Bridge on Route 7A in Bennington to close for one month

first_imgThe Vermont Agency of Transportation on April 14, 2010 will close a portion of Route 7A in Bennington. The closure, which will last approximately four weeks, is necessary to perform structural repairs and widening of Bridge 1 just north of the intersection with Route 67A, commonly referred to as Northside Drive.During construction, VTrans will replace a deteriorated bridge rail as well as rehabilitate the existing bridge deck and widen the travel portion of the bridge from 19 feet 8 inches to 24 feet. The final product will be a new, wider, bare concrete bridge deck with fascia mounted rail designed to last for years to come.Berard Street, a town highway adjacent to the project, will also be closed during this period. Traffic will be re-routed to Phyllis Lane. The detour will constitute less than a half mile, and motorists are advised to allow for extra time to reach their destination.Access to local business along Barard Street will be maintained throughout the duration of the project. Source: VTrans. 4.12.2010last_img read more

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Syracuse offense can’t gain traction against North Carolina State front 7 in 33-25 loss

first_imgRALEIGH, N.C. — It didn’t matter who it was or where it came from. The North Carolina State front seven brought a stifling, all-in blitz Saturday afternoon that Syracuse wasn’t prepared for.In the string of plays that ended the third quarter, N.C. State senior Bradley Chubb rushed toward Eric Dungey. The All-ACC defensive end flattened Dungey after being credited for a QB hurry, leaving SU in a third-and-21 situation. The next play, defensive tackle B.J. Hill and linebacker Jerod Fernandez were all over SU’s junior quarterback, forcing Syracuse to punt. N.C. State capitalized on the quality field possession, marching down the field for five minutes to grab a 15-point lead in an eventual 33-25 win.“Their defensive front is one of the best we’ve gone against,” said Dungey, who threw for 385 yards and a touchdown.As the Wolfpack grinded out long drives and capitalized on SU penalties, the Syracuse offense couldn’t gain traction in its limited time on the field. In a 33-25 loss at Carter-Finley Stadium, SU tallied a season-low 59 rushing yards, 44 of which came from Dungey. The anemic run output is emblematic of both N.C. State’s (4-1, 2-0 Atlantic Coast) defensive line production and Syracuse’s (2-3, 0-1) inability to establish an attack on the ground. It was also representative of the diverse attack that sacked Dungey three times for 24 negative yards and six QB hurries. That front kept SU to only seven first-half points and fended off any attempt at a late comeback.“We knew that if we got on them early it would make it tough for them,” N.C. State wide receiver Stephen Louis said, “so we wanted to get them out of their comfort zone.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textChubb racked up two sacks for 20 yards, breaking around the end to get to Dungey for two QB hurries as well. In the fourth quarter, he took a jab step and followed it up with a few hard pounces to find room around the right edge and sack Dungey for a loss of nine. On the next play, Darian Roseboro batted away Dungey’s pass attempt.When asked this week how to block Chubb, SU head coach Dino Babers said: “IDK. The guy is flying all over the field.”This became apparent early. So did the fact that SU was no match for N.C. State’s 11th-ranked run defense. Babers and players said the offense needs to move faster to gain traction. That inability to find a pace was compounded by the Wolfpack defense. On SU’s second-to-last drive, Dungey completed a pass for no gain to Steve Ishmael because Jarius Morehead had gotten to him for a hurry.Syracuse has combined for 135 rushing yards over the last two games, a figure the Wolfpack had reached by halftime on Saturday. The Wolfpack defensive front bolstered its entire operation. N.C. State rushed for three touchdowns, finding spaces on the edge. Nyheim Hines and Jaylen Samuels combined to run for nearly 200 yards and a pair of scores.When asked why SU has struggled to stop opponent pass rushes, Babers pointed to the team’s youth.“Our young people are not as big and physical as the other people we’re playing,” Babers said, then added: “This is a really, really good defense. I told people I think they’re better than LSU. I know they’re better than LSU.”Syracuse’s problems may run deeper. SU has lost three of its last four. All three losses have come against blitz-heavy defenses, dating to Middle Tennessee State (Sept. 9),then-No. 25 Louisiana State (Sept. 23) and N.C. State.Several times Saturday, SU junior running back Dontae Strickland had no room to run. He was met by a pack of N.C. State tackles awaiting his next move, well aware there was little breathing room. In the third, Dungey raced to his right because Chubb pounced on him from the other side. Dungey’s elusive showed, as he completed the pass for a six-yard pickup, but it spoke to Chubb’s activeness.Syracuse’s second half offense nearly bailed out that of the first. Senior receiver Ervin Philips broke the ACC record with 17 catches. Babers said the last two comeback attempts are encouraging. Saturday, Dungey moved to fifth in program history in total offense. He finished with 385 yards and a touchdown, but he was sacked three times and on several occasions forced to release the ball sooner than he would have preferred.“We knew their front seven were really good,” Senior offensive lineman Jamar McGloster said. “They showed it today, and we were just focused on stopping them up front. The D-line, that’s the heart of the defense, that’s what we were focused on all week. We came a little short.” Comments Published on September 30, 2017 at 6:29 pm Contact Matthew: [email protected] | @MatthewGut21 Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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She Cranes secure World cup air tickets

first_imgHowever, Anek has downplayed such concerns, saying that the team is determined to among others beat England and also Scotland that is now ranked seventh in the world.Amidst the pressure to secure funds for the air tickets and other activities, Anek says that the team has been preparing for its opening match against England on July 12th.Anek says that the challenges in securing funds is also a motivator for the team to perform much better at the World Cup, now that Uganda has even moved one rank higher in the world from seventh to sixth position.The Netball World Cup takes place every four years. The She Cranes have participated in two World Cup editions so far, making its first appearance in 1979 and then in 2015 when it emerged 8th.The 2019 World Cup squad includes 7 players who participated in the previous event. They include the Team captain Peace Proscovia, Rachael Nanyonga, Ruth Meeme, Stella Oyella, Jesca Acan, Sylvia Nanyonga and Lillian Ajio.Proscovia will join travel from Australia and join the team in Liverpool.*****URNShare on: WhatsApp FILE PHOTO: She Cranes at the last World Cup 2015 in AustraliaKampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The national netball team, She Cranes, has secured air tickets for the upcoming World Cup. The tournament is slated for July 12th to 21st in Liverpool, United Kingdom.Uganda’s delegation, of 25 people including the team, will travel on Friday.The President of the Uganda Netball Federation (UNF), Susan Anek says that although the government has not released funds for the World Cup, it has bought the air tickets for the team and the technical personnel.The She Cranes are among teams drawn from sixteen countries that will take part and are in Group D alongside the hosts England, Samoa and Scotland.   Early this year, the Federation submitted a request to the government to release shillings 2.1 billion for the 2019 World Cup.Government releases funds to national sports associations and federations through governing body-National Council of Sports-NCSThe request was for payment for visas, air tickets, accommodation, feeding, and allowances among others.The NCS Acting Secretary General, Dr Bernard Patrick Ogwel says that government will release funds to the team on Thursday.Since the federation has been hunting for funds from the time the team qualified for the World Cup in August, it has left some fans angry and dismayed.Some Ugandan fans including legislators for Workers, Margaret Rwabushaija and Kasese Woman MP, Winfred Kiiza have been concerned that the ministry of finance has delayed to release funds to facilitate the team, which could affect their performance at the World Cup.last_img read more

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