Schumer Calls on Feds to Expedite Jones Inlet Light, Jetty Repairs

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Boating through Jones Inlet has proven treacherous since a nearby navigational light tower was destroyed by Sandy and a nearby jetty was damaged in the superstorm nine months ago, officials say.Now, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) is calling on the Coast Guard and Army Corps. of Engineers to expedite repairs on both structures this summer instead of pushing it off until next year.“Superstorm Sandy wreaked havoc on Long Island’s waterways and now without a main light tower beaming over Jones Inlet, it’s incredibly dangerous for boaters navigating their vessels in the dark or in foggy weather,” he said in a news release.The senator said boaters and others have expressed concern about the dangerous conditions in the inlet that connects the Atlantic Ocean and Middle Bay since the damage occurred in October.The highly traveled waterway is tucked between the west end of Jones Beach and Point Lookout on the east end of Long Beach.last_img read more

Wozniacki Clinch WTA Finals Trophy With Win Over Venus

first_imgCaroline Wozniacki has clinched the WTA Finals trophy in Singapore after he defeated Venus Williams in straight sets.The Danish star saw off Venus 6-4 6-4 to win the final trophy of the season on Sunday in what was her first career win over the American.The 27-year old had been beaten by Venus in seven previous matches before she made it eighth time lucky to win her first WTA Finals. She was a runner-up in 2010.Speaking after the match on-court, Wozniacki said:“I’m still shaking.”“I was up 5-0, everything was going well, and all of a sudden, Venus just starts upping her game. She went for her shots, she started serving to my body, and I’m just so happy that I managed to win in the end.” she added.Wozniacki speaking further said: “Eight is my lucky number!”“I was hoping that if I’m going to beat her, at least once in my career, it has to be today.  I just went out there and I just did my best.” Wozniacki concluded.Relatedlast_img read more