Friday, February 27, 2015

Springfield building in danger of collapsing causes evacuations

There were evacuations in Springfield Friday for a building in danger of collapsing.

Four in race for two seats on Springfield board

A pair of real estate agents, a semi-retired pharmacist/pilot, and a retired public works director from California all want to be elected to the Springfield Select Board, but only two will be chosen next Tuesday during town meeting.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Credit Union robbery arrest

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Police have arrested a man for alleged involvement in the January 28th robbery at the Windsor County Credit Union in North Springfield.

Video: How will net neutrality affect YOU?

Related info: Net Neutrality day is here: a guide to today’s vote

Anyone Call a Cab -- from New York?

The TV program Chronicle (WCVB Boston) looks into how this city cab ended up living a country life with Springfield, Vermont native Mike Ruse.

Teachers defend small Vt. schools

Springfield's Alison Sylvester was one of several teachers who offered their thoughts to the Senate Education Committee on Wednesday on proposals to overhaul the governance structures of the state’s nearly 300 school districts to create fewer, larger districts.

Family loses two dogs in house fire

A fire Wednesday morning heavily damaged a Springfield family’s home and also killed their two pet dogs.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Springfield Select Board Meeting

Video recorded on February 23, 2015 by SAPA TV. (2 hours)
Click here for a copy of the Agenda for this meeting

New VTel TV satellite dish installed

Initial denial, then tearful admission to robbery

A Bellows Falls woman who allegedly held up the Rite Aid Pharmacy in Springfield on Monday was described by her public defender at her arraignment Tuesday as “anxious to begin immediate (drug) treatment.”

Woolson Block's fate may rest with SHA

The future of the much maligned Woolson Block in downtown Springfield may be in the hands of the Springfield Housing Authority.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

A message from the SHS Alumni President

Let me introduce myself. I am Jean Thomas Patoine, Class of 1968 and your Alumni President. This is my second year as president and I want to say it has been and is an honor to hold this office.

Peter MacGillivray seeks Select Board re-election

Pharmacist and Springfield resident Peter MacGillivray is seeking re-election for the Springfield Select Board.

David Yesman to run for Select Board

Springfield resident and local Real Estate Agent David Yesman, will seek re-election for his spot on the Select Board March 3.

State budget brings reductions and/or closures

Area legislators had a message to their constituents Monday: don’t hate us when we are forced to cut the state budget.
Photos from Springfield Regional Development Corp.

VPA announces boys basketball pairings

The VPA boys basketball playoffs start rolling this week. In Division II, Springfield and Bellows Falls both face tough tests against two of the top three teams.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Springfield man under indictment for alleged assault on baby

A Springfield, Vt. man is under indictment for an alleged assault on a baby boy who suffered a broken leg.

Rite-Aid robbery arrest

A Bellows Falls woman has been arrested for allegedly robbing the Springfield Rite-Aid.

Police: Robber threatened clerk with 'dirty' needle

Springfield Police are looking for a suspect that held up a pharmacy with a used hypodermic needle.

Water pipes freezing

Freeze Warning, take heed of the caution from our town employees!

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Video: Whole Story Initiative

On February 10, 2015, a Congressional Hearing on the vaccine debate was held and widely publicized. Only one side of that debate was allowed to be presented.  

Minutemen will face Slaters at the Aud

Mill River and Springfield faced off for a Division II girls basketball quarterfinal on Saturday.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Untimely death investigation

The body of a man was discovered this morning lying on the Springfield Plaza footbridge.

RVTC's business students place in DECA competitions

The River Valley Technical Center's Business and Financial Services students recently competed in the annual spring conference for the Vermont Chapter of DECA.
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