Saturday, June 25, 2016

Thinking local strawberries? Get them now

Time is running out on strawberry harvest season, but this weekend still holds opportunity to pick your own or fill up on strawberry desserts at local festivals.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Springfield hosts gubernatorial candidates forum

All five Democrat candidates for Vermont governor were in town tonight squaring off for the first time in a public forum.

Two of the more colorful candidates for
governor, H. Brooke Paige and Cris Ericsson.
Former Rep. Ernie Shand of Weathersfield moderated the forum and introduced the candidates: Matt Dunne, Cris Ericson, Peter Galbraith, Sue Minter and Brooke Paige.

Shand read questions submitted in writing to the candidates by some of the 50 or so people attending. Topics addressed included gun control, health care, marijuana laws, and the economy.

The forum was sponsored by the Springfield Town Democratic Committee

New director to take helm at Springfield Senior Center

Heather Hall will take on a new role as the director of the Springfield Senior Center beginning in early July.
Video: Rule Britannia!

Accused drug dealer, missing 16 months, arrested

A convicted New Jersey drug dealer who failed to show up for his Vermont arraignment on new drug charges in February 2015 was arrested during a traffic stop Monday in Springfield.

Historic Springfield photos saved

Don Barcome thinks two giant photographs of downtown Springfield from about 100 years ago are too good to throw away.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Reach for the Stars: All the sky's a stage for summer stargazing

While the starry skies are yours to enjoy on any clear night, there are also a number of organized stargazing activities in the area throughout the summer.

2016 Springfield High School Alumni Parade

Six classes of Springfield High School took part in the school’s 62nd Alumni Parade on Saturday, June 18.

Springfield organization looks into creating ‘co-working space’

Springfield On the Move (SOM), a nonprofit downtown organization, is looking into potential sites and seeking feedback from independent workers such as artists, freelancers, telecommuters, designers, and professional service providers who may be interested in a co-working space in Springfield.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Springfield Popup Creatives Mixer

Come meet and greet creatives from a big range of backgrounds at Springfield's first downtown popup mixer. Artists, web marketers, writers, software developers, graphic designers, architects, jewelers and more. Free.

Brewers group adds members

The Vermont Brewers Association added six breweries and businesses to its membership this month.

Driver injured after Interstate 91 traffic accident

A 68-year-old Arizona man suffered a head laceration Monday after the pick-up truck he was driving drifted into the median and became airborne on Interstate 91 in Springfield.

Vigil held in Bellows Falls to remember Orlando nightclub shooting victims

Residents of Bellows Falls, Springfield and neighboring towns came out on Monday night to remember and support the victims of a mass shooting last week in Orlando.

Springfield Area Obituaries

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Vermont man caught with 520 bags of heroin in Springfield

A 23-year-old Hardwick, Vermont man was arrested after Vermont State Police found 520 bags of heroin in his car on Sunday.

The Outside Story: Return of the eagle

To the delight of all who revel in the grace and beauty of nature, bald eagles are soaring above New England in numbers unseen for over a century.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

New England Beer Reviews – Trout River Single IPA

Jeffery Lyons, who reviews beers and ales brewed in New England, tries one from Springfield, Vermont.

Pa. man charged with terrorism for Orlando-scale threats, cops say

Ordered held in lieu of $250,000 bail at the Southern State Correctional Facility in Springfield, Vermont.

Artsy bikes part of downtown ‘fun raiser’

There are fundraisers and then there are fun-raisers. Springfield On The Move and a squad of volunteer artists decorated the downtown Friday with a dozen gaily painted and decorated bicycles, adding a big touch of whimsy, just in time for Springfield Alumni Weekend.

Bart Simpson dropped by the Springfield Town Library with a mini bookmobile.

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