Vermont Secretary of State launches ‘Transparency Tour’ starts October 11

first_imgVermont Secretary of State Jim Condos announces he will conduct a 12 stop tour to discuss Vermont’s public records and open meeting laws with municipal and state employees and citizens who serve on local government boards. The public is invited and encouraged to attend these events. After a presentation there will be time for Q&A and a general discussion with the audience. This is a great opportunity to address specific issues that you may have questions about, and to discuss the nuances of these laws. Secretary Condos stated, ‘Open and transparent government is good government! Vermont’s citizens deserve accountability in their government.’ ‘This tour allows me to assist Vermont’s public officials who must abide by these laws every day. We recognize that these laws are not always clear and we need to hear from them regarding the challenges they face and the questions they have. I look forward to engaging in an open discussion about the importance of access to public records and public meetings.’ All events will be held from 6-8 pm. Dates and locations are as follows:Montpelier                         Pavilion Building                             Tuesday               October 11th          Colchester                          St. Mike’s College                           Thursday             October 13thNewport                              Goodrich Library                              Thursday             October 20thSt. Albans Town                Town Hall                                           Tuesday               October 25thSpringfield                         Springfield High School                Wednesday        October 26thBrattleboro                        Town Hall                                            Thursday             October 27thSt. Johnsbury                     St. J Middle School                          Tuesday               November 1stMorrisville                          Municipal Offices                            Thursday             November 3rdMiddlebury                        Ilsley Public Library                        Monday               November 7thBennington                        Fire Facility                                        Wednesday        November 9thRutland                                City Hall                                               Thursday             November 17thWhite River Junction     Bugbee Senior Center                   Tuesday               November 22nd We are pleased to welcome the participation of the following organizations: VT League of Cities and Towns, VT Municipal Clerks and Treasurers Association, VT School Boards Association, VT Press Association, VT American Civil Liberties Union and VT Common Cause. To find out more information and to RSVP, please contact Nancy Lynch @ 802-828-2148 or via email at nancy.lynch@sec.state.vt.us(link sends e-mail).last_img read more

AERO renews feature win decal program support in 24th IMCA sponsorship season

first_imgE3 Spark Plugs state champions in the same divisions, as well as Mach-1 Sport Compacts, all receive $25 certificates. AERO gives $40 product certificates, good toward the purchase of two wheels, to designated place finish­ers at 80 designated special events for IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks, Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods and Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMods. The Estherville, Iowa, manufacturer again provides the feature win decals to be presented to drivers in all divisions following sanctioned weekly and special event main event victories.  All special event awards will be mailed from the IMCA home office the week after official race results are received while state champion product certificates will be presented dur­ing the national banquet in November or mailed from the IMCA home office be­ginning in December.  Information about AERO-manufactured wheels is available at the www.aeroracewheel.com web­site, by calling 888 895-2376 and on Facebook. center_img “Feature win decals are definitely a badge of honor and I receive hundreds of car photos throughout the year proudly displaying the AERO-branded version IMCA provides to sanctioned tracks,” said IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder. “Many of those photos still reveal wins from previous seasons as well, so it is great to see the evolution of the program through the career of individual racers.” ESTHERVILLE, Iowa – AERO Race Wheels returns in 2020 as title sponsor for one of IMCA’s most visible decal programs. The 2020 season is AERO’s 14th year as title sponsor of the feature win decal program and 24th overall as an IMCA sponsor.last_img read more

Man pleads guilty to 3 homicides in Oregon after confession

first_imgPORTLAND — A convicted sex predator who confessed in a 911 call in Texas to killing three women in Oregon has changed his pleas to guilty.The plea change Wednesday followed 64-year-old Jeffrey Cutlip’s confession in July 2012 in Brownsville, Texas.Cutlip said in the call he wanted to talk about bad things he had done.Cutlip pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated murder and two counts of murder.His sentencing is scheduled for December.He was indicted in the deaths of 44-year-old Marlene Claire Carlson of Portland in 1975, 15-year-old Julie Marie Bennett of Milwaukie in 1977 and 33-year-old Nielen Doll of Spokane, Wash., in 1993.Carlson and Doll were strangled. Bennett was drowned.Cutlip has been classified as a predatory sex offender since 1982 convictions for sodomy and burglary.last_img read more