1 Jan

Manosh closes hardwood sawmill in Morrisville

first_imgManosh closes hardwood sawmill in Morrisvilleby Kevin KelleyVermont Business MagazineOne of Lamoille County’s oldest industries suffered a severe setback in December with the closing of the Manosh Hardwoods sawmill. The move resulted directly in 25 Vermonters losing their jobs but many more locals working in related businesses are likely to be negatively affected.”It will have a big ripple effect,” says Howard Manosh, the mills owner. He notes that 90 percent of the logs processed by his plant came from Lamoille County woodlands. Several loggers and their suppliers will thus be left without a key source of income.”It wasnt an easy decision to make,” Manosh says. But his mill had ceased to be financially viable due to a drop in prices for American hardwoods tied to an upsurge in imports of finished wood products from China. “The margins just werent there anymore,” Manosh notes.The mill sold dried and green lumber to a range of customers throughout the United States.The 65,000-square-foot facility in Morrisville will remain idle until a buyer comes along – who almost certainly will not be in the sawmill business, Manosh says. The building is only seven years old, having been constructed as a replacement for a mill Manosh had owned in North Hyde Park that was destroyed in a fire.”I couldnt see it coming,” he says of the drop in American hardwood prices that forced the shutdown of the new mill. The market was thriving at the time that he decided to build the Morrisville plant, Manosh says.He continues to operate a variety of businesses in Lamoille County, including Vermont Precision Hardwoods, a furniture factory specializing in production of high-end bedroom pieces. But the same global economic forces that snuffed the sawmill are threatening his furniture-making business as well, Manosh notes. Vermont Precision Hardwoods had 130 employees a few years ago; its workforce has fallen to 50 today.The outlook for his furniture plant is not bright, Manosh acknowledges, adding, “We will put in every effort we can to keep it going.”last_img read more

20 Sep

GSA, MDI boys post prelim shutouts; local girls’ teams start playoffs 0-5

first_imgBLUE HILL — The George Stevens Academy and Mount Desert Island boys’ soccer teams advanced to the Northern Maine quarterfinals with shutout victories in Friday’s preliminaries.In Blue Hill, seventh-ranked GSA scored early and often to breeze to an 8-0 win over No. 10 Piscataquis (4-10-1). The victory gave the Eagles their fourth 10-win season in a row and propelled the team to a quarterfinal showdown with Orono.Facing the No. 2 Red Riots on the road Wednesday, GSA went down 1-0 in the first half before Lars Hooper scored in the second to send the game to overtime. After both teams failed to score in the two overtime periods, the game went to penalty kicks.After three rounds of penalty kicks, though, officials made the decision to call the game due to darkness. That decision nullified the entire contest, meaning the Eagles had to return to Orono on Wednesday to replay the quarterfinal.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textIn the replay, GSA went down 2-0 at halftime before scoring twice to force a second overtime game in as many days. Yet Orono (11-4) came away with the win courtesy of Trent Lick, who completed a hat trick to sent the Red Riots past the Eagles (10-6).In Class B North, the MDI boys defeated No. 8 Hermon (6-6-3) 3-0 on the road Friday. Oliver Johnston, Leao Nelson and Derek Collin scored for the ninth-ranked Trojans, who advanced to the quarterfinals for the third time in five years.“That was one of the best games we’ve played all year,” MDI head coach Tyler Frank said of his team’s win over Hermon. “We’ve played that well before, but we haven’t played that well for that long. We were communicating well, and we did very well at being the first team to the ball.”On Tuesday, MDI traveled to The County to take on top-ranked Caribou. The Trojans (6-8-2) fell behind 4-0 to the Vikings (13-1-1) but fought back to make the final score 4-2 with goals from September Murray and Nelson in the final 15 minutes.On the girls’ side, the No. 10 Ellsworth girls traveled to Thorndike to face No. 7 Mount View in prelim action Saturday. Playing in their first playoff game in five years, the Eagles (7-8) fell to the Mustangs (11-4) 3-0.Elsewhere in Class B, the 12th-ranked MDI girls went on the road for a prelim contest against Caribou on Saturday and succumbed to a 2-0 defeat. Jocelyn Hartin and Willow Whitten scored for the No. 5 Vikings (8-4-3), who handed the Trojans (5-9-1) their eighth loss in the past nine games.Hancock County’s misfortunes extended to the lower classes with prelim losses by Bucksport, the No. 8 seed in Class C North, and Deer Isle-Stonington, the No. 12 seed in Class D North. The Golden Bucks finished the year 4-10-1 with a 7-2 home loss against ninth-ranked Penquis Valley (6-7-2), and the Mariners finished 2-11-2 with a 6-0 loss against No. 5 Katahdin (10-5) in Stacyville.In the Class C North quarterfinals, No. 6 GSA (5-6-4) fell 1-0 on the road against third-ranked Fort Kent (8-5-2) on Tuesday. The fifth-ranked Sumner girls (10-2-2), who had their showdown with No. 4 Central (8-4-2) postponed Wednesday, will now face the Red Devils at 5 p.m. tomorrow, Oct. 25, on the turf at Hampden Academy.Sumner’s No. 4 boys’ team (13-1) had its quarterfinal against No. 5 Lee Academy (7-6-1) postponed Tuesday. The game has been rescheduled for 6 p.m. tomorrow under the lights at Ellsworth’s Del Luce Stadium. Ellsworth runners compete in virtual Boston Marathon – September 16, 2020 MPA approves golf, XC, field hockey, soccer; football, volleyball moved to spring – September 10, 2020 Mike MandellMike Mandell is the sports editor at The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander. He began working for The American in August 2016. You can reach him via email at [email protected] Biocenter_img Hospice volunteers help families navigate grief and find hope – September 12, 2020 Latest Posts Latest posts by Mike Mandell (see all)last_img read more

