Tuesday, April 30, 2013

New trial sought in Vt. murder

Victim's parents

Two years after watching a jury convict their son of murder, David and Kathy Bolaski stood outside the hushed chamber of the Vermont Supreme Court last week, hoping to win a new trial for Kyle.

Monday, April 29, 2013

Track meet volunteers needed

Tuesday afternoon, April 30, Springfield High School is hosting a track meet and organizers are asking for volunteers to assist.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Springfield ponders grant for school cop

The town is again debating whether to apply for a $125,000 federal grant to help pay for a police officer for Springfield High School.

Family Center seeks new home

The Springfield Family Center board of directors has made the decision to place their facility, White Acres at 365 Summer Street, on the market for sale.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Look Out Google Fiber, $35-A-Month Gigabit Internet Comes to Vermont

The Wall Street Journal takes notice of VTel's recent fiberoptic advances.

Fifth graders help Family Center

More than 100 fifth gradera at Union Street School brought in canned goods for the Springfield Family Center, a haul of more than 300 food items.

SMCS Awarded Grant for Dental Center Expansion

Springfield Medical Care Systems has received a $5,000 grant from the Northeast Delta Dental Foundation.

Lawyers appeal Bolaski's second degree murder conviction at Supreme Court

Lawyers appeal Bolaski's second degree murder conviction and want a new trial.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Rental ordinance approval process to begin again

A new ordinance that would require all Springfield landlords to register their apartments and subject them to state and local inspections went through so many revisions this week that the Springfield Select Board has to restart the formal approval process.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Voters OK Springfield school budget

Voters approved the $27.5 million Springfield School District budget by 175 votes Tuesday.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

School budget revote today

Today Springfield votes on a revised school budget that reduces the overall figure by more than $215,000. Polls will be open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Riverside Middle School.

Video: 20th Annual Celebrate Children Family Festival

SAPCC hosted the 20th Annual Celebrate Children Family Festival and Bookfair on April 20, 2013 at Riverside School in Springfield, Vermont.

Lindbergh Good Luck Token Medal

Own an original 1927 souvenir of Charles Lindbergh's historic visit to Springfield Vermont.

The 5 Worst Nuclear Reactors

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Opinion: Monsanto attacking democracy in Vermont

Monsanto’s lobbyists are out in force in Vermont, lobbying politicians in the hope of scuttling H.122, Vermont’s labeling law, which would require mandatory labeling of foods containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs).

Ads target majority unsure of Vt. health changes

Most know little about coming health insurance reform, survey says. Vermont Health Connect will hold a public forum in Springfield on April 24 at First Congregational Church.

Athletic trainers lacking for Vt. collision sports

Of the 48 Vermont high schools that offer collision sports, 14 do not currently have any athletic training coverage and only 13 have full-time staff.

Vermont’s unemployment rate continues downward trend

Vermont’s unemployment fell 0.3 of a percentage point in March to 4.1 percent, continuing an eight-month trend, the state Labor Department reported Friday.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Habitat for Humanity elects new board

The Springfield Area Habitat for Humanity elected their Board of Directors members at their annual meeting held Tuesday.

Biomass plant gets air permit

The North Springfield Sustainable Energy Project has received its state air permit.

Opinion: A forester supports North Springfield biomass plant

There will be more firewood available, not less, as a result of the proposed North Springfield Sustainable Energy Project (NSSEP) plant.

Opinion: Governor Peter Shumlin is Polluting Vermont

Give Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin's administration an F- for providing an air pollution permit to a proposed BIOMASS Plant in a residential neighborhood of Springfield, Vermont.

Columnist: Springfield, Illinois Is The Simpsons' Springfield

Remember a few years ago, when Springfields across the country were vying to win the premiere screening of the Simpsons movie?

Rebels run past Springfield

Baseball at Townshend.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Burglary at Springfield Redemption Center

Police are investigating a burglary at the returnable bottle & can redemption business on Chester Road.

Otters tag Springfield with 16-1 setback

Boys baseball at Brandon.

$5 million cell phone expansion grant to VTel under question

A $5 million grant Gov. Peter Shumlin touted last December that would bring cell phone service to severely underserved parts of southern Vermont appears to be in trouble and may end up being yanked.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Speeding stop ends in drug bust

What began as a routine traffic stop for speeding on Interstate 91 in Springfield early Monday ended in a drug bust that netted a fugitive sought by Massachusetts authorities since the summer of 2010.

Art teacher at Union Street School does it again

Melanie Levine-Kinne, Art teacher in the Springfield School District has brought in famous local Potter, Susan Leader.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Former Apple Blossom Queen Photos & Gowns on Display

Portraits of former Apple Blossom Queens along with a collection of gowns worn in past Cotillions are on display at Springfield Health Center in the 100 River Street building.

Police log

Recent service calls logged by the Springfield Police Department.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Vermont children’s book author scores hit with American Girl series

Author Jessie Haas visited Elm Hill Elementary School last week, reading and signing her books for students and parents.

