Tuesday news – This Tuesday http://thistuesday.org/ Sun, 08 May 2022 04:09:07 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://thistuesday.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/profile-120x120.png Tuesday news – This Tuesday http://thistuesday.org/ 32 32 Mazey: “Compete on every ground” | Tuesday News https://thistuesday.org/mazey-compete-on-every-ground-tuesday-news/ Tue, 12 Apr 2022 04:00:00 +0000 https://thistuesday.org/mazey-compete-on-every-ground-tuesday-news/ MORGANTOWN — When the Big 12 released their 2022 preseason baseball poll, West Virginia found itself predicted to finish eighth in the 10-team conference, which now looks like one of those headlines. from Chicago Tribute “Dewey Beats Truman”. See, as we all woke up Sunday and Monday morning, the climbers were firmly entrenched at the […]]]>

MORGANTOWN — When the Big 12 released their 2022 preseason baseball poll, West Virginia found itself predicted to finish eighth in the 10-team conference, which now looks like one of those headlines. from Chicago Tribute “Dewey Beats Truman”.

See, as we all woke up Sunday and Monday morning, the climbers were firmly entrenched at the top of the leaderboard.

Admittedly, it was early, but two series into the season they had won two of three at TCU and followed that up by sweeping Baylor at Mon County Ballpark.

Don’t doubt, WVU was well aware of what was going on.

“It’s always fun to prove people wrong,” pitcher Ben Hampton said after improving to 5-2 with a Saturday win over Baylor.

Coach Randy Mazey admits he wasn’t happy with his team’s preseason placement. Somehow he felt like Rodney Dangerfield, getting no respect, so much so that he now starts cracking jokes like Dangerfield.

“To be honest, I was really upset when that poll came out and we were picked eighth,” he said. “I really wish they had picked us ninth because when you do that it gives you all the motivation to play. We’ve used that to our advantage in recent years.

“It makes you play with a chip on your shoulder. That’s how we like to play. It challenged our pride a bit and when you challenge the pride of a group of kids who work as hard as our kids , then that’s what you get.”

Admittedly, it’s too early to take it seriously, especially with Oklahoma State due to come to My County Ballpark this weekend with a 23-9, 7-2 record in the Big 12, but what people better start taking seriously is how WVU got to the point where it’s 20-10 and 5-1.

Mountaineers are not one-trick ponies.

They steal bases, but also hit home runs. They throw well and complement it with solid defense. They find ways to win games and when there are no more ways to find, they invent new ways.

They won on home runs and walkouts.

They robbed the house.

The top of their batting order delivers one day, the bottom another day.

If Victor Scott doesn’t steal four bases in a game or steal a few more base hits from the opposition with spectacular catches, Austin Davis homers and makes a rally-killing defensive play or JJ Wetherholt has four hits or Hampton is ramping up a jewel mound.

And when Hampton pitches well, it means the defense is playing well.

“The defense has been amazing all year,” Hampton said after Baylor’s win when Scott and Davis came to his rescue. “I didn’t quite have the speed or location that I normally have. The defense made some amazing plays down the middle – AD cutting that ball was a big moment. We made some big double plays in situations that could have changed the game.”

“It doesn’t happen by chance, though. There is cause and effect at work.

“We play defense the day Ben throws because of the way Ben throws. He throws fast, infielders stay boxed in, outfielders stay boxed in, there are no long innings on defense. The long innings make it difficult to play on defense. He throws a lot of shots, so you have to play defense for him,” Mazey said.

It becomes a “whatever it takes” kind of thing. Take the Baylor win in which Austin Davis got a bunt base hit that landed on the pitcher’s head.

An accident? Luck?

Not on your life.

“It was a big AD play, sending the ball over the pitcher’s head. A lot of people think it was an accident, but it’s a play he’s playing,” said Mazey. “We’re going into a tight game late and our guys feel like they can win it every time.”

That’s because they’re always a bloop or a blast, a clutch hit or a stolen base away from lighting the fuse on a winning rally or a pitch stop or dive away from defusing a such rally of an opponent.

Take the pressure they put on opponents on base paths, already topping 100 steals with 102 to rank third in the nation, Scott tied for fourth with 25 and Davis tied for 14th on 19 steals from 22 tries .

