Taoiseach challenged over urgency of flood works for North West

first_img Taoiseach challenged over urgency of flood works for North West Pinterest HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week WhatsApp PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Facebook Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers By News Highland – December 9, 2015 WhatsApp Facebookcenter_img Twitter Pinterest Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Deputy Padraig Mac Lochlainn has challenged Taoiseach Enda Kenny on the urgency of flood relief works, saying that 17 TDs from all parties and all areas of the country calling for more to be done.Deputy Mac Lochlainn said the situation in parts of Donegal is very serious, and more government attention is needed:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/podflood.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Responding, the Taoiseach said Minister Simon Harris will visit the county and other areas, and the government is trying to do as much as it can:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/endaflood.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Homepage BannerNews Previous articleClaims road between Donnyloop and Clady is close to collapseNext articleDenis Donaldson inquest adjourned for the 17th time today News Highland Google+last_img read more

Celebrate Winter with the 2003 Vermont Winter Guide and Ski Vermont Map

first_imgWinter brings delicious comforts and exhilarating pleasures to Vermont. There’s no better way to celebrate the season than a well-planned visit to the Green Mountain State, using the Vermont Chamber 2003 Vermont Winter Guide and the Ski Vermont Map.The dynamic combination of the Guide and the Map points the way to Vermont’s hot spots, on and off the slopes. A variety of visitors will find the Guide invaluable, to learn where to feel the freedom of Vermont’s most thrilling trails, the best places to shop for everything from treats to antiques, and to locate the spas services winter bodies crave.The Vermont Winter Guide will help visitors dream, then help them take care of reality, knowing what to expect from the lodging they choose. At the end of the day, there’s nothing like slipping into an outdoor hot tub while relaxing at a Vermont country inn, legendary for hometown charm and hospitality. The listings in the Vermont Winter Guide will help you find your B & B, country inn, resort, or hotel; the Ski Vermont Map will bring you there.The Resources Section of the Winter Guide presents a portable library that will fit in any suitcase: Alpine and Nordic ski areas; snowmobiling, snowshoeing, dog sledding and ice fishing; maple sugarhouses, museums, and galleries; the Vermont Chamber Top Ten Winter Events, and more. Over highways and back roads, to resorts and beyond, choose entertainment from the Winter Guide to tickle any visitor’s fancy, then turn to the Ski Vermont Map to find the way.The 2003 Vermont Winter Guide, the Ski Vermont Map, and other Vermont information is available free of charge at 1-800-VERMONT or (802) 223-3443, or order information online free of charge from the Vermont Chamber website, www.vtchamber.com(link is external). The Guide tourism listings and editorial are also available on the Vermont Chamber’s website at www.vtchamber.com(link is external).last_img read more

Shumlin announces $1.8 million in downtown tax credits

first_imgGovernor Peter Shumlin announced today the allocation $1.8 million in tax credits to downtowns across the state to support nearly $30 million in building improvements.  The credits, competitively awarded by the Downtown Development Board, went to 15 projects ranging in size from a small community group’s efforts to open the shuttered village store in Guilford to more substantial private investments like the conversion of Winooski’s Champlain Mill into a hub for rapidly growing technology firms like MyWebGrocer.  Other projects include the preservation of 37 affordable housing units at the Wharf Lane apartments in Burlington and 41 senior housing units at the former Hotel Rockingham in Bellows Falls.   A complete list of tax credit projects is included below. The tax credit is one of the primary benefits of Downtown and Village Center Designation and assist hard-to-finance building revitalizations seen in community centers across the state.   Most of the funding supports state-mandated code retrofits — like elevators and sprinklers systems — that are cost prohibitive to most commercial building owners.  ‘This program has an impressive track record.  A recent study showed that every dollar of tax credits leverages $16 more in outside investment, and every $1 million in tax credits resulted in 109 jobs,’ said Gov. Shumlin.  ‘I know of few other state programs that provide such a substantial return on public investment to our communities and economy.’ Noelle Mackay, Commissioner of the Department of Economic, Housing, and Community Development and Chair of the Downtown Board, agreed, adding, ‘To improve Vermont’s quality of life and economy we must make investments to make communities strong and vital. This program does that and I’m enthusiastic about its potential to tackle the Governor’s priorities   ‘ stimulating much-needed local economic activity and job creation, promoting housing choices, and improving the state’s infrastructure in a sustainable way .’ The Downtown Program is a training and incentive effort to help maintain Vermont’s compact development pattern by targeting state resources to promote the efficient use of land, infrastructure, and resources.  Over 100 of Vermont’s Downtowns and Village Centers are designated and these communities receive priority for consideration for state funding, increased Act 250 thresholds, and tax credits to promote vital communities.       2010 Downtown and Village Center State Tax Credits ProjectAllocation Total CostEligible WorkBrattleboro / 151 Main Street (Renaissance Fine Jewelry)$               95,834  $             580,000 sprinkler/codeBarre / 159 North Main Street (Former Homer Fitts)$               53,075  $             210,900 sprinkler/lift/code/façadeBarre / 210 North Main Street (Quarry Grill & Tavern)$               17,176  $             240,000 elevator/sprinkler/rehabBellows Falls / 45 Rockingham Street (Hotel Rockingham)$             162,502  $          2,203,575 sprinkler/code/façadeBurlington / 57 Maple Street (Wharf Lane)$             277,228  $          8,761,000 elevator/sprinkler/code/rehabCavendish / 1589 Main Street (Glimmerstone)$             112,740  $          1,142,793 sprinkler/code/rehabEssex Junction / 8 Railroad Avenue$               48,750  $             400,000 sprinkler/code/façadeGuilford / 475 Coolidge Highway (Village Store)$               13,018  $             993,393 sprinklerHardwick / 71 Wolcott Street (Riverview Building)$             193,200  $          1,114,000 sprinkler/code/rehabMorrisville  / 82 Portland Street $             102,500  $             650,000 elevator/sprinkler/code/rehabSaxtons River / 35 Main Street (Main Street Arts)$               83,050  $             533,473 elevator/sprinkler/codeSt. Albans / 18-20 Lake Street$               99,300  $             393,000 sprinkler/code/rehabSt. Albans / 58-60 Lake Street (St. Albans House)$             174,725  $          1,104,500 elevator/sprinkler/code/rehabSt. Johnsbury / 1302 Main Street (Fairbanks Museum)$               50,000  $             278,191 sprinkler/code/rehabWinooski  / One Main Street (Champlain Mill )$             341,902  $       11,156,837 rehab $      1,825,000  $    29,761,662last_img read more

