Spirits were high in Saratoga, NY this weekend as beloved jam band Phish performed their regular Independence Day weekend run at Saratoga Performing Arts Center. After last night’s performance came to a close, the party moved over to the Putnam Den, where Pink Talking Fish took the stage after hours to pay homage to Phish, Pink Floyd, and the Talking Heads, seamlessly fusing tunes from the three legendary bands to create an entirely unique, never-before-seen mashup setlist.Setlist: Pink Talking Fish at Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs, NY – 7/2/16The Curtain > Girlfriend Is Better > Young Lust > Walk Away > Burning Down The House, Guyute > Pigs (3 Different Ones) > Guyute, Life During Wartime, Colonel Forbins Ascent > Echoes > Psycho Killer > Famous Mockingbird > Time > Halley’s Comet > Houses In Motion > Echoes > Gumbo, What A Day That Was > EclipseE: Character ZeroPhotographer Chad Anderson was on the scene to capture the late night action. Check out a gallery of shots below.——TONIGHT: Head over to the Putnam Den after Phish @ SPAC for Cosmik Playground: A Funky Tribute To Frank Zappa ft. Ed Mann (Zappa Band), Todd Stoops (RAQ), Marcus Rezak (Digital Tape Machine), Scotty Zwang (Dopapod), Dan Lotito and Gabriel Marin (Consider the Source), plus special guests ShwizZ. Get tickets here or at the door. Load remaining images
Los Angeles’ own Orgōne has always thrived on embracing the old-school West Coast soul vibe of the 60’s and 70’s, and their latest single “P.C.H.” which features Jesse Wagner, lead singer of The Aggrolites, keeps in that tradition. The track is a throwback to that era, full of smooth harmonies, soul, and plenty of groove.The California soul-rockers with plenty of funk and afrobeat to keep your body moving, are getting ready to release their latest 45″ this Friday, via Colemine Records, which can be ordered here. Orgōne will hit the road moving up and down the Pacific coast beginning on Jan. 25th, and are scheduled to play with Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, the Monophonics, as they make their way down to Mexico for Widespread Panic‘s Panic en la Playa in late-February (check a full list of tour dates here). Take a listen to “P.C.H” below:Orgōne – “P.C.H.” feat. Jesse Wagner of The Aggrolites:
Star Files View Comments Tony winner Patti LuPone is back on Broadway for one night only! The legendary leading lady appeared in a benefit concert of The Cradle Will Rock on May 19, and she invited her family to join in the fun. LuPone reprised her Olivier-winning performance in Marc Blitzstein’s musical, with her son Joshua Johnston and cousin Johann Carlo rounding out the cast alongside a group of Broadway vets. The concert, which benefited LuPone’s theater organization The Acting Company, was helmed by Lady Day director Lonny Price. After the show at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, Price, LuPone and her family headed to Bond 45 for a celebration. Check out these snapshots of the festivities! Patti LuPone
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 59-year-old driving instructor from Manorville was killed in a four-car crash in Port Jefferson Station following what authorities believe was a medical issue on Monday afternoon.Suffolk County police said Leonard Sloan, an instructor with Fitzgerald’s Driving School of North Babylon, was driving a Chevrolet Malibu westbound on Nesconset Highway when he lost control of the car and veered into oncoming traffic shortly before 1 p.m.The Malibu struck three vehicles in the eastbound turning lane at the corner of Davis Avenue. Investigators believe that Sloan, who did not have any passengers in the car, may have suffered a medical event prior to the crash.Sloan was taken to St. Charles Hospital in Port Jefferson where he was pronounced dead. None of the other drivers were injured.Sixth Squad detective are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information on this crash to call them at 631-854-8652.
