Fairpoint spends $15 million on vehicles, Vermont included

first_imgREGIONAL AUTO DEALERS TO SUPPLY VEHICLESFairPoint Communications Spending $15 millionPORTLAND, Maine (June 26, 2008) – FairPoint Communications has entered into agreements with five regional automobile dealerships to purchase motor vehicles as part of its $15 million vehicle purchase and customization plan. Ford F-450 and Ford F-750 trucks will be purchased from Heritage Automotive Group, Inc. in South Burlington, Vermont, Grappone Automotive Group in Concord, New Hampshire, Rowe Ford Sales in Portland, Maine and Whited Ford in Bangor, Maine. These trucks will augment the existing fleet of vehicles used by FairPoint technicians as they bring new voice and high-speed Internet services to customers as well as providing reliable customer service.Additionally, Gateway Motors in White River Junction, Vermont will supply Ford Escape utility vehicles for use by FairPoint central office technicians. Central office technicians install and maintain the electronic components of FairPoint’s current and next generation broadband and voice network. Regional businesses will also provide associated customization services to these and other FairPoint vehicles. Customization services include adding the aerial buckets and storage compartments needed on each vehicle as well as the FairPoint Communications logo and signage.”In selecting these local automobile dealerships and vehicle upfitters, FairPoint is demonstrating its commitment to doing business locally,” said Peter Nixon, president of FairPoint. “We will buy locally whenever we can as we do our part to help stimulate economic growth throughout the region.”About FairPointFairPoint Communications, Inc. is an industry leading provider of communications services to communities across the country. Today, FairPoint owns and operates 32 local exchange companies in 18 states offering advanced communications with a personal touch including local and long distance voice, data, Internet, television and broadband services. FairPoint is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol FRP. Learn more at www.fairpoint.com(link is external).# # #last_img read more

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Gatland says franchise tour games perfect build-up for New Zealand tests

first_imgPhoto: © lionsrugby.com He says there’s not much between these teams and the All Blacks themselves.Lions forward Maro Itoje  says they need to cut out the concession of penalties during their tour of New Zealand.After two games it’s one win, one defeat – having lost 22-16 to the Super Rugby side the Blues in Auckland. British and Irish Lions rugby union head coach Warren Gatland thinks their tour games against franchise sides will end up being perfect build-up for Tests against New Zealand.Super Rugby side the Blues beat them by 22-points-to-16 in Auckland.They’ll take on the Crusaders in Christchurch on Saturday.last_img read more

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Doug Baldwin happy Richard Sherman received tribute from Seahawks

first_imgEven though Richard Sherman’s time with the Seahawks came to an abrupt and slightly caustic close, his former Seattle teammates wanted him to know how much he meant to the organization.Sherman returned to CenturyLink Field for the first time as a member of the 49ers Sunday, where Seattle dismantled San Francisco, 43-16. “That was a tribute to my boy,” Baldwin said, via the Tacoma News Tribune. “I know all you guys think that we’re robots and that we’re not humans and that we don’t have emotions, but when you spend so much time with guys and doing what we do, day in and day out, it’s hard. You spend those hard days with guys that you love.”Sherm is obviously one of those guys that has done so much for this organization that we thought it would be nice to give him a tribute and we had an opportunity to do so. I know it was kind of weird, we’re scoring, he’s on the other team, we’re doing the tribute. But that was in our hearts this week.”Sherman said he didn’t see the tribute, but he gave Baldwin a quick hug before they ran back to their huddles. “That was a funny play,” Sherman said. “He ducked in and ducked out. That was pretty funny between us.”Sherman made headlines coming into the game about how he felt he was unfairly treated after the Seahawks cut him while he was recovering from an Achilles injury.However, Sherman’s return to Seattle seemed like a happy occasion. He was seen chatting with Baldwin and other former teammates after the game. Richard Sherman sounds off on Seahawks: You expect they wouldn’t cut you while you’re hurt Despite the smooth sailing for the Seahawks, the team honored Sherman after the team’s first touchdown of the game to Jaron Brown. The team got together and re-enacted Sherman’s pass deflection of former 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree in the 2014 NFC Championship. The Sherman tip reenactment took place in the right spot of the correct end zone too #Seahawks pic.twitter.com/YZeJfVgD6w— Bryan Wiedey (@pastapadre) December 2, 2018Baldwin celebrated with Sherman in the 2014 game and said he was thrilled Seattle found a way to honor Sherman. Related Newslast_img read more

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