Thursday, July 27, 2017

Man dies in Weathersfield motorcycle crash

Dale R. Porter of Ascutney was killed near Stoughton Pond early Thursday morning after being ejected from his Titan motorcycle on wet roads.

Town celebrates 90th anniversary of Lindbergh landing

Town and community officials celebrated the 90th anniversary of Charles Lindbergh’s visit to Springfield on Wednesday at the Hartness State Airport with a glider flight and participation from Lindbergh’s daughter, Reeve Lindbergh, who resides in St. Johnsbury.

Springfield Dam Run supports local charities and groups

After 12 years the Springfield Dam Run is still passionate about supporting local activities. Just as in the previous 11 years, the Dam Run and its founder, Joe Cerniglia, continues to turn all profits back over to the Springfield community.

Springfield slaughterhouse settles with state over livestock handling violations

The Agency of Agriculture has reached a settlement agreement with a Springfield slaughterhouse that violated federal livestock handling standards.

Vt. airport celebrates 90th anniversary of flight

The Spirit of Anne Morrow Lindbergh circled twice above the valley where the Hartness State Airport sits, a crowd of 50 or 60 spectators watching below. They were there to commemorate the anniversary of a landing at Hartness in 1927, when Charles Lindbergh celebrated his historic transatlantic flight.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Video: Famed aviator Charles Lindbergh's visit to Vermont celebrated

Jack Thurston, New England Cable News (NECN)

Photos: Lindbergh Day at Hartness Airport

Springfield Airport Commission members Bruce Johnson and Peter MacGillivray chat with Reeve Lindbergh Tripp in the Hartness Airport terminal building following ceremonies honoring her father Charles Lindbergh who landed his history-making airplane in Springfield 90 years ago today.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Lindbergh’s daughter to visit Springfield for ‘Spirit’ 90th anniversary

This summer marks the 90th anniversary of Col. Charles A. Lindbergh’s historic visit to Springfield, Vermont. On Wednesday, July 26, the date of the original visit in 1927, the public is welcome to attend a ceremony from 1 to 3:30 to commemorate this event at Hartness State Airport in North Springfield. Admission will be free.

Pasture pals

On Tuesday, VINE Sanctuary launched its Pasture Pals program, which gives area children the opportunity to spend time with animals, learn about compassion, and give back to the sanctuary.

Town, community leaders talk projects at annual meeting

A dominant theme emerged at Springfield On the Move’s (SOM) annual meeting on Monday: celebrating collaboration and cooperation across Springfield entities.

Men who went ‘exploring’ at Vt. Yankee face charges

Two men who wanted to “go exploring” at the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant were arrested and charged with trespassing as they were trying to get into the restricted area at the closed plant.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Birch – Led by Mrs. Birsky's grandaughter

Away in Vermont writing my new album "", a collection of songs about the evolution of the female, how far we've come and how much further we have to go. How fitting that I should open up a desk drawer and find this newspaper clipping with a photo of my late grandmother.

UNITY – Judge Da Beast, Jibba The Gent and S.I.N. SiZZle

Off his debut album 'Arraignment', Judge Da Beast joins forces with Springfield's Jibba "The Gent" (left, in DGK tank top) and S.I.N. SiZZle to get some hip-hop happening at the Vermont state capitol building.

St. Mark’s announces Monastery Days

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church has initiated a day each month of quiet, called Monastery Days. The church and parish grounds will be open to anyone who would like to experience gentle silence, a place to come away and rest in the quiet beauty of the gardens, sit in the church and pray, spend a few minutes, an hour, or the whole day living simply.

Springfield Area Obituaries

A memorial mass for Mary Ellen Ankuda will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 27, at St. Catherine’s Church in Charlestown. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Davis Memorial Chapel in Springfield.

Stellafane celebrates telescope-making and astronomy

Billed as the oldest and best star party in the world, the 82nd Stellafane Convention brought hundreds of amateur telescope makers and night-sky enthusiasts to Breezy Hill in Springfield, Vt., last week.
(Click on center of shirt above for a video tour by James Steamer)

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Springfield park project among grant funding recipients

All-4-One has been awarded $2,054 for the Springfield Community Park Project, a partnership with the Springfield Park and Recreation Department. The grant will help furnish the Springfield park area with picnic tables, trash barrels, and barbeque grills.

More heroin charges filed against Springfield's Aaron Montgomery

A Springfield father of five was back in court for the second time this month facing more heroin-related charges at an arraignment Friday afternoon where he seemed unable to stand still.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Springfield Co-op celebrates 25th anniversary

”Large enough to meet your needs; small enough to meet your neighbors.” According to general manager Naomi Lauritsen, that’s the motto of the Springfield Food Co-op, which celebrated it’s 25th anniversary on Friday

Prayers for Homer

Vermont's own Homer Simpson (Tim Kavanagh) spent the 10th anniversary of Springfield's big Simpsons day event in a Boston hospital recovering from major cancer surgery.

Friday, July 21, 2017

North School Yard Sale preview video:
Simpsons anniversary edition

The North School Preservation Society is holding another one of their fundraising yard sales this Saturday July 22nd from 9 to 2. Money goes towards paying insurance on the 5.5 acre park for continued use and enjoyment by the public and also for much needed repairs to the school house. (Video features North School's own Homer Simpson-- Mo Gilchrist.)

Springfield takes on urban decay one building at a time

Neighborhood activists, who are trying to clean up one of Springfield's toughest neighborhoods, say they'll only be able to tackle the problem one building at a time.

10 years ago today: Springfield Vermont hosts the world premiere of The Simpsons Movie

As many as 5,000 people filled the town square for the day long big event. The film went on to become the number one box office hit of the summer in Europe and in many U.S. states too.

Shut out of the premiere

This is the story that inspired the creation of this local news blog back in August, 2007. To provide a forum where anyone can conveniently inform the people of Springfield about local injustices and failings as well as all the good positive things going on around here.
Video: Charles Lindbergh: A Young, American Hero

Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

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