Dealing with Snow this Winter

first_imgWe have already had our first major snowstorm in December, so it is a good time to review Bayonne’s snow policies.Property owners and others with responsibility for properties are obligated to shovel the snow.  Create a path on the sidewalks, so that pedestrians can walk. Shoveled snow should be placed on lawns and other places where people are not walking or driving.  Please do not throw snow into the street.   If ice forms on the sidewalk, you are required to remove it.  Use salt or ice melt.  If ice removal is impractical, you must put sand on the ice, so that pedestrians are less likely to slip and fall. If you are not at home or are physically unable to take care of shoveling, salting, or sanding your walk, please hire someone to do the job or make arrangements with others to deal with the ice and snow on your property. Non-resident owners have an obligation to handle the ice and snow.  They should designate Bayonne caretakers if they are not able to carry out their responsibilities in person.In the event of snow, Public Works vehicles will salt and plow the streets.  Please stay out of the way of these and other emergency vehicles.  The Bayonne Board of Education and the Bayonne Housing Authority will also take part in plowing and salting operations on their properties.Do not drive unless absolutely necessary during winter storms.  If you must drive, please do so cautiously, because winter storms increase the chances for motor vehicle accidents.  If your vehicle gets stuck in the snow or ice in traffic, do not abandon your vehicle.  Stay with your vehicle and call the Bayonne Police Department for assistance at 201-858-6900.When snow accumulates in schoolyards, the Board of Education needs to keep schoolyard gates closed until snow removal is complete.  Please do not attempt to park in schoolyards unless and until the Board of Education and the City of Bayonne have announced that schoolyard parking is available.  Whenever the Board of Education and the City of Bayonne announce that vehicles must be removed from schoolyards, please do so by the announced deadlines.We will keep you informed through our emergency telephone communication system, the City website, the Office of Emergency Management (OEM), Facebook, and BAY-TV.If we all take responsibility, then Bayonne can get through the winter safely and responsibly.  Thank you for doing your part. ×last_img read more

GSA cross-country season off to a good start

first_imgELLSWORTH — The George Stevens Academy girls’ cross-country team won the Ellsworth Invitational on Saturday at Ellsworth High School.A pack of three GSA sophomores — Eliza Broughton, Mary Richardson and Zeya Lorio — led the team, finishing in fourth, fifth and sixth place among 68 runners.Of the 10 schools competing, the GSA girls won with 42 points. Orono took second with 64 points, and Caribou finished third with 93.Broughton finished the three-mile course in 20 minutes and 55.39 seconds. Richardson followed in 21:16.63, and Lorio finished in 21:35.26.George Stevens Academy sophomore Eliza Broughton sprints for the finish line at Saturday’s Ellsworth Invitational. Broughton finished fourth in 20 minutes and 55.39 seconds. PHOTO BY TAYLOR VORTHERMSThis is placeholder textThis is placeholder textOrono junior Hannah Steelman won in 19:14.36.While the GSA boys couldn’t overcome the winning team, Orono (35 points), and runner-up Caribou (40 points), GSA junior John Hassett took first among 81 runners.Hassett finished in 16 minutes and 40.90 seconds, nearly 40 seconds ahead of runner-up Matt Keresey of Orono (17:18.92). GSA placed third of 12 teams with 95 points.Other top finishers for the GSA boys included senior Will Entwisle (seventh in 18:09.50) and Oliver Broughton (13th in 18:45.29).Other top finishers for the GSA girls included senior Hanna Gutow (12th in 22:19.39), junior Bella Cimeno (16th in 22:58.41) and junior Emma Larson-Whittaker (26th in 23:41.67).As for other Hancock County teams, the Mount Desert Island girls took fifth with 120 points, and the MDI boys placed eighth with 196.Find more results here.last_img read more