Kieran Tierney reveals how Arsenal players reacted to their dismal defeat at Brighton

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement Kieran Tierney reveals how Arsenal players reacted to their dismal defeat at Brighton Kieran Tierney is remaining positive despite Arsenal’s disappointing results (Picture: Getty)Kieran Tierney insists Arsenal’s players have ‘reacted well’ in training after a particularly ‘quiet’ and somber bus journey home in the wake of their dismal 2-1 loss at Brighton last weekend.The Gunners are yet to pick up any points since the Premier League returned earlier this month, suffering successive defeats away to second-placed Manchester City and lowly Brighton. Mikel Arteta’s men appeared on course for victory at the Amex Stadium after Nicolas Pepe’s superb long-range strike in the 68th minute before a pair of late goals from Lewis Dunk and Neal Maupay sealed all three points for the hosts. Maupay was the pantomime villain as Arsenal lost at Brighton (Picture: Getty)A horrendous-looking injury to Bernd Leno add further misery to an already disappointing afternoon for Arsenal but the club have since confirmed that the German’s knee problem is not as serious as first feared.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTDiscussing Arsenal’s defeat on the south coast with Sky Sports, Tierney explained: ‘Obviously it’s not the result we wanted or the result we had worked hard for, but it’s something we need to deal with‘The bus journey was quiet on the way home, but I think we’ve reacted well in training. ‘We’ve got a point to prove and we need to go out there and get the results that the manager wants and the fans deserve. Tierney joined Arsenal from Celtic last summer (Picture: Getty)The Scotland international continued: ‘Every day in training you know you’re going there to work.‘There are times for a laugh and a joke – Mikel loves that as well – but when we’re working, we’re working. ‘It’s a lot of tactical stuff as well, and that’s going to help us all get an understanding of how he wants us to play.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘I’ve said before, something like that is not going to just work straight away, it’s going to be a process, but there is light at the end of the tunnel and we need to stay focused on that. ‘There are going to be bad results and bad games, but as a team we need to keep the confidence, stick together and kick on again.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Claudio Bravo speaks out on his future amid Arsenal transfer interestMORE: Steve Nicol suggests midfield role for David Luiz after Arsenal defender signs new one-year deal Arteta’s side travel to Southampton on Thursday night (Picture: Getty)The left-back says the squad are desperate to put things right following their miserable return to football.‘All the players are hurting, it’s a tough time for everyone at the club, but there are going to be better days ahead,’ Tierney added.‘The last two results haven’t been ideal, but the work-rate is still at 100 per cent every day in training. ‘We’re working so hard and we’re working to the game plan that the manager wants. We all believe in it and we’re all buying into it.’ Comment Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 24 Jun 2020 2:25 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link687Shareslast_img read more

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Hoops America: Hate to burst your bubble

