Route 2 Moretown/Middlesex Bridge Now OpenMONTPELIER (August 28, 2008) The Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) today opened a one-lane temporary bridge along Route 2 that spans the Winooski River and connects the towns of Middlesex and Moretown.The temporary bridge was installed following the May 30 closure of an 80-year-old truss bridge that was deemed unsafe after an inspection. Transportation crews removed the old bridge, and in its place erected a one-lane temporary bridge that will remain in place until a new, permanent bridge can be constructed.Because the temporary bridge is only one lane, a traffic light was installed to safely allow traffic flow in both directions. The bridge officially opened to traffic at 12:30 p.m.The temporary bridge, originally scheduled to open on Labor Day, was opened to traffic four days early.”We understood how important this bridge is to not only the local communities, but for east-west mobility for all Vermont motorists,” said VTrans Secretary David Dill. “Crews worked extremely hard and did a marvelous job so we could reopen Route 2 in time for the upcoming holiday weekend.”VTrams closed the bridge following an inspection which determined that a primary structural member along the bridge’s bottom deteriorated to the point that it is no longer safe for public use.
SHARE Email Facebook Twitter July 24, 2020 Economy, Español, Minimum Wage, Press Release Hoy se cumple el 11° aniversario del último aumento del salario mínimo en Pennsylvania. El piso salarial del estado se ha quedado estancado en $7.25 desde el 24 de julio de 2009, cuando el gobierno federal, no el estado, aumentó el salario mínimo. Dado que tantos trabajadores luchan por sobrevivir, especialmente los trabajadores esenciales que brindan servicios vitales durante la pandemia, el Gobernador Tom Wolf hizo un llamamiento a la Asamblea General para que finalmente aumente el salario.“La fecha de hoy es un triste recordatorio de que en todo el estado muchos trabajadores son remunerados con salarios de pobreza porque Pennsylvania no ha aumentado el salario mínimo en más de una década. Muchos de ellos son trabajadores esenciales, quienes durante la pandemia de COVID-19 se han puesto a trabajar y se arriesgan para prestar los servicios en los que todos confiamos.“Mientras que esas personas tan dedicadas se quedan atrás, otros 29 estados, incluidos todos nuestros vecinos, han aumentado el salario de sus trabajadores. Es ridículo que un residente de Pennsylvania gane menos por el mismo trabajo que alguien en West Virginia, Ohio o New York. A los habitantes de Pennsylvania se los conoce por su tremenda ética laboral, pero muchos de ellos, especialmente nuestros trabajadores esenciales, no pueden afrontar el pago de sus necesidades básicas. Eso debe ser inaceptable para todos nosotros.“Once años es demasiado para que las personas trabajadoras, sin importar la edad, tengan que luchar contra los salarios bajos. Ahora más que nunca, es hora de que la Asamblea General los escuche. Es hora de aumentar el salario mínimo de Pennsylvania”.View this information in English. Gobernador Wolf: 11 años a $7.25. Los trabajadores de Pennsylvania merecen un aumento
30 Meiers Road, Indooroopilly.AN INDOOROOPILLY property that sold for a whopping $2.2 million has been described as “far superior” to most other homes around it.McGrath Estate Agents – Paddington selling agent Alex Jordan sold the property at 30 Meiers Rd on June 1. More from newsDigital inspection tool proves a property boon for REA website3 Apr 2020The Camira homestead where kids roamed free28 May 201930 Meiers Road, Indooroopilly.Mr Jordan said the median price for the Long Pocket precinct of Indooroopilly was $1.8 million.“This home is much better than average and is far superior to most other homes that surround it,” he said. 30 Meiers Road, Indooroopilly.Mr Jordan said a family with young children at St Peters Lutheran College bought the property.He said in this pocket of Indooroopilly stock had always been tight with strong buyer demand. “This is partly due to the area being made up of homes on large blocks (no units or townhouses), tucked in between the Brisbane River, Indooroopilly Golf Club and St Lucia Golf Links,” he said.“This property is one of the most elevated blocks in the area, on over 1000sq m,” he said. 30 Meiers Road, Indooroopilly.The five-bedroom, four-bathroom home was innovatively designed by Fergus Johnstone and never to be built out.
