The next winter would be very difficult for Ukrainians, President Volodymyr Zelensky warned during his nightly address on Tuesday.
“In the current situation due to Russia’s aggression, this will indeed be the most difficult winter of all the years of independence,” he said.
Zelensky said he had discussed in a meeting with government officials and representatives of the largest state-owned energy companies “setting up a headquarters to prepare for the next heating season.”
Former New Jersey state Sen. Tom Kean Jr. won the six-way GOP primary in the Garden State’s closely watched 7th Congressional District on Tuesday, setting up a November rematch with Democratic Rep. Tom Malinowski.
With 66% of the expected vote in, Kean led the field with 45%, followed by Phil Rizzo, who unsuccessfully sought the GOP nomination in New Jersey’s 2021 gubernatorial race with 23% and District 23 Assemblyman Erik Peterson with 16% .
only makes those of us who are trying hard now to make Arthurdale a wonderful place and to preserve our history, but to me, all those people who came before us, it’s a way that even though they’re not here with us, it honors them, ” said Darlene Bolyard, executive director.
Bolyard said she always tells people they can’t forget the community members who sold hot dogs to raise funds to restore buildings or those whose husbands climbed and built roofs in the’70s and’80s.
“It was a really exceptional year for us, but again, success doesn’t happen overnight, ” Bolyard said. “It’s longevity. It’s endurance, it’s perseverance. It’s one of my favorite words, when I talk about Arthurdale—resilience and perseverance.”
On its Facebook page, the association lists three accomplishments by Arthurdale: — The hosting of the Smithsonian exhibit Crossroads: Change in Rural America in December 2021 and January 2022, which drew hundreds of visitors and featured programs such as weaving, blacksmithing demonstrations and an exhibit on the Richard Mine. — When the Preston County Arts Council dissolved in 2021, Arthurdale absorbed the organization and began offering arts programming to both children and . — Arthurdale was selected as one of 11 sites for the Smithsonian’s Coming Home program, which involved working with fourth-to-sixth-grade students on a community project.
Kean’s other challengers in the suburban district, which encompasses Hunterdon County, and parts of Essex, Morris, Somerset, Union, and Warren counties, included Township Mayor John Flora and businessman John Isemann.
Malinowski, who is going for a third term in Congress, defeated Kean — the son of former New Jersey Republican Gov. Tom Kean Sr. — by just 1.2 percentage points in 2020.
Since then, Malinowski has faced repeated ethics complaints over his stock trades. In October of last year, the House Office of Congressional Ethics said there was “substantial reason to believe” he violated federal conflict-of-interest rules by failing to disclose dozens of share transactions during 2019 and 2020.
Malinowski has maintained his failure to come clean about the trades was a careless oversight.
He trounced challenger Roger Bacon Tuesday in the Democratic primary, earning 95% of the vote to Bacon’s 5% with a third of all polling precincts reporting when the race was called.
He said there are “issues of purchasing a sufficient amount of gas for the heating season, coal accumulation, and electricity production.”
“At this time, we will not be selling our gas and coal abroad. All domestic production will be directed to the internal needs of our citizens,” he added.
Ukraine’s energy sources: Zelensky said that in light of “the historical accession of Ukraine to the unified energy network of Europe” it will be possible to reduce Russian energy consumption by the neighboring countries and increase Ukraine’s “foreign exchange earnings.”
Zelensky also said he was planning to repair heat and power plants damaged or destroyed by Russian attacks. “Implementation of this program in the coming months is one of the top tasks for the Ministry of Energy of Ukraine,” he said.