Saturday, April 19, 2014

Springfield shines in opener vs. Westside

“Offense sells tickets, defense wins games,” Mickey Caliguiri joked about a football phrase after his West Rutland baseball team took a 13-1 shellacking at Springfield on a cool Friday afternoon at Riverside Park.

Springfield seeks help patching River Street

Town officials are trying to do something about River Street in downtown Springfield, which has been hard hit by this winter’s weather.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Debate begins as energy committee forms

Springfield will have a new energy committee shortly.

Cosmos defeat Jacks in opener

The game went pretty much according to the script.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Principals of the Year announced

The Vermont Principals’ Association will honor seven distinguished educational leaders at the VPA Leadership Academy awards banquet

Fair for job seekers

One road project takes entire paving budget

Resurfacing Pleasant Valley Road will eat up all of the town’s $500,000 repaving budget in 2014-15.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

River Street conditions hot topic at Springfield Select Board meeting

The terrible condition of River St. was the hot topic at Monday’s (April 14) Select Board Meeting in Springfield.

Man rescued from Black River in downtown Springfield

A man was rescued from a rock in the middle of the Black River in downtown Springfield on Tuesday morning after he had apparently jumped into the frigid and racing river from the Fellows footbridge.

Springfield case ends in plea deal

A young mother who was arrested during last summer’s “Operation Precision Valley” sweep of suspected drug dealers in Springfield pleaded guilty Tuesday and received a “community furlough” sentence.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Emergency crews rescue man stranded in river

Emergency workers rescued a man who became stranded in the middle of a treacherous section of river early Tuesday morning.

Man pulled from Black River

An unidentified man was rescued from the Black River Tuesday morning after spending roughly 90 minutes in the choppy waters.

Man rescued and safe from middle of Black River

Rescue crews from Springfield and Hartford's swiftwater rescue team Tuesday morning saved a young man from the middle of the Black River.

Window display calls attention to child abuse victims

A display of 200 pinwheels in the Black River Used Bookstore in Springfield was created to call attention to the victims of child abuse.

Branding together

A Kickstarter campaign has been launched to raise money to make a chalk mural permanent in downtown Springfield.

Fight over boyfriend turns ugly

Although accounts differ as to who started the actual melee, a fight between two teenage girls landed one in the hospital and one in court.

Woman gets probation for driving dealer

A North Springfield woman who police said drove a reputed “Jersey Boys” drug gang member to a transaction a year ago where he sold heroin to a police informant will spend two years on probation.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Ice chunk blocks route 5

A large chunk of ice blocked both lanes traffic on route 5 in Springfield VT 3:30 pm today, about 1 mile north of old toll bridge. Road was cleared within an hour.

Massachusetts woman nabbed after Springfield heroin bust

A 22-year-old woman from Holyoke, Mass., is facing federal charges after law enforcement says she admitted she sold 6,000 to 8,000 bags of heroin in Vermont since November.

Shumlin: Vermont's permitting process 'easy'

A new slaughterhouse that is set to open in North Springfield is already talking about possible expansion.

Two RVTC students bring home the gold

The River Valley Technical Center is proud to announce that two students of the Audio Video Production Program won the Gold Medal in Television Production at Skills USA, Vermont.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Alumni Variety Show

Participants in the Springfield High School Alumni Association's Talent Show on Saturday night all gather together at the end to lead the audience in a rousing chorus of "Glory To Springfield".
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