Enjoying their 25th year as a band, moe. continues to impress on a regular basis. With a deep repertoire and passionate enthusiasm from their loyal moe.ron fanbase, the jam band from Buffalo, NY have shown no sign of slowing down. In fact, quite the contrary, as their 2014 No Guts No Glory solidified their place in the live music scene.Our very own Rex Thomson, aka the Mayor of moe.down, spoke to the band’s drummer Vinnie Amico about just about everything, ranging from anniversaries to Phases of the Moon and Star Wars Halloween, to cooking Chicken Reggies and his favorite flavor of gum to chew on stage! Read on for this in-depth conversation:L4LM: Let’s start with congratulations on the big milestone! When you first joined moe., did you think you’d be part of a 25th anniversary celebration? VA: Y’know, I never even thought about it. I never thought about even getting to play music, that I would get this chance. It’s always what I wanted to do…then it all just happened like this and we just kept going. I was never really thinking, like, “Holy Shit! This is what we’re gonna do!” I just thought this is what I do. Plus…I don’t think any of us can do anything else. (Laughs)L4LM: This is a year for big anniversaries. The Grateful Dead turned fifty, and moe. turned twenty five. In those years your band has come to mean a lot to the people, but what does moe. mean to you?VA: Huh. That’s a hard question, but it’s a good one. It’s become my family as well as my career. We were always buddies…when we weren’t always buddies, we were just dudes who knew each other (Chuckles)…but we’ve become a family. We’ve grown together, big time, as people. We had all our kids together, we’ve built families together, we’ve had deaths together…it’s wild. They’re about the closest people to me in life. You’ve hung out with us, there’s a lot of ball busting, a lot of camaraderie, but I’d say we all love each other.L4LM: Do you have a sense of the impact you’ve had on so many people who’ve found joy in your music?VA: You know, I don’t really think about it much. When I’m yelling at the kids for not putting their dishes in the dishwasher, sometimes you forget…Y’know…in a way it’s your job, it’s what you do, you spend time away from your family…But then you get to a gig, five thousand people in front of ya going nuts, calling your name and saying they love you. It’s like, “Oh, right! People give a shit about us!” It’s pretty awesome to be a part of that love. I’m pretty psyched whenever I meet a fan, I thank them. If they get weirded out about meeting me, I just say “Look, I’m just a normal guy, it’s great that you care!”L4LM: After all these years, do you guys even NEED to practice anymore? Can’t you just coast on muscle memory?VA: We don’t do a lot of practicing. We’ll run some newer songs; we’re getting ready to write a bunch of stuff, which is fun because we haven’t for awhile. That’s all the practicing we need to do. We’ll run something at soundcheck if we’re busting something out we haven’t played in awhile just to make sure Rob [Derhak, bassist] remembers it…(Laughs) but other than that we don’t do a lot of rehearsal. If we’re working material for a new album we’ll rehearse, we’ll have writing sessions.If we need to come up with something like a Halloween show, we’ll spend a week putting that together, making sure that what we’re thinking about doing will fly.L4LM: You’ve chosen a “Star Wars” theme this year for Halloween, a film series near and dear to your hearts, it seems. How did it take this long for you guys to do kinda obvious choice?VA: I think it’s been getting kicked around for a couple of years, but this year was the year. There’s gonna be a new one coming out and there’s a lot of hype going on right now, so it’s probably the right time. L4LM: How excited are you for the new Star Wars film?VA: I love the movies…I’ve seen them…maybe twenty times apiece…I mean the first three I didn’t see the last three, and I’m probably the least biggest fan in the band. I will say I think we’re coming up with some cool shit to do for the show.L4LM: You guys dress up for the shows yourselves. A couple of the costume choices seem pretty obvious, but we all wanna know…who’s gonna be Slave Leia?VA: (Laughs) Rob! (Laughs)L4LM: That’s what I was calling! A lot of folks don’t realize how boring life on the road is. Do you have a favorite way to pass the time?VA: I lay on my bunk a lot… (Laughs)…I do nothing because I’m lazy. (Laughs) I’ll run, or go exercise or find something to do to keep busy, keep my strength up. I talk on the phone to my wife and kids…that’s about it. Plus the day is pretty long…you get in there at 2 o’clock, the crew has been there for hours already…we do a soundcheck, write setlists, get a quick dinner then warm up and get to play for a couple hours. It’s like an eleven or twelve hour workday, it just doesn’t start til 2 o’clock in the afternoon.L4LM: One of the biggest rewards of a long life is seeing the next generation spring up. Fans who’ve been seeing you have started families and have adult children, most