Two Rivers church gives away hundreds of food bags

first_imgJOHNSON CITY (WBNG) — Two Rivers Church in Johnson City held a food giveaway Sunday, where they planned to give out 800 bags of groceries to local families in need. Partnering with Convoy of Hope, the church prepared enough food bags to give four-hundred families two bags each. Lead Pastor Will Hampton says with the pandemic leaving more local families in need of a good meal, it was just their way of lending a helping hand. “There are many things that we can do to step up and be a community and as the community pulls together it brings health and a lot of people who are hurting into a place where they can receive healing,” he said. Pastor Hampton says they gave away five hundred bags last week, and plan to hold another giveaway next weekend, held in conjunction with giveaways at their other locations in Ithaca, Corning and Cortland.last_img read more

Proposal of the law on unappreciated land sent to the second parliamentary reading

first_imgThe Government of the Republic of Croatia sent the Draft Law on Unrated Construction Land to the second parliamentary reading. It is also regulated that the content of the lease agreement in the camp on the tourist land will be prescribed by a decree, and the procedure for the implementation of the study, which has been simplified, is more precisely prescribed. With an important change, the Minister also pointed out that it is unequivocally prescribed that in the case of further construction in that camp, a building permit can be obtained for the area of ​​the existing camp and in the case when the spatial plan in that area envisages some other purpose. to obtain building permits for the camp. “We are actively working despite the situation with the coronavirus. The draft law on unrated construction land was sent to the second parliamentary reading. This law is absolutely necessary and will be enforceable, high quality, fair and reform. We analyzed all the proposals made in the first reading and held a series of meetings. We put the emphasis on the concepts of tourist resort and buildings and hotel building plots. The law will resolve long-standing property and legal relations and regulate the status of land that is exempt from conversion and privatization and that tourist companies have used for 20 years free of charge.”Banožić pointed out. Banožić singled out a better definition of the terms of the building plot of a hotel, tourist resort and buildings, which are of great importance for the regulation of property relations and law enforcement, and the final proposal extended the deadline for the preparation of geodetic studies.center_img In the case of an administrative dispute, the administrative court has jurisdiction to independently determine the facts and other procedures, and companies that have missed the deadline for submitting applications for concessions for tourist land under the old law are allowed to initiate proceedings to resolve property relations under the new the law. Minister of State Property Mario Banožić emphasized its importance for investment activity, especially in tourism and camps, and reminded that there are 76 camps in Croatia today, with an area of ​​more than 14 million square meters. These camps were subject to the transformation of social enterprises during which the facilities were estimated, but not more than 6 million square meters of tourist land around them. Source: Ministry of State Propertylast_img read more

Wellington Police Notes: Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015

first_imgWellington Police notes for Wednesday, September 16, 2015:•7:40 a.m. Elaina M. Sigg, 34, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for seatbelt violation.•7:45 a.m. Cristina M Lyne, 38, Wellington, was issued a notice to appear for seatbelt violation.•7:47 a.m. Kimberly M. Oleson, 39, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for seatbelt violation.•8:32 a.m. Officers took a report of a domestic disturbance by a know subject(s) in the 1100 block S. C, Wellington.•3:10 p.m. Ian A D McBath, 38, Wellington, was issued a notice to appear for seatbelt violation.•3:20 p.m. Edward L. Hile Jr., 35, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for seatbelt violation.•3:20 p.m. Maria K Kline, 38, Wellington, was issued a notice to appear for seatbelt violation.•7:42 p.m. Officers investigated battery on law enforcement officers and disorderly conduct in the 900 block W. 7th, Wellington.•7:57 p.m. Gary W. Webb, 61, Wellington was arrested, charged and confined with battery on law enforcement officers and disorderly conduct.last_img read more