Furniture Republic – FYJ 5 http://fyj5.net/ Fri, 14 Jan 2022 22:13:28 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://fyj5.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-1-150x150.png Furniture Republic – FYJ 5 http://fyj5.net/ 32 32 🌱 Mineola Water Supply Upgrade + North State Fatal Accident https://fyj5.net/%f0%9f%8c%b1-mineola-water-supply-upgrade-north-state-fatal-accident/ Fri, 14 Jan 2022 20:13:32 +0000 https://fyj5.net/%f0%9f%8c%b1-mineola-water-supply-upgrade-north-state-fatal-accident/ Come up, Minola! Let’s kick off this Saturday with everything you need to know about Mineola today. First, today’s weather forecast: Cold; windy in the morning. High: 20, low: 12. Rent this space! are you a local business owner or distributor in Mineola? We would like to start connecting local businesses with our amazing readers. […]]]>

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First, today’s weather forecast:

Cold; windy in the morning. High: 20, low: 12.


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Here are today’s top stories in Mineola:

  1. MinolaThe water supply is about to get much cleaner, thanks in part to a nearly $5 million grant from New York State to upgrade our water filtration and treatment system. The funds will go towards the implementation of a new method of treatment of emerging contaminants in the Mineola Village Water Treatment Facility. The award is part of a statewide grant of more than $66 million to 16 municipalities seeking to improve their drinking water and wastewater. Minola and the Greenlawn Water District were the only two areas on Long Island to receive state funding. (Mineola patch)
  2. One person died in a single car accident on the Northern State Parkway in Westbury Thursday afternoon, according to New York State Police. A car reportedly drove east on the northern state to the east of exit 34 around 2:30 p.m. when it veered off the road and onto the shoulder, hitting a lamppost and two trees. The driver, who was not identified, died at the scene. The accident is still under investigation. Police are asking anyone with information to call 631-756-3300. (Mineola patch)
  3. Aida and Eddie Pagan of Minola are two Long Islanders helping survivors of the deadly Bronx fire that claimed the lives of 17 residents last Sunday. The Pagans traveled to the Bronx to distribute donations from a local relief organization to victims who lost their homes. Aida, who is half-Dominican, was keen to help immigrants from the Dominican Republic and West Africa who lost family and friends in the fire. Aida and Eddie run a family architecture practice here at Minola. (press day)

Today in Mineola:

  • Zoom Zumba with Kristen Fonte — Mineola Memorial Library. (10h)
  • Body & Brain Yoga (all levels, in studio) — Body & Brain Yoga Tai Chi. (10h)

From my notebook:

  • Association of families and children – Garden City: “Thank you Mineola Starbucks for organizing an amazing drive of personal care items for our runaway and homeless youth programs, Nassau Haven and Walkabout! We are very grateful for the support of companies such as Starbucks, ADM Productions, PG4Kids, Monuments and memorials Saint-Charles, MSC Industrial Supply, and so many others. Although Adopt-A-Family season is coming to an end, there are still plenty of opportunities to get involved. Head toward fcali.org/get-involved to learn more!” (Facebook)
  • Next door neighbour, East Williston: “Hello neighbors. Here’s a little reminder: the Saturday night alumni concert “Enchanted Vocalise” is taking place next Saturday in town! We welcome you once again to listen to the phenomenal works of Bizet, Brahms, Verdi and Saint-Saën! Gloria Park, mezzo soprano; Shinae Kim, clarinet; Youngmo Na, piano. Please join us and enjoy this exquisite music. When: Jan. 22 at 5 p.m. EST. Where: Young Presbyterian Church Nak de NY, 65 E. Williston Ave., East Williston, NY 11596. For more details, feel free to comment, message and contact for more information below Snightsnyc@gmail.com 516-232 -3705 or 860-748-2913. don’t miss it!” (The next door)

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Forty years later, the Société d’Histoire du Cap de Paris continues to collect the history https://fyj5.net/forty-years-later-the-societe-dhistoire-du-cap-de-paris-continues-to-collect-the-history/ Wed, 12 Jan 2022 23:00:54 +0000 https://fyj5.net/forty-years-later-the-societe-dhistoire-du-cap-de-paris-continues-to-collect-the-history/ The story is not told only through words and photos. Barbara Swain Frost told the story of her great-grandfather Leander Swan’s 1886 divorce from his second wife, Julia Corbett Taylor Swan, using an heirloom quilt. The scene depicts an angry Léandre, his first wife Harriet celebrating in heaven while his brother rallies him. Julia is […]]]>

The story is not told only through words and photos. Barbara Swain Frost told the story of her great-grandfather Leander Swan’s 1886 divorce from his second wife, Julia Corbett Taylor Swan, using an heirloom quilt. The scene depicts an angry Léandre, his first wife Harriet celebrating in heaven while his brother rallies him. Julia is shown below, driven away in a cart by her father. Nicole Carter / Democrat announcer

PARIS — The Paris Cape Historical Society began as a classic American movement — a public gathering in a community facility.

