Vermont Electric Cooperative announces annual meeting election results

first_imgVermont Electric Cooperative, Inc,Results of Vermont Electric Cooperative’s (VEC) director elections and proposed bylaw amendments were announced during the Cooperative’s Annual Meeting held in Derby on Saturday, May 21, 2011. Incumbent District 1 Director Don Worth of Island Pond won re-election with 307 votes; challengers Ken Mason received 208 and Paul King received 75. Incumbent District 6 Director Dan Parsons of Richford ran unopposed and received 366 votes. Incumbent West Zone Director Dan Carswell of Franklin won re-election with 764 votes; challengers Robert Pearl received 262 votes, Caleb Elder 211 votes and Naomi Shaw 186 votes. Two proposed amendments to the bylaws also passed. An amendment to add conditions and processes for removing Directors passed with 2,293 votes in favor and 314 opposed and an amendment to eliminate a requirement that regular meetings of the board of directors be held within the VEC service territory passed with 2,296 votes in favor and 325 opposed.  Featured speakers at the meeting included Vermont Public Service Department Commissioner, Liz Miller, who spoke about Vermont’s energy future. Chief Executive Officer Dave Hallquist reported on VEC’s successful smart meter deployment and discussed the tough choices faced when choosing power suppliers. About 300 VEC members and guests attended the meeting. During a question and answer session there was a lively discussion about power supply options, including the proposed Kingdom Community Wind project in Lowell, Vermont. Members also raised questions about rising electricity costs and expressed concerns about state and national energy policy issues.Soruce: VEC. 5.22.2011last_img read more

GSA tennis teams fall to Waynflete in championship matches

first_img Bio Latest posts by Mike Mandell (see all) Latest Posts Mike MandellMike Mandell is the sports editor at The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander. He began working for The American in August 2016. You can reach him via email at mmandell@ellsworthamerican.com. Ellsworth runners compete in virtual Boston Marathon – September 16, 2020center_img Hospice volunteers help families navigate grief and find hope – September 12, 2020 WATERVILLE — Faced with the task of beating a strong, historically dominant opponent in Waynflete, the George Stevens Academy girls’ tennis team wasn’t about to go down without a fight.At Colby College on Saturday, a young GSA team came close to a pair wins and gave itself a solid building block for the future despite a loss in the Class C state championship match. The Eagles fell 5-0, but the didn’t put too much of a damper on what was a very rewarding season.George Stevens Academy’s Julianna Allen returns a serve during the girls’ Class C championship match against Waynflete on June 10 in Waterville. Allen took opponent Kiera MacWhinnie to a tiebreaker in the No. 2 singles match. ELLSWORTH AMERICAN PHOTO BY MIKE MANDELL“We’ve gotten pretty far this year and have had to overcome absences, a lack of experience and a tough schedule,” GSA head coach Tim Farrar said. “Now that these girls know they can get here, they’re going to have even more confidence on their side.”Julianna Allen pushed Waynflete’s Kiera MacWhinnie the distance before losing the tiebreaker 10-3, and Lillie Maier and Courtney Bianco won the first set against of their No. 1 doubles match 6-0 before dropping the second and third by scored of 6-4 and 7-5.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textBecause of time constraints, Allen’s match was sent to a tiebreaker after two sets instead of the usual three. Had a third set been played, Farrar said Allen would have had an excellent chance to hand Waynflete (14-2) its first loss of the day.“She’s been playing a lot of these longer matches lately, and she’s proven got the stamina to handle them,” Farrar said. “Had it gone to a third set, I really would’ve liked her chances to win that.”The state championship appearance was the first for the GSA girls (13-4) since 2012, and the road to it was a challenging one. After a preliminary win over Deer Isle-Stonington, the Eagles had to beat three higher-seeded teams — Penobscot Valley, Mattanawcook Academy and Orono — to be crowned Northern Maine champions. The team gave Mattanawcook and Orono their first losses of the year in the process.GSA will also return many of its key players next season. Seniors Tatiana Heggestad and Yvonne Rogers are set to graduate next week, but Allen, Maier, Bianco, Lindsay Nevin and Chloe Politte returning, the Eagles are in a good position to return to the state championship game next year.“I thought we were a year ahead, but our younger players really stepped up this year,” Farrar said. “We stumbled a bit early [in the seaGeorge Stevens Academy tennis players Boris Chen (left) and Ben Politte pose with the Class C runner-up trophy after falling to Waynflete in the boys’ championship match June 10 in Waterville. GSA has made eight state championship appearances in a row. ELLSWORTH AMERICAN PHOTO BY MIKE MANDELLson], but we improved every match as the year went on and found ourselves right where we wanted to be.”For GSA, the next task will be making a return trip to Waterville for next year’s championship match. The Eagles have the talent to do so, and with over 70 percent of their roster returning with more experience, there’s a chance they can make it even further.“We knew going into the year that these next few years were going to be really bright for us,” Farrar said. “It’s going to be fun to have a chance to prove that with the group we have next season.”Boys’ team falls to WaynfleteThe GSA boys’ team lost 5-0 to Waynflete, which claimed the Class C title for the 10th year in a row and 14th time overall.Waynflete (15-1) dominated the boys’ singles matches, recording 6-0 wins in four of the six sets played. GSA’s Rhett Cheng and Christian Jones came close to winning the first set against John Van Dyke and Cooper Sherman in the No. 2 doubles match but fell 6-4.Even with the loss, the Eagles will still add regional championship and runner-up honors to their trophy case for the eighth consecutive year. The Eagles will return Bryant Hsiung and Kent Fang as they pursue their ninth Northern Maine title in a row next year.“We’ve had some very good battles [with GSA] over the years,” Waynflete head coach Jeff Madore said during the award ceremony. “They’re good athletes and good people, and we’ll see them again in the future.” MPA approves golf, XC, field hockey, soccer; football, volleyball moved to spring – September 10, 2020last_img read more

