May 4, 2021


Harris to place “personal stamp” on National Space Council

Updated 1:55 p.m. Eastern with Nelson statement.

WASHINGTON — Vice President Kamala Harris will put her “personal stamp” on the National Space Council as it takes on both existing and new priorities under the Biden administration.

Senior administration officials, speaking on background in a call with reporters May 1, confirmed that the administration will retain the National Space Council, an interagency body used to coordinate space policy across the federal government. The vice president chairs the council by statute.

The White House announced March 29 that the council, revived by the Trump administration in 2017 after a hiatus of almost

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The Day – Norwich City Council considers Business Master Plan District regulations

Norwich — Residents had their first chance to comment Monday on a proposed zoning regulation that would allow a Business Master Plan District to be created on 100 or more acres in the city, with farmland in the rural Occum area being eyed as a possible site for a second business park.

The City Council public hearing on the zoning regulation was part of the first in-person City Council meeting in more than a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The council serves as the city’s zoning board.

The Business Master Plan District was proposed by the Norwich Community Development

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Council prez on double-dipping finance director: ‘This wasn’t a good story for the town’

NORTH PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — North Providence Town Council President Dino Autiello said Friday the council is going to take a closer look at its finance director’s controversial compensation after a Target 12 investigation revealed she has been taking home two salaries for multiple years.

Target 12 reported Thursday that Maria Vallee, the longtime town controller, has been serving as finance director since at least 2018 — without giving up her salary as controller. The two paychecks, combined with a longevity bonus and retroactive pay tied to her continued membership in the municipal union, pushed Vallee’s pay to a grand

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Lily Blavin Accepted Into Forbes Business Council


These 2 EV Stocks Have Over 100% Upside on the Horizon, Says Analyst

They say that politics are downstream from culture – but so are the stock markets. And sometimes, culture informs our investment decisions in ways that we could never have predicted just a decade earlier. The electric vehicle sector is one such sector, in the early stages of its takeoff. EVs are more than just the flagship of an environmentalist’s wish list. They are the showboats of new automotive technology, promising several advantages over internal combustion technology: cleaner vehicles, higher performance, and a revolution in battery technology

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Council candidates’ finance reports reveal sources of support | Elections

If money is any indication, Randy Minchew is dead serious about his bid to unseat incumbent Betsy Peters as the Sixth Ward Columbia City Council representative.

Minchew had raised a total of $35,066 when he filed his required campaign finance report last Friday with the Missouri Ethics Commission, 40 days before the April 6 election. That’s far and away more than any of the other five candidates running for the Second and Sixth Ward council seats.

Sixth Ward

Sixth Ward candidate Philip Merriman did not file a report Friday. An October quarterly report indicated he had $300, including $200 from

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Legislators Join Women’s Business Development Council to Share Advice on Weathering Pandemic

State legislators joined the Connecticut Women’s Business Development Council to host an informational webinar on Tuesday about resources available to women and minority business owners to weather the pandemic. 

State Rep. Devin Carney, R-Old Lyme, joined Bipartisan Women’s Legislative Caucus members State Representatives Donna Veach, R-Berlin,  and Christie Carpino, R-Cromwell, and Women’s Business Development Council CEO Fran Pastore to share advice for small business owners.  

“Typically, WBDC sees about 800 women a year from all over the state of Connecticut, but from March to November 2020, we increased that by 600 percent,” Pastore said. “We helped put an estimated $11

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