Owego residents, officials speaking out over Teeter Road closure frustration

first_imgTown of Owego Supervisor, Don Castellucci Jr., says he understands the problems people are facing, but believes the closure is necessary until more plans are discussed. “Over the last two years, both my wife and I have had incidents in which we had to go to the hospital in an ambulance,” said Schneider. “In fact, the Campville ambulance, when they took me to the hospital, they went down this road to Twist Run Road because they said it was shorter with traffic in town.” OWEGO (WBNG) — Nearby residents along Teeter Road say they don’t want to wait until the spring for the road to re-open, but town officials say it may have to wait for safety needs. Castellucci mentioned how the road won’t be able to get repairs until spring arrive. However, the town board is offering a public meeting for residents to talk about a plan to work together on until the winter season is over. The town of Owego closed off part of Teeter Road back in early December due to reports of a plow truck getting stuck in hazardous conditions.center_img RELATED: Owego road closure causing safety concerns for residents “It’s not convenient, but at the same time, the town has the responsibility for driver safety, employee safety, and equipment safety so we have to weigh those things,” said Castellucci. Meanwhile, local resident, Paul Schneider, says this is the first time he’s seen part of the road closed off, causing drivers to take a long detour. He says among many concerns such as access for NYSEG and workers from the Greater Binghamton Airport to maintain a nearby tower, his biggest worry involves his health.last_img read more

Sri Lanka Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage submits 24-reason report on why team lost 2011 WC

first_imgColombo: Former Sri Lanka sports minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage submitted the report to the authorities to back-up his claims that the ICC World Cup 2011 final was fixed. India won the match by 6 wickets as Sri Lanka lost their second World Cup final in a row. This was India’s second World Cup victory as they won their maiden title in 1983. “Across nine pages, I have mentioned 24 suspicious reasons as to why we had lost the tournament,” Aluthgamage told reporters during a media briefing as per newsfirst.lk. Aluthgamage had earlier claimed that the final at Wankhede Stadium was fixed as they could’ve won the match easily. “The 2011 Cricket World Cup final was fixed. I stand by what I say. It took place when I was the minister of sports,” Aluthgamage had said last week. “However, I do not wish to expose details for the sake of the country. The game against India in 2011, the game we could have won, was fixed. “I say this with a responsibility and I can come forward for a debate. The people are concerned about it. I would not involve the cricketers in this. “However, certain groups were definitely involved in fixing the game,” he added. Following such allegations, Kumar Sangakkara, who was the captain of the team at the showpiece event, had asked for proof in the matter. “Then no one needs to speculate and can get to the bottom of this. That should be the most prudent course of action,” Sangakkara had said. Another Sri Lankan great, Mahela Jayawardene, had also spoken on the issue and had tweeted: “Is the elections around the corner Looks like the circus has started. names and evidence?” IANSAlso Watch: Shubhakanshi Wants to be a Teacherlast_img read more