Wednesday, June 28, 2017

School board talks impact of health plan; low SBAC scores

Springfield School District Director of Fiscal Services, Steve Hier, discussed the impact that the Vermont Education Health Initiative (VEHI) will have on district finances during Monday’s school board meeting.

Curb Appeal Challenge opens

Working for a more inviting Springfield, community members from several Springfield groups have joined together to offer the first annual Springfield Curb Appeal Challenge.  This exciting contest challenges property owners and tenants in Springfield and North Springfield to boost the appearance of their properties with a home or landscaping improvement.

Video: The secret reason we eat meat

This animated video, narrated by Dr. Melanie Joy, provides startling yet little-known facts about the psychology of eating meat.

Study: Vegan blood is 8 times more effective at killing cancer cells
Eschewing animal products isn’t only good for the planet, it improves your odds of living a long and healthy life!

Monday, June 26, 2017

Agency proposes penalties for slaughterhouse noncompliance

The Vermont Agency of Agriculture proposed administrative penalties on June 16 against North Springfield-based Vermont Packinghouse after the processing plant — which processes the livestock of over 300 local, small-scale farms — was found in non-compliance with USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service guidelines.

Springfield pen knife flashing leads to felony charge

A Springfield woman who police say admitted she flashed a pen knife during an argument in front of the Turning Point Club a month ago is now facing a felony charge as a result.

Springfield soccer opens with win

The Springfield Soccer Club hosted the Lebanon Topstitch for the season opener of the New Hampshire Soccer Conference and pulled out a thrilling victory Sunday afternoon.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

VINE hosts dinner with animal-free fare

On Sunday, a gathering of 30 enjoyed eating vegan at a potluck dinner sponsored by VINE animal refuge sanctuary.  VINE's free quarterly dinners are open to the public. This one held at the Unitarian Universalist church in Springfield.

Springfield man sentenced for New Year's Day pursuit in Weathersfield

A Springfield man who totaled his SUV on New Year’s Day following a brief police pursuit up Weathersfield Center Road was sentenced this week.

Springfield woman appointed chief financial officer at One Credit Union

Judith Soules, of Springfield, Vt., has been appointed chief financial officer at One Credit Union. Soules has more than 20 years of financial management experience and has worked in marketing, sales, human resources, information technology and operations.

Senior Solutions has new nutrition, wellness director

Catherine Wisniewski spent the past two years living in South Africa fighting HIV/AIDs, but she feels that her new role as nutrition and wellness director for Senior Solutions, a Springfield, Vt.-based nonprofit, will be just as challenging and rewarding as her Peace Corps experience.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Springfield Area Obituaries

Calling hours for Marion Parker will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 28, at Davis Memorial Chapel in Springfield.

Rain leads to temporary high E.Coli readings in pond

With cold temperatures and heavy rainfall extending through May well into June, Vermonters may be eager to pack up their towels, picnics, and tubes and head to their local beachfront. But on Monday, E. Coli (Escherichia coli) levels at Stoughton Pond threatened this rite of Spring.

Developers seek to partner with town for Woolson Block project grant

The Springfield Housing Authority (SHA) and Housing Vermont are hoping to partner with the town of Springfield to apply for a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) for the purposes of developing the Woolson Block, which sits currently unoccupied in downtown Springfield.

Student penny war raises almost $1K for humane society

The Union Street School 3rd-, 4th-, and 5th-graders raised nearly $1000 to benefit the Springfield Humane Society earlier this month during their annual Penny War.

County Road culvert update

The town is proceeding with a long-term repair to the failed culvert on County Road. The goal is still to have the culvert repaired and County Road open by the end of the 2017 construction season.

State charges VT slaughterhouse with violating law

The Vermont Agency of Agriculture has charged a North Springfield slaughterhouse with six counts of violating the state's humane slaughter laws and will impose a $1,500 administrative penalty.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Police seek man claiming to be undercover officer

Approached a teenage girl.

“What’s Cookin’” was co-produced by local actress

Movie short “What’s Cookin’” written by actor, director, producer Canada Black is a new twist in the horror, suspense, thriller genre. Starring Springfield’s own actress Alina Abraham; she also co-produced and directed alongside Black.

Springfield Alumni Day Parade, 2017

Energized by the theme of “Sports,” SHS anniversary classes presented an upbeat tribute to their athletes, teams, and coaches in the 2017 Alumni Day Parade.

HCRS announces new staff members

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

North Springfield man allegedly sold heroin with kids present

A North Springfield man is facing drug dealing charges after he and his girlfriend allegedly arranged transactions over Facebook Messenger and then allegedly invited a buyer into their apartment while two young children were present in order to pick up heroin laced with Fentanyl.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Chester man charged with home invasion

A Springfield native now of Chester who’d been due in court Tuesday to resolve a series of criminal charges with a plea deal instead ended up getting arraigned on five new counts and held for lack of bail.

“Humane” slaughterhouse slammed with false advertising complaint

Yesterday, the international animal protection organization Mercy For Animals, filed a complaint urging Vermont Attorney General T.J. Donovan to investigate North Springfield slaughterhouse Vermont Packinghouse for false advertising.

Video: Driving Behavior is Learned at Home

Produced in Springfield by RVTC Studios for the Vermont Highway Department.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Leadership Southeast Vermont graduating class

On Thursday, June 8, the graduating class of the Leadership Southeast Vermont (LSEVT) program attended their Commencement Ceremony at the Hartness House in Springfield. The largest class in the history of the program.

Simply Asian Food Truck

Simply Asian is an Asian Fusion food truck that has recently shown up in Springfield. Everyone is RAVING about them!

Firm to assess Black River tributary

The town of Springfield has received a grant to assess stream geomorphic conditions on a tributary of the Black River that runs through Valley Street.

Springfield mother allegedly sold heroin with her daughter in the backseat

A Springfield woman who drove to the Springfield Shopping Plaza back in November and allegedly conducted a drug deal while her young daughter was in the back seat of her car is facing a felony charge as a result.

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