nov. 27. Archery season picks up again from Nov. 28 to Dec. 15, according to Vermont Fish & Wildlife.

“There definitely is an increase in the archery harvest over last year,” said Nick Fortin, Vermont Fish & Wildlife’s deer and moose project leader. Last year, the archery deer harvest was 4,426, about a third less than the harvest from 2020, according to a harvest report.

“Right now, it looks like we're on pace with the harvest we saw in 2020, which was a record,” Fortin said.

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Lunar Eclipse-Blood Moon-Beaver Moon
Tuesday, November 8

The moon passed through Earth's shadow in the final total lunar eclipse of 2022 on Nov. 8, 2022 and it was truly an amazing sight.



The so-called Beaver Blood Moon lunar eclipse turned the moon an eerie copper-red hue and was visible across North America and parts of Australia, Asia, the Pacific and South and Central America. It was the second and last lunar eclipse of 2022 and the last total lunar eclipse until 2025.


More photos: CLICK HERE


Inn at Weathersfield, Closed for Stick Season but taking reservations for Thanksgiving Dinner


The Inn at Weathersfield will be closed from 10/29-11/23; they will be fully open on 11/23/2022.

The Inn is now accepting Thanksgiving Dinner & Lodging Reservations. Seating for Thanksgiving from 2-7 p.m. Sample Thanksgiving Menu here

Call for reservations 802-263-9217



Dorothy Stankevich, 1924-2022 

I knew her as Dot and she was always doing something for the Weathersfield Proctor Library.

Dorothy “Skip”  Stankevich passed away at the Gill Odd Fellows Home in Ludlow, Vt. on Friday, Nov. 4, 2022 at the age of 97, surrounded by her family. Born to Willis and Carrie (Grout) Bates on Dec. 29, 1924 in Weathersfield, Vt., she attended Weathersfield schools and graduated from Brattleboro High School, Class of 1942.

In 1948, she married Carl Stankevich and they had two sons, Ervin and Michael. They began their married life in Lower Amsden and moved to Springfield, Vt. when the North Springfield Flood Control Dam forced their relocation. In 1974, they returned to Skip’s family’s farm in the Greenbush area of Weathersfield.

Dorothy was a driven and motivated woman and worked tirelessly in her career. She began at Bryant Grinder as a Rosie the riveter during WWII. Later, she was the manager of the Sears Store in Springfield for many years. After retiring from Sears, she worked as a bookkeeper for a law office for a short time.

Dorothy was very community minded and very active with the Town of Weathersfield for many years. She served as Interim Librarian at the Weathersfield Proctor Library, as Justice of the Peace, as a member of the Historical Society, and Secretary of the Plain Cemetery Association.

She was a member of the Home Dem Club and the Red Hat Society. She enjoyed genealogy, did the family tree, and wrote the book “From the Mayflower to Greenbush.” After her retirement, she traveled extensively around the United States and abroad. Her passion was reading.

She is survived by two sons, Ervin Stankevich and Michael Stankevich; three grandchildren, Edward Stankevich, Alexis Stankevich, and Lindsay Hennekey. She is also survived by nieces, nephews, cousins, and an extensive extended family.

She was predeceased by her husband Carl, one brother, Ervin Bates, and one sister, Evelyn Antonivich.

Friends may call at the Davis Memorial Chapel in Springfield, Vt. from 2–4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2022.

A funeral service will be held at 12 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022 at the Davis Memorial Chapel. Rev. Gerry Piper will officiate. Burial will follow in the Plain Cemetery in Perkinsville, Vt.

Following the burial, a reception will be held at the Crown Point Country Club in Springfield.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Weathersfield Proctor Library, P.O. Box 519, Ascutney, VT 05030, or to the Weathersfield Historical Society, P.O. Box 126, Perkinsville, VT 05151.



Mark Your Calendars

Craft Expo Dec. 4 

9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Weathersfield School


Calling All Crafters and Vendors
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Town of Weathersfield


Select Board


All regular meetings are broadcasted live on Comcast channel 1087, VTEL Channel 161, and SAPA.org 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.  
November 21

August 17-Emergency Meeting-Golden Cross Contact (5 Year Term)
June 16
May 18 Special Meeting (to sign the Warrant from the May 16th meeting)
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 Police Blotter


Weathersfield School



Save the Dates!
November 16 Community Thanksgiving Meal (During the school day)
November 17 Picture Make Ups
November 21 Talent Show
November 23-25 No School Thanksgiving Holiday

Panorama Survey
During the month of November students in grades 3-12 will be completing a survey regarding their social emotional well being. For more information please click on this link. Thank you.

