Revised Thanksgiving Forecast Calls for Rain and Flurries to Taper Off

By on December 18, 2020

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Long Island may have a wet Thanksgiving, but rain, not snow is more likely to dampen the mood of holiday revelers.The National Weather Service in Upton issued an updated forecast that calls for mostly rain on Wednesday and a slight chance of precipitation on Thanksgiving.Forecasters said snow may mix with rain on Wednesday, though no accumulation is expected. Meteorologists expect the rain to stop before sunrise on Thursday. Forecasters said they had received reports of sleet falling in some areas Wednesday morning.National Weather Service meteorologist Joe Pollina said there’s a 15-20 percent chance of precipitation on Thanksgiving, whether it comes in the form of rain, light snow, or both.The forecast has changed significantly since Tuesday, when forecasters were predicting that the Island would get slammed with up to 5 inches of snowThe low pressure system that meteorologists have been monitoring is now likely to be closer to the coast, Pollina said, bringing in warmer air.As for the rest of Wednesday, usually the heaviest travel day before Thanksgiving, forecasters said a mix of rain and snow could fall until 1 p.m., and then change over exclusively to rain for the remainder of the afternoon and throughout the rest of the evening.The temperature should fall to 34 degrees by 5 p.m., but strong winds could make it feel more like 25 degrees, meteorologists said.The forecast for Thanksgiving calls for a high near 39 degrees, with wind chill readings between 25 and 35 degrees.Giddy shoppers gearing up to wait on long lines for Black Friday sales may want to bundle up. Forecasters expect the mercury to fall below freezing to 28 degrees Thursday night.last_img read more

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Cuomo: Applications now open under The Restoration of Honor Act

By on December 8, 2020

first_imgCuomo signed the act back in November, which allows veterans who were denied honorable discharge due to sexual orientation or gender identity to have their state veterans’ benefits restored. “Restoring state benefits to LGBTQ veterans who were denied honorable discharge simply for being who they are is the right thing to do and an appropriate way to show our appreciation for their service to this country,” Cuomo said in an official press release. In addition to the restoration, Cuomo said the state Department of Financial Services will work to protect LGBTQ New Yorkers from healthcare discrimination. Landmarks across the state lit up this weekend in honor of Pride Month and the LGBTQ community. (WBNG) — Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Sunday New York veterans who were denied honorable discharge due to their LGBTQ identity can now submit applications as part of The Restoration of Honor Act.last_img read more