In this case, the establishment was the Paris Public Library in 1980. Stanley Howe, PhD, of the Bethel Historical Society, was invited to speak to Parisians about how to develop a new society, devoted to the larger community under Paris Hill.

“We had our first meeting in the late 1980s,” recalls Ben Conant, Paris Cape’s first chairman of the board as well as curator of collections and institutional knowledge. “We filled the room, 30-40 people. When we formed, we had over 200 founding members. We needed a bigger venue so we went to the old fire station in Paris to hold our meetings.

For many years Paris Cap was nomadic. After the fire station, his next home was in the old county jail on Western Ave. He moved to a loan room there, where they established their museum for a few years. But eventually, county administrators needed more office space.

“So we had to get out of there and we stored the collection we had in the old savings buildings, right here around the corner,” Conant said. “Our next company, one of the trustees, John Titus, he donated some land to us on Route 26. It was the start of us coming up with our own building. It was our first permanent museum the low.

Being part of a commercial strip, this location was not ideal for a historical society. The trustees began looking for a new headquarters, which brought them to the Porter house at the corner of High and Porter streets. This location had been in the Porter family since the 1830s before it was sold to two other parties, the second of which sold it to the historical society.

Thanks to fundraising, bequests and the sale of the Route 26 site, Paris Cap was able to buy the Potter House and establish its permanent headquarters there in 2003.

In 2016, he added his two-story addition which included storage upstairs, an archive and display room downstairs, and climate-controlled storage in the basement.

The historical society holds a number of important primary source collections. Early acquisitions were from the William Viles trust and included documentary resources used by Silas Maxim, co-author of the town’s history published in the 1880s. Maxim’s records included newspapers and journals from the 18th and 19th centuries. Viles’ other bequest consisted of hundreds of negatives of images belonging to Waterford photographer Edward Greene, who worked from the 1890s to the late 1930s.

Ben Conant, founding member of the Société historique du Cap de Paris and curator for life. The historical society was founded in 1981 in the basement of the Paris Public Library. Nicole Carter / Democrat announcer

“Edward Greene used to do postcards and things like that,” Conant said. “His family sent the negatives to Bill (Viles) for safekeeping. These two collections were the historical “head” shall we say of the historical society. Of course, others gave away everything else along the way.

“Over the past 10 years we’ve also gotten Jack Quinn’s negatives, about 100,000. It’s a goldmine. Sidney and Roberta Gordon spent years cataloging the negatives, along with John Davis. A labor of love, it was. This is one of the best photo collections in western Maine.

Paris Cape holds the Civil War collection of Arthur Hunt who led the Sons of Union Veterans, who were the next generation of veterans after the Civil War Grand Army of the Republic. It contains archival books on the war produced by the federal government.

Conant estimates that the archives contain about 150 journals and diaries dating from the late 19th century to the 20th.

In addition to the primary archives, the historical society has an impressive collection of objects representing Parisian organizations and institutions: souvenirs from the Grange de Paris and the Lycée de Paris; municipal reports from the 1850s; decades of Maine records; Archives of the Democratic Announcer (and its earlier versions) from the 1840s; and pedigree records.

Crank telephones: relics that generations of Parisians will find hard to believe. Nicole Carter / Democrat announcer

Paris’ local manufacturing past is also preserved in the historical society, from documents such as business and account books to artifacts, such as sleds from its sled factory, toys and furniture.

The pandemic closed the museum and its collections for much of 2020, but in mid-2021 the Paris Cape Historical Society was able to return to its usual Thursday hours and restart its series of presentations as it celebrated his 40th birthday.

Conant, who has served as the company’s curator since its inception, continues to work with its directors on upcoming programming. Membership numbers are around 100. He knows that to continue to thrive, new members with new skills need to get involved.

“We need all the support and interest we can get,” he said. “We need young people.”

