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The Evergreen State College Named Only West Coast “Best Buy” in Fiske…

By on August 6, 2020

first_imgFacebook947Tweet0Pin0Submitted by The Evergreen State CollegeThe “Fiske Guide to Colleges 2017” has named The Evergreen State College as one of just 21 “Best Buy” public colleges in the United States, Canada and the U.K.  Evergreen is the only public college or university included from the West Coast and is one of just 46 institutions, public or private, on the list.For more than thirty years, the “Fiske Guide to Colleges” has chosen a select group of schools noted for quality academic offerings and affordable cost for its annual Best Buy list. All of the Best Buy schools fall into the inexpensive or moderate price category and most have four- or five-star academics ratings.The best-selling college guide was created by former New York Times education editor Edward B. Fiske. The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington is a public liberal arts and sciences college nationally recognized for its distinctive interdisciplinary approach, strong academics and focus on undergraduate teaching. The college also has an upper division bachelor’s degree program in Tacoma’s Hilltop neighborhood. In addition to undergraduate education, Evergreen offers three graduate degrees: Master in Teaching, Master of Environmental Studies and Master of Public Administration, including a distinctive tribal governance concentration. www.evergreen.edulast_img read more

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2017 Housing & Homeless Hero Award Winners: Katherine Trahan & Teal…

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first_imgFacebook110Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Thurston County Homeless Housing HubThe Thurston County Homeless Housing Hub is proud to announce that the 2017 “Housing & Homeless Hero Award” for outstanding direct service goes to Katherine Trahan & Teal Russell of the Olympia Downtown Ambassadors.  This award will be presented on noon on Monday, January 22nd at the Salvation Army Worship Center’s Fellowship Room located at 1505 4th Avenue East, Olympia.About Katherine Trahan & Teal Russell, Award RecipientsKatherine Trahan and Teal Russell were nominated for their work as the Downtown Ambassadors in recognition of their efforts to strengthen the network of services and resources for street dependent people in downtown Olympia.  As the Downtown Ambassadors, they often function as the communication bridge between service providers, downtown residents, business owners, property owners, law enforcement, and others.Both Teal Russell and Katherine Trahan have been serving as Downtown Ambassadors for 3 years while the program was hosted by Capital Recovery Center.  Both are Certified Peer Support Specialists, trained to work with people with mental health issues.  This valuable training strongly informs their street outreach work to build rapport and trust with members of the street community.  Both are passionate about their work and love Downtown Olympia. In their words,“We are happy to be a familiar and friendly face for those having a bad day, ready to help de-escalate tough situations as well as to listen to someone who just needs to be heard”.In these times when many parts of our society are polarized from each other, bridge-builders like the Downtown Ambassadors help us all to work better together.About the Downtown Ambassador ProgramThe Downtown Ambassador Program was launched in 2012 by the Capital Recovery Center with funding by the City of Olympia.  This program is modeled after similar efforts across the U.S. to provide a combination of street outreach to homeless, mentally ill and other street dependent people, as well as to provide visitor information for tourists, shoppers and others in the downtown core.  In 2018, the City of Olympia brought this program in-house to be part of the City’s package of services to make downtown safe and welcoming for all.About the “Housing & Homeless Hero Award”The “Housing & Homeless Hero Award” is a peer-chosen recognition of a direct service provider for exemplary service in the Housing & Homeless network of Thurston County.  Nominations and votes come from direct service providers, public officials and others involved in the Thurston County Housing Action Team.   This award is presented each year at the annual “Thurston County Homeless Hero Luncheon”, which is intended to recognize individuals whose exemplary service stands out in a field of many dedicated service providers.  Recipients reflect the following qualities:Direct housing &  homeless service providersPeople whose work strengthens the network of providersPeople who inspire other individuals engaged in human servicesPeople who by their nature maximize collaboration and minimize competition between agencies in order to better serve those in needAbout the Thurston County Homeless Housing HubThe Thurston County Homeless Housing Hub (HHH) is a sub-committee of the Thurston Thrives Housing Action Team.  This committee is composed of direct service providers working with homeless people and others at risk of homelessness.  Activities include networking, development of best practices & policy work as directed by the Housing Action Team leadership.  Members include Behavioral Health Resources; Bread & Roses Shelter; Capital Recovery Center; Catholic Community Services; Community Action Council;  Community Youth Services; EGYHOP; Family Support Center; Homes First!; Housing Authority; Interfaith Works; Fleetwood Apartments; Low Income Housing Institute; PANZA / Camp Quixote; St. Michael’s Shelter Program;  Safeplace; Salvation Army; SideWalk; Out of the Woods Shelter; Partners in Prevention; Thurston County Corrections Jail Transition Services; Union Gospel Mission; Veterans Administration Homeless Programs; and, the YWCA.The HHH meets monthly on the third Monday at noon at the Fellowship Room at the Salvation Army Worship Center, located at 1505 4th Avenue East in Olympia.last_img read more