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Boys’ basketball roundup

By on September 20, 2020

first_img Part 2: When the injury is inside your head, some “don’t get it” – July 26, 2016 Part 1: Invisible, incapacitating concussions are sidelining high school athletes – July 19, 2016 George Stevens Academy’s Jarrod Chase shoots the ball in the Eagles’ 68-53 win over Searsport on Monday in Blue Hill.PHOTO BY TAYLOR VORTHERMSBLUE HILL — The George Stevens Academy boys’ basketball team won its first game of the season on Monday against Searsport.The Eagles outscored the Searsport Vikings 22-9 in the third period en route to a 68-53 win. GSA improved its record to 1-3.“For the first three games, we just couldn’t put it together,” GSA coach Dwayne Carter said. “Tonight, I’d say we had it together almost the whole game.”Nick Szwez powered the Eagles with 20 points and 12 rebounds.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder text“He played a monster game,” Carter said of Szwez. “They had no one to match up with him. He rebounded well, and he made great post moves and finished at the rim.”Momentum didn’t begin on GSA’s side. Carter said Searsport — a team of strong shooters — maybe missed one shot in the first quarter to lead GSA 16-13 after the opening period.Searsport’s Troy Reynolds scored a game-high 25 points, including seven three-pointers for the Vikings.“Reynolds was a key player we really had to try to stop,” Carter said. “Jarrod Chase guarded him most of the game, and he did a really good job.”After taking a three-point halftime lead, GSA came out strong in the second half to outscore Searsport 41-29.“Our defense started to pick up, and we began to execute on offense,” Carter said. “We also ran the floor really well, and they couldn’t keep up with us.”Kelsey Allen added 18 points and Taylor Schildroth 14 for the Eagles.“We can play with anybody. We just hadn’t really gelled yet in those first three games,” Carter said. “But I’d be really worried if we gelled this early in the season. We’ll just keep improving every day.”George Stevens Academy’s Kelsey Allen jumps up for the shot in the Eagles’ 68-53 win over Searsport on Monday in Blue Hill.PHOTO BY TAYLOR VORTHERMSGSA was scheduled to play at Deer Isle-Stonington Wednesday night.Sumner 71, Deer Isle-Stonington 41At East Sullivan, Joey Lamoureaux scored 18 points, and Sam Smith added 15 to propel the Sumner Tigers by the Deer Isle-Stonington Mariners on Monday.Alex O’Hara and Issiac Christianson each added 10 points for Sumner.Ethan Shepard sparked the Mariners with 12 points, and Jared Gove added nine.The Tigers improved their record to 3-2, and the Mariners dropped to 2-3.DI-S was scheduled to host GSA last night, Wednesday, and Sumner will host Searsport on Saturday.Central 60, Bucksport 46At East Corinth, Andrew Speed and Kyle Ham scored 13 and 12 points to pace the Central Red Devils to their fifth win of the season on Monday.The Golden Bucks were led by Carter Deredin with seven points.Bucksport dropped to 3-1 and was scheduled to host Washington Academy Wednesday night.Deer Isle-Stonington 70, Jonesport-Beals 44At Deer Isle, Jared Gove scored 20 points to lead the Mariners by the Jonesport-Beals Royals on Saturday.Krisford Melanio added 18 points for the Mariners.Sterling Beal led Jonesport-Beals with 13 points.Ellsworth 44, John Bapst 24At Ellsworth, Nicholas Bagley scored 12 points and Griffin Nightingale had 11 points to pace the Eagles to a 44-24 win over John Bapst.Nathan Smith led the Crusaders with six points.Sumner 86, Jonesport-Beals 45At Jonesport, Sam Smith recorded 32 points to lead the Sumner Tigers to an 86-45 win over the Jonesport-Beals Royals on Friday.Sumner’s Joey Lamoureux netted 12 points, and Shawn Welch added 10 points for the Tigers.For Jonesport-Beals, Osmond Kelley and Mike Gebo each scored 10 points while Darrin Peadon and Austin Grant had nine points apiece.Sumner 58, Narraguagus 56At Harrington, Shawn Walsh tipped the ball in at the buzzer to lift the Sumner Tigers to a 58-56 victory over the Narraguagus Knights on Thursday.Maverick Ecklund paced Sumner with 14 points, and Sam Smith scored 13. Walsh finished with nine points.Brettin Dinsmore scored a game-high 18 points to lead Narraguagus. Hayden Pineo netted 13, and Nicholas Kennedy added nine for the Knights.Bucksport 59, Deer Isle-Stonington 34At Bucksport, Asher Bowden scored 18 points to help lead the Bucksport Golden Bucks to a 59-34 win over the DI-S Mariners on Wednesday.Alex Dyer chipped in with 10 points and eight rebounds for the Golden Bucks. Tyler Pye added nine points while Hayden Craig and Austin Mason each notched four assists.Kris Menario led DI-S with seven points.Ellsworth 46, Hermon 40At Hermon, Derek Look scored 14 points to pace Ellsworth to a 46-40 victory over the Hawks on Wednesday.Bryce Harmon and Nicholas Bagley each added eight points while Mitchel Domagala chipped in seven.Hermon’s Joe Plummer netted a game-high 17 points, and Donte Bennett had eight points.Washington Academy 80, GSA 60At Blue Hill, Austin Seavey, Gage Feeney and Kyle Taylor scored 26, 23 and 16 points to lead Washington Academy to an 80-60 win over GSA on Wednesday.The WA Raiders shot 65 percent from the floor.Taylor Schildroth led GSA with 20 points, and Kelsey Allen contributed 12. GSA dropped to 0-3, and WA improved to 2-1. EHS names new boys’ soccer coach – July 13, 2016 Biocenter_img Latest posts by Taylor Vortherms (see all) Latest Posts Taylor VorthermsSports Editor at The Ellsworth AmericanTaylor Vortherms covers sports in Hancock County. The St. Louis, Missouri native recently graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism and joined The Ellsworth American in 2013.last_img read more

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‘Arsenal need Partey, Rabiot & Koulibaly’ – Campbell draws up ambitious transfer plan for Arteta