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Long Islanders may have to wait just a little longer if they were expecting transformative growth at the Ronkonkoma Hub.The reason for the delay? Sewering—and the disingenuous attempts of regional planning being undertaken by Suffolk County.The Ronkonkoma Hub, the darling project for many-a-smart growth advocates, may be one of the few projects on Long Island worth the praise it has received. It offers the opportunity for true intermodal access spanning the automobile, bus, train and airplane. Unlike other ambitious projects its size, this $538 million Hub has faced minimal NIMBY outcry from the surrounding area. While residents’ concerns about density still haunt the project, overall public support for the Hub has been snowballing from both civic leaders and municipalities since it was first pitched a few years ago.In 2012, East Setauket-based Tritec development became the master developer for 50 or so acres around the ever-bustling Ronkonkoma train station. One of the region’s busiest commuter transit hubs, the site has long been viewed as an economic engine to power Suffolk County. Only recently has any real progress on this goal been seen. In 2014, the Brookhaven Town Planning Board adopted what’s called a form-based code to set an orderly template of growth. Last year the town board gave the green light to the first phase of development at the Hub, with 489 residential units slated for 10 acres. Progress, yes, but the approval came with the condition that the project would have a viable sewer connection.Last October, a supposed regional planning alliance was formed between Brookhaven and Islip, the two towns where the Hub is located. At first glance, one would assume this partnership would have helped the project further along, but this hasn’t been the case.Once again, the issue of sewers and the treatment of wastewater, which has plagued many Long Island projects, reared its ugly head.The Town of Brookhaven had authored and adopted an Environmental Impact Statement that included a proposal for a $25 million sewer plant for the Hub project. Suffolk County accepted the concept, and the legislature approved the funding to make it a reality.Since then, the county has apparently shifted its position. Now it claims it wants to build a seven-mile pipeline from the Ronkonkoma Hub site through the Village of Islandia (whose residents reportedly weren’t exactly pleased with the idea) to the Bergin Point Sewage Treatment Plant in West Babylon. From there, wastewater would be released three miles into the Atlantic Ocean via an aging outfall pipe. The county claims that its solution would save Suffolk’s already beleaguered taxpayers $2 to $3 million while shaving precious time off the ever-expanding construction timeline, now slated to take another decade.Both Islip and Brookhaven were initially onboard, but state Sen. Tom Croci (R-Islip), a former Islip Town supervisor, proposed another pipeline path. His new route would essentially double the opportunity for growth within the township by offering more sewer infrastructure, but it would also more than double the cost from $24 million to $55 million.“This alternate route would be much more expensive,” admitted Islip Town Councilwoman Trish Bergin-Weichbrodt, a Republican, at the March 2015 press conference held at Islip Town Hall to promote the new trajectory, “but the benefit would certainly be worth the buck.”In Croci’s proposal, the extended sewer line would meander south through Oakdale and Sayville before hooking up with a connection to Bergin Point. While the idea sounds nice, no public officials involved with proposing the longer route provided details regarding how this expanded pipeline would be funded.What is most vexing is why at this stage of the game is the answer to the wastewater issue not already understood, agreed upon and moving forward?The county’s sewer solution seems to accommodate Tritec’s needs and little else. Not only does its proposed pipeline shortsightedly bypass MacArthur Airport, it skips any additional opportunities for regional growth beyond the Ronkonkoma Hub. Sen. Croci’s route extension addresses these issues, but doubles the price point far beyond the original proposal as well as the county’s cheaper route.From the regional perspective, Suffolk County, Islip and Brookhaven should decide together which of these three options is the most beneficial: a completely new wastewater treatment plant constructed at the Hub site to discharge clean water back into the aquifer, which might also spur growth at nearby MacArthur Airport and its surrounding industrial areas; a quick-fix pipeline proposed by Suffolk County that bypasses the airport; or Sen. Croci’s extended pipeline that snakes through various South Shore communities but comes with a hefty price tag and no promise of who foots the bill?To further complicate matters, these pipeline proposals raise concern over the environmental impacts they would have, along with questions regarding the county’s intentions.What’s the point of creating new sewer infrastructure if we’re just going to move effluent from point A to point B? How will an ocean outfall pipe, which would prevent treated wastewater being absorbed back into the groundwater, affect nearby Lake Ronkonkoma? Further, can the area’s aging infrastructure accommodate the Hub’s needs, as well as the other completed and proposed sewer expansions in both Wyandanch and West Babylon? The treatment capacity at the Bergin Point sewer plant is being expanded to allow for additional growth, but will that be enough when all these projects pending approval are finally built?The solution shouldn’t be left to political preference, but grounded in environmental data. So far, it seems that the county is more interested in finding a sewer option that would speed up development instead of balancing the need for economic growth and the protection of our natural resources.The conflicting approaches to sewering at the Hub highlights the Island’s collective inability to think and act regionally while adding to the perception—warranted or not—that local governments too often seek only to accommodate the builders at the public’s expense.It’s right to consider the Ronkonkoma Hub a transformative project because it has the potential to make a lasting difference not only on the Towns of Islip and Brookhaven, but on Long Island as a whole. It’s one of the best locations around for transit-oriented development because 42 percent of the LIRR’s total ridership uses the main line there. Why not harness its economic potential? But these squabbles about the sewering issue derails progress.If the Suffolk’s intent was to speed up Tritec’s construction