Election results, March 7, 2017

Here are the results of the election of March 7, 2017. Winners are shown bold. There were 514 total voters

Office Candidate(s) Votes
SELECTBOARD — 3 year term Jean Carr

Jessica Freeman Earp

Kristina Walker





SELECTBOARD — 2 year term Jeff Dunklee  405
SCHOOL BOARD — 3 year term Deborah Hebert  404
SCHOOL BOARD — 2 year term Kerry Amidon  430
SCHOOL BOARD — 1 year term Sandy Morrison  432
TREASURER — 3 year term Cindy Turnley  413
FIRST CONSTABLE — 1 year term Peter Crossmon  459
SECOND CONSTABLE — 1 year term Scott Lane  424
LISTER — 3 year term Jermiah Sund  410
DELINQUENT TAX COLLECTOR — 1 year term Marylynn Scherlin  405
TOWN MODERATOR — 1 year term Timothy Arsenault  472
SCHOOL MODERATOR — 1 year term Timothy Arsenault  470
TOWN AGENT — 1 year term  (insufficient votes to elect)
GRAND JUROR — 1 year term  (insufficient votes to elect)
SCHOOL BUDGET — approval of $4,079,300 budget Yes




‘Hunt’ing Down History (18th and final episode)

By Barbara Emery Moseley

NOTE: This series chronicles the generations of Vernon’s Hunt family, all related to Jonathan Hunt of “Governor Hunt Road” fame. If you’ve missed any installments in this series, you can catch up here!

PHOTO: Bracelet with cameo portraits of four sons of Jonathan and Jane Hunt (physician Jonathan Hunt, painter William Morris Hunt, architect Richard Morris Hunt and early photographer and New York attorney Leavitt Hunt), carved by artist William Morris Hunt, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Photo by Martin Langeveld.

Two days before Halloween, four years ago, I slipped through a side door of a massive, two-story granite building in Barre. I was met by a woman who said she had “something of interest” to show me. “It is just their heads,” she continued, cautioning me “not to touch them.” I was given white gloves to wear, just in case I forgot her orders.

I was in the workroom of the Vermont Historical Society Museum in Barre’s former Spaulding High School. (There is also the Main Museum in the old Pavilion Building near the Capitol in Montpelier.) Before me were portraits of Jonathan and Lavinah Hunt. They had been purchased from the same family selling the Hunt family papers; $3,000 was paid for the portraits. The paintings were about to be properly packaged and shipped to the Art Conservation wing of the Clark Museum in Williamstown, MA, where cleaning and possible repairs would be professionally done.

The portraits were painted by Lavinah’s nephew, Caleb Lyman, as a wedding present. Jonathan Hunt is shown wearing a dark coat, with a white cravat tied in a bow. His light brown hair, sprinkled with white, is combed back from his face, revealing a receding hairline. Lavinah is wearing a dark dress with a fichu (a 3-cornered shawl of a light material) tucked into the V-neckline. Her white day cap stands upright and reveals a bit of auburn hair tucked behind her ear. Her blue eyes look directly at the viewer. (more…)

March news from Vernon’s churches

Vernon Advent Christian Church, located at 4554 Fort Bridgman Road at the VT/MA state line, meets every Sunday at 9:15 am for Sunday School classes for all ages. Morning worship begins at 10:30 am and Youth Group and Intercessory Prayer meet at 6:00 pm. Adult Bible study begins every Wednesday at 6:30 pm at the church and other Bible study meetings are held throughout the week. The building is handicapped accessible. Church Phone: 802-257-2341 or 413-498-4458. Pastor: Rev. Bruce C. Burks, email: pastorbruce@vernonadventchristianchurch.com. Website:  www.vernonadventchristianchurch.com and FaceBook.

Mountain View Seventh-day Adventist Church, located at 1002 Fort Bridgman Road, Vernon, VT, meets every Saturday at 9:40 am for Sabbath School classes for all ages. Church service begins at 11:15 am. All are welcome. Church phone: 802-254-5088. Pastor Art Miller: 802-254-4477; email: artjudymiller@icloud.com.  Website. Facebook.

Vernon Union Church, located at 2631 Fort Bridgman Road (next to Vernon Hall), Vernon, VT. Meets every Sunday: 8:00 am, prayer time; 9:00 am, Bible study; 10:00 am, morning worship, followed by a social hour. Childcare is available. The church is fully handicapped accessible. Church phone: 802-257-8523. Minister: Rev. Terry Robinson, 802-258-2228. Email: vuch@vernonunion.comcastbiz.netWebsite.

Farmland Protection presentation

At the Town Meeting this year, there are two articles on the warrant (Articles 24 and 25) dealing with proposals to expend funds from the Farmland Protection Fund to acquire development rights on two parcels of farmland. A presentation from the Farmland Protection Advisory Committee which explains these articles can be downloaded here.