The Northfield News

The Northfield News Local weekly newspaper The Northfield News has been published continually since 1878, is published weekly and generally distributed to Northfield, Roxbury and Williamstown, Vermont
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The Northfield News
01/18/2021

The Northfield News

State's Attorney visits Northfield Selects to discuss police chief, group seeking dog park for town, Norwich receives Mi...
01/18/2021

State's Attorney visits Northfield Selects to discuss police chief, group seeking dog park for town, Norwich receives Million dollar contract and lots of other news in this week's paper. Get a copy at your local store or if you don't already have a subscription, get one by calling 552-4871.

The Northfield News
01/11/2021

The Northfield News

Property taxes could go up by 3.4 percent, Mayo residents get vaccine shots, one man tells his story of going to the Tru...
01/11/2021

Property taxes could go up by 3.4 percent, Mayo residents get vaccine shots, one man tells his story of going to the Trump rally in Washington, along with lots of other news. Get a copy of this week's paper at your local store or if you don't already have a subscription, get one by calling 552-4871.

Berlin Town Forest Snowmobile Survey
01/10/2021
Berlin Town Forest Snowmobile Survey

Berlin Town Forest Snowmobile Survey

The Town of Berlin is considering a VAST proposal that would allow snowmobiles to use existing trails and a proposed new trail in the Berlin Town Forests on Irish Hill. These trails would be part of a new snowmobile corridor trail from Maplewood Traveler's Service Center (Exit 7 of I-89) to VAST Tra...

Department of Public Works- City of Montpelier
01/05/2021

Department of Public Works- City of Montpelier

ATTENTION GMT RIDERS- Beginning January 4th, 2021 MyRide by GMT is a request-based flexible-route, flexible-schedule rideshare service. See details below!

Northfield Farmers' Market of Vermont
01/05/2021

Northfield Farmers' Market of Vermont

These upcycled feedbag totes by Sugar Feather Farm and tie-dyed canvas bags from Vermont Country Crafts & Gifts will carry a lot of meats, produce and other market goodies! Shop at https://northfieldfm.eatfromfarms.com today until 10 p.m. for delivery or pick-up on Thursday.

The Northfield News
01/05/2021

The Northfield News

Northfield Selectboard making significant progress toward a budget for town meeting, an ancient organ is restored at St....
01/05/2021

Northfield Selectboard making significant progress toward a budget for town meeting, an ancient organ is restored at St. Marys, high school basketball season begins and deer hunters have a successful season. Lots of other news in this week's paper. Get a copy at your local store or if you don't already have a subscription, get one by calling 552-4871.

Northfield Police Department
01/03/2021

Northfield Police Department

///UPDATE//// The individual in question has been identified and cited. Northfield Police recovered the stolen property and returned it to the victim. See separate press release for relevant details. Thank you to everyone who shared this post, or provided help.

On 12/31/2020 at approximately 9:56pm a yard sign and flag was removed from a residence on Crescent Ave. Northfield Police are asking for assistance in identifying the below individual for questioning in this matter. You can message our page, or call at 485-9181. Thank you.”

Orville Gibson | Vermont State Police
01/01/2021
Orville Gibson | Vermont State Police

Orville Gibson | Vermont State Police

Unsolved Homicide Orville Gibson 31 December 1957 Connecticut River, Newbury, VT 47 year-old maleVermont State Police - Major Crime Unit Case number 05B104568 On 12/31/57 Orville Gibson left his residence to do his daily chores at his barn at approximately 0300 hours. Investigation revealed Mr. Gibs...

The Northfield News
12/28/2020

The Northfield News

It's our New Years edition with the annual year in review. Get a copy at your local store or if you don't already have a subscription, get one by calling 552-4871.

The Northfield News
12/28/2020

The Northfield News

It's our New Years edition with the annual year in review. Get a copy at your local store or if you don't already have a...
12/28/2020

It's our New Years edition with the annual year in review. Get a copy at your local store or if you don't already have a subscription, get one by calling 552-4871.

12/25/2020
Northfield Police Department

Northfield Police Department

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all of Northfield!!! NPD thanks all of you for your support. Without you, there is no us. NPD, and I personally, are very thankful for all of you. Drive safely and enjoy the holidays.

Northfield Farmers' Market of Vermont
12/24/2020

Northfield Farmers' Market of Vermont

Deliveries are on the road this morning! Pick-up orders will be ready at ART etc. from 4:30-5:30 this afternoon. Thanks everyone for your incredible support for our online store. Next ordering window is this Sunday, Dec. 27, 10 a.m.

