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Twitter Linkedin Fianna Fáil TD Niall Collins appointed as Minister of State €1.5 million boost for five County Limerick towns from Rural Regeneration and Development Fund NewsLocal NewsCouncil told to park plans to remove Abbeyfeale car spacesBy Alan Jacques – January 8, 2015 832 TAGSAbbeyfealeCllr Francis FoleyCllr John SheahanCllr Liam GalvinFianna FáilFine GaellimerickLimerick City and County CouncilMunicipal District of Newcastle West Decision to enter Phase 4 of reopening Ireland deferred to August 10 by Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up PROPOSED plans by the Council to remove 70 metres of on street car parking in Abbeyfeale have been described as “excessive” and “crazy” by councillors in the municipal district of Newcastle West.The proposal would involve the removal of the car parking spaces on the southern side of Main Street, opposite the junction with Colbert Terrace.Speaking at this Wednesday’s district meeting, Fine Gael councillor Liam Galvin said that it was imperative that the planning application went through at the site of the former hardware store, which has been derelict for ten years.Cllr Galvin called for an urgent meeting to be arranged on site for councillors and members of the local community with senior executive engineer Robert Gallagher.“I couldn’t support plans to remove 70 metres of parking space. This is the busiest section of the town and small businesses would suffer,” the Abbeyfeale councillor warned.“I don’t see why this planning application couldn’t go ahead without all these spaces being removed,” he said.Fianna Fail councillor Francis Foley fully agreed with Cllr Galvin and said the Council needed to use common sense.“This is a crazy situation. You will end up taking 70 metres now and another 70 metres later on as part of the overall traffic management plan for Abbeyfeale. There are other small businesses adjacent to this site and they need parking for their survival,” said Cllr Foley.Fine Gael councillor John Sheahan suggested that the proposal posed bigger questions about the overall management of Abbeyfeale. Cllr Sheahan also said that some of the money from the €32 million loan to the local authority, which was approved by councillors last October to kickstart the 2030 development, should be used for the betterment of county towns.Sinn Fein councillor Seamus Browne also described the plans to remove 70 metres of car parking space from Abbeyfeale’s main street as “excessive”.“It is important for the town that this application goes forward, but 70 metres is a bit much when there is already an entrance into site with its own parking spaces. We need to look into the future and look at how this will effect other businesses in the area,” said Cllr Browne. New role for Cllr John Sheahan Print Previous articleNew Year brings in evictionsNext articleExclusive: Limerick’s John Galvin calls time on career Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Facebook WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement Email Top Fianna Fáil councillor will reject Green coalition deal Abbeyfeale company getting back to work
Ocean City Public Safety Building Calls for Service: 537 Daily Average: 77March 26, 2017: SundayCalls for service: 44Vehicle Stops: 13 Vehicle Accidents: 2 Property Checks: 12 Alarms: 1The Police Department assisted with 6 Fire and 5 EMS callsDomestic violence, 55th St., at 12:25pmVehicle accident, 800 6th St., at 5:46pmVehicle accident, 1100 block Ocean Ave., at 6:54pmWarrant, 800 block Central Ave., one in custody, at 6:59pmMarch 27, 2017: MondayCalls for service: 83Vehicle Stops: 26 Vehicle Accidents: 2 Property Checks: 30 Alarms: 2The Police Department assisted with 5 Fire and 7 EMS callsVehicle accident, 500 block Atlantic Ave., at 9:30amVehicle accident, 2500 block West Ave., at 4:42pmTheft, 1200 block Central Ave., at 4:42pmWarrant, 900 block Bay Ave., one in custody, at 7:56pmMarch 28, 2017: TuesdayCalls for service: 55Vehicle Stops: 17 Vehicle Accidents: 0 Property Checks: 21 Alarms: 3The Police Department assisted with 6 fire and 5 EMS callsTheft, 3100 block Simpson Ave., at 4:28pmMarch 29, 2017: WednesdayCalls for service: 87Vehicle Stops: 33 Vehicle Accidents: 0 Property Checks: 27 Alarms: 5The Police Department assisted with 3 fire and 7 EMS callsWarrant, 900 block Haven Ave., one in custody, at 9:40pmMarch 30, 2017: ThursdayCalls for service: 92Vehicle Stops: 38 Vehicle Accidents: 0 Property Checks: 28 Alarms: 2The Police Department assisted with 4 fire and 6 EMS callsTheft, 2500 block West Ave., at 11:12amWarrant, 600 block Wesley Ave., one in custody, at 4:12pmMarch 31, 2017: FridayCalls for service: 92Vehicle Stops: 27 Vehicle Accidents: 0 Property Checks: 45 Alarms: 1The Police Department assisted with 3 fire and 1 EMS callsApril 1, 2017: SaturdayCalls for service: 84Vehicle Stops: 29 Vehicle Accidents: 1 Property Checks: 21 Alarms: 5The Police Department assisted with 8 fire and 7 EMS callsWarrant, 900 block West Ave., one in custody, at 10:15amWarrant, 900 block West Ave., one in custody, at 2:01pmVehicle accident, 24th St. & West Ave., at 2:53pmCDS, 800 block West Ave., one in custody, at 11:02pmPUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS:Just a reminder that it is a violation of a City Ordinance to have dogs on the boardwalk anytime during the year.Bicycle riders must obey all Vehicle laws similar to that of a Vehicle. They must stop at stop signs, traffic lights and ride with the flow of traffic. Bicycle riders are not pedestrians and do not have the same right of way as a pedestrian when crossing the street at an intersection.When traveling on Route 52, remember that New Jersey State Law requires Vehicles to KEEP RIGHT and pass left. The speed limit is 45 mph for the causeway.Parking is prohibited on Asbury Avenue 6th St to 12th St, North St. to 17th St., Eighth St. the entire length and Ninth St., the entire length between the hours of 2am and 7am. This is to allow the City to perform maintenance during off peak hours. City Ordinance 7-3.4 Schedule II. The exception is Sundays and Holidays.The Ocean City Police are participating in UTEXT, UDRIVE, UPAY program until Aptil 21, 2017.
