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GMEDC Names New Executive Director

first_imgJoan Goldstein has been named the new Executive Director of Green Mountain Economic Development Corporation (GMEDC). Goldstein comes to the position after several years as a Business and Technology Advisor for the Vermont Small Business Development Center and as an adjunct accounting, economics, and small business management instructor for Community College of Vermont and the Vermont Technical College.  Joan previously conducted business for herself as an eBay selling consultant and she also brings a wide perspective from her 20 plus years in the financial services industry with international sales, marketing, client and project management experience. She has an MBA in Finance and an undergraduate degree in Economics.Her predecessor, Neal Fox, has left to pursue his many other interests, including serving on the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee of GMEDC.GMEDC is a nonprofit corporation committed to the development of businesses and communities of the 33 town region of the Upper Valley of Vermont. This area entails Orange and Northern Windsor Counties. If you want to hear more about the services and programs of GMEDC, please call 802-295-3710 or visit out website at www.gmedc.com(link is external).last_img read more

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Solvay, Marcellus goes to 2-0; Ludden stuns Westhill

first_img Tags: Bishop LuddenfootballSolvayWesthill More than ever, the Solvay football team has a reason to think that a decade mostly spent in despair is about to end, replaced by the sort of gridiron glory the Bearcats once claimed on a regular basis.Taking a long road trip north to South Jefferson on Friday night, Solvay broke out with its high-flying attack in the second quarter and continued to pull away until it had defeated the Spartans 40-14.The Bearcats share first place in Class B West with Marcellus, who again had no trouble on its home field, cruising to a 39-13 victory over the Cortland Purple Tigers.As that went on, Bishop Ludden, beaten by South Jefferson in its Sept. 6 opener, turned it around against its next-door neighbors from Westhill with timely big plays that led to a 26-6 victory over the Warriors.Solvay’s hot start, combined with a favorable early schedule, could mean that the Bearcats secure a long-elusive Section III playoff berth by October.A scoreless first quarter at South Jefferson caused some brief concern, but that faded away when Brock Bagozzi, from the Spartans’ 41, went deep and found a wide-open Blaine Franklin for the go-ahead touchdown two minutes into the second period.Less than three minutes later, it was 12-0, the Bearcats driving to the Spartans’ one before Bagozzi scored on a sneak. And with 38 seconds left in the half, Bagozzi drilled a 10-yard TD pass to Franklin.South Jefferson did grab a quick TD of its own seconds later and cut Solvay’s lead to 18-8 at the break, but instead of rattling the Bearcats, it only made them more determined to put the game away.Tyriq Block scored from 25 yards out on Solvay’s first possession of the second half. Late in the third quarter, another Bearcats drive started and Elijah Wright capped it off with a three-yard TD plunge.Block capped it off with a 35-yard dash to the end zone with 8:04 to play as he gained 90 yards on nine carries, with Jaimen Bliss running 16 times for 105 yards.Bagozzi completed 13 of 24 passes for 144 yards, most of his passes going to Franklin or Brendon Carolina, who had nine completions for 78 yards.It turned out just as lopsided with Marcellus against Cortland, though in this case it was the Mustangs relying on an unstoppable ground game to wear the Purple Tigers down.Nick Kermes led the way, gaining 201 yards on 20 carries and scoring three touchdowns. Sean Tierney added 115 yards on 14 carries and Wilvon McKee scored twice while gaining 85 yards on nine carries.Meanwhile, Westhill, fresh off its Sept. 6 season-opening win over Homer, expected to roll again when it faced Bishop Ludden, but instead found itself unable to score early, stopped inside the Gaelic Knights’ 10-yard line during the opening period.The Gaelic Knights took control with two plays. Early in the second quarter, pinned at his own three-yard line, Ludden quarterback Nazier Kinsey found a seam in Westhill’s defense and outran everyone on a 97-yard dash to the other end zone.Still reeling from this, Westhill saw Kinsey strike again when, from his own 25, he threw deep and found Antwon McMullen, the 75-yard touchdown extending the Gaelic Knights’ edge to 13-0 by halftime.Even when Garvin Kinney’s 13-yard scoring pass to Jose Gonzalez got the Warriors on the board in the third quarter, Ludden absorbed it and put together two clutch drives, Kinsey finishing each of them with TD runs of 13 and three yards. In defeat, Westhill’s Riley McNitt ran for 108 yards on 23 carries, but never broke the big run his team needed. Kinney completed 11 of 22 passes for just 67 yards, running for 67 yards on eight carries.Now Westhill would go to Cortland this Friday, just as Ludden would try and challenge Solvay on the Gaelic Knights’ home field and Marcellus would make a crucial trip to Homer.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story last_img read more

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Elections for City Mayor, Deputy slated for March 15

first_img…Chase Green expected to seek re-electionPursuant to the Municipal and Districts Councils Act Chapter 28:01, Section 10, elections for Mayor and Deputy Mayor of the City of Georgetown will be held on March 15. Current Mayor Patricia Chase Green, refused to comment on whether she would be seeking re-election while Deputy Mayor Lionel Jaikaran, has expressed his interest in possible re-election.“The term of the Office of the Mayor and that of the Deputy Mayor shall, subject to this Act, be one year, commencing on the first day of the month following upon their election but, the Mayor and Deputy Mayor shall, notwithstanding the expiry of his term of office, continue to hold office until his successor enters upon office and thereupon he shall retire,” the Municipal and Districts Councils Act Chapter 28:01, Section 10 states.The last election for Mayor and Deputy Mayor were held in December 2016, which Chase Green contested without any opposition. However, since her election, there have been several calls for her to resign and be replaced for the policies that were implemented along with the perceived notion of corruption.Chase Green, who served as Deputy Mayor for a number of years under former Mayor Hamilton Green, is accused of being unsympathetic to the cause of the Council’s workers since she and teams of officers and Councillors would travel frequently while the workers protest for the payment of their salaries.Additionally, it was under Chase Green’s stewardship that the highly flawed and controversial parking metre project came into being. The M&CC had entered into a contract with Smart City Solutions Inc on May 13, 2016, for parking metres to be implemented in Georgetown but this was followed by intense protests by citizens.Meanwhile, Jaikaran did not confirm nor deny whether he would challenge Chase Green for the mayoral chair but indicated that he would be running for office. (Lakhram Bhagirat)last_img read more