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Published 2021-09-16 21:47
Bids for the new Wadena Library have been accepted
By Michael Johnson
With bids accepted, Wadena Library branch manager Renee Frethem said demolition work could begin Monday, Sept. 20. The Wadena City Council approved the low bids for work coming in at a cost of $1,714,107. If you include architect and engineer fees, asbestos removal, new furniture, moving expenses and other costs associated with making the space into a library, the total cost is at $2,666,737. The council approved the original contracted amount plus one alternate, which adds a new ceiling to the old building.
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Published 2021-09-16 20:16
Orion Group Holdings, Inc. To Participate In The D.A. Davidson Diversified Industrials And Services Virtual Conference On Wednesday, September 22nd
By Business Wire
Orion Group Holdings, Inc. (ORN) - Get Orion Group Holdings, Inc. Report (the "Company"), a leading specialty construction company, today announced that its Executive Vice President & CFO Robert Tabb and VP of Investor Relations Francis Okoniewski, are scheduled to participate at the D.A. Davidson Diversified Industrials and Services Virtual Conference on Wednesday, September 22, 2021. Orion Group Holdings will present at 4:15 pm ET that day, and will participate in virtual meetings with investors throughout the day.
News Image for Library Plans Hinge On Demo Grant
Published 2021-09-16 19:30
Library Plans Hinge On Demo Grant
By Bethany Hooper
SNOW HILL – Library officials say they are awaiting the results of a state demolition grant before the county can move for with the acquisition of land for the construction of a new Pocomoke branch.On Tuesday, Library Director Jennifer Ranck presented the Worcester County Library Board of Trustees with an update regarding plans for a new branch in downtown Pocomoke.'Pocomoke has an old armory that's in rough shape and hasn't been used by any public entity in a long time …,' she told board members this week.
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Published 2021-09-16 17:00
Michael Baker International Names Jake Watson, S.E., National Market Lead For Federal Civilian Programs
By PR Newswire
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --  Michael Baker International, a global leader in engineering, planning and consulting services, announced today that Jake Watson, S.E., has been promoted to National Market Lead for Civilian Programs. In this newly created role, Mr. Watson will lead initiatives to expand the firm's services for Federal clients, which includes the General Services Administration (GSA), Department of Agriculture, Department of Interior, National Aeronautical and Space Administration (NASA), Department of Homeland Security and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
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News Image for EPA completes Stamina Mills office building cleanup
Published 2021-09-16 07:18
EPA completes Stamina Mills office building cleanup
9/15/2021 NORTH SMITHFIELD – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced last week the agency has completed hazardous waste cleanup related to the former office building at the Stamina Mills site on School Street. The parcel is part of the Stamina Mills Superfund Site, a larger area that has been under EPA jurisdiction since the 1980s. The EPA demolished the office building last December due to concerns over its structural integrity and the possible release of asbestos fibers into the environment.
News Image for Final household hazardous waste collection day set for Saturday
Published 2021-09-15 18:00
Final household hazardous waste collection day set for Saturday
By Dean Cousino
The final household hazardous waste collection for Monroe County residents in 2021 will take place Sept. 18 at Indian Creek Park in Lambertville.The drive-through event will run from 8 a.m. until noon at the park located at 8486 Douglas Rd. The event is free and open to county residents only. Business waste will not be accepted, said Dan Rock, recycling and green waste coordinator for the county.Acceptable materials include, but are not limited to, sharps in rigid sealed containers, pesticides and fertilizers, oil-based paints, automotive fluids, cleaning products, flammable items, all types of batteries, mercury containing items and fluorescent bulbs.
News Image for Town Climate Resiliency Planning: Mitigation plan certified, grant received, and RFQ issued to map impervious surfaces
Published 2021-09-15 15:26
Town Climate Resiliency Planning: Mitigation plan certified, grant received, and RFQ issued to map impervious surfaces
By beth
Above: This summer, FEMA approved Southborough's Hazard Mitigation Plan. In related news, the Town has received state funding for more work on our Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness.This morning, the Town of Southborough has issued a Request for Qualifications for GIS or planning firms. They are seeking help with a 'Planimetric Impervious Mapping Project'. The contract will be partially funded by a state Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) grant.That reminds me that I'm behind on sharing related updates on the Town's Climate Resiliency Planning.