17 Sep

Syracuse’s season comes to close with semifinal loss to Mercyhurst

first_imgAs Syracuse continued its fight against Mercyhurst, the opportunity to push the game into overtime slowly slipped away.The task in the final sixty seconds of play was clear for Syracuse — get one goal to keep its season alive.But as the Orange launched shot after shot toward Mercyhurst goalie Amanda Makela in the final minute, SU couldn’t convert and its season came to an end.“It was a back-and-forth, high-tempo game,” SU head coach Paul Flanagan said. “We had a couple big shots that we missed in the final seconds. It was literally a game of inches.”The Orange (20-14-3, 9-8-3 College Hockey America) lost 2-1 to the No. 8 Lakers (23-7-4, 15-3-2) in the CHA semifinals in Erie, Pa. It marked the end of a 20-win season for a team that has failed to record a win against Mercyhurst in program history.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse fell into a hole early in the game when Kaleigh Chippy soared a shot past Jenesica Drinkwater in the second period to give the Lakers a 1-0 lead.But the Orange was resilient late in the second period. With a one-goal deficit looming large, Allie LaCombe continued her consistency on offense for SU. She delivered the game-tying goal with three minutes left in the frame to keep Syracuse in the game.“She came off the boards and just fired it through that net,” Flanagan said. “She had a well-placed shot on net. It was a huge goal that tied up the game.”But as it turned out, LaCombe scored the last goal of SU’s season. Chippy scored her second goal of the game for Mercyhurst that propelled the Lakers out in front. The Orange was unable to manufacture any late-game heroics against a conference foe that has been impossible to one-up in recent years. Flanagan said that power plays, an Achilles’ heel for Syracuse all season, were a problem again today.“My kids have a lot to be proud of. We played tough against a tough team but I give them a ton of credit, they pulled it out,” he said. “They converted on some power plays and that was the difference.”After the game, Flanagan reflected on how this team would find its place in program history. He was appreciative of his team’s resilience and the camaraderie his players built with one another. While the end goal of a CHA championship didn’t come to fruition, Flanagan believes the program is in a great position because of this year’s team.“The senior class have provided a tremendous amount of stability to this program,” he said. “They are the first big class where people stayed from the start. “The stability has filtered down to the rest of the team, and has created a great culture. And I give them a ton of credit.” Comments Published on March 7, 2014 at 10:50 pm Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

29 Aug

Ready, Steady, Cook – The International 7 tipster series – Day One match betting

first_imgPoints Balance: 54 points Liquid vs EGLiquid33.5Bet365/Betway Newbee vs C9Draw32.1Bet365 Fnatic vs TNCFnatic win45Bet365 iG.V vs LiquidiG.V +0.522.11Pinnacle Secret vs EmpireSecret -0.542.19Pinnacle DC vs VPDC +0.532.2Bet365 iG vs NewbeeiG win24.33Bet365 MatchSelectionStake (pts)OddsBookmaker Liquid vs FnaticDraw42.5Bet365 LGD vs EmpireLGD -0.552.06Pinnacle Fnatic vs TNCFnatic +0.561.53Bet365 Total Staked: 47 points LGD vs FnaticDraw22.2Bet365/Betway Total Returns:TBC EG vs iG.VEG -0.531.86Pinnacle OG vs C9OG win32.5Betway We’re back with the second in the “Ready, Steady, Cook series” where imperious Dota 2 analyst Allen Cook provides his tips and picks for The International 7. We’re just days away from competition getting underway and with a four day round robin group stage, we have very little idea who’s hot and who’s not. Without further ado – we’ll leave the talking to Allen as he breaks down his selections for the first day of competition. You can read his initial picks and explanation of scoring system in the initial, outright picks here.You can follow the man, the myth, the legend on Twitter here.Disclaimer: Follow Allen’s tips at your peril.And they’re off!Credit: Allen Cook/mousesportsNobody really knows the full strengths of the teams competing, and day 1 will be extremely interesting and a good indication of who’s put in the time required to go deep in the competition.I won’t really be going into much depth on my reasoning for each selection, a general rule of thumb is that I think “X” team selected is better than their price suggests for this outcome, nothing more, nothing less.Just a couple of betting points — some bookmakers offer outright betting on matches. So, you get Win/Draw/Lose. Other bookmakers offer handicaps — so if a team receives +0.5 maps that means you win the bet if they win or draw the game, likewise if they are -0.5 they need to win the game outright to win the bet.So, my selections for day 1 are as follows: EG vs TNCEG win32.25Betwaylast_img read more