But it is outside this Queenslander really shines, with a spacious deck and entertainers pavilion.Mr Bird said they had made a few changes to the home — installing internal stairs, adding airconditioning in some rooms and sourcing antique oil lamps for lighting — but had tried to be sympathetic to the home’s old world charm.He said his fondest memories would be seeing the family gathered in the open-plan kitchen and lounge area for Christmas, or on the deck for a birthday barbecue.“I sometimes look around the house and think, it has been such a privilege to live here,” he said.The house is being marketed by Leigh Kortlang at Ray White – Ascot. 194 Bonney Ave, Clayfield, is full of character features“It was the first house we had where all of the children were able to have their own room,” Mr Bird said.“They (the twins and triplets) are two years apart and as they got older, the downstairs area was really good as they had their own space.”Wonga Villa was built at 194 Bonney Avenue at Clayfield in the early 1900s. Character features remain in abundance throughout the house, which sits on a 771sq m block.The journey back in time begins as you step through the front gate, and enter an established tropical garden overlooked by wide verandas.Stairs lead on to the wide veranda and in to a central hallway which gives direct access to two large bedrooms and a lounge and formal dining room of “ballroom proportions”. It is here that two marble fireplaces take centre stage. There is no shortage of charm in the main living spaceMore from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus17 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market17 hours agoA modern but character-filled kitchen overlooks an informal family room with ornate cedar fireplace and a spectacular tree-lined, private entertaining area. PATRICIA and Peter Bird’s grand colonial Queenslander has well and truly proven its worth as a family home.The couple bought Wonga Villa in Clayfield in 2001 and raised their five children — one set of twins and one set of triplets.But the kids, now adults, have flown the nest and it is time to downsize. And the large spacious bedroom have been restoredOutside, there is a separate entertainers pavilion and a sauna on the main rear deck. The kitchen retains many character features but has been given a modern touchA further bedroom, study, two bathrooms and a sauna complete the upper level. On the downstairs level, there is an open-plan rumpus, kitchen, dining and living space, a third bathroom and four more spacious bedrooms. There is also a separate entrance further opening up the possibilities for Wonga Villa.
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SPRING VALLEY, Minn. – Early entries are in hand from more than 110 drivers for Tuesday’s Harris Clash. George Nordman, Mason City, Iowa Marcus Yarie, Wausau, Wis. Ryan Schilling, Durango, Iowa Robert Wittkopf, Green Bay, Wis. Jayden Larson, Mankato Richie Gustin, Gilman, Iowa Aaron Benson, Clear Lake, Iowa Tom Berry Jr., Newburg, N.D. Chris VanMil, Barnesville Daniel Fellows, Keokuk, Iowa Jared Nytroe, Brandon, S.D. John Burrow Jr., Denver, Colo. Cayden Carter, Oskaloosa, Iowa More information about the Clash, presented by the TraLo Companies of Owatonna, is available on the www.harrisclash.com and www.deercreekspeedway.com websites, and by calling event promoter Bob Harris at 515 292-9200. Troy Cordes, Dunkerton, Iowa Tyler DeBouche, Green Bay, Wis. Josh Appel, Mason City, Iowa Modifieds race for $3,000 to win, plus a $500 bonus if their chassis was built by a Manufacturers’ Cup participant, plus a berth on the 2020 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot. Top prize for the Northern SportMods is $1,200. Ryan Ruter, Clear Lake, Iowa Zane DeVilbiss, Farmington, N.M. IMCA Modifieds and Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods headline the 28th annual event at Deer Creek Speedway