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CHESHIRE, Conn. (Nov. 30, 2012) — With ISOC's National opener at Duluth now in the books, the time has come to fire the engines and wave that familiar green flag here in the northeast.
Snowmobile race teams from around New York and New England are packing their bags and loading the trailers, as officials at East Coast Snocross (ECS) prepare to kick off their third season of competition on Saturday and Sunday, December 8-9, at the beautiful Burke Mountain Ski Resort in East Burke, Vermont.
Spectator gates will open at 10:30 a.m. each day, with early qualifying rounds already in progress. Admission is $12 per day for adults and $10 for students, while children age seven and under will be admitted free with a paying adult. Pit passes valid through the entire weekend will be available for an extra $10.
This is from their website, more info can be found on their site at http://www.eastcoast...eases&Itemid=77
Let the Racing season Begin!!
20th Annual Swift Diamond Riders' SnoDeo Stewartstown, NH
- Visit a Ski-Doo Spring event to see the new 2013 Ski-Doo snowmobiles and technologies, talk with Ski-Doo product specialists and meet your local dealer.
Come experience the Ski-Doo 2012 snowmobiles!
Requirements to demo are: be 18 years old of age and have a valid driver license.
The SnoDeo is right off corridor trails 5 and 18 at Coleman State Park.
Coleman State Park is at the end of Little Diamond Pond Road, off Route 26 between Colebrook and the Balsams Resort.
Show date & hour:
Friday and Saturday March 2-3
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
- Coleman State Park,
- New Hampshire, United States
- Friday, March 02, 2012
Saturday, March 03, 2012
This is a pretty hot topic in the Newport Vermont area. Read it and post your comments. Many people are very upset about the loss of Dr. Lockridge. Lets make it known to the Hospital that this is not acceptable. They need to see this thread and all of your comments.
Patients Upset Over Loss of North Country Hospital Oncologist
January 12, 2012
Dr. Les Lockridge. Photo by Nick Burdick
NEWPORT - In December 2006, Dr. Leslie Lockridge, MD, was hired by North Country Hospital to organize a fulltime oncology department. At that time, oncology was a one-day arrangement with Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Hanover, NH.
Lockridge was hired to provide full-time oncology and hematology services to patients suffering from cancer in the Northeast Kingdom. Patients would not have to travel to Hanover (about 110 miles each way from Newport) to receive their chemotherapy treatments, which are usually three times a week.
Dr. Lockridge got right to work, even helping to design, along with his staff, the present oncology department. In the last six years, patients have made thousands of visits to those rooms, had treatments, and lived much longer that they would have without the good doctor's help.
Last week, patients received letters stating that, as of Feb. 10, Dr. Lockridge would no longer be seeing patients at the NCH Oncology Clinic. Instead, two doctors from the Norris Cotton Cancer Center at Dartmouth have been hired to see patients two days a week, with 24/7 back-up services from oncologists at Dartmouth-Hitchcock.
"We believe that partnering with this nationally recognized cancer institute will improve the coordination of cancer care services with Dartmouth-Hitchcock and provide our community with the widest range of care and treatment options available," North country Hospital CEO Claudio Fort wrote in the letter.
He went on to say, "Should you have questions or concerns about this change, please do not hesitate to contact me."
Fort also included a sheet describing Ronald P. Kubica, MD, formerly of New Mexico, and Seregy Devitskiy, MD, formerly of Kursk, Russia. Both men are now at Dartmouth-Hitchcock and are slated to take over the oncology department at North Country.
In a telephone interview Thursday evening, Fort noted that compensation is not the main reason Dr. Lockridge was asked to leave. Fort said he had nothing but the highest regard for Dr. Lockridge and his abilities. He went on to say that the model abut to be in place would be to give the patients a direct hook-up with a major hospital and cancer center.
Fort said there would be a qualified nurse practitioner working in the clinic five days a week to administer chemotherapy treatments when the doctors aren't there.
As a result of the decision to replace Dr. Lockridge, a North Country Hospital Facebook page received hundreds of comments from Dr. Lockridge's patients expressing their outrage that the doctor was being 'forced out,' in their minds. As of Wednesday evening, the comments had been removed from Facebook.
Fort said his people had done that because, in many instances, desparaging remarks about the hospital had been included with the comments.
In a telephone interview from Montpelier, Senator Bobby Starr, D/Orleans-Essex, who has been a patient of Dr. Lockridge for the last four years, noted, "I was shocked and furoius when I got news that Dr. Lockridge had been asked to leave." He went on to explain that when he called Mr. Fort to get information, "He said we can't afford to keep going with only 25 patients. When I asked him about which two days the new doctors would be at the clinic, he said maybe Tuesday and Thursday. So I asked him what about the patients like me that can only come in on Monday. He said, well maybe Monday and Wednesday."
Starr said that, with his particular cancer, both Dr. Lockridge and Dr. Brent Tatum were treating him together. They were baffled, according to Starr, "So they sent me to the National Health Institute of Bethesday, MD. After much testing, they concurred with the diagnosis the two North Country doctors had come up with!"
Starr said the doctors in Maryland told him he was very lucky to have two excellent doctors in the Northeast Kingdom who were able to spot the cancer. "I told them that I already knew that," he noted with a chuckle.