of the band have children as well. Do you ever worry that you’re getting too old for this?VA: You know me well enough to know I act like an eighteen year old. Yes, I’m 46 years old…I didn’t think I’d still be acting like a teenager, but I still FEEL like a teenager so…I don’t know…when I go to certain gigs and I see all kids there…I start to feel a little old. (Laughs)L4LM: To ring out your 25th year, you’ve chosen The Palace in Albany again. You guys must like the place.VA: It’s a great place, and it’s a stronghold of our fans. As far as upstate New York goes, it’s one of the most fan and musician friendly venues. plus we know all the promoters and it’s my home town, or pretty close to it, so I love it!I’m pretty psyched myself. (Laughs) I’m close enough to drive home, though I get a designated driver.L4LM: Looking at your schedule, besides the Holiday shows, you’re one of the headliners for the upcoming Phases of the Moon Festival (more information here), and you’ll be jamming under the stars. Do you have any preference to playing outside or in?VA: Playing outside is always awesome. There’s room for more people. The sound is great…moonlight on your face, the stars are out…It’s always cool.10 Not-To-Miss Performers At Phases Of The Moon Festival… #3 is moe.L4LM: The band take turns writing setlists. How do you approach writing a festival set?VA: Everbody has a little different approach for that. I usually just do what I always do, and try to write for a flow…some people will lean more towards writting a greatest hits show but I usually try and go for the groove.I make sure there’s still enough big strong tunes in there but I just try and make something that flows from start to finish.L4LM: You have a partner in crime with your fellow guys who hits things with sticks, Jim. How has working with him keeping the beat evolved over the years?VA: It’s fun to bounce ideas off of each other. Also, over time he’s moved a little bit more away from the timbales and congas more to the melodic side with the vibes and stuff…Which I like. They’re melody instruments and it gives me a little more to play off. We have some grooves that we get into on the jams, and we definitely lift each other up.The drive…when we’re both feeling a groove…the way we drive together is kinda crazy.L4LM: You’ve started a jammy bluegrass side band, Floodwood, with one of your bandmates, Al. Do you just not see enough of him?VA: I know right? (laughs) We were interested in that sound…and there’s not a lot of bands like that up in the Northeast. We started spreading it out more, but lately we’ve pulled it back a bit, just keeping it up in the north east, which was our original idea for how it was supposed to be. With our schedules it can be too much to deal with, just trying to go out on the road on breaks from being out on the road. You don’t see your wife and kids…no good comes from that…L4LM: I’ve heard that Chuck Garvey is an excellent marksman and that you’re his favorite target when it comes to throwing guitar picks.VA: (Laughs) He gets me quite a bit. Sometimes I catch them and throw them back, but because of the lights I don’t see them until it’s too late. I’ll feel them bounce off my head or see them hit cymbals. He never really gets me in the eye or anything! (Laughs) Yet! (Laughs) I wear protective eye wear anyways (Laughs)L4LM: I asked the .rons to give me a few questions, do you mind answering a couple from the fans?VA: Go for it!L4LM: By far the most asked…You’re always blowing bubbles while you play. What is your favorite brand of gum?VA: I like the sweet mint gums, like the Trident sweet peppermint. Pretty much anything, I just need something in my mouth so I don’t chew my tongue off. L4LM: I hear you’re quite the cook. What’s your signature dish?VA: Probably Chicken Riggies, it’s a regional dish from Utica. My father was friends with the two guys who originated it so I got the recipe before it was ever a restaurant staple in the New York are. My dad started making it and we picked it up. I started cooking it when I was 16, so like thirty years ago. When I went to college, if you ask my buddies, they’ll tell you mine was best.That being said, anything Italian, if you cook at all you know, if you know how to make a base you klnow how to cook like twenty dishes right off the bat. You kinda know how much wine to add, how much chicken broth, how much cream…L4LM: When you’re home, how much of the cooking do you do?VA: ALL OF IT! (Laughs)L4LM: Earlier you said you didn’t think you had any other skills, but it sounds like you’ve got that going for you!VA: I never worked in a kitchen before…I don’t know if I wouldn’t end up in the weeds. Man, you get on the line in a good restaurant and dude, the hustle. Lotta pressure. I like my job! (laughs)L4LM: Are you aware that there is a moe. fan group dedicated to their cats?VA: I had no idea. (Laughs)L4LM: Are you a cat person?VA: I’m a cat freak. My wife and I are cat people, we have three right now, it goes from three to five. We talk to them all the time. They jump all over us…never seen anybody’s cats like ours they have to be on us at all times. Next time I see you I’ll show you like a thousand pictures of my cats! (laughs)L4LM: When you’re not on the road, do you go see shows, or are you ready for a break?VA: Sometimes, but it depends. If it’s a really good band that I really want to see then yes, and if it’s friends of mine coming in I go, but I do a lot of side gigs. I’d just as soon be playing. L4LM: Favorite mayor of moe.down?VA: I’m gonna say Hodge, he’s my buddy! (Laughs) Oh wait, you know who my favorite mayor was? Bob Weir.