CVPS asks customers to call if they can safely receive electrical service

first_imgAs road workers open up access to the most remote and damaged areas and home repairs are made in the wake of Hurricane Irene, Central Vermont Public Service is asking customers who can now take service to contact the company. ‘As we said, we have restored power to all customers that we could access and that could safely take electrical service, but as state inspectors and licensed electricians sign off on re-energizing additional homes and businesses, or as they become accessible, we are asking customers to call CVPS at 1-800-649-2877 so we can reconnect service,’ spokeswoman Christine Rivers said. Any electrical apparatus, such as electrical panels and breakers, must be replaced if they were submerged in flooding. An electrician cannot approve such equipment for reconnect by simply inspecting it, it must be replaced. CVPS is waiving all fees for temporary service connections required due to the storm.  The fee is normally $80. Some customers in the most remote areas remain inaccessible due to road washouts, but road crews are improving access for utility vehicles daily. Due to repairs made in areas where road access is still challenging, CVPS also reminds customers that there may be some delay in outage restoration going forward in those areas, until road access is permanently improved. CVPS officials continue to urge the public to take precautions around utility work. For our safety as well as your own, slow down when you see utility workers on the roads, and please consider the following: The safety of CVPS workers on the road depends on your patience and care.Follow directions given by traffic control flaggers. They are paid to keep everyone safe.Respect traffic cones and other barrier devices. They are the only thing between your vehicle and CVPS workers and equipment.Drive slowly through utility-controlled traffic areas, even if there appears to be enough space to drive at state-posted speeds.Give 100 percent of your attention to the road. Do not be distracted by cell phones, music, eating or drinking beverages while driving through a utility work area.last_img read more

Quarterfinal games set for GSA, MDI, DI-S

first_imgBelow are times and dates for high school basketball regional quarterfinal games involving Hancock County teams. A list of semifinal games will be posted at the conclusion of the round. All games will be held at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.Friday, Feb. 16Girls, Class B North: (6) Winslow vs. (3) Mount Desert Island, 5 p.m.Saturday, Feb. 17Boys, Class B North: (7) Washington Academy vs. (2) MDI, 9:05 a.m.Girls, Class D North: (6) Ashland vs. (3) Deer Isle-Stonington, 7:35 p.m.Tuesday, Feb. 20Boys, Class C North: (9) Houlton vs. (1) George Stevens Academy, 3:35 p.m.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

Three outstanding Caribbean Women honored by Lauderhill Chamber of Commerce

first_imgThree influential Caribbean women will be honored as “Women of Distinction” at the fourth annual Women of Distinction (WOD) Awards Breakfast hosted by the Lauderhill Regional Chamber of Commerce (LRCC), in collaboration with the Florida Panthers on Friday, March 3.The awards function will be held at  the BB&T Center, Sunrise, Florida.Sandra Carey, (Bahamian descent), is the Deputy Consul General of the Bahamas; Donna Borland, (Jamaican descent),  is General Manager at VITAS Healthcare; and Karen Pandy-Cherry, (Belize descent), is President of Refresh Live Foundation.  They will be recognized with six other prestigious women for their professional achievements and community contributions. This year’s Master of Ceremoniesd is South Florida’s television host and attorney Suzette Speaks.This year’s function is being held under the theme “Rise Up!” and the Chamber has selected another group of powerful women who exhibit qualities of strength, excellence, and empowerment. The 2017 LRCC Woman Of Distinction honorees also includes Veda Coleman-Wright, Public Information Office Director at the Broward Sheriff’s Office; Dr. Traci Lynn, Chief Executive Officer of Traci Lynn Jewelry; Nerissa Street, Founder of Be Your Own Answer; Dee Thompson, Chief Executive Officer of Dee Thompson Speaks; Sherry Friedlander-Olsen, Founder of A Child is Missing, Inc; and Ilene Lieberman, the First Female Strong Mayor in Broward County.Melissa P. Dunn, MBA – President of the Lauderhill Regional Chamber of Commerce— is ecstatic about this year’s honorees.“These Caribbean Women of Distinction Honorees represent thousands of women who migrate to this country and achieve the American dream by working hard and serving others while balancing family and career. By honoring them, we are honoring girls who aspire to become them.  We are affirming that women can lead and succeed,” Dunn said.The Lauderhill Regional Chamber of Commerce is a business membership organization dedicated to serving businesses in Lauderhill and throughout Central Broward County.last_img read more

