Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Reinventing Springfield, Vermont

There was a time when Springfield, Vermont, had the world on a string. Two hundred years ago, the 110-foot drop of the Black River Falls turned the town into a powerhouse of the industrial revolution.

A thank you to voters from Randy Gray

I would like to express my appreciation to all of you who voted for me in this year’s Primary Election, granting me the top spot on the Republican ballot. A special thank you goes out to those of you who wrote me in on the Democrat ballot, a true show of bipartisan support!

Vermont law protects squatters, elderly victims tell of difficulties

Could homeless drug users take over your house? According to some residents of Springfield, yes, because it happened to them. Elderly property owners were stuck with thousands of dollars in damages and unpaid heating bills after squatters moved into their homes.

Monday, August 20, 2018

Steampunk Comes to Gallery at the VAULT

Are you missing the Steampunk Festival this year? Well, steampunk is alive and well at Gallery at the VAULT from now until September 26.

Springfield man suspected of aggravated assault

A Springfield, Vermont man has been charged on suspicion of first degree aggravated domestic assault following an alleged incident on Saturday.

Springfield Medical Care Systems receives $86,553 clinical quality grant award

Springfield Medical Care Systems (SMCS) was recently awarded $86,553 in grant funding by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).

Video: Nebraska retiree uses earth's heat to grow oranges in snow

No expensive heat pumps needed, system uses only enough electricity to blow air through a loop of underground plastic tubing. Also great for reducing high winter heating bills in homes to springtime levels and providing very energy efficient cooling in the summer.

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Springfield Hospital celebrates 105th birthday with golf challenge

Springfield Hospital is celebrating its 105th birthday, and inviting golfers to help celebrate at its 18th annual Springfield Hospital Challenge. The tournament will take place on Thursday, Sept. 20 at the prestigious Okemo Valley Golf Club in Ludlow, Vermont.

Saturday, August 18, 2018

TIME magazine: These Amateur Astronomers Found Dark Sky Paradise on a Tiny Vermont Hill

For the best stargazing, some places are clearly better than others. There’s the great observatory atop Mauna Kea in Hawaii, 13,796 feet above sea level; there’s the University of Tokyo Atacama Observatory in Chile, at a nosebleed altitude of 18,500 feet. And then there’s Stellafane, a cluster of permanent telescope observatories built near a bubble-gum pink clubhouse on Breezy Hill in Springfield, Vermont.

Friday, August 17, 2018

Park Street School reimagined

This computer rendering shows the redesigned entrance at the rear of the Park Street School in Springfield. The area was a playground and here is regraded to open the lower floor and make the building entrance ADA compliant.

Come rain or shine: North School indoor/outdoor yard sale

The North School Preservation Society will be holding another one of its popular fundraising yard sales this Saturday, August 18th from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 49 Main Street in North Springfield. Proceeds will go towards paying for restoration work this fall to the outside of the former schoolhouse.

How it all went down

“This was a nice house when I went to school here,” says Al Basso, nodding over his shoulder at the Union Street School behind him. At his side, in a pile of scrap metal, are a pool ladder and a hockey goal, signs of a certain kind of middle-class, American life.

Springfield athletics changing attitude

Back in 2005, Todd Aiken was playing football for the Springfield Cosmos. The Green and White did not have a winning season, but Aiken knew his team was pretty good because they came close to a winning season. Todd has now been charged with guiding the Cosmos football program.

VTel’s LTE build-out plays starring role in FCC’s net neutrality debate

The chairman of the FCC testified before Congress on Thursday and pointed to a rural wireless network operator in Vermont that he said has benefited from his agency’s abandonment of net neutrality guidelines.

VTel president plans to fight animal cruelty charge

The president of Vermont Telephone Co. is contesting the basis for an animal cruelty charge he faces in Stamford, Conn.

Vermont bacon producer provokes national chuckle for packaging humor teasing teachers

A three-week old snark-backed packaging design for Vermont's own Black River Meats bacon went viral, causing a national wave of chuckles and a counter-jab from Vermont's teacher's union.

Springfield thief gets 7-year sentence for 3 armed robberies

A man convicted of two bank robberies and the armed robbery of a pharmacy in Springfield in 2016 has been sentenced to seven years, eight months in prison and three years' supervised release. He was also ordered to pay restitution to the pharmacy of $230.71.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

HCRS welcomes new members of staff

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

R E C E N T . . . C O M M E N T S

Video: Aretha Franklin - Think

From the 1980 film 'The Blues Brothers'.
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