Tatro Brothers Concrete closing, to auction equipment

first_imgDale Tatro, President of Tatro Brothers Concrete in Hyde Park, Vermont, is retiring from the construction business and has retained the Thomas Hirchak Company to sell all of his rolling stock, equipment and tools. The auction will be held at their 878 Route 15, Hyde Park location on Tuesday, September 27th at 10 am.  Auction will be available for online Real Time Bidding through www.proxibid.com/ThomasHirchak(link is external). Highlights include: Concrete Pump Truck, Dump Trucks, Hydraulic Excavators, Skid Steer & Wheel Loaders, Pick Up Trucks, Trailers, Crane Truck, 18,000 Square Feet of Symons Forms, Finishing Equipment, and more. Tatro has been in business for 24 years. Source: August 22, 2011 Thomas Hirchak Company www.THCAuction.com(link is external)last_img read more

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Trail Mix – Hayley Sabella

first_imgI have never been so interested in a press release before.So interested, in fact, that I didn’t even open it. I didn’t read it. I knew I could read it online, so I just looked at it and then propped it on my desk, near my computer, for future enjoyment. See, this particular press release was sealed, with wax, like some medieval parchment, or a message sent clandestinely from the worlds of Tolkien or Martin.I had never gotten anything like that before and I sort of geeked out.Admittedly, it was a cool touch from Hayley Sabella, a singer/songwriter from the Boston area. I am in love with her new record, Forgive The Birds, which drops later this month. Her voice is magical and the tunes on the new record, her second release, are spiced with both quiet introspection and sing-along hooks.Hayley and I recently chatted about a number of things, including growing up a bit nerdy, the new record, and a rather unfortunate introduction to skiing.BRO – I loved the wax seal on your press release. Too nerdy to say I felt like I had gotten a message via raven from King’s Landing?HS – I am so happy to hear that feedback! I wanted to make it special somehow, and I’m glad it stood out. Even though I haven’t watched Game of Thrones, I grew up assuming every parent read Lord of The Rings to their kids, so I am not one to point a finger when it comes to that brand of nerdiness.BRO – What’s the last song that gave you goosebumps?HS – I think it was when I was listening to The Tallest Man on Earth’s latest EP, the one he did with yMusic. I have a weakness for orchestra-meets-folk music. Adding a string quartet and an oboe to fingerpicking is an instant chills-factory for me.BRO – We are featuring “Turn Around” on this month’s Trail Mix. What’s the story behind the song?HS – “Turn Around” is coming from a place of angst that most of us New Englanders can relate to this time of year – begging the weather gods to turn from winter to spring.BRO – I caught some pictures on your Instagram feed. You in a walking boot. Some broken bone x-rays. You feeling better?HS – I am feeling better, thankfully. Still rocking the boot and crutches until the end of April. But I am getting stronger and more flexible every day.BRO – Recent ski mishap aside, if our readers are looking for some slope time up your way, where should they head?HS – I am sad to say that this was my first time skiing! I was really getting the hang of it and feeling like I could eventually live the life of a ski bum. Until I saw bone coming through skin. The idea of whirling down an icy hill makes me a bit nauseous at the moment. But my roommates are huge skiers and they love Sugarbush in Vermont. Come to find out, they have great doctors on staff, which is a bonus!Hayley’s tour schedule is a bit quiet now as she is recuperating from that busted leg. Fans in Plymouth, Massachusetts, can catch her on April 29th at The Spire Center. Until then, here’s hoping Hayley is on the mend and up and at it soon.For more information on Hayley Sabella, the new record, and her tour schedule, be sure to take a look at her website. And while you are surfing around, take a listen to “Turn Around,” along with new tracks from Lindsay Lou, Western Centuries, and Charley Crockett on this month’s Trail Mix.last_img read more

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The credit union data analytics journey: 4 steps to success

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » Data analytics is no longer available only to massive technology corporations and big banks. In fact, with access to enough data, even smaller credit unions can join the fun. With several data analytics platforms that are accessible and affordable, credit unions of nearly any size can start taking advantage of integrated access to data. Plus, it’s surprisingly easy to start your own credit union data analytics journey.At first, it might seem outlandish. Can you really keep up with the Amazons, Googles, Netflixes, and Facebooks of the world? Maybe not at their global level, but in many cases, credit unions have more data about each individual member than Amazon has about each of its customers. Well, sort of. But you can definitely catch up to the Wells Fargos and the JP Morgan Chases out there.So, how does it happen? How does it all start?Step One: Find a ProjectIf you want to establish your own credit union data analytics program, your first step is to find a project. Your project can’t be vague! It’s not enough to choose “use analytics” or “become more data-driven” as a goal. Analytics itself isn’t a goal—it’s the tool you use to accomplish one.last_img read more

