Weathersfield Weekly Blog March 27 edition

VTF&W Says Bears Becoming Active—It’s Time to Take Down Bird Feeders

The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department says warm spring weather and melting snows will cause bears to come out of their winter dens in search of food. The department recommends taking down bird feeders and keeping them stored until December, to avoid attracting bears.

“Although we typically recommend taking down bird feeders by April 1, we are asking Vermonters to take them down early this year,” said Jaclyn Comeau, the department’s bear biologist.

The department is already receiving bear reports as of March 7, and encourages Vermonters who experience a conflict with bears to submit a report through the Living with Black Bears web page. The warmer temperatures predicted now will stimulate more bears to emerge from their dens to seek any food sources they can smell.

“Preventing bears from having access to human-related foods, such as bird seed, is key to successful coexistence,” Comeau added.

Bird feeders are just one of the things that can attract hungry bears. Other sources of food that bears find appealing are garbage, open dumpsters, backyard chickens, pet food, barbecue grills, campsites with accessible food, and food waste.

“Purposely feeding a bear is not just bad for the bear” said Comeau. “It is also dangerous for you, it causes problems for your neighbors, and it is illegal.”

The department offers the following tips to coexist with bears:
  • Take down birdfeeders between late March and December.
  • Store garbage in bear proof containers or structures—trash cans alone are not enough
  • Follow the steps on our web page for composting in bear country
  • Use electric fences to keep chickens and honeybees safe
  • Request a bear-proof dumpster from your waste hauler
  • Feed your pets indoors
  • Never feed bears, deliberately or accidentally

Mark Your Calendars

Weathersfield Garden Club Meets Wednesday, March 29 at 6 p.m.

The Weathersfield Garden Club is hosting an organizational and planning meeting March 29 at 6 p.m. to plan an Earth Day Clean-up project in town. For directions email Julia (link below)

For more information about the meeting, the club or to get put on their mailing list email Julia at

SHS Exchange Students Share Thursday, March 30 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Springfield Town Library is happy to host the Springfield High School Exchange Students for an evening of sharing! Students will share stories and information about their home countries, their experience as a student in the United States, and their future plans. 

FREE  but you must RESERVE a spot to attend TICKET
Springfield Town Library 43 Main Street Springfield, VT 05156

Transfer Station Punch Ticket Increase Saturday, April 1 (Not an April Fools Joke!)

The Transfer Station Punch Ticket increase will go into effect on April 1, 2023. 
The Town has worked with all of the businesses that sell punch tickets and coordinated the transition. Doolittle’s PrintServ in Claremont, NH has provided updated punch tickets to reflect the cost difference.

WPL Announces Annual Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, April 8 at 10:30 a.m.

Weathersfield Proctor Library is hosting their annual Easter Egg Hunt at Hoisington Field on Route 106 in Perkinsville (near the 1879 Schoolhouse/Food Shelf 1862 Route 106) on April 8 beginning at 10:30 a.m.

Please note that the event is come wind, come weather. This year, it might mean hunting eggs in snow boots! 

Also, the library would be happy to accept any donations of candy or special prizes. These items may be dropped off at the library and time before April 7th. Names of donors will be listed on the library website and at the event unless otherwise requested.

Springfield Library Events

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

Thu, Apr 13, 1:00 PM

Tue, Apr 18, 6:30 PM

Thu, May 18, 1:00 PM

Tuesdays Reading Shakespeare at the Weathersfield Library ends April 4th

Weathersfield Proctor Library and presenter Patti Arrison are hosting an informal, fun-filled reading of Shakespeare's romantic comedy, As You Like It
Only two Tuesdays to go March 28 and April 4 from 6:30-8 p.m.. 
No prior experience is necessary. All are welcome.

All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players

For more information, contact Librarian Mark Richardson:
OR Presenter Patti Arrison:

“The fool doth think he is wise, 
but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.”