LeBron James calls watching son’s Sierra Canyon debut from afar ‘bittersweet’

first_img Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersIn what might be the most anticipated high school freshman debut in recent memory, Bronny James scored 10 points off the bench for the prep superteam, which also includes Zaire Wade, the son of Dwyane Wade. Wade scored six points in the game.Dwyane Wade, who retired this spring from the NBA, was able to be present for the game. James had to watch from afar, alongside another of their close mutual friends Chris Paul.“The sweet part is technology is amazing,” LeBron James said. “And I got an opportunity to have dinner with one of my best friends in CP and also watch my son and my nephew in Zaire and like, my little nephews, the rest of them on the team. So, thank God for technology and the ability to still watch my son.”James wasn’t in much suspense during the viewing experience. The Trailblazers led by as much as 53 points.Related Articles How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years center_img OKLAHOMA CITY — On an off night, even professional basketball players often prefer to spend their time away from the court.LeBron James didn’t hit the court on Thursday night in Oklahoma City. But he sorely wished he could have.Instead, the proud father was forced to watch the high school basketball debut of his oldest son that was taking place more than 1,000 miles away from Oklahoma City, as Bronny James’ Sierra Canyon team crushed Montgomery 91-44 in San Diego.“I mean, it’s bittersweet for me,” James said. “Obviously I would love to be there.” Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Son nets quick double to hand Tottenham comfortable lead