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Wyandanch Pedestrian Fatally Hit by Truck

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 58-year-old man was fatally hit by a truck in his hometown of Wyandanch on Sunday night.Suffolk County police said Keith Norman was struck by a GMC pickup truck that was making a left turn from Straight Path onto Long Island Avenue at 8:30 p.m. Sunday.The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver was not injured.First Squad detectives impounded the truck, are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information on this crash to call them at 631-854-8152.last_img read more

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Governor Wolf: SB3 is an Assault on the Doctor-Patient Relationship

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Public Health,  Statement,  Women’s Rights Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf released the following statement on the Pennsylvania House sending Senate Bill 3, a restrictive abortion bill with no exceptions for rape or incest, to his desk:“Senate Bill 3 is an assault on the doctor-patient relationship by politicians without medical or health expertise. Women, not politicians in Harrisburg, should be making their own health decisions in consultation with their doctors and families. “I have met with women and doctors, and learned about how this bill violates a woman’s right to make decisions about her own body. Unbelievably, this cruel legislation provides no exception for rape or incest. It punishes women who learn from their doctors that they are at risk if they give birth after their 20 week ultrasound. “This bill criminalizes a medical procedure that doctors use to protect the life of the mother when tragedy strikes during a pregnancy. These women deserve our support, not to be maligned by politicians in Harrisburg for making medical decisions about their bodies for their families with their doctors. I will veto this bill because I stand with every woman in Pennsylvania who deserves to make her own health decisions.” December 12, 2017center_img Governor Wolf: SB3 is an Assault on the Doctor-Patient Relationshiplast_img read more

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Meet the couple that bought an entire town

first_img Good news for first home buyers One of the original cottages at Allies Creek which will be retro-renovated. Picture: Lachie Millard Picture from 2001 when Queensland Sawmills Pty Ltd was still operating at Allies Creek.“We hope down the track to attract the grey nomads and the motorcyclists and we’re going to try over time to create a little bit of something nostalgic,” Mr Peeters said. “It’s only four and a half hours from Brisbane so it’s an easy day ride if you want to do nine hours, or we would prefer you stay overnight at least.” The couple hope to attract craftspeople to be a part of recreating the vintage town. sophie.foster@news.com.au Peter and Karyn Peeters plan to move the entire contents of his enormous mancave in Brisbane to the new bar in Allies Creek. Picture: Adam HeadMEET Queensland’s newest property ‘moguls’ — the Harley Davidson-riding grandparents who bought Allies Creek, a deserted town that went viral when it hit the market for $500,000. On the cusp of retirement, an excited Karyn Peeters, 58, and husband Peter, 60, beat hundreds of others to land the keys to the town for $550,000. MORE: Vast flat space that’s been allocated for use by grey nomads and families on caravan holidays. Picture: Karyn Peeters. This shed will be turned into an enormous pub and recreation area. Picture: Karyn Peeters.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus15 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market15 hours ago “I’d say to get the complete park up and running — two years,” said Mr Peeters, a builder who also has a stake in a roofing and steel business.Complete with its own church, lake, sawmill, two whole streets of houses and four large sheds, the resurrected town was expected to offer the charms of “yesteryear all around the property”. Aerial view over the houses of Allies Creek. Picture: Lachie MillardVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:41Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:41 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels320p320p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenMeet the couple that bought an entire town00:41In an exclusive interview with The Courier-Mail, the Peeters expected to spend around $2 million over two years to create a retro tourism mecca that their friends, family and six grandchildren could be proud of — but which could also be shared to “save the bush”. Reconnaissance pictures of Allies Creek in Queensland supplied to The Courier-Mail. Picture: Karyn Peeters.center_img The original church at Allies Creek which Mrs Peeters plans to resurrect with the help of her leadlight glass skills. Picture: Lachie Millard. The previous owner put in a large pontoon that’s perfect for romantic drinks, cocktails or even wedding vows. Picture: Karyn Peeters.Mr Peeters, who’s currently constructing 10 units in Brisbane, has already sent tradies to the town to kickstart the project.His wife, Karyn, who grew up in the Queensland Outback at Julia Creek — north of Winton’s famous dinosaur trail — said it was “the peacefulness” of Allies Creek that struck her first. “I just love the calmness of the place and it just felt like we were going back in our youth and coming home.” “We’re going to have a bar and recreation area which will couple up with the church so we can have weddings, and also for the weekend people who want to come and visit.”They hope the first wedding will be that of their daughter — who became engaged yesterday (Friday). Pretty in pink … the homes brought back nostalgic feelings for the new owners. Picture: Lachie Millard. Ridiculous offer: Free car with house The exterior of the old sawmill reflected in the Allies Creek dam. Picture: Lachie Millard.Apart from adding new facilities for laundromats, caravans, and a commercial kitchen, the talented couple plan to hold workshops for mosaic-making, leadlight windows, small carpentry and timberwork. Mrs Peeters will resurrect the leadlight windows in the church herself, and also oversee the authenticity of the retro-renovation — turning back the clock with 21st century conveniences. Buy a houseboat and pay it off in 10 weeks FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOKlast_img read more

