Trump Administration announces relief for farmers hurt by trade war

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Since late May, soybean prices have dropped more than $2 per bushel as the trade war has escalated and tariffs have been implemented. Farm commodities across the board have been targeted and the farmers who produce those commodities are paying the price.The President has vowed for weeks that he would “take care” of farmers, but agriculture groups did not know until today what that help would look like. The plan outlined today by the Trump Administration includes three components: direct payments to farmers to mitigate lower prices resulting from retaliatory tariffs, direct commodity purchases by USDA, and funding for a temporary program similar in purpose to the current Market Access Program (MAP) and Foreign Market Development (FMD) programs. The cost of the package is expected to total around $12 billion spread across multiple commodities, which is in line with the estimated $11 billion impact of the unjustified retaliatory tariffs on U.S. agricultural goods.President Trump directed U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue to craft a short-term relief strategy to protect agricultural producers while the Administration works on free, fair, and reciprocal trade deals to open more markets in the long run to help American farmers compete globally.  These programs will assist agricultural producers to meet the costs of disrupted markets.“This is a short-term solution to allow President Trump time to work on long-term trade deals to benefit agriculture and the entire U.S. economy,” Secretary Perdue said. “The President promised to have the back of every American farmer and rancher, and he knows the importance of keeping our rural economy strong. Unfortunately, America’s hard-working agricultural producers have been treated unfairly by China’s illegal trading practices and have taken a disproportionate hit when it comes illegal retaliatory tariffs. USDA will not stand by while our hard-working agricultural producers bear the brunt of unfriendly tariffs enacted by foreign nations. The programs we are announcing today help ensure our nation’s agriculture continues to feed the world and innovate to meet the demand.”Of the total unjustified retaliatory tariffs imposed on the United States, a disproportionate amount was targeted directly at American farmers. Trade damage from such retaliation has impacted a host of U.S. commodities, including field crops like soybeans and sorghum, livestock products like milk and pork, and many fruits, nuts, and other specialty crops. High tariffs disrupt normal marketing patterns, affecting prices and raising costs by forcing commodities to find new markets. Additionally, there is evidence that American goods shipped overseas are being slowed from reaching market by unusually strict or cumbersome entry procedures, which can affect the quality and marketability of perishable crops. This can boost marketing costs and discount our prices, and adversely affect our producers. USDA will use the following programs to assist farmers:The Market Facilitation Program, authorized under The Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) Charter Act and administered by Farm Service Agency (FSA), will provide payments incrementally to producers of soybeans, sorghum, corn, wheat, cotton, dairy, and hogs. This support will help farmers manage disrupted markets, deal with surplus commodities, and expand and develop new markets at home and abroad.Additionally, USDA will use CCC Charter Act and other authorities to implement a Food Purchase and Distribution Program through the Agricultural Marketing Service to purchase unexpected surplus of affected commodities such as fruits, nuts, rice, legumes, beef, pork and milk for distribution to food banks and other nutrition programs.Finally, the CCC will use its Charter Act authority for a Trade Promotion Program administered by the Foreign Agriculture Service (FAS) in conjunction with the private sector to assist in developing new export markets for our farm products.The National Pork Producers Council commends President Trump for taking steps to provide much-needed relief to American farmers in the crosshairs of global trade retaliation.“President Trump has said he has the back of U.S. farmers and today demonstrated this commitment with an aid package to sustain American agriculture cutoff from critical export markets as his administration works to realign U.S. global trade policy,” said Jim Heimerl, a pork producer from Johnstown, Ohio and president of the National Pork Producers Council. “U.S. pork, which began the year in expansion mode to capitalize on unprecedented global demand, now faces punitive tariffs on 40% of its exports. The restrictions we face in critical markets such as Mexico and China — our top two export markets by volume last year — have placed American pig farmers and their families in dire financial straits. We thank the president for taking immediate action.“While we recognize the complexities of resetting U.S. trade policy, we hope that U.S. pork will soon regain the chance to compete on a level playing field in markets around the globe. We have established valuable international trading relationships that have helped offset the U.S. trade deficit and fueled America’s rural economy.”Ultimately, though, farmers simply want to sell their products for a fair price, free of trade wars.“When Secretary Perdue and President Trump said they would be taking care of farmers if need be I knew that things with China weren’t going according to plan,” said Bret Davis, a Delaware County soybean farmer and a member of the American Soybean Association Governing Committee. “We don’t want to be taken care of. We want to have a free market. The way to solve this is for us to sell more soybeans to China, not less.”last_img read more

Congress Working Committee meet in Gujarat to firm up alliances

first_imgThe Congress Working Committee (CWC) is set to meet on February 26 in Ahmedabad and possible alliances across the States will be top on the agenda for the meeting. The meeting comes less than 100 days before the general elections, where the Congress is fighting an all-out battle. The Congress is working towards an alliance in Bihar, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, West Bengal and Jharkhand. “It is easier to declare alliances in Delhi and difficult to work it out at the ground level. For example, in West Bengal Raiganj is CPI (M) leader Mohd. Salim’s constituency and he will be contesting from there. It is also the constituency of our prime candidate Deepa Das Munshi,” a senior party leader said.  The alliance with Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and other parties in Maharashtra has been almost sealed barring a few details that need to be ironed out. The Congress president Rahul Gandhi had a meeting with NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Wednesday once again to clear the issues. In Bihar, where Congress is part of the ‘Mahagatbandhan’, the six constituents – RJD, Sharad Yadav’s Jan Loktantrik Party, Upendra Kushwaha’s Rashtriya Lok Samata Party, Jitan Ram Manjhi’s Hindustan Awam Party and the Left parties have not been able to reach an amicable seat arrangement. The Congress has been demanding that they should have equal share of seats with the RJD. The RJD however have overtly and covertly sending out messages that the Congress should be generous towards its regional parties. It will be the first CWC meeting after Priyanka Gandhi was formally inducted in the Congress’s highest decision-making body after she was appointed general secretary in-charge of Eastern Uttar Pradesh.According to sources, Gujarat has been chosen as the venue for the meeting to kickstart Congress’s campaign for Lok Sabha polls. This will be the second meeting of the CWC outside New Delhi. The last meeting was in Wardha, Maharashtra, at Sevagram Ashram to mark the 150 birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.last_img read more

Dravid falls prey to debatable umpiring on the current England tour

first_imgRahul Dravid continues to be at the receiving end of controvesial decisions by the  umpires on the current England tour as he was ruled out caught behind on Saturday, despite ‘Hot Spot’ not detecting an edge off his bat. For the third time in this tour that Dravid has fallen to a debatable decision as he was given out twice in the preceding Test series in controversial fashion. However, snicko-meter, which is not part of the UDRS, later suggested that there was a contact between the ball and the bat. Saturday’s decision yet again brought technological shortcomings to the fore under the UDRS system. England paceman Stuart Broad appealed for a catch behind the wicket off his own bowling in the fourth ball of the 18th over but umpire Billy Doctrove ruled not out.Broad opted for a review straight away.Third umpire Marais Erasmus from South Africa took help of ‘Hot Spot’ but even after several replays, the edge could not be established, though a sound was definitely detected.However, much to the astonishment of the fans and the batsman, Erasmus ruled Dravid out. In the third Test, Dravid was ruled caught behind off James Anderson in India’s second innings when his bat actually had hit the shoelace and he hadn’t edged the ball. Then in the fourth Test, he was given out caught behind in India’s second innings. Dravid was ruled not out by the umpire but given out for 13 after referral by England though the snicko-meter apparently showed that there was no contact between the ball and the bat before it landed into home side wicketkeeper Matt Prior’s gloves. Debates and discussions have already started on the decision. Cricketer Aakash Chopra tweeted, “The most reliable tool for DRS is proving the least trustworthy. But I’m more baffled by the quality of umpiring.” “How can d third umpire overturn the on-field umpire’s decision without conclusive evidence to suggest d opposite,” he added.advertisementlast_img read more

Manchester City’s Leroy Sané set to return ahead of schedule

first_imgLeroy Sané is fit to start for Manchester City against Basel more than five weeks earlier than expected, with Pep Guardiola admitting surprise at the German’s recovery from ankle ligament damage.City play Switzerland’s second‑place side in the Champions League last-16 first leg at St Jakob-Park on Tuesday night. Sané is available after training with the squad on Monday for the first time since hurting his ankle against Cardiff City on 28 January. The prognosis then was that Sané could miss at least 11 matches, meaning the 22-year-old could not return until the end of March.Asked if he was taken aback by the winger’s quick return, Guardiola said: “I’m surprised he is fit. He works a lot, he’s young but I couldn’t expect him to be so professional. He’s not in perfect condition but he won a lot of time [back], he wants to help us. He’s with us and that’s good news. The physios and himself have made a good job.”The Catalan did not deny Sané could start. “He’s had one training session. He is young,” the manager said. Sergio Agüero hits fizzing four in Manchester City’s mauling of Leicester The Fiver: the Guardian’s take on the world of football Basel Read more Last year City were knocked out at the same stage by Monaco on away goals, yet Vincent Kompany believes the team are ready to win the competition. The captain said: “Previously there’s been a lack of experience for sure. We’ve been caught out on occasions we shouldn’t have. But things have changed.“If there is a year, a moment when the club is ready to feel at home, then it’s now. I’m not going to say it’s a matter of time. Some clubs never win it but, if every year we can go with this kind of confidence, then if not this year or next year, eventually we’ll get there. I’m sure of it.”Kompany believes that until City are champions of Europe they cannot be considered a truly elite club. “Yes of course, it’s inevitable. It’s one thing for us to make that statement but for us to go out and do it – in previous years we’ve felt how difficult it is.“We are trying to break into a well‑established order – Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Real Madrid – any team who has tried it has failed. First it’s Basel, then getting to the stage where we can measure ourselves against these teams and feel like we can beat them.”Kompany led City’s two Premier League title-winning teams. He stated that this one is more focused than any City XI he has played for before with no talk of a historic quadruple among players. “No, not all,” he said.“I can’t say if it will get us all the trophies but I can honestly say the key thing I’ve noticed is the ability to switch back on for every game – the motivation [needed], the respect for opponents – to make sure we are 100%. I’ve not experienced it in any team I’ve been in before. Quadruple talk – there’s been none – but winning the next game and the next one, always. “We’ll have to compare at the end of the season – I’d like to believe we are going to win the Premier League and will be successful but my personal feeling is we are going to be motivated to win even more next year.“That would make a big difference in how I judge it [comparisons with previous sides]. From game-to-game I’ve never experienced the focus and intensity and motivation throughout the team. But in terms of achievements, nothing yet.”Guardiola warned of the threat Basel pose. “In the league they play with a back four, in the Champions League a back five. They have shown great performances in the group stage beating Man United and Benfica,” the 47-year-old said. “They are strong, well organised in counterattacks.“I told my players they’ll have difficulties here but we are confident. We have the spirit and in general we are a good team.” Vincent Kompany news European club football Share on Messenger Topics Read morecenter_img Leroy Sané Share on WhatsApp Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn Share via Email Pep Guardiola Share on Twitter Champions League Share on Pinterest Manchester City Reuse this contentlast_img read more

Delhi BJP demands withdrawal of CM Kejriwal’s security cover

first_imgNew Delhi: The Delhi BJP on Sunday wrote to Delhi Police, demanding the withdrawal of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s security cover, following the AAP chief’s worries that his own security personnel might assassinate him as in the case of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.Praveen Shankar Kapoor, spokesperson for the state unit of the saffron party sent a letter to the Commissioner of Delhi Police, Union Home Ministry, and the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi, demanding that the Chief Minister’s security be withdrawn. Also Read – More good air days in Delhi due to Centre’s steps: Javadekar”Delhi Police should seek an apology from Arvind Kejriwal and if he does not apologise, then the Chief Minister’s security cover be withdrawn,” Kapoor wrote in the letter. Further, Kapoor raised concerns about the mental condition of the security personnel who are posted for the security of the Delhi Chief Minister following the allegations and demanded psychological counselling for them. The party spokesperson went on to say that hearing such statements from their protectee, the security personnel deployed to keep him safe must be facing mental depression. Also Read – Union min Hardeep Singh Puri, Delhi L-G lay foundation stones for various projects in DwarkaDelhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) convener Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday alleged that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) wants to assassinate him for building a political narrative around schools and hospitals. “The BJP would get me murdered by my own PSO (personal security officer) one day, like Indira Gandhi. My own security officers report to the BJP. The BJP is after my life, they will murder me one day,” Kejriwal told a news channel in Punjab. After the Delhi CM’s statements were made public, Delhi Police issued a statement, asserting that police personnel deputed for protection of high dignitaries of all political parties are “well-trained personnel who are thoroughly committed to their job and perform duties with a high level of dedication and professionalism”.last_img read more

Ohio State mens basketball ready to avenge itself vs Michigan State in

Michigan State senior guard Bryn Forbes (5) cheers from the bench during the Spartans’ 81-62 win over Ohio State at the Schottenstein Center on Feb. 23.Credit: Samantha Hollingshead | Photo EditorINDIANAPOLIS – The Ohio State men’s basketball team took care of business Thursday night against Penn State, grinding out a 79-75 victory. But its work at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse is not done. In some ways, it’s just beginning for the Buckeyes as they advance into the quarterfinals of the Big Ten tournament. That’s because their opponent Friday night is a team that has beaten them twice in less than three weeks: the Michigan State Spartans. “This is the game we’ve been waiting for,” said OSU freshman center Daniel Giddens. “After our last loss at their place, we’re just ready to avenge ourselves.” The Buckeyes started slow against the Nittany Lions, trailing by double digits at times in the first half before trimming it to a three-point deficit at the break. OSU used an explosive start in the second period to grab control and, eventually, after fending off a few late pushes by Penn State, the victory. In the locker room after the game, most of the chatter wasn’t about what just happened on the floor, but instead, it centered on the things the Buckeyes need to do to extend their stay in Indianapolis into Saturday. Simply put, the list is rather long.“They pose so many problems,” said OSU coach Thad Matta. The first thing the Scarlet and Gray have to do, sophomore forward Keita Bates-Diop said, is focus for 40 minutes, not just one half. When the two teams played in Columbus on Feb. 23, the Buckeyes trailed by only five points at the break before losing by 19. The second time around, last Saturday in East Lansing, Michigan, OSU was within striking distance for the opening 15 minutes, then things started to sputter en route to a 15-point defeat.The two-faced nature of the Buckeyes’ performances can’t be attributed to just one thing, said junior forward Marc Loving, who led OSU with 24 points against Penn State, but the Spartans’ pace of play, compounded with their ball movement, takes its toll.If a strong second half is what’s needed to upset Michigan State, OSU showed it’s capable of putting forth one against Penn State. The Buckeyes roared back in the final 20 minutes Thursday night, scoring 45 second-half points. Granted, Michigan State, the tournament’s second seed, is a whole different animal than Penn State, but it gives players confidence, Loving said. “I feel like it should definitely carry over (to Friday),” he said. The other big thing the Buckeyes will try to correct before Friday night, Giddens said, is not trying to put too much focus on just one player. In the first game versus Michigan State, the attention was centered on Denzel Valentine, and rightfully so. The senior guard is a leading candidate for national player of the year, but he isn’t the only elite talent on coach Tom Izzo’s team. With the Buckeyes concentrating on Valentine, senior guard Bryn Forbes took advantage, hitting six 3-pointers on his way to a 27-point performance. In the regular-season rematch, the reverse happened. Steadfast on stopping Forbes, Valentine had a 27-point outing of his own, while adding 13 assists. This creates all sorts of problems, Giddens said, but the team is aware now that everyone on the floor needs to buckle down and defend. If it puts too much attention on Forbes and Valentine, Giddens mentioned that senior forward Matt Costello could do damage of his own.Although the task of advancing to the tournament semifinals will be a difficult one, many of the players said another crack at the Spartans is just what they wanted. After getting beat twice, they know what they need to flip the script this time around.Their work starts now and continues until the ball gets tossed up Friday at 6:30 p.m.“We’ll head back, grab something to eat, and we’ve already got (the film) we need to show ready,” Matta said. “I think they understand that the mission is not accomplished yet.” read more

