Governor Douglas Awards $1.3 Million In Community Development Grants

first_img$25,000                 Villageof Waterbury:  Grant to develop a comprehensive plan, includingeconomic development and housing options, for the future growth of WaterburyVillage and identify strategies for implementation of the plan. Two towns, Sutton and Bridport, will each receive roughly$30,000 in grant money to study the feasibility of setting up a wood or fiberfuel pellet production plant in those towns. “Assisting older adults in the Bennington area withday care means they will be able to live more independent lives outside ofnursing homes, closer to their families,” Governor Douglas said. Implementation Grants$412,498              Townof Middlebury: Subgrant to Addison County Community Action Group torehabilitate the Hill House Group Home on 290 Route 7 North. The home providestransitional supportive housing services to mentally ill homeless persons. A $297,500 grant to Meadowlane Housing Associates andHousing Foundation Inc. will be used to purchase and rehabilitate 20 units ofaffordable housing and create 16 additional new units of affordable elderlyhousing. “These grants will rehabilitate affordable housing;create new elderly housing units and adult day care; help plan for responsiblefuture housing projects and promote job creation in Vermont,” GovernorDouglas said.   A $200,000 grant to the Town of Bennington will be used byBennington Project Independence for the construction of a State certified,not-for-profit Adult Day Care center serving Bennington County and thesurrounding region. “Our existing affordable housing stock must bemaintained, but we must also expand that, including housing for our agingpopulation,” Douglas said. “And we must encourage the production ofnew housing that working Vermonters can afford.” For information about the Vermont Community Development Program,please see the Agency of Commerce and Community Development website at: www.dhca.state.vt.us/VCDP/(link is external) $250,000              Townof Colchester:  Grant to Vermont Center for Emerging Technologies(VCET) to support the start-up operations of their Colchester Facility and itstechnology based business incubator program.  “These eight units of housing are critical to meetingthe needs of these extremely vulnerable Vermonters,” Governor Douglassaid. “In addition, the septic failure at the facility will be addressedby connecting to municipal sewer and water, and energy efficiency and ADAimprovements will be made.” The Village of Waterbury and City of Montpelier will eachuse $25,000 grants for planning, the former for economic development andhousing plans, and the latter for work on a mixed use development on the siteof the former Salt Shed on Stone Cutters Way. MILTON, Vt. – Creating affordable housing, jobs, andalternative energy sources in Vermont were on the agenda as Governor JimDouglas on Monday announced the award of $1.3 million in community developmentgrants to ten communities. The $1,345,498 in Vermont Community Development Programgrants will also leverage $10,152,714 in other private and public resources, hesaid during a ceremony in Milton. $50,000                 Townof Warren:  Grant to provide accessibility to all three floors of theWarren Town Hall by installing an elevator and bringing it into ADA compliancewith state and federal regulations. A $250,000 grant to the Town of Colchester will besub-granted to the Vermont Center for Emerging Technologies (VCET), anincubator affiliated with the University of Vermont, to support the expansionof services in a new facility in Colchester. $29,996                 Townof Bridport:  Subgrant to Addison County Regional Planning Commissionto study the feasibility of producing fiber fuel pellets and the viability of afiber fuel pellet production plant in Addison County.center_img The Town of Middlebury was awarded the largest grant,receiving $412,498 to rehabilitate the Hill House Group Home, which provideshousing and other services to the homeless who are struggling with mentalillness or substance abuse. $200,000              Townof Bennington:  Subgrant to Bennington Project Independence for theconstruction of a State certified facility, not-for-profit Adult Day Careserving Bennington County and the surrounding region. The Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Developmentawards the competitive grants based on the recommendation of the VermontCommunity Development Board and approval of Secretary Kevin Dorn. -30- Governor DouglasAwards $1.3 Million In Community Development GrantsTenCommunities To Receive Funds For Housing, Economic Development Projects Finally, the towns of Warren and Worcester will receive$50,000 and $25,504 respectively to make renovations to their Town Halls tobring them into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). “By working with more new businesses to help themcreate jobs at its new Colchester location, the Vermont Center for EmergingTechnologies will help entrepreneurs in our state bring their ideas to themarketplace, and employ their neighbors,” Governor Douglas said. “These grants represent an investment in greentechnology that could pay huge dividends later in terms of jobs and ourenvironment,” Governor Douglas said. Planning Grants$30,000                 Townof Sutton:  Grant to conduct a feasibility study of the Old BurkeLumber Mill site for reuse as a wood-chip and wood-pellet production facility.              AccessibilityModification Grants $25,000                 Cityof Montpelier:  Grant to continue studying the feasibility ofimplementing the Riverside Center as a mixed use development on the site of theformer Salt Shed on Stone Cutters Way. “These grants will make an important public space– the Town Hall – accessible to all residents for importantactivities like Town Meeting and conducting government business,”Governor Douglas said. “Waterbury is a growing community, and this grant willhelp it plan for growth that is responsible and that ensures futureprosperity,” Governor Douglas said. “Montpelier’s StoneCutter’s Way has been a wonderful example of redevelopment incorporatingretail and office spaces, and this grant will help further that effort.” $297,500              Townof Milton: Subgrant to Meadowlane Housing Associates and Housing FoundationInc. to acquire and rehabilitate the existing 20 units of affordable housing atMeadowland Apartments in order to modernize the facility and to meet currentlife/safety code requirements. Also planned is the development of 16 additionalnew units of affordable elderly housing on the same parcel. $25,504                 Townof Worcester:  Grant to provide accessibility to the Worcester TownHall and bring it into full ADA compliance with state and federal regulations.last_img read more

