Newburyport council OKs island stabilization funding, school budget order | Local News

NEWBURYPORT — The City Council approved a $50,000 transfer from the Plum Island utility trust fund on Monday for a shoreline stabilization project on Reservation Terrace.

The money will be used to install and stack a row of sand-filled “super sacks” in the area where the dune previously stood along Reservation Terrace since homes and the neighborhood’s sewer system have grown increasingly vulnerable to storm surge.

“We’re very concerned about the upcoming storm season,” Mayor Donna Holaday said during the council’s meeting Monday night. “This is really critical that we mobilize as soon as possible on this project.”

The 10 councilors present voted unanimously to approve the order. Ward 3 Councilor Heather Shand was absent.

Councilor at large Charles Tontar noted the project is intended to “bide time” for the neighborhood’s residents for about “one or two years,” with the anticipation that a Merrimack River dredging project will be able

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Electron Ion Collider to bring jobs, make Long Island center of scientific world

Brookhaven National Lab will soon become the center of the scientific world when it begins construction the world’s first Electron-Ion Collider (EIC).

Electron Ion Collider to bring jobs, make LI center of scientific world



The $2 billion project, which in 2015 was declared one of the top priorities for the future of nuclear physics in the U.S. by the Department of Energy Nuclear Science Advisory Committee, will create 4,000 construction jobs.


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Lab administrators and elected officials spoke about the project on Friday during a press conference at the lab in Upton.

“This EIC puts Long Island at the center of science, not just in New York and not just in America, but in the world,” Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) said.

The EIC will be the world’s most powerful instrument for understanding the atom and will help scientists unlock the secrets of the strongest

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Tech major to hire 500 tech employees in Rhode Island by 2023

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India’s second largest IT services firm Infosys on Thursday said it plans to hire 500 additional tech workers in Rhode Island, US by 2023.

These 500 new employees are part of Infosys’ broader workforce commitment and its recent announcement to hire 12,000 additional workers in the country, bringing its total commitment to 25,000 roles, Infosys said in a statement.

In 2017, Infosys had committed to hiring 10,000 American workers over two years, and has created 13,000 jobs in the US to date.

Earlier this month, the Bengaluru-based company announced plans to hire 12,000 American workers over the next two years to add to its workforce in the US.

Infosys had opened its Digital Innovation and Design Center in Providence, Rhode Island last year.

The company has set up six ‘Technology and Innovation Centres’ in the US across Indiana, North Carolina, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Texas, and

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