Statement from Mayor Jay Gillian:I learned today that the Ocean City group Fairness in Taxes is circulating a petition to stop the (city’s) purchase of the car dealership next to the Ocean City Community Center.I want anybody who might consider signing this petition to be aware of the potential consequences of this action. The owners of the lot have the ability to build 29 coastal cottages and a single-family home on the lot, and if the city does not purchase the property, they will.The members of FIT seem to think they know better than two independent and highly qualified real estate appraisers what the value of this property is. These professional appraisals are accurate and important, but the most important factor is what the owners will do with this city block. I’m including a letter from Harry and Jerry Klause stating their preference to preserve the property for public use, but also their willingness to develop the property to get a much greater return.I am grateful to the Klauses for giving the city this opportunity, and I believe them when they say they will develop it if they are forced to do so. I understand that some may believe that the Klauses may be making this claim in order to protect a prospective deal with the city. But the consequences of testing them are pretty clear: another city block filled with dense residential development. Mayor Jay GillianLetter follows:To City Council, Administration Officials, and the Mayor:Yesterday (City Solicitor) Dottie (McCrosson) told us David Nahan inquired about the process to force a general referendum on the purchase of our property at 16th Street. If 400 or so voters sign a petition by October 10, City Council will be estopped from bonding the funds needed to complete the purchase until the results of that referendum. This will effectively kill the deal and Harry and I will be forced to go into the real estate development business.We are the most reluctant real estate developers Ocean City has ever seen. Not because of the money, we would make more. Not because of the effort, Klauses know how to work. It’s because on rare occasions personal interest and civic mindfulness walk in tandem.This year marks the 100th anniversary of our grandparents, Emil and Mary Palmer, moving their family to Ocean City from Philadelphia. At the first meeting we had with the Mayor to discuss the purchase, Harry and I recounted the many stories of our family’s century living here.This town has been very good to the Palmers, Floods and Klauses and my grandmother, who had the entrepreneurial spirit and foresight to purchase this property in 1956, (and) would want us to sell it to the City and get a fair price. You, and I’m sure the majority of voters in town, understand this is the right thing for the City and a unique opportunity. But there are 400 people who will sign this petition by October 10.We are not presuming to tell you how to govern or communicate with the public but we believe the positive benefits of the purchase for the City need to be articulated by you at tomorrow’s Council Meeting. While a tract of almost 2 acres of land is certainly unique, we think the building is the best asset for the City. We have a solid quote to remove the building and blacktop for $90,000.00. The reason the price is low is because the building will not be razed but deconstructed, relocated and sold. It’s a giant erector set. How much would it cost for the City to build a 20,000 square foot building? I think the Firehouse at 29th street cost 400 a square foot. That’s almost the whole price of the purchase.What can you do with the building? How about indoor soccer and baseball camps in the winter or community movie nights. I’m sure the Recreation Department and Community Center could fill the place up.It does flood at 16th Street but the only time water ever got in the building was Sandy, one time in 45 years. Maybe it’s not the best place for a Police Department but where will the Police go when 8th and Wesley is remodeled? Look how useful the property was this summer for the Police and for Community Center and Night In Venice Parking.$9,000,000.00 is a lot of money. In 2001, we sold Palmer Field to the City for $3,000.000.00. That’s still a lot of money and the market price at the time for 24 duplex lots. How good does that purchase look today?This seems so obvious but it needs to be spelled out. In the absence of this narrative, the week long news cycle of the Sentinel will fill the void. You’re playing long ball for future generations and these people are playing pepper.Personally I’ve been through this grist mill three times in Ocean City, trying to develop our property at 13th and the Boardwalk in the 70’s, my house on the North End and the Charter School. We are entering a logic free zone. Business deals are not like fine wines that improve with the fermentation process. Thank you for your consideration.Harry and Jerry Klause This was the former car lot that was demolished on the piece of property the city wants to acquire it.
