Gardai investigate supermarket break-in in Crossroads, Killygordon

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Previous article2017 Donegal Harvest Rally launched – Declan Boyle going for 4 in a RowNext article32 people awaiting admission at LUH this morning News Highland WhatsApp Gardai investigate supermarket break-in in Crossroads, Killygordon Twitter Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebook There’s been a break-in at Bradley’s Supermarket in Crossroads, Killygordon. We understand the break-in was discovered when the owners arrived to open the premises this morning.Gardai says scenes of crime officers are still at the scene, and it’s too early to make any comment about the nature of the break in or what, if anything, was taken.Cllr Patrick Mc Gowan says there is a sense of anger among the local community, particularly as people arrived this morning to do their shopping, or use the adjacent post office.He says it’s only a few weeks since a Chamber of Commerce meeting expressed grave concern at garda numbers in the Finn Valley and the limited opening times of the Garda Station in Ballybofey……..Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/pmcg10.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest Google+center_img By News Highland – September 25, 2017 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebook Harps come back to win in Waterford WhatsApp Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ DL Debate – 24/05/21 Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODAlast_img read more

Governor and VEDA Announce New $18 Million Economic Growth Program

first_imgGovernor and VEDA Announce New $18 Million Economic Growth ProgramMontpelier, Vt. – Governor Jim Douglas and Vermont Economic Development Authority (VEDA) CEO Jo Bradley today announced the July 1 launch of a new economic growth program offering low interest capital for Vermont businesses with rates as low as three percentage points below Wall Street Prime.The Economic Recovery and Opportunity Program will utilize $1.25 million in funds approved by the Legislature as part of Governor Douglas’ 15-point Economic Growth Initiative.”This component of my Economic Growth Initiative will enable Vermont’s employers to access very affordable financing, contribute to our state’s economic growth and create jobs for Vermonters,” said Governor Douglas.The funding will allow VEDA to make up to $18 million in program loans over two years. Program funds may be used to purchase land and buildings, finance construction or renovation, or purchase and install machinery, equipment, furniture and fixtures.The $18 million in funds available under the program will be loaned on a first-come-first-served basis, and the program will sunset on June 30, 2010. “These loan rates are unprecedented in recent memory,” Bradley said. Based on today’s Wall Street Prime of 5.0%, an initial borrower rate could be as low as 2.0%.” Rates will be adjustable quarterly.The eligibility, terms and limitations of the program will match those of VEDA’s Direct Loan Program. VEDA may either make its own direct loan to an eligible and qualified borrower, or purchase a portion of a bank loan. The maximum loan available to any borrower is $1.3 million.ABOUT VEDAVEDA’s mission is to promote economic prosperity in Vermont by providing financial assistance to eligible businesses, including manufacturing, agricultural, and travel and tourism enterprises. Since its inception in 1974, VEDA has made financing commitments totaling over $1.3 billion. For more information about VEDA, visit www.veda.org(link is external) or call 802-828-5627.ABOUT THE GOVERNOR’S ECONOMIC GROWTH INITIATIVEOn April 19, Governor Jim Douglas presented a 15-point economic package to encourage growth, create jobs and help Vermont emerge from the current national economic challenge with a stronger and more resilient economy. After steady insistence from the Governor, legislative leaders warmed to Douglas’ plan and passed, with a few modifications, a significant majority of his proposals.Among other items, the Governor’s Economic Growth Initiative includes homeownership and mortgage assistance programs, investments in transportation jobs, job creation tax credits, very low interest capital for small businesses and startups, investments in downtown development and the Governor’s New Neighborhoods affordable home construction initiative. In total, the Governor’s package has the potential to generate more than $200 million in direct economic activity and millions of dollars more in indirect economic multipliers.###last_img read more

Broome County Humane Society says Duck Derby canceled

first_imgDucks can still be purchased at https://www.duckrace.com/binghamton (WBNG) – On Monday, the Broome County Humane Society announced the 10th annual Duck Derby event at Highland Park has been canceled due to restrictions on mass gatherings and in the interest of safety precautions. Winners will be chosen at random by official randomizer software and announced during the Duck Derby Virtual Event on Sunday, July 26. last_img

Owego couple make historic discovery during home renovation

first_imgThey say they decided to remove an old drop ceiling from a section of the kitchen near the back of the house when a bunch of old shoes came tumbling out of a hole. The shoes themselves were also more than a century old. OWEGO (WBNG) — An Owego couple were in for a big surprise when they began renovating their historic home in July. Tioga County Historian Emma Sedore says she looked into the history of the house and came up with a possible explanation for the shoes. “I’m thinking well in 1902 when he was doing this house and moving walls around maybe he talked to Stratton and maybe said ‘Wouldn’t it be neat to do that and hide shoes in the back of the wall?’ so that could have been when these shoes were put in the wall.” Wendy Deis says as soon as the shoes were discovered she got online to find out what they might mean. She says she was quickly able to get an explanation. “The shoes were put in ceilings or doorways or above windows to protect homeowners from witches and demons and evil spirits and in some cases they were also considered fertility charms,” she says. center_img She says that around 1902 architect Claude Bragdon worked on an extensive renovation of the house for then-owner Edwin Stratton that involved a complete redesign of the structure. Sedore discovered that Bragdon was a theosophist and likely would have believed in legends like the one about the shoes in the wall that Deis had been reading about. Wendy and Tim Deis purchased the more than one hundred year old Victorian home earlier this summer and quickly got to work restoring it. Deis says they also found old newspapers, bottles, a mile pitcher and an old box from Sission’s Department Store in Binghamton. She says she and Tim plan to put one pair of shoes back into the ceiling and then donate the others to the local history museum.last_img read more

