WTSA News For Your Thursday October 13:
A subsidiary of Hydro-Québec buys a company that operates 13 hydroelectric power stations in Vermont, New Hampshire and Massachusetts. HQI US Holding LLC’s $2 billion purchase of Great River Hydro LLC and its dams that produce 589 megawatts of electricity will provide Hydro-Quebec with the largest hydroelectric operation in New England. Hydro-Quebec has a long relationship with New England, providing hydroelectricity to the region since the 1980s. Great River Hydro has approximately 100 workers, all of whom will be retained. Last year, the subsidiary of Hydro-Québec and Innergex renewable energy inc. jointly purchased two hydroelectric plants in New York State for approximately $318 million.
Goodwill, a nationally-known thrift store chain, is coming to Brattleboro. Maryam Kamangar, vice president of Berkshires and Southern Vermont Goodwill, said the organization hopes to open in the former Peebles Department store on Putney Road by the end of November. A second round of hiring events will take place on the 17th and 18th at First United Methodist Church. The company is looking for a variety of full-time and part-time jobs. Goodwill’s mission is to help community members facing barriers to employment to become independent and self-reliant, gain confidence and improve their quality of life, through vocational education, job training and other support services.
The Vermont Community Foundation announced that its Spark Connecting Community Grants Program awarded $116,571 to 41 organizations for projects that strengthen community bonds. These grants were made possible through the partnership of generous Community Foundation fundholders who contributed through Giving Together, a unique program that shares grant proposals with fundholders and donors to provide the opportunity to co-fund projects across the state. Local grantees included the Bonnyvale Environmental Education Center, Brattleboro Housing Opportunities and the Root Social Justice Center.
New Hampshire Senator Jeanne Shaheen said the United States has a continuing obligation not only to assist Ukraine in the unprovoked invasion of Russia, but also to be determined to expose Russian dictator Vladimir Putin’s targeted and insidious campaign to erase Ukrainian identity, culture and history. The New Hampshire senator said Russia’s war in Ukraine is important, not just for the future of Ukraine, but for liberal democracies around the world. Shaheen is a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
The Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife reminds hunters of a regulation designed to help keep Vermont deer healthy by prohibiting the use of any lure containing deer urine or other bodily fluids from stag. The infectious agent of Chronic Wasting Disease, a fatal disease of deer, is a mutant protein or “prion” that can be transmitted in urine. This mutant protein can bind to soils and remain infectious for many years. Almost all urine-based decoys are produced in captive deer facilities, where CWD is most likely to occur. There is no way to test.
TRI STATE PICK 3 1-1-3
TRI STATE PICK 4 5-3-1-1-
TRI STATE GIMME 5 5-11-16-17-28
TRI STATE MEGABUCKS 8-21-22-23-37 MEGA BALL 1
POWERBALL 14-30-41-42-59 POWERBALL 6
MASS BOX 15-25-27-29-35
Game 2 for the Yankees and Guardians is tonight in their American League Division Series. The Yankees won Game 1. Nestor Cortes is on the mound for the Yankees, the first pitch is at 7:35.
Thursday Night Football invites Washington commanders to visit the Chicago Bears. Kick-off is at 8:15 a.m.