Hayes Group, an integrated marketing, advertising, strategic planning and public relations firm located in Williston, Vermont has won two coveted, 2002- 2003 Golden Web Awards given by the International Association of Web Masters and Designers.The Golden Web Award is presented to those sites whose web design, originality and content have achieved levels of excellence that are deserving of recognition. Voted by the Internet’s leading IT and Web professionals, the IAWMD serves more than 135,000 members and affiliates in more than 145 countries.The Hayes Group won for its own web site: www.hayesgroup.com(link is external) and for the web site the company designed and built for Quadra-Tek, www.Quadra-Tek.com(link is external) of Arlington, Vermont. “While these awards were both a surprise,” said Matthew Hayes, president of Hayes Group, “we’re extremely pleased that the web site we created for our client, Quadra-Tek, a division of Arlington Industries, Inc., was recognized as one of the world’s best. That our own site won is a bonus. I have to admit,” Hayes smiled, “that I’m happy about winning as well.“This award confirms the validity of the global structure of the Hayes Group,” Hayes said. “Our ability to serve a client’s needs with the precise talent required is not limited to employees or geography. The Web construction firm behind these award-winning sites is in India. Concepts were developed at Hayes Group in Williston and approved by two design associates—one in Lisbon, Portugal and the other in New York City, “ Hayes added. “There is no question that the technology which now enables us to tap into a global network of talent positions Hayes Group as a creative marketing communications leader. It also enables us to provide a broader base of creativity to our Vermont clients.”
Taylor VorthermsSports Editor at The Ellsworth AmericanTaylor Vortherms covers sports in Hancock County. The St. Louis, Missouri native recently graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism and joined The Ellsworth American in 2013. EHS names new boys’ soccer coach – July 13, 2016 Latest Posts Bio Part 2: When the injury is inside your head, some “don’t get it” – July 26, 2016 Latest posts by Taylor Vortherms (see all) Part 1: Invisible, incapacitating concussions are sidelining high school athletes – July 19, 2016 ELLSWORTH — Ellsworth’s Emily Berry was named the Big East Girls Basketball Player of the Week for Week 5 by the Big East coaches.The Ellsworth Eagles were 2-1 this week, with wins over Hermon and Sumner and a loss to Calais in overtime.In those three games, Berry scored 50 points and grabbed 35 rebounds.MDI 71, Foxcroft 38This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textAt, Dover-Foxcroft, Kelsey Shaw scored a game-high 24 points to lead Mount Desert Island to a win over Foxcroft on Tuesday night.The victory marks the team’s 12th win of the season.Sara Norberg and Sarah Phelps added 13 and 12 points for the MDI Trojans. Darcy Kanu chipped in 10 points.For Foxcroft, Grace Bickford and Madison Chadbourne each scored nine points for the Ponies.MDI (12-0) will host Hermon on Friday.Searsport 44, Sumner 41Taylor Davis led the Sumner Tigers with a game-high 13 points in their loss at Searsport on Tuesday.Karigen Coffin led Searsport with 11 points.Sumner (6-4) was scheduled to host Calais last night, Wednesday.Washington Academy 56, Bucksport 42At East Machias, Logan Huckins and Lauren Raye each scored 15 points to help Washington Academy defeat the Bucks on Tuesday.Emily Hunt led Bucksport with 12 points.Bucksport (1-10) will host Central tonight, Thursday.MDI 59, John Bapst 44At Bar Harbor, the MDI Trojans jumped out to a 10-point first-quarter lead and went on to beat John Bapst on Saturday.Kelsey Shaw and Maegan True each scored 17 points to lead MDI.Maegan True sparked the John Bapst Crusaders with 17 points.Ellsworth 47, Sumner 33At East Sullivan, the Ellsworth Eagles jumped out to an eight-point first-quarter lead en route to a win over the Sumner Tigers on Saturday.Emily Berry paced Ellsworth with 14 points, Madison Card added nine and Hailee Langley and Samantha Mason each netted eight.Taylor Davis scored 11 points to spark Sumner, and Kiandra Barnes chipped in with eight.Ellsworth (7-4) was scheduled to host Old Town last night, Wednesday.Machias 66, DI-S 40Machias beat DI-S at home on