Crash shuts down parts of Route 17C in Waverly

first_imgTraffic is being diverted at State Route 282 in Nichols onto State Route 17 westbound to Exit 61 in Waverly. All State Route 17C eastbound traffic is being diverted to State Route 17 eastbound to State Route 82 in Nichols. According to 511NY, both lanes of traffic are blocked between Heath and Ellis Creek Roads. A witness told 12 News a car crashed into the back of a dump truck. The crash occurred just before 2:00 p.m. Wednesday. WAVERLY (WBNG) — Emergency crews and the New York State Department of Transportation are on the scene of a serious crash on State Route 17C near Waverly.center_img 12 News has a crew on the way to the crash. This is a developing story. Stay with 12 News for more information.last_img read more

Carl Keith Crider

first_imgCarl Keith Crider, 84, of Aurora, Indiana, passed away Wednesday, October 12, 2016 in Aurora, IN.Keith was born August, 24, 1932 in Aurora, IN, son of the late Carl C. Crider and Jenny Whiteford Crider.He served his Country as a member of the United States Army during the Korean Conflict.He began his truck driving career at age 16, and later drove for the family business, Crider Moving and Storage for many years. He traveled many miles in his truck driving days.Keith was the oldest member of the Aurora Eagles, Moose and American Legion.Surviving are siblings, Erma Jean Schuman of Cincinnati. OH, David Crider and Michael (Charity) Crider both of Aurora, IN, as well as several nieces and nephews.He was preceded in death by his parents, and his wife, Madge Coleman Crider.Friends will be received Saturday, October 15, 2016, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm at the Rullman Hunger Funeral Home, Aurora, Indiana.Services will be held at the Funeral Home, at 1:00 pm with Pastor Charles Hill and Pastor Michael Welch officiating.Interment will follow in the River View Cemetery, Aurora, Indiana 47001. Military graveside services will be conducted by members of local Veterans Service Organizations.Contributions may be made to River View Cemetery Association. If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.comlast_img read more

The Life of Domestic Servants in Freehold

first_imgAfrican-American domestic servants worked in many 20th century Monmouth County homes. Around 1900, Thomas Laws (left) was brought from Virginia by Capt. George Bailey to work in the Bailey family’s Brielle home, as shown in this drawing by Bailey’s son. Laws and his family settled in the area.Photo courtesy Jackie Morgan-Stackhouse FREEHOLD – On Thursday, Dec. 19 at the Monmouth County Historical Association, the cultural impact of domestic servants working in Freehold during the 20th century will be the subject of a talk by Walter Greason, Ph.D, chair of the educational leadership department at Monmouth University. Greason is the author of six books, lectures frequently here and abroad, and is the founding president of Red Bank’s T. Thomas Fortune Foundation. He recently spoke with us about his research. Drawing from themes in his 2010 book, “The Path to Freedom, Black Families in New Jersey,” as well as his personal family history in Freehold, the distinguished scholar will explore the lives and contributions of “the brave families of New Jersey who made a difference in their communities and across the country.” Was being a domestic servant a career choice or was it a matter of economic survival? Where did most of Monmouth County’s domestic servants come from? Were they local people or migrants from other parts of the country? This wasn’t a direct result of slavery, but domestic service jobs in places like Freehold were better than sharecropping in the southern states. At the people had no capacity for time, it was thought these other kinds of labor. By Rick Geffken How common was it for domestic servants to work in Monmouth County households during the 20th century?center_img Was domestic service an option for minorities only? If so, was it a legacy of enslavement? Family survival. Before 1930, African-American men worked as stage coach drivers, chauffeurs and train porters. In Freehold, they did yard work, sometimes walking 25 miles in a day from house to house. Did any domestic servants in Freehold or other local towns succeed in other pursuits? Prior to the Great Migration (1916 through the 1960s) from the rural south to northern states, many African Americans worked their way up and down the coast following crop harvests in New Jersey and into New England. Eventually, after they moved here permanently, African Americans contributed to the growth of cities like Long Branch and Asbury Park where they supported the tourist industry. Many did, as did their descendants. My mother’s family came from New Bern, North Carolina to Freehold in 1923. They helped build the African-American community in the borough. Very common. My review of early 20th century census records revealed that 75 percent of the African-American women in Monmouth County were employed as domestic servants – laundresses, maids, cooks, the kinds of jobs associated with housework today. These women were hired at very low rates of pay, around $2 to $3 per week in the 1920s. They often worked for multiple households. The event will take place at the MCHA’s headquarters, 70 Court St., Freehold, beginning at 6 p.m. Tickets for the lecture are $5. Visitors can combine a visit to the MCHA Museum and admission to the lecture for $20. Details and ticket reservations (recommended) can be found at or by calling the MCHA at 732-462-1466.last_img read more

