VT RT 78 is being shut down for the night per AOT.


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State of Vermont

Department of Public Safety

Vermont State Police

St Albans Barracks


News Release – Highway / Traffic Notification


VT RT 78 at Campbell’s Bay Rd in Swanton will be down to one lane due to a washout until further notice. TT units need to seek alternate routes.


Motorists should expect delays in the area, or seek alternate routes. Please drive carefully.


Source: EIN Presswire

Shaftsbury Barracks / Violation of Abuse Prevention Order

VSP News Release-Incident








CASE#: 21B301804

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Ben Irwin                            

STATION: Shaftsbury Barracks            

CONTACT#: 802-442-5421


DATE/TIME: Various times throughout June 2021


VIOLATION: Violation of Abuse Prevention Order


ACCUSED: Joseph Brandmeyer                                            

AGE: 41



VICTIM: (The Vermont State Police does not release the names of victims of

sexual assault or domestic violence.)




SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: The Vermont State Police – Shaftsbury Barracks has taken

multiple complaints of Joseph Brandmeyer violating an Abuse Prevention Order in

the town of Arlington. Investigation revealed that Brandmeyer had violated the

order on multiple different dates and times. Brandmeyer was issued a Criminal

Citation to appear at the Bennington Superior Court – Criminal Division on

August 30, 2021 at 0815 hours.




COURT DATE/TIME: August 30, 2021 / 0815 hours           

COURT: Bennington Superior / Criminal Division



MUG SHOT: Not Included





*Please note:  court date and time are subject to change at the discretion of

the court. Please call the criminal court clerk to confirm arraignment time.

Source: EIN Presswire

FW: Hartford Road Closures Fire VT Alert Request


Due to storm damage much of Quechee is out of power and Quechee Hartland RD is closed from Turkey Trot LN into Hartland and Marsh Family RD is closed from Quechee Hartland RD to 1100 Marsh Family RD.  Green Mountain Power Hartford DPW, and Hartford Fire are on site working to restore access and power to the area.  If you have an emergency please dial 911 



Thank you,



Jack Hedges

Hartford Fire Department

“Excellence in Service”


Please note that any response or reply to this electronic message may be subject to disclosure as a public record under the Vermont Public Records Act.

Source: EIN Presswire

Safe Harbor CPAs Announces Update to Tax Advisor and Tax Planning Information Online

San Francisco Accounting Firm

The firm is announcing new content helping busy San Francisco businesses and residents to stay informed about tax advisor and tax planning services.

I think we all have drawn a collective sigh of relief in California in recent weeks.”

— Chun Wong

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, June 30, 2021 / — Safe Harbor LLP, a San Francisco CPA firm focused on high net-worth individuals and Bay Area businesses at, is proud to announce content updates focused on helping busy San Francisco residents and businesses to locate up-to-date tax advisory and tax planning services.
"I think we all have drawn a collective sigh of relief in California in recent weeks," explained Chun Wong, Managing Partner at Safe Harbor LLP. "The Pandemic seems to (hopefully) be abating, and with that, some normalcy in tax policy can be expected going into the rest of the year. Now is the time to turn to tax advisory and tax planning options as things stabilize."

Persons interested in the newest tax advisory information can visit or check out other newly updated pages, including on the CPA firms blog at Those pages have a cornucopia of new information as of June 2021. They are not, however, easy reading. Thus persons with complicated financial issues including businesses, overseas property or interests, start up issues, or even stock options, are encouraged to reach out for a consultation with the firm. An analysis of each individual situation will help the firm's tax advisors work with the client to create a tax minimization strategy for 2021 and beyond.


Here is background on this release. The CPAs and accountants who work at the firm often joke that they are "of two minds" about taxes. On the one hand, they love tax. They are detail-oriented "nerds," who follow every arcane twist and turn of both the California and federal tax systems. Indeed, many specialize in international tax issues and can help clients not only understand but comply and minimize the tax burden overseas. But, on the other hand, the CPAs and accountants at the firm hate tax. They hate to see their clients' hard-earned money be handed over to the government bureaucracies. Thus as tax advisors and tax planners based in San Francisco they work hard to use their mastery of tax to minimize the tax bite for their clients. Anyone with the goal of minimizing taxation to the fullest legal extent is encouraged to reach out for a confidential consultation.


Safe Harbor LLP ( is a CPA firm that specializes in accounting and tax services for individuals and businesses throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and greater California. Safe Harbor CPAs help both individuals and businesses with tax preparation, IRS audit defense, and audited financial statements. The firm prides itself on friendly yet professional service and utilizes state-of-the-art Internet technology to provide quality customer service.

