October 16

Southcentral Pennsylvania Leaders Back Gov. Wolf’s Restore Pennsylvania Infrastructure Plan

first_img May 10, 2019 Southcentral Pennsylvania Leaders Back Gov. Wolf’s Restore Pennsylvania Infrastructure Plan SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img Infrastructure,  Press Release,  Restore Pennsylvania Harrisburg, PA – The leaders of communities in southcentral Pennsylvania are voicing their support for Gov. Wolf’s Restore Pennsylvania aggressive infrastructure investment plan.“The capacity to proactively invest in a community’s infrastructure is foundational to its long-term sustainability,” said Susquehanna Township Manager David Kratzer Jr. “Governor Wolf’s proposed Restore Pennsylvania initiative will provide communities with the much-needed financial resources to be able to do just that. As such Susquehanna Township, Dauphin County is proud to support the initiative.”Councils for Susquehanna Township, Swatara Township, the City of Harrisburg, Steelton Borough and Millersburg Borough each issued a resolution calling for support for Gov. Wolf’s Restore Pennsylvania plan. The Dauphin and Lebanon County Borough’s Association issued its own resolution on behalf of its members.Last month, Gov. Wolf visited Millersburg to see the impact Restore Pennsylvania could have on assisting the community with remediating blight.“Millersburg Borough Council applauds Governor Wolf’s efforts to assist local municipalities across Pennsylvania with grant funding targeted at reinvigorating our communities,” said Millersburg Borough Council President Christopher Dietz. “The steadfast will and grit of our local leaders can move mountains, but without adequate funding, even the best laid plans, including those to remediate blight in our community, remain dormant. Restore Pennsylvania will provide much-needed funding that will help our community create a brighter future.”Lancaster Mayor Danene Sorace said in a letter to the Lancaster PA Delegation and General Assembly that Restore Pennsylvania could provide support to assist the city with modernizing its historic infrastructure, including making updates to its stormwater and sewer systems and abating lead in older buildings.“Governor Wolf’s Restore Pennsylvania Initiative, which seeks to invest $4.5 billion in improvements to Pennsylvania’s infrastructure would offer welcome relief, especially as it relates to lead abatement in our aged housing stock and stormwater mitigation,” Mayor Sorace wrote. “Therefore, I urge you to support the Restore PA initiative. Let’s realize the full benefit of our natural gas resources in support of Pennsylvanians.”Mayor Sorace was joined in her support by Lancaster City Council, which approved a resolution formally supporting Restore Pennsylvania.Gov. Wolf visited Marietta and Columbia, both in Lancaster County, to discuss how Restore Pennsylvania could assist in other areas like blight removal and flood mitigation and recovery. Marietta faced devastating flooding last year, while Columbia is struggling to find funding to renovate or demolish blighted buildings.“Pennsylvania is a historic state with legacy infrastructure that has not kept up with the times. With Restore Pennsylvania, we can preserve our history while upgrading our infrastructure to meet today’s needs,” said Gov. Wolf. “Restore Pennsylvania is designed to allow local officials to make decisions on using the funds, allowing them to tailor projects to best meet the needs of the communities they represent.”Restore Pennsylvania is a statewide plan to aggressively address the commonwealth’s vital infrastructure needs. Funded through a commonsense severance tax that the Independent Fiscal Office has determined will be primarily paid for by out-of-state residents, Restore Pennsylvania is the only plan that will help make Pennsylvania a leader in the 21st century.View the full Restore Pennsylvania plan.last_img read more

September 21

Linfield triumph in Greece

first_img It had looked like another shock could be on the cards, only for an own goal from captain Barry Molloy to put Derry on the back foot before half-time. Giray Kacar put Trabzonspor further ahead early in the second half but City continued to threaten, with Ryan McBride firing just wide in injury time as the match finished 4-2 to the hosts. There was also defeat for Hibernian, who face an uphill battle in next week’s second leg tie with Malmo. The Swedish league leaders secured a comfortable 2-0 win this evening thanks to first-half goals from skipper Jiloan Hamad and Magnus Eriksson. Prestatyn Town’s task next week looks nigh on impossible after suffering a 5-0 hammering in Croatia. Rijeka came into the match as overwhelming favourites and did not disappoint, with former international Leon Benko netting a hat-trick before Vedran Jugovic and Damir Zlomislic added gloss to the scoreline. Blues manager David Jeffrey had admitted concerns over the heat’s impact on his players in the build-up to the second qualifying round first leg. However, the Northern Irish side faced similar energy-sapping conditions against AEL Limassol in last season’s Champions League and had clearly learned from that experience. Burns grabbed the winner in just the 25th minute, firing past Christian Gimenez after good work down the left. Xanthi enjoyed the lion’s share of possession after the goal, but Linfield held on to take a 1-0 lead into next week’s second leg at Windsor Park. There was another shock result in Scandinavia, where Frazer Wright secured St Johnstone a 1-0 victory against 22-time Norwegian champions Rosenborg. The centre-half made the most of a brief period of Saints pressure in the opening stages to net from close range and secure his side a precious away goal. It was quite a start to manager Tommy Wright’s reign, but there were worrying moments following the 19th-minute strike and they were forced to defend stoutly to protect their lead. Derry were another side to impress in Europe as they gave Trabzonspor a scare. Adrian Mierzejewski and Paulo Henrique efforts gave the Turkish side a two-goal lead within 16 minutes, only for City to come storming back. David McDaid pulled one back at the Huseyin Avni Aker Stadium, before Patrick Kavanagh drew parity in the 32nd minute. Press Association Aaron Burns’ strike secured Linfield a famous Europa League win against Xanthi on Thursday evening in Greece.last_img read more

