Weather Eye Warm weather should stay today

first_imgIt was another pleasant day Saturday and really quite seasonal. Morning clouds and afternoon sunshine, with highs in the low- to mid-70s, are exactly “normal” for June. The upcoming week will have an onshore flow of air, resulting in clouds and cooler temperatures. I don’t think we will see any 80-degree weather this week. Forecast computer models keep most of the moisture associated with several weak weather systems well to our north for the most part.Skies were nice and clear Saturday night for the full Strawberry Moon. And speaking of strawberries, with the apparent abatement of our recent persistent deep clouds and showers, the strawberry harvest has been saved. Raspberries are being picked now around the county, adding to the bounty of produce at local stores and farmers markets.Afternoon temperatures in eastern Washington have been in the 80s for some time now, nurturing farmlands in that area. With the aforementioned cool-down this week, we may have to wait until after the Fourth of July or even several weeks after that before we will see a 90-degree high temperature.What was our high temperature last year on this date? A warm 85 degrees, and we may well see 80 degrees or warmer this afternoon. It was chilly on this date in 2005, with a high of only 64 degrees — June 2005 was a fairly cool month, similar to this year, with only three days of 80-degree weather. So far this month, we have enjoyed only three days with a high of 80 or higher but if we add another one today, we’ll have a total of four in June 2010. The Fourth is still looking OK, with fair skies. Enjoy your week.Pat Timm is a local weather specialist. His column appears Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Reach him at http://weathersystems.com.last_img read more

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Carter Park disturbance prompts SWAT callout

first_imgVancouver police arrested a man in the Carter Park neighborhood after bringing the regional SWAT team and an armored vehicle to a domestic disturbance involving weapons. At 1:14 p.m. police responded to 3244 Olive St. where the husband allegedly had a 210 shotgun and a rifle with scope on it, according to emergency radio traffic monitored by The Columbian. Cmdr. Dave King said police brought a Bearcat, armored vehicle, the SWAT team and negotiators based on the situation. The man came out of the house without issue. “We just brought enough stuff that we might need and we didn’t need it,” King said.The man was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence assault and domestic violence felony harassment. According to Clark County property records, the home is owned by Sean and Chanel Giffiths.Domestic violence detectives are investigating this incident.last_img read more

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WSP releases details on Skagit troopers death

first_imgDetectives from the Washington State Patrol have determined that a combination of multiple factors led to the death of Trooper Sean O’Connell in a motorcycle collision in Skagit County earlier this year.O’Connell’s motorcycle collided with a commercial vehicle known as a “box truck” shortly before 6:00 p.m. on May 31, at the intersection of Fir Island Road and Greenfield St. south of Mt. Vernon.“There was no one single cause for this tragedy,” said Capt. Charles LeBlanc, commander of the Patrol’s Criminal Investigation Division. “There was a combination of circumstances that led to a horrific end.” The investigation into the collision is still not complete, but detectives have determined the fundamental facts of what occurred. Just prior to the collision, O’Connell had checked the length of a traffic backup on the Skagit River Bridge detour and was returning to where another trooper was directing traffic. He was moving up the shoulder, outside the fog line, passing to the right of the box truck. As the two vehicles approached the intersection the box truck made a right turn onto Greenfield and the truck was struck on the right side by O’Connell’s motorcycle. The box truck driver did not see O’Connell’s motorcycle prior to initiating his turn. Speed was not a factor in the collision.last_img read more

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Sheriff 300 homes burned in Washington wildfire

first_imgTWISP (AP) — About 300 homes — twice as many as previously estimated — have burned in the largest recorded wildfire in Washington state history, a county sheriff said Friday.Officials had placed the number of homes destroyed at 150 in north-central Washington’s Carlton fire complex. But Okanogan County Sheriff Frank Rogers said he knew that figure would rise because crews hadn’t been able to reach some of the burned areas.The updated estimate came after Rogers and his deputies drove 750 miles of roadway through the blackened area, surveying the devastation.“It’s every road. Every road lost something,” Rogers said. “It looks like a moonscape; there’s nothing left. There’s hundreds of dead livestock. It’s horrifying.”At nearly 400 square miles, the lightning-caused Carlton Complex has eclipsed the 1902 Yacolt Burn, which killed 38 people and consumed about 373 square miles, or 238,920 acres, in southwest Washington. The Carlton Complex has been blamed for the death of a man who appeared to suffer a heart attack while trying to protect his property.Fire crews have reported good progress in the last few days, with cooler weather and rain helping in getting the fire a little more than half contained. But officials were concerned that hotter, drier weather and wind gusts in the forecast could increase fire activity.last_img read more

