Kamis, 30 April 2015

Video: Select Board Meeting – April 27, 2015




www.sapatv.org/springfield-select-board


TOWN OF SPRINGFIELD

SELECTMEN’S HALL – 96 MAIN STREET – THIRD FLOOR


REGULAR BOARD OF SELECTMEN MEETING


MONDAY, April 27, 2015 @ 7:00PM

AGENDA

WELCOME: Visitors are most welcome at Board of Selectmen Meetings. Anyone wishing to address the Board on a specific matter is requested to make arrangements to appear on the Agenda with either the

Charlestown woman named Springfield Senior of the Year

Life-long New Hampshire resident Mary Gray has been named 2015 Springfield Senior of the Year for her dedication to the Springfield Senior Center.


http://www.rutlandherald.com/article/20150430/NEWS02/704309897


Mary Gray, 86, named Senior of the Year
By Susan Smallheer
Staff Writer | April 30,2015




Mary Gray
SPRINGFIELD — Mary Gray and her husband used to come over to the former

Springfield explores civil options in fighting drugs

Springfield starts discussion of giving police department civil tools to fight drug crime.


http://www.rutlandherald.com/article/20150430/NEWS02/704309883




Springfield explores civil options in fighting drugs
By Susan Smallheer
Staff Writer | April 30,2015


SPRINGFIELD — Selectman George McNaughton wants to give the Springfield Police Department “another tool on their tool belt” to fight

7th Annual Biker Blessing



The 7th Annual Blessing of the Bikers will be held Sunday, May 17, at Calvary Baptist Church, 156 Main St., in Springfield.


http://eagletimes.villagesoup.com/p/7th-annual-biker-blessing-held-may-16-in-springfield/1340207




7th Annual Biker Blessing held May 16 in Springfield
Apr 30, 2015
SPRINGFIELD — The 7th Annual Blessing of the Bikers will be held Sunday, May 17, at Calvary Baptist

Rabu, 29 April 2015

Springfield Fire Department battles brush fire

Springfield Fire Department along with numerous mutual aid companies spent Tuesday afternoon fighting a brush fire on 525 French Meadow Road in Springfield.


https://wntk.wordpress.com/2015/04/29/springfield-vt-fire-department-battles-brush-fire/


Springfield VT Fire Department Battles Brush Fire

brush fire vermont
Bellows Falls Fire Department Photo

Springfield VT Fire Department along

Community mourns Wing, group vows fight against drugs and crime

Many members of Project ACTION went straight from Wesley J. Wing’s funeral to the community group’s monthly meeting Tuesday.


http://www.rutlandherald.com/article/20150429/NEWS02/704299865


Community mourns Wing, group vows fight against drugs and crime
By Susan Smallheer
Staff Writer | April 29,2015



Photo by Len Emery
Select Board Chairman Kristi Morris, left, and Police Chief
Video: Funeral held for shooting victim Wesley Wing





https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1Se1YtsE94



Community mourns Springfield shooting victim Wesley Wing
Police say Wing was shot near his neighborhood by Gregory Smith on April 18

UPDATED 7:19 PM EDT Apr 28, 2015



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Stevens estimates over 100 gathered on April 28 at the United

Springfield inmate dies in apparent suicide

A Springfield man who was an inmate at the state prison in Springfield has died at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H., after he tried to hang himself.


http://www.rutlandherald.com/article/20150429/NEWS02/704299871


Springfield inmate dies in apparent suicide
By Susan Smallheer
Staff Writer | April 29,2015
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SPRINGFIELD — A Springfield man

Surprising Cosmos edge Otters, go to 5-0

Andy Bladyka is becoming a believer.





Published April 29, 2015 in the Rutland Herald
Surprising Cosmos edge Otters, go to 5-0
By POODY WALSH
Correspondent

SPRINGFIELD — Andy Bladyka is becoming a believer. “I’m still having a hard time realizing we’re 5-0,” is what Springfield softball coach commented after his Cosmos pulled out their third straight one-run win with a 4-3, eight-inning

Cosmos hit their way past Black River

Boys baseball.


http://www.rutlandherald.com/article/20150429/SPORTS02/704299833


Published April 29, 2015 in the Rutland Herald
Cosmos hit their way past Black River
BOYS BASEBALL

Springfield 14, Black River 10

LUDLOW — Springfield jumped on starter Jonathan LeTourneau and chased him before he could get out of the first inning.

