Brownington gets $50,000 grant for new truck

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The town of Brownington got a new truck with the help of a $50,000 matching grant from the USDA.  From left to right are Brownington road foreman Leonard Messier, Town Clerk Cheryl Galipeau, select board Chairman Beverly White, Misty Sinsigalli of the USDA, grant writer Jan Delaney, and selectman Terry Curtis.  Photo by Elizabeth Trail

The town of Brownington got a new truck with the help of a $50,000 matching grant from the USDA. From left to right are Brownington road foreman Leonard Messier, Town Clerk Cheryl Galipeau, select board Chairman Beverly White, Misty Sinsigalli of the USDA, grant writer Jan Delaney, and selectman Terry Curtis. Photo by Elizabeth Trail

copyright the Chronicle June 17, 2015

by Elizabeth Trail

BROWNINGTON — Jan Delaney describes herself as “just a Brownington citizen who wanted to help.”

She’s not a town official. She had never written a grant before, let alone a major one.  But when she saw that her town needed money to pay for a new truck, Ms. Delaney learned by doing.

In January, with help from Town Clerk Cheryl Galipeau and former Selectman Dean Perry, Ms. Delaney put in an application to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for a $50,000 community facilities grant.

On June 11, Ms. Delaney’s efforts were rewarded when officials from the USDA came to Brownington….To read the rest of this article, and all the Chronicle‘s stories, subscribe:

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Northpoint demolition will lead to new dealership space

Demolition at the car dealer Northpoint in Derby, started in early November 2012, will lead to creating a bigger, new space soon.  Spates Construction will do the building.

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Demolition begins at Northpoint in Derby. Photo by Joseph Gresser

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Maurice Sanville's excavator tips forward as he starts to tear down the front of the auto dealership, which will remain open during construction. Photo by Joseph Gresser

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Photo by Joseph Gresser

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Bob Sweeney of All Metals Recycling works on cutting a beam. Photo by Joseph Gresser

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All Metals Recycling worked with the demolition crew to make use of the metal in the building. Photo by Joseph Gresser

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Photo by Joseph Gresser

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Paul Rawson of All Metals Recycling watches as Maurice Sanville does his work. Photo by Joseph Gresser

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Demolition begins at Northpoint in Derby.  Photo by Joseph GresserMaurice Sanville's excavator tips forward as he starts to tear down the front of the auto dealership, which will remain open during construction.  Photo by Joseph GresserPhoto by Joseph GresserBob Sweeney of All Metals Recycling works on cutting a beam.  Photo by Joseph GresserAll Metals Recycling worked with the demolition crew to make use of the metal in the building.  Photo by Joseph GresserPhoto by Joseph GresserPaul Rawson of All Metals Recycling watches as Maurice Sanville does his work.  Photo by Joseph GresserPhoto by Joseph GresserPhoto by Joseph GresserPhoto by Joseph Gresser

A full story appears in the November 14 Chronicle.

 

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