Weathersfield Weekly Blog January 30 edition

More weird weather ahead of us this week.
In the 20s and 30s the beginning of the week, 
negative temperatures Friday and Saturday nights.

Mark Your Calendars

Town of Weathersfield, Vermont Annual Town Meeting 
Saturday, March 4th and Tuesday, March 7, 2023 

WS Family S.T.E.A.M. Night February 1

Family S.T.E.A.M. Night is Wednesday, February 1, 2023 from 5-7 p.m.. 

Dinner will be served from 5-6 p.m. and S.T.E.A.M. activities will be from 6-7 p.m. It will be an evening of free fun, exploration and demonstrations, highlighting opportunities in the Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics fields.

“How to Photograph Wildlife” Talk in Proctorsville February 3

On Friday, February 3rd at 6:30 p.m., noted wildlife photographer and Proctorsville resident Tim O'Donoghue will present a slideshow and talk entitled "How to Photograph Wildlife" illustrated with his wildlife photos. The presentation will take place at the Cavendish Fletcher Community Library, 573 Main Street in Proctorsville.

Tim is an accomplished photographer, especially concentrating on all kinds of wildlife. He has been an avid outdoorsman since his youth, always curious about plants, animals and why they lived in particular places. That led to a degree in Wildlife Management from UConn and a career with the State Parks Division in Connecticut. After retirement he has pursued his passion as a wildlife photographer.

Tim will discuss his bird and other wildlife photos and discuss techniques and equipment used, with an emphasis on wildlife biology and specific skills needed to photograph wildlife. The presentation is recommended for ages 12 and up. In case of inclement weather, the presentation will be held on Feb 10th.

This is the latest in the Walk and Talk series, a committee of the Cavendish Community and Conservation Association. The CCCA is an umbrella organization supporting the work of different committees in our community. The series is designed to present topics of general ecological interest to the public in the Cavendish area. Anyone can attend, space permitting, and the presentation is free. For more information, please contact Robin Timko at 802-259-2327, or at

Rabies Vaccination and Microchip Clinic at Lucy Mac Feb. 11, 9-11 AM
Lucy Mackenzie Humane Society will be holding a rabies vaccination and microchip clinic for dogs and cats on Saturday, February 11, 2023, 9 - 11AM.
Cost: $20 per rabies vaccination and $20 per microchip

This is a first-come, first-serve event.
All dogs must be kept on a leash and all cats must be safely crated at all times.

In order to receive a rabies vaccination, all animals must be 3-months or older and it must be at least 10-months since their previous rabies vaccination.

Please be sure to bring proof of prior rabies vaccination in order to receive a 3-year certificate, if appropriate. Otherwise, a 1-year certificate will be issued.

Lucy Mackenzie Humane Society is located at 4832 Route 44, West Windsor, VT 05089. Contact us at 802-484-5829 or with questions.

Springfield Library Events
43 Main Street - Springfield, VT 05156
Tickets and Info: CLICK HERE

Monday Evening Book Club: Breath by James Nest

Website Coding: HTML
Thursday, February 16, 2023 at 3:00 PM

Vermont Flower Show March 3-5

At the Champlain Valley Expo
Essex Junction, VT

Show Hours:
March 3  Friday:  10am – 6pm 
March 4  Saturday:  10am – 6pm 
March 5  Sunday:  10am – 4pm 

Tickets will also be available at the door.
Pre-purchased tickets redeemable at the door.

The Vermont Flower Show is quite unique among flower shows in the U.S. and we will be ready to usher in the Spring of 2023! 

VNLA members and associates build a 15,000 square foot themed landscaped display (equal to about an acre). A committee works on the design and we receive hundreds of donations of plants, time, materials and labor. A group of volunteers then comes together for 3.5 days to build this display – quite a feat if you watch our time-lapse video below from the 2019 show. 

Along with the grand garden landscaped display, the show offers a wide variety of features and activities to choose from (see highlights below).
  • Grand Garden Display (over 15,000 s. ft.) filled with flowering bulbs, shrubs, trees, and water features!
  • Local artists will be painting live in the Grand Garden Display.
  • Over 100 vendors related to the horticultural/gardening participate in the Flower Show Marketplace
  • Over 35 educational seminars and hands-on workshops on a variety of topics.
  • Experts on-hand all 3 days to answer your gardening and landscaping questions.
  • Family Room with craft and planting activities all 3 days as well as scheduled entertainment.
  • Local bookstore will offer a great selection of books to choose from.
  • The Federated Garden Clubs of VT display
  • Plant Sale at the conclusion of the show on Sunday.