Jason McDonald
JM Internet Group
+1 415-655-1071
email us here

Source: EIN Presswire

Bowser Administration Public Safety Officials to Host Fourth of July Preparedness Briefing

(Washington, DC) – On Thursday, July 1 at 12 pm, City Administrator Kevin Donahue will be joined by public safety officials to provide updates on the District’s preparations ahead of the Fourth of July holiday. Preparations will include keeping residents and visitors safe, mitigating traffic surrounding road closures, and implementing public safety support for events and emergencies during the holiday. Administration officials will also highlight fireworks safety and tips to avoid heat exhaustion.


Thursday, July 1, at 12 pm.


Kevin Donahue, City Administrator

Chris Geldart, Deputy Mayor for Public Safety and Justice

Robert Contee, Chief, Metropolitan Police Department

John Donnelly, Chief, DC Fire and EMS

Carrie Speranza, Deputy Director, DC Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency


Eastern Market Metro Park

701 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE

*Closest Metro: Eastern Market Metro Station*

Press interested in attending the event are asked to RSVP to [email protected]. To view the event online, visit or tune in on Channel 16 (DCN).


Source: EIN Presswire

Arrest Made in Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (Gun) Offense: 200 block of 56th Street, Northeast

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Sixth District announced an arrest has been made in reference to an Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (Gun) offense that occurred on Wednesday, June 30, 2021, in the 200 block of 56th Street, Northeast.


At approximately 1:20 pm, the suspect and the victim were in separate vehicles and involved in a dispute at the listed location. The suspect exited their vehicle, brandished a handgun, and pointed it at the victim. The suspect was apprehended by responding officers and a bb gun was recovered.


On Wednesday, June 30, 2021, 40 year-old Brian Long, of Springdale, MD, was arrested and charged with Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (Gun).

Source: EIN Presswire

PA – Task Force 1 to Deploy to Assist at Site of Deadly Florida Building Collapse

Governor Tom Wolf today announced that 70 members of Pennsylvania-Task Force 1 (PA-TF1) will leave later this evening to travel to Florida to assist with search and rescue efforts at the site of last week’s deadly building collapse in Surfside.

“We can only imagine the pain of those who have lost loved ones or are still waiting to hear about their loved ones,” Gov. Wolf said. “The men and women of PA-TF1 know the dangerous work they will face when they arrive onsite, but the ability to bring closure to families and friends of the victims of this collapse is also a tremendous blessing.”

PA-TF 1 is one of 28 teams that are part of the National Urban Search and Rescue Response System and is a federal resource that can quickly be mobilized to deploy to incidents anywhere in the country. The team is sponsored by the Philadelphia Fire Department.

Source: EIN Presswire

State of Missouri celebrates state team member appreciation month; recognizes employees of the month from May 2019 to December 2020

JEFFERSON CITY – Earlier this month, Governor Mike Parson signed a proclamation recognizing June 2021 as the State Team Member Appreciation Month for the State of Missouri. Each year, state agencies recognize the efforts of their employees who enhance and improve the quality of life for Missouri citizens. Governor Mike Parson also honored State of Missouri team members who were recipients of the Missouri State Employees of the Month from May 2019 to December 2020. This is a monthly award and recipients are employees who have been recognized for providing outstanding service as a state employee for the citizens of Missouri.

“It is an honor to recognize June as State Team Member Appreciation Month,” said Governor Parson. “The great work our team members do each and every day shows their commitment to being the best public servants for the people of Missouri. I congratulate our State Employee of the Month recipients for representing the best of state government and thank them for their dedication to our state.”

 “Our state team members overcame tremendous challenges this past year, yet never wavered in their dedication to serving the public. It was through their unity and determination that our workforce overcame these obstacles,” said Office of Administration Commissioner Sarah Steelman. “We are also so proud of our state employees of the month. These honorees are outstanding public servants and have made real differences in the lives of others.”

