By John Burton |FAIR HAVEN — “It’s not a matter of want. It’s a matter of need,” said Mayor Benjamin Lucarelli, speaking about plans to renovate and upgrade the police headquarters and community center, and a little further in the future, to have a new Department of Public Works facility.The Borough Council on Monday night will consider a capital project bond ordinance for about $2.1 million for work to be done on the headquarters and community center, 35 Fisk St.Lucarelli said of the stone-structure facility, “conditions there are in need of an upgrade.”There is a need “for new efficiencies,” such as added storage space because, even in the digital age, “the amount of records that have to be stored are voluminous,” Lucarelli noted.“The biggest problem here is we have no storage,” said Police Chief Joseph McGovern.The location could benefit from being reconfigured to allow for more office workspace, according to Lucarelli and McGovern. In addition, the department has a female officer but the existing facility has only one locker room. That is something that would be addressed in the new plan that is currently being drafted by architect Grammer Designs, Red Bank, McGovern said.An important part of any renovation will be to bring the facility up to contemporary codes, Lucarelli said, especially coming into compliance with the federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). And that would include installing an interior elevator, according to the mayor.“Basically, we’re going to make it more modern and more user-friendly,” and do needed repairs as well as the upgrades, McGovern said.The adjacent community center will have some improvements to its restrooms and some other relatively minor but needed, long-delayed work, Lucarelli added.“Obviously, everything has a lifespan,” said Borough Council President Jonathan Peters, and it has reached the end point with this facility.The Fisk Street facility dates back to the late 1920s, when it served as the borough’s Fisk Street School, a replacement for the original wooden school building destroyed by fire, according to some sources. Police moved into the location in the 1970s and there hasn’t been any substantial work done to it since the 1980s.Lucarelli complimented the police department for working with the governing body in keeping the cost down. “They didn’t ask for all the bells and whistles,” he said. “What they want is a plain, simple, new, clean structure.”With the likely passage of the bond ordinance, Lucarelli is hopeful to be able to advertise for bids by mid-July. “And the goal is to have hammers swinging come September,” though he acknowledged that maybe overly optimistic.Officials plan on applying for a Community Block Grant from the state Department of Community Affairs to help offset costs, he said.The borough police department has 13 officers, including the chief, and an additional four or five special officers, according to Lucarelli.The Public Works facility, 1 Allen St., will need substantial work, likely requiring new construction, Lucarelli acknowledged. Some money from the bond will be allocated to review that project and tentative plans are to move ahead with it sometime next year.This article was first published in the June 22-29, 2017 print edition of The Two River Times.
Category Archives: hedadxww
Blake Hayward of Vancouver scored twice to give Team Flyers a 2-0 lead.Davis Kosh of Surrey cut the lead to 2-1 with a goal 31 seconds remaining in the second period.Jagger Williamson of Lumby tied the game for Canucks in the third.Players who have come through the BC Hockey system include defenceman Brent Seabrook of the Chicago Blackhawks, Brandon McMillan of Anaheim Ducks and Brett Connolly of Tampa Bay Lightning.The BC Hockey High Performance U16 Program is designed as an introduction to BC Hockey’s High Performance Program, exposing players, coaches and officials to short term competition.The Under 16 Program also acts as a precursor to the BC Hockey High Performance U17 Program, which is used to identify and train players and team personnel for Provincial, Regional and National Teams.Other players from the West Kootenay attending the camp were goalies Brandon Youngson and Jason Maihiot of Trail, forward Kadrian Klimchuk of Castlegar and defenceman Jacob Yuris of Trail.Team Avalanche defeated Team Bruins for the Bronze Medal. Justin Podgorenko of Nelson and Logan Wullum of Trail helped Team Flyers come out the winners at the 2013 Male U16 BC Cup in Salmon Arm, edging Team Canucks 4-3 in shootout during Sunday’s championship game.Team Flyers won the shootout 2-1.The Male U16 BC Cup offers the top players in the province a unique experience of competing against the best in BC.The object of the BC Hockey High Performance program is to enhance the overall performance of players, coaches and officials in high-level competition.In the Gold Medal contest, Caleb Fantillo of Coquitlam tied the game in the final minutes after Hunter Johnson of Terrace put Team Flyers into a 3-2 advantage with four minutes remaining in the third period.
