first_imgMarch contracts for future construction in Vermont and New Hampshire soared in March 2009 as the federal stimulus package brought hundreds of millions of dollars into the two states for highway and bridge construction, according to the McGraw Hill Construction reports. Vermont March transportation contracts were $275.2 million, with the total for the first quarter of 2009 up 1,311.1 percent to $292.1 million. The transportation total for the first quarter is slightly more than the total for all of 2008 or 2007. New Hampshire’s March transportation contracts were $114.5 million. Its first quarter total was up 1,088.6 percent to $624 million, an increase of more than $100 million from all of 2008, or $200 million more than all of 2007. The other two construction categories for both states – housing and commercial/industrial – saw continued declines in both states. Vermont was down 71 percent (to $25.7 million) in future contracts for housing and down 10 percent (to $23.5 million) in commercial for the first quarter compared to the first quarter of 2008. New Hampshire’s housing contracts were down 57 percent (to $61.1 million) and commercial was down 42 percent ($81 million) in the first quarter. AttachmentSize Dodge VT.pdf109.64 KB Dodge NH.pdf109.9 KBlast_img read more

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on April 9, 2016 at 10:29 pm Contact Matt: Syracuse split its doubleheader Saturday evening against Virginia in Charlottesville. After dropping the first game 5-3, the Orange took the second game of the day, topping the Cavaliers 10-8.In the first game, SU (18-17, 5-8 Atlantic Coast) sent Jocelyn Cater to the circle for the start, and she lasted the entire game, surrendering five runs on eight hits and three walks. Just two of the runs were earned. The senior pitcher also struck out six in the loss and walked three.Offensively the Orange scored a run in each of the first three innings to jump ahead 3-0. Andrea Bombace and Alyssa Dewes each notched RBIs for Syracuse, with the third run coming as a result of a Cavalier throwing error.Though up early, a three-run bottom of the third for Virginia (13-26, 3-8), coupled with two more runs in the following two innings, put the Orange behind 5-3, where it would stay the rest of the game.In the second game, the first win of the weekend for the Orange, Syracuse sharply turned around its hitting.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textEight different Syracuse batters tallied hits, including four from Sammy Fernandez and three from Maddi Doane. Bombace tallied a home run in the first inning, and Fernandez, Corinne Ozanne and Olivia Martinez each had doubles in the victory.The Orange scored a total of 10 runs in the first five innings of the game, but were unable to add any more from there.Defensively, the Orange gave AnnaMarie Gatti the nod as the starting pitcher. The sophomore encountered trouble early, giving up seven runs in the first three innings on eight hits and one walk. Four of the runs were earned.After throwing just 2 2/3 innings, Gatti was replaced by Sydney O’Hara. The junior gave up just one run on a homer in the fifth, while striking out seven and walking two.She was followed in relief by Cater, who earned her first save of the season, giving up no runs on zero hits, three strikeouts and one walk. She walked off the mound with the scoreboard behind her showing a Syracuse victory, 10-8.The Orange finishes its weekend series against Virginia on Sunday in Charlottesville, with first pitch scheduled for noon. Commentslast_img read more