Vermont Telecommunications Authority to fund NEK fiber link

first_imgThe Vermont Telecommunications Authority (VTA) announced today its intention to fund a multi-provider fiber communications link between Newport and Hardwick.  VTA funds in the amount of $500,000 for construction of the fiber link were authorized in Act 53 of the 2011-2012 legislative session. VTA intends to ensure that the design of the proposed facility will include fiber strands which can be used for middle-mile and last-mile broadband purposes, as called for in the authorizing legislation.‘The VTA has received strong expression of community support for the expansion of fiber optic facilities in the Northeast Kingdom,’ said VTA Executive Director Christopher Campbell.  ‘This project will connect and extend existing and planned fiber networks in one of Vermont’s most rural regions.’The fiber link will be available to multiple communications service providers to serve key businesses and institutional customers, local cellular networks and for last-mile broadband expansion.In early November, the VTA received responses to an October 24, 2011 Notice of Grant Funding.  The VTA has invited all respondents to the Notice to participate cooperatively in the engineering and development of the project, and to receive strands on the project in return for partial capital contributions to the construction of the project. VTA intends to convene a process with the providers shortly to begin the design of the project. Construction of the link between two important regional centers, will provide new communications opportunities for economic development and education, while enabling new expansions of last-mile broadband and cellular services.last_img read more

Pair of runs propels Syracuse to victory over Seton Hall

first_img Published on January 30, 2013 at 11:31 pm Contact Kevin: Shortly before the 10-minute mark of the second half, Shakeya Leary came off of the bench to relieve fellow center Kayla Alexander. Leary immediately made sure there was no drop-off in production, grabbing an offensive rebound on Elashier Hall’s missed jumper and nailing the putback.From there, the game’s verdict was in little doubt.Leary’s basket completed a 19-1 Syracuse run that broke a semi-tight game with Seton Hall into a blowout and propelled the Orange (17-3, 5-2 Big East) to a 65-34 victory Wednesday in front of 490 fans at the Carrier Dome. After a 64-59 loss Saturday at Villanova, the win against Seton Hall (8-13, 3-5) allows Syracuse to avoid its first losing streak of the season and keeps the Orange on the right path toward the NCAA Tournament.“I thought that during that time, we just did a very good job getting our defense set,” SU head coach Quentin Hillsman said of the 19-1 run that stretched from the 17:10 mark to the 10:26 mark of the second half. “Obviously, mostly when you get your defense set, you’re scoring the basketball. I thought we did a good job of scoring to give ourselves the opportunity to get our press set.”Syracuse’s sizable margin of victory came from two major runs, one being the 19-1 burst, the other a 14-2 run that lasted 7:13 through the middle of the first half. The opening-half burst turned an 8-7 Seton Hall lead into a 21-10 SU advantage.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Orange never looked back.Keying the 14-2 run was Leary’s ability to complement Alexander down low, ensuring a strong Orange presence inside even when SU’s all-time leading scorer was on the bench. Leary went strong to the basket for two consecutive layups to kickstart the run, the second coming off of a defensive rebound.“Shakeya’s a good player,” Hillsman said. “She’s kind of been banged up a little bit the last couple days of practice. I wish I could’ve played her a little more; I probably could have.”Leary finished with six points on 3-for-3 shooting and added six rebounds in her eight minutes on the court.Throughout the runs, and the entire game, the Orange’s efforts were boosted by a suffocating defense that pressured Seton Hall players at every opportunity and kept open shots to a minimum. Syracuse mixed in some full-court press early in the second half to continue the defensive domination over the Pirates.The Orange held Seton Hall to a 13-for-59 shooting performance for a 22 percentage rate, including a 1-for-15 clip from 3-point range. The Pirates’ 34-point output was the second lowest number of points allowed by SU in its Big East history. The Orange’s defensive effort and intensity set the tone for the runs to be possible, Alexander said.“I thought it was our defense that got us going,” Alexander said. “Whenever you have a good defense, whether you’re getting steals, you can get stops.”Seniors Alexander and Hall recorded double-doubles. Alexander had 13 points and 12 rebounds, while Hall scored 10 points and grabbed 14 boards. Hall put the finishing touches on her night with a 3 from the top of the key with 2:23 to play, pumping her fist as she ran off of the court and hugging teammate Carmen Tyson-Thomas, who was sidelined for the game after having a tooth pulled.“Having two seniors to have 23 points and 26 rebounds is tremendous,” Hillsman said. “You’ve got to give Kayla and Lacie a lot of credit. But I thought that, overall, this was a total team effort.”Freshman Brianna Butler had a season-high 14 points on 5-for-12 shooting, including a 4-for-9 effort from 3-point range. Fellow freshman Brittney Sykes tied Butler with a 14-point night to lead the team.“I thought that our team played really, really good,” Hillsman said. “Hopefully we can continue this on Saturday.” Comments Related Stories Alexander breaks SU scoring record during stellar seasoncenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Garage Sales for this weekend…

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The following are the garage sales that we have for the weekend of August 12-14, 2016. If you still need a garage sale advertised just use the comment section below. Good luck with bargain hunting! Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (3) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down Mary · 209 weeks ago Snider Estate Sale—1113 North B in garage off of alley. Wed. 7-2, Thurs. 4-7, Sat. 8-1. Will be adding more items through Saturday. Many years of accumulation. Memorabilia, collectors items, wrapping paper, lots of christmas items, office supplies, cat collector items, many items new and still in packages. Couch with double reclining ends, antique typewriter desk, coffee table, bed frame, yard swing frame, planters, tons of books (collector books, craft books, recipe books) knick knacks, cleaning supplies, household items bought and never used. Saturday 11-1 all items will be 1/2 price or make us an offer. This is the final sale and everything must go!!! Report Reply 0 replies · active 209 weeks ago -1 Vote up Vote down michele · 209 weeks ago 1415 Huron Court 3rd cul-de-sac behind steakhouse Friday 4pm -7:30pm Saturday 7am -12ish Tons of stuff, great for back to school shopping, will have girls clothing sz 6 up through teens, some adult clothes, lots of girls toys, books, build a bear and build a bear clothes, pet shops, barbies ect. 5 piece very cute and well made wicker bedroom set, lg tall aquarium w veiled chameleon, pool filters, handmade dog collars, treats and wooden dog beds. Household items, softball, soccer and basketball shoes, bats ect. Too much to list stop by it will be in the garage rain or shine. Will be updating and listing pictures. Report Reply 0 replies · active 209 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Rebecca Stocking · 208 weeks ago Garage Sale – 1723 Melody Ln. Saturday, August 13, 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Queen bed, baby clothes, men’s and women’s clothes, 2X KU shirts, 2 TV’s, dishes, miscellaneous. Report Reply 0 replies · active 208 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more