By on August 13, 2020

first_img“I’d love to see Kalidou Koulibaly at the back as Arsenal struggle with quick forwards and Koulibaly is quick and an excellent defender.”That’s the position, especially after the north London derby, where we need someone who can cover ground pretty well.”A 2-1 defeat to arch-rivals Spurs in their last Premier League outing has Arsenal sweating on European qualification for 2020-21, and continental competition will be required if they are to lure any proven performers onto their books over the summer. It could, however, be that Mikel Arteta is freed to freshen up his ranks with a couple of new additions.A move for Atletico Madrid midfielder Partey has been mooted, while Juventus star Rabiot has registered on the recruitment radar in north London since his days at Paris Saint-Germain.Napoli defender Koulibaly may prove to be out of reach for Arsenal, with the Senegalese centre-half wanted by top clubs across the continent – with talk of interest from the likes of Manchester City, Liverpool and PSG gathering pace.The Gunners need to start plugging leaks at the back, though, and Campbell is hoping to see ambition shown when the next window opens.The former frontman told Gentingbet: “Arsenal need four or five players across the board.”They need centre-halves, I can see them going for one or two players in that position.”They also need central midfielders, and more energy across the midfield and either another striker or a wide player.”Quizzed as to who the Gunners should be targeting, Campbell added: “I could see three players coming to Arsenal, dependent on recruitment and transfer budget – I’m not sure what’s going to happen and I’m not sure who Arteta is looking at.”I could take Thomas Partey in midfield, from Atletico Madrid and Adrien Rabiot from Juventus. Arsenal need to be looking at bringing in “four or five players across the board”, claims Kevin Campbell, with the former Gunners striker adding Thomas Partey, Adrien Rabiot and Kalidou Koulibaly to an ambitious shopping list.Given that those at Emirates Stadium have rarely embarked on elaborate spending sprees, moves for some of the finest talent available in a European market appears unlikely.last_img read more

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BCC responds to Hon Alagie Sillahs comments

By on September 19, 2019

first_imgREJOINDERBelow is an article written by the Banjul City Council in response to remarks made by Hon. Alagie Sillah National Assembly Member for Banjul North. The remarks were made in an article published by Foroyaa under the caption KMC Spends over D500,000 at every ‘Set Setal’ in Issue No. 84/2016.POINT OF CORRECTION IN RESPECT OF REMARKS MADE BY HON. ALAGIE SILLAH  NATIONAL ASSEMBLY MEMBER FOR BANJUL NORTH DURING THE PRESENTATION OF THE REPORT BY THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY SELECT COMMITTEE (22nd -26 June, 2016) ON THE ENVIRONMENTIt has come to the attention of the Banjul City Council (BCC) relative to the Foroyaa publication dated Friday 7th to Sunday 9th October 2016 regarding the contributions of Hon. Alagie Sillah National Assembly Member for Banjul North.It is of concern to Council that waste under its jurisdiction is frequently collected and a twice weekly routine of systematic collection takes place in each street in the City of Banjul  unless and until otherwise which is to say that unforeseen circumstances affects the collection.As small as Banjul is, waste cannot be left unattended or uncollected for a longer duration particularly when it is claimed that waste is been kept in compounds for 2 or 3 months. For the records, it is grossly misleading and incorrect for Hon. Alagie Sillah NAM for Banjul North to allege that his waste was not collected for duration of seven months.The biggest revenue generated and realized by BCC is plunged into the Cleansing Services in its attempts to ensure that Banjul is maintained clean and therefore refuse/waste is collected accordingly.It would be more realistic and appropriate if such allegation is followed by channeling concerns to the authority as a National Assembly Member within the City and stakeholder for that matter. Council is of the view that statements must be backed/supported by facts and not mere speculation. We call on Hon. Sillah to act accordingly and avoid speculations which is not a healthy medium for a development oriented representative particularly during this crucial period.It is deemed significant and relevant to be just with issues and not to rely on assumptions and deviate from incorrectly saying that waste was uncollected for seven months.As a native Banjulian of the area with the Deputy Mayor residing in the concerned area, it would have been appreciated to bring to the attention of the council the alleged issue as a national Assembly Member answerable to a party and a citizen of Banjul.Council wish to reiterate that it had never occurred in the City of Banjul for waste to be left uncollected for seven months. Waste is frequently collected on a street by street basis routinely twice weekly in each street unless otherwise.We solicit from the General Public to continue referring any report to the offices of the Chief Executive Officer and Clerk of Council and the Cleansing Service Manager of uncollected waste in any given street or locality.Chief Executive OfficerBanjul City CouncilEDITOR’S NOTEForoyaa will investigate the facts on the ground and inform the readers accordingly.last_img read more

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