Delaware County Council approves $20M in CARES Act funding to assist school districts | Delaware County

The Delaware County Council voted earlier this month to provide $20 million in federal CARES Act funding to the Delaware County Intermediate Unit and public school districts throughout the county to address COVID-19 related expenses.

The council approved the agreement on Sept. 2 in a unanimous vote, said a statement issued by Adrienne Marofsky, the county’s public relations director.

The funding is provided by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, known as CARES, which was approved by Congress and signed by President Donald Trump in March.

The money can be used for providing internet connections and related equipment to students in qualifying low-income families, additional sanitation, procurement of personal protective equipment, and other needs, the county statement said.

“Supporting education and funding needs of schools is a very important aspect of COVID-19 relief and necessary for recovery,” said Councilwoman Elaine Schaefer. “It is our obligation to get this

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Harrow Council Names Wates for Wealdstone Development Project


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Harrow Council have named Wates Residential as the development partner for their regeneration programme worth an estimated GBP 600 million. Council’s cabinet approved the decision to select Wates as the development partner in the equally owned Harrow Strategic Development Partnership. The partnership is the largest investment and development opportunity Harrow has seen and will create an inviting, attractive and thriving Wealdstone high street that generates apprenticeships, training and wealth in the borough. It will transform the landscape of Wealdstone, building 1,500 new homes, including a significant number of affordable homes, a new civic centre, shops, offices, and a school, as well as public and green spaces.

The partnership will work with hundreds of young people at schools and colleges across the borough to provide school

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VeChain Joins China Animal Health And Food Safety Alliance (CAFA) As Council Member To Provide Blockchain Technology For Enterprise Members

CAFA is a government-backed organization directly under the Chinese National Agricultural Science Technology Innovation Alliance initiated by the Ministry of Agriculture of the People’s Republic of China, which aims to build a trustworthy platform that connects the government, industry associations, producer enterprises and research institutes in the food sector.

Since its launch, CAFA has revealed more than 130 members that are already signed up as official members of the alliance. These members consist of massive companies and bodies across upstream and downstream parties in the food industry, including supermarkets, food and beverage manufacturers, e-commerce platforms and more. Other members also include major players in the CTI industry, research labs, agricultural and animal supplies.

As a council member of CAFA, VeChain intends to enhance CAFA’s strategy of “building a from-farm-to-table traceability system across the entire country.

By using VeChain ToolChain, all enterprise members of the

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In City Council hearing, MTA, Baltimore school officials discuss bus plans for students

Questions about bus service already are flooding in from the parents of Baltimore students.



a group of people standing in front of a crowd: Monique Ngomba, standing second from left holding pole, rides a city bus with other students.


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Monique Ngomba, standing second from left holding pole, rides a city bus with other students.

What would the Maryland Transit Administration’s plan to reduce bus service by 20% in January due to fiscal losses from the coronavirus mean for the 29,000 students who rely on it?

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Will crowded buses skip students’ stops to make sure proper social distancing is maintained? For however long classes remain virtual, how would students be able to access schools to pick up meals and other resources?

“It’s going to be delicate dance, I’m not going to lie,” said Kevin Quinn, chief of the MTA. “It’s going to be complicated, and communication is going to really be key.”

As students returned to virtual classes this week, MTA and Baltimore City Public Schools

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Chester County Economic Development Council names new board members | Business

UWCHLAN — The Chester County Economic Development Council (CCEDC) has announced the election of four new members to its board of directors.

“One of CCEDC’s continuing goals as we entered our 60th anniversary year was to broaden the array of backgrounds that CCEDC’s board and staff bring to the table,” Gary Smith, Chester County Economic Development Council president and CEO, said in a press release. “Our new board members draw from a cross-section of skill sets, experiences and perspectives from Chester County’s leading industries including technology, agriculture and real estate development.”

Newly elected to the Chester County Economic Development Council’s board are: Mark Davis, partner, The Atticus Group, who has also served on CCEDC’s Ideas to Innovation (i2n) initiative and Innovative Technology Action Group (ITAG) initiative; Steve Figgatt, CEO, Sycamore International; Bill Hostetter, grain merchandiser, Hostetter Grain; and Greg Reaves, principal, Mosaic Development Partners.

“Each year the CCEDC team and

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SIUE’s Gordon Appointed to American Council for Construction Education Board of Trustees

SIUE School of Engineering Associate Dean and Professor Chris Gordon, PhD, has dedicated his professional life to the construction industry, with special emphasis being placed on the development of future industry leaders through quality education. Among his latest contributions to ensuring student success and industry advancement is Gordon’s appointment as an at-large trustee on the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE) Board of Trustees.

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill., Sept. 4, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Engineering Associate Dean and Professor Chris Gordon, PhD, has dedicated his professional life to the construction industry, with special emphasis being placed on the development of future industry leaders through quality education.

Among his latest contributions to ensuring student success and industry advancement is Gordon’s appointment as an at-large trustee on the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE) Board of Trustees. The mission of the ACCE is to be a leading

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The Vermont Council on Rural Development launches the Vermont Community Leadership Network and Community Leadership Guide

Contact: Jon Copans, Vermont Council on Rural Development

Phone: (802) 272-0162

E-mail: [email protected]

Nearly 200 Vermonters joined Senator Patrick Leahy and the Vermont Council on Rural Development for an online celebration of local leadership where VCRD announced the launch of the Vermont Community Leadership Network and the publication of the new Community Leadership Guide.

“Strong, capable, and well-supported local leaders are a critical component of Vermont’s future success,” noted VCRD Executive Director Paul Costello.  “Both the Network and the Leadership Guide are targeted directly to those Vermonters trying to get big things done in their communities. Our mission is to give them some of the key tools to unleash their success, and to build a network to facilitate their collaboration and mutual support. At a time like this, as Vermont faces very serious challenges, local leadership is more important than ever.”

Building on over two decades of deep facilitative

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The Vermont Council on Rural Development launches the Vermont Community Leadership Network and Community Resource Guide

Press Release
August 27, 2020
Contact: Jon Copans, Vermont Council on Rural Development
Phone: (802) 272-0162
E-mail: [email protected]

Hundreds of Vermonters joined Senator Patrick Leahy and the Vermont Council on Rural Development for an online celebration of local leadership where VCRD announced the launch of the Vermont Community Leadership Network and the publication of the new Community Leadership Guide.

“Strong, capable, and well-supported local leaders are a critical component of Vermont’s future success,” noted VCRD Executive Director Paul Costello. “Both the Network and the Leadership Guide are targeted directly to those Vermonters trying to get big things done in their communities. Our mission is to give them some of the key tools to unleash their success, and to build a network to facilitate their collaboration and mutual support. At a time like this, as Vermont faces very serious challenges, local leadership is more important than ever.”

Building on over

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