Boulder Brands – owner of the Udi’s gluten-free brand – has pulled out of the UK market.US-based Boulder entered the UK in May 2013 by purchasing Cheshire-based gluten-free operation Davies Bakery, and got off to a strong start with the launch of products including Udi’s fresh sliced white and brown sandwich bread into 800 Tesco stores.Boulder stated its ambition was to become “category captain” of the UK’s burgeoning gluten-free market.But these ambitions came to an end following the acquisition of Boulder Brands by US food giant Pinnacle Foods in a $975m (£800m) deal in January this year.In February, Pinnacle said it would be streamlining the $500m US Boulder range in order to improve the cost structure of the business.Pinnacle also undertook a review of the UK Boulder Brands business.“After reviewing the Boulder Brands UK (BBUK) business, Pinnacle decided to continue to focus on its North American-branded food business and, accordingly, has ceased BBUK’s operations in the UK marketplace,” a spokesman told British Baker.JPS Chartered Surveyors has been appointed to sell the assets of Boulder Brands UK by auction. This includes raw materials and packaging, and equipment such as packing kit, slicers, chillers and depositors.Since its roll-out in Tesco in 2013, the Udi’s UK product range had grown to more than 50 products and was stocked by retailers including Asda and Sainsbury’s.As recently as this February the business was gaining new UK listings – making its debut in Morrisons with a line-up of seven products, including a Tiger Bloomer, Plain Bagels and Multi-seeded Bagels.According to data from retail analyst BrandView, Udi’s products have been phased out in UK retailers during the summer. One of the final products on sale were Udi’s blueberry muffins, which were available in Tesco until last month. read more
Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Photo: PixabayMAYVILLE – Chautauqua County’s Department of Health is reinforcing that the risk for infection by COVID-19, the novel Coronavirus, is currently low in Chautauqua County, despite the confirmation of three cases in the New York City area.“Our department is working closely with the New York State Department of Health to monitor local conditions, and educate and restrict movements of persons who have traveled to affected countries,” said Christine Schuyler, Director of Health and Human Services. “The goal is to slow the spread of this virus.”This is a continuously evolving situation. Depending on your travel history, you will be asked to stay home for a period of 14 days from the time you left an area with widespread or ongoing community spread (Level 3 Travel Health Notice). At the present time, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has designated China, Iran, Italy and South Korea with a Level 3 Travel Health Notice.“Chautauqua County has an existing Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Plan,” said Schuyler. “In conjunction with NYSDOH guidance, we are working diligently with our partners, including emergency services, law enforcement, health care systems, and schools, to now include an annex on COVID-19 to respond to any suspected or confirmed cases, as well as any asymptomatic person, with potential COVID-19 exposure that could affect Chautauqua County.” “I remind everyone to use universal precautions when it comes to preventing disease,” said PJ Wendel, Chautauqua County Executive.Residents are advised to go about their daily lives, stay calm, and take routine precautions to prevent respiratory diseases, including:· Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand-sanitizer.· Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.· Avoid close contact with sick people.· Stay home when you are sick.· Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.· Clean and disinfect frequently-touched objects and surfaces.Masks are not recommended for healthy individuals. Supplies are limited and should be reserved for people who have compromised immune systems, and for ill persons to prevent them from spreading the virus by cough or sneeze.If you feel sick with fever, cough, or difficulty breathing, and have traveled to an affected area listed on the CDC website (currently: China, Iran, Italy, and South Korea) or were in close contact with someone with COVID-19 in the 14 days before you began to feel sick, seek medical care. Before you go to a doctor’s office or emergency room, call ahead and tell them about your recent travel and your symptoms.General questions regarding novel coronavirus and travel may be directed to the New York Novel Coronavirus Hotline at 1-888-364-3065. read more
