Nassau OKs $262M for Bay Park Sewage Plant Repairs

first_imgBay Park Sewage Treatment PlantNassau County lawmakers have approved more than a quarter of a billion dollars in borrowing to fund repairs to the Sandy-damaged Bay Park Sewage Treatment Plant, but another half-billion is still needed.Legislators unanimously approved bonding for $262 million to fix the plant and its sister facility, the Cedar Creek Water Pollution Control Plant in Seaford, on Monday after Democrats initially refused to give Republicans in the GOP-controlled chamber the supermajority votes needed to pass the full $722 million in borrowing that County Executive Ed Mangano requested.“We are committed to spending every single penny that necessary to renovate that plant,” Minority Leader Kevan Abrahams (D-Hempstead) said afterward. “The idea would be to continue to talk and move ahead.”Presiding Officer Norma Gonsalves (R-East Meadow) added: “I hope that somehow within the next few days we’ll be able to continue that work toward compromise and get what we need to put this plan in action.”The vote followed hours of heated debate over adding to the cash-strapped county’s $3-billion debt load in order to fix the Bay Park plant, which failed during Sandy, flooding homes and waterways with sewage before temporary repairs got it back online a month later.Democrats cautioned that there needs to be oversight over such large amounts of money in light of investigations reportedly ongoing into prior Sandy contracts. Republicans warned that if the county doesn’t act fast, federal Sandy aid reimbursement funds could dry up or another storm could hit.“We can’t continue to wait,” Adrienne Esposito, executive director of Farmingdale-based Citizens Campaign for the Environment, told the legislators amid the debate. “We’ve become very casual about sewage coming to our waterways. It’s sickening.”Mangano in May led residents on a tour of the Bay Park plant that serves about 40 percent of the county to outline upgrade plans to ensure it won’t fail in future storms and install an ocean outflow pipe that would extend passed the current one in Reynolds Channel. That tour followed a report that found that Bay Park’s Sandy spill was the worst in New York State and the second worst in the Northeast. Before the storm, the rickety state of Bay Park and its sister plant, Cedar Creek, had been the subject of a Press investigative series.The borrowing still needs to be approved by the Nassau Interim Finance Authority, the state-appointed fiscal control board that has yet to meet since Democrats and Republicans broke a longstanding stalemate last month over bonding to pay for overdue property tax refunds.In a back-and-forth with legislators over the sewage plant repair money, Chief Deputy County Executive Rob Walker warned: “You cant afford to take the risk and wait.” Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York last_img read more

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5 Reasons You Fell Out of Love.

first_img Share Share Sharing is caring! Share Tweetcenter_img LifestyleRelationships 5 Reasons You Fell Out of Love. by: – June 29, 2011 29 Views   no discussions by StyleCasterBlue Valentine   was, without a doubt, one of the most emotionally disturbing and best movies I’ve seen in a long time. And after re-watching it a second time the other day, I finally understand why it was so disturbing to so many people: it’s real life. We don’t go to the movies to see a once happy couple fall out of love – we go to see Mila and Justin get it on and live happily ever after (Friends with Benefits, anyone?). That said, movies like Blue Valentine are jarring because the reality is that falling out of love is unfortunately a lot more common than the sought-after fairytale ending. Not to get all depressing on you, but it’s scary to think how easily a couple can go from loving to loathing each other. But I’ve always been a big proponent of the “prevention is key” philosophy. So here are five common reasons why you may have fallen out of love – And if you’re still lucky enough to be with the one you love, then use the following tips to keep it that way. Boredom Boredom can easily be mistaken for comfort, so this is the one that couples usually don’t see coming. It’s one thing to feel at ease, comfortable and yourself with your significant other. It’s even nice to know that you can spend a night in without all the fuss of a first date. But sometimes a little fuss is necessary to keep things exciting. Fussing over each other will prevent boredom and let him/her know you still care. You took each other for granted Most relationships eventually get to a place where both of you just assume the other one will always be there, no matter what. You stop treating each other with kindness and respect because in the back of your head you think your love is unconditional. Newsflash: there is no such thing as unconditional love for a romantic couple. He/she is not your blood and at the end of the day, someone will fall out of love if you don’t start appreciating one another. Consideration went out of the windowMaybe he stopped holding doors open for you or maybe you stopped asking him how his day was. These seem like small things, but when they build over time it can cause serious havoc on your relationship. It’s important to continue considering each other’s feelings in everything you do. If not, then you’re in danger of forgetting your significant other is there. You stopped communicatingThe minute you stop communicating is the minute things start heading towards that scary place. You’ve heard it a million times before, but if you don’t talk about the issues, they will fester and eventually eat away at your relationship. The minute something is bothering you, communicate it. It’s the only way to prevent a massive outburst later. A major event changed one or both of you Sometimes people really do change. It could be because of a major event or milestone, or it could just be that one of you matured into a different person than you were when you first met. This one’s a scary thought because there’s not much you can do to prevent this from happening. So it’s important to go into every relationship with the knowledge that people grow and change and you don’t always necessarily grow and change together.last_img read more