"When you have cancer, and you have a doctor like Les Lockridge, it certainly makes the journey easier," Starr said. "This is a huge disservice."
He also noted that when he received a call from board chair Kathy Austin about Lockridge leaving, Starr received the same answers to the same questions he had discussed with Fort. "I knew that story had been rehearsed," he added.
There is a formal protest planned for the hospital's annual meeting at the Eastside Restaurant in Newport on Thursday, January 19, at 7 P.M. Many of Dr Lockridge's patients and friends plan to be there to let their wishes be known.
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BRP files lawsuits against Arctic Cat for patent infringement
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VALCOURT, QC, Dec. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. (BRP), manufacturer of Ski-Doo and Lynx snowmobiles, today filed lawsuits in Canada and the United States claiming that Arctic Cat has infringed various Canadian and American patents for the revolutionary REV platform used in BRP's lines of snowmobiles.
BRP claims in documents filed in the Federal Court of Canada and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois that Arctic Cat knowingly used certain innovations protected by BRP's patents, without permission. BRP is requesting that Arctic Cat halt production of the infringing models, that it destroy those in stock, and is seeking monetary compensation for the infringement.
"In recent years we have seen our competitors attempt to copy an increasing number of our inventions and designs," said Martin Langelier, vice-president, General Counsel and Secretary. "Innovation being at the core of BRP's strategy, we will not tolerate infringement of our intellectual property rights. We are, as a result, taking legal action to protect them."
In 2002, BRP revolutionized the snowmobile industry with the introduction of a new platform, the REV chassis. This new chassis allowed the company's Ski-Doo brand to regain the number one position in the industry, a lead it has since maintained.
Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. (BRP), a privately held company, is a world leader in the design, development, manufacturing, distribution and marketing of motorised recreational vehicles. Its portfolio of brands and products includes: Ski-Doo and Lynx snowmobiles, Sea-Doo watercraft and boats, Evinrude and Johnson outboard engines, Can-Am all-terrain and side-by-side vehicles and roadsters, as well as Rotax engines. BRP products are distributed in more than 100 countries.
Sea-Doo, Ski-Doo, Lynx, Evinrude, Johnson, Can-Am, Rotax, REV and the BRP logo are trademarks of Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. or its affiliates. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
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U.S. Senate panel wants to kill trail funding program
November 04, 2011
A U.S. Senate committee has unveiled a draft proposal that would end the Recreational Trails Program (RTP), which provides money to states to develop and maintain trails, the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) reports.
On Nov. 4, the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee released its proposed transportation funding authorization bill for the next two years, entitled "Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century" (MAP-21). The bill specifies what transportation programs are approved for federal funding. The panel is expected to vote on the bill on Nov. 9 before sending it to the full Senate for approval. If it clears the Senate, then it would go to the House for further consideration.
The RTP, which became law in 1991 as part of a federal transportation funding authorization bill, is considered to be one of the most important and beneficial laws for off-highway vehicle (OHV) riders ever passed by Congress.
AMA President and CEO Rob Dingman, who had a hand in creating the law in 1991 with BlueRibbon Coalition founder Clark Collins, has stated that abolishing the program would effectively create a tax increase on OHV riders because the RTP funds would no longer be designated for a program that benefits motorized trail users.
Wayne Allard, AMA vice president for government relations, was shocked by the committee's proposal.
"Motorcyclists should not be cut short," Allard said. "They pay the gasoline taxes that go to sustain the trails program. Many interests pull from the highway fund and do not pay into it. It becomes akin to a tax increase to the general fund.
"This program was created for trail users and is self-funded by the highway fuel taxes of trail users," Allard said. "Trail users see this program as a very essential part of their chosen form of recreation, and there's no reason to eliminate the program. The RTP pays for itself."
Funds for the RTP come from the federal Highway Trust Fund, and represent a portion of the federal motor fuel excise tax collected from non-highway recreational fuel use. In other words, taxes generated by fuel used for OHV recreation -- by snowmobiles, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), off-highway motorcycles and off-highway light trucks -- fund the RTP.
The RTP provides funds to the states to develop and maintain recreational trails and trail-related facilities for both non-motorized and motorized recreational trail uses. The RTP is an assistance program of the U.S. Transportation Department's Federal Highway Administration. The RTP program benefits hiking, bicycling, in-line skating, equestrian use, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, off-road motorcycling, ATV riding, four-wheel driving, or using other off-road motorized vehicles.
"I urge all concerned riders to contact the members of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee and ask them to support continued funding for the Recreational Trails Program," Allard said. "Money for the program comes from off-highway riders, and should continue to be used to benefit off-highway riders."
The easiest way to contact lawmakers is by going to AmericanMotorcyclist.com > Rights > Issues & Legislation.
The members of the committee are Sens. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), Max Baucus (D-Mont.), John Boozman (R-Ark.), Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), Benjamin Cardin (D-Md.), Thomas Carper (D-Del.), Michael Crapo (R-Idaho) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.).
Also, Sens. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Mike Johanns (R-Neb.), Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Bernard Sanders (I-Vt.), Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), Tom Udall (D-N.M.), David Vitter (R-La.) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.)