Sunday, October 21, 2018

Springfield man reaches plea deal in statutory rape case

A 54-year-old Springfield man who had been facing the prospect of up to 82 years in prison on multiple statutory rape charges struck a plea deal this week.

Saturday, October 20, 2018

David's House Annual Karaoke Contest

Shirley Honulik
Valley Music Entertainment and Friends are hosting their annual karaoke contest to raise funds for David's House this Sunday afternoon Oct. 21 in Springfield. Lotsa music entertainment and raffle prizes too, all for a very good cause.

Friday, October 19, 2018

Springfield woman extradited to NH for the second time in a month

A Springfield woman who was just extradited to New Hampshire last month on a heroin possession charge was arrested over the weekend and extradited back to New Hampshire again this week to face a cocaine possession charge.

Christine Hallquist to meet with voters in Chester

Christine Hallquist, Democratic candidate for governor, will appear in Chester, Vt. Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018 at the Chester Town Hall, second floor, at 6:30 p.m. This event is presented by the Chester Town Democratic Committee and the Springfield Town Democratic Committee.

OLLI presents 'The Black Bear: Nature’s Voracious Omnivore'

Kurt Valenta, naturalist and educator, will present the OLLI-Osher Lifelong Learning Institute program Tuesday, Oct. 23. “The Black Bear: Nature’s Voracious Omnivore” will be presented at 2 p.m. at the Nolin Murray Center next to St. Mary’s Catholic Church on Pleasant St. in Springfield.

Fastest Kid in Town race hosts 81 competitors

The sixth annual Fastest Kid in Town Race was another huge success; A record 81 children ages 5-12 competed in the 100- and 200-yard races held at Riverside Middle School during the 36th annual Vermont Apple Festival over Columbus Day weekend.

This & That: Two wins and a loss in area football

Recently, when I was out and about, I received a question I couldn’t answer. In some ways it should have been a simple one, but it turns out it was quite complex. At least to me. The question was: how long has it been since all three of our area football teams have won in the same week?

Candidates for state Senate, Windsor District 5: a Q & A

Democrats Alison Clarkson, Richard McCormack, and Alice Nitka are the current of officeholders. Republican challengers Randy Gray and Jack Williams also ran in the previous election and were defeated by the Democratic. incumbents.

Resilience: the Biology of Stress & the Science of Hope

The Springfield Town Library presents a program on Wednesday, Nov. 7 at 5:30 p.m. for viewing and discussion of the film Resilience.

Learn about the Hunt family

The nonprofit Crown Point Road Association invites the public to a history program of interest starting at 1 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 21 in the Unitarian Universalist Church in Springfield at 21 Fairground Rd., in Springfield.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Springfield fugitive arrested during routine traffic stop

A Springfield woman with a history of heroin-related arrests who’d disappeared from probationary supervision this summer was picked back up by police this past weekend when they noticed she was a passenger in a car that had been pulled over.

Springfield man sentenced in assault case

A 33-year-old Springfield, Vt., man pleaded guilty this week to aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in connection with a case that alleged he kidnapped a man and held him at gunpoint in August.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Video: Halloween Event at Springfield Cinemas 3

Springfield Elks annual dictionary giveaway

For the past 12 years, Springfield Elks Lodge 1560 has awarded all third graders at Union Street School with their very own Elks dictionary to keep and use at home or in school.

VTrans seeks public input on future of Vt. airports

Vermont’s Agency of Transportation will be holding public meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 29 in Springfield to discuss the future of aviation in Vermont.

How do you treat others?

All of us at Union Street School pledge to Be Kind and “Stick Together.” The All School project sent to us by “Project Love, a kind word, a changed world” included writing our names on duct tape and "sticking" them to the banner.

Caught with drugs in jail

An inmate at Southern State Correctional Facility in Springfield has been cited to appear in court for drug possession.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Springfield Area Obituaries

Maddie Linsenmeir
Ike Larabee
Seely Morton
Thelma Andrews

Warming shelter getting ready for winter

The Springfield Warming Shelter is fast approaching our sixth season of operation. In that brief time period, the shelter has served 166 individuals who were in need of a warm place to sleep during the cold winter months in southern Vermont.

A family cider mill

This past weekend, this reporter stopped at Willis Wood’s Cider Mill to learn the cider making process. Wood’s cider mill is located on the Weathersfield Center Road.

Hearse and Dead Fred for sale

This is a hand made mock replica of a hearse from days gone by. Speaking of gone by... The driver comes with the bargain as does the REAL coffin inside with Dead Fred!

Springfield High to change system of academic recognition

Starting with the Class of 2020, Springfield High School will change the way it recognizes academic achievement.

Monday, October 15, 2018

And Vicki Ball tops them all

Too many cooks may spoil the broth, but in the case of the Apple Fest, lots of cooks were exactly what was needed to turn out delicious apple pies for the annual Pie Baking Contest.

Springfield Garden Club receives state awards

The Springfield Garden Club earned several awards at the state level, which were presented during the Federated Garden Clubs of Vermont 2018 annual meeting. Springfield club members received recognition over and above 16 other garden clubs that make up the Federation of clubs from Vermont.

Rotary Penny Sale

Rotarians Julie Martin, Caitlin Christiana and Club President Jeff Mobus hold just a few of the stuffed friends that will be among the over 300 prizes available to win at the 66th annual Penny Sale on 10/20 at 6 pm (doors open at 5) at Riverside Middle School in Springfield.

Project Safe Neighborhoods one-year anniversary

One year ago, the Department of Justice announced the revitalization and enhancement of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), which Attorney General Jeff Sessions has made the centerpiece of the department’s violent crime reduction strategy. PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime.

HCRS welcomes new staff

Health Care and Rehabilitation Services (HCRS), southeastern Vermont’s community mental-health agency, is pleased to announce the appointment of 11 new professionals whose talents will augment HCRS’ services in the Hartford, Springfield, and Brattleboro regions.

'Meet the Candidates' night

The Springfield Regional Chamber of Commerce helps promote democracy for the region through its “Meet the Candidates” nights. On Oct. 23 at the Hartness House Inn, the chamber is hosting a moderated public forum for the Windsor 3-2 State House District and the Windsor County Senate.

Sponsorship of Child and Adult Care Food Program

Springfield Area Adult Day Services announces its participation in the Child and Adult Care Food Program. The goal of the program is to improve the diets of children.

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