Bay Avenue Construction Update

first_imgThe Cape May County Municipal Utilities Authority is replacing and rehabilitating the force mains that carry wastewater to the treatment plant on the bay at 45th Street. The work will be done on 31st Street from Haven Avenue to Bay Avenue and Bay Avenue from 31st Street to Eighth Street.Work for the week of Dec. 9 to 13:As of last Friday, the contractor’s north crew will have installed new PVC pipe, backfilled and paved from 15th Street going south to a point about 150 feet north of 16th Street. The south crew will have done the same work going north to a point about 150 feet south of 25th Street.From Monday to Friday, the work will continue in the same direction for both crews.Traffic:On Monday, Bay Avenue will again be closed from 34th to 14th streets. Traffic detours will be established to divert motorists to West Avenue. Police will be stationed at 14th Street to assist in traffic control.At some point within the next two weeks, the south crew will proceed north of 24th Street. Once this happens, Bay Avenue will be closed between 24th and 14th streets.See full project update. Construction will cause detours along Bay Avenue.last_img read more

Alpena celebrates hunting culture with 8th annual buck pole

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich. — For the eighth year the annual buck pole was up in Alpena. Local hunters are bringing their deer to corner of Chisholm and 14th St. for a chance at winning prizes. Winner of the best buck was given a free head and shoulder mounting from Horizons Taxidermy, along with cash.Organizer of the contest, Dr. David Dargis, said that he is having a great time hanging with fellow hunters and seeing what they bring to the buck pole. “The only thing that would be better is if I was sitting in a blind and shooting a buck, but you know what, I’ve had my hands on about nine big bucks already and it’s only early afternoon,” he said. “We’ll probably have a couple dozen in here when it’s all said and done.”Dr. Dargis added that the buck pole is something that resonates with the people of Alpena, and surrounding communities. “This is an expression of our community. This is our tradition and this is our culture. This is our home, this is our community and this is what we do. We hunt. We’re hunters.”Troop 92 with the Boy Scouts of America was there to help out. Senior Patrol Leader, Deven Ulch, explained how they are helping raise the deer to the top of the pole. “The main process is by using a pulley and lifting them up with having the other scouts help pull the rope to lift the deer while somebody else is on top of the ladder tying the deer up.”There was $1,500 waiting to be given away, and the top 15 bucks took home the money.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Alpena County Library teaching teens how to prepare dinner in a mugNext North Stars launch their inaugural seasonlast_img read more

Ronaldo targets 100th goal, Euro 2020 berth and revenge

first_imgLisbon, Portugal | AFP | Cristiano Ronaldo travels to Luxembourg on Sunday with the objective of helping reigning champions Portugal qualify for Euro 2020 and the 100-goal mark for his country within his reach.The former Real Madrid star is also eager to prove he is not a player in decline after his angry reaction to being substituted by Juventus coach Maurizio Sarri in the past two games.The five-time Ballon d’Or winner, who turns 35 years in February, responded in typically defiant fashion with a hat-trick in Portugal’s 6-0 win over Lithuania on Thursday.It brought his tally to 98 goals in 163 games, to close in on Iranian striker Ali Daei’s world record of 109 international goals scored between 1993 and 2006.“I hope that tomorrow (Sunday) he’ll score the most goals in his career,” Portugal coach Fernando Santos told Saturday’s pre-match press conference.The symbolic century remains within arm’s reach of the striker who despite the passing years has lost none of his lethal firepower.Already the top Champions League scorer with 127 goals, ahead of his long-time rival Lionel Messi, Ronaldo this season broke the 700-goal mark in all competitions.And with just two weeks to go before the Ballon d’Or trophy is awarded, the player from Madeira has yet another chance to hammer home his point on Sunday.A win would help Portugal wrap up a spot at Euro 2020 and move on from the their 2-1 loss to Ukraine in Kiev last month. They hold a one-point advantage over Serbia in the battle for second behind Group B winners Ukraine.Should they slip up unexpectedly, Ronaldo and co — winners of the inaugural Nations League — would have another shot via the play-offs.– ‘No sign of injury’ –On Sunday, Ronaldo will also be keen to prove once again to Sarri that he is physically fit. The striker reacted furiously after he was substituted in his team’s 2-1 Champions League win against Lokomotiv Moscow in Russia on November 6.Four days later Ronaldo was again substituted in the Serie A match which the Turin giants won 1-0 against AC Milan.Ronaldo was replaced after 55 minutes on the pretext that he had “a slight knee problem”, with Paulo Dybala taking his place and scoring the winning goal.The controversy swelled when the Italian media revealed that the Portuguese had aimed a few harsh words in Sarri’s direction before returning directly to the locker room.He left the stadium a few minutes before the final whistle.Ronaldo broke his silence by taking to Instagram on Monday, stating: “Difficult game, important victory! #until the end.”His status could prevent him from being hit with a penalty or fine by Juve, but he should not escape a grilling by club vice-president Pavel Nedved, according to the Italian sports press.Despite Ronaldo’s poor performance last Sunday, his demonstration on Thursday against Lithuania led to a softening in tone in the Italian media, who had blasted his “lack of respect” for his team-mates.“Here (in Portugal) CR7 does not go, he embraces (the coach) Fernando Santos and he remains on the bench. (…) It is clear that we do not waste time to demolish players, including champions,” wrote Corriere dello Sport.Relieved, the Portuguese press, heaped praise on Ronaldo after he scored his ninth international hat-trick “with no sign of injury”.Portugal will again rely on their talisman captain Sunday, and bank on his goals to do the talking.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more