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River Street Conditions Hot Topic at Springfield Select Board Meeting | The Vermont Journal
SPRINGFIELD, VT -The terrible condition of River St. was the hot topic at Monday’s (April 14) Select Board Meeting in Springfield. The board agreed that something had to be done. Money was the main obstacle. The only solution available is a short-term fix. The town will patch the potholes with hot…
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April 11, 2014
Mt. Holly, Vermont
SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: On 04/10/2014, members of the Springfield Police Department responded to a report of a female who had been assaulted in her residence. After further investigation, Destiny Blanchard was taken into custody without incident in the lobby of the Springfield Police Department.
Lodged at Southern State Correctional Facility-Springfield in lieu of 10,000.00 bail and was arraigned on April 14th, 2014
National Emergency Alerts- New England
Fish and Game issues WARNING about life threatening POLAR PLUNGE activities CONCORD, N.H. -- The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department today issued an urgent warning about potential danger associated with a statewide, social media-driven craze enticing teens to jump into frigid icy waters. Responding to the "Polar Plunge" dare, young people are jumping, dressed only in summer swimwear and without life vests, into frigid New Hampshire lakes and ponds, as well as fast-flowing rivers and streams coursing with snow melt. An insidious aspect of the trend is that participating youth must dare five other youth to take part, creating a fast-growing phenomenon with enormous potential for tragic outcomes. Recent information received by the Fish and Game Department indicated that today (April 14, 2014), a large number of North Country youth had reportedly made plans to jump into the raging Connecticut River. Right now, the Connecticut River is boiling with fast, high water from the spring snow melt, with chunks of ice and debris coursing past. Members of the New Hampshire Fish and Game Dive Team, who are responsible for drowning recovery operations in the state, are very concerned about the unsanctioned Polar Plunge activities youth are engaging in. "We are strongly urging youth not to participate, and we are asking families and community members to stay alert," said Conservation Officer and Fish and Game Dive Team Member Glenn Lucas. "The potential for life-threatening incidents to occur, because of the Polar Plunge trend, is huge." Lucas noted that even when ice is not visible on top of the water, there can be ice below that can easily cause a slip into dangerous fast-moving water. In one recent incident recorded on Facebook, two New Hampshire teenage girls jumped into Garland Brook in Lancaster, slipped on the ice and were nearly swept into the current without life jackets. According to the N.H. Marine Patrol, immersion in cold water can quickly render even a good swimmer helpless within minutes. Even short amounts of time exposed to the rigors of frigid water can exacerbate hypothermic effects. Hypothermia is an abnormally low body temperature, often caused by prolonged exposure to cold. Symptoms of hypothermia can include shivering, a lack of fine or gross motor skills, slurred speech, stumbling, confusion, poor decision making, drowsiness or low energy, apathy, loss of consciousness, weak pulse and/or shallow breathing. Those suffering from the effects of hypothermia may not be aware this is taking place. A person experiencing hypothermia while in the water is at a greater risk of injury or drowning.
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Herricks Cove Wildlife Festival
Calendar Event: Herricks Cove Wildlife Festival. 10:00 AM, Sun May 4th 2014 to 4:00 PM, Sun May 4th 2014 America/New_York
Rescue crews working to save man stuck in middle of river in Springfield : Rutland Herald Online
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Massachusetts woman nabbed after southern Vermont heroin bust
A 22-year-old woman from Holyoke, Mass., is facing federal charges after law enforcement says she admitted to Vermont Drug Task Force agents that she sold 6,000 to 8,000 bags of heroin in the Vermont since November.
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