Burlington, Monday, February 7, 2005 – City Market, Onion River Coop presented the Committee on Temporary Shelter (COTS) with a large check in the amount of $3,719 from funds raised through the sale of Christmas trees this past holiday season.$222 of the money raised was matched through a new Neighbor to Neighbor program through Shurfine, a conventional grocery supplier to City Market. Shurfine gives City Market credit, which accrues over time. City Market can then use the money as matching funds for their own efforts. The Trees for COTS project meets the criteria for the matching funds program.Cumulatively, over the past 7 years, City Market has raised a total of $15,780 for COTS, through the Trees for COTS program. All proceeds are used to provide shelter and services to Vermonts homeless families and individuals.ADDITIONAL NOTES:City Market is searching for a new tree farmer for the Trees for COTS program for more information, please contact Jodi Harrington, City Market, 863-3659Since 1982 COTS has been providing emergency shelter, services, and housing for people who are without homes or who are marginally housed. Each year COTS serves 1,600 homeless children, women and men through nine locations in Burlington, VT.WHO COTS SERVED IN 2004:” Waystation: 487 people served, 9,589 bednights Average of 29 per night” Daystation: 781 people served, 19,149 sign-ins Average of 52 per day” Case Management Services provided service to 675 individuals” Family Shelters and Family Services (includes all people who stayed in shelters and people not in shelter who worked with our case managers): 137 families for a total of 411 persons (adults and children).” COTS housed 56 families and 86 individuals in 2004.###
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Nashane PeterkinA 16-year-old Queens boy denied bail for recent sex attacks in Valley Stream is being investigated for similar unsolved sex crimes on either side of the New York City line, authorities said.Nassau County police said there are similarities between the two attacks Nashane Peterkin of Springfield Gardens was accused of, a third case in Lynbrook and others in NYC.“Serial sexual predatory events in Nassau County are extremely rare,” Chief of Department Steve Skrynecki told reporters during a press conference Monday at police headquarters. “We are looking at other cases.”Peterkin was charged with first-degree rape, assault, strangulation and attempted sexual abuse after being apprehended Sunday in Howard Beach.Police alleged he raped a 60-year-old woman on a hiking path at Valley Stream State Park on Sunday, Sept. 1. He also allegedly accosted, beat and tried to rip the clothes off of a 30-year-old woman who fought him off while walking home from the Valley Stream train station the night of Aug. 12.Skrynecki, who noted that the suspect was set to start high school Monday, said that the evidence against Peterkin includes DNA and one of the victims identifying the suspect in a lineup.He added that Nassau police had come up with their sketch of the suspect shortly before the park rape but had not publicly released it or the details of the first two cases because investigators were initially unsure if they were linked. After the park attack, “the pieces started to fall into place,” he said.Special Section Squad detectives are continuing the joint investigation with the NYPD, district attorney’s office, New York State Police and New York State Parks Police.
Bony served a one-match suspension in the Capital One Cup in midweek after being sent off against Southampton in the Barclays Premier League last weekend for receiving two yellow cards. The Ivory Coast striker felled Maya Yoshida with a crude challenge after appearing to growl at the Saints defender and was then guilty of a scissors tackle from behind on the same player close to half-time. Swansea manager Garry Monk insists striker Wilfried Bony has not get a temperament problem ahead of his return at Sunderland on Saturday. “I’ve seen some players sent off for stupid things and they don’t know why, but Wilf knew straight away.” Swansea head to the Stadium of Light having lost their last two league games to Chelsea and Southampton after winning their opening three matches. But they were boosted by beating Everton 3-0 in the Capital One Cup in midweek and there was further good news on Thursday when winger Wayne Routledge extended his contract. The 29-year-old added another year to his existing deal and will now remain at Swansea until 2018. “He thoroughly deserves it because of his commitment to his club and how he’s been,” Monk said. “He’s found a home, somewhere he can be himself and bring out the player we now see week in week out. “He’ll admit himself a little bit he rebelled at times as a youngster but I think he never clicked at clubs where he felt he could express himself. “Perhaps he was unsure of what he was capable of, but here he’s had that freedom and guidance here to be better.” Press Association The end result was Bony’s first red card in English football, but Monk says that he doesn’t expect the 25-year-old to find himself in further trouble with referees despite being a physical player. “What can sometimes go against Wilf is that he’s so powerful and strong he wants to show that strength,” Monk said. “Sometimes if he feels the other guy has got the better of him he tries a bit more and perhaps overreacts, and in that situation maybe you can do the type of thing he did on Saturday. “But he’s got a good temperament. He’s not someone who will pick up a lot of red cards and I can’t remember him being booked.” Bony had actually been booked only four times in 53 Swansea appearances before the red mist descended against Southampton and Monk dismissed the Ivorian’s growl at Yoshida as the two players converged on a bouncing ball. “It’s a characteristic, he does it in training some times for effect more than anything,” Monk said. “It’s nothing to talk to him about and I haven’t had a big conversation with him about the red . “It was a mistake he held his hands up to straight away and when players do that you don’t need telling because you know it.