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Route 107 work continues, segments remain closed to all non-emergency travel

first_imgDue to damage from Tropical Storm Irene, the Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) has closed the approximately 1.5 mile section of Route 107 in Stockbridge between Tozier’s Restaurant and Lambert’s Chainsaw Repair to all traffic except emergency vehicles.The stretch of Route 107 in this area was completely washed away by Tropical Storm Irene. Roadway reconstruction efforts have been hampered by recent rains, which destabilized roadway embankments and caused trees to collapse into the construction area. Restoring access to Route 107 is a state priority. Crews are working diligently to repair the road, stabilize the embankment and clear trees that are in danger of falling into the roadway. Although crews are allowing emergency vehicles to traverse the roadway if necessary, the area is not safe for public use and remains closed to all personal vehicles, including local traffic. Realizing that this closure restricts people from accessing their homes, VTrans is quickly working to make the area safe for local traffic, and hopes to restore limited local travel by the end of the week. Beginning sometime later this week, VTrans, barring any unforeseen setbacks, plans to reopen this 1.5-mile segment of Route 107 only to local traffic, and then only between the hours of 6 pm and 7 am. The exact day and time that limited public access will be allowed is unknown. Limiting local access to the hours between 6 p.m. and 7 a.m. is necessary to maintain public safety. The restriction will keep vehicles out of the roadway when construction crews are working, but will allow residents to leave their homes early in the morning and return later that same evening. Once the roadway is reconstructed to the point where construction crews and local traffic can safely use the area together, VTrans will alter the time restriction and allow local vehicles to access nearby homes for an increased period of time. As for full public access, VTrans does not yet have a timeline. Route 107 in this area is one of the state’s most severely damaged roadways, and the Agency asks for everyone’s patience while construction crews make repairs.  VTrans. 9.13.2011last_img read more

Ready to party after a pay raise? Not so fast . . .

first_imgWhen you earn a bump in pay, it’s natural to want to plan your next purchase. Have you been pining for that new iPhone X? How about a new fall wardrobe? Before you slap down that credit card consider these 3 actions you should take immediately after getting a pay raise.Add to your emergency fundNow is the perfect time to consider adding more cash to your emergency savings. Unfortunately, in most cases it isn’t about if you’ll need to dip into this fund in the event of an unforeseen urgent issue, but when. Although you’ll be excited for your bump in pay, put your emotions aside and resist the immediate urge to treat yourself to something new. Instead save up for that unexpected home repair or that high doctor bill. It may not be the most exciting way to spend, but it is one of the smartest financial choices you can make.Pay off card debtHave you gotten accustomed to making the minimum payment due on your credit card? You may feel like you’re tackling your debt, but in reality, paying only the minimum is not really helping you dig out of that financial hole. Now that you’ve got a little extra cash to spare, map out ways you can throw more money at your card balance. This will help take a larger chunk out of that mountain and get you closer to your goal of paying the card (or cards) off in full.Don’t change your habitsIf you’ve put more in savings, are working on your credit card bills, and still have a little extra money, it’s smart to keep fighting the temptation to splurge. Just because you are making more or received a hefty bonus doesn’t mean you should change your lifestyle. Instead make smart choices for the future. Invest wisely, plan for retirement, and keep watching your current budget. Then down the road, you’ll be in better financial standing because of the good habits you established and maintained. 23SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Wendy Moody Wendy Moody is a Senior Editor with Wendy works with the editorial team to help edit the content including current news, press releases, jobs and events. She keeps … Web: Detailslast_img read more

The good, the bad, and the reserved

first_img continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Effective Jan. 1, 2022, the nation’s credit unions will face what consensus holds is the biggest accounting change for financial institutions in decades.That’s when member-owned cooperatives will be required to adhere to the current expected credit loss (CECL) methodology introduced by the Financial Accounting Standards Board in 2016.In a nutshell, CECL will require credit unions, and other lenders, to predict and account for expected losses over the life of a loan, instead of the current generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) that require losses to occur before they’re recognized on the books.The forward-looking approach was created to help shock-proof portfolios against the kind of credit losses that shook the economy after the financial crisis that began in 2007. But it also will have effects seen and unforeseen on how credit unions go about their business, stakeholders say.last_img read more

