Vermont National Guard Media Event Confirming the Basing of F35s at the Burlington Airport 12/03/2013
Vermont National Guard hosts a media event at the 158th Fighter Wing in South Burlington to announce the record of decision by the Air Force for operational basing of the F35A in Burlington, Vermont. Attending and making remarks are: Vermont Adjutant General Stephen Cray, Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Governor Peter Shumlin (D-VT), Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger (D), South Burlington City Council Chair, Pam Mackenzie, Winooski Mayor Michael O'Brien. The first F-35A's are scheduled to arrive in 2020.
Gov. Peter Shumlin today released a task force report outlining 34 alternative projects to ease traffic congestion in the ‘Circ’ region that provide maximum economic benefit with minimum environmental damage. Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission (CCRPC), in collaboration with the Agency of Transportation, convened the CIRC Alternatives Task Force, consisting of 23 representatives of the Towns of Colchester, Essex, Williston, the Village of Essex Junction, state agencies, CCTA, the bicycle and pedestrian community, environmental groups, and the business community. The Task Force’s charge was to identify a list of immediate, mid- and long-term recommendations for projects and planning activities to address the transportation needs in the region.
The Task Force met 13 times between July 2011 and November 2013. An extensive planning process was undertaken to identify transportation system issues in the CIRC Alternatives Study Area.
The Task Force arrived at consensus on 34 projects with an estimated total implementation cost of $99 million. The Phase I and II implementation projects were approved for inclusion in the VTrans Capital Program by the Legislature in the 2012 and 2013 sessions. http://www.ccrpcvt.org/transportation/corridors/circ-alternatives-task-force/
For recordings of meetings and events relative to the Circ Highway discussion dating back to 1988, type into Channel 17's search box 'Circ Highway'
Parents for Change empowers families to improve educational opportunities. Part of the Winooski-Burlington Partnership for Change working to reshape schools and strengthen communities by preparing all students for the future. The report read during this event is available in multiple languages at www.viavt.org
Vermont Interfaith Action and Voices for Vermont's Children support Parents for Change networks, organizing and building on new parent leaders. VIA is an affiliate of the PICO Network, which has conducted faith-based organizing for over 30 years. For more informatoin on Parents for Change, 802.651-8889 - firstname.lastname@example.org - www.tiny.cc/parentsforchange
Lake Champlain Waldorf School teams up with Circus Smircus to present an afternoon of circus acts for grades 1- 8. Held at the Shelburne Athletic Club on 14 November 2013.
Since the Governor's May 20, 2011 announcement that the Circumferential Highway - as originally conceived - would not be built, the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission (CCRPC) Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) staff has been coordinating with VTrans, the "CIRC Communities" (Colchester, Essex, Essex Junction, and Williston), and other stakeholders to examine alternatives. This meeting includes reports by staff on:
• Williston Bicycle/Pedestrian Feasibility Studies: VT 2A Pathway - Knight Lane to Beaudry Lane; Mountain View Road Pathway - VT2A to North Williston Road; Taft Corners Area Bicycle/Pedestrian Connections, Christine Forde
• VT 15 Sidewalk - Old Stage Road to Essex Way, Essex, Christine Forde
• Colchester-Essex Network Transportation Study (CENTS), Colchester, Christine Forde
• Exit 12 and VT 2A, from south of Hurricane Lane to north of Marshall Ave., Williston, Eleni Churchill
• CCTA Update on Routes: Milton/Colchester/Burlington and Essex/Williston/Waterbury/Montpelier, Meredith Birkett, CCTA
More information at http://www.circtaskforce.org/
Kristine Bickford, Executive Director of the Chittenden Special Investigative Unit (CUSI) and others speak to the importance of this organization, with a presentation of a case review by team members.
Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce: My Chamber Membership Episode Six: Business Toolbox 10/31/2013
The Lake Champlain Regional Chamber is your partner to better business. We strive to bring you the very best opportunities for your business or organization to thrive. Our member to member discounts, employee training tools, educational and leadership programs and free opportunities for exposure are just some of the amazing resources the Chamber provides for you! Visit Vermont.org to find out more.
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