Ocean City Mayor Touts “Monumental” Land Deal

first_imgBy MADDY VITALEOcean City has completed its “monumental” acquisition of a block of land that will be preserved as open space.The city fought for over two years to purchase privately owned land that once served as the location for a car dealership, with the goal of preserving and protecting it from a proposed densely packed housing development.“This is a monumental win for the Ocean City taxpayers,” Mayor Jay Gillian said Monday. “It’s an extremely rare opportunity to be able to protect that much open space. I’m looking forward to the next steps.”With the acquisition of that parcel, a five-block area from 15th Street to 20th Street will now be dedicated to public use. It will stretch from Emil Palmer Park to the Ocean City Community Center, to the tennis and pickleball courts, to the Ocean City Intermediate School, the mayor explained.“The short-term plans for the summer will be to clean up the property and make it look nice for the neighborhood,” Gillian said. “In the fall, the city will schedule a town hall meeting and provide other opportunities to solicit ideas from the public for long-term plans. It will remain open space, but the city would be looking for suggestions for how the area can best be used and enjoyed by all.”The former owners wanted to put dense housing on the tract.The city used its power of eminent domain to seize the property from land owners Jerry and Harry Klause, of Klause Enterprises, when an agreement couldn’t be reached. The Klause brothers had wanted to build a 22-unit housing development on the site before the city stepped in to acquire the land.In addition to the former Perry-Egan car lot, which has since been demolished, leaving a vacant tract adjacent to the Community Center, the city purchased two nearby parcels rounding out the block bordered by 16th and 17th streets between Simpson and Haven avenues.Those two parcels were formerly controlled by Palmer Center LLC, a group owned by John Flood, a real estate developer and former city councilman.The city had offered $3.1 million to buy the Palmer Center property at 109 16th Street. The land is currently vacant, but has been approved for housing development. In addition, the city had offered $2.5 million for more piece of Palmer Center land at 1600 Haven Avenue.City Council approved a total $12.5 million funding package in 2020 for all of the land owned by Klause Enterprises and Palmer Center LLC.“The final cost is still to be determined by the court, and there are issues still to be resolved. But the property is ours. I look forward to developing short and long term plans for the public to use the area,” Gillian said in a statement on March 26.He continued, “It has been a long process, and I want to thank City Council and all of the city team members who helped make this happen. Everybody will benefit from seeing this land preserved as open space.”The former Perry-Egan Chevrolet dealership showroom has since been demolished. The city will use this property bordered by 16th and 17th Streets between Haven and Simpson avenues for open space.last_img read more

Hinterland Music Festival Announces 2019 Lineup: Jason Isbell, Hozier, Brandi Carlile, Dawes, More

first_imgThe 2019 edition of the Hinterland Music Festival looks to be a good one, as festival organizers announced on Tuesday that Hozier, Brandi Carlile, and Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit will headline the 5th annual running of the weekend music event.Hinterland Music Festival will once again take place at the Avenue of the Saints Amphitheater in Saint Charles, IA on August 2nd-4th this summer, marking the first time it has been stretched out to three days. Some of the other headline-level artists who will perform at this year’s event include country star Kacey Musgraves, breakout indie-pop singer Maggie Rogers, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Dawes, Hippo Campus, The Wood Brothers, Colter Wall, The Dead South, Ron Gallo, John Moreland, The Maytags, Adam Bruce, Brent Cobb, The War and Treaty, Ruston Kelly, The Nude Party, and Elizabeth Moen.Related: Hozier Adds 15 New Dates To 2019 North American TourThis year’s festival will once again welcome fans who would like to camp at the event. Venue doors will open at 3 p.m. on Friday, August 2nd and at 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 3rd and Sunday, August 4th. General Admission and VIP passes will go on sale starting next Friday, February 15th. Fans can head to the official event website for general festival info and ticket package options.last_img read more

As Wisconsin’s Johnson weighs future, Trump ties take a toll

first_imgMADISON, Wis. (AP) — Fealty to former President Donald Trump has endeared Republican Sen. Ron Johnson to the far-right base in Wisconsin, but it could prove costly if he decides to seek a third term in 2022. His embrace of Trump’s anti-democratic campaign to overturn the election results already has angered some mainstream Republican allies and is poised to motivate Democrats who have ridden opposition to Trump to new strength. Observers note that Johnson has often behaved like a senator from a solidly red state. But November’s election demonstrated that Wisconsin, which Democrat Joe Biden narrowly won, is anything but. The fight for his seat will be among the most competitive races next year.last_img

