Council Gives Legal Team ‘OK’ To Move Forward With Substation Annexation

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) JAMESTOWN – The Jamestown City Council approved a resolution Monday night continuing the legal effort to annex a Board of Public Utilities Substation in the Town of Ellicott.City officials say the proposed annexation would save the Jamestown BPU approximately $173,000 in property tax payments to the Town of Ellicott, Village of Falconer and School District annually.The council voted 7 to 2 in favor of the motion. Councilman Grant Olson and Jeff Russell voted against.Jamestown Mayor Eddie Sundquist says that the municipal bodies in Ellicott did not want to continue negotiations with the city. The mayor encouraged the governments to rethink their decision and come back to the negotiating table.The substation sits on property in the Town of Ellicott and the Village of Falconer on Dow Street between Tiffany Avenue and south of East Second Street.A previous attempt to annex failed after Rochester’s Supreme Court Fourth Department Appellate Division denied the City of Jamestown’s petition to annex.last_img read more

Men’s volleyball drops tight battle against Penn State

first_imgUSC’s football team was not the only one who battled it out with Penn State at the beginning of the new year. The men’s volleyball team travelled to Columbus, Ohio for the Big Ten/Pac-12 challenge and took on the Nittany Lions.Unlike the Rose Bowl matchup last week, however, the Trojans fell to Penn State on Saturday, suffering a narrow five-set defeat.From the start of the game, the battle was set to be a long and tough one, as the teams went on to tie 20 times throughout the first set. It took a kill and a Penn State hitting error to clinch USC’s win at 32-30, ending the back-and-forth set. Senior outside hitter Lucas Yoder led the charge with 10 of his career-high 33 kills in the first set alone.The Trojans’ momentum would not continue into the second set though as they struggled with both serving and hitting errors. The Lions were able capitalize on the mistakes, and they surged ahead and finished the set quickly without the same back-and-forth required in the first.But whatever head coach Jeff Nygaard said to the team in the locker room worked, because the Trojans returned to the court for the third set looking like the team that had started the game.It began much like the first, with neither team pulling away with the lead, battling for each and every point. It was Penn State that struggled with hitting errors this time, however, which allowed USC to pull ahead and ultimately win the set. The Trojans were ahead 2-1 and only needed one more set to win it all. Though junior setter Gert Lisha set excellently throughout the match, leading to his total of 57 assists, and Yoder provided strength on the outside, Penn State still rallied back from being down early to take the set, 25-23. This forced a fifth frame that would leave the Trojans with a defeat.In the end, Penn State had more digs, blocks and service aces than the Trojans. This was seen most clearly in the final set, where the Trojans never regained the lead after the first point. This was due to the Lions’ redshirt freshmen Calvin Mende, who notched 25 kills and five blocks on the game, and senior Chris Nugent’s 22 kills.USC showed its ability to be aggressive and make the plays that were needed, but not the consistency that would have led it to victory. However, with the increasing strength of freshmen opposite hitter Aaron Strange and Yoder’s unwavering power, the Trojans look to build on the positives in the coming weeks.The men’s volleyball team looks to move to 2-2 as it takes on Long Beach State at the Galen Center on Wednesday at 7 p.m.last_img read more

Marathonbet named as sponsor for Windsor’s Summer Sprint Series

first_imgShare StumbleUpon Related Articles UK racing remains hopeful for crowd pilot events August 14, 2020 Submit Marathonbet has penned a new deal with Arena Racing Company (ARC) and Royal Windsor Racecourse which will see the operator named as the principal sponsors of the Summer Sprint Series at the Berkshire racecourse.The Sprint Series is set to be held over the course of 10 famous Monday Night fixtures at Royal Windsor, with the £75,000 Final taking place on Monday 29 July.Natalia Zavodnik, CEO at Marathonbet, said: “We have established a positive relationship with the ARC group and are keen to build on the successes we have seen at the Brighton Festival of Racing and, more recently, Doncaster’s November Handicap. We look forward to working with Windsor Racecourse on what should be a fantastic summer of racing.”The nine qualifying races and final are all due to be broadcast across the Sky Sports Racing platform. In addition, it is planned that a number of the fixtures will be simulcast on Sky Sports Main Event, bringing the Series to an even wider audience.Similar to the previous years, those racing will be eligible for the final race providing they have been placed  in the top six of any of the nine qualifying races. Executive Director at Royal Windsor Racecourse, Simon Williams, added: “The Summer Sprint Series has been a great success since it was introduced to Royal Windsor three years ago and we’re delighted to welcome Marathonbet on board in 2019. “Our Monday Night Racing here at Royal Windsor is always incredibly popular, and we’re excited about working with the team at Marathonbet – both on course and along with the enhanced opportunities to promote their brand through Sky Sports Racing broadcasts.” Ascot adds three-year extension to Sky Sports Racing deal August 14, 2020 SBC Awards: The key to an effective submission August 28, 2020 Sharelast_img read more

At The Finish Line…Top five reasons Richard Sherman was wrong!

first_imgSeattle Seahawks’ Richard Sherman celebrates after the NFL football NFC Championship game against the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, in Seattle. The Seahawks won 23-17 to advance to Super Bowl XLVIII. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)Where Only the Truth MattersI promise you this will be my last word on the Richard Sherman side show, but here are the top five reasons Sherman was wrong with his over the top, outspoken and insulting behavior:#5 ~ He played into the stereotype that White America already has about young African-American men.Bill Neal#4 ~ So you made a great play. That’s what you’re paid to do. Act like you’ve been there before.#3 ~ Yes, he was excited.  Could he have been any more excited than Santonio Holmes after his Super Bowl catch, or Willie Parker after his Super Bowl run or any number of great athletes caught in the moment.#2 ~ Of course he’s not a thug and it should not be suggested he is, but if you’re a Stanford University graduate with a 4.0 GPA, act like it.#1 ~  Talk all the smack you want between the lines, but on camera, real men act like real men!YOU HAVE NOW CROSSED OVER THE FINISH LINElast_img read more