Curious about sidewalk improvements? City releases interactive map

first_img Kelsey O’Connor is the managing editor for the Ithaca Voice. Questions? Story tips? Contact her at [email protected] and follow her on Twitter @bykelseyoconnor. More by Kelsey O’Connor Kelsey O’Connor Tagged: city of ithaca, sidewalk improvement district program, sidewalk improvements The website released Tuesday offers a detailed look at past and proposed sidewalk improvement projects, and sorts information by district, so residents can see what projects are taking place in their neighborhoods.Under the Sidewalk Improvement District Program, the owners of one- and two-family homes are assessed a $70 annual fee while all other properties owe a base fee of $140 plus $15 per 1,000 square feet of building and $30 per 55 feet of lot frontage. There are five Sidewalk Improvement Districts to ensure fees go to nearby projects.This summer, the city held open houses to gather input from the community about what sidewalk improvements they would like to see.Visit the interactive website here. For more information about the city’s sidewalk policy, visit Your government news is made possible with support from: center_img ITHACA, N.Y. — The City of Ithaca has released an interactive map and website that residents can use to learn more about local sidewalk improvements and what work is planned for 2020.The city implemented the Sidewalk Improvement Program in 2014 as a way to pool repair costs among property owners, shift the burden away from individual homeowners, and get more repair work completed. Under the previous policy, the abutting property owner was responsible for the full cost of sidewalk construction and repair.Since the program went into effect, 156 blocks of sidewalk have been improved.(Screenshot from the Sidewalk Improvement Program website)last_img read more

Fernandes: Don’t compare me with Pogba

first_img “Everyone has a different mould to play, maybe I take more risks, maybe other players don’t take as many, maybe I shoot more, some players pass more, some of the players make more tackles, everyone is different in a club. Some players are similar but they’re never the same player. “I’m a player who normally likes to take the risk, give the last pass and try to give more assists to my team-mates so I need to take the risk. Read Also:Man Utd star hands Solskjaer hint over blossoming Fernandes partnership “It doesn’t matter for me if someone off the field is not happy about my pass, I will respect it but I will keep trying.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes says he’s a different player compared with Paul Pogba. Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes has made an instant impact Fernandes says he has a unique style when compared to the France international. “I think I’m a different player from the others,” Fernandes told Sky Sports.Advertisement Loading… center_img Promoted ContentWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?7 Train Stations In The World You Wish To Stay At Longer7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too MuchThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her Grandson7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better10 Awesome 2019 Movies You Probably MissedEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime10 Risky Jobs Some Women Dolast_img read more


first_imgOWNER HUGHES SAYS GOAL IS TO FACE NYQUIST IN BREEDERS’ CUP CLASSIC IN NOVEMBER AND TO RUN AGAIN IN 2017 AT AGE SEVEN ARCADIA, Calif. (May 8, 2016)–Idle since Sept. 26 and the prohibitive 1-9 favorite, Spendthrift Farm’s Beholder made short work of five rivals in taking Sunday’s Grade III, $100,000 Adoration Stakes by 2 ½ measured lengths under Gary Stevens. Trained by Richard Mandella, the three-time Eclipse Award winner got 1 1/16 miles under a snug hold in 1:42.73.Breaking from the far outside, the 6-year-old mare by Henny Hughes relaxed well but was caught four-wide into the Club House turn outside Moyo Honey, All Star Bub and Sheer Pleasure. Approaching the three furlong pole, Beholder was a length off Sheer Pleasure and took command while in-hand leaving the quarter pole.“She left there sweet like she always does,” said Stevens, who has now guided Beholder to victory in 10 of his 11 engagements with her. “She went over (to the gate) super, super quiet today. I almost thought I had her too quiet. Richard does all the work, along with (regular exercise rider) Janeen (Painter) and the whole crew and I get to have all the fun, and that’s all it was, was fun.“Being off as long as she has is a tribute to Richard and Mr. Hughes showing that kind of patience. The sky’s the limit for her. She didn’t take so much as a deep breath when I pulled her up. She’s a very happy mare.”In what has become a regular occurrence, Beholder, who had $692,457 bet to show on her, created a minus show pool of $137,142. She paid $2.10, $2.10 and $2.10.“She was supposed to win this race, and that usually makes trainers more nervous than anything, because you realize how bad you look if you get them beat,” said Mandella. “The Vanity ($400,000, Grade I, one mile on June 4) looks like the next step.”Spendthrift owner, B. Wayne Hughes, pointed out that he’d flown Stevens back from yesterday’s Kentucky Derby in his private jet to ensure the Hall of Fame jockey was back at The Great Race Place in time to ride his superstar mare, who he said would be pointed to a hopeful engagement with Nyquist in the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita on Nov. 5.“Not only am I still thinking about going up against the boys, but I want Nyquist to be the Triple Crown winner,” said Hughes. “We were hoping to run against American Pharoah, but she got sick and we weren’t able to. It’s very important to us to be able to take a shot at a Triple Crown winner. I think it would be amazing.“I had a long talk with Gary on the plane flying back this morning and he told me she’s bigger and better than she ever was before…It was my decision to run her at age six, but Richard approved it. If she has a good year this year, I’ll do it again next year at age seven.”In winning the Adoration, Beholder improved her record at Santa Anita to 12 wins from 13 starts and her overall mark now stands at 21-16-3-0. With the winner’s share of $60,000, she increased her earnings to $4,496,600.Ridden by Martin Garcia, Sheer Pleasure was off at 7-1 and paid $2.40 and $2.10.All Star Bub checked in third with Rafael Bejarano and paid $2.60 to show.Fractions on the race were 24.01, 48.25, 1:12.44 and 1:36.44.Racing resumes at Santa Anita on Thursday with first post time at 2 p.m.last_img read more