Brownsville Community Church Easter Events
Easter Week Services 2023 will be In Person & Live Streamed
  • Sunday, April 2nd at 9:30 a.m. Palm Sunday Service
  • Thursday, April 6th at 6:30 p.m. there will be a Maundy Thursday Service.
  • Friday, April 7th 1:30 p.m. Good Friday Concert at 1:30 followed by the Good Friday Service at 2:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 8th at 10 a.m. The Great Brownsville Community Church Easter Egg Hunt This will happen in Tribute Park adjacent to the church and will continue until all 1,500 eggs are found 
  • The Sunday Sunrise Service on April 9th will start at 7:30 a.m.  at Ascutney Outdoors where the morning view will provide a dramatic back drop for those attending. There will be warmth from the fire pit if weather allows.
  • Sunday, April 9th 8 a.m. Community Easter Breakfast in Fellowship Hall at the church where volunteers will be serving up pancakes, sausage & maple syrup. Donations welcome. 
  • The Easter Sunday Service 9:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary which will be adorned with beautiful spring flowers.
The Thursday service, Friday concert & service and Easter Sunday service will also be available via Facebook Live at

All are welcome to the Brownville Community Church’s holiday & weekly offerings.

Owl Festival at VINS Saturday, April 15, 2023 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Join VINS for a day of all things owly! 
Gather with live owls from all over the world, discover their life stories, join in a craft, and play games. Spice up your experience by dressing as your favorite owl! 
You never know whooo you’ll run into.

Included with General Admission* | VINS Members FREE**

VINS Members:
No pre-purchase is necessary. Bring your VINS Member ID Card to the Admissions Window upon arrival on Saturday, April 15. As long as you have your Member ID Card in hand, you will be able to bypass the General Admission line. VINS Members without their Member ID Card in hand will have to wait in the General Admission line.
Gather with live owls from all over the world, discover their life stories, join in a craft, and play games. Spice up your experience by dressing as your favorite owl! You never know whooo you’ll run into.

Visit Open Hearth Pizza from 11:30 AM to 3 PM, located near the VINS Nature Store!
See the event schedule (subject to change).

Price increase for admission tickets effective April 1, 2023; $19.00 Adult, $18.00, Senior and $16.00 Youth. Purchasing tickets at the lower price will end on March 31, 2023. Take advantage now for the lower price!

Cancellation/Refund Policy:
Cancellations/Refunds are discouraged. If, however, you must cancel your registration, please be aware of our refund policy.

Refunds will be given according to the following schedule: If requested at least 7 days prior to the event date, you will receive a full refund.
If requested within 7 days of the event date, we are unable to provide a refund.

Ice Cream Lovers Rejoice-Villagers Opens for the Season Friday, April 28 at 11 AM

Want to play at Do Good Fest 2023?

Enter our Beats for Good contest for a chance to perform at Do Good Fest 2023!

We're looking for Vermont's most talented high school musicians to complete our biggest Do Good Fest lineup yet. This is your opportunity to gain exposure, meet other local and national acts, and show off your skills for up to 10,000 people!

Here's how it works...

Step 1. Make Sure You're Eligible

Beats for Good is open to any current Vermont high school student and their classmates. Musical acts of all sizes and genres are welcome! Whether you’re a school band or chorus, four friends rocking out in a garage, or a solo acoustic performer, we want to hear from you.

Step 2. Submit Your Act

Click the button below to complete the submission form by 11:59 PM on May 5th. Before starting, make sure you have:
  • A short Youtube or Vimeo video (no more than 5 minutes) showing us what you've got. No foul language, and one video per act.
  • Your music teacher or advisor's contact info so we can confirm your eligibility
  • Your parent/guardian's permission
  • A commitment to play at Do Good Fest in Montpelier on July 15th if selected
Once your submission has been approved, you'll be notified via email.
Submit Your Act

Step 3. Help Us Select Our Winner

Our panel of Vermont music educators and professionals will narrow down the submissions to their top ten, and then it'll be up to you to select our winner! Voting will open to the public on June 9th, so gather your friends, family, and community members to vote, vote, vote, for their favorite musical act. The top three acts who receive the most votes will perform at Do Good Fest, meet this year's headliners, and win cash awards for their school!

For FAQs, voting info, and more, check out the Beats for Good website.

Learn More

Zilly Zonka and the Chocolate Factory, Wednesday, May 10 at 5:30 PM

The Zack's Place Theatre Guild presents "Zilly Zonka and the Chocolate Factory", Wednesday, May 10 at 5:30 p.m. The performance is FREE but donations are gladly accepted.

If you haven't been to a Zack's Place performance, you'll want to attend this one. The shows are always well done and are a great community resource.

Here are some photos from previous performances: Zack's Place Theatre Guild

Weathersfield Historical Society Announces the return of the Frippery in August!

The event will be held on 
August 18 and 19th.  Start putting aside those items for this special occasion.  Details to follow as the event gets closer.
Questions please call Maureen at 603.252.0936.