The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Liberia (ELCL) broke ground over the weekend for the construction of a multi-purpose complex valued at over US$50,000 in Vahun, Lofa County. Rev. Bishop Amos Bolay, speaking at the ceremony, said the complex will comprise a guest house, mini college, a clinic and other essential components that will meet the needs of Liberians as well as Sierra Leoneans in the region.“Many pastors continue to receive training in the United States, South Africa and other parts of the world that will return and offer their services at the complex,” Rev. Bolay said He further indicated that the Wayormi District Pastoral Training is expected to resume in September this year.Early next year, Rev. Bolay said, there will also be an exclusive training for fifty pastors and their wives that will help them understand the significance of being a fruitful steward.He explained that a group of individuals who broke away from the church cannot be described as a congregation, as speculated.The church cannot allow a 12-man political group to hold the church of Jesus Christ hostage, he contended.Rev. Bolay pointed out that there was no single document which recognized a congregation’s name, and if it were so, the Evangelical Lutheran Church would have submitted to it.“The Evangelical Lutheran Church remains open to all, because it is purely a Bible believing faith of which everyone is welcome to worship,’’ he stressed.Rev. Bolay appealed to the church to work together with a single focus on the Lord Jesus Christ.Meanwhile, Rev. Bolay urged those who broke away to return. The church remains open to work with everyone to promote God’s Kingdom, he emphasized. “Let us ever live in the spirit of repentance and forgiveness as we await his gracious return,” Rev. Bolay added.During his recent visit to Germany, Rev. Bolay said the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Liberia was accredited as a full member of the Internal Confessional Lutherans and a representative from Liberia will be traveling to join other Lutherans from around the world in Italy next year. A process has begun for church members to benefit from higher educational opportunities at LCMS Universities in the United States.At the end of the conference Rev. Bolay and the clergy were praised for selecting Lofa County as the venue of the conference.Rev. Arthur Zokar expressed delight over the manner in which the conference was conducted. Over 1000 Evangelicals and others attended the five-day conference.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
A visiting delegation of the SOS Villages International yesterday paid a courtesy call on the Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection, Julia Duncan Cassell, aimed at discussing ways to address problems faced by the youth in Liberia as well as pledging the organization’s commitment to working with government to create more opportunities for Liberia’s youth.The SOS delegation, headed by the president, Siddhartha Kaul, included the Deputy Operations Officer, Tom Malvet, the International Regional Director, Benoit Poit, who were accompanied by the Acting National Director, Simon Tokjohozin and a member of the Board, Cllr. Henry Reed Cooper.Mr. Kaul hoped that Liberia will be a good partner to the SOS family now that there is a long existence of peace. He acknowledged that Liberia has more needs, and said that a peaceful transition will be the best assurance for better partnership.He noted that child mortality is still on the increase in Liberia as well as health and education issues, adding that with the finalizing of the SOS goals at the close of last year, “youth care is now a priority especially for Africa.” The SOS International president assured the Minister of his organization’s increased commitment to Liberia’s recovery agenda even though its income was somewhat stagnant due to its active involvement in the migration crisis in Europe.He pledged to offer assistance to another 50 Ebola orphans in Juah Town, Grand Bassa County, where the presence of the SOS has been significant for several years. Kaul talked about giving youths the right kind of education and designing an approach for their change in the country.Minister Duncan Cassell thanked the SOS International guests for the visit and assured them that Liberia remains a partner of the SOS International family. She said that although there are many challenges in the country, yet there are more opportunities.Minister Cassell said that taking care of children from an early age sets the platform for fewer problems when they are youth, and disclosed that Liberia is going into public-private partnerships in terms of health, education and child protection.She said government looks forward to the partnership so that the children are not left behind, “ and ensuring that the country will experience less youth problems and a productive society void of early child marriages, teenage pregnancy and FGM related issues that tend to prevent girls from going to school.