EXCLUSIVE Fassis thoughts about Mexico and Argentina

first_imgInterview by Alejandro Ramirez, cameraman for Ronaldo.comPachuca’s vice-chairman Andres Fassi, spoke exclusively to Ronaldo.com about the similar process that Mexico and Argentina’s national teams have.With the first of two Mexico vs Argentina matches already in the can, Ronaldo.com had a presence in the Mario Alberto Kempes Stadium and had the chance to speak exclusively with Andres Fassi, Mexican Club Pachuca’s vice-chairman.During the short exchange we had with him, the board member revealed that he traveled to his country of origin to watch both national teams and agreed to talk to us about three specific topics related to both national teams.Naturally, being from Argentina, Fassi has a soft spot for his home country but he also feels a deep connection to Mexico as he’s lived in the country for a great part of his life.The most pressing questions we could ask him about were related to the future of both national teams, as well as the new manager for Mexico who is also from Argentina: Gerardo ‘Tata’ Martino.Fassi was gracious enough to grant us a couple of minutes of his time outside of the stadium, where he painted us a hopeful picture of what lies in the future for Mexico in the next four years and what he thinks of Argentina’s recently ended process.Echenle un ojo al color del primer partido 🆚 🇦🇷El apoyo de nuestros Incondicionales no podía faltar. 🇲🇽🙋🏻‍♀🙋🏻‍♂#PasiónyOrgullo pic.twitter.com/b8CJYruVQX— Selección Nacional (@miseleccionmx) November 17, 2018The first matter of discussion was El Tri, where Fassi knows practically everybody and where he sends a few of his Pachuca players regularly.To those who may not know, Pachuca currently has the most prolific youth academy in the country and they have brought up players like Hirving Lozano, Erick Gutierrez, Hector Herrera, and many more who still play in Liga MX.“Very well, I think Mexico is right on the brink of having one of the best generations in Mexican football’s history,” said Fassi to Ronaldo.com.“I believe that it’s been long or maybe never, that a process like this where you have between 15 and 18 players between 18 and 23 years old of such a high level.”“We are really very close to having an incredible generation of players, even six or seven of them who are very young and are already playing in Europe which allows you to trust in a process while thinking on the Qatar 2022 World Cup at the same time.”“But Mexico also has six or seven players who are very experienced, people like Ochoa, Guardado, Herrera, these are players with a lot of experience that can be combined with the young talents and put together a competitive side.”“I personally see a very optimistic process for Mexico in the future, that will start in January 2019,” he added.La nota de la #MLS sobre lo que reporta @FerCevallosF de la llegada del Tata a @miseleccionmx 🇲🇽 https://t.co/GqrJETaTTI— Patrick Meehan Nader (@Pixterrey) November 17, 2018Raheem Sterling, EnglandTop 5 best players from the international break weekend Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 11, 2019 After a fresh international break just came to an end, we need to talk about the Top 5 best players during this whole weekend.We…When asked about the announcement of Gerardo Martino as the new manager for the Mexican National Team, Fassi didn’t sound too convinced but he still gave his impression on the now former DC United boss.“Frankly I didn’t know he was already confirmed but if you say so, I think Martino is a great manager because he is a great professional,” he continued.“When people ask me about his contractual situation, I always say I have no idea how it is but a manager with his personality would be very positive for Mexico.”“I know Martino very well as a person, as a professional and what he has generated both in football and with the trust that he bestows upon all the young talents.”“The process he has fills all the blanks that are needed for a manager to do well with Mexico.”#SelecciónMayor @nico_taglia fue el encargado de levantar la Copa Adidas 2018 luego del triunfo por 2-0 ante México. pic.twitter.com/TiNZZ5G7tN— Selección Argentina 🇦🇷 (@Argentina) November 17, 2018And lastly, we asked Fassi about the current situation with the Argentina National Team and he compared it with the same process that Mexico is going through.Where many players from an older generation just finished their tenure and a new wave with fresh blood is starting to step forward.“I believe Argentina is in a similar process compared to Mexico, where you have seven or eight players who are ending a very successful process that the major National Team has gone through over the last years,” said Fassi.“They reached the World Cup final in Brazil, they also reached the last two Copa America finals where they haven’t won the trophy but they have always remained on the limelight in every competition.”“I believe that today, it’s time that a younger structure and players who haven’t had more chances can also get their shot. I see two very similar processes between Argentina and Mexico and I feel very optimistic about both,” he concluded.Club Talleres de Cordoba president, Andres Fassi, believes former Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino would be a great manager for Mexico.Do you think this is a good next step for the ex-Blaugrana boss? pic.twitter.com/2gqDKQOMFc— Ronaldo.com (@ronaldocomint) November 19, 2018Do you agree with Andres Fassi, do Mexico and Argentina have a similar process with their National Teams? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