(As a joke, Vinnie nominated Bob Weir for the annual “mayor of moe.down” election, torpedoing Rex’s campaign. He seemed to think it was funny…)L4LM: Yeah…he was great. I bet you like him best ’cause you nominated him…VA: (Laughs) Yeah, was that your first or second year running that I totally screwed you? Sorry! I love you too Rex. I can say you too because you tried the hardest, I’ve talked to you the most…L4LM: Anything you’d like to say to the moe.rons who’ve followed you around the country and across the decades?VA: I think we all really appreciate that we’ve gotten to have this career and I hope we never disappoint. I hope we can continue to please them, and make good music that we can be proud of.L4LM: Thanks for talking with us, and for all you do!VA: No problem! See you soon.Don’t miss moe. on the road this fall, as the band has a number of tour dates and festival appearances scheduled to celebrate the remainder of their 25th anniversary in 2015! The group will also be headlining the Phases of the Moon Festival, alongside STS9, The Disco Biscuits, Warren Haynes, the Lunar Landing Conspiracy ft. Matt Butler, and Yonder Mountain String Band. Check out the full lineup here!
Load remaining images With Papadosio’s new album Extras in a Movie dropping only a couple of days ago (Read the review here), the band has hit the road for the fall tour in support of the release. Tuesday night, the band stopped in Madison, WI at the Majestic Theater. Many in attendance were eagerly discussing the new album, picking out which tracks were their personal favorites before the band took the stage.Expectedly, Papadosio played many numbers from the new release. Unexpectedly, the group sounded very comfortable, as if the new songs had been played hundreds of times before instead of just once or twice. The show started off with a more ambient Extras tune, “Therian”. The song doesn’t sound like a typical opener but the crowd enjoyed it. A fairly standard “Improbability Blotter” followed. From there, the show completely caught fire.“We Can Always Come Back” followed, another track from Extras. The studio version has a beautiful ending where the song switches gears from a slower, offbeat time signature to a much more uptempo and blissful piano ending , but this only lasts thirty seconds or so. In the live setting, however, they stuck with the progression, drawing it out much longer, playing with it, until they finally ended the song. It was great to see not only one of the new songs played extremely tightly, but also featuring quality improvisation.“How Not to Float” was similar in that the ending also featured extended improvisation. It was a very danceable jam that was deliberately peppered with the introductory notes of “Direction Song”. The segue was obvious, but they kept jamming it out and teasing those notes until singer Anthony Thogmartin finally belted, “Give me some direction…” The concertgoers couldn’t have been smiling and nodding any more.Other new songs “Ritual” and “Bypass Default” were performed flawlessly, confirming the new material’s place in the rotation, but it was the “Epiphany” encore that sealed the deal. Before the show, the crowd was buzzing about the song’s aesthetically awesome music video, and the band projected still images and clips of the Muppets from the video as they performed. The crowd played along, mimicking gestures in synchronization with the clip. It was an excellent encore to an excellent show.Without a doubt, the new material that Papadosio is introducing is as strong (if not better!) as their older songs. As a longtime fan of the band, I never thought a show with no songs from Magreenery and only two from Observations would be so awesome; a true testament to the strength of Extras In A Movie. Good times ahead for Papadosio.Setlist: Papadosio at The Majestic Theater, Madison, WI – 10/6/15One Set: Therian, Improbability Blotter, We Can Always Come Back, How Not To Float, Direction Song, Ritual, Geoglyph, Bypass Default, New LoveEncore: Epiphany