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Oly Town Artesians Meyer, Borja Earn EPLWA Player Of The Week…

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first_imgStay up to date with the Artesians by visiting the Oly Town Artesians website, following them on Twitter, and liking them on Facebook.Featured photo credit: Jared Wenzelburger Facebook0Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Oly Town ArtesiansFor the second time this season, two Oly Town Artesians have been named Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week. JT Meyer earned his first Offensive POTW award with his two goal effort against Tri-Cities on Saturday and Marcos Borja won his first Defensive POTW for his work in keeping the Alliance off of the scoreboard in Oly’s 4-0 win over the Alliance.It didn’t take long for Timberline High School alum JT Meyer to score his first goal, and what proved to be the game winning goal, in Saturday’s game. Just five minutes in, he received a pass from Nate Boatright, made a move and calmly buried the shot. Then, in a three goal barrage midway through the second half, he added an insurance goal that put the Artesians up 4-0. The Whitworth University product became the fourth player in Oly Town history to record a brace and is now the career goals leader for the outdoor side with five. Meyer shares the POTW award with Bellingham’s Georg Cholewa, who also recorded a brace for the Hammers.Marcos Borja has been a key component of the strong Artesians defense and played a fantastic game in Oly’s 4-0 win over his hometown Tri-Cities Alliance. The Evergreen State College senior has started every game and is second only to goalkeeper JJ Olson in minutes, playing in 483 of 540 possible minutes this season. The Kennewick native helped keep Oly’s first clean sheet of the season, and did so against his older brother, the Alliance’s Sam Borja.Meyer and Borja earned the fourth and fifth awards for the Artesians this season. Olson was honored for his effort in goal in a 2-1 win over the Seattle Stars on May 13th and then Daniel Gonzalez and Crisantos Chavez swept the awards after a 4-1 win over Spokane on June 2nd. Oly is 3-1-2 this season with 11 points. They sit four points behind Coastal Division leader Seattle with one game in hand and are one point behind the Vancouver Victory for the Wild Card spot with four games left to play.The Artesians take this weekend off but will return home for their final regular season home game on Saturday, June 30th against the Vancouver Victory. It is Fan Appreciation Night with plenty of prizes and giveaways to Oly’s fantastic supporters. First kick at Black Hills High School is set for 6:00 p.m. and tickets can be purchased at www.olytownfc.com/tickets.last_img read more

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When Jürgen Klopp gave a Liverpool team talk in CR7 boxers!

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first_imgImage Courtesy: Getty/CR7 UnderwearAdvertisement itq7NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs2tndWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E1cw( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 1ekb8fbWould you ever consider trying this?😱a8uitCan your students do this? 🌚kyRoller skating! Powered by Firework Liverpool FC manager Jürgen Klopp is renowned for his hilarious gestures, both on and off the field. Recently, an example of his comic acts have been unveiled by the club midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum.Advertisement Image Courtesy: Getty/CR7 UnderwearDuring an interview with The Athletic, the Netherlands international revealed that back in 2018, before their Champions League final against Real Madrid in Kiev, the squad noticed their German gaffer wearing Cristiano Ronaldo branded boxers during the pre match pep talk.“We saw he was wearing the boxer shorts of Cristiano Ronaldo. He did the meeting with his shirt stuffed inside his ‘CR7’ boxers. The whole changing room was on the floor laughing their heads off.” the 28 year old said.Advertisement The Reds were heading onto the presigeous tournament’s final after 11 long years, since losing the silverware to Italian giants AC Milan in 2007. The nervous atmosphere soon went off after the players saw the 52 year old German in their opponent talisman’s brand underwear.“That really broke the ice. Usually in those situations, everyone is serious and concentrated. But he was relaxed and made this joke.Advertisement “He’s done hundreds of jokes likes that. If you see that your manager is really confident and relaxed, it will have an effect on players. He is a father figure in those things for the players. With his jokes and his body language, he takes the pressure off players.”Despite the Reds losing the trophy to Zidane’e star studded Galacticos 3–1, Klopp and the team managed to reach the final again this year, and also beating Spurs 2-0, putting an end to their trophy less streak. Advertisementlast_img read more