Hawks end Leafs season with 4-3 come-from-behind win in Game six of Murdoch semi final

first_img“There were a lot of calls that seem to go against us,” Maida added. “I had no idea why some of the calls were made which really hurt us.”The avalanche began early for the Leafs as Connor Brown-Maloski tipped home a point shot past Beesley to start the comeback.Ryan Edwards on the power play cut the margin before the Hawks tied the game up setting the stage for Calvin to pot the winner.“Once we got that lucky one . . . we just needed one to get through and once that happened it was a momentum swing in our favour,” Jones explained.Nelson had a chance to tie the game late in the third when the Hawks took a pair of penalties giving the Leafs a two-man advantage.However, the 5-on-3 looked more like a 1-on-3 as, instead of moving the puck and setting up the power play, individuals tried to win the game on their own and the Leafs failed to mount any pressure on Beaver Valley netminder Zach Perehuoff.“I thought we had a real good season,” said Maida when asked what he liked about the 2012-13 campaign.“We just ran into some bumps we just couldn’t overcome.”“I thought we had a real good playoff . . . we just had some calls that seemed to go against us through the series that we couldn’t overcome,” Maida added.The Hawks get an extra day to rest up before travelling to the Sunflower City Monday for Game one of the Murdoch Division Final against the Castlegar Rebels.Jones said that extra day of rest will definitely come in handy at this stage of the season.“I’ve been around long enough to know it was huge to put Nelson away (in Game six),” Jones said. “If you have to go to seven, number one you never know what’s going to happen, and number two, the winner of the seven-game series is fodder for the team waiting.”BLUELINES: In the final two games of the series, Beaver Valley rallied from 3-1 and 3-0 deficits. . . .Leaf defenceman Blake Arcuri got back into the line for Nelson Friday as Nelson attempted to overcome injuries to key defencemen. . . .The game attracted more than 500 fans, again for the third time of the series for Nelson. The Nelson Leafs hockey season came to a crashing end shortly after 10 p.m. local time Friday.That’s when a goal by Dallas Calvin capped a four-goal explosion to power the Hawks to a 4-3 come-from-behind Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory at the NDCC Arena.Beaver Valley wins the best-of-seven Murdoch Division Semi Final 4-2.Not only did the Hawks rally from a three-goal deficit Friday but after falling behind 2-1 to the Leafs, Beaver Valley won three straight to take the series in six games.“We just talked about getting the momentum back,” Beaver Valley skipper Terry Jones said from the winner’s bench after the game.“We just needed one shot to go in and be physical and get pucks down deep,” Jones added.“And when we got that first one it seemed to relax the guys because we were really fighting the puck in the first two periods.”Down a game in the series, the Leafs did everything right early.Head coach Frank Maida looked like a genius starting Marcus Beesley in place of Brett Soles in the Leaf nets.The rest of the Leafs responded by scoring twice in the opening frame — Dallon Stoddart and Colton Schell — to take a 2-0 lead.Schell’s marker came on the power play.J.J. Beitel, with his third point of the game, added another power play goal and the Leafs were on their way to forcing a game seven.However, penalty problems by the Green and White in the second  —  Beaver Valley had two 5-on-3 manpower advantages — swayed the momentum to the Hawks.In the third the Leafs just couldn’t put two passes together, forwards were forced out of position and the defence played the puck like it was a hand-grenade.And the penalties just kept on being called on the Leafs.“It was a tough game for us to play,” a dejected Leaf coach Frank Maida said after the game.last_img read more