It makes WVU offensive baseball look like Bob Huggins’ basketball team that won games in the “Press Virginia” days.

“It’s just happening,” Scott said. “You have to thank everyone for that. Without everyone it wouldn’t be possible. We have a lot of guys who are super fast so we have to keep going.”

And this speed also works in defense.

“I like the phrase ‘defense wins the game,'” Scott said. “You still have the offense, but it helps to have a few fighters flying around.”

Will it last? Who knows?

“It’s hard to win a streak in this league. Winning any streak in this league at any time is hard to do. To do it the first two weekends is really good,” Mazey said. “As soon as you get overconfident in this league, it kicks you in the stomach.”

So. they’ll just keep scratching it as they go, one at a time.

“If you’re trying to win tomorrow’s game to win the Big 12 championship, it’s never going to work,” Mazey said. “But you have to try to win the first pitch of the game. As long as you compete on every pitch of the game, I think we have a pretty good team.

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COLUMN: Cinderella dropped her shoe in the transfer gate | Tuesday News https://thistuesday.org/column-cinderella-dropped-her-shoe-in-the-transfer-gate-tuesday-news/ Tue, 22 Mar 2022 04:00:00 +0000 https://thistuesday.org/column-cinderella-dropped-her-shoe-in-the-transfer-gate-tuesday-news/ MORGANTOWN — The other day, just before the start of the NCAA men’s basketball championship, I found myself deep in conversation at the Boston Beanery in Morgantown with my friend Michael Spevock from Fairmont. It would be nice to tell you that we were talking about Tolstoy, politics, the latest Wordle challenge, vintage cars or […]]]>

MORGANTOWN — The other day, just before the start of the NCAA men’s basketball championship, I found myself deep in conversation at the Boston Beanery in Morgantown with my friend Michael Spevock from Fairmont.

It would be nice to tell you that we were talking about Tolstoy, politics, the latest Wordle challenge, vintage cars or rare books, but as usual around these rooms in mid-March the conversation was about the NCAA tournament , which was set to be contested this year without West Virginia’s presence other than Bob Huggins’ adventure in TV commentary.

“I have your title for tomorrow,” Spevock said. “‘No more Cinderellas.'”

The reference, of course, was to the expected effect the transfer portal and NIL would have on the competitive nature of college sports and how unrestricted transfers and the NIL pot of gold at the end of the rainbow transfer heaven offered in larger and wealthier schools would change the balance of power.

By now, if you are a regular reader, you will understand that I have watched the comings and goings of Mountaineer sports teams and have been convinced that controls should be applied to both the portal and NIL, otherwise we would see the rich getting richer the poor. fuck off.

Then they kicked the ball and March Madness began.

Quickly, it became apparent that St. Peter’s had three ugly sisters-in-law.

This year’s first two rounds, which brought the tournament into the Sweet 16, which will be played this coming weekend, showed little change in the power structure.

In fact, if anything, it’s more competitive than it’s ever been.

As we enter the Sweet 16, three of the four No. 1 seeds remain in the tournament, with No. 1 seed Baylor being voted out in the second round. By the way, it wasn’t a Cinderella team leaving Baylor in the dust, having fallen to a very hot team from North Carolina who might just be a legitimate title contender.

But in seven wins by the No. 1 seeds, three of them were seven points or less, with No. 1 seed Gonzaga having to call on everything she had to claim a four-point win. points over Memphis and Arizona being lucky to survive a spirited, upset bid by the Big 12’s TCU, 75-70, in a game much closer than the final score.

OK, the top five seeds dominated, going 31-17 in the tournament. But once they knocked the teams completely out of the tournament in the first round, the second round produced a 9-7 record from those Top 5 seeds, nine of the 20 Top 5 teams have already been eliminated.

If anything, the first weekend seemed to indicate that, at least in basketball, Cinderella is still alive and well.

St. Peter’s, of course, captured the nation’s imagination just as so many little-known little schools had over the years, but this 15th seed simply exploded onto the scene beating not only a No. 2 seed, but one of the Top 5 programs in NCAA history – Kentucky.

