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5 Vermont historic buildings to get $425,000 for village restoration

first_imgUS Senator Patrick Leahy and the Preservation Trust of Vermont announced that five historic downtown buildings will receive federal funds to help spur village redevelopment.  Historic buildings in Putney, Readsboro, Poultney, Richmond and Shoreham will get restoration work using a $425,000 federal grant Leahy secured for the Preservation Trust of Vermont s Village Revitalization Initiative. These historic buildings are at the very heart of the identity and economy of our communities, said Leahy.  These grants do more than ensure the stability and aesthetics of a building, they also open these buildings to the public and help to keep our villages healthy.”Our Village Revitalization Initiative has now provided significant funding for 25 community-based  projects across Vermont,” said Paul Bruhn, executive director of the Preservation Trust of Vermont.  “Each of these projects is a key piece in each community’s effort to build a successful village center.  We’re most grateful that Senator Leahy is so committed to this effort.”Since 2005, Leahy has secured more than $2 million in federal funds to help rehabilitate more than 25 buildings across the state of Vermont, creating new indoor public spaces and reopening long-shuttered public spaces to Vermonters.  The Vermont Housing and Conservation Board assists in the administration of these grants.Putney General Store – $100,000.  Funding will be used by the town of Putney and the Putney Historical Society to continue restoration of the general store destroyed by fire in May of 2008.  CONTACT:  Lyssa Papazian (802) 387-2878.Readsboro Bullock’s Store – $100,000.  Funding will be used to acquire and begin rehab on the 1880 s era Bullock building in the village of Readsboro.  The rehab work will make the space available to mixed use and community use.  CONTACT: David Marchegiani (802) 423-5416.Poultney Bentley Hall- $100,000.  Funding will be used to restore Bentley Hall on the edge of campus and in the center of Poultney to make the space available to the community.   CONTACT:  Paul Fonteyn, President, Green Mountain College (802) 287-8201.Richmond Round Church – $25,000.  Funds will be used to make restorations to the 195 year-old National Historic Landmark Richmond Round Church.  CONTACT:  Gary Bressor, Richmond Historical Society (802) 434-2800.Shoreham Newton Academy – $100,000.  Funds will be used to restore the 1810 federal style building on the town green in Shoreham.   CONTACT:  Wilson MacIntire, President, Newton Academy Restoration Corporation, (802) 897-2600.In June, Leahy announced that the Chandler Center for the Arts received a $250,000 federal grant through the Village Revitalization Initiative to fund the rehabilitation of the Chandler Music Hall and Gallery in Randolph.Source: Leahy’s office. MONTPELIER, Vt. (Tuesday, Sept. 29)last_img read more

Basketball power rankings

first_img5. Memphis (21-3) 6 This is about as high as Tigers will climb because of C-USA. 6. Kansas (21-4) 9 Jayhawks can steal No. 1 seed if Badgers, Bruins falter. 7. Texas A&M (21-4) 4 State doesn’t disintegrate since Tech’s Knight ends losing streak vs. Aggies. 8. Nevada (22-2)12 Fazekas gives Wolfpack the Gonzaga complex. 9. Washington State (21-4) 13 Throw conventional prognostications out with Wazzu. 10. Marquette (21-5) 11 Loss to Georgetown doesn’t look so bad now. 11. Pittsburgh (22-4) 7 Losing to Louisville is one of surprise results of season. 12. Butler (24-3) 10 After beating Florida Gulf Coast, is Sun Coast Grammar next? 13. North Carolina (22-4) 8 No ACC team in top 10 speaks of parody, not parity. 14. Air Force (21-4) 18 At least one Academy is worthy of watching. 15. Alabama (18-6) 15 Loss to Mississippi not as bad as many would think. 16. Oregon (20-5) 14 Duck, Ducks, because a few more losses could signal NIT. 17. Georgetown (19-5) NR Hoyas finally playing like they should have at start of season. 18. USC (18-7) 22 O.J. Mayo still making more noise in L.A. than Trojans. 19. Southern Illinois (22-5) 23 Mizzou Valley Conference shedding mid-major label. 20. Virginia Tech (18-7) NR Tar Heels seeing Green(berg) about Hokie uprising. 21. Arizona (17-7) NR Results vs. L.A. schools this weekend will determine NCAA seed. 22. Kansas State (18-8) 19 Wonder where coach Bob Huggins will be in two years. 23. West Virginia (19-6) 20 Mountaineers follow up one of biggest wins (UCLA) with blowout loss to Hoyas. 24. Indiana (17-6) 25 Can coach Kelvin Sampson be blamed for Oklahoma football violations? 25. Kentucky (18-7) 21 ‘Cats are this week’s obligatory last team in rankings. – Brian Dohn Five players in double figures show Gators’ multiplicity. 2. Ohio State (22-3) 2 Imagine if Greg Oden could use his right hand? 3. Wisconsin (24-2) 5 Badgers could give Big Ten two No. 1 seeds. 4. UCLA (21-3) 2 After trip to W.Va., no wonder Howland doesn’t like Feb. nonconference games. center_img (Through Tuesday) 1. Florida (23-2) 1 last_img read more