Three Rutland nonprofits win GMP solar grants

first_imgGreen Mountain Power Corp,Three Rutland nonprofits will be going solar thanks to $60,000 in grants from Green Mountain Power.  Each nonprofit was awarded $20,000 to begin using the sun to create energy ‘and there’s still one more opportunity for another nonprofit to win a grant. The matching grants that will help these non-profit organizations build solar projects are part of GMP’s effort to make Rutland the Solar Capital of New England. ‘These non-profit groups will not only rely on the sun for a portion of their energy needs, they will help inform their clients and the general public about the benefits of solar energy,’said GMP President and CEO Mary Powell.  ‘We want to demonstrate solar in a wide variety of settings, so we are particularly pleased to award these grants, which will support three very public projects and important local institutions.’ Grant winners are the Vermont Farmer’s Food Center on West Street, Rutland Regional Community Television on Scale Avenue in Howe Center, and Good Shepherd Lutheran Church on Hillside Road. Rutland-based Same Sun of Vermont will build the projects for the Vermont Farmer’s Food Center and Rutland Regional Community Television. USA Solar Store in Perkinsville will build the Good Shepherd project. ‘Each of these projects will have significant environmental and economic benefits for the nonprofits, and will help engage the community at large,’said Steve Costello, GMP’s vice president for generation and energy innovation.   The Food Center is quickly becoming an important part of the western gateway to downtown Rutland, with hundreds of people visiting weekly.  The TV station will document the installation of its new solar array and air programs about it multiple times on three cable access channels.  Good Shepherd will use its array to teach students about energy at its Little Lambs Early Learning Center. Nonprofits interested in applying for the fourth $20,000 matching grant from GMP should contact David Dunn at the GMP Energy Innovation Center at 353-1456 or email david.dunn@greenmountainpower.com(link sends e-mail) for more information.  The deadline for applying is Aug. 27 at 5 pm. GMP already operates the 150-kilowatt Creek Path Solar Farm on a former brownfield; just received a permit for an 18-kW solar project on the roof of the planned Energy Innovation Center in downtown Rutland; purchased an interest in the 150-kW solar farm on the former Poor Farm off Woodstock Avenue; is in the planning stages for the 2.3-megawatt Stafford Hill Solar Farm on a former city landfill; has filed for a state permit for the 150-kW Solar Center at Rutland Regional; recently signed an agreement to build a 75-kW solar array on the College of St. Joseph gymnasium roof; and has just issued a request for proposals for an approximately 75-kilowatt solar project on the roof of the company’s Electrical Maintenance facility on Green Hill Lane.last_img read more

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Secretary of State Condos releases official results of the historic 2018 General Election

first_imgVermont Business Magazine Today Vermont Secretary of State Jim Condos announced the official results of the Vermont 2018 General Election held on Tuesday, November 6. The 2018 General Election set a record for most votes cast in a Vermont midterm election, with 278,230 voters casting ballots out of 490,074 registered voters. Vermont’s number of registered voters is also at an all-time high.Vote totals and winners for all federal and statewide offices were certified yesterday by Secretary Condos and a designee from each of Vermont’s three major parties (Democratic, Republican and Progressive). Vote totals and winners for County office, State Senate, and State Representative were canvassed at the town and county level.Official election results for the November 6th General Election can be viewed online at the Secretary of State’s website.(link is external)“Election Day here in Vermont was a shining example of what healthy democracy looks like,” said Secretary Condos. “The civil discourse among candidates, high voter turnout, and implementation of policies and practices preserving voter rights and access that we saw on Election Day are all reasons to be proud.”“Ensuring the integrity and accuracy of our Vermont elections is critical to our democratic process, and to voter confidence in that process,” said Secretary Condos. “That’s why we use paper ballots and conduct a post-election audit after every General Election. We want to ensure that there are no anomalies between official results and audited results, and want to give Vermonters peace of mind in the integrity of our elections.”The 2018 General Election Audit will take place at 10:00AM on Thursday, November 29th at the Pavilion Auditorium, located at 109 State Street(link is external) in Montpelier. Members of the public and the press are invited and encouraged to attend.Audit procedure includes a top to bottom audit of every race on each ballot cast in a randomly sampled 5% of voting precincts in Vermont, conducted by an independent third-party contractor. Vermont towns are required to seal and save ballots for 22 months following an election.The towns randomly selected for audit of 2018 General Election results are Westford (Chittenden 8-3), Mount Holly (Rutland-Windsor 2), Pittsford (Rutland 6), Hardwick (Caledonia 2), Cavendish (Windsor 2), Arlington (Bennington 4) and Glover (Orleans-Caledonia). These towns represent a geographically diverse sampling and include 6 towns which conduct vote counting by optical scan tabulator and 1 which conducts hand counts.Source: Secretary of State 11.14.2018last_img read more