Letters to the Editor for Wednesday, Feb. 13

first_imgOh guess who won the game? Yep, it was the Patriots. Six more years folks. Get over it.Jack OsterlitzGlenville Categories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionHalftime a metaphor for Dems’ bad plays Super Bowl halftime 2019 was a microcosm of Washington politics. Gladys Knight respectfully sang the national anthem as a true patriot. What followed her was a reflection of  “the haters” —  the Democrats in Congress, some whom acted like buffoons during the State of the Union address, and those who would rather see our country fail than prosper.That spectacle of smoke, flashing lights, insane dancing, crotch grabbing and high-pitched gibberish mimicked the present-day Democratic platform.While that performance was both shameful and unworthy of appearing on the same venue with the two best teams in the NFL, it was also on the wrong side of the beauty and magic of music, as portrayed by Ms. Knight.The performance reflected the Democrats’ platform of being on the wrong side of the beauty and magic of our Constitution and of being on the wrong side of pro-choice, that of tragic killing of living, human babies. Our godless governor says, “just make-em comfortable.” Democrats are on the wrong side immigration reform, shamefully denying our border patrol the necessary tools to do their appointed job. They’re on the wrong side of a collusion fantasy.   From the number of hate letters that appear on this page, it seems like the “I hate Trump“ folks took a cue from Paul Simon, author of  “50 Ways to Leave Your Lover” as in 50 ways to hate our president. Shameful.center_img Cuomo to blame for gambling problemsThe recent column by Sara Foss about New York’s failure to provide assistance for problem gambling was spot on. She didn’t, however, identify the real culprit for the problem. That would be our governor, Andrew Cuomo. Ever since he took office, Cuomo has looked at gambling as the solution of all of New York’s fiscal problems. Who can forget the TV commercials with school children singing and dancing in a mini-mart urging people to buy more lottery tickets for education?My favorite example of how the state is dealing with problem gambling, however, is the commercials for NYRA instructing gamblers on how to become better horse players. These commercials are usually followed by a public service announcement on how to contact the gambler’s help line. This is like handing out Overeaters Anonymous cards at an all-you-can-eat buffet.New York does indeed have a gambling problem, and the dirty dealer’s name is Andrew Cuomo.John AngillettaScotiaMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesCuomo calls for clarity on administering vaccineEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristslast_img read more

Premier League slams Liverpool and Man Utd’s ‘Project Big Picture’ plans

first_imgLeague bosses feel some of the proposals will have a ‘damaging impact’ (Picture: Getty Images)The Premier League has distanced itself from reports of a plan, titled ‘Project Big Picture’, which would overhaul English football and give an enormous amount of power to the big six clubs.A report from The Daily Telegraph on Sunday revealed that Liverpool’s owners had authored a proposal, which has the support of Manchester United, which would see a £250million bail-out handed to EFL clubs in exchange for a host of dramatic changes.The Premier League would be reduced to just 18 teams and the League Cup and Community Shield scrapped, while only six votes – rather than the current 14 – would be needed to make rule changes. Metro Sport ReporterSunday 11 Oct 2020 3:22 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link42Shares Comment Chairman of the EFL Rick Parry supports the proposals (Picture: Getty)EFL chairman Rick Parry came out in support of the plans, telling the Telegraph: ‘The view of our clubs is if the [big] six get some benefits but the 72 also do, then we are up for it.’AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTBut the Premier League has now released a statement raising concerns over a number of the proposals suggested, as well as Parry’s comments, and still hopes to be able to give EFL clubs the money they need without resorting to such extreme measures.‘We have seen media reports today regarding a plan to restructure football in this country,’ read the statement.‘English football is the world’s most watched, and has a vibrant, dynamic and competitive league structure that drives interest around the globe.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors‘To maintain this position, it is important that we all work together.‘Both the Premier League and The FA support a wide-ranging discussion on the future of the game, including its competition structures, calendar and overall financing particularly in light of the effects of COVID-19.‘Football has many stakeholders, therefore this work should be carried out through the proper channels enabling all clubs and stakeholders the opportunity to contribute. Premier League issues statement on Liverpool and Manchester United’s ‘Project Big Picture’ planscenter_img ‘Project Big Picture’ was put forward by Liverpool’s owners Fenway Sports Group (Picture: Getty)‘In the Premier League’s view, a number of the individual proposals in the plan published today could have a damaging impact on the whole game and we are disappointed to see that Rick Parry, Chair of the EFL, has given his on-the-record support.‘The Premier League has been working in good faith with its clubs and the EFL to seek a resolution to the requirement for COVID-19 rescue funding. This work will continue.’A Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport spokesman also commented, telling the BBC: ‘We are surprised and disappointed that at a time of crisis when we have urged the top tiers of professional football to come together and finalise a deal to help lower league clubs there appear to be backroom deals being cooked up that would create a closed shop at the very top of the game.‘Sustainability, integrity and fair competition are absolutely paramount and anything that may undermine them is deeply troubling. Fans must be front of all our minds, and this shows why our fan led review of football governance will be so critical.’MORE: Liverpool and Manchester United leading plans to scrap League Cup and reduce Premier League to 18 teams in major shake-upMORE: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer responds to Monchi telling Manchester United to get a Director of FootballFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Gov. Wolf Issues Statement on Trump Rallies in PA

