Binghamton planning board gives the green light for Number 5 redevelopment

first_imgPritchard says the project will cost more than $6 million and is expected to break ground this spring. Following months of planning, property developers got approved to eventually turn the Number 5 restaurant and parcel of land into a brand new development. Pritchard says it won’t be a traditional convenience store and that they are trying to get a couple of banks to agree to being a part of the development. “We’re not just shutting the doors to Number 5,” said McCoy. “It’ll ultimately close at probably the end of May. We don’t really know yet.” BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — Number 5 has been sitting at 33 S. Washington St. for more than 40 years and, as of Monday evening, it is set to see a big change. Meanwhile, owner of Number 5, Jim McCoy says he’s looking forward to change and that his restaurant is not closing right away.center_img McCoy added that he is merging Number 5 with his other restaurant, Lampy’s, in Endicott and calling it “McCoy’s Chop House.” He says the menu will be an overall combination of the two restaurants. “People can expect a Number 5 commons. That’s what our goal is, so that people can come and have multiple functions to go to, whether it’s the bank, the convenience store, places they can utilize,” said Pritchard. Property developer, Brett Pritchard, says it will be a Mirabito gas station and convenience store in the main parking lot area with retail in the Number 5 building as well as the former La Tazza coffee shop, which was damaged from the 2011 flood. After asking about the latest updates on the project planned from the previous meeting, Binghamton Planning Commission approved the resolution to turn the restaurant into a convenience store, gas station, and retail development.last_img read more

Fight for ice time only improves Badgers

first_imgAaron Bendickson scored twice Friday night against Alaska Anchorage. They were his first two goals of the season.[/media-credit]The WCHA may be one of the most competitive college hockey conferences in the country, but during the week, the Wisconsin men’s hockey team experiences that level of competitiveness inside its very own locker room.It’s the daily battles among teammates that go a long way in determining who will face-off against those conference foes.Before head coach Mike Eaves prepares for the weekend’s opponent, he must set his own lineup — something that’s been made increasingly difficult due to the depth on his hockey team.Eaves continually takes advantage of the options he has, and as a result, UW’s fourth line has had a number of different players take the ice in recent weeks.“Without question our depth has been one of our strengths all season,” Eaves said. “The guys that haven’t played up to our expectations thus far we’ve been able to put other guys in because the competition every day in practice is at such a high level.”Cracking the UW lineup has proven to be no easy task. Regular contributors like John Mitchell and Patrick Johnson have been removed when they failed to meet the coaches’ standards, and Johnson is well aware that his spot on the bench is by no means guaranteed.“There is a little bit of added pressure because you have to perform otherwise you’re not going to be in the lineup,” Johnson said. “It keeps you focused and on top of your game all the time, because if you’re not, someone will step in and replace you.”Johnson responded well this past weekend, notching his first goal of the season while adding an assist playing on the fourth line. But according to Eaves, the Madison native is now bringing much more to the table than goal-scoring ability, and that is keeping him in the lineup.“That was the Patrick Johnson that we need to see all of the time,” Eaves said. “He gave us energy, he was a leader on the bench and in the locker room. It’s nice to see him play good hockey again.”But Johnson wasn’t the only fourth-liner who made an impact this past weekend.Aaron Bendickson, a senior forward who has established himself as the fourth center, ended the weekend with two goals to his name. But while Bendickson has started all 10 games for UW, it’s the wingers to his left and right that regularly change.Fortunately for UW coaching staff, that’s not something that phases Bendickson.“It’s not too big of a change for me,” Bendickson said. “I’ve gotten to know a lot of the guys on the team pretty well, so it’s not a big deal and I can adapt to it.”So what does Eaves expect from the fourth line that displayed such a strong performance this time around?“Just what you saw this past weekend,” he said. “Every time they came on the ice they gave us energy, and they chipped in offensively. We don’t ask them to carry the weight offensively, but they chipped in and did their job to almost perfection.”Wednesday, Eaves and his staff will determine the lineup for the upcoming series with St. Cloud, but after a solid performance against Alaska Anchorage, it will be difficult for the head coach to make any significant changes. Each player will need to make his case in practice to earn playing time on this talented roster.“We have to make a decision tomorrow about who is going with us on the road trip,” Eaves said. “Guys are playing for that position. We sat down with every young lad here and we talked about what they need to continue to do to get back in the lineup.”One of those players looking to get back in the lineup is Podge Turnbull, a junior who has seen action in six games this season. Turnbull is working tirelessly to get himself back in the mix, and according to the junior forward, it is his work ethic during practice that he hopes will makes the difference.“Everybody feels a little pressure to get into the lineup,” Turnbull said. “We’re really deep and every day you’ve got to come to work. I always come to the rink ready to compete.”Turnbull works to refine his game and steadily improve during the week of practice, and despite the limited playing time, he and the rest of the Badgers fighting for a spot on that last line know they play an important role on this team.“When, you know, you’re sitting out, it can be tough to get over, but for the good of the team you have got to come out even harder,” Turnbull said. “It’s your job to make sure everyone is ready to go even if you’re not in the lineup.”last_img read more