She said: “He (Rock The World) has done very well this year, he seems to have grown up and matured. He’s running off 6lb higher than when he was beaten at Christmas, but the faster they go in this race the better. “He’s a big, strong horse and I think he will run very well. He just had so many problems last year but we seem to have got things straightened out this year. “Modem is very inexperienced and he’s really only had three runs over hurdles. In a big handicap, that may stand against him, but he’s a hardy horse with a light weight on his back. Because he’s not very big, he should run well.” Leading owner JP McManus is unsurprisingly well represented, with Waxies Dargle, Snake Eyes, Shantou Ed and Draco all in contention. Waxies Dargle impressed on his latest appearance at Fairyhouse in mid-November and Noel Meade feels his charge is capable of being involved in the finish once more. He said: “Every year it is always very competitive, it always has been since it was made a handicap a few years back. It’s always hard to win but I’ve been lucky enough to win it once (Glencloud, 1993). “I’m very happy with him at the moment, he’s had a couple of runs in handicaps. He likes soft ground and hopefully he’ll have a fighting chance.” Jessica Harrington is looking forward to launching a formidable twin assault on the BoyleSports Hurdle at Leopardstown on Sunday as she bids to win the prestigious handicap for the fourth time. The County Kildare-based trainer struck gold with Dance Beat in 1996 and Studmaster 10 years later, before Citizenship’s triumph three years ago. This season’s challenge is headed by Rock The World, who has already won twice this season and finished a creditable second over course and distance three weeks ago. Harrington also saddles the unexposed Modem. Press Association read more
Play Gloria!The St. Louis Blues rode hot goaltending from Jordan Binnington and some opportunistic offense to stun the Boston Bruins 4-1 in Game 7 of the 2019 Stanley Cup Final on Wednesday. The Blues jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first period despite being heavily outshot, and they never looked back as Binnington continued to stymie waves of Bruins attack, while his teammates were relentless in playing a physical brand of hockey. 2:10 – 🚨 GOAL 🚨 The Bruins finally beat Binnington and break the shutout. Blues 4, Bruins [email protected] find the back of the net! #game7 #StanleyCup pic.twitter.com/m10btwLxHn— NHL Network (@NHLNetwork) June 13, 20191:00 – One minute to go…0:00 – PLAY GLORIA! The Blues have won the Cup!ST. LOUIS, THE CUP IS OURS!!!!!! #WeAllBleedBlue #stlblues pic.twitter.com/0YFR2F5IDd— St. Louis Blues (@StLouisBlues) June 13, 2019 A cagey second period saw no goals between either team, leading to a wide open third period as the desperate Bruins pushed forward. As was the case throughout the contest, Binnington stood tall in the final frame, and his teammates took advantage of the increased opportunities as they put the game away with two more goals.By the time the Bruins finally found a way past Binnington, it was too late. The celebrations had already begun in fan viewing parties in St. Louis, and the team was able to join in on the fun on the ice in Boston as the horn sounded to confirm the Blues’ first Stanley Cup in franchise history.Sporting News tracked live updates and highlights of Wednesday’s Game 7. Check out how it all went down:Blues 4, Bruins 1: Updates, highlights from Game 7First period20:00 – Here we go. One game for the Cup!17:30 – The pace of this game is fast. End to end stuff right now, but no shots on goal yet.14:20 – Still quick, but scrappy. The Bruins nearly had an opportunity with a huge rebound off Binnington, but they couldn’t corral the puck before St. Louis got reset. 