Friday.DI-S (4-7) will host Bangor Christian tonight, Thursday.Calais 67, Ellsworth 63At Calais, Maddy McVicar poured in a game-high 32 points for the Calais Blue Devils as they avenged their only loss of the season in overtime against the Ellsworth Eagles on Thursday.Calais’ Kaylee Johnson scored as time expired in regulation to send the game to overtime, where the Blue Devils outscored the Eagles 13-9.For Ellsworth, Emily Berry led the team with 26 points, and Maddy Card netted 13. Hailee Langley scored 11 points and grabbed 15 rebounds.Sumner 58, Bucksport 36At East Sullivan, Taya Moore and Taylor Davis each scored 15 points to lead Sumner past Bucksport on Thursday.Savanna Turner added 14 points for the winners, and Kiandra Barnes chipped in with 10.Breanna Coombs paced Bucksport with 14 points.Piscataquis 28, GSA 26Delani Bennett scored for Piscataquis with 3.5 seconds remaining to squeak out the victory over GSA on Thursday.Piscataquis scored the last six points of the game in the final two minutes and seven seconds to extend its winning streak to nine games.GSA’s Morgan Dauk led all scorers with 14 points for the Eagles.GSA (5-5) will play at Orono tonight, Thursday.MDI 65, Washington Academy 44At Bar Harbor, Kelsey Shaw poured in a game-high 22 points to lead MDI past Washington Academy on Thursday.Sierra Tapley tossed in 13 points for the MDI Trojans, and Keely McConomy contributed nine.For Washington Academy, Rylea Steeves led the team with 12 points.
Work is progressing on the Ferris to Mackfield roadway in Westmoreland, says Community Relations Officer at the National Works Agency (NWA), Western office, Janel Ricketts. Story Highlights Work is progressing on the Ferris to Mackfield roadway in Westmoreland, says Community Relations Officer at the National Works Agency (NWA), Western office, Janel Ricketts.Speaking to JIS News, Ms. Ricketts said the project is about 22 per cent complete, and that the US$24.9-million project is on track to meet the 18-month completion date.“We are engaged in quite a bit of activities. For example, there is significant excavation, and the road will be widened. We are clearing areas to make way for the wider thoroughfare, so there is significant filling of sections of the roadway,” she explained.The road reconstruction project, which commenced in April of this year, will not only see the 14-kilometre stretch of roadway being widened but there will also be improvement in the drains and pedestrian walkways.Ms. Ricketts also noted that activities geared towards improving drainage systems and the construction of retaining walls have commenced.“We are trying to clear the area as best as possible, so we can have the areas filled, and then, from there, move on to the asphalting. We are in the preliminary stage in terms of getting the roadway ready for filling and drainage improvement,” she added.She said that while recent rainfall in the parish hampered construction, contractors have been working diligently to make up for lost time, thereby ensuring that the completion deadline will be met.Ms. Ricketts pointed out that major changes have been put in place and are visible to motorists traversing the thoroughfare.“The roadway is already taking shape, so persons can see the new alignment on certain sections. For example, from the Ferris Cross end, persons are able to look and immediately visualise how the road will look. We have other sections, as well, where the excavation has now been completed and where there is filling, so we have gone quite a way in terms of that preliminary effort,” she outlined.The Ferris to Mackfield road construction, being managed by the National Works Agency (NWA), seeks to improve the north-south roads linking Savanna-la-Mar and Black River to Montego Bay.The project is being executed under the Major Infrastructure Development Programme (MIDP) and is being undertaken by the China Harbour Engineering Company Limited (CHEC). “We are engaged in quite a bit of activities. For example, there is significant excavation, and the road will be widened. We are clearing areas to make way for the wider thoroughfare, so there is significant filling of sections of the roadway,” she explained. Speaking to JIS News, Ms. Ricketts said the project is about 22 per cent complete, and that the US$24.9-million project is on track to meet the 18-month completion date.