on Aug. 6. Thirteen states are represented by the list of pre-registered competitors. Todd Stinehart, Waseca Bill Wegner, Armstrong, Iowa Robb Nutt, Armstrong, Iowa Steve Reynolds, Springfield, S.D. Jeremie Hedrick, Embarrass, Wis. Mike Mullen, Seymour, Wis. Dylan VanWyk, Oskaloosa, Iowa Jeff Ignaszewski, Wells Thomas Nelson Jr., Aurora, Colo. Rod McDonald, Manchester Ronn Lauritzen, LaPorte City, Iowa New this year is the 10-lap, $1,000 to win Harris Clash Race of Champions open to all former Clash winners and sponsored by Wehrs Machine and Racing Products. The highest finishing non-qualifier in that race receives a provisional start in the main event. Cody Laney, Torrance, Calif. Jason Snyder, Dunkerton, Iowa Aaron Krohn, Slayton Adam Hensel, Baldwin, Wis. Chad Porter, Madison Lake Jake McBirnie, Boone, Iowa The Harris Clash will be broadcast by IMCA.TV. Dakota Sproul, Hays, Kan. Nick Meyer, Whittemore, Iowa Jesse Skalicky, Fargo, N.D. Dan Paplow, Dundee Pre-registered Modified drivers include: Clint Hatlestad, Glencoe Garett Wilson, Carlisle, Iowa Doug Smith, Lanesboro, Iowa Ricky Thornton Jr., Adel, Iowa Zack Rawlins, Kellogg, Iowa Tim Ward, Chandler, Ariz. Austin Schrage, Cresco, Iowa Clint Morehouse, Colona, Ill. Matthew Meinecke, Jamaica, Iowa John Albrecht, Glencoe Joshua Moulton, Rush City Mike Kennedy, Madison Lake David Siercks, Princeton Jesse Sobbing, Malvern, Iowa Chris Burke, Altoona, Iowa Mark Noble, Blooming Prairie Dan Menk, Franklin Brekken Kleinschmidt, Shawano, Wis. Zack VanderBeek, New Sharon, Iowa Jeff Larson, Freeport, Ill. Austin Wolf, Algona, Iowa And pre-entered Northern SportMod drivers are: Mike Burbridge, Delhi, Iowa Zach Nitsch, Delia, Kan. Michael Wytaske, Hartland Joel Rust, Grundy Center, Iowa Chase Ellingson, Ackley, Iowa Scott Olson, Blairsburg, Iowa Rob Charapata, Green Bay, Wis. Brayton Carter, Oskaloosa, Iowa Zach Davis, Lonsdale Josh Foster, Newton, Iowa Troy Gudmonson, Savage Nicholas Carpenter, Leavenworth, Kan. Jason Bass, Fort Dodge, Iowa J.D. Auringer, Waterloo, Iowa Rocky Caudle, Ellsworth, Iowa Chris Abelson, Sioux City, Iowa Mark Elliott, Webster City, Iowa Sam Wieben, Dysart, Iowa Nate Whitehurst, Mason City, Iowa Bart Taylor, Sheridan, Wyo. Jason Pansegrau, Toledo, Iowa Ethan Braaksma, Newton, Iowa Aaron Johnson, Brainerd Geoff Jeche, Juneau, Wis. Tyler Soppe, Sherrill, Iowa Mike Mashl, DePere, Wis. Johnathon Logue, Boone, Iowa Jim Chisholm, Osage, Iowa Kelly Shryock, Fertile, Iowa Jeff Carter, Mapleton Tim Bergerson, Eagle Lake Brian Kauffman, Reinbeck, Iowa Jared VanDeest, Holland, Iowa Joe Docekal, Dysart, Iowa Dallas Nutt, Armstrong, Iowa Tony Wedelstadt, New London, Wis. Hunter Longnecker, Woodward Colby Fett, Sexton, Iowa Jacob Bleess, Chatfield Jake Sachau, Denison, Iowa Ben Chapman, Clarence, Iowa Brandon Schmitt, Sun Prairie, Wis. Kelly Henderson, Minot, N.D. Erick Thiesse, Brainerd Benji LaCrosse, Green Bay, Wis. Nate Chodur, Lake Mills, Iowa Jeremy Mills, Britt, Iowa Ben Stockton, Kansas City, Mo. Dustin Wudstrack, Tigerton, Wis. Mat Hollerich, Good Thunder IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National and E3 Spark Plugs Minnesota State points will be awarded in both divisions; Modifieds also earn Side Biter Chassis North Central Region points. Pit gates at Deer Creek open at 3 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 4 p.m. Hot laps are at 6 p.m. with the drivers’ meeting and racing to follow. Spectator admission is $20 for adults and $5 for kids ages 12 and under. Pit passes are $35 for adults, $20 for students ages 6-15 and $5 for ages five and under. Brandon Williams, Platte City, Mo. Jake O’Neil, Tucson, Ariz. Jacob Murray, Hartford, Iowa Andy Tiernan, Madrid, Iowa Ethan Dotson, Bakersfield, Calif. Joe Duvall, Claremore, Okla. This is the second year Deer Creek has hosted the Clash; defending race winners are Cayden Carter in the Modifieds and Jake McBirnie in the SportMods.