UEFA ‘to request £275m compensation’ from clubs to postpone Euro 2020

first_imgUEFA will reportedly demand around £275million compensation from its clubs and leagues in order to postpone Euro 2020 by a year in response to the coronavirus outbreak. Euro 2020 was due to start on June 12 and was planned to take place in 12 host cities, with the semi-finals and final at Wembley culminating on July 12. UEFA 2020 is in major doubt amid the ongoing coronavirus outbreak (Image: 2020 SOPA Images) But the tournament is now in severe doubt as countries all over the continent go into lockdown to counter the pandemic. Most leagues in Europe have postponed all top level football until at least April 4 but this date is expected to be put back as the virus shows no sign of subsiding. A crisis meeting will be held today to discuss the matter further but most believe Euro 2020 will be rescheduled for either December or more likely next summer. But according to The Athletic, UEFA chiefs will demand massive compensation in order to move the tournament, a figure that they say is the estimate it will cost to do so. Most leagues see their priority as being able to finish their own domestic competitions before playing any international football. The report claims that most governing bodies in each country retain hope that their competitions can still be finished in May and June. Other options on the table include extending the action into July or later — which could cause huge complications around player contracts that expire on June 30 — and introducing play-off systems. By close of play today we will have found out much more in terms of what the plan of action may be. The talks, which will comprise of several different meetings, will take place using videoconference facilities. The first meeting involves UEFA officials, the ECA and EL boards and a representative of players union FIFPro. Wembley is due to host the semi-finals and final of Euro 2020 Read Also: IOC set for crisis talks as fears grow for Tokyo Olympics It will be followed by another meeting between UEFA and its 55 member associations, including the English FA. The completion of the Champions League and Europa League competitions will also be discussed in today’s meetings. Whatever happens it is highly unlikely that a concrete plan to play football matches will be drawn up, such is the uncertainty over the matter at the moment. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… center_img Promoted ContentWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?12 Stars You Would Never Recognize Without Their Signature LookBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love WithTop Tastiest Foods From All Over The WorldWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?Stunning Wedding Looks From Around The World6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks7 Facts About Black Holes That Will Blow Your Mind9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?last_img read more