first_imgD’AMATO RUNS 1-2 AS LONGSHOT SIDEPOCKET RUN COMPLETES EXACTA IN GOLDEN STATE SERIES FIXTURE FOR OLDER FILLIES & MARES  BRED OR SIRED IN CALIFORNIA ARCADIA, Calif. (May 23, 2015)–Nick Alexander’s homebred Sunday Rules kept her perfect record intact with a facile three length win in Saturday’s $150,000 Spring Fever Stakes, as she covered six furlongs in gate to wire fashion under Tyler Baze in 1:08.93. (The Spring Fever was the first of five Golden State Series races run Saturday at Santa Anita for horses bred or sired in California).Conditioned by Phil D’Amato, the 4-year-old California-bred daughter of Tribal Rule now has five wins from as many starts. Heavily favored at 1-5 in a field of six older fillies and mares, she paid $2.60, $2.20 and $2.10. With the winner’s share of $90,000, she increased her earnings to $314, 880.“Nice filly,” said an emphatic Baze. “She runs with her head a little low but…she’s not real fast that first jump out of the gate, but after that she’s a monster. She’s a train really, she just goes. Those first strides, she just needs to get her feet up under her but then she’s really just a train.”Pressed early by Tribal Gal, Sunday Rules carved out fractions of 21.60, 44.11 and 56.13.“That was like two wins,” said D’Amato, whose longshot Sidepocket Run was up to take second by a nose, thus enabling the trainer to run 1-2. “Sunday Rules couldn’t be doing any better right now. I just think it’s a combination of getting over her little baby issues and now, hopefully, I’ll be able to map out a nice campaign for the future. She’ll definitely stay sprinting.”Alexander, who’s homebred Grazen is based at Tommy Town Thoroughbreds and is currently one of California’s top stallions, is a longtime breeder/owner in California who is best known locally as the owner of Nick Alexander (automotive) Imports in Los Angeles, whose advertising catch phrase is “Nick Can’t Say No.”“We are blessed to have horses as we do in Santa Ynez and to be able to race them here at Santa Anita,” said Alexander. “What a pleasant surprise she’s been. She’s very plain looking and you’d never pick her out of a group of horses in a pasture. The way she runs with her neck low…Nothing bothers her. There is a graded stakes in in Florida this coming July that we might take a look at.”Off at 35-1, Sidepocket Run, who was ridden by Tiago Pereira, paid $13.60 and $4.40.Ridden by Rafael Bejarano, Tribal Gal finished third, 1 ¾ lengths in front of Meinertzhageni. Off at 6-1, Tribal Gal paid $3.40 to show.–30–last_img read more

10 months agoAdama Traore tells Wolves fans: I can go quicker

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Adama Traore tells Wolves fans: I can go quickerby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWolves winger Adama Traore insists fans are yet to see him in top gear.Adama is so fast that Olympic sprinting champion Darren Campbell – a consultant during Traore’s spell at Middlesbrough – once advised him to slow down, and who is now regularly clocked at 22mph at Wolves. “I’ve always been quick, ever since I was little,” Traore says, having just scorched the earth at Wolves’ Compton training ground. “People are thinking I am running so fast on the pitch, but I think it’s slow. I am deliberately holding back and I could be even quicker.”At Middlesbrough, Darren told me that I didn’t need to run at 100 per cent as I didn’t realise how fast I was. I can beat players at 70 per cent and this will then give me time to think about what to do next.”I want to get people on the edge of their seats, get past players, try to show my skills and pace.” last_img read more

Debate Begins on Building Bill

first_img The Minister pointed out that Sections 30 to 32 of the Disaster Risk Management Act are specially connected to the Building Bill as they define, give ministerial powers and make provisions for the creation of ‘specially vulnerable areas, which are the no-build zones. In his remarks, Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Hon. Desmond McKenzie, who piloted the Bill, said it not only creates and maintains standards for construction, and the maintenance of physical structures across the country, but it is also a comprehensive approach to the development of the built environment in the country and the promotion of sustainable development. Debate on the Building Bill, which seeks to establish a modern legislative framework that will serve to reduce the vulnerability of Jamaica’s built environment and ensure public safety, began in the House of Representatives yesterday (June 6).In his remarks, Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Hon. Desmond McKenzie, who piloted the Bill, said it not only creates and maintains standards for construction, and the maintenance of physical structures across the country, but it is also a comprehensive approach to the development of the built environment in the country and the promotion of sustainable development.He noted that this approach is significant for what it prevents and also for what it facilitates.The Minister said that one of the most important restrictions in the Bill is that of adverse possession, otherwise known as squatting, which continues to be a grave problem facing the country.“While the issue surrounding squatting has been extensively discussed, the ongoing challenge for residents and for the Government of the day is significant. There is the continuous threat of injury and death through flooding and land slippage that accompanies the squatting in low and high areas, respectively,” Mr. McKenzie said.He added that aligned to these issues are the social and capital losses, noting that provisions of the Bill will help to reduce and prevent squatting in Jamaica and to make the urban and rural spaces much safer.The Minister said the Bill should be seen as a critical companion to other legislation, such as the Disaster Risk Management Act, the Local Governance Act and the Local Government Financing and Financial Management Act.“The Building Bill emphasises the importance of local government to national order and development by, among other things, vesting local authorities with regulatory powers within their jurisdictions. It also gives them the discretion to seek public- and private-sector expertise, to ensure that internationally recognised engineering standards and practices govern all construction practices,” he explained.He said the connection between the management of construction activities and the prevention of land use in designated areas, which are generally called ‘no-build zones’, is very clear.“These are areas where the vulnerability to floods or earthquakes, or other such high-risk disasters, is so great that mitigation efforts are either impractical or impossible. Such areas must be abandoned, if currently occupied; banned from use, if unoccupied; or be subjected to highly restricted uses,” he emphasised.The Minister pointed out that Sections 30 to 32 of the Disaster Risk Management Act are specially connected to the Building Bill as they define, give ministerial powers and make provisions for the creation of ‘specially vulnerable areas, which are the no-build zones.He said that a number of agencies, including the National Environment and Planning Agency, the National Works Agency, and the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management have, over time, been mapping vulnerable communities and areas across the island.This, he said, is critical to the identification of no-build zones, and to their designation as ‘specially vulnerable areas’.“Regulations are presently being developed to give practical effect to Part Seven of the Disaster Risk Management Act, which is devoted to specially vulnerable areas. This, aligned with the Building Bill, will help to substantially close the circle of enforcement and compliance that is needed,” the Minister noted.“We must be proactive and protect and preserve public and private infrastructure, rather than suffer physical and economic losses, as we respond to weather systems year after year,” he added.The legislation will also streamline the permit application system to eliminate unnecessary referrals and expedite responses; facilitate the introduction of special express services; and ensure the rights of persons with disabilities regarding accessibility, safety and user-friendliness.It also provides for the establishment of the National Building Code, and identifies the Bureau of Standards Jamaica as the agency that will set the acceptable local and international standards for construction.In addition, the legislation establishes that the municipal corporations are to be the local building authorities and will be responsible for inspecting, certifying and taking the actions necessary to approve new structures, change existing buildings, or destroy dangerous structures. Story Highlights Debate on the Building Bill, which seeks to establish a modern legislative framework that will serve to reduce the vulnerability of Jamaica’s built environment and ensure public safety, began in the House of Representatives yesterday (June 6).last_img read more

