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

Time called on Flemenstar season

first_img The brilliant chaser, who joined the Tony Martin stable in the autumn having previously been with Peter Casey, made a winning reappearance in the Fortria Chase at Navan in early November. However, he was a late withdrawal from the John Durkan Memorial Punchestown Chase after suffering a knock to a leg and is still receiving treatment for the problem. Press Association Flemenstar will not run again this season because of a tendon injury but connections expect him to return to action next term.center_img “We won’t rush him and we’re going to give him time. We’re just looking after him,” said owner Stephen Curran. “We’re treating him at the moment, he’s looking well and he’s doing well. We’re looking forward to the end of the year with him. “We’ll get him back OK, there’s no doubt about that, but we’ve got to mind him, and we will.” last_img read more

Third Possible Case of COVID-19 in Broward Linked to Port Evergades

first_imgThe Regal Princess was cleared by the CDC and docked last night at Port Everglades after two crew members tested negative.Officials say the cruise ship was initially scheduled to dock Sunday morning but was delayed due to two crew members that may have been exposed to COVID-19.The crew members, who have since tested negative, were previously onboard the Grand Princess, which has around 20 infected crew members.That ship will dock in Oakland, California today. Broward County health officials have been advised by the Florida Department of Health that the previously announced third presumptive positive case of COVID-19 in Broward County is related to Port Everglades, making two of the three presumptive positive cases in Broward County related to the Port and cruise ships.The third Broward County presumptive case of coronavirus is related to Port Everglades, according to Broward County Commissioner Michael Udine.— Brian Entin (@BrianEntin) March 9, 2020last_img read more

Umesh Yadav : Indian pacers have got their rhythm back

first_imgAdvertisement zjijwNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs1plt98Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E8c( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 90auWould you ever consider trying this?😱jkCan your students do this? 🌚3hcmhmRoller skating! Powered by Firework According to the star fast bowler of India Umesh Yadav, the situation of Indian pacers have been completely changed at this moment. Umesh told that previously the fast bowlers were used just to roughen the ball which would help the spinners. Even we saw spinners opening the innings with new ball.Advertisement Things are not at the same level as of now. The Indian pacers are getting the desired respect because of their performance in recent days. When he was asked whether the pitch helped them to get back into track, he replied that there should be a good contest between bat and ball through the whole day in the test match.Umesh has been left out of the squad various times throughout his career. At that time, he doesn’t like to be with the people with negative mindset. The star Indian fast bowler is still hoping to make a return in white ball cricket. In red ball cricket he has established his position well.Advertisement Umesh Yadav has sounded very much hopeful about his comeback in the shorter version of cricket. Bhuvi, Shami and Kuldeep Yadav have been recalled by the team management in white ball cricket. Umesh thinks that he will also be called if he can prove himself in domestic level.Cricket: Indian cricketing fraternity unites to mourn the death of Abdul QadirAdvertisement Advertisementlast_img read more