Monday, December 5, 2016

Holiday open house, raffle at Springfield Town Library

Come to the Springfield Town Library between 6 and 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, to enjoy the annual Holiday Open House sponsored by the Friends of the Springfield Town Library (FOSTL) with help from library trustees and staff.

Police investigating pharmacy robbery

Police in Springfield are investigating a robbery reported earlier this morning at the River Street Pharmacy that resulted in an hour-long lockdown at a downtown health center complex.

Then again: Vermont's love affair with the trolley

Video: Springfield Electric Terminal Railway trolley, 1950s.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Improving health with clinical hypnosis

Clinical hypnosis has proven an effective tool for a variety of healthcare needs — having been used successfully to treat pain, anxiety, fears, phobias, asthma, migraines, bedwetting, tics, irritable bowel, and habit disorders such as smoking and many other problems.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Man sentenced to 6 years in prison in drug conspiracy

A New Hampshire man has been sentenced in Vermont to six years in prison for his role in a conspiracy to distribute a synthetic drug known as bath salts.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Santa in Springfield Friday evening

Family moves into Habitat for Humanity home

Niki Twohig had a U-Haul ready to move into her new home at 181 Union St. in Springfield on Friday, Dec. 2, thanks to a team of Greater Springfield Vermont Area Habitat for Humanity (GSAHFH) board members and volunteers.

Yarning for a Cause

In a quiet room at the Springfield Library, a small group of crafters meets once a week for a very big cause — they knit and crochet warm, soft hats to send to premature babies, soldiers serving on ships, people battling cancer, homeless families, and children and teens in need.

Design consultant says Black River is ‘wow factor’

The “wow” is the series of waterfalls on the Black River in the downtown area, according to Carolyn Radisch, senior project manager for Greenman-Pedersen, Inc., the town’s downtown consultant.

Woman charged with mailing narcotics to inmate

A Craftsbury Common woman is charged with mailing narcotics to an inmate at the state prison in Springfield.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

HUBZone Workshop in Springfield on 12/12

The Vermont Procurement Technical Assistance Center and U.S. Small Business Administration are holding a series of workshops around the state to help local companies understand what the new HUBZone Program expansion could mean for their business.

Springfield Senior Center news

The Springfield Senior Center has booked Mark Shelton, famous Elvis impersonator and performer, to come into the Springfield Senior Center on Wednesday, Jan. 1 Jan. 11, 2017 at 1 p.m. The performance is absolutely free to everyone who joins us.

Video: Mark Shelton Loses 170 Pounds To Perform as Elvis For His Wife Dying of Lung Cancer

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Calling landlords into action

Landlords and Springfield citizens met with Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Vermont Jon Ophardt, along with police and town officials Tuesday to discuss action against opioid use and trafficking, especially in rental properties.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Selectboard reviews 'modernized' draft revision of town charter

After seven months and 19 meetings this summer, a Springfield town charter committee has created a draft revision to the town’s charter for the first time in more than 30 years.

Conservation district to assess stormwater treatment

The Ottauquechee Natural Resources Conservation District (ONRCD) has recently received funding from the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources Department of Environmental Conservation to carry out stormwater treatment infrastructure designs at the Transfer Station in Springfield.

Crisis Fuel Assistance is now available

Now that nighttime temperatures are often below freezing and daytime temps are getting down there as well, heating our homes has become a necessity we can’t avoid. While some of us simply have to turn up the dial on our thermostats, others are already rationing their oil or keeping their homes chilly to save on heating costs.

Springfield Community Chorus concerts this weekend

The Springfield Community Chorus is presenting holiday concerts on December 3rd & 4th.

Teachers donate books to holiday program

Current and former teachers, members of Alpha Delta Kappa in Springfield, are donating more than 100 books for children who participate in the Downtown Family Holiday Program on Friday, Dec. 2.

Springfield police beef up presence after armed robberies, burglaries

Faced with a rash of burglaries and armed robberies at both a bank and credit union in the past month, the Springfield Police Department has beefed up patrols in the River Street and North Springfield areas.
Springfield Band: Moxley Union

Roadhouse Blues

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