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Four female inmates of the New Opportunity Core (NOC) escaped from the youth correctional facility on Monday, and are currently on the run.The New Opportunity CorpsThe escapees are aged 15, 16 and 17. Two are from the Linden Squatting area, and were charged for wandering and unlawful wounding; they were sentence to serve one and two years respectively at the NOC. Another is from Third Avenue, Bartica, and was charged for wandering and sentenced to three years. The fourth, a 17-year-old of Pamela Backdam in Mahdia, was also charged for wandering and sentenced to three years.Based on information received, the four were in the compound of their dormitory when the main gate was left open. It began to rain, and the teens, left unattended, used the opportunity to dash for freedom. Checks were subsequently made, and it was discovered that the four were missing. The Police were summoned, and a search has been launched for the four teenagers. Investigations are ongoing.This is not the first time that inmates have escaped from that juvenile facility.The New Opportunity Corps houses youths between the ages of 10 and 18 after they hae been sentenced to spend time there by the courts in order that they could participate in correctional programmes lasting up to three years.Most of them housed there have been sentenced for petty offences, such as wandering, minor assault and theft. However, over 50 percent of the more than 100 inmates are at the NOC for wandering.There are separate dormitories for males and females. However, understaffing and general favouritism are being blamed for illegal relations, according to a source at the facility.Apart from condoning illegalities, the source also accused a senior official of inviting friends into the NOC compound after hours to participate in parties.Several accusations of rape have been levelled against both ministry officials and NOC staffers in the past.Since the Coalition Government came into power, responsibility for the NOC has been assigned to the Social Protection Ministry.
“Yesterday he (Ronaldo) was very angry, and it’s only normal,” said Allegri.“He scored 15 goals in the Champions League and won the trophy with his teammates.“The attitude of Ronaldo shows how much he continues to strive and work to be still the best. This is an advantage for us.”Allegri added that the choice of Modric was “a personal choice” of those who voted “and, as such, must be respected.”Ronaldo, 33, had the consolation of being awarded the prize for best striker chosen by journalists and Champions League and Europa League coaches from last season.Modric’s success, after he was named the best player at the World Cup, means that the 32-year-old should be among the favourites to win the Ballon d’Or, a prize dominated by Ronaldo and Lionel Messi over the last decade.Ronaldo, a five-time winner of the world player of the year award, signed for Italian champions Juventus this summer from Real Madrid for 100 million euros ($116.5 million).The Portuguese superstar’s agent Jorge Mendes slammed the decision as “simply ridiculous”.“He scored 15 goals, carrying Real Madrid to the Champions League win once again,” Mendes told Portuguese daily Record.“This is not the winner, he’s (Modric) the best player in the world in his position,” said Mendes.Ronaldo had won the UEFA award three times in the previous four years.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Cristiano Ronaldo ‘furious’ at losing UEFA player of year award to Luka Modric. © AFP / Marco BERTORELLOMILAN, Italy, Aug 31 – Cristiano Ronaldo was hopping mad at losing out to Croatia star Luka Modric for the UEFA Player of the Year, Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri revealed on Friday.Real Madrid and Croatia midfield star Modric beat his former teammate Ronaldo and Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah to the prize which was awarded on Thursday in Monaco.
Kurt Zouma will be allowed to leave Stamford Bridge this summer 1 West Brom will hold talks with Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma over a possible loan move to The Hawthorns.The 22-year-old will be allowed to leave Stamford Bridge on loan this season and the Baggies are keen to take him.Boss Tony Pulis has been looking for another centre-back after relying on Gareth McAuley, 37, and Jonny Evans last season. Zouma played 13 times for Chelsea in all competitions last term, earning a Premier League winners’ medal after they regained their title in Antonio Conte’s first season in charge. But the Italian is prepared to let Zouma, who cost £12.5million from St Etienne in 2014, leave temporarily following the signing of Antonio Rudiger from Roma this week. Albion want to add to their backline having already rejected a bid from Leicester for Evans and are prepared to offer the former Manchester United defender a new deal. They lost captain and key midfielder Darren Fletcher to Stoke on a free transfer this summer after he failed to agree a new deal at The Hawthorns. Zouma would fit the bill to ease the pressure on the ageing McAuley, who missed just two Premier League games last season, and offer added competition for Evans who played 31 times.Craig Dawson is the only other recognised senior centre-back on the books but the 27-year-old has been converted into a right-back by Pulis.Albion have just five defenders in their squad, including 17-year-old Kane Wilson.