Little Mermaid Jr. March 24-25 at WS
The WS students will be performing the play The Little Mermaid Jr. on March 24 and 25. Rehearsals began on January 10 after a record number of students auditioning for positions.

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

Town/School News

WSESU Looking for Substitute Teachers
Windsor Southeast Supervisory Union is currently looking for substitute teachers to work at our Hartland, Weathersfield, and Mount Ascutney School Districts. Substitutes would be responsible for carrying out sub plans for students in grades PK-12 and communicating with the absent teacher any feedback from the day. Interested candidates should fill out an application and/or submit their resume to Teena Canfield, HR Director at Employment is subject to passing a criminal background check. WSESU is an EOE.

WS Winter Activities
Winter activities started today Friday, January 27th. Remember all students have an early release day, so that they can attend their Winter Activity. 

Here is a document with everything that you need to know for winter activities. Please reach out if you have any questions. We are excited to have students participating in different activities.

WS hosts "Lunch with a Loved One"
During the week of February 13th-17th you have the opportunity to come and have lunch with your loved one. 

If you would like to participate, please fill out the attached form. You will just choose a date and enjoy the time at school.

Hey Weathersfield Dogs
Officer AJ says, don't forget to renew your dog's license before April 1

By law, all dogs and wolf hybrids six months of age (if first rabies vaccine 3 months) or older must be licensed by April 1st each year in the town where the dog resides. Licenses are only available through the Town Clerk's Office and may be purchased in person or by mail if there is a current rabies certificate on file. Licenses are available after mid January each year. 

Weathersfield does not currently license cats.

In order to license your dog you must present the following items:
A copy of a valid rabies certificate (unless one is already on file).
Proof of Spay/Neuter certificate (if applicable)
Cash or a check made payable to "Town of Weathersfield"

Fee Before April 1st:
Neutered/Spayed: $5.00 + $5.00 state = $10.00
Male/Female: $9.00 + $5.00 state = $14.00

Fee after April 1st:
Neutered/ Spayed: $7.00 + $5.00 state = $12.00 Male/ Female: $13.00 + $5.00 state = $18.00

Local and State News

Doctor Pleads Not Guilty: Dr. Thomas Marks Accused of Sexually Assaulting Patient

TW: The following article references an incident of sexual assault. As our policy dictates, the Eagle Times does not include the names of sex crime victims without their explicit consent.

CLAREMONT — Dr. Thomas Marks, an orthopedic surgeon at Valley Regional Hospital in Claremont, has been accused of sexually assaulting a patient.

He was arrested by the Claremont Police on January 24, 2023 after the department conducted an investigation into the alleged assault.

As a result of the accusations, the 70-year-old Marks of Newbury, New Hampshire, is charged with aggravated felonious sexual assault, attempted aggravated felonious sexual assault and two counts of sexual assault. He pleaded not guilty at the Sullivan County Superior Court on Wednesday, January 25, 2023 over a video call as he is being held at the Sullivan County Correctional Facility.


Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Depot
 by Mary O'Brien
This is a good time to start gathering your HHW that's been hiding in the basement, garage, barn, attic, under the sink, etc. Lots of places to put it and forget it. 

Our local solid waste district's Depot will open in May to District residents and small businesses by appointment only. No lines. They take just about everything. 

Visit their website to find out what to bring -

You don't have to wait until May to get rid of leftover paint. Bring it to one of our local, participating retailers: Aubuchon's Hardware in Ludlow and Windsor, Bibens and Sherwin-Williams in Springfield, and LaValley's in Ludlow. These retailers only accept paint in labeled, non-rusty, non-leaking cans. 

Bring all other cans of paint to the HHW Depot. Empty paint cans? Recycle metal ones with scrap metal at your transfer station. Trash the empty plastic containers.

Local History: Francis Goodhue and the East Village (and Weathersfield connection)
By The Brattleboro Historical Society

Forty-four year old Francis Goodhue moved his family to Brattleboro in 1811. His wife and three children quickly became active participants in the community. Goodhue had grown up in Ipswich, Massachusetts, part of a prominent colonial family. He learned the surveying trade and began to travel for work.