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Greene County Commission Signs 2022 Budget; includes salary increases https://fyj5.net/greene-county-commission-signs-2022-budget-includes-salary-increases/ Mon, 10 Jan 2022 20:02:00 +0000 https://fyj5.net/greene-county-commission-signs-2022-budget-includes-salary-increases/ SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (Press release edited / KY3) – Greene County Commissioners officially passed Budget 2022 on Monday at the historic Greene County Courthouse in Springfield. Here are some of the key takeaways and highlights from Budget 2022: Salaries & Hiring – Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA), market adjustment to employee compensation and mid-year merit step […]]]>

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (Press release edited / KY3) – Greene County Commissioners officially passed Budget 2022 on Monday at the historic Greene County Courthouse in Springfield.

Here are some of the key takeaways and highlights from Budget 2022:

Salaries & Hiring

– Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA), market adjustment to employee compensation and mid-year merit step for eligible employees

– Minimum wage increased by 19%

– New employees hired in 2022 will have salaries 4.5% higher than standard years

– $ 2 / hour differential for night shifts at the county jail

– 81 new positions added, mainly in the new county jail

– New tuition reimbursement plan, total funds available: $ 15,000

Projects

– Highways Department: extension of the Kansas Highway (from the Republic to Plainview), improvement of the intersections at FR 140 and FR 115, resurfacing of the roadway and improvements of the ADA sidewalks; BNSF, Farmers Branch, Flint Hill Branch and Little Sac River bridge replacements

– Over $ 1.8 million for mental health services

– $ 1.3 million for information systems for new equipment and maintenance

– $ 559,669 for stormwater projects

– Last year of the 5-year purchase contract for the county clerk’s electoral equipment

Capital equipment

– $ 400,000 for office renovations and $ 119,000 for technology upgrades to the assessor’s office

– $ 165,000 at the preliminary phase for ankle monitoring services

– $ 95,000 to the Office of Emergency Management for the replacement of an exterior warning siren, a towing vehicle and a computer

– $ 60,000 to Building Operations for special projects including campus keying, replacement of hot water pumps in courthouses and new door locks at the Archives building

– Fund 101: $ 140,578 for vehicles, Fund 102: $ 35,000 per vehicle

– $ 30,740 for snow and ice removal equipment

– $ 22,000 of new office furniture for the Office of the Public Administrator

– Increase of $ 7,500 for the MU Extension Center

Budget analysis

The total expense for all funds is $ 261,149,286. The expenditure amount for the combined county general funds (GR 1 and 2) is $ 78,573,984.

The figure below shows the revenue and expenditure assigned for GR 1 & 2:

The amount of starting funds for GR 1 and 2 is $ 41,849,528 with an expected final amount of $ 34,696,534. $ 18,474,087 is a required 90 day operating cash level per policy. $ 17 million should be specifically earmarked for reserves.

The 2022 budget is net of $ 9,090,166 below requests. The following represent unfunded budget requests:

The county remains in a strong financial position due to the added stability of the sales tax approved in 2017. A milestone comes in 2022 with the completion of the $ 150 million sheriff’s office / jail project and the start operations of the new facility.

Additionally, prison medical costs have increased significantly from initial estimates, in part due to the withdrawal of an outside contractor providing the service. The budget provides for 16 additional medical staff. The opportunities over the next year will be to calculate the projected needs against the actual operating needs of new facilities.

Another important step taken in this budget was the consolidation of the LEST I and LEST II funds into one viable operating fund. After the adoption of LEST I in 1997, the cost of the operations undertaken has always been greater than the revenues the county was allowed to withdraw from the tax. This led the General Revenue to make annual fund transfers to cover operating deficits. With this budget, enough items have been moved from LEST to general revenue so that there is no longer an operating deficit in the LEST fund.

Sales tax is up 14.6% over eleven months of processing in 2021 and has a projected growth of 2.0%. However, tax revenues are down by 2.4% due to the drop in the tax levy on property values. Total income, excluding interest, transfers or loans for the 2022 budget, is expected to decrease by 1.0% from the forecasted closing balances for 2021.

Additionally, although recent levels of sales tax growth far exceed any previous growth levels for at least the past 14 years, trend lines have yet to represent a clear turning point in declining growth. . The county will continue to monitor unemployment rates, economic growth, as indicated by sales tax revenues, and the continued influx of federal stimulus funds into the local economy for changes that could indicate a change in the economic outlook.

In 2021 and 2022, there were a total of 14 public meetings on the budget. The Commission’s decisions have been posted online for public review. All were governed by Articles 50.525 to 50.745 of the state statutes, commonly referred to as the “County Budget Act”.

“The budget process is a huge undertaking, and this year, as we do every year, the county has worked hard to develop a final budget that balances need with available funds,” said Chair Commissioner Bob Dixon. “Citizens can take pride in knowing that there is a lot of planning and dedication at all levels in the county to make this happen. “

The full 2022 budget, including more information from the Greene County Budget Office, can be viewed at: https://greenecountymo.gov/budget/.

