Keeping Warm with the Vermont Chamber

first_imgThe competition is stiff; the judges, discerning! Vermont’s Top Ten Winter Events begin next week. Chosen from dozens of entries for their ingenuity, creativity, and special Vermont flavor, visitors and locals alike will enjoy Vermont’s blue-ribbon “Top Ten” events.Even Scrooge could not resist the holiday spirit with Christmas at the Farm in Woodstock, The Vermont Symphony Orchestra Holiday Pops Tour, and New Year’s Eve “First Night” in the capital city of Montpelier.As winter settles into full swing, the Stowe Winter Carnival, True Companion Sled Dog Race in Craftsbury, Brookfield Ice Harvest, and 82nd Annual Harris Hill Ski Jumping Competition in Brattleboro stimulate winter’s body and soul.The “Top Ten Winter Events” wind up with the Mount Snow Anti Gravity Grail in March (the East Coast’s premier ski and snowboard event), and the Philips US Open Snowboarding Championships at Stratton Mountain. April closes out winter with the 24th Annual Bear Mountain Mogul Challenge in Killington.The “Top 10 Winter Events” are part of the Vermont Chamber of Commerce 2004 Vermont Winter Guide, Vermont’s leading winter travelers’ magazine. Other Guide features include “Top Picks for Kids,” lodging listings and resources for the winter travelers, a shopping guide, and editorial feature articles.The 2004 Vermont Winter Guide, “Vermont Chamber of Commerce Top 10 Winter Events,” and other Vermont information is available free of charge from 1-800-VERMONT, by calling the Vermont Chamber at (802) 223-3443, or on the Chamber’s website at http://www.vtchamber.com(link is external).-30-last_img read more

Amityville Hit-and-run Driver Sought in Fatal Crash

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 26-year-old man was killed in a hit-and-run crash after being struck by another driver who stopped in Amityville early Sunday morning, Suffolk County police said.Carlos Perez-Rodas of Uniondale was hit in front of El Rodeo Restaurant and Bar by a Toyota Corolla and was then struck by a second vehicle that fled the scene at 12:43 a.m., police said.The first driver, 23-year-old Joshua Dauphin of Farmingdale, was trying to stop southbound traffic on Broadway with the help of others when the hit-and-run driver struck.The second vehicle was described as a late model, dark-colored Mercedes that was last seen heading southbound on Broadway.Perez-Rodas was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip where he was pronounced dead.Vehicular Crime Unit detectives are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information about the crash to contact them at 631-852-6555 or call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 631-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.last_img read more

Back to the Future – DoD reverts MLA guidance to 2016 edition

first_imgOn February 28, 2020 the Department of Defense (DoD) issued a third interpretive rule for its Military Lending Act (MLA) regulations. This adds one more finite question & answer to DoD’s list and reverts to guidance originally issued in 2016. For those not in the weeds on this issue, first we will take a walk down memory lane to help explain what this means for credit union operations.The original MLA regulations only applied to three kinds of products: payday loans; tax refund anticipation loans; and vehicle title loans, when made to certain servicemembers and their dependents (covered borrowers). Effective October 3, 2016, the DoD expanded the scope of these rules to include most consumer credit products, with certain statutory exceptions including vehicle purchase loans and residential loans. Credit cards became subject to the MLA on October 3, 2017. The MLA includes disclosure requirements and limitations such as a 36% Military Annual Percentage Rate (MAPR) cap. NAFCU members can find comprehensive guidance in our MLA Compliance Guide and our many Compliance Blogposts on this topic can be found here.Implementing the MLA posed many challenges for credit unions from 2015 to 2017. This was in part because of ambiguities in the rules. As a result, the DoD issued interpretative rules in August 2016 and December 2017, attempting to provide some clarity. Both times, the interpretative rules were helpful in some aspects, yet also created new questions as well. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

NHL players on board with daily COVID-19 testing if season resumes

first_imgWASHINGTON: National Hockey League (NHL) players are on board with frequent testing for COVID-19 if games can resume this summer.The league, mulling a restart of the season in July, on Sunday confirmed that it will test all players for the coronavirus daily if games resume. “You need testing at a level sufficient to be confident that you’re going to be on top of anything which might happen,” NHL Players’ Association executive director Don Fehr said. “If that turns out to be daily, and that’s available, that’s OK.” “Having it each and every day can limit the potential of getting the virus,” Edmonton Oilers player Darnell Nurse said. “If that’s what it takes, if that’s what they believe is the best option, then that’s the way you have to go.” Connor McDavid, captain of the Edmonton Oilers, also supported the daily testing protocol. McDavid said: “I think you have to get tested in a time like this, and you want to get tested as frequently as you can.” IANS Also Read: Japan round of MotoGP cancelledlast_img read more