The days of an all-volunteer ambulance service in rural North Dakota towns may be numbered. The legislature’s Public Safety and Transportation Committee met in Bottineau today and talked about ways to support local amubulance services with grants and state funds. The Mohall Ambulance Service has been testing out a new forumla for a few years. It pays staff to provide coverage during daytime hours and relies on volunteers for other times. That way, people who work during the day can still volunteer with less likelyhood of being pulled from their jobs. (Diane Witteman, Mohall Ambulance Service) “A lot of the smaller services with the numbers of volunteers becoming less, they’re going to be struggling. We still need those ambulance services out there because of our rural areas.” (Sen. David O’Connell, Committee Chairman) “It’s been going over good with these grants and help from the state. We have a bill draft here today we’ll be looking at and I think it’s going to be a good program. The committee also discussed technology upgrades for emergency agencies, and the outlook for federal highway construction money. It will report to the next legislative session that begins in January.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreA new visionary voice in the field of particle physics is only in his mid-30s, but is distinguished as one of the leading thinkers. One of his theories — that there are at least 11 dimensions — will finally be tested this summer using a new $10 billion particle accelerator in Switzerland. “We’re essentially guaranteed that there’s going to be something surprising,” said Nima Arkani-Hamed, who was lured away from his Harvard professorship to Princeton where Einstein practiced until his death. “If the results confirm any of Arkani-Hamed’s predictions, they would be the first extension of our notions of space-time since Albert Einstein’s Theory of Relativity,” reports CNN in their fascinating report of May 9 . AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore The midst of a nasty recession may seem like the worst time to start your own business. But history shows plenty of corporate legends, including Microsoft, Genentech and Southwest Airlines, were founded during economic downturns. And while the credit crunch is making it harder for those without severance or savings to strike out on their own, the recently passed economic stimulus legislation includes a number of measures to loosen the financing logjam. So if you are laid-off, consider starting a business. (Read the story in Fidelity.com) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreAn Iraqi policeman has been hailed a hero after throwing his arms around a suicide bomber to shield others from the blast.The bomber struck northeast of Baghdad, killing five people and wounding 10 who were on a Shia pilgrimage, police said.But the toll would almost certainly have been higher if not for 34-year-old Ayyub Khalaf.“His name will be an eternal symbol because he saved the lives of dozens of innocents,” said Khalaf’s friend.(READ the story in the Daily Mail)AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore
Her life will be celebrated at 11:00 am Tuesday at Trinity United Methodist Church 2600 Holman St. @Live Oak, Rev. Robert E. McGee officiating. Visitation will be prior to the service beginning a 9:30 a.m. Interment- Houston National Cemetery.There will be a viewing at Hannah Funeral Home, Inc. Monday August 8, 2016 from 4pm to 6pm. 3727 Lewis Dr. Port Arthur, TX. Services entrusted to Hannah Funeral Home, Inc. Gwendolyn Ross- Pettaway a retired educator entered peacefully into eternal rest on August 3, 2016.
Photos used with permission of Chris McGovernAs a lifelong enthusiast with experience racing, wrenching, and coaching at the highest levels of our sport, framebuilding represents a next level of relationship between Chris McGovern and bicycles. Though he started building in titanium about two years ago, Chris switched material emphasis and made his NAHBS debut last year with a clean carbon ‘cross bike.A year on, the work coming out of McGovern Cycles is leaner and cleaner due to constant process and product improvements. As he continues to “chase proficiency” with his work, Chris takes his product to another level through collaboration with materials engineers and a blend of field and destructive lab testing. Between his approach to development and his continued involvement in all facets of cycling otherwise, it’s safe to say Chris McGovern is a new talent to watch in the North American framebuilding community. BIKERUMOR: Last year at your new builder table, you displayed a clean, blue carbon frame. How has your style and emphasis evolved from that bike to what you will be bringing to NAHBS this year? CHRIS: I think the biggest change in my finished product would be the shaping at the joints. I am not solely using epoxy to shape the joints anymore. Now there is less material at the joints and the material that I do use has more purpose. I think it looks cleaner and the revised method builds a stronger joint.BIKERUMOR: How have you evolved technically? CHRIS: I am still chasing proficiency through repeated process or refinement of said process, so I guess I am always evolving technically. Learning more about my materials, tools and processes every time I enter the shop.BIKERUMOR: You are hella involved with big deal bike racing… as a kind of a big deal character. What is your current relationship with the sport? CHRIS: Yup, still involved in the sport, not racing so