RIP: Gregory Michael Howe, eighth custodian of the Book of…

Posted On Jun 20 2021 by

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VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Tags Posted Jan 28, 2019 Rector Collierville, TN Submit a Job Listing Rector Shreveport, LA The Rev. Gregory Michael Howe, eighth Custodian of the Book of Common Prayer, died on Jan. 12, 2019, nine days after his 80th birthday, in Provincetown, Massachusetts.Howe’s interest in liturgy was honed in childhood, growing up at St. Ignatius of Antioch in New York City, then as a boy chorister at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. After his graduation from Columbia and General Theological Seminary, he was ordained a deacon in 1964, and priest in 1965. He served at Christ Church, Dover, Delaware, first as a curate, then as rector, from 1964 to 1998. During a sabbatical in 1980, he pursued post-graduate work at the Pontifical University of San Anselmo in Rome and then at Saint George’s College in Jerusalem. A longtime deputy to General Convention (1975-1997), he served on the Committee on Prayer Book and Liturgy, and helped craft many new rites and see them through the legislative process, especially “expansive language.” In 2000, then Presiding Bishop Frank Griswold appointed him Custodian of the Book of Common Prayer, a position he held until 2015. His encyclopedic knowledge of BCP history proved an invaluable resource for both Church Publishing and the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music. During his tenure, he oversaw authorized translations of the 1979 BCP in various languages. Together with the Rev. Dr. Ruth Meyers, Phoebe Pettingell, and the Rev. Jennifer Phillips, he contributed to Gleanings: Essays on Expansive Language with Prayers for Various Occasions ) (Church Publishing, 2001).Howe and his wife of 50 years, Bernice (Bunny), retired to Provincetown, Massachusetts, in 1998 where, until his death,Howe remained a vital part of the community, and of the Episcopal Parish of St. Mary of the Harbor. 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Ca’n Rei Townhouse / Isla Architects

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first_img Projects Save this picture!© Luis Díaz Díaz+ 41Curated by Clara Ott Share Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Huguet, VitrA, Isla architects, Ricardo Perelli, Robert McNeel & Associates CopyHouses, Renovation, House Interiors•Santa María del Camino, Spain Architects: Isla Architects Area Area of this architecture project ArchDaily Ca’n Rei Townhouse / Isla Architects Spain “COPY” Photographs:  Luis Díaz Díaz Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project 2017 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/957799/can-rei-townhouse-isla-architects Clipboard City:Santa María del CaminoCountry:SpainMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Luis Díaz DíazRecommended ProductsOffice FurnitureBruagRoom Acoustics Solutions – Dividers for OfficesOffice FurnitureB&B ItaliaFurnishing Paul Hastings OfficesWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceText description provided by the architects. Isla Architects has completed the renovation of an old Mallorcan townhouse in Banyalbufar – a coastal village nestled within the mountain range of the Serra de Tramuntana – that involved restoring the main structure, roof and facade, as well as rearranging the interiors. The main strategy consisted of removing all non-original elements added over the years in order to enhance the character of the house, from floors to furniture. Once cleaned, new contemporary elements were introduced. This balance between new and old, sleek and rustic brings a new life to Can Rei, allowing us to understand traditional architecture through a contemporary lens.Save this picture!© Luis Díaz DíazKitchen. The kitchen is concealed within the walls in order to enhance the purity of the vaulted ceiling room. This allows for added flexibility in the space. Existing niches were enlarged to accommodate appliances such as a fridge, oven and washing machine, and all necessary storage for tableware, kitchen utensils, food, and cleaning supplies.Save this picture!© Luis Díaz DíazThe stove was placed below the window, offering the experience of cooking with views over the Mediterranean Sea and connecting the kitchen to the exterior terrace space. The kitchen sink is made out of tinted concrete and is hand-hammered, to express its materiality, as a contemporary reinterpretation of a traditional Mallorcan stone sink. The tap is a simple, custom-made bent brass pipe. A bright red table – designed especially for the room- becomes the node of the concealed kitchen, allowing meals, work, or celebration to happen.Save this picture!© Luis Díaz DíazSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Luis Díaz DíazThe living. Space was cleaned to emphasize the original furniture of the house as well as the new additions. Non-original cement tiles were replaced by a “trispol” lime floor, recovering the house’s material essence while enhancing the connection between inside and outside. The vaulted ceiling was treated with quicklime in the traditional manner, achieving a smooth, pure and bright white surface.  A pivoting light allows displacing the action from the kitchen to the living space.Save this picture!© Luis Díaz DíazSave this picture!Upper Floor PlanSave this picture!© Luis Díaz DíazSave this picture!© Luis Díaz DíazBathroom. Gaining height, purifying the geometry, and significantly enlarging the window create a more comfortable and brighter space. A smooth concrete surface for floors and walls replaced the non-original tiles and contrasts with the rustic, ancient stone wall uncovered during construction. Boiler and bathroom storage are hidden behind a secret door.Save this picture!© Luis Díaz DíazSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Luis Díaz DíazBedroom and library. A local, handmade terracotta floor replaced the non-original cement tiles, achieving a warmer, smoother feeling in the space. Windows were opened in the rear facade, allowing for cross-ventilation. Original Mallorcan beds were kept as core elements of the rooms. The height of this traditional furniture allows enjoying sea views.Save this picture!© Luis Díaz DíazExterior. Both the roof and rear facade were renovated following traditional construction techniques, and new windows were opened on the upper floor to allow for cross-ventilation. Following the Mallorcan medieval tradition of painting the underside of the roof tile canopy – “teules pintades” – artist Luis Urculo was invited to reinterpret this popular pictorial expression. The rust-color symbols are meant to bring good luck and keep away bad spirits from the inhabitants of the house.Save this picture!© Luis Díaz DíazProject gallerySee allShow lessDeadline Extended! Scholarships for African, LATAM & Asian students > IAAC – OTF-3D…Opportunitiesopen call: International Competition for the National Museum of Korean Literature, S…Built Projects & Masterplans Share Area:  138 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs Marta Colón de Carvajal, Juan Palencia Year:  Lead Architects: Ca’n Rei Townhouse / Isla ArchitectsSave this projectSaveCa’n Rei Townhouse / Isla Architects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/957799/can-rei-townhouse-isla-architects Clipboard “COPY” Houses CopyAbout this officeIsla ArchitectsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsOn FacebookSpainPublished on March 08, 2021Cite: “Ca’n Rei Townhouse / Isla Architects” [Ca’n Rei / Isla Architects] 08 Mar 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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BuyOnceGiveTwice Holding Free Seminars to Introduce Charities to their Service

