McKernon Wins Commercial Building Award For Downtown Brandon

first_imgThe McKernon Group is pleased to be honored with a 5th AnnualExcellence in Housing Award in the commercial construction category for thecompany’s work in revitalizing downtown Brandon’s Howe Scale Block. Theaward was presented to The McKernon Group by the Home Builders andRemodelers Association of Southern Vermont at an award ceremony on January14th.Kevin Birchmore, co-owner and Chief Operating Officer of TheMcKernon Group accepted the award, attending the event with Project ManagerBrian Thomas.”A lot of people worked really hard on this project. Several of thebuildings had to be rebuilt from the ground up. I hope that all the peopleworking on downtown Brandon for almost a year feel good about the award.They did the heavy lifting, they’re the ones who deserve to be recognized.We’re also grateful that everyone in Brandon was patient. I live in Brandon,and it’s great to see the town so improved,” remarked Kevin Birchmore fromThe McKernon Group’s offices in Brandon’s Park Village a mile north ofdowntown.Two of the three commercial buildings on Center Street, Route 7 indowntown Brandon are occupied. Demerest and MacNeal Interior Design, Inc.has retail space in 15 Center Street. Everywear for Everybody, is opening asecond store in 17 Center Street this month. Eleven Center Street with itslandscaped terrace, and overlooking Memorial Park would be a perfect spotfor a restaurant. It is currently under consideration by several parties.last_img read more

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Shearer buys Lewis Motors in South Burlington

first_imgShearer Chevrolet Co. Inc.,Long-time Burlington auto dealer Bill Shearer acquired Lewis Motors in South Burlington effective July 1, 2009, adding three new brands to the Shearer family of dealerships in Vermont. The current location on Shelburne Road will be retained, but each brand will have its own dealership identity.  The names will be changed to Shearer Acura, Audi South Burlington and Volkswagen South Burlington.”Acura, Audi and Volkswagen are flagship brands that have become mainstays in Vermont.  The Lewis family has set a solid foundation for their future” said Shearer.Alex Lewis founded Lewis Motors in 1974 as a Volkswagen dealership.  The Audi franchise was added in 1976.  Alex’s son David joined the firm in 1987 after graduating from Norwich University.  The Acura dealership opened in 1995 and David Lewis purchased Lewis Motors from his Dad in 1996.Shearer Chevrolet was founded in 1928, and is one of the oldest dealerships in Vermont.  Shearer also operates Shearer Honda in Rutland, as well as Shearer Pontiac, Buick, Cadillac and GMC trucks in South Burlington.  It also owns and operates Direct Autobody, a brand new state-of-the-art collision repair facility which opened in 2008 and is located behind Shearer Chevrolet.The Shearer Auto Group will now be able to offer customers the best cars and trucks from Japan, Germany and the United States.  “It’s an exciting opportunity” Shearer concluded.last_img read more

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Man Threw 2 on Hot Coals at Inwood BBQ, Cops Say

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Queens man has been accused of throwing a 56-year-old woman on hot coals from a grill that he knocked over before allegedly stabbing her with a BBQ barbeque utensil in Inwood.Nassau County police arrested Frederick Walker on charges of assault and criminal possession of a weapon.Police said the 43-year-old Far Rockaway man also struck the woman’s head against the sidewalk during the attack outside of a Bayview Avenue residence at 9:41 p.m. Saturday.When a 59-year-old man tried to pull Walker off of the victim, the suspect allegedly threw the second victim onto the hot coals, police added.Both victims were taken to a local hospital, where they were treated for lacerations and burn injuries to their arms, hands and legs.Walker also allegedly kicked an officer in the hand while being taken into custody, police said.Bail for Walker was set at $20,000 cash or $40,000 bond. He is due back in court Monday.last_img read more

