Letters to the Press, March ’13

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York [colored_box color=”grey”]There is no excuse such as saying there was too much snow because private lots paid to private companies were ALL down to blacktop. No one is blaming workers who were following orders. We are saying that something was terribly wrong with how this was handled by many higher ups.People always complain about high taxes, but I’m not seeing enough complaining now. This was and is a mess. People lost work days and money due to incompetence.Erin Killeen via Facebook[/colored_box][colored_box color=”blue”]Long Islanders should see where their tax dollars are going! Long Island roads are dangerous, nothing is being done!@PeachyPink1719 via Twitter[/colored_box][colored_box color=”grey”]They never learn. [Brookhaven Supervisor Ed Romaine] said the weather report wasn’t certain. He left on Wed. when they had already predicted a foot.@Surfcomic via Twitter[/colored_box][colored_box color=”blue”]I got an IDEA, Don’t go on vacation when a storm is forecast!!! Stop playing the blame game. Let’s face it, you F__ked up!!!! Now step down and get people in there who can get the job done. if not, get new ones!!!! As children we are taught not to lie, but our politicians seem to be the biggest liars and slanderers!!! Don’t trust any of them!!!!!Peter Devlin via Facebook[/colored_box][colored_box color=”grey”]Unconscionable. Korea is preparing for world domination and we can’t even get our streets plowed!Jackie Bowers Riker via Facebook[/colored_box][colored_box color=”blue”]Living only five minutes from the Long Island Sound was an integral part of my adolescence. My family spent countless hours on and around the Sound fishing, boating and picnicking. The Sound is also a crucial part of the economy as it supports many jobs. Unfortunately, we are not doing our best to make sure it is protected. Too many of the wetlands and small streams that feed the Sound do not have the essential Clean Water Act protections, leaving them at risk for dumping and development. By not protecting all tributaries and wetlands in the CWA we are putting other, larger bodies of water like the Sound, at risk, too. I made the decision to vote for President Obama because I believe in his commitment to protecting clean water. Now that the election is over it is time for the President to step up and restore the CWA, once and for all.Kimberly Cooper, Clean Water Intern, Environment New York via Email[/colored_box][colored_box color=”grey”]Banks give banks a bad name.Katherine Struven Navarra via Facebook[/colored_box][colored_box color=”blue”]Let me get this straight: After a couple of years of collecting a government paycheck, Suffolk County District Attorney Tom Spota, Sheriff Vincent DeMarco and Clerk Judith Pascale decide that the people they serve no longer have the right to restrict them to three terms in office and then—without shame—use their campaign money in an attempt to overturn the 1993 referendum enacting term limits.They claim that they are actually NYS officials and the fact that they serve a county function, receive county salaries and are elected by county residents is just a coincidence.After the Suffolk legislature hires a politically connected patsy for its defense, it mysteriously refuses to appeal the judge’s decision that overturned a 20-year-old referendum, laughably citing “budget” constraints.During all this, Albany and the Cuomo administration are nowhere to be found. The U.S. Justice Department refuses to intervene. Not one political leader voices any concern. Then, as if on cue, both major parties cross-endorse the Gang of Three, thereby making the election process a farce.Now, it seems we are no longer being governed. We are being ruled. And Suffolk County has become the banana republic it has always strived to become. Now, I get it.Peter Nichols, Melville via Email[/colored_box][colored_box color=”grey”]Thanks for all you do with #TheBestofLongIsland@PaulPannone via Twitter[/colored_box]last_img read more

