PORT DICKINSON (WBNG) — The halls at Port Dickinson Elementary in the Chenango Valley School District will be filled with students and staff on Monday morning, for the first time in months. “We did tours right before the break. Each of the teachers brought their classes through the buildings. To see the excitement on the kids faces, that’s what it’s all worth,” he said. “It’s just another mechanism and tool for learning,” said Gill. Not only was the building in need of physical renovations, the needs of students are always changing. Social workers and counselors were added to the school and interactive TVs were put in every classroom. The look of the inside of the building changed too. The school went through renovations starting over the summer. The project upgraded classrooms, learning spaces like the library, and some of the building’s systems. Gill says both students and staff were looking forward to seeing the building. “Because it was, again, so old in nature, to just upgrade and get the students from Pre-k on to understand about school spirit and red and gray, it creates a culture,” said Gill. Port Dickinson Elementary will be celebrating 100 years in the fall. “It’s going to be the first day of school again,” said superintendent David Gill. The last big project at the school was in 1989. For more information on the district’s capital project, click here.
Great news for all islanders, comes to us from the Agency for Coastal Line Transport and the Ministry of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure.Namely, in order to encourage an increase in passenger and certain categories of passenger vehicles to the islands in the off-season, the Coastal Transport Agency, in agreement with the Ministry of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure, prepared a pilot project tickets on weekends, ie from Friday to Sunday.The measure will be implemented in the period from January 19 to March 18, 2018, and the recommendation of the Management Board of the Agency was accepted by Rapska plovidba and Jadrolinija, so on the ferry lines maintained by these shipowners, they will pay 20 percent less:- persons- children from 3 to 12 years- passenger car (up to 9 seats) up to 5,00 m long and / or 2,00 m high- passenger car (up to 9 seats) over 5,00 m long and / or 2,00 m high- motorcycle, moped- motorcycle with trailer, tricycle, quadricycle- a bikeDepending on the effects of the implementation of this recommendation addressed to shipowners, upon its completion, the possibility of further application will be considered, especially taking into account the indicators of increasing the capacity utilization of ships and the financial effect of the application of the recommendation.Related news: Brac and Solta are connected by a boat line for the first time
Just a reminder that the 2nd Annual Dave Galle Memorial Golf Classic is fast approaching. We will host a cocktail reception and dinner Sunday night (6-22) at the Clarion Hotel and the tourney will be held at Otter Creek Golf Club on Monday (6-23).Dave Galle Golf TourneyGo to www.gallememorialgolfclassic.com for details. If you plan to participate or have any questions, please contact Mike Galle at 937-503-3041.Courtesy of Mike Galle and Batesville Boys Basketball Coach Aaron Garrett.
Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is warning that future epidemic waves of the Zika virus, which will put additional people at risk, remain likely.PAHO director Carissa Etienne issued the warning in a new perspective piece for the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, ‘Zika Virus Disease in the Americas: A Storm in the Making’.“Future epidemic waves of Zika virus, which will put additional people at risk, remain likely,” Etienne said.She noted that more than 700,000 cases of Zika virus disease have been officially reported to the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) from 48 countries and territories of the Americas.With some 500 million persons in Latin America and the Caribbean living in areas at risk for transmission of Zika, “the fight against Zika virus is not a 100-meter race, but rather a marathon in which science and public health need to work hand in hand for the benefit of our peoples,” Etienne said.“The Zika virus experience proves once again that good clinical judgment and awareness of atypical events are crucial for the timely detection of emerging and reemerging diseases. It also points to the importance of investing in the health workforce as the first line of defense against infectious disease threats,” she said.Circulation of Zika in the Americas was hard to diagnose because of similarities to dengue and yellow fever, and a backdrop of immunity to other flaviviruses, she noted.“The available defences against the mosquito responsible for the transmission of these viruses are no longer sufficient to resist its aggressive spread. Therefore, the development of affordable new tools by the scientific community, including diagnostic tests and a vaccine against ZIKAV, as well as innovation in vector control, are urgent priorities. Our health systems will need to be prepared to ensure such new tools are introduced and that their benefits reach everyone, not merely a few,” Etienne added.Etienne outlined PAHO’s response to Zika spread, which coordinated more than 80 expert missions to 30 countries bringing in neurologists, neonatologists, obstetricians, epidemiologists, virologists, and specialists in research and health services organization.
“Oh, what could have been…”Sam Allardyce has confirmed he did in fact watch England’s 6-1 mauling of Panama by himself in a London pub – sort of.The former England manager unknowingly went viral on Sunday after a video emerged of him eating a burger while watching the match on his lonesome in the capital. Meanwhile, Big Sam is eating a burger on his own in a London pub. What could’ve been…#ENG #WorldCup #ENGPAN pic.twitter.com/Nhe33s0DRn— Doss Club (@DossClub) June 24, 2018The video sparked a huge reaction on social media – one fan suggested Allardyce “put a pound in the jukebox and played It Should’ve Been Me”, while another branded him ‘a man of the people’.But it appears he might not have been a Sammy-no-mates after all…The ex-West Ham and Crystal Palace boss was actually at the Lord Raglan pub in Holborn, where he was filming some promotional work for bookies William Hill.And no, he didn’t sneak in a Big Mac, as was also suggested on Twitter!Listen to the clip from Monday’s Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast above to get the full story from the man himself!