He was tagged for eight runs as the Springfield offense

Selasa, 28 April 2015

Inmate who attempted suicide at Springfield prison dies in hospital

An inmate at Southern State Correctional Facility in Springfield has died after a suicide attempt last week.


http://vtdigger.org/2015/04/28/inmate-who-attempted-suicide-at-springfield-prison-dies-in-hospital/



INMATE WHO ATTEMPTED SUICIDE AT SPRINGFIELD PRISON DIES IN HOSPITAL
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An inmate at Southern State Correctional Facility in

Senin, 27 April 2015

'Uncooperative witnesses' delayed Smith's arrest

Springfield Police Chief Douglas Johnston said murder suspect Gregory Smith could have been arrested sooner but for an uncooperative witness.


http://www.rutlandherald.com/article/20150428/NEWS02/704289875


‘Uncooperative witnesses’ delayed Smith’s arrest
By Susan Smallheer
Staff Writer | April 28,2015
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SPRINGFIELD — Uncooperative witnesses in the Gregory A.

Otter Valley nets win over Cosmos

Girls tennis.

http://www.rutlandherald.com/article/20150428/SPORTS02/704289891



Published April 28, 2015 in the Rutland Herald
Otter Valley nets win over Cosmos
GIRLS TENNIS

OV 4, Springfield 2

Otter Valley’s Sarah Young defeated Springfield’s Lexie Bellows 8-6 and Jenna Keith of OV defeated Alex Fauver 8-0 in super sets. Cosmo Sadie Rice defeated Brenna Coombs 6-1, 6-0 for Springfield’s

Inmate's apparent suicide attempt under investigation



An inmate from the Southern State Correctional Facility in Springfield was hospitalized after an apparent suicide attempt last Thursday.
https://vtdigger.org/2015/04/27/inmate-attempts-suicide-at-southern-state-correctional-facility-officials-say/




INMATE ATTEMPTS SUICIDE AT SOUTHERN STATE CORRECTIONAL FACILITY, OFFICIALS SAY
ELIZABETH HEWITT APR. 27 2015, 4:45 PM LEAVE A COMMENT
The

What's up with that 'UFO' painting in the Statehouse?

A painting that hangs in the Vermont Statehouse has evoked a "What the..." response from many a viewer.


http://www.sevendaysvt.com/vermont/wtf-whats-up-with-that-ufo-painting-in-the-statehouse/Content?oid=2557383


WTF: What's Up With That 'UFO' Painting in the Statehouse?
By PAMELA POLSTON @PAMELA7D
Former Vermont governor James Hartness - COURTESY OF DAVID SCHUTZ
COURTESY OF DAVID

Residents still in fear after vigil held for shooting victim

Residents on Sunday evening held a vigil near the site of last week’s fatal shooting on South Street, lending support to the family of Wesley Wing and pledging to address the challenges of drugs and violence facing their town.


http://www.vnews.com/home/16669958-95/community-holds-vigil-for-victim


Residents Still in Fear After Vigil Held for Springfield, Vt., Shooting Victim

Terry Wing

Community vigil honors shooting victim

More than 200 men, women, teenagers and children surrounded the family of Wesley Wing on Sunday evening for a community vigil in memory of the Springfield man who was killed last weekend after he confronted a woman about drug activity in their neighborhood.


http://www.rutlandherald.com/article/20150427/NEWS02/704279995


Community vigil honors shooting victim
By Susan Smallheer
Staff

Sabtu, 25 April 2015

Community vigil for Wes Wing





Those gathered hold candles as Rev. George Keeler leads them in song, "Let There Be Peace on Earth" and "We Shall Overcome".









After the brief ceremony, Select Board Chairman Kristi Morris led everyone on a peaceful walk through the neighborhood.














Members of the Wing family received many consoling hugs at the conclusion of the walk.






TV news coverage











Smith pleads not guilty to murder charge


Murder suspect Gregory Smith, 30, briefly appeared in court Friday afternoon, pleading not guilty to the second-degree murder charge held against him.

http://eagletimes.villagesoup.com/p/smith-pleads-not-guilty-to-murder-charge/1337909


Smith pleads not guilty to murder charge
By SAMANTHA TIGHE | Apr 25, 2015

Courtesy of: Sarah Priestap - Valley News
Gregory Allen Smith looks over at

Suspected killer held without bail

Gregory A. Smith, 30, pleaded innocent to second-degree murder in connection with the death of Wesley Wing, 37, of Springfield. Smith was ordered held without bail.


http://www.rutlandherald.com/article/20150425/NEWS02/704259901


Suspected killer held without bail
By Susan Smallheer
Staff Writer | April 25,2015




Photo by Valley News Wesley Wing's daughter, Casey WIng, 15, left, and

Daughter: ‘He didn’t deserve it’

Gregory Smith plead not guilty yesterday to 2nd Degree Murder charges associated with the shooting of Wesley Wing. Following Friday’s court procedures, one of Wing’s daughters, Casey, said she wants justice for her father.