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Hal Sandy, NEJC resident who designed world-famous Jayhawk logo, passes away at 93

first_imgHal and Wilda Sandy at the 1996 parade marking the 50th anniversary of his Jayhawk design.The northeast Johnson County man who designed one of the most recognizable logos in all of college sports has passed away.Hal Sandy, who lived much of his life in Westwood Hills and who moved to Claridge Court in Prairie Village with his wife Wilda in recent years, died last week at the age of 93.As a student at the University of Kansas, Sandy designed what has come to be known as the “smiling Jayhawk,” a tweak on the graphic that had been adopted by the university in 1941 that depicted a scowling bird with a frown on its face.Sandy’s Jayhawk logo, top, replaced the angrier version that had been in use by the school before.Sandy recalled that he enrolled in classes at KU as quickly as he could after being discharged from the army, and started taking classes in the summer of 1946. Shortly thereafter, Ed Browne, the school’s public relations head, challenged Sandy to recraft the mascot to reflect the optimistic mood of the post-war era.He sketched out precisely one version of the design.“I believe in doing things as quick as you can,” Sandy said in an interview a decade ago. “I drew it one time, and I was satisfied.”Sandy printed his friendlier looking design on decals and sold them across Lawrence, earning enough income from the effort to finance his final two years of college. When he graduated in 1947, he sold rights to his design to the Kansas Union Bookstore for $250.He went on to a career in advertising, founding his own agency that served a variety of major national clients.In 1996, KU marked the 50th anniversary of Sandy’s Jayhawk logo with a parade down Jayhawk Boulevard.An interview Sandy did with KU’s Max Max Falkenstien in the 2000s is below:last_img read more

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Women defeat Iowa State

first_imgWomen defeat Iowa StateMinnesota won all but one of the 16 events Friday at the Aquatic Center.Ichigo TakikawaKierra Smith swims the 100-yard butterfly event against Iowa State on Friday at the University Aquatic Center. Smith set meet records in the 100 breaststroke and 200 individual medley. (Ichigo Takikawa) Nickalas TabbertOctober 15, 2012Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintThe Gophers women’s swimming and diving team defeated Iowa State 144-140 in its first home meet of the season Friday at the University Aquatic Center.The defending Big Ten champion women won all but one of the 16 events, but they still only edged the Cyclones by four.“It was a nice meet for our home opener,” women’s head coach Terry Nieszner said. “I think, overall, we raced really well.”Nieszner said she was pleased with how freshmen Lauren Votava and Kierra Smith competed. Votava set a meet record by winning the 200-yard freestyle in 1:49.85, while Smith set records in the 100 breaststroke and 200 individual medley with times of 1:02.77 and 2:04.48, respectively.The Gophers set meet records in 10 different events, beginning with the 200 medley relay. Junior Tess Behrens, senior Haley Spencer, junior Erin Caflisch and sophomore Tori Simenec finished the relay in 1:44.33.Sophomore Jessica Plant won both the 100 backstroke and 200 backstroke in record fashion. Her time of 2:01.71 in the 200 backstroke bested the previous record by nearly two seconds.In the 200 butterfly, Simenec set a meet record with her time of 2:02.03. She followed that with a record in the 100 butterfly with a time of 55.64.The women ended their night in the pool with a record-setting win in the 400-yard freestyle relay. Freshman Marina Spadoni, Behrens, sophomore Blake Zeiger and Plant finished the relay in 3:28.30. Head men’s and women’s coach Kelly Kremer said he was pleased with how both teams competed Friday. Though the men were competing against one another, he said he thought they competed better than they did a week ago at Michigan.Smith said her success Friday gives her confidence in the training the team has been doing.“It just feels like the work is paying off,” she said.Smith also said having times to compare from last week at Michigan allowed her to feel more comfortable at Friday’s dual meet.Junior diver Maggie Keefer won both the 1- and 3-meter diving competitions with scores of 289.72 and 302.25, respectively. She said she was pleased with her consistency but said lifting weights in practice this week had an effect on her and her teammates.“We’re just so sore,” she said. “But you know, just pushing through it, it’s part of the season.”Nieszner said the team will go back to hard conditioning in practice and focus on its meet next Saturday at Kansas.Both the men and women will compete Oct. 26 at home against Wisconsin.last_img read more