first_imgFor some teams, conference tournament week is a magical time of year. It’s when Northwestern and Virginia Tech celebrate their newfound chances to make the NCAA tournament despite finishing mediocre regular seasons. Conversely, it’s also the most nerve wracking, potentially devastating time of the year for those aforementioned postseason hopes.See, 31 of the 65 NCAA tournament bids automatically go to the winners of each conference tournament. That means if Georgia suddenly decides to stop playing like a rec-league team and instead makes a miracle run to the SEC tournament title as it did last year, it goes to the Big Dance, 12-19 record and all. That’s bad news bears for the teams that had legitimate hopes to make the NCAA tourney.The problem is every “undeserving” team that gets an automatic bid potentially eliminates a bubble team like Michigan from making the tourney. It’s great for Cleveland State that they upset Butler to win the Horizon League; it’s also very bad for Creighton and Maryland. Butler is ranked No.16 and was a lock to get a bid regardless of whether or not it won the Horizon League title game. For Cleveland State on the other hand, this was their only chance and they made the most of it, to the dismay of bubble teams everywhere.Life as one of those bubble teams is frantic this week. For those still alive in their league tourneys, the focus on just winning their next game. Those that dropped out early have to gut it out until Sunday to see just how much they screwed up. That’s four long, stressful days to hope and pray that the rest of the No. 1 seeds win out as they’re expected. Unfortunately for the bubble teams, this isn’t the best year for predictable results.The regular season proved no team is invincible (see Maryland over UNC, Providence over Pittsburgh), and the little guys were very capable of raining on better teams’ postseason hopes. Case in point, Tuesday, DePaul got its first Big East win against Cincinnati in the first round of its conference tournament, breaking an 18-game losing streak. While that didn’t mean much for DePaul, it did affect Providence, who beat the Blue Demons yesterday. A hypothetical win against Cincinnati would have helped Providence’s tournament resume, while the actual win over DePaul didn’t mean much more than beating a high school team. In this case, nobody won.The truth is conference tournaments produce a lot more losers than winners, as far as NCAA bids are concerned. Creighton won 10 games versus teams in the top 100 RPI rankings, which stands out on tournament resumes. Unfortunately, their loss to Illinois State in the Missouri Conference tournament semifinals was probably their last game this season.Obviously every conference has one or two obvious favorites to win their tournaments, but judging by the results of the regular season, surprises shouldn’t be expected. Unfortunately for bubble teams, unless they happen to be the ones dishing out those surprises, this is mainly a bad thing. In the Big Ten, Michigan State looks like it has the talent and integrity to win the conference title to go with its regular season crown. However, three of the Spartans’ five losses were to teams currently on the bubble: Maryland, Northwestern and Penn State. Should Northwestern beat Minnesota in the first round of the Big Ten tournament, it would face Michigan State in the quarterfinal. With an NCAA bid on the line, the 17-12 Wildcats would surely be fired up for that game, besides the fact they know they can beat the Spartans.On the west coast, St. Mary’s players must be tearing their hair out every time Northwestern and DePaul win postseason games. The 25-6 Gaels are 45th in RPI and were ranked in the top 25 before losing their best player to injury. The player in question, Patrick Mills, returned in time for the West Coast Conference tournament, where St. Mary’s was crushed by Gonzaga. Now the Gaels are on the bubble and unfortunately not in control of their own fate. The fact Cleveland State won the Horizon League automatic bid did not sit well with St. Mary’s, or Creighton, or Penn State, or Florida or about 20 other teams that probably deserve to be in the tournament more.Of course, “deserve” is subjective in this sense; the rules are every conference tournament winner gets to be in the NCAA tournament, so by that definition, Cleveland State deserves its bid. On the other hand, do the Vikings have a realistic shot against the three or four seed they’ll probably play in the first round? Or at least a better shot than St. Mary’s would? Not to take anything away from them, but their presence in the tournament means a team that already knows it can win a game against a big time opponent, such as Boston College, doesn’t get that chance.While the fact that conference tournament season means everyone gets an extra life as far as NCAA bids go, in the end, every underdog that takes gets spot also takes away some of the excitement of the Big Dance itself. I’m happy Morehead State made their first NCAA tournament since 1984; I’m less than thrilled however, about the 19-15 Eagles’ (17-15 if you only count Division I wins) chances against a No. 1 seed in the first round. Granted, the theme of this year has been unexpected upsets and parity, but in that case it’s probably just wishful thinking.So for all you bubble teams, make like Journey and don’t stop believing. Until the main event actually starts, I’ll be rooting for the top seeds to win the conference tourneys right along with you. I mean, I’ll never get to know if Michigan can beat UCLA or Duke again if the Wolverines are stuck playing in the NIT. Let’s save the upsets and dark horse wins for next weekend.last_img read more

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Attack Nick Mariano details decision to transfer to Syracuse

first_img Published on August 19, 2015 at 7:59 pm Contact Paul: pmschwed@syr.edu | @pschweds Nick Mariano said his lifelong dream has been to play for Syracuse. And after spending his first two collegiate seasons at Massachusetts, he’ll finally be able to fulfill that.“Growing up watching the great players that played there … it’s a real privilege and honor to become part of that list and pedigree of players,” Mariano said. “I just can’t wait and hopefully I run with my opportunity.”Mariano, who totaled 51 goals and 30 assists and started every game over the past two seasons, found out on Monday that he’ll be eligible for the Orange in 2016 after transferring from UMass.The lefty attack joins a position group that is looking to replace starters Kevin Rice and Randy Staats who both graduated, but said their absence wasn’t a big factor in his decision.“It was just more of the tradition and the competitiveness that they play at every day and every game,” Mariano said. “That’s kind of what I wanted. I wanted to play on one of the highest levels I could possibly play in, especially in the ACC.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWhile reports of Mariano’s transfer came out nearly two months ago, he still needed to complete two online classes at UMass in order to enroll at SU for the fall and be eligible to play this upcoming spring. While the process was stressful for both him and his parents, Mariano said, he was confident he’d complete everything he needed, which he did.Mariano said he was also considering Ohio State, Loyola (Maryland) and Penn State, but ultimately chose Syracuse.“Sometimes you just got to do what’s good for yourself or what’s better for yourself,” Mariano said, “And I figured with the transfer I would be more successful if I went somewhere else. Start fresh at school and on the field.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Lakers show good and bad in 112-111 loss to Minnesota