‘Virat must be fast becoming India’s best ever skipper’: Michael Vaughan

first_imgIndore: Having earlier criticised the Indian wickets, former England skipper Michael Vaughan has now praised skipper Virat Kohli after India registered an innings and 130-run win over Bangladesh in the first Test of the two-match series at the Holkar Stadium on Saturday.Taking to Twitter, Vaughan wrote: “Virat must be fast becoming India’s best ever skipper …”Kohli might have failed to rise to the challenge with the bat in hand in the first Test against Bangladesh, but he added a new feather to his cap as he now has the most number of wins by an innings – 10. He is followed by Mahendra Singh Dhoni with 9 wins, Mohammad Azharuddin with 8 and Sourav Ganguly with seven. Kohli was all praise for his pacers. “I don’t really know what to say,” said Kohli at the post-match presentation. “Clinical performances all around. The team is playing really well. I can’t say something which people are not seeing on TV.”The pace trio of Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, and Umesh Yadav led from the front as the bowlers took 20 wickets in a match that lasted just over two and a half days. This was despite India missing Jasprit Bumrah, who has emerged as the team’s strike bowler since his Test debut in early 2018.“These guys are on top of their game when they bowl, it looks like any pitch is a good pitch, Jasprit isn’t here but this is a dream combination for any captain. Having strong bowlers is the most important thing in any team. The numbers and records are there for everyone to see, that’ll remain in the books, we haven’t focused on it,” said Kohli.The 31-year-old said that he was telling Mayank Agarwal to play on throughout the opener’s extraordinary innings to ensure that his personal score gets as big as possible. Agarwal smashed his third century and the second double ton of his nascent Test career and had accumulated 243 runs before being dismissed on Day 2.“The mindset is simple when you see a young guy coming in to bat, in Tests I know how much time it took me to get those big hundreds, so I know the importance of getting big runs. It’s important as a senior batter to let them know to keep going. I want them not to make the mistakes I made as a youngster to make them world-class cricketers,” he said. IANSAlso Read: David Warner’s daughter wants to be Indian captain like Virat KohliAlso Watch: Govt all set to push for the contentious Citizenship Bill in the winter session of Parliamentlast_img read more