News Image for St. Johnsbury approves $5.4M bond to renovate armory
Published 2021-09-15 13:09
St. Johnsbury approves $5.4M bond to renovate armory
By Associated Press
ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. (AP) - Voters in St. Johnsbury have approved a proposal to borrow $5.4 million to turn a long-shuttered armory into the community's new public safety building.Voters approved the proposal Tuesday by a vote of 255-170.The project is now moving forward, but town officials say there is still no guarantee the project will happen without more outside grant funding.The total cost of the project is estimated at more than $5.8 million.The town has already received a $500,000 grant from the U.
News Image for St. Johnsbury Approves $5.4 Million Bond to Renovate Armory
Published 2021-09-15 12:48
St. Johnsbury Approves $5.4 Million Bond to Renovate Armory
By Associated Press
ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. (AP) — Voters in St. Johnsbury have approved a proposal to borrow $5.4 million to turn a long-shuttered armory into the community's new public safety building. Voters approved the proposal Tuesday by a vote of 255-170. The project is now moving forward, but town officials say there is still no guarantee the project will happen without more outside grant funding. Town officials say they will move forward with the project if it is in the best interest of the community. The total cost of the project is estimated at more than $5.
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Published 2021-09-15 12:00
US Ecology's Environmental Solutions Help Customers Achieve Sustainability Goals For A Better Tomorrow
By GlobeNewswire
BOISE, Idaho, Sept. 15, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- US Ecology, a premier provider of comprehensive environmental and emergency response services, provides solutions to industrial, commercial and government customers that help protect human health and the environment. Our turnkey, customized solutions, when combined with customers' own internal initiatives, help them achieve sustainability and improve ESG performance. "US Ecology remains committed to being the premier solutions provider helping customers realize their sustainability and ESG goals," said Jeff Feeler, President and CEO.
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Published 2021-09-15 10:01
Berkeley Springs Northside work celebrated
by Trish Rudder About 50 people attended the North Berkeley Rail Trail (NBRT) celebration on Friday, September 10 to applaud the remediation of the trailhead – cleanup of the contaminated land parcel north of the Berkeley Springs Train Depot. The parcel of less than one-half acre had to be cleaned up to recreational standards and approved by the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) before construction of the 2.2-mile trail can move forward. The Town of Bath and the Morgan County Commission have been working together for years to bring life to the Northside of Berkeley Springs with the rail trail.
News Image for Gloversville council waives $43K in fees on property eyed for ‘artist housing'
Published 2021-09-15 04:05
Gloversville council waives $43K in fees on property eyed for ‘artist housing'
Business Sep 15, 2021 By JASON SUBIK The Leader-Herald GLOVERSVILLE — The Common Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to authorize city Commissioner of Finance Tammie Weiterschan to waive $43,788 in unpaid fees plus penalties and interest connected to 52 Church St. — the 3-acre property proposed for the $20 million 'Glove City Lofts' 75-unit 'artist housing' project. Mayor Vince DeSantis said waiving the fees was a good idea to help promote the economic development of the city. He said the $43,788 in unpaid fees can be broken down into $34,800 in court-ordered fees for violations on the property incurred by its former owners and $8,900 were for unpaid fees for abatements on the property.
News Image for City Council approves deal for $69.3 million cross-dock facility in Talleyrand
Published 2021-09-14 23:00
City Council approves deal for $69.3 million cross-dock facility in Talleyrand
By Mike Mendenhall Staff Writer
The Jacksonville City Council approved a $3.4 million, 10-year tax refund for an international construction products manufacturer's $69.3 million plan to clean up an Environmental Protection Agency Superfund site in Talleyrand and build a cross-dock facility.  Council voted 16-0 on Sept. 14 to approve the tax incentive, a 50% Recapture Enhanced Value Grant, for Valley Forge, Pennsylvania-based CertainTeed Corp. Documents filed with Resolution 2021-0582 show CertainTeed is considering the vacant Kerr McGee Chemical Corp EPA Superfund site.
News Image for The chemicals that closed Burlington High School are everywhere: What about other schools?
Published 2021-09-14 22:18
The chemicals that closed Burlington High School are everywhere: What about other schools?