Mourinho admits he was in the wrong over training session

first_img Fellow Spurs players Davinson Sanchez and Ryan Sessegnon were spotted running side by side in a separate session, while Serge Aurier filmed himself on Instagram running alongside a friend. “I accept that my actions were not in line with government protocol and we must only have contact with members of our own household,” said the Portuguese manager. “It is vital we all play our part and follow government advice in order to support our heroes in the NHS and save lives.” London Mayor Sadiq Khan told the BBC the players and Mourinho should be leading by example. “My concern is people, particularly children, who might support Spurs or follow football may see these images, pick up a paper, watch the internet and think, well if it’s OK for them, why isn’t it OK for me?” he said. Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho has accepted he was in the wrong for holding a one-on-one training session with midfielder Tanguy Ndombele in a public park in London.Mourinho was pictured on social media flaunting government rules by meeting up with the midfielder Tuesday, even though they kept to social distancing guidelines. The Premier League has been suspended since mid-March due to the spread of COVID-19. Promoted ContentTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldWhat Is A Black Hole In Simple Terms?7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?The 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The World10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Madecenter_img Loading… Read Also: Video: Jose Mourinho trains with Tottenham players amid lockdown The British government has introduced a strict series of measures to prevent the spread of the virus and Tottenham have reminded players of their responsibilities. The club said last week they would be using the government’s furlough financial assistance programme for non-playing staff, a move that was seen as controversial and attracted a lot of criticism. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

MDI football comes up short in state championship game

first_img Latest posts by Taylor Bigler Mace (see all) Bio The Mount Desert Island football team lost the Class C state championship game, but for players, coaches, fans and the community as a whole, the entire season was a win.Wells defeated the Trojans 44-0 on Saturday at Fitzpatrick Stadium, but MDI’s first appearance in the championship game was a victory in and of itself.“We told the kids [Friday] before we came down here that the scoreboard would not be the most important thing on this field today, that it would be the players, and we believe that,” MDI head coach Mark Shields said.Wells a force to be reckoned with from the opening kick, scoring seven touchdowns and a safety while keeping MDI’s offense at bay.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textMDI, the top-seeded team from the North, had a promising start as the Trojans defense held Wells to zero points in the first quarter, but the second quarter started off poorly for them. Wells’ Evan Whitten ran the ball in for a touchdown to cap off a drive in which the Warriors moved the ball with ease, and the extra point was good.The Trojans’ first offensive drive of the second quarter ended quickly as the Wells offense forced the Trojans to turn over on downs. The Warriors scored again on their second possession of the quarter with a touchdown run by Nolan Potter and another made extra point. MDI was again forced to turn the ball over on downs, but the Trojans defense was able to do the same to Wells on the Warriors’ next offensive drive.With just 29 seconds left in the half, MDI’s goal was to hold onto the ball, run out the clock and focus on getting a good start in the second half. Although MDI had the ball as time was running down, the Trojans ended up digging themselves into an an even bigger hole when Wells’ Michael Wrigley intercepted an Andrew Phelps pass and ran unhindered to the end zone to make it 21-0 going into halftime.Things got worse for MDI (9-2) early in the second half when Whitten broke out of the formation for a 40-yard touchdown run. Two series later, as MDI’s Colby Lee prepared to punt from the 7-yard line, Wells’ special teams unit pushed him into the end zone for a safety to make the game 30-0.Early into the fourth quarter, Brody Dempsey broke out for a 32-yard touchdown run and Reidy again knocked in an extra point for a 37-0 lead. Wells (11-1) scored one final time when Nick Hansen ran the ball in for a 45-yard touchdown with seven minutes remaining for the game’s last score.“We are disappointed with the score, the way it turned out,” Shields said. “We thought we could play with this team a little better. The reality is they are a big, fast, strong team and they pushed us around a little today, and we had troubles with that.”Regardless of the score, the Trojans have no reason to hang their heads after what they’ve accomplished this season. they won the Class C North title and made it to the Class C state championship game for the first time in program history.“I think they did an outstanding job. We are very, very proud to be here representing Class C North,” Athletic Director Bunky Dow said. “A lot of people didn’t pick us to go this far, and it’s unfortunate that we may be remembered for this last game, but that shouldn’t take away from what the young men and the coaching staff did all year. They represented the community and the school with pride, and I am very, very proud.”Correction: A photo caption in an earlier version of this article said the Class B title game was played Nov. 18. The game was played Nov. 19. MDI man reaches 41 straight years of daily runs – July 31, 2017 Latest Postscenter_img Taylor Bigler MaceReporter at Mount Desert IslanderTaylor covers sports and maritimes for the Islander. As a native of Texas, she is an unapologetic Dallas Cowboys fan. tbigler@mdislander.com Town Hill Takeout serves up inventive tacos – August 18, 2017 Sea urchin subject of aging research – July 30, 2017last_img read more