Homicide investigation underway in Oceanside after man dies from multiple stab wounds

first_img OCEANSIDE (KUSI) — A homicide investigation was underway in Oceanside Tuesday after a man found stabbed overnight near the San Luis Rey River later died at a hospital, police said.Emergency crews responded around 11:45 p.m. Monday to the 1100 block of North Coast Highway after emergency dispatchers received a call of a man in that area suffering from what appeared to be a stab wound, Oceanside police Sgt. Gabe Jimenez said.“Oceanside Police officers and paramedics arrived on scene and began rendering medical aid,” Jimenez said. “The victim was transported to a local area hospital where he was subsequently pronounced dead by medical staff.”Police did not release the name of the victim pending family notifications but said detectives from the OPD’s investigation division are working the case. Anyone with information about the fatal stabbing was asked to call Detective Erik Ellgard at (760) 435-4748 or the OPD’s anonymous tip line at (760) 435-4730. Posted: January 2, 2018 Homicide investigation underway in Oceanside after man dies from multiple stab wounds January 2, 2018 Updated: 4:08 PMcenter_img KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News Tags: Crime FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Four teenagers attacked and robbed at City Heights skate park

first_imgFour teenagers attacked and robbed at City Heights skate park KUSI Newsroom Posted: May 6, 2018 May 6, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, center_img Updated: 12:31 PM SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — Two teenagers and two adults were attacked and robbed at a skate park in City Heights, and the suspects remained at large Sunday.Around 8 p.m. Saturday, the four people — ages 16, 17, 18 and 19 — were at a skate park near Landis Street when a group of young men approached them and started an argument, San Diego police Officer Robert Heims said.The four ran to a nearby pedestrian bridge, where they were attacked by another group that had apparently been waiting for them, Heims said.There were about 15 people in total between the two groups, he said.The suspects punched and kicked the four victims, then took their wallets and cellphones, Heims said. One of the victims was stabbed, and another was cut on the finger.All of the suspects fled in an unknown direction, according to Heims. They were described as Hispanic or Asian men between the ages of 15 and 22.It was unclear how or if they knew the victims. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

The Wilmington Insider For July 28 2018

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below is a round-up of what’s going on in Wilmington on Saturday, July 28, 2018:Happening Today:Weather: A chance of showers and thunderstorms after 10am. Partly sunny, with a high near 85. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.In The Community: The Wilmington Department of Veterans’ Services is hosting The Moving Wall Vietnam Veterans Memorial from Thursday, July 26 at 11am to Monday, July 30 at noon on the Wilmington Town Common. The wall is open to the public, 24 hours a day, free of charge. Ceremonies will held at The Moving Wall at 7pm on each of the four nights.Public Safety Ceremony: Saturday, July 28, 7pmWelcome: Wilmington Police Chief Michael BegonisHonor Guards: MA Army National Guard Honor Guard; Police, Fire and Military Honor GuardsInvocation: Deacon Clifford King, US Marines, Vietnam War VeteransNational Anthem: Katy Downey, MA State Police TrooperFly Over: Massachusetts State Police Air WingIntroduction of Guest Speakers: Wilmington Police Chief Michael BegonisGuest Speakers: Lee Scalzilli & William McKenzieGold Star Families Place WreathsReading of Names on the WallRiffle Team: Wilmington Police DepartmentTaps: Ken Michaud, Butch AlpersBenediction: Deacon Clifford King, US Marine Corps, Vietnam VeteranIn The Community: Town Beach is open. Lifeguards are on duty from 10am to 8pm. Here’s what you need to know.In The Community: The Friends of the Wilmington Memorial Library’s Book Store Next Door (183 Middlesex Avenue) is open from 10am to 4pm. All books are $2 or less!  Every penny of every sale benefits the Wilmington Memorial Library.In The Community: The Wilmington Food Pantry (142 Chestnut Street) is open from 10am to noon for food donation drop-offs. Learn which food items the Pantry is most in need of HERE.Attention Drivers!: The Massachusetts State Police will be holding a Sobriety Checkpoint in Middlesex County on Saturday, July 28, 2018 into Sunday July 29, 2018.(NOTE: What did I miss? Let me know by commenting below, commenting on the Facebook page, or emailing wilmingtonapple@gmail.com. I may be able to update this post.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedThe Wilmington Insider For July 26, 2018In “5 Things To Do Today”The Wilmington Insider For July 27, 2018In “5 Things To Do Today”The Wilmington Insider For July 29, 2018In “5 Things To Do Today”last_img read more