Springfield lands $110,000 ‘brownfields’ clean-up grant for Fellows site

first_img-30- Governor Jim Douglas has announced that $110,000 will be granted to the Precision Valley Development Corporation to continue clean-up activities at the former Fellows Gear Shaper property in Springfield. This proposal will help continue with the re-development of a critical downtown property, said Governor Douglas. This will not only help the town s economy, but will turn a blighted property into clean, safe commercial space, including space for the Springfield Hospital health center.These funds are being made available to PVDC from the State s Brownfield Fund, which will be leveraged with another $80,000 from the Southern Windsor County Regional Planning Commission s (SWCRPC) American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) supplemental funding through the Environmental Protection Agency.Redevelopment of the site, located in Springfield s downtown, will result in the reuse of a historic building and provide new office and commercial space. The State of Vermont and SWCRPC are working very closely with the developers of the property, 100 River Street, LLC and the Springfield Regional Development Corporation.The Environmental Protection Agency has capitalized both the State s and SWCRPC s funds through its competitive brownfields Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) program.To date, the State has been awarded over $1.5 million for clean-up of brownfield sites; and SWCRPC has been awarded close to $3 million in RLF and assessment funding.Last year, the state awarded $750,000 to the town for use in installing new safety systems such as sprinklers and emergency lighting at the Fellows building, located at 100 River Street, and in 2008 the state authorized $344,731 worth of tax credits to help refurbish the historic building.For additional information about the Governor s 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).Source: Governor’s office. 3.24.2010last_img read more

EHS Reunion Committee establishes new scholarship

first_imgELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth High School Class of ’66 Reunion Committee will proceed with a proposed 50th Anniversary Class Project — the establishment and funding of a new annual EHS scholarship in honor of former basketball coach Stuart Taylor.The scholarship will be known as “The Class Of ’66 Coach Stuart Taylor Best Class Athletes’ Award.” Two awards of $500 will be given annually to the graduating class’s best female and male athletes, as voted by their classmates. The first winners will be announced on June 8.The committee’s president, Wayne Mayo, said the scholarship will be funded by donations.“Our Reunion Committee welcomes additional donations from other EHS graduates and friends of the school,” Mayo said. “[The committee] hopes team members of Coach Taylor’s 1964 and 1966 state championship squads and the other Eagle teams he coached will consider donating to this worthy undertaking.”This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textGifts should be made payable by check to Ellsworth High School and marked for “The Stuart Taylor Scholarship Fund.” They can be mailed to EHS at 299 State St., Ellsworth, ME 04605; Attn: Michelle Barnard, The EHS Guidance Department.last_img read more

Olympic Committee of B&H preparing for Rio de Janeiro

first_imgThe Olympic Committee of B&H secured a total of 460,000 BAM through the application on projects for preparation of 13 scholarship recipients, who are candidates for the Olympic Games that will be held this summer in Rio de Janeiro.This amount does not include the costs of departure, staying, return, the equipment, pocket money and other expenses for the athletes and their coaches at the Olympic Games, which can be measured in hundreds of thousands of BAM (one airplane ticket costs between 5 and 6 thousand BAM).Scholarship recipients of the Olympic Solidarity of the IOC are: Larisa Ceric, Aleksandra Samardzic, Harun Sadikovic (judo), Amel Tuka, Hamza Alic, Kemal Mesic, Mesud Pezer, Lucija Kimani (athletics), Damir Dzumhur, Mirza Basic (tennis), Dzemal Bosnjak (box), Ivana Ninkovic (swimming) and Emina Hadziahmetovic (table tennis).B&H at the moment has three participants at the Olympics for sure, and two are very close to “fulfillment of the conditions.” Sports public is expecting the most from the athlete Amel Tuka, who might win the first Olympic medal for our country.A complete financial structure of going and residence in the Olympic Games in South America will cost delegation of OC B&H not less than 300,000 BAM.(Source: faktor.ba)last_img read more