New Affordable Housing Model for Vermont Towns

first_imgWest Rutland, May 2, 2008- NeighborWorks of Western Vermont, a non-profit housing organization, has designed a complete housing program model that will help small towns across Vermont develop quality affordable housing for working families.The model, named Westmont, shows communities from start to finish how to go from simply talking about affordable housing through the process to actually develop, create, and construct affordable housing.The basic design for as Westmont home is centered on functionality and energy efficiency, and was drafted by architect Dan Pratt of Robert Carl Williams Associates, in Pittsfield, Vermont. Dans floor plan for the Westmont house maximized space and allowed for the expansion of bedrooms without increasing the size of the footprint of the house, said Gregg Over, construction manager at NWWVT. These are high quality homes. The home is styled as a two story Cape Cod home with 1,400 square feet. The floor plan utilizes space for maximum living area. The homes have three bedrooms, two full bathrooms, and can easily be expanded to have up to five bedrooms. They are Energy Star rated, and follow Smart Growth and green construction principles to keep the natural beauty of Vermont intact while allowing Vermonters to own their own homes in the most cost efficient, affordable way possible, Over explained.The first Westmont neighborhood is located in Tinmouth. Construction will begin this summer, explained Ludy Biddle, executive director of NeighborWorks.We are very excited to start building, Biddle said.NWWVT believes that homeownership is crucial to maintain the fabric of rural Vermont communities. To make homeownership possible for working Vermont families, there have to be affordable homes available. NeighborWorks wants to make affordable housing a reality in Vermont. NWWVT also offers special financing for qualified buyers.For more information please call Ludy Biddle at (802) 438-2303 ext. 221, or visit the NeighborWorks website at www.NWWVT.org(link is external).last_img read more

Announced flights to Croatia from the markets of Germany, Benelux and France

first_imgAmong the announced lines for Split are Austrian Airlines flights from Austria, Luxairtours, Transavia and easyJet from Benelux, Transavia and easyJet from France, Condor and Eurowings from Germany, easyJet and Wizz Air from Great Britain, etc., and Croatia Airlines flight is confirmed which will connect Split with Rome from mid-June. For Dubrovnik Austrian Airlines flights from the markets of Austria, Luxairtours, TUI, easyJet and Brussels Airlines from the Benelux, Transavia and easyJet markets from the French market have been announced, as well as flights from the markets of Germany, Hungary, Norway, Sweden and Denmark.  According to the announcements, Ryanair, Luxairtours and easyJet will connect Zadar with the Benelux market, while Ryanair will also connect this Croatian destination with German destinations, including Stuttgart, Berlin, Düsseldorf, Karlsruhe and Cologne. Pula According to the announcements, it will, among other things, be connected with Ryanair, Luxairtours and easyJet flights with the Benelux market, and flights from Paris, Frankfurt, Düsseldorf and London have also been announced. For airports Rijeka i Zagreb flights from the markets of Germany, Great Britain and Benelux have been announced. Although air traffic is slowly opening and recovering, positive news is still coming in the context of the announcement of airlines that will connect Croatian destinations with key emitting markets during the main summer months. “Most tourist traffic in Croatia is realized through road traffic, ie through arrivals by car, which, with a share of about 75 percent, is the most common way to come to our country. However, in recent years, Croatia has positioned itself as an air destination, and this is especially important in the current circumstances in which our offer, safety, but also transport accessibility must fight for its share in the tourist market. Awakening of air traffic again will help Croatian destinations, especially Dubrovnik and Split, to be more accessible to many travel enthusiasts”, said the director of the CNTB, Kristjan Staničić. According to information gathered by the Croatian National Tourist Board through its representative offices, most flights have been announced for the second half of June and the beginning of July for airports Split i Dubrovnik, as well as for Zadar, Pula, Zagreb i Rijeka. Most flights to Croatian destinations have been announced from the market Germany, Benelux i France.center_img Despite the global coronavirus pandemic, which still has a strong impact on international tourism trends, Croatia has additionally positioned itself as a safe and desirable tourist destination due to its excellent epidemiological situation on the international market. Croatia Airlines, in addition to the existing international routes from Zagreb to Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Copenhagen and Zurich, will also offer flights connecting the Croatian capital with Brussels, Munich, Sarajevo, London and Rome from June 15, while flights will be offered from June 16. from Zagreb to Dublin, and from 18 June to Vienna.  Although it is only about flight announcements, or how changes are possible, we are certainly looking forward to positive interest from the market.last_img read more

U.S. Supreme Court Delays Action On Same-Sex Marriage Debate

first_imgINDIANAPOLIS – The U.S. Supreme Court has yet to decide whether it will address the pending legal issue of same-sex marriage in Indiana.The justices are asked to consider state bans on gay marriage that have been overturned by federal appeals courts in several states. A ruling one way or the other would impact states across the nation, including Indiana.Experts say it could be months before the high court decides whether it will hear the cases or not.last_img