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first_imgBuyOnceGiveTwice Holding Free Seminars to Introduce Charities to their Service Tagged with: BuyOnceGiveTwice Events AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 12 February 2008 | News A new and unique online auction site www.buyoncegivetwice.co.uk is holding seminars to introduce charities to their service. BuyOnceGiveTwice is urging charities to maximise their fundraising from auctions. The site helps organisations by simply recycling luxury auction lot ‘waste’ at no cost to the charity.At the end of this month they are staging four further seminars on February 27th at 11.15 and 2.30 at Decherts, 160 Queen Victoria Street, London EC4V 4QQ and on the 28th 11.15 and 2.30 at DDB, 12 Bishop’s Bridge Road, London W2 6AA. The seminars are 40 minutes long, and guarantee to open a new revenue stream for charities.Over 50 charities have been introduced to this unique and cost-free fundraising opportunity, 24 charities have signed up as founding charities including Breast Cancer Campaign, Action on Addiction, Get Connected, Starlight and Ovarian Cancer action. A further 27 charities have registered.For further details on the seminars please contact Emma Leschallas at [email protected] or call 01453 832440.– ends – For further press information and photography, please contact: Emma Walton, Walton Public Relations, 86 Roman Way, Bourton-on-the-Water, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL54 2HD. Tel: 01451 821800 Mobile: 07515 357842 Email: [email protected] www.buyoncegivetwice.co.ukNotes to editors:• BuyOnceGiveTwice is the brainchild of Mia Woodford and Emma Leschallas, who spotted the potential of wasted lots after raising £500,000 at a single auction at the Cura Ball.• BuyOnceGiveTwice uses the remaining 10% of the monies received from sales to cover the costs of running the site.• There is no cost to the charity to auction or re-auction lots.• The funds received by the charity from the auctions are unrestricted. About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.  21 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more