timeline, it failed.If the administration truly wanted to engage in regional planning, they would have brought all the stakeholders to the table—the Towns, the Village of Islandia, local residents, Tritec and wastewater engineers—and worked on a realistic solution when the latest iteration of the project was first seriously considered in 2009. Instead, they took a relatively simply issue with a simple solution and complicated it tenfold. On the surface, they look like they were only trying to save money, but in practice it seems like they were working diligently to aid the developer, who in the end now has to sit tight and hold off construction until the dust settles.Up to this point, the public hearings have been completed, deadlines have been met, and building plans have been reviewed by the Town of Brookhaven. The Town was reportedly ready to issue permits for the first phase of the project to begin once the sewering question, one of 22 other conditions outlined by the Town’s planning board as necessary for approval, was adequately addressed.Now, while the 21 other planning board conditions are moving along, the sewer question still remains unanswered and the project’s formal groundbreaking postponed.Regardless of whether or not the developer or the county caused the delay, the Ronkonkoma Hub project is now stopped dead in its tracks. Let’s hope a solution is coming soon to get everything moving again.Rich Murdocco writes about Long Island’s land use and real estate development issues. He received his Master’s in Public Policy at Stony Brook University, where he studied regional planning under Dr. Lee Koppelman, Long Island’s veteran master planner. Murdocco is a regular contributor to the Long Island Press. More of his views can be found on www.TheFoggiestIdea.org or follow him on Twitter @TheFoggiestIdea.(Photo rendering: Tritec development)
Read also: Bodies of 12 victims on missing Mi-17 Army helicopter found in PapuaCol. Gusti Nyoman Suriastawa, the spokesperson of the Indonesian Military’s (TNI) Joint Regional Defense Command (Kogabwilhan) III, said the military had handled the accident with the help of local residents.“The injured have been taken to the Intan Jaya General Hospital,” Suriastawa said in a statement on Friday.He added that the military had secured all weapons and munition from the truck.Suriastawa went on to say that the TNI leaders extended their deep condolences over the death of the two soldiers. He also thanked members of the community who had helped evacuate the victims.Topics : Two soldiers were killed in a road accident on Friday after a truck they were riding on lost its brakes on the way from Sugapa district to Hitadipa district in Papua’s Intan Jaya regency.The truck was carrying 17 personnel of Infantry Batallion (Yonif) Raider 400/BR. While passing Kampung Mamba in Sugapa district, the driver lost control of the vehicle due to failing brakes.First Sgt. Heri Susanto and First Pvt. Jhan Risky Pratama Purbatua died on the scene. Thirteen other soldiers sustained severe injuries, while two others were mildly injured.
Check out the views from the kitchen at 15 Castle St, Holland Park.Mr Last said they also chose a colour palette that new owners could enjoy and personalise.“We didn’t want anything too strong because that paints you into a corner over a long period of time – so no feature walls with hot colours or anything like that,” he said. More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 202015 Castle St, Holland Park.The floor plan of the three-level, four-bedroom home took advantage of the couple’s experience to create a functional space.“The way the home is set out, Gaille and I tend to live upstairs – the master bedroom is upstairs, and we have the other bedrooms and entertaining spaces downstairs,” he said. 15 Castle St, Holland Park.If you’re looking for a family home with views that go on forever, 15 Castle Hill St, Holland Park West, might be the home for you.The property was thoughtfully constructed by its owners Gary and Gaille Last who’ve done several homes in the past.“You know what works, and you know your spaces,” Mr Last said.“We tried to get the most out of it in terms of livability, the views, ambience as far as light and air goes – we’ve maximised all that,” Mr Last said.“Being on a hill we also wanted to make a really strong home, so lots of steel and concrete,” he said.“It’ll really stand up to the elements,” he said. 15 Castle St, Holland Park.Mr Last said the home was perfect for having guests, and while the finish is exceptional with high-end appliances, polished timber floors and double-front doors to the illuminated entry foyer, it was the outdoor space that the home really shone.“The front veranda is nice and cool on both levels – we get beautiful sunsets,” he said.“If you’ve got people over, you can relax on either of the decks, or you can take people up the back to the Bali hut which is a more tropical space,” Mr Last sai
Golf ball about to fall into the cup at sunsetIt was a record setting day for the Lady Wildcat Golf team at the Lapel Regional tournament today! They shot a school 18-hole team record of 335 which earned them 5th place out of 18 teams. This is the lowest finish in a Regional for any Wildcat golf team. Seniors, Dana Branstetter and Kendyl Brack, both shot 78, which was low for the team and also earned them a 12th place finish in a field of 110 players. They also missed advancing as an individual to the state tournament by 1 stroke. Fishers won the team corwn.The top 3 teams and 5 individuals outside of advancing teams move on to the state tournament next weekend. The team came up short this year but still performed at a very high level. FC placed 5th and Greensburg finished 16th.2017 Girls Golf Regionals @ Lapel“My team picked a great day to shoot their best score of the season! I had three players shoot their personal best, Kendyl Brack 78, Maggie Brack 86, and Gracie Graf 98. All my players broke 100 which is also a first of the season. We may have come up short on advancing but we played against some power houses and it’s very possible that the state champ will come out of this Regional. The girls proved they belonged in this type of atmosphere. It was a very bitter sweet day knowing we broke the school record but at the same time it was the last time Dana and Kendyl will tee up as a Wildcat. They both have made Franklin County High School proud with their dedication and talents on and off the golf course. They will both move on to do great things but will definitely missed.” Wildcats Coach Marisa Mears.Dana Branstetter – 78; Kendyl Brack – 78 (personal best); Abby Orschell – 93; Maggie Brack – 86 (personal best); Gracie Graf – 98 (personal best).