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Lukaku ruled out for “weeks”

first_img Manager Roberto Martinez has confirmed the Belgium international did not sustain a serious injury in the 4-0 defeat in Tuesday night’s Merseyside derby at Anfield. Lukaku was carried off on a stretcher after colliding with team-mate Gareth Barry as they tried to prevent Steven Gerrard scoring the first goal in the 21st minute. “There is no ligament damage and the injury is not as bad as we first thought,” Martinez told evertonfc.com. “It will be a case of weeks rather than months.” Lukaku has scored nine goals in 20 appearances since joining on loan from Chelsea in the summer. He joins the likes of Bryan Oviedo (broken leg), Arouna Kone and Darron Gibson (both knee) and Seamus Coleman and Sylvain Distin (both hamstring) on the injury list. Everton will contact Liverpool after a number of concerns were highlighted by visiting fans about access problems to Anfield. “We are aware of a significant number of complaints regarding queue management from supporters waiting to enter Anfield at last night’s derby match,” said director of communications Alan Myers. “The club will make contact with Liverpool Football Club to raise these matters.” Press Associationcenter_img Everton striker Romelu Lukaku is likely to be out for “weeks rather than months” with an ankle injury.last_img read more

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Surry man wins men’s title at At Home Tennis Round Robin

first_imgBLUE HILL — Glenn Daigle of Surry was crowned men’s champion at the fourth edition of the At Home Tennis Round Robin at the Blue Hill Country Club.The Sept. 16 event served as a fundraiser for At Home Downeast, a program that supports aging in place for residents of Hancock and Washington counties. More than 40 players participated in the four-round tournament, the winners of which were determined via point tallies after all matches had concluded.Sponsors for this year’s event were Blue Hill Memorial Hospital, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, Camden National Bank, First National Bank, Stanley Subaru and Harmon’s Tire and Service Center. The women’s championship was won by Cheryl Hathaway of Winterport.The next edition of the tournament has been scheduled for Sept. 15, 2018. To participate in or sponsor the tournament, contact At Home Program Manager Kara Janes via email at KJanes@WHCACAP.org or via phone at 374-5852.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

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DeMarco, pair of transfers outwork Daddio at X to boost Syracuse past alumni