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West must stand up to Russia in Kazakhstan, opposition leader says https://fyj5.net/west-must-stand-up-to-russia-in-kazakhstan-opposition-leader-says/ Fri, 07 Jan 2022 14:38:00 +0000 https://fyj5.net/west-must-stand-up-to-russia-in-kazakhstan-opposition-leader-says/ West must act against Kazakhstan, opposition leader says China will stay on the side – says Ablyazov Putin seeks to create a new USSR – says Ablyazov West does not fund protests – says Ablyazov LONDON, Jan. 7 (Reuters) – The West must remove Kazakhstan from Moscow’s orbit, otherwise Russian President Vladimir Putin will drag […]]]>
  • West must act against Kazakhstan, opposition leader says
  • China will stay on the side – says Ablyazov
  • Putin seeks to create a new USSR – says Ablyazov
  • West does not fund protests – says Ablyazov

LONDON, Jan. 7 (Reuters) – The West must remove Kazakhstan from Moscow’s orbit, otherwise Russian President Vladimir Putin will drag the Central Asian state into “a structure like the Soviet Union,” he told Reuters a former minister who is now leader of the Kazakh opposition. .

Protests that began in response to rising fuel prices turned this week into a broad movement against Nursultan Nazarbayev, who resigned the presidency in 2019 after decades in power but remained the real power in Kazakhstan.

President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, Nazarbayev’s hand-picked successor, called on Russian ally forces as part of a Moscow-led alliance known as the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO ). Read more

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Mukhtar Ablyazov, a former banker and government minister who heads an opposition movement called Democratic Choice of Kazakhstan, said the West must join in the fray.

“Otherwise, Kazakhstan will turn into Belarus and (Russian President Vladimir) Putin will methodically impose his program – the recreation of a structure like the Soviet Union,” Ablyazov told Reuters in Russian from Paris. “The West should wrest Kazakhstan from Russia.”

“Russia has already entered, has sent troops. The CSTO is Russia. It is an occupation by Russia,” he declared.

He did not say how the West should remove Kazakhstan from Russia’s orbit, or whether it should use force.

Kazakhstan, a former Soviet republic, is squeezed between Russia, China, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan.

China would stay away in Kazakhstan and just watch events, Ablyazov said.

A vehicle that was set on fire during protests sparked by rising fuel prices is seen on a road in Almaty, Kazakhstan, January 6, 2022. REUTERS / Pavel Mikheyev

Sentenced in absentia in Kazakhstan for fraud, embezzlement and organization of murder, Ablyazov, 58, lives in France where he obtained refugee status. He dismissed the charges against him in Russia and Kazakhstan as politically motivated.

He was Minister of Energy in the 1990s under Nazarbayev, but relations deteriorated. Kazakh authorities claim that Ablyazov instigated and funded protests in 2016 that forced Nazarbayev to delay unpopular land tenure reforms.

NAZARBAYEV’S “FURNITURE”

Ablyazov presented Nazarbayev, who was the leader of the Kazakh Communist Party before becoming president, as a dictator who had led the Kazakh people into a geopolitical stalemate while also enriching a venal elite.

“Nazarbayev – he is not in the country at the moment – but that does not mean anything because he has the telephone and the communications – and everyone in power, including Tokayev, will do as he orders”, a he said, describing Tokayev as “the furniture of the former president”. “.

“I consider myself to be the leader of the opposition,” Ablyazov said. “Every day the protesters call me and ask me, ‘What should we do? We are here: what should we do?’

He said he was ready to travel to Kazakhstan to lead a provisional government if the protests escalated.

“I would not only come back – people keep asking when I will be back and blame me for not coming back to lead the protests – but people do not understand how difficult it would be for me to come back because Russia has brought me back. sentenced to 15 years and Kazakhstan to life, ”he said.

Ablyazov rejected suggestions that the West had funded the protests as an attempt to distract from the fact that the protests had national roots.

“I know the Soviet cliché of a Western spy, but I would be happy to be an American or European spy because then we would live like people in America or Europe – and everyone would laugh,” he said. . “Unfortunately, the West is not helping me, the West is hindering me.”

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Alsip Village Board OK, new electronic waste collection contract https://fyj5.net/alsip-village-board-ok-new-electronic-waste-collection-contract/ Wed, 05 Jan 2022 19:48:02 +0000 https://fyj5.net/alsip-village-board-ok-new-electronic-waste-collection-contract/ ALSIP, IL – Local residents will be able to dispose of unwanted items and electronics through curbside pickup after Alsip Village Board of Directors approved a new contract that includes new services from electronic waste collection. Village officials announced this week that residents will be able to get rid of larger items such as computers, […]]]>

ALSIP, IL – Local residents will be able to dispose of unwanted items and electronics through curbside pickup after Alsip Village Board of Directors approved a new contract that includes new services from electronic waste collection.