Whizz-Kidz launches its first schools fundraising pack

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first_img Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Whizz-Kidz launches its first schools fundraising pack Whizz-Kidz has launched a new Schools Fundraising pack, the first the charity has produced.Entitled “School Starz”, the packs are branded in the charity’s vibrant style and activity sheets and simple fundraising ideas. Whizz-Kidz is targeting school children via teachers, parent groups and young people’s organisations in order to raise more funds for their work supporting young wheelchair-users across the UK.www.whizz-kidz.org.uk Howard Lake | 13 May 2009 | News Tagged with: Community fundraising  17 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more


Limerick Judge warns against violence as three walk free over assault

Posted On Jun 4 2021 by

first_imgFree admission to Desmond Castle TAGSJudge Tom O’Donnelllimerick circuit courtNewcastle West WhatsApp Linkedin Facebook Previous article#highlight – The Frank & Walters play Limerick this weekendNext articleLimerick councillors go at it Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Twitter NewsLimerick Judge warns against violence as three walk free over assaultBy Staff Reporter – October 6, 2016 1043 Email No privacy for dying in Newcastle West hospital center_img Print Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up THREE men walked free from Limerick Circuit Court on Wednesday after a judge said he wanted to send out a “strong message against violent acts and gratuitous assaults carried out by cowards and bully-boys”.Judge Tom O’Donnell made his remarks at the sentencing hearing of Cathal O’Brien (22), of The Cross, Ardagh; Shane Kelly (22), of Ballagh, Abbeyfeale and Deniss Permanickis (27) also of Ballagh, on charges of assault causing harm and violent disorder.The victim, James O’Donnell, was set upon by the three men after he spoke to Permanickis’ girlfriend at Club Mission in Newcastle West on July 12, 2014.The two had struck up a conversation about the girl’s plans to visit Australia when Permanickis and his friends became irate.James O’Donnell left the night club after he lost contact with his friends but was seen by his three attackers who kicked and beat him while he lay defenceless on the ground.In his victim impact statement, Mr O’Donnell said that he woke up in the back of an ambulance, beaten and bruised.He required hospitalisation for a broken jaw, a fractured cheek bone, broken teeth, cuts and bruising to his head and damage to a tear duct in his eye.The attack left serious psychological effects on the IT graduate who was unable to pursue a career in his field of study, had to give up sport, and was apprehensive when out on his own anywhere.Permanickis told Gardaí he thought Mr O’Donnell was trying to “chance” his girlfriend, despite O’Donnell saying said that he didn’t know they were together.At an earlier court hearing the three men, who all admitted their involvement to Gardaí, each offered €2,000 as “a sincere gesture of remorse”.Judge O’Donnell ordered that they add another €1,000 to the money already handed in to court.He said the attack was a “cowardly and vicious assault where the victim had no chance to defend himself. It was nothing more than bully-boy tactics.“I want to send out a strong message against violent acts and gratuitous assaults like this. This is unacceptable conduct”, Judge O’Donnell said.“However, given that the accused have no previous convictions and other mitigating factors, I will impose a three-year sentence on each of them for the assault, but suspend it for a period of three years”.He ordered that the €9,000 compensation be paid over to Mr O’Donnell immediately. Advertisement RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Newcastle West Gardaí move Limerick Clubs in Munster Junior Cup action live up to expectations County Football Final Day the Pinnacle of a Well Run Championship Music, sweet music, with MGLC | Newcastle West featurelast_img read more


