Town Directory

Directory for Town Services and Local Agencies

24 Hour Emergency Services

Emergency: Enhanced 9-1-1 911
Fire: NewBrook Volunteer Fire and Rescue
Mutual Aid, Keene, NH
Ambulance: Rescue,Inc. Brattleboro
Grace Cottage Hospital, Townshend
Police: Windham County Sheriff, Newfane
Mental Health: Mental Health Services of Southern VT 1-800-622-4235
Domestic Violence: Women’s Crisis Center, Brattleboro 254-6954
General: Helpline 257-7989
Runaway: Youth Services of Windham County, Brattleboro 257-0361
Temporary Shelter: Morningside Shelter 257-0066

Town Government

Town Garage (Williamsville)           348-7949
Newfane Town Office:
555 Route 30, P.O. Box 36,
Newfane, VT 05345
Tel: 802-365-7772
Fax: 802-365-7692
Administrative Assistant to the Selectboard
Wannetta Powling (
Hours: Monday – Thursday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
555 Route 30, P.O. Box 296,
Newfane VT 05345
802-365-7772 Ext. 4
Town Clerk:
Carol Hesselbach (
555 Route 30,
P.O. Box 36, Newfane, VT 05345
802-365-7772 Ext. 0

Hours: Monday-Thursday 8 AM to 6 PM
Services: Records and Information, Voter Registration
Dog registration: Register before April 1 to avoid late fees; requires up-to-date rabies vaccination certificate
Motor vehicle renewals available
Fish & Wildlife licenses available

Road Foreman
Jay Wilson (

Town Treasurer & Tax Collector:
Melissa Brown (
555 Route 30, PO Box 36,  Newfane VT 05345
802-365-7772 Ext. 2

Hours: Monday through Thursday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Current – Real Estate:
Quarterly Payments: 8/15, 10/15. 1/15, 4/15
Mail To: Tax Collector, Town of Newfane
Delinquent – Real Estate:
Melissa Brown

Pay to: Delinquent Tax Collector, Town Office

802-365-7772, ext 2
Town Listers:
Mon, Tues, Thursday 9 AM to 12 PM
Closed Wednesday and Friday
802-365-7772, Ext. 1
Zoning Administrator
Merle Tessier (
Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays
12:30 to 4 p.m.
802-365-7772, Ext. 3
Animal Control Officer
(802) 365-7772 ext. 4

Or  Call Windham County Human Society 254-2232


Windham Solid Waste Management District:

Hours: Weekdays: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Saturday: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Permits: Available for purchase at the Solid Waste District…..257-0272


Windham Central Supervisory Union Office: 365-9510
Newbrook Elementary, Principal’s Office: 365-7536
Leland & Gray Union High School, Office: 365-7533
West River Education District


Moore Free Library, West St., Newfane 365-7948

Justices of the Peace for Marriages

Priscilla Cotton
27 Old Stage Road
Newfane, VT 05345
(802) 365-7342

Gloria Cristelli
54 Upper Eager Rd
Newfane, VT 05345

Sandra K Dadik
836 S Wardsboro Rd
Newfane, VT 05345

Kate Gehring
PO Box 167, Williamsville, VT 05362

Apple Gifford
45 French Cabin Road
Newfane, VT 05345

Steve Levine
14 Baker Brook Rd
Williamsville, VT 05362

Lynn Forrest
PO Box 286,
S Newfane, VT 05351,

Other Agencies:

Valley Health Council: 365-7725
Grace Cottage Hospital (Office): 365-7920
Visiting Nurse and Hospice for Vermont and New Hampshire (VNH): 1-888-300-8853
Vermont Dept. of Health: 365-7725
Retired Senior Volunteer Program: 254-7515
Senior Solutions: 1-800-642-5119
Windham Regional Commission: 257-4547

Ordinances in effect:

Refer to the following if you are planning any changes to your property:
(All Ordinances are available for review and/or purchase at the Town Clerk’s Office.)
Newfane Town Plan
Newfane Zoning Bylaw
Newfane Health Ordinance
Newfane Traffic Ordinance

Other Ordinances & Regulations:

Access/Right of Way Permit
Dog Ordinance
Traffic Ordinance
Town Road Specifications
Regulation Governing Newfane’s Antiques Cemeteries
For assistance contact the Zoning Administrator, Administrative Assistant or the Selectmen.

Newfane Town and School Officers: 2019

Moderator Deborah Luskin
Town Clerk Carol Hesselbach
Treasurer/Tax Collector Melissa Brown
Selectboard Chair- Angela Sanborn (
Vice Chair-Ann Golob (
Michael Fitzpatrick (
Katy Johnson-Aplin (
Jeffrey Chevalier (
Collector of Delinquent Taxes Melissa Brown
Listers Doris Knechtel
Beckley Gaudette
Katie Bristol (Data Entry)
School Officers  
West River Education District Directors Kate Gehring
Emily Long
Lindsay Bertram
Mike Foley (At-Large Member)