first_img September 25, 2020 Gov. Wolf Issues Statement on Trump Rallies in PA National Issues,  Press Release,  Statement Governor Tom Wolf urged President Donald Trump to help solve problems for Pennsylvanians instead of exacerbating public health risks in the commonwealth. He called on the president to abide by COVID-19 mitigation guidance when visiting the commonwealth and forgo holding unsafe rallies in Pennsylvania.The governor made the following statement:“Three weeks ago, the Trump campaign held a rally here in Pennsylvania that violated the commonwealth’s public health guidance by disregarding gathering limits, mask orders and social distancing guidelines. My administration did not make an exception for that rally, and is still awaiting a response to a letter sent to the Trump campaign on September 10, 2020, asking them to abide by the commonwealth’s COVID-19 mitigation measures in order to keep our residents safe. Again this past Tuesday, the president held a large rally in close quarters here in Pennsylvania. Once again, I am requesting that the President of the United States not endanger Pennsylvanians by holding unsafe rallies that will put Pennsylvania communities at risk.“It is gravely concerning that the president would insist on holding this event with blatant disregard for social distancing and masking requirements. His decision to bring thousands of people together in a tight space in the midst of a global pandemic caused by an airborne virus is flat out wrong. No matter what party you support, all Americans should be very concerned that the president has put headlines and publicity above the health and safety of our families and communities. Any Pennsylvanian who chooses to attend a rally, or any large gathering, should take protective steps like wearing a mask and maintaining proper social distancing for the duration of the event. Mitigation efforts like these will help protect Pennsylvanians from potentially contracting this deadly virus and bringing it home to their families.“It is dangerous and disappointing that the president continues to ignore science and his own health advisors while putting the lives of those who support him at risk. The president has admitted to lying about the severity of the COVID-19 pandemic, and in the meantime, our country has lost more than 200,000 lives on his watch. While we continue to see only tepid and contradictory attempts at leadership from the White House, families have lost loved ones, the economy has taken a massive hit and communities are crying out for help.“Instead of spending his time on rallies, the president should return to Washington and deal with things that matter to Pennsylvanians, like unemployment assistance, state and local aid, hazard pay and a cohesive strategy for pulling the country out of this pandemic as quickly as possible.“To hold this event is not just misguided, it is dangerous, it is manipulative and it is wrong. I would ask Pennsylvanians to think of the health and safety of their families and their communities before attending this event or any rally put on by the Trump campaign. And I would ask the president, for once, to put the health of his constituents ahead of his own political fortunes.”center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Video: Messi, Atletico’s Felix, fight dirty during Spanish Super Cup semi-final

first_img Pushing and shoving from both sets of players ensued as the officials tried to calm things down. Earlier on in the match, Felix also appeared to lose his temper with Jordi Alba and was seen slapping his hand away. Diego Simeone’s men took the lead in the semi-final match when Koke scored early in the second half just moments after coming on. Read Also:Spanish Super Cup: Kroos stunner helps Real Madrid reach final Barcelona responded just five minutes later with Messi finding the back of the net to equalise. Former Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann put Barcelona netted just after the hour mark to put them in the lead. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Gerard Pique arrived first on the scene to try and diffuse the situation before other players rushed in. Luis Suarez was unimpressed by the Atletico Madrid forward’s actions and let his feelings known. Promoted ContentBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them8 Amazing Movies You Need To Watch On Amazon Prime5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks8 Scenes That Prove TV Has Gone Too FarWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More15 Celebs You Probably Didn’t Expect To Be Cheerleaders2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime Lionel Messi and Joao Felix squared up to each other and had to be pulled apart in fiery scenes during the Spanish Super Cup semi-final. Atletico Madrid star Felix appeared to complain about something to Messi as they walked off the pitch for half-time before things got heated. The pair exchanged verbals and then went head to head as tempers threatened to boil over. Loading… last_img read more

ILLEGAL BUSINESSES: How many operate sans permits in Iloilo City?