first_imgIt did not help the Lakers coughed up double-digit efforts from Minnesota guard Ricky Rubio (28 points, 14 assists), Kevin Martin (23 points), Karl-Anthony Towns (14 points) and Shabazz Muhammad (10 points). Or that Bryant’s team-leading 24 points came on 8-of-24 shooting and 3-of-13 from 3-point range in 29 minutes, which Scott said will likely mirror his playimg time after averaging 34.5 minutes last season in 35 games before suffering a season-ending right shoulder injury. Bryant also missed five of his shots in the fourth quarter.Bryant maintained he still “felt good” and chalked up the shooting inconsistency toward missing the last three exhibition games because of a bruise in his lower left leg. “The shots didn’t go in the fourth quarter, but my health felt good,” Bryant said. “That timing will come back.”But as Bryant gets into that rhythm, Scott advised that his star player should stop taking so many 3-pointers.“13 is probably a little too many,” Scott said. “I still want him closer to the basket. If I can get him to the elbows and mid post, let him work there.”The adjustments went beyond Bryant’s rhythm. In his first career NBA start, Lakers rookie point guard D’Angelo Russell posted only four points on 2-of-7 shooting and recorded more fouls (three) than assists (two) in 26 minutes. Scott only described Russell’s play as “okay” and said he wanted more on defense. “Just trying to do the right thing,” Russell said. “Trying to run the offense and stay aggressive and trying to make the right play. I get caught up in trying to do the right thing instead of just playing.”Still, the Lakers looked more promising than during last season’s nightmare. Then, the Lakers went 21-61, a worst in franchise history, amid a flush of injuries and an unproven roster. The Lakers also opened the season losing their first five games.• Photos: Los Angeles Lakers take on Minnesota Timberwolves in opening game of NBA seasonThe Lakers also enjoyed double-digit efforts from Julius Randle (15 points), Jordan Clarkson (14), Nick Young (14) and Roy Hibbert (12).“The thing I love about this group that I have is these guys are very coachable,” Scott said. “They want to go out and give you the best effort that they can.”Hence, why Scott granted the starting job to Russell. “I’ve been very impressed with our talk and how hard he’s worked the last three days,” Scott said beforehand, referring to telling Russell to focus more on defense and rebounding instead of just playmaking. “I think he’s ready. He has an inner confidence in himself in that he wants to be in this position. He wants to be in that spotlight.”Russell did not assume that spotlight with the lead role. Clarkson mostly handled point-guard duties both to lessen Russell’s workload and the pressure as the Lakers’ No. 2 draft pick. “You’re not really familiar with the spots,” Russell said. “But it’s something you have to know better. You have to know multiple positions. Experience will take over when it comes to me being better individually.”But that became difficult as teammates routinely fumbled Russell’s passes. Russell said he “tries to be” patient, but will how much he tolerate a long process?“I don’t know man,” Russell said. “It’s either we get it or I keep getting a turnover, I’m down with it if it takes some time and I see some improvement. But if guys can’t catch it because I make the pass at the wrong time, its both of our faults.”Yet, Russell hardly faulted Scott for sitting him for the entire fourth quarter.“Coach does a great job of doing what he does,” Russell said. “His job is to coach. So if I’m on the floor, I’m on the floor. If I’m not, live with it”.After all, Scott stressed his lineup will remain subject to change.“I don’t think I want him to feel ‘I’m a starter for the next 82 games,’” Scott said. “You have to work and get better.”Despite watching the lineup’s progression with a critical eye, Scott admitted, “I have to be patient, too.”Scott pondered about starting Marcelo Huertas before changing his mind amid concerns about his right hamstring and feeling impressed with how he meshes with the reserves. Scott also considered starting rookie Anthony Brown at small forward after starting in the last five exhibition games. Instead, Scott chose Russell, whose play mirrored the rest of the team’s work in progress. “When I let it go, I thought it was a bucket,” said Williams, who posted 21 points on 6-of-14 shooting and a 7-of-7 mark from the foul line in 27 minutes. “It’s a routine play for me, three or four feet away from the rim and a floater over a seven footer. I thought it was a good shot.”So did Bryant, despite the Lakers’ star player not having the chance to close a game out like he has done so many times.“He got a good look,” Bryant said. “That’s his shot.”So did Scott, aware that Williams also made a 3-pointer that cut Minnesota’s lead to 112-111 with 31.6 seconds left. “He got a great look,” Scott said. “That’s a shot Lou knocks down pretty regularly especially in practice. It was a perfect shot. He just threw it up a little bit too hard.” Both the excitement and anxiety of the Lakers’ 2015-16 season caused Byron Scott to toss and turn, leaving the team’s coach so restless that he woke up Wednesday at 4:30 a.m. He then took a hot yoga session around 6:30 a.m., an exercise that made Scott “feel better.”But it appears Scott may have trouble sleeping for another night after the Lakers lost to the Minnesota Timberwolves, 112-111, in their season opener on Wednesday at Staples Center.“We had a lot of brain farts,” Scott said. “I know we’re young and inexperienced at times. But we made a lot dumb mistakes that we shouldn’t have been making.” So much that the Lakers coughed up a 16-point lead that Scott and his players mostly blamed on declining intensity. But the Lakers may have also made a mistake when Scott called a timeout with 4.2 seconds left despite Julius Randle having an open look to drive at the top of the key. But Lakers guard Lou Williams took an inbounds pass from Kobe Bryant and took a floater that rimmed out as time expired. center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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Ante Mašić will play for KK ”Cedevita”

