National Trust Lends Support to Vermont Tech RANDOLPH CENTER, VtVermont Technical College this week was awarded a $2,000 matching grant from the National Trust for Historic Preservation to hire a historic preservation architect to review plans for the renovation of the historic Allen House, which stands at the colleges main entrance in Randolph Center, VT.Vermont Tech was among several grant recipients selected this summer following a competitive application process from applicants across New England and Delaware, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.With these start-up dollars, said National Trust Northeast Regional Office Director Wendy Nicholas, Randolph Center, Vermont joins hundreds of other communities across the country that are actively ensuring that Americas architectural and cultural heritage is preserved.When completed, the Allen House will serve as the home of Vermont Techs Center for Sustainable Practices.Through its Preservation Fund, the National Trust offers small matching grants to nonprofit groups and public agencies to support a wide range of local historic preservation projects across the nation.The National Trust for Historic Preservation, chartered by Congress in 1949, is a nonprofit organization with more than 270,000 members. As the leader of the national preservation movement, it is committed to saving Americas diverse historic environments and to preserving and revitalizing the livability of communities nationwide. The northeast Office coordinates the programs of the National Trust within the ten northeastern states and provides a wide range of services adapted to the needs of the region.
Jacobson would not comment on Morales’s statements. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, meanwhile, met with foreign ministers from around the region on June 4 in Antigua, Guatemala, at a gathering of the Organization of American States focused on counter-drug policies. Bolivian President Evo Morales called the move a “provocation” and a threat to “anti-imperialist” countries like Bolivia, Venezuela, Nicaragua or Ecuador. By Dialogo June 05, 2013 He said he was prepared to ask for a meeting of UNASUR, a grouping that includes most South American countries, to discuss the issue. “It is not all that surprising that Colombian citizens are interested in where else they would be able to interact,” Jacobson said. “Our goal is certainly to support Colombia as being a capable and strong member of lots of different international organizations, and that might well include NATO,” said Roberta Jacobson, Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs. Colombia will sign a cooperation agreement this month with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization with a view to membership, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said June 1. The United States might support a bid by Colombia for NATO membership just as it has backed the close Latin American ally in other international fora, a senior State Department official said on June 3. “Ultimately this is a decision that all of the NATO members would have to make,” she added. “He was looking forward to that conversation,” said Jacobson. “There’s a very strong coincidence of views.” Evo Morales’s statements are out of context. It’s pure babbling and desire to talk politics. It is a silly speech.