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

133 hotels and 65 campsites have been opened, and most hotels are expected to open in June

first_imgThis weekend, 133 hotels and 65 camps were opened, which started a stronger activation of domestic tourist capacities for the beginning of the main tourist season.  To continue opening the capacity, it is crucial to reach precise agreements with the countries that make up our main emitting markets on unhindered travel to Croatia and back, and this is expected by mid-June at the latest, as announced by the Minister of Tourism. Therefore, the plan to open tourist facilities envisages that camps in Istria, Kvarner and Dalmatia will be opened by the end of May, as well as additional hotels, HUT points out, adding that most hotels and all other tourist services are expected to open in June. in destinations.  Photo: Arena Hospitality Group Obzirom na ukupnu situaciju možemo biti zadovoljni prvim turističkim brojkama, izjavio je Veljko Ostojić, direktor Hrvatske udruge turizma te dodao kako je kvalitetna epidemiološka situacija temelj ostvarivanja rezultata ove godine i tu smo među najboljima u Europi. “We need to make the most of this in the coming period, starting today. Nothing will happen by itself, we need to start communicating intensively in key markets to attract guests. Simultaneously with the finalization of the agreement on a simpler and faster procedure for the entry of tourists from key emitting markets, we must launch coordinated and targeted promotional activities in these markets. ” HUT: It is necessary to launch a targeted promotional campaign as soon as possible U HUT-u naglašavaju kako je nužno što prije pokrenuti ciljane promotivne aktivnosti na ključnim tržištima, i to na način da se koordiniraju aktivnosti privatnog i jasnog sektora. “Successful promotion is key to ensuring greater demand for coming to Croatia and achieving the maximum possible tourist results in this extraordinary year” zaključuje Ostojić. last_img read more

Gold Coast’s northern corridor popular as buyers splash out $110M on blocks

first_imgFirst homebuyers Shruti and Karan Mahajan are among those to purchase their dream home at Gainsborough GreensTHE GOLD Coast’s northern corridor is proving popular with owner-occupiers who have accounted for more than 83 per cent of sales in one of the region’s largest new communities.First-home buyers, families upgrading to a new property and empty-nesters are dominating sales at the Gainsborough Greens masterplanned project which has sold more than 440 blocks, worth $110 million, in the past year.Mirvac Queensland residential general manager Warwick Bible said the high demand from owner-occupiers for the Pimpama project was driving the fast-paced sales.The most recent land release sold out in weeks, prompting the fast-tracked recent launch of the next stage, which has blocks priced from $246,000.“The strong demand is testament to the desirability of the location, which offers significant value, picturesque surrounds and convenient access to the motorway, making both the Gold Coast and Brisbane city centres an easy commute,” Mr Bible said. Gainsborough Greens has been the centre of activity with 235 new homes completed in the past 12 months.First-home buyers, Shruti and Karan Mahajan, purchased a home at Gainsborough Greens after renting in Southport. “A major drawcard for my husband and I was definitely the potential for future growth in Gainsborough Greens – it’s ideal for young families with kindergartens, schools and the golf course all nearby,” Mrs Mahajan said.“We didn’t want to move too far from the city centre as I work in Varsity Lakes and Karan works in Surfers Paradise, so the accessibility to the motorway makes travelling to and from work a hassle-free experience.” Mrs Mahajan said the couple took advantage of the boosted First Home Owners’ Grant to secure their home in the community.“The boosted grant came just at the right time for us and really enabled us to pick up exactly what we were looking for,” she said. Gainsborough Greens has been in strong demand from buyers.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North9 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago“The area is being serviced by an ever-increasing array of infrastructure and amenities, including state-of-the-art schools, shops and parkland, which is appealing to those wanting to build a new home with a range of services at the doorstep.“The feedback from our buyers is that Gainsborough Greens stands apart because of its village atmosphere. Our homesites are nestled alongside the Gainsborough Greens Golf Club, natural bushland and parks, with 65 per cent of the community dedicated to green open space.“Our latest land release is no different – located next to a parcel of land earmarked for a major 15ha sports field and 5ha recreation park – so we’re expecting it to be popular, particularly with families.”Gainsborough Greens has been a centre of activity during the past 12 months, with 235 homes finishing construction; 36ha of wetland, open space and conservation area rehabilitated and, more than half a million new plants added.“When people visit Gainsborough Greens, they can now see for themselves the sense of community that has been created here and the type of neighbourhood they will be calling home, and that is really appealing to those looking to own and occupy,” Mr Bible said.last_img read more