first_imgB&H basketball national team player and former basketball player of KK ”Zrinjski”, Ante Mašić, will pursue his carrier in the Zagreb basketball club ”Cedevita”. The major reason for this transfer is that Mašić did not have a lot of time to play in ”Cibona”. This young basketball player from Tomislavgrad certainly deserves a better opportunity, so this transfer from one team to another is organized according to his wishes.For Mašić, KK ”Cedevita” will be the third team from Zagreb in his carrier. Except for ”Zrinjski”, Mašić also played for the Slovenian ” Zlatorog”.last_img

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How much do Yankees owe Jacoby Ellsbury after release?

first_imgThe Yankees also designated first baseman/DH Greg Bird and left-hander Nestor Cortes Jr. for assignment.Bird, 27, struggled with multiple injuries, as well, but he was a left-handed power source when healthy and playing. He hit 32 home runs in 700 plate appearances over four seasons (2015, 2017-19) and homered three more times in the 2017 playoffs.Cortes, 24, was best known for being the semi-regular “bulk” reliever after opener Chad Green last season. The Yankees on Wednesday released outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury, who had not played for the club since the 2017 American League playoffs.Ellsbury, 36, had been sidelined by assorted lower-body injuries. He is due $21.1 million in 2020, and the Yankees held a $21 million option for 2021 with a $5 million buyout, meaning he will receive about $26.1 million overall from the team. New York signed Ellsbury to a seven-year, $153 million contract in December 2013. SN’s MLB FA RANKINGS: Rendon, Cole lead the listNew York released Ellsbury just before the 8 p.m. ET deadline for MLB teams to protect minor league players from the Rule 5 draft in December. Ellsbury’s release cleared a spot on the Yankees’ 40-man roster for one of the seven prospects the team added Wednesday. Ellsbury produced just 8.1 fWAR (9.9 bWAR) during his Yankees tenure, led by a 3.6 tally in 2014, his first season with the club. He put up 9.5 fWAR for the Red Sox in 2011, a season that turned out to be an extreme outlier. His 32 home runs, 39 stolen bases and 150 wRC+ that year made him a free-agent prize two winters later, even though he missed about half of the 2012 season in Boston with a shoulder injury. Ellsbury’s physical problems with the Yankees began in 2015 when he was sidelined by a knee sprain. He suffered a concussion in 2017, and then an oblique strain helped cost him the 2018 campaign. He sat out the 2019 season to recover from hip surgery and subsequent setbacks. He averaged 130 games played for the Bombers from 2014-17.RIVERA: What I learned sitting in a car with Joe TorreNew York’s outfield now consists of Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton, an injured Aaron Hicks, Mike Tauchman, Clint Frazier and prospect Estevan Florial. The Yankees reportedly are interested in re-signing free agent Brett Gardner. last_img read more

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Sylvester Provencio, Nick Reedy case delayed

first_imgSylvester ProvencioNick ReedySumner Newscow report — The cases against Sylvester Provencio and Nick Reedy of Caldwell has been continued to an unspecified later date. A hearing was schedule today, but no judge was present at the Sumner County District Court. Story of the alleged crime can be found here.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

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Six bodies recovered from helicopter crash in Hawaii

first_imgHawaii authorities found six of seven passengers onboard a tour helicopter one day after they went missing.  The passengers went missing on Thursday evening off Na PaliCoast on Kauai Island. The search began after the helicopter did not return from an excursion off the Na Pali Coast.According to Solomon Kanoho, battalion chief of the Kauai Fire Department, the search was suspended Friday due to the fog and low visibility.The last contact that anyone had with the helicopter was approximately 4:40 p.m. Thursday when the pilot announced the tour was leaving the Waimea Canyon area. There are no indications of survivors and the names have not yet been released for the bodies that were found.last_img