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Top four, Thierry Henry’s record & Golden Boot: What’s up for grabs ahead of Project Restart

first_imgKlopp and co. are chasing the title (Picture: Getty)The Reds are also in the frame to surpass City’s record points tally – set two seasons ago. Should Liverpool win all nine of their remaining fixtures they will end the campaign on 109 points – nine clear of City’s 100-point record. Six wins from nine would draw them exactly level. With Liverpool out of the Champions League and FA Cup, they only have the league to play for so they can make a real push to state their claim to be the greatest Premier League team of all time.Champions League spotsWith Manchester City facing a ban from European competition, fifth place could be enough to secure a Champions League spot, however, teams will be determined to clinch a top-four position to guarantee entry. Liverpool and Manchester City look set to finish in the top-two, with Leicester currently closer to City than fourth-placed Chelsea. Then, it’s very tight. Solskjaer and Lampard’s teams are in the mix for top-four (Picture: Getty)Three points separate Chelsea and Manchester United, with ninth-placed Arsenal probably the lowest-placed side with a realistic chance of catching Frank Lampard’s men. Alongside the usual suspects of United, Chelsea, Arsenal and Spurs, Wolves and Sheffield United are also in the mix. Should Sheffield United beat Villa in their first game back, they will leapfrog United into fifth, just two points behind Chelsea.Champions League qualification could also come through the European competitions, with Manchester United and Wolves probably the most realistic bets in the Europa League. Europa League placesThe same bunch will likely be in the hunt for Europa League spots, barring inspired runs from the likes of Everton, Burnley and Crystal Palace. Sixth place will be enough to guarantee European football after City won the EFL Cup, while the FA Cup place could still yet be drafted back into the league. AdvertisementAdvertisementIf City’s ban is upheld and one of the already-qualified teams wins the FA Cup then Europa League qualification could go as low as eighth place so there’s plenty to play for on that front.RelegationThere’s equally plenty to play for at the other end of the table. There are eight points separating the bottom six, with just two points spanning 16th-19th. Should 19th-placed Aston Villa win their game in hand against Sheffield United on Wednesday, they will leapfrog West Ham, Watford and Bournemouth into 16th.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errorsRock-bottom Norwich City aren’t cut adrift yet, but they are four points behind Villa and six points from safety, while 15th-placed Brighton are only two clear of the relegation zone. Southampton and Newcastle look safe, having hit the 34 and 35-point marks respectively – with nine games still to play – so it will likely be between Norwich, Villa, Bournemouth, Watford, West Ham and Brighton to occupy the three relegation spots.Golden Boot There is also a battle to be the league’s top scorer. Leicester’s Jamie Vardy leads the way on 19 goals, with Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang just two goals behind, while Liverpool and Man City attackers Mohamed Salah and Sergio Aguero have already notched 16 league goals. Southampton’s Danny Ings has been the surprise package of the season, scoring 15, he’s one in front of Liverpool’s Sadio Mane and Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford – who is fit again after a back injury.Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham, Everton forward Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Wolves’ Raul Jimenez (all 13 goals) are rank outsiders to top the scoring charts.AdvertisementThierry Henry’s assist recordA less-celebrated battle for supremacy takes place for those at the top of the assists chart. Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne is four clear of Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold (who is four ahead of third-placed Riyad Mahrez) and looks likely to be crowned the league’s assist king – but he also has a long-standing record within his sights. George BellshawTuesday 16 Jun 2020 9:43 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.3kShares Advertisement Comment Most Premier League assists 2019/20 16 – De Bruyne12 – Alexander-Arnold8 – Mahrez7 – Firmino7 – Buendia7 – Traore 7 – Mane7 – Robertson7 – Son7 – David Silva Liverpool’s Alisson and Leicester’s Kasper Schmeichel have also kept 10 clean sheets. Four goalkeepers have managed nine so far, with Newcastle’s Martin Dubravka, Watford’s Ben Foster, Crystal Palace’s Vicente Guaita and Man City’s Ederson all potentially able to make a late surge for the prize.What’s the most interesting part of Project Restart?Title 0%Top-four0%Europa League 0%Relegation0%Golden Boot0%Henry’s assist record0%Golden Glove0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultscenter_img There’s plenty left to play for (Picture: Getty)We’re a day away from the return of the Premier League. No ball has been kicked in English football’s top flight since Monday 9 March, when Leicester City hammered Aston Villa 4-0, before the coronavirus pandemic forced the season to be paused. Relegation-threatened Villa will also be the first team back in action this Wednesday, when they face Champions League hopefuls Sheffield United – a match that could have plenty of implications at both ends of the table. With nine full gameweeks to go, there’s an awful lot left to play for in Project Restart – here’s a reminder of what’s still up for grabs. AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTTitle and points recordYes, Liverpool could still technically miss out on a first Premier League title – but it seems virtually impossible. Jurgen Klopp’s men have a commanding 25-point lead over nearest rivals, and defending champions, Manchester City and it would take a phenomenal meltdown for them to fail to lift the trophy come the end of the season.Liverpool need just two wins to secure the title and could possibly do it in their first game back – against bitter local rivals Everton – should Pep Guardiola’s City lose to Arsenal on Wednesday night. Golden Glove race 2019/20 11 – Pope10 – Henderson10 – Alisson10 – Schmeichel9 – Dubravka9 – Foster9 – Guaita9 – Ederson Premier League top scorers 19/20 19 – Vardy17 – Aubameyang16 – Aguero16 – Salah15 – Ings14 – Mane14 – Rashford13 – Abraham13 – Calvert-Lewin13 – Jimenez Top four, Thierry Henry’s record & Golden Boot: What’s up for grabs ahead of Project Restart Thierry Henry produced the most assists in a single Premier League season (20) in 2002/03, but De Bruyne is only four off that total already. The pair have exchanged a bit of banter about the record and De Bruyne seems incredibly motivated to surpass the French World Cup winner.Golden GloveThis year’s Golden Glove – the award handed to the goalkeeper with the most clean sheets – is a very tight affair. Burnley’s Nick Pope leads the way after 11 shutouts so far, but Dean Henderson will draw level with him if Sheffield United keep Aston Villa at bay on Wednesday. Advertisementlast_img read more

