Categories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionWhat can be done to alleviate the almost yearly ice jam along the Mohawk River? Generations of my family have lived on Schonowee Avenue in Scotia. In my 87 years, 70 of those years have seen ice jams and dangerous flooding from Jumpin’ Jacks through the Stockade in Schenectady, past the Waters Edge Lighthouse and the marina in Alplaus and past the Rexford Bridge where the jam begins in the wide part of the river before Lock 7. I read news reports about Coast Guard cutters and excavation activities along the Connecticut River and Penns Creek, and I wonder if our local authorities have considered these or other alternatives to watching the flooding occur and strengthening evacuation procedures. It would be helpful to those of us with homes or businesses along these banks to understand what is going to be done, if anything.Ken FetterScotiaMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homes
Statewide—The Indiana Department of Transportation announces a road work moratorium for the Labor Day weekend beginning Friday afternoon, Aug. 30, through the morning hours of Tuesday, Sept. 2.As Labor Day holiday weekend is typically one of the busiest times for travel on Indiana’s highways, wherever possible, road restrictions will be removed to ease traffic flow for holiday drivers. Some closures and restrictions will remain on larger projects that cannot safely reopen to traffic. Here’s where you will see restrictions remaining over the holiday weekend:Southeastern IndianaI-65, in Jackson/Bartholomew counties, has lane restrictions in both directions between Seymour and Columbus.I-74 in Ripley/Dearborn counties is restricted in both directions between S.R. 101 and the Ohio State line.S.R. 7 in Jennings County is closed between the Jennings/Jefferson County line and Vernon. Drive SafelyINDOT reminds Hoosiers to travel safely and plan for more driving time during the busy weekend.Pay attention: Don’t text or talk on the phone and avoid taking your hands off the wheel. Driver inattention is a leading cause of all highway crashes.Slow down: Be aware of the speed limits and abide by them – no one wants to ruin a great holiday weekend with a speeding ticket.Leave early and plan ahead: Expect delays and allow extra travel time on one of the busiest holidays of the year.
NTA tennis academy of Sarajevo organizes a training camp ”I’m next” for the 16 best B&H youth, up to 12 and 14 years old.The camp starts today and ends on 31st August. Instructions on the topic ”Tactical and mental preparation” for young tennis players of B&H will give Aleš Filipčić from the Department of tennis at the University of Ljubljana.For the participants is organized medical examination, a workshop with psychologist, lecture of the Agency for anti-doping control, as well as several presentations and projections related to the topic of the camp.Upon completion of the camp all players will participate in the invitational tournament, which is rated for NIKE Junior Tour. Nike Junior Tour winners in the categories of juniors up to 12 and14 years old, even this year will participate in the World Nike Masters, which will be played in December in Florida (USA).(Source: Fena)
MORE: Trevor Bauer on how 70 percent of MLB pitchers are cheatingSix position players are left from that now-infamous team. Five have been booed while playing on the road in the Grapefruit League; the sixth, Josh Reddick, has yet to appear in a major league spring game.On Monday, Jose Altuve, Alex Bregman, Carlos Correa and Yuli Gurriel heard it at the Tigers’ park in Lakeland. Here’s some of the reaction to Altuve, who has denied allegations that he and other hitters wore buzzers to receive stolen signs last year.Jose Altuve’s first appearance at the plate this spring. #astros pic.twitter.com/axIfy3G1ch— David Nuño (@DavidNunoABC13) February 24, 2020On Wednesday, George Springer got his earful in Port St. Lucie.He was greeted coldly before each of his three at-bats against the Mets. In his second trip, against reliever Justin Wilson, he tried to hit a pitch onto Interstate 95 a few miles away. He failed miserably and instantly became the butt of internet jokes.George Springer is showered in boos as he steps to the plate, tries to hit a ball far to silence the crowd and falls to a knee pic.twitter.com/HhRXIBOGyj— SNY (@SNYtv) February 26, 2020Was Springer already fed up with the fans’ response, or was he just swinging hard at a hittable pitch while preparing for the season? There’s no sign anyone tried to ask Springer after the game, so who knows? If he was trying to stick it to the boo-birds, then that’s not a good sign. That means Springer has already grown rabbit ears, which are really bad things to have in baseball. Rabbit ears betray distraction, frustration and anger. Players know better than to grow them because then they’ll hear worse stuff.The attendance for Astros-Mets on Wednesday was 4,088, a fraction of the people the Astros will be playing in front of a month from now in the regular season. Houston’s first road trip is to Oakland and Anaheim and includes the Angels’ home opener on April 3. The 40,000-plus who are expected at Angel Stadium will likely include a large contingent of Dodgers fans who are ready to vent over their team’s loss to the Astros in the Fall Classic three years ago. The Astros who were around the team then could embrace their role as baseball’s heels and tell those fans to bring it on. If they do that, though, then they better be killers on the field. They best not come up empty the way Springer did Wednesday. Then those fans won’t let them hear the end of it. The Astros boasted the Killer B’s a generation ago: Bagwell, Biggio, Bell and then Berkman. Today’s Astros are associated with other B’s — more like scarlet letters, really: banging, buzzers and boos.Ah, yes, the boos. They’ve been loud, they’ve been constant and they’re not going to stop for a while. Everyone wearing a Houston uniform has heard them during the first week of exhibition games in Florida. They’ve been fans’ direct responses to the club’s sophisticated (and, eventually, against-the-rules) sign-stealing scheme during its 2017 World Series championship season.