Local health officials pleading for COVID-19 compliance

Leaders of the Chatham-Kent Ontario Health Team are emphasizing to the community that the local health care system is facing extremely serious strain and urgent help is needed.

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“Make no mistake – COVID-19 is real,” they said in a news release. “The impact on our healthcare system is real. Regardless of the myths spread about this virus online, one thing is certain: the higher the number of COVID-19

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State officials unveil plan to remediate Liberty State Park’s 234-acre interior

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection unveiled its plans to remediate the contaminated interior of Liberty State Park, 234 acres of parkland that has been long fenced off from the public.

David Haymes, director of the DEP’s Division of Enforcement, Technical and Financial Support, said during a public meeting Thursday that the state plans to cap the entire interior of the park with at least 1 foot of clean

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Parks publishes design guidelines to encourage local communities to protect the Old Croton Aqueduct Trail | Local Announcements

ALBANY — The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) has published guidelines for local land use planning officials to help protect the historic integrity of remnants of an early 19th aqueduct that once supplied New York City drinking water.

The Community Design Guidelines to Support Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic Park provides recommendations to elected officials, staff, and land use and architectural review boards that

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COVID vaccines in Florida: Where to get one

The following information is related to COVID-19 vaccination distribution in the Central Florida area.This information will be updated as more details are released. ORANGE COUNTY To get additional information on the vaccine, click here.Those who have trouble booking an appointment can call 305-351-9531 or email [email protected] information about when more vaccine appointments will become available people can text OCFLCOVID to 888777 to receive text message updates from the county. There … Read More

Florida Vaccine Rollout Turns Into a Free-for-All

People queue for COVID-19 vaccinations at a sports complex in Fort Myers, Fla., Dec. 29, 2020. (Octavio Jones/The New York Times)
People queue for COVID-19 vaccinations at a sports complex in Fort Myers, Fla., Dec. 29, 2020. (Octavio Jones/The New York Times)

MIAMI — Linda Kleindienst Bruns registered for a coronavirus vaccine in late December, on the first day the health department in Tallahassee, Florida, opened for applications for people her age. Despite being 72, with her immune system suppressed by medication that keeps her breast cancer in remission, she spent

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UF students turn to ‘comfort TV’ amid pandemic

When the world turns to chaos, the people turn to television. 

The pandemic was enough to make stress a familiar feeling to 21-year-old UF biology junior Toshita Barve. While she said the early months of lockdown had her mostly bored and restless, the added academic pressure of online classes led her to feel overwhelmed toward the start of the Fall semester. 

Barve said she discovered one of her favorite shows,

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Grateful for those responsible for revolution in Georgia

We are on our way home. We were blessed to be part of the most politically important day of our lives. I don’t mean that feeble attempt at a coup d’etat Wednesday in Washington. That was a loser’s last-ditch effort to maintain his hold on the headlines. When those patriarchal white supremacist Nazi hooligans stumbled into our nation’s Capitol at least five people died. It was tragic as well pathetic.

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What is a master watershed steward? This (virtual) environmental program’s coming to Lancaster in 2021 | Food + Living

This story originally ran in January 2020. A new round of training for the Master Watershed Steward program will be held virtually, starting in March 2021. The Lower Susquehanna region covering Lancaster, Lebanon and Dauphin counties, will hold an online open house Wednesday, Jan. 13 at 6:30 p.m.


Pennsylvania has more than 86,000 miles of rivers, streams and creeks, second only to Alaska.

That’s a lot of freshwater streams and

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In Brief: Glass recycling event, charity blood drive, and more in Richland, Pine

Upcoming blood drive benefits North Hills charity

CHROME Federal Credit Union in Wexford is hosting a blood drive Jan. 27 to help replenish the region’s supply and raise money for North Hills Community Outreach.

For every donor, Vitalant, which handles the blood collection, will make a donation to NHCO that will

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Trump, Covid-19, U.K.: Your Monday Briefing

Kadia Goba, Axios: Capitol Police came on the speaker to say there had been a breach. You go in this marble building, it seems sacred to the people that work there. You just don’t think of intruders gaining access to that portion of the building.

Marcus DiPaola, freelance: This guy grabs me by the shoulder and he’s like, “Who do you work for?” I’m like, “I’m a freelance photographer.” He’s

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Your Monday Briefing – The New York Times

Donie O’Sullivan, 29, CNN: We got to the barrier at the base of the Capitol as they broke through. It was a dramatic moment, but also surprisingly undramatic in that, you know, there were obviously not sufficient numbers of police or barricades.

Kadia Goba, Axios: Capitol Police came on the speaker to say there had been a breach. You go in this marble building, it seems sacred to the people

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