Springfield Vermont Area News

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  • Celebration of Life

    William John England passed away on August 8, 2014 in Ludlow VT at the age of 63. He faithfully served his country in the Air Force during Vietnam and was a seasoned fisherman and mountain man. Billy was a loving friend and father with a singular laugh and a bitng sense of humor; he is already missed by all who knew him. He is survived by his five children: Meghann, Randi, Devlin, Hannah, and Patrick, and also his grandchild, Jace, and his wildcat Skitties.

    Please join us in a celebration of his life on Saturday, October 25 at 1 p.m. at the Ballard Hobart American Legion, Post 36, 135 Main Street in Ludlow, VT.

Springfield Vermont Police News

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  • New Radio System in Place

    The Springfield Police Department has replaced the radio infrastructure system for the police department. We will be capable of using digital or analog frequency and will be prepared when the Vermont State Police go to Digital. We are the first in Vermont to have a duel system capability like this. With improvements to the radio system the officers will have better radio communication ability then they had before.

    This was an expensive but necessary expenditure to ensure safety for the officers and the public responses for calls of service. This took approximately two years to finalize this project some delays due to the manufacturing and also the installation. There were several grants that were written and the combination of grants allowed us to complete this project.

    We have finished our Radio infrastructure project and here is the break down on expenses:

    Repeater and Voter system $56,007
    Portables radios $43,009
    UHF and VHF Mobile Radios $72,128
    Consoles and Base Radios $82,905

    Total Project Cost $254,049.

    The funding for this project came out of the following:

    Local Budget $32,833
    Grants $221,216

    Douglas S Johnston
    Chief of Police

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  • The Springfield Police Department's lobby will be open on Halloween. Goblins welcome to stop by and show off your costumes. Treats for visitors until they're gone!!
  • Unlike many other towns, the Town of Springfield does not set specific hours for Trick or Treating. Some little goblins start out as early as 5 pm and finish up around 8-9 pm depending on the day and the neighborhood. This year is a Friday so I suspect it will go later than usual.

    Chester, VT Fire Department

    Today was another long day for Chester Fire Department. At approximately 8:20 a.m. we were asked to respond to a Tractor Trailer Roll Over with entrapment. Upon arrival the operator had got out on his own. This incident turned into a hazmat incident as one of the trucks fuel tanks was leaking and lost an estimated 25 gallons of diesel fuel before the truck was up righted and we could safely stop the leak. Fuel was contained to the immediate area and no water ways were affected. Chester firefighters were on scene for approximately 7 hours. Route 11 West was limited to one lane for part of the day and then fully closed for approximately 3 hours. Chester Fire Department worked in cooperation with Vermont Emergency Management, Vermont Agency Of Transportation, Agency of Natural Resources, Chester Police and Reed Towing Service. Thank You to Rockingham Fire Department for covering the Chester Station for the day.
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