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

Town/School News

Select Board Votes to purchase a new police cruiser using Police reserve and ARPA funds.

In a previous meeting the Select Board voted to award the police cruise contract to Ford of Claremont. There was some confusion over the RFP that was sent out. The cost of outfitting the police ($12,343) was not included in the original RFP. After this omission was cleared up the board voted to spend $44,467, with $35,000 coming from the police cruiser reserve fund and $9,467 to come from ARPA. 

At the March 20 select board meeting, Police Chief William Daniels told the board a cruiser lasts about 3-4 years. Hearing this, select board member Paul Tillman suggested the board use only $15,000 from the reserve fund. The board then decided to increase the ARPA fund use to $29,467. 

The town awaits the new police cruiser from Ford of Claremont.

Some Town departments will end the fiscal year in deficits.
The Select Board discussed the General Fund spending out to year end. A number of departments will most likely close their books in the red.

From the meeting minutes:
The most concerning issue is the Ascutney Fire Department budget, which is projected to end the year with a deficit of ($26,703). This deficit was established by overspending the supplies account by ($20,858) and overspending the vehicle maintenance account by ($4,553). 

The Town Clerk budget is also projected to end the year with a ($4,889) shortfall due to revenue loss, and the WWVFD is projected to end the year with a ($5,325) shortfall due to insurance, workers compensation, vehicle maintenance, and training over expenditures. 

Spending freezes have been issued throughout the General Fund in an effort to offset these shortfalls.

Editor's Note:
The Fuller Report is included in the March 20 select board meeting minutes. Makes for interesting reading.

WS Kids Heart Challenge
Our school is participating in the Kids Heart Challenge, a very special community service program to raise funds for the American Heart Association. It's your child's chance to be a Heart Hero by learning about heart health, spreading the word, and raising funds to save other children. 

Have your child go to they can take one of the three challenges and email family and friends to ask for donations. Your child will earn a wristband just for registering online and taking the challenge!

As a thank you for participating, I will conduct a glow-in-the-dark sports week during the student's regularly scheduled PE class from April 3rd to April 7th. The week will include games like glow basketball, badminton, volleyball, Ultimate Team Battleship, and bowling.

Donation online & collection envelopes due: Friday, April 7th
For more info contact: Mrs. Berry 

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

Hey Weathersfield dogs (and your humans)
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

Vermont teens call on lawmakers to act on climate change and pass the Affordable Heat Act

Olivia Q. Pintair reporting for VT Digger

As legislators scrambled to meet crossover deadlines for policy bills at the Statehouse on Friday, youth climate activists spent the day calling on lawmakers to prioritize climate justice.

“I should be at school today,” said Miriam Serota-Winston, a 14-year-old member of the activist group Youth Lobby and first-year student at Montpelier High School. “But instead I'm here alongside my fellow students continuing to demand real, impactful climate action.”

Activists from Youth Lobby, Sunrise Chittenden and the Sierra Club attended the Statehouse as part of Youth Lobby Day, speaking at a press conference and meeting with representatives, Lt. Gov. David Zuckerman and the Climate Solutions Caucus to express climate concerns and advocate for climate legislation.

“We are on a path to our own demise,” said Kallen Fenster, a Youth Lobby member from Manchester who spoke at the press conference. “Humankind has a responsibility to preserve our planet for our future generations … but right now we are rapidly failing.”

“We have the data and the science,” Serota-Winston said. “We know that the earth is warmer, that the sea is rising. We know that climate change disproportionately affects people of color, people in poverty, marginalized communities. We've said it so many times before and we will keep saying it until politicians stop putting profit and political maneuvering before our lives.”

Among youth activists’ priorities was the passage of S.5, a bill also known as the “Affordable Heat Act,” which would establish a clean heat standard in Vermont, using a credit system to incentivize and subsidize Vermonters’ transitions to heating and cooling systems with reduced carbon emissions.

Although a similar bill was vetoed last session by Gov. Phil Scott, S.5 advanced in the Senate earlier this month and is projected to do well on the House floor, given the unprecedented supermajority of Democrats and Progressives in the Legislature this session.

A top recommendation of Vermont’s Climate Action Plan, which was adopted in 2021, the Affordable Heat Act would serve as an important legislative step for Vermont in meeting the legally binding emissions reductions requirements outlined in the Global Warming Solutions Act.