A state judge has concluded that the Broward County School District should not have fired a teacher who was accused of choking a student.The defendant, 56-year-old Ava Williams, was fired last June from her job as a third-grade teacher at Watkins Elementary School in Pembroke Park.Last week, Administrative Law Judge John Van Laningham recommended that the district reinstate her with back pay.Williams, who has worked for the district for 21 years, made about $65,000 a year when she was dismissed.A district complaint alleged that in September of 2018, a male student in Williams’ class slammed his chair against his desk, and she “proceeded to grab [him] around the neck and choke him,” while yelling, “Do you hear me!’”The boy, referred to in the report by his initials P.P., also accused Williams of calling him a “lying, fat pig” when he and his mother reported the teacher to the school’s assistant principal.Van Laningham writes, “To begin with — and this is undisputed — P.P. is a liar,” the judge wrote. “That is a harsh word, ‘liar,’ one that the undersigned does not use lightly, especially with reference to a child witness. But here it is an accurate description. P.P. admitted under oath that he tells lies quite often, including to teachers. He has lied to get other students in trouble, among other things.”In addition, the judge says the child’s story makes no sense and does not describe choking.The boy claimed that on the morning of the alleged incident, Williams lined up her students to walk them to lunch, but required the boy to stay behind, according to the report.It states, “According to P.P., after everyone else had left, Williams stood in front of him and touched his throat with her open hand for one second, never squeezing, pushing, or making any movement at all — nor causing any pain — before withdrawing.”Williams’s account was more believable, according to the judge. The teacher says that she instructed the children to clean up for lunch, but the boy sat at his desk and refused to move. Another student said something that angered P.P., and he pushed a chair into the other student.“Without touching P.P., Williams raised her voice and said to him loudly, “Do you hear me now?” She instructed the other students to leave for lunch and began walking toward the door herself. P.P. followed Williams and then exited the classroom ahead of his teacher, who had waited at the door for him. At this point, the incident was over,” the judge explains.The district’s only other witness was fellow Watkins teacher Shawony Russell, who testified that Williams confided to her that she choked the boy. The judge did not believe that account, since the teachers are not close friends.“Why on earth would Williams tell someone whom she had no particular reason to trust that she had choked a student — a gratuitous confession that could have ruinous consequences, including potentially a criminal prosecution?” the judge asks. “Stranger things happen, of course, but the odds are against an unsolicited, unexpected admission of this nature.”The judge goes on to say that Russell did not seem concerned about the allegation and did not report it to Child Protective Services.“Wouldn’t you feel the need to report this potential child abuse to appropriate authorities for investigation, right away? Ms. Russell didn’t. Ms. Russell did not take any immediate action because ‘we were heading out to recess. I like to go outside and get my sun and just relax,’” the judge writes. “Promptly going outside to relax in the sun and forget the matter is not the response one reasonably would expect from a teacher whose coworker has just confessed to choking a student.”On the other hand, Williams testified that she told Russell that the boy is a liar “because he said I choked him.”The judge’s recommendation is non-binding, and the Broward School Board still needs to vote on whether to accept it. In most cases, the School Board upholds the judge’s decision.“I’m happy to see we were able to come up with definitive proof to show these were false allegations,” says Anna Fusco, president of the Broward Teachers Union, which represented Williams. ”I’m happy to see in some form or fashion there’s actual due process in the system.”
