Northport Sewage Plant Gets $1.5M for Upgrade

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Northport Harbor should see less red tide after the village sewage treatment plant completes its upgrade (Daniel Barcelona)Northport village has received a $1.5 million grant to fund federally mandated upgrades to its 83-year-old sewage treatment plant that has been blamed for causing red tide in Northport and Centerport harbors.Local lawmakers and environmentalists touted the New York State funding that will go toward an estimated $10-million renovation project that the Environmental Protection Agency has required be completed by 2014, although it is unclear if Suffolk County will fund the rest.“Our water quality has been a significant issue in Northport, and upgrading our sewer treatment facility is a big piece of the puzzle,” Suffolk County Legis. Dr. William Spencer (D-Centerport) said Thursday during a news conference at Huntington Town Hall.Officials hope that the village will qualify for Suffolk County sewage infrastructure funding to complete the project, which comes as the county has been working to hook up more communities to sewage systems and Nassau County has been working on emergency repairs to the Bay Park Sewage Treatment Plant, which failed during Sandy, flooding nearby waterways with sewage.“There is no greater responsibility of government then protecting the health and safety of the community,” said Adrienne Esposito, executive director of the Farmingdale-based Citizens Campaign for the Environment, noting that more than $150 million worth of projects applied for the county funding, which means not all work will be selected.“Let’s face it,” Esposito said, “the bays and harbors are at the heart of the Huntington and Northport communities, and they are also a part of the economy of those communities, so their restoration is critical to our quality of life.”The village sewage plant, built in 1930, still has some of the original infrastructure. The money will go toward nitrogen filters, which will reduce the amount of nitrogen that feed dangerous algal blooms behind the red tides in the harbors.The reoccurring problem of red tide has forced the town to close beaches, clam beds and has drastically taken a toll on fishing season because of contaminants in the fish poses a threat to the health of consumers.last_img read more

Calvin Coolidge Elementary teacher creates ‘privacy portal’ for students

first_imgBINGHAMTON (WBNG) — One Calvin Coolidge Elementary teacher delivered a gift to her students to help with remote learning. Bogart says she wanted to deliver the boards so she could see her students face to face. “It’s very good for me because sometimes I forget what I am going to do,” Pellow said.  After making the board, Bogart had the idea to create a board for each student in her fourth grade class. Bogart created 12 privacy boards and delivered each one to her students. Even with this new way of learning, Bogart says everything she does is for her students. Each board has the student’s name, a calendar, a map of the United States and even a to-do list. Something Bogart’s student Mollie Pellow says is her favorite part Bogart created a DonorsChoose to help get supplies for each board. “It was one of the best times of my life, just to see those kids and their smiles,” Bogart said. After seeing a post on Facebook, Ann Marie Bogart, 4th grade teacher,-created a tri-fold privacy portal for her daughter to use for remote learning. Pellow says remote learning hasn’t been easy but she’s enjoying learning because… “She makes it fun because we can do a lot of activities if we get our work done early,” Pellow said.  Bogart also mentioned she created calming kits for her students to use in class. “I thought, you know, it actually would be really nice if all of my students had this area that they could kind of set up at home if they wanted to,” Bogart said.  “I just want them to have a safe experience, a fun experience,” Bogart said. “I want them to be as successful as they can be, even with COVID.” last_img read more

Alan Shearer names the one Manchester United player Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has failed to improve

first_img Comment Alexis Sanchez is yet to show his best form at Old Trafford (Picture: Getty)‘From the moment Rashford scored that free-kick three minutes into Solskjaer’s first game at Cardiff, the confidence has been flowing back.‘It just takes that one goal and for something to change.’Shearer has also paid tribute to Solskjaer for saving Pogba’s career at the Theatre of Dreams.French World Cup winner Pogba wanted to leave the Red Devils during Mourinho’s reign but has played a central role in United’s turnaround in the last two months.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesHe added: ‘Solskjaer has come in and spotted something with Pogba and he has completely changed his mood and form.‘I know it is simple to tell him to get further forward or play the ball forward instead of sideways but it will have made him feel important again.‘And you are now seeing a completely different person and a completely different player.’Manchester United welcome PSG to Old Trafford on Tuesday evening for the first leg of their last-16 Champions League clash.MORE: Mesut Ozil could get Unai Emery sacked, says Arsenal legend Ray Parlour Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterMonday 11 Feb 2019 5:14 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link833Shares Alan Shearer names the one Manchester United player Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has failed to improve Manchester United caretaker boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (Picture: Getty)Alan Shearer says Alexis Sanchez is the one Manchester United player Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has failed to improve.Norway legend Solskjaer took over at Old Trafford in December after Jose Mourinho was axed as manager.Manchester United have since won ten of their 11 matches in all competitions, moving into the top four of the Premier League.Players like Paul Pogba, Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford look revitalised under the caretaker boss but Shearer says Sanchez is still stagnating.ADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityChile international Sanchez joined Manchester United from Arsenal in January 2018 in a swap deal with Henrikh Mkhitaryan.Premier League legend Shearer told The Sun: ‘The impact he has had has been amazing. It’s like a big dark cloud has been lifted.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘If it had been just one player underperforming under Mourinho, he [Pogba] would have been sold.‘But almost all of the United team were and, aside from Alexis Sanchez, Solskjaer has improved every player’s performance by at least 20 per cent. Advertisementlast_img read more