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Broward Officials Announce Plans for New Building at MSD High School

first_imgOfficials at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland unveiled on Thursday their plans for a new building to replace Building 12, where 17 people died and another 17 were injured during the February 14, 2018 shooting.According to Broward Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie, the building will be ready in August of this year, just in time for the 2020-21 school year.“Our goal is to make our buildings the safest in the country,” he says.Photo courtesy: Broward County School DistrictRuncie adds that there is still no firm date as to when the 1200 building will be demolished. That decision is up to the state attorney, as a result of the pending trial of suspect Nikolas Cruz.“Anything that we do on this campus certainly will require a substantial about of community input and direction,” Runcie explains.He also outlined security updates to all the district’s campuses, including more security guards, more security cameras that live feed video to the Broward County Sheriff’s Office, as well as an intercom system that can be heard all over the campuses.last_img read more

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Feasibility Study Underway for a Microgrid in Middletown

first_imgBy Chris Rotolo |MIDDLETOWN – In the wake of Super Storm Sandy much of the north side of the township went dark for at least two weeks, with others forced to live without power for nearly a month.It was a trying time, and with that in mind, last November the governing body moved toward establishing a more stable future by awarding a $150,000 grant from the State Board of Public Utilities (BPU) to Leidos Engineering for a 12-month feasibility study. The goal of the study is to test the viability of a waterfront location at Naval Weapons Station Earle in Leonardo for the installation of a community microgrid.So far, the study’s authors have found that a microgrid at Earle is technically feasible, but no further conclusive recommendations could be made until the final stages of the study are completed in December, said Paul Heitmann, an independent consultant contracted by Leidos, who spoke at a Sept. 27 public information session at the Middletown Township Public Library.Township administrator Anthony P. Mercantante said a microgrid could enhance the reliability of distribution, which would benefit public safety by eliminating the need for costly generators and diesel fuel to power critical community facilities.During a severe weather event, a community microgrid of this magnitude could be used to power critical community facilities like NWS Earle’s Waterfront Administration Area, the Township of Middletown Sewage Authority, NY Waterways Ferry Terminal, Middletown Public Works and CNG Fueling Facilities, Middletown’s municipal complex, Leonardo Elementary School, Bayview Elementary School, Bayshore Middle School, Monmouth County Highway Department, Middletown Fire Stations 3 (Belford Engine), 4 (Community, in Leonardo) and 7 (Belford Independent) and the Monmouth County Bayshore Outfall Authority.Traffic signals on coastal evacuation routes like State Route 35, 36 and Leonardville Road could also be powered by the microgrid, as well as the $110 million Port Monmouth Flood Wall, which is in Phase II of construction, and will serve as an important defense against severe flooding upon its completion, Mercantante said.In order to make a determination about the naval base site, Heitmann said the researchers will be seeking a better understanding of energy use at the facilities and roadways, the kinds of technologies at these sites – such as installed gas-powered generators – and what legislative hurdles, environmental restrictions and regulatory barriers must be overcome for such a project.In terms of these obstacles, Heitmann said the tide is turning in New Jersey thanks to a new regime led by Gov. Phil Murphy.“At least tentatively, overcoming all three of those is looking, to some degree, like a possibility,” Heitmann said in an Oct. 2 interview with The Two River Times. “Looking around the country, the biggest factor in overcoming these hurdles is the degree to which the utility is willing to cooperate and collaborate, rather than provide friction to slow the process in order to maintain their current business model.”In Middletown’s case, Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) is the service provider that would need to play ball, but Heitmann said it’s not a one-way street.“In areas where the utility has embraced the concept and realized that microgrids can be an asset for them, and where regulators work with utilities to ensure they stay whole on revenues while rewarding them for taking risks to transform their business model, these projects can work.”The Middletown effort is one of just 13 microgrid studies approved by the state and when it’s filed to the BPU in December, the study will be considered for further development. If selected, the project will be elevated from concept plan to design proposal and from that point actual cost estimates can be generated.“That’s when the big questions arise: Who’s funding this? How are we going to pay for it?” Mercantante said of the project, which he speculates will be a multimillion dollar endeavor. “Nobody knows that for sure. But it is well beyond the ability of any single town to finance.”Mercantante said the third phase of the process – funding the installation – is still very unclear. “It’s unknown whether the funding will come from private sector money, current utility companies or newly formed utility companies. It’s certainly not going to be the government.”This article was first published in the Oct. 4-10, 2018 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more

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