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Virgin Galactic says space tourism rocket lost

first_imgMOJAVE, Calif. — A Virgin Galactic space tourism rocket exploded Friday after taking off on a test flight, killing one person aboard and seriously injuring another while scattering wreckage in Southern California’s Mojave Desert, witnesses and officials said.The company founded by British billionaire Richard Branson would not say what happened other that it was working with authorities to determine the cause of the “accident.”“During the test, the vehicle suffered a serious anomaly resulting in the loss of SpaceShipTwo,” Virgin Galactic tweeted Friday.Ken Brown, a photographer who witnessed the crash, told The Associated Press that SpaceShipTwo exploded after a plane designed to take it to a higher altitude released it and the craft ignited its rocket motor.Brown said the wreckage fell in the desert north of Mojave Air and Space Port, where the test flight originated. The area is about 120 miles north of downtown Los Angeles.There is one fatality and one major injury, California Highway Patrol Officer Jesse Borne said. One person parachuted out, he said.SpaceShipTwo, which is typically flown by two pilots, was designed to provide a suborbital thrill ride into space before it returns to Earth as a glider.last_img read more

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Boys Girls Club of Miami receives new teen center

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – A group of South Florida teens received a new refurbished teen center in Miami.Teen members at the Hank Kline Boys & Girls Club of Miami will be getting a newly refurbished teen center.Dozens of associates from Aaron’s repainted the center, installed new electronics and moved in new furniture before the great unveiling. “This is our 16th renovation of a teen center with the Boys & Girls Club,” said Rob Cornelsen, with Aaron’s, Inc. “Very excited that the teens will see this work that we have done, this upcoming Friday.”With this new renovation, the teen center hopes to boost membership and provide teens with a safe and healthy environment in the community.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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Man electrocuted at Port Miami

first_imgPORT MIAMI (WSVN) — A man was rushed to the hospital after a scare at Port Miami, Friday morning.According to rescue crews, the man was nearly electrocuted while standing near his work truck.After he was shocked, crews rushed the man to the hospital in unknown condition.7Skyforce flew over the scene around 7 a.m., as crews were loading the man into the back of an ambulance.No one else was injured.The cause of the accident remains under investigation.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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Former North Miami Beach mayor arrested for fraud grand theft

first_imgNORTH MIAMI BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – A former mayor of North Miami Beach is now in serious trouble with the law.Miami-Dade County officials say 57-year-old Myron Rosner obtained $150,000 from Dr. David Rosenbaum to develop a small parcel of vacant land in North Miami.Officials said, after failure to gain additional investors, Rosner used the money for himself instead of returning it back to Rosenbaum.Investigators discovered the transaction while examining his finances.Rosner is currently on probation after pleading guilty to a 2012 case for campaign finance violations.Rosner is now being charged with four counts, including grand theft and securities fraud.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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More details emerge about Fort Lauderdale plane crash amid probe