Village officials announced this week that residents will be able to get rid of larger items such as computers, computer monitors, washers and dryers, refrigerators, microwaves, large kitchen units, air conditioning, dehumidifiers, a sump pump, stereo equipment and other items with a cord.

Residents will need to arrange pickup dates and times with Republic Services, who will collect curbside times from a resident once an agreed time is established, village officials said. To do this, residents should contact Republic directly by calling (708) 385-8252 to schedule pickup.

Village officials also announced that local residents can get rid of their Christmas tree by placing the tree on their sidewalk with their regular garbage.

Residents can also dispose of up to two loose items such as sofas and other furniture on regular garbage collection dates without paying a fee. The village said this week that residents who need to dispose of items over a cubic meter or weighing over 50 pounds should organize the collection with Republic. The disposal company will then charge a fee of $ 25 to pick up the larger items once arrangements have been made for the larger items to be collected.

Construction debris is also allowed to be picked up, but residents should make specific arrangements with Republic Services for such materials to be picked up. Republic Services will charge $ 10 per cubic meter for the pickup of construction or home improvement debris in 2022 before the fees gradually increase in the years to come.


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How Long Does It Take 50 Common Elements to Break Down Scientific news https://fyj5.net/how-long-does-it-take-50-common-elements-to-break-down-scientific-news/ Sun, 02 Jan 2022 23:30:00 +0000 https://fyj5.net/how-long-does-it-take-50-common-elements-to-break-down-scientific-news/ The expression “ashes to ashes, dust to dust” comes from a common english christian funeral rite which includes the following quote from the King James Bible: “In the sweat of your face you shall eat bread, until you return to the earth; for it is from him that you were taken; for dust you are, […]]]>

The expression “ashes to ashes, dust to dust” comes from a common english christian funeral rite which includes the following quote from the King James Bible: “In the sweat of your face you shall eat bread, until you return to the earth; for it is from him that you were taken; for dust you are, and to dust you will return.

It’s a fancy way of saying that at some point, like everything else on Earth, we’ll eventually break down. The word decompose means “to separate into parts or building blocks or into simpler compounds,” according to Merriam-Webster. Biodegradation is a similar process, but defined by elements that can be broken down into harmless parts by the action of living things such as worms or microorganisms.

All non-living things are ultimately broken down into simple molecules by the elements, microorganisms, and the ravages of time, but some things take much longer to break down than others. When a person throws something in the trash, the thrown object seems to be out of their life forever. However, the object’s journey to decay or elemental decay has only just begun. Organics, like leftover salad that someone couldn’t finish, can come back to earth in a matter of days, but the plastic the salad was wrapped in can stay put for thousands of years.

It is important to note that many variables affect the decomposition and that the times shown in this article are derived from averages or mergers based on large samples. Decomposition rates can vary widely depending on factors such as temperature, humidity, exposure to sunlight and the elements, presence or absence of microorganisms, and whether the object is buried or exposed. Additionally, some items like plastic bottles contain a variety of items made differently from varying amounts of different materials. In other words, not all plastic bottles are the same, so they are likely to have varying rates of decomposition.

While the decomposition rates are inherently inaccurate, this is a topic worth discussing when considering 8 million tonnes of plastic waste are dumped into the ocean every year. In a world overflowing with discarded things, it’s important to know how long the trash will hang around.

Stacker looked at how long it takes for things people to throw away to decompose. Read on to find out for yourself below.

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Officials: Nearly 1,000 structures destroyed in Colorado fire | national news https://fyj5.net/officials-nearly-1000-structures-destroyed-in-colorado-fire-national-news/ Sun, 02 Jan 2022 02:51:57 +0000 https://fyj5.net/officials-nearly-1000-structures-destroyed-in-colorado-fire-national-news/ By BRITTANY PETERSON and EUGENE GARCIA – Associated Press SUPERIOR, Colo. (AP) – A Colorado official said nearly 1,000 homes and other structures were destroyed, hundreds more were damaged and three people are missing after a forest fire charred many neighborhoods in a suburban area at the base of the Rocky Mountains. Boulder County Sheriff […]]]>

By BRITTANY PETERSON and EUGENE GARCIA – Associated Press

SUPERIOR, Colo. (AP) – A Colorado official said nearly 1,000 homes and other structures were destroyed, hundreds more were damaged and three people are missing after a forest fire charred many neighborhoods in a suburban area at the base of the Rocky Mountains.

