Attorney General, October 14, 2011 The Vermont Superior Court, Chittenden Unit, ordered former junkyard owner Gilbert Rhoades to clean-up the Milton site following its finding of environmental violations earlier this year, including removal of all tires at the site within 90 days. The Court ordered Rhoades to pay $20,000 in civil penalties and Rhoades and his wife, Blanche Rhoades, to reimburse the State $24,857.58 for past investigative costs. The Court’s ruling follows a May 11th hearing in an environmental enforcement action brought by the Attorney General’s Office based on inspections by the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources.‘This ruling sends a strong message that, although salvage yards can provide valuable services to the community, owners of such operations must follow Vermont’s environmental laws and operate in a safe manner,’ said Attorney General William H Sorrell.In addition to ordering the removal of all tires at the site within 90 days, the Court ordered:permanently enjoined Rhoades from operating a junkyard or salvage yard at the site without first obtaining all necessary permits and licenses;ordered Rhoades to comply with all statutes and regulations governing the handling of hazardous waste;ordered additional soil sampling and removal of lead contaminated soil;ordered Rhoades and his wife Blanche to reimburse the State for $24,857 in past investigative costs; andordered Rhoades to pay the State $20,000 in civil penalties.Since November 2009, the Rhoades have been subject to a preliminary injunction prohibiting them from taking in any new junk, including scrap metal, at the site.Related documents:Ruling on DamagesRuling on the Merits (February 9, 2011)Ruling on Cross Motions for Summary Judgment (November 20, 2009)Ruling on Motion for Preliminary Injunction (November 20, 2009)
A 62-year-old female patient who expired onTuesday is the first recorded mortality in Bacolod, and among the six positivecases in the city, based on the case bulletin of the Department of Health(DOH)-6 (Western Visayas) on Wednesday night. Private sectors in Bacolod City began spraying disinfectant along the streets amid the threat of coronavirus disease 2019. Photo by Jasmin Egan Bacolod has also recorded three other deathsof patients under investigation (PUIs) with either negative or pending resultsof Covid-19 test, data from the City Health Office (CHO) showed. As of Thursday, Bacolod has a total of 34 PUIsadmitted since February 2. BACOLOD City – Health authorities hereconfirmed the city’s first death from the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The latest is a 60-year-old male, who died onWednesday with negative result. He battled lung cancer, and had traveled toManila. The two others include a 60-year-old male, whodied on March 17, but whose negative result came out only on March 26; and a42-year-old male from Cebu, who died on March 29 with still pending result. Of the number, 27 have been discharged whilethree are still confined in isolation. The remaining four are those who alreadydied. Records of DOH-6 showed that out of the sixpositive cases in Bacolod, four are admitted while one has already recoveredand has been discharged. She is a close contact of Patient No. 7, a40-year-old male, confined in the isolation facility of a hospital in Bacolod. Out of the 34 PUIs, 24 tested negative forCovid-19 while six had positive results. Two still have pending results whiletests on two others were not yet done. (With PNA/PN)
Though each indoor track and field season for CNY Indoor Track Association sides starts with the Jack Morse Kickoff Meet, this one had a bit more meaning.That’s because the event’s namesake, Jack Morse, a long-time radio and television sportscaster who spent a large part of his four-decade career highlighting area high school sports, passed away in November at age 84.Baldwinsville’s indoor track team was part of the Thursday portion of this two-day event, and won both the boys and girls titles. On the way to the 1,600-meter team title in 19:51.98, B’ville was 1-2 individually, Jack Michaels taking the top spot in 4:42.21 to edge teammate Colin Delaney, who posted 4:43.10. That predated a sprint medley relay where Weaver, Sam Mellinger, Kenneth Svitak and Connor Waldron got a Bees victory in 3:53.02, the only time under four minutes.Quinn Peters, David Mahar, Logan Hayes and Robert Thompson went 1:42.24 in the 4×200 relay, just behind the winning 1:42.09 from Institute of Technology Central. Thompson and Aden Kostolecki were fourth in the long jump.Matt Komuda cleared 9 feet in the pole vault for third-place points. The Bees also finished fourth in the 4×800 relay in 9:41.89 and fourth in the 4×400 (4:08.76) as Tom Hagopian and Tom Bernardin got fifth place in the 55-meter hurdles.On the girls side at the Morse meet, the Bees also excelled at field events, including the pole vault, where Ella Smith’s clearance of 7’6″ meant an individual title and 10 first-place team points, too. In the weight throw, B’ville had three of the top four finishers, with Sarah Smiley heaving it 29’10” to beat Kathryn Mitts (27’2″) and Lauren Shaler (26’9″).Lauren Addario, by herself, got fourth-place points in the triple jump thanks to her individual victory with 37’3 1/2″. Hannah Johnson and Allyson Surowick paired for 29’7 1/4″ in the long jump, second to F-M (31’3 1/2″), while Karen Ekure and Natalia Lewis were second in the high jump, combining to top 9’3″.Vivian Holden-Betts, Sarah Fawwaz, Annabelle Horan and Sage Springsteen won the 1,500-meter four-runner event in 23:50.43, while in the sprint medley Addario, Ekure, Olivia Creelman and Anna Conklin were second in 4:53.19.Mary Sabatino, Lily Horan, Emilee Salzman and Catherine Thompson were third in the 4×800 in 12:13.58. Johnson, Brianna Natoli, Katie Nice and Bailey Nicholson got third in the 4×400 in 4:40.71 as Courtney Bostic, Madison Kennedy, Brook Wirtheim and Olivia Muscolino took third place in the 4×200 in 2:01.43.Elsewhere, Surowick and Nadia Kozman were fifth in the 55 hurdles, with Carlie Desimone and Alida Menickelli fifth in the 55 sprint. Shaler and Sarah Smiley were sixth in the shot put.