Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Select Board meets for second public review of town plan

At the Aug. 14 meeting of the Springfield Select Board, the community sailed through its second official review of the Springfield town plan with no substantial objections to the eight-year action plan.

Cast your vote for VINE Sanctuary

Springfield's VINE Sanctuary has been nominated for favorite farmed animal sanctuary in the nation! Founder Patrice Jones says, "Of course, we don't have a chance against the sanctuaries that welcome large groups of visitors every weekend, but it would be wonderful if we got a respectable number of votes, thereby signaling to the editors of VegNews that some folks do appreciate our unique approach to sanctuary work."

Arion Thiboumery: Our slaughterhouse aims for transparency

A commentary is by Arion Thiboumery, who is general manager of Vermont Packinghouse in North Springfield.

'Starting your own business'

The Vermont Small Business Development Center would like to announce an upcoming workshop in Springfield for those thinking about starting their own business. This workshop, titled "Starting Your Own Business," is aimed at helping future entrepreneurs turn their passions into a full-fledged business venture.

Rotary & Lions to battle Town of Springfield in softball

The Springfield Rotary Club and Springfield Lions Club are again teaming up to take on departments of the Town of Springfield in softball Thursday, Aug. 24 at 6 p.m. at Riverside Park’s Bill Robinson Field.

Police pursue driver of stolen pickup truck

Police are actively seeking the driver of a stolen pickup truck who was involved in a chase across state lines Tuesday morning.

Final days of fun at Rutland Fair

Drake Nelson of Springfield stands on the hood of his “Ain’t Skeerd” truck after being announced the winner in the truck division of the Woodbooger Demolition Derby at the Fair last week. Photo by Robert Lyman

HCRS welcomes new staff members


Health Care and Rehabilitation Services, Vermont’s second-largest community mental-health agency, is pleased to announce the appointment of seven new professionals whose talents will augment HCRS services in the Springfield and Hartford regions.

Monday, August 21, 2017

Partial solar eclipse over Springfield

Photo by Edwin Fransen
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At 2:43 pm, today's nationwide solar eclipse reached maximum peak in Vermont at which point the sun was 62% blocked by the moon passing in front of it. Vermont will get its turn to experience a total solar eclipse in 2024.

Springfield Area Obituaries

              
A funeral mass for Doris Gillette will be celebrated at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday August 24, 2017 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Springfield, Vt

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Safely viewing the solar eclipse

On Aug. 21, people in the United States will have a rare opportunity to see a solar eclipse. Parts of the country along a path from Lincoln City, Ore., to Charleston, S.C., will experience the darkness of a total eclipse. In Vermont, we will experience about 60 percent solar coverage.

Something new on Main Street

Alaura's New Nails is now open. Offering all nail services with great nail art too. Located at 1 Main Street, Springfield.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Impending solar eclipse drives intense local interest

The impending solar eclipse seems to be taking the nation by storm, and it’s no less evident in southern Vermont than in pop culture and national news. As solar mania sweeps the nation, local libraries are struggling to keep solar viewers on their shelves.

Springfield man charged with menacing ex-wife and kids with stolen SUV

A North Springfield man who picked up nine new criminal charges less than 90 minutes after he was released from police custody on Wednesday morning was ordered held without bail Thursday after a judge described him as posing an on-going threat to his ex-wife.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Support Cosmos Football – Buy a Gold Card

From now until Friday 8/25 your Cosmos football team members will be out selling Gold Cards. These cards offer discounts to several area businesses that are valid until one year from now.

Mental health agencies try to fix patients’ waits

Two major Upper Valley mental health agencies hope to significantly reduce their waiting lists not by adding staff, but by changing their approach to scheduling.

Video: First August one ever

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Town officials eye possible TIF district in Springfield

How to generate growth in the private sector without funding in the public sector, and vice versa, is a problem that plagues many Vermont villages, towns, and cities. But, Tax Increment Financing (TIF) has been available in Vermont since the 1990s.

New teachers welcomed

The Springfield School District, represented by School Superintendent Zach McLaughlin, welcomed a bunch of new teachers this week. They are attending a 7 day orientation to help them settle in and get prepared for the return of school days, just 2 weeks away now.

18th Annual RiverSweep

Come get dirty to help us get the Black River cleaner! The 18th Annual RiverSweep is happening on Saturday, September 9th starting at 8 am and ending at 12 noon.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Former VNA building to be razed

Come 2018, the former Visiting Nurse Association building may stand no longer, making way for a view of the Black River on Main Street in Springfield after the town selectboard voted Monday to allocate the money for its demolition.

Local groups collecting food, supplies for back-to-school drive

From Aug. 18 to 31, the Our Place Drop-In Center in Bellows Falls and the Springfield Family Center will be participating in the Back to School Food and Supplies Drive ahead of the new school year.

Gallery at the VAULT celebrates Steampunk

Gallery at the VAULT in Springfield has announced the opening of their third annual Steampunk Art Show. Also, the fun folks from the Steampunk Festival are coming to the VAULT to talk about Steampunk and the upcoming festival.

Fresh start for football teams

A new season is about optimism and there was plenty of it Monday at Bellows Falls as well as about 10 miles up the road in Springfield. Rich Saypack has 36 players out, a healthy number for Springfield in recent years.

The Circus comes to Springfield


On September 23 and 24, the Hartness House Inn will come alive with a Steampunk Circus Spectacular! The 3rd annual Springfield Steampunk Festival has a very different theme compared to the first two festivals, with a huge focus this year on circus and carnival type events.

Few in Vermont using food scrap bins

Vermont’s effort to move toward so-called universal recycling passed a major milestone last month, when transfer stations were required to begin accepting food scraps, grass clippings and other organic waste.

Kim Jong Un backs down in nuclear showdown

North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un decided today not to fire ballistic missiles at Guam, reserving the right to change his mind if “the Yankees persist in their extremely dangerous reckless actions,” according to North Korean state media.
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