Foreclosures From Reverse Mortgages Surging in Puerto Rico

Posted On May 31 2021 by

first_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Tagged with: Foreclosures housing market 2020 hurricanes Puerto Rico Foreclosures From Reverse Mortgages Surging in Puerto Rico Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago July 7, 2020 1,955 Views The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Previous: Risks for Homeowners Outside FEMA Flood Zones Next: Real Estate, Rental Sector Received $15B in PPP Funds in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, News Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Related Articles Foreclosures housing market 2020 hurricanes Puerto Rico 2020-07-07 Mike Albanesecenter_img Share Save Home / Daily Dose / Foreclosures From Reverse Mortgages Surging in Puerto Rico Subscribe Foreclosures stemming from factors other than death are a byproduct of reverse mortgage loans in the United States territory of Puerto Rico, according to a report in Reverse Mortgage Daily. They’re taking place at a rate almost one-in-four between 2014 and 2018.An investigative report published in USA Today showed Puerto Rico’s struggles with natural disasters, plummeting homes prices, and scant comprehension of the territory’s unique tax exception, have further magnified the issue there.“An analysis by USA Today and the Centro de Periodismo Investigativo found waves of reverse mortgages headed to foreclosure in Puerto Rico for reasons other than death, the natural way the loans are supposed to end,” said the report. From 2014 to 2018, due to technical snafus, nearly one in four reverse mortgage loans faltered, according to the Government Accountability Office.Based on reports from the news outlet, the Puerto Rico Office for Financial Institutions reported that tax defaults and insurance or occupancy issues, rather than the end of life, culminated in reverse mortgage foreclosures. That’s approaching 15% nationwide, according to USA Today’s analysis. The outlet reported that nearly 4,300 reverse mortgage loans of the island’s full 10,800 loans through the end of last year were originated by Monet House Inc., the region’s top lender.In January, recent disasters such as an earthquake that month aside, Puerto Rico’s housing market rebounded.  The seasonally adjusted purchase-only house price index on the island year-over-year as of Q3 2019 climbed 10.59% year-over-year as of Q3 2019. That said, there was a plummet of 2.66% in Q3 2019 in homes prices quarter over quarter.While demand in Puerto Rico continues to spike, too, the island’s housing market—because of economic problems as a result of recent disasters remains vulnerable. “I am concerned because Puerto Rico hasn’t yet fully recovered from Hurricane Maria, and many of the homes on the island are designed for hurricanes and floods – they’re basically built on stilts, which makes them very vulnerable to earthquakes,” said Leisha Delgado, Founder & CEO, Hello Solutions. Our experience from Maria tells us that there will be challenges coordinating assistance efforts, and communicating with people in parts of the island without power, so they may not know how to get aid, or know that help is on its way, she continued.Lending a hand to the island’s recovery efforts, $8.2 billion in aid to Puerto Rico was released by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.Money House originated 1,023 loans in the Caribbean region of the U.S. between fiscal years 2014 and 2018, according to HUD data, according to Reverse Mortgage Daily. Compared with other regions in the country, based on 2008 and 2009 federal loan data, higher service charges were associated with Money House loans, the report cited. A caveat, however, a Money House spokesperson told USA Today that as lenders and servicers “became more efficient,” those fees were stopped. Chuck Green has contributed to the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Chicago Tribune and others covering various industries, including real estate, business and banking, technology, and sports. About Author: Chuck Green Sign up for DS News Daily Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago  Print This Post The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agolast_img read more


Weber State Names Tim Crompton As Interim Athletic Director

Posted On May 8 2021 by

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailOGDEN, Utah-Tuesday, Weber State appointed women’s soccer coach Tim Crompton as the interim athletic director to replace the departed Jerry Bovee who has joined Utah State’s athletic department.Crompton assumes this role after spending the past 15 years as the Wildcats’ women’s soccer head coach.In his stead, his former assistant coach, Meagan Thunell, will serve as Weber State’s head coach.Crompton was named as the Big Sky head coach of the year in 2018 as his Wildcats won the conference regular season title with a 7-1-1 record.Crompton had a 50-47-16 record in Big Sky regular season matches during his tenure.He has both bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Weber State. Written by May 28, 2019 /Sports News – Local Weber State Names Tim Crompton As Interim Athletic Director Tags: Big Sky Conference/Meagan Thunell/Tim Crompton/Weber State Athletic Director Brad Jameslast_img read more


Subway supplier Evron to spend £400k on R&D

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Bakery manufacturer Evron Foods, which supplies Subway’s breads, is to invest £400k in research and development, to include the investigation of a new sweet muffin-style range.The investment has been supported by an offer of over £140,000 from Invest NI, with funding from the European Regional Development Programme.The firm, which manufactures a range of chilled, frozen and ambient breads and pastries for the retail, foodservice, wholesale and food processing sectors, now hopes to increase its current turnover of approximately £20m by 50% within the next three years. It has also appointed a new commercial manager and key account manager as part of its plan to drive the business forward.“With the support of Invest NI, we now hope to achieve additional efficiencies by further strengthening our management team, while increasing our foothold in the retail bakery market around the UK and Ireland with our new sweet muffin range,” said Morris Evans, managing director, Evron Foods.He said alongside the constant challenge of meeting and exceeding customer expectations, the firm has also faced increasing pressure on its overheads. “Flour, butter and electricity costs have all risen dramatically in recent times, but this further motivates us to be innovative in how we do things,” he added. read more