Boulder County Sheriff Joe Pelle also said on Saturday that investigators are still trying to find the cause of the wind-whipped fire that erupted Thursday and blackened entire neighborhoods in the area between Denver and Boulder.

Pelle said utility officials could not find any downed power lines around where the fire started. He said the authorities were seeking a number of tips and executed a search warrant in “a particular place”. He declined to give details.

A sheriff’s official who declined to give his name confirmed that a property was under investigation in the Marshall Mesa area of ​​Boulder County, an area of ​​open grasslands about two miles to the west of the hard-hit town of Superior. A National Guard Humvee blocked access to the property, which was just one of many under investigation, the official said.

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Totals given by Pelle include barns, outbuildings and other destroyed structures, but the vast majority were homes, Boulder County spokeswoman Jennifer Churchill said on Saturday evening.

Authorities previously estimated that at least 500 homes – and possibly 1,000 – were destroyed in the blaze, which on Friday was no longer a threat. Residents slowly began to return to see the scale of the devastation.

Authorities had said earlier that no one was missing. But Churchill said it was due to the confusion inherent when agencies scramble to handle an emergency.

Pelle said authorities were organizing corpses teams to search for the missing in the Superior area and unincorporated Boulder County. The task is complicated by the debris of destroyed structures covered with 20 centimeters of snow dumped by a storm overnight, he said.

At least 991 homes and other buildings were destroyed, Pelle said: 553 in Louisville, 332 in Superior and 106 in the unincorporated parts of the county. Pelle warned that the count was not final.

At least seven people were injured in the wildfire that broke out in and around Louisville and Superior, neighboring towns about 20 miles (32 kilometers) northwest of Denver with a combined population of 34,000. It burned at least 9.4 square miles (24 square kilometers).

Snow and single-digit temperatures create an eerie scene amid the still smoking remains of houses. Despite the shocking change in weather, the smell of smoke still permeated the empty streets blocked by National Guard troops at Humvees.

Conditions compounded the misery of residents who started the New Year trying to save what was left of their homes.

Utility crews struggled to restore electricity and gas service to the homes that survived, and dozens of people lined up to get heaters, water bottles and blankets in the homes. Red Cross shelters. Xcel Energy urged other residents to use fireplaces and wood stoves to stay warm and keep their pipes from freezing.

Families filled a long line of cars waiting to collect radiators and bottled water from a Salvation Army distribution center at the YMCA in Lafayette, just north of Superior.

Monarch High School high school students Noah Sarasin and his twin brother Gavin had been volunteering there for the past two days, directing traffic and handing out donations.

“We have a house, no heating but we still have a house,” Noah Sarasin said. “I just want to make sure everyone has warmth on this very cold day.”

Hilary and Patrick Wallace bought two heaters, then ordered two hot chocolate mokas from a nearby cafe. The Superior couple could not find a hotel and were planning to travel two miles home; their neighborhood was still blocked from traffic. The family slept in a room on New Years Eve.

They both cried when a man walked into the store and joked out loud that he lost his coffee cups – and everything else – in the fire. The man was in a good mood, laughing at the irony of the situation.

“I have a heater and a house to put it in. I don’t even know what to tell them,” Hilary said, wiping away a tear.

Superior resident Jeff Markley arrived in his truck to pick up a heater. He said he felt lucky to be “just moved” since his house is intact.

“We are coping, staying with friends and optimistic for the new year. It must be better than the latter, ”said Markley.

Not everyone felt so positive.

“It’s bittersweet because we have our home, but not our friends. And our neighbors don’t, ”said Judy Givens, a Louisville resident, as she took a heater with her husband. “We thought 2022 could be better. And then we had omicron. And now we have this, and it’s not starting very well. “

Dozens of people walked through the snow to determine the condition of their homes and collect their belongings.

Viliam Klein leaned in grief when he first saw the ruins of his century-old home in Superior on Saturday. Smoke rose through the snow-covered ashes; a few neighbors walked by, taking what they could of their own destroyed houses.

“At this point, I’m honestly overwhelmed and not feeling much anymore,” Klein said. He sifted pieces of ash with his hands; billows of smoke rose from his gloved palms. He inspected what was left of the neighborhood.

“You know the children’s playground is right down the street over there. And I can buy new books. I can buy new furniture. But it’s really hard to rebuild a community, friends and a social network like that, ”Klein said. “” I am sad for my children that they are going to lose all of this. I am sad for other people’s children.