first_imgHe clarified that the city government has noproblem when it comes to the registration stage because the business permitcould be issued in 30 to 45 minutes once the documents are complete. Businesses operating without permits aredepriving the city government of much needed revenues. The most prevalent type of businesses in thecity were in wholesale trade and merchandising, followed by the food andbeverage and hospitality sectors, with real estate and leasing coming infourth. “Perosa akon, ang mga tawo nga hopeless shouldresign. The city government will look for persons who are more proactive,” hestressed. “That applies even to me. If I cannot do my job I should resign.” This angered Treñas. It recently came to Treñas’ attention that aseptic tank desludging company has long been operating without a businesspermit. “Certain people should be creative in theirjobs. They should not wait for me to tell them what to do,” said Treñas. PECO failed to pay its real property tax since2016, thus the BPLO did not issue it a permit. “If he (Tabud) cannot do it, he can resign,”said Treñas. The problem occurs during the pre-registrationstage where the client has to apply for registration, either at the Departmentof Trade and Industry or the Securities and Exchange Commission, fire safetyinspection certificate from the Bureau of Fire Protection and building andoccupancy permits from the City Engineer’s Office. “For a person holding that position to saythey have no resources, he should resign. That should be his New Year’sresolution. If he cannot hack his job, he should quit,” said Treñas. Iloilo City Hall. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PNcenter_img BPLO’s 2018 data showed that the businesssector here was predominantly made up of microenterprises – around 90 percentof which had asset size of not more than P3 million. In a previous interview, Tabud said LGUs weregiven three years to comply since the law took effect in July 2018. As the one issuing business permits, the BPLOis mandated to follow Republic Act 11032, or the Ease of Doing Business andEfficient Government Service Delivery Act of 2018. Treñas said his administration neededproactive department heads. According to the mayor, if the BPLO neededmore personnel and logistics like service vehicles, Tabud could always requestfrom him. The law mandates local government units (LGUs)to establish a business one-stop-shop (BOSS) for applicants of building permit,certificate of occupancy and business permit. It also prescribes the number ofsteps and days that should be complied with for the documents to be released. Just last month, Treñas blasted Panay ElectricCo. (PECO) after learning that the latter failed to renew its business permitfor 2019. “Nag-createna ko gani task force para mabuligan sya,” stressed the mayor. ILOILO City – How many businesses in this cityoperate without permits? Mayor Jerry Treñas wanted to know but the answer fromthe city government’s Business Permits and Licensing Office (BPLO) did notsatisfy him. According to BPLO chief Norman Tabud, his office did not haveenough logistics to determine which businesses were operating illegally. Republic Act 11032 mandates that documents forsimple transactions must be released in three days and seven days for complextransactions. For those that need highly-technical decisions, the periodrequired is not more than 20 days./PNlast_img read more

Garry Monk says Jurgen Klopp will need time to make Liverpool title contenders

first_img “He (Klopp) speaks exceptionally well and the team are in a good run of form,” Monk said. “But this week has been about us and concentrating the players on what we do best and improving in all areas. “For us, it’s about getting that performance. That’s the biggest part. “When you’re in these periods you need a complete performance that gives you that belief to get through it. “We know they ‘re capable of it and it’s just getting that one result, that one performance. “Footballers are very strange creatures sometimes as they can relieve a whole cloud, even though the cloud might be elsewhere. “In their minds it relieves it and they go again.” Swansea’s former Liverpool midfielder Jonjo Shelvey misses out through suspension and Monk has a number of selection dilemmas ahead of the trip to Anfield. He made four changes for the disappointing 2-2 home draw with Bournemouth but the likes of Kyle Bartley, Leon Britton, Wayne Routledge and Eder all appeared rusty. “They were difficult circumstances,” Monk said. “We made the changes with the right intentions, and those players were part of the team that fought back from 2-0 down when as a team we were not performing at our best. “They deserve big credit for that, and you don’t judge them on that performance. “Any player will tell you they need a run of games to get up to speed.” Jurgen Klopp needs time to turn Liverpool into genuine title contenders, says Swansea manager Garry Monk. Liverpool manager Klopp has raised expectations during his short time on Merseyside with only one defeat in nine games and impressive Barclays Premier League wins at Chelsea and Manchester City. Title favourites City were thrashed 4-1 last weekend to persuade some observers that Klopp could steer Liverpool into the Premier League shake-up as early as this season. But Monk, who has an insight into the demands at Liverpool as his former Swansea manager and good friend Brendan Rodgers was Klopp’s predecessor, says too much should not expected of the charismatic German right now. “They will need time to get to the point of being title contenders – whether it be this season or in coming seasons,” Monk said ahead of Swansea’s league visit to Liverpool on Sunday. “Whenever Liverpool appoint a manager, the expectation is for them to be title challengers. “That is the way the club perceives itself. “Whether that is this season or next season, that remains to be seen. “Liverpool have not been genuine title contenders for a while, but the expectation will always be there because of the type of club it is.” Klopp’s side followed up their emphatic victory at the Etihad Stadium with a 2-1 midweek home defeat of Bordeaux to secure qualification for the knock-out stages of the Europa League. But Monk insists Swansea’s focus has been on themselves than Liverpool’s revival as they attempt to stop a slide which has brought only one win in nine league games and put the manager’s position under increasing scrutiny. Press Associationlast_img read more