Vermont attorney general announces plan to reduce lead hazards in Winooski

first_imgVermont Attorney General William H Sorrell has announced that his office sent letters to owners of sixty five rental properties in Winooski requesting that they demonstrate compliance with the Vermont lead law at the properties. The landlords have been given 90 days to show that they are in compliance with the law.“Winooski, like most of Vermont, has an aging housing stock,” said Attorney General Sorrell. “Approximately 80% of Vermont’s rental housing units were built prior to 1978, when lead based paint was being actively marketed and widely applied. Two out of every three lead poisoned children are living in pre-1978 rental housing. Landlords need to ensure that their properties are safe and in compliance with Vermont law, and these letters represent a chance for the landlords to work with us toward that goal.”These mailings continue the lead poisoning prevention efforts of the Attorney General’s Office state-wide. Since the fall of 2008, the Attorney General’s Office has sent letters to large landlords in 11 of Vermont’s 14 counties. The mailings to Winooski landlords were not based on number of properties owned, rather, the Winooski mailings focused on specific streets in the downtown Winooski area: East Allen Street, Main Street, Mallet’s Bay Avenue, West Allen Street, West Canal Street, Weaver Street, Maple Street, Elm Street, Franklin Street and Weaver Lane.“By August, anyone driving into or out of downtown Winooski should be able to appreciate the efforts of the property owners to bring their properties into compliance,” Attorney General Sorrell continued. “A person driving down one of these streets will be able to see that peeling and deteriorated paint on the outside of these buildings has been repaired. And tenants living in these properties should also see changes on the interior including: the cleaning of common areas, repair of peeling paint and placement of window well inserts in non-vinyl windows.”The Attorney General’s plans for Winooski have been welcomed by the city’s legislators. “I fully encourage this effort to protect the youngsters of Winooski from the dangers of lead paint and improve the city’s housing stock,” said Representative Clem Bissonette. Representative Kenneth Atkins added, “I wholeheartedly support the reduction of lead paint in our community and hope that Winooski landlords will take advantage of this opportunity to work with the State.”Landlords in Winooski (and Burlington) can contact the Burlington Lead Program at 802-865-LEAD (5323) or visit the website of the City of Burlington Community and Economic Development Office’s Housing Division at: www.cedoburlington.org/housing/housing_main.htmfor(link is external) more information and assistance with the Vermont lead law. The Vermont Housing and Conservation Board’s lead hazard reduction program operates on a state-wide basis and can be reached by calling 802-828-5064 or online at: www.vhcb.org(link is external).For information concerning Vermont’s lead in housing law, the duties of owners, managers, and sellers of pre-1978 housing, and for copies of court documents from recent enforcement actions involving lead, see the Attorney General’s website at: http://www.atg.state.vt.us(link is external) and click on “Lead.”Source: Vermont Attorney General, April 22, 2010last_img read more

Display statue in prominent location

first_imgI’m sorry to say that Janet Chen’s March 25 letter to the editor has got it wrong. Lady Liberty belongs not in “Goose Hill,” but where it was originally installed, or somewhere central in the downtown part of the city where it can still honor the efforts of Schenectady’s Boy Scouts.I feel strongly about this because I was there — not only at its dedication — but involved in the fund-raising for it. My name is on a scroll in the time capsule along with my fellow Scouts. At the time I was a member of Cub Scout Pack 25, Den 3. My Den was located in the Mount Pleasant section of the city.I, too, can understand Ms. Chen’s desire to modernize Gateway Plaza, as it now looks great. But history is history. It needs to be remembered and its patriotic supporters honored. I ask Mayor Gary McCarthy to either reinstall the statue in its original location or in some other prominent downtown location with an appropriate historical marker. It should not be hidden away.Lance R. JacksonGlenvilleMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidation Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinionlast_img read more

App State seeks revenge on Ga. State

first_img February 12, 2020 BIG MEN ON CAMPUS: Justin Forrest is averaging 18.4 points to lead the charge for the Mountaineers. Isaac Johnson is also a big contributor, accounting for 10.8 points and 7.3 rebounds per game. The Panthers have been led by Kane Williams, who is averaging 13.7 points, 4.1 rebounds and 4.4 assists.JUMPING FOR JUSTIN: Forrest has connected on 32.5 percent of the 169 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 12 of 29 over the last five games. He’s also converted 73.4 percent of his foul shots this season.WINNING WHEN: Georgia State is a perfect 11-0 when it holds an opponent to 73 points or fewer. The Panthers are 5-9 when opponents score more than 73 points.ASSIST RATIOS: The Mountaineers have recently created buckets via assists more often than the Panthers. Georgia State has 41 assists on 82 field goals (50 percent) across its previous three matchups while Appalachian State has assists on 41 of 76 field goals (53.9 percent) during its past three games.DID YOU KNOW: The Georgia State offense is ranked 22nd in the nation by scoring 78.9 points per game this season. Appalachian State has only averaged 68.6 points per game, which ranks 226th.___ For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com App State seeks revenge on Ga. Statecenter_img Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditAppalachian State (14-11, 8-6) vs. Georgia State (16-9, 9-5)GSU Sports Arena, Atlanta; Thursday, 7 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Appalachian State seeks revenge on Georgia State after dropping the first matchup in Boone. The teams last went at it on Jan. 2, when the Panthers outshot Appalachian State 44.3 percent to 36.2 percent and had six fewer turnovers on the way to a 69-60 victory.last_img read more

Gallery: No. 11 Syracuse bulldozes Binghamton, 21-4

first_img Published on February 10, 2018 at 5:56 pm Syracuse (1-0) thrashed Binghamton (0-1), 21-4, on Saturday in the Carrier Dome in SU’s 2018 debut. Twelve different players scored for the Orange, which opened the game on a 13-0 run. After three dominant quarters, SU cleared the bench, and still outscored the Bearcats 4-0 in the final quarter. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img