The state today announced more than $182,000 in 15 matching grants to projects for the restoration and preservation of historic buildings across Vermont, including two in the town of Windsor, the birthplace of Vermont.Standing in front of the historic Stephen Jacob House, whose owner, Historic Windsor Inc., received a $7,690 grant to install a new roof to protect the building, Deputy Secretary of Commerce and Community Development Jim Saudade congratulated the grant recipients.“These are difficult times, but we are continuing this administration’s commitment to historic preservation,” Saudade said. “Preserving our past is an important part of keeping Vermont a special place not only for our residents, but for the visitors who come and help support our tourism economy.”In addition, the American Precision Museum in Windsor received $8,000 that will be used to help stabilize and repair masonry at the historic brick Robbins & Lawrence Armory building, an important part of the early machine tool industry in Vermont and the nation.The grant program, administered by the Vermont Division for Historic Preservation, provides owners of historic buildings with matching funding of up to $15,000 for a variety of capital repairs.Saudade said the grant program is “an investment that helps leverage additional funding sources.”“By partnering with state government, the owners of these buildings can invest in saving them, both for the current enjoyment of residents and visitors, and for future generations of Vermonters,” he said.Judy Hayward, executive director of Historic Windsor Inc., agreed. She noted that her organization had only purchased the Stephen Jacob House, which is historically significant for a court case that upheld Vermont’s constitutional ban on slavery, with the help of a donation last year.“This is an important grant because it is our initial funding and now we can begin the process of fundraising for the restoration,” Hayward said. “It is a lot easier to make that ask when someone has agreed to go first.”Buildings must be on the National Register of Historic Places or eligible for listing, and grant requests are reviewed by the Vermont Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, a group of volunteers appointed by the Governor whose members include experts in archeology, history, and architecture.In making decisions on funding, the Council prioritizes projects based on several criteria, including those most in critical need of repair.“We’re just exceeding grateful to the Division for this grant,” said Cher Laston, a representative of the Washington Unitarian Universalist Church, which received $8,150 to help pay for the installation of a new standing-seam metal roof on the historic church.“We are a tiny congregation, there are 15 active members,” she said. “This is the piece that will ensure our building still stands, so we can continue to do the good work that’s been part of its 158 years of history.”For more information, visit the Division for Historic Preservation site at: www.historicvermont.org(link is external)
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Jan Oblak, Juanfran, Gabi, are also part of the 20-man Atletico Madrid squad for the game in Uyo.Also in the list are Ghanaâ€™s Thomas Partey, Victor Machin Perez known as Vitolo and Kevin Gameiro.However, top stars like Antoine Griezmann, Joke and Diego Costa were left out due to preparations toward the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.â€œThe LaLiga season is over and weâ€™re going to play a friendly in Nigeria with: Oblak, Werner, Juanfran, Sergi, Montero, Solano, Jota, Rafa MuÃ±oz, Thomas, Gabi, Vitolo, Toni Moya, AgÃ¼ero, Olabe, Mikel Carro, JoaquÃn, Torres, Correa, Gameiro and Borja,â€ Atletico wrote on itâ€™s Twitter handle yesterday afternoon.The team finished runners-up to Barcelona to cap an impressive season, which also saw them win the Europa League trophy.The Europa League champions 20-man squad for the encounter, which includes head coach Diego Simeone, promises to be a truly pulsating encounter.THE 20-MAN ATLETICO MADRIDGK – Jan Oblak, Axel WernerDEF â€“ JuanFran, Sergio Gonzalez, Francisco Montero, Rafael Munoz, Andres SolanoMID â€“ Gabi Fernandez Â©, Angel Correa, Victor â€˜Vitoloâ€™ Perez, Thomas Partey, Roberto Olabe, Juan Aguero Nunez, Antonio Moya, Mikel Carro, Joaqiun Munoz, JotST â€“ Fernando Torres, Kevin Gameiro, Borja GarcesShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Spanish LaLiga giants Atletico Madrid Monday confirmed the array of stars, including Fernando Torres to play the Super Eagles in the maiden edition of the GOtv MAX Cup billed for this evening at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo.The game scheduled to kick off at 6pm is Torresâ€™ last for the club,Torres, who scored both Atletico goals on Sunday in the 2-2 draw with Eibar in their last LaLiga match of the season, is a club legend, having been named captain of the LaLiga giants at the age of 17, the youngest ever.