Protection nets boosting orchard health, fruit yields in Valley

NACHES — When a 2-acre stand of Honeycrisp apple trees was covered with shade netting at Long Ranch, foreman Eladio Gonzales estimated it would take about a year to see how well it worked at protecting fruit from sunburn. But just month later, the difference is as clear as night and day. “You can see how bushy and happy these … Read More

Around the Empire: Yankees news – 8/5/17

Gary Sanchez did not have a great day yesterday. He allowed two passed balls and both cost the Yankees’ runs. Former catcher and current Yankees’ manager Joe Girardi, whose Joe Girardi nickname is possibly Girary, was critical of the young catcher’s miscues, saying that he needs to improve. He also stated that he believes he can do better. Such is the ways … Read More

Lions unlucky to come away from first Championship return game with nothing

Millwall kicked-off their Championship return with a 1-0 defeat at Nottingham Forest – but might have returned from the City Ground with all three points. Barrie McKay’s spectacular strike proved to be the only one of the game, four minutes before half time. But Neil Harris’ side will have been left kicking themselves after missing a host of chances – … Read More

Chicago Botanic Garden solar panels being damaged by golf balls

The Chicago Botanic Garden anticipates spending about $10,000 to repair a series of solar panels damaged by errant golf shots coming from the neighboring GlencoeGolf Club, according to garden officials. “Golf balls are coming over and damaging our solar panels at a high rate,” said Beth Dunn, the garden’s director of government affairs, at the June meeting of the village’s sustainability … Read More

No damage estimates from Don Holt Bridge incident

State transportation authorities don’t have dollar figures yet on damage claims from last month’s disaster on the Don Holt Bridge. A containment netting and metal fencing fell into traffic lanes, trapping eight vehicles and bringing rush hour traffic to a halt. Traffic lights on the bridge were also damaged. South Carolina Department of Transportation spokesman James Law said they have … Read More

“Netting and hydrocoolers in our cherry orchards pay huge dividends”

Our cherry harvest started with Dark Sweets and has progressed nicely,” says Andy Tudor with Rainier Fruit. “We are nearing the mid-point of our season.” Rainier’s growers have just started harvest of the popular Skeena variety. “This is a favorite in all markets,” said Tudor, who sells cherries in North America, but also exports to many countries in Asia as … Read More

Extended Netting Installed at Dodd Stadium

Now that its installation is complete, the Connecticut Tigers (Short Season A; NY-Penn League) are planning to debut extended netting at Dodd Stadium. A project had been underway to extend the protective netting at Dodd Stadium. The plan called for the netting, which previously spanned from section 9 on the first base side to section 13 on the third base side, to be expanded to … Read More

Dodd Stadium to get new parking lot lights

Norwich — With the protective foul ball extended netting now installed at the Thomas J. Dodd Memorial Stadium, city officials are turning their attention to the stadium parking lot, where new LED light fixtures are expected to be installed by the end of July. Baseball Stadium Authority member Gary Schnip, in charge of stadium operations, said the existing poles will be … Read More

Protective netting extended at Dodd Stadium

Norwich – Connecticut Tigers fans will see a change at Thomas J. Dodd Memorial Stadium when the Tigers return Tuesday from a road trip. The extended protective foul ball netting in the works since last winter was installed Monday along the two dugouts at Dodd Stadium. The Tigers will return from a road trip for a 7:05 p.m. game Tuesday against the … Read More

Mets’ manager Terry Collins on board with Citi Field’s additional netting

NEW YORK — Terry Collins has at least one rule for his family attending games. “They don’t ever sit in the open,” the Mets manager said before a 14-2 series-opening win over the Colorado Rockies. Now, the Collins’ will have more seating options when they visit Citi Field, with the team installing additional protective netting down the first and third-base lines ahead of Friday’s game. “You guys … Read More