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

Wolf Administration Prepares for Winter Weather

first_img March 12, 2017 Press Release,  PSA,  Weather Safety Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today reminded Pennsylvanians to prepare for the coming winter weather, and assured residents that state agencies are taking steps to ensure they and local communities are ready to respond and prepared for the worst.“State agencies are taking proactive steps to ensure Pennsylvania is ready for the incoming winter weather and Pennsylvanians should take their own precautions and prepare for adverse conditions, especially for travel,” Governor Wolf said. “We are preparing for the most significant part of the storm to hit the Eastern half of the state from Monday night into Tuesday’s commute. I ask residents and commercial drivers across the commonwealth to prepare to avoid unnecessary travel on roadways during this time – as to let road crews and emergency responders do their jobs and minimize dangerous travel.”State agencies, including Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency, PennDOT, State Police and the Pennsylvania National Guard, are coordinating to ensure resource needs can be met throughout the commonwealth and formulating plans to increase resources in areas forecasted to be hit hardest by the storm.An emergency declaration for the storm has not yet been issued but the Governor will be prepared to do so should agencies need one as they assess needs statewide over the next 24 hours. Travel restrictions for personal and commercial drivers may also be put in place tomorrow evening into Tuesday should they be necessary to minimize dangerous travel.This is a complex winter storm system that will first impact southern and western Pennsylvania by Monday evening. The storm will overspread the state overnight, with heavy and blowing snow at times. Snow will continue throughout the day on Tuesday before tapering off during the evening hours for many.  Snow showers will continue for parts of Pennsylvania through Wednesday. With more than a foot of snow forecasted for much of the state, citizens should be aware that hazards associated with this storm include treacherous travel due to heavy and blowing snow, as well as possible utility outages and downed trees.“We are preparing for significant snow and winds and the impacts that those conditions could have on travel and public safety during and after the storm,” said Richard D. Flinn Jr., director of the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency. “This is the time between now and when the storm arrives for residents to ensure they have emergency supplies and stocking up on anything that they may need over a period of adverse weather.”Flinn said the Commonwealth Response Coordination Center at PEMA headquarters outside Harrisburg will activate at 10 p.m. on Monday with staff from PEMA and other state agencies, and residents should also do what they can to be ready and have emergency supplies on hand at home. To learn more about how to prepare for winter storms, please visit here.Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles, including color-coded winter conditions on 2,900 miles by visiting http://www.511PA.com. PennDOT’s Automated Vehicle Locator plow tracking tool is available for all of the more than 2,200 PennDOT-owned and rented plow trucks, with vehicle locations viewable on 511PA.“Our team is prepared and will work around the clock during the storm to keep roads as safe as possible,” said PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards. “We urge the public to think of safety first and avoid travel during the storm unless it is absolutely necessary.”Drivers can take the following steps to ensure safety for themselves and others during adverse weather:Monitor weather forecasts and postpone travel if necessary, especially over long distances during the storm.Slow down while driving when snow is falling and always wear your seat belt. Leave plenty of distance between you and the vehicles you are following.During squalls or whiteouts, do not stop on the roadway. Come to a complete stop only when you can safely get as far off the road as possible or when there is a safe area to do so.When encountering plows, stay at least six car lengths behind an operating plow truck and remember that the main plow is wider than the truck.When a plow is approaching you, move as far from the center of the road as is safely possible and remember that snow can obscure the actual snow plow width.Free emergency preparedness information, including templates for family emergency plans and checklists for emergency kit supplies, is available at www.ReadyPA.org. Follow @ReadyPA on Twitter and like ReadyPA on www.facebook.com/BeReadyPA for more emergency preparedness information. Wolf Administration Prepares for Winter Weathercenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Invest and nest with two house on acreage