Longtime owners sell Maple Museum to childhood friend

A former engineer at Bryant Grinder in Springfield just retired from his second career, along with his wife, as owners and operators of the New England Maple Museum in Pittsford.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Police log

Recent incidents and arrests logged by the Springfield Police Department.

Springfield history talk, ‘From Mills to Machine Tools,’ today

Well known local historian and author, Rosanne (Bunni) Putnam will bring to life the early history of Springfield in a visual presentation and talk this afternoon in the Great Hall of the former Fellows Gear Shaper Building, free and open to the public.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Woman denies hitting boyfriend with car

A Springfield woman with a history of domestic violence convictions denied striking her boyfriend with her car after an argument early Thursday morning.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Job-seekers pound the pavement at RVTC employment fair

A job fair sponsored by the River Valley Technical Center put 27 prospective employers and dozens of locals looking for work together Wednesday at the Dean Technical Center in Springfield.

Cosmos beat Jacks in opener

Girls Softball at Windsor.

Jacks rally to down Cosmos, 6-5

Boys Baseball at Windsor.

Springfield man faces counterfeiting charge

An arrest warrant was issued for a Springfield man who failed to show up in court to face charges of counterfeiting paper money and false pretenses.

Drug charges admitted in plea deal

A Springfield man was sentenced to serve three to seven years for drug possession as part of a plea agreement in which the state dropped a charge of assault and robbery.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Opinion: Much worse than your woodstove

The proposed biomass plant in North Springfield would be an environmental, economic calamity.

Town denies Hartness House Inn owners liquor license renewal

The Springfield Select Board voted Monday night to deny a liquor license renewal for the historic Hartness House Inn due to nonpayment of property taxes.

Birsky-Wyman Field named for two longtime coaches

Together they coached Springfield kids who were crazy about baseball for more than 50 years, and now the town’s baseball field has been named in their honor.

2nd annual River Valley Employment Fair

The River Valley Workforce Investment Board will be hosting the 2nd Annual River Valley Employment Fair today, April 10, 2013.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Springfield High School taken off NEASC ‘warning list’

Springfield High School is no longer in danger of losing its accreditation.

Governor visits Springfield

Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin was in town yesterday speaking to a group of local business people and civic leaders.

Raiders shade Comos netters

Rutland had to post two doubles wins to edge an up-and-coming Cosmos girls tennis team.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Springfield: Vt.’s seventh circle

This is Springfield, Vermont, a body of people off I-91, a place somewhere between life and death – but no one’s taking its pulse.

Girls, 8 and 7, hold fundraiser for classmate and family after fire

When a fire last month destroyed the home of one of their classmates, Maya Owens and MacKenzie Bushey got busy.

Bake sale photo:

Springfield Hospital gets Centennial Award

Springfield Hospital was one of six recipients of the 2013 Vermont Centennial Nonprofit Awards from the Vermont Secretary of State.

NJ teen accused of assaulting local woman

A New Jersey teenager is in jail on $275,000 bail after denying charges he sexually assaulted a 23-year-old Springfield woman.

Friday, April 5, 2013

State critical of wood-fired project’s forestry plan

State forestry officials raised questions Thursday about just how sustainable the proposed North Springfield Sustainable Energy Project would be.

Traffic stop in Bernardston, Mass. ends in drug charges

A Springfield, Mass. man was charged this week with trafficking cocaine, after police pulled him over for speeding. Springfield, Vt. was the destination programmed into his GPS.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Gang-related heroin bust in Springfield

A New Jersey teenager with reputed ties to the Bloods gang was in court Wednesday facing a felony count of heroin trafficking after his arrest in Springfield.

Town Library's annual meeting mobbed

Mark Breen, famed "Eye on the Sky" Vermont Public Radio weatherman proved to be a popular guest speaker at the Friends of the Springfield Town Library annual meeting last night.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

VAULT needs new air conditioner

Well maybe not right off, but Gallery at the VAULT is holding its annual gala fundraiser tonight.

Springfield on the Move’s annual membership closes on a successful note

Springfield on the Move's annual membership drive has exceeded its goal.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

NJ teens in bust admit to lying to police

Both pleaded guilty in criminal court in White River Junction on Monday to giving police false names.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Video: Bedbug infestations in Springfield reach crisis levels

Eminent domain in Ascutney

Romaine Tenney loved his farm to death.
Photo credit: Weathersfield Historical Society

VTA Terminates Grants To VTel

The Vermont Telecommunications Authority has terminated two grants awarded to the Springfield based broadband provider VTel.

Audio: Springfield Farm Begins Fire Recovery

 Last week in an outbuilding not far from the charred remains of a barn, Bill Thompson checked on his last remaining flock of quail, which is being selected for healthy mothers-to-be.

Police: Online fight turns into assault

An online argument between two people escalated into an alleged assault at the victim’s workplace.
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