first_imgAll of last season, the topic of who would take reps at the faceoff X was a tenuous one. And on Saturday, Syracuse did well in that category against the man that struggled in the same role last season.Chris Daddio, who graduated last season, was back in a Syracuse uniform at the X, but he couldn’t find a rhythm going up against the five players who are auditioning to replace him.“There’s obviously a lot of new faces,” said Daddio, who finished 8-of-17 in faceoffs. “There’s three guys from last year that I played with and know from practice.”Sophomore Joe DeMarco and a pair of new transfers, Ben Williams and Zach Vehar, won 11 of the first 15 faceoffs of the game for SU’s current team. Although the final tally at the X was 11-for-19, the early dominance in faceoffs helped boost the Syracuse Varsity to an 11-5 win over the Alumni All-Stars at the Orange Alumni Lacrosse Classic in the Carrier Dome on Saturday afternoon.SU head coach John Desko said that there’s an open competition to find the new faceoff specialist and that it probably won’t be decided until the spring.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“We have a battle there,” Desko said. “We have guys that have returned to us, freshmen that have come in and then transfers. I think the transfers have a little bit of the edge because of their experience, but we’ll wait and see how the fall goes.”Desko said he wants to let the younger guys “catch up” and find new techniques, but gave the bulk of the opportunities to Williams, a Holy Cross transfer.Williams finished 4-of-7, and then gave way to Vehar, a Quinnipiac transfer, who won 3-of-4. After SU won 11 of the first 15, it gave way to returners Mike Iacono and Austin Wentworth, who finished a combined 0-for-4.The only returning player who made a dent at the X was DeMarco, who won all four of his opportunities against his old teammate.“He did well, and I’m happy to see that,” Daddio said. “He’s definitely one of the kids that I want to see rise to the top. I was joking around with him on the field. We were laughing out there. I try not to take it too seriously.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on October 4, 2014 at 7:35 pm Contact Sam: sblum@syr.edu | @SamBlum3last_img read more

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No Bale or Ramos as Real Madrid look to turn around first leg defeat

first_imgPep Guardiola’s side finished the Premier League in second place and despite some disappointing displays, such as their FA Cup defeat to Arsenal, actually had better results than anyone in the Premier League after the restart, netting 21 goals in their last five league games.Kun Aguero is likely to miss out again, but Madrid will have to beware of the pace of Kevin de Bruyne and Raheem Sterling, who caused them big problems in the first leg.******XINHUAShare on: WhatsApp Madrid, Spain | XINHUA | Real Madrid look to overturn a 2-1 home defeat from the first leg when they visit Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium on Friday night in the return leg of their last 16 Champions League tie.When City outplayed Madrid in the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium at the end of February, Madrid looked to be heading out of the competition, but the suspension of football for three months due to the coronavirus allowed them to regroup and they now go to Manchester as La Liga champions after winning 10 out of 11 games since the return to action.Zinedine Zidane’s side will travel amidst strict safety precautions due to the coronavirus and will be in a virtual bubble to assure their safety in Manchester. Zidane has left Gareth Bale and James Rodriguez out of his squad, which means Karim Benzema will probably be partnered by Marcos Asensio in attack, while there is a big doubt over whether Vinicius Jr or Eden Hazard, who has struggled with an ankle issue, will play in the third attacking role.Sergio Ramos is suspended after his late red card in the first leg and the absence of the Madrid captain will be important for his side – so important in fact that he has traveled to add his support from the sidelines.Eder Militao will cover for Ramos in central defense, but there is no doubt Ramos is a big loss for Madrid, who are likely to also field Raphael Varane, Ferland Mendy and Dani Carvajal in defense.last_img read more

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Joseph Bramlett earns historic PGA Tour card

first_imgThe top 25 earned PGA Tour cards for 2011. The next 50 received cards on the Nationwide Tour.News of the Stanford standout qualifying spread quickly.Woods, who also went to Stanford, wrote on Twitter: “Congrats to Joe Bramlett for making it through Q School” and “Can’t wait to play with him next season.” WINTER GARDEN, Fla. (AP)—Joseph Bramlett has earned a historic PGA Tour card by passing through the final stage of qualifying school, becoming only the second golfer of Black heritage on tour. The other is Tiger Woods. Bramlett shot a 4-under 68 on the Crooked Cat Course at Orange County National on Monday to sneak inside the cutoff for a tour card next year. He finished at 11 under at the grueling, six-round final stage of qualifying school to tie for 16th. He also passed through two previous stages. ALL SMILES—Joseph Bramlett smiles after the final round of the PGA Tour qualifying golf tournament in Orlando, Fla., Dec. 6. (AP Photo/Reinhold Matay) last_img read more

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