Monday, March 27, 2017

Governor Scott in Springfield today

Governor Phil Scott met this morning with residents of the Whitcomb highrise senior housing building on Mineral Street before attending a Springfield Rotary Club luncheon at noon.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

How to provide universal health care using 1 easy trick

The first sentence of Congress’ Obamacare repeal should read: “There shall be a free market in health insurance.” Unfortunately, no one can imagine what a free market in health care looks like because we haven’t had one for nearly a century.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Springfield legislative breakfast forum

On Monday, March 20 a legislative breakfast was held at the Holiday Inn Express in Springfield. This event was an opportunity for area townspeople to congregate with local legislators, to meet, ask questions, share concerns and ideas.

Local children qualify for 4-H State Day

Springfield was the place to be Saturday, March 18 as area 4-H'ers enthusiastically sang, danced and shared their project work with friends, family and the public.

Springfield Area Obituaries


Thursday, March 23, 2017

St. Patrick’s Day at the Hartness House

With the sounds of the Celtic harp in the background, patrons of the Hartness House tavern lifted a glass to the Irish on St. Patrick’s Day evening. Local brews, special “green” cocktails, and Chef Nick Matush’s unique take on pub fare insured everyone had a great time.

Police wait for forensic tests on weapon

Police Chief Douglas Johnston said Wednesday investigators won’t know for sure whether the knife they found behind a building on Union Street is the weapon used in the stabbing death of Betty Rodriguez until forensic tests are completed.

Humane Society 'Heat the Shelter' raffle party

The Springfield Humane Society will host an Open House Thursday, March 24 from 5-7. The new addition is finished and SHS invites all to come and see. There will be refreshments and the winning raffle tickets will be drawn. Everyone is welcome to come and view the new pet rooms and meeting space.

School district to eliminate 1 position due to budget constraints

After “shaking out” the cuts and retirements taking place in the Springfield School District for the upcoming year, the school district has a singular notification to make regarding a reduction in force (RIF) for the equivalent of one school staff position, according to Superintendent Zach McLaughlin.

Man denies murder charge

Members of the Union/Park Neighborhood association were so concerned about illegal activity at 25 Union St., the scene of Monday’s fatal stabbing, they asked Police Chief Douglas Johnston to attend their meeting two weeks ago.

Springfield Unified basketball opens season

The Springfield Unified basketball team opened the 2017 season where it left off in 2016 — facing Rutland. The Raiders won the VPA South division last year and went on to finish as state runner-up behind Champlain Valley. In Wednesday's opener, the visiting Cosmos jumped out to a 28-20 halftime lead before Rutland rallied for a 58-45 victory.

The Great Hall seeks artists for a new exhibition

The Great Hall in Springfield, VT is seeking renowned New England landscape artists for an exhibition entitled "WILD LANDS — Tapestries of Art and Nature" slated for October 12, 2017 through March 30, 2018.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

New principal appointed at Elm Hil

Christine Pereira of Westminster will take the helm as new principal of Elm Hill Elementary School, beginning this summer.

The Grand Lady of North Springfield passes at age 90

Long-time community activist and leader Jean Willard has died. In her prime, she was a strong influence in Springfield, voters electing her first to serve on the Selectboard and then later on, the Schoolboard. She was the leading advocate for the interests of North Springfield, where she resided for most of her life.

Inmate No. 144711 is a 90-Year-Old Veteran

None of the professionals involved in his case thinks that 90-year-old Emery Woodall Jr. should be in prison. Not the police who arrested him in North Springfield for a relatively minor infraction, the prosecutor who filed charges against him, the Department of Corrections — or the lawyers, nonprofits and government agencies that weave together Vermont's social safety net.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Springfield man accused of fatally stabbing girlfriend pleads not guilty

There was an arraignment Tuesday for a man accused of stabbing his girlfriend in the neck.

Springfield man sentenced in pedestrian’s death

A 22-year-old Springfield, Vt., man who fled the scene after his car struck and killed a pedestrian pleaded guilty to charges in the case on Tuesday and was sentenced to six months of home confinement.

Springfield woman fatally stabbed

A Springfield woman died Monday after police said she was stabbed in the neck and back by a man she was romantically involved with.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Police investigate fatal stabbing near school

Police are still on the scene this evening where a fatal stabbing took place near the Union Street elementary school this afternoon during school hours.
Springfield VT Waterfall

Tito Gutierrez

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