Vermont designates first three Green Grocery Environmental Leaders

first_imgVermont Business Magazine Healthy Living Market – Burlington, Hunger Mountain Coop – Montpelier, and Commodities Natural Market – Stowe have been named as Vermont Green Grocery Environmental Leaders by the state of Vermont for their environmental stewardship and sustainability efforts. The standards to meet this designation were developed by multi-state environmental agency workgroup members of NEWMOA (Northeast Waste Management Officials Organization, as part of the Northeast Sustainable Grocery Environmental Leader program and include energy efficiency, water and waste reduction, recycling, environmentally preferable purchasing, and facility operations. The State of Vermont’s Green Business Program is a joint effort between the Department of Environmental Conservation and the Vermont Small Business Development Center and is voluntary and free of cost to participating businesses. This program provides assistance to businesses desiring to “green up” their operations and recognizes businesses of all sizes for meeting a set of environmental best management standards, going beyond compliance with existing environmental regulations. These standards are posted on the program’s website (www.vbep.org(link is external)).last_img read more

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Daily Postcard: Large Bruin Samples Cart Contents

first_imgDaily Postcard: Large bruin samples trash cart contents around 2:15 p.m. Wednesday in the Western Area. Animal Control and Los Alamos Police responded to the area, but the results of their interaction with the bear are as yet unknown. According to reference.com, ‘Bruin was the name of the bear character in the tales of Reynard the Fox, which were popular in the Middle Ages.’ Photo by Brint PereraMidafternoon snack. Photo by Brint Pereralast_img

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Woman Injured By Dog Whilst Walking In Dumfries

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInPOLICE Officers in Dumfries are appealing for witnesses after a woman was left with hand and leg injuries following a dog attack in the town.The incident happened around 11:45 AM on Sunday 22nd September on the cycle path between Sandside and Nunholm. As part of our investigation we are keen to identify a woman described as white, elderly, 5ft 6, medium build, grey hair and was wearing glasses and a dark rain coat. She was walking a Brown Border Collie.The victims dog, a border terrier also sustained bites to its face and neck, however is not believed to be seriously injured.Callers can get in touch with Police Scotland via the usual 101 number.last_img

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Astros ready for battle against Rays with Gerrit Cole in ALDS Game 5

first_img Three takeaways from Rays’ Game 4 victory against Astros “They’ve played calm, cool and collected,” Cole said, via MLB.com. “We know they’re a good team. We’ve known for a long time. To win that many games in the American League East, without Blake Snell for most of the year, without Tyler Glasnow for most of the year, maybe a couple other guys, is really impressive and now they’re here at full strength. So it’s been a good battle so far, and it will continue on (Thursday).”The Astros won the first two games of the series on two splendid pitching performances from Cole and Justin Verlander. In Cole’s start, the righty struck out 15 batters while allowing zero runs in 7 2/3 innings of work. A performance like that is bound to instill confidence going into the deciding game of the series. Related News Astros’ Justin Verlander blames rough Game 4 outing on ‘bad slider,’ not short rest In Game 4, the Rays got a victory by pitching no one more than 2 1/3 innings. Houston struggled this season when opponents went with bullpen games and Tampa Bay may very well decide to do something similar in Game 5, possibly using Snell and Charlie Morton in relief in what could be the final game of its season.But the Astros still have Cole. The man who went 20-5 with a 2.50 ERA with 326 strikeouts in 212 1/3 innings this season. He is 17-0 with a 1.69 ERA in his last 23 starts (including postseason). Houston knows the Rays will absolutely challenge it, but those numbers give the team at least a little bit of peace.“I love that we’re here,” manager AJ Hinch said. “And the way we got here is nerve-wracking just because you don’t want to get to a Game 5. We fought all year to have a better record and to win our division to get this particular game at home. And they’ve got to come into our house and beat us again. With Cole on the mound, I don’t know who could be more confident than us.” Three takeaways from Astros’ nerve-wracking ALDS Game 2 win over Rays “He’s an ace,” Astros third baseman Alex Bregman said. “We look forward to it. It’s going to be a lot of fun. We’re going to be fired up and looking to play as well as we can behind him.”The Rays will counter with Glasnow in Game 5 who allowed two runs in 4 1/3 innings of work in Game 1 on Friday. He tossed four shutout innings before allowing a two-run homer to Jose Altuve in the bottom of the fifth which got the Astros going. Gerrit Cole is about as good of a trump card as a team can have in the 2019 MLB playoffs, and the Astros have it.But Houston isn’t going into the winner-take-all Game 5 taking the Rays lightly, even with the Cy Young contender on the mound. They are confident, but they know Tampa Bay will bring everything it has.last_img read more

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