first_imgTOTTENHAM cruised to a  4-0 win in Belgrade with Son Heung-min getting a brace.Giovani Lo Celso opened the scoring against Red Star for his first gaol for Spurs.Christian Eriksen rounded off the win at one of football’s most intimidating atmospheres.Crvena zvezda 0 Tottenham 4 FTEriksen nets the fourth with his deflected effortSouth Korean gets his second off a cross from RoseSon finishes a swift counter-attacking move to double Spurs’ leadLo Celso scores his first Tottenham goal after scramble in the boxWatch on BT Sport 2Live stream via the appEE phone customers can watch for FREE on BT Sport with three-month trialTottenham XI: Gazzaniga, Foyth, Dier, Sanchez, Rose, Ndombele, Sissoko, Dele Alli, Son, Lo Celso, KaneSubs: Vorm, Alderweireld, Davies, Sessegnon, Skipp, Eriksen, Lucas MouraEtienne Fermie7 Nov 2019, 10:26 pmAnd that’s your lot from Red Star vs Tottenham.A fantastic night for Spurs as they got back to winning ways with a 4-0 rout in Belgrade.What was the most exciting aspect of the night? Lo Celso’s full debut performance and goal? Perhaps Son bouncing back with a brace?Or for those more defensively minded, maybe finally getting another clean sheet?Either way, an important night for Mauricio Pochettino!Goodnight.Etienne Fermie7 Nov 2019, 10:23 pmMauricio Pochettino has now spoken to BT Sport.“I think it’s good, we are happy, we are so pleased for the performance of the team.“It’s a very difficult place, we were talking before today the atmosphere is great.“The approach of the team is fantastic, always you have to be in a key moment to score.“We have a big squad, 28, 29, yes when you have plenty of options you have problems too.“This season is completely different to the previous season, we have to find our confidence.“We need to add three points more to try and qualify for the next stage.“Good feeling after Everton, good feeling after today.”Etienne Fermie7 Nov 2019, 10:16 pmGreat away win in a very tough stadium. Congratulations @LoCelsoGiovani on your first goal. #UCL #COYS— Harry Kane (@HKane) November 6, 2019Etienne Fermie7 Nov 2019, 10:15 pmAnd Eric Dier also spoke to BT Sport.“The manager emphasised before the game how difficult it would be to come here.“(On the Red Star tunnel) It’s a unique walk, something you have to try and enjoy – a brilliant atmosphere to play in.“I’m very happy to have gotten the chance to play, we have a very good squad, a lot of quality players“Every time I get the chance to play it’s enjoyable.”Etienne Fermie7 Nov 2019, 10:14 pmSon has spoken to BT Sport.“I was so, so important to win this game“We had a good attitude from the start and played really, really well, it’s massive to take the confidence for the coming games.“It has been a really tough few days but with my team-mates, friends and supporters I realised how lucky I am with messages of support. I am of course really sorry about the accident. I now have to focus on the team.“I had to focus for the team, I had to keep going, keep working hard.”Etienne Fermie7 Nov 2019, 10:10 pmPeter Crouch has described Son as “ruthless” with his finishing and praised the way he bounced back from the horrible Andre Gomes incident at the weekend.Etienne Fermie7 Nov 2019, 10:07 pmGLENN HODDLE was “baffled” by Red Star’s approach.He thinks they were too passive and let Spurs dominate.Etienne Fermie7 Nov 2019, 10:05 pm💙#UCL ⚪️ #COYS— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) November 6, 2019Etienne Fermie7 Nov 2019, 9:57 pmA victory over Olympiacos next time out will see Spurs qualify with a game to spare, unless Red Star can beat Bayern Munich… which on this showing feels unlikely.Etienne Fermie7 Nov 2019, 9:54 pmFULL TIME: RED STAR 0 TOTTENHAM 4What a pleasing result for Mauricio Pochettino on a night that they expected to be much more difficult than this.There were a few hairy moments at the back, but Spurs are now in a commanding position to qualify alongside Bayern Munich in Group B. Goals from debutant Lo Celso, Eriksen and a Son brace give Spurs a first away win since that night in Amsterdam six months ago.Etienne Fermie7 Nov 2019, 9:53 pmRED STAR 0 TOTTENHAM 490mins: Oliver Skipp booked for a committed challenge.Etienne Fermie7 Nov 2019, 9:49 pmRED STAR 0 TOTTENHAM 489mins: Sessegnon slips as it looked like he might play in Harry Kane. The match very much winding down now.Etienne Fermie7 Nov 2019, 9:45 pmRED STAR 0 TOTTENHAM 485mins: Spurs have another and it’s Christian Eriksen! Lovely cross from Ryan Sessegnon after being played in behind by Danny Rose.Oliver Skipp replaces Lo Celso in the aftermath.Etienne Fermie7 Nov 2019, 9:42 pmRED STAR 0 TOTTENHAM 383mins: Eriksen shoots tamely at Borjan after some neat passing.Etienne Fermie7 Nov 2019, 9:38 pmRED STAR 0 TOTTENHAM 378mins: Unbelievably, a bad night for Pavkov has gotten even worse. He landed awkwardly after jumping for a cross and he is almost certainly going to be unable to continue.A pretty nasty twist of the left ankle.Etienne Fermie7 Nov 2019, 9:35 pmRED STAR 0 TOTTENHAM 376mins: Lo Celso tamely steers a volley wise after a nice pass from Eriksen.Etienne Fermie7 Nov 2019, 9:35 pmRED STAR 0 TOTTENHAM 375mins: Ryan Sessegnon replace two-goal Son Heung-min for Spurs. That quick fire double salvo earlier in the second rather killed any Red Star hope or momentum.Etienne Fermie7 Nov 2019, 9:28 pmRED STAR 0 TOTTENHAM 369mins: Tanguy Ndombele lashes the ball miles over with a left footed shot from, to be fair, miles out. Spurs looking confident.Etienne Fermie7 Nov 2019, 9:27 pmRED STAR 0 TOTTENHAM 368mins: Lo Celso blocks Marin’s free-kick and Red Star have a corner, which evades everybody and goes out for a goal kick.Etienne Fermie7 Nov 2019, 9:26 pmRED STAR 0 TOTTENHAM 367mins: Foyth catches Marin just outside the box and Red Star have a free-kick in a dangerous position.Etienne Fermie7 Nov 2019, 9:24 pmRED STAR 0 TOTTENHAM 365mins: Petrovic booked for a poor challenge on Danny Rose. Eriksen had out Rose in trouble with a slightly underhit pass.Etienne Fermie7 Nov 2019, 9:21 pmRED STAR 0 TOTTENHAM 361mins: Amidst a strangely lengthy VAR check, Christian Eriksen replaces Dele Alli. The game is now back underway.Etienne Fermie7 Nov 2019, 9:20 pmRED STAR 0 TOTTENHAM 360mins: It’s three! And that’s surely game over now. Son fires in Danny Rose’s square pass to almost certainly put the game out of sight.Harry Kane found Rose beautifully with a lovely through ball.Etienne Fermie7 Nov 2019, 9:18 pmRED STAR 0 TOTTENHAM 257mins: A nightmare night for Pavkov got even worse as his poor pass was pounced upon by Ndombele.The Frenchman burst forward and found Alli, who slipped it agonisingly out of the defender’s reach and into Son’s path.The South Korean then smashed it into the back of the net with his left foot – showing the likes of Pavkov how it’s done.Etienne Fermie7 Nov 2019, 9:17 pmRED STAR 0 TOTTENHAM 257mins: It’s a second goal for Tottenham!Son Heung-min rifles it home after Dele Alli’s pass.Load more entries…last_img read more