Montpelier, Vt.- Governor Jim Douglas announced that Homeland SecuritySecretary Tom Ridge is making a total of $4,963,000 of fiscal year 2003grant funds available for local and state homeland security preparedness inVermont. The money is for domestic preparedness equipment, training andplanning.Governor Douglas said that Vermont’s Homeland Security Unit (HSU) would workwith all response organizations in the state to ensure that grant fundsreach the largest number of participants in the most effective manner.”Over the next 30 days we will be working closely with representatives fromthe U.S. Department of Homeland Security to finalize the details of thisgrant,” Douglas said. “These additional resources will allow our localfirst responders and state public safety units to be more prepared for avariety of public safety scenarios.”The Governor said that the Homeland Security Unit would be reaching out toall first responder departments to notify them of the availability of funds.The allocation is part of nearly $600 million that has been made availablenationwide by the Bush administration for local homeland security efforts.Vermont’s emergency responders will receive nearly $3.5 million forequipment. “Eighty percent of the equipment allocation must be passeddirectly through to local communities. The state’s twenty percent will beused to purchase, among other things, a hazardous material response trailerfor Southern Vermont,” Douglas said.The grant also includes $ 861, 000 for exercises, $261,000 for training and$348,000 for planning.The Department of Public Safety, Homeland Security Unit, will managedistribution of grant funds at the state level.Information will also be posted on the HSU website atwww.vthomelandsecurity.org(link is external) .
ELLSWORTH — This year’s edition of the Veterans Remembrance Road Race has been scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 12.Registration for the fourth annual running of the race will be held at 7:30 a.m. at the Down East Family YMCA’s James Russell Wiggins Center on State Street. A walk will be held at 8:30 a.m., and the traditional run will follow it at 9 a.m.Last year’s race was won by Ellsworth American reporter David Roza, who crossed the finish line in 22 minutes, 35 seconds. A total of 134 runners, 24 of whom were veterans, participated in the 4-mile race.The cost is $15 for those who pre-register. Pre-registration must be done by noon Saturday, Nov. 11. Race-day regisration is $20, though veterans who display valid military identification will receive free entry.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textA portion of the entry fees collected from the race will benefit Summit Project and the Maine Veterans Project. First National Bank is sponsoring the race, the results of which will be made available on Sub5.com the following day.For more information about the event, contact DEFY Fitness Director Robin Clarke via email at RClarke@DEFYMCA.org or via phone at 667-3086.
Leicester City are the new favourites to sign Kelechi Iheanacho after West Ham United dropped out of the race to sign the Manchester City striker.West Ham were close to agreeing a Â£25m deal to sign the Nigerian forward but have decided to end their interest.Leicester remain in talks to sign Iheanacho, but any proposed deal could not be agreed until he returns from holiday. Iheanacho has been told he can leave City this summer and he could now become Leicester’s third summer signing – after Harry Maguire and Vicente Iborra.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram