Vacation Home – TV Resort Marina http://tvresortmarina.com/ Thu, 20 Jan 2022 16:35:55 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://tvresortmarina.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-4.png Vacation Home – TV Resort Marina http://tvresortmarina.com/ 32 32 Featured Vacation Rental: January 20, 2022 https://tvresortmarina.com/featured-vacation-rental-january-20-2022/ Thu, 20 Jan 2022 16:35:55 +0000 https://tvresortmarina.com/featured-vacation-rental-january-20-2022/ Address: 2836 Simpson Ave, Ocean City, NJ 08226VROCNJ Listing #292 RENT DIRECT and SAVE up to 25% on Vrbo and AirBnB! This beautiful single family home is the perfect place for your next family or multi-family vacation and parking for everyone. Facing the Ocean City Wildlife Refuge, it is ideal for bird watchers or to […]]]>

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Gary Lee Sampson died before his execution; appeals court plans to overturn his murder convictions https://tvresortmarina.com/gary-lee-sampson-died-before-his-execution-appeals-court-plans-to-overturn-his-murder-convictions/ Tue, 18 Jan 2022 16:36:25 +0000 https://tvresortmarina.com/gary-lee-sampson-died-before-his-execution-appeals-court-plans-to-overturn-his-murder-convictions/ Although Sampson never contested his guilt, a federal appeals court decided to consider whether he should overturn his murder convictions due to his pending appeal, a prospect that infuriated the families of the victims. In a Jan. 7 order, the First Circuit Court of Appeals for the First Circuit told federal prosecutors that they had […]]]>

Although Sampson never contested his guilt, a federal appeals court decided to consider whether he should overturn his murder convictions due to his pending appeal, a prospect that infuriated the families of the victims.

In a Jan. 7 order, the First Circuit Court of Appeals for the First Circuit told federal prosecutors that they had 14 days to provide “a statement of its position on the effect of the accused’s death on this appeal and the underlying convictions”. The defense then has seven days to respond. Sampson’s attorneys did not initiate the request.

Federal courts and many state courts—though not in Massachusetts—routinely dismiss convictions against deceased defendants before an appeal of their convictions is decided, but not in cases, like Sampson’s, where one defendant admitted guilt and only contested the sentence.

Rizzo’s parents and brother sent letters to court on Friday, expressing pain and anger at the prospect that his killer’s convictions could be expunged from his record.

“I take extreme umbrage and am outraged by your initiation of this request,” Rizzo’s father Mike wrote, adding that he believed Sampson’s death meant he would never have to hear the name again. of Samson. “Now we have to deal with you insulting us by implying that his heinous acts could be removed from the record.”

In an interview, McCloskey’s daughter, Cheryl Shea, said she was confused by the appeals court’s order and felt it reflected more concern for criminals than victims.

“How can they take away the fact that he’s already pleaded guilty?” she asked. “It would be another blow for us. He already got what he wanted, life in prison. Now they’re going to take away the only thing we have left, which is that he’s guilty of killing three innocent people.

The appeals court issued the order after Sampson’s attorneys informed the court that he died Dec. 21 at a federal prison medical facility in Missouri. The defense did not ask the court to overturn his convictions.

In a statement Friday, one of Sampson’s attorneys, Madeline S. Cohen of Boulder, Colorado, said Sampson had “never denied responsibility” for the murders of Rizzo, McCloskey and Robert “Eli” Whitney.

“He pleaded guilty in 2003 and has always supported that guilty plea,” Cohen said. “The lengthy legal process in his case was the result of the federal government’s relentless pursuit of a death sentence, even after Mr. Sampson fell terminally ill before his 2016 trial. Mr. Sampson’s appeal that was during his death does not call into question the legality of his conviction.

A spokeswoman for the Massachusetts U.S. Attorney’s Office declined to comment on the case.

But Zachary Hafer, a former assistant U.S. attorney who was part of the team that prosecuted Sampson, said “in nearly two decades of legal proceedings, neither Sampson, nor anyone else, has ever challenged question his guilt, so while I am surprised that this question has been raised, I am confident that Sampson’s convictions will stand.

In 2003, the Massachusetts Court of Appeals overturned the child rape conviction of former priest John J. Geoghan at the request of his attorneys after he was murdered in prison while his sentence was being appealed. was pending. At the time, prosecutors did not contest the claim, saying quashing convictions in such circumstances was common practice that dated back to English common law.

But in 2019, the state Supreme Judicial Court reinstated the first-degree murder conviction of Aaron J. Hernandez, who killed himself in prison while his appeal was pending. The former New England Patriots star was convicted of murdering Odin L. Lloyd in North Attleborough in 2013.

The state’s highest court found that the rule of law relied on by the judge who overturned Hernandez’s conviction was “outdated and no longer commensurate with the circumstances of contemporary life.” He concluded that a verdict of guilty resulting in a sentence “essentially constitutes a final judgment in a criminal case”, even if an appeal is lodged.

In its recent order in the Sampson case, the appeals court cited two federal cases. In one, a court in 2020 refused to overturn the conviction of a Connecticut man for making false statements because he died while only appealing his sentence. In the second case, a federal court in the District of Columbia granted a defense request in 1994 to overturn the embezzlement conviction and sentence of a man who had pleaded guilty to the charge but died while appealing. . her, as well as the sentence.

Sampson, a drifter who grew up in Abington, confessed that McCloskey picked him up hitchhiking in Weymouth on July 24, 2001. Sampson forced him to Marshfield, where he took him into the woods, tied him up and stabbed him 24 times. . McCloskey, a retired gas company worker from Taunton, was a father of six.

Three days later, Sampson was hitchhiking in Plymouth when Rizzo, a student from Kingston, picked him up. Sampson forced the teenager to drive him to Abington, where he tied him to a tree in the woods and stabbed him repeatedly. Sampson drove Rizzo’s Volkswagen Jetta to New Hampshire, where he broke into a vacation home in Meredith. When Whitney, 59, arrived to mow the lawn, Sampson strangled him. Sampson pleaded guilty to a state murder charge for that murder and was sentenced to life without parole.

In 2003, a federal jury in Boston found that Sampson should be sentenced to death for killing McCloskey and Rizzo, but that verdict was later overturned because a juror lied during jury selection. In 2017, a jury found that Sampson should be sentenced to death for Rizzo’s murder, but was unable to reach a unanimous decision on a sentence for McCloskey’s murder. As a result, the judge sentenced him to death for Rizzo’s murder and to life without parole for McCloskey’s murder.

“When will all this stop?” Rizzo’s mother, Mary, wrote in her letter to the appeals court. “Sampson’s blatant and boastful confession to his detailed murder of Jonathan will forever haunt me. He pleaded guilty many times, never asking for forgiveness. He was a bad man. To think that his conviction could be expunged is an insult to our family. Through countless trials and appeals, we have held each other with dignity and now it feels like you are taking another part away from us.


Shelley Murphy can be contacted at shelley.murphy@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @shelleymurph.

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RESOLUTION Approving a P’s Vacation – Post Bulletin https://tvresortmarina.com/resolution-approving-a-ps-vacation-post-bulletin/ Sat, 15 Jan 2022 08:29:45 +0000 https://tvresortmarina.com/resolution-approving-a-ps-vacation-post-bulletin/ RESOLUTION approving the cancellation of a portion of the 30 foot drainage easement running north to south through Lots 1-4, Block 2, Commerce Park and located north of Technology Park Dr NW, east on Trade Dr. NW. WHEREAS, Nathan Stencil, has initiated a request to release part of an existing drainage easement and part of […]]]>

RESOLUTION approving the cancellation of a portion of the 30 foot drainage easement running north to south through Lots 1-4, Block 2, Commerce Park and located north of Technology Park Dr NW, east on Trade Dr. NW. WHEREAS, Nathan Stencil, has initiated a request to release part of an existing drainage easement and part of an existing utility easement. WHEREAS, Section 17.00 of the City of Rochester Home Rule Charter states that “[t]The Common Council may, by resolution passed by five affirmative votes, vacate any public street, lane, way, land or easement, or any part thereof, on its own initiative or acting on a petition filed by the property owners. at least fifty percent of the lands abutting the line of the part of the public street, driveway, road, land or easement, or parts thereof, that is proposed to be vacated ; and WHEREAS, Section 17.00 of the City of Rochester Home Rule Charter further states that “[n]o holidays must be taken unless the local council deems it to be in the public interest; and WHEREAS the Planning Department has given notice in the manner required by the Rochester City Charter that this petition will be heard and considered by City Council in a public hearing at 6:15 p.m. on January 3, 2022; and WHEREAS, the Planning Department has filed the petition in its office and, by publication in the Official Gazette at least ten days prior to the public hearing, has given notice that the petition has been filed, briefly stating its request, and specifying that the request would be heard and examined by the Common Council at 6:15 p.m. on January 3, 2022; and WHEREAS the common council met on January 3, 2022 and investigated and considered the issue of the cancellation of the easement, and gave all interested parties an opportunity to be heard and present evidence; and WHEREAS, based on the motion filed, the testimony and evidence presented by the interested parties, and the investigation and consideration of the matter by the Common Council, it appears that it is in interest of members of the public to leave the easement. NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Rochester that the easement described as follows be hereby released and waived: VACANCY OF DRAINAGE EASEMENT East 15 feet from Lots 2, 3 and 4, Block 2 , COMMERCIAL PARK, Olmsted County, MN, parallel to the east property line thereof, and the west 15 feet of Lot 1, Block 2, COMMERCE PARK, Olmsted County, MN, parallel to the west property line of this one. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the City approve vacation request #CD2021-009VAC requested by JVNS, LLC, subject to the condition of approval listed below: use. ADOPTED AND ADOPTED BY THE COMMON COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ROCHESTER, MINNESOTA, THIS 3RD DAY OF JANUARY, 2022. CERTIFICATE: /s/BROOKE CARLSON CHAIRPERSON OF THE SAID COMMON COUNCIL /s/ Kelly K. GEISTLER CITY CLERK APPROVED THIS 4TH DAY OF JANUARY, 2022 /s/ Kim Norton MAYOR OF SAID CITY (January 15, 2022) 23153

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Proposed Major Vacation Destination for SITLA Land Previously Considered for Desert Golf Course in Kanab https://tvresortmarina.com/proposed-major-vacation-destination-for-sitla-land-previously-considered-for-desert-golf-course-in-kanab/ Thu, 13 Jan 2022 13:03:44 +0000 https://tvresortmarina.com/proposed-major-vacation-destination-for-sitla-land-previously-considered-for-desert-golf-course-in-kanab/ Property development has become the trust’s main source of income under the leadership of David Ure, who will retire in March. (Photo courtesy of Kane County Water Conservation District) Retired Utah Congressman Mike Noel proposes to build a luxury golf course at this site outside of Kanab on land state-owned next to Jackson Flat Reservoir. […]]]>

Property development has become the trust’s main source of income under the leadership of David Ure, who will retire in March.

(Photo courtesy of Kane County Water Conservation District) Retired Utah Congressman Mike Noel proposes to build a luxury golf course at this site outside of Kanab on land state-owned next to Jackson Flat Reservoir. Instead, the Utah School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration is expected to partner with developers to build a major vacation destination on this land.

A state-owned plot retired Utah lawmaker Mike Noel hoped to carve a luxury golf course in Kanab will instead be transformed into a dense vacation hotspot called Mineral Village as part of a project development lease before the Utah School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration (SITLA) board next week.

The ambitious property development, which beat Noel’s dream of a links-to-destinations-type course, was kept under wraps until this week, when SITLA staff released the agenda for the meeting of the January 20 board meeting.

Construction is expected to take 15 years and the development is expected to generate $15.7 million for the state.

Occupying 101 acres just south of Jackson Flat Reservoir, Mineral Village would include a 128-room hotel, 200 vacation rentals and 137 lots for single-family homes, according to the proposal submitted by West Mountain Development Group, a little-known company registered at a Bountiful address.

A message left at the company’s office on Wednesday was not returned.

Noel had hired renowned golf course architect David McLay Kidd to design the course, which would have been built by the Kane County Water Conservancy District – which Noel has run for decades – and operated in partnership with the county and the city ​​of Kanab. Many Kanab residents opposed the idea due to its heavy reliance on public funds which they felt could be better spent on something other than a golf course that few residents would use.

But in the end, it was SITLA’s strict contract rules, not public opposition, that deflated Noel’s vision to attract spendthrift tourists to the scenic southern Utah town. Under requirements designed specifically to prevent sweetheart deals for politically connected people, SITLA was forced to seek better deals after the Noel Water District submitted a proposal to incorporate SITLA’s plot into the course. 200 acre golf course.

At least two superior proposals – defined as those that bring in the most money for SITLA beneficiaries – have been presented to the trust, while the golf course has not made the initial cut for consideration.

SITLA manages 3.4 million acres scattered throughout the state to support public schools and other public institutions. Under reforms passed in 1994, the agency was so successful in prioritizing revenue generation that it has since invested more than $2 billion in the trust fund.

The Mineral Village project exemplifies SITLA’s pivot to property development under director David Ure, who on Tuesday announced his retirement in March 2022. Under Ure’s 6-year watch as head of the agency, the principal source of its revenue has shifted from oil and gas to real estate development.

Last year, development overtook minerals as SITLA’s #1 revenue stream, $34.5 million vs. $30.5 million, according to its annual report. In 2016, on the other hand, mining generated nearly twice as much revenue as real estate development, at $35.7 million versus $19.7 million.

Even as oil and gas revenues have skyrocketed in recent years, the trust has raised record amounts of cash, surpassing $100 million last year. The lion’s share came from real estate projects, mostly in booming Washington County. Most of these proceeds were deposited into a trust fund, which generates revenue that is distributed to Utah schools on an annual basis.

The beneficiary of the Kane County project would not be the schools, but rather The Miners’ Hospital, a branch of the University of Utah established in 2003 to treat injured workers in Utah mines. The name of the project was chosen to honor this beneficiary.

SITLA is to receive an increasing percentage of gross sales prices for Mineral Village vacation units and homes, according to a staff memo to the SITLA board.

“Minimum selling prices are set to protect guaranteed returns for the trust, where average single-family homes will be at $650,000 per unit and vacation village units will sell for an average price of $550,000,” says the memo. “Revenue to the Trust is expected to be $4 million and $5.1 million, respectively, from these two components of the development lease.”

The hotel would be completed in the seventh year of the project. In return for a 14.6% “membership share”, SITLA would give the developers the 5-acre land on which the hotel would be built.

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Kanye West responds to Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson’s vacation: Bahamas https://tvresortmarina.com/kanye-west-responds-to-kim-kardashian-and-pete-davidsons-vacation-bahamas/ Tue, 11 Jan 2022 16:50:00 +0000 https://tvresortmarina.com/kanye-west-responds-to-kim-kardashian-and-pete-davidsons-vacation-bahamas/ Looks like someone’s still following the Kardashians! For Kanye West, Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson’s vacation represented another opportunity to intercept his ex-wife’s plans with her new beau. The rapper reportedly “got wind” of where the couple were initially headed, letting Kim “secretly” change her plans to avoid her ex. After breaking up with ex-girlfriend […]]]>

Looks like someone’s still following the Kardashians! For Kanye West, Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson’s vacation represented another opportunity to intercept his ex-wife’s plans with her new beau. The rapper reportedly “got wind” of where the couple were initially headed, letting Kim “secretly” change her plans to avoid her ex.

After breaking up with ex-girlfriend Vinetria and buying a house across from Kim in December 2021, Kanye has continued to follow his ex-wife wherever she plans to appear next, though he’s now dating Julia Fox. According to a Sixth page report on January 10, 2021, the rapper met Julia in Miami after voluntarily flying there in late December 2021, all because he believed Kim would show up in town to support Pete while hosting his New Years special with Miley Cyrus. With Ye in Miami, Kim decided to stay at home in California with their children North, Saint, Chicago, and Psalm.

Still, Kim was planning to go on vacation with Pete in early January. According to a source who spoke to Page Six at the time, the keeping up with the Kardashians alum originally wanted to visit the Dominican Republic, but Kanye somehow found out about his plans and started talking about visiting the island himself. Kim was forced to change her destination to the Bahamas in secret, according to Page Six.

The SKIMS founder, who filed for divorce from Kanye in February 2021 after nearly seven years of marriage, is said to be “not very happy” with her ex-husband’s recent behavior. “Kim had planned to go to Miami with Pete for New Years, but Kanye suddenly put on an impromptu show there,” an insider told Page Six. “Of course, he met his new girlfriend Julia Fox there, and he flaunted their new relationship a lot.”

The source added that Kim was upset “when Kanye bought a house across from her in Hidden Hills.” The rapper reportedly bought the five-bedroom bungalow for a whopping $ 421,000 above its original price, paying a total of $ 4.5 million for the house.

Since Kim’s divorce petition, the KKW Beauty founder has tried to distance herself from the rapper. In October 2021, Kim began dating Pete Davidson before asking a California court to make her legally single and restore her maiden name two months later. But her ex-husband has made it clear that he wants to get back with her: In November 2021, Kanye posted a passionate plea begging Kim to reunite amid her romance with Pete. “All I think about every day is how I put my family back together and how I heal the pain I caused,” Kanye said at the time. The following month, the rapper asked him to “run back” to him at a concert in Los Angeles.

According to a source who spoke to The sun recently, Kim thinks Kanye is “desperate” trying to win her back. “Kim thinks it’s funny, Kanye has gone from begging her to come back to introduce her new daughter to townwide in a matter of days,” an insider told the site on Jan.5, 2021. “She knows it isn’t. not serious and just typical Kanye hijinks. “

The source continued, “Kim thinks this is another desperate attempt to make her jealous. Honestly, she doesn’t care, she’s way above him at this point so his little game isn’t working.

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‘1000-lb Sisters’ Fans Call Tammy Slaton For Trying To Spoil Family Vacation https://tvresortmarina.com/1000-lb-sisters-fans-call-tammy-slaton-for-trying-to-spoil-family-vacation/ Tue, 11 Jan 2022 04:13:00 +0000 https://tvresortmarina.com/1000-lb-sisters-fans-call-tammy-slaton-for-trying-to-spoil-family-vacation/ For Tammy Slaton, her weight often holds her back. Since coming back from rehab she has struggled to maintain her weight and has even managed to gain some weight. It hasn’t been an easy trip, as Amy and Chris have had gastric sleeve surgery and Tammy is the only one left behind. However, despite the […]]]>

For Tammy Slaton, her weight often holds her back. Since coming back from rehab she has struggled to maintain her weight and has even managed to gain some weight. It hasn’t been an easy trip, as Amy and Chris have had gastric sleeve surgery and Tammy is the only one left behind.

However, despite the difficulty of the journey, the Slaton family still try to be there for each other and support each other. However, Tammy may have taken it a bit too far lately, causing a rift between her and her siblings.

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As the whole family went on vacation, all the excitement came to an abrupt end when the family reached the lodge they had booked. Tammy refused to go up the ramp to enter the lodge and no amount of coaxing would work. She insisted that she would sleep in the van if she had to, causing a huge brawl. The family eventually left her outside and came back inside, with no one willing to take her home, as they didn’t want to ruin their vacation. Eventually, Michael agreed to drive her to a hotel for the night, so the others could find a way to get Tammy home. Fans were equally tired of Tammy’s temper tantrums.

“The show hasn’t even started yet and she’s already ruining the family vacation… # 1000lbSisters,” one fan tweeted. “You take care of her all day, every day. You all have to set limits and keep them. # 1000lbSisters,” added another. “# 1000lbSisters … The whole thing is them. They feed this thing and allow it so much that she keeps doing it. As soon as they let this thing fend for itself, her whole attitude will change. So, now they’re ‘I’m gonna take advantage of a family friend. Smh! This whole family is sick. ” one fan tweeted. “I know they love and care about her, but I wish they’d already stop allowing her. LET HER. SLEEP. IN THE. VAN! # 1000lbSisters,” tweeted one fan. “People treat strangers better than Tammy treats her siblings who go out of their way for her. # 1000LbSisters,” added one fan. “# 1000lbSisters @Tammy_Slaton never appreciates anything someone does for her. Poor Michael has to drive her to a hotel. He never says no. This is her vacation too and he shouldn’t have to worry about it. of her. She’s not her sister. ” noted another.







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]]> Stay at home or work ill? Omicron poses a riddle https://tvresortmarina.com/stay-at-home-or-work-ill-omicron-poses-a-riddle/ Sun, 09 Jan 2022 17:28:33 +0000 https://tvresortmarina.com/stay-at-home-or-work-ill-omicron-poses-a-riddle/ FILE – A medical technician performs a nasal swab test on a motorist queuing at a COVID-19 test site near All City Stadium on December 30, 2021, in southeast Denver. Millions of workers whose jobs do not provide paid sick leave must choose between their health and their paychecks as the omicron variant of COVID-19 […]]]>

FILE – A medical technician performs a nasal swab test on a motorist queuing at a COVID-19 test site near All City Stadium on December 30, 2021, in southeast Denver. Millions of workers whose jobs do not provide paid sick leave must choose between their health and their paychecks as the omicron variant of COVID-19 rages across the country. While many companies instituted more robust sick leave policies early in the pandemic, these have since been curtailed with the rollout of vaccines, even though the omicron variant has managed to evade them.

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As the unleashed omicron variant of COVID-19 infects workers across the country, millions of those whose jobs do not provide paid sick leave must choose between their health and their wages.

While many companies instituted more robust sick leave policies early in the pandemic, some have since been scaled back with the vaccine rollout, even though omicron has managed to evade the gunfire. Meanwhile, the current labor shortage adds to the pressure of workers to decide whether to report to work due to illness if they cannot afford to stay home.

“It’s a vicious cycle,” said Daniel Schneider, professor of public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. “As the workforce is running out because people are sick, it means those at work have more to do and are even more reluctant to call sick when they themselves fall ill. “

Low-income hourly workers are particularly vulnerable. Almost 80% of all workers in the private sector enjoy at least one paid sick day, according to a national survey of employee benefits pay conducted in March by the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics. But only 33% of workers with wages in the bottom 10% get paid sick leave, compared to 95% in the top 10%.

A survey last fall of around 6,600 low-hourly paid workers conducted by Harvard’s Shift Project, which focuses on inequality, found that 65% of workers who said they had been sick in the last month had stated that they still went to work. That’s less than the 85% who showed up to work sick before the pandemic, but far more than it should be in the midst of a public health crisis. Schneider says it could get worse because of the omicron and the labor shortage.

Additionally, Schneider noted that the share of workers receiving paid sick leave before the pandemic barely budged during the pandemic – 50% versus 51% respectively. He further noted that many of the working poor interviewed do not even have $ 400 in emergency funds, and families will now be even more strapped for cash with the expiration of the child tax credit. who put a few hundred dollars in families’ pockets every month. .

The Associated Press interviewed a worker who started a new job in the state of New Mexico last month and started experiencing COVID-like symptoms earlier in the week. The worker, who asked not to be named because it could jeopardize his job, took a day off to get tested and two more days to wait for results.

A supervisor called and told the worker he would only be entitled to paid sick days if the COVID test tested positive. If the test is negative, the worker will have to take the days without pay, because he has not accumulated enough time for sick leave.

“I thought I was doing the right thing by protecting my coworkers,” said the worker, who is still awaiting the results and estimates it will cost $ 160 per day of missed work if it is negative. “Now I wish I had gone to work without saying anything.”

An employee of Trader Joe’s in California, who also asked not to be named because he didn’t want to risk his job, said the company allows workers to accumulate paid time off that they can use for jobs. vacation or sick leave. But once that time is up, employees often feel like they can’t afford to take unpaid days.

“I think a lot of people come to work now sick or with what they call ‘allergies’ because they feel like they have no other choice,” the worker said.

Trader Joe’s offered a risk premium until last spring and even paid time off if workers showed symptoms related to COVID. But the worker said those benefits ended. The company also no longer requires customers to wear masks in all of its stores.

Other companies are similarly reducing sick leave they offered earlier in the pandemic. Kroger, the country’s largest traditional grocery chain, is ending some benefits for unvaccinated workers in an attempt to force more of them to receive the vaccine as COVID-19 cases rise again. Unvaccinated workers will no longer be eligible to receive up to two weeks of paid emergency leave if they are infected – a policy that was put in place last year when vaccines were not available.

Meanwhile, Walmart, the nation’s largest retailer, cut pandemic-related paid vacation in half – from two weeks to one – after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reduced isolation requirements for people who do not show any symptoms after they test positive.

Workers have received some relief from a growing number of states. Over the past decade, 14 states and the District of Columbia have passed laws or voting measures requiring employers to provide paid sick leave, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.

On the federal front, on the other hand, the movement is at a standstill. Congress passed a law in the spring of 2020 requiring most employers to grant paid sick leave to employees with COVID-related illnesses. But the requirement expired on December 31 of the same year. Congress later extended tax credits for employers who voluntarily grant paid sick leave, but the extension expired in late September, according to the US Department of Labor.

In November, the US House passed a version of President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better plan that would require employers to provide 20 days of paid time off to employees who are sick or caring for a family member. But the fate of this bill is uncertain in the Senate.

“We can’t do some kind of quilting. It has to be holistic. It must be meaningful, ”said Josephine Kalipeni, executive director of Family Values ​​@ Work, a national network of 27 state and local coalitions helping to advocate for policies such as paid sick leave.

The United States is one of 11 countries in the world that does not have a federal mandate for paid sick leave, according to a 2020 study from the World Policy Analysis Center at the University of California at Los Angeles.

On the other hand, there are small business owners like Dawn Crawley, CEO of House Cleaning Heroes, who cannot afford to pay workers when they are sick. But Crawley tries to help in other ways. She recently drove a cleaner who didn’t have a car to a nearby test site. Later, she bought medicine, orange juice and oranges from the cleaner.

“If they’re away, I try to give them some money, but at the same time my business has to survive,” Crawley said. “If the business goes bankrupt, no one has a job. “

Even when paid sick leave is available, workers are not always informed.

Ingrid Vilorio, who works at a Jack in the Box restaurant in Castro Valley, Calif., Started feeling sick last March and quickly tested positive for COVID. Vilorio alerted a supervisor, who did not tell her she was eligible for paid sick leave – as well as additional COVID leave – under California law.

Vilorio said her doctor told her to take 15 days off, but she decided to only take 10 because she had bills to pay. Months later, a colleague told Vilorio that she owed sick pay for the time she was on leave. Working through Fight for $ 15, a group that works to unionize fast food workers, Vilorio and his colleagues reported the restaurant to the county health department. Shortly after, she was reimbursed.

But Vilorio, who speaks Spanish, said through a translator that the problems persist. Workers always get sick, she said, and are often afraid to speak.

“Without our health, we cannot work,” she said. “We are told that we are front line workers, but we are not treated like that.”

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D’Innocenzio reported from New York and Durbin reported from Detroit.


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vacation rental property creates Stir in Dunkirk | News, Sports, Jobs https://tvresortmarina.com/vacation-rental-property-creates-stir-in-dunkirk-news-sports-jobs/ Sat, 08 Jan 2022 05:21:33 +0000 https://tvresortmarina.com/vacation-rental-property-creates-stir-in-dunkirk-news-sports-jobs/ Residents Dave Maternowski, left, and Phil Leone, right, look at the city of Dunkirk zoning map. Photo by Anthony Dolce DUNKIRK – Over the summer, residents of the city of Dunkirk, especially those living on or near Woodlands Drive, have had to deal with some kind of continuing disruption. A house in this neighborhood, located […]]]>

Residents Dave Maternowski, left, and Phil Leone, right, look at the city of Dunkirk zoning map. Photo by Anthony Dolce

DUNKIRK – Over the summer, residents of the city of Dunkirk, especially those living on or near Woodlands Drive, have had to deal with some kind of continuing disruption. A house in this neighborhood, located at 5186 Woodlands Drive, was purchased at the end of 2020.

At the time, residents believed that whoever bought the property would use it as a summer vacation home. However, over the summer residents began to notice some strange behavior coming from this property on Woodlands. Residents like Dave Maternowski noticed groups of people he didn’t recognize in their small neighborhood and, upon speaking to them, learned that they were out of town visitors using an owner-owned vacation rentals property ( VRBO).

From there, regular residents of the neighborhood saw groups of people coming in and out every weekend during the summer, some groups of up to 10 people, who came with dogs. The group of neighbors quickly realized that this was not actually a family summer home, but rather a vacation rental property.

It would be one thing if people using rental property were peaceful and respectful, but neighbors have reported just the opposite. Phil Leone, a resident of Woodlands Drive, said visitors would encroach on neighboring properties in search of black squirrels, bald eagles and several other reasons that have proven to be disruptive. And when locals first turned to the city of Dunkirk for advice, they were greeted with advice that did not suit them well.

“I was a little surprised at the response I received from President (Richard) Purol when asked what we should do when groups of strangers pass through our property.” said Maternowski. “His response was to confront them, see who they are, and then call the authorities.”

As a traveler, Maternowski didn’t want to put his wife in a situation where she was confronting groups of visitors, and calling the authorities to warn a group does nothing for the group that comes next to the neighborhood. Thus, since the summer months, this group of residents has pleaded their case before the city council.

And the city council’s interpretation of local laws is the main disconnect. Woodlands Drive is part of an R-1 residential neighborhood. According to the zoning decree of the City of Dunkirk, an R-1 district is intended for single-family dwellings. A family, as defined by the zoning ordinance, consists of up to three people in a unit, or four or more if they live together as a traditional family.

The zoning ordinance also states that a unit where the occupants act as separate rooms is not a traditional family, and the groups living in these neighborhoods must be permanent and stable and the group cannot be “Transitory or temporary in nature”.

This last line seems to be the crux of the dispute between the inhabitants and the elected officials. The zoning ordinance specifies that a passing guest is “A guest of a bed and breakfast whose stay is temporary and does not exceed 30 calendar days. “ For the inhabitants of the district, this language is clear. For city council and zoning officer Ryan Mourer, that’s anything but.

“My interpretation is that the language is not clear enough” Mourer said at a previous meeting. “It is the responsibility of the municipal council to clear up the language. And from there, where do they clean it? Are they cleaning it to go towards your request or are we cleaning it to allow VRBOs. I don’t know what they are thinking, but it won’t happen in the timeframe you hope. Unless someone can prove that the language I am reading is incorrect, we cannot stop them from doing so.

At the October meeting, Mourer said he would not take any further action on this matter, as he made his interpretation that the language of the law is not clear enough for him to act, leaving at the town hall of Dunkirk the care of further clarifying the language. . Dunkirk City Council has previously said their zoning needs to be updated in several different areas.

The ambiguity that Mourer said exists should also work in favor of the residents of Woodlands, in their view. According to the zoning ordinance, when a use is not specifically listed as authorized, even with a special permit or a review of the site plan, “It shall be considered a prohibited use unless it is determined, in a written decision of the Zoning Appeal Board, that such use is similar to permitted uses, meets the intent specified in the Law on zoning and is not inherently a nuisance, threat or danger to the health, safety or well-being of residents of the municipality.

Woodlands residents say they have nothing against short-term vacation rentals, with some claiming to have used these services in the past. Their only problem is that they feel like this one is ok in an area where it shouldn’t be. There are places in the city of Dunkirk where these types of rentals are allowed, like neighborhoods labeled as R-2 neighborhoods, which have special permits to allow these things.

Currently, the only special use permit authorized for R-1 wards is for essential facilities, although there are proposed changes to the zoning laws for R-1 wards that would allow bed and breakfasts and guesthouses. shelters, among others, but the City Council has not changed anything in this regard.

To this group of neighbors, it seems clear that this property violates zoning law. And even though Mourer made his designation, the residents used their rights to file a formal appeal because they hired a lawyer to help them with this case. Just before Thanksgiving, from their attorney’s office, an eight-page letter was filed with city council to appeal Mourer’s decision. Their lawyer, Colin Knoer of the Knoer Group in Buffalo, concluded what the residents themselves believe they know.

Short-term rentals are not authorized in R-1 districts under the current language of the zoning ordinance of the city of Dunkirk”, the letter said. “To the extent that one might argue that the Zoning Order is ambiguous, the Zoning Order sets out a very specific procedure by which the Zoning Appeal Board may determine that an untreated use should be permitted in any district. A reading of the zoning ordinance as a whole, given the uses that are only permitted in other districts and the clear language excluding the transitional occupancy of R-1 districts, cannot support a conclusion that short-term rentals are permitted in an R-1 neighborhood. “

Residents of Woodlands have raised the possibility that some members of Dunkirk city council have a vested interest in owning a rental property, either now or in the future, but Purol was quick to refute the idea. In addition, Purol was keen to make it clear that it listens to its residents and is trying to determine what is best for the city.

“Nobody takes sides with anyone in one way or another” Purol said. “There’s nothing our code enforcement officer said we could shut them down for. And we look at it through the zoning, and that’s where it happens. We are not ignoring you, but there is a procedure we must follow.

Ultimately, the residents of Woodlands Drive look out for themselves, but more importantly, they look out for their neighbors. In their eyes, if this type of dispute can happen to them, it could happen to anyone, and they want people to know that if it does, it can be fought.

“We are owners” said resident Jay Warren. “We are doing what anyone else would do: protect our neighborhood and protect our environment. We want to protect what we have.

Although rentals have apparently ceased with the onset of the winter months, residents continue to plead their case with Dunkirk city officials. The next meeting of the Dunkirk municipal council is on Tuesday, January 18. There are currently no meetings scheduled to hear the appeal from the residents of Woodlands.

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Steamboat votes to extend moratorium on vacation home rental permits https://tvresortmarina.com/steamboat-votes-to-extend-moratorium-on-vacation-home-rental-permits/ Thu, 06 Jan 2022 00:54:30 +0000 https://tvresortmarina.com/steamboat-votes-to-extend-moratorium-on-vacation-home-rental-permits/ Most of Steamboat’s short-term rentals are in the area known as the “condominium” south of Walton Creek Road.John F. Russell / steamboat pilot Steamboat Springs City Council voted unanimously on Tuesday to extend a moratorium on vacation home rental permits until June 30. Council members have yet to vote at second reading for the moratorium […]]]>

Most of Steamboat’s short-term rentals are in the area known as the “condominium” south of Walton Creek Road.
John F. Russell / steamboat pilot

Steamboat Springs City Council voted unanimously on Tuesday to extend a moratorium on vacation home rental permits until June 30.

Council members have yet to vote at second reading for the moratorium to be extended, but they all agree at first reading after planning director Rebecca Bessey asked the council to give the committee more time. planning to develop new policies regulating short-term rentals.

“I’m in favor of an extension, so that we have enough time to go through the process and don’t have to come back and extend,” Bessey told board members in December. “But I also understand that this is urgent, and we have to be reasonable and move forward.”



In 2021, the city hired short-term rental execution company Granicus to bring all short-term rentals into compliance with the city code.

Since most short-term rentals operate without a license, no one seems to know exactly how many there are in the city, but property managers and short-term rental tracking websites believe there are. around 3,000 to 4,000 at Steamboat.



The council declared the moratorium in June in an attempt to curb illegal rentals. At the same time, members called on the town planning commission to start demarcating overlap areas where short-term rentals could be allowed, restricted or banned altogether.

Months after the moratorium began, the previous council removed several streets around Steamboat Resort from the moratorium, as members believed those areas would allow for short-term rentals once the planning commission established its map.

While council members were on the same wavelength about extending the moratorium on Tuesday, Jan.4, some were more enthusiastic than others.

Council President Robin Crossan considered that the reasons for the Council’s promulgation of the moratorium had been met and said the reasons for maintaining it were no longer applicable.

“His goal was to do something with short term rentals and get people from that community involved,” Crossan said. “We didn’t reach the end goal, but we did. “

In contrast, council member Dakotah McGinlay called for the moratorium on streets that were canceled to be put back, as she felt that allowing permit applications in some areas but not others had created confusion. .

McGinlay also raised concerns over a “gold rush” of candidates flooding the city. The city has received 18 requests since council cut some streets, which McGinlay saw as a problem.

“I just think the planning board should be able to devote its time and energy to the issues at hand, rather than trying to deal with the requests that come to it,” McGinlay said. “We should also try to focus on rebalancing our real estate portfolio. “

The planning department has a full-time staff member who handles vacation home rental inquiries. The staff member is separate from the planning committee, which is a group of volunteers who develop policy and suggest it to the board.

Board member Michael Buccino disagreed with McGinlay, as Buccino felt that the carved out areas would ultimately allow for overnight rentals, and owners who bought their properties with the intention of renting them out should be able to do so. To do.

“These are areas that are inherently meant for overnight rental and not affordable housing,” Buccino said. “There is a logical reason why the base of a world-class ski resort will have vacation home rentals. “

In disputing McGinlay’s point, Buccino, an interior designer and developer of small homes, said he had had clients purchasing property in the area with the intention of renting by the night.

Board member Heather Sloop, who owns a painting business, highlighted the potential conflict with Buccino having clients in the area, as she believed Buccino might have a financial incentive to vote on short rental policies. specific term.

However, Buccino saw it differently.

“What I bring is my experience of owners and second home owners who pay taxes and things that come from their homes,” said Buccino. “I try to be the voice of my clients who own and own second homes in this city.


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‘1000-lb Sisters’: fans demand Tammy be ‘signed’ from show after holiday crunch https://tvresortmarina.com/1000-lb-sisters-fans-demand-tammy-be-signed-from-show-after-holiday-crunch/ Tue, 04 Jan 2022 05:23:00 +0000 https://tvresortmarina.com/1000-lb-sisters-fans-demand-tammy-be-signed-from-show-after-holiday-crunch/ When it comes to the Slaton sisters and their family, the family tries to be there for each other despite their arguments and differences. Whether it’s a doctor’s appointment or spending time together, they certainly make the effort. However, in more ways than one, this effort is starting to seem one-sided, especially when it comes […]]]>

When it comes to the Slaton sisters and their family, the family tries to be there for each other despite their arguments and differences. Whether it’s a doctor’s appointment or spending time together, they certainly make the effort. However, in more ways than one, this effort is starting to seem one-sided, especially when it comes to Tammy Slaton.

While Chris successfully had the surgery and is now progressing on her weight loss journey, Tammy gained an additional 10 pounds instead of the 25 pounds she was supposed to lose. It has become more difficult to see his indifference to his own health as the series progressed.

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However, despite this, the whole family decided it was time to go on a well-deserved family vacation. After driving for 12 hours it was obvious everyone was tired. However, the real challenge came when Tammy had to go to the cabins that had been booked. With a ramp added so she can cross, she is afraid to step on it. So while she was sitting in the van and having a tantrum, the rest of her family and her fans had had enough.

“I would have reached up to bed and left Tammy’s ass in the van crying. She would have figured out how to get into the cabin or how to get home. # 1000lbSisters,” one fan tweeted. “I would have just left Tammy in that van. You’re not about to ruin my vacation # 1000lbSisters,” added a fan. “I would have reached up to bed and left Tammy’s ass in the van crying. She would have figured out how to get into the cabin or how to get home. # 1000lbSisters,” one fan tweeted. “Tammy is that relative who is going to fight on the best vacation, miserable no matter what. She needs to be in her shoes for a while. # 1000lbSisters,” added another. “They should have told Tammy Philip and Jerry that they were in the cabin with food and booze. I bet she would have walked up the ramp by then. # 1000lbSisters,” one fan suggested. “# 1000lbSisters The best way to get Tammy off the van and off the ramp at this point is with a cheeseburger and pizza track.” agreed another.









While some were exasperated with her behavior in general, others had had enough and felt it was time that Tammy didn’t get a platform like TLC to promote her lifestyle as it was proving to be extremely damaging. “TLC should be ashamed of us getting involved in watching someone die on camera… CANCEL TAMMY # 1000lbsisters,” one fan tweeted. “Is there anything we can sign to take Tammy off the show? Because at this point it’s just a shame I’m scared with her big ass and I’m sick of it. # 1000poundsisters # 1000lbSisters, ”added another. “Can’t wait for Tammy to be canceled from the show! We will be dealing with Misty, Amanda and Amy okurrr # 1000lbSisters agreed another one.



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