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Neville predicts Manchester United to win Premier League ahead of Liverpool

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first_imgImage Courtesy: Sky Sports/APAdvertisement 7z45NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vso4awWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E76j( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) craseWould you ever consider trying this?😱7a40eCan your students do this? 🌚46Roller skating! Powered by Firework Gary Neville has given his two cents about the future of his former club Manchester United, as he believes the Red Devils will return to their former glory days sooner than Liverpool does.Advertisement Image Courtesy: Sky Sports/APTaking a look at last season stats, Klopp’s side performed much better, finishing second in the EPL table with just one loss, and also went on to lift the UEFA Champions League trophy. Whereas, United fell back at a 6th place finish at the table, missing out on Champions League entry.During an episode of Sky Bet’s The Big Debate, the former England international spoke on being hopeful on his Old Trafford teammate and close friend Solskjær and his boys.Advertisement “I don’t sit here every day as a United fan and think my world’s ending. I just see it as a cycle. “I grew up for the first 18 years of my life and I didn’t see a league title at Manchester United. And the next 20 or 25 years was glorious. It was like heaven.”“But now it’s tough. It genuinely does not concern me because it can be corrected by a little bit of money on the stadium and good decisions in the boardroom and good decisions in the recruitment department.” he added.Advertisement United’s last Premier League trophy came back in 2013, under Ferguson’s last tenure. But, Neville believes his former club will taste silverware very soon.“Eventually they will stumble upon the right recruitment system, the right recruitment people, they’ll get a great manager – hopefully that’s Ole – and they’ll start to win again. That’s going to happen.”- the 44 year old is hopeful on his Old Trafford ex-teammate and close friend Solskjær and his boys.“I can guarantee you as clear as day, Manchester United will win again. They’ll probably win the league before Liverpool, in my opinion. And that’s not being disrespectful, they’ll probably win the league before Liverpool.” he added. Advertisementlast_img read more

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Read which former teammate Chris Gayle just slammed: ‘You are worse than the Coronavirus!’

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first_imgImage Courtesy: AFPAdvertisement 1b355yNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs9s2qWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E5jly( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 5Would you ever consider trying this?😱hbm6Can your students do this? 🌚9fmRoller skating! Powered by Firework Clashes between teammates isn’t a new thing in cricket, and sometimes the discords exist even after the players have hung their boots up. But, calling them even worse than the current novel Coronavirus pandemic which has been a global crisis? Yes, according to West Indies icon Chris Gayle, his former teammate Ramnaresh Sarwan is nothing short of that.Advertisement Image Courtesy: AFPLast year, Chris Gayle had a fallout with his Caribbean Premier League (CPL) franchise Jamaica Tallawahs, and the destructive batsman holds Ramnaresh Sarwan accountable behind the dissension.Speaking in his YouTube channel, Gayle took it out on the former Windies skipper. “Sarwan, you are worse than the Coronavirus right now,” the 40 year old lashed out at the Guyanese in the video.Advertisement Following his departure from the Kingston-based club in 2019, Gayle had joined St. Lucia Zouks. However, the all rounder holds grudge against Sarwan, who is the currently the assistant coach of the Tallawahs, believing him to be the perpetrator behind his fallout with the franchise.Gayle continued, “What transpired with the Tallahwahs, you had a big part to play. Sarwan, you were the one who gave a big speech at my birthday party about how far we have come. Sarwan, you are a snake.”Advertisement Gayle played four CPL seasons with the Jamaica Tallawahs, and won two CPL titles in 2013 and 2016. Even though he departed from the club and joined St Kitts and Nevis Patriots in 2017, he returned as a marquee player for the Tallawahs in 2019, just before he had to head out of the club again.“You know, you are not the most loved person in the Caribbean. You are so vindictive, you are still immature, you are back-stabbing. When are you planning to change?” the Jamaican added.Gayle uploaded two separate clips on YouTube discussing his fallout with the Tallawahs, and in the second part he let out his displeasure on Sarwan. Check it out below-The 2020 CPL season is scheduled to be held from 19th August to 26th September. Although there has been no announcement on any cancellation or postponement, there can possibly be a reschedule of the dates due to the COVID-19 crisis.If you like reading about MMA, make sure you check out MMAIndia.com Also follow India’s biggest arm wrestling tournament at ProPanja.comAlso read-Manchester City star Sergio Agüero puts FIFA 20 producers EA on blast for ‘pay to win’ formatLigue 1 season first major European football league to be cancelled Advertisementlast_img read more

