Image source: EPAThe next meeting of the Hudson River PCBs Superfund Site Community Advisory Group (CAG) will take place on Wednesday, December 4, 2019, at the Saratoga Town Hall, 12 Spring Street, Schuylerville, NY. During the meeting, EPA will provide an update on status of various current project activities and the long-term monitoring activities (water, fish, sediment, and caps).The CAG meeting will also consist of EPA’s update on Hudson River Project Status Update, including:Floodplain Comprehensive Study (2019 activities update);General project tasks and status;Removal actions and repairs;Old Champlain Canal sampling;Flood mud sampling;Data and information collection;Supplemental studies;Other activities.The purpose of the CAG is to provide a way for members of communities and stakeholders to present and discuss their needs and concerns related to the site design and cleanup decision-making process. It offers EPA an opportunity to hear and consider community input on the design and impacts of the selected remedy.
RIPLEY COUNTY, Ind. – Residents can get a good scare this weekend either in Versailles or Batesville.Non-profit organization Tyson Activity Center is hosting a spooky haunted gym inside the historic arena located on Washington St. in Versailles. All ages are welcome and the cost is $5.The haunted gym will be held Friday and Saturday from 8 p.m. to midnight.It will sure be another frightening weekend at an old casket factory in downtown Batesville.Fear Factory located in the old RomWeber Building will be open Friday and Saturday from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.Tickets cost $5 for 18 and younger and $10 for those over 18. Proceeds benefit Cierra’s Club.Both locations will be open Halloween weekend.
SANTA ANITA RESTRUCTURES MANAGEMENT STAFF WITH INTERNAL PROMOTIONSLongtime Executives Nate Newby and Amy Zimmerman Promoted to SVPs; Chris Merz Rejoins Santa Anita Racing Office as Director of Racing Santa Anita Park is pleased to announce the promotion of longtime executives Nate Newby to Senior Vice President and Assistant General Manager, and Amy Zimmerman to Senior Vice President and Executive Producer. In addition, Chris Merz, who had been the Racing Secretary at the Maryland Jockey Club since 2018, has returned to Santa Anita as the Director of Racing, assisting Steve Lym, Vice President – Racing.“As I look to continuously strengthen Santa Anita with strong leadership and a dedicated team behind me, I am confident that Nate and Amy, with their vast experience and commitment to Santa Anita and the racing industry wholly, will continue to elevate The Great Race Place to where it deserves to be in the top tier of racetracks worldwide.” Said Aidan Butler, Acting Executive Director of California Racing Operations for The Stronach Group.“I also warmly welcome Chris back to Santa Anita, a hard-working individual who has rightly earned his respect from the horsemen with his approachable attitude and understanding of Southern California racing.”Newby has been Vice President of Marketing since 2013 and has worked on the planning, marketing and coordination of eight Breeders’ Cups, in addition to heading up Santa Anita’s marketing and sponsorship initiatives. Newby is an experienced hands-on horseman, working as an assistant trainer while in college at Colorado State University, as well as a skilled tournament director and handicapper. He and his wife, Sterling, are active in fundraising for CARMA, the California Retirement Management Account serving Off Track Thoroughbreds, and currently own several ex-racehorses.Zimmerman, a Vice President of the track since 2007 and a member of the staff since 1986, is one of the most respected and honored broadcast producers in the sport, working on 26 Eclipse Award-winning, 14 Emmy-winning and four International Simulcast Award productions. A graduate of USC, Zimmerman has worked with NBC Sports for more than 30 years as a key member of their production team for the Breeders’ Cup and Triple Crown races, and is preparing for her roles this summer as a producer on her fourth Olympic Games and her first as the Pit Producer for IndyCar.Merz returns to the Santa Anita racing office as the Director of Racing and will report directly to Steve Lym, the track’s Vice President, Racing & Racing Secretary. A graduate of the University of Arizona’s Animal Science/Race Track Industry Program, Merz was the stakes coordinator at Santa Anita and Del Mar, and the Assistant Racing Secretary at Los Alamitos, prior to joining the Maryland Jockey Club.