Dear Editor,In Fall of 2003, as I was finishing up three years of service in the United States Army, my wife returned home to Massachusetts with our infant son to look for a house. After a Paul Revere-like ride through “every Middlesex village and farm,” she told me that she wanted to move to Wilmington. I will be eternally grateful that Jomarie found this community as it has given us so much over the years, most especially the dear friends and neighbors that we have been blessed to make.I wanted to write and thank all of those people who have been supportive of Jomarie’s campaign for Selectman. Being the father of two daughters, I am very glad that those girls can see the names of women running for elected office on the placards in yards around town. As those children grow into young adults, I hope that they will have candidates like Jomarie to represent them.Jomarie is always looking for ways to help people in the community she cares so deeply about. As an attorney, she chose to practice an area of law that seeks to protect the most vulnerable members of our society, namely those children who have been abused or neglected. As a volunteer, she is moved by the sentiment of the famous quote about Robert F. Kennedy: “Some men see things as they are and say why? I dream things that never were and say why not?.” As a mother and a wife, she is always striving to make our small corner of the world a better place.In closing, I would ask that all those who read this letter to consider supporting Jomarie with a vote on election day. I would also ask those people to support the candidacy of incumbent Selectmen Greg Bendel and Kevin Caira. In Greg and Kevin, I see the same spirit of volunteerism and love for this community that animates Jomarie, and I think that they could tap into a synergy that would continue this town on the path that made it one of the best places to live in the Commonwealth.Very truly yours,David O’MahonyLike Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedLETTER TO THE EDITOR: State Rep. Dave Robertson Endorses Jomarie O’Mahony For SelectwomanIn “Letter To The Editor”LETTER TO THE EDITOR: O’Mahony Brings People Together, Always Helping Others With A SmileIn “Letter To The Editor”LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Shawsheen Tech School Committee’s Robert Peterson Sr. Endorses O’Mahony For SelectwomanIn “Letter To The Editor”
In what has emerged as an all-time low tariff for solar energy, US-based Sun Edison has won a bid to sell power at the rate of Rs.4.63 per kilowatt-hour (kW.h).The renewable energy made the bid for its 500 megawatt plant in Andhra Pradesh under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission.”Delighted that an all time low solar tariff of Rs 4.63 (a kW.hr) has been achieved during reverse e-auction conducted by National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC),” Power Minister Piyush Goyal tweeted on Wednesday.”Delighted that solar tariff in India has broken Rs 5/kW.h level. NTPC has received bids of Rs 4.8/ kW.h through ongoing reverse e-bidding,” he added.Goyal made the announcement on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in New Delhi on Tuesday, following the bidding earlier in the day.The previous lowest solar tariff was about Rs.5.05 per unit offered by Canadian company SkyPower’s for a 150 MW project in Madhya Pradesh.Of the 28 companies that qualified for the second round of bidding, nine including Italy’s Enel Green Power SpA, Reliance Power Ltd, ReNew Power Ventures Pvt Ltd, Solar Arise, Acme Solar and Orange Renewable Power offered bids under Rs.5 per unit.Other bidders included Welspun Renewables, Trina Solar and First Solar.
A Ventura County Sheriffs officer stands near a vehicle near the Borderline Bar and Grill, where a mass shooting occurred on 8 November 2018 in Thousand Oaks, California. Photo: AFPA gunman killed 12 people including a sheriff’s deputy after he walked into a Southern California bar and started shooting late on Wednesday night, police said.The gunman was also killed, Ventura County Sheriff Geoff Dean told a news conference early on Thursday, though it was not immediately clear by whom.An unknown number of people were wounded during the attack at the Borderline Bar and Grill, a country & western venue in the Los Angeles suburb of Thousand Oaks.“It’s a horrific scene in there,” Dean said. “There is blood everywhere and the suspect is part of that.”Officials said shots were still being fired when the first officers arrived at the scene.The dead officer was identified as Sergeant Ron Helus, a 29-year veteran of the department, Dean told reporters. Helus and a California Highway Patrol officer were the first to arrive at the bar and went inside just before 11:30 p.m. PST (0730 GMT).After a lull of about 15 minutes, more officers went inside and found the suspected gunman dead of a gunshot wound. It was not clear whether he killed himself or was killed by officers, Dean said.It was the latest mass shooting to rock the United States, six days after the death of two women at a yoga class in Tallahassee, Florida and 12 days after an anti-Semitic gunman entered a synagogue in Pittsburgh and killed 11 worshippers.President Donald Trump, who has resisted a surge in calls for tougher gun controls since 17 students were shot dead at Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida earlier this year, said on Twitter that he had been “fully briefed on the terrible shooting in California.”Witness John Hedge told ABC News he was near the front door of the California bar when the shooting began. “I just started hearing these big pops. Pop pop pop,” he said. “There was probably three or four. I hit the ground. I look up. The security guard … was shot, he was down. The gunman was throwing smoke grenades all over the place. I saw him point to the back at the cash register and he just kept firing.”Dean estimated that 10 to 15 people, including one with a gunshot wound, had gone to area hospitals. He said he thought their injuries were minor, and that most of them were likely injured as they escaped, some by breaking windows.“There were people hiding in restrooms, people hiding in attics,” Dean said.Dean said that the shooter had a handgun and that at this early stage in the investigation he believed he had only one gun. Witnesses described a rapid sequence of shots that it made them think he was using a semi-automatic weapon.Thousand Oaks was named the third-safest city in the United States for 2018 by the website Niche.“I’ve learned it doesn’t matter what community you’re in,” Dean told reporters when asked if he was surprised this happened in Thousand Oaks. “It doesn’t matter how safe your community is. It can happen anywhere.”Taylor Von Molt, 21, told CNN that the shooter was wearing what looked like a bandana and a hoodie and was a burly man.She said she was part of a group of line dancers that met at the bar for a college night every Wednesday.None of the civilian victims were identified. Helus died while being treated at an area hospital several hours after he was shot, Dean said.
<< Previous PostNext Post >> MONTREAL — Transat is back at it today with another Surprise Dates contest, which is meant to acknowledge the contributions of travel consultants across Canada to the company’s growth for the past 30 years.Every booking of a Transat product made today by midnight automatically earns consultants a chance to win one of three monthly trips that will be drawn at random in the following three regions: Quebec-Ottawa, Ontario-Atlantic and Western Canada.The three winners will each enjoy a package for two, including Air Transat flights in Economy and a one-week, all-inclusive stay at one of the following Barcelo Hotel Group resorts: Occidental Punta Cana in Dominican Republic, Occidental at Xcaret Destination in Riviera Maya, and Occidental Costa Cancun in Cancun.There is no need to register; contest entry is automatic as soon as a travel consultant sells a Transat flight, package or cruise during the day.Plus, two other travel agents per region who’ve booked a Transat product today will be selected at random to earn $30 in Bonbon rewards. The winners’ names will be announced in the coming days.More news: CIE Tours launches first-ever River Cruise CollectionFrom February to November 2017, Transat is drawing a total of 30 surprise trips – three each month – from among travel consultants in Canada. On one day each month, on a milestone date in the company’s history, every booking they make will earn them one chance to win.On this date 30 years ago, Air Transat signed a contract to purchase its first two Lockheed L-1011 aircraft. A few weeks later in November, one of the planes would make Air Transat’s inaugural flight to Acapulco. Posted by Travelweek Group Friday, September 15, 2017 Share Tags: Contests, Transat Transat’s Surprise Dates contest is back today, book before midnight