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story The boys Bees had 94 points, well clear of Cazenovia’s runner-up total of 71 points, while the girls Bees got a scare from Cazenovia and Fayetteville-Manlius, yet won with 87 points to the Lakers’ 85 and the Hornets’ 84.Dominating field events, the B’ville boys had Ryan Dupra clear 6 feet 3 inches to win the high jump and gain team honors with Owen Weaver, who topped 5’6″. In the triple jump, Weaver and Aidan Priest prevailed with 75’5″, Weaver second among individuals with 39’11 1/4″.Steven Miller, second in the individual shot put with 39’2 1/4″, paired with Adam Graham for the team victory with 75’8 1/2″, while in the weight throw Miller (second) and Alex Boak (fourth) finished on top, their throws adding up to 81’2″. Tags: Baldwinsvilleindoor track
On NFL Draft night, every team is 0-0. But always and everywhere, karma is undefeated. What the Chiefs and, by extension, the league got as their marquee event of the offseason began is exactly what they deserve.What came out of the recording obtained and aired by a Kansas City television station Thursday was appalling enough, beyond appalling. It was Tyreek Hill and his girlfriend talking last month about what happened to their 3-year-old son, the criminal investigation into alleged abuse and how they handled all of it. Everyone involved looks bad. You feel unfathomable fear for the safety of that child. You eat yourself up about what could have been done to prevent it. No matter who the Chiefs claim they are, this is who the Chiefs have chosen to be. The same goes for the NFL.Draft night is the pinnacle of the dead period of the offseason, designed to eliminate dead periods and the offseason. The more the masses scribble their mock drafts, the less they talk about court cases involving budding young stars.No such luck in the 2019 draft. Karma begins the season 1-0. The Chiefs and the NFL are 0-1. You also wonder who would have such deep reserves of indecency, callousness and tone-deafness to extend the key figure in it all — Hill himself — the privilege of an NFL career and all the benefits it brings.HILL IN 2016: ‘Fans have every right to be mad at me’ But the Chiefs did, and so did the NFL. Now, their chickens have come home to roost, and, coincidentally, they came home on draft night, with the spotlight the hottest.Three years ago this week, the Chiefs figured the heat they would take for taking Hill in the fifth round, with his past violence with loved ones well-documented, would be worth it. They’ve won a lot of games since then, finished one overtime game away from the Super Bowl last year, and got exactly what they wanted on the field out of Hill.Their other gamble in that area, Kareem Hunt, eventually blew up in their faces. They had to cut him in-season when his own ugly incident came to light. The move hardly cloaked them in a shroud of nobility, seeing as how they weren’t forced to act until months after the actual incident … when video came out. Yes, this should sound familiar.The light has swung back onto their deal with Hill. They took their chances again. A mere day earlier, they seemed to have dodged the proverbial bullet again when investigators declined to file charges once their investigation was done.On Thursday, the bullet circled back and started closing in again. It happened when, this time, audio came out about their young offensive star. (UPDATE: Chiefs GM Brett Veach announced after the first round — video via KSHB-TV — that Hill will not take part in any team activities “for the foreseeable future.”)Sure, you recognize the pattern. It’s a familiar one with this league. It’s now a familiar one with this franchise.MORE: Hill temporarily loses custody of son, report saysOf course, the Chiefs and the league and everyone else who loved watching Hill play can say now, as they said then, that Hill deserved a second chance, after the college incident that planted red flags all over him as a draft prospect.He was passed over 164 times in that 2016 draft, surely a few of those times for reasons other than draft needs. The Chiefs were the ones who made the risk-reward assessment.The “risk” part now stares them in the face and shouts in their ears.All that talent made the risk worth it; a lesser player, for sure, doesn’t even get a second look. That talent doesn’t seem much worth it right now, even with the Chiefs as close to crossing that Super threshold as any team.The NFL has continued to botch incident after incident with players accused of violence against women or, in this case, their families. The message it seems to want to send never quite meshes with the one it ends up sending. The league was fine promoting Hill throughout this past season and cashing in on that promotion. On Thursday, it couldn’t have thought that aligning itself with him was that great a deal.As for the Chiefs, they grabbed up Hill. They grabbed up Hunt and then got rid of him (only to be rescued by the executive who took him while in his old job, Browns general manager John Dorsey). This week, they traded for Frank Clark, another electric, explosive talent with a past that includes an incident in college and an insulting, demeaning tweet to a female reporter who wrote about it.