Florida Sets Another COVID-19 Daily Record in Just Three Days

first_imgAfter recording 2,581 COVID-19 cases on Saturday, the highest number of positive cases recorded in the state over 24 hours, Florida broke the record again on Tuesday morning. Tuesday: 2,783Monday: 1,758Sunday: 2,016Saturday: 2,581Friday: 1,902Thursday: 1,698Wednesday: 1,371June 9: 1,096 The state reported another 2,783 cases of COVID-19 today, which now becomes the highest number of new cases confirmed in a single day. Since last week Tuesday, there have been over 1000 new confirmed cases every day: Florida is now up to over 80,000 cases and 2,993 COVID-19 deaths, according to the latest numbers released by the health department.center_img The main message from the mayors was to keep following safety guidelines, such as wearing masks and social distancing. “We’re not going back to closing our economy because numbers inch up over a couple days,” said Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez. “What we’re going to continue to do is to strictly enforce the rules.” In the meantime, concerns are growing as to whether or not local leaders will reinstate the stay-at-home orders. Mayor of Miami-Dade Carlos Gimenez says that although he is aware of the sudden spike in numbers, he has no plans to announce a reimplementation of the orders.last_img read more

Sinclair and company help Guyana to opening round win

first_imgCWI Regional U-19 3-Day…An all-round exhibition of cricket by defending 3-Day champs Guyana saw them secure a stylish 10-wicket win over Leewards in the opening round of the 2018 Cricket West Indies (CWI) Regional U-19 tournament.Kevin SinclairResuming on 58 for 2, Guyana were lifted to 229 all out in their first innings at Arnos Vale Stadium, with Kevin Sinclair top-scoring with 51. Opener Sachin Singh chipped in with 49 while skipper Bhaskar Yadram struck 35 and Javid Karim, 30.Singh and Yadram extended their overnight third-wicket stand to 51 before being separated, to give Guyana a solid start to the day. Singh faced 97 deliveries and struck three fours and two sixes while Yadram belted five fours and a six in his 45-ball innings.Once the partnership was broken, Sinclair arrived to control the innings for Guyana, putting on 32 for the fourth wicket with Singh before adding a further 48 for the fifth with fellow Berbician Kevelon Anderson (17).Sinclair faced 68 balls in nearly 1-1/2 hours at the crease and struck five fours and a six. New-ball bowler Javin Spencer finished with five for 70 while Zawandi White took three for 16.Trailing by 113 runs, the Leewards reached the close on 22 without loss facing a deficit of 91 after making 116 all out batting first. Sinclair first snapped up 4-19 while left-arm spinner Kelvin Umrao grabbed 3-28 to keep Leewards at bay.Their second innings was also a nightmare after Windies youth spinner Ashmead Nedd terrorised the order with returns of 6-30 with Umrao and Sinclair again amongst the wickets with two each, as the Leewards fell for 114.At Sion Hill, Kadeem Alleyne made a half-century as Barbados had the better of the exchanges on a rain-shortened day. Alleyne, unbeaten on 35 overnight, made 54 to get his side from 175 for five at the start to 223 all out in their first innings.He faced 74 deliveries and counted three fours and a six among his runs, but Barbados lost their last five wickets for 20 runs as left-arm spinner Raewin Senior picked up seven for 58.In Jamaica’s reply, leg-spinner Camarie Boyce claimed three for 15 to limit the side to 61 for four – still 162 runs adrift of a first innings lead.There was no play at Park Hill in the contest between Trinidad and Tobago and Windward Islands owing to a water-logged outfield.last_img read more

Olympian Anju Bobby George resigns as Kerala Sports Council President

first_imgFollowing a spat with Kerala Sports Minister EP Jayarajan, Olympian Anju Bobby George today resigned as the president of Kerala State Sports Council. Eleven other members of the administrative board including Arjuna awardees Tom Joseph and Preeja Sreedharan also resigned today.”It is not wise to continue in this position when faced with such allegations. So I and other members of the board resign,” Anju announced to the media here.ANJU’S ALLEGATIONOn June 9, Anju had alleged that Minister EP Jayarajan had threatened her and accused her of corruption during her tenure with the Sports Council. “I had gone to meet him on a courtesy call. Instead of speaking about what we have done and what we plan to do, he said we were aligned to the previous government,” said the Olympic long jump athlete.”Sports is above any party or religion,” said Anju.Both, the Sports Minister and Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan had denied the allegations. After her resignation, EP Jayarajan said, “we did not ask her to resign. She wanted to resign, she resigned. Very happy. Media brought out the corruption in the Sports Council. May be she could not answer them that’s why she resigned.”Responding to allegations that her brother Ajith Marcose was appointed in the council due to her influence, Anju said “we do not have the authority to make appointments. We only act on government orders. He is a certified coach. Files can be checked to see his eligibility. I think his only ineligibility is that he is the brother of the Sports Council president.”advertisementAnju had written an open letter to the Sports Minister on June 11 requesting a probe into the corruption allegations not just during her tenure but the last ten years.last_img read more