He also offered a clue that despite the transfer portal, there is hope for anyone in basketball as he stunned the Wildcats despite the College Basketball Player of the Year Game of the year, Oscar Tshiebwe, who snuck out of WVU through the portal to reach his potential in Kentucky.

The victory brought back memories of so many other impossible upsets that made March Madness America’s athletic No. 1 spectacular: Richmond’s No. 15 toppled Syracuse in 1991; Loyola-Marymount crushing defending national champion and No. 3 seed Michigan, 149-115 in 1990; 15th seed Florida Gulf Coast stunning No. 2 Georgia Tech, 78-68. In 2018 and the grandfather upset them all, with the 16th seed UMBC beating top-seeded Virginia 74-54.

Strokes of luck? Not really. Consider this.

George Mason’s 86-84 is in that group, upset by No. 1 UConn as the No. 11 seed in 2006.

It was 16 years ago, a year ago when George Mason also beat Michigan State’s No. 6, North Carolina’s No. 3 and Wichita State’s No. stun Georgia Tech to reach the Final Four.

Their coach? Jim Larranaga, who has now turned No. 10 Miami into a giant killer by upsetting both No. 7 LSU and No. 2 Auburn.

One thing is certain, No. 10 Miami or No. 11 Iowa State will reach the Elite Eight and it’s the poster kids who say the transfer portal can be the best method for a quick turnaround in basketball. -ball.

Miami lost five players on the transfer portal after a 10-win season in 2021, but Larranaga, 71, simply recharged with the transfer of DePaul Charlie Moore and Jordan Miller, transferred from the coach’s old school to George Mason joining a classy talented rookie recruit to build an NCAA team.

All of this may signal that things at WVU aren’t as bad as one might think, at least in basketball, where the influence of one or two transfers can turn a losing team into a winning team into a flash.

WVU, of course, has been devastated over the past two years by transfers, players turning pro or graduating, but Bob Huggins is committed to fixing it and making better use of the portal.

This year’s tournament shows that conclusively through Miami and the Iowa State team, a team that won just two games last year, none in Big 12 play, and moved on. to the Sweet 16 as the No. 11 seed with upsets of No. 3 Wisconsin and No. 6 LSU.

How did Iowa State engineer its turnaround after losing its top three scorers on this team to two wins?

New coach TJ Otzelberger brought six transfers such as top scorer Izaiah Brockington, his two spark plugs to Aljaz Kunc and Gabe Kalscheur.

Chosen last in the Big 12 pre-season coaches poll, they show defense and heart all the way to the Sweet 16.

Basketball is more sensitive to the comings and goings of the transfer gate in that a player can have much more impact than a player on a football team. This is true due to the lesser number of players on the field and on the roster and that a football player can influence attack or defense while a basketball player can influence both.

In basketball, the road to quick destruction or rebuilding through the portal is far greater than it is in football, although when you get hit in football like WVU has been with defections massive, it can be just as devastating and more difficult to remedy.

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Twin Cities teachers set to begin strike Tuesday https://thistuesday.org/twin-cities-teachers-set-to-begin-strike-tuesday/ Mon, 07 Mar 2022 08:00:00 +0000 https://thistuesday.org/twin-cities-teachers-set-to-begin-strike-tuesday/ The Lexington hosts a Makers of Minnesota cocktail partyLater this month, you can partake in what’s being called Minnesota’s Ultimate Cocktail Party. 3 hours ago Comments: have you done your taxes yet?A few days before the deadline, around 80 million people are still waiting to do their taxes. 3 hours ago A taste of Argentina […]]]>

The Lexington hosts a Makers of Minnesota cocktail partyLater this month, you can partake in what’s being called Minnesota’s Ultimate Cocktail Party.

Comments: have you done your taxes yet?A few days before the deadline, around 80 million people are still waiting to do their taxes.

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6:00 p.m. weather reportIt will be dark for the next few days, with temperatures below average.

