Gov. Wolf Stresses Need for Impactful Investments in Commonwealth Communities

first_imgGov. Wolf Stresses Need for Impactful Investments in Commonwealth Communities September 26, 2019 Press Release,  Restore Pennsylvania Greenville, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today visited Greenville Borough, Mercer County, for a walking tour to learn how recurring flooding in the borough and neighboring West Salem Township is affecting the area and to discuss how his Restore Pennsylvania plan can help alleviate this ongoing problem for the many homes and properties.“Municipalities across the commonwealth have endured devasting destruction and high costs due to flooding. Unfortunately, many of these municipalities are being turned away for help from the federal government and the state does not have a funding mechanism to assist,” said Gov. Wolf. “Just saying, ‘I’m sorry this happened to you’ isn’t good enough. We need funding for flood prevention that will protect homes and businesses and flood-prone areas across the state. We need Restore Pennsylvania.”During the walking tour, borough and township officials detailed the flash flooding the region endured and how clean-up and reconstruction costs are a huge financial burden in the small communities.“The flood damage that occurred in June caused significant damage to our municipal streets that equates to roughly 10 percent of the borough’s operating budget,” said Jason Urey, Greensville Borough Manager. “The borough has struggled financially to address the damage caused by the storms.”Restore Pennsylvania will provide funding to help towns and cities prepare for flooding and severe weather, upgrade flood walls and levees, replace high-hazard dams, and conduct stream restoration and maintenance. It also will establish a disaster relief trust fund to assist individuals who suffer losses that are not compensated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency or other programs.“If we want Pennsylvania to be a great place to live and work, we need to make investments in our communities,” Gov. Wolf said. “That’s why I’m proposing Restore Pennsylvania because it will help communities of all sizes across the state tackle major, much-needed infrastructure projects.”Later today, Gov. Wolf will visit downtown Monongahela, a historic community positively impacted by strong community partners. The governor will meet with local officials and celebrate the city’s 250th birthday.center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

No. 6 Syracuse can’t complete comeback in 3-2 overtime loss against No. 7 North Carolina

first_imgDown a goal, Syracuse pushed its offense, hunting for an equalizer. The Orange earned a penalty corner as time expired. If North Carolina cleared the ball, the game would end.But the first two corners ended in penalties, re-upping the Orange’s chances for a game-tying goal. On the third attempt, junior back Roos Weers said, SU changed its plan of attack and finally broke through. Syracuse forced overtime on a game-tying goal.Immediately in seven-on-seven overtime, UNC pressed Syracuse. A minute and 26 seconds into overtime, the Tar Heels’ Eva van’t Hoog found the back of the cage, silencing the crowd and giving No. 7 North Carolina (8-2, 2-1 Atlantic Coast) a 3-2 win over No. 6 Syracuse (8-2, 1-2) on Saturday at J.S Coyne Stadium. Despite rebounding from its worst offensive half of the season to tie, SU couldn’t complete the comeback.“We didn’t really come out with that energy or that hype,” senior midfielder Erin Gillingham said.SU head coach Ange Bradley was made unavailable to comment on the team’s loss.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse tallied only one shot in the first half for the first time since its loss to Connecticut in the 2016 NCAA tournament. The Tar Heels only had four of its own but with no time left in the first half, UNC lined up for a penalty corner. The insertion went to Ashley Hoffman, UNC’s shot leader. Assuming Hoffman would take the shot, SU’s defense flooded to her. Sensing pressure, Hoffman flung the ball back to the inserter, Gab Major, for an easy tap-in.SU came out aggressive in the second half, but again, it was UNC being “clinical,” Weers said. Fifteen minutes into the second frame, van’t Hoog netted her first score of the game from the left side of the arc.SU began to change its attack in response to the two-goal deficit, as Bradley had Lies Lagerweij push up the sideline and attack. Several times, Lagerweij played all the way to arc but couldn’t finish her drives.Lagerweij was made unavailable to comment on the team’s loss.With just over 15 minutes left, Weers ripped a long hit to Elaine Carey behind the UNC defense. Despite relentless pursuit from Hoffman, Carey spun back and slid the ball softly behind goalkeeper Marissa Hendry.The Orange then failed to convert on six penalty corners and only had a handful of shots outside of set pieces. Even when the ball did make it into the arc, Hendry blocked away each Syracuse chance.With 12.9 seconds on the clock, after a video review, SU was awarded a penalty corner. The clock was run to zero before the attempt, but the game would not end until the ball was cleared. After two failed attempts, Syracuse broke through.Rather than Carey pushing the ball to the top of the arc, she hit it harder, giving Lagerweij a new angle to hit from. The senior shuffled to her left a bit and cocked back, unleashing a blast into the back of the net.“We played a different corner than before,” Weers said. “We didn’t go straight from the top.”But before Syracuse couldn’t follow up its back-to-back goals, it was van’t Hoog that put an end to an Orange comeback. Comments Published on September 23, 2017 at 4:23 pm Contact Andrew: [email protected] | @A_E_Grahamcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more