Saturday, July 23, 2016

‘The time is right’

Candace Montesi will retire on July 31 after 17 years as music director and organist at the First Congregational Church in Springfield.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Police seek convicted drug dealer who escaped from furlough

Springfield Probation and Parole (SPP) is seeking the public’s help to locate Melissa DiMartino, 41, who remains at large after escaping from furlough from Southern State Correctional Facility (SSCF) last week.

Jake’s Women at Springfield Players Studio

Jake’s Women, a comedy by Neil Simon, directed by Stephanie Rowe, is the latest production in the 2016 Springfield Community Players’ season. July 22 and 23.

Springfield graduate places 2nd in Russian language competition

Out of 79 participants hailing from multiple countries, Springfield’s Bryn Hemmings placed second in his category in the Vermont International Russian Language Olympiada held at Lyndon State College (LSC) in Lyndon, Vermont this past May.

Video: Will your hydrogen car explode?

Until now, using electricity to make hydrogen fuel used more energy than what you got back from it. But a breakthrough by Stanford University scientists could save hydrogen producers billions in energy costs and make hydrogen fuel cheaper at the pump than gasoline.    Read more...

Springfield Area Obituaries

Thursday, July 21, 2016

HCRS welcomes new staff

Health Care and Rehabilitation Services (HCRS), Vermont’s second-largest community mental-health agency, is pleased to announce the appointment of seven new professionals whose talents will augment HCRS’ services.

Habitat for Humanity house for sale

Elks present Czwakiel with Eagle Scout honor

Andrew Scott Czwakiel, son of Bruce and Lisa Czwakiel, was presented with an Elks plaque for his hard work. He earned his Eagle Scout rank on Dec. 16, 2015.

First Congregational Church music director to retire

Sunday, July 31 will be Candace Montesi’s last day as music director of the First Congregational Church in Springfield.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Opinion: McCormack has served well

Dick McCormack has served the people of Windsor County in an honorable fashion since first joining the Vermont state Senate in 1989.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Cheshire Bridge project disrupts traffic

Work began a little more than a week ago on the Cheshire Bridge, replacing the bridge's four expansion joints and repairing and repaving its deck and cutting traffic to one-way across the Connecticut River.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Vermont launches distracted driving awareness campaign

Local police, EMS officials weigh in.

Slow it down, spread it out, soak it in

(L to R: Moira Stettner, David Stern, Cathy Karaffa)
In June, after months of planning and research, volunteers from the Black River Action Team installed a rain garden on the front lawn of #11 Meadow Drive in the Pedden Acres neighborhood in Springfield.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Ma and Pa succumb: The big box effect on American culture

After watching my hometown of Springfield, Vermont, struggle economically for years, I have been trying to piece out what it is that prevents the community from returning to its thriving past.

Selectboard to hold hearings on nuisance ordinance, rooming houses

The Springfield Selectboard will hold a public hearing on Monday, July 25 in regard to a proposed zoning amendment that would update the definition of and rules for “rooming houses” within the town.
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