Dredging projects in Ocean City are removing sediment in the channels. By MADDY VITALEDredging projects are underway in Ocean City to remove sediment from lagoons and channels along the bayfront and provide clear waterways for boaters, marinas and property owners.Back in October during a town hall meeting, Mayor Jay Gillian explained that a five-year, $20 million dredging program is about improving quality of life. “When you put up all that money, it shows people that we’re serious,” the mayor said in an interview during a break from the meeting. “We’re going to keep on looking at our options.”This past week, Eric Rosina, project manager for ACT Engineers, the city’s dredging consultant, said, “Dredging progress continues throughout the city.”Rosina pointed out that the dredging contractor has worked in several areas, including Bluefish Lagoon, Glen Cove, Snug Harbor, Seventh Street and the Bayside Center. “Post-dredge surveys are being conducted to confirm required dredge volumes have been achieved,” Rosina said.The Bayside Center overlooks one of the waterways that will be dredged.Ocean City Public Information Officer Doug Bergen said the most recent bay dredging operation will be between the Bayside Center and North Point Lagoon.Dredging equipment was set up in North Point Lagoon last week, but the work has not begun yet. Bergen said he does not have exact start dates from the contractor.During the October town hall meeting, a list of dredging projects was provided to the public.In addition to Bayside Center and North Point Lagoon, there will be other areas in the north end of town dredged in this series of projects, including the Waterfront Park and Marina at Second Street.In the central part of the city, dredging will be done at the entrances to Snug Harbor, Glen Cove and Sunny Harbor. The entrance and midway in South Harbor, the bay end of Seventh Street and Bluefish Lagoon will also be dredged.The mayor and City Council have pledged to complete projects to clear out the sediment-choked channels. The city has been working in partnership with the state and federal governments for millions of dollars in grant money to help offset the cost of dredging and flood-mitigation projects. The dredging program has benefited from more than $8 million in grants.To view Ocean City’s presentations on dredging projects and flood control: www.ocnj.us/capital-projects-bay/Dock owners and marina owners will see clearer waterways for boating.
By Greg Aregoni LUXEMBURG, Wis. – The annual Memorial Weekend Trailer Race of Destruction is upon us. This Friday, May 23, Trailer Race participants will take to the track at the end of the show at Luxemburg Speedway to put on a party for the fans.Racing gets underway at 7 p.m. Manitowoc Motor Machining and Miller Beer will sponsor the show. IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars will be in the spotlight as the winner will get a cool $750 paycheck. This event will be draw/redraw with a $10 entry fee for the Stock Cars only. IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and Street Stocks will also be competing. “We know how much fans love both the Trailer Race and the IMCA Stock Car division. The Stock Cars have always put on a great show and will do the same this week,” promised promoter Gene Mathu. “We figured this would be a great way to kick off Memorial Weekend.” This Friday at 6:45 p.m. we will have a tribute to our veterans along with the raising of the United States of America flag on our new flag pole.Go to www.luxemburgspeedway.com for all of the details on the 2014 season at Luxemburg.
Comments Published on April 26, 2012 at 12:00 pm Contact Josh: [email protected] Justin Moore filled Syracuse’s schedule with tough competition this season. Eight of its opponents are currently in Top-20 or have received votes in the CRCA/US Rowing Coaches poll.Senior coxswain Allison Todd believes the challenging slate has made a difference thus far, saying the Orange is now capable of putting together a dominant and complete performance.The schedule also serves as a reminder SU can’t take any opponent lightly.‘At this point Justin has always told us you take everyone seriously,’ Todd said. ‘You race as if everyone’s fast. The other crews are fast but the thing is, even though they’re not ranked, they’re still going to put up a fight.’Moore’s strategy tested the Orange during the season and prepared his rowers for postseason racing, which starts when Syracuse heads to Indianapolis on Saturday for the Big East Double Dual regatta at Eagle Creek Reservoir. The Orange will face a competitive field that includes Iowa, Notre Dame, Rutgers and West Virginia. No. 15 Notre Dame is the only ranked crew in the event. But the oarswomen do not want to take any of their opponents lightly.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textNotre Dame is also the eight-time defending Big East Champion. This season, the Fighting Irish have defeated No. 19 Clemson, while losing to No. 4 Ohio State by seven seconds. Two weeks ago, Notre Dame, who boasts one of the best varsity four boats in the country, lost to No. 2 Virginia by less than seven seconds.‘We’ve heard very good things,’ freshman Anna Kaszycki said. ‘We’ve heard that they’re very fast. I think it’s exciting and gives us a good opportunity to see where we’re at and where we need to be.’Syracuse has a talented group ready for the challenge Notre Dame poses. The Orange’s varsity four boat – coxed by junior Kristina Herb and comprised of Ashley Marsh, Laura Adams, Amy Ludovici and Morgan DiValerio – currently ranks fourth among Mid-Atlantic schools.Notre Dame and Syracuse will surely be the favorites, but Iowa and West Virginia will row closely behind. On March 17 in South Carolina, the SU varsity eight crew finished only one second ahead of Iowa and cruised to a 14-second victory against the Hawkeyes’ varsity four.‘Since we first raced them [Iowa] in Clemson we’ve made a lot of progress,’ freshman Emma Basher said. ‘I think it will be good to go up against them again and see how we compare and hopefully we beat them by more this time.’West Virginia’s season-best time in the varsity eight this season is 6:42.72, which is actually better than Syracuse’s 6:47.4. Syracuse also faced Rutgers on March 31 at Onondaga Lake, defeating the Scarlet Knights in a varsity eight head-to-head consolation match.SU will use this weekend to hone its skills for the Big East Championship, which takes place from May 12-13 in Mercer, N.J., where Notre Dame will once again be the Orange’s toughest competition.But the Orange will be ready regardless of its opponent this weekend. Basher said the team has continued to improve at practice this week, and that the previous experience against top-ranked teams like Dartmouth prepared the team for the postseason race.With the stakes a little higher, Todd wants to see SU turn that experience into a successful weekend in the conference regatta.‘We’ve had pieces of the races that have been successful, and last weekends I think we put it all together,’ Todd said. ‘Hopefully this weekend we’ll have the same results.’[email protected] Facebook Twitter Google+