Democratic candidates for governor debate on VPT April 1, 7:30

first_imgLive from the Old Labor Hall in Barre on Thursday, April 1, from 7:30 to 9 p.m., the five Democratic candidates for governor will meet in their first statewide televised debate.  Airing live on Vermont Public Television, the forum is sponsored by Working Vermont Coalition, a collaboration of Vermont labor unions.The moderator of “Working Vermont’s Democratic Primary Debate” will be Marselis Parsons, former news director at WCAX-TV.VPT will broadcast the event statewide and webcast it on www.vpt.org(link is external), where anyone anywhere with access to Web-based video can watch it.  During the debate, there will be a live Web chat on www.vpt.org(link is external).  Journalists Shay Totten of Seven Days and Anne Galloway of vtdigger.org will host the chat, weigh in with their thoughts and invite viewers to join the conversation.Coverage of the debate is part of VPT’s election-year content, intended to help voters make informed choices.  Senior executive producer is Joe Merone.Source: VPT.last_img read more

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Capiz cops nab 58 curfew violators

first_imgROXAS City – Police personnel in thisprovince nabbed at least 58 Capizeños violating curfew hours, which was imposeddue to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. The violators, who were caught fromMarch 18 to April 5, include seven minors and three females, a report fromCapiz Police Provincial Office (CPPO) showed. Also excluded from the curfew are food serviceand delivery crew; those who fetch their employees from work, village officialsand Barangay Peacekeeping Action Teams, who have been deputized as curfewenforcers in their localities; law enforcers with specific mission orders; andBusiness Process Outsourcing workers, provided they can also show ID, proof ofduty, or hours of work. Persons on emergency health situations are also excusedfrom the curfew. Memorandum Order No. 36-A, or the implementingguidelines of EO No. 11 by Contreras directs law enforcers to observe maximumtolerance in sending violators home. Authorities, however, may file charges forviolation of Republic Act 9271, or the Quarantine Act of 2004 and vagrancy lawunder the Revised Penal Code if violators refuse to follow orders during curfewhours.(With a report from PIA/PN) Gov. Esteban Evan Contreras’ strict 8p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew is part of the Executive Order (EO) No. 11 he issued tofurther strengthen strict quarantine procedures in the province to supress thespread of COVID-19. center_img The governor added that those exemptedfrom the curfew are only the following: government and private employees, which include health workers;personnel of the Metro Roxas Water District; Capiz Electric Cooperative andNational Grid Corporation of the Philippines; firemen; emergency responders ofCapiz Emergency Response Team and Roxas City Emergency Response Team;Philippine Red Cross; and mediamen, provided that they present theiridentification (ID) cards and certification of employment when their workschedules are within restricted hours.   Gov. Esteban Evan Contreras Contreras said in a video message: “Iam asking for your cooperation to follow the curfew hours and home quarantine.”last_img read more

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Wellington Police Notes: Friday, April 18 – Sunday, April 20, 2014