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Simple Gifts Comes To Los Alamos Saturday

first_imgSome of the 55 Founding Members of the Los Alamos Community Foundation gather around the Donor Marker during an event in November in the Atrium at the Duane Smith Auditorium. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.comLACF News:Simple Gifts arrives in Los Alamos this Saturday, thanks to the Los Alamos Little Theatre and Playwright, Robert Benjamin. Benjamin has created the gift of a play, and worked with the Los Alamos Community Foundation, to support local senior serving non-profits in town.“LACF was pleased to be thought of as a beneficiary for this community performance. We will be directing our part of the proceeds to the endowments that we hold for LARSO and LARC,” Executive Director Rachel Kizielewicz said. “These two nonprofit organizations provide important services to the seniors in our community. We are happy to help support their long-term financial sustainability.”At 2 p.m., this Saturday, the duo of Jody Shepard and Tomás Farish, will take us on a journey in a heartwarming play about grief and caregiving.The basic storyline of Time Enough, a play produced by Benjamin in 2008, about a rekindled friendship of an older man and woman, breathes new life again through the additions of Simple Gifts. A talk back will follow the play, allowing the playwright to see into the minds of the audience, gauge their expectations or learn what their vision was of the play. This allows a writer to make changes and mold the work to help it grow, for future productions.Tickets are a suggested donation of $25 each, but larger donations are welcome. While they will be available at the door, the hope is that tickets will be purchased online through the Los Alamos Community Foundation or in person at either senior center location. This will allow volunteers to judge the need for snacks that can be enjoyed after the play.The Los Alamos Community Foundation, promotes the development of permanent, prudently invested funds to support local organizations, and provides local philanthropically-minded residents opportunities to make a permanent impact in support of Los Alamos non-profits. The Los Alamos and Retired Senior Organization (LARSO) and the Los Alamos Retirement Community (LARC) have created endowments to enhance their long-term financial sustainability.Public donations to all endowments are welcome and can be done online. A list of the array of endowment opportunities, from youth sports to senior services, can be viewed on the LACF website at https://alamos.fcsuite.com/erp/donate/list. Donations can also be made by check to LACF at PO Box 1225, Los Alamos, NM 87544.Los Alamos Community Foundation, Connects our Community through Enduring Philanthropy. The organization seeks to improve the quality of life in our community by inspiring, facilitating and supporting enduring philanthropy and building the capacity and success of our non-profit organizations. LACF stewards nine local endowment funds, and has assets of more than $500,000. For more information about the Los Alamos Community Foundation, visit www.losalamoscf.org.last_img read more

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Air Products introduces XeF₂ into portfolio

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LNG sabotage at Yemen LNG

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Chart commissions fourth LNG/LCNG station

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SAL completes Horns Rev 3 shipments

first_imgTransition pieces measuring 32.27 m tall and weighing 530 tons (480.8 tonnes) were transported from fabrication yards in Aalborg, Denmark and Vlissingen, the Netherlands. Loaded on board the heavy lift vessel Lone, they were delivered to the Danish port of Esbjerg using a bespoke seafastening grillage and clamping system.A unique transition piece lifting tool was also designed to replace the usual crane hook for the lifting operations.According to Andrei Lupan, logistics manager at GeoSea, all the necessary structures were designed, manufactured, load tested, certified and delivered in time to guarantee a timely mobilisation.SAL Heavy Lift is a member of the Cargo Equipment Experts (CEE) in Germany.sal-heavylift.comwww.deme-group.comwww.cargoequipmentexperts.comlast_img read more

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