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Gay marriage, then group marriage?

first_imgCNN March 20, 2013 –  Robert P. George and Sherif Girgis and Ryan T. Anderson,The attractive civil rights rhetoric of “marriage equality” masks a profound error about what marriage is. Of course, if marriage were simply about recognizing bonds of affection or romance, then two men or two women could form a marriage just as a man and woman can. But so could three or more in the increasingly common phenomenon of group (“polyamorous”) partnerships. In that case, to recognize opposite-sex unions but not same-sex or polyamorous ones would be unfair — a denial of equality. But marriage is far more than your emotional bond with “your Number One person,” to quote same-sex marriage proponent John Corvino. Just as the act that makes marital love also makes new life, so marriage itself is a multilevel — bodily as well as emotional — union that would be fulfilled by procreation and family life. That is what justifies its distinctive norms — monogamy, exclusivity, permanence — and the concept of marital consummation by conjugal intercourse. It is also what explains and justifies the government’s involvement in marriage.But don’t take our word for it. Many prominent leaders of the campaign to redefine marriage make precisely the same point. (We provide many more examples, and full citations, in the amicus brief we filed with the Supreme Court on the harms of redefining marriage.) University of Calgary Professor Elizabeth Brake supports “minimal marriage,” in which people distribute whichever duties they choose, among however many partners, of whatever sex. NYU Professor Judith Stacey hopes that redefining marriage would give marriage “varied, creative, and adaptive contours …” and lead to acceptance of “small group marriages.” In the manifesto “Beyond Same-Sex Marriage,” 300 leading “LGBT and allied” scholars and activists call for the recognition of multiple partner relationships. Influential columnist and “It Gets Better” founder Dan Savage encourages spouses to adopt “a more flexible attitude” about sex outside their marriage. Journalist Victoria Brownworth cheerfully predicts that same-sex marriage will “weaken the institution of marriage.” “It most certainly will do so,” she says, “and that will make marriage a far better concept than it previously has been.” Author Michelangelo Signorile urges same-sex partners to “demand the right to marry not as a way of adhering to society’s moral codes but rather to debunk a myth and radically alter an archaic institution.” They should “fight for same-sex marriage and its benefits and then, once granted, redefine the institution of marriage completely, because the most subversive action lesbians and gay men can undertake … is to transform the notion of ‘family’ entirely.” These leading same-sex marriage advocates are correct. Redefining marriage would, by further eroding its central norms, weaken an institution that has already been battered by widespread divorce, out-of-wedlock child bearing and the like.http://edition.cnn.com/2013/03/20/opinion/george-gay-marriage/index.html?iid=article_sidebarlast_img read more

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Ceneco: No disconnection until Aug. 31

first_imgTaniongon attributed the rate hike to the spike of generation, transmission and systems loss charges. BACOLOD City – The Central Negros Electric Cooperative (Ceneco) will suspend its disconnection activities until the end of August this year. In an advisory issued Wednesday, Ceneco said they will not disconnect any service in case customers have not settled their unpaid bills for the previous months. Those who intend to settle their power bills may do so through Ceneco collection centers and banks, Taniongon added.  He reminded consumers to be conscientious electricity users following the increase in Ceneco rate beginning this month – by P10.5943/kWh./PN “We understand the plight of our member-consumers during this time of coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic,” said Ceneco officer-in-charge Jose Taniongon. Ceneco, in the same advisory, announced that there will be an increase of P0.3227 per kilo-watt hour (kWh) in its July billing.last_img read more