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COLUMN: An unthinkable transition | Tuesday News https://thistuesday.org/column-an-unthinkable-transition-tuesday-news/ Tue, 01 Mar 2022 08:00:00 +0000 https://thistuesday.org/column-an-unthinkable-transition-tuesday-news/ MORGANTOWN — The other day, despite the downward spiral his West Virginia basketball team finds itself in with 12 losses in 13 games, coach Bob Huggins praised the freshmen he has on his list. “They’re going to be good,” he said. “I mean, in some cases they can be better on the ground than some […]]]>

MORGANTOWN — The other day, despite the downward spiral his West Virginia basketball team finds itself in with 12 losses in 13 games, coach Bob Huggins praised the freshmen he has on his list.

“They’re going to be good,” he said. “I mean, in some cases they can be better on the ground than some of the older guys at some things. It’s all about experience and you can’t gain experience if you don’t get time and apparently it’s harder to win if you give someone who has no experience too much time .

“We try to do the best we can with this. We have a hell of a freshman class. I think these two guys (Seth Wilson and Kobe Johnson) are very good. I think James (Okonkwo) is going to really shock some people. And Jamal (King) really shoots the ball and he has length for a perimeter guy.

“They have the rest of this year and the whole summer to continue to improve. I think they are a good start to solving this problem.

But that leads to perhaps the most interesting question of all as this season from hell draws to a close for West Virginia and it’s a question far more encompassing than just recruiting mountaineers.

It’s about the whole structure of the sport, a structure that has been twisted and twisted completely by the rule changes that have taken an amateur sport and turned it into a professional one and now offers players such freedom that they got easier to get out of playing for a school than playing there.

That was a question posed to Bob Huggins at his press conference before WVU meets Oklahoma at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Norman on ESPN2.

The question goes to the heart of the matter.

Why recruit freshmen? Wouldn’t you rather get their final year of eligibility than their first?

“Our freshmen that we have in our program right now are going to be really good players. They’re starting to get some playing time. At least two of the four, and probably all four, are going to see a lot of time the next year,” Huggins said, adding, “I mean like Taz Sherman minutes.

Why bother grooming them? Why not just take experienced transfers with maybe one or two prized freshmen you can get?

“I think it’s better for college basketball. I think it’s better for our fan base. I’m not sure our fan base would identify with us toppling the roster year after year,” Huggins said. “It’s important to me that our team represents the state and the people of West Virginia.”

But will they all come back? Will they stay next year as they are pulled from all angles – NBA, other schools, better NIL opportunities, closer to home. Are you developing freshmen to play elsewhere?

Huggins may be there, up to a point. That’s when you stop winning, like his team did this year. Winning allows everything else to be forgiven. You look at Baylor, Texas at this school and at this school and see how many transfers are at the top of their lists.

Huggins understands that it’s not that quaint game of its day where players come to a school and stay there. It is now a minor league for the NBA and within it the lower levels of schools are now becoming a minor league to nurture big school talent.

Think, if you dare, what WVU would have looked like this year with Oscar Tshiebwe, Derek Culver and Miles McBride still on the roster. All were recruited in first year, none are here now.

Huggins remembers recruiting McBride from Cincinnati Moeller. He was sure it would be a long-term signing.

“Nobody recruited Deuce McBride. Who would expect him to leave after his sophomore year? Nobody. Not his mom and dad. Nobody,” Huggins said.

His first year was a learning year, then a big year last year, then one more…but he left the table early.

“So you don’t have four, you have three. It’s a lot easier when you have veterans who know what to do because they’ve been doing it for so many years,” Huggins said. “I mean, that was our strength for how many years. We had guys who knew what they were doing and were good; guys who could go man-to-man at 1-3-1. We could play at the drop point.

“We could run a myriad of offensive sets because they knew what they were doing. Now we have some guys there right now meeting.

He thinks of Jevon Carter and Daxter Miles, Joe Mazzulla and Darris Nichols, guys who played four years and seemed to like being on the team.

Today, although a few years later, everything has changed. McBride was a freshman understudy, Culver suspended his first half, Konate an offensive responsibility his freshman year and Tshiebwe … what can you say about his act as he tried to become the player he became at Kentucky.

Lost days and lost nights.

Who did it work better for, WVU who recruited him out of high school or Kentucky, who took him in when he was on the brink of greatness but unsure if he would achieve it at WVU ?

That’s not Huggins’ problem. It’s a problem for the sport itself, and not just for this sport, but for college sports which are becoming something that I’m not sure the public really and certainly wants something they does not deserve.