first_imgThe main house has an open plan living space.The open-plan living and dining space has a cathedral ceiling and opens to the wraparound veranda.Upstairs there is a second lounge area and a master bedroom with ensuite, walk-in robe and balcony. The three other bedrooms on this level have built-in robes. More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019Outside, the veranda overlooks the fenced inground swimming pool. The original home is about 300m away from the main house and has three bedrooms, one bathroom and a kitchen. Two houses sit on the 9.27ha block.There is also a large dam on the property. The home is just down the road from the Beachmere townships with local supermarket, tavern, post office and doctor surgery. The property at 50 Bakers Flat Rd is on the market for $1.2 million. The property at 50 Bakers Flat Rd, Beachmere comes with two houses.THIS flexible property has two houses on a 9.27ha block with room for a home business. Raine and Horne Morayfield marketing agent John Owen said 50 Bakers Flat Rd, Beachmere would suit horse lovers, hobby farmers, truck drivers, dirt bike riders and big families. The relocated and renovated main house has five bedrooms, including a guest bedroom on the lower ground floor, with kitchenette and ensuite, that opens to a living area. On the ground floor there is a kitchen with timber accents, gas cooker, plenty of work space and an island bench. center_img A veranda wraps around most of the main house.With some updating it could be a solid rental property. Mr Owen said the property was fully fenced for horses or cattle and came with a stable, arena and separate paddocks. “There is fully-working dog breeding facilities that the current owners enjoy a great income from,” he said. “There is also a hard stand area for multiple trucks and trailers as the property was previously used as an earthmoving business.”last_img read more

Starbow Airline Begins Flight in Liberia

first_imgRight after declaring Liberia Ebola free by the World Health organization (WHO), a Ghana-based commercial airline, Starbow has announced to begin a major flight at the James Springs Payne Airport in Sinkor, Monrovia.The pronouncement by the airline was made recently at the James Spriggs Payne Airport during a test run exercise.The test run coincided with the official declaration of Liberia as an Ebola free nation, which is a major step toward the country’s economic recovery drive.Monday’s exercise was witnessed by the management of the Liberia Civil Aviation Authority, Liberia Aviation Group and Starbow Airline.Starbow operates a four engine BAE-146 Aircraft with ninety-four (94) seating capacity.The airline claims to be the largest Ghanaian airline measured by passengers carried; despite a brief regional expansion.Meanwhile, the management of the Liberia Airport Authority is currently ensuring that minimum International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) standards are met in order to obtain the approval of the Liberia Civil Aviation Authority for Starbow to officially commence flight operations on June 1, 2015.Starbow is expected to fly from Monrovia to Accra five days a week.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Sidewalks, cycle lanes for several communities along public roads

first_imgSeveral communities along the East Coast and East Bank public roads will soon be outfitted with sidewalks and cycles lanes, as the Public Infrastructure Ministry ramps up efforts to bolster road safety.Speaking with the Department of Public Information (DPI), Manager of Traffic, Safety and Maintenance at the Public Infrastructure Ministry, Kester Hinds, said the Ministry will be lobbying for the funds to be allocated in 2019 Budget.He explained that public roads, which are subject to heavy traffic flows and where school children frequently traverse, will be first to be targeted. Among these are Diamond, Providence public road – on the East Bank of Demerara and Turkeyen public road, on the East Coast of Demerara.“What we find is that in most communities there are no sidewalks. For instance, on the Corentyne public road (Region Six) there is none and the residents would have to walk on the earthen shoulders, which can be slushy and muddy during the rainy season. So, we’re working towards having sidewalks constructed along this roadway and in several communities, providing we get the monies approved,” Hinds explained.The Ministry has already sent out bids for the construction of the sidewalks at an estimated cost of $88.8 million.Similarly, the Ministry is also planning to construct cycle lanes along many public roadways. Hinds noted, “Guyana is developing and while many individuals are driving, cycles remain relevant as many persons still ride. So, with the cycle lanes, we will see everyone having access to safer facilities. We will be pushing for it so that we can incorporate them into our roads.”The Ministry has already constructed sidewalks in Woolford Avenue and expended millions of dollars annually for the placement of road safety signs and other measures across the country to ensure that the road laws are observed and lives are preserved.last_img read more