first_imgA coalition of business leaders is doing everything it can to create jobs in Vermont. A new website, www.vermontcpr.org(link is external), has arrived on the scene to support revision of Vermont’s permitting process in order to pump life into the Vermont economy. The website urges legislative initiatives to make meaningful changes to the Act 250 process this legislative session.Sponsored by the Coalition for Permit Reform (CPR), the goal of the new site is to mobilize individuals to encourage the legislature to enact reform that creates a more consistent, more predictable and more timely permit process, while preserving Vermont’s existing environmental protections.In his inaugural address Governor Douglas stated, “We have two great economic advantages– our natural environment and Vermonters themselves… However, the choice we face today is not between jobs and the environment. It is a choice between both or neither.” The www.vermontcpr.org(link is external) site delves deeper into choices that are ripe now: problems with the current permit process, innovative and sensible solutions, tips for contacting legislators, the text of several reform bills; and a legislative update page and an alert page to follow proposed bills as they move through the House and Senate.Chuck Nichols, Vermont Chamber Senior Vice President and a founding member of the Coalition, noted, “The Coalition developed the site to cut through the rhetoric: as a simple resource for Vermonters, providing accurate information regarding various permit proposals currently in the legislature.”The Vermont Coalition for Permit Reform is a broad-based coalition of statewide and local organizations that are dedicated to enacting common sense reform to Vermont’s environmental permitting process.Nichols observes that the legislature does not operate in a vacuum. “By developing www.vermontcpr.org(link is external), we encourage Vermonters to educate themselves; get involved in the issues. This is a call to action to preserve the environment we all value while ensuring that Vermont remains a viable choice for the quality of life we seek this year, next year, and for our children.”last_img read more


first_imgSaturday’s Stock Car main event boasts a $3,500 top possible check. The winner goes home with $1,000 plus a bonus of $50 for each of as many as 50 sanctioned starts.  Nearly $300,000 will be paid out to competitors at the upcoming Super Nationals, scheduled Sept. 2-7 at Boone Speedway. Another $60,000 in contingencies will be awarded to Modified, Late Model, Stock Car, Hobby Stock, Northern SportMod and Sport Compact drivers.  The champion of Tuesday’s Sport Compact main event could bank as much as $500. They’ll get a guaranteed $250 plus a $5 bonus for each of up to 50 starts.  Top prize for the Hobby Stocks could reach $1,850. They’ll race for $600 to win their Saturday night main and the bonus of $25 per start up to 50. All purse money is posted and paid at the event; Super Nationals champions’ bonuses will be presented during the national awards banquet in Lincoln, Neb., in November. Winning Monday’s Deery Brothers Summer Series main event could also be good for as much as $3,500. The Late Model tour event pays a guaranteed $2,000 to win, plus a bonus of as much as $1,500 based on $30 for each of as many as 50 starts. BOONE, Iowa – Great dirt track drivers will take home shares of a great purse at the 37th annual IMCA Speedway Motors Super National fueled by Casey’s.  “Over the years,” he continued, “we have been able to accomplish that because of the great contin­gency award support given by IMCA spon­sors.” Potential payday for the Northern SportMods on Saturday is $2,250. That main event pays a guaran­teed $1,000 to win plus a bonus of $25 for each of up to 50 starts this season.  Every driver starting the Modified Big Dance earns $1,000. “So many elements have gone into making and maintaining Super Nationals as the premier event for weekly IMCA racers,” observed IMCA President Brett Root. “Our goal has always been to keep entry fee and admission costs at reasonable levels while continuing to provid­e the best possi­ble purse structure that attracts and benefits the weekly IMCA racer the most. The Weekly Racing bonus accomplishes just that. We welcome all racers to attend but our bonus is geared toward IMCA’s most loyal racers.” Modified drivers are guaranteed $300 providing they race each night Wednesday through Satur­day. Stock Car drivers are guaranteed $200 if they race Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. The Saturday, Sept. 7 Modified main event boasts a potential $7,000 paycheck for the winner. That includes a guaranteed $2,000 plus a $100 bonus for each of as many as 50 sanctioned starts made during the season.last_img read more


first_img#NHLBruins sign Zdeno Chara to 1-year contract extension: https://t.co/2F7qIsO6Gs pic.twitter.com/cNYY3DqMA1— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) March 23, 2019The second-oldest active player in the NHL at 42 years old, Chara is in his 21st season with the league and his 13th with the Bruins after signing with the franchise in 2006. He has helped Boston make the postseason nine times with a 10th trip a mere formality. Boston is in second place in the Atlantic Division with 99 points and can clinch a spot in the playoffs with a win Saturday in Florida against the Panthers.Chara has appeared in 55 of the team’s 74 games this season, posting four goals and seven assists. He is plus-16. Related News You can let go, @CMcAvoy44. He’s not going anywhere.#NHLBruins pic.twitter.com/mxMd5PkU5w— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) March 23, 2019Chara ranks sixth in franchise history in games played (948), and fourth in points by a defenseman (452). He’s behind only Ray Bourque (1,506), Bobby Orr (888), and Dit Clapper (474). Bruins’ Brad Marchand remains distinctly polarizing in player pollcenter_img The Bruins will have captain Zdeno Chara back for at least one more season.Boston and the defenseman have agreed on a contract extension that will keep him with the Bruins through the 2019-20 season. The deal is worth $2 million, plus an additional $1.75 million in performance-based incentives, the team announced Saturday.last_img read more