Saturday, August 27, 2016

Algae blooms force closure of Stoughton Pond

An algae bloom at Stoughton Pond has prompted the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to close the recreation area and the Stoughton Pond boat launch on Sunday, according to a spokesman for the corps.

Four NY men accused of credit card fraud

Four New York men who had been ordered by a Vermont judge not to associate with each other earlier this week were surprised by police Friday at a Springfield hotel, causing two of them to jump out a second-story window, police..

Friday, August 26, 2016

Springfield Senior Center news

From Heather Hall, Executive Director.

NYT bestselling author Michael Tougias to kickoff VT Reads at Springfield Library

The Springfield Town Library is delighted to welcome Vermont Humanities Council speaker and New York Times bestselling author, Michael Tougias, on Wednesday, Aug. 31 at 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

This slaughterhouse will let you watch what actually happens inside

A Vermont facility embraces transparency in a way that's truly rare for the industry. Will it catch on?

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!

Video: VINE Sanctuary in Springfield, Vermont

Springfield congregation celebrates 70 years of worship

This year, the Church of Christ congregation is celebrating their 70th year of worship in Springfield with a special two-hour service on Sunday, Aug. 28 starting at 10 a.m.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Good gravy, look who's eighty

Retired fire chief Puggy Lamphere is Springfield's newest octogenarian.

William Simoneau named USDA Maintenance Person of the Year

Family, co-workers and apartment residents turned out to celebrate William “Bill” Simoneau of Springfield, who was named U.S. Dept. of Agriculture Rural Development’s Vermont Maintenance Person of the Year in a surprise announcement on Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 23 at one of the properties he maintains.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Selectboard reviews half of town plan

The Springfield Selectboard received seven completed chapters of the new town plan from the Springfield Planning Commission at a regular selectboard meeting on Monday, Aug. 22.

Judge grants 2nd continuance in prison nurse misconduct case

A superior court judge has granted a second continuance in the case of the State of Vermont vs. Rebecca Parker, a Springfield correctional facility nurse accused of sexually exploiting an inmate she was treating.

Muckross, home of Edgar May, becomes state park

The home of the late Edgar May, a well-remembered Springfield community leader and legislator, has been given to the state of Vermont, creating the state’s 54th state park, said Craig Whipple, director of state parks.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Springfield man injured in accident

A Springfield man received abrasions to his head after an accident in Weathersfield late last night.

Friday, August 19, 2016

VT health centers receive $840K in federal awards

Springfield Medical Care Systems (SMCS) was one of 11 community health centers in Vermont to receive a portion of $840,906 in federal awards in recognition of their achievements in providing high-quality health care, according ato an announcement Thursday, Aug. 18 by U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders.

'He's a good kid'

Fire and rescue trucks from about 15 local departments lined the road in Perkinsville on Thursday evening, Aug. 18 with flashing lights and a salute as 21-year-old firefighter Levi Parker headed to Boston with his family for a bone marrow transplant.

Filmmakers who consider Vt. home to screen works at festival

Nearly 370 films from 27 countries were submitted for consideration in the 2016 Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival, which kicks off next Thursday. The festival draws entries from all over the world, and this year’s event will feature 10 films by Vermonters — including one filmed in Springfield.
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