first_imgFORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) – Investigators returned to the scene of a small plane crash near Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport that left two people dead.7News cameras captured investigators with the National Transportation Safety Board at the site of the crash, Sunday, as they continued to piece together what caused the Cessna 355 to plunge into a warehouse building shortly after takeoff.“Part of the left wing, we believe, impacted the edge of a roof,” said NTSB spokesperson Tim Monville. “The airplane then impacted the ground on the left wing first and then slid into the building, and then there was a post-crash fire.”The crash claimed the lives of both the pilot and passenger. The NTSB is currently questioning the victims’ last points of contact.“We’ve interviewed personnel at the departure airport for fuel and who interacted with the pilot and the other occupant,” said Monville.Family members of the victims showed up at the crash site Sunday and watched as investigators dug through the plane’s melted and mangled remains.Officials said the plane took off from Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport at around 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, heading just north of Jacksonville, when something went wrong. Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. “I saw the airplane pass just over me, and the engine went, ‘bum, bum, bum, bum, bum, bum,’ and after, I see black smoke,” said witness Gerard Houle.The aircraft burst into flames after crashing into the warehouse building located near Northwest 62nd Street and West Cypress Creek Road.The building is home to several businesses, including the Positive Behavior Supports Corporation, a therapy facility for children on the autism spectrum. Eight staff workers and six children were inside at the time.“We are very, very blessed that the staff reacted with the protocol safety and they were able to get everybody, including themselves, to safety,” said Positive Behavior Supports Corporation spokesperson Claudia Axelrod.As investigators wrap up the initial stages of their investigation, they said the heavy lifting will begin Monday morning.“Tomorrow we plan to obtain air traffic control data from [the Federal Aviation Administration], and also a recovery crew will be coming tomorrow to begin the process of recovery of the wreckage from the building,” said Monville. “We’ll take it to a secure location, and then we’ll begin our reconstruction and further examination of the airplane and engines.”As of Sunday night, police had not released the names of the victims. last_img read more

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3 arrested in connection with Fort Lauderdale vehicle burglaries

first_imgFORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) – Police have arrested a man and two juveniles in connection to several vehicle burglaries in Fort Lauderdale.Officers apprehended the subjects near Southwest 31st Avenue and Davie Boulevard, Saturday.Surveillance video captured the trio approaching a white SUV last week.One of the thieves is seen opening the driver’s side door with a weapon in his hand. After searching the vehicle, he is seen leaving empty-handed.Police identified the adult suspect as 20-year-old Luigi Johnson.All three suspects face several charges including burglary, grand theft auto and grand theft of a firearm.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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NE 12th St closing from Biscayne Blvd to NE 1st Ave starting

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – A permanent closure of Northeast 12th Street will soon start as workers prepare to build a new signature bridge.Beginning on Monday, Northeast 12th Street will be closed from Biscayne Boulevard to Northeast First Avenue.Motorists are advised to plan their morning commute accordingly.Click here for more information on the traffic pattern.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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Backcountry Avalanche Warning For Chugach National Forest

first_imgThis includes the Turnagain Pass and the Kenai and Western Chugach Mountains in and around Eastern Turnagain Arm, Summit Lake and Seward. The Avalanche Danger will remain at HIGH today and is expected to last through the evening. This Avalanche Warning does not apply to ski areas or highways where avalanche reduction measures are performed. Recent heavy snow combined with strong wind have created widespread areas of unstable snow. Both human triggered and natural avalanches are likely on slopes steeper than 30 degrees. Check www.avalanche.org for your closest avalanche center and to learn more about how to learn about how to identify avalanche hazards. Be aware there will be intermittent traffic delays today on the Seward Highway for Avalanche Hazard Reduction work from mile post 99 (Bird Flats) to mile post 86.5 (Kern Creek). Motorists should expect delays of up to 45 minutes between 9:00 and 2:00pm. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Last updated on June 13th, 2019 at 06:02 amThe Chugach National Forest Avalanche Center in Girdwood has issued a Backcountry Avalanche warning in effect from 5 am today to 5 am, Friday. Backcountry travelers should stay off of…and out from underneath slopes steeper than 30 degrees. Avalanches may run long distances. Avoid avalanche terrain today. Similar avalanche danger may exist at locations outside the coverage area of any avalanche center.last_img read more

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Homer Electric Returns Capital Credits To Members

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Homer Electric Association, Inc. (HEA), announced on Friday, that it would be distributing $1.9 million in capital credits to its members. The capital credit checks are being distributed to people who were members of HEA during 1988and 1989. The amount of each check is determined by the quantity of electricity purchased duringeach of those years; the more electricity purchased, the larger the capital credit check will be. The capital credits will be distributed to approximately 8,500 members and former members the week of April 22, according to the announcement from the company. Capital credits represent HEA members’ share of equity in the utility and is one of the benefits ofbeing a member of an electric cooperative. Capital credits are based on margins, which are thedifference between total expenses and total revenues of the cooperative.center_img The average check for someone who was a residential member in both 1988 and 1989 will beapproximately $65.00. Each year, HEA allocates margins to its members in proportion to the amount they paid for electric service.last_img read more