By the 1790s Goodhue was newly married and moved to Swanzey, New Hampshire. As the town was growing, he helped lay out additional tracts of land for sale to settlers. Goodhue married Polly Brown of Guilford, Vermont in 1788. Together they opened a Public House along the Swanzey stage road to Boston.

In 1799 Francis expanded his entrepreneurial interests and bought a store in Swanzey. He advertised his goods in the New Hampshire Sentinel newspaper. Rum, cane sugar and tea were products that arrived from the slave islands of the West Indies and were sold in his store.

Goodhue was finding success as a merchant and became a partner in a store in Weathersfield, Vermont, just south of Mount Ascutney in the Connecticut River Valley, about 40 miles north of Brattleboro.

In 1804 Goodhue bought out his Weathersfield partner, Reuben Hatch, and also purchased a tavern and a great deal of farm land from Hatch as well. He moved his growing family to Weathersfield and purchased a prominent brick house that overlooked the valley.

Goodhue oversaw the operation of the Weathersfield general store and the tavern. Farmers rented land from him and used his pastures for grazing. Goodhue quickly developed a flatboat trade along the Connecticut River and substantially cut transportation costs for goods traveling up and down the river. He also became owner of local bark, saw and grist mills. He continued to buy farmland in the Weathersfield area. A historian wrote about Goodhue’s expansion into this Vermont community and said, “Nearly all the village had fallen into the hands of Mr. Francis Goodhue.”

In 1810 there were 13 people living in the Goodhue household. Five family members and eight employees. According to the census, two of the workers were “free persons of color.” Later that year Francis Goodhue sold his 1,000 acre farm to William Jarvis.


Phil Scott extends Covid-19-era voting options as local leaders finalize Town Meeting plans
Kevin O'Connor reporting for VT Digger

Vermont Gov. Phil Scott signed a bill Wednesday extending Covid-19-era options for how and when the state’s 247 cities and towns decide local leaders, spending and special articles.

H.42, adopted by the Vermont House and Senate last week, mirrors short-term, pandemic-safe legislation Scott approved in 2021 and 2022 to allow temporary changes in the state’s annual Town Meeting season.

Local leaders had asked for action sooner rather than later, as communities wanting to make decisions on the traditional first Tuesday in March — which this year is March 7 — must alert the public by Feb. 5.

But the legislation has one provision — a temporary suspension of requirements for how schools report per-pupil costs on budget ballots — that drew criticism from Vermont Education Secretary Daniel French.

As the US House plays a ‘game of chicken’ over the debt ceiling, Vermonters’ Social Security and Medicare benefits are on the line

Sarah Mearhoff reporting for VT Digger

Newly holding a narrow majority, U.S. House Republicans are holding up a must-pass vote to raise the nation’s debt ceiling, raising concerns over a federal government shutdown or suspension of key services like Medicare and Social Security.

In a Tuesday interview with VTDigger, U.S. Rep. Becca Balint, D-Vt., called the move a high-stakes “game of chicken.”

“Anything that you can think of that is touched by the federal government, it absolutely would touch those things,” Balint said.

At stake is the basic functioning of the federal government. The year’s appropriations were already set in Congress’s recently passed budget, and without enough funds on hand to pay the balance, Congress needs to raise the debt limit to cover the difference.

Saying that they fundamentally oppose the concept of deficit spending, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., and his allies are holding up the vote.

Vermont has an aging population, so Balint said her top concern is the potential implications for Social Security and Medicare benefits. “Any time we are playing games with the social fabric that keeps (aging Vermonters) housed and fed… is incredibly concerning,” she said.


Then Again: Years of research reveal details of bomber crash on Camel’s Hump

Mark Bushnell reporting for VT Digger

he men are cold. Outside the airplane, the temperature is about 5 degrees. Inside, it’s no warmer.

Normally, the crew would be wearing heated flight suits. But this is wartime and the men are on a training mission. Soldiers flying combat missions get first shot at the heated suits and there aren’t enough for everyone in training.

To take the chill off, the crew uses an old aviation trick. They descend, dropping the plane from the standard training altitude of 8,000 feet to 4,000, which raises the temperature inside about 12 degrees. It’s a safe enough maneuver. Nothing in their flight path is above 4,000 feet.