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IMCA Late Models make first Southern Iowa Speedway stop on May 7

first_imgOSKALOOSA, Iowa – IMCA Late Models make their first appearance of the season at Southern Iowa Speedway on Wednesday, May 7. Mach-1 Sport Compacts make their 2014 debut at Oskaloosa on the same program. IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks complete the program. Wednesday’s show is sponsored by Van Wal Equipment, Bank Iowa and Vital Men. Bank Iowa will give all kids ages 10 and under a prize at intermission and two drivers have a chance to win a free pit pass. Drivers of the night this Wednesday Brett Lowry and Todd Cooney this Wednesday and next Wednesday will be Danny Thrasher and A.J. Johnson.“There’s no rain in the forecast and temperatures are predicted to reach almost 90 degrees,” promoter Mike Van Genderen said. “Fans can put away their raincoats and come out and watch some great racing at Southern Iowa Speedway.” Other Late Model dates at Osky this season are May 14, May 21, July 15, July 16, July 30 and Aug. 20.last_img read more

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McGinn: We can cope with absences

first_img The chances of a repeat performance in Belfast could hinge on how many defenders O’Neill has left by the time kick-off comes around – with Daniel Lafferty suspended, Craig Cathcart missing with a knee injury and Aaron Hughes (groin) and Ryan McGivern (knock) both rated as “extreme doubts”. Hughes’ injury means three of the four defenders on duty in the morale-boosting 1-0 win over Russia last time out could be missing against Portugal – Lafferty and Cathcart are the others – leaving Gareth McAuley to man for the fort alongside the returning Jonny Evans. McGinn accepts there have been setbacks but is far from downbeat. “We know it’s a massive challenge. We’re down to the bare bones defensively but there are boys capable of coming in and doing a good job,” the Aberdeen forward said. “You can’t make excuses before the game. We know from training the squad is strong enough to go out and do a good job. We definitely have boys to come in.” Reflecting on the draw in October, and his own part in it, McGinn said: “It was massive. A lot of things came into it… Ronaldo’s 100th cap, playing Portugal in their backyard and the fact that no-one gave us a chance. “Ronaldo’s one of best players in world. He’ll be renowned for reaching that milestone of 100 caps for Portugal so for a wee country boy like me from Donaghmore to score on a special night for him was fantastic. “The boys came away disappointed not to win the game in the end but we know, being realistic, that to come away with a point was fantastic.” If Hughes and McGivern do fail to rally in time, O’Neill faces a selection poser. His other defensive options include the uncapped Rory McKeown, the versatile Alex Bruce – who has yet to feature in a competitive match – and Shane Ferguson, who has been deployed in midfield throughout O’Neill’s reign. A maverick solution to the right-back position might even be to deploy the imposing utility man Josh Magennis, despite the fact he has been playing as a striker for Aberdeen in the last two seasons. Pondering his problems, O’Neill told Sky Sports News: “Aaron has a groin problem from the last few minutes against Newcastle. We’re in constant conversation and we left him an extra day with his club, actually. “He’ll report today (Wednesday) and we’ll see how he is, but he’s an extreme doubt. Ryan (McGivern) is the same to be honest, an extreme doubt. “We have Craig Cathcart out too so that limits us slightly. It’ll be a different back four to what we had against Russia and we may have to look at players who wouldn’t have full-back as their natural position. “We have options and I don’t know if I’ll call anyone in, to be honest, but I’ll assess it.” Press Association The sides meet in a World Cup qualifier at Windsor Park on Friday night, with Ronaldo looking to make up for the reverse fixture when Michael O’Neill’s side spoiled the celebrations around his 100th cap by grabbing a 1-1 draw. McGinn was Northern Ireland’s goalscorer in Porto that night, upstaging Ronaldo with a wonderful finish before Helder Postiga levelled in the last 10 minutes. Northern Ireland may be down to the “bare bones” in defence but Niall McGinn has not given up hope of another shock result against Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal.last_img read more

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