Newcomer Anthony Bemboom knocks in go-ahead run as Angels win 2nd straight

first_imgAusmus stuck with Buttrey for five outs, though. He then used Bedrosian for seven outs, the longest outing of his big league career. Robles got the final out of the ninth and three in the 10th, completing 5-1/3 scoreless innings from just three relievers.“We stretched those guys about as far as they could go,” Ausmus said. “They were all outstanding. It was huge.”They picked up after Sandoval had allowed four runs in an outing that showed promise, but also included some rough spots. He walked four, including back-to-back four-pitch walks in the second to force in a run.Sandoval was on the hook for a loss until Calhoun’s homer in the eighth — the first of his career at Fenway — tied the game.The Angels then won it, picking up a second straight victory over losing eight in a row. It was the first time the Angels had won consecutive games since they won four straight, from July 20-24.“I think all of us in here thought collectively if we can get in the win column some things might start going our way,” Calhoun said. “Today we went in there and battled. All facets of the game. Got out to an early lead, they tied it up, we came from behind. Just a really good team win.” Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter PreviousLos Angeles Angels’ Brian Goodwin, behind, catches a fly ball by Boston Red Sox’s Chris Owings as Angels’ David Fletcher, front, scrambles in the sixth inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park, Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)The Angels’ Matt Thaiss (23) is welcomed to the dugout after scoring on a hit by Shohei Ohtani in the second inning of a game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park, Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Angels’ Patrick Sandoval, right, stands on the mound as Boston Red Sox’s Christian Vazquez, left, runs the bases toward home after hitting a two-run home run in the fourth inning of a baseball game, at Fenway Park, Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)Los Angeles Angels starter Patrick Sandoval winds up for a pitch against the Boston Red Sox in the first inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park, Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)Boston Red Sox’s Christian Vazquez, center, is welcomed to the dugout after hitting a two-run home run off a pitch by Los Angeles Angels’ Patrick Sandoval in the fourth inning of a baseball game, at Fenway Park, Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)Boston Red Sox’s Andrew Cashner, right, hands the ball to manager Alex Cora, left, as he is retired from a baseball game in the second inning against the Los Angeles Angels at Fenway Park, Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)Boston Red Sox’s Andrew Cashner delivers a pitch against the Los Angeles Angels in the first inning of a baseball game, at Fenway Park, Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)Boston Red Sox’s Christian Vazquez, front, returns to the dugout after striking out as Los Angeles Angels’ Max Stassi, behind, returns the ball in the second inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park, Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)Los Angeles Angels’ Albert Pujols grounds into a double play, allowing Brian Goodwin to score, in the first inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park, Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)Angels catcher Anthony Bemboom, left, and Hansel Robles celebrate their win over the Boston Red Sox after 10 innings at Fenway Park, Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)Los Angeles Angels’ Brian Goodwin, behind, catches a fly ball by Boston Red Sox’s Chris Owings as Angels’ David Fletcher, front, scrambles in the sixth inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park, Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)NextShow Caption1 of 10Los Angeles Angels’ Brian Goodwin, behind, catches a fly ball by Boston Red Sox’s Chris Owings as Angels’ David Fletcher, front, scrambles in the sixth inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park, Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)ExpandBOSTON — Anthony Bemboom certainly imagined making a successful debut with the Angels after they drafted him in 2012.The 29-year-old catcher likely didn’t imagine the route it took him to finally get there.After his go-ahead single in the 10th gave the Angels a 5-4 victory over the Boston Red Sox in his first big league plate appearance with the team, he reflected on the journey.“It’s something you dream about, think about once you get drafted by the team,” Bemboom said. “Roundabout way it happened. I’m happy the way it did. I wouldn’t trade it.” Bemboom was signed as a free agent by the Tampa Bay Rays, who got him to the majors for three games in May before he suffered a sprained left knee. While he was finishing his rehab, he was traded back to the Angels in July.Moments after he finally stepped onto the field in an Angels uniform, Bemboom was challenged by Mookie Betts, who tried to steal second as the potential go-ahead run. Bemboom threw him out by five feet.He then helped Bedrosian through the eighth and Bedrosian and Hansel Robles through the ninth, sending the game to extra innings.Kole Calhoun, who had tied the game in the eighth with his career-high-equaling 26th homer, led off with a walk. He went to second and third on a pair of outs, bringing Bemboom to the plate.With no indoor cage for the visiting team at Fenway Park, Bemboom had not taken a single swing of batting practice when he stepped into the box against Ryan Weber.“That probably helped, to be honest,” Bemboom said of the lack of batting practice. “I wasn’t thinking about it took much. It’s one of those things. You take a million swings. You’re thinking about it a lot. Honestly that probably helped me a little bit, to simplify it.”The first pitch was a changeup over the middle, and Bemboom pulled it into right field, driving in Calhoun.Robles then worked a scoreless inning, locking up the Angels second straight victory and completing an impressive day from the bullpen.Starter Patrick Sandoval got knocked out with two outs in the fifth, and the Angels were trying to avoid using Trevor Cahill, JC Ramírez, Taylor Cole and Adalberto Mejia, because of their recent workload.The Angels had given Sandoval a quick 3-0 lead against Andrew Cashner, but by the time Ausmus went to get him in the fifth inning, the Red Sox had tied it. Ty Buttrey entered in the fifth and allowed the go-ahead run on a Stassi passed ball.Related Articlescenter_img The hit was the culmination of a seven-year journey that included two other organizations, and an even more frantic morning to get from Iowa to Fenway Park.Catcher Kevan Smith was placed on the injured list because of back spasms. Bemboom was in Iowa with Triple-A Salt Lake on Saturday night. He got a few hours sleep, then took a 6:30 a.m. flight, via Detroit, to Boston.He arrived at Fenway Park around 20 minutes before the first pitch, and introduced himself to his teammates, most of whom had never met him.In the eighth inning, he entered the game after the Angels had pinch-hit for Max Stassi.He found himself catching Cam Bedrosian, a pitcher he had worked with in the Angels farm system during his first stint. Since then, Bemboom had been taken by the Colorado Rockies in the 2016 Rule 5 draft. 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