Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Peer mediation & deputy program at Union Street School

Do you remember running excitedly out onto the playground, then feeling unsure of where you’d be welcome to play? The 5th graders have been through skill training on how to “Listen” to their classmates.

PSB to hold hearings on VTel, Springfield community TV dispute

The Public Service Board has agreed to open a hearing to settle a long running dispute between VTel and Springfield Area Public Access Television (SAPA).

Thanksgiving, Silver Bullet style

Bill Roberson and his wife, Christina Perez, and their two sons are going to be serving homemade turkey soup, stuffing and sweet potatoes Thanksgiving Day from The Silver Bullet, their food cart.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Lawmakers push corrections reform for mentally ill inmates

Shaken by a September visit to a wing for severely mentally ill inmates at the Southern State Correctional Facility in Springfield, a group of lawmakers has begun to press for reforms to the corrections system.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Police log

Recents arrests and incident as logged by the Springfield Police Department.

Yennerell completes first year in Springfield

Tom Yennerell ticks off the positives he’s seen in his first year as Springfield town manager. “I think many people are interested in moving Springfield forward,” said Yennerell.
Video: Springfield Hospital installs solar hot water

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Elderly man receives minor injuries in Springfield rollover

An elderly man received minor injuries after his truck rolled over a 10-foot embankment and nearly went into the Black River near the Springfield Senior Center on Saturday.

Man avoids river plunge in Springfield crash

An elderly Cavendish man was injured Saturday afternoon when he drove his pickup off a 10-foot-tall stone embankment near the Springfield Senior Center, almost landing in the Black River.

Sweet spot: Cookies are top draw at annual Springfield event

The tipoff was all the cars parked outside the Springfield Senior Center early Saturday.

Inmate charged with jail assault

An inmate at the Springfield prison is charged with an aggravated assault that sent another inmate to the hospital last week.

Video: JFK - The Chilling Truth

On this date in 1963, President John F.Kennedy was assassinated.
Best selling author and historian Jim Marrs explains how this long ago tragic event can help us understand what's going wrong with our country today.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Pickup truck tumbles off Community Center parking lot

At approximately 12:35 hours this date, Springfield police officers responded to the area of the bridge between Clinton St. and Main St. for a reported vehicle in the river.

National chain applies to buy five Vermont nursing homes

A national nursing home chain that is facing U.S. Justice Department charges of fraud and inadequate staffing is seeking regulators’ approval for its purchase of five Vermont homes, including one in Springfield.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Mental health agency lays off a dozen

The nonprofit agency designated by the state of Vermont to provide mental health and substance abuse treatment in communities in Windsor and Windham counties laid off 12 employees this week.

Optum donates 45 laptops

Optum plans to donate nine refurbished laptop computers to the Springfield Town Library in Springfield next week, as part of the company’s donation of 45 laptops to five public libraries across Vermont.

Plywood conflict is over at Woolson Block

The plywood protest is over. A week after Woolson Block owner E.J. Cully took his dispute with state fire safety inspectors public in a very public way, one of the building’s tenants has removed the plywood — with help from a couple of friends.
Video: Black River Action Team (BRAT) - Pollution Documentary

The Black River is polluted. Find out how one woman brought her community together to clean up Springfield, Vermont's landmark geographical feature.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Proposed cut would eliminate Gateway program

Springfield School Superintendent Zachary McLaughlin announced this week that he was proposing the closure of the Gateway Collaborative as a cost-savings move, and the elimination of 11 jobs as a result.

Judge OKs new plea deal for child molester

A Springfield man will serve 10 years in prison for child molesting under a new plea deal after the judge rejected the first one.
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