Kahnawake immersion schools future at stake – launches online fundraiser

first_imgDanielle Rochette APTN National NewsKarihwanoron means ‘precious words’ in Mohawk.It’s also the name of a unique school in Kahnawake.A school that is struggling to stay [email protected]last_img

They just ripped them out of  my hands A mother shares her

first_imgInFocusOn the second edition of a three-part series about child and family services (CFS) on InFocus, Host Melissa Ridgen talks with parents who found themselves targets of CFS agencies and how they beat. or continue to fight they system.Stacy Owl lost her five children two years ago on the word of a tipster whom she had never met.A woman had called CFS accusing Owl of being a “crackhead” and running a meth lab.Owl and her family were moving from Alberta to Ontario and stopped a in a motel near the First Nation where Owl grew up.Police and CFS workers swooped in the next day and seized the kids on the basis of what the tipster told authorities back in Alberta.So began her family’s nightmare“They just ripped them out of my hands,” Owl said. “So I’m crying and they’re telling me it’s because I’m withdrawing from drugs.“You’re ripping my babies out of my arms and telling me nothing.”Owl immediately went to a hospital for drug tests which the agency brushed off and said they’d do their own in due time.For three months her kids were in care while she had to prove she doesn’t use crack and doesn’t have a meth lab.“All this time, they’re drilling me about their personal baby stories, making a file for all of them.” Owl said. “I asked them why are they asking all these personal questions when those are my memories and my babies’ memories to keep, not for anybody else to share. They said, ‘oh just in case they get adopted out.’“I asked why are you adopting my kids?”When she finally got them back after the allegations were deemed baseless, the agency gave her $1,500 in gift cards.She said she felt it was hush money to leave and tell no one about the ordeal.She asked for records of the file and has been denied.APTN Investigates reporter Kevin Nepitabo dug into the apprehension rates in Saskatchewan.70 per cent of kids apprehended in that province are identified as Indigenous.Nepitabo wanted to find out how this affects the children and the parents, and why indigenous families are most targeted by the CFS industry..“I new the basics of CFS,” Nepitabo said. “I knew children were being apprehended by CFS but I didn’t know the horror stories behind it. Like going out there and hearing parents talk about their children being apprehended, that was very hard to do.You don’t realize how much emotional impact is has on the parents and especially the child. It was very hard to hear this stuff, and I still think about it.“There is a lot of work that needs to be done in fixing it,” he said. “From all the stories I heard it seems like its a broken system. One example would be, there was a 22 month old boy who passed away in care. When CFS went to inform his mother of the boy’s death, of course she would be hysterical. And I guess she broke down, fell on the ground crying and they told her to get up or they are going to have to call the police.“So this is how people are being treated in the system.”You can watch Kevin Nepitabo’s investigates story Apprehended, on Friday Feb. 1, on APTN.Here’s a link to a preview: Apprehendedlast_img read more