“The Affordable Heat Act is a big step toward (a safe) future. We needed this bill passed last year when our governor vetoed it, and we need it now, even more,” said Jenna Hirschman, a Youth Lobby activist and Essex High School junior.

Former Windsor fuel company owner sentenced for brutal 2021 assault
By Valley News via VT Digger

A Windsor man and former owner of a well-known heating fuel distributor was sentenced to three years and three months to 18 years in prison after pleading guilty to brutally assaulting a person at his residence and business 16 months ago in Windsor.

Joshua Marcell, who owned and operated JAM Fuels in Windsor, “committed very serious crimes,” said Judge John Treadwell in pronouncing Marcell’s sentence on Wednesday morning in Windsor Superior Court in White River Junction.

Marcell, 43, was charged with 11 counts of aggravated domestic assault in the first degree in November 2021, after he flew into an alcohol-fueled rage and physically assaulted the victim and locked her in a vehicle trunk, leaving her with lacerations over her body, a broken hand, a concussion, bruises, dental damage and in severe psychological trauma, according to court documents.

Under the plea agreement, Marcell pleaded guilty to five charges: aggravated domestic assault in the first degree, domestic assault, unlawful restraint in the first degree, interference with access to emergency services and violation of parole.

He was sentenced to 15 years probation, which means if Marcell, who has a history of violating court orders, breaks any of the conditions imposed by the court, his sentence is extended from eight years to 25 years.

With credit for 16 months he has spent in pre-trial detention, Marcell has two years remaining on his minimum sentence.

House gives preliminary approval to new gun restrictions
Kristen Fountain reporting for VT Digger

In a vote that largely fell along party lines, the Vermont House gave preliminary approval Wednesday to a bill that would place new restrictions on gun storage and impose a 72-hour waiting period on gun purchases.

The bill, H.230, also would provide a new route for families and household members to petition courts for gun removal as part of an “extreme risk protection order.”

In three separate votes, the Democratic majority held together. Notably, support never exceeded a veto-proof 100 votes, though several lawmakers had left by the second vote. Gov. Phil Scott said at a recent press conference that new gun restrictions are a “non-starter” for him. His veto of a 24-hour waiting period in 2019 was not overcome.

The bill is up for final approval in the House on Thursday, after which it will head to the Senate.

From the outset, Wednesday's debate centered around the constitutionality of the bill, with both sides quoting directly from two precedent-setting U.S. Supreme Court decisions, the 2008 Heller and 2022 Bruen cases, to back their point of view.

“At this time, it is not clear how the courts binding on Vermont will rule on such firearm regulations, and it may not be clear for a while,” acknowledged Judiciary Committee Chair Martin LaLonde, D-South Burlington, who spent much of the debate on his feet being questioned.

The Bruen decision rejected a standard that allowed some restrictions to the Second Amendment if they are balanced by a state’s interest in protecting public health and safety. Instead, any restriction must be “consistent with the nation’s historic tradition of firearms regulation,” the court said.

Still, LaLonde held firm. Experts told the committee that they believe the bill ultimately would be seen as constitutional, a view shared by Vermont Attorney General Charity Clark, who would be tasked with defending it.

Vermont State Police probe another death of a person in custody at Springfield prison

Alan J. Keays reporting for VT Digger

Vermont State Police Wednesday are investigating another death of a person incarcerated at the Springfield prison, the second death reported at the facility in the span of eight days.

Since January 2022, 10 people who have been in custody at the Southern State Correctional Facility in Springfield have died, according to state police and corrections department reports.

Romeo Reome III, 53, of Brattleboro was found unresponsive in his cell after prison staff were alerted by Reome’s cellmate at 2:39 a.m., according to a press release issued Wednesday afternoon by Vermont State Police.

Prison staff provided emergency aid and called first responders, but lifesaving efforts were unsuccessful and Reome was pronounced dead at 3:19 a.m. Wednesday, according to state police.

Per standard procedure, the release stated, corrections department officials notified Vermont State Police of Reome’s death at 3:43 a.m. and a detective responded to the Springfield prison to investigate.

“Preliminary information obtained by VSP indicates Reome had numerous health problems and was treated early Tuesday morning at Springfield Hospital before being returned to the prison,” according to a later state police press release.

An autopsy will take place at the Vermont Chief Medical Examiner’s Office in Burlington to determine the cause and manner of death.

Haley Sommer, a spokesperson for the corrections department, said Wednesday that federal health privacy laws prevented her from disclosing specific medical information about Reome.


