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_img2 Tangy St, Brookfield.“There were about 50 people at the auction which is a big crowd on the weekend before Christmas,” he said.Looking ahead, Mr Adcock said he expected Brisbane’s prestige market to “take off” in 2019.“This year has been strong and solid for that prestige market and without a doubt I think it will be even bigger next year,” he said.Another property at Hendra was scheduled to go to auction yesterday, but sold for $1.45 million on Friday. A rundown house on a huge block near Mansfield SHS sold for $1.385 million after a hotly contested auctionMitch Schenning of Master Agents said there were about a dozen registered bidders, with “five or six” of those battling it out. He said not a single bidder had even stepped foot inside the house, with the 2019 sqm block and its proximity to Mansfield State High School the only drawcard. The property is just four doors down from the sought-after school, with many parents moving in to the area to get in to the school catchment zone.“Bidding started at a cheeky $700,000 but then jumped up in $100,000 bids until we got to $1.2 million, and then bids went up in $50,000 lots,” he said.“It got to $1.35 million and we were able to get the highest bidder up to $1.385 million and it sold under the hammer.”More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus15 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market15 hours agoThe property was described as a “gold mine” of potential, with the property selling to a local couple.Mr Schenning said he understood the couple planned to develop the site. Mansfield State High School is one of the top ranking public high schools in the state, scoring 99 out of 100, and is second only to Brisbane State High School.With a score of 99, its academic ranking is also up there with some of the state’s most expensive and exclusive private schools.At Brookfield, a Cape Dutch-style mansion also sold at auction for $1.8 million.Jason Adcock of Adcock Prestige said the 2 Tangy St property had sold to a local family who were keen to upsize. And this mansion at 2 Tangy St sold to a local family for $1.8 million.BUYERS went on a spending spree just before Christmas, with a number of million-dollar properties changing hands yesterday.The most hotly contested auction was at 282 Ham Rd at Wishart, where a rundown house on a huge block close to one of Queensland’s top high schools sold under the hammer for $1.385 million.last_img read more


first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, MICH — Alpena Civic Theater is bringing a classic back to Alpena after a number of difficulties and a time span of nearly 50 years.Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf will premier this weekend, after being cancelled during the winter. Bill Powell, who plays George, says bringing the production back to the Civic Theater has been a challenge.“One of the funny things is that we’ve really gone through a whole lot of folks directing. A lot of folks in town know that we through quite a few illnesses in the winter time when we had originally planned to stage this show. But because of that, we had to cancel but we’re able to do it this weekend coming up. The board has allowed us to do one week and so we’re just excited to bring it back.”The play tells the story of an older couple whose relationship revolves around verbal abuse toward one another. The pair then involves their colleagues, a younger, unsuspecting couple in their twisted games of hurt and deceit. When asked about the theme of the story, Powell says audience members will leave with one question lingering in their minds.“Truth and illusion. There are a lot things that are said in this play that in the end when you realize it, you’re not sure if it was true at all or not.”To purchase tickets, call Alpena Civic Theater at (989)354–3624.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: alpena, Alpena Civic Theater, Theater, Who’s Afraid of Virginia WoolfContinue ReadingPrevious Two-year-old girl missing in Oscoda County has been foundNext Art on the Bay to take place in downtown Alpena this weekendlast_img read more