Friday, June 23, 2017

Springfield Area Obituaries

A memorial service for Nancy Lindsey Mbunkur will be held at the Advent Christian Church in North Springfield on Saturday June 24, 2017 at 12 noon, followed by a gathering at the Church for a luncheon and time to share memories and celebrate Nancy's life.

Rain leads to temporary high E.Coli readings in pond

With cold temperatures and heavy rainfall extending through May well into June, Vermonters may be eager to pack up their towels, picnics, and tubes and head to their local beachfront. But on Monday, E. Coli (Escherichia coli) levels at Stoughton Pond threatened this rite of Spring.

Developers seek to partner with town for Woolson Block project grant

The Springfield Housing Authority (SHA) and Housing Vermont are hoping to partner with the town of Springfield to apply for a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) for the purposes of developing the Woolson Block, which sits currently unoccupied in downtown Springfield.

Student penny war raises almost $1K for humane society

The Union Street School 3rd-, 4th-, and 5th-graders raised nearly $1000 to benefit the Springfield Humane Society earlier this month during their annual Penny War.

County Road culvert update

The town is proceeding with a long-term repair to the failed culvert on County Road. The goal is still to have the culvert repaired and County Road open by the end of the 2017 construction season.

State charges VT slaughterhouse with violating law

The Vermont Agency of Agriculture has charged a North Springfield slaughterhouse with six counts of violating the state's humane slaughter laws and will impose a $1,500 administrative penalty.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Police seek man claiming to be undercover officer

Approached a teenage girl.

“What’s Cookin’” was co-produced by local actress

Movie short “What’s Cookin’” written by actor, director, producer Canada Black is a new twist in the horror, suspense, thriller genre. Starring Springfield’s own actress Alina Abraham; she also co-produced and directed alongside Black.

Springfield Alumni Day Parade, 2017

Energized by the theme of “Sports,” SHS anniversary classes presented an upbeat tribute to their athletes, teams, and coaches in the 2017 Alumni Day Parade.

HCRS announces new staff members

Health Care and Rehabilitation Services (HCRS), Vermont’s second-largest community mental-health agency, is pleased to announce the appointment of nine new professionals whose talents will augment the HCRS services in the Springfield, Hartford and Brattleboro regions.

North Springfield man allegedly sold heroin with kids present

A North Springfield man is facing drug dealing charges after he and his girlfriend allegedly arranged transactions over Facebook Messenger and then allegedly invited a buyer into their apartment while two young children were present in order to pick up heroin laced with Fentanyl.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Chester man charged with home invasion

A Springfield native now of Chester who’d been due in court Tuesday to resolve a series of criminal charges with a plea deal instead ended up getting arraigned on five new counts and held for lack of bail.

“Humane” slaughterhouse slammed with false advertising complaint

Yesterday, the international animal protection organization Mercy For Animals, filed a complaint urging Vermont Attorney General T.J. Donovan to investigate North Springfield slaughterhouse Vermont Packinghouse for false advertising.

Video: Driving Behavior is Learned at Home

Produced in Springfield by RVTC Studios for the Vermont Highway Department.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Leadership Southeast Vermont graduating class

On Thursday, June 8, the graduating class of the Leadership Southeast Vermont (LSEVT) program attended their Commencement Ceremony at the Hartness House in Springfield. The largest class in the history of the program.

Simply Asian Food Truck

Simply Asian is an Asian Fusion food truck that has recently shown up in Springfield. Everyone is RAVING about them!

Firm to assess Black River tributary

The town of Springfield has received a grant to assess stream geomorphic conditions on a tributary of the Black River that runs through Valley Street.

Pride Potluck for VINE

VINE Sanctuary invites the public to celebrate Pride month by enjoying a rainbow of plant-based food on Sunday, June 25th, from 5:30 to 8pm at the Unitarian Universalist church in Springfield.

Study: Vegan blood is 8 times more effective at killing cancer cells
Eschewing animal products isn’t only good for the planet, it improves your odds of living a long and healthy life!

Springfield mother allegedly sold heroin with her daughter in the backseat

A Springfield woman who drove to the Springfield Shopping Plaza back in November and allegedly conducted a drug deal while her young daughter was in the back seat of her car is facing a felony charge as a result.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Tree collapse displaces apartment residents

A tree came down on a residence in Springfield Friday, displacing 10 people from seven apartment units due to damage on the rear of the River Street building that made it uninhabitable, according to the Springfield Fire Department.

Video: Alumni Parade highlights

A nine minute digest of the many sights and sounds in Saturday's parade.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Ceremony commemorates 70th anniversary of tragic plane crash

The rain was falling down hard around midnight on June 17, 1947 as 5-year-old David Benoit and his parents trudged home through a minefield of street puddles after spending an evening with neighbors.

Doctors deliver baby early after Springfield man allegedly slams pregnant ex-girlfriend

Eight days after he struck a plea deal and was sentenced for beating up his ex-girlfriend, a Springfield man allegedly threw her into a dresser at her apartment on Wednesday, broke her ankle, and caused doctors to have to deliver the couple’s unborn child a month early.

Friday, June 16, 2017

SHS Alumni Day Parade

Saturday, June 17 – At 10 am, ALL traffic will be shut down coming into town in preparation of the parade commencing at 10:30 am.

Advisory committee formed to examine trails, rural economic development

The Springfield Selectboard voted 4-1 to create the Springfield Greenways, Trails, Byways and Rural Economy Advisory Committee on Monday, with Kristi Morris, Walter Martone, Peter McGillivray and Michael Martin voting for and Stephanie Thompson voting against.

Death of a livestock legend

A familiar figure at outdoor Springfield events for more than a decade will be quite noticeably absent from the crowd attending this year's Alumni Day Parade.

Honor Flight New England Golf Tournament set

The first annual Ron Walker Memorial Honor Flight Golf Tournament will be held Saturday, Aug. 5 at Crown Point Country Club in Springfield.

Bryant Grinder project receives state funding

The Springfield Regional Development Corporation announced Thursday that it has received financing of $625,000 from the Vermont Economic Development Authority to assist with the redevelopment of roughly 35,000 square feet of the former Bryant Grinder facility in Springfield.

Solo Flight from Rutland to Hartness Airport, North Springfield


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