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Residents Object to Fort Homeless Shelter, Rehab Center

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first_imgBy Laura KolnoskiOCEANPORT – Controversy over two redevelopment sites within borough borders drew more than a dozen borough residents to a recent meeting of the Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Authority (FMERA).HOMELESS SHELTER CHALLENGEDWhen Super Storm Sandy destroyed the former Fort Monmouth barracks that housed county homeless persons, tenants were relocated to the John L. Montgomery Care Center in Freehold. The Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders oversees that facility and recently voted to approve its potential sale. The residents must move to the county’s new homeless facility on the fort in Oceanport by Nov. 1, said Freeholder Lillian Burry, the county’s FMERA representative.“Hence the urgency in finding a suitable place,” she said after the meeting. While residents at the meeting expressed concerns about declines in property values, safety and quality of life, as well as a change in the shelter’s location from its original Oceanport site, officials at first indicated the matter was out of their hands, and then floated the possibility of reconsideration.Bruce Steadman, FMERA executive director, explained that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has a formal commitment with New Jersey and the fort’s redevelopment authority to locate a county homeless shelter in Oceanport as part of the “reuse plan” created after the base’s closure in 2005. HUD approved the re-use plan in 2010. Officials, working with an engineer, were involved in the building selection process.“Persons may only stay at the shelter for 30 days; it’s temporary while they find work or a new home,” Burry said. “Usually there are never more than 24 residents. Men and women are separated. If there are problems requiring police, the town responds but the state police are stationed right there. Residents are not allowed to hang around, they must go look for work or do other things. If they drink or do drugs, they are removed; it’s very strict.”Councilman John Patti, filling in for Oceanport Mayor Michael Mahon on the FMERA board, read a statement, commenting, “Residents are at their wit’s end. Relocation of the homeless shelter must be thoroughly discussed in the best interests of Oceanport. We are seeking good neighbors. We want to work together with this board to find a suitable place, if in fact it must be placed in Oceanport.”Councilman Chris Paglia added, “The council has been besieged on the homeless shelter in recent days.”“The re-use plan is the driver for all redevelopment of fort properties and this site seems best to fulfill the goals of the plan,” Steadman said. “The plan has occasional changes due to changes in the market. HUD has authorized a homeless shelter in Oceanport be operated by the county, there is a legal agreement. There’s no way to deviate from that, but thequestion is where we will place that.”
Steadman noted that Mahon has been a member ofFMERA’s real estate sub-committee and other council members have sat in on other board meetings. Meetings between FMERA staff and the three mayors (Eatontown, Oceanport, and Tinton Falls), occur at least once monthly as policy. He also directed the public to the board’s professionally revamped website, for fortmonmouthredevelopment.com.FMERA Chairman James Gorman thanked residents for attending to offer their views and options. “It’s a wonderful thing and the process works,” Gorman said. “If the public has questions, use our email rather than listening to innuendo and rumors on Facebook. Please continue to come to our meetings.”DRUG REHABILITATION OPERATIONS QUESTIONEDOceanport and state officials are scrutinizing the arrangement between AcuteCare, which took over the fort’s former Patterson Clinic last year, and its new tenant, Unity Place of Monmouth County, a behavioral health service with a partial day care program. Unity moved into its new headquarters on Fort Monmouth July 7 according to its Facebook page. The site states Unity accepts referrals from health care sources, crisis centers, probation/parole, and drug court. Unity, formerly located on Heck Avenue in Neptune, has been posting photos of its new location’s renovation on Facebook since May. A letter to clients announcing the move was sent out June 25.At the Aug. 26 meeting, Councilman Patti said police were called to the location on Stephenson Avenue recently to handle disturbances, alerting the police and township officials that drug-related treatment was going on there for the first time. Borough, FMERA and state officials maintained drug rehabilitation was never mentioned as a potential use during the proposal and approval process.The acquisition of the former clinic by AcuteCare of Lakewood has been touted as one of the fort’s redevelopment victories. AcuteCare Health System, LLC, formed in 2002, establishes and manages long-term acute care hospitals. The firm purchased the 15-acre, 98,000-square-facility for $2.73 million, spent about $5 million in renovations, and expects to generate at least 200 jobs.“We were told it would be medical suites not drug rehab,” Patti said. “Nothing at the planning board ever mentioned a rehab facility. We’re not against that, but come and tell us.” Patti said the council is discussing the matter with its attorney.“They made broad statements in their proposal,” Steadman said.Gorman asked the state Attorney General to, “Look into it. It’s fair to say that no one on the FMERA side knew this was what it would be used for, but we have to verify that.”last_img read more