Driver in ‘hero dog’ crash on I-89 guilty of driving under the influence, domestic assault

 Valley News via VT Digger

A North Hartland man who was driving a pickup in a rollover crash that garnered worldwide attention for a rescue that police said was aided by his “hero dog” pleaded guilty last week to drunken driving resulting in serious injury as well as domestic assault.

However, one of the assault victims expressed frustration that the assailant, Cameron Laundry, will spend little time behind bars, saying the plea agreement approved by the court on Friday afforded “too much leniency” and “too much accommodation … all because Cameron is too fearful of jail.”

“It is not enough to simply take a class or a program. It is not enough to have probationary conditions; Cameron could have killed me and others. To me that warrants more jail time,” the woman said in a written statement that was read in court.

Prior to the deal with prosecutors, Laundry, 32, was facing a raft of charges — six felonies and eight misdemeanor counts — and not all were connected to the Jan. 3, 2022, crash on Interstate 89 that bought his notoriety.

In six different criminal complaints filed against him over the past three years in Windsor Superior Court, Laundry has been charged with aggravated domestic assault, domestic assault, driving under the influence, gross and reckless driving and petit larceny.

Under the plea agreement approved by Judge John Treadwell on Friday, Laundry pleaded guilty to one charge of aggravated domestic assault in the first degree, a felony; driving under the influence resulting in injury, a felony; and simple assault, a misdemeanor.

The simple assault charge stemmed from an incident six months after the rollover crash when Laundry punched and slapped a 28-year-old male roommate because Laundry complained the roommate’s phone was too loud and woke him up, according to the roommate’s written statement in support of the charge.

Laundry, who runs his own landscaping and excavation business, received concurrent prison sentences of six to 15 years each on the felony convictions and four to six months on the misdemeanor conviction.


Concerts and Adventures
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
TD Garden (it will always be the GARDEN to me)
Boston, MA March 20, 2023

Tuesday, March 20th was BOSS Day in Beantown. 

And if you were lucky enough to score a ticket and also could afford the $$$ you were in with the other 17,000 + Tramps (Springsteen fans) that gathered at the SOLD OUT GARDEN to take part in the return of the E Street Band. 
You can read the review in the Boston Globe (sorry paywall).

The last time we saw BRUCE was in February of 2017 when we flew to AUSTRALIA to see four nights-2 in Sydney and 2 in Brisbane of THE BOSS Down Under.

The return of the E Street Band has been a long time coming.
But the wait was totally worth it. 

The Garden was vibrating waiting for the band to take the stage. As the band jumped into "No Surrender".

At 73, THE BOSS can still play a three hour show with youthful energy (has he found the Fountain of Youth or what?). He's not only the front man of the BEST live act around he can still play a BLISTERING guitar. His high energy solos were crazy good. 

And speaking of high energy, check out Might Max Weinberg on "Candy's Room"

The crowd always goes wild when Bruce announces you've just seen the “heart-stopping, pants-dropping, earth shocking, hard rocking, booty-shaking, earth-quaking, love-making, Viagra-taking, history-making, legendary” E Street Band.

The E Street Band features three guitarists (Springsteen, Little Stevie Van Zandt and Nils Lofgren — four, if you count Soozie Tyrell when she puts down her fiddle and picks up an acoustic guitar — bassist Garry W. Tallent; drummer “Mighty” Max Weinberg; keyboardist “Professor” Roy Bittan and keyboardist/accordionist Charlie Giordano; as well as a piping-hot, five-piece horn section led by Jake Clemons — the sax-playing nephew of the always beloved and still sadly missed Clarence “Big Man” Clemons — along with trumpeters Curt Ramm and Barry Danielian, saxophonist Eddie Manion and trombonist Ozzie Melendez; four backup singers — Curtis King Jr., Michelle Moore, Lisa Lowell and Ada Dyer — and percussionist Anthony Almonte.

Here is the Boston setlist:
“No Surrender”
“Prove It All Night”
“Letter to You”
“The Promised Land”
“Out in the Street”
“Candy’s Room”
“Kitty’s Back”
“The E Street Shuffle”
“Johnny 99”
“Last Man Standing”
“Because the Night”
“She’s the One”
“Wrecking Ball”
“The Rising”

“Dirty Water”
“Thunder Road”
“Born to Run”
“Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)”
“Glory Day”
“Dancing in the Dark”
“Tenth Avenue Freeze-out”
“I’ll See You in My Dreams”

The Tramps also "left it all" in the Garden-standing, yelling, singing and dancing along with their BOSS during this 27 song performance. 

