Chittenden Bank celebrates century

first_imgCHITTENDEN BANK CELEBRATES 100 YEARS SINCE CHARTERBurlington, Vermont – One hundred years ago a group of Burlingtoniansdecided that a need existed for a new financial institution in Burlington. On December 7, 1904 Chittenden County Trust Company was established andgiven two years to gather the capital to start operations.The founders of Chittenden County Trust Company were John. J. Flynn,Edward J. Booth, J.H. Macomber, E.F. Gebhardt, W.B. McKillup, E.P.Woodbury, A.O. Humphrey, J.S. Patrick and R.A. Cooke. On March 30, 1906,these individuals organized what is today Chittenden with only $50,000capital.”Chittenden has been a part of the Vermont community since 1904. Onehundred years later, we remain a significant part because of our employeesand our interest in the communities and the customers we serve” saysKathleen Schirling, Director of Marketing with Chittenden Bank.”Chittenden has grown significantly since our start in 1906, but as I lookback at our history through the years, I find one thing that has notchanged–our people! They distinguish themselves by dedicated andexceptional performance across the entire organization. Theyenthusiastically participate in planning and implementing. Thecreativity, dedication and teamwork of our Chittenden family is the reasonfor our past progress and is the foundation of our future growth. Ourpeople have a commitment to change, but we also have a dedication to thosetraditional values, which have always been at the core of Chittenden,”says Schirling.Chittenden is a full-service, Vermont-headquartered and managed bankproviding a wide range of financial services and products to individualsand businesses. As the largest Vermont-based bank in the state, Chittendenoffers over 50 locations. To find out more about Chittenden, visit ourwebsite at www.chittenden.com(link is external) or call your local branch.last_img read more

Shame on districts that thwarted protests

first_imgThis is a watershed moment in American history, rife with civic engagement and an opportunity to affect change many Americans thought could never happen. As educators, we have a duty to engage students in civic education that promotes an understanding of our democratic republic.The events of Feb. 14, though tragic, have created an opportunity for social and political change. The brave and relentless student leaders from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School have shown American students the path to success. In fact, 12th grade Civics class requires this type of learning and engagement. The NYS SS Framework (curriculum) has three standards (12. G2, 12.G3, and 12.G4) that address First Amendment protections, civic duties and responsibilities. Districts that would punish students for participating in protests are doing the exact opposite of what is called for, and critical to the survival of our system of government. Grass roots policy change is very rare, and most movements amount to little more than a few loud protests.We have engaged our youth in political participation and debate like never before. I’m glad the Schenectady City School District Board of Education, high school Principal Diane Wilkinson and Superintendent Larry Spring support our students’ rights. Shame on districts who don’t.CHRISTOPHER OGNIBENENiskayunaThe writer is chairman of the Schenectady High School Social Studies DepartmentMore from The Daily Gazette:Niskayuna girls’ cross country wins over BethlehemEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesPuccioni’s two goals help Niskayuna boys’ soccer top Shaker, remain perfectEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the census Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinionlast_img read more

Kenyan coach wary of Rwanda, Libya firepower

first_imgNairobi, Kenya | AFP | Kenya’s new coach Paul Put has warned his players to expect Rwanda and Libya to be at full strength when they meet in the group phase of the Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup.In his first game since taking over from Stanley Okumbi last month, the Belgian-born Put’s experimental team face Rwanda in the tournament opener at the Bukhungu stadium in Kakamega on Sunday.“Rwanda have shown their quality having qualified for the 2018 African Nations Championships (CHAN) by beating Ethiopia in the play-offs.“They are expected to bring their top players, and Libya too will field their best team as they seek to use the tournament as a build-up for the CHAN finals in Morocco in January, which have also qualified to take part,” said Put.“The tournament will give me the opportunity to look at the local players. Our goal is the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, but it is important to have a good result. “We will have to learn by our own mistakes, and see how the team will perform. But the players want to prove themselves, and playing at home will be an extra motivation for them.”Kenya last won the Cecafa Cup in 2013 when Allan Wanga scored both goals in the 2-0 victory over Sudan in the final in Nairobi.Following Zimbabwe’s withdrawal on Wednesday, nine national teams, including cup holders Uganda will take part in the December 3-17 championships. The matches will be played in Kakamega in Western Kenya and the eastern town of Machakos.Zimbabwe, the reigning Southern Africa Cosafa champions, were expected to take part as a guest side, along with Libya.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more