Why Grammy Eligibility for Taylor Swift’s ‘Fearless (Taylor’s Version)’ Is a Moot Question

“Could Taylor Swift’s remake of ‘Fearless’ be nominated for the Grammys?” It’s a question that has arisen repeatedly in the short time since Swift released “Love Story (Taylor’s Version)” and promised that her full-length recreation of the blockbuster 2008 “Fearless” album would arrive in April.

It’s an interesting question… in a completely theoretical, “Who’d win in a fight, Santa Claus or Jesus?” kind of way, in that it will never

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Why Grammy Eligibility for Taylor Swift’s ‘Fearless (Taylor’s Version)’ Is a Completely Moot Question

“Could Taylor Swift’s remake of ‘Fearless’ be nominated for the Grammys?” It’s a question that has arisen repeatedly in the short time since Swift released “Love Story (Taylor’s Version)” and promised that her full-length recreation of the blockbuster 2008 “Fearless” album would arrive in April.

It’s an interesting question… in a completely theoretical, “Who’d win in a fight, Santa Claus or Jesus?” kind of way, in that it will never

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Why Earth Inc. Believes Now Is the Perfect Time to Reintroduce the Tamaris Brand to North America

After 50 years in shoemaking, Earth Inc. is checking off a new first.

This month, the Waltham, Mass.-based private company announced its first licensing and distribution deal with European fashion-comfort brand Tamaris, to reintroduce the line to the North American markets for fall ’21.

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Earth, best known for its namesake and spin-off collections of wellness-oriented footwear, sees big opportunity with the Tamaris line, particularly in today’s

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So many hopes, dreams in LSP discussions | Jersey Journal editorial

After a public hearing and three public breakout sessions – and with surveys seeking community input still being done – the state Department of Environmental Protection has a lot to consider as it continues working on the restoration plan for Liberty State Park’s “interior.’’

A number of positives have come out of this process, which, in our experience, has been an unusually extended one for the state.

First, recently named

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In Brief: Keep off the ice, Girl Scout cookies, summer camp and more in the North Hills

Ice reminder

Allegheny County police issued a warning this week for people not to use iced-over North Park Lake for recreations other than ice fishing.

“Hiking, ice skating or playing hockey on the ice is strictly prohibited and violations to the county ordinance are punishable by a fine of up to

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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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Rhode Island finally unveils a portal for appointments at its mass vaccination sites

Both locations, run by the Rhode Island Department of Health, open Thursday. The first group of residents who can make appointments are those 75 and older. Starting Monday, scheduling will be open to any Rhode Islander who is 65 and older.

The Dunkin’ Donuts Center will start out administering 500 doses per day and the Cranston location will administer 900 doses per day, according to health department spokesman Joseph Wendelken.

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Diablo II Remastered Brings Back a Dungeon-Crawling Classic

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Classic PC dungeon-crawler RPG Diablo II is getting a new lease on life.

Blizzard announced Diablo II Resurrected during BlizzCon 2021’s online event, Polygon reports. The remastered edition features both the base game and the Lord of Destruction expansion.

It’s been 21 years since the PC original debuted, so it’s in need of a few enhancements. But Diablo executive producer Rod Fergusson tells Polygon that Resurrected isn’t a

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Digital adventure Bottle Works, Penguin Court to host nature, conservation expo

Feb. 20—Bottle Works and Penguin Court, a Preserve of Brandywine Conservancy, will present NatureWorks Environmental Expo virtually from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 6.

Presentations will be live-streamed on the Bottle Work’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/bottleworksethnicartscenter.

For each presentation, attendees will be able to ask questions through the Facebook chat.

For the past four years, Bottle Works has welcomed more than 25 conservation-themed groups and agencies, showcasing all there

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USC planning to reopen COVID-closed campus classes in fall

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The University of Southern California expects to reopen campuses this fall, joining the state’s major public universities in planning to resume on-campus life that was curtailed by the coronavirus outbreak.

“With conditions improving and vaccine distribution now being ramped up, many of us are feeling a sense of hope about this pandemic that we haven’t felt for a long time,” USC President Carol L. Folt wrote

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Ranches at Hamilton Ridge | Pre-Construction Grand Opening Sale

Lone Star Land Partners announces their newest land buying opportunity, Ranches at Hamilton Ridge, being brought to market for the first time on Saturday and Sunday, February 20th and 21st, during the pre-construction grand opening sale. Buy a new barndominium shell* and 10 plus acres, for only $119,900.

This is an opportunity to start experiencing that pure Texas Hill Country lifestyle, with breathtaking, panoramic 25-mile Hill Country views, a gated

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