News story: ePassport gates to open to visitors from Singapore and South Korea

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first_imgSingapore and South Korea will be added to the list of countries whose nationals will be eligible to use ePassport gates to enter the UK from summer 2019, under plans announced by the Home Secretary today.ePassport gates, which are currently available for British and EU nationals, provide a faster route through the border as they allow eligible passengers to be processed quickly and securely.The proposals build on those set out in the Budget, to allow nationals from the US, Canada, New Zealand, Australia and Japan to use ePassport gates, and demonstrate the government’s commitment to develop a new global immigration system as we leave the EU.An estimated additional 6.5 million passengers per year will be able to take an automated route through the UK border as part of the government’s ongoing work to ease the passage for legitimate travellers.Home Secretary Sajid Javid said: The UK is absolutely open for business from the rest of the world and as part of that we are improving the experience for travellers coming into the UK. I’m pleased to announce today that, in addition to the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Japan, we will be allowing passengers from Singapore and South Korea to use ePassport gates when they travel into the UK – a transformational experience for the passengers involved. ePassport gates use facial recognition technology to compare the passenger’s face to the digital image recorded in their passport. The system is monitored by Border Force officers and anyone rejected by the gates will be sent to an alternative manned channel to have their passport checked.All passengers are automatically checked against Border Force systems and watchlists.There are now 259 ePassport gates in operation at 14 ports around the UK and juxtaposed control locations. The gates can be used by those aged 18 and over, and who are travelling using a biometric or ‘chipped’ passport. Those aged 12 to 17 years old, and who are accompanied by an adult, are also able to use them.A statutory instrument will be laid in Parliament shortly which will legislate to facilitate the extension of the use of ePassport gates to include the US, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Japan, Singapore and South Korea.last_img read more


Farmington Selectmen discuss plan for the 2021 annual town meeting

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first_imgFARMINGTON – Tuesday night’s Farmington selectboard meeting brought attention to determining a plan for the 2021 annual town meeting that is customarily held in March. It was unanimously approved to move the meeting later to April and host it by referendum with a public forum prior to it for community educational purposes. Based on what other towns, such as Wilton, have done in hosting meetings of such a size as the annual town meeting, members discussed two options, including doing an outdoor event. Considering the time of year though, that was rejected in favor of the secondary choice.“The option I’m leaning towards is hosting it by referendum. It’s the most practical approach,” said Town Manager Richard Davis.Currently, there is a maximum capacity of 50 people that can gather inside of a building, within the considerations of building square footage and maintaining social distancing. This was taken into account with the decision, especially since the annual town meeting typically attracts more than 100 people.“I strongly encourage public input. We have to have it, especially this year,” said Chairmen Matthew Smith.The nature of having the town meeting by referendum coupled with the predicament of managing the large crowd that it normally brings prompted a discussion on the necessity of having a public forum prior to the meeting. Though the location of such a public forum wasn’t decided upon, it was generally agreed that this would be required several days prior to the meeting to provide the public with the opportunity to be informed on the ballots to be voted on in the following town meeting.“It would give the people the chance to ask questions and prepare for the town meeting, if they chose to come,” said selectboard member Josh Bell.The details about the public forum are to come later, as the board deliberates more options for the official timeframe and location.Farmington’s selectmen also approved the holdover of $4000 from the 2020 budget to be allocated to the Parks and Recreation Department at the request of Department Director Mat Foster. In a letter to the board, Foster said “this past year has been extremely difficult to secure contractors for doing smaller jobs…due to their increased demand and the short supply of contractors.”The funds will be put towards the modification of the doors outside of the Community Center so that they might be better prepared for the possibility of snow and ice accumulation, as well as the installation of a new door in the basement weight room.Interim Chief Shane Cote attended briefly to ask for the approval of a forfeiture of $759 in assets as a result of a drug overdose investigation. The board unanimously approved it. The Farmington Police Department will also be seeing a new permanent Chief soon, according to an update from Richard Davis. The search committee for the position will be meeting on Thursday to discuss applications and determine who will be interviewed.last_img read more