Donna O’Brien bundled up with her son Robert to make the 1.5 mile drive to check out their house. “I think we are still in shock,” she said. “It’s our neighborhood and it’s happening everywhere else, but it’s not supposed to happen where you live. “

The wildfire broke out exceptionally late in the year, following an extremely dry fall and the middle of a nearly snowless winter until overnight snowfall. High winds pushed flames that fed on dry grasses and vegetation on farmland and open spaces interspersed with suburban housing estates.

Scientists say climate change is making weather more extreme and forest fires more frequent and destructive.

Ninety percent of Boulder County experiences severe or extreme drought, and it has not experienced significant rainfall since mid-summer. Denver set a record for consecutive days without snow before there was a small storm on December 10, its last snowfall before wildfires broke out.

“It didn’t snow all winter 2021. No wonder it all caught fire like small wood,” Klein said.

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EHT Police ID Two found dead in motorhome, cause of death https://fyj5.net/eht-police-id-two-found-dead-in-motorhome-cause-of-death/ Thu, 30 Dec 2021 18:07:19 +0000 https://fyj5.net/eht-police-id-two-found-dead-in-motorhome-cause-of-death/ Egg Harbor Township authorities released the identities of two people found dead inside a motorhome earlier this week. According to a press release from the EHT police department, Demetrio Serrano-Cruz, 59, and Rafael Morales, 69, both from the town, were found dead on Tuesday morning. Police say, “A preliminary investigation by the Egg Harbor Township […]]]>

Egg Harbor Township authorities released the identities of two people found dead inside a motorhome earlier this week.

According to a press release from the EHT police department, Demetrio Serrano-Cruz, 59, and Rafael Morales, 69, both from the town, were found dead on Tuesday morning.

Police say,

“A preliminary investigation by the Egg Harbor Township Police Department Criminal Investigation Bureau suggests the men were operating a gas generator inside their camper van and likely succumbed to a carbon monoxide poisoning. “

Anyone with further information on this case is asked to contact the EHT Police at (609) 926-4051.

28 images from Google Maps that show how quickly EHT has changed

The empty lots are now stores in Egg Harbor Township, NJ. The existing stores were demolished to build new ones. The roads have been changed for the better – and they put red lights around this roundabout at the airport.

Do you remember Adventure Village at EHT?

29 images from Google Maps that show how quickly Somers Point has changed

Get in your car, take a drive through Somers Point Circle, grab a bite to eat at Mac’s, then sit back in traffic on the old bridges of Route 52 – here’s how quickly things have changed at Somers Point over the years. year.


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Austin’s right arm has a big headache https://fyj5.net/austins-right-arm-has-a-big-headache/ Wed, 29 Dec 2021 18:11:04 +0000 https://fyj5.net/austins-right-arm-has-a-big-headache/ On December 30, 1847, eleven years after the death of Stephen F. Austin, the right-hand man of the Father of Texas opened the first true independent Texas bank. Samuel May Williams came from a distinguished Rhode Island clan that took root in New England a century before his birth in 1795. A long list of […]]]>

On December 30, 1847, eleven years after the death of Stephen F. Austin, the right-hand man of the Father of Texas opened the first true independent Texas bank.

Samuel May Williams came from a distinguished Rhode Island clan that took root in New England a century before his birth in 1795. A long list of illustrious ancestors included a signer of the Declaration of Independence and a President of Yale College.

Left home at the age of 20, the young vagabond found himself in New Orleans. During his seven-year stay in Crescent City, he learned enough French and Spanish to speak both languages ​​fluently.


Williams’ language skills landed him a job as an interpreter right after arriving in Texas in the spring of 1822. He soon met Austin, two years his senior at 29, and in 1824 he accepted a job offer. of the colonizer.

Assuming a multitude of varied and demanding responsibilities, Williams has become the indispensable right-hand man of the empressario. Although his official titles were limited to Official Secretary and Public Recorder of the Anglo-American Colony, there was no limit to his actual duties. He did whatever it took, which regularly meant leading the controversial colony during Austin’s extended absences.

The position was anything but cushy. Williams’ head office, the San Felipe de Austin land office, was a dilapidated structure that offered minimal shelter from the temperamental weather. The total amount of furniture was two chairs and a barrel of whiskey

transformed into an office.

Essential supplies were extremely scarce in the early province. Williams had to send a newspaper to Louisiana to record the land transactions, a routine request that took six months.

Austin was an exceptionally private person, who rarely confided in anyone. But his assistant gradually gained his trust and over time became his closest friend, if not the only one.

