Service Fully Restored on Long Island Rail Road

first_imgCrews had been working since Saturday’s blizzard to have the railroad fully operational by the beginning of the week.Rail yards were buried in two feet of snow and tracks were blanketed in mounds of white stuff due to the powerful Nor’easter that rolled in on Saturday. On Sunday, officials said they were hoping to have full service restored by Monday morning. But five branches remained closed Monday and only one other line was restored in time for riders to head back to the Island for the evening commute.Nowakowski said thousands of railroad employees had been working to clear snow and repair damaged equipment.“I thank them all for a job well done fighting a snowstorm that hit us harder than expected,” Nowakowski said.The delays Nowakowski had warned riders about materialized early Tuesday morning. There were scattered delays of up to 10 minutes due to ongoing effects from the storm, the LIRR said.About an hour later, however, service was running on or close to schedule. Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Relief finally came to Long Island Rail Road riders Tuesday as the railroad returned to full service following a headache-filled commute a day earlier.All LIRR branches were fully restored in time for Tuesday morning’s commute, railroad officials said. The restoration of service comes one day after riders were forced to deal with cancellations, delays, and packed trains following this weekend’s blizzard.“We expect to have all segments of all branches operating Tuesday morning, but customers should allow extra travel time and check for the potential for weather-related delays before traveling,” LIRR President Patrick Nowakowski said in a statement.last_img read more

Syracuse Athletics hires 2 new administrative members

first_img Published on November 18, 2016 at 7:06 pm Contact Matthew: [email protected] | @MatthewGut21 Syracuse Athletics hired this week two members to its senior leadership team. Chris Fuller will join the staff as deputy athletics director of external operations and Kristen Jones Kolod will join as deputy athletics director and chief financial officer.Fuller will help manage marketing athletics tickets sales, communications and the Orange Club, SU’s primary fundraising arm. Jones Kolod will oversee SU Athletics’ financials, acting as the athletic department’s liaison with the university’s budget office.Fuller worked at Tennessee for 12 years, holding positions in sales, marketing and external operations. Since 2009, he has served as senior associate athletics director for external operations. Jones Kolod has served as SU’s executive director of budget and administrative operations in the Division of Enrollment and Student Experience, which formed this summer as a combination of the Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management.Fuller and Jones Kolod join Director of Athletics John Wildhack’s staff. Wildhack was hired in July after Mark Coyle stepped down from the director of athletics position. Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

DOUBLE FOR DONEGAL – ALL-IRELAND GLORY FOR INISHOWEN OSCAR TRAYNOR TEAM AND U13 SCHOOLBOYS SIDE

first_imgSOCCER: Donegal have clinched an incredible All-Ireland double with the Inishowen Oscar Traynor representative side and Donegal U13 schoolboys side winning their respective national titles.Inishowen defeated Limerick 2-1 in a closely fought encounter to ensure they won the Oscar Traynor competition for the first time ever. Goals from Stephen and Kieran McDaid ensured Inishowen would clinch an historic All-Ireland success.Kevin McHugh’s Donegal Schoolboys side avenged their 2014 All-Ireland final defeat to Waterford on penalties by overcoming the same opponents earlier this afternoon.The Donegal side won the All-Ireland courtesy of a superb goal from Finian O’Donnell to win 1-0.Incredibly, McHugh’s side have never been beaten competitively in two years. They won the Foyle Cup in June and were undefeated throughout the entire defeat and didn’t lose a match last year until Waterford eventually overcame McHugh’s young charges on penalties.Well done to the players, management and all the staff associated with both sides on a fantastic achievement for Donegal soccer.  DOUBLE FOR DONEGAL – ALL-IRELAND GLORY FOR INISHOWEN OSCAR TRAYNOR TEAM AND U13 SCHOOLBOYS SIDE was last modified: May 24th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalGAAInishowennewsOscar TraynorSFAIsoccerSportlast_img read more