much now a days, but coaching private athletes and I had a gig as the US National Team coach this cross season. I was also wrenching for Tobin Ortenblad all season.BIKERUMOR: How does being involved with racing at this level affect how you conceive, design, and build bikes? CHRIS: I am a dork, so I take a lot away from what I see in races, how people use their bikes, how mechanics work on bikes and how the industry does weird things for the sake of marketing… I mean I built myself a bike after retiring from professional racing because I was never happy with what I had to ride. Am I picky? Weird dimensions? I don’t know, I do know that the 1988 Della Santa LeMond road bike I had rode better than any bike I was every “sponsored” by.BIKERUMOR: You were making integrated handlebars last year. What other work have you done outside of building frames? CHRIS: Carbon is a great material to build parts with. Bar/stem combo, dropouts, cable stops… but the biggest thing I did this past year with some help from my man Cody Leuck, was building a molded BB/chainstay specific to disc brake cross bikes. I will have one at the show to display. I am also building some light weight back country skis, does that count?BIKERUMOR: If you could only listen to a playlist of five songs while you build, what would those five songs be?CHRIS: High on Fire, “Death Is This Communion”Hot Water Music, State of Grace”Bad Religion, “I Want to Conquer the World”Lord Ellis, “Ghosts of the Klammoth”Alkaline Trio, “I, Pessimist”BIKERUMOR: What framebuilder (that you do not know personally) do you admire and why do you admire them?CHRIS: Luis Blanc of Duende bikes in Spain. He is always posting some of the cleanest looking bikes with some very clean lay up solutions. Always “borrowing” from him. Plus the guy built a bike for Pedro Delgado! Come on!BIKERUMOR: Which builder would you most like to collaborate with on a project? What would that project be?CHRIS: Whit Johnson of Meriwether Cycles. I think a fat bike of Titanium, maybe some carbon too, that could carry skis, get me back further into the mountains to gain access to more skiing or high traverses.BIKERUMOR: What unpopular opinion do you have about the cycling community?CHRIS: I think the “community” is too quick to consume the latest and greatest marketed “innovation” the simplicity of the bike is what gives it such beauty. I don’t think it needs to be reinvented or “1 up’ed” every 3 monthsBIKERUMOR: What is your main bike at the moment? CHRIS: Carbon cross bike with Paul Mini Motos.BIKERUMOR: Why is that your main ride? CHRIS: Cross bikes…I live on a dirt road. I can get to town on dirt, gravel and single track. There is sooooo much terrain here I just swap tires and gearing.BIKERUMOR: How do you test or validate your work so that you know you are building the best product for your customer? CHRIS: So I don’t sell anything I haven’t ridden myself. If someone wants something I haven’t pounded the crap out of I would send it off to Dave Bohm, he has this machine he built that is crazy. I also use two materials engineers for all of my design. I don’t mess around with this stuff. It’s built to be ridden hard.BIKERUMOR: What do you put on your hotdog?CHRIS: Boring Hot Dog guy: Veganaise and Catsup. Don’t judge me.McGovernCycles.comLooking for more information about NAHBS? Get the deets at HandmadeBicycleShow.com
Vermont Business Magazine New York residents pay the most for basic health insurance and Vermont is second, but has the highest monthly premium at $469 a month, compared with New Mexico, which has the lowest monthly premium at $181 a month. New Mexico pays the least for basic health insurance, according to a new study released today by leading personal finance website GOBankingRates.com. The study compared silver plans ― the most popular plan according to the Department of Health and Human Services ― offered through the national or state-level insurance exchanges administered through the Affordable Care Act.The lowest-cost silver plans for each state were ranked based on the favorability of the following cost factors:The plan’s monthly premiumThe deductibleThe emergency care copayThe copay for care from a primary physician”Higher insurance costs in many states are tied to high costs of living or being in rural areas,” said Elyssa Kirkham, the lead GOBankingRates reporter on the study. “Where costs of living are high, like New York or Vermont, care is also likely to be more expensive, a cost which insurers pass to enrollees through higher premiums.””Competition is another key factor of health insurance costs,” said Kirkham. “In rural states like Wyoming and Oklahoma, fewer residents means a smaller health insurance market with fewer options, where insurers can charge more without losing customers. Of course, subsidies can offset these costs, but this form of assistance also varies widely from state to state,” she said.The 10 States With the Highest Health Insurance CostsNew YorkVermontSouth CarolinaAlabamaNew JerseyMississippiOklahomaIndianaDelawareWyoming2. VermontVermont’s