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Man wounded in Mansilingan buy-bust

first_imgRegala received treatment at theCorazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital in this city. The suspect was detained in thecustodial facility of Police Station 7, facing charges./PN The 22-year-old resident Judy Regalasustained a gunshot wound on the body, a police report showed. BACOLOD City – A drug suspect wasinjured in a buy-bust operation in Barangay Mansilingan.  This prompted the police to shoothim.        According to police investigators,Regala fired his gun as he tried to evade arrest when police officers caughthim after he sold suspected shabu for P300 on Oct. 3. Four sachets of suspected shabu valuedat around P200,000, a .38-caliber revolver with ammunition and drugparaphernalia were recovered from the him, the report added.  last_img

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World no.1 enters English Disability Open

first_img17 Apr 2020 World no.1 enters English Disability Open The English Disability Open will be run by England Golf for the first time this year – and it’s already attracting a great field.Early entrants for the September championship include George Groves, 19, who is the world number one in the disability golf gross rankings, WR4GD.His challengers will include players from France, the Netherlands and Wales, as well as competitors from across England. And, with three months to go to the closing date for entries, their numbers are set to swell.George, 19, has a paralysed left arm as a result of Erb’s Palsy but he’s played golf since he was five. He is now a three-handicapper, playing at Horne Park and Addington Palace golf clubs in Surrey. “I don’t know any different really, so I just play how I can,” he said.His hard work and practice paid off last year when he reached the top of the world rankings. “To be the best in the world was buzzing. I never thought it would happen, especially when there are so many good players,” he commented.George is a definite for the English Disability Open at Stoke by Nayland, from September 7-8, but, due to a lack of funding, he may have to review his other events.“It’s hard trying to find people to help with funding and I’ve not managed to get any help as yet this year so I won’t be able to play as many events as I usually do,” he said.  “As soon as I get some more funds then I can keep trying to keep my title or get back there, but I couldn’t be happier to achieve it.”He’s enjoyed the opportunities of disability golf and he’d recommend it, but says: “It’s great to have been a part of all the events in the last two years. But, you have to enjoy the sport to get the best out of it, so it will be down to the individual person.”Inspired to play golf? Visit our Find and Play section to find a course near you.Image © Leaderboard Photography Tags: Disability Open, George Groveslast_img read more

