LIRR Adds 13 Trains for Christmas Eve

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Thirteen extra eastbound Long Island Rail Road trains will leave from Penn Station on Wednesday afternoon to accommodate riders leaving work early to celebrate Christmas Eve.The added trains include six on the Babylon Branch, four of the Port Jefferson Branch, two on the Ronkonkoma Branch and one on the Far Rockaway Branch, all of which run between 12:46 p.m. and 3:48 p.m.As a result, the 5:59 p.m. from Penn Station to Babylon will be canceled and combined with the 6:05 p.m. express to Merrick, which then makes local stops to Babylon.The LIRR will operate on a holiday schedule on Christmas day.For additional information, visit LIRR’s website or call the LIRR’s Customer Service Center by calling 511.last_img read more

Ellsworth cruises over Brewer 44-8

first_img Town report wins award – October 11, 2014 Latest Posts ELLSWORTH — Ellsworth’s football team of fifth- and sixth-graders posted its second straight victory on Saturday with a lopsided 44-8 win over Brewer. Ellsworth had a strong effort from Landon St. Peter, who rushed for 277 yards on 22 carries and scored a pair of touchdowns in the win.The scoring started early for Ellsworth. On the second play of the game, Alex Hamilton intercepted a Brewer pass deep in Ellsworth territory.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textThree plays later, in a third-and-15 situation at the Ellsworth 30-yard line, St. Peter took the ball 70 yards into the end zone, putting his team in front to stay.St. Peter added his second touchdown and Hunter Curtis, who rushed for 107 yards on 11 carries, scored three touchdowns to give Ellsworth a 34-0 lead before halftime.Quarterback Dane Libby scored the final touchdown for Ellsworth in the second half, and kicker Nate Smith booted the ball through the uprights four times for eight points.Defensively for Ellsworth, Brody Mercier and Chase Crossman each had six tackles and St. Peter had five tackles, three fumble recoveries and a sack. Fitness trainer is now cancer-exercise expert – October 12, 2014 Latest posts by Fenceviewer Staff (see all) Bio Schoodic Grange hosting sale – October 30, 2014 Fenceviewer Stafflast_img read more

Inside Conditions…Numbers Game

first_imgWhy, why do these so-called NFL “experts” continue to preach to and praise themselves as the greatest sports minds since the days of ancient Athens? At least in the times of Socrates they kept their journalistic integrity intact by honestly keeping track of and considering most all of the numbers.  I was browsing the net on a particularly boring and uneventful night and lo and behold I staggered upon the preseason NFL power rankings posted on espn.com.  Whoa Nellie, don’t close the barn doors. We had better open them wide because the barn is on fire!  Please allow “Swami Brey” to instruct you how to apply the “Dr. Vinnie Boom Boom” Las Vegas numbers formula honestly, without hype or smoke evaluation of the NFL teams and their preseason and regular season “positions.”  Oh, by the way, Dr. “Boom Boom” was the physician that would cure you of a particular ailment but his antidote would more than likely kill you thereby eliminating the need for any additional medication.According to the power rankins, the Steelers were ranked #1 on defense and #21 on offense.Twenty-one and one equals twenty-two, divided by two, equals eleven. Pittsburgh is projected to occupy the spot at #16, which is five spots lower than where “Swami” figures they should be.There is no way in Hades that the Steelers should have been ranked lower than #11 as far as the 2013 preseason rankings are concerned.  The team that held the #15 spot at the time that the rankings were published was the St. Louis Rams.  Although the Rams show great promise with their young QB Sam Bradford and as well as a few of their additional 2013 draft picks, they are still far too young to be considered a serious threat to make a run at a NFL championship.   The recent loss of wide receiver Mike Wallace to free agency and the season, maybe career ending shoulder injury to Plaxico Burress leaves a few huge question marks in regards to the passing offense of the Black and Gold.I am ready, more than “Freddy” for the season to get underway and to see, really see what “Dem Dere Stillers” are going to do for the 2103 campaign.   Against the Giants last night in the pre-season opner, the Steelers won the toss and began the game moving the ball pretty well. But again, instead of using a screen pass or a quick out to get close to the first down, an illegal man downfield penalty caused Pittsburgh to have to re-punt at which point the punt was blocked giving the New York Giants first and goal.  But ya, know what boys’and girls’? The much maligned Steelers defense held NY to a field goal. So much for worrying about the “Big Nasty D” at least for the first series of the season anyway.  “Big” Ben Roethlisberger called two timeouts with 5:05 still remaining in the first quarter. You would expect that sort of indecision or non recognition of defensive coverage’s to be expected from some of the rookie or second year quarterbacks in the NFL not a time tested QB such as Roethlisberger.  Eli Manning thentossed a 57 yard TD to wide receiver Victor Cruz. I am still a bit unclear as to who was responsible for the initial coverage but it appears that Steelers cornerback William Gay may have been the culprit to allow Mr. Cruz to “cruise to freedom.”  But enough of the “play-by-play jargon.”What I saw from the Steelers offense and defense was encouraging. Are the Steelers as talented on offense and defense as they were in 2013? Well that is a loaded question because they may be better on defense and offense. The Pittsburgh squad is at least more youthful and speedier on both sides of the ball. Will their inexperience hurt them or help them?The crystal ball of “Swami Brey” remains a bit cloudy on that issue because; “only time can give you experience and getting experience takes time.”  Man that was deep, wasn’t it?Anyway, the heir apparent of departed James Harrison’s outside “backer” spot had better be a bit more “sportsman-like in light of the two unsportsmanlike conduct penalties called on him in the first half of the game. Elaborate on Worilds, aggression cannot evolve into plays stupid plays after the whistle. Rookie Linebacker Jarvis Jones (Courier Photo/Julio Torres) LaRod Stephens-Howling’s dad Rod Howling with Aubrey Bruce at Steelers Training Camp.last_img read more