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Have Paper Prices Peaked

first_imgWith U.S. magazine publishers seeing their ad pages plummet (down 9.4 percent through September, according to the Publishers Information Bureau) and page counts dwindle, the paper market is oversupplied “which makes it very hard for producers to raise prices,” said Chris Cook, deputy editor of PPI Pulp & Paper Week. “What goes up, must come down.”Mill orders in September were off 17 percent in what is normally a seasonally strong month, Cook said.Magazine paper prices have risen about $230/ton—about 25 percent—in the past 18 months, Cook said, but industry analysts don’t expect them to fall that far “because producers will idle their machines rather than run at a loss.”If paper prices have peaked, as RISI predicts, when will they return? “When producers again match supply to demand the market will tighten and price hikes become possible,” Cook said.  “But for this to happen either we need an economic recovery which generates more paper demand through increased print advertising or producers will have to remove capacity.”Cook said he wouldn’t expect it in 2009: “It looks to me as if magazine publishers are in for a world of hurt next year.” For an industry reeling from layoffs, closings and hemorrhaging print advertising dollars, finally some good news.RISI, a leading information provider for global forest products industry, said last week that the prices for nearly all grades of paper used by magazine publishers—including newsprint and coated freesheet—peaked in October.According to a report in the current issue of RISI’s Paper Trader monthly magazine, market prices for most grades either peaked or began to decline last month.Meanwhile, RISI’s International Woodfiber Report recently predicted that North American virgin wood fiber demand could fall more than 20 million tons by 2009. That report cited the rash of mill closures this year and other “negative indicators” as the primary factors in its forecast.last_img read more

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Making Yourself Mobile

first_imgPublishers can make choices about their product lines and priorities that affect the transition, though.“The key question for me, a publisher, isn’t whether you should be doing things in the mobile space,” says Tim Hartman, president of Atlantic Media’s Government Executive Media Group. “It’s how important the mobile strategy is to your business and your audience. There’s a mixture of building a technology platform that is extensible, but also having a content strategy that supports the incremental effort it takes to build really useful products in each of those places.”One Size Fits AllFor Hartman’s b-to-b audience, mobile is integral.Government Executive redesigned its website, launched a mobile site and debuted an app last year as part of a growing commitment to the platform. A new brand, Defense One, will do the same when it’s unveiled this summer.From news to alerts to embedded tools, each product serves a different purpose, so Hartman believes they have to have a strong presence on each.The range of products makes production complex, though.“We figured out very early on in our digital process that we needed to streamline things,” says Krystle Kopacz, general manager of digital for the Government Executive Media Group. “One of the key pillars of [mobile integration] is trying to figure out how we can support more products across more devices with the same team, both from a technical and editorial perspective.”Originally scattered across three separate CMSs, Kopacz’ team built a proprietary Django platform to accommodate production across each of their digital products. They now have a single workflow. A few clicks tell the CMS if the content should be posted on the site, the app or even in a push notification or email alert—everything else is the same.That simplicity helps in getting newcomers up to speed and in freeing up her team to move from maintenance to product development.There’s a limit to the expansion though, both Kopacz and Hartman acknowledge, or at least the rate of it. “There’s a danger of building too many one-off projects that don’t add value over the long term,” Hartman says. “You may see an opportunity that is a short-term mobile revenue source, but publishers have to plan for a long-term mobile strategy. If you start responding to quick revenue wins, you’re probably going to build a very complex, technical architecture that is not scalable and will not serve you well in the future.”A Parade of ChangesParade has undertaken a number of digital initiatives recently, including a new responsive mobile site and an app, but its changes come as part a larger strategic content shift.The 72-year-old Sunday weekly is pursuing a more vertical content approach online, increasing production volume with a contributor network and organizing its stories into more specialty subsections. It has more content, by more writers, spread across more areas.As those silos and streams populate, it becomes important for that content to be managed from a single source, though. There’s a need to expand and consolidate at the same time.“In order to do that, we needed to build the business and technological infrastructure,” says Steve McNally, vice president and general manager of digital at Parade. “I knew that we needed to tear down the walls between those silos and have one canonical place where everything is going to happen. This is where all the creation, packaging and promotion of this content is going to happen, and it’s going to be in one place and be available across platforms at the same time.”McNally turned to a WordPress-based CMS that would accommodate content creation previously scattered across separate CMSs for the Web, mobile-only sites and platform-specific apps.Moving to a popular system like WordPress also made the transition easier for editorial staff, while allowing McNally to dip into a wider talent pool for his new digital development team and giving him access to existing features already in the marketplace. Parade was able to focus on the user experience and save resources that would have been spent customizing a proprietary system prelaunch.Migrating more than nine years of legacy content to the new site has been a challenge, McNally admits. Rather than tackle it as part of the launch, however, he’s been doing it incrementally. Certain sections of the Parade domain retain the old design elements.“That was a very purposeful move,” he says. “Tying a migration effort into a completely new build-out effort, which itself was tied into a completely new business model, is not something you want to tangle with all at once.”Step By StepThe strategy behind the migration effort is indicative of a larger philosophy McNally is bringing to the overhaul: Iteration.It’s not important to deliver a completely finished product at the beginning, he says. He’ll be able to ensure a smoother transition if each element is treated as a living project.Parade’s new digital properties only recently graduated from beta status after almost six months of testing. McNally’s team has rolled out more than a dozen different releases since then. Some have been immediately noticeable, others have been more subtle, but they’re constantly tweaking.“I wouldn’t call it eternal beta,” he says, “but we’re constantly in a mode of listening to the conversation and looking at user engagement. We didn’t want to be beholden to launching a fully-formed platform or product that could take into account every conceivable interest.” It’s not news that mobile has become a strategic imperative for publishers.Smartphone ownership has now crossed the 50-percent mark in the U.S., according to the Pew Research Center, while mobile users are reporting significantly higher content consumption levels across the board.But optimizing content for mobile is a challenge. And it doesn’t happen in a vacuum.Mobile optimization is often intertwined with browser changes and CMS overhauls, which means editorial staffs need to be trained on the new systems and years of legacy content have to be ported over, usually in a labor-intensive project. Moving to mobile can be a massive undertaking.last_img read more

