New resource to protect public assets

first_imgThe line of mountains that etches across the sky in northern Vermont forms some of the most iconic images of our state. Mount Mansfield is part of the Vermont crest and Camel’s Hump is featured on our state quarter. These mountains are more than a scenic backdrop. They are key to the character of Vermont and a mainstay for tourism, one of our largest industries. But what happens when buildings go up along scenic roadways that obscure these views for the general public? What can we do to protect these assets? Views to the Mountain: A Scenic Resource Manual, just published for the towns of Essex and Jericho by Smart Growth Vermont, details a scenic assessment process and provides solutions towns can adopt.The towns of Essex and Jericho joined forces to address these issues by performing a comprehensive scenic assessment of their roads. The Chittenden County Metropolitan Planning Organization and the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission assisted with mapping and data analysis. Based on the information they gained, and recommendations for bylaw language and scenic overlay districts provided by Smart Growth Vermont, the towns have put the platform in place to protect their scenic views for future generations.‘This is groundbreaking work for the protection of scenic viewsheds in Essex and Jericho,’ said Essex Community Development Director Dana Farley. ‘The views to Mount Mansfield are emphasized in both towns, but the data collection and photo-inventory captured many features typical to roadside scenery across Vermont. The manual can be model for all our communities.’ The assessment, bylaw language and solutions for everything from parking to recommended siding and roof colors have been pulled together into which can be downloaded from the Smart Growth Vermont website.Smart Growth Vermont is a statewide nonprofit organization dedicated to forging growth and conservation solutions for Vermont communities and working rural lands. We work both on-the-ground in communities and at the state level to help develop and implement land use legislation designed to foster growth that works to strengthen our downtowns and village centers while conserving our working landscape and open areas. For more information, please visit Smart Growth Vermont’s website at www.smartgrowthvermont.org(link is external).###last_img read more

Mikel Arteta explains Lucas Torreira substitution during Crystal Palace vs Arsenal

first_imgLucas Torreira was hurt following a collision with his Arsenal teammate Nicolas Pepe (Picture: Getty)‘He’s given us a lot but I had to get him off because he wasn’t feeling good.’Matteo Guendouzi was introduced at the start of the second period and although Arsenal lost their stranglehold on the match and conceded an equaliser to Jordan Ayew, Arteta was pleased with the way the young Frenchman equipped himself.He said: ‘Matteo was really good when he came on as well, but Lucas has been in good form.’Despite Palace’s numerical advantage following Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s red card, Arsenal came closest to stealing all three points when Nicolas Pepe’s shot was diverted onto the post by Vicente Guaita before the Spaniard smother Alexandre Lacazette’s follow-up.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘That’s what I wanted to see from my team with 10 men,’ added Arteta.‘The reaction was really, really positive and they wanted to win the game. They went for it and we had three or four really good situations.‘We created the best chance with Nico and Laca. We were unlucky not to win the game.’MORE: Arsenal equal unwanted record after disappointing Crystal Palace drawMORE: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to miss Arsenal’s clash against Chelsea after red card in Crystal Palace draw Advertisement Mikel Arteta explains Lucas Torreira substitution during Crystal Palace vs Arsenal Comment Arsenal star Lucas Torreira only managed 45 minutes against Crystal Palace (Picture: Getty)Mikel Arteta confirmed a muscle injury forced him to take influential midfielder Lucas Torreira off at half time during Saturday’s 1-1 draw against Crystal Palace.The Uruguay international has been one of the main beneficiaries of Arteta’s appointment following a testing spell under Unai Emery who had asked the combative 23-year-old in a more advanced position.Restored to the base of Arsenal’s midfield, Torreira has been in outstanding form recently and was arguably Arsenal’s best player during an impressive opening 45 minutes at Selhurst Park.Torreira was involved in nasty clash with his teammate Nicolas Pepe towards the end of the first half and required lengthy treatment, but Arteta confirmed the former Sampdoria player sustained a muscle injury.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘It’s a muscle injury,’ he said. ‘We’ll have to assess it with the doctors tomorrow. We will know more the day after. Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 11 Jan 2020 4:13 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Advertisementlast_img read more