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The Day – Preston to drop mask mandate in City offices on Tuesday https://thistuesday.org/the-day-preston-to-drop-mask-mandate-in-city-offices-on-tuesday/ Mon, 28 Feb 2022 08:00:00 +0000 https://thistuesday.org/the-day-preston-to-drop-mask-mandate-in-city-offices-on-tuesday/ Preston – The city will drop its mask mandate for municipal offices from Tuesday, but the Board of Selectmen recommends that people continue to wear face masks to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Elected officials voted Thursday to make mask-wearing optional in city offices, based on the Board of Education’s recent action to make mask-wearing […]]]>

Preston – The city will drop its mask mandate for municipal offices from Tuesday, but the Board of Selectmen recommends that people continue to wear face masks to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Elected officials voted Thursday to make mask-wearing optional in city offices, based on the Board of Education’s recent action to make mask-wearing optional in schools and on school buses and new directives from Governor Ned Lamont, the Department of Public and State Health. Uncas Health District.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new guidelines on Friday that also dropped mask-wearing recommendations indoors and in schools for areas designated as having community COVID infection rates. -19 low or moderate. New London County has been designated as a low infection rate region.

“As in the past, mask mandates may be reinstated as necessary based on changing COVID circumstances as well as executive orders and/or direction from the governor, state department of health, and health district of Uncas,” the announcement on the city’s website reads. “We hope that people will remain vigilant in this mask recommendation and all other safety protocols such as social distancing, hand washing, use of sanitizers and disinfectants, etc., as well as vaccinations and reminders as an eligibility permit.

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Fantasy Basketball Week 19: Ben Simmons’ return date highlights Tuesday’s news and here’s what to know https://thistuesday.org/fantasy-basketball-week-19-ben-simmons-return-date-highlights-tuesdays-news-and-heres-what-to-know/ Tue, 22 Feb 2022 08:00:00 +0000 https://thistuesday.org/fantasy-basketball-week-19-ben-simmons-return-date-highlights-tuesdays-news-and-heres-what-to-know/ Chris Paul’s thumb injury was the biggest news in fantasy basketball during All-Star Weekend, but there’s still more to note before the season resumes on Thursday. Several teams have provided updates on players who have seen little to no action in 2022. Their activity going forward could make them impactful options for fantasy managers looking […]]]>
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Chris Paul’s thumb injury was the biggest news in fantasy basketball during All-Star Weekend, but there’s still more to note before the season resumes on Thursday. Several teams have provided updates on players who have seen little to no action in 2022. Their activity going forward could make them impactful options for fantasy managers looking to bolster their rosters. Here are three work follow-up situations at the end of February and March.

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Simmons hasn’t played in just under a year, but Brooklyn is ready to let him go in March. The striker’s target return date is March 8, and he will miss six games if he doesn’t have a setback. Simmons could return from his long layoff against the Hornets. He is posting career averages of 17.4 points, 9.4 rebounds and 9.6 assists per game against Charlotte. The eighth-placed Nets could use his talents to stop their slide and stay in the playoff bracket, so he could be a valuable fantasy asset soon enough.

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Green looked like Defensive Player of the Year when healthy, but lingering calf and back injuries kept him out for a month and a half. The Warriors forward is reportedly targeting a mid-March return, but it wouldn’t be surprising if his ideal return date was moved. Fantasy managers running Jonathan Kuminga and Otto Porter Jr. should rest easy until Green takes to the court and resumes basketball activities.

Orlando’s Forgotten Young Core

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The Magic provided updates on two promising players looking to return from major injuries on Monday. Markelle Fultz and Jonathan Isaac are aiming to return to action in March. Big changes could be on the horizon for Orlando’s rotation. Fultz hasn’t played since tearing his ACL in 2020 and was averaging career highs in points (12.9) and assists (5.4) per game before suffering the injury eight games later. his second season with the Magic. Isaac is also recovering from a torn ACL and hasn’t played since appearing in the 2019-20 playoff bubble. Cole Anthony, Jalen Suggs and Mo Bamba could be more complete if either player takes on a big role this year.

