Governor Wolf Highlights Plan to Help Lycoming County with Flood Protection

first_img March 01, 2019 Governor Wolf Highlights Plan to Help Lycoming County with Flood Protection Infrastructure,  Press Release,  Restore Pennsylvania Williamsport, PA – Governor Tom Wolf was joined by state and local leaders in Lycoming County to highlight the need for additional funding to assist Pennsylvania’s communities with storm preparedness and disaster recovery.“Pennsylvania’s communities are struggling to fund massive flood control projects that are critical for keeping residents safe,” said Governor Wolf. “Restore Pennsylvania will provide funding to help towns and cities upgrade flood walls and levees, replace high-hazard dams, and conduct stream restoration and maintenance to help protect our communities.”To achieve these goals, Governor Wolf announced a bold infrastructure initiative, Restore Pennsylvania, funded by the monetization of a commonsense severance tax. Restore Pennsylvania will invest $4.5 billion over the next four years in significant, high-impact projects throughout the commonwealth to help catapult Pennsylvania ahead of every state in the country in terms of technology, development, and infrastructure.Encompassing new and expanded programs to address five priority infrastructure areas including High Speed Internet Access, Storm Preparedness and Disaster Recovery, Downstream Manufacturing, Business Development, and Energy Infrastructure, Demolition, Revitalization, and Renewal, and Transportation Capital Projects, Restore Pennsylvania projects will be driven by local input about local needs. Projects identified by local stakeholders will be evaluated through a competitive process to ensure that high priority, high impact projects are funded and needs across Pennsylvania are met.In Williamsport, the governor outlined how Restore Pennsylvania could help Lycoming County with flood prevention and disaster recovery. Lycoming County is current facing a levee rehabilitation and recertification project that is expected to cost more than $16 million. The levee currently protects more than 6,000 properties.“Our local communities protected by the second largest levee system in the state have recognized the importance of adopting a regional approach to address the levee recertification process,” said Randy Allison, Williamsport City Council Vice President. “To that end we are grateful for the support and advocacy from our county commissioners, our state legislative team led by Senator Gene Yaw and from Governor Wolf with today’s visit and proposed infrastructure initiative.”“Through the process of updating the Greater Williamsport Alliance Comprehensive Plan we learned the enormous economic impact if we did not all work together and find a solution for the levee,” said Jack McKernan, Chairman Lycoming County Board of Commissioners. “This will require many partners, municipal, county, state, and federal.”Storm Preparedness and Disaster RecoveryCritical Flood Control InfrastructureRestore Pennsylvania will provide funding for flood prevention that will protect against severe weather and save homes and businesses in flood prone areas across the state. 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.Helping Families RebuildRestore Pennsylvania 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.View the full Restore Pennsylvania plan here.center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Syracuse men’s lacrosse opponent preview: What to know about No. 11 Duke

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ No. 6 Syracuse (5-1, 1-0 Atlantic Coast) returns to the Carrier Dome Saturday after a two-game road stretch to host ACC foe Duke at 1:30 p.m. The last time SU took the field, the Orange took home an overtime victory against longtime rival Johns Hopkins. It was SU’s fifth straight one-goal game.Here’s everything you need to know about the matchup against the No. 11 Blue Devils (7-2), who have won five straight.All-time series: SU leads, 10-6Last time they played: In the 2016 ACC championship game, Syracuse got revenge against Duke after losing in Week 7 of the same year. Syracuse jumped out first before the two teams went back and forth for the first and most of the second quarter. At the end of the third, Syracuse held onto an 8-7 lead. In the fourth, Syracuse scored to go up two with under seven remaining and didn’t look back. The Orange finished on a 5-0 run to take home the ACC championship, 14-8.Syracuse was led by Tim Barber (four goals), while Derek DeJoe, Dylan Donahue, Nick Mariano and Sergio Salcido all had a pair of goals in the win. Salcido added four assists in what would become his breakout All-American season.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Blue Devils report: The Duke attack is led by Justin Guterding who had SU’s number last year and was Duke’s No. 1 scorer. This year, he leads the team in points, pouring in 25 goals with 21 assists in nine games.“The game comes to left handers,” Duke head coach John Danowski said. “He’s become more of a dodger than he was in the past.”Alongside Guterding on attack is freshman attack Joey Manown (14 goals). Midfielders Jack Bruckner (21 goals) and Brad Smith (10 goals) can find the back of the net as well. All three players have 20-plus points to their names this season. Duke’s offense ranks No. 9 in the country.Daily Orange File PhotoFOGO Kyle Rowe returns for Duke. He took nearly every faceoff last year, putting together a 64-percent success rate at the X. Last season in two games against Syracuse, Rowe won the faceoff battle with Ben Williams, going 29-of-56. Overall, Duke ranks a mere 34th in faceoffs this year.Defensively, Duke returns senior Brian Dunne, junior Greg Pelton and sophomore Cade Van Raaphorst. Ethan Powley started all 19 games on close defense last year, but has since become a long-stick midfielder. Duke has started freshman JT Giles-Harris, going to Pelton off the bench and Powley at LSM. The Blue Devils’ defense is dominant, No. 7 in the NCAA in defense, allowing only 7.56 goals per game. Even with limiting opposing defenses to less than eight goals a game, the team struggles in causing turnovers (tied 47th).Overall, Duke ranks second in man-up offense, ninth in assists per game and fifth in scoring margin. The offense works the ball around and takes its time before taking a shot on goal. Published on March 24, 2017 at 1:06 pm Contact Charlie: csdistur@syr.edu | @charliedisturcocenter_img How Duke beats Syracuse: Duke will enter the Carrier Dome on a five-game win streak. In all but one game in that span, Duke has struck first. If Duke wants to defeat Syracuse, its offense has to take advantage of the inexperience that occasionally slips through on the Orange defense. Guterding is a huge threat and if the focus is on the junior attack, Bruckner can make SU pay.If Duke can jump out to an early lead, Syracuse’s offense will have to step up. Over the past two weeks, SU has not scored in double digits. Inconsistency looms from time to time. SU could pull out another strong win with good performances by Jordan Evans, Nick Mariano, Sergio Salcido and Brendan Bomberry.“It’s (Syracuse’s) balance on offense,” Danowski said. “They have so many weapons on a particular day (that) can make plays.”Statistics to know:  46 — Number of points Justin Guterding has through nine games, more than Mariano (22) and Salcido (20) combined56 — Duke’s man-up percentage, good for second in the nationDaily Orange File Photo5 — Unanswered goals for Syracuse against Duke to pull away in the 2016 ACC championship377 — Duke head coach John Danowski has 377 wins, the all-time NCAA Division I recordPlayer to watch: Justin Guterding, attack, No. 14The New York native has started every single game since coming to Duke in 2015. He won ACC Rookie of the Year and earned All-ACC honors, becoming the fastest Blue Devil to 100 career points. Each year he has led the team in goals. The Blue Devils offense runs through the junior, who has 25 points and 21 assists to his name. Last season, he had four goals in two games against the Orange. Scott Firman will have to be at his best Saturday, similar to his performance against star attack Shack Stanwick (one point) last week. Commentslast_img read more