Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Springfield Medical Care Systems CEO Resigns

The Springfield Medical Care Systems (SMCS) Board of Directors has accepted the resignation of CEO Tim Ford, effective immediately. Chief of Practice Operations Josh Dufresne will serve as the primary administrative contact for SMCS and Springfield Hospital until an interim CEO and CFO are named.

Lister wanted in Springfield assessor’s office

Like a lot of towns, Springfield is finding it more and more difficult to hire listers. Monday night, the select board changed the job description and pay scale for listers, hoping to keep the one they have and fill a vacancy.

Springfield approves hazard mitigation plan


At the end of a long process that involved public meetings and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Springfield select board approved a hazard mitigation plan at their meeting Monday night.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Springfield Hospital can’t pay its bills. ‘It’s very unnerving.’


For the past year or so, doctors said they haven’t been able to get supplies needed to run their offices. Some say the hospital is months behind on health insurance payments. Several businesses in Springfield and doctors in the area have stopped doing business with the hospital.

Springfield Art Gym Christmas party

On Friday, Dec. 14, from 6-9 p.m., join the Springfield Art Gym as we celebrate the holidays with a good old-fashioned cookie swap, singing Christmas Carols, and creating decorations for the holiday season.

Chamber Of Commerce seeks nominations for 2018 Citizen and Organization of the Year

Every year the Springfield Regional Chamber of Commerce honors a Citizen of the Year and an Organization of the Year for their outstanding leadership, civic pride, and commitment to the betterment of Springfield and the surrounding area.  Deadline for submissions is 12/28/18.

Fire at Springfield Housing Authority

At approximately 7:11 a.m. Monday morning, the Springfield Fire Department was dispatched to the Springfield Housing Authority at 110 Mountain View Drive to respond to a structure fire in a 12-unit building.

Local Hoop Shoot results

Springfield Elks Lodge 1560 recently held there annual Hoop Shoot for boys and girls, ages 7 to 13. This year was a record turn out compared to years past with 43 young competitors.

Monday, December 10, 2018

Springfield Area Obituaries



Pavel Babich,

Elizabeth Fifield Lee,

Shara Houghtaling,

Robert Douglas,

Others...

Money, Employee morale put Springfield Hospital’s health in question

For the past few years, the nonprofit health care system — which includes the 25-bed Springfield Hospital, as well as health centers in Charlestown and the Vermont communities of Ludlow, Londonderry, Rockingham and Springfield — has reported losses.

Springfield apartment damaged in fire


A Springfield apartment was heavily damaged by fire this morning. It happened at about 7 a.m. at the Springfield Housing Authority complex on Mountain View Drive.      (Photo credit: John McDonald)

Slaters open big against Cosmos, 79-25

Fair Haven threw a blanket of furious defense over Springfield and ran away to a 79-25 victory in Friday’s boys Marble Valley League season opener.

Nobel Peace prize winners seek justice for war rape victims


Congolese doctor Denis Mukwege and Yazidi activist Nadia Murad, an ISIS sex slave survivor, were presented with the Nobel Peace Prize today, as they challenged the world to combat rape as a weapon of war.

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Video: Springfield works to reinvent itself as hub for tech jobs


Springfield, Vermont, used to be known as the machine tool capital of the world. But as manufacturing jobs moved overseas, the region saw a decline. Now, the town is working to reinvent itself, not with handmade tools but instead with high-speed internet.

Proposed Springfield school budget at $28.3 M, includes staff cuts

Kevin Coen
The Springfield School District has proposed a total budget of $28,326,559, but it includes staff cuts of 19.5 positions, most of them teachers. “We’re opposed to the cuts,” said Kevin Coen, English teacher and head of the Springfield Teachers’ Association. “Making these cuts so quickly will hurt the students.”

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