Selectmen approve installation of downtown security cameras

first_imgEditors note: We’ve added a sentence to the article indicating that the cameras will not be monitored on a regular basis.FARMINGTON – Selectmen gave the go ahead for the installation of 10 security cameras in the downtown area, approved the Nov. 6 referendum article regarding the Walton’s Mill Dam project and listened to a brief presentation by a representative from GWI – a telecommunications company looking to bring high speed internet to the area.With a recommendation from the Downtown TIF Advisory board, 10 businesses downtown will be hosting security cameras that will provide live footage around the clock. Deputy Chief Shane Cote told the board on Tuesday that the businesses who have stepped forward so far to host have been willing to share their wi-fi for the cameras. So far, the 10 locations for the new cameras will be: three different angles from Kyes Insurance, one from All Mixed Up, one at American Forest Management Inc., two cameras at Thai Smile, one at the Water Department, one at No Parents Allowed and one at Hippach Field.Purchase, installation and the first year’s storage fee for the cameras will cost $7,700 to be covered by the TIF account. The following $1,650 annual fee will be added as a line item to the Police Department budget.Business owners as well as the police department will have access to a website streaming the live footage from all ten cameras, though Cote told selectmen that he doesn’t anticipate the department will use the website except for crime-related investigations.The wording of an article for the Nov. 6 referendum was approved by selectmen and will give voters the opportunity to weigh in on whether or not to move forward with the project at Walton’s Mill Pond. A ‘yes’ vote will move the $1.22 million project into the next groundbreaking phase, while a no vote will halt the project sending it back to the board for consideration. If approved, the estimated total costs will be completely paid for by the Atlantic Salmon Federation and will include improvements to the surrounding park area.Biddeford telecommunications company, GWI, is proposing the installation of broadband infrastructure for the town of Farmington, with a goal of having it installed in one to two years. The proposal hinges on a large, competitive national loan that the company is planning to apply for by the end of September.The large loan would completely cover the costs of installation and would be paid back by GWI. The project would require no cost to the town and would include a short, five-question survey that will be conducted in the next several weeks. Answers to the survey will provide the information needed for the loan application. GWI representative Kerem Durdag said the survey will be conducted by phone, flyer and online.“This infrastructure would allow for the community to grow as it wants. We believe high speed internet should be a choice for every citizen of Maine,” Durdag said.last_img read more

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ICC World Cup ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Shakib Al Hasan gets his 250th wicket, Bangladesh on top vs South Africa

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. highlights Shakib Al Hasan become the fifth player to take 250 wickets and score 5000+ runs.Shakib Al Hasan is the second-highest wicket-taker for Bangladesh in ODIs.South Africa lost to Bangladesh in the 2007 World Cup.center_img New Delhi: Shakib Al Hasan has been a history-maker for Bangladesh ever since he made his entry into international cricket. With both bat and ball, he has been the premier all-rounder in world cricket across all formats and has played a major hand in Bangladesh becoming a force in world cricket. In Bangladesh’s opening encounter against South Africa in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, Shakib’s contributions have been immense. With the bat, he smashed 75, his 43rd ODI fifty and shared a record 142-run stand for the fifth wicket with Mushfiqur Rahim as Bangladesh notched up 330/6, their highest score not only in ODIs but also in the World Cup. With the ball, he created more history during South Africa’s innings.In the fifth ball of the fifth over bowled by Shakib, Aiden Markram was nearing a fifty but he was undone by a quicker arm ball that skidded through and it crashed into the stumps. The wicket was Shakib’s 250th in ODIs and it made him only the fifth player in ODI history to take 250 wickets and score 5000+ runs. Pakistan’s Abdul Razzaq, Sri Lanka’s Sanath Jayasuriya, Pakistan’s Shahid Afridi and South Africa’s Jacques Kallis are the other cricketers to have achieved this feat. Shakib is the second-highest wicket-taker for Bangladesh in ODIs, 14 behind Mashrafe Mortaza who has 264 wickets and is playing in his fifth World Cup.Shakib and Mushfiqur’s knocks helped Bangladesh post a total of 300-plus in the World Cup for only the second time. This was only the fourth time that South Africa had conceded a total in excess of 300 in the World Cup. Australia’s 377/6 in the 2007 World Cup clash in St Kitts is the highest by an opponent against the Proteas.Bangladesh has the second-highest score in the World Cup against the Proteas while England went past 300 in the opening game of the tournament. This is the first time Bangladesh has crossed 300 in ODIs against South Africa. It was in the Adelaide game which saw Bangladesh beat England by 15 runs and they qualified for the World Cup knock-out for the first time. South Africa will now be attempting to achieve the highest ever run-chase in the history of the tournament as they look to bounce back after losing their opening game against England by 104 runs.last_img read more

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