More photos: CLICK HERE

More videos: CLICK HERE

More tour dates have been added: Bruce Tour 2023

James McMurtry (solo)
Betty Soo Opened
The Drake, Amherst MA

James McMurtry is a singer songwriter from Texas. We've been following him for years (we even recently saw him in Austin TX!). He played a sold-out solo show at The Drake in Amherst MA on March 23rd.

Located in the former Amherst Brewing Company Building, The Drake is right in downtown Amherst; we've been following their schedule for some time and when James got booked we thought "Road Trip".

We knew what to expect from James, having seen him so many times, this was more a reconnaissance mission of The Drake. Back when we were at UMASS-Amherst, The Drake was a dive bar. 

I'm glad we went. 
The Drake is a nice listening room for GA seated shows and looks like it could be a rocking venue for their GA standing shows.

We saw James in Austin just a month ago, and this show was still great. 
He played for 1:45 and added "Painting by Numbers" and "State of the Union".

Betty Soo opened the show and played an impressive 45 minute set.

More photos: CLICK HERE

McMurtry videos: CLICK HERE

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  and Term 
Mike Todd Chair 2024
Paul Tillman Vice Chair 2026
David Fuller Member 2025
Kelly O'Brien Clerk 2025
Wendy Smith Member 2024
Select Board Meets 1st and 3rd Mondays of the Month 6:30 p.m.  
April 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

Weekly Newsletter: March 24

Save the Dates
March 30 Early Release Day for Students- Parent/Teacher/ Student Conferences
March 30 Clothing Swap at Weathersfield School
March 31 No School for Students- Parent/Teacher/ Student Conferences
April 10-April 14th Spring Break

Graduation Dates Across the SU
Here are the upcoming graduation dates and times across the Supervisory Union. 
WINDSOR 12TH: June 2nd 6:00 p.m. 
ABS 6TH: 6/15 during day 9:00 a.m. 
HARTLAND 8TH: 6/13 4:00 p.m. 
WEATHERSFIELD 8TH: 6/14 6:00 p.m. 
WINDSOR 8TH: 6/15 6:00 p.m.

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 
March 14, 2023

School Board Meetings
Meeting Minutes

February 14
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 

Mud, Sweat and Tear

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).

More Hiking Trails
Vermont Land Trust MAP
All shows are at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise stated.

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)

Fly Fishing Film Tour April 13 7 p.m. TICKETS

City Center Ballet presents-Alice in Wonderland May 5-7 INFO and Tickets

Silent Film-Saftey Last! May 12 TICKETS

Zach Nugent's Dead Set May 19 TICKETS
GA Orchestra Seating and Reserved Balcony Seating

Paul Reiser, Saturday, May 20 TICKETS

Ali Siddiq June 4 6 p.m. TICKETS
Meet and Greet Tickets available, hosted by Hartford Dismas House

Pat Metheny Side-Eye, Wednesday June 7 TICKETS

LOH-Hootenanny June 10: Beecharmer, Cold Chocolate, Jacob Jolliff Band 
4-8:30 p.m. Gates at noon, River Park West, Lebanon NH

LOH PRIDE Picnic  6 p.m. June 16  Learn More
with a Silent Disco 9-11 p.m. HEADPHONES

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.)

March Classes Mondays and Tuesdays

Candle Glow Gentle Flow
Monday evenings 5:30-6:30 p.m.
March  27

Slow Flow, Rest + Restore 
Tuesday Morning 9-10 a.m.
March 28

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 5-15 minutes early with your own props and mats.

REFRAIN FROM: Wearing ice cleats (into the building), shoes, perfume, or cologne in the practice space. Do not come to class if you are feeling ill.

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.

The Copper Fox 56 Main St., Ste. 1 Springfield, VT 05156 (802) 885-1031
Dinner 5:00pm - 9:00pm  
Sunday Hours 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Wednesday through Sunday (Closed Monday and Tuesday)

Daily Grind Café 
Call ahead for take out (802) 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) 674-4673 Daily 6 a.m.-3 p.m.
Breakfast and Brunch Restaurant
202 route 131, Ascutney, VT, United States, Vermont

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 Re-Opens Friday, April 28th at 11 AM
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

Weathersfield Food Shelf in Perkinsville.
The food shelf is open 2:00 pm-4:00 pm on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month. 
 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.

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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