Saturday, April 29, 2017

Man denies kidnap, sex assault

A New Hampshire man on parole for sexually assaulting numerous teenage girls was held without bail Friday following new charges that he kidnapped a teenager and repeatedly sexually assaulted her.

Friday, April 28, 2017

SMCS April member of the month

Springfield Medical Care Systems April Member of the Month is Joshua Dufresne, Chief of Practice Operations.

Vermont Packinghouse suspended multiple times by USDA for humane slaughter violations

Concerned for the welfare of the animals slaughtered at the Vermont Packinghouse in North Springfield, the Animal Welfare Institute issued a letter this week to the USDA, encouraging the agency to withdraw the plant’s grant of inspection.

Support Spencer Hollow School

The Spencer Hollow Schoolhouse is the oldest one room, brick schoolhouse still standing in Vermont. Primary school was held there until 1926.

Video: River Valley Employment Fair 2017

The employment fair was held Wednesday afternoon, April 26, at Riverside Middle School in Springfield. Video from SAPA TV.

Moxley Union at the Taverne

Springfield's best rock band has only been invited to play in Springfield once since they started out 5 years ago but in various other communities, they are a popular returning act at several establishments. This Saturday, they perform at Taverne on the Square in Claremont.

A wheelchair at the library

The Springfield Town Library has a wheelchair! The gift of an anonymous donor, the chair means library users who make it up the ramp and into the building can relax and enjoy the comfort of a self-propelling, easy rolling, standard chair.

Springfield piano studio marathon winners

Terry Hartman (left) and Gabe McNeil were the first Springfield Piano Studio students to cross the finish line in the 26-week piano exercise marathon held at the Studio recently.

Springfield police find man who kidnapped child

Springfield Police found a man driving in Springfield yesterday morning who was later arrested for kidnapping and aggravated sexual assault.

Baseball: Springfield 20, Twin Valley 3

The Cosmos received a much-need morale booster, riding a 15-run fourth inning to a mercy rule victory.

Springfield solar array to power Windsor hospital

The town of Springfield has agreed to a 25-year lease on six acres of land for a solar array near the town’s highway garage. The array will bring in $12,500 per year in lease payments from renewable energy company Barrington Power Ascutney 2, LLC (BP Ascutney 2), and will provide power to Mt. Ascutney Hospital in Windsor,

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Children evacuated from Springfield Parent Child Center

A gas leak at the Springfield Area Parent Child Center shortly after 9 this morning necessitated a complete evacuation of the building which is located at 6 Main Street in North Springfield.

North Springfield Industrial Park access detour

Villagers living along quiet Main Street in North Springfield will now have to endure the sound of large tractor trailer trucks rolling by all hours of the day and night.

Springfield K-2 fares well at states

It was a bright and brisk day when seven young wrestlers headed north. The K-2 team from Springfield was ready to battle for the title of state champion. They didn't disappoint

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Man accused of assault jailed for contempt of court

A Springfield man charged with beating and threatening another man with a knife during a fight has been sentenced to 30 days in jail for contempt of court.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Springfield Community Chorus marks 50th anniversary

Springfield Community Chorus will present a grand choral fanfare to mark their 50th year celebration.

Making fabric pottery

Calling all people who like to work with fabric. Elizabeth Ezold makes amazing fabric pottery and will be sharing her expertise at Gallery at the VAULT. Learn to sew beautiful multi-colored bowls in a variety of shapes and sizes on Saturday, May 6 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

A boxing fan campaigns to elect Springfield native as first woman in the International Boxing Hall of Fame

Roy Peter Clark, a senior scholar at the Poynter Institute (a school for journalists) wants the International Boxing Hall of Fame to induct Margery Miller Welles from Springfield, Vermont under the category called “Observers.” He has started a personal campaign to elevate her name in the boxing world.

Springfield Community Band starts rehearsals

Nick Pelton lifted his baton, the band swung into a snappy rendition of “Puttin’ on the Ritz,” and the first rehearsal of the Springfield Community Band’s 2017 season was underway recently at the Riverside Middle School auditorium.

Contestants, escorts prepare for the 61st annual Apple Blossom Cotillion

Although the rehearsal hadn’t officially begun, Apple Blossom Cotillion participants were already tapping their feet, swaying to the sounds of “Crocodile Rock,” and practicing moves on the sidelines of the Riverside Middle School gym.

Next OLLI program uncovers American Revolution spies

Damien Cregeau will present the OLLI-Osher Lifelong Learning Institute program on Tuesday, May 2 titled “Spies, Lies and Alibis: Spying During the American Revolution.” It will be presented at 2:00 p.m. at the Nolin Murray Center next to St. Mary’s Catholic Church on Pleasant St. in Springfield.

Previously unknown Asahel Powers portrait featured at April 26th Estates Auction in Connecticut

Asahel Lynde Powers was born in Springfield, Vermont, in 1813. He began his career as an itinerant artist in his teens. Several portraits from the mid-1830s were painted in Springfield, indicating that Powers returned there periodically from his travels through Vermont, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire. Powers' paintings from the 1830s are considered his strongest portraits due to their intensity, crispness, and decorative quality.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Town cites 4 ‘nuisance’ properties

Owners of four residential properties in Springfield have been issued “nuisance” violation tickets from the town, and are working now to clean them up as fines accrue each day until cleanup is complete.

American Cancer Society seeks Relay for Life teams

Spring is in the air and it is never too early to think about your summer plans. Mark your calendars now and join other Windsor County residents on the relay track from 12 p.m. to 12 a.m. Saturday, June 24 at the Riverside Middle School in Springfield, Vermont.

Springfield man arrested for aggravated assault

A 34-year-old Springfield man was arrested Sunday after an alleged fight at Ascutney Self-Storage in Weathersfield.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Steampunk festival to hold Tweed Ride and Fun Run

Organizers of Springfield’s 3rd annual Steampunk Festival are raising funds for the 2017 event with the first ever Tweed Ride and Fun Run.

National Record Store Day

"There's a concert from 1975 by Bruce Springsteen that came out for the first time and that's what got me here," said music lover Kurt Staudter. The Springfield man has been buying vinyl since he was a kid.

Springfield Area Obituaries


Music Video: Honest Way

Nathaniel Titorenko
and Tristan Bellerive
of Moxley Union

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