Sinn Féin Justice and Equality spokesperson, Pádraig Mac Lochlainn has called on Fianna Fáil to take direct action against Colr Sean McEniff following his latest outburst.Deputy MacLochlainn demanded FF leader Micheál Martin to outline what measures he intends to take following the comment on RTE’s Morning Ireland, where he repeated his call for the segregation of travellers from settled communities.The comments this morning follow the burning of a €230,00 house yesterday in Ballyshannon owned by Donegal County Council that was to be allocated to a traveling family. Gardai are carrying out an investigation into the fire which it is thought was arson.Deputy Mac Lochlainn said the comments are disgraceful.“Since Cllr McEniff first made his disgraceful and reckless call a number of weeks ago, there has been a deafening silence from his party leader, Mícháel Martin.“This is an appalling lack of leadership by Fianna Fáil. When it comes to citizens’ rights that party clearly likes to run with the hare and hunt with the hounds. “Last year, Fianna Fáil councillors blocked a motion before Donegal County Council in support of marriage equality for same sex couples even though Mícháel Martin had weeks before chastised the Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, across the Dáil chamber on Fine Gael’s position on the issue.“Not a word of criticism was issued publicly by Míchael Martin after his party’s 11 councillors prevented Donegal County Council supporting the motion,” he said.He added it was not good enough for Micheál Martin or any other party spokesperson to state that these actions are the ‘personal positions’ of the councillors involved.“They are not independents. They were all elected under the Fianna Fáil banner and Fianna Fáil must answer for their actions.”Cllr McEniff however is standing by his comments. “It is a personal opinion,” he said, “and not at all racist.”MacLOCHLAINN DEMANDS FIANNA FAIL TAKE ACTION AGAINST McENIFF OVER LATEST TRAVELLER COMMENTS was last modified: February 12th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:arsonBallyshannonColr Sean McEniffDeputy Padraig MacLochlainn
Newcastle United vs WolvesSt. James Park, Newcastle upon TyneSunday, 27-10-2019 @5pmReferee: Kevin FriendWolves come into the game having defeated Newcastle 2-1 at St James’ Park last season, scoring the winner in stoppage time. The Magpies have failed to win this fixture at home in the past three attempts and have had a player sent off on the last two occasions.Newcastle will be without forward Andy Carroll, who suffered a groin injury after coming on as a substitute against Chelsea last weekend. Defender Fabian Schar has been ruled out with a knee problem, while midfielder Isaac Hayden is suspended.Wolves defender Ryan Bennett is nursing a groin injury that kept him out of Thursday’s Europa League win. Midfielder Ruben Neves could feature after a calf niggle, but Pedro Neto is out with a hamstring injury.Arsenal vs Crystal Palace The Emirates Stadium, LondonSunday, 27-10-2019 @7:30pmReferee: Martin AtkinsonUnai Emery is set to bring back many of the players he rested for Thursday’s European win. Reiss Nelson is out with a knee injury, while Alexandre Lacazette returned from injury on Monday but also featured on Thursday so might be left out.Crystal Palace will give fitness tests to goalkeeper Vicente Guaita and defender Martin Kelly, who missed last week’s defeat because of groin strains. Mamadou Sakho and Connor Wickham remain sidelined with long-term injuries.Palace’s 3-2 win at the Emirates in this fixture last season was their first at Arsenal since 1994. The Eagles have never won twice in a row against Arsenal. Arsenal have won 13 of the 20 Premier League meetings (D4, L3).Arsenal are unbeaten at home in this season’s Premier League, winning three of their four matches at the Emirates. However, they have kept just one clean sheet in those games. They have six fewer points than at this stage last season. This is Arsenal’s 250th London derby. They have scored at least twice in each of their past 12 home derbies (W9, D2, L1). The Gunners haven’t lost a home league game in October since a defeat by Blackburn in 2002 (W25, D5).Norwich City vs Man UnitedCarrow Road, NolforkSunday, 27-10-2019 @7:30pmReferee: Scott AtwellBen Godfrey is available for Norwich despite being substituted last