Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Major I-91 accident closes exit 7

Vermont State Police have announced that Interstate 91 southbound is closed until further notice at Exit 7 in Springfield. Emergency services are on scene for a log truck vs state plow truck crash. Please seek alternate routes until further notice. The accident occured at around 5:30 pm. The logging truck is tipped over onto its side.

Report suggests new Vermont mega-prison

A new report drafted for the Vermont Legislature suggests replacing several aging correctional facilities with one mega-prison, designed for specific inmate groups, over the next decade.

VT Fish & Wildlife hosts public discussion sessions on baitfish regulations

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is hosting several public discussion sessions on Vermont's fishing regulations, beginning January 30th in Springfield. Department officials are hoping to engage anglers in a discussion and gather public opinion on the state's baitfish rules.

Protest rally for the homeless 1-22-18

Basically the State Department for Children and Families in Springfield economic services are leaving people homeless in the cold even pregnant women and not helping anyone when they are supposed to help everyone especially in this kind of weather.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Springfield Learning Garden receives literacy grant

The Springfield Learning Garden Inc., of Springfield, Vermont has received a grant from the Children’s Literacy Foundation.

Springfield Medical Care Systems awarded grant for surgical drill

Springfield Medical Care Systems is pleased to announce that it has received a $4,558 grant from the Northeast Delta Dental Foundation to purchase a new surgical drill for use at Chester Family Dental in Chester.

Society runs out of steam for annual festival

Despite the recent cancellation of the 2018 Springfield Steampunk festival, organizers say there is no cause for alarm. Robyn Priebe, president of the Steampunk Society of Vermont, says the society will have “other events” this year in lieu of its fourth festival.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Great ice skating time

The large North Springfield public skating rink, next to old North School, got some nice natural flooding on Friday followed by a quick freezing, ideal conditions for creating a mirror smooth finish.

Video: Martin Luther King Jr. - Love Your Enemies

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Then Again: FBI digs for radicals among Vermont’s immigrants

On March 14, 1919, FBI Special Agent John B. Hanrahan had offered an overview of radical elements in Vermont to his superiors. Springfield bore scrutiny.

First annual Bowling for Hunger tournament

Wintertime fun for a great cause! Grab some canned goods, a few friends, and bowl for hunger! On Sunday, Feb. 18 at 10 a.m., Up Your Alley will be hosting Springfield’s first annual Bowling for Hunger Tournament.

Wrestling Like a Girl, in Vermont

When someone says “you wrestle like a girl” it is generally accepted as something negative. that is not the case in Vermont. Vermont has a growing number of girls taking on the sport of wrestling, not only on the mat, but in coaching positions.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Grant spurs fluoride debate in Bellows Falls

A grant awarded to the Bellows Falls Water Department to replace its water fluoridation equipment sparked recent debate among village trustees.
Video: A fluoride fight breaks out between 2 members of the town leadership.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Video: 5th/6th grade girls basketball coach storms off

At a game held at Windsor Recreation Center Friday night, the Springfield team's coach gets maybe just a little bit too bristled.

Springfield girls roll

The Springfield girls basketball team took to the road on Thursday to Woodstock and dominated to a 72-10 win. The Springfield boys lost a tough one.

Springfield Wrestlers sweep Mt. Abe Tourney

At a tournament in Bristol, Vt. the weekend of Saturday, Jan. 6, Springfield wrestlers took home some serious hardware.  (Photo by Crystal Shaw)

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Coffeehouse Music Series presents Matt Meserve

On Saturday, Jan. 20, the Springfield UU Church presents Matt Meserve at 7 p.m. Meserve has been entertaining in southern Vermont and the Upper Valley for the past 10 years.

Video: Piano Man performed by Matt Meserve

Springfield Printing purchases Prospect Park Press

As of Dec. 29, 2017, Springfield Printing Corporation, located in North Springfield, has purchased the West Chesterfield, New Hampshire-based printing company, Prospect Park Press.
Video:   Springfield Vermont exit 7 on I-91

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