August 12, 1994 |
Borough Council last night passed an amendment that will save residents and the town money when they replace or repair sections of the 100-year-old stone river barrier known as the sea wall. A law that dates back to 1951 required that the wall be replaced only with stone and mortar, in keeping with its historic character. The nearly 5-foot- high retaining wall was included in the original design of the town more than 100 years ago, Councilman Edward Bridge said. The amendment, which was proposed by Bridge, allows a more economical alternative, he said, because the cost of complying with the old requirements is prohibitive.
November 5, 1986 |
Turned away by the township and the state, Delanco residents who live along the Delaware River are now banding together to repair the sea wall that runs along their riverfront properties. The sea wall has washed away in places along a stretch of riverfront that extends more than a quarter-mile. In other areas, the waves from the Delaware River have eroded the footings of the wall, which dates to the turn of the century, and sent portions of it tumbling into the murky water. For the last few days, residents living along Delaware Avenue whose properties abut the river have been meeting over coffee in their neighbors' homes, deciding how to pay for repairing the damage.
August 26, 1990 |
Dee Smith feels caught between the rising waters of the Big Timber Creek and the rigid barrier of state environmental regulations. The state Department of Environmental Protection says she is polluting the creek. Smith says she is only trying to keep the creek from eroding her property. She is one of six homeowners along Edgewater Avenue in Westville who received summonses Aug. 15 when the DEP accused them of illegally developing their property along the Big Timber Creek. Smith was cited for the concrete debris that forms a 10-foot slope from her yard to down to the creek.
March 27, 2009 |
Isabelle Huppert looks thin and tired, but appropriately so, in The Sea Wall, an affecting flashback to French colonial Cambodia and a widow's struggle to guard her house, land, and family against forces of nature and human greed. Loosely based on Marguerite Duras' autobiographical novel of her adolescence in French Indochina, The Sea Wall is not an epic on the scale of Indochine. Rather, this circa-1930 drama offers a sumptuously photographed but brittle portrait of a mother and her two (almost)
January 4, 2013 |
By car, wagon, or horse-drawn carriage, enjoy an illuminated spectacular this weekend at Shadybrook Farms' 18th annual Holiday Light Show, presented by Peco. The show, which begins nightly at 5 o'clock through Sunday, spans two miles in Yardley. Attendees can see illuminations of historical and mythical characters, places, and things, including the Statue of Liberty, the Grinch, the 12 Days of Christmas, Under the Sea featuring an 80-foot-long aquarium sea wall, the Peco building, and more.
October 18, 2014 |
New Jersey has obtained more than 80 percent of the property easements it needs to go ahead with dune construction and beach widening, to protect shorefronts against future storms, state officials announced Thursday. But even though about 2,400 easements have been secured, about 450 holdouts remain, which could lead to expensive and time-consuming court battles, officials said. "We appreciate that many property owners - clearly mindful of the destruction caused by Superstorm Sandy - have unselfishly donated easements for the greater good rather than engage the state in protracted litigation," said acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman.
June 18, 2010
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. - The last time Phil Mickelson didn't make a birdie during a U.S. Open round was the first day in 2007 at Oakmont, where he opened with a 74 and proceeded to miss the cut. Yesterday, at Pebble Beach Golf Links, the only guy who has a chance to win the Grand Slam this season went birdie-less once again. This time, he carded a 4-over-par 75 that left him down but not necessarily out of the USGA's 110th national championship. At least not yet. "I just putted horrific," Mickelson said after his highest first round of a U.S. Open in 13 years.
June 15, 2010
Last year was the first time the U.S. Open finished in regulation on a Monday since 1983 at Oakmont, when thunderstorms on Sunday afternoon forced play into an extra day. Last June at Bethpage, no round ended on the day it was scheduled to after rain interrupted things early on Thursday. This will be the fifth time that Pebble Beach has hosted two events in the same year. Only three other courses have done that once. In 1948, Riviera hosted the Los Angeles Open and U.S. Open.
September 17, 1989 |
Carol Dillon, 60, still remembers a favorite childhood car game: competing to see who could spy the lighthouse first. A lone vertical set against a horizontal expanse of sea and sand and marsh, the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse rises above fierce, shoal-filled waters along North Carolina's Outer Banks. Its graceful tower of spiraling black-and-white brick, built in 1870, has presided over 600 shipwrecks. It still guides small craft safely home and draws thousands of tourists to Hatteras Island each year.
May 10, 2015 |
The words came out of the coxswain in a familiar litany. OK, Line it up ladies. We're going to take it outside. Let's run . . . let's take a step forward toward the river. Careful. Toward me. There was no drama, simply a shell being prepared for a race, same as any other, except this was Dad Vails. "You're going to use everything you know," Temple women's coach Rebecca Smith Grzybowski told her varsity eight. A few miles to the east, Temple's graduation commencement was due to start - almost to the minute if the ceremony began on time.