The Northfield News
12/23/2020

The Northfield News

Northfield Selectboard Chair backs Police Chief, Northfield gets sued by title company and lots of other news in this we...
12/23/2020

Northfield Selectboard Chair backs Police Chief, Northfield gets sued by title company and lots of other news in this week's paper. Get a copy at your local store or if you don't already have a subscription, get one by calling 552-4871.

12/19/2020
Roxbury Free Library

Roxbury Free Library

I know it's a busy week, but if you find time, come on in to grab a book, just in case you get a few minutes to curl up beside the fire (or heater)!
We will be closed on Christmas Eve, but open again on Saturday, the 26th, so you can get a good book to ring in the New Year, or the kids can find something to keep them busy during vacation! 🙂

Northfield Pharmacy
12/17/2020

Northfield Pharmacy

With the weather turning chillier we are finding curbside delivery a bit of a challenge. So, with that in mind and our cautious optimism about cases leveling out in our region the Northfield Pharmacy has decided to reopen our doors to walk in customers starting Friday December 18th.

Curbside pickup is REQUIRED for those quarantining AND their fellow household members. This includes those traveling from out of state.

Curbside delivery will continue to be an option for those that prefer that method

Credit card is our preferred form of payment

Pick up procedures incorporate our new smartphone and web App, RXLocal which helps free up our phone lines.
• Place prescription order requests using the RXLocal smartphone App, at the www.northfieldpharmacy.com website or our automated phone system. We can even send requests for renewals to your provider.
• Confirm prescriptions are ready using the App or website (preferred); or through text at (802) 348-2695 before coming down to the pharmacy

• In store procedures
o Hand sanitizer is provided on your way in the store to protect us, and on the way out to protect you
o Pay attention to traffic flow markers. One door will be for incoming customers and the second is for exiting customers
o Wear mask covering both mouth and nose while in store and stay 6 feet apart from staff and fellow shoppers
o Do not linger in store. If your prescriptions will take more time to prepare you will be asked to wait in your car

• Curbside Procedures
o OTC shopping lists can be sent using either the in-App messaging or through text
o Once you’ve confirmed that your order is ready CALL the store at 485-4771 with credit card information before heading down
o CALL the store again once you are outside and we will ask what vehicle you are in and run your order out to your car. Please stay inside your vehicle. The delivery will be no-contact

As always, you can call if needed. Thank you for your continued support and understanding

Northfield Farmers' Market of Vermont
12/16/2020

Northfield Farmers' Market of Vermont

We’re making our lists and checking ‘em twice! Thanks to all the customers who ordered through our new online farm store this week and to all the vendors who jumped onboard, our inaugural week was a great success! Despite a few glitches, the store is 100% operational and gearing up for the last shopping week for Christmas Eve delivery! The ordering portal at https://northfieldfm.eatfromfarms.com opens back up Sunday, Dec. 20, at 10 a.m.

The Northfield News
12/14/2020

The Northfield News

A new solar farm will be finished by April, Roxbury fish hatchery is reopened, Darn Tough donates meals, Sally Davidson ...
12/14/2020

A new solar farm will be finished by April, Roxbury fish hatchery is reopened, Darn Tough donates meals, Sally Davidson resigns and you can shop on the Farmers' Market website as well as lots of other news in this week's paper. Get a copy at your local store or if you don't already have a subscription, get one by calling 552-4871.

Where to Get Tested
12/13/2020
Where to Get Tested

Where to Get Tested

Learn about when to get tested, and where to go for testing.

Photo by John Knox of the Slaughterhouse bridge at Northfield Falls, Vermont
12/08/2020

Photo by John Knox of the Slaughterhouse bridge at Northfield Falls, Vermont

The Northfield News
12/07/2020

The Northfield News

No town meeting this year, it'll all be by Australian ballot. The Christmas tree on the Common gets lights, a proposal i...
12/07/2020

No town meeting this year, it'll all be by Australian ballot. The Christmas tree on the Common gets lights, a proposal is heard to turn East Street into a mall in the summer and lots of other news. Get a copy of the paper at your local store or if you don't already have a subscription, get one by calling 552-4871.

12/03/2020
Roxbury Free Library

Roxbury Free Library

Unfortunately we will not be able to have any in person ornament making here at the RFL this year, but we are putting together ornament kits so you and the kids can do it at home! Please RSVP to the library (485-6860) by December 8 at 6 p.m., so we will know the amount of materials we need. Kits will be available for pick up December 16-19.
Contact us to RSVP or with any questions!

In keeping with the Gov's recommendations there will not be our traditional Christmas on the Common this year due to the...
11/30/2020

In keeping with the Gov's recommendations there will not be our traditional Christmas on the Common this year due to the COVID 19 outbreak. In saying this we would like you to know we are going to have a tree lighting Friday, December 4, 2020 at 6:00 PM. Please do a drive by and take a look at the glorious tree donated by Paul Abare of Abare's Tree Farm on Union Brook right here in Northfield.