Cricket News Jasprit Bumrah’s key to success: Music, yoga and not talking about cricket in off time

first_imgThe 25-year-old also hailed the influence of Rohit Sharma, who was his captain in the Mumbai Indians franchise and also in the Indian cricket team. Bumrah said Rohit always backed him. “Rohit’s never been different with me. He used to back me with a lot of space then and he does it now. He’ll come, ask me what I see or believe in, set the field accordingly and then keeps backing me up all the time,” Bumrah said.The young pacer was rested for the ODIs against Australia and New Zealand and he will be hoping to make a mark against Australia in the upcoming two-match Twenty20 International series and the five-match ODI series which begins on February 24. New Delhi: When one talks about India’s success in overseas tours in 2018, Jasprit Bumrah features prominently on the list. His five-wicket haul in Johannesburg helped India achieve a consolation win against South Africa while yet another haul against England in Trent Bridge gave India their only win in a series which they lost 1-4. In the series against Australia, Bumrah’s magical spell of 6/33 in Melbourne and 21 wickets in four Tests helped India win the series for the first time Down Under. The right-arm pacer’s brilliance in the longest format of the game has made him the gun bowler in Virat Kohli’s Indian cricket team as the side aims to win the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.In an exclusive chat to Times of India, Bumrah revealed the secret behind his success. “Music. In my case, that helps me a lot. And yoga. Once I’m off cricket, nobody gets to know where I am, what I’m doing. Not talking about cricket is as important as talking about cricket. You need to switch off in order to switch on,” Bumrah stated.Bumrah is known as a wonderful death bowler and his ability to nail the yorker on a regular basis has earned him praise from a lot of former and current fast bowlers. The Gujarat pacer revealed the influence of tennis ball cricket in honing his yorker-bowling skills. “I played a lot of tennis ball cricket and with the tennis ball, you can bowl only one kind of a delivery. There’s length in question, no bouncers. There’s only one ball that you have to practice,” Bumrah said. Jasprit Bumrah’s first Test was AB de Villiers in the Cape Town Test.Bumrah’s five-wicket hauls were in Johannesburg, Trent Bridge and Melbourne.Bumrah’s 21 wickets in Australia gave India a 2-1 win Down Under. highlights For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Severe storm in Argonia Monday causes damage to schools

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (3) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +1 Vote up Vote down Tom Countryman · 368 weeks ago Caldwell sustained pretty considerable storm damage as well, MANY tree limbs down & at least one building in the business district lost its roof. Report Reply 0 replies · active 368 weeks ago -5 Vote up Vote down john · 368 weeks ago you aint fooling me. Whats up with the picture of the overturned SUV that wreck happened a month ago Report Reply 0 replies · active 368 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down Melinda Holsworth · 368 weeks ago I am so sorry to hear of all the storm damage in your area. I wish I could just snap my fingers and make everything ok. I hope you are all ok and that clean up comes quickly and without too many expenses. God Bless you all and take care. Report Reply 0 replies · active 368 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Sumner Newscow report — A severe storm blew through the Argonia area with wind gusts said to be in the range of 80 mph. It caused significant damage in the Argonia area, especially to the high school and elementary schools.According to news reports, the roof was torn off the high school and elementary school and then flooding occurred. About 20 power poles were also said to be broken or damaged due to the storm. Also, there were sustained extensive tree damage. The storm occurred between 5:40 and 5:50 p.m.School officials are surveying the damage of the school to determine what needs to be fixed and whether to postpone the start of school for awhile.last_img read more

Triumph Accessory Services looking for mechanic, new capabilities technician

first_imgSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — Triumph Accessory Services in Wellington is a leading provider of maintenance services to military, regional and commercial aircraft. Triumph is currently looking for qualified individuals for:MechanicNew Capabilities TechnicianFor complete job information and to apply, go to the website triumphgroup.com.Pre-employment drug screening and background checks are required as well as random drug/alcohol screening.Triumph provides an excellent work environment and benefits.Triumph is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled.last_img read more