KidSafe Collaborative of Chittenden County is pleased to announce the election of its new Board Officers.President, Penrose Jackson, Community Health Improvement at Fletcher Allen Health Care;Vice President, Jay Fayette, Pizzagalli Construction Company;Treasurer, Kurt Liebegott, Problem Knowledge Coupler (PKC);Secretary, Suzanne Koch, Howard Center.KidSafe Collaborative engages agencies, community groups and individuals to work together to improve our community’s response to child abuse and neglect. For more information about KidSafe and its programs, please contact us at 863-9626.
Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion Mary Carol Hart’s March 20 letter [“Glove Theatre should avoid Proctors’ path”] offers an opportunity for fact checking and response. Proctors is proud to continue to have shops open to the public all week on the main floor. Once there was a small lunch deli, but that was replaced by the larger Apostrophe Cafe, which is open 70 hours a week. Hermie’s Music anchors the arcade’s Stratton Plaza entrance and we have two iterations of the Gift Centre at Proctors, both run by a loyal group of volunteers, as has been the case for 30 years. There are also lobby entrances for Key Hall at Proctors and the Parker Inn, as well the snack bar, which is open for Main Stage performances. Regarding our State Street marquee, it’s not original to 1926, but was installed in 1983 to replicate the original, replacing an outdated and deteriorated Art Deco marquee from the 1940s. It was repaired and repainted in 2014, and the signboards were updated to digital displays. But we did not change the marquee in any other way. As to the GE Theatre, it’s described in the industry as a “black box,” and is intended to be quite different than the lush Main Stage. It’s designed for different kinds of uses and programs, including moving the seating to have a large flat-floor for events. Finally, we, too, wish the Glove Theatre nothing but success for its marquee and continuing operations.Philip Morris SchenectadyThe writer is CEO of Proctors, Capital Repertory Theatre and Universal Preservation Hall.More from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationSchenectady NAACP calls for school layoff freeze, reinstatement of positionsFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?Motorcyclist injured in Thursday afternoon Schenectady crashEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motorists
The vessels will be taken over within the next three weeks in China and Europe, according to Oldendorff. As informed, the deal involves the acquisition of three Capesize bulk carriers at an en block price of $212.76 million. “The sale of our shipping assets announced today is in line with our long term plans to reduce debt and raise funds to invest in our future growth plans, including expanding our presence in the renewable energy business,” Praveer Sinha, CEO & MD, Tata Power, commented. “(W)e are strengthening even further our trades in/out of India. We see India as one of the drivers for the years to come for the dry bulk market, and we want to be part of that growth,” Peter Twiss, President and CEO of Oldendorff Carriers, said. The ships in question are the 209,300 dwt, 2016-built Trust Amity, the 180,600 dwt, 2011-built Trust Agility and the 180,600 dwt, 2011-built Trust Integrity, to be renamed Hark Oldendorff, Tete Oldendorff and Tilda Oldendorff, respectively. The transaction is a package deal that includes long term contracts of affreightment for the transportation of coal to India. MV Trust Amity was already on time charter to Oldendorff since it was delivered from Yangzijiang Shipyard four years ago. Germany-based dry bulk carrier owner and operator Oldendorff Carriers has signed a “comprehensive” package deal with Singapore-based Trust Energy Resources, a subsidiary of Tata Power Company, India’s largest integrated power company.