Brattleboro Auto Mall Merger

first_img“If you build it, they will come,” was a plea baseball’s “Shoeless Joe” Jackson whispered to Kevin Costner in the movie, “Field of Dreams”.The phrase is being dusted off by Brattleboro, Vermont area natives David and Chris McCauley, who are merging the Raymond S. Roberts autodealership with Auto Mall on Putney Road to create a General Motors facility housing all five GM franchises.It is apt in the historic sense and draws parallels with the moviebecause it beckons customers of the age-old R.S. Roberts dealership tojoin the new company in a modern age of auto retailing.On October 18th The New Auto Mall will include Chevrolet, Pontiac,Buick, GMC, Cadillac, and Chevy Medium Duty Trucks, along with thebeginnings of a new, stand-alone service facility, boasted to be thelargest and most modern in the region. This merger creates one of only afew full product GM dealerships in the United States, according to WilliamJ. Corbeil, Executive Manager of the Auto Mall.”We are excited about the opportunity of having five franchises under oneroof, providing sales, financing, service, parts, body shop and a completecommercial vehicle department. The new store will be the largestdealership in the Tri-State area offering more services and having theability to super serve our customers like no other facility in theregion,” Corbeil said.Corbeil said a party and caravan parade through downtown Brattleboro isplanned for Saturday, October 19th.”There will be a lot of food, give-a-ways and that sort of thing, but ourbiggest message is that we want past and present customers to be involvedin the festivities.”In early November, construction begins on an addition to a buildingacross Technology Drive to house the new parts, service and accessorydepartments. Unique in its concept, the plans call for a new car showroomalong side the customer lounge where vehicles can be “dressed up” withaccessories and after market parts.Phase two, in the early spring of 2003, calls for extensivemodifications to the existing Auto Mall facility at 800 Putney Road. Itwill be restructured to triple the existing showroom area, and add acustomer lounge and offices. A new GM Quick Lube Plus Center will belocated there as well.Corbeil said many of the updates comply with General Motor’s “Image 21″concept, in effect re-facing the entire store.Phase three will culminate in early summer with a large final grandopening to the public.A project creating a new Walgreen’s store at the R. S. Roberts locationon Canal Street is under way.last_img read more

Baldwin Redevelopment Protest Planned

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Baldwin residents Saturday plan to voice their opposition over redevelopment in the area, while also encouraging officials to address rental housing in any development plan.The Baldwin Civic Association, which is spearheading the demonstration, scheduled a protest for 11 a.m. where it will address the “lack of vision” for Grand Avenue and Merrick Road development, according to the group.Any plan, the civic association said, should encourage a walkable and sustainable business community. Also, the New York Rising program, created by the state following Superstorm Sandy to encourage community-based storm mitigation plans, should be taken into account, the group said.“Baldwin’s lack of available rental housing should also be addressed with any redevelopment that the Town pursues,” David Viana, President of the Baldwin Civic Association, said in a statement.The community, Viana added, is encouraging officials to include transit oriented, mixed use development “that incorporates smart growth and green infrastructure initiatives.”last_img read more

Prysmian to Supply Kincardine Floating OWF Cables

first_imgPrysmian has been awarded a new contract by Cobra Wind International to provide the cable system to connect the Kincardine floating offshore wind farm to mainland UK.This is Prysmian’s first cable project for a floating offshore wind farm which foresees the design and supply of two export cables as well as inter-array cables.The cable will also be provided with all associated cable accessories in order to connect the turbines of the Kincardine floating offshore wind farm, situated approximately 15 km southeast of Aberdeen, to the Scottish mainland power grid.Installation is planned during 2018 and 2019.Prysmian will be responsible for the supply of each export cable which is made up as a single cable length to run along an approximate 17 km route consisting of a static cable design combined with around 0.5 km dynamic cable route section to complete the connection to the floating turbine tower.The 33 kV three-core submarine cable will utilise an EPR insulation system throughout, with the static section length finished with single wire armouring whereas the dynamic section will apply a double wire armoured design.The submarine cables will be produced at the Group plants in Vilanova, Spain, and Drammen, Norway.last_img read more