Most of the men stay in their seats, huddled over their instruments. One, the top turret gunner, wanders into the tail section to catch a nap. It’s almost 1 in the morning.

Slowly, imperceptibly, the plane strays from its intended path.

The men are in the home stretch of a three-hour mission. As the plane cruises above the Vermont countryside, perhaps they find time to chat briefly about what they’ll do next time they get leave. Maybe they glance out the windows to check their bearings. Not much to see, though. It’s a moonless night and most of the homes in the valley below are blacked out.

There is no way they can see the mountain looming dead ahead.
‘There has got to be more to this’

Brian Lindner stumbled upon the wreckage in 1963. He was 11 years old and making his first climb up Camel’s Hump. Having grown up in the Waterbury-Stowe area, Lindner had somehow missed the local legends about the tragic bomber crash.

He’d been hiking up the 4,083-foot-tall peak when he suddenly glimpsed a silvery wing. A 30-to-40-foot-long section lay tucked among the stunted spruce trees that huddle below the mountain’s south face.

Editor's Note-This sounds very much like the 1947 B-29 plane crash into Hawk's Mountain in Perkinsville. My 2016 blog about a Weathersfield Hike to the crash location (photos from that hike).

5 Vermont chefs, restaurants and drinking establishments among James Beard Awards semifinalists

 Fred Thys reporting for VT Digger

Five Vermont eating and drinking establishments are among the semifinalists for the prestigious James Beard Awards.

Mojo Hancy-Davis of the Burlington restaurant May Day and Alganesh Michael of the South Burlington caterer A Taste of Abyssinia have been nominated as best chefs in the Northeast.

Hancy-Davis offers an eclectic menu ranging from yakisoba, Japanese grilled noodles, to hanger steak.

Michael, a former nurse originally from Eritrea, has been doing pop-up dinners at various restaurants for the last six years, offering Eritrean and Ethiopian cuisine. She caters parties, offers cooking classes and serves a weekly takeout dinner at The Mill Market and Deli in South Burlington.

Amanda Wildermuth of the Burlington restaurant Honey Road has been nominated in the category of outstanding pastry chef or baker. Her creations include walnut baklava and mini-chocolate sesame mousse.


Mikaela Shiffrin breaks Lindsey Vonn’s World Cup win record
Taylor Slonaker reporting for VT Digger

Thirteen appears to be a lucky number for Mikaela Shiffrin.

Shiffren entered this racing season eight victories short of the women’s alpine skiing record, held by Lindsey Vonn with 82 first-place finishes.

On Tuesday, in her 13th season on the World Cup circuit, Shiffrin notched her 83rd victory, and is now only four wins away from surpassing the overall record of 86 wins for skiers of any gender; it’s now held by Swedish skier Ingemar Stenmark.

Shiffrin has close ties to Vermont. She graduated from the grade 9-12 Burke Mountain Academy in the Northeast Kingdom, first took to the Vermont slopes as a child, trained as a teenager and, except for this year, has won every Killington World Cup slalom race since the international circuit’s lone U.S. women’s competition began in 2016.

On Tuesday, Shiffrin set the women’s alpine record in a giant slalom in Kronplatz, Italy, as her combined time for two giant slalom runs put her just ahead of Swiss skier Lara Gut-Behrami.

It was her ninth win of the 2022-23 season, with 14 more races to go.

Shiffrin, as she often does, soft-pedaled her record performance, telling NBC Sports, “This number 83, it was almost completely out of my mind today. … I guess it’s very fitting that it would come in the moment when I actually am thinking about it the least and don’t expect it at all.”

Shiffrin leads the women’s competition with 1,417 combined points, far ahead of Gut-Behrami, who’s in second place with 556 points.


Town of Weathersfield

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.  
February 6
February 20 (President's Day)

*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

Weekly Newsletter: 

Save the Dates
January 31 8th Grade High School tour at Windsor
February 1 Family S.T.E.A.M. Night
February 3 Second Day of Winter Activities
February 10 Third Day of Winter Activities
February 13-17th Lunch with a Loved One
February 20-24th Winter Break
March 2 High School Fair at Hartland Elementary
March 3 Final Day of Winter Activities

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
World Language Teacher

Meeting Agendas may be found HERE

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

Location: 135 Schoolhouse RD Ascutney 
February 14, 2023 Agenda
March 14, 2023

School Board Meetings
Meeting Minutes
January 10, 2023  (minutes not posted at press time)

Weathersfield Proctor Library
Route 5 (5181 US-5 Ascutney VT 05030)

WPL Drop in Scrabble
Mondays at 1 p.m.

