Dworkin’s Leadership Wins National RecognitionFormer Vermont Public Service Board Chairman Michael Dworkin has won a national award recognizing his work in founding the Vermont Law School’s Institute for Energy and the Environment.The Mary Kilmarx Award is given annually by the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners’ Energy Resources and the Environment (ERE) Committee to someone whose work reflects the Committee’s goals of promoting good government, clean energy and the environment.”Michael Dworkin’s work in the energy and environmental field is internationally known, and his commitment to education and conservation as demonstrated with the Institute for Energy and the Environment made him an ideal candidate for the Mary Kilmarx Award,” said Commissioner Rick Morgan of the District of Columbia, who presented the award on behalf of the ERE Committee. “This Award recognizes those who have gone above and beyond the call of duty-traits that personify Michael Dworkin.”Dworkin was presented the award on Nov. 17 during NARUC’s 120th Annual Convention in New Orleans. ERE members had several reasons to present Dworkin with the award-notably his past chairmanship of the Vermont Public Service Board and the ERE Committee, and his work with the Institute for Energy and the Environment.Dworkin founded the Institute in 2005 after leaving the Public Service Board. The Institute is an international resource for energy law and policy. It offers a full course curriculum during the academic year and a series of summer seminars as well. The Institute’s student researchers work on pressing energy concerns such as energy self-reliance, carbon sequestration, and renewable energy sources. “The Institute is about building the right mix for thinking with global ideals and acting with rigorous pragmatism,” Dworkin said. “Our mission is to have fewer greenhouse gas emissions in 50 years because of the work we do today, and in 100 years because of the work our students do tomorrow. Its been a joy to find that Vermont Law provides a base for paralleling the work that Mary Kilmarx taught so many NARUC members to pursue for just such goals.”First awarded in 2002, the honor is named for Mary Kilmarx, a former commissioner and staff member at the Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission, who served as staff co-chair of the ERE Committee when it was called the Energy Conservation Committee and provided its members with inspiration for many years.Past winners of the Kilmarx Award are: Former Montana Public Service Commissioner Bob Anderson; Former Vermont Public Service Board Chairman Richard Cowart; the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Kathleen Hogan; Former Maine Public Utilities Commission member Cheryl Harrington; Natural Resources Defense Council Senior Attorney Ralph Cavanagh; and Executive Director of the Southwest Energy Efficiency Project Howard Geller.
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York After an outpouring of support from fans near and far, Sand City Brewing got approval from the Village of Northport to reopen its tasting room on Main Street and welcomed beer lovers back on Sunday. After closing four months ago for renovations to its walkway, Sand City’s permits were temporarily revoked by the village zoning board after complaints about excessive crowds and noise, some related to the long lines that form for new can releases of the brewery’s popular beers. At a public zoning board meeting on March 28, dozens of Sand City supporters came out to express their positive view of the brewery and its impact on the village. According to co-owners Bill Kiernan and Kevin Sihler, Sand City also received “overwhelming support from people online through post and petitions, and in letter writing to our local officials.” The tasting room will resume regularly scheduled hours today, open from noon to 8 pm. As the Press reported in February, Sand City first opened its tasting room in fall 2015 and quickly established achieved cult status for brewing some of Long Island’s best IPAs (India Pale Ale, a hoppy brew).In the past year, the brewery’s fame has spread across the country through a series of collaboration beers with well-known craft breweries from California to Virginia to across Brooklyn, Queens and Long Island. Sand City Brewing is located at 60 Main Street in Northport. They can be reached at 631-651-2767 or at sandcitybeer.com.Bernie Kilkelly is the editor and publisher of LIBeerGuide.com.
Governor Wolf Announces $1.6 Million for Troops for Teachers Program SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Education, Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced that his administration has secured a $1.6 million, 5-year Troops to Teachers grant. The program, managed by the Department of Defense’s Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES), makes federal funding available to recruit and help military veterans who are considering a career in teaching.“Pennsylvania has a proud military heritage and is home to many tremendous veterans who want to continue serving their community,” said Governor Wolf. “The Troops for Teachers program is a great way for veterans to bring their knowledge and skills to our classrooms, which benefits veterans and our students.”Under the state’s Troops to Teachers program, veterans who are interested in pursuing a career in teaching are provided with counseling services on teacher education requirements and programs, as well as guidance around the teacher certification process and referrals to employment opportunities. In some cases, veterans are eligible for bonuses if they choose to teach in a high-need school.“As Pennsylvania explores new approaches to generating a diverse pool of educators – and especially with a growing emphasis on STEM education – in many cases veterans or service members may be a great fit for the commonwealth’s classrooms,” Education Secretary Pedro A. Rivera said. “Service members are known for their initiative, commitment, and leadership skills, which can make them successful when transitioning from the armed forces to our state’s schools.”With the grant, the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) has also funded a PA Regional Partnership program, led by Slippery Rock University (SRU) to recruit eligible veterans into specially-tailored, one-year post-baccalaureate teacher certification programs in secondary STEM and in world languages. SRU and West Chester University are offering the program.Service members often learn about the Troops to Teachers program when separating from active duty service. Additionally, to reach veterans, PDE includes Troops to Teachers information in a mailing to military members residing in Pennsylvania when they separate from service.For information about the program, visit Troops to Teachers or the Department of Education. May 24, 2018
The Government of India, under the ambitious project crafted by Ministry of Tourism, is developing Tribal Tourism Circuit in order to expand the infrastructure in the country in a planned and prioritised manner, keeping in view high tourists value and tourists experience, competitiveness, sustainability and promoting employment.Tribal Circuit is one of the fifteen thematic circuits identified for development. The three states identified are Nagaland, Chhattisgarh and Telangana who will be undertaking the development of four sets of destinations under the tribal circuit.In Nagaland, the tribal circuit destinations identified for the development project include the Pehen-Kohima-Wokha circuit and the Mokokchung-Tuensang-Mon circuit. The cost involved in the development of these two circuits are INR 97.36 crore and INR 99.67 crore respectively.Jashpur-Kunkuri-Mainpat-Ambikapur-Maheshpur-Ratanpur-Kurdar-SarodadadarGangrel-Kondagaon-Nathyanawagaon-Jagdalpur- Chitrakoot-Tirthgarh are the tribal circuit identified in Chattisgarh.In Telangana, the Integrated Development of Tribal Circuit includes Mulugu-Laknavaram-Medavaram-Tadvai- Damaravi- Mallur-Bogatha Waterfalls.