Dalglish’s son thanks well-wishers after Liverpool legend gets virus

first_imgKenny Dalglish’s son admitted he was “truly humbled” by the messages of support that poured in from across the football world after the Liverpool legend tested positive for the coronavirus.Advertisement Promoted ContentWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime10 Places On Our Planet Where The Most People LiveBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games? Loading… center_img Dalglish found he had the virus after being admitted to hospital on Wednesday for treatment for a separate infection which required intravenous antibiotics.The 69-year-old Scot’s family said on Friday he is not showing symptoms of the disease, but Liverpool fans, current players and old stars were quick to send him their best wishes.Dalglish’s son Paul responded on Twitter, writing: “It’s not my place to comment on my old man, he can do that for himself in due course.“Truly humbling messages from supporters of all teams.“I’m sure we can all agree this is more important than football and that we are all united as blues to support the NHS. Stay safe everyone.”Dalglish’s daughter, Sky Sports presenter Kelly Cates, also shared a message of thanks to fans for their kind words and well wishes.“Thank you so much for your lovely messages and I’m really sorry I can’t reply to them all,” she tweeted.Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker said on Twitter: “Love from Becker family to Sir Kenny Dalglish!!”Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher tweeted: “Hopeful Kenny will be rid of the virus ASAP.”Blackburn, who Dalglish led to the Premier League title in 1995, said: “Everyone at Rovers would like to send their love and best wishes to Sir Kenny Dalglish and his family.”Dalglish won the Scottish league title with Celtic as a player on four occasions before signing for Liverpool in 1977.Kenny Dalglish with his wife Marina after being knighted in 2018Read Also: Liverpool legend Dalglish tests positive for coronavirusAt Anfield, he captured eight English league titles, three FA Cups and three European Cups as a player and in two managerial spells.In his Liverpool playing career, he scored 172 goals in 515 games.As well as his role in Liverpool’s golden era in the 1970s and 1980s, Dalglish received plaudits for supporting victims’ families after 96 fans died in the 1989 Hillsborough stadium disaster.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Two Batesville students advance in National Merit Scholarship Program

first_imgBatesville, In. — Principal of Batesville High School Andy Allen says Madeline R. Greene and Coleman B. Jennewein are finalists for the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program. The Batesville students are among 16,000 finalists nationwide. Madeline is the daughter of T.J. and Barb Greene and Coleman is the son of Brad and Tricia Jennewein.The students are required to complete several requirements to qualify. Winners will be announced in April and July of 2018.last_img

No interest in Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga

first_img Loading… Chelsea have been sounding out other clubs interest in signing goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalga but have had no positive responses, report ESPN.Advertisement Promoted ContentYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?The Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldMost Popular Movies With Sylvester StalloneA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This DayWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Topcenter_img The 25-year-old replaced Thibaut Courtois as the club’s number one – with the Belgian international instead moving to Real Madrid – following his €80m move from Athletic Club Bilbao in 2018 and has established himself as the team’s number one shot-stopper.However, Willy Caballero, 38, replaced Kepa between the sticks for Lampard’s side during a run of matches in February including crucial games against Leicester, Manchester United, Tottenham and Bayern Munich.Kepa has often been selected as the Spanish national team goalkeeper ahead of David De Gea and this development is causing concerns for fans of La Roja ahead of this summer’s European Championships.Read Also: Omeruo’s Leganes offer to buy ambulance for emergency servicesAjax goalkeeper Andre Onana has been strongly linked to a summer move to Stamford Bridge with the future of Kepa at the club now appearing to be in major doubt.A report from February in football.london, via Spanish TV station El Chiringuito – which is not among Spain’s most reputable journalist outlets – claimed Kepa could be a makeweight in Chelsea’s attempts to land Atletico de Madrid shot-stopper Jan Oblak.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Nike to end United kit deal

first_img A Nike statement released to Press Association Sport on Tuesday confirmed the American sportswear giant had decided against renewing the 13-year kit deal, which was signed in 2002. It is understood that Nike was unwilling to match a higher bid from another kit manufacturer. Reports have suggested adidas is now in pole position to clinch a deal which could see the club earn £60million a year from 2015. Nike’s original deal was worth £303million, with extra income from a profit share agreement from merchandise sold worldwide. The Nike statement read: ”Manchester United is a great club with passionate fans. ”We are proud to have partnered with them for the last 12 years and will continue to sponsor the club until the end of the 2014/15 season. ”Any partnership with a club or federation has to be mutually beneficial and the terms that were on offer for a renewed contract did not represent good value for Nike’s shareholders. ”We look forward to a successful final season with the club.” On Monday, United unveiled their new home kit for the 2014-15 season – which will be the last designed by Nike and the first to bear the logo of new sponsor Chevrolet. United announced they would be entering a seven-year agreement – worth a reported £53million per season – with the US car giant from this summer back in 2012. Nike will not renew its kit deal with Manchester United at the end of next season.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more