By 1834 the colony was a thriving community, and Williams finally felt free to pursue more personal goals after a decade of dedicated service. Austin reluctantly accepted that his capable assistant needed to get his life back on track, and the couple parted ways amicably.

However, within months, the ex-employee managed to tarnish the reputation his mentor had strived for so long to keep faultless. Williams engaged in land speculation which, while technically legal, drew harsh criticism from many settlers who concluded without merit that Austin was involved in the shady deals.

The resulting breakup destroyed the relationship the two men cherished. For two years, they haven’t exchanged a single word.

In August 1836, four months after the Battle of San Jacinto, Williams broke the awkward silence. “I am informed that you accuse me of disrespecting your position and your character,” he wrote without the slightest excuse. “All I can do is invite you to reflect and consider what motives you think I might have for such a move towards any man I esteemed a friend, and especially towards you.”

Austin waited until early November to respond. Considering the fact that the land


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Edward A. Grzechowiak, 85 – Austin Daily Herald https://fyj5.net/edward-a-grzechowiak-85-austin-daily-herald/ Mon, 27 Dec 2021 22:27:00 +0000 https://fyj5.net/edward-a-grzechowiak-85-austin-daily-herald/ Edward A. Grzechowiak, 85 TSGT Edward Anthony Grzechowiak SR (Eddie Gee), 85, passed away peacefully on December 14, 2021 with his son and daughter-in-law by his side at their Austin home. Eddie was born in Buffalo, NY on February 4, 1936 to Chester and Sophie (Mateczun) Grzechowiak. Eddie had a brother, Richard Grzechowiak, and a […]]]>

Edward A. Grzechowiak, 85

TSGT Edward Anthony Grzechowiak SR (Eddie Gee), 85, passed away peacefully on December 14, 2021 with his son and daughter-in-law by his side at their Austin home. Eddie was born in Buffalo, NY on February 4, 1936 to Chester and Sophie (Mateczun) Grzechowiak. Eddie had a brother, Richard Grzechowiak, and a sister, Christine (Lewis) Heckathorn. Eddie graduated from West Seneca West High School in 1955. He was on the high school basketball team and received state awards for track and field and wrestling. After high school, Eddie held a few odd jobs before enlisting in the USMC in August 1956. Eddie reached the rank of SGT and received an honorable discharge after choosing not to re-enlist in 1967. He also received the medal of the national defense service and good conduct. Medal in the Marines. While stationed at Parris Island, SC Eddie met Anna Marie Schild. They were married on March 12, 1966. In April 1968, Eddie re-enlisted, this time with the USAF. He was an SSGT when he re-enlisted and trained at Air Force bases in Laredo, TX and Selma, AL. be an aircraft mechanic. Eddie was stationed in Okinawa during part of the Vietnam War and was awarded a Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal and the Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm. In Selma, Alabama. Eddie and Anna had two sons, Edward Grzechowiak (1972) and Robert Grzechowiak (1973).

In 1977 Eddie moved his family to Austin, MN so they could be closer to Anna’s family in Chatfield. Eddie was the Austin Air Force recruiter until 1981. After a year stationed at Hurlbert Field in Florida, Eddie retired from the Air Force on May 1, 1982. After his retirement, Eddie and Anna retired. divorced and returned to his hometown of Buffalo, NY. Eddie worked for a radiator repair shop for a few years before becoming a furniture salesperson for a large furniture store in western New York. Eddie has always been the best seller of the year, and a year has only gone a few thousand dollars short to sell a million dollars in merchandise. Eddie retired in 1997. Before and during his retirement Eddie enjoyed fishing and being on the water. He has always owned a boat. Eddie liked to have a good time. He enjoyed playing pool, playing horseshoes, telling stories and jokes, and watching the Buffalo Bills. Eddie was also known for his cooking. From his corned beef and cabbage dinners he made every St. Patrick’s Day to his thousands of Perogies that he made from scratch with his mother’s secret recipe every Thanksgiving and Christmas season to give away. to his family and friends.

Eddie is predeceased in death by his father (Chester) and mother (Sophie), his stepfather (Victor Kubiak), his brother (Richard), his sister (Christine) and his brother-in-law (Lewis Heckathorn), his ex-wife (Anna) and Son (Robert). Eddie is survived by his son Edward (Heather) Grzechowiak, three grandsons, Steven, Gavin and Hunter, as well as several nieces, nephews and in-laws.

Eddie’s funeral will be on Thursday, December 30, 2021 at 11:30 a.m. at the Riley Funeral Home in Chatfield, MN. Visitations will be from 10:30 am to 11:30 am Interment will be held at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Preston immediately following the service.

Online condolences are welcome at rileyfuneralhomes.com.


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