12:24 – That was a very good stretch by Boston, with a period of sustained pressure putting the Blues on their heels.12:03 – PENALTY. Colton Parayko puts the puck over the glass from the defensive zone, and gets called for dekay of game. Boston to the power play.10:11 – Bruins are throwing everything at Binnington right now. It’s a mystery how they haven’t scored on this power play. The rookie is up for it!BINNINGTON!!!!! #stlblues #WeAllBleedBlue pic.twitter.com/PEBEQZpFo0— St. Louis Blues (@StLouisBlues) June 13, 201910:03 – Parayko’s back on and it’s 5-on-5 again.PENALTY OVER!!!!— St. Louis Blues (@StLouisBlues) June 13, 20199:00 – It’s been 10-and-a-half minutes since the last (and only) Blues shot.5:17 – The Bruins are laying the body on the Blues all over the ice now. St. Louis returns the favor in kind, and the Blues hold a 12-5 overall lead in hits so far.3:13 – 🚨 GOAL 🚨 The Blues, who had gone 16:11 without a shot, get two in quick succession with the second going right through Tuukka Rask’s legs. Blues 1, Bruins 0.Ryan O’Reilly tips home the opening goal of #Game7 ! #StanleyCup pic.twitter.com/v5wJHiMFRn— NHL GIFs (@NHLGIFs) June 13, 2019O’Reilly is the third player in NHL history – and first in 53 years – to score his team’s opening goal in four consecutive games during a Stanley Cup Final. Toronto’s Sid Smith did so in 1951 (Games 1-4) followed by Detroit’s Norm Ullman in 1966 (Games 3-6).— Tom Gulitti (@TomGulittiNHL) June 13, 20190:08 – 🚨 GOAL 🚨 The Blues break out of their own zone and a beauty of a drop pass by Schwartz sets up Pietrangelo for a slick finish. Blues 2, Bruins 0.WHAT. A. MOVE!!!!!! #stlblues #WeAllBleedBlue pic.twitter.com/G6DqltYLaJ— St. Louis Blues (@StLouisBlues) June 13, 20190:00 – The opening 20 minutes are done and it couldn’t have gone worse for the home team. Boston outshoots St. Louis 12-4, trails 2-0.LET’S GO!!! #stlblues pic.twitter.com/zAHkT1eQkb— St. Louis Blues (@StLouisBlues) June 13, 2019Second period20:00 – Here we go. The middle frame is underway.16:03 – The Bruins again jump out to a shot advantage. 3-0 so far in the period for Boston, but Binnington has been unbeatable.12:20 – The wind has been taken out of the sails of this game. It’s very pedestrian at the moment, after a frantic first period.9:52 – Huge save! Rask and his teammates barely keep the third goal from hitting the back of the net on a Blues break.Thaaaaaaaaaaaaat close. 😮 pic.twitter.com/9PRfsfzdRj— #StanleyCup Game 7 on NBC (@NHLonNBCSports) June 13, 20195:44 – We’re nearing the end of the second, and the Blues still have fewer than 10 total shots. Amazingly, they were inches from being up 3-0 a few moments ago.2:29 – Binnington makes save No. 21 of the night. He’s frustrated the Bruins for nearly 40 minutes.0:00 – The second period has come to an end. Boston outshoots St. Louis 11-5 in that frame.Taking a 2-0 lead into the 2nd intermission of #Game7 ! #StanleyCup pic.twitter.com/VqeEyFhiNa— NHL GIFs (@NHLGIFs) June 13, 2019Third period20:00 – Twenty minutes to glory for the Blues. Can Boston stage a rally?16:52 – Blues get a couple of shots away on a 3-on-1, but Rask is equal to it.12:37 – Time is ticking down fast in this period, and the Bruins are running out of opportunity to get back into this one.11:07 – Wow, what a save! Binnington just robs Nordstrom with a sprawling stop. The rookie netminder has been incredible tonight and he may have just completely shut the door on Boston.The save heard around St. Louis. #StanleyCup pic.twitter.com/Od9Y3TxihI— #StanleyCup Game 7 on NBC (@NHLonNBCSports) June 13, 20198:35 – GOAL Schenn hits a one-timer low and the Blues have one hand on the Cup. Blues 3, Bruins 0.BRAYDEN SCHENN HAS MADE IT 3-0!!!! #stlblues #WeAllBleedBlue pic.twitter.com/5E9mmD4xON— St. Louis Blues (@StLouisBlues) June 13, 20196:35 – The few Blues fans in the arena can easily be heard now. 5:00 – It feels inevitable as the clock continues to tick down.4:38 – 🚨 GOAL 🚨 Sanford finishes from a great Perron feed and it’s academic at this point. Blues 4, Bruins 0.SANFORD!!!!! 4-0!!!!!!! #stlblues #weallbleedblue pic.twitter.com/PQDC2ACIdA— St. Louis Blues (@StLouisBlues) June 13, 20193:57 – Rask leaves the net for the extra Bruins attacker, but it’s a hail mary at this point. read more