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Pivotal Game 3 awaits with Pens, CBJ tied at 1-1

first_imgColumbus Blue Jackets goalie Sergei Bobrovsky (72) grabs a rebound on a shot by Pittsburgh Penguins’ Sidney Crosby (87) in the first overtime period of a first-round NHL playoff hockey game in Pittsburgh, Saturday, April 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Not so long ago, the Columbus Blue Jackets were the worst team in the NHL.Now they’re heading home for Monday night’s Game 3 of their first-round Stanley Cup playoff series with the star-studded Pittsburgh Penguins hoping to make even more history.“For our fans, it’s been 14 years and they haven’t seen a playoff victory,” budding star Ryan Johansen said after Saturday night’s stunning 4-3 win in Pittsburgh in two overtimes. “To be able to go back to Columbus now tied 1-1 with the momentum we have, it’s a great feeling.”The Blue Jackets, cellar dwellers for most of the franchise’s existence, got the first playoff victory in their 13 seasons when undersized pest Matt Calvert banged in a second-chance rebound 1:10 into the second overtime.It led to a writhing, laughing pile of humanity on the ice at Consol Energy Center – and also set in motion a lot of doubts and criticism of the mighty Penguins.Stocked with hockey celebrities such as Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin, the Pens have come up short in the last four years since winning the Cup in 2009. Callers to sports-talk shows and those on social media are already questioning the club’s heart and commitment.“Our failed attempts to get it behind their defense kept our players on the ice,” coach Dan Bylsma said after the loss. “They got into the offensive zone, put it in there, hemmed us in.”Here’s five things to watch as the scene shifts to Nationwide Arena for Game 3:GOLDEN CROWD: Usually when the Penguins play in Columbus, their fans all but take over the place. When the teams met late in the regular season in Ohio’s capital city, as much as half of a sell-out crowd of 18,908-plus was rooting for the guys in gold and black.But when the seventh-seeded Blue Jackets drew the Penguins in the first round, the club’s front office sold tickets to fans with Ohio addresses first.That doesn’t mean that a large contingent of (owner and ex-Pen star) Mario Lemieux jerseys still won’t be seen. Just maybe not thousands of them.PENS MINDSET: After an injury-filled regular season, about the last thing the Penguins needed or expected was a major struggle early in the playoffs against a hard-working, physical team.Yet this has become a worst-case scenario for Pittsburgh, a finesse team that relies on its star power instead of gritty play, checking and greasy goals – like the Blue Jackets.Will the Penguins match the Blue Jackets’ effort?“We have to be better,” Crosby said. “That’s really, I think, the bottom line.”BUMPS AND BRUISES: The Blue Jackets may get yet another blue-collar player back for Game 3. Nick Foligno, who scored 18 goals and had 21 assists in the regular season, has missed the last seven games (knee) but has been cleared to play.Perhaps the team’s top defenseman, Fedor Tyutin, left after taking two big hits in the first period of Game 3. Coach Todd Richards would not discuss his availability.The Penguins have gotten a huge lift from forward Brian Gibbons, a 5-foot-8 rookie who finds open spaces. Bylsma moved him to the top line in the series opener and he responded by scoring their first two goals.But he was hurt on an awkward hit in Saturday night’s opening period and didn’t return. Lee Stempniak will replace him on the top line.LAST LINE: Columbus’ Sergei Bobrovsky and Pittsburgh’s Marc-Andre Fleury have been excellent for the most part although each had shaky moments in Game 1 but recovered.Neither can afford any more soft goals, that’s for certain, in what has turned out to be a tight series in which each team has scored seven goals.“He’s the Bob when we need him to be the Bob,” Blue Jacket Artem Anisimov said of his Russian counterpart, last year’s Vezina Trophy winner as the NHL’s top goalie.Fleury made several sterling saves in Game 2 to keep the Penguins alive, at least for a while.“There’s times where we get hemmed in our own end and he comes up huge and just gives us a chance to win,” Stempniak said.SUPPORTING ACTS: The loudest cheers at most Blue Jackets home games go to the singer of the National Anthem and a fat guy who tears off his shirt and dances suggestively while pouring beer over himself.Leo Welsh will again be greeted by thousands of fans screaming, “LEO!” when he’s introduced.And Kevin Schroeder, a portly fellow with inspirational sayings scribbled all over his massive frame, will undoubtedly get the crowd roaring when he pretends he’s Magic Mike late in the game.___Follow Rusty Miller on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/RustyMillerAPlast_img read more

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