Mr. James Lee “Jimmy” Browning, age 62, of Bennington, Indiana, entered this life on February 23, 1958 in Switzerland County, Indiana. He was the son of James Arthur and the late Mary Kathryn (Klontz) Browning. He was raised in Switzerland County, Indiana and was a 1976 graduate of Switzerland County High School. Jimmy was united in marriage to Jennifer “Jeni” Farrar on June 23, 1976 in Vevay, Indiana. Jimmy was self-employed as a brick and stone layer in Switzerland County from 1976-2020. He had resided in the Switzerland County community most all of his life. Jimmy loved being a dad, going fishing and dearly loved Switzerland County. Jimmy passed away at 12:30 a.m., Thursday, June 18, 2020, at his daughter’s residence in Pleasant, Indiana.Jimmy will be missed by his son, Zachary Ryan Browning and his wife, Carla of Bennington, IN; his daughters, Jessica Lee Griffith and her husband, Brandon of Vevay, IN and Amy Browning-Varble of Pleasant, IN; his grandchildren, Dolan, Aiden, Carson, Adelynn, Wyatt, Declan, Olivia and Rowan; his father, James Arthur Browning of Bennington, IN; his brothers, Richard A. Browning of Fairview, IN, William D. Browning of Bennington, IN and Donald W. Browning of Vevay, IN; his several nieces and nephews and his several aunts and uncles.He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Kathryn (Klontz) Browning, died June 16, 1997 and his infant sister, Teresa Lynn Browning, died December 5, 1961.No services are being held at this time.Memorial contributions may be made to Charity of Donor’s Choice. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at www.haskellandmorrison.com
“Romelu is the type of striker that influences everyone around him because of the gaps he creates. Other players around him become a threat,” Martinez said. “The goal is everything that typifies him – the character and desire to want to be successful. That’s why he will be such a big asset. “He’s a very intelligent footballer and I want him to continue enjoying his football because his potential is incredible.” Lukaku was knocked out briefly in the act of scoring after clashing heads with Joey O’Brien but Martinez – who confirmed he cannot be recalled by Chelsea – dispelled any concerns over his health. “For a second we were worried, but after 10-15 seconds he was fine,” he said. Everton equalised twice through the dead-ball skills of Baines, who beat Jussi Jaaskelainen twice with free-kicks. “We are well aware of the quality Leighton has. The first free-kick shows that,” Martinez said. “Where he takes his quality to the next level is by scoring with a completely different type of free-kick. That’s what makes him special. “Many players around the world are good at free-kicks, but he’s able to do it a second time. Leighton places the ball wherever he wants at that distance. I think he’s unique.” West Ham boss Sam Allardyce identified Lukaku as the difference between the teams, but also felt that Mark Noble’s red card was a turning point. Shortly after firing West Ham ahead with a penalty, Noble was sent off for hauling down Ross Barkley, giving Baines the chance to drill home his second free-kick. “Right up until Mark Noble getting sent off I thought the players were great. We played against a very good side and we matched them,” Allardyce said. “But we found a different Everton side once Lukaku came on – he made a huge difference to them. “We had to make sure we controlled that situation, which was Everton getting more and more in the attacking mould because playing off him was more difficult for us to cope with. “It is frustrating as we are disappointed to have lost it. It’s easy for me to say Mark Noble played the ball, but I think he did.” Press Association Everton manager Roberto Martinez backed Romelu Lukaku to take Goodison by storm after watching the Belgium striker inspire a 3-2 Barclays Premier League victory over West Ham. Leighton Baines may have struck twice with two brilliant free-kicks in the second half, but it was the half-time arrival of debutant Lukaku that transformed Everton into match-winners. The 20-year-old, on loan from Chelsea until the end of the season, nodded home the 84th-minute winner but his overall contribution was just as crucial.