Risky for Montclair to reopen school buildings | Letters

In response to “Montclair parent: Let’s get kids back in the classroom,” the recent op-ed by Dr. Lauren Brucia, I would like add my own thoughts resulting from almost 40 years of teaching in elementary schools.

I taught in the inner-city in a major New Jersey district, and the newest building I was assigned to was at least 40 years old. It showed all of those years through breakdown after

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North Attleboro council to hold virtual meeting Monday | Local News

NORTH ATTLEBORO — Reorganizing town government will be up for discussion again when the town council holds its next virtual meeting Monday night.

Discussions of the reorganization of the solid waste department as part of the public works department and the creation of a chief assessor’s post in that office are on the agenda for the online session which gets underway at 7 p.m.

Town Manager Michael Borg has launched

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Dates, courses are set for Winston-Salem recreation department’s golf tournaments | Sports News

Golfers must be Forsyth County residents to be eligible to play in any of those tournaments.

Thomas said the recreation department would work with area courses and provide applications available this spring. 

“We plan to reach out to more schools to get our junior numbers up,” Thomas said of the Forsyth Junior, which had about 25 golfers last summer. “CDC guidelines will be followed and hopefully we’ll see some new

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More than recreation, ice in Traverse City was a brisk business | News

TRAVERSE CITY — During this stressful “pandemic” winter, northern Michiganders may be happy to hear of even a small reason to rejoice, of one local tradition that is carrying on.

This tradition generates serious discussion in the media, and surely during many of those now ubiquitous online friends and family meetings. The topic in question? Ice.

Yes, ice.

Will the bays freeze over? How thick is the ice on the

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British Pound Reaches Strongest Level in Nearly Three Years

The British pound got slammed in recent years by the twin storms of Brexit fears and a particularly bad Covid-19 crisis. But with a trade deal in pocket and a world-leading vaccine program, investors say the upside forces for the currency are now just as strong.

The U.K. currency rose to its highest level against the dollar in nearly three years Friday as sterling crossed $1.40, its first time hitting

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Fremont, Berkeley-area open spaces partly reopening

The East Bay Regional Park District is beginning to reopen some of its facilities as progress continues on controlling the COVID-19 pandemic. The latest reopenings are at Ardenwood Historic Farm in Fremont and, at Tilden Regional Park near Berkeley, the Little Farm and Regional Parks Botanic Garden.

All three are reopening with limited capacity on a reservation-only basis. To make reservations, visit bayareane.ws/3pAmg3n online for links to make reservations at

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Inside One Texas City’s Struggle to Keep Power and Water Running

Denton is a midsize Texas city north of Dallas. This week, it became a microcosm of the cascading crises that has beset the state: electricity blackouts, natural-gas shortages and water problems.

Denton and other parts of Texas are experiencing their third straight day of blackouts as a deep freeze created record demand for electricity and wreaked havoc on the operation of dozens of power plants. The weather also hobbled the

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How ‘Freaks and Geeks’ Has Become a Cult Favorite For Another Generation of Teens on TikTok

Photo credit: Elaine Chung

Photo credit: Elaine Chung

From Esquire

In “Beers and Weirs,” the second episode of the short-lived cult classic TV show Freaks and Geeks, the protagonist Lindsay Weir (Linda Cardellini) is pressured into hosting a keg party for her new slacker-stoner friends. She spends all afternoon preparing for it: pouring bowls of Cheetos and chips, evenly distributing stacks of cups across the space, planning the music she’ll play, and redecorating.

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GPB, Forestry Foundation partner on educational forestry experience

Feb. 20—ATLANTA — GPB Education and the Georgia Forestry Foundation (GFF) are partnering again for the launch of Georgia Forests Virtual Learning Journey II, an interactive experience for high school students.

Georgia Forests Virtual Learning Journey II is the third resource in GPB’s Georgia Forests collection, which also includes Georgia Forests Virtual Field Trip I — an introduction to forestry designed for grades 3-6 — and Make That Paper!, an

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Newly installed signs aim to make Conewago Recreation Trail safer | Regional

When: Mount Joy Township supervisors meeting, Feb. 15.

What happened: Users of the Conewago Recreation Trail — typically walkers, joggers and bicyclists — will see new warning signs as they approach state Route 743/Hershey Road in Mount Joy Township. Supervisors approved the installation of the new signage during the meeting after hearing an update on safety recommendations from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation following a study of the trail crossing,

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