first_imgRING WEEKEND:  Although he disappointed in the slop as the 8-5 favorite in the Grade II San Gabriel stakes, which was shifted to the main track due to rain on Jan. 7, this 6-year-old Tapit gelding scored an impressive head victory two starts back at Del Mar in the Grade II Seabiscuit Handicap at 1 1/16 miles on turf Nov. 26 and has a well-rounded resume that includes a win in Santa Anita’s Grade I Frank E. Kilroe Mile (turf) in March, 2015.  Trained by Graham Motion, he cuts back in distance a furlong, gets back to turf and would relish a hot pace, which could develop on Saturday.  Owned by St. Elias Stable and West Point Thoroughbreds, he’s 21-7-4-2 with earnings of $1,452,744.                 CONQUEST ENFORCER:  A prompt 1 ¼ length winner of the Grade II Mathis Brother Mile (turf) as the 9-5 favorite here on Dec. 26, this 4-year-old Ontario Canadian-bred colt by Into Mischief will be making his second start for trainer Phil D’Amato since shipping west from Woodbine late last fall.  Ridden by Flavien Prat, he went to the lead in the Mathis Brothers Mile and was dominant throughout, earning a career-best equaling 99 Beyer Speed figure.  Owned by Loooch Racing Stables, Inc., Imaginary Stables and Raquel Ritchie, Conquest Enforcer is two for three at one mile on turf and has five wins from eight overall starts, with earnings of $480,640. ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 8, 2017)–Conquest Enforcer, What A View, Ring Weekend and Bolo all loom prominently among a field of five older horses in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Arcadia Stakes this Saturday at Santa Anita.  The Arcadia, which was taken last year by Bolo, will be contested at one mile on turf and be run for the 30th time, dating back to 1988. BOLO:  A winner of last year’s Arcadia, Bolo has been idle since well beaten in the Grade I, 1 1/8 miles turf Eddie Read Stakes on July 17 for trainer Carla Gaines.  A 5-year-old horse by Temple City, Bolo, who was third in the 2015 Santa Anita Derby and subsequently 12th in the Kentucky Derby, has found a home on turf and has proven to be consistent at the Arcadia conditions, with two wins and a second from four tries at a flat mile on turf.  Owned by Golden Pegasus Racing, Inc. and Earle I. Mack, LLC, Bolo will likely stalk the early Arcadia pace.  With an overall mark of 12-4-1-2, he has earnings of $494,045. WHAT A VIEW:  Trained by Kenny Black, he comes off a big second to multiple graded stakes winner Ashleyluvssugar in the 1 1/8 miles California Cup Turf Classic on Jan. 28 and will pose significant problems for anyone with designs on a front-running trip in the Arcadia.  Although he’s returning to action in just two weeks, the cutback in distance should be to his liking and trainer Kenny Black appears to have this 6-year-old Vronsky gelding in top form.  Bred in-part in California by Old English Rancho, he’s owned by Finish Line Racing, LLC, the Elwood Johnston Trust and Taste of Victory Stables.  With four wins from eight starts at one mile on turf, he’s 16-6-3-0 overall with earnings of $643,326.center_img CONQUEST ENFORCER, WHAT A VIEW, RING WEEKEND & BOLO ALL PROMINENT IN GRADE II, $200,000 ARCADIA STAKES SATURDAY AS OLDER HORSES COMPETE AT ONE MILE ON TURF Bolo, Mike Smith, 122Ring Weekend, Rafael Bejarano, 124What a View, Tyler Baze, 122Ohio, Tiago Pereira, 120Conquest Enforcer, Flavien Prat, 124First post time for a nine-race card at Santa Anita on Saturday is at 12:30 p.m.  Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m.  For scratches, changes and complete morning line information, please visit THE GRADE II ARCADIA STAKES, WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTS IN POST POSITION ORDERRace 5 of 9 – Approximate post time 2:30 p.m. PTlast_img read more