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Metro Corp Announces Staff Cuts Reorganization

first_img According to the announcement, that means committing more resources to digital operations and City Studio, the company’s newly-created custom publishing and native advertising arm, which will debut this month. Poynter reports that S.I. Rosenbaum, senior editor at Boston magazine, was laid off this afternoon, and that associate digital editor Olivia Rassow also appears to be among those leaving the company. Senior writer Erick Trickey tweeted that today was his last day, as well. As part of the changes, Philadelphia magazine editor Tom McGrath was promoted to chief content and strategy officer, where he’ll oversee corporate strategy and help launch CityStudio. Whether this is a newly-created position or if McGrath is replacing someone remains unclear. Deputy editor Patrick Kerkstra will replace McGrath as editor.  “Metro Corp. has responded boldly to the changing media landscape in the last few years, particularly with the growth of our digital and events business,” wrote chairman and CEO David Lipson in the announcement. “As the world evolves, it is essential that we evolve with it.” I lost my job. Anyone hiring? Metro Corp., the Philadelphia-based publisher of Boston and Philadelphia magazines, is reducing its staff and reorganizing personnel in a company-wide effort aimed at “addressing the changing media environment,” the company announced today. A notice posted on both magazines’ websites stated that seven of the company’s 134 positions will be eliminated, including three in the Philadelphia office. The moves come just days after Carly Carioli stepped down as editor-in-chief of Boston magazine, ending his two-and-a-half-year tenure at the helm. — S.I. Rosenbaum (@sirosenbaum) January 5, 2016 Today was my last day at Boston Magazine. I’m thankful for a great year writing for a fantastic team, esp. @CarlyCarioli & @ChrisJVogel. — Erick Trickey (@ErickTrickey) January 5, 2016last_img read more

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Correction Majority Support Plan to Base F35s at Truax Field

first_imgA March 12 On Base story inaccurately said opposition from Madison, Wis., residents to the Air Force’s plan to base 18 F-35A fighter jets at Truax Field Air National Guard Base “has intensified.” That story was based on news coverage of a Feb. 28 listening session organized by local lawmakers which was attended by several dozen individuals, many of whom opposed the plan due to concerns about aircraft noise and other issues. A subsequent open house sponsored by the Air Force on March 8 as part of the required environmental analysis and public scoping process attracted 350 or more people. Estimates from that event indicated no more than 10 to 15 percent of attendees expressed concerns about the plan or opposed it.Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin Sutton Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