2019 State Employees of the Month honorees

Mary Gbougbo, Department of Social Services

Andrew Bailey, Department of Social Services

Sheila Sullivan, Department of Social Services

Tammy Holland, Department of Mental Health

Keaton Ebersold, Department of Public Safety

Jamie Sartin, Department of Transportation

Ron Broxton, Department of Public Safety

Wendy Bryant, Department of Health & Senior Services

Tony Kerley, Department of Natural Resources

Kurtis Cooper, Department of Natural Resources

2020 State Employees of the Month honorees

Robert Jahnke II, Department of Social Services

Amanda Rucker, Department of Corrections

Robert Deters, Department of Transportation

Rene Brinkman, Department of Social Services

Amberly Schulz, Department of Natural Resources

Bryan Bethel, Department of Natural Resources

Loyd Rawlings, Department of Natural Resources

Troy Gardner, Department of Health & Senior Services

James Ryan Harris, Department of Social Services

Karen Harbert, Department of Health & Senior Services

Esteban Reynoso, Department of Public Safety

Don Bequette, Department of Higher Education & Workforce Development

The State of Missouri today also hosted a celebration honoring these team members along with the award of distinction recipients.

Both the Missouri State Employee of the Month Program and Missouri State Employee Recognition Month are administered by the Office of Administration/Division of Personnel.

You can learn more about each employee of the month’s accomplishment here: 2019 and 2020



Source: EIN Presswire

Attorney General James Takes 147 Guns Off the Streets at Rockland County Gun Buyback

AG James Has Taken Nearly 1,300 Firearms Out of Communities Since 2019

NEW YORK – New York Attorney General Letitia James today announced that 147 firearms were turned in to law enforcement at a gun buyback event hosted by her office, Rockland County District Attorney Thomas Walsh, and the Clarkstown Police Department. The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) accepts — with no questions asked — working and non-working, unloaded firearms in exchange for compensation on site. To date, Attorney General James has taken nearly 1,300 firearms out of communities through gun buybacks since taking office in 2019.

“Gun violence is an ongoing threat to public safety and it jeopardizes the welfare of our families and children,” said Attorney General James. “Getting these dangerous weapons off our streets is essential to eradicating gun violence and protecting communities from harm. My office will continue taking every measure possible to ensure that New Yorkers are safe and secure in their neighborhoods, and we thank our partners in law enforcement for their invaluable support and partnership in this effort.”

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“Today my office joined with the New York Attorney General’s Office and the Clarkstown Police Department to host a voluntary gun buyback program,” said Rockland County District Attorney Thomas Walsh. “The event was a huge success! It is our hope that we were able to get weapons off our streets that could have been a potential threat to our community. It is our belief that the removal of one gun could save a life. Special thanks goes out to Attorney General Letitia James and the Clarkstown Police Department for their collaboration in this effort. This event made Rockland safer today, and I couldn’t be more grateful to those involved.”

“We are pleased to have taken part in such a successful event,” said Clarkstown Police Chief Jeffrey Wanamaker. “Today’s gun buyback was well attended by the community, resulting in removing potentially dangerous weapons from our streets.”

The community buyback resulted in 147 guns being collected, including 57 handguns, 63 rifles and shotguns, four assault rifles, and 23 non-working or antique guns. Since 2013, OAG has hosted gun buyback events throughout New York state and has successfully collected nearly 3,400 firearms.

In exchange for the firearms, OAG also offered monetary compensation, in the form of prepaid gift cards, and Apple iPads when an unloaded gun was received and secured by an officer on-site.

“Our nation’s gun violence epidemic demands that we use every tool at our disposal to keep our communities safe,” said U.S. Representative Mondaire Jones. “New York has been a leader in the fight to end gun violence, but there is still more to be done. As we work to protect the health and safety of all New Yorkers, I’m grateful to Attorney General James for organizing this gun buyback event.”

“I thank the Attorney General, Rockland County District Attorney, and the Clarkstown Police Department for providing the community a safe and no-questions-asked method to reduce the number of unwanted guns on our streets,” said State Senator Elijah Reichlin-Melnick. “This program ensures that any surplus of guns are accounted for in the safest way possible, and sends the right message to community members that law enforcement stands ready to assist them in proactively making their communities safer.”

“My constituents and I are grateful to Attorney General James for her steadfast commitment to ending gun violence across New York state,” said State Senator James Skoufis. “I also thank our partners in law enforcement for their continued support of this important work. We must take every meaningful step possible to ensure our communities are safe, including hosting no-questions-asked buybacks like this one, and I am thrilled to see that many of our Rockland residents stepped up to do the right thing today.”

“I’m grateful to the Attorney General, Rockland County District Attorney, and our local police departments and law enforcement agencies for working together to host a very effective gun buyback event,” said State Assemblymember Mike Lawler. “Getting illegal, unwanted, or unused guns off our streets reduces gun violence and makes Rockland County a safer place to live.”


Source: EIN Presswire