We are asking the businesses to outline their storefront windows with clear lights to help illuminate the common and to add some "sparkle" to our beautiful downtown. If you could have these lights on for our Friday night tree lighting it would be wonderful. Thank you for participating.

Stay safe and have a wonderful holiday season.
Northfield Recreation Committee

The Northfield News
11/30/2020

The Northfield News

Take out Thanksgiving big at Legion, Senior Center, Scott's school policy on kids tattling at school hit a "guilt nerve"...
11/30/2020

Take out Thanksgiving big at Legion, Senior Center, Scott's school policy on kids tattling at school hit a "guilt nerve" says Gov., NEHC cancels NU hockey season and lots of other news in this week's paper. Get a copy at your local store or if you don't already have a subscription, get one by calling 552-4871.

The Northfield News
11/23/2020

The Northfield News

COVID is raging in Northfields and Williamstown, Norwich names a new trustee, the kiosk on the Common gets started and l...
11/23/2020

COVID is raging in Northfields and Williamstown, Norwich names a new trustee, the kiosk on the Common gets started and lots of other news in this week's paper. Get a copy at your local store or if you don't have a subscription, get one by calling 552-4871.

11/20/2020
Falls General Store

Falls General Store

Thank you everyone for your well wishes. We are all fine and will reopen tomorrow, Friday, November 20th .

Our hours this week and next week are as follows:
Friday - 10 am to 6 pm
Saturday - 9 am to 2 pm
Sunday - Closed

Hours for the week of Thanksgiving:
Monday - 10 am - 6 pm
Tuesday - 10 am - 6 pm
Wednesday - 10 am - 4 pm
Thursday through the following Monday closed.

We plan to have Thanksgiving fixings in our deli case by early Tuesday.

These include:
Roast Turkey & Gravy
Roast Pork
Mashed Potato
Maple Orange Glazed Sweet Potato
Mushroom Stuffing
Spanish Rice (Arroz con Gandules)
Roasted Brussels Sprouts
Lasagna
Dinner Rolls
Cranberry Sauce

We have great wines to complement your dinner!

It’s still not too late to preorder Pies and Pastries from our bakery. Stop in and fill out one of our preorder forms.

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Consider this a letter to the Editor. I was idly browsing through vermont.unclaimedproperty.com and discovered you can search by town. Northfield residents, past and present, are on that list, with some having unclaimed money in amounts worth getting back! I hope you all look into it. Me? I was on the list of another town for "less than $1." Oh well... With all best wishes, Margaret Beattie Page.
In preparation for the August 11 Primary, Democratic candidates for State Representative Denise MacMartin and Rob Lehmert took a brief walk on Northfield River Routes -- trails through Northfield that reflect citizen input on concepts intended to make Northfield a more liveable and pleasant place to live and visit, and more resilient to emergencies and disasters. Today's walk -- interrupted by a thunderstorm -- focused on Northfield's areas which were badly flooded during Hurricane Irene. Many homes were destroyed and not rebuilt. A significant part of our campaign will focus on community resilience. Specifically, there are ways that citizen volunteers could add another 3 feet of elevation as flood protection at key areas still prone to flooding.
The President must resign.
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Will Covid affect utilities and other town services?
Offering babysitting services and pet care! Tons of experience! Send me a message. All protocols for this virus will be follwed closly!!!
is there still a trash drop off business? scotty B's?
Thank you thank you thank you to the Northfield highway department for smoothing out Winch Hill Road today!!
Bonfire at the Common.
Seeking information: I am a genealogical sleuth. I have a "client" who is seeking information about her sister, whom she did not even know existed until recently. That sister's fate and whereabouts are unknown. Barbara Hewett was born at Mayo Hospital to Ralph and Doris Hewett of Northfield on April 5, 1938. Doris was the former Doris Freda Berno, dau of Fred and Emma Berno. Though married, Ralph is living with his parents when the 1940 census is taken. The couple at some point resumed living together. The whereabouts of Doris in 1940 are unknown. We have reason to think that Barbara was alive in 1942 when her sister, Caroline, was born. However, when a brother is born in 1949, Doris reports that one of the children to whom she gave birth is dead. The child now "dead" could only be Barbara. But, there are rumors around the town of Northfield that Doris gave Barbara away or that Barbara was adopted. If Barbara were adopted, it was not through the State of Vermont as there is no such adoption registered. If she is dead, there is no register of her death in Northfield. The rumor was that she was adopted by a family in Lyndonville, but an effort to verify that or find any trace of Barbara in the Northeast Kingdom has not produced any leads. Might anyone have any information about Barbara's fate?
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