first_imgSaturday, April 19, 2014•12:17 a.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 300 block S. Jefferson, Wellington.•8:49 a.m. Officers investigated burglary and theft in currency and medication the 700 block S. Jefferson, Wellington.•9:39 a.m. Officers took a report of an animal complaint by a known owner in the 400 block W. Kansas, Wellington.•10:19 a.m. Officers took a report of a found wallet in the 200 block N. C, Wellington.•5:29 p.m. Officers investigated criminal damage to property at the Wellington Lake.•11:45 p.m. Officers investigated minor in consumption of alcohol and driving while license is suspended by a known suspect(s) in the 1300 block N. Day, Wellington.•12:45 p.m. Jarvis J. C. Frakes, 23, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with driving while license is suspended.•12:45 p.m. Juvenile male, 16, Wellington was referred for minor in consumption of alcohol. Wellington Police Notes Friday, April 18 – Sunday, April 20, 2014:•••••Friday, April 18, 2014•11:32 a.m. Gregg Raschke, 54, Wellington was issued a summons to appear for unlawful storage of disabled vehicle and failure to dispose of rubbish.•10:44 a.m. Officers investigated distributing certain depressants and possession of depressants by a known suspect(s) in the 1800 E 16th, Wellington.•12:18 p.m. Officers investigated a theft of a bicycle in the 600 block N. A, Wellington.•1:42 p.m. Christy Davis, 23, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with seatbelt violation.•1:52 p.m. James A. McCray Jr., 23, Wellington was arrested, charged and confined with driving while license is revoked, no proof of insurance, seatbelt violation and driving while a habitual violation.•5:13 p.m. Officers took a report follow-up on a mental subject in the 1500 block N. C, Wellington.•10 p.m. Non-Injury accident in the 1100 block E. 16th, Wellington involved vehicles operated by Christopher M. Eckermann, 23, Wellington and Ty M. Carlson, 18, Wellington. Sunday, April 20, 2014•12:05 p.m. Jarvis J. C. Frakes, 23, Wellington was arrested,  charged and bonded with driving while license is suspended.•10:50 a.m. Jason Ray, Wellington was served a summons to appear, charged with failure to dispose of rubbish.•12:12 p.m. Officers investigated criminal damage to vehicle windshield damaged in the 300 block W. 8th, Wellington.•7:03 p.m. Officers investigated a theft of a iPad in the 2000 block E. 16th, Wellington.last_img read more

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Leaders, rider advocates work for transit funds

first_imgRaymond added that the MTA is looking at an operating deficit of $108 million this year, and a total of $1.8 billion over the next 10 years. The Legislature held its first budget subcommittee hearing on the public transit budget Wednesday. More than a dozen advocates of public transit and representatives of local agencies such as the MTA urged the committee to restore funding that Schwarzenegger has proposed cutting. While the committee did not take any votes, several members said they were concerned about the cuts and would consider restoring at least some of the money. In his 2007-08 budget plan, Schwarzenegger has proposed redirecting to other state programs about $1.1 billion in funds that would normally be slated for public transit. Those include $627 million redirected to school busing; $340 million for debt service on earlier transportation bonds; and $144 million for a program to transport recipients of social service programs. Those programs, while transportation-related, were previously funded from other state agencies’ budgets, such as schools and health services, not from transportation. SACRAMENTO – Los Angeles officials and transit advocates fought Wednesday to restore more than $1 billion in cuts to public transportation in Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s proposed budget for 2007-08. The governor, they said, is shortchanging public transit at a time when it is desperately needed in California amid rising gas prices and growing environmental concerns. The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, for example, is considering fare hikes next year in part because it would lose at least $260 million in state funding under the governor’s plan. “Under the proposed state budget, Los Angeles County’s public transit system would be severely and negatively impacted,” MTA spokesman Matthew Raymond told legislators. Much of the revenue that is being redirected is coming from excess gasoline tax revenues, known in budget parlance as “spillover,” that are a result of higher gas prices. Schwarzenegger made a similar proposal last year to shift the spillover, but the Legislature restored the money to transit. Schwarzenegger’s Department of Finance argues that the spillover fluctuates wildly every year, based on gas prices, and should not be counted upon as a stable source of transit funding. The administration is looking to make the shift of spillover permanent. Also, finance officials say, the amount of spillover was over-estimated last year, and this year’s figure reflects a compensation for overspending. Finance spokesman H.D. Palmer noted that the governor is increasing the budget for transit capital projects – even though he is decreasing funds for the operating budgets of local transit agencies. Schwarzenegger also helped pass Proposition 1B last year, which in coming years will provide more than $4 billion in bond financing for public transportation projects. “The governor spearheaded Proposition 1B, which provides a significant amount of additional dollars for transit,” Palmer said in a telephone interview. “The fact is, under this governor’s budget, transit projects in California will have a stable and growing source of revenue.” harrison.sheppard@ dailynews.com (916) 446-6723 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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