FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:December 29, 2005Contact: David MaceVermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development(802) 828-5229GOVERNOR DOUGLAS AWARDS OVER $301,000 TO CITY OF MONTPELIER FOR BROWNFIELDS CLEANUP AND HOUSING PILOT PROJECTMONTPELIER Governor Jim Douglas announced over $301,000 in Community Development Program grants to the City of Montpelier, including the first grant designed to help clean up and develop contaminated property.Over half of this amount, $194,336, is the first award of Vermont Community Development Program (VCDP) funds for the Governors Vermont Brownfields Initiative.”I am very excited that these projects will help clean up a contaminated site for redevelopment within the downtown and create much needed affordable housing,” Governor Douglas said.The Vermont Brownfields Initiative was launched in April 2005 to expedite the clean-up and redevelopment of brownfields sites throughout the state.It is a collaboration of the Agency of Commerce and Community Development and the Agency of Natural Resources to bring together expertise in economic and community development as well as technical environmental review to bring forth well planned, properly financed projects that meet the needs of the community.The brownfields project in Montpelier will be using VCDP funds along with $187,933 in leveraged funds to assist in the clean up of hazardous materials found in the soils of property on Stonecutters Way in downtown Montpelier. Redevelopment and reuse of the cleaned-up property within two years is a requirement of the grant.The other award to the City of Montpelier, $106,700, will be used to initiate a pilot program called the One More Home Campaign, which will provide technical assistance and incentive grants to single family homeowners who are interested in adding accessory apartments within their homes or within a detached structure on their lot.The ultimate goal of the pilot program is to increase the stock of affordable housing throughout the city, consistent with the Governor’s Homes For Vermonters draft proposal.Governor Douglas stressed the dedication of community leaders and volunteers who work cooperatively with the State of Vermont to support and improve the quality of life for Vermonters.The Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development awards the competitive grants, based on recommendations of the Vermont Community Development Board and approval of Secretary Kevin Dorn.2005 Cycle III Implementation Grants$301,036 City of Montpelier: Grant to fund the One More Home Campaign, a public service program to provide technical assistance to single family homeowners to add accessory apartments to their homes. Grant to remediate brownfield sites at the former Salt Shed and adjacent Turntable Park on Stone Cutters Way. The remediation will enable redevelopment and re-use of both sites.For additional information about the Governors Vermont Brownfields Initiative, please see the Agency of Commerce and Community Development website at: http://www.dhca.state.vt.us/brownfields/index.htm(link is external). For information about the Vermont Community Development Program, please see the Agency of Commerce and Community Development website at: http://www.dhca.state.vt.us/VCDP/index.htm(link is external)
Batesville Police are warning residents of a potential scam after receiving multiple complaints Thursday.The cell phone scam advises Verizon users that their debit card is compromised or locked. An automated message informs the call recipient to press 1 for further information and to unlock their debit card.If you receive this type of call, police said the best bet is to hang up and not press 1.A WRBI associate received this type of call Thursday. The automated message informed them, “Your Mastercard debit card has been locked.”The employee does not possess a Mastercard. It is unknown if the scammer uses other credit card companies as part of the apparent hoax.A large percentage of reported phone scams usually involve an international phone number. However, this is a domestic call from Nevada, phone number (702) 999-1234.There is no need to notify local law enforcement unless you have given out your information to these callers. Local bank officials have also been made aware.
The Reds drafted Nick Howard from the University of Virginia on ThursdayThe Cincinnati Reds added two new players to the organization on Thursday night.The Reds selected Nick Howard from the University of Virginia with the 19th overall pick in the draft. The 21-year-old pitcher throws 90-93 mph on occasion and has hit 98 mph during short relief.Howard is a 6’4” Junior that pitched and played utility infield in college. He is from Olney, Maryland.With the 29th overall pick in the draft the Reds chose a shortstop from Stanford University.Alex Bandino, 21, was rated the 52nd best prospect by MLB.com. He performed well in the Cape Cod League which may have led to a higher draft selection than anticipated.The Major League Baseball Draft resume Saturday.
Ruth F. Lang (née Beesley) died peacefully at The Woodlands on July 22, 2019 in Hamilton, Ohio at the age of 97.Ruth is survived by her sister Mildred and numerous nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband John (Junior), her father and mother Lee and Pearl (nee Cotrell) Beesley, her brothers Harry, Alford, Aubrey, Clarence, Glen, Loren, and her sisters Blanche and Helen.Ruth was born on September 8, 1921 on English Hill to Lee and Pearl Beesley. She graduated from Whitewater School in 1940. She married John Lang in 1946, they celebrated 66 years together. Ruth enjoyed Reds baseball, visits with family, and golfing. She loved to tell of the two trophies she won golfing.Visitation is to be at Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home, 929 Main Street, Brookville, on Saturday July 27th from 9:30 until 10:30 a.m. The funeral is to follow at St Michaels Catholic Church at 11:00 a.m. with burial in the church cemetery.Memorial donations can be directed to a charity of choice. To sign the online guestbook or to leave a personal memory please visit www.cookrosenberger.com. The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Ruth Lang.