(Tampa, FL) — One of the women featured in a popular Netflix series, Carole Baskin of Tampa, feels betrayed by the show’s producers.Carole Baskin and her third husband, Howard, run Big Cat Rescue in Hillsborough County, Florida which cares for wild animals that have been abused. She’s also one of the main personalities in Tiger King, but she says she was misled as to what the series would be about. She says she was led to believe the show would be about the dangers tigers face from wildlife traders, like the show’s star, Joe Exotic.Instead, she says the series has missed the point, and it has ignored the abuse tiger cubs face. Also, the show shifted attention to the 1997 disappearance of her second husband Don Lewis. Many people believe that he was murdered, and that Carole was allegedly involved. His own children believe Baskin fed their dead father to the Tigers.Baskin says she is also worried the popularity of the series will lead to more tigers being exploited. Her husband tells the Tampa Bay Times there’s almost no way to describe the intensity of the feeling of betrayal. Listen to Full Rigor Podcast on the disappearance and possible murder of Carole Baskin’s second husband, Don Lewis, here.
Health officials have announced that rapid antigen testing for COVID-19 will be offered starting Wednesday at the FITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm Beaches.The testing site, on Military Trail south of 45th Street, will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will run Tuesday through Saturday. Appointments are required and up 625 tests will be offered each day. The tests are free and are being offered through the company TourHealth.
Ellsworth soccer player Jack Weeks goes for the ball in the Class B State Championship on Saturday at Deering High School in Portland. Click here for more photos. PHOTO BY TAYLOR VORTHERMSPORTLAND — Ellsworth Eagles Coach Brian Higgins had one goal for his soccer team heading into the Class B State Championship on Saturday.It wasn’t to win or even to end a scoring drought that has plagued Ellsworth in state title games for the past decade.The objective was simple.“Don’t embarrass ourselves,” Higgins said before the Eagles’ matchup against the Western Maine champions, the Yarmouth Clippers.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textThat pessimistic outlook was justified. An Eastern Maine team has not won the Class B state title in 21 years. The last to do it was Ellsworth in 1993.For the past 10 years, Ellsworth has competed in five state championships without ever scoring a goal in those games. The Eagles experienced their widest scoring deficit in 2010 in a 5-0 loss to Yarmouth.But this time, at Deering High School’s Memorial Field, the Eagles played better than Higgins had hoped. They kept with the Clippers defensively and only trailed them 1-0 with the final period coming to a close.Ellsworth soccer player Dagan Berenyi goes for the ball in the Class B State Championship on Saturday at Deering High School in Portland. PHOTO BY TAYLOR VORTHERMS“I was thinking, even with three minutes left: ‘Wow, we played pretty good today,’” Higgins said. “’We lost, but we didn’t get embarrassed.’”Forty-one seconds later, that changed for Higgins and the Eagles.With the ball on Yarmouth’s half of the field, a referee blew his whistle and pointed far from the play to Ellsworth defender Brady White, who stood next to a Yarmouth player lying on the ground.“I saw that,” the referee yelled while jogging to the scene. “Stop the clock.”With the clock stopped at 2:19, players from both teams rushed into the mix. Some tried to prevent the escalation of the fight by clutching the back of players’ jerseys or guiding teammates away. Others engaged in the pushing and shoving that ensued.Before it was over, head referee Larry Giddings issued four red cards — all to Ellsworth players.“We just lost our composure,” Higgins said. “In the end, it was pretty embarrassing.”Higgins said he tried to substitute out the players involved in the confrontation, but the officials beat him to it. White, Griffin Nightingale, Kyle Golding and Jarred Whitney were ejected from the game.Ellsworth soccer player Anthony Gardner heads the ball in the Class B State Championship on Saturday at Deering High School in Portland. PHOTO BY TAYLOR VORTHERMS“There’s not much you can do as a coach,” Higgins said. “You can tell them before the game and at halftime: ‘Don’t foul, stay composed,’ but in the heat of play…. We were yelling at them, but nobody could hear us anyway. Everyone was screaming so much.”Higgins said that kind of behavior was not representative of his team.“That’s not us,” he said.Different factors likely played into the breaking point for the Eagles.First in question was the officiating.“We’re just used to referees calling tighter games,” Higgins said. “In the different parts of the state you go to, it’s just not consistent.