To Thrive, Our Democracy Needs Digital Public Infrastructure

America is emerging from the 2020 presidential election close to a social breaking point. While we occupy the same physical terrain, the countries Joe Biden and Donald Trump supporters imagine and see online have never been further apart.

As Biden looks to rebuild America’s infrastructure and bring the country back together, he should consider a visionary project that could do both: the reinvention of the digital public squares currently hosted

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Tennis in Scotland? Fishing in Wales? Anger mounts over inconsistencies for sports in lockdown

Anger is mounting over inconsistencies for grass-roots sport between various members of the United Kingdom during the third lockdown.

Under-12s, angling, golf and tennis groups have expressed dismay over activities being allowed in Scotland but not in England.

The obliteration of children’s sport this week does not apply north of the border for primary school ages following lobbying in the spring by Play Scotland. Children under the age of 12

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Fayetteville parks board opts for fee over park land for subdivision

story.lead_photo.captionLocation markers are visible Monday in the parking lot at Gulley Park near Township Street in Fayetteville. The parking lot will double in size to accommodate a total of 68 lighted parking spaces, and a wet garden area will be created, which will serve to hold and filter stormwater before it enters Niokaska Creek. The project is expected to be completed in spring. Check out and for a
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Long pause over: Siena plays its first games, wins both


In this photo provided by Siena College, Siena’s Manny Camper, top, goes to the basket against Monmouth during an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021, in Loudonville, N.Y. Siena College finally began its men’s basketball season on Sunday against Monmouth, 298 days after its last game. The Saints, the reigning Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference champions, were delayed by three separate pauses due to positive COVID-19 test results from

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Parkers Disappear; Time To Green Garages?

Thomas Breen photoAs parking garage usage plummets during the pandemic, what should happen next to those hulking, largely empty, publicly-owned concrete behemoths that tower over downtown?

That question came up again and again during the most recent monthly meeting of Park New Haven, the quasi-public municipal parking authority that operates the Crown Street Garage, Temple Street Garage, Temple Medical Garage, Air Rights Garage, and Union Station Garage.

A call for innovative thinking

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