Current Employment Opportunities at Weathersfield School
If you or if you know of anyone that has always wanted to work in a school setting, now is the time to apply. 
WS currently has three different opportunities for employment. 
If you are interested, please apply on https://www.schoolspring.com/
World Language Teacher
Paraprofessional

Looking for Odds and Ends for the Art Room
Have you been looking for a way to clean up that craft room, but didn’t want to throw out all of the “good stuff” you are not quite sure what to do with?

The WS Art Teacher is looking for leftover craft/recycling items that you may have in your home. 
Leftover plastic flowers and greenery (does not have to be whole… pieces are great)
Petals or leaves
Beads or flat plastic gems
Cardboard (shipping boxes, cereal boxes)
Bamboo skewers
Wide elastic
Feathers
Ribbon
Anything sparkly…


Meeting Agendas may be found HERE

Weathersfield School Board will meets on Tuesdays
Virtual Link: https://meet.google.com/nfo-qttm-bgg
In Person at Weathersfield School (135 Schoolhouse Road, Ascutney)

Location: 135 Schoolhouse RD Ascutney 
November 8  Agenda
December 13
January 10, 2023
February 14, 2023
March 14, 2023

School Board Meeting VIDEOS
Meeting Minutes
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



Weathersfield Proctor Library


WPL 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



Things to Do In and Around Weathersfield
Get Outdoors, Entertainment, Classes, Workshops 

Lebanon Opera House

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


A New England Midwinter Revels, Dec. 16, 17, 18 shows at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. INFO

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Tuesday, December 20 TICKETS

Saved by the 90s, February 3 TICKETS

David Sedaris, March 31 TICKETS

Youth Education Serie: Dance of Hope, April 6 10 a.m. TICKETS

Dance of Hope, April 6, 6:30 p.m. FREE TICKETS
(you must reserve a seat to attend)



Northern Stage’s joyous holiday tradition returns with the world premiere production of The Railway Children, a new American adaptation of Edith Nesbit’s beloved British classic children’s novel with new music and lyrics by Jane Shaw and Mark Hartman (A Christmas Carol at the Guthrie; The Wanderers at Roundabout), November 22, 2022 – January 1, 2023, in the Byrne Theater at the Barrette Center for the Arts in White River Junction, Vermont.

Performance times are Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m., Thursday at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Fridays at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m. 

Ticket prices range from $19 to $69 — $19 for students of all ages, $20 for those under the age of 25, and $34 for preview performances (November 22, 23, and 25). 

Access for All tickets (for EBT card holders) are $5 and are available for any performance while ticket supplies last. The Byrne Theater at the Barrette Center for the Arts is located at 74 Gates Street, White River Junction, VT. 

For tickets and information, call (802) 296-7000 or visit www.northernstage.org
COVID-19 PROTOCOLS: Northern Stage will NOT be requesting vaccination status OR proof of a negative COVID-19 test. Masks are not required but are encouraged inside the Barrette Center for the Arts.


Exercise

Yoga

Whole Roasted Tro

Within Reach Yoga 

at Weathersfield Center Church and Meeting House

You must Register for each class at least a day ahead by emailing Lisa. (Class sizes limited to 7.)


Tuesdays
~Location Weathersfield Center Church and Meeting House~
November 15, 22, 29
Slow Flow, Rest + Restore Tuesdays 
9:00-10:00 am


Walk-ins can register up to 24 hrs. 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.


Workshops Online

 

Vermont Online Workshops

Lots of events and movies online. Contact: AARP Vermont Email: vtaarp@aarp.org 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 CafΓ© 
Call ahead for take out 674-9859
93 Pleasant St. Claremont, NH (in the space formerly occupied by Dusty’s CafΓ©)
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 
Closed for Stick Season from 10/29-11/23 re-open on 11/23/2022
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.

Villagers Ice Cream Restaurant-(802) 795-0063 CLOSED For the Season
Tuesdays-Sundays 11:30 a.m. until 9 p.m. (they stop cooking at 7:30 p.m.)
4261 Route 106 in Perkinsville, Downers Four Corners to the locals.
Unicorn Sundae at Villagers Rtes. 131 and 106, Downers Four Corners, in Perkinsville


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 weathersfieldfoodshelf@gmail.com
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 weathersfieldfoodshelf@gmail.com.

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

GET VACCINATED
and GET YOUR BOOSTER
Do it for Yourself, Your Family, Your Community


Vermont Department of Health COVID-19 Information Page.

COVID-Vaccine Clinics 


VT Digger Coronavirus Report: CLICK HERE


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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