Friday, September 30, 2016

NE police chiefs have new leader

Douglas Johnston knew he wanted to be a police officer when he was 17 years old. Johnston, then a senior at Springfield High School, became one of the department's cadets, being an officer's shadow.

Reynolds and Son acquires Plimpton Tool Company

Reynolds and Son, Inc, Vermont’s largest privately-owned industrial supply company, announced the acquisition of Plimpton Tool Company, Inc, of Springfield, Vermont.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Woman claims catamount chased her in Springfield

A woman claims she saw a catamount in the parking lot of Family Dollar. Story includes video.

Church of Christ celebrates 70th anniversary

About 135 worshipers recently celebrated the Springfield Church of Christ’s 70th anniversary.           (Photo by Juanita Martus)

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Residents meet, question House candidates

Five Springfield candidates for the Windsor 3-2 State House District shared their thoughts on topics including taxes, the environment, economic development and marijuana at a Meet the Candidates night on Tuesday, Sept. 27 at the Hartness House Inn.

Springfield gets ready for annual apple festival

The 34th Annual Vermont Apple Festival is a staple of autumn for the Town of Springfield. It is also the largest fundraising event of the year for the Springfield Regional Chamber of Commerce.

Girls soccer: Springfield 5, Bellows Falls 4

Springfield held a key 4-2 lead during the second half but a pair of goals from BF's Keri Ticino in a matter of three minutes tied things up.

Otter Valley boys blank Cosmos

The Otter Valley boys soccer team earned its second win over Springfield in four days on Tuesday afternoon.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

4th Annual Fastest Kid in Town

Who will win the crown as the FASTEST KID IN TOWN? Back for its 4th Annual race, the Fastest Kid in Town will take place at high noon during the Vermont Apple Festival at Riverside Park on Saturday, October 8.

Selectboard calls for revision of 2 town plan chapters

The Springfield Selectboard sent two Town Plan chapters, one on energy and one on flood resiliency, back to the town Planning Commission (PC) after lengthy debate at a public hearing and regular meeting of the selectboard on Monday, Sept. 26.

Springfield gets grant to extend Toonerville Trail

Springfield has won a $364,500 federal grant to pay for an extension of the town's popular Toonerville Trail.

ImageTek Labels expands digital printing capabilities with Jetrion 4900M-330

ImageTek Labels is pleased to announce the addition of the Jetrion 4900M-330 to their production facility in Springfield, Vermont.

Boys soccer: Otter Valley 1, Springfield 0

Josh Letourneau scored the game's goal with Maxwell Williams assisting as the Otters elevated their record to 2-4-1.

The Big Beer Boom

Monday, September 26, 2016

What bioacoustic vocal profiling reveals about the health of the presidential candidates

In partnership with the U.S. Army Medical Materiel Agency, MIT's federally funded Lincoln Laboratory is developing a computer algorithm to identify vocal biomarkers that could help diagnose mild traumatic brain injury, or concussion. The Army's interest in human bioacoustics began in 2010 when they awarded a contract to Sound Health Institute of BioAcoustic Biology, the pioneer in this emerging medical field.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Gears, goggles and gizmos

Approximately 100 volunteers got the gears turning this weekend at the 2nd annual Springfield Steampunk Festival, which drew revelers of all ages in futuristic fashion and steam-and-clockwork accessories to the second annual event and fundraiser.

Football: Springfield 47, Missisquoi 16

Matt Lachepellle had three rushing touchdowns and also returned a kickoff for a score to help power the Cosmos to the win over Missisquoi in Springfield's first football trip to the border community.

Girls soccer: Hartford 6, Springfield 1

The Hurricanes improve to 3-1-2 with their win over the Cosmos. "I don't think the score reflects how the game actually went," said Springfield coach Kevin Hoisington. Springfield (1-5) is at Bellows Falls on Monday.

Field hockey: Springfield 7, Fair Haven 0

The Division III Slaters couldn't keep their winning streak alive as they went toe to toe with a Division II Springfield team that did not cooperate.

Steampunk reigns supreme in Springfield

Hundreds of steampunk aficionados invaded a town that used to pride itself as “the Machine Tool Town” Saturday, celebrating the synthesis of science fiction, 19th and 21st century industrial technology and Victorian fashion.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Fire cause ruled electrical

Vermont State Police Fire Investigator Steve Otis said the cause of a Tuesday night fire that displaced an elderly couple from their Springfield home was electrical.

16th annual golf tournament benefits Springfield Hospital

The 2016 Springfield Hospital Golf Tournament champions are Rich Lane, Chris Garvey, Tim Kangas and Rick Marasa.

Governor Shumlin names winners downtown tax credits, Trout River Brewing awarded $62,500

State tax credits will support tenant improvements to a former machine tool factory space in downtown Springfield.
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