New York Mortgage Company opens in Burlington

first_imgThe New York Mortgage Company Is pleased to announce that Jeffrey Robbins of S. Burlington, VT has opened a satellite mortgage lending office in downtown Burlington, VT, allowing us to expand and serve the Vermont residential and commercial mortgage markets.Jeffrey has many years of dedicated experience in the financial services industry. Most recently he was employed by the Liberty Mutual Insurance Company for 16 years where he held the position of District Sales Manager for the past 12 years.The New York Mortgage Company, LLC was formed in 1998 and is one of the nations largest and fastest growing mortgage banks. We have the resources and expertise to make loans directly as well as to broker the loan programs of several other lenders, enabling NYMC to provide a vast array of residential and commercial loan alternatives under one roof!Jeffrey Robbins can be reached at:149 Cherry St.Burlington, VT 05401Cell phone: 802.343.0424Office phone: 802.864.6962Email: jrobbins@nymc.com(link sends e-mail)last_img read more

Alpena man released after raping two girls

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisToday an Alpena man who viciously raped two young girls has been released from prison, according to the Michigan Department of Corrections Terry Lee Booth will be placed on four years parole and can have no verbal, written, electronic or physical contact with the victims or their immediate families, either directly or through another person.This all happened over 42 years ago when booth and his friend James Arthur long raped two 12–year–old girls in 1976 Booth and Long were convicted of sexual assault, Booth received a life sentence that was overturned, Long received 15 to 25 years and was released in 1983 he currently lives in TexasBooth will be on parole in Gaylord.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Sunrise Animal Sanctuary Raises Awareness of Animal Abuse Rescuing HorseNext New American flags set to fly high in Alpenalast_img read more

Former MotoGP champion Nicky Hayden dies after bicycle crash

first_imgAmerican motorcycle racer Nicky Hayden died, the Maurizio Bufalini Hospital announced on Monday, five days after he was hit by a car while training on his bicycle. Hayden was 35.Last week, the hospital announced that Hayden had severe cerebral damage and multiple traumatic injuries.”The medical team has verified the death of the patient Nicholas Patrick Hayden, who has been undergoing care since last Wednesday May 17 in the intensive care unit of the Bufalini Hospital in Cesena following a very serious polytrauma which occurred the same day,” the hospital statement said.Hayden, who was in Italy following a race at nearby Imola, was transported to the Bufalini facility following the incident on the Rimini coast on Wednesday.Judicial authorities have opened an investigation into the incident.Hayden won the MotoGP title in 2006, finishing narrowly ahead of Italian great Valentino Rossi.Hayden was 13th in this season’s Superbike standings, riding for the Red Bull Honda team.Several family members had flown in from the United States, including Hayden’s mother and brother.last_img read more

Renewable energy growing in Canada but solar installations lagging behind

first_imgOTTAWA – Although the cost to build solar power has plummeted over the last decade, a new report suggests Canadians aren’t rushing use the sun to make electricity.The National Energy Board today released its annual look at the state of renewable energy in Canada and it says solar energy accounts for just 0.5 per cent of all Canada’s generated electricity.And almost all of that exists entirely in Ontario, the report notes.NEB chief economist Shelley Milutinovic said the trend in Canada is that renewable energy sources like wind and solar are replacing coal as Canada moves to eliminate that as a source of electricity by 2030.Between 2005 and 2016, non-hydroelectric renewables — wind, solar and biomass — grew from 1.5 per cent of total electricity generation in Canada to 7.2 per cent.During that same period coal fell from 16 per cent to 9.3 per cent as a source of power. Canada intends to eliminate coal as a source of power by 2030 and only four provinces still get any power from the fossil fuel.The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development released a review of Canada’s environmental policies this week which gave the country a rough ride for its energy-intensive, high-emitting, resource-based economy, but did point to Canada’s electrical supply as a positive.Only about 20 per cent of Canada’s electricity comes from fossil fuels now — divided almost equally between coal and natural gas. Nuclear energy accounts for 15 per cent of Canada’s electricity supply.The rest comes from renewables. Hydro is the big beast in that, responsible for almost 60 per cent of Canada’s power in 2016. While actual hydro power generation has grown about seven per cent in the last decade, other renewables are exploding.The amount of electricity generated by the wind is 20 times what it was in 2005, and wind as a percentage of total power grew from just 0.2 per cent in 2005 to 4.7 per cent in 2016.Solar didn’t exist as a source of power for utility companies in Canada a decade ago. By 2016, solar capacity was 2,310 megawatts, almost all of it in Ontario.Outside of Ontario, solar installations are mostly quite small. The largest solar farm in western Canada is a two-megawatt one on the Green Acres Hutterite Colony east of Calgary.Milutinovic said the costs of solar and wind are now very comparable to other sources of power which are making them more and more attractive.The cost to install a solar panel is about one-tenth of what it was in 2000, at about 95 cents per watt, according to the International Energy Agency.Despite that, Canada is outmatched in solar on the international scene.While Canada’s biggest solar farm is about 100 megawatts, India this year unleashed one 10 times as big. The Kunrool Ultra Mega Solar Park is the biggest in the world with 1000 megawatts of installed capacity.India had just 17 megawatts of installed solar capacity in 2010. It now has 12,000 megawatts.China is the world’s solar leader, both in the manufacturing of solar panels and their installation. In 2005, China had 70 megawatts of installed solar power. In 2016, it had 78,000.Canada is 13th in the world in the amount of installed solar capacity. Where Canada gets just 0.5 per cent of its power from solar, Italy gets 7.5 per cent, Germany gets 6.7 per cent, Japan 4.9 per cent, the United States 1.4 per cent and China 1.07 per cent.Milutinovic says the one thing not measured in this report however is the capacity for solar installations on private homes and businesses. She said some of the Ontario solar generation numbers include those, but elsewhere that is simply not being tracked.So there is no good data on how many individuals now have solar panels on their roofs or how many farms have them in their fields.She said it is one area governments should be looking at to get a better picture of what is actually happening on this front.— follow @mrabson on Twitter.last_img read more