A Vergennes Union High School teacher who has inspiredstudents for 22 years has been named Vermont’s humanities educator of theyear for 2006. The Vermont Humanities Council has chosen RobertaSteponaitis, a teacher of history and geography, to receive its annualVictor R. Swenson Humanities Educator Award. The award is the fourth givenout by VHC since inaugurating the award in 2003.”Roberta Steponaitis is the teacher they [students] will remember when theythink back to their high school days, as having made a pivotal difference intheir lives,” said Dr. Carol Spencer, Director of Curriculum and StaffDevelopment of the Addison Northwest Supervisory Union, in her nominationletter. “She touches the lives of the students she meets in a personal andinfluential way.”Vermont Humanities Council Chair Melissa Hersh will present the award atVHC’s Fall Conference, “Setting as Character: Vermont’s Landscape, Stories,and Sense of Place,” November 4 at the Killington Grand Hotel in Killington.The ceremony will take place at 8:30 a.m. and will include a presentation ofa $1,000 check to Ms. Steponaitis.VHC created the award to recognize a Vermont educator on an annual basis andto honor Victor R. Swenson, the Council’s first executive director. Theaward is given to a Vermont educator in grades 6 through 12 who exemplifiesexcellence in the teaching of the humanities.Steponaitis has taught at Vergennes Union High School since 1984. Duringthose 22 years, she has taught at the middle and high school levels,offering courses in US History, global religions, world cultures, civics,and current events.She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Vermont in 1982and her Masters of Education from the University of Phoenix in Arizona in2005. She will complete her PhD at the University of Phoenix in 2008.Says Spencer, “I believe that the spirit of inquiry that she fosters in herstudents clearly represents the spirit that the Victor Swenson HumanitiesEducator Award celebrates.”Steponaitis encourages her students to use primary resources to investigatethe lives of historical people. She founded the Otter Creek Basin StudentHistory Club to encourage passion about local, state, and national historyin her students. And she takes her students to museums and reenactmentsthroughout the region. Her students have earned many local, state, andnational awards.”Ms. Steponaitis’s . . . commitment to bringing history alive for herstudents has given two generations of students a stronger sense of belongingto a place in history,” notes Spencer. “She helps students to becomescholars. . . . She inspires students to aspire more highly in their lives.She reaches out and taps them on the shoulder and says, ‘you would be goodat this history project. Come on. Give it a try.’ For so many kids, that isall it takes to get them involved, and to help them make a commitment todeeper engagement in their schooling.”For more information about the award, contact the Vermont Humanities Councilat [email protected](link sends e-mail) or 802.262.2626, or visitwww.vermonthumanities.org(link is external).The Vermont Humanities Council is a private nonprofit working to bring thepower and the pleasure of the humanities to all Vermonters – of everybackground and in every community. The Council envisions a state in whichevery individual learns throughout life – a state in which all its citizensread, reflect, and participate in public affairs.
Five-time Grand Slam champion, Maria Sharapova, have been handed a wild card entry to the 2017 US Open.Sharapova, who tested positive to heart disease drug meldonium at the 2016 Australian Open, will participate in her first grand slam since her 15 months doping [email protected] is part of the field that will receive a wild card for the 2017 #USOpen. See entire women’s list: https://t.co/9VfuwCcyoM pic.twitter.com/hb2RUVK6z7— US Open Tennis (@usopen) August 15, 2017The 30-year-old Russian pulled out of the Cincinnati Masters as “a precaution for the US Open”, and was also eligible to play at last month’s Wimbledon due to her world ranking but missed out through injury.A delighted Sharapova thanked the US Open for the opportunity, describing it as “special”.Thank you, @usopen. This is so so special. #goosebumps https://t.co/MnolaaqKsN— Maria Sharapova (@MariaSharapova) August 15, 2017The US Open will commence from 28 August until 10 September at Flushing Meadows.RelatedCincinnati Open: Maria Sharapova Pulls Out Due To InjuryAugust 13, 2017In “Sports”Maria Sharapova: Five-time Grand Slam Champion Retires From Tennis At 32February 26, 2020In “Featured”2019 US Open: Williams vs Sharapova In Mouthwatering First Round ClashAugust 23, 2019In “Sports”