http://www.vnews.com/home/16643076-95/daughter-he-didnt-deserve-it

Daughter: ‘He Didn’t Deserve It’

Suspect in Fatal Springfield, Vt., Shooting Pleads Not Guilty

Jumat, 24 April 2015

Vigil in memory of Wes Wing set for Sunday

A community vigil in memory of Wesley "Wes" Wing of Springfield will be held Sunday at 6 p.m., near the site of the shooting that claimed his life last week.


http://www.rutlandherald.com/article/20150424/THISJUSTIN/150429991

A community vigil in memory of Wesley "Wes" Wing of Springfield will be held Sunday at 6 p.m., near the site of the shooting that claimed his life last week.
Vigil

Springfield murder suspect arraigned






http://www.wcax.com/story/28891111/springfield-murder-suspect-arraigned

Springfield murder suspect arraigned

Posted: Apr 24, 2015 11:41 AM EDT
Updated: Apr 24, 2015 7:09 PM EDT
By Eliza LarsonCONNECT


Gregory Allen Smith
Gregory Allen Smith

Wesley Wing
Wesley Wing

Wendy Morris
Wendy Morris

Kristin Walsh
Kristin Walsh


WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, Vt. -
Gregory Allen Smith was led
Video: Springfield shooting suspect and girlfriend arraigned







Springfield shooting suspect Gregory Smtih and girlfriend Wendy Morris arraigned
Smith and Morris arraigned in Windsor County District Court on April 24

Published 6:55 PM EDT Apr 24, 2015


By Liz Strzepa
TODAY FOR HIS ARRAIGNMENT. GOOD EVENING, I'M STEPHANIE GORIN. GEORGE: AND I'M GEORGE MALLET. SMITH HAS BEEN HELD

Man arrested for home invasion, leading police on a pursuit with wife & kids inside vehicle

Springfield Police responded to a home invasion and car chase last week.


http://www.mychamplainvalley.com/story/d/story/man-arrested-for-home-invasion-leading-police-on-a/40344/8zVuyxe96Uq94oaOrAnGKg

Man Arrested For Home Invasion, Leading Police on a Pursuit With Wife & Kids Inside Vehicle
Joe Gullo

04/24/2015 04:05 PM04/24/2015 04:06 PM

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. - Springfield Police

Court documents: Woman told housemates to lie about murder suspect

The Keene, N.H. woman arrested and accused of interfering with the search for a murder suspect told housemates to lie about his whereabouts, according to court documents.


http://www.sentinelsource.com/news/local/court-documents-woman-told-housemates-to-lie-about-murder-suspect/article_a951a221-751e-5e41-ad09-5935390d3e0f.html


Court documents: Woman told housemates to lie about murder

Bake Sale at Jake's South Street Market




Jake's not only supplied the baked goods, the store also matched the total take. 200% profit for the Youth Tackle Football Program!





HCRS hires new staff members

Health Care and Rehabilitation Services recently welcomed new employees.


http://eagletimes.villagesoup.com/p/hcrs-hires-new-staff-members/1335837


HCRS hires new staff members
Apr 21, 2015

Photo by: Courtesy
SPRINGFIELD — Health Care and Rehabilitation Services recently welcomed the following new employees (front row from left): Jenelle Stromberg – Community Outreach Specialist in

Cosmos edge Hurricanes

Girls softball at White River Jct.


http://www.rutlandherald.com/article/20150424/SPORTS02/704249917


Published April 24, 2015 in the Rutland Herald
Cosmos edge Hurricanes in softball
SOFTBALL

Springfield 2, Hartford 1

WHITE RIVER JCT. — Springfield scored twice in the fourth and edged the Hurricanes in Hartford’s opener, making a winner of Jade Twombly. Twombly tossed a three-hitter

No bail for suspect in fatal shooting

Arraignment of Gregory Smith and Wendy Morris scheduled for today at 12:30.


SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT
&
STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE

**UPDATE**
GREGORY ALLEN SMITH
LODGING & SCHEDULED ARRAIGNMENT


Following his arrest this morning, Gregory Allen Smith was held without bail and lodged in Springfield on a warrant from Judge Karen Carroll to face

Police catch accused killer, girlfriend in camper

Murder suspect Gregory A. Smith and his girlfriend were asleep in a camper in South Londonderry when police surprised them around 10 a.m. Thursday morning, ending a five-day manhunt.


http://www.rutlandherald.com/article/20150424/NEWS02/704249865


Police catch accused killer, girlfriend in camper
By Susan Smallheer
Staff Writer | April 24,2015