‘D’ set to face Purdue spread

first_imgJohn Clay ran tentatively after suffering a leg injury against Iowa two Saturday\’s ago, and is hoping to bounce back against PU.[/media-credit]Heading into Saturday’s game against the Purdue Boilermakers, there are several streaks the Wisconsin football team hopes to end before the calendar turns to November.It has been four weeks since the Badgers won a football game. In its last two games, Wisconsin has been outscored by 14 points or more in the second half.Quarterback Scott Tolzien has not had an interception-free game since September. Tolzien also has not thrown a touchdown pass, nor has running back John Clay reached the end zone since the last UW victory.That being said, the Badgers have not exactly made any major changes over the bye week.“I don’t think we really need to do anything differently,” sophomore receiver Nick Toon said. “We just need to execute and, you know, not beat ourselves.”With the way Wisconsin has played for most of the month of October, though, that is definitely easier said than done.And while Purdue may not come in with the high accolades of Ohio State or Iowa, the Boilermakers are a team that has made some noise recently with an upset of the then-No. 7 Buckeyes just two weeks ago.More importantly, several of Purdue’s strengths seem to fit right in line with Wisconsin weaknesses. In particular, the Boilermakers’ spread offense will likely pose some challenges and may result in more 3-3-5 looks — the “Badger Package” — defensively for UW.On the other side of the ball, Purdue is a threat both through the air and on the ground, as the Boilermakers rank third and sixth in the conference, respectively.Fifth-year senior quarterback Joey Elliott ranks second in the Big Ten with 252.8 passing yards per game, while also picking up nearly 30 yards rushing per game. On the ground, sophomore running back Ralph Bolden is third in the conference with 90 rushing yards per contest.“What he’s really done a good job of is taking advantage of pass rush lanes,” UW head coach Bret Bielema said of Elliott. “People get overly concerned about getting up field and getting after the passer, and they open up gaps. … In addition to not only running through those holes, he does a good job of finding windows to get rid of the football.”Elliott and Bolden will provide a stiff test for a Wisconsin linebacking corps that is not at 100 percent after losing redshirt freshman Mike Taylor against Iowa.Taylor, a native of Ashwaubenon, Wis., is the Badgers’ leading tackler with 46 total tackles and is third on the team with 6.5 tackles for loss.In Taylor’s place, true freshman Chris Borland will start and junior Blake Sorenson will see an increased workload as well, filling in as the top backup at all three linebacker positions.“Blake’s been kind of one of the unsung heroes, you know,” Bielema said. “He maybe statistically hasn’t popped up, but he’s been there. He’s been really the backup for all three linebacker positions since fall camp … and knows them very, very well.”On the other side of the ball, the strength of the Boilermaker front four — especially defensive end Ryan Kerrigan — will once again test a UW offensive line that has struggled.“He kind of reminds me of OB (O’Brien Schofield),” Bielema said of Kerrigan. “I mean, you talk about two defensive ends that no one really probably knew their name before the season started — other than their respective programs — and (now) you definitely got to know where he’s lined up.”Strong blocking up front will be important for Wisconsin’s offensive attack, especially to protect Tolzien and open up running lanes for Clay, two things that did not happen in the Wisconsin losses.After picking up just 67 yards per game in the UW losses, Clay hopes the time off during the bye week will be just what the sophomore back needs to get back to the form he showed against Michigan State and Minnesota, two games in which he averaged 163 rushing yards and scored a total of four times.“I’m good, I’ve just been working out and getting a lot of extra treatment,” Clay said. “That bye week gave me a chance to heal my body right and get as much rest as I needed. But I’m just going to keep running hard and try to help this team win Saturday.”Likewise, the Badgers expect senior tight end Garrett Graham to be back and at 100 percent after leaving the game with a concussion against the Hawkeyes.And after two weeks between games, offensive coordinator Paul Chryst expects everyone to be ready Saturday for Purdue.“We’ll find out, but I like the way the guys approached the bye week,” Chryst said. “They better be ready.”last_img read more

Syracuse volleyball beats Miami in most dominant win of season

first_img Published on October 2, 2016 at 4:01 pm Contact Nick: [email protected] | @nick_a_alvarez Syracuse (3-11, 2-2 Atlantic Coast) won three straight sets for the first time this season and took down the Miami Hurricanes (7-9, 1-3) in four sets Sunday afternoon for just its third win of the season.“It’s great to get the win,” associate head coach Erin Little said in a press release. “Even after that first set that they dropped, they found a way to come back and then keep the momentum. They really stepped up in blocking and staying disciplined until the end.”After losing the first set 25-19, the Orange jumped out to a 15-7 lead in the second set before the Hurricanes stormed back with a 10-3 run of its own. SU was able to hold on to win the second set 27-25.There were seven lead changes over the final two sets of the match. The Orange managed to wrangle the lead away from the Hurricanes in both sets. Syracuse was able to capitalize on Miami’s 24 attack errors.In what was a record-setting day for many Orange players, freshman outside hitter Mackenzie Weaver led the charge with a career-high 23 kills. Middle blocker Santita Ebangwese and hitter Anastasiya Gorelina contributed double digit kills of their own, tallying 13 and 11 kills, respectively.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textDefensive specialist Aliah Bowllan had a career-high 20 digs. Setter Jalissa Trotter also had a team-leading 27 assists.“It was a great win for the team, and we’ll continue to get ready for next weekend,” Little said.After starting the year 1-9, SU has won two of its last four four. The Orange returns home on Friday to face Notre Dame at the Women’s Building at 7 p.m. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more