Stack calls for utilities to notify towns of power shutoffs

first_imgUNION CITY – Following the death of a Newark woman in hospice care after PSE&G shut off her electricity, State Senator and Union City Mayor Brian Stack has called for PSE&G to notify municipalities of pending, non-emergency shut offs.“It is an absolute tragedy that a grandmother lost her life because her electricity was shut off and she was unable to use her oxygen tank,” stand said. “Municipalities are in a position to assist residents, either through their own resources or through social service agency resources. This should never occur because a resident got behind on her payments.”Stack has sponsored state Senate bill S-2477, which requires utilities providing electric, gas, or water services to notify the mayor, chief law enforcement officer, and health officer, in writing, at least 21 days prior to a non-emergency shut off. This would allow municipal officials, if needed, to intervene.“I have pleaded with PSE&G for over 20 years to change their policies and work with municipalities to prevent unnecessary shut offs,” Stank said. “Residents, especially the most vulnerable, must be protected to ensure that tragedies like this do not continue to occur. My heart goes out to Linda Daniel’s family, who watched her needlessly suffer.”last_img read more

Kids’ Closet taking appointments for shopping

first_imgGreensburg, IN —Due to COVID-19, The Kids’ Closet of Decatur County’s back to school opening will look a little different. There will be two chances for kids to shop the clothes racks this August, but they must have an appointment. The organization will not be able to take walk-ins.Shopping will take place on August 13th or 17th at The Learning Center located at 422 E. Central Avenue in Greensburg. Families can sign up for a 20-minute window of time. All children must be accompanied by an adult with proof of Decatur County residency. This is open to children in kindergarten through 6th grade only. Families will be asked to social distance and wear masks. To make an appointment, call the Kids Closet at 812-621-0158.last_img

Draymond Green’s late-season success keyed by 25-pound weight loss, improved self-control

first_imgThe forward spoke of an instance in Game 2 of this year’s NBA Finals in which he may have received a technical foul in the past. On the play in question, he was called for a foul on Toronto’s Pascal Siakam which he didn’t believe he committed and was subsequently taunted by the rapper Drake on the sideline.In the past he may have freaked out and received a technical foul, but this time he kept his composure. No technical foul was called and the Warriors played on and ultimately won. Plays like this are showing an increased maturity that has driven his success in the last few months and once again has Golden State in position to win a title.”It’s all about, ‘Is (the fire) working for me or is it working against me?'” Green said. “When I’m channeling it to work for me, I think I’m one of the baddest motherf— on the planet. When it gets the best of me, I’m not so good.” “Bob said, ‘If we’re going to win a championship, you have to get in shape,'” Green said in an extensive profile done by ESPN. “I was like, ‘Oh, I know. I’m fat as hell right now. Give me two weeks. It will probably take 10 days, but give me two weeks for sure and I’ll be good.”‘My birthday is March 4, so I want to enjoy my birthday, but right after, on March 10, my diet starts.'” Related News Draymond Green knew he had to get into better shape if he wanted to help key another deep playoff run for the Warriors.Golden State general manager Bob Myers told the All-Star forward he needed to drop 25 pounds midseason and Green was completely on board with the idea. NBA Finals 2019: Warriors’ Steve Kerr explains decision to start DeMarcus Cousinscenter_img Kevon Looney injury update: Warriors center out of NBA Finals ‘indefinitely’ Green dropped the weight and looked like a new man this postseason especially after the injury to Kevin Durant in the Western Conference semifinals.The 29-year-old was key to the Warriors’ win in that series and especially so in their sweep of the Trail Blazers in the conference finals. He was active all over the floor once again and pushed the pace repeatedly which helped Golden State not only come back from multiple halftime deficits but also wear down Portland as each game wore on.Green knew he had to change something and he did. The same could be said for his intensity on the court which has oftentimes gotten in the way of his success.Most famously, Green’s technical foul in the NBA Finals in 2016 cost him a game and possibly the series for the Warriors as Golden State ultimately gave up a 3-1 lead in a loss to the Cavaliers.last_img read more