Gregory A. Smith
SPRINGFIELD — Murder

Kamis, 23 April 2015

Video: Police arrest Springfield murder suspect








By Liz Strzepa
Springfield shooting suspect arrested; police discuss next steps
Shooting suspect Gregory Smith and girlfriend Wendy Morris were arrested in Londonderry on April 23

UPDATED 9:16 PM EDT Apr 23, 2015



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SPRINGFIELD, Vt. —Vermont State Police arrested 30-year-old
Video: Police capture Springfield murder suspect 

WCAX.COM Local Vermont News, Weather and Sports-


http://www.wcax.com/story/28879917/police-capture-springfield-murder-suspect




Police capture Springfield murder suspect

Posted: Apr 23, 2015 10:17 AM EDT
Updated: Apr 23, 2015 7:01 PM EDT
By Eliza Larson


Gregory Smith
Gregory Smith

Wendy Morris
Wendy Morris






SOUTH LONDONDERRY,

Springfield shooting suspect caught


A Springfield man wanted in the shooting death of 37-year-old Wesley Wing has been arrested.

Also: Shooting suspect arrested in Londonderry


http://www.wcax.com/story/28879917/police-capture-springfield-murder-suspect




Police capture Springfield murder suspect

Posted: Apr 23, 2015 10:17 AM EDT
Updated: Apr 23, 2015 11:11 AM EDT
By WCAX NewsCONNECT


Gregory Smith
Gregory Smith

Video: Residents are 'Springfield Strong' after shooting

Springfield community members gathered April 22 to discuss plans to move forward






By Liz Strzepa
Residents are 'Springfield Strong' after shooting
Springfield community members gathered April 22 to discuss plans to move forward

UPDATED 8:38 PM EDT Apr 22, 2015




Police said Wing was shot near South Street by suspected shooter Gregory Smith. Many residents were emotional talking about

Solar developers seek to expand net metering

Winstanley plans to build a 500KW solar array in the North Springfield industrial park but current net metering law forbids them from putting up more solar panels later on.

http://www.manchesterjournal.com/latestnews/ci_27966252/solar-developers-seek-expand-net-metering


23 year old Jason M. Shaffer who also goes by the name of Todd Swan has a history of conning people out of money

Springfield leaders discuss helping Wing family

Ways to help the Wing family of Springfield after their tragic loss dominated discussion at an emergency meeting of Project ACTION on Wednesday.


http://www.rutlandherald.com/article/20150423/NEWS02/704239855

Springfield leaders discuss helping Wing family
By Susan Smallheer
Staff Writer | April 23,2015




Photo by Len Emery Springfield Select Board Chairman Kristi Morris, standing,

Police: NH woman helped Vt. murder suspect escape

A New Hampshire woman is charged with helping her former fiancé escape after police say he shot and killed a Springfield, Vt., man.


http://www.rutlandherald.com/article/20150423/NEWS02/704239857

Police: NH woman helped Vt. murder suspect escape
By Susan Smallheer
Staff Writer | April 23,2015


KEENE, N.H. — A New Hampshire woman is charged with helping her former fiancĂ© escape after

Rabu, 22 April 2015

Video of suspect wanted in murder

This is video of a 2012 court appearance of the man wanted in the killing of a Springfield man.


https://www.facebook.com/WCAXTV/videos/10155464021855442



Chieftains rout error-prone Cosmos

Springfield pitchers walked 15, hit three and the defense made eight errors as the Cosmos took a 21-4 shellacking from Green Mountain Tuesday in a Marble Valley League game at Birsky-Wyman Field.


http://www.rutlandherald.com/article/20150422/SPORTS02/704229857


Published April 22, 2015 in the Rutland Herald
Chieftains rout error-prone Cosmos
By POODY WALSH
Correspondent

SPRINGFIELD —

Selasa, 21 April 2015

Friends and family mourn shooting victim

Friends and family remember Wes Wing, who was murdered last week in a dispute over drug activity in his neighborhood.

http://www.rutlandherald.com/article/20150422/NEWS02/704229839




Keene woman arrested for hindering Springfield homicide investigation

A girlfriend of murder suspect Gregory Allen Smith hass been arrested in Keene and charged with 2 felonies.



SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT
&
STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE

WING HOMICIDE
SEARCH FOR SUSPECT

*** UPDATE 4/21/2015 ***
HINDERING ARREST

The Springfield Police Department and Vermont State Police Major Crime Unit are asking for the public's

Video: Springfield residents: 'ready to move forward'




After April 18 shooting death in Springfield, community members hope to begin healing.
http://www.wptz.com/news/springfield-residents-ready-to-move-forward/32493494




ringfield residents: 'ready to move forward'
After April 18 shooting death in Springfield, community members hope to begin healing

UPDATED 7:41 PM EDT Apr 21, 2015



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