“So we got aggressive, too.”Players from both sides were constantly on the ground from hard collisions while going for the ball.“It was a very physical game,” Higgins said. “This referee seemed to want to let them play, and I think that came back to bite him in the end. Maybe he should have had a little more control of the game.”Another issue for the Eagles was the placement of fans. Before the game, Ellsworth fans were escorted from the bleachers behind the team benches to the other side of the field. They were told the fan sections must be kept separate.A block of Yarmouth students replaced Eagles fans behind the Ellsworth bench. Ellsworth players told Higgins that throughout the game, Clippers fans were calling out their numbers and names and even throwing things at them.“Their fans were right behind us, razzing us the whole game,” Higgins said. “That didn’t sit well, either.”After the ejection of the four Eagles, the Yarmouth student body was relocated away from Ellsworth’s bench.And on that note, the Eagles ended their season 16-1-1.Rewind to the beginning of the day.The Eagles boarded a school bus at 6 a.m. in the EHS parking lot for their three-hour journey to Portland for the 10 a.m. game.Parents decorated the bus with balloons and streamers and painted the Ellsworth players’ numbers on the windows. Paper bags of treats were arranged on the seats, each with the written-note: “Good luck!”Although Higgins said his team would need some luck, they also strategized a way to keep a win within reach. The key was defense.“We had a plan going in,” Higgins said. “We brought an extra defensive player back for the entire first half.”Midfielder Dagan Berenyi helped out in the backfield, which proved effective. Although the Clippers controlled possession for most of the game, they didn’t record their first shot until 13 minutes in.“Dagan was one of the keys in the first half,” Higgins said. “He did a great job in the middle deflecting balls and knocking balls away.“Defensively, we played with them.”The Clippers scored their first and only goal with 13:29 left in the first half. Ellsworth goalkeeper Nick Bagley blocked Adam LaBrie’s first shot from 15 yards out, but couldn’t hang onto the ball. Patrick Grant crashed the goal and capitalized on the error.“Nick made a great initial save,” Higgins said. “We couldn’t quite corral the ball, and they just had a guy maybe a little quicker than we did.”In the first half, Yarmouth outshot Ellsworth 8-2.“We didn’t take a lot of chances early in the game, basically because we were in defensive mode,” Higgins said. “Then we sort of loosened up in the second half.”In the second period, Ellsworth created a few dangerous situations for the Clippers.Anthony Gardner put a shot into the back of the net with 28 minutes left, but the goal was called back after an Ellsworth foul in the box.“I didn’t see what happened,” Higgins said. “Whether we pushed or tripped somebody… They didn’t call it all game, why would they call it there?”With 5:34 left, Jeff Weeks dribbled from midfield and drove a hard shot into Yarmouth goalie Alexander Lyon’s stomach. Lyon dropped to the turf, wincing in pain. Conor Maguire slid in for the rebound, but Lyon never let go of the ball.After the altercation at the end of the game, Ellsworth’s shot at tying the score was gone. The Eagles were forced to play the remaining two minutes and 19 seconds down four members.With the 11-on-7 matchup, Higgins conceded. A Yarmouth player stood over the ball while the Eagles watched the time run off the clock.“At that point, they could have scored five goals,” Higgins said. “They were happy just to hold it in the corner, and I was happy just letting the game go and not have anymore flare-ups.”Yarmouth outshot Ellsworth 8-3 in the second half. Ellsworth took four corner kicks in the game while Yarmouth had three.Bagley, who usually shares playing time with the injured Bruce St. Peter, played the entire game and totaled five saves.“We didn’t really know how good he was because our defense is so good that, usually, the goalies don’t have to do much,” Higgins said. “Nick did a great job.”But for many Ellsworth fans, the last two minutes of the game tainted what was, for the most part, an impressive season for the Eagles.“For a team to play that well for 78 minutes and then lose their composure at the end, it’s pretty tough to take as a coach,” Higgins said. “What are you going to remember: the 78 minutes you played well or the two minutes you lost your cool in the end?” Part 2: When the injury is inside your head, some “don’t get it” – July 26, 2016 Bio Latest posts by Taylor Vortherms (see all) Part 1: Invisible, incapacitating concussions are sidelining high school athletes – July 19, 2016 Latest Posts Taylor VorthermsSports Editor at The Ellsworth AmericanTaylor Vortherms covers sports in Hancock County. The St. Louis, Missouri native recently graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism and joined The Ellsworth American in 2013. EHS names new boys’ soccer coach – July 13, 2016