Please call Maureen Bogosian for details
@ 603-252-0936

Weathersfield Historical Society
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Weathersfield Center Church and Meeting House
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Things to Do In and Around Weathersfield
Get Outdoors, Entertainment, Classes, Workshops 

The Kaskadenac Nordic Ski Club
Your Snow Dances Worked!

The Nordic ski season is about to begin and local families are invited to take part in the Kaskadenac Nordic Ski Club, which is a FREE community recreational activity.

Kaskadenac Nordic Ski Club has Nordic skis, boots and poles in a variety of sizes; several miles of groomed trails that intersect with VAST trail 506 which is maintained by Weathersfield Pathfinders; and 2 weekly guided ski sessions for kids and families.

Guided Ski Lessons
The guided ski sessions are led by Sean Whalen and Ashley Hensel-Browning, and go from 3:00-4:30 each Thursday and Friday, when safe skiing conditions prevail

They teach essential skills for safety, comfort and enjoyment of Nordic skiing. They are on a Weathersfield School bus route, and kids may be dropped off there (3057 Weathersfield Center Road) after school on ski days, by arrangement between parents, school, and the club. 
Beginners are welcome and will find easy trails for learning.

Outside of the guided adventures, skiers are welcome to ski the trails any time they're open. 
(*see note about waiver, below). The trail system is well connected and you can find your own level. 

Snacks are also part of the experience. On the guided ski days they offer hot cocoa and healthy snacks starting around 4:00. 

To ski the trails here, you'll have to sign a waiver that says you won't sue them if you or your child gets hurt. This is standard practice for ski clubs. Waivers are available and can be signed at the clubhouse.

Please stop at the clubhouse at 3057 Weathersfield Center Road to sign a legal waiver before enjoying the trails; after that, you're good to go.

Donate, Volunteer
Kaskadenac Nordic would love to accept donations of ski equipment, volunteer time, money and other in-kind gifts. All of that will keep this wonderful free community activity going. 

If you're in a family that skis with them and would like to contribute healthy snacks to Kaskadenac Nordic, please do contact them. They are looking for donations of fresh or dried fruits, baked goods, and milk for the cocoa. 

Gas in the snowmobile, cocoa on the hob, parts on the groomer, skis on the rack.

For more information contact Sean Whalen and/or Ashley Hensel-Browning, 3057 Weathersfield Center Road, Weathersfield, VT 05151  (802)263-5253

Upper Valley Spike Hikes

The Upper Valley Trails Alliance's Kaitie Eddington checks in with a little gift: a compilation of trails and trail networks good for winter walking and hiking that also have easily accessible parking. 

Eight suggestions, from Hanover's Britton Forest to Woodstock's Ottauquechee River Trail to Eastman's northern trails in Grantham, plus plenty of others. And an added bonus: an updated list of stores in the region that sell spikes for your boots (and other hiking stuff).

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

Saved by the 90s, February 3 TICKETS

New England School of Arts Benefit, Saturday, February 4, 7 p.m. TICKETS

Mike McDonald's Comedy Extravaganza, Friday, February 10 TICKETS

Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival, Friday, February 17, 7 p.m. TICKETS

NCCT Teens Anything Goes March 3-5 TICKETS

David Sedaris, March 31 TICKETS

Guster, Sunday, April 2, 7 p.m. 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)

Paul Reiser, Saturday, May 20 TICKETS

Pat Metheny Side-Eye, Wednesday June 7 TICKETS

Cavalcade July 7-9, 2023 TICKETS
Bizet's Carmen July 16-21, 2023 TICKETS
Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel July 27-30, 2023 TICKETS



Whole Roasted Tro

Within Reach Yoga 

at the 1879 Schoolhouse in Perkinsville, VT

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

January Classes Mondays and Tuesdays

Candle Glow Gentle Flow
Monday evenings 5:30-6:30 p.m.
January 30
February classes TBA

Slow Flow, Rest + Restore 
Tuesday Morning 9-10 a.m.
January 31
February classes TBA

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: 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.

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

Maebellines (802) 591-4311
12 Clinton Street, Springfield, VT Open for breakfast and lunch, daily except Sundays.

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
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

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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