August 26

Whicker: Austin Barnes emerges from the depths, helps Dodgers win Game 2

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Barnes worked Jeffress to 3-and-1 and took a strike. The 3-and-2 pitch was a low 80s curveball, the same one Jeffress had used to strike out Yasiel Puig. Fearlessness was required to take it. To strike out looking would be the worst kind of defeat, short of a double play.Instead, Barnes let it settle down and away, for ball four. He trotted to first, Manny Machado trotted home, and it was 3-2.Grandal then pinch-hit into an inning-ending double play. But that was a mere postponement. Turner, just when you were wondering if it was time for him to emerge, smoked a two-run homer off Jeffress in the eighth. He held the bat high, like a torch, as the ball descended.“To see how he controls at-bats, that’s next-level stuff,” Barnes said.“He’s probably the face of it,” Roberts said, “the glue of our team.”As in Game 1, the Dodgers had rebelled against the Milwaukee bullpen. They are 12 for 25 against it, and that includes an 0-for-13 start. But stats lie hollow without results. Actually, they just lie. Who knows what happens, or doesn’t, if Barnes lets the bases stay loaded?“It popped out of his hand a little bit different,” Barnes said, referring to ball four. “It started one way and went the other. I didn’t think any of the pitches were that close, to be honest.”He also had to call pitches for eight pitchers.“That can be exhausting,” he said. “I’m going to sleep well on the plane. You have to have a plan for each guy, take into consideration what each guy has.“I haven’t had the year I did last year. I’ve just had to deal with it and stay ready.”But the Dodgers benefited from Milwaukee’s case of bullpenitis[comment=” (cq)”], which becomes a national outbreak every October.Miley, who had beaten the Dodgers 1-0 in July, gave up a single to the second hitter he faced (Turner) and another to the 19th (Chris Taylor). The other Dodgers were 0 for 17 with no walks, and none got to second base. They were jerking Miley’s changeups harmlessly or taking surprise fastballs down the middle. It was the starkest bit of baseball hypnotism since “The Naked Gun.”But Miley left in a two-out situation after his 74th pitch. The Brewers went to right-handed power pitchers. And the game reverted to Dodgers speed.Perhaps this game was lost when lefty Josh Hader worked three innings on Friday instead of two. Perhaps, with the off days, the Brewers’ ’pen will still be mightier. But the Dodgers relievers won the weekend.They have given up two runs in 9-2/3 innings, both solo home runs.“The Milwaukee guys have power arms,” Barnes said. “But the more you see them, the better idea you get. We saw that last year in the World Series with (Brandon) Morrow and our guys.”“I’m speaking for them,” Roberts said of his relievers. “I know that they’re taking this personal. There’s not a lot said about them. But when you look across the diamond and you see people doing the same thing you’re doing and they’re getting more notoriety or whatever, people have pride.”The Dodgers go to Walker Buehler, their best arm, on Monday. By now the Brewers know they have to beat him and 24 others. He was an apt symbol for the difference between the smooth cruise of last season and the rutted road of this one, between a .289 average with an .895 OPS then, and a .205 and a .619 now. He also went from 38 RBIs to 14.Would the season last long enough for Barnes to chime in? The regular season wouldn’t. The postseason would. Thanks to the behind-the-plate shakes that Yasmani Grandal suffered Friday night, Barnes got his chance against Wade Miley, the Milwaukee left-hander.Roberts vaguely mentioned some “history” Barnes had with Miley, but actually that consisted of 1 for 4.  And Barnes was as ineffectual as all the Dodgers in the 5-2/3 innings that Miley was allowed to pitch.But in the seventh inning, Barnes came up with bases loaded, one out, one run in and the Dodgers trailing 3-1. Without a win, L.A. would need to win four of five to escape the National League Championship Series.So when Barnes looked out at Jeremy Jeffress, the normal Milwaukee closer, this was real life. There were no pinch-hitters to rescue, no place to put Barnes.center_img MILWAUKEE — Dodger Depth is a cliche by now. Manager Dave Roberts almost apologizes for using it.But catchphrases don’t become shopworn unless they’re true.On Saturday, the Dodgers went to the bottom of the manifest.Austin Barnes had not started a game since Sept. 23. In 2017 he started 14 of the 15 postseason games.last_img read more