Sunday, January 22, 2017

Springfield Area Obituaries


Springfield bowlers win home openers

Hosting the match at Up Your Alley, the Cosmos thought they had lost to Brattleboro after opening in the 10th frame of the final game of the Baker final. To their delight, the Colonels' final frame ended with an open as well, securing Springfield's 117-116 win and the match victory.

Springfield Art Gym moves to Clinton Street

The Springfield Art Gym, a versatile maker-space for art creators, has moved from its original Main Street basement location to bright, cheerful quarters on Clinton Street. Mona Frye, one of the original driving forces in the founding of the Art Gym, is excited about the move.

Summer is on its way at Jo-Ann Gaffron-Hargrove’s Studio

Outside artist Jo-Ann Gaffron-Hargrove’s window, the day is gloomy, with overcast skies and bare branches. Her studio, though, is warm and welcoming, full of neatly organized paints, brushes, frames, and other supplies vital to her work, which is reverse glass painting.

Video: SHS Class of 1970 – 'When I'm 64'

A musical salute to Springfield High School Class of 1970, featuring photos taken at their 45th class reunion.

Peace Studies group announced

I would like to announce the beginning of a local Peace Studies Study Group. We all have to do what we can in this time of economic, environmental, and cultural disaster. My experience is in guiding and facilitating adult study groups, so I would like to establish a Springfield area Peace Studies study group. The curriculum is not new, so there is available a wide choice of resource materials.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Winter Carnival to feature snowman contest

A new tradition is breaking ground — or in this case snow — ahead of the 2017 Springfield Winter Carnival.

Animal hospital fire cause unknown

Evening hours at the Springfield Animal Hospital on Thursday could have proved to be a lifesaver, as staff members were on hand when a fire broke out at the River Street veterinary facility.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Video: Good Samaritans help save animals from fire

Springfield Fire Chief Russ Thompson says his dispatchers were scrambling to answer a flood of phone calls late Thursday night. The Springfield Animal Hospital on River Street was in flames and people wanted to know how they could help.

Animals, staff safe following fire at Springfield Animal Hospital

Due to a quick and calm response by staffers, firefighters and passers-by, every person and animal made it safely out of the building following a fire at the Springfield Animal Hospital Thursday night.

Video: Springfield Animal Hospital fire

Video from Shawn Cunningham of The Chester Telegraph.

Video: Vermont's participant in the Inaugural Parade

The Norwich University Regimental Band and Drill Team marching in the 58th Presidential Inaugural Parade.

Accept that Trump is our president

Democrats damning Donald Trump today should remember the Republicans who did the same to Barack Obama — and remember how harmful that was. We’ve got to move past our past political injustices and face our country’s future.

Video: Super Senior: Don Whitney

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School’s out for Springfield administration

Voters will be asked to approve a $29.3 million school budget that includes an extra $100,000 to pay for moving the school administration out of Park Street School.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Contestants shine in Miss Amazing show

On Saturday night, women and girls with disabilities took part in a series of competitions at Inter-Lakes High School in Meredith, NH to display their unique abilities. Emi Ryan, a 15-year-old from Springfield, Vt., was crowned Vermont's Junior Teen Queen.

Video of Emi Ryan

Note-worthy tribute to teacher

For 37 years, Isabella Perrotta Erickson taught Springfield students to sing. Erickson, who died in June 2015 at the age of 96, taught choral music at Springfield High School for decades and accompanied her singing students, as well as the Vermont Symphony Orchestra, on the piano.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

From high above the new fallen snow

Aerial drone camera video shows one edge of town blanketed by overnight snowfall.

Voters to speak out on town initiative

The Springfield Select Board is taking its fight against blight to town meeting voters. Residents will be asked whether they want to create a fund for the purpose of covering the costs of current and future plans for the revitalization and redevelopment of the town, with a special focus on the downtown area.

SEVCA offers help with getting food benefits through 3SquaresVT

In winter, many households living with lower incomes are particularly hard-pressed to meet their food expenses, given the added burden of heating costs.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Man charged with sex assault

A registered sex offender was ordered held without bail after police said a family friend reported he had molested her twice while she was sleeping.

Kidnap and assault charges are denied

A Springfield man is accused of choking and biting his girlfriend when she told him she was leaving him.

Springfield tries to grapple with too much trash

Fiber therapy can help chase away the winter blahs

Every week a dedicated group of fiber artists meets in the Great Hall of the Springfield Medical Center to work on projects, offer one another support, and share their skills with newcomers.

Belladonna Spa: Springfield’s new oasis

Three women united by an entrepreneurial spirit and a desire to spread their positive energy have created a tranquil modern spa in the heart of a historic inn.

Chocolate Tasting fundraiser at the VAULT

The Gallery at the VAULT in Springfield, will usher in Valentine’s season on Saturday, Feb. 4 with its annual “Chocolate Tasting” fundraiser to support student art camps.

Police log

Recent incidents and arrests logged by the Springfield Police Department.

Monday, January 16, 2017

New instrument to honor late music teacher’s legacy

A Springfield High School music director is hoping to honor the legacy of former music teacher Isabella Erickson through the purchase of a marimba for the school..

Springfield booster club to honor field hockey state champions with jacket ceremony

State championship titles are something that only the most talented athletes on the most dedicated, well coached teams have the ability to obtain.

Springfield man charged with assault, kidnapping

A Springfield man has been charged with kidnapping and aggravated domestic assault following an incident at his River Street home on Thursday evening.

Springfield finds its groove

Springfield was on the verge of getting knocked out of the Baker semifinals Saturday, then the Cosmos found their groove.

National Popular Vote

A Legislative Report from Windsor County Senator Dick McCormack.
Lee Greenwood gives Epic Performance of "God Bless the USA" at Trump's Inauguration

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