Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Plea deal dropped for Springfield man

After announcing that plans for a plea deal had crumbled, lawyers made plans in court Tuesday to move toward a trial in the case of a Springfield, Vt., man charged in connection with a 2008 shooting death in that town.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Vermonters across region honor Jeffords

Vermonters of all political affiliations paid respect to former U.S. Sen. James Jeffords, who ended his political career as an independent after a decades-long association with the Republican Party, following his death Monday at the age of 80

Monday, August 18, 2014

Rotary District Governor visits Springfield Rotary Club

Christian Craig, Rotary District Governor Rich Berryman, Carol Cole and Rotary District Assistant Governor Chrisandra Burgess

Police log

Recent calls for service as logged by the Springfield Police Department.

Town frustrated with lack of state enforcement on safety violations

Frustrated with the lack of enforcement by state fire and safety officials, the town of Springfield hopes to open a dialogue.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Video: History of Spencer Hollow School

In this 39 minute video, Don Whitney tells about the history and restoration of the oldest one room brick schoolhouse in Vermont. Video from Steve Giroux, Creative Director at Third Generation Design in Windsor.

Town will accept park gift

The town of Springfield has agreed to assume ownership of the downtown pocket park owned by Springfield On The Move.

Friday, August 15, 2014

NoSAG likes solar, but...

The North Springfield Action Group, which opposed the ill-fated biomass plant in North Springfield, said Thursday it “applauded” the proposed solar facility for the same location in the North Springfield Industrial Park.

Opinion: Proposed solar array is an opportunity

In contrast to their fatally flawed biomass proposal, this cluster of solar arrays should be quite benign and could prove beneficial to the global environment.

Opinion: Appreciate the efforts of those making a difference

I would just like to say thank you to the organizations and individuals who are trying hard to make a positive difference in our town — it is being noticed.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Sign up now for Springfield Hospital's Golf Challenge

The leaves on the trees will soon be turning color. What better time of year to play golf. Add in a great cause and you have the 14th annual Springfield Hospital Challenge golf tournament on September 18.

McNaughton urges police to get drug dealing ‘off Main Street’

Efforts to create an anti-loitering ordinance, or update the town’s public nuisance ordinance in an effort to deter drug crime aren’t going to be easy.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Man involved in Springfield shooting misses arraignment

Authorities have issued an arrest warrant for a New Jersey man for allegedly possessing heroin and cocaine at the time that he was shot in Springfield, Vt., in June.

Is there solar in Springfield’s future electric bill?

The town of Springfield could save up to $20,000 a year if it bought electricity from a solar project proposed by Winstanley Enterprises, the project developers told the Springfield Select Board on Monday night.

Massachusetts and Vermont have a lot of lefties

It is Left Handers Day and one set of data suggests that out of all the 50 states, Vermont ranks number one for left-handedness.
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Kissing Bridge

The Milkhouse Heaters performing at
The Unitarian Universalist Church in Springfield.

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