cheapest silver option, the Silver CDHP Plan from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont, has the highest monthly premium of any state, charging $469 a month, or $5,628 a year in premiums. The yearly cost on this plan is estimated at $7,317 on average by Vermont’s exchange site and up to $11,377 in a “bad year” with many health expenses.These high costs are offset somewhat by a low deductible of just $1,425, one of the lowest of the silver plans included in this ranking. The policyholder is still responsible for some costs once the deductible is met, however, such as a 25 percent co-insurance on emergency care and a 10 percent co-insurance charge for visits to a primary care physician. Vermont’s health insurance exchange, Vermont Health Connect, added a comparison tool to its website in December 2015 that allows shoppers to compare out-of-pocket costs and premiums on different plans.The 10 States With the Lowest Health Insurance CostsNew MexicoUtahCaliforniaTexasPennsylvaniaMichiganDistrict of ColumbiaHawaiiOregonIdahoAdditional insights:The state with the highest monthly premium is Vermont, at $469 a month, compared with New Mexico, which has the lowest monthly premium at $181 a month.Primary doctor copays vary widely by state. West Virginia and Indiana have no copays, but Californians’ copays are the highest ― $250.Deductible costs range from $1,300 in North Dakota to $6,850 in South Carolina, which is more than five times the price.Despite New Mexico’s low costs, many residents have encountered difficulties in January 2016 getting their health coverage due to a high volume of December 2015 health insurance applications still being processed.50 States and D.C. Ranked by Health Insurance Costs Here is the full ranking of the 50 states and the District of Columbia from best to worst, according to their health insurance costs for the silver plan with the lowest monthly premium in each state.1New Mexico18Minnesota35North Carolina2Utah19Virginia36Georgia3California20Iowa37Florida4Texas21Nevada38Alaska5Pennsylvania22New Hampshire39Tennessee6Michigan23Maine40Missouri7District of Columbia24Kentucky41Colorado8Hawaii25North Dakota42Wyoming9Oregon26West Virginia43Delaware10Idaho27Washington44Indiana11Wisconsin28Ohio45Oklahoma12Connecticut29Montana46Mississippi13Arizona30Maryland47New Jersey14Louisiana31Arkansas48Alabama15Illinois32South Dakota49South Carolina16Kansas33Rhode Island50Vermont17Massachusetts34Nebraska51New YorkAbout GOBankingRatesGOBankingRates.com is a leading portal for personal finance and consumer banking information, offering visitors the latest on everything from finding a good interest rate to strategies for saving money, investing for retirement and getting a loan. Its editors are regularly featured on top-tier media outlets, including U.S. News & World Report, Forbes, Business Insider, Daily Finance, Huffington Post and more. It specializes in connecting consumers with the best financial institutions and banking products nationwide.LOS ANGELES, Jan. 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — GOBankingRates.com
Vermont Business Magazine Lyndon State’s News7 has again been recognized by the Boston/New England Chapter of the National Association of Television Arts & Sciences. The organization selected Lyndon State College’s daily student newscast and two stories that appeared on those newscasts for awards in their 2016 College/University Awards programs.The November 19, 2015 newscast, anchored by Camille Delongis ’15 and Dominic Amato ‘16, directed by Adam Donnelly ‘16 and produced by Ryan Jenot ’16 received the Best College/University Newscast Emmy Award. This is the second year in a row News7 @ 5:30pm has won the regional NATAS student award for excellence in the college/university newscast category. Lyndon’s News7 has won seven of the NATAS student awards for excellence in all.Reporter Alex Paduch ‘17 and Photojournalist JJ Murphy’s ‘16 piece titled “Wheeled Strikers” won in the General Assignment-Light News category edging out a story from Boston University. Video Journalist Taylor Young ‘15 received an honorable mention for her serious news piece called “The Story of Victory.”Young is now working as a photographer and multimedia journalist at WCAX 3 CBS, Burlington, Vermont, and will soon be joined at WCAX by the director of the winning newscast, Donnelly. Murphy will graduate in May and has already accepted a photographer’s position at WGHP 8 FOX, High Point, North Carolina.Each year the Boston/New England Chapter honors outstanding student achievements in production by conferring awards of merit. The presentation of these awards is intended to be an incentive for the continued pursuit of excellence by those studying media and journalism and to focus public attention on outstanding cultural, educational, technological, entertain, news and informational achievements by students.Student Winners will be invited to receive their awards at the 39th Boston/New England Emmy® Awards Ceremony on Saturday, June 4, 2016 at the Westin Copley Place Boston.