By April Barton
Government inaction leaves toxic PCBs in schoolsAn AP investigation finds that a toxic chemical known as PCBs, or polychlorinated biphenyls, remain in tens of thousands of U.S. schools — with little action to test or clean them up. (Oct. 16)PCBs, which forced Burlington to shutter and abandon its high school building, were used in school construction until they were banned in 1979.Burlington High School is an extreme case, but PCBs have also been found in South Burlington, Charlotte and Hinesburg schools.
News Image for Butler Mine Tunnel removed from Superfund priority list
Published 2021-09-14 20:13
Butler Mine Tunnel removed from Superfund priority list
By Jennifer Andes
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has removed the Butler Mine Tunnel in Pittston Township from its list of the nation's most contaminated hazardous waste sites, the agency announced Tuesday. Sites are deleted from the Superfund National Priorities List, or NPL, when no further cleanup is required to protect human health or the environment, its release said. 'Deleting sites from the NPL is a major milestone for Superfund impacted communities,' EPA Mid-Atlantic Acting Regional Administrator Diana Esher said in the release.
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Published 2021-09-14 16:16
Commission For Environmental Cooperation Launches 'EJ4Climate', US$2 Million Environmental Justice And Climate Resilience Grant Program
By PR Newswire
New North American grant program will address environmental inequality and promote community-level innovation and climate adaptation. MONTREAL, Sept. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ - The North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation ( CEC ) is launching a first-of-its-kind US$2 million grant program, EJ4Climate, to support environmental justice and climate resilience for underserved, vulnerable communities, and Indigenous communities across North America. Initiated by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the CEC established this new grant program to support underserved and overburdened communities in Canada, Mexico, and the United States as they prepare for climate-related impacts.
News Image for Gila County accepts $600,000 brownfields grant
Published 2021-09-14 15:53
Gila County accepts $600,000 brownfields grant
As part of their first September meeting, the Gila County Board of Supervisors voted to accept a $600,000 federal grant that will assist with hazardous materials assessment and remediation of buildings in several communities. With that vote, Gila County will act as the lead agency for the Copper Corridor Blight Busters (CCBB), a coalition of communities formed to apply for funding to address local blight issues. Participating communities include Globe, Hayden, Kearny, Miami, Superior and Winkelman.
News Image for St. Johnsbury votes on $5.4 million bond to renovate armory
Published 2021-09-14 13:53
St. Johnsbury votes on $5.4 million bond to renovate armory
ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. (AP) — Voters in St. Johnsbury are deciding Tuesday whether to authorize town officials to borrow $5.4 million to turn an old armory into the community's new public safety building. The polls are open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the St. Johnsbury Welcome Center, the Caledonian Record reported. 'Their approval of the bond vote does not obligate the town to move forward with this project,' said Selectman Kevin Oddy at a selectboard meeting on Monday. 'Bond approval simply gives the board the ability to move forward.
News Image for Ministry of Ecology and Environment announced the progress of typical cases of cracking down on hazardous waste environmental crimes
Published 2021-09-14 02:38
Ministry of Ecology and Environment announced the progress of typical cases of cracking down on hazardous waste environmental crimes
In order to effectively deter the illegal transfer, dumping and disposal of hazardous waste across administrative regions, and to guide the grassroots standardization of case handling, the Ministry of Ecology and Environment organized the fourth batch of 8 typical cases involving cross-provincial administrative divisions to combat hazardous waste and environmental crimes. . Among these cases, so   In order to effectively deter the illegal transfer, dumping and disposal of hazardous waste across administrative regions, and to guide the grassroots standardization of case handling, the Ministry of Ecology and Environment organized the fourth batch of 8 typical cases involving cross-provincial administrative divisions to combat hazardous waste and environmental crimes.
News Image for Newport concrete cutting firm plans expansion with Cumberland deal
Published 2021-09-13 22:59
Newport concrete cutting firm plans expansion with Cumberland deal
A concrete cutting and abatement firm established in Newport in the late 1970s is planning an expansion with the construction of a 15,000-square-foot plant in Cumberland. 'Our new facility will make operations more efficient for both our field and office staff,' said Ryan Peters, president of Lakeside Concrete Cutting & Abatement. 'Our materials will be more organized, more vehicles can be moved in out of the weather, and our training center will be spacious and updated with the latest technology.