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Action Plan Casts A Net To Pull Together Ocean Guardians

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first_imgStory and photos by Joseph SapiaYears in the  making, a draft of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Ocean Action Plan has been released by a group composed of federal, state and American Indian agencies and now awaits comment from the public.The 134-page draft, which covers Atlantic Ocean coastal waters up to 200 miles offshore from New York to Virginia, deals with a variety of issues, including transportation, commercial fishing, wind power, recreation and national security.The draft, released July 6, is open for comment until Sept. 6. Then, the draft’s author, the Mid-Atlantic Regional Planning Body (RPB), will review the comments and is expected to submit a finalized plan to the National Ocean Council by the end of the year.The National Ocean Council is expected to either approve or turn down the plan in early 2017.The importance of the plan is that it puts various agencies of the federal government, American Indians and New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland and Virginia – which the Sandy Hook-based American Littoral Society (ALS) estimated at 140 or so agencies – talking and sharing information, rather than working independently only to later find out there is disagreement.“It’s them coming to the table to work that out,” said Sarah Winter Whelan, ALS’ ocean policy program director. “The hope is to head that off before it happens.”“One of the really positive things is all the relationships (between) the agencies,” said Cindy Zipf, executive director of the Sandy Hook-based Clean Ocean Action.“I think they’ve come a long way,” said Matt Gove, Mid-Atlantic police manager of the Surfrider Foundation, a surfing-environmental group. “I think they’ve made a historic first step in managing the ocean, bringing agencies together.”Gove, Whelan and about 45 others attended an open house – the second of five scheduled – at Monmouth University Thursday, July 14.Three open houses – in Virginia, Maryland and Delaware – also have been held. The last of the open houses is scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 27, at Suffolk County Community College in Selden, New York.At the Monmouth University open house, agencies represented as part of the RPB included the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), federal Department of Transportation (USDOT), Coast Guard and Navy. The RPB is part of the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management.“This is an effort to pull together all the diverse agencies to better collaborate,” said Elizabeth Semple, acting manager of the DEP’s Office of Coastal and Land-Use Planning.Kevin Hassel, the DEP’s coordinator of Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning, said the plan does not impose new regulations. Instead, “it’s a huge help in how we manage everything,” Hassel said.“I think it’s really awesome, great,” Fred Akers, administrator of the Great Egg Harbor Watershed Association in South Jersey, told the agencies panel.But Akers expressed disappointment the draft made no mention of federal national scenic and recreational rivers, such as the Great Egg Harbor River.But representatives at the Monmouth University open house welcomed input from stakeholders, such as environmental groups and the general public. People’s voices show “everyone cares about the ocean,” said John Kennedy, director of the USDOT’s Maritime Administration.“You can actually change the course of our discussions,” Kennedy said.Specifics of the draft include such things as: mapping shifts in ocean species and habitats, developing a strategy for debris reduction, addressing navigation needs, conducting an inventory of obsolete pipelines and telecommunication cables, and identifying priority research needs.Those attending the open house praised the way those behind the draft sought public input.“That kind of response of ‘Yes’ and ‘Please, more’ I’ve never seen in a public meeting,” said Anne Merwin, director of ocean planning for the Ocean Conservancy.“The plan does a good job of recognizing stakeholders be involved,” said Lyndie Hice-Dunton, ALS’s Mid-Atlantic ocean planning manager.Various groups such as ALS and the Surfrider Foundation said they were preparing comments in response to the draft.While many may view the ocean as open water, it is a complicated map of transportation lanes, telecommunication cables, commercial fishing areas, recreation uses and so on.The draft has two main components: a healthy ocean and human uses of the ocean, Kennedy said. The RPB will monitor the plan and the idea is to update it every few years, Kennedy said.“I feel the plan is almost there,” said Whelan, adding she thinks, perhaps, it could be strengthened by showing how it will implement its ideas.As for the plan in general, the various agencies, despite different jurisdictions and missions, “may have more in common than they realize,” Whelan said.“The plan would help them implement better,” she said.The plan has its roots in 2009, when President Barack Obama created the Ocean Policy Task Force to foster better stewardship of the oceans and Great Lakes. In 2010, Obama created the National Policy for the Stewardship of the Ocean, Coasts and Great Lakes.Now, to see how the plan takes action.“The theory is they’re going to put all this great work into their daily business,” Gove said. And did Whelan think this plan would work, considering it was trying to bring together almost unheard of collaboration?“If I didn’t, I wouldn’t be here,” she said. The draft of the Mid-Atlantic RegionalOcean Action Plan is available at www.boem.gov/Ocean-Action-Plan/. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management is at 1849 C Street NW, Washington, D.C., 20240; 202-208-6474.Comments on the draft can be sent to MidAtlanticRPB@boem.gov or Robert P. LaBelle, Federal Co-Lead, Mid-Atlantic Regional Planning Body, BOEM, 45600 Woodland Road, Mailstop: VAM-BOEM DIR, Sterling, VA, 20166.last_img read more