weekend because of soreness after recent hernia surgery. The Canaries remain without Timm Klose, Mario Vrancic, Ralf Fahrmann, Grant Hanley and Christoph Zimmermann.Manchester United’s likely absentees include Paul Pogba, Luke Shaw, Nemanja Matic, Diogo Dalot and Eric Bailly. Axel Tuanzebe is nursing a hip problem, but Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Anthony Martial have returned in the last week.Manchester United have won six of their eight Premier League away games against Norwich, losing at Carrow Road in April 2005 and November 2012. None of the last 12 Premier League meetings have finished level, with Norwich winning three and losing nine since a 2-2 draw in December 1993.United have gone eight top-flight away games without a win for the first time since a streak of 11 between February-September 1989. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have failed to score more than once in any of these eight matches. It’s their longest such run since an 11-match spell ended in May 1987. Manchester United’s tally of 10 points is their lowest after nine matches of a top-flight season since 1986-87. They have won only four of their 17 league fixtures since Solskjaer was confirmed as permanent manager. United could lose three top-flight games in a row against newly-promoted sides for the first time since November 1960. They need one goal to become the first team to score 2,000 in the Premier League. The eight points United have dropped from winning positions this season is the joint-most in the division, level with Aston Villa, prior to the latest round of matches.Liverpool vs Tottenham Hotspur Anfield Stadium, LiverpoolSunday, 27-10-2019 @7:30pmReferee: Anthony Taylor Tottenham’s 4-1 win at Wembley in October 2017 is their solitary success in the past 15 meetings in all competitions (D4, L10). Liverpool have won the three most recent encounters.If Liverpool win this match, they will equal the Premier League record of 28 points after the opening 10 fixtures. All three teams who hold that record (Chelsea in 2005-06, Manchester City in 2011-12 & 2017-18) went on to win the title that season. The Reds could fail to win consecutive league fixtures for only the second time this year. They are on club record runs of 11 home victories in a row and 44 successive matches unbeaten at Anfield. Liverpool’s last seven Premier League goals have been scored by seven different players. Mo Salah has scored six goals in his last eight starts against Spurs in all competitions, four for the Reds and one each for Basel and Fiorentina.Tottenham have won only three of their past 12 Premier League games, keeping one clean sheet. Their tally of 12 points is their lowest after nine matches since Mauricio Pochettino’s first season as manager in 2014-15. Spurs won 11 of their opening 13 league away games last season but are winless in all subsequent 10 away league matches (D2, L8). They have used a joint Premier League-high 23 players so far this season. Harry Kane has been directly involved in seven goals in nine league appearances against Liverpool, scoring five and setting up two. However, he failed to score in both league games against the Reds last season. He is is one shy of moving joint-third alongside Martin Chivers (174) in Spurs’ all-time leading goalscorers in all competitions.Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold is available after illness, while fellow full-back Andy Robertson has recovered from a knock sustained on Wednesday. Xherdan Shaqiri remains sidelined and Joel Matip could miss a third straight match because of a knee problem.Tottenham have no fresh injury concerns. Hugo Lloris remains sidelined, but Ryan Sessegnon has overcome a hamstring problem and could be involved for the first time.Comments Tags: Arsenal Fcliverpoolman Unitedpremier leagueTottenham
A driver had a lucky escape after their car struck a tree at Bridgend after 10am this morning.The car flipped onto its roof during the accident which happened after the car left the road.The emergency services rushed to the scene and the main Letterkenny to Derry Road was closed for a time. A person was treated at the scene but their injuries were not serious and the road has since reopened.Motorist avoids injury after car hits tree was last modified: July 15th, 2018 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)