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Innovative Leasing Project Would Improve Security Save Money for Letterkenny

first_imgEconomic development officials in south central Pennsylvania are working with the Army to build a 700,000-square-foot warehouse on land immediately adjacent to Letterkenny Army Depot. The project would allow the depot to consolidate space it leases in a series of 90,000-square-foot, World War II-era warehouses on former Army property while greatly enhancing security. The outdated warehouses are located in the Cumberland Valley Business Park, the reuse project that grew out of the depot’s realignment following the 1995 round of BRAC, and have only limited security. Access to the new building would require passing through Letterkenny’s gate.While the new warehouse would be located on property that is part of the business park, the Letterkenny Industrial Development Authority is working with a developer to lead the project given the amount of financing needed to build a 700,000-square-foot warehouse, L. Michael Ross, president of the Franklin County Area Development Corp., told On Base. That organization has been supporting the development authority in its efforts to convert almost 1,500 acres of Army land to commercial use since the depot was realigned.The public-private partnership will require congressional approval as the Army would need to enter into a long-term lease, Ross said. At this point, the project is working its way through the Army’s approval process, he said.In addition to increasing physical security for the space the depot leases in the adjacent business park, the project will yield a more functional facility, Ross said. The ceilings in the existing warehouses are only 14 feet high. The new building will be a modern warehouse with high ceilings and will be more efficient to use, improving productivity, he stressed.The project also would significantly cut the Army’s leasing expenses. The depot now pays about $7 million annually to lease warehouses in the business park, reported the Public Opinion. “They would be spending less than what they are paying now for a better amenity,” Ross said.Ross is cautiously optimistic the project will go ahead. “To us, it makes all the sense in the world. … We think this would be a great addition to the installation,” he said. Still, working with the federal government “is a process and it’s never over until it’s over.”Photo by Dan Gleiter Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

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OBITUARY Joanne M Cavallaro

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Joanne M. Cavallaro, of Wilmington, passed away on June 3rd, 2018. Beloved mother of Edward J. Cuoco and his wife Nicole of Acton and Jennifer and her husband Stuart Henry of Roslindale. Also survived by 2 grandchildren. Sister of Lucille Tilley of Billerica, Sam Cavallaro of FL and the late Richard Cavallaro. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Funeral and burial private. For condolences to the family, please visit gormleyfuneral.com.(NOTE: The above obituary is from Gormley Funeral Service.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedOBITUARY: Brandon M. Long, 27In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Marie J. (Ciampa) Cummings, 81In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Donivee (Lopresti) Vincent, 76In “Obituaries”last_img read more

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR Kratman Is Dedicated To Helping Families Businesses Supports

first_imgDear Editor,We are writing this letter in support of Mark Kratman for State Representative in the Primary election on September 4th, 2018. My wife Erin and I have been Tewksbury residents for over 20 years and have raised our three children here. I currently serve as president of a Tewksbury based non-profit organization called Liam Nation Inc. We provide free athletic programs to children and young adults with physical and cognitive disabilities. Erin and I founded this organization over 10 years ago in our son Liam’s name who himself was born with Down Syndrome and Autism. Mark has been a strong supporter of our organization, attending our fundraisers and individual events. He has always been engaged with us and the families we serve. He’s also always had a soft spot in his heart for our organization and for our kids.We first met Mark Kratman during his run for Tewksbury Town Selectman back in 2015. We came to realize how dedicated and committed he was to this town. He truly cares about speaking for and helping families and businesses here. He was also a strong supporter of my wife Erin during her run for school committee back in 2016. Mark’s tireless dedication and service to this town is very impressive and as such, we give him our utmost support in the coming primary election for State Representative.Warm Regards,Adrian & Erin KnyffLike Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedLETTER TO THE EDITOR: Wilmington & Tewksbury Will Be Well Served With Kratman As State RepIn “Government”LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Tewksbury Selectmen Chair Jay Kelly Endorses Mark Kratman For State RepIn “Letter To The Editor”A VOTER’S GUIDE To Democratic State Rep. Candidate Mark KratmanIn “Government”last_img read more

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