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Judge Denies $111 Million JCP&L Power Line Project

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first_imgBy Jay Cook |An administrative law judge announced today that she has denied a much-maligned transmission line project designed to run through five Monmouth County towns.Administrative Law Judge Gail M. Cookson determined that Jersey Central Power & Light Co. (JCP&L) “has not met its burden of proof” in exhibiting the need for the Monmouth County Reliability Project (MCRP) – a $111 million, 230-kV transmission line planned to run 10 miles from Aberdeen to Red Bank, through Hazlet, Holmdel and Middletown, along the NJ Transit North Jersey Coast Line.In her decision, Cookson wrote “the aesthetic, real estate, and environmental impacts on the five communities is overwhelming and is not offset by the interests of all JCP&L ratepayers, that is, the general public.”Cookson’s decision is the first major hurdle for the project’s dissenters. Residents Against Giant Electric (RAGE), a residents group opposed to the MCRP, spent over $450,000 in fighting the project through the courts. The governing bodies from Middletown, Hazlet, Holmdel and Aberdeen also formed a joint municipal group to fight the MCRP.Cookson’s recommendation is now sent to the state Board of Public Utilities, where the board will ultimately decide the MCRP’s fate.Read Cookson’s full decision in this PDF: Judge Cookson Initial Decision 2018_03_08Look for a full story in the March 15 edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more

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Nelson’s Dryden Hunt doing his best to forget about former WHL team Regina Pats

By on August 3, 2020

first_img“When you’re anywhere for four years you make a lot of relationships that last a lifetime. For it to all of a sudden come to an end, it’s definitely tough. I’m going to miss everybody here top to bottom. It’s just sad.”The deal had Medicine Hat acquiring Burroughs and Hunt from the Regina Pats in exchange for Connor Hobbs, a 2nd round pick in 2016 and a 3rd round pick in 2015. Hunt, a 19-year-old forward from Nelson Minor Hockey, is playing in his fourth WHL season.This year as an assistant captain, the 6-foot, 200-pound forward has recorded 14 goals and 33 assists (fourth most in the WHL) for a team leading 47 points in 37 games. Hunt currently ranks 12th in the league in points and in 163 career games has 40 goals, 57 assists for 97 points.”I’m very excited to go to Medicine Hat,” said Hunt. “It’s a new start for me.”They’re a great team. They’re going to make a run this year and I’m excited to be a part of it. I know Kyle is as well. It’s that much better that we’re going together. I’m happy to go to Medicine Hat but I’m leaving a lot of relationships in Regina. It’s mixed emotions.”The season has been a special ride for Hunt.During the summer he landed an amateur tryout with Carolina, and played so 2014 Traverse City NHL Prospects Tournament.Medicine Hat currently leads the WHL Eastern Conference Central Division with a 29-10-1-1 record.Ironically, Hunt gets to see his former teammates up close and in person when the Tigers host Regina Pats Wednesday in the Hat. Nelson Minor Hockey grad Dryden Hunt is doing a good job forgetting about his old team, the Regina Pats.The speedy forward, who was part of a blockbuster Western Hockey League trade last week to Medicine Hat, had four points in three games to help the Tigers register a 2-1 record during a weekend road swing through BC.Hunt had an assist to help Medicine Hat knock off Kelowna Rockets 5-3 Saturday in the Central Okanagan City.During the opener, Hunt scored the winner on the power play, added an assist and was named the game’s first star in a 3-2 win over Victoria.The lone loss came in Vancouver, a 5-3 loss to the Giants.”I was (initially) more shocked and upset,” Hunt, informed that he and teammate Kyle Burroughs were headed to the Medicine Hat Tigers, told the Regina Leader-Post.”I shed a few tears with a couple of the guys.last_img read more

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