Seating reserved for fireworks display at BSP stadium.

first_imgThis is because the fireworks will come off the outer stands later in the ceremony.Many are disappointed and complained no warning was given by orgnaisers.last_img

TRAGIC START TO NEW YEAR AS WOMAN KILLED IN ROAD ACCIDENT

first_imgThe scene of this morning’s fatal accident in Ballyshannon.There has been a tragic start to the New Year after 33-year-old woman was killed in the early hours of this morning.The woman, who had been living in Letterkenny, died after she was struck by a mini-bus in Ballyshannon.The incident occurred on Main Street in the town at around 1.50am. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene and her body was removed to the Shiel Hospital.The driver of the van was uninjured.The scene has been preserved for a technical examination and the road is closed.Gardaí have appealed to anyone with information to contact Ballyshannon Garda Station on 071- 9858530 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.  TRAGIC START TO NEW YEAR AS WOMAN KILLED IN ROAD ACCIDENT was last modified: January 1st, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:BallyshannondeathdonegalGardaiNew Yearroadlast_img read more

Return of City Hall to downtown core largely fulfills pioneers vision

first_imgWith Vancouver’s City Hall back downtown, it’s all as Esther Short planned.The famous namesake of the state’s oldest city park actually intended for the area to be a town plaza, with a post office, city hall and other important buildings centered around the green space, said Pat Jollota, local historian and former city council member.“When she died, she left that piece of property there to be a town plaza,” Jollota said. “Not a park, but a plaza.” It’s been a shade less than 50 years since City Hall was in the downtown core, and with the rest of the revitalization around the park, Jollota said the area’s now more like a plaza than it’s ever been.“I call this her vision, because of the word ‘plaza’ that she used,” she said. “In 1860, it had a very definite meaning. I think she would have liked the post office there, too, but, oh well, it didn’t happen.”Neighborhood leaders also are heralding the move to a six-story, LEED gold-certified building at 415 W. Sixth St. as a way to bring even more feet to downtown streets.“It’s kind of a full circle type thing, (Esther Short Park) started as the center of everything, and now, it’s coming back to be the center of everything again,” Esther Short Neighborhood Association President Paula Person said.last_img read more