Stay of execution for County Limerick Post Office

first_imgNewsCommunityLimerickStay of execution for County Limerick Post OfficeBy Staff Reporter – November 8, 2017 2151 Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Print Linkedin Facebook A CAMPAIGN to keep open a County Limerick Post office has paid off as this Wednesday it was confirmed that Old Pallas post office will remain open for a further year.With over 1,000 signatures lodged in support of a petition to keep it open, Old Pallas Post Office and the O’Dwyer family that run it will remain open while a nationwide review of the Post Office Network is completed.Last September, 200 people turned out in support of the County Limerick family and their local Post Office.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Denis O’Dwyer has been acting postmaster since his mother passed away and the news this Wednesday has been widely welcomed.Fianna Fail TD, Deputy Niall Collins said that “This is good news for the community using Old Pallas Post Office. The campaign to retain this post office had huge community involvement which demonstrated the depth of feeling and concern at the potential loss of this vital community service.“This one year extension will allow both the Post Masters Union and An Post to complete the national review of the network which currently ongoing and when completed will give the much needed certainty required by local communities, postmasters and An Post”. WhatsApp WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Twitter TAGSan postlimerickOld Pallas center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleLimerick people to #StopAndAsk about scienceNext articleScholarship a fitting tribute to murdered Garda Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Email Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Advertisement Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live last_img read more

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Republican James Kennedy Wins Nassau Legislative Seat

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Republican James D. Kennedy handily beat Democrat Joseph Stufano in a special election Tuesday to fill the vacant 12th Nassau County legislative district seat representing the county’s southeast corner, unofficial results show.Kennedy, the son-in-law of the late Presiding Officer Peter Schmitt (R-Massapequa), who represented the same district before he died in 2012, won 85 percent of the vote against Stufano’s nearly 15 percent, out of 2,281 votes cast, according to initial tallies from the Nassau County Board of Elections.Kennedy, 42, whose campaign manager was his mother-in-law—Schmitt’s widow—Lois, will replace one-term Nassau County Legis. Michael Venditto (R-Massapequa), who was elected in November to fill the 8th New York State Senate seat, which former Sen. Charles Fuschillo (R-Merrick) vacated a year prior.The result was expected in a district where registered Republican voters far outnumber Democrats.Kennedy, who also had the Conservative and Independence Party lines, is a Nassau elections board worker. His 53-year-old challenger is a biomedical engineer. Both are from Massapequa.The race was the first of three special elections to fill vacant county legislative seats on Long Island.In March 10, voters will decide who will fill the 19th Legislative District seat left vacant by former Legis. David Denenberg (D-Merrick), who resigned after pleading guilty to defrauding a client of his private law practice out of $2 million. At the time the case came to light, Denenberg was running against Venditto, son of Oyster Bay Town Supervisor John Venditto, for state Senate.The second Nassau special election pits Rita Kestenbaum, 56, who’s running on the Democratic and Working Families party lines, against Steven Rhoads, 46, who has the Republican, Conservative and Independence party lines and the Tax Revolt party designation.Kestenbaum is a former Hempstead Town Board member who became a gun control activist in 2007 after her 20-year-old daughter was shot to death on the night of her birthday outside her off-campus apartment in Tempe, Arizona, by a disturbed young man who then killed himself. Afterwards, Kestenbaum set up a foundation and has worked closely with the Long Island Crisis Center.Rhoads is a personal injury attorney who twice tried to unseat Denenberg. Both candidates are from Bellmore. Republicans also outnumber Democrats in that district.If the Republicans can win both Nassau special elections, then they would need to gain just another seat in the Nassau Legislature to control a super majority of 13 votes—they now have 10 of the 19 legislative seats—and that margin would enable the GOP to approve borrowing measures without needing Democratic support.The third special election, in Suffolk’s 12th Legislative District, will be held on March 31 to fill the seat held by former Legis. John M. Kennedy Jr. (R-Nesconset), who won his bid to become Suffolk County comptroller in November. Kennedy’s 58-year-old wife, Leslie, a longtime aide who ran her husband’s office, will be running for the seat herself.Kennedy’s Democratic challenger, Deborah Monaco, 55, is reportedly not going to run “an active campaign,” according to Suffolk County Democratic Chairman Rich Schaffer, due to time constraints and other factors. She has been the secretary of the Suffolk Democratic Committee and has a job at the Suffolk Board of Elections. Republicans outnumber Democrats in this district, too.—With Spencer Rumseylast_img read more

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Lakers’ Kobe Bryant intrigued with LSU’s Ben Simmons

first_imgDENVER >> With the games becoming unwatchable, Lakers fans have played a new parlor game. For the past two years, they have calculated the likelihood the Lakers will strike it rich in the NBA draft lottery in May. With the Lakers nursing a 4-23 record entering Tuesday’s game in Denver (11-16), all eyes have focused on LSU freshman Ben Simmons, a 6-foot-10 versatile forward who has averaged 18.7 points, 13.9 rebounds and 5.8 assists. “He’s a fantastic player,” Lakers guard Kobe Bryant said on Monday in an NBA-sanctioned conference call with international media. “He obviously has a tremendous amount of potential.”The Lakers currently have a 19.9 percent chance at the top pick by virtue of having the NBA’s second-worst record. But Bryant’s question marks have less to do with the Lakers’ draft odds and more to do with Simmons’ DNA. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Bryant argued that will happen.“The Lakers will continue to represent what they’ve always represented. That is excellence,” Bryant said, referring to the franchise’s 16 NBA championships. “Magic (Johnson) represented that. I happen to represent that. The next player will represent that as well. I don’t see that changing much at all. We all go through rebuilding and things of that nature. But the core of the organization and franchise will always be the same, which is winning.” RankingBryant ranked the top five toughest teams he has played: San Antonio and Sacramento in the NBA playoffs, Boston in the Lakers’ 2008 Finals loss, Detroit in the Lakers’ 2004 Finals loss and the Michael Jordan-led Chicago Bulls teams. Bryant listed Hakeem Olajuwon, Jordan, Kevin Durant, LeBron James and Clyde Drexler as the toughest opponents he faced.“(Ranking) players is a little tougher for me,” said Bryant, who also mentioned Gary Payton and Anfernee Hardaway. “I came in the league when there were still so many great players.”Circle the dateBryant on playing in Boston on Dec. 30 for the last time in his career: “That’s always been one of my favorite places to play. The fans are so knowledgeable about the game and there’s so much history … To go there one last time to play and be in that city one more time, it’s going to be a beautiful, beautiful moment.”center_img “It’s just a matter of what he wants to take on,” Bryant said. “Do you have the attitude that winning championships is your only mission and your only goal? If you don’t win a championship, the season is a failure. If you have that attitude, the city will absolutely love you and you’ll get this team back to playing and winning at a level that it’s accustomed to.”Bryant then elaborated. “The key is loving what you do,” Bryant said. “If you love getting ready, you love training and you love preparing just as much as you love the end result of winning even more so the end result of winning, then you know you have something truly, truly special.”Bryant also zeroed in on the Lakers’ front office. “Make smart decisions and make smart choices,” said Bryant, whose retirement will allow the Lakers to sign two free agents to a max contract. “We have to get talent, make smart decisions and smart trades with free agent acquisitions.”last_img read more

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