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Mekhi Speed ​​to Appear in Court Tuesday News, Sports, Weather, Traffic and the Best of Minnesota and the Twin Cities of Minneapolis-St. Paul. https://thistuesday.org/mekhi-speed-%e2%80%8b%e2%80%8bto-appear-in-court-tuesday-news-sports-weather-traffic-and-the-best-of-minnesota-and-the-twin-cities-of-minneapolis-st-paul/ Tue, 15 Feb 2022 08:00:00 +0000 https://thistuesday.org/mekhi-speed-%e2%80%8b%e2%80%8bto-appear-in-court-tuesday-news-sports-weather-traffic-and-the-best-of-minnesota-and-the-twin-cities-of-minneapolis-st-paul/ RUNAWAY DOG: Soldiers help rescue puppy from I-94 in St. PaulIn this footage from MnDOT traffic cameras, a dog on his evening walk was escorted by police down one of St. Paul’s busiest roads Thursday night. 32 minutes ago 5:00 p.m. weather reportA few snowflakes and high winds are heading into Minnesota on Friday. 6 […]]]>

RUNAWAY DOG: Soldiers help rescue puppy from I-94 in St. PaulIn this footage from MnDOT traffic cameras, a dog on his evening walk was escorted by police down one of St. Paul’s busiest roads Thursday night.

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Mekhi Speed ​​Appears in Court Tuesday News, Sports, Weather, Traffic and the Best of Minnesota and the Twin Cities of Minneapolis-St. Paul. https://thistuesday.org/mekhi-speed-%e2%80%8b%e2%80%8bappears-in-court-tuesday-news-sports-weather-traffic-and-the-best-of-minnesota-and-the-twin-cities-of-minneapolis-st-paul/ Tue, 15 Feb 2022 08:00:00 +0000 https://thistuesday.org/mekhi-speed-%e2%80%8b%e2%80%8bappears-in-court-tuesday-news-sports-weather-traffic-and-the-best-of-minnesota-and-the-twin-cities-of-minneapolis-st-paul/ WCCO Digital Headlines: Afternoon of March 23, 2022Frank Vascellaro shares the latest headlines and updates. 11 minutes ago Extended maintenance: Couple deliver baby off I-94 in WoodburyValuable cargo travels on Interstate 94 every day. But on Sunday night, a couple from New Richmond, Wisconsin delivered something special. Watch a long interview with the couple. 58 […]]]>

WCCO Digital Headlines: Afternoon of March 23, 2022Frank Vascellaro shares the latest headlines and updates.

Extended maintenance: Couple deliver baby off I-94 in WoodburyValuable cargo travels on Interstate 94 every day. But on Sunday night, a couple from New Richmond, Wisconsin delivered something special. Watch a long interview with the couple.

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The Day – Preston to resume review of controversial motorhome park on Tuesday https://thistuesday.org/the-day-preston-to-resume-review-of-controversial-motorhome-park-on-tuesday/ Sun, 13 Feb 2022 08:00:00 +0000 https://thistuesday.org/the-day-preston-to-resume-review-of-controversial-motorhome-park-on-tuesday/ Preston – City agencies will this week resume their review of a controversial luxury motorhome park on 65 acres of land owned by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe at the junction of Routes 2 and 164 and abutting Avery Pond. Maryland-based Blue Water Development Corp. offered the RV park and campground as Blue Camp CT LLC, […]]]>

Preston – City agencies will this week resume their review of a controversial luxury motorhome park on 65 acres of land owned by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe at the junction of Routes 2 and 164 and abutting Avery Pond.

Maryland-based Blue Water Development Corp. offered the RV park and campground as Blue Camp CT LLC, on three rental parcels in the Mashantuckets. The plan includes approximately 300 campsites, a visitor center, three bathhouses, a swimming pool, wading pool, playground, volleyball, tennis, squash and bocce courts, a floating dock and an elevated boardwalk at Avery Pond. The developer called the site ideal for the proposed RV park.

The facility would be called Bluewater Recreational Campground Resort at Avery Pond. Todd Burbage, CEO of Blue Water, said the company learned of the property when Mashantuckets announced a campground developer nationwide for the site.

Burbage told The Day on Friday that the property has several features that make it ideal for a luxury RV park, both for the development and nearby residents. Having the entrance on Route 2 would mean the town wouldn’t have RVs driving on narrow side roads. Access to municipal water and sewer lines is another plus, he said.

Burbage also argued that systems designed to collect runoff would improve water conditions in the pond, compared to decades of agricultural activity on the property.

“There is strong evidence that agricultural runoff is much more responsible for degrading pond water, along with pesticides and herbicides,” Burbage said. “It’s a plot of land that has been cultivated for generations.”

He added that the seasonal station would be closed for nearly six months with no scheduled activities.

The proposal was strongly criticized by residents living on several streets near Avery Pond, including two Lynn Drive residents who applied for intervenor status in the city’s review process, submitting their own reports and testimonials.

The Wetlands and Inland Waters Commission will hold its third night of public hearings on the project at its 7:30 p.m. meeting on Tuesday at Preston Plains Middle School before beginning its deliberations on the necessary wetland permits to the project. The Planning and Zoning Commission will begin its public hearing into the broader special exception permit the project needs at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 23 at Preston Plains Middle School.

Burbage said he will attend Tuesday’s wetlands hearing, alongside wetland experts from the project to address residents’ concerns.

At previous wetland hearings in December and January, the panel heard a lengthy presentation by project lawyer Harry Heller and project engineers and architects. During the January session, most residents who addressed the commission opposed the project.

Residents Susan and Timothy Hotchkiss of 20 Lynn Drive and Jennifer Hollstein of 12 Lynn Drive retained attorney Richard Cody and filed motions to become intervenors in the interior wetland claim.

Both residents submitted written reports challenging the voluminous technical documents that the Blue Water Development team filed with the application. Much of the opposition voiced at the wetlands hearing centered on the proposed use of Avery Pond as part of the luxury facility.

Plans call for a 118ft long T-shaped floating dock at Avery Pond and a 12ft wide golf cart walkway through the wetlands to reach a safari tent area at the edge of the pond. .

At the January 18 hearing, Heller said the plans were revised to address some concerns from the city’s wetland expert. Most roads and parking lots would be replaced with gravel to allow rainwater penetration, which would reduce the size of the stormwater harvesting systems needed. The footings for the boardwalk would be installed using a 75-foot reach excavator, perched on a ridge outside the wetlands.

During the public hearing, much of the opposition focused on the proposed activities in and near the pond, particularly the planned heavy use by kayakers, which they said would destroy the area as a privileged fishing ground. Residents fear the kayaks will damage water lilies and fish habitat and scare fish into the shallow pond.

Burbage said Friday that Blue Water was “flexible” to possibly downscaling the project, including inviting customers to use the existing public boat launch instead of building a new dock. He said most Blue Water campgrounds are located on waterfronts, hence the name, and guests would be welcome to use the pond for passive recreation and fishing, like all residents of the state are encouraged to do so.

“It’s a public pond that has a public boat launch that the state encourages for recreation,” Burbage said. “If Todd Burbage wants to go up there and fish in that pond, he can get a fishing license and he can go do it. It’s not their private pond.

Much of the property is located in the commercial resort area, where campgrounds are permitted by special exception permit. The PZC will have the authority to review the plans for factors such as neighborhood compatibility, lighting and traffic impacts.

Blue Water’s Special Exception Permit Application describes the project as “consistent with the purpose of the commercial zoning district of the complex.” The application cites the project’s low-profile buildings, conservation of existing vegetation along the shore of Avery Pond, and buffer zones between the project and nearby residential neighborhoods.

“Downlighting is offered throughout the site and the building design incorporates classic New England architectural features,” the application states. “Due to the project’s lack of verticality, it is the most appropriate type of resort commercial development on the outskirts of a residential area.”

c.bessette@theday.com

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The Day – BlackBerry classic stops working on Tuesday https://thistuesday.org/the-day-blackberry-classic-stops-working-on-tuesday/ Tue, 04 Jan 2022 08:00:00 +0000 https://thistuesday.org/the-day-blackberry-classic-stops-working-on-tuesday/ The classic BlackBerry is forced into retirement. A pioneer of mobile email and paragon of enterprise connectivity, it reigned supreme in the days when physical keyboards had yet to yield to touchscreens. But next Tuesday, the cellphone-turned-status-symbol will become a relic of more than a bygone era as the transition to 5G wireless technology progresses. […]]]>

The classic BlackBerry is forced into retirement.

A pioneer of mobile email and paragon of enterprise connectivity, it reigned supreme in the days when physical keyboards had yet to yield to touchscreens. But next Tuesday, the cellphone-turned-status-symbol will become a relic of more than a bygone era as the transition to 5G wireless technology progresses.

After its “end of life date,” as BlackBerry calls it, devices running on older BlackBerry operating systems and software “will no longer function reliably,” the company – which has since turned towards enterprise software and cybersecurity – to users in a press release at the end of December. Older devices won’t be able to text or dial 911, putting them firmly in the arcane realm, along with floppy disks and rotary dial phones. You may still be able to play Brick Breaker.

BlackBerry was among the first devices to introduce the tension that comes with the erosion of boundaries between home and office. The devices were loved and ridiculed for the difficulty of putting them down, earning them the nickname “Crackberries”. The wars waged against BlackBerry use – at the movies, at dinner tables, at ballet recitals and T-ball games, while crossing the street – foreshadowed the endless tussle for attention and presence. that many face in the age of ubiquitous smartphones, social media and Slack.

Now, the disappearance of the device occurs at a time when the professional world takes into account the cost of being eternally reachable by his employer. More than a year and a half into the coronavirus pandemic, Zoom fatigue is rampant and workers are quitting their jobs in record numbers and reassessing their relationship with the job itself, citing burnout as the one of the main reasons for quitting.

BlackBerry’s retirement is part of the so-called 2G/3G extinction, which is underway as carriers dismantle outdated and inefficient pieces of infrastructure – which were once the norm for connectivity – to make way for new networks that are safer, more profitable and easier to maintain. AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile are all expected to drop 3G services this year, but the road to 5G remains strewn with hurdles and slowdowns, from regulatory hurdles to a lack of hardware and skilled professionals. The sunset will impact more than flip phones: many ‘internet of things’ devices, from farming equipment to security systems to fire alarms, are still running on 3G, and adapting got late.

In its first version, the BlackBerry was not a phone but essentially a glorified two-way pager, a “revolutionary wireless solution for mobile professionals”, according to its maker, Research In Motion. When the first version that could be considered a smartphone arrived, in 2002, it required the use of headphones.

For years, BlackBerry has been the beacon of personal technology, indispensable to politicians, celebrities and professionals. Kim Kardashian owned multiple BlackBerries, just in case one broke, and President Barack Obama refused to give up his BlackBerry after taking office.

Research In Motion enjoyed years as one of the best smartphone makers in the world, and it led the way with features like web browsing capability, predictive text, secure instant messaging, and Bluetooth. He was considered a leader in security. But the company has been slow to realize the value of apps and touchscreens. As recently as 2014, former BlackBerry chief executive John Chen still insisted that the company’s strategy would be “increasingly qwerty-centric”.

But the devices sometimes left kids frustrated with their distracting effect on parents: A 2006 Wall Street Journal story, “BlackBerry Orphans,” featured a 4-year-old girl who tried to throw her mother’s BlackBerry into the restroom, and a ninth-grader whose parents tapped their way through her graduation ceremony and dance recitals. An Austin student said he was “really annoyed” by his mom’s BlackBerry: “She’s always focused on that damn thing.”

The advent of the iPhone triggered a tsunami of change in the smartphone market. While BlackBerry had always appealed to the workaholic business consumer who prioritized email, the iPhone offered an accessible interface that appealed to people inside and outside of the professional world.

After the launch of the iPhone in 2007, BlackBerry’s stature eroded: its market share fell from 20% in 2009 to just 5% in 2012, according to Business Insider. By 2016, when the company stopped making the BlackBerry and focused on software, its market share had fallen to zero as customers were bombarded with touchscreen options from rivals like Apple, Google and Samsung.

BlackBerry die-hards can look forward to a comeback. Austin-based OnwardMobility is supposed to release a 5G version of the BlackBerry, but it’s been mysteriously delayed: Its website still says the revival is coming in 2021.

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