STUDENT SPOTLIGHT Wilmingtons Brenden Ross Named To Deans List At Norwich University

first_imgNORTHFIELD, VT — Brenden Mark Ross, of Wilmington, was named to the Dean’s List for the Fall 2018 semester at Norwich University.Full-time undergraduate students, who earned a semester grade point average of at least 3.0 and had no failures in the previous Fall or Spring semester are awarded Dean’s List honors.About Norwich UniversityNorwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates  traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning  programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees.Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army and is the oldest private military college in the United States of America. Norwich is one of the nation’s six senior military colleges and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC).(NOTE: The above announcement is from Norwich University.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington’s Halliday Named To Dean’s List At Norwich UniversityIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: 3 Wilmington Students Named To Dean’s List At Regis CollegeIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: 5 Wilmington Students Named To Dean’s List At University Of MaineIn “Education”last_img read more

State Rep Ken Gordon Joins Middlesex County Restoration Center Commission

first_imgBEDFORD, MA – State Representative Ken Gordon (D – 21st Middlesex), who represents Precinct 3 in Wilmington, has officially been named to a commission tasked in part with breaking the cycle of arrest and incarceration for those with mental health and/or substance use disorders in Middlesex County.The Massachusetts Legislature established the 11-member Middlesex County Restoration Center Commission in 2018 to develop a plan for creating a restoration center in Middlesex County. The center would help expand community capacity for treatment while supporting law enforcement diversionary efforts.Co-chaired by Middlesex Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian and President and CEO of the Massachusetts Association for Mental Health Dr. Danna Mauch, the commission includes State Senator Cindy Friedman (D – Fourth Middlesex), and representatives of the judiciary, as well as public and behavioral health stakeholders.“Rep. Gordon brings valuable insight and experience to this process,” said Sheriff Koutoujian. “His voice will be critical as we seek to break the cycle of incarceration and produce better outcomes for those in our communities with mental health and substance use disorders.”“Representative Gordon has a leadership track record in addressing the special needs of persons with behavioral health conditions through community stakeholder engagement and targeted program initiatives,” noted Dr. Mauch.  “His contributions will be instrumental in crafting feasible solutions to the problem of overrepresentation of people with these conditions in our jails.”“I’m thrilled that Rep. Gordon have joined the Middlesex County Restoration Center Commission,” said Senator Friedman.  “His background and experience will provide valuable insight to our commission and will help us in our continued effort to establish a restoration center to improve the lives of those with behavioral health needs and reduce unnecessary incarceration throughout the county.”“It is an honor and a tremendously valuable experience to contribute to this worthy commission and to work with [Bedford Police] Chief Bongiorno who adds an important voice in representing the law enforcement community,” added Rep. Gordon.(NOTE: The above press release is from the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedMiddlesex County Restoration Center Commission Holds Inaugural MeetingIn “Police Log”State Rep. Ken Gordon To Hold Office Hours At As Good As It Gets On September 7In “Government”State Rep. Ken Gordon Provides Updates On State Budget; New Shuttle Bus Service; Hanscom Air Force Base & MoreIn “Government”last_img read more

Multiple victims as shooter opens fire at US food festival

first_imgPeople run as an active shooter was reported at the Gilroy Garlic Festival, south of San Jose, California, US on 28 July in this still image taken from a social media video. Photo: ReutersPolice and ambulances raced to a shooting at a food festival in California on Sunday, and video posted on social media showed people at the event running for cover as shots rang out.Few details were immediately available, but a police spokesman said there were casualties.NBC Bay Area reported that ambulance crews were told 11 people were “down” after the shooting on the last day of the Gilroy Garlic Festival, an annual three-day event south of San Jose.Footage uploaded to social media appeared to show festival attendees scattering in confusion as loud popping sounds could be heard in the background.”What’s going on?” a woman can be heard asking on one video. “Who’d shoot up a garlic festival?”Evenny Reyes, 13, told the San Jose Mercury News that at first she thought the sound of gunfire was fireworks. But then she saw someone with a wounded leg.”We were just leaving and we saw a guy with a bandana wrapped around his leg because he got shot,” Reyes told the newspaper. “There was a little kid hurt on the ground. People were throwing tables and cutting fences to get out.”Another witness, Maximo Rocha, a volunteer with the Gilroy Browns youth football team, said he saw many people on the ground, but he could not be sure how many may have been shot and how many were trying to protect themselves.He told NBC Bay Area that “quite a few” were injured, “because I helped a few.”Founded in 1979, the Gilroy Garlic Festival features food, drink, live entertainment and cooking competitions. It says it is hosted by volunteers and describes itself as the world’s greatest summer food festival.It was being held at the outdoor Christmas Hill Park, where weapons of any kind are prohibited, according to the event’s website.To provide a safe, family-friendly atmosphere, it said, entry was refused to anyone wearing clothing or paraphernalia indicating membership